The actor who portrays Kurt Hummel in Glee, Chris Colfer, is openly gay. Colfer has stated that his parents were accepting of his sexuality but that he has been the victim of the bullying at school. Colfer has been named one of Time magazine's 2011 100 most influential people.
According to research, this is true. Chris Colfer is openly gay. In my reading, I discovered that he often performed gender-swapped roles for school performances, including a gender-swapped version of Sweeney Todd.