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 is alphabetical and includes notable bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgender fictional characters that appear in various television shows and radio shows.

Bisexual[edit]

Character Actor/Actress Show Notes
Cassie Ainsworth Hannah Murray 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]
Frankie Alan Ruta Gedmintas Lip Service
Lily Aldrin Alyson Hannigan How I Met Your Mother In a long-term relationship with Marshall Eriksen, but also expresses attraction to women on multiple occasions, especially her friend Robin Scherbatsky, and says that one of her life goals before marrying Marshall was to have a "lesbian relationship."
Capheus, Sun Bak, Nomi Marks, Kala Dandekar, Riley Blue, Wolfgang Bogdanow, Lito Rodriguez, Will Gorski Sense8 According to actor Brian J. Smith, who plays Will, Lana Wachowskis shared a belief that all of the main characters are likely Pansexual
Amanita Freema Agyeman Sense8 Dyed her hair in the colors of the bisexual pride flag.
Irene Adler Lara Pulver Sherlock
Jez Andrews Lloyd Everitt Casualty
Ariadne Sophia Lauchlin Hirt Olympus
Júlia Azevedo Gomes Letícia Colin Nada Será Como Antes (The Country's Future)
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell Robert Knepper 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
Magnus Bane Harry Shum, Jr. Shadowhunters Explicitly states interest in both men and women,[3] also is interested in starting a relationship with one of the main male characters (Alec Lightwood) from the show.
Sarah Barnes[4] 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.[4]
Tyler Barrol Ashton Holmes Revenge He dates Ashley Davenport but later seduces a male character.
Nancy Bartlett Roseanne
Tim Bayliss[5] 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". This way of treating his sexuality is believed to have made the network uncomfortable.[5]
Freddie Baxter Freddie Fox Cucumber, Banana Described by roommate Dean Monroe as being "kind of anything" in reference to his sexuality.[6] He is confirmed as being bisexual by actor Freddie Fox.[7]
Steven Beale EastEnders The buildup to Steven's exit involved in a bisexual love triangle storyline among him, Stacey, and Christian Clarke (John Partridge), who is Jane's gay brother.[8][9]
Juliet Becker The Bill
Tobias Beecher Lee Tergesen Oz He had a wife and then has a relationship with his female lawyer; while in prison he has a relationship with Chris Keller and a few sexual encounters with other inmates.
Claire Bennet[10] Hayden Panettiere Heroes
Gretchen Berg[11] Madeline Zima Heroes Gretchen Berg is a college student of Arlington University who befriends Claire Bennet in "Orientation".
Beth Wonderfalls
Jerri Blank Amy Sedaris Strangers with Candy
Alana Bloom Caroline Dhavernas Hannibal Alana expresses interest in Will Graham in the first season, enters a relationship with Hannibal Lecter in the second season, and ultimately marries and has a child with Margot Verger. Bryan Fuller has repeatedly referred to her as bisexual.[12][13][14][15]
Anne Bonny[16] Clara Paget Black Sails Has significant relationships with fellow pirate Jack Rackham and Max, who is a woman.
Kelly Jane Booth Gugu Mbatha-Raw San Junipero
Brendan Boulter[citation needed] Family Affairs
Haddie Braverman Sarah Ramos Parenthood Has happily been in relationships with both men and women.
Meri Brown Meri Brown[17] Sister Wives
Charlie Buckton[18] 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.[19]
Diane Butcher EastEnders
Caitlin[20] Zelda Williams Teen Wolf Initially introduced as a lesbian character in her first appearance in season 3a, she was subsequently brought back for an episode of season 3b and was identified as bisexual.
Caroline Buxton Shortland Street
Lockie Campbell Hollyoaks
Brenna Carver Haley Ramm Chasing Life
Mateo Castellano Benidorm
Rosie Chadderton Is Harry on the Boat?
Akemi Michelle Ang Xena: Warrior Princess
August Chandler Andre Myers Cheetah in August August is struggling with understanding his sexuality between men, while exploring women.
Ethan Chandler Josh Hartnett Penny Dreadful
Piper Chapman Taylor Schilling Orange Is the New Black Having had a previously relationship with another woman prior to the start of the series, she was initially engaged to a man in the first season.
Rick Cheesecloth Gimme Gimme Gimme
Oscar Cherniak Renegadepress.com
Chloe The Secret Life of Us
Daniel Colson One Life to Live
Marissa Cooper Mischa Barton The O.C.
Jay Copeland Shortland Street
Lindsey Corkhill Brookside
Delphine Cormier Évelyne Brochu Orphan Black Fell for Cosima and began helping her learn more about her nature as a clone.
Tim Cornish No Night Is Too Long
Xander Crews Frisky Dingo
Ashley Davies Mandy Musgrave South of Nowhere
Jadzia Dax Terry Farrell Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Ezri Dax Nicole de Boer Star Trek: Deep Space Nine As another host of the symbiont Dax, Ezri, like Jadzia Dax, has memories and romantic feelings toward both men and women. However, in the mirror universe, her counterpart Ezri Tigan (who had not joined with Dax) is a lesbian.
Beauchamp Day Tales of the City
Leonardo da Vinci Tom Riley Da Vinci's Demons
Angela Darmody Boardwalk Empire
Kristina Davis Lexi Ainsworth General Hospital
Craig Dean Guy Burnet Hollyoaks Had an affair with John Paul McQueen while with girlfriend Sarah Barnes. He found it difficult to choose between them, admitting he loved them both.
Bo Dennis Anna Silk Lost Girl Bo is a succubus, a Fae that survives by feeding from life force and the energy created from sex with males or females. Bo becomes romantically and sexually involved with Dyson (a Light Fae detective) and Lauren (a human doctor). (“....she’s a sexual creature and she falls in love with both Dyson and Lauren.” - Anna Silk on her character’s sexual orientation.[21])
Beatriz de Souza Bruna Marquezine Nada Será Como Antes (The Country's Future)
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).
Mary Dittrich Boardwalk Empire
Shell Dockley Debra Stephenson Bad Girls
Gabrielle Renee O'Connor Xena: Warrior Princess She is Xena's lover & soulmate.
Rich Dotcom Ennis Esmer Blindspot
Caitlin Dowd Cashmere Mafia
Will Drake Cheyenne Jackson American Horror Story: Hotel Initially self-identifies as gay, but he later reveals he is a closeted bisexual who fears the prejudice others have regarding bisexuality.[22]
Waverly Earp Dominique Provost-Chalkley Wynonna Earp Dates Champ but breaks up with him and later falls for and begins dating Nicole Haught.
Karen Ellis Family Affairs
Eretria Ivana Baquero The Shannara Chronicles She had a sexual relationship with Wil and it was revealed that she had a girlfriend.
Quinn Fabray Dianna Agron Glee
Nina Farr Rebekah Gibbs Casualty
Morris Fischer Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden
Kris Fisher Hollyoaks
Franky Fitzgerald Dakota Blue Richards Skins Pansexual
Captain James Flint Toby Stephens Black Sails It is revealed that he had sexual relationships with both Miranda Hamilton/Barlow and Thomas Hamilton
Flowerdew The Goon Show
Sonia Fowler EastEnders
Billie Frasier Starved
Fred Archie Bunker's Place
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 (UK), Shameless (US) Married to main character Frank, but has female lovers as well.
Gaia Jaime Murray Spartacus
Esther García Hospital Central Dated several men before marrying Maca.
Ferdinand "Ferdy" Garcia This Life
Conrad Gates Footballers' Wives
Gavin Orange Is the New Black Staffer to Jason Figueroa
DSI Stella Gibson Gillian Anderson The Fall In the third episode of the second season, she mouth-kisses Reed Smith (Archie Panjabi) to drive away the advances from a male, and the two then headed to Gibson's hotel room but Smith changed her mind.
Stewie Griffin Seth MacFarlane Family Guy He appears to show male and female attraction.
Dr. Emily Grace Georgina Reilly Murdoch Mysteries Emily pursues relationships with multiple male characters on the show including George Crabtree and Leslie Garland. In season 8 and 9 she has a relationship with a fellow suffragette, Lillian Moss.
