List of LGBT characters in television and radio

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The following is a list of LGBT characters in television and radio organized by orientation. This list includes notable gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender fictional characters that appear in various non-animated television shows and radio shows.


Character Show Notes
Cassie Ainsworth[citation needed] Skins Cassie is depicted as being eccentric and suffering from several mental disorders — most notably, anorexia nervosa — and multiple issues, including low self-esteem, suicidal ideation, and drug addiction.[1]
Jason Figueroa Orange is the New Black Husband of Natalie Figueroa, assistant warden of Litchfield Prison
Gavin Orange is the New Black Staffer to Jason Figueroa
Irene Adler Sherlock Identifies as a lesbian, however, she becomes attracted to the male main character.
Frankie Alan Lip Service
Athena Xena: Warrior Princess
Naomi Campbell Skins Despite being in a relationship with a girl, it has been stated that she has experienced attraction to at least one boy.
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell Prison Break "An open bisexual, he has no qualms about seeking sexual gratification from other inmates, often preying upon younger men."[2]
Nathaniel Baltimore Saul of the Mole Men
Sarah Barnes[3] Hollyoaks "I don't know if she'd suddenly turned, though. Maybe she was more bisexual than anything." - Loui Batley on her character's sexuality.[3]
Nancy Bartlett Roseanne
Tim Bayliss[4] Homicide: Life on the Street In the first episode concerning the matter he flatly stated he was "not gay" and did not formally declare himself to be bisexual until Season 7, but even then he did not want to be deemed "a crusader" on the matter. This way of treating his sexuality is believed to have made the network uncomfortable.[4]
Steven Beale EastEnders The buildup to Steven's exit involved in a bisexual love triangle storyline between him, Stacey and Christian Clarke (John Partridge), who is the gay brother of Jane.[5][6]
Juliet Becker The Bill
Tobias Beecher[citation needed] Oz
Claire Bennet[7] Heroes Claire Bennet is a college student and former cheerleader, adopted by Noah Bennet and his wife, and is the biological (and illegitimate) daughter of Nathan Petrelli and Meredith Gordon and niece of Peter Petrelli and Flint Gordon. She is an evolved human with the ability to rapidly heal from any injury. After the defeat of Samuel, she revealed her secret on live television.
Gretchen Berg[8] Heroes Gretchen Berg, portrayed by Madeline Zima, is a college student of Arlington University who befriends Claire Bennet in "Orientation".
Beth Wonderfalls
Daniella 'Denny' Blood Bad Girls
Bo Lost Girl “....she’s a sexual creature and she falls in love with both Dyson and Lauren.” - Anna Silk on her character’s sexual orientation.[9]
Brendan Boulter[citation needed] Family Affairs
Charlie Buckton[10] Home and Away When Charlie first arrived in the Bay, Channel Seven described her as having a "bone to pick and the prowess to do it" in reference to her father's relationship with Morag Bellingham (Cornelia Frances), which Charlie disapproved of because her mother had only recently died.[11]
Diane Butcher EastEnders
Caitlin Teen Wolf [12]
Caroline Buxton Shortland Street
Keith Charles Six Feet Under
Mateo Castellano Benidorm
Rosie Chadderton Is Harry on the Boat?
Piper Chapman Orange Is the New Black
Rick Cheesecloth Gimme Gimme Gimme
Chloe The Secret Life of Us
Daniel Colson One Life to Live
Jay Copeland Shortland Street
Lindsey Corkhill Brookside
Delphine Cormier Orphan Black
Tim Cornish No Night Is Too Long
Xander Crews Frisky Dingo
Ashley Davies South of Nowhere
Jadzia Dax Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Beauchamp Day Tales of the City
Sonny Dhillon Coronation Street
Debbie Dingle Emmerdale Had a brief relationship with Jasmine Thomas (Jenna Coleman), but has mainly been with men, including Andy Sugden (Kelvin Fletcher) and Cameron Murray (Dominic Power).
Holly True Love
Caitlin Dowd Cashmere Mafia
Karen Ellis Family Affairs
Morris Fischer Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden
Kris Fisher Hollyoaks
Flowerdew The Goon Show
Sonia Fowler EastEnders
Fred Archie Bunker's Place
Billie Frasier Starved
Donna Freedman Neighbours
Felix Gaeta Battlestar Galactica
Ian Gallagher Shameless (UK) Originally starts as a purely gay character, but reveals in later seasons that he has engaged in heterosexual relationships.
