This morning the Broadcast Television Journalists Association announced nominations for the Critics' Choice Television Awards and several LGBT actors, characters and inclusive series and films picked up nominations.
Thankfully, we can learn from our history and ultimately shape the way we regard our future. One such documentary, Limited Partnership, details Richard Adams's and Anthony Sullivan's relationship and their inspiring commitment to achieve marriage equality in the United States.
How to Train Your Dragon 2, in theaters June 13, will include a coming out scene for Craig Ferguson's character Gobber, the right-hand man to the Viking tribe's chief Stoick and lead character Hiccup's mentor.
Cecilia Aldarondo, the filmmaker behind Memories of a Penitent Heart, will be giving work-in-progress talks about the film at several congregations around New York City. The film tackles themes of family acceptance, HIV/AIDS, Latino family culture, and Roman Catholic teaching on being gay.
"LGBT characters would make it unrealistic." I've heard this countless times from my friends and peers talking about their own writing or defending their favorite shows, but many shows, both past and present, have reminded viewers that LGBT people exist in all walks of life and that it's actually less realistic to erase our presence from the diverse communities that make up our world.