Glee, The New Normal and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy welcomed a son on Christmas Eve with his photographer husband, David Miller. Logan Phineas Miller Murphy, born December 24 at 9:47am, is the couple’s first child; they shared the news with friends through e-mail and included a picture of baby Logan peeking out from inside a Christmas stocking. Miller and Murphy were married in Provincetown, Mass. this past July. “People always say when you have a child it brings you back to when you were a kid, and I'm excited to do that,” Murphy said earlier this year in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Congratulations to the new parents!
Murphy’s Fox musical comedy Glee has twice received the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. “We’d really like to dedicate this award to the teenage gays and lesbians and bisexuals and trans members [...] we have a great responsibility with the show,” he acknowledged as he accepted the award with cast members at the 2010 awards. Watch the acceptance video below and check out Chris Colfer and Mike O’Malley accepting at the 2011 awards here.
Glee this year saw the inclusion of its first transgender character with the addition of Unique who moved to McKinley from rival glee club Vocal Adrenaline. Murphy’s newest sitcom The New Normal follows a gay couple as they build a family with the help of a surrogate mother and his FX series American Horror Story, now in its second season, has included LGBT characters in prominent roles each year.