Monica Gallagher Shameless Married to main character Frank, but has female lovers as well.
Elim Garak Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Esther García Hospital Central Dated several men before marrying Maca.
Ferdinand Garcia (Ferdy) This Life
Conrad Gates Footballers' Wives
Rosie Gulliver Bad Education
Remy "Thirteen" Hadley House
Hadley Hale True Blood
Jack Harkness Doctor Who, Torchwood Pansexual, also described as Omnisexual, as he has relationships with non-humans.
Evelyn Harper Two and a Half Men
Chad Harris-Crane Passions
John Hart Torchwood
Mr. Wilberforce C. Humphries Are You Being Served?
Tony Hills EastEnders
Susan Ivanova Babylon 5
Jase Sinchronicity
Jason United States of Tara
Ianto Jones Torchwood Has a secret heterosexual relationship at the beginning of the show, then later starts a relationship with main character Jack Harkness.
Ivan Jones Emmerdale
Samantha Jones Sex and the City
Amber Kalirai Coronation Street
Christopher "Chris" Keller Oz
Alex Kelly OCThe OC
Tina Kennard L WordThe L Word
Jane Kerkovich-Williams Happy Endings
Terry Kimple Cleveland ShowThe Cleveland Show Suggested bisexual, but possibly gay.
Molly Kroll L WordThe L Word
Lena Kundera All My Children
Laura Hollyoaks
C.J. Lamb L.A. Law
Sara Lance Arrow
Miranda Lang The Secret Life of Us
Laura Hollyoaks
Max Lawson Family Affairs
Sophie-Anne Leclerq True Blood
Andrew Legustambos Sit Down, Shut Up
Danny Lomax Hollyoaks
Matty Levan Skins Though this aspect of the character isn't explicitly mentioned in the series, early scripts of the series were, and the production team considered this trait still true of the character.
Sammy Lieberman Dance Academy
Helen Magnus Sanctuary
Mandy 24
Mango Saturday Night Live
Christian Mann Verbotene Liebe
Mark As If
Sharon 'Shaz' Marshall Bad Girls
Prince Oberyn Martell Game of Thrones
Debbie Mcallister The Bill
Mini McGuinness Skins
Paige Michalchuk Degrassi: The Next Generation
Mulan Once Upon a Time Upon her introduction in the show in episode, Mulan was shown to have feelings for Prince Phillip. By a later episode, Mulan has feelings for Princess Aurora, Phillip's love interest.
Nicole Miller Shortland Street
Angela Montenegro Bones
Dylan Moreland The L Word
Imogen Moreno Degrassi Most likely bisexual or pansexual.
Toby Nance Primeval: New World
Neal Whitney
Cosima Niehaus Orphan Black
Nikki Ideal
Vince Noir Mighty BooshThe Mighty Boosh
Eric Northman True Blood
Dr. Eleanor O'Hara Nurse Jackie
Chuck Palumbo WWE
Pam True Blood
Danny Pennant EastEnders
Pam Poovey Archer
Brittany S. Pierce Glee
Alice Pieszecki L WordThe L Word
Clay Puppington Moral Orel
Todd "The Todd" Quinlan Scrubs
Randy Trailer Park Boys
Shannon Reed Home and Away
Rider Skins
Jane Rigsby Is Harry on the Boat?
Natalia Rivera Guiding Light
Nolan Ross Revenge
Susie Ross Family Affairs
Ravi Roy Hollyoaks
Oliver Sabel Verbotene Liebe
Ellaria Sand Game of Thrones
Toshiko Sato Doctor Who, Torchwood
Jenny Schecter L WordThe L Word
Ricky Schwartz Awkward.
Phil Ken Sebben Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
Inara Serra Firefly
Kalinda Sharma The Good Wife
Adam Sheldrake Family Affairs
Ella Simms Melrose Place 2.0
Grayson Sinclair Emmerdale
Number Six Battlestar Galactica Series.
