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.
GLAAD Southern Stories will elevate the experiences of LGBT people in six of the nation's southern states. The initiative amplifies stories of LGBT people thriving in the South, ongoing discrimination, as well as the everyday indignities endured by LGBT people who simply wish to live the lives they love, including stories of family, stories of faith, stories of sports, and stories of patriotism