Editor's note: October is LGBT History Month. Each day this month, Equality Forum will feature one LGBT icon who has made notable contributions to society and SDGLN will publish the story in the Causes section.
Ryan Murphy is an award-winning film and television director, writer and producer. He is best known for creating the television series "Glee."
Born in 1965, Murphy grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, in an Irish Catholic family. His mother was a writer and his father was a newspaper circulation director.