Los Angeles: Actress Jane Lynch says she thought she had a "disease" when she realised she wasn't straight.
Speaking in new web series "It Got Better", which features Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) celebrities talking abut accepting their sexuality, she looked at it as a disease, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
"It was almost like I had a disease I had been diagnosed. I had a journal and ... I remember I wrote, 'I am gay. No one can ever know this.' And I went four blocks away and threw it out in somebody else's garbage. It led to a life of secrecy that I had to unravel," said the "Glee" actress.
The 53-year-old says she always felt different to her female classmates but didn't realise she was a lesbian until she was 14.