GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) today announced the nominees for its 24th annual Media Awards.
The annual awards are meant to highlight positive LGBT stories in the media.
"Images and stories from the LGBT community continue to push support for equality to historic levels," said GLAAD President Herndon Graddick in a prepared statement. "This year's nominees enlighten and entertain, but also reflect a new American landscape where a growing majority accept and value their LGBT family, colleagues and friends. Now more than ever, viewers not only accept gay and transgender characters and plot lines, they expect them - just as they both accept and expect LGBT people to be a valuable part of their everyday lives."