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Reflecting reality: Hollywood should represent LGBT people in every community

"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.

2013 TV plotlines that addressed real world LGBT issues

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.

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