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 Actor/Actress Show Notes
Irene Adler Lara Pulver Sherlock Identifies as a lesbian but becomes attracted to the male main character.
Cassie Ainsworth[citation needed] 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
Tyler Barrol Ashton Holmes Revenge (TV series) He dates Ashley Davenport but later seduces a male character.
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."
Athena Xena: Warrior Princess
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". This way of treating his sexuality is believed to have made the network uncomfortable.[4]
Freddie Baxter Freddie Fox Cucumber, Banana Described by roommate Dean Monroe as being "kind of anything" in reference to his sexuality.[5] He is confirmed as being bisexual by actor Freddie Fox.[6]
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.[7][8]
Juliet Becker The Bill
Tobias Beecher 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[9] Hayden Panettiere Heroes
Gretchen Berg[10] Madeline Zima Heroes Gretchen Berg is a college student of Arlington University who befriends Claire Bennet in "Orientation".
Beth Wonderfalls
Daniella 'Denny' Blood Bad Girls
Alana Bloom Caroline Dhavernas Hannibal Dates a man in the second season and marries a woman in the third.
Bo Anna Silk 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.[11]
Brendan Boulter[citation needed] Family Affairs
Haddie Braverman Sarah Ramos Parenthood Has happily been in relationships with both males and females.
Charlie Buckton[12] 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.[13]
Diane Butcher EastEnders
Caitlin[14] 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
Naomi Campbell Lily Loveless Skins It has been stated that, despite being in a relationship with a girl, she has experienced attraction to at least one boy.
Brenna Carver Haley Ramm Chasing Life
Mateo Castellano Benidorm
Rosie Chadderton Is Harry on the Boat?
Ethan Chandler Josh Hartnett Penny Dreadful
Piper Chapman Taylor Schilling Orange Is the New Black
Keith Charles Six Feet Under
Rick Cheesecloth Gimme Gimme Gimme
Oscar Cherniak
Chloe The Secret Life of Us
Daniel Colson One Life to Live
Jay Copeland Shortland Street
Lindsey Corkhill Brookside
Delphine Cormier Évelyne Brochu Orphan Black
Tim Cornish No Night Is Too Long
Xander Crews Frisky Dingo
Ashley Davies South of Nowhere
Jadzia Dax Terry Farrell Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Beauchamp Day Tales of the City
Leonardo da Vinci Tom Riley Da Vinci's Demons
Angela Darmody Boardwalk Empire
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.
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 Bad Girls
Caitlin Dowd Cashmere Mafia
Karen Ellis Family Affairs
Jason Figueroa Orange Is the New Black Husband of Natalie Figueroa, assistant warden of Litchfield Prison
Morris Fischer Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden
Kris Fisher Hollyoaks
Flowerdew The Goon Show
Sonia Fowler EastEnders
Billie Frasier Starved
Fred Archie Bunker's Place
Donna Freedman Neighbours
Gabrielle Renee O'Connor Xena: Warrior Princess She is Xena's soulmate, but in Season 2 she marries her male childhood friend Perdicas (who is, ironically, the same man from whom she ran away to avoid an arranged marriage in the beginning of the series).
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 Garcia (Ferdy) This Life
Conrad Gates Footballers' Wives
Gavin Orange Is the New Black Staffer to Jason Figueroa
DSI Stella Gibson Gillian Anderson The Fall
Will Graham Hugh Dancy Hannibal While described by show runner Bryan Fuller as heterosexual, his romantic attraction seems to be more fluid. Fuller has described him as being "in love with" a man,[15] and has indicated that at the very least Will is questioning his sexual orientation. While describing Will's relationship with a man, 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."[16]
Dorian Gray Reeve Carney Penny Dreadful
Clarke Griffin Eliza Taylor The 100
Rosie Gulliver Bad Education
Eleanor Guthrie Hannah New Black Sails She has relationships with both Max and Captain Vane
Captain Flint Toby Stephens Black Sails It is revealed that he had sexual relationships with both Miranda Hamilton/Barlow and Thomas Hamilton
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
Chad Harris-Crane Passions
John Hart James Marsters Torchwood
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
Susan Ivanova Babylon 5
Jase Sinchronicity
Jason United States of Tara
Ianto Jones Gareth David-Lloyd 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 Kim Cattrall Sex and the City
Amber Kalirai Coronation Street
Karen Kaya Scodelario True Love
Christopher "Chris" Keller Oz
Alex Kelly Olivia Wilde The O.C.
