After praising a gay Latin ballroom couple and appointing an openly gay judge, Fox's reality dance show So You Think You Can Dance appears to be out of the anti-gay doghouse, Reuters reported.

In May, the show was called out by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) after dance judge Nigel Lythgoe riled the watchdog group with remarks he made during the show's premiere episode.

“I think you probably alienated a lot of our audience,” Lythgoe told gay dancer Misah Belfer and his straight partner Mitchel Kibel after they completed their dance routine, then added, “I'd like to see you both dancing with a girl.”

He later Twitted, “I'm not a fan of 'Brokeback' Ballroom,” a reference to the 2007 gay romance film Brokeback Mountain.

But on Wednesday, the show's judging panel was clearly elated over the performance of a gay couple.

“Thank you for showing me that same-sex ballroom dancing can be very strong and very good,” Lythgoe told Jacob Jason and Willem De Vries after they completed their audition routine.

Earlier in the week, openly gay choreographer Adam Shankman was added to the show's judging panel.

The changes drew cheers from GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios, who said in a statement: “It is so important that the millions of everyday Americans viewing the show now have the opportunity to see couples like Jacob and Willem. Images like this build understanding and acceptance of our community and will inspire young LGBT dancers everywhere.”