Important characters shown to be gay on non-gay-themed fictional stories.
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Not only is he gay, he is also pretty unique, complex, powerful and a fascinating character to watch. And one of the more important ones in Scandal.
Another unique gay character, pretty messed up and deep, whose storylines are intriguing. Noel Fisher also plays him really well.
Mickey Milkovich's pairing, he's as complex as Mickey, although not as unique or interesting. But, being in Shameless, he is very interesting. Cameron Monaghan also plays him well.
Coming from the success of the book series, Alec is seriously the biggest gay character in all of YA fiction, along with his pair Magnus.
Hernando Fuentes - Sense8
Fresh from his RBD experience, Alfonso "Poncho" Herrera plays the pair of Lito in Sense8.
One of the main characters from the thriller show How to Get Away with Murder, whose gay sex scenes pushed network boundaries. His pair in the show is Oliver, an spoiler HIV+ hacker.
Kevin Walker - Brothers & Sisters
It was somewhat groundbreaking what B&S did with Kevin and Scotty's relationship, since gay characters weren't so common back then, especially on network TV.
Philippe I, Duke of Orléans - Versailles
Period gay prince, brother of the king, and existed on real life.
Jude - The Fosters
Along with Connor, formed the youngest gay couple in TV shows, it also had the first gay kiss between such young actors.
He was huge with Kurt in Glee.
Being a gay in such a macho TV show as Spartacus, and with a happy ending to boot with his pairing Nasir!
James - A Place to Call Home
A Place to Call Home is an australian TV show set in New South Wales in 1950's post-World War.
Ripped straight from the books, although there it's not explicit, since Loras and Renly both aren't POVs.
He would have been a fine king, I believe.
The king of affeminate gay characters. Played by out actor Chris Colfer.
Thomas - Political Animals
Sebastian Stan played the gay son of Sigourney Weaver in this miniseries (that was to have more seasons (it should've had!) but didn't).
Danny Māhealani - Teen Wolf
Teen Wolf was a show with a lot of queerbaiting, and it had other gay characters, but Danny is here to represent them.
Played by out gay actor John Barrowman in this UK Doctor Who spin-off (Torchwood).
Alec Lightwood's pairing.
A character in comics made by the publishing company Archie. Yes, he has appeared on the TV show based on Archie comics, Riverdale, on the CW channel, but the comics version of him is the most relevant one.
The gay Batman. Although he is more unique than that. Pairs with Apollo.
The gay Superman. Although he is more unique than that. Pairs with Midnighter. They even got married and adopted a baby girl (the spirit of the 21st century btw).
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