Tina Kennard L WordThe L Word
Max Blum Adam Pally Happy Endings
Pat Kerrigan Bad Girls Has a relationship with her cellmate Sheena William. Had a boyfriend before going to prison.
Molly Kroll L WordThe L Word
Lena Kundera All My Children
C.J. Lamb L.A. Law
Sara Lance Caity Lotz Arrow
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. Described by show runner Bryan Fuller as "omnisexual."[17]
Andrew Legustambos Sit Down, Shut Up
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 Tom Green Dance Academy
Danny Lomax Hollyoaks
Julien Lowe The Shield
Lucretia Lucy Lawless Spartacus
Joe MacMillan Lee Pace Halt and Catch Fire
Helen Magnus Amanda Tapping Sanctuary
Mandy 24
Mango Saturday Night Live
Christian Mann Verbotene Liebe
Mark As If
Evony Fleurette Marquise Emmanuelle Vaugier Lost Girl She has sexual relationships with both men and women.
Sharon 'Shaz' Marshall Bad Girls
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
Mulan Jamie Chung Once Upon a Time Upon her introduction in the show in episode, Mulan was hinted to have feelings for Prince Phillip. By a later episode, it is revealed Mulan actually has feelings for Princess Aurora, Phillip's love interest.
Nicole Miller Shortland Street
Angela Montenegro Michaela Conlin Bones
Dylan Moreland The L Word
Imogen Moreno Degrassi Most likely bisexual or pansexual.
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
Chuck Palumbo WWE
Pam Kristin Bauer van Straten True Blood
Gail Peck Charlotte Sullivan Rookie Blue
Danny Pennant EastEnders
Brittany S. Pierce Heather Morris Glee
Barbara Kean Erin Richards Gotham
Alice Pieszecki L WordThe L Word
Niles Pottinger James Murray Defiance
Michelle Prado[18] Floriana Lima Allegiance
Clay Puppington Moral Orel
Todd "The Todd" Quinlan Scrubs
Randy Trailer Park Boys
Amy Raudenfeld Rita Volk Faking It
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 having dated people from both genders.
Susie Ross Family Affairs
Ravi Roy Hollyoaks
Oliver Sabel Verbotene Liebe
Ellaria Sand Indira Varma Game of Thrones
Jean-Ralphio Saperstein Parks and Recreation
Toshiko Sato Naoko Mori Doctor Who, Torchwood
Saxa Ellen Hollman Spartacus
Jenny Schecter L WordThe L Word
Ricky Schwartz Awkward.
Phil Ken Sebben Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
Inara Serra Morena Baccarin Firefly
Kalinda Sharma Archie Panjabi The Good Wife
Adam Sheldrake Family Affairs
Ella Simms Melrose Place 2.0
Grayson Sinclair Emmerdale
Number Six Battlestar Galactica Series.
River Song Alex Kingston Doctor Who
Sophia Brina Palencia Star-Crossed
Ali Spencer Emmerdale [19]
Olivia Spencer Guiding Light
Lucy Spiller Dirt
Leo Spiller Dirt
Maya St. Germain Bianca Lawson Pretty Little Liars
June Stahl Sons of Anarchy
Donald Stewart Benidorm
Bad Girls Bad Girls
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.
Anna Taggaro One Tree Hill
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 90210
Jasmine Thomas Jenna Coleman Emmerdale
Tara Thornton Rutina Wesley True Blood
Number Three Battlestar Galactica Series.
Callie Torres Sara Ramirez Grey's Anatomy
Paul Torres Adan Canto The Following
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.
Comte de Vache Let Them Eat Cake
Vex Paul Amos Lost Girl
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."[20]
H.G. Wells Warehouse 13
Jacob Wells Nico Tortorella The Following
Jodie Wilde Hollyoaks
Sheena Williams Bad Girls
Clarice Willow Caprica
Palmer Wyland The Class
Xena Lucy Lawless Xena: Warrior Princess Although she is sometimes seen as a lesbian icon, she is canonically bisexual. She has many relationships with men throughout the seasons of the show. The love of her life is Gabrielle.
Zero Adam Senn Hit the Floor
Yasuko 'Yoko' Ideal


Character Actor/Actress Show Notes
Aaron Ross Marquand The Walking Dead
Marco Romero E. J. Bonilla Revenge (TV series)
Sam Adama[21] Caprica
Noah Alexander Footballers' Wives
Blaine Anderson Darren Criss Glee
Andrew Craig Ferguson Sean Saves the World
Patrick Osbourne Justin Hartley Revenge (TV series) Was married to a woman, later it was revealed he is gay.