Will Graham Hugh Dancy Hannibal While show runner Bryan Fuller initially described Will as heterosexual, he has confirmed that Will is in love with Hannibal.[23] While describing Will and Hannibal's relationship, Fuller says: "You can have this intimate connection with somebody that then causes you to wonder where the lines of your own sexuality are. And we didn’t quite broach the sexuality. It was certainly suggested, but the love is absolutely on the table. There is love between these two men, and confusion between these two men." He has also confirmed that the attraction between him and Hannibal is mutual.[24][25][26][27][28]
Dorian Gray Reeve Carney Penny Dreadful
Yara Greyjoy Gemma Whelan Game of ThronesGame of Thrones
Clarke Griffin[29] Eliza Taylor The 100 Kisses Lexa in the second season but states that she is not ready for a relationship. In Season 3 Episode 1 Clarke has sex with Niylah a female grounder who works at a trading post
Rosie Gulliver Bad Education
Eleanor Guthrie[30] Hannah New Black Sails Has a complicated on-again, off-again relationship with Charles Vane. In the beginning of season one she and Max, who is a woman, are lovers.
Remy "Thirteen" Hadley Olivia Wilde House
Hadley Hale Lindsey Haun True Blood
Jack Harkness John Barrowman Doctor Who, Torchwood Pansexual, also described as Omnisexual, as he has relationships with non-humans.
Evelyn Harper Holland Taylor Two and a Half Men
Owen Harper Burn Gorman Torchwood
Chad Harris-Crane Passions
John Hart James Marsters Torchwood Was involved with Jack Harkness in the past .
Miles Hollingsworth III Eric Osborne Degrassi
Mr. Wilberforce C. Humphries John Inman Are You Being Served?, Grace and Favour John Inman played Mr. Humphries in all 69 episodes of "Are You Being Served?" that aired between 1972 and 1985 and in all 12 episodes of its follow up "Grace And Favour" that aired in 1992 and 1993.
Tony Hills EastEnders
Holly Billie Piper True Love Is romantically and is implied to be sexually involved with Karen.
Susan Ivanova Babylon 5
Jase Sinchronicity
Jason United States of Tara
Audrey Jensen Bex Taylor-Klaus Scream (TV series) Refers to herself as bicurious.
Ianto Jones Gareth David-Lloyd Torchwood Has a secret relationship with a woman at the beginning of the show, then later starts a relationship with main character Jack Harkness.
Ivan Jones Emmerdale
Samantha Jones Kim Cattrall Sex and the City Though most of her relationships were with men, she had an affair with a woman
Amber Kalirai Coronation Street
Karen Kaya Scodelario True Love
Barbara Kean Erin Richards Gotham Was involved romantically with Renee Montoya.
Annalise Keating Viola Davis How To Get Away With Murder Has been in relationships with men, including her husband Sam and lover Nate, in addition to a past relationship with fellow defense attorney Eve Rothlo.[31]
Christopher "Chris" Keller Christopher Meloni Oz
Kira Nerys Nana Visitor Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Her mirror universe counterpart show her surrounded by a mixed-gender harem, and eventually depict her being in a romantic relationship with her universe's Ezri Tigan
Alex Kelly Olivia Wilde The O.C.
Tina Kennard Laurel Holloman L WordThe L Word
Pat Kerrigan Liz May Brice Bad Girls Has a relationship with her cellmate Sheena William. Had a boyfriend before going to prison.
Jane Kerkovich-Williams Eliza Coupe Happy Endings
Judy King Orange is the New Black
Marcus “Dizzee” Kipling Jaden Smith The Get Down
Molly Kroll L WordThe L Word
Lena Kundera All My Children
C.J. Lamb Amanda Donohoe L.A. Law
Sara Lance Caity Lotz Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow Was in a relationship with Nyssa Al Ghul and had brief encounters with other women
Miranda Lang The Secret Life of Us
Laura Hollyoaks
Max Lawson Family Affairs
Sophie-Anne Leclerq Evan Rachel Wood True Blood
Hannibal Lecter Mads Mikkelsen Hannibal Has been in relationships with women as well as being in love with a man.[14] Described by show runner Bryan Fuller as "omnisexual."[32]
Andrew Legustambos Sit Down, Shut Up
Matty Levan Sebastian de Souza 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 Tom Green Dance Academy Has notable relationships with Mia and Abigail over the course of the first season, at the end of which he begins to question his feelings for best friend Christian and, subsequently, his sexuality as a whole. In the second half of season two he starts seeing his tutor, Ollie; when Sammy tells his friends they're together, he states, "I didn't say I was gay, I just have a boyfriend" in response to Ben making a comment about having "the best gaydar."[33]
Danny Lomax Hollyoaks
Julien Lowe The Shield
Ruby Lucas Meghan Ory Once Upon a Time In season one she was in love with Peter, who dies tragically. In season five she falls in love with Dorothy Gale, and they share true love's kiss.
Lucretia Lucy Lawless Spartacus
Joe MacMillan Lee Pace Halt and Catch Fire
Helen Magnus Amanda Tapping Sanctuary
Mandy Mia Kirshner 24
Mango Saturday Night Live
Christian Mann Verbotene Liebe
Sarah Manning Tatiana Maslany Orphan Black
Countess Elizabeth March Lady Gaga American Horror Story: Hotel
Mark Luke Bilyk Lost Girl Mark is shown as being attracted to females and has sex with Bo Dennis, then as his friendship with Vex grows their relationship becomes romantic.
Evony Fleurette Marquise aka The Morrigan Emmanuelle Vaugier Lost Girl The Morrigan, leader of the Dark Fae, seduces males and allows herself to be seduced by women (Bo in Season 2 and Lauren in Season 4).
Sharon 'Shaz' Marshall Lindsey Fawcett Bad Girls Forms a relationship with Denny Blood in prison, but presumed bisexual
Prince Oberyn Martell Pedro Pascal Game of Thrones
Cara Mason Tabrett Bethell Legend of the Seeker
Max Jessica Parker Kennedy Black Sails She had a relationship with Eleanor Guthrie and several sexual encounters with her clients.
Debbie Mcallister The Bill
Mini McGuinness Freya Mavor Skins
Paige Michalchuk Lauren Collins Degrassi: The Next Generation
Nicole Miller Shortland Street
Angela Montenegro Michaela Conlin Bones Once had a relationship with a woman (which was briefly rekindled in the show's fourth season), she is married to Jack Hodgins, with whom she has a son
Dylan Moreland The L Word
Imogen Moreno Degrassi Most likely bisexual or pansexual.
Lucifer Morningstar Tom Ellis Lucifer Has sexual encounters with women and men, recognizes Raj as one of his male lovers in episode 11 of season 2.
Toby Nance Primeval: New World
Neal Whitney
Nikki Ideal
Vince Noir Noel Fielding Mighty BooshThe Mighty Boosh
Eric Northman Alexander Skarsgård True Blood
Dr. Eleanor O'Hara Nurse Jackie
Clara Oswald Jenna Coleman Doctor Who Has a romance with Jane Austen who she refers to as a "brilliant kisser"
Chuck Palumbo WWE
Pam Kristin Bauer van Straten True Blood
Patrick Charles Cottier Please Like Me
Gail Peck Charlotte Sullivan Rookie Blue
Danny Pennant EastEnders
Brittany S. Pierce Heather Morris Glee Was in a long-term relationship with Santana, which culminated in a marriage
Alice Pieszecki L WordThe L Word
Niles Pottinger James Murray Defiance
Michelle Prado[34] Floriana Lima Allegiance
Clay Puppington Moral Orel
Todd "The Todd" Quinlan Scrubs
Natacha Rambova Alexandra Daddario American Horror Story: Hotel
Randy Trailer Park Boys
Amy Raudenfeld Rita Volk Faking It Originally began to question her sexuality once she fell her in love with her female best friend Karma Ashcroft. As the series progresses she shows attraction to both men and women, having a one-night stand with Liam Booker, and eventually entering a relationship with a girl named Sabrina.
Shannon Reed Home and Away
Rider Skins
Jane Rigsby Is Harry on the Boat?
Natalia Rivera Guiding Light
Kenya Rosewater Mia Kirschner Defiance
Nolan Ross Gabriel Mann Revenge He is bisexual and has dated men and women.
Susan Ross Heidi Swedberg Seinfeld
Susie Ross Family Affairs
Ravi Roy Hollyoaks
Ramona Royale Angela Bassett American Horror Story: Hotel
Oliver Sabel Verbotene Liebe
Ellaria Sand Indira Varma Game of Thrones
Jean-Ralphio Saperstein Ben Schwartz Parks and Recreation
Toshiko Sato Naoko Mori Doctor Who, Torchwood
Saxa Ellen Hollman Spartacus
Jenny Schecter L WordThe L Word Cheated on her boyfriend with Marina.
