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10 LGBT TV Moments From 2013

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When it comes to LGBT characters on television, 2013 was the best of times and the worst of times. The first half of the year was part of the record-setting 2012-2013 television season in terms of LGBT representation on television. However, it also saw the end of many shows featuring LGBT characters, including The New NormalSmashSouthland, and Happy Endings

Despite these losses, LGBT characters on television continued to become more multi-dimensional and better reflect the lives of LGBT people in 2013. For example, in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to strike down DOMA and rule that Prop. 8 proponents have no standing, there were many television weddings and proposals. There was also a small uptick in transgender representation, including characters on the critically lauded Orange Is the New Black and Glee.

Relive 10 of our favorite LGBT moments on television this year and share yours in the comments, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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What To Watch This Week on TV: 'SNL' goes Gaga, 'Glee' twerks and 'Modern Family' returns

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As the TV season gets into full swing, check out our new weekly guide to make sure you're catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won't admit you watch when no one's looking.

— Love or hate her, you'll be seeing plenty of Lady Gaga following the official release of ARTPOP today. Saturday she takes over hosting and musical guest duties on Saturday Night Live, 11:30 p.m. Eastern on NBC.

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The Cast Of 'Modern Family' Sits Down With Jimmy Kimmel: VIDEO

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The Modern Family crew stopped by Jimmy Kimmel last night to discuss their recent Emmy win, Sofia Vergara's proclivity for bringing copious guests to award shows, cowbells, and how Jesse Tyler Ferguson's wedding vows combined his two favorite interests: The Bible and porn.

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Mitch And Cam Evolve Their 'Modern Family' [Spoilers]: VIDEO

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On last night's season premiere of Modern Family, Mitch and Cam (arguably the most prominent gay couple on television today) celebrated the end of Prop. 8 by getting engaged. After lots of speculation (as well as some pressure from the ACLU), the Emmy-winning comedy had both characters drop to one knee simultaneously for a dual proposal. As the show enters its fifth season (as well as its first in syndication), Mitch and Cam continue to (sometimes slowly) broaden audiences' exposure to gay relationships on TV.

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Jeffrey Richman, one of the show's openly gay writers, tells THR how it went down:

As I started writing, I became unexpectedly emotional. I teared up writing it. I teared up hearing it read. And I completely teared up seeing that moment where they both just say "yes" at the exact same time. That was so moving for me. I felt like, "OK, maybe I got it right because I never cry at weddings." My boyfriend [actor John Benjamin Hickey] always reads the first draft and he called me in tears after he read this one.

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What To Watch On TV This Week: 'Homeland' returns, 'Masters of Sex' debuts - VIDEO

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As the TV season gets into full swing, check out our new weekly guide to make sure you're catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won't admit you watch when no one's looking.

— Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green return alongside Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for the fifth season of The Voice, tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern on NBC. 

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Five Ways This Sunday's Emmy Awards May Surprise You

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Even the most staid awards shows have a few tricks up their sleeves, and this year's Primetime Emmy Awards are no different. Before you tune in to Sunday's broadcast (8 p.m. Eastern on CBS), check out these five ways in which this year's ceremony, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, may surprise you.

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