Luke Ashton The Bill
Austin Ugly Betty
Trevor Ayliss Tracey Takes On... A character written and frequently performed by actress-comedian Tracey Ullman.
Agron Dan Feuerriegel Spartacus
Renly Baratheon Gethin Anthony Game of Thrones
Thomas Barrow Rob James-Collier Downton Abbey
Finn Barton Emmerdale
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 finale and her squad in season three.
Jack Benjamin Sebastian Stan Kings
Dr. Oliver Berg Doctors
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
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 [22]
Carl Being Human 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 Brasil.[23]
Carlos Welcome to Night Vale Podcast / Radio
Leon Carp Roseanne
Doug Carter PJ Brennan Hollyoaks
Johnny Carter EastEnders
Steven Carrington Dynasty
Owen Cavanaugh Dallas Roberts The Good Wife
Barry Clark EastEnders
Christian Clarke EastEnders
Paul Coker Jonny Labey 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; 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.
Bryan Collins Andrew Rannells The New Normal
Gordon Collins Brookside
Sam Colloby Jonathan Kerrigan Casualty
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 Dane DeHaan In Treatment
Vince D'Angelo Will & Grace
Toby da Silva Casualty
Lieutenant Jim Dangle 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 both of them are partners.
Marcus Dent Coronation Street
Dirtfoot Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Richie Donado Raúl Castillo Looking
Dom Basaluzzo Murray Bartlett Looking
Eddie Daniel Franzese Looking
Agustín Lanuez Frankie J. Alvarez Looking
Billy Douglas One Life to Live
Kenneth duBeke Benidorm
Adam Seymour "Queer Duck" Duckstein Queer Duck
Russell Edgington Denis O'Hare True Blood
Blane Edwards In Living Color
Hank Eliot As the World Turns
Gino Esposito Neighbours
Georg Eschweiler Lindenstraße
Ethan Jonathan Howard Dominion
Ethan Charlie Carver Teen Wolf
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
Don Finlayson Number 96 TV's first regular gay character 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 [24]
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 Queer as Folk (US) Violin player, had a short-lived relationship with main character Justin Taylor
Fred Gonzalez Brookside
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
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
Craig Gutteridge Cutting It
T.J. Hammond Sebastian Stan Political Animals
Oliver Hampton Conrad Ricamora How to Get Away with Murder
Derek Harkinson EastEnders
Harry Mike & Molly
Michael Harper My Family
Shane Harvey Michael J. Willett Faking It
Ste Hay Kieron Richardson Hollyoaks
Richard Heller 24
Alex Henley Skins
Hernando Alfonso Herrera Sense8
Mason Hewitt Khylin Rhambo Teen Wolf
Carter Heywood Spin City
Louis Hines Murder One
Kieron Hobbs Hollyoaks
Saul Holden Ron Rifkin Brothers & Sisters
Ray Holt Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Emmett Honeycutt Peter Paige Queer as Folk (US)
Scott Hope 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
Jason Game On
Kenny James My Name Is Earl
Geoffrey Jellineck Strangers with Candy
Ashley Jennings EastEnders
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
Kenny Rami Malek The War at Home
Jude Kincade Brent Antonello Hit the Floor
Brian Kinney Gale Harold Queer as Folk (US)
Victor J Kinzer bloomingOUT Radio
Sonny Kiriakis Freddie Smith 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
Joseph Lasile Michael Arden Kings
Kyle Lendo The Class
Lenny This Life
Leon Coronation Street
Kyle Lewis Brett Claywell One Life to Live
Omar Little The Wire
Aaron Livesy Danny Miller Emmerdale
Lloyd Entourage
Ollie Lloyd Keiynan Lonsdale Dance Academy
John Lord The Bill
Sebastian Love Little Britain
Luke Ideal
Lukewarm Porridge
Jamal Lyon Jussie Smollett Empire
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
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 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.
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" relationships but develops into more. Starts show in the closet, but later comes out because of the threat of losing Ian.
Tristan Milligan Degrassi
Ben Mitchell EastEnders
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
Nasir Pana Hema Taylor Spartacus
Neil Days of Our Lives
Steve Newlin Michael McMillian True Blood
Chuck Noblet Strangers with Candy
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
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
Chris Pappas Neighbours
Zane Park Shannon Kook Degrassi: The Next Generation
Dan Parker Adam Sinclair As If
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
Todd "The Todd" Quinlan Scrubs
Rab The Book Group
Eric Raleigh The Walking Dead
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 Rev.
