Last night marked the big “Trevor Live!” event in Los Angeles honoring heroes in the LGBT community with the help of The Trevor Project. This is an organization that many in the “Glee” family have heavily supported over the past several years, and it was a group that honored Jane Lynch in particular with the Hero Award for what she has done with the organization.
So who better to help fete Lynch with this honor than most of her fellow cast members themselves? In the video below, you can see Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Alex Newell, Dot-Marie Jones, and more actors from “Glee” toast Jane by reading out loud some of the racist and homophobic comments that her character of Sue Sylvester has used on them over the past several years. This is a list that includes “porcelain,” “post-op Michael Chiklis,” “young Burt Reynolds,” “gay Clark Kent from season 1 of Smallville,” and “Urethra Franklin.” Darren in particular said that he wore his insults like a badge of honor, while Melissa Benoist jokingly said that she was offended that she had not been given some sort of mean remark or nickname yet.
In addition to all of these comments, the majority of the “Glee” cast was in attendance at the Trevor Live! show, and you can see many of them standing behind the cast members speaking.
As for a very different sort of moment from the show, you can also see in a bonus video below current “Glee” recurring guest star Adam Lambert performing “Whataya Want From Me” at the event. It’s a beautiful piano arrangement of the song, and he is accompanied by “American Idol” music guru Michael Orland. This song remains Adam’s biggest hit since the singing show, and still receives radio play across the country.
If you want to read some other “Glee” music scoop, click here for some teases on Lea Michele’s upcoming album. Her first single “Cannonball” is slated to launch tomorrow.