The “How Gay Was ‘Glee'” Recap: Kisses, Prom Dates And Proposals.


We know when you ask “What’s so gay about Glee?” the obvious answer is “everything.” But we’re here to break down the queerest bits of Glee into bit-sized morsels for your enjoyment. Think of us as your gay cheat sheet to Glee fandom.

Glee is finally back, and for a season that will probably have a somber tone once it has to deal with the passing of Corey Monteith and Finn, the first episode of the season was joyful and featured only the music of the Beatles. There was a lot going on in this episode, with secret lovers and random Sue plotlines, we also had a lot of glorious gay.

1. Two Klaine kisses in one episode!

An embarrassment of riches this week, Klaine kissed not once, but twice! Not that we’re into counting kisses, but we’re happy to see these boys back in each other’s arms and not afraid to show some affection.

Screen Shot 2013-09-27 at 7.50.29 AM2. Sam gets passionate for gay marriage.

We heard a lot of pontificating about gay marriage and its cultural importance tonight, which was a bit of the old fashion Glee heavy-handedness we definitely did not miss over the summer. Our favorite gay marriage enthusiast was definitely Sam Evans, who fully has his bro Blaine’s back. Sam makes sure the New Directions crew—and all the other glee clubs—gets behind him, with a duet of “Help.”

3. Tina picks the least Asian and gay options for prom.

Forced to choose for a date to prom between Sam, Ryder and Blaine she opts for the least Asian and gay option, Sam. This begs a lot of questions like — is Ryder Asian? Or gay? Or gaysian? Or just not at all someone she’s willing to consider Ryder because of the Unique situation? We’re curious.

Screen Shot 2013-09-27 at 7.57.02 AM4. Santana looking smokin’ in her waitress uniform.

We’re used to seeing Santana in a cheer uniform, but it’s been so long that we’d almost forgotten how glorious it is. Santana is rocking her singing waitress uniform at her new job, and next week we know she’s going to meet her new love interest, Dani. Two girls in uniform? Consider us on board.

glee5. Oh, and two boys got engaged.

No big deal, just some heartwrenchingly adorable gay teenage proposal moments that made us weep like babies. We’ll be reciting Blaine’s big proposal speech for the rest of the week, thanks.