Cameron Roberts Queer as Folk (UK)
Ed Roberts Emmerdale
Dr. Greg Robinson Doctors
Lito Rodriguez Miguel Ángel Silvestre Sense8
Sal Romano Mad Men
Rupert Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1
Colin Russell EastEnders
Sandy Ryerson 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 Schmid Mit Herz und Handschellen
Colin Scott Waterloo Road
Scott Roseanne
Sean Sean Hayes Sean Saves the World
Sami Shafiq Family Affairs
Kevin Sheffield All My Children
Dean Silverman Home and Away [25]
George Smith Hollyoaks
Luke Smith Tommy Knight The Sarah Jane Adventures, Doctor Who Had the series not ended after the death of Elizabeth Sladden, writer Russell T. Davies intended to have Luke come out as gay.[26]
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
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, which was the youngest same sex kiss in TV history. 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.
Clark Stevenson Awkward.
Josh Stevenson Waterloo Road
James Stinson How I Met Your Mother
Frank Stone Dream Team
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.[27]
Lance Sullivan Cyril Nri Cucumber
Yosh Takata ER
Klaus Taube SK Koelsch
Alf Taylor Neighbours
Paul Naruta Days Of Our Lives
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
Enrique "Rickie" Vasquez Wilson Cruz My So-Called Life
Jesús Velásquez Kevin Alejandro True Blood
Tony Vincent Casualty
Kevin Walker Matthew Rhys Brothers & Sisters
Scotty Wandell Luke Macfarlane Brothers & Sisters
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
Cliff Waters Paul Regina 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 [28]
Matt Wilding Waterloo Road
Josh Wilson Weeds
Doug Witter Dawson's Creek
Mr. Wolfe Suburgatory
Woodhouse Archer
Richie Valentine Emun Elliott Threesome


Character Actor/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.[29] 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).[30]
Alisha Juliana Harkavy The Walking Dead
Regina George Seychelle Gabriel Revenge (TV series) She has a crush on Charlotte Grayson where they both once drunkenly kissed.
Lena Adams Foster Sherri Saum The Fosters
Stef Adams Foster Teri Polo The Fosters
Luisa Alver Yara Martinez Jane The Virgin
Amanita Freema Agyeman Sense8
Regina Barnes Paula Marshall Out of Practice
Thelma Bates Jemima Rooper Hex
Diana Berrigan Marsha Thomason White Collar
Carrie "Big Boo" Black Lea DeLaria Orange Is the New Black
Esther Bloom Hollyoaks
Shelley Bower Brookside
Charlie Bradbury Felicia Day Supernatural
Brunhilda Xena: Warrior Princess
Judy Bryant Prisoner
Susan Bunch Friends
Kim Butterfield Hollyoaks
Mary Jo Cacciatore Blue Mountain State
Helena Cain Battlestar Galactica Series
Alice Calvert Samantha Mathis Under the Dome
Spencer Carlin Gabrielle Christian South of Nowhere
Tina Carter EastEnders
Silvia Castro Los Hombres de Paco
Cecile Let Them Eat Cake
Tara Chambler The Walking Dead
Joey Collins Home and Away
Samara Cook Pretty Little Liars
Helen Cooper Drop the Dead Donkey
Lana Crawford Neighbours [31]
Robyn Crisp Coming of Age
Fiona Coyne Annie Clark Degrassi: The Next Generation
Liz Cruz Nip/Tuck
Dani Demi Lovato Glee Recurring role; season 5 (4 episodes)
Kim Daniels Olivia Hallinan Sugar Rush
Ashley Davies Mandy Musgrave South of Nowhere
Brent Deacon Desperate Housewives
Kathleen "Dixie" Dixon Jane Hazlegrove Casualty
Franky Doyle Prisoner
Franky Doyle Nicole da Silva Wentworth
Maggie Doyle ER
Kelly Epson Hawthorne
Tilly Evans Hollyoaks
Dana Fairbanks Erin Daniels L WordThe L Word
Joan "The Freak" Ferguson Prisoner
Macarena Wilson Fernandez Hospital Central
Marina Ferrer Karina Lombard L WordThe L Word
Emily Fields Shay Mitchell Pretty Little Liars
Emily Fitch Kathryn Prescott Skins
Jenny Flint Catrin Stewart Doctor Who
Robin Gallagher Desperate Housewives
Nyssa al Ghul Katrina Law Arrow
Marigold Gilchrist 1600 Penn
Jen Gilmore Hollyoaks [32]
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 [19]
