A handful of characters caught the eye of viewers and critics alike by telling stories rarely or never told before, here are some of the (mostly) new LGBT characters in 2014 that stood out from the crowd in film, documentary, TV comedy, TV drama, video games and comics.
GLAAD's new online video series, "GLAAD: All Access," features interviews with news-makers, hit-makers, and people making a difference. This week, Rita Volk and Michael Willett from MTV's hit show, Faking It, sat down with GLAAD.
Viacom -- its channels including MTV, Logo, and VH1 -- and stars like Laverne Cox will show their support for LGBT youth on Spirit Day, with the help of groundbreaking advocates Edie Windsor and Roberta Kaplan this Thursday. It will be hard to miss Viacom's "spirit" on October 16.