“Brooklyn Nine-Nine manages to address gay rights thoughtfully with little fanfare. Other mainstream shows strike a self-congratulatory tone when taking on gay issues.” (source)

“While Nine-Nine’s inclusion of a gay man of color who’s over 50 (Holt’s age is not directly mentioned, but Braugher is currently 51) as a lead on a prime-time comedy would be enough to pique our interest, the show actively combats the homophobia that has become standard fare in buddy-cop comedies.” (source)