Ali Spencer Emmerdale [13]
Olivia Spencer Guiding Light
Lucy Spiller Dirt
Leo Spiller Dirt
Maya St. Germain Pretty Little Liars
June Stahl Sons of Anarchy
Donald Stewart Benidorm
Jacqueline Stewart Benidorm
Tony Stonem Skins
Coach Daniel Stopframe Moral Orel
Anna Taggaro One Tree Hill
Marissa Tasker All My Children
Charity Tate Emmerdale Had a brief relationship with Zoe Tate but is generally represented as a 'man's woman' or 'femme fatale' and has had many more relationships with men and been married more than once.
Adrianna Tate-Duncan 90210
Jasmine Thomas Emmerdale
Tara Thornton True Blood
Number Three Battlestar Galactica Series.
Callie Torres Grey's Anatomy
Phil Tyler True Dare Kiss
Frank Underwood House of Cards In Season 1, it is revealed that as a young man, Frank had a romantic relationship with a male classmate at his military college. Though Frank is married to a woman, Claire Underwood, their relationship is depicted as a political and emotional alliance to which sex is essentially peripheral. It isn't until Season 2, when a male third party is involved, that any intercourse is implied. Frank's relationship with reporter Zoe Barnes in Season 1 is physical but highly calculated, and he is open with his wife about the dalliance and its value to their long-term political objectives.
Comte de Vache Let Them Eat Cake
Karen Walker Will & Grace
Kieren Walker In the Flesh
H.G. Wells Warehouse 13
Jodie Wilde Hollyoaks
Karen True Love
Clarice Willow Caprica
Palmer Wyland The Class
Xena Xena: Warrior Princess
Yasuko 'Yoko' Ideal
Cara Mason Legend of the Seeker


Character Show Notes
Sam Adama[14] Caprica
Noah Alexander Footballers' Wives
Blaine Anderson Glee Upon Blaine's first appearance, Criss described his character as being a "very charismatic, put-together, composed guy." He stated that although Blaine is gay, he is not "overly queeny, and not too butch either," and that while his sexuality is a "huge part of who he is", it is not a major facet of how he wishes to be perceived. Due to similarities which stem from their shared sexuality, Blaine "sees a lot of himself in Kurt, in terms of experiences and the way they feel about the world around them. He feels the need to impart his knowledge, be a source of strength for him, and really help him through what he's going through."[15]
Luke Ashton The Bill
Trevor Ayliss Tracey Takes On... A character written and frequently performed by actress-comedian Tracey Ullman.
Bryan Collins The New Normal
David Sawyer The New Normal
Agron Spartacus
Freddie Thornhill Vicious
Stuart Bixby Vicious
Renly Baratheon Game of Thrones
Justin Taylor Queer as Folk Has an on and off open relationship with the character Brian, many other sexual partners, and one short lived romance with Ethan, a gifted violin player. He is an artist, and was 17 years old at the beginning of the show.
Thomas Barrow Downton Abbey
Finn Barton Emmerdale
Austin Ugly Betty
Noah Baxter Hollyoaks
Rusty Beck The Closer/Major Crimes Young murder witness who lives with police captain Sharon Raydor. Comes out as gay to her in the season two finalie and her squad in season three.
Jack Benjamin Kings
Marco Bianco EastEnders
Eric Black Judging Amy
Billie Blaikie The L Word
Larry Blaisdell Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Richie Blake The Secret Life of Us
Helen Blakemore Water Rats
Stanford Blatch Sex and the City
Max Blum Happy Endings
Bouffant Let Them Eat Cake
Edwin Bouwhuis GTST
Drew Boyd Queer as Folk
Brendan Brady Hollyoaks
Mike Brake Night and Day
Rory Brears Waterloo Road
Brian Ideal
Courtney Brown ER
Ben Bruckner Queer as Folk Married to main character Michael, has HIV.
Russell Bryant After Henry
Marco Buis Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden
Conor Byrne Family Affairs [16]
Cameron Modern Family Married and raising a child with his partner.
