The cast of the hit Fox series Glee will reunite at the 32nd annual GLAAD Media Awards next month to pay tribute to their late castmate Naya Rivera, according to Variety.

  • The reunion will come on the tenth anniversary of Rivera’s character, Santana Lopez, coming out as a lesbian.
  • Demi Lovato, who portrayed Santana’s girlfriend on the show, will introduce the special tribute, featuring Glee cast members:
    • Jacob Artist
    • Chris Colfer
    • Darren Criss
    • Vanessa Lengies
    • Jane Lynch
    • Kevin McHale
    • Heather Morris
    • Matthew Morrison
    • Alex Newell
    • Amber Riley
    • Harry Shum Jr.
    • Becca Tobin
    • Jenna Ushkowitz
  • The tribute comes after Rivera’s tragic death in July 2020 when she accidentally drowned while swimming with her son at Lake Piru in Ventura County, California.
  • During its six season run on Fox, Glee was nominated six times for outstanding comedy series, winning in both 2010 and 2011.
  • The GLAAD Media Awards will air on GLAAD’s YouTube channel on April 8 at 8 PM and will be available on Hulu starting at 10 PM that same night.

What they’re saying:

  • Glee cast member Chris Colfer, in a tribute written to Variety: “Naya leaves behind a void that only Naya herself could fill. To have a friend like her, even briefly, is to be blessed beyond belief. She is a shining example of the impact a person can have when one lives fearlessly. Her loss is a tragic reminder to celebrate every moment we possibly can with the people we love because the only thing we know for certain about life is how fragile it can be.”
  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, via Twitter: “The talent and depth Naya brought to her characters inspired millions. As a Latina, it‘s rare to have rich, complex characters reflect us in media. Naya worked hard to give that gift to so many.”