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GLAAD Celebrates the Daytime Emmys

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In a recent blog entry, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) highlighted this year’s Daytime Emmys for celebrating LGBT-inclusive programming.

They cited The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which won Best Entertainment Talk Show, and As the Word Turns, whose stars Maura West and Michael Park both won in the lead actress and actor categories.

As the World Turns, a soap that features gay characters Noah, Luke, and Dr. Reid, was awarded in several categories. The series broke ground when it was the first daytime series to feature a gay male kiss between Noah and Luke. […] As the World Turns is now airing its final season, but will forever be remembered for its extensive coverage of LGBT stories.

They also praised the decision to give the Lifetime Achievement Award to

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Agnes Nixon

, creator of

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. They appreciated the legendary scribe for utilizing the soap opera platform to spotlight LGBT visibility.

GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios commented: “Nixon’s support as an ally is incredibly important in growing acceptance of LGBT people. She has created fully dimensional representations of LGBT culture with story lines that are blended into the fabric of the show.

How well do you feel LGBT programming was represented at this year’s Emmys?