Carl Being Human Carl is a gay vampire. He shares a flat with his human boyfriend Dan until he accidently kills him during sleep. The police is looking for him so Carl escapes to Brasil.[17]
Carlos Welcome to Night Vale Podcast / Radio
Leon Carp Roseanne
Doug Carter Hollyoaks
Mac McDonald It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia He had relationships with women in the first couple of seasons, but later on it's noticeable that he is attracted to men and has feelings for his best friend, Dennis. The creator of the show has even stated that he is gay, but some fans of the show argue that pansexual would be a better term.
Johnny Carter EastEnders
Steven Carrington Dynasty
Barry Clark EastEnders
Christian Clarke EastEnders
Buddy Cole Kids in the HallThe Kids in the Hall Played by Scott Thompson. Most commonly appears as a commentator, delivering monologues directly to the camera about gay culture; however, he also appears in some multi-character sketches. Character later revived in 2014 on The Colbert Report as a correspondent to the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Gordon Collins Brookside
Connor Little Britain
Rico Constantino WWE
Officer John Cooper Southland
Alan J. Corbett Supernatural
Ian Craig The Archers Radio show.
Mitch Crumb Crumbs
Roger Curbishley Doctor Who
Jodie Dallas Soap
Jesse D'Amato In Treatment
Vince D'Angelo Will & Grace
Lieutenant Jim Dangle Reno 911!
Felix Dawkins Orphan Black
Craig Dean Hollyoaks Though initially portrayed as heterosexual, Craig develops feelings for John Paul and the two of them ultimately leave the show together.
Marco Del Rossi Degrassi: The Next Generation
Michael Delaney All My Children
Phil Delaney Queer as Folk
Canton Everett Delaware III Doctor Who
Ethan Teen Wolf
Marcus Dent Coronation Street
Dirtfoot Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Billy Douglas One Life to Live
Kenneth duBeke Benidorm
Adam Seymour "Queer Duck" Duckstein Queer Duck
Russell Edgington True Blood
Blane Edwards In Living Color
Hank Eliot As the World Turns
Gino Esposito Neighbours
Georg Eschweiler Lindenstraße
Bernd Fabrius Mit Herz und Handschellen
Howie Fairbanks The L Word
Tom Farrell Gimme Gimme Gimme
Gavin Featherly The Brittas Empire
David Ferrán Física o Química
Matt Fielding Melrose Place
Oliver Fish One Life to Live
David Fisher Six Feet Under
Christopher Fletcher Home and Away
Carsten Flöter Lindenstraße
Richard Osgood Foley Static Shock
Fred Fonseca EastEnders
Jamie Forrest Shortland Street
Aidan Foster Neighbours [18]
Jonny Foster Emmerdale
Karl Foster Coronation Street
Alonso Frame Doctor Who
Luke Fuller Dynasty
Ian Gallagher Shameless (US) Starts off the show in the closet, 15 years old, in a relationship with his married boss Kash Karib, who is much older, later starts a physical relationship with Mickey Milkovich, which develops through the series. Season 4 ends with both of them out of the closet. He also had a short relationship with Lloyd, who was old enough to be his grandfather.
Ben Galloway Family Affairs
Jamie Gangel Beautiful Thing
William "Butch" Gamble Normal, Ohio
Gangstalicious The Boondocks
Michel Gerard Gilmore Girls
Ray Gillette Archer
Craig Gilmore The Bill
Ethan Gold Queer As Folk Violin player, had a short lived relationship with main character Justin Taylor
Fred Gonzalez Brookside
Albert Grant Big Love
Eddie Gregg Hill Street Blues
Marshall Gregson United States of Tara
Bug Gribble King of the Hill
Todd Grimshaw Coronation Street
Hercules Grytpype-Thynne The Goon Show Radio show.
Nate Gurney Waterloo Road
Craig Gutteridge Cutting It
Derek Harkinson EastEnders
Harry Mike & Molly
Michael Harper My Family
Richard Heller 24
Ste Hay Hollyoaks
T.J. Hammond Political Animals
Alex Henley Skins
Carter Heywood Spin City
Louis Hines Murder One
Kieron Hobbs Hollyoaks
Saul Holden Brothers & Sisters
Ray Holt Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Emmett Honeycutt Queer as Folk
Scott Hope Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Will Horton Days of our Lives
Dr. George Huang Law & Order: SVU Psychiatrist that works with the Special Victims Unit, his sexuality is briefly mentioned.