Ricky Schwartz Awkward.
Phil Ken Sebben Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
Inara Serra Morena Baccarin Firefly
Kalinda Sharma Archie Panjabi The Good Wife
Sameen Shaw Sarah Shahi Person of Interest
Adam Sheldrake Family Affairs
Eleanor Shellstrop Kristen Bell The Good Place
Chuck Shurley/Carver Edlund/God Rob Benedict Supernatural In 11x20 "Don't Call Me Shurley" He mentions having had both boyfriends and girlfriends.
Ella Simms Melrose Place 2.0
Grayson Sinclair Emmerdale
Number Six Tricia Helfer Battlestar Galactica
River Song Alex Kingston Doctor Who
Sophia Brina Palencia Star-Crossed
Brook Soso Kimiko Glenn Orange is the New Black Has dated men in her past but has sex with Nicky and gets a crush on Poussey. She refers to herself as being attracted to people
Ali Spencer Emmerdale [35]
Olivia Spencer Guiding Light
Lucy Spiller Dirt
Leo Spiller Dirt
Maya St. Germain Bianca Lawson Pretty Little Liars Was romantically involved with Emily Fields.
June Stahl Sons of Anarchy
Donald Stewart Benidorm
Helen Stewart Simone Lahbib Bad Girls Engaged to a man at the beginning of series 1, but forms a relationship with prisoner Nikki Wade
Jacqueline Stewart Benidorm
Tony Stonem Nicholas Hoult Skins
Coach Daniel Stopframe Moral Orel
Robert Sugden Emmerdale Robert starts having an affair with Aaron Livesy whilst engaged to Chrissie White.
Susan Hilary Jardine Van Helsing Susan had an abusive boyfriend when the series began. In episode 1.09 she kisses her friend Vanessa (Van) Helsing on the lips and attempts physical intimacy with her.
Anna Taggaro One Tree Hill
Brett Talbot[36] Cody Saintgnue Teen Wolf
Tamsin Rachel Skarsten Lost Girl After she is done with him she shares a male one night stand with Bo, then initiates a friends with benefits relationship with her in Season 5.
Stahma Tarr Jaime Murray Defiance
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 Jessica Lowndes 90210
Jasmine Thomas Jenna Coleman Emmerdale
Thor Noah Le Gros The Get Down
Tara Thornton Rutina Wesley True Blood
Number Three Lucy Lawless Battlestar Galactica
Dell Toledo Michael Chiklis American Horror Story: Freak Show
Callie Torres Sara Ramirez Grey's Anatomy
Paul Torres Adan Canto The Following
Gina Tribbiani Drea De Matteo Joey In the Season 2 episode "Joey and the Holding Hands", it is implied that Gina may be bisexual.
Phil Tyler True Dare Kiss
Frank Underwood Kevin Spacey 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.
Jeremy Usborne Robert Webb Peep Show
Comte de Vache Let Them Eat Cake
Vex Paul Amos Lost Girl BDSM submissive with a favorite dominatrix in Season 2, he has a sexual fantasy involving Mark in Season 5 and the two of them become a couple.
Karen Walker Megan Mullally Will & Grace
Kieren Walker Luke Newberry In the Flesh "He’s not gay but he’s not straight. He’s more in love with the person than the gender."[37]
Tyrell Wellick Martin Wallström Mr. Robot Tyrell's sexuality has never been explicitly stated, but he often uses sex in order to reach his goals and seems pretty comfortable kissing and performing sex acts with both women and men. He has a wife with whom he is implied to be sexually active in the first season of the show, and confesses his love for the main character of the show, Elliot Alderson, who is a man, in the second season. It has been confirmed by the show creator Sam Esmail that he does indeed love Elliot.[38][39]
Helena "H.G." Wells Jaime Murray Warehouse 13
Jacob Wells Nico Tortorella The Following
Ilana Wexler Ilana Glazer Broad City
Darryl Whitefeather Pete Gardner Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Jodie Wilde Hollyoaks
Mark Wilde Callum Blue As If
Sheena Williams Laura Rogers Bad Girls Has a child with her boyfriend but forms a relationship with fellow prisoner Pat Kerrigan and intends to stay with her even after release
Clarice Willow Caprica
Palmer Wyland The Class
Xena Lucy Lawless Xena: Warrior Princess
Yasuko 'Yoko' Ideal
Zero Adam Senn Hit the Floor
Zoroaster Gregg Chillin Da Vinci's Demons
Ben Please Like Me Ben is a one-night stand of Josh's during the initial stages of his open relationship with Arnold. Ben is later hospitalized, facing a possibly life-threatening surgery, causing a dilemma for Josh as to whether or not it is appropriate to visit him. Josh ends up doing so, which frustrates Arnold and creates the defining rift in their relationship. Josh later tries to get back in contact with Ben, but he has begun a relationship with a woman, identifying as sexually fluid.

Gay[edit]

Character Actor Show Notes
Aaron Ross Marquand The Walking Dead
Sam Adama[40] Caprica
Jude Adams Foster Hayden Byerly The Fosters Develops romantic feelings for his male best friend Connor Stevens early in the show. In season 2, after mixed signals and Connor coming out as gay himself, the two begin dating. Although Jude was initially reluctant to accept the label 'gay', in the episode "More Than Words" Jude officially comes out to Connor by saying "Hi, I'm Jude, and I'm gay" and that "I'm super gay. For you" after his refusal to label himself nearly leads to a breakup and a conversation with his friend Cole, who is trans, about the power of labels. In "Lucky", Jude goes as far as admitting to being in love with Connor who loves him back.
Kenny Al-Bahir Rami Malek The War At Home
Lukas Waldenbeck James Paxton Eyewitness Lukas is a closeted teen living in a conservative small town, who when making out with his love interest, Philip, witnesses a triple homicide.
Philip Shea Tyler Young Eyewitness Philip is an openly gay teen who moves from NYC to a conservative small town to live with his foster parents. He also witnesses a triple homicide when making out his love interest, Lukas.
Noah Alexander Footballers' Wives
Blaine Anderson Darren Criss Glee Has several relationships with men, including a relatively long-term on-and-off relationship with Kurt Hummel that ends with them getting married.
Andrew Craig Ferguson Sean Saves the World
Andy Matt Bomer American Horror Story: Freak Show
Edward Philippe Mott Evan Peters American Horror Story: Roanoke
Guinness American Horror Story: Roanoke
Cricket Marlowe Leslie Jordan American Horror Story: Roanoke
Luke Ashton The Bill
Austin Ugly Betty
Trevor Ayliss Tracey Ullman Tracey Ullman: A Class Act
Tracey Takes On...
A male character written and frequently performed by actress-comedian Tracey Ullman. The character was originally created for a comedy special and was later adapted for the HBO comedy series, Tracey Takes On.... Trevor works as a flight attendant. He fathers a child with a female co-worker (season 1, episode "Family"). He lives London with his partner Barry (Michael McKean). Significant sketch: "Childhood" (season 2).
Agron Dan Feuerriegel Spartacus
Renly Baratheon Gethin Anthony Game of Thrones
Thomas Barrow Rob James-Collier Downton Abbey
Finn Barton Emmerdale
Dom Basaluzzo Murray Bartlett Looking
Noah Baxter Hollyoaks
Sean Beasley Sean Maher The Playboy Club He is in a marriage of convenience with Alice, a lesbian who works as a Playboy Bunny.
Rusty Beck Graham Patrick Martin The Closer/Major Crimes Young murder witness who lives with police captain Sharon Raydor. In the season two finalie, Rusty comes out as gay to Sharon and fears rejection. However, Sharon accepts him completely and makes it clear to him. He later comes out to the Major Crimes squad near the beginning of season 3 to a complete lack of surprise and becomes open afterwards, trying and failing to date a coworker. In season 4, while trying to identify murder victim Mariana Wallace, Rusty meets her brother Gustavo "Gus" Wallace who becomes romantically interested in him. After initially resisting Gus' advances due to distance and his fears of Gus no longer liking him if they date, Rusty enters into a relationship with Gus. Despite this, Rusty is shown to be uncomfortable with being gay, shying away from holding Gus' hand in public which causes them some problems. In "Off the Wagon", Rusty tells Gus he loves him for the first time and intends to spend his life with Gus, something that Gus reciprocates.
