One week before wrapping up its fifth season, Shonda Rhimes wildly popular drama Grey's Anatomy celebrates a milestone tonight with the airing of its 100th episode.
The hit medical drama, which stars openly gay T.R. Knight as the beloved (and straight) Dr. George O'Malley, has had an excellent track record of incorporating LGBT stories into its episodes. In 2007, the episode "Where the Boys Are" won a GLAAD Media Award for its touching portrayal of a transgender woman dealing with breast cancer.
When Rhimes decided to have fan fave Dr. Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez) fall in love with heart surgeon Dr. Erica Hahn (Brooke Smith), the writers turned to GLAAD for help in crafting her story-line in the most accurate way possible. Although Dr. Hahn made a sudden exit from Seattle Grace, we were delighted to see Callie begin a relationship with bubbly pediatric surgeon Dr. Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw).
As we reported back in March, Capshaw has signed a long-term contract with Grey's, so expect a lot more from Callie and Arizona next season!