GLAAD Honors 10 Drama Series That Embrace LGBTQ Community

The 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards are scheduled to take place on April 1 in Los Angeles and May 6 in New York. Since 1990, GLAAD has sought to acknowledge and honor the inclusion of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the media, and this year, some of television's leading dramas are vying for the top prize. Here's a sneak peek at some of this year's nominees.

The Fosters (Freeform) Outstanding Drama Series

Freeform showcased its forward-thinking agenda with the premiere of The Fosters in 2013. The show stars Teri Polo and Sherri Saum as Stef and Lena Foster, an interracial married couple who collectively parent their five children -- one biological and four adopted -- while struggling with both the everyday stresses of familial life and unfounded stereotypes from judgmental onlookers. By the show's third season, Jude Foster -- played by Hayden Byerly -- also came out as gay. The show has been praised for redefining the meaning of a normal family.


Grey's Anatomy (ABC) Outstanding Drama Series

Now in its 13th season, Grey's Anatomy has never shied away from highlighting the personal relationships of the Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital staff. Sara Ramirez played Dr. Callie Torres from 2005-16 and her complex relationships with both men and women -- including Dr. Mark Sloan, played by Eric Dane, and Dr. Arizona Robbins, played by Jessica Capshaw -- have both captivated audiences and received universal praise from critics.


Supergirl (CW) Outstanding Drama Series

Melissa Benoist plays the show's title character, but it was her adoptive sister Alex Danvers, played by Chyler Leigh, who caught the attention of audiences in season two. On the hunt for her father, Alex befriends Det. Maggie Sawyer, played by Floriana Lima, and is forced to confront her own sexuality when she starts to develop romantic feelings. A gradual realization leads Alex to Maggie and the two eventually embark on a new relationship together.