The nominations have been revealed for the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, and the only daytime drama in the Outstanding Daily Drama category this year is CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful. Far and away, the drama illustrated inclusion of the transgender community in it’s storytelling while telling the emotional and riveting tale of the disclosure of Maya Avant (Karla Mosley), previously born as a man named “Myron”.
The two other daytime dramas that have gay characters on the canvas, General Hospital with Brad, Felix and Lucas, and Days of our Lives with Sonny, Paul, and Will on the canvas in the 2015 calendar year, were not included in the category for their representation of LGBTQ characters on daytime television. One can only think that the backlash of the graphic murder of core character Will Horton did not help DAYS’ cause.
The GLAAD Media Awards will be handed out on Saturday April 2nd in Los Angeles, and in a ceremony in New York on May 14th, where winners in the categories of motion pictures, television, and journalism will be announced.
So, what do you think about GLAAD’s recognition of The Bold and the Beautiful? And it being the only soap opera that reflects an important social issue of our time? Do you hope within the next few years the daytime dramas will consider and implement further inclusion of LGBTQ characters on the landscape? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!