After featuring a lesbian wedding last season, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy was recognized Saturday as the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s outstanding drama series of the year.
Created by Shonda Rhimes, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender watchdog group also honored the prolific showrunner with its Golden Gate Award during a ceremony at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco.
Rhimes collected the prize — which is presented annually to media professionals who through their work have increased the visibility and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. During its eight-season run, Grey’s has featured several LGBT characters, including series regulars played by Sara Ramirez (Callie) and Jessica Capshaw (Arizona), whose characters were married in a sweet ceremony last season.
The prolific showrunner, whose three ABC series (Grey’s, Private Practice and D.C.-set political fixer drama Scandal) were each renewed last month for additional seasons, accepted the award from Scandal stars Kerry Washington, Katie Lowes and the openly gay Guillermo Diaz.