Grey's Anatomy Earns GLAAD Honor

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Grey's Anatomy, known for its controversial medical-themed drama plot, has proven itself to be worthy of yet another honor.

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, a non-profit organization dedicated in promoting the fair and accurate representation of gay people in events and media, has awarded ABC's Grey's Anatomy for its outstanding individual episode entitled Where the Boys Are.

"Where the Boys Are," which aired on November 9, 2006, features a man, Daniel, who wants a sexual reassignment surgery and who now goes under the name Donna.

Initially, Daniel's wife of the past 10 years was astonished to discover that he wanted the surgery. After much resistance, she decided to stay by his side and support him.

Joe & Walter

The episode also features the show's recurring gay character, Joe the bartender (right), and his boyfriend, Walter, both of whom accompany the surgeons on their camping trip.

Grey's Anatomy was recognized despite an unpleasant issue last year, regarding its cast member Isaiah Washington using a gay slur about co-actor T.R. Knight. Later, he apologized and entered a rehab facility to seek counseling.

The GLAAD award is just one of the numerous recognitions Grey's Anatomy has obtained since 2006. Other awards included a Producers Guild Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, NAACP Image Award, Emmy Award, and Television Critics Award just to name a few.

Apart from Grey's Anatomy, Little Miss Sunshine won outstanding film in the wide release category.

In addition, Brothers & Sisters also earned the outstanding drama series award, while Ugly Betty took home the award for outstanding television comedy series. Furthermore, Jennifer Aniston, actress best known for her inclusion on Friends, won the Vanguard Award.

The 18th annual event, held Saturday, April 14, consisted of 42 categories, divided into four ceremonies, held in Los Angeles, New York, Miami and San Francisco.

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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

MEREDITH: "You don't get to call me a whore. When I met you, I thought I had found the person that I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I was done! All the boys and all the bars and all the obvious daddy issues, who cares? I was done. You left me. You chose Addison. I'm all glued back together now. I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke. You don't get to call me a whore."
DEREK: "This thing with us is finished. It's over."
MEREDITH: "Finally."
DEREK: "Yeah, it's done."
MEREDITH: "It is done."

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)