The fourth annual Critics' Choice TV Awards aired last night and included wins for several out actors, characters and LGBT-inclusive series. The Netflix hit Orange is the New Black picked up the award for Best Comedy Series. Out actor Jim Parsons received the award in Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on The Big Bang Theory, while Andre Braugher took home the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of openly gay Captain Holt on Fox's Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Tatiana Maslany, who plays a number of clones on Orphan Black including bisexual Cosima and new trans clone Tony, took home Best Actress in a Drama Series. HBO's The Normal Heart won Best Movie and star Matt Bomer (Felix) netted the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series. Ryan Murphy was honored with the Louis XIII Genius Award.
As a Major League Baseball umpire for the past 29 seasons, Dale Scott has worked three World Series, three All-Star Games, two no-hitters and numerous playoff games. He is also the first out active male official in the MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL, and the first Major League Baseball umpire to publicly say he is gay while active.