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LGBT Stars, Allies and Shows Win Big at Emmy Awards

LGBT actors and allies had a lot to celebrate last night at the Emmy Awards.

“Modern Family,” the sitcom featuring Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet as a married, same-sex couple, won its fifth straight Emmy Award for Best Comedy Series.

Openly gay actor Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon on “The Big Bang Theory,” won his fourth Emmy Award for Best Actor in a comedy series.

HBO’s “The Normal Heart” won the Emmy Award for best made-for-television movie. The critically acclaimed movie, featuring Mark Ruffalo as Ned Weeks, depicts the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early ‘80s.

Bryan Cranston was victorious at the Emmys last night, where he won for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for playing Walter White on the hit show “Breaking Bad” for the fourth time. Here’s a throwback from 2012, when Walter White himself endorsed Americans for Marriage Equality in a video with his wife, Robin, and daughter, Taylor.

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