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Male Gay Characters

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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.

Lito Rodriguez - Sense8

His scenes are hot and unapologetic.

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.

Eliot Waugh - The Magicians

Will Lexington - Nashville

Chris Carmack as a gay country singer in a soapy TV show.

Jude - Hit the Floor

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!

Isak Valtersen - Skam

Skam is a norwegian webseries.

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.

Bruno - Merlí

Merlí is a catalan TV show.

Joshua Rosza - The Originals

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.

Ramon - Here and Now

Here and Now is an HBO show created by Allan Ball. His pairing is Henry.

Walt Reynolds - The Carrie Diaries

Kevin Keller - Riverdale

Josh Wilson - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Steven Carrington - Dynasty

Shane Harvey - Faking It

The king of affeminate gay characters. Played by out actor Chris Colfer.

Jamal Lyon - Empire

Played by out actor Jussie Smollett.

Tony padilla - 13 Reasons Why

Ryan is another gay character.

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).

Max Blum - Happy Endings

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.

Nathan Miller - The 100

Calvin Owens - Greek

James Flint - Black Sails

He was the main character but his being gay was barely shown, even though the numerous lesbians had a lot of steamy screen time. But still, being gay at that time was a big motivation for him, psychologically. It was important.
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Played by out gay actor John Barrowman in this UK Doctor Who spin-off (Torchwood).
Alec Lightwood's pairing.

Darryl Whitefeather - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

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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.
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