National treasure (or Antichrist, depending on your opinion) Alana Thompson, aka Honey Boo Boo, has been nominated for a GLAAD Media award for her TLC show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Although her family members are self-proclaimed rednecks, they've taught Alana to think nothing of her Uncle Poodle being gay. Whatever your thoughts on child pageants and the show in general, this is definitely a case of good parenting.
According to GLAAD—Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation—Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, along with fellow nominees Modern Family and Frank Ocean, "enlighten and entertain, but also reflect a new American landscape where a growing majority accept and value their LGBT family, colleagues and friends."
You knew that was coming. Sadly, the nomination arrives only days after Uncle Poodle announced he is HIV positive. We're sure the family will continue to support him, and maybe even raise awareness through their show.
GLAAD also said that "now more than ever, viewers not only accept gay and transgender characters and plot lines, they expect them — just as they both accept and expect LGBT people to be a valuable part of their everyday lives."
We don't see any Emmy nods coming their way, so congrats to Alana, Mama June, and the rest of the clan on their nomination.