#LoveWins at Emmys as TV academy embraced these 16 gay characters

Gay-friendly “Modern Family” and “Will & Grace” both won Best Comedy Series at the Emmys, the former a record-tying five times and the latter in 2000. But how many of their iconic gay characters were also embraced by the notoriously conservative-skewing TV Academy?

In honor of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that gay marriage is now legal nation-wide, scroll through our photo gallery below highlighting 16 such recent Emmy wins. 

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Among the Emmy champs listed in our photo gallery are recurring performances from “Orange is the New Black,” “The Good Wife” and “Scandal” and one-offs such as “Behind the Candelabra” and “Angels in America.”

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