Glee: The Birds and the Bees…

23 Mar

Helping Form Conversations

Thanks, to Jeremy for inspiring this article. One really has to re-think the whole “Birds and Bees” conversation if one has an LGBT child. While I don’t like the way Glee portrays women, I will celebrate that the show has raised the visibility of the LGBT community, in a positive light.  Matthew Morrison, the teacher said of the show:

The episode about the birds and the bees really got to me. I never thought about how different the conversation is between a father and a gay son or daughter. That was so beautifully done. That moment in television could change lives. A lot of the storyline is what Ryan Murphy wanted as a kid. He writes through Kurt. I’m so proud of it.

This show does have a powerful impact on teaching and parenting, for which I’m grateful. Now if it could develop the non-gay characters equally well. Click here to see Jeremy’s blog for the full article.

2 Responses to “Glee: The Birds and the Bees…”

  1. combscp March 23, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    This was a beautiful episode! They approached the subject with such class. The scene between Chris and his father was so touching, I found a clip of it on YouTube shortly after it aired but unfortunately has already been taken down. Glee may not be the most subtle of shows, but I’ve been really impressed with their LGBT storylines. Good for them!

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt March 23, 2011 at 10:31 am #

      Yes, I’m grateful for the increased visibility for a generation of kids that will be coming out of the closet. Let’s hope they will be able to celebrate who they are.

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