Nominees were announced today for the NAACP's 45th Annual Image Awards spanning television, film, books and music. Several out actors/creators, characters and LGBT-inclusive films and television series were among the nominees.
Tonight catch the season premieres of Lost Girl, The Fosters and Archer; the season finale or Major Crimes, plus new episodes of Teen Wolf and Single Ladies.
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.
ABC Family's 'The Fosters' and 'Pretty Little Liars' create three-dimensional LGBT characters, which can create a powerful, personal understanding of the LGBT community.
ABC Family's hit drama The Fosters from executive producer Jennifer Lopez and creators Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige (Queer as Folk), about "a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms" was today renewed for a second season.
Every week, The GLAAD Wrap brings you LGBT-related entertainment news highlights, fresh stuff to watch out for, and fun diversions to help you kick off the weekend.