Throughout history, many people who did not fit the “norm” of their time were excluded, disapproved of, and even killed. In today’s modern society, while there are still many people suffering due to the fact that they do not cleanly fit into a certain category, or a social norm, it has certainly become easier in most cases. The media has not only begun to incorporate minorities, but has begun to respect and admire them. The way the media portrays a “normal” lifestyle has begun to include people who do not follow the traditional route when it comes to gender, sexuality, and lifestyle, such as family. This article shows just a few examples of the media portraying minorities in a positive light. These examples are ones that have attracted the attention in the media, and in positive ways. While there is still a long way to go, these examples are a great representation of how, in the past few decades alone, media acceptance has led to a lot more opportunity and diversity.