Kurt Hummel Glee
Bob Hunter (Desperate Housewives) Desperate Housewives
Kieron Hobbs Hollyoaks
Bob Hunter Desperate Housewives
Ian 90210
Shane Ince Cutting It
Jake My Family
Jason Game On
Kenny James My Name Is Earl
Geoffrey Jellineck Strangers with Candy
Ashley Jennings EastEnders
Steve Jinks Warehouse 13 New Warehouse agent in Season 3.
Joe Grey's Anatomy
Johnathan Help Me Help You
Jason Johnson Full English
Ted Johnston Trailer Park Boys
Lucas Jones General Hospital
Stuart Alan Jones Queer as Folk
Warren Jones This Life
Julian and Sandy Round the Horne
Justin Desperate Housewives
Kash Karib Shameless (UK) Had an affair with 15 year old Ian Gallagher at the beginning of the show.
Dave Karofsky Glee
Richard Katimski My So-Called Life
Major Bill Keane, MD The Andromeda Strain
Kenny The War at Home
Jude Kincaide Hit The Floor
Brian Kinney Queer as Folk
Victor J Kinzer bloomingOUT Radio.
Sonny Kiriakis Days of our Lives
Jason Kirk Emmerdale
Leo Kraft Mit Herz und Handschellen
Malcolm Laffley Beggars and Choosers
Jim Lahey Trailer Park Boys
Paul Lambert Emmerdale
Larry Caprica
Larry Crapston Villas
Kyle Lendo The Class
Lenny This Life
Leon Coronation Street
Kyle Lewis One Life to Live
Omar Little The Wire
Aaron Livesy Emmerdale
Lloyd Entourage
Ollie Lloyd Dance Academy
John Lord The Bill
Louis Partners
Sebastian Love Little Britain
Luke Ideal
Lukewarm Porridge
Mac Beaver Falls
Macca Hollyoaks
Eric "Mac" MacFarlane E.N.G.
James Mackie EastEnders
Andrew "Macca" MacKenzie Neighbours
Adam Macy The Archers Radio.
Rick Macy In the Flesh
Mickey Maguire Shameless (UK)
Danny Mahealani Teen Wolf
Nathan Maloney Queer as Folk (UK)
Mani Sinchronicity
Anthony Marentino Sex and the City
Scott Marsh My Family
Oscar Martinez OfficeThe Office
Syed Masood EastEnders
Donald Maulpey Brothers
Grant Happy Endings Ex-Boyfriend of Max. They start dating again after they run into each other on Valentine's Day.
Noah Mayer As the World Turns
Ted Mayo United States of Tara
Bazil McCourtey Hollyoaks
Lee McDermott Desperate Housewives
Jack McFarland Will & Grace
Jonathon McKenna Shortland Street
Jack McPhee Dawson's Creek
John Paul McQueen Hollyoaks
Dylan Michalchuk Degrassi: The Next Generation
Mickey Milkovich Shameless (US) Has a relationship with Ian Gallagher, which begins as a "friends with benefits" relationships but develops into more. Starts show in the closet, but later comes out because of the threat of loosing Ian
Tristan Milligan Degrassi
Ben Mitchell EastEnders
Simon Monroe In the Flesh
Teddy Montgomery 90210
Buddy Morgan That 70s Show
Steven Myron The Sarah Silverman Program
Nasir Spartacus
Neil Days of our Lives
Steve Newlin True Blood
Chuck Noblet Strangers with Candy
Vince Noir The Mighty Boosh
Michael Novotny Queer as Folk Has two serious relationships in the series, marries Ben and adopts a teenager.
Will O'Brien Mile High
Fearghal O'Farrell Come Fly With Me
Maxxie Oliver Skins
Ollie Dance Academy
Brett Owen Family Affairs
Max Owens The Hard Times of RJ Berger
Ted Paige Coronation Street
Cecil Gershwin Palmer Welcome to Night Vale Podcast / Radio
Chris Pappas Neighbours
Zane Park Degrassi: The Next Generation
Dan Parker As If
Patrick A.K.A. "Tidy" The Secret Life of Us
Russell Paxton Lady in the Dark Film, radio and TV.