Jack Benjamin Sebastian Stan Kings
Dr. Oliver Berg Doctors
Sol Bergstein Sam Waterston Grace and Frankie
Henry Best Vincent Franklin Cucumber, Banana
Marco Bianco EastEnders
Kyle Bishop Andy Mientus Smash
Stuart Bixby Derek Jacobi Vicious
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 Adam Pally Happy Endings
Dr. Simon Bond David Sturzaker Doctors
Aaron Brennan Neighbours
Bouffant Let Them Eat Cake
Edwin Bouwhuis Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden
Drew Boyd Queer as Folk (US)
Brendan Brady Emmett J. Scanlan Hollyoaks
Mike Brake Night and Day
Rory Brears Waterloo Road
Brian Ideal
Tom Brisley Adam Ray Grange Hill
Courtney Brown ER
Ben Bruckner Robert Gant Queer as Folk (US) Married to main character Michael, has HIV.
Russell Bryant After Henry
Marco Buis Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden
Conor Byrne Family Affairs [41]
Carl Being Human (UK) Carl is a gay vampire. He shares a flat with his human boyfriend Dan until he accidentally kills him during sleep. The police is looking for him so Carl escapes to Brazil.[42]
Leon Carp Roseanne
Luke Carson Vincent Leclerc This Life (Canada)
Doug Carter PJ Brennan Hollyoaks
Johnny Carter Sam Strike
Ted Reilly
EastEnders
Steven Carrington Dynasty
Owen Cavanaugh Dallas Roberts The Good Wife
Keith Charles Mathew St. Patrick Six Feet Under
Barry Clark EastEnders
Christian Clarke John Partridge EastEnders
Tom Clarke Matt Greenwood The A Word
Oswald Cobblepot / The Penguin Robin Lord Taylor Gotham Talks about his love for Edward Nygma.[43]
Ben Mitchell EastEnders
Paul Coker Jonny Labey EastEnders
Buddy Cole Scott Thompson Kids in the HallThe Kids in the Hall Most commonly appears as a commentator delivering monologues directly to the camera about gay culture; but 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.
Jamie Collier Daniel Anthony Casualty
Bryan Collins Andrew Rannells The New Normal
Gordon Collins Brookside
Sam Colloby Jonathan Kerrigan Casualty
Connor Little Britain
Major Lance Corcoran Tom Hollander The Night Manager (miniseries) Corcoran, 'Corky' for short, is Roper's right-hand man.
Micheletto Corella Sean Harris The Borgias
Corey[44] Michael Johnston Teen Wolf
Rico Constantino WWE
Officer John Cooper Southland
Alan J. Corbett Supernatural Openly displays feelings for Ghostfacers team leader Ed which is noted by Ed's best friend Harry who thinks its bad for the team. When Corbett's ghost is trapped in a loop of his own death, Ed is able to snap him out of it by telling Corbett he loves him though its unclear whether Ed was telling the truth. This is significant as it was earlier stated that the type of ghost Corbett was could only be reached on a rare occasion by someone they had a close emotional connection to in life.
Ian Craig The Archers Radio show.
Mitch Crumb Crumbs
Roger Curbishley Doctor Who
Jodie Dallas Soap
Jesse D'Amato Dane DeHaan In Treatment
Vince D'Angelo Will & Grace
Lieutenant Jim Dangle Thomas Lennon Reno 911!
Felix Dawkins Jordan Gavaris Orphan Black
Marco Del Rossi Adamo Ruggiero Degrassi: The Next Generation
Michael Delaney All My Children
Phil Delaney Queer as Folk (UK)
Canton Everett Delaware III Mark Sheppard Doctor Who
Demian and Barnes Supernatural At the end of The Real Ghostbusters (S:5 E:9) it is confirmed that they are in a relationship.
Marcus Dent Coronation Street
Derrick Spencer Neville Days of Our Lives Introduced in November 2014 as a bellhop in the Salem Inn, he flirted with Paul Narita on several occasions. He then played an important part in the developing gay love triangle involving Will Horton, Paul Narita and Sonny Kiriakis. After the first gay double date on a US daytime soap (Will/Sonny and Derrick/Paul), where it was revealed that Derrick was cut off by his family after coming out, he slept with Paul and hoped they would continue dating and see where things would go. With the change in head writers and the new writing regime axing the historic gay storyline, Derrick suddenly disappeared after mid-August, 2015.
Toby De Silva Matthew Needham Casualty
Aaron Dingle Danny Miller Emmerdale
Dirtfoot Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Richie Donado Raúl Castillo Looking
Billy Douglas One Life to Live
Rodolfo do Vale Alejandro Claveaux Nada Será Como Antes (The Country's Future)
Kenneth duBeke Benidorm
Adam Seymour "Queer Duck" Duckstein Queer Duck
Eddie Daniel Franzese Looking
Russell Edgington Denis O'Hare True Blood
Blane Edwards In Living Color
Hank Eliot As the World Turns
Georg Eschweiler Lindenstraße
Gino Esposito Neighbours
Ethan Jonathan Howard Dominion
Ethan Charlie Carver Teen Wolf Is romantically involved with Danny.
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
Jason Figueroa Orange Is the New Black Husband of Natalie Figueroa, assistant warden of Litchfield Prison
Don Finlayson Number 96 TV's first regular gay character, he was a heroic lawyer who had several long running boyfriends and was in the groundbreaking Australian show for its entire five-year run from 1972 - 77.
Oliver Fish Scott Evans One Life to Live
David Fisher Michael C. Hall Six Feet Under
Christopher Fletcher Home and Away
Carsten Flöter Lindenstraße
Richard Osgood Foley Static Shock
Fred Fonseca EastEnders
Bill Forbes Jack Coleman The Vampire Diaries
Jamie Forrest Karl Urban Shortland Street
Aidan Foster Neighbours [45]
Jonny Foster Emmerdale
Karl Foster Coronation Street
Alonso Frame Russell Tovey Doctor Who
Luke Fuller Dynasty
Ian Gallagher Cameron Monaghan Shameless (US) Starts off the show a closeted 15-year-old in a relationship with his married, much-older boss, Kash Karib. Later he 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 Yanic Truesdale Gilmore Girls
Ray Gillette Archer
Craig Gilmore The Bill
Ethan Gold Fab Filippo Queer as Folk (US) Violin player, had a short-lived relationship with main character Justin Taylor
Fred Gonzalez Brookside
John Goodwin Neal Bledsoe Smash
Grant James Wolk Happy Endings Max's ex-boyfriend; they start dating again after they run into each other on Valentine's Day.
Albert Grant Big Love
Neil Grayling James Gaddas Bad Girls
Eddie Gregg Hill Street Blues
Marshall Gregson Keir Gilchrist United States of Tara
Bug Gribble King of the Hill
Todd Grimshaw Coronation Street
Hercules Grytpype-Thynne The Goon Show Radio
Nate Gurney Waterloo Road
José "Joey" Gutierrez Juan Pablo Raba Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. An Inhuman who was revealed to previously have had a boyfriend.
Craig Gutteridge Cutting It
T.J. Hammond Sebastian Stan Political Animals
Oliver Hampton Conrad Ricamora How To Get Away With Murder
Robert Hanson Martin Sheen Grace and Frankie After having an affair with his law-partner Sol for 20 years they finally come out to their wives and children to get married to each other.
Derek Harkinson EastEnders
Harry Mike & Molly
Michael Harper My Family
Shane Harvey Michael J. Willett Faking It Is openly gay from the pilot.
Ste Hay Kieron Richardson Hollyoaks
Richard Heller 24
Alex Henley Skins
Hernando Alfonso Herrera Sense8
Mason Hewitt Khylin Rhambo Teen Wolf
Carter Heywood Michael Boatman Spin City
Louis Hines Murder One
Kieron Hobbs Hollyoaks
Ken Hodges Christopher Guard Casualty
Saul Holden Ron Rifkin Brothers & Sisters
Curtis Holt / Mister Terrific Echo Kellum Arrow Holt is married to a man
Ray Holt Andre Braugher Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Emmett Honeycutt Peter Paige Queer as Folk (US)
Scott Hope Fab Filippo Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Will Horton Days of Our Lives
Dr. George Huang Law & Order: SVU Psychiatrist who works with the Special Victims Unit; his sexuality is briefly mentioned.
