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LGBTQ characters on TV

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LGBTQ-centric

Television shows which are aimed more towards an LGBTQ audience.
People who added this item 207 Average listal rating (114 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Queer as Folk (1999)
Stuart Alan Jones



Orientation: Gay

Vince Tyler



Orientation: Gay

Nathan Maloney



Orientation: Gay

Phil



Orientation: Gay

Romey Sullivan (left) and Lisa Levene (right)



Orientation: Lesbian
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Queer as Folk (2000)
Brian Kinney



Orientation: Gay

Justin Taylor



Orientation: Gay

Michael Novotny



Orientation: Gay

Emmett Honeycutt



Orientation: Gay

Ted Schmidt



Orientation: Gay

Lindsay Peterson



Orientation: Lesbian

Melanie Marcus



Orientation: Lesbian

Ben Bruckner



Orientation: Gay
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The L Word (2004)
Bette Porter



Orientation: Lesbian

Tina Kennard



Orientation: Bisexual

Alice Pieszecki



Orientation: Bisexual

Dana Fairbanks



Orientation: Lesbian

Shane McCutcheon



Orientation: Lesbian

Helena Peabody



Orientation: Lesbian

Max Sweeney



Orientation: Pre-op trangender

Jenny Schecter



Orientation: Bisexual

Jodi Lerner



Orientation: (Polygamous) Lesbian

Tasha Williams



Orientation: Lesbian

Carmen de la Pica Morales



Orientation: Lesbian

Lara Perkins



Orientation: Lesbian

Marina Ferrer



Orientation: Bisexual?/Lesbian

Phyllis Krol



Orientation: Bisexual?/Lesbian

Tom Mater



Orientation: Gay

Joyce Wischnia



Orientation: Lesbian

Niki Stevens



Orientation: Bisexual?/Lesbian

Dylan Moreland



Orientation: Bisexual

Papi



Orientation: Lesbian

Billie Blaikie (left)



Orientation: Gay

Sunset Boulevard (right)




Orientation: (Straight) transvestite/cross-dresser
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People who added this item 105 Average listal rating (55 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Lip Service (2010)
Frankie Alan



Orientation: Lesbian/Bisexual?

Cat MacKenzie



Orientation: Lesbian

Tess Roberts



Orientation: Lesbian

Sam Murray



Orientation: Lesbian

Lou Foster



Orientation: Bisexual?

Sadie Anderson

Orientation: Lesbian?
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People who added this item 14 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.8
Noah's Arc (2005)
Noah Nicholson



Orientation: Gay

Wade Robinson



Orientation: Gay?

Alex Kirby



Orientation: Gay

Chance Counter



Orientation: Gay
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People who added this item 121 Average listal rating (65 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.9
Sugar Rush (2005)
Kim Daniels



Orientation: Lesbian

Maria "Sugar" Sweet



Orientation: Bisexual/Confused?

Saint



Orientation: Lesbian

Matt Daniels



Orientation: Cross-dresser (season 2)

Anna

Orientation: Lesbian
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People who added this item 96 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.1
Spencer Carlin



Orientation: Bisexual?/Lesbian

Ashley Davies



Orientation: Bisexual

Carmen



Orientation: Lesbian
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People who added this item 32 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 4.5
The Lair (2007)
Thom



Orientation: Gay

Damian



Orientation: Gay

Sheriff Trout



Orientation: Gay

Frankie



Orientation: Gay

Tim



Orientation: Gay

Colin



Orientation: Gay

Jonathan

Orientation: Gay

Dr. Jake Waldman

Orientation: Gay
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People who added this item 46 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.1
Dante's Cove (2004)
Michelle



Orientation: Lesbian

Toby



Orientation: Gay

Diana



Orientation: Lesbian

Brit



Orientation: Lesbian

Griff



Orientation: Bisexual

Adam



Orientation: Gay

Ambrosius



Orientation: Gay

Trevor



Orientation: Gay

Kevin



Orientation: Gay

Marco



Orientation: Gay

Elena



Orientation: Lesbian
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People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
Exes & Ohs (2007)
Jennifer



Orientation: Lesbian

Sam

Orientation: Lesbian
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People who added this item 1844 Average listal rating (1367 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Will & Grace (1998)
Will Truman



Orientation: Gay

Jack McFarland



Orientation: Gay

Karen Walker



Orientation: Bisexual

Beverley Leslie



Orientation: Gay (closeted)

Larry (left) and Joe (right)



Orientation: Gay
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Warren Fairbanks



Orientation: Gay

Vern Limoso (left)



Orientation: Gay
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People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 8.2
Nikki and Nora



Orientation: Lesbian
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 5.4
Love, Sidney (1981)
Sidney Shorr



Orientation: Gay
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
Cover-Girl (2005)
Mathieu Picard/Veronica Sinclair

Orientation: Drag Queen

Justin Pearson-Faucher-Brodeur/Joujou Velcro

Orientation: Drag Queen

Newton da Costa/Lana Brown

Orientation: Drag Queen

Cherry Sundae

Orientation: Drag Queen
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People who added this item 22 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
Mauricio "Mauri" Hidalgo



Orientation: Gay

Fernando Navarro

Orientation: Gay

Diego Álvarez

Orientation: Gay

Bea Villarejo

Orientation: Lesbian

Rosa Izquierdo

Orientation: Lesbian

Ana

Orientation: Lesbian

Abel

Orientation: Lesbian
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People who added this item 1393 Average listal rating (924 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.7
Nip/Tuck (2003)
Dr. Liz Cruz



Orientation: Lesbian

Sofia Lopez



Orientation: Transgender

Ava Moore



Orientation: Transgender


Cherry Peck



Orientation: Transgender

Julia McNamara



Orientation: Bisexual

Quentin Costa



Orientation: Bisexual

KitMcGraw



Orientation: Bisexual

Kimber



Orientation: Bisexual

Vanessa (left)



Orientation: Lesbian

Ridley (left)



Orientation: Bisexual? or just slutty?

