In a year punctuated by seemingly endless news stories about the tragic suicides of gay youth, the abundance of gay actors and films with gay themes that took home awards at tonight's Golden Globes was especially noticable.

Best Supporting Actor in a TV Comedy or Musical winner Chris Colfer and Best Supporting Actress in a TV Comedy or Musical winner Jane Lynch have more than their TV show 'Glee' in common -- both are openly gay. Lynch thanked her wife, Laura, in her acceptance speech. Her near-teenage co-star Colfer, in his tearful acceptance speech, thanked 'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy, also openly gay, calling him "my fairy godfather." He also told bullied youngsters to never give up hope.