Four openly LGBT stars received Emmy
Award nods as nominations were announced on Thursday.
Two-time Emmy-winner Jim Parsons, who
out gay in an interview with The New York Times, received
another Emmy nomination for his role playing Sheldon in the CBS hit
comedy The Big Bang Theory.
Parsons told TVLine.com
that he was “jumping up and down” for co-star Mayim Bialik's
“I love her so much. … I went to
call her immediately but I didn't have her number – isn't that
weird that I don't have her number yet? I don't think she wants me
to have her number, which is OK. I still love her.”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson who plays gay dad
Mitchell Pritchett in ABC's Modern Family was nominated in the
Supporting Comedy Actor category along with his television partner
“Thrilled about all of Modern
Family's Emmy noms,” Ferguson tweeted to his more than 424,000
Openly lesbian Sarah Paulson received a
supporting actress nomination for her performance as Nicole Wallace
in pay cabler HBO's Game Change.
Margaret Cho, who is bisexual, received
a nomination for her guest spot playing Kim Jong-il in NBC's 30
Also, MTV's It Gets Better special
received a nomination in the Children's Nonfiction, Reality or
Reality-Competition Program category.