My level of respect for the talented team behind ABC's hit shows Grey's Anatomy and Brothers and Sisters was taken to another level last week with two storylines featuring gay characters.
On Grey's Anatomy audiences were introduced to two gay soldiers and the effects of the military ban 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' when one soldier is hospitalized with a brain tumor and his partner is forced to stand in the shadows. If you missed it last week then I won't spoil it for you by telling you the outcome. You can check out the video clips below. You might want to grab some tissue.
On Brothers and Sisters (which aired last night) characters Scotty and Kevin made prime-time history as the first same-sex couple to wed between series regulars on TV. I haven't seen the episode yet because I was in the air when it aired, but you better believe my DVR was set.
"This episode puts front and center the inequalities and challenges LGBT couples face every day.When people see stereotypes replaced with true-to-life, multi-dimensional characters, they see our humanity. They begin to understand that we all deserve to be treated fairly and have our relationships recognized.-GLAAD President, Neil Giuliano
Hats off to my sister Shonda Rhimes for creating such an amazing show and for having the courage to tell the stories of gays and lesbians during prime-time. Now I just have to get a memo to her to include black gay characters(now you knew I was gonna go there...lol!)