Party Lines Slideshow: Cheyenne Jackson, Wendy Williams, Ryan Murphy, and More at the 2010 Emery Awards


Last night at the Emery Awards, created to commend those who provide "a safe and supportive environment for all young people — regardless of their sexual orientation or identity," Glee's Ryan Murphy was the guest of honor. Cheyenne Jackson was there, too, and it seemed like a good time to get the theater vet talking about his high-school experiences. "I was a nerd," Jackson told Vulture. "I was a big, gay linebacker nerd. As soon as I found music and other kinds of misfit kids like me, I started to blossom. But I definitely wasn’t cool." And what about your love life? "I had girlfriends, [but] I knew something was up. I didn’t know to call it that. I would say I was definitely in love with my best friend, a beautiful Mormon boy. Oh, those Mormon boys.” For more celebrities talking about the days of locker rooms and lunch ladies, click through our Party Lines slideshow.