Alexander Perry Queer as Folk (UK)
Dan Peterson Queer as Folk
Frank Pickle The Vicar of Dibley
Sanguinaire Polidori Mary Shelley's Frankenhole
Lance Powell The Bill
Lance Powell Brookside
Mitchell Pritchett Modern Family
Justin Pulice RealTV
Todd "The Todd" Quinlan Scrubs
Rab The Book Group
Gavin Ramsbottom Benidorm
Leslie Rappaport Check It Out!
Simon Raymond EastEnders
Vaughn Redden Neighbours
Fernando Redondo Física o Química
Lafayette Reynolds True Blood
Pol Requena Plats Bruts
Rich As Is
Ricky My So-Called Life
Allen Rissbrook As If
Robbie Crapston Villas
Archdeacon Robert Rev.
Cameron Roberts Queer as Folk
Sal Romano Mad Men
Rupert Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1
Colin Russell EastEnders
Sandy Ryerson Glee
Salim Sleeper Cell
Lucas Sanders Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden
Saul As Is
Sanjay Weeds
Theodore "Ted" Schmidt Queer as Folk
Thorsten Schmid Mit Herz und Handschellen
Colin Scott Waterloo Road
Scott Roseanne
Sami Shafiq Family Affairs
Kevin Sheffield All My Children
Dean Silverman Home and Away [19]
George Smith Hollyoaks
Sebastian Smythe Glee
Luke Snyder As the World Turns
Mark Solomon One Life to Live
Vito Spatafore SopranosThe Sopranos
Doug Spearman Noah's Arc
Spike Hollyoaks
Brian Spukowski Sarah Silverman ProgramThe Sarah Silverman Program
Marc St. James Ugly Betty
Clive Starr Family Affairs
Alex Staton As If
Riley Stavros Degrassi: The Next Generation
Ivo Steadman No Night Is Too Long
Sean Steel Family Affairs
Steve Reaper
Clark Stevenson Awkward.
Josh Stevenson Waterloo Road
James Stinson How I Met Your Mother
Frank Stone Dream Team
Justin Suarez Ugly Betty Always had a great sense of fashion, denied his sexuality at the beginning of the show, but later pseudo comes out by stepping onto the dance floor at a wedding with his boyfriend.[20]
Yosh Takata ER
Klaus Taube SK Koelsch
Alf Taylor Neighbours
Justin Taylor Queer as Folk 17 years old at the beginning of the show, he has a relationship with main character Brian and then with violin character Ethan, later returning to Brian once more.
Ryan Taylor Tinsel Town
Tim Degrassi: The Next Generation
Michael “Mouse” Tolliver Tales of the City
Tom (Mr. Friendly) Lost
Tony Reaper
Simon Trader The Secret Life of Us
Lionel Trane United States of Tara
Troy Benidorm
Ben Trueman Hotel Babylon
Will Truman Will & Grace
Cameron Tucker Modern Family
Sean Tully Coronation Street
Edward Tunstall EastEnders
Dennis Tyler True Dare Kiss
Jez Tyler Britannia High
Vince Tyler Queer as Folk
Loras Tyrell Game of Thrones
Andrew Van de Kamp Desperate Housewives
Erik van der Woodsen Gossip Girl
Enrique "Ricky" Vasquez My So-Called Life
Jesus Velasquez True Blood
Falk von Schermbeck SK Koelsch
Kevin Walker Brothers & Sisters
Scotty Walker Brothers & Sisters
Joe Wallace EastEnders
Eric Walsh One Life to Live
Jackson Walsh Emmerdale
Prior Walter Angels in America
Cliff Waters Brothers
Andrew Watson Neighbours
Kerry Weaver ER
Peter Webster The Book of Daniel
George Weiss Kevin Hill
Andrew Wells Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Jason West Gavin and Stacey
Tim Whistler The Brittas Empire
Edgar Wield Dalziel and Pascoe [21]
Matt Wilding Waterloo Road
Josh Wilson Weeds
Doug Witter Dawson's Creek
Mr. Wolfe Suburgatory
Woodhouse Archer (TV series)
Wyatt Partners
Demian Supernatural At the end of The Real Ghostbusters (S:5 E:9) it is confirmed that he and Barnes are partners.
