Louisiana State University (LSU)'s Public Policy Research Lab recently found that the overwhelming majority of people in the state believe that transgender and gay communities deserve equal protection under the law.
Though the number of new LGBT characters on TV fell slightly this year, there were still quite a few noteworthy, new ones in entertainment media that truly stood out from the crowd. Some of them were a big hit with audiences while others broke molds and defied stereotypes, but all of them helped make 2013 increasingly diverse when it came to LGBT representations.
When scripted television turns to real-world issues faced by LGBT people for inspiration, they are also helping to educate viewers and foster greater understanding, which studies have shown translates to positive shifts in public opinion. Here are a few of the shows that tackled the LGBT community's lives and challenges in 2013, in no particular order.
Nominees were announced this morning for the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards for outstanding performances in film and television and several out actors and LGBT-inclusive films and series received nominations.
Nominees were announced this morning for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performances in five film and eight television categories, and several out actors and LGBT-inclusive films and series received nominations.