‘Glee’ forged to reunite to honor Naya Rivera at GLAAD awards

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Prepare for a landslide of help for the late Naya Rivera and her “Glee” character, Santana Lopez, who might be honored subsequent month on the digital GLAAD Media Awards.

Solid members from the hit Fox musical will reunite on the digital occasion to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Santana’s popping out as lesbian on the present and honor the character’s affect on LGBTQ teenagers and Latinx LGBTQ illustration on TV.

Rivera died final July of drowning whereas boating together with her younger son at Lake Piru, northwest of Santa Clarita. She was 33. On the time, her fellow forged members poured out their reminiscences of her on social media, after a few of them had come collectively at Lake Piru proper earlier than Rivera’s physique was recovered.

Launched by pop musician Demi Lovato, the GLAAD tribute will characteristic “Glee” veterans Jacob Artist (Jake Puckerman), Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel), Darren Criss (Blaine Anderson), Vanessa Lengies (Sugar Motta), Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester), Kevin McHale (Artie Abrams), Heather Morris (Brittany S. Pierce), Matthew Morrison (Will Schuester), Alex Newell (Wade “Distinctive” Adams), Amber Riley (Mercedes Jones), Harry Shum Jr. (Mike Chang), Becca Tobin (Kitty Wilde) and Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina Cohen-Chang).

“Glee” ran for 121 episodes, from 2009 to 2015, and gained 4 Golden Globes, together with two for finest comedy or musical TV sequence. It was nominated six occasions for GLAAD’s excellent comedy sequence and gained twice, in 2010 and 2011.

The awards present, hosted by actress Niecy Nash, will premiere on GLAAD’s YouTube channel April 8 at 5 p.m. Pacific. Streaming followers can catch it by way of Hulu a few hours later, at 7 p.m. Pacific, or on demand till the tip of June.

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