In the next few weeks Lifetime's GLAAD Media Award-winning series Drop Dead Diva, will air its final episode. The Advocate interviewed showrunner Josh Berman and took a look back at some of the LGBT-inclusive episodes.
Drop Dead Diva, the three-time GLAAD Media Award-nominated legal comedy, will air its penultimate episode on Sunday. Jane Bingum, portrayed by Brooke Elliott, will defend a transgender elementary school student in the episode "Identity Crisis."
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.
This Sunday's episode of Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva, "Secret Lives," features a closeted baseball player arrested on suspicion of murder. Jane defends him in court as he struggles with the decision to come out. Catch Drop Dead Diva on Lifetime this Sunday, July 21 at 9:00 PM EST.