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This morning, GLAAD announced the nominees for the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards and many of this year's nominees included out characters of color telling important stories and reflecting the true diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
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.
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.
TV Land's comedy The Soul Man will feature Rev. Boyce (Cedric the Entertainer) marrying a lesbian couple in tonight's episode, "Bride & Prejudice," airing on TV Land at 11 pm ET/PT.