Kurt Hummel Chris Colfer Glee
Bob Hunter Desperate Housewives
Ian Kyle Riabko 90210
Shane Ince Cutting It
Jake My Family
Josh Josh Thomas Please Like Me
Jared Sam Pancake Svetlana
Jason Game On
Kenny James My Name Is Earl
Geoffrey Jellineck Paul Dinello Strangers with Candy He is in a secret love affair with Mr. Noblet, the history teacher.
Ashley Jennings EastEnders
Jerry Nicholas Gonzalez True Blood
Jesus Tom Payne The Walking Dead [citation needed]
Steve Jinks Aaron Ashmore 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 Ryan Carnes General Hospital
Stuart Alan Jones Aidan Gillen Queer as Folk (UK)
Warren Jones This Life
Julian and Sandy Round the Horne
Justin Ryan Carnes Desperate Housewives
Kash Karib Shameless (UK) Had an affair with 15-year-old Ian Gallagher at the show's beginning.
Dave Karofsky Max Adler Glee
Richard Katimski My So-Called Life
Major Bill Keane, MD The Andromeda Strain
Kimon Levi Meaden Olympus
Jude Kincade Brent Antonello Hit the Floor
Brian Kinney Gale Harold Queer as Folk (US)
Nate Kinski Neighbours
Victor J Kinzer bloomingOUT Radio
Sonny Kiriakis Freddie Smith Days of Our Lives
Jason Kirk Emmerdale
Leo Kraft Mit Herz und Handschellen
Nate Kulina Nick Jonas Kingdom
Malcolm Laffley Beggars and Choosers
Jim Lahey Trailer Park Boys
Paul Lambert Emmerdale
Agustín Lanuez Frankie J. Alvarez Looking
Larry Caprica
Larry Crapston Villas
Joseph Lasile Michael Arden Kings
Oliver Lawson Kristopher Turner This Life (CA)
Kyle Lendo The Class
Lenny This Life
Leon Coronation Street
Tom Levitt Christian Borle Smash
Duke Lewis, Jr. Skyler Maxon Faking It
Kyle Lewis Brett Claywell One Life to Live
Alec Lightwood Matthew Daddario Shadowhunters Has romantic feelings for his best friend and adoptive brother, Jace. He eventually meets and is attracted to Magnus Bane.
Omar Little The Wire
Lloyd Entourage
Ollie Lloyd Keiynan Lonsdale Dance Academy
John Lord The Bill
Chevalier de Lorraine Evan Williams Versailles
Sebastian Love Little Britain
Lucas[44] Eddie Ramos Teen Wolf
Luke Ideal
Lukewarm Porridge
Jamal Lyon Jussie Smollett Empire
Prince Lykos Wayne Burns Olympus
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 Keahu Kahuanui Teen Wolf Is openly gay and was in a relationship with Ethan.
Nathan Maloney Charlie Hunnam Queer as Folk (UK)
Mani Sinchronicity
Anthony Marentino Sex and the City
Scott Marsh My Family
Oscar Martinez OfficeThe Office
Syed Masood Marc Elliott EastEnders
Kevin Matheson Russell Tovey Looking
Donald Maulpey Philip Charles MacKenzie Brothers
Noah Mayer As the World Turns
Billy Mayhew Daniel Brocklebank Coronation Street
Ted Mayo United States of Tara
Ronny McCarthy Tyler Ritter The McCarthys
Bazil McCourtey Hollyoaks
Lee McDermott Desperate Housewives
Mac McDonald Rob McElhenney It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia He had relationships with women in the first couple of seasons, but later he's noticeably attracted to men and has feelings for his best friend Dennis. The show's creator has even stated that he is gay, but some fans argue that "pansexual" is a better term.
Dave McDowell Dan Castellaneta The Tracey Ullman Show David raises his teen daughter Francessca (Tracey Ullman) with his partner William (Sam McMurray).
William McDowell Sam McMurray The Tracey Ullman Show William, along with his partner David (Dan Castellaneta), raise their teenage daughter Francessca (Tracey Ullman) together.
Jack McFarland Sean Hayes Will & Grace
Jonathon McKenna Shortland Street
Louis McManus Michael Urie Partners
Jack McPhee Kerr Smith Dawson's Creek
John Paul McQueen James Sutton Hollyoaks
Dylan Michalchuk Degrassi: The Next Generation
Craig Middlebrooks Parks and Recreation
Mickey Milkovich Noel Fisher Shameless (US) Has a relationship with Ian Gallagher, which begins as a "friends with benefits" relationship but develops into more. Starts show in the closet, but later comes out because of the threat of losing Ian.
Nathan Miller Jarod Joseph The 100
Tristan Milligan Degrassi
Dean Monroe Fisayo Akinade Cucumber, Banana
Simon Monroe Emmett J. Scanlan In the Flesh
Teddy Montgomery Trevor Donovan 90210
Buddy Morgan Joseph Gordon-Levitt That 70s Show
Patrick Murray Jonathan Groff Looking
Steven Myron The Sarah Silverman Program
Paul Narita Christopher Sean Days of Our Lives The first love of long-time gay character Sonny Kiriakis (one half of Days's gay "super-couple" Will and Sonny, the first married gay couple on a US daytime soap) and a successful professional baseball player, Paul came to Salem in November, 2014. He was immediately loved by fans and became part of a frontburner storyline that included his coming out, discovering that he is the son of John Black (Days of Our Lives) (an iconic long-term character) and a love triangle between him, Sonny and Will Horton, which also involved the newly introduced fourth gay character on the show, Derrick. Unfortunately, since head writers Christopher Whitesell and Gary Tomlin were replaced by Josh Griffith and Dena Higley, with their material starting to air in mid-August, Paul has appeared only a handful of times, and the frontburner storyline involving him, Sonny, Will and Derrick was axed by the new regime, which involved the killing of the gay legacy character Will, which led to a huge backlash from fans right before the show's 50th anniversary.
Nasir Pana Hema Taylor Spartacus
Neil Days of Our Lives
Steve Newlin Michael McMillian True Blood
Chuck Noblet Stephen Colbert Strangers with Candy He is in a secret love affair with Mr. Jellineck, the art teacher.
Michael Novotny Hal Sparks Queer as Folk (US) Has two serious relationships in the series, then marries Ben and adopts a teenager.
Will O'Brien Mile High
Fearghal O'Farrell Come Fly With Me
Maxxie Oliver Mitch Hewer Skins
Philippe I, Duke of Orléans Alexander Vlahos Versailles
Patrick Osbourne Justin Hartley Revenge Was married to a woman, later it was revealed he is gay.
Adam Osman Pal Aron Casualty
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
Chunk Palmer Christopher Jackson Bull
Chris Pappas Neighbours
Zane Park Shannon Kook Degrassi: The Next Generation
Dan Parker Adam Sinclair As If
Patrick Teddy Sears American Horror Story: Murder House
Patrick Michael Arden Anger Management
Russell Paxton Lady in the Dark Film, radio and TV.
Alexander Perry Queer as Folk (UK)
Dan Peterson Queer as Folk (US)
Frank Pickle The Vicar of Dibley
Wyatt Plank Brandon Routh Partners
Sanguinaire Polidori Mary Shelley's Frankenhole
Spencer Porter Marshall Williams Glee
Lance Powell The Bill
Lance Powell Brookside
Mitchell Pritchett Jesse Tyler Ferguson Modern Family
Justin Pulice RealTV
Rab The Book Group
Eric Raleigh Jordan Woods-Robinson The Walking Dead
Blair Ramos Mark Indelicato Dead of Summer Is open about his sexuality and is potentially in a relationship with Drew, a trans man.
Gavin Ramsbottom Benidorm
Leslie Rappaport Check It Out!
Hartley Rathaway Andy Mientus The Flash
Simon Raymond EastEnders
Vaughn Redden Neighbours
Fernando Redondo Física o Química
Lafayette Reynolds Nelsan Ellis True Blood
Pol Requena Plats Bruts
Rich As Is
Rico Doctors
Allen Rissbrook Jamie Kristian As If
Robbie Crapston Villas
Archdeacon Robert Simon McBurney Rev.
