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The 14 most important LGBT shows on TV right now

The end of every year is heavy with Best! and Worst! lists, which is silly and fun but ultimately it just means Stuff The Writer Really Liked or Loathed. Now that we’re in the swing of another year of new television, I thought we’d take a minute to think in more specific terms about LGBT visibility and ask: What are the most important shows on TV right now? You know, the ones that are still changing the minds of the people who don’t believe in marriage equality and showing the way to religious parents who reject their gay childrens’ sexualities and pushing pop culture (which pushes political legislation) firmly toward the correct side of history. Below are 14 shows we think are actually changing the world.

Continued on AfterEllen...

With only four days left to vote for Best Comedy in the AfterEllen Visibility Awards, Modern Family and Parks and Recreation are only separated by a handful of votes. (Both are dominating Glee.) Are you voting for Claire Dunphy or Leslie Knope? (Or the new underdog Santana Lopez?)