Barnes Supernatural At the end of The Real Ghostbusters (S:5 E:9) it is confirmed that he and Damian are partners.


Character Show Show start Show end Notes
Della Alexander EastEnders 1985 present Della and her girlfriend Binnie Roberts were the first lesbian couple to be featured in EastEnders. Their inclusion was an attempt to portray positive examples of homosexual characters.[22] Their lesbian kiss accounted for some 45 percent of viewer complaints to the BBC regarding EastEnders in 1994; provoking more complaints than any other television programme that year (according to research published by the Broadcasting Standards Council in 1995).[23]
Alisha The Walking Dead 2010
Lena Adams Foster The Fosters 2013
Stef Adams Foster The Fosters 2013
Maddie Heath Coronation Street 2013
Regina Barnes Out of Practice 2005 2006
Diana Barrigan White Collar 2009 present
Willow Rosenberg Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1997 2003 Though only showing attraction to and having relationships with male characters in the first 3 seasons, she begins dating a woman in season 4. Identifies as a lesbian in Season 5. In two long-term lesbian relationships during the series, including the first long-term lesbian relationship of a lead character on network television.
Thelma Bates Hex 2004 2005
Carrie "Big Boo" Black Orange is the New Black 2013 present
Esther Bloom Hollyoaks 1995 present
Shelley Bower Brookside 1982 2003
Charlie Bradbury Supernatural 2005 present
Brunhilda Xena: Warrior Princess 1995 2001
Judy Bryant Prisoner 1979 1986
Susan Bunch Friends 1994 2004
Mary Jo Cacciatore Blue Mountain State
Helena Cain Battlestar Galactica 2004 2009 Series.
Spencer Carlin South of Nowhere 2005 2008
Tina Carter EastEnders
Ashley Davies South of Nowhere 2005 2008
Silvia Castro Los Hombres de Paco 2005 2010
Cecile Let Them Eat Cake 1999 1999
Joey Collins Home and Away 1988 present
Samara Cook Pretty Little Liars 2010 present
Helen Cooper Drop The Dead Donkey 1990 1998
Lana Crawford Neighbours 1985 present [24]
Robyn Crisp Coming of Age 2007 2011
Fiona Coyne Degrassi: The Next Generation 2001 present
Liz Cruz Nip/Tuck 2003 2010
Kim Daniels Sugar Rush
Brent Deacon Desperate Housewives
Franky Doyle Prisoner
Franky Doyle Wentworth 2013 present
Maggie Doyle ER
Kelly Epson Hawthorne
Tilly Evans Hollyoaks
Dana Fairbanks L WordThe L Word
Joan "The Freak" Ferguson Prisoner
Macarena Wilson Fernandez Hospital Central
Marina Ferrer L WordThe L Word
Emily Fields Pretty Little Liars
Emily Fitch Skins
Jenny Flint Doctor Who
Robin Gallagher Desperate Housewives
Marigold Gilchrist 1600 Penn
Jen Gilmore Hollyoaks [25]
Sharon Gilmour Prisoner
Grace Marc Maron and the Temple of Doom Radio show.
Shakima Greggs WireThe Wire
Erica Hahn Grey's Anatomy
Helen Harrel bloomingOUT Radio.
Holly Hart Family Affairs
Lydia Hart Hollyoaks
Beverly Harris Roseanne
Jenny Hartmann Hand aufs Herz
Ruby Haswell Emmerdale [13]
Janis Hawk FlashForward
Isabelle Hodes Weeds
Kelly Hurst Family Affairs
Ilainus (Champion of Athena) Xena: Warrior Princess 1995 2001
Jackie Kick
Nicole Jackson KillingThe Killing Corrupt Native American chief and casino manager.