Cameron Roberts Queer as Folk (UK)
Ed Roberts Emmerdale
Dr. Greg Robinson Doctors
Lito Rodriguez Miguel Ángel Silvestre Sense8
Sal Romano Mad Men
Marco Romero E. J. Bonilla Revenge
Rupert Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1
Colin Russell EastEnders
Sandy Ryerson Stephen Tobolowsky Glee
Marco Salazar Freddie Smith 90210
Salim Sleeper Cell
Michael Sanchez Rafael de la Fuente Empire
Lucas Sanders Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden
Sanjay Weeds
Saul As Is
David Sawyer Justin Bartha The New Normal
Falk von Schermbeck SK Koelsch
Theodore "Ted" Schmidt Scott Lowell Queer as Folk (US)
Thorsten Schmidt Mit Herz und Handschellen
Carlos the Scientist Welcome to Night Vale Podcast / Radio
Colin Scott Waterloo Road
Scott Roseanne
Sean Sean Hayes Sean Saves the World
Sami Shafiq Family Affairs
TJ Shaw Patrick Stafford Major Crimes Best friend of Rusty Beck in early season 4. During a conversation with psychologist Doctor Joe, its suggested that TJ is interested in Rusty romantically. Rusty confirms TJ is gay, but he is deeply closeted, having not told anyone besides Rusty or gone on a date with another guy. In "Hostage to Fortune", after Rusty neglected their friendship too much due to his obsession with identifying Alice Herrera, TJ ended their friendship after thinking Rusty was asking him out for coffee instead of just asking for his help.
Kevin Sheffield All My Children
Benny Sherwood Percelle Ascott Wizards vs Aliens Comes out as gay during the series.[46]
Dean Silverman Home and Away [47]
George Smith Hollyoaks
Luke Smith Tommy Knight The Sarah Jane Adventures, Doctor Who Had the series not ended after the death of Elizabeth Sladen, writer Russell T. Davies intended to have Luke come out as gay.[48]
Sebastian Smythe Grant Gustin 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
Hank St. Clare Kevin Daniels Sirens
Marc St. James Michael Urie Ugly Betty
Stanley Denis O'Hare American Horror Story: Freak Show
Clive Starr Family Affairs
Alex Staton Orlando Wells As If
Riley Stavros Argiras Karras Degrassi: The Next Generation
Ivo Steadman No Night Is Too Long
Sean Steel Family Affairs
Steve Michael Ian Black Reaper
Connor Stevens The Fosters Before coming out, he kissed his best friend Jude Adams Foster, in the youngest same sex kiss in TV history. He also flirts with Jude a lot and sends him a lot of mixed signals before Jude confronts him, leading to their kiss. He comes out as gay to his father on Season 2 episode "Not That Kind of Girl" and in episode "The End of the Beginning" he begins a relationship with Jude. Following his coming out to his father, he is shown to be out to everyone, openly acknowledging his relationship with Jude in the season 3 premier "Wreckage" when confronted by a classmate and unhesitatingly declaring himself gay at an LGBTQ prom when asked for his sexuality. In "Lucky" he instantly tells Jude he loves him too when Jude tells Connor he loves him.
Clark Stevenson Awkward.
Josh Stevenson Waterloo Road
James Stinson How I Met Your Mother
Frank Stone Dream Team
Victor Strand Colman Domingo Fear the Walking Dead Thomas is shown as his only romantic interest in the series
Sam Strickland Leslie Odom, Jr. Smash
Justin Suarez Mark Indelicato 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.[49]
Lance Sullivan Cyril Nri Cucumber
Taako Taaco Justin McElroy The Adventure Zone
Yosh Takata ER
Klaus Taube SK Koelsch
Alf Taylor Neighbours
Justin Taylor Randy Harrison Queer as Folk (US) 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 show's beginning.
Ryan Taylor Tinsel Town
Charlie Thomas The Archers Radio
Darren Thompson Emmerdale
Freddie Thornhill Ian McKellen Vicious
Tim Degrassi: The Next Generation
Michael “Mouse” Tolliver Tales of the City
Tom (Mr. Friendly) Lost
Tony Ken Marino Reaper
Simon Trader The Secret Life of Us
Lionel Trane Michael J. Willett United States of Tara
Troy Benidorm
Ben Trueman Hotel Babylon
Will Truman Eric McCormack Will & Grace
Cameron Tucker Eric Stonestreet Modern Family
Sean Tully Coronation Street
Edward Tunstall EastEnders
Dennis Tyler True Dare Kiss
Jez Tyler Britannia High
Vince Tyler Queer as Folk (US)
Loras Tyrell Finn Jones Game of Thrones
Andrew Van de Kamp Shawn Pyfrom Desperate Housewives
Erik van der Woodsen Connor Paolo Gossip Girl
Richie Valentine Emun Elliott Threesome
Enrique "Rickie" Vasquez Wilson Cruz My So-Called Life
Jesús Velásquez Kevin Alejandro True Blood
Tony Vincent Lee Warburton Casualty
Kevin Walker Matthew Rhys Brothers & Sisters
Scotty Wandell Luke Macfarlane Brothers & Sisters
Gustavo "Gus" Wallace Rene Rosado Major Crimes In season 4, the character of Gus is introduced as a young man searching for his missing sisters who meets openly gay protagonist Rusty Beck in his search. While the two have a rocky start, they become close friends and Gus develops feelings for Rusty, holding his hand during the trial of his sister's killer and telling Rusty afterwards he cares deeply for him. On Rusty's end, he resists Gus' advances, admitting he thinks there's too much in their way due to distance and his fears of Gus no longer liking him once Gus gets to know him better. After Gus reveals he's moving to Los Angeles and shows faith in liking Rusty no matter what, Rusty is indicated to have given him a chance. In the next episode, its confirmed they are dating with the two openly flirting and kissing. Gus is later upset when Rusty turns out to be uncomfortable with being gay, being unwilling to hold Gus' hand in public, but cares enough about him to move past it. He later tells Sharon Raydor that you have to be very patient with Rusty but he finds it worth it for the sake of their relationship. In "Off the Wagon", Rusty tells Gus he loves him and can't imagine a life without him. Gus returns the sentiment, stating he'd waited a long time to tell Rusty he loves him too.
Joe Wallace EastEnders
Connor Walsh Jack Falahee How To Get Away With Murder
Eric Walsh One Life to Live
Jackson Walsh Marc Silcock Emmerdale
Prior Walter Angels in America
Chad Warwick Zachary Quinto American Horror Story: Murder House
Cliff Waters Paul Regina Brothers
Andrew Watson Neighbours
Peter Webster The Book of Daniel
George Weiss Kevin Hill
Andrew Wells Tom Lenk Buffy the Vampire Slayer Appears to have an interest in male character Xander and expresses a possible interest in his friend Warren Mears. He also calls Johnathon Lenk "the cutest" at one point. In the comic book series, he comes out as gay after drinking a potion that makes him his "ideal man." However, he panics afterwards when he's no longer affected by the potion.
Jason West Gavin and Stacey
Tim Whistler The Brittas Empire
Lawrence White Emmerdale
Edgar Wield Dalziel and Pascoe [50]
Matt Wilding Waterloo Road
Josh Wilson Weeds
Doug Witter Dawson's Creek
Mr. Wolfe Suburgatory
Charlie Smith Greg Austin Class
Matteusz Andrzejewski Jordan Renzo Class
Sir Don Johnson A Series of Unfortunate Events
Charles Rhys Darby A Series of Unfortunate Events

Lesbian[edit]

Character Actress Show Notes
Della Alexander Michelle Joseph EastEnders 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.[51] 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).[52]
Alice Leah Renee The Playboy Club She is a Playboy Bunny in a marriage of convenience with Sean, a gay man.
Alisha Juliana Harkavy The Walking Dead
Lena Adams Foster Sherri Saum The Fosters Married to Stef Adams Foster.
Stef Adams Foster Teri Polo The Fosters Married to Lena Adams Foster.
Luisa Alver Yara Martinez Jane the Virgin
Arika Shivani Ghai Dominion
Athena Paris Jefferson Xena: Warrior Princess
Lily Baker Jessica Harmon Supernatural Mentions accidentally killing her girlfriend.
Regina Barnes Paula Marshall Out of Practice
Susanna Barnett Megan Ketch Jane the Virgin
Thelma Bates Jemima Rooper Hex
Diana Berrigan Marsha Thomason White Collar
Carrie "Big Boo" Black Lea DeLaria Orange Is the New Black
Denny Blood Alicya Eyo Bad Girls Has an on/off relationship with Shell Dockley, before dating fellow prisoner Shaz Wiley
Esther Bloom Hollyoaks
Shelley Bower Brookside
Charlie Bradbury Felicia Day Supernatural Friend of Sam and Dean Winchester who reveals herself to be a lesbian in her first episode, stating she can't flirt her way past a guard as he's not a girl. She later kisses Gilda the Fairy and flirts with a girl at her LARPing tournament where all the men are ironically attracted to her. She later develops a crush on Dorothy Baum but it doesn't appear to go any further than that.