James (left)



Orientation: Lesbian?

Dr. Poppy Montgomery (centre)



Orientation: Lesbian

Olivia Lord (left)



Orientation: Lesbian?
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People who added this item 1474 Average listal rating (922 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Glee (2009)
Kurt Hummel



Orientation: Gay

Rachel's Dads





Orientation: Gay

Brittany Pierce



Orientation: Bisexual

Santana Lopez



Orientation: Lesbian (closeted)

Blaine



Orientation: Gay

Dave Karofsky



Orientation: Gay (closeted)

Sandy Ryerson



Orientation: Gay

Jeremiah



Orientation: Gay (closeted)

Sebastian Smythe



Orientation: Gay
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People who added this item 1343 Average listal rating (915 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
Ugly Betty (2006)
Justin Suarez



Orientation: Gay

Marc St. James



Orientation: Gay

Alexis Meade



Orientation: Transgender

Austin



Orientation: Gay

Cliff St. Paul



Orientation: Gay

Tavares



Orientation: Camp/formerly a closeted straight man
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People who added this item 4471 Average listal rating (2846 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.8
House M.D. (2004)
Dr. Remy 'Thirteen' Hadley



Orientation: Bisexual

Spencer (right)



Orientation: Lesbian?

Kalvin Ryan (centre)



Orientation: Gay
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Work in Progress

I will have undoubtedly missed some characters out, so I welcome suggestions, and I will keep flicking through various Wikipedia categories and lists to make additions for shows I haven't watched myself.

For shows where the cast of characters are heavily LGBTQ (read: The L Word) I have listed as many characters as I felt were important to the story.

Resources:
*After Elton's Top 50 Gay Characters
*After Ellen's Top 50 Lesbian and Bisexual Characters
*Gay Characters on Network TV: 2009-10
*Gay Characters on Network TV: 2010-2011
*Gay Characters on Cable TV: 2010-11
*GLAAD - Where We Are on TV 2008-2009 Season/GLAAD chart/2010/2011

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Comments

Posted: 6 years, 9 months ago at Nov 8 23:28
Amazing list! Thanks for adding "Rubicon" (sure to get canceled soon)... Oh and "Vanity Smurf" as camp! Haha!
Posted: 6 years, 9 months ago at Nov 10 9:21
Ok and just a tiny correction "Lost Girl" the image you have is for Bo's side kick Kenzi (who is queer friendly but as of yet undeclared sexuality)

There aren't too many good images from the show yet but after a bit a searching here are two that might work for Anna Silk as Bo
http://www.listal.com/viewimage/1486584
http://www.listal.com/viewimage/1486583
Posted: 6 years, 9 months ago at Nov 10 22:53
great list!
may I suggest Celia from Weeds as a bisexual? and her daughter, Isabelle as lesbian?
Posted: 6 years, 9 months ago at Nov 10 23:05
Added! Thanks.
Posted: 6 years, 9 months ago at Nov 12 2:09
Some sugestions:

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Dr. George Huang (gay)
Caprica - Sam Adama (gay) and Sister Clarice Willow (bi)
Greek - Calvin (gay)

Posted: 6 years, 9 months ago at Nov 12 8:12
Awesome list!
Posted: 6 years, 9 months ago at Nov 12 17:23
Updated! Also working on a soaps section, but this will take time. Contemplating separating sci-fi/fantasy from mainstream, also. List now stands at 90 tv shows, with more to come!
Posted: 6 years, 9 months ago at Nov 12 20:01
At 100 items, I'm taking a break! :P
Posted: 6 years, 9 months ago at Nov 18 9:25
what a list :) it makes me proud to see so many I have seen and you've seen and so many I havent that I need to check out, especially now I know more tv series had characters that were alot like myself.
Posted: 6 years, 9 months ago at Nov 26 2:38
150 entries! More to come soon.
Posted: 6 years, 4 months ago at Apr 7 17:33
It's brilliant! ♥
Posted: 6 years, 4 months ago at Apr 7 18:13
Awesome list! :)
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Posted: 6 years, 3 months ago at May 8 18:47
A few suggestions :)

Grey's Anatomy: Calliope Torres (bisexual) and Arizona Robbins (lesbian)
Sex and the City: Stanford Blatch (gay), Samantha Jones (bisexual)
Gossip Girl: Eric van der Woodsen (gay)
Spartacus: Barca (gay)
Posted: 6 years, 3 months ago at May 9 0:24
Already got all those characters already (except for the Spartacus one). Make sure you expand the list fully past the first 50. ;)
Posted: 5 years, 8 months ago at Dec 18 1:39
Great list! Also, in Men in Trees: Terri Romano and George (Washington). :)
Posted: 5 years ago at Aug 7 22:57
Cissexist as fuck
Posted: 5 years ago at Aug 22 20:56
Gus from Breaking Bad is possibly gay.
The villain in the current season of Dexter is gay.
Edit: 5 years ago

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