Maia Jeffries Shortland Street
Candace Jewell L WordThe L Word
Jez Shameless
Beth Jordache Brookside
Naomi Julien EastEnders
Karn EastEnders
Kennedy Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Ruka Kishimoto Last Friends
Phyllis Kroll L WordThe L Word
Charlotte Lau Hollyoaks
Dr. Kim Legaspi ER
Jodi Lerner L WordThe L Word
Lauren Lewis Lost Girl 2010 present "I think we finally understand that her love for Bo is honest and genuine and real." - Zoie Palmer on her character’s relationship with Bo.[26]
Jo Lipsett Waterloo Road
Sandy Lopez ER
Santana Lopez Glee
Cat MacKenzie Lip Service
Tara Maclay Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Melanie Marcus Queer as Folk
Tea Marvelli Skins [27]
Jo Masters BillThe Bill
Kate McBride Hill Street Blues
Paige McCullers Pretty Little Liars
Shane McCutcheon L WordThe L Word
Betty McRae Bomb Girls
Patricia Miller Orange is the New Black
Bianca Montgomery All My Children
Molly Montgomery Hollyoaks
Carmen de La Pica Morales L WordThe L Word
Ellen Morgan Ellen
Emma Muller Hand aufs Herz
Sam Murray Lip Service
Myfanwy Little Britain
Nicky Nichols Orange is the New Black
Alex Nuñez Degrassi: The Next Generation
Kendra Pasternak L WordThe L Word
Gina Patrick Hollyoaks
Helena Peabody L WordThe L Word
Lara Perkins L WordThe L Word
Lindsay Peterson Queer as Folk
Bette Porter L WordThe L Word
Sian Powers Coronation Street
Arizona Robbins Grey's Anatomy
Binnie Roberts EastEnders
Tess Roberts Lip Service
Christine Rodd Neighbours
Dalia Royce Suburgatory
Simone Russell Passions
Saint Sugar Rush
Layla Salim Kick
Jessie Sammler Once and Again
Leslie Shay Chicago Fire
Katie Singer Once and Again
Veronica Sole Hospital Central
ADA Serena Southerlyn Law & Order
Ali Spencer Emmerdale [13]
Karen Spencer The Bold and the Beautiful
Norma Starkey Shameless
Niki Stevens L WordThe L Word
Frankie Stone All My Children
Maggie Stone All My Children
Zoe Tate Emmerdale
Emily Taylor Hollyoaks
Tara The Walking Dead 2010
Mandy Thomas Home and Away [28]
Desiree Upton Home and Away [29]
Madame Vastra Doctor Who She is married to Jenny Flint. This is confirmed in the episode The Snowmen where she remarks 'we're married' and Jenny later says she is 'her wife'.
Alex Vause Orange Is the New Black
Margot Verger Hannibal
Veronica All in the Family
Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren Orange is the New Black
Chris Warner Tracey Takes On... A character written and frequently performed by actress-comedian Tracey Ullman. Chris is girlfriend to pro-golfer, Midge Dexter (portrayed by Julie Kavner).
Poussey Washington Orange is the New Black
Kerry Weaver ER
Sophie Webster Coronation Street
Carol Willick Friends 1994 2004
Lana Winters American Horror Story: Asylum
Camille Wray Stargate Universe


Character Show Notes
Unique Adams Glee male-to-female transsexual
Alice Superjail male-to-female transsexual
Angel (Garth Loader) Outrageous Fortune male-to-female transsexual
Ivan Aycock The L Word female-to-male transsexual
Anita Bidet The Oblongs male-to-female transsexual
Sophia Burset Orange is the New Black male-to-female transsexual
Cole The Fosters female-to-male transsexual
Blessing Chambers Hollyoaks male-to-female transsexual
Jason Costello Hollyoaks androphilic female-to-male transsexual
Hayley Cropper Coronation Street male-to-female transsexual
Martin Dunbar Waterloo Road
Ms. Hudson Elementary male-to-female transsexual
Sopia Lopez Nip/Tuck male-to-female transsexual
Alexis Meade Ugly Betty male-to-female transsexual
Molly Milkovich "Shameless (US) male-to-female transsexual
Ava Moore Nip/Tuck
Pastor Patricia Bones male-to-female transsexual
Cherry Peck Nip/Tuck
Ida Quagmire Family Guy male-to-female transsexual
Julia Smith Veronica Mars male-to-female transsexual
Max Sweeney The L Word female-to-male transsexual
Adam Torres Degrassi: The Next Generation female-to-male transsexual
Venus Van Dam Sons of Anarchy male-to-female transsexual
Zoe All My Children male-to-female transsexual
Tony Sawicki Orphan Black female-to-male transsexual
Maxine Conway Wentworth male-to-female transsexual

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