Virginia Braithwaite Julie Graham At Home with the Braithwaites
Brunhilda Brittney Powell Xena: Warrior Princess She fell in love with Gabrielle in the Season 6 episode "The Rheingold".
Judy Bryant Prisoner
Susan Bunch Friends
Kim Butterfield Hollyoaks
Mary Jo Cacciatore Blue Mountain State
Helena Cain Michelle Forbes Battlestar Galactica
Alice Calvert Samantha Mathis Under the Dome
Naomi Campbell Lily Loveless Skins Naomi identifies as a lesbian in the canonical novel, and when people refer to her as a lesbian once she is "out" she confirms it several times. She feigns attraction to males before coming out as Emily's girlfriend, and she self identifies as a lesbian.
Spencer Carlin Gabrielle Christian South of Nowhere Her romantic and sexual relationship with Ashley Davis is a popular lesbian ship called "Spashley."
Tina Carter EastEnders
Silvia Castro Los hombres de Paco
Cecile Let Them Eat Cake
Tara Chambler Alanna Masterson The Walking Dead
Denise Cloyd Merritt Wever The Walking Dead
Kathy Fern Clyde Anna Konkle Rosewood
Joey Collins Home and Away
Samara Cook Claire Holt Pretty Little Liars Was in a relationship with Emily Fields.
Helen Cooper Drop the Dead Donkey
Lana Crawford Neighbours [53]
Robyn Crisp Coming of Age
Fiona Coyne Annie Clark Degrassi: The Next Generation
Bridey Cruz[54] Floriana Lima The Family
Liz Cruz Nip/Tuck
Dani Demi Lovato Glee Recurring role; season 5 (4 episodes)
Kim Daniels Olivia Hallinan Sugar Rush
Alex Danvers Chyler Leigh Supergirl The episodes Crossfire and Changing deal with Alex's realisation that she is attracted to girls and her coming out.[55] In Medusa, her mother describes Alex as gay.
Greer Danville Gracie Dzienny Chasing Life
Daria Florence Kasumba Dominion
Ashley Davies Mandy Musgrave South of Nowhere Her romantic and sexual relationship with Spencer Carlin is a popular lesbian ship called "Spashley."
Shay Davydov Ksenia Solo Orphan Black
Ezri Tigan Nicole de Boer Star Trek: Deep Space Nine The mirror universe version of Ezri Dax is referred to as not being interested in men and has a romantic and sexual relationship with the mirror universe's version of Kira Nerys. The two women share an on-screen kiss and Ezri flirts with other female characters. It's unclear whether her lack of attraction to men is unique to the alternate universe or because this Ezri never received the Dax symbiont, as well as their memories and desires.
Kathleen "Dixie" Dixon Jane Hazlegrove Casualty
Franky Doyle/Franky Doyle Carol Burns, Nicole da Silva Prisoner, Wentworth
Dr. Maggie Doyle Jorja Fox ER
Frances Dunhill Cassidy Freeman The Playboy Club She begins dating Nick Dalton to provide him with a politically acceptable public "girlfriend" and to make her appear heterosexual to her father.
Kelly Epson Vanessa Lengies Hawthorne
Tilly Evans Lucy Dixon Hollyoaks
Dana Fairbanks Erin Daniels L WordThe L Word
Joan "The Freak" Ferguson Maggie Kirkpatrick Prisoner
Joan Ferguson Pamela Rabe Wentworth Was in a relationship with an inmate Jianna Riley.
Macarena Wilson Fernandez Hospital Central
Marina Ferrer Karina Lombard L WordThe L Word
PC Danielle Ferrington Niamh McGrady The Fall She reveals to DSI Stella Gibson that she was "gay".
Emily Fields Shay Mitchell Pretty Little Liars
Emily Fitch Kathryn Prescott Skins Was in a relationship with Naomi Campbell.
Jenny Flint Catrin Stewart Doctor Who Married to Madame Vastra
Dorothy Gale Teri Reeves Once Upon a Time
Robin Gallagher Desperate Housewives
Regina George Seychelle Gabriel Revenge She has a crush on Charlotte Grayson where they both once drunkenly kissed.
Nyssa al Ghul Katrina Law Arrow Was in a relationship with Sara Lance.
Marigold Gilchrist 1600 Penn
Jen Gilmore Hollyoaks [56]
Sharon Gilmour Prisoner
Grace Marc Maron and the Temple of Doom Radio show.
Lt. Alisha Granderson Christina Elmore "The Last Ship"
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 [35]
Nicole Haught Katherine Barrell Wynonna Earp Officer Nicole Haught was flirtatious but cautious towards Waverly Earp. They fell in love after Waverly confessed to Nicole that she wanted to be with her.[57]
Janis Hawk FlashForward
Maddie Heath Coronation Street
Carolyn Hill Aisha Hinds Under the Dome
Isabelle Hodes Weeds
Laura Hollis Elise Bauman Carmilla Confirmed via transmedia.[58][59] Also in a relationship with Carmilla.
Kelly Hurst Family Affairs
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 (UK)
Beth Jordache Brookside
Naomi Julien EastEnders
Karn EastEnders
Carmilla Karnstein Natasha Negovanlis Carmilla
Kennedy Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Ruka Kishimoto Last Friends
Phyllis Kroll L WordThe L Word
Charlotte Lau Hollyoaks
Dr. Kim Legaspi ER
Jodi Lerner Marlee Matlin L WordThe L Word
Emily Levinson Alison Louder Being Human (US/Canada)
Lauren Lewis Zoie Palmer Lost Girl Dr. Lauren Lewis spends years as a pledged servant to The Ash (leader of the Light Fae) so that she can find a cure for her comatose girlfriend's mysterious illness. Lauren and Bo, a succubus Fae, fall in love. Their relationship became popularly known by the portmanteau word Doccubus,[60] a blend of "Doctor"+"Succubus". ("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.[61])
Commander Lexa Alycia Debnam-Carey The 100 Was previously in a relationship with Costia and was romantically involved with Clarke Griffin. In response to a fan asking for confirmation that Lexa is a lesbian, the show's creator and executive producer Jason Rothenberg responded, "That's what we'd call her in the real world."[62]
Jo Lipsett Sarah-Jane Potts Waterloo Road
Sandy Lopez ER
Santana Lopez Naya Rivera Glee Was in a relationship with Brittany S. Pierce and is now married to her.
Olivia Lord Portia de Rossi Nip/Tuck
Cat MacKenzie Laura Fraser Lip Service
Tara Maclay Amber Benson Buffy the Vampire Slayer Was romantically involved with Willow.
Maggie Debi Mazar Younger
Melanie Marcus Michelle Clunie Queer as Folk (US)
Mandy Marquez Doctors
Tea Marvelli Skins (US) [63]
Jo Masters BillThe Bill
Kate McBride Hill Street Blues
Paige McCullers Lindsey Shaw Pretty Little Liars
Shane McCutcheon Katherine Moennig L WordThe L Word
Betty McRae Ali Liebert Bomb Girls
Cissy Meldrum You Rang, M'Lord?
Patricia "Tricia" Miller Madeline Brewer Orange Is the New Black
Bianca Montgomery Eden Riegel All My Children
Molly Montgomery Hollyoaks
Renee Montoya Victoria Cartagena Gotham
Sian Moore Georgia Henshaw Cucumber, Banana
Allie Novak Kate Jenkinson Wentworth
Carmen de La Pica Morales Sarah Shahi L WordThe L Word
Ellen Morgan Ellen DeGeneres Ellen
Blanche Mottershed Alex Kingston Upstairs, Downstairs
Mulan Jamie Chung Once Upon a Time Although earlier episodes hinted at the possibility of Mulan being romantically interested in Phillip, Aurora's beloved, actress Jamie Chung later clarified that such was never actually the case, and that Mulan's heart unequivocally belonged to Aurora.[64]
Emma Muller Hand aufs Herz
Sam Murray Heather Peace Lip Service
Myfanwy Little Britain
Nicky Nichols Natasha Lyonne Orange Is the New Black
Cosima Niehaus Tatiana Maslany Orphan Black The creators have been a bit inconsistent in identifying Cosima's sexuality. Graeme Manson once said he thinks "Cosima’s been 'bisexual' (if you had to codify it), but maybe she’s ready to self-identify as gay. She would defend her freedom to choose, no matter where nature placed her in the spectrum."[65] Later on Twitter, he confirmed that she is indeed gay.[66] Additionally, Cosima did label herself as lesbian when she accidentally came out while giving a speech.
