Shondaland dramas return with big LGBT stories, reveal 'How to Get Away with Murder's' [spoiler] is bisexual

WARNING: This post contains spoilers about last night's Grey's Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder season premieres.

Last night saw the return of ABC's Thank God It's Thursday lineup of dramas from Shonda Rhimes' ShondaLand which proved that her series are telling exciting LGBT-inclusive stories and putting diversity front and center in a way that no one else on TV is.

The drama How to Get Away with Murder revealed quite the surprising plot twist: professor Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) used to be romantically involved with a woman. This reveal makes Annalise one of the most high profile bisexual characters on television right now. This weekend, Davis also won the Emmy in Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for this role, making her the first black woman to win in the category.

Series creator Pete Nowalk tweeted that he pitched Annalise's relationship with recurring character Eve (Famke Janssen) at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles in March where the series took home the award in Outstanding Drama Series. He also spoke with Variety this week where he said his proudest moment of the first season was receiving a GLAAD Media Award.

This season will see fellow-lawyer Eve representing Annalise's ex-boyfriend Nate, who Annalise has framed for the murder of her husband. She and Eve also share a few kisses in the season premiere, though there's no telling how they'll ultimately end up given the show's wild plot twists.

The same episode also saw law student Connor moving in with his boyfriend Oliver who was diagnosed as HIV-positive at the end of the drama's first season. This episode had the couple talking openly about how they can still have a sexual relationship and the use of PrEP. Oliver is currently the only character on a scripted primetime series who is HIV-positive.

Earlier in the evening, the season premiere of Grey's Anatomy also featured a prominent same-sex story involving bisexual doctor Callie Torres. Two teenage girls are being treated for injuries after attempting death by suicide together because they felt it was the only way to be together when their parents disapprove of their relationship and they are bullied at school. Callie (Sara Ramirez) comes out as bisexual to one of the girls after she figures out the nature of their relationship, and promises to take care of them both. Callie later confronts one of the girl's mothers about her plans to send her daughter to a "conversion camp" and the girls' fathers bond over how much they love their children and support them.

These shows prove once again that Shonda Rhimes is one of the greatest champions for diversity that television has ever seen.