Chris Colfer, 'Glee' Star, On The Show's Treatment Of Gay Issues

08/05/2013 04:33 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

"Glee" star Chris Colfer stopped by HuffPost Live this afternoon ahead of the Aug. 6 release of his children's book, The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns.

Of course, "Glee" wasn't far from Colfer's mind. The 23-year-old actor spoke at length about the show's willingness to address issues that pertain specifically to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens.

Recalling letters he's received from both young viewers and their parents, Colfer noted, "I think 'Glee' has really helped a lot of progress get made in that area."

He seemed confident the show would continue to tackle more groundbreaking subject matter moving forward, adding, "I can't really think of an issue that we haven't really addressed that's important for our demographic, at least ... maybe a good speech-and-debate team, they don't get enough credit. But I'd have to think about it."

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