Earlier this week, writer and producer Greg Berlanti received a star on the Hollywood Hall of Fame, and it was none other than fellow industry icon Ryan Murphy who delivered a speech listing off Berlanti's various career accomplishments.
Throughout his work in film and television, Berlanti was the producer who pushed for the first-ever transgender recurring character on TV (Candis Cayne's Carmelita in Dirty Sexy Money), the first major studio film featuring a gay lead (Love, Simon), the first gay marriage on network TV (Brothers & Sisters), and the romantic kiss between two gay men (Dawson's Creek).
Berlanti was also behind the decisions that led up to the first gay and lesbian superheroes to headline a TV series (Freedom Fighters: The Ray and Batwoman, respectively) and the first trans superhero on TV (Nicole Maines' Nia Nal on Supergirl).
\u201cRyan Murphy lists off Greg Berlanti\u2019s many firsts \ud83e\uddf5: \n\u2022 First gay superhero to headline a TV series, \u201cFreedom Fighters: The Ray\u201d\n\u2022 First transgender reoccurring character on TV, Candis Cayne\n \u201cDirty Sexy Money\u201d\n\u2022 First transgender superhero on TV, Nicole Maines\u201d
Other stars who attended this Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony to honor Berlanti's career included his husband Robbie Rogers, as well as actors Kaley Cuoco and Grant Gustin.
Despite having so many achievements already, Berlanti is showing no signs of slowing down. As a producer, he is currently involved in producing an LGBTQ-inclusive Green Lantern series for HBO Max, the cinematic adaptation of the novel Red, White & Royal Blue, as well as the gay-centric drama My Policeman starring Harry Styles.
The full ceremony for Berlanti's Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony can be watched below.