Niylah Jessica Harmon The 100
Alex Nuñez Deanna Casaluce Degrassi: The Next Generation
A.M. Onymous Erin B. Lillis SubverCity Transmit Host of the SubverCity Transmit LGBTQIA-centric speculative fiction podcast. Throughout the series, during the introductions and follow-ups to the episode's featured stories, she makes references to her past relationships with women, love letters from female admirers and one particular mysterious "one that got away" for whom she still pines.
Kendra Pasternak L WordThe L Word
Gina Patrick Hollyoaks
Helena Peabody Rachel Shelley L WordThe L Word
Felicia "Snoop" Pearson" Felicia Pearson The Wire
Lara Perkins L WordThe L Word
Najara Kathryn Morris Xena: Warrior Princess
Lindsay Peterson Thea Gill Queer as Folk (US)
Bette Porter Jennifer Beals L WordThe L Word
Sian Powers Coronation Street Was in a relationship with and engaged to Sophie Webster.
Reagan Yvette Monreal Faking It
Arizona Robbins Jessica Capshaw Grey's Anatomy
Binnie Roberts EastEnders
Tess Roberts Fiona Button Lip Service
Maya Robertson Laura Donnelly Hex
Christine Rodd Neighbours
Root Amy Acker Person of Interest
Willow Rosenberg Alyson Hannigan Buffy the Vampire Slayer Though only showing attraction to and having relationships with male characters in the first 3 seasons, she begins dating Tara Maclay 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.
Pippy Rosewood Gabrielle Dennis Rosewood
Eve Rothlo[67][68] Famke Janssen How to Get Away with Murder Notably had a past relationship with fellow defense attorney Annalise Keating. When talking about their past and how a part of her is still in love with Annalise, Eve remarks that she has "been with plenty of other women"[69] since the end of their relationship years ago.
Dalia Royce Suburgatory
Minya Alison Wall Xena: Warrior Princess
Simone Russell Passions
Saint Sarah-Jane Potts Sugar Rush
Layla Salim Kick
Jessie Sammler Once and Again
Maggie Sawyer Floriana Lima Supergirl She has a girlfriend in one of the episodes, and acts as Alex's love interest and the catalyst to her coming out.[70] The comics character she is based on is lesbian as well.[71]
Vivienne "Scotty" Scott Letitia Wright Cucumber, Banana
Leslie Shay Lauren German Chicago Fire
Katie Singer Once and Again
Ilainus Musetta Vander Xena: Warrior Princess
Bea Smith Danielle Cormack Wentworth
Veronica Sole Hospital Central
ADA Serena Southerlyn Law & Order
Ali Spencer Emmerdale [35]
Karen Spencer The Bold and the Beautiful
Norma Starkey Shameless (UK)
Niki Stevens Kate French L WordThe L Word
Frankie Stone Elizabeth Hendrickson All My Children
Maggie Stone Elizabeth Hendrickson All My Children
Zoe Tate Emmerdale
Emily Taylor Hollyoaks
Mandy Thomas Home and Away [72]
Rae Thomas Jossara Jinnaro Passions
Desiree Upton Home and Away [73]
Uriel Katrine De Candole Dominion
Madame Vastra Neve McIntosh Doctor Who She is married to Jenny Flint. This is confirmed in the episode The Snowmen.
Alex Vause Laura Prepon Orange Is the New Black
Margot Verger Katharine Isabelle Hannibal
Veronica All in the Family
Violet Hannah John-Kamen Cucumber, Banana
Nikki Wade Mandana Jones Bad Girls In a relationship with Officer Helen Stewart
Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren Uzo Aduba Orange Is the New Black
Chris Warner Tracey Ullman Tracey Takes On... A character written and frequently performed by actress-comedian Tracey Ullman. Chris is girlfriend to pro-golfer Midge Dexter (Julie Kavner). Comes out publicly in season one, episode "Romance"; is kidnapped and sent to a "homosexual de-programming center" Straight Ways in season three, episode "Religion." Tracey Takes On... took home GLAAD Media Awards for both episodes (1996, 1999[74]).
Poussey Washington Samira Wiley Orange Is the New Black
Kerry Weaver ER
Sophie Webster Coronation Street
Bridget Westfall Libby Tanner Wentworth
Carol Willick Friends
Lao Ma Jacqueline Kim Xena: Warrior Princess
Dr. Freya Wilson Lu Corfield Doctors
Lana Winters Sarah Paulson American Horror Story: Asylum
Wendy Peyser Clea DuVall American Horror Story: Asylum
Marion Joan Severance American Horror Story: Asylum
Kerry Weaver ER
Camille Wray Stargate Universe
Doc Meh Yewll Defiance
Yorkie Mackenzie Davis Black Mirror
Elena Isabella Gomez One Day At A Time (2017)

Transgender[edit]

Character Actor/Actress Show Notes
Aaron Elliot Fletcher The Fosters Trans man
Unique Adams Alex Newell Glee Trans woman
Alice Superjail Trans woman
Angel (Garth Loader) Outrageous Fortune Trans woman
Angelique Jonny Beauchamp Penny Dreadful Trans woman
Miss Artiphys Karen Dior Xena: Warrior Princess Trans woman In the Season 2 Episode "Here She Comes... Miss Amphipolis".
Maya Avant Karla Mosley The Bold and the Beautiful Trans woman
Ivan Aycock Kelly Lynch The L Word Trans man
Anita Bidet The Oblongs Trans woman
Shannon Beiste/Sheldon Dot-Marie Jones Glee Trans man
Helen Brears Bethany Black Cucumber, Banana Trans woman
Sophia Burset Laverne Cox Orange Is the New Black Trans woman
Carmen Brittany Daniel It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Trans woman
Blessing Chambers Hollyoaks Trans woman
Cole Tom Phelan The Fosters Trans man
Maxine Conway Wentworth Trans woman
Jason Costello Hollyoaks Androphilic trans man
Hayley Cropper Julie Hesmondhalgh Coronation Street Trans woman
Charlotte DiLaurentis Vanessa Ray Pretty Little Liars Trans woman
Martin Dunbar Matt Greenwood Waterloo Road Trans woman
Ms. Hudson Candis Cayne Elementary Straight trans woman
Judy Rebecca Root Boy Meets Girl Trans woman
Sopia Lopez Nip/Tuck Trans woman
Nomi Marks Jamie Clayton Sense8 Lesbian trans woman
Alexis Meade Rebecca Romijn Ugly Betty Trans woman. Initially portrayed by Elizabeth Penn Payne (when she was listed in the credits as "Masked Lady") for the first twelve episodes of her appearance.
Mia Chloë Sevigny Hit & Miss Trans woman
Molly Milkovich Shameless (US) Trans woman
Ava Moore Nip/Tuck Trans woman
Hans Neeman Tracey Ullman The Tracey Ullman Show Trans man
Noah Elliot Fletcher Faking It Gay Trans man
Cassandra O'Brien Zoë Wanamaker Doctor Who Trans woman
Arun Parmar Rebecca Hazlewood Bad Girls Trans woman inmate, also hinted to be bisexual
Pastor Patricia Bones Trans woman
Cherry Peck Nip/Tuck Trans woman
Drew Reeves Zelda Williams Dead Of Summer Trans man
Tony Sawicki Tatiana Maslany Orphan Black Trans man
Kyle Slater Riley Carter Millington EastEnders Trans man
Trevor Elliot Fletcher Shameless (US) Gay Trans man
Julia Smith Veronica Mars Trans woman
Sally St. Claire Annie Wallace Hollyoaks Trans woman
Max Sweeney The L Word Bisexual trans man
Liz Taylor Denis O'Hare American Horror Story: Hotel Trans woman
Janette Maria Clara Spinelli Supermax Trans woman
Adam Torres Degrassi: The Next Generation Trans man
Venus Van Dam Sons of Anarchy Trans woman
Zoe All My Children Trans woman
Buck Vu Ian Alexander The Oa Trans man

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