Gay Hollywood: 96 Out and Proud LGBTQ Stars

"Will & Grace" star Debra Messing will be honored at the GLAAD Media Awards for her support of the LGBTQ community.

The 28th annual event, taking place on May 6, 2017 in New York, recognize and honor media figures for their representations of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect them - something that Messing has been particularly focused on recently with the upcoming revival of "Will & Grace."

"It's a whole new world now where being gay and lesbian is not something that people are hiding like they did when we started almost 20 years ago," she recently told the Huffington Post.

Nominees for this year's GLAAD Awards include shows like "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Modern Family," "Transparent," "Orphan Black" and "How to Get Away with Murder," along with other programs that have made big strides in LGBTQ representation.

While Messing agreed with today's critics that "Will & Grace" didn't represent the full diversity of LGBTQ people, she felt it was a groundbreaking show for its time.

"I feel proud that we were able to finally represent the gay and lesbian community in mainstream media and change hearts and minds," she said.

"I think that there's an opportunity to now celebrate all the other initials of LGBTQ. It will be great to come out of this next round and feel like we're normalizing an even larger segment of underrepresented people on prime-time television."

Messing will join host Ross Mathews, Whoopi Goldberg, Don Lemon, Rami Malek, Janet Mock, Trevor Noah, Christian Slater and Survivor's Zeke Smith.

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