Janis Hawk FlashForward
Maddie Heath Coronation Street
Carolyn Hill Aisha Hinds Under the Dome
Isabelle Hodes Weeds
Laura Hollis Elise Bauman Carmilla (series)
Kelly Hurst Family Affairs
Ilainus (Champion of Athena) Xena: Warrior Princess
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 (series)
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
Lauren Lewis Zoie Palmer Lost Girl "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.[33]
Lexa Alycia Debnam-Carey The 100
Jo Lipsett Sarah-Jane Potts Waterloo Road
Sandy Lopez ER
Santana Lopez Naya Rivera Glee
Cat MacKenzie Laura Fraser Lip Service
Tara Maclay Amber Benson Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Melanie Marcus Michelle Clunie Queer as Folk (US)
Nomi Marks Jamie Clayton Sense8
Mandy Marquez Doctors
Tea Marvelli Skins (US) [34]
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
Patricia Miller Madeline Brewer Orange Is the New Black
Bianca Montgomery Eden Riegel All My Children
Molly Montgomery Hollyoaks
Sian Moore Georgia Henshaw Cucumber, Banana
Carmen de La Pica Morales Sarah Shahi L WordThe L Word
Ellen Morgan Ellen DeGeneres Ellen
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."[35] This is a vague statement that doesn't tell us anything, but later on Twitter he responded to a question about his statement confirming that she is indeed gay.[36] Also, Cosima did label herself as lesbian when she accidentally came out while giving a speech.
Alex Nuñez Deanna Casaluce Degrassi: The Next Generation
Kendra Pasternak L WordThe L Word
Gina Patrick Hollyoaks
Helena Peabody Rachel Shelley L WordThe L Word
Lara Perkins L WordThe L Word
Lindsay Peterson Thea Gill Queer as Folk (US)
Bette Porter Jennifer Beals L WordThe L Word
Sian Powers Coronation Street
Arizona Robbins Jessica Capshaw Grey's Anatomy
Binnie Roberts EastEnders
Tess Roberts Fiona Button Lip Service
Christine Rodd Neighbours
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 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.
Dalia Royce Suburgatory
Simone Russell Passions
Saint Sarah-Jane Potts Sugar Rush
Layla Salim Kick
Jessie Sammler Once and Again
Vivienne "Scotty" Scott Letitia Wright Cucumber, Banana
Leslie Shay Lauren German Chicago Fire
Katie Singer Once and Again
Rose Solano Bridget Regan Jane The Virgin
Veronica Sole Hospital Central
ADA Serena Southerlyn Law & Order
Ali Spencer Emmerdale [19]
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 [37]
Desiree Upton Home and Away [38]
Madame Vastra Neve McIntosh 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 Laura Prepon Orange Is the New Black
Margot Verger Katharine Isabelle Hannibal
Veronica All in the Family
Violet Hannah John-Kamen Cucumber, Banana
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 Ullman, Chris is girlfriend to pro-golfer Midge Dexter (Julie Kavner).
Poussey Washington Samira Wiley Orange Is the New Black
Kerry Weaver ER
Sophie Webster Coronation Street
Carol Willick Friends
Dr. Freya Wilson Lu Corfield Doctors
Lana Winters Sarah Paulson American Horror Story: Asylum
Camille Wray Stargate Universe
Xena Lucy Lawless Xena: Warrior Princess Confirmed as "definitely gay" by actress Lucy Lawless in a 2003 interview with Lesbian News.
Doc Meh Yewll Defiance


Character Actor/Actress Show Notes
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
Ivan Aycock The L Word Trans man
Anita Bidet The Oblongs Trans woman
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 The Fosters Trans man
Maxine Conway Wentworth Trans woman
Jason Costello Hollyoaks Androphilic trans man
Hayley Cropper Coronation Street Trans woman
Charlotte DiLaurentis Vanessa Ray Pretty Little Liars Trans woman
Martin Dunbar Waterloo Road Trans woman
Ms. Hudson Candis Cayne Elementary Straight 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.
Molly Milkovich Shameless (US) Trans woman
Ava Moore Nip/Tuck Trans woman
Cassandra O'Brien.Δ17 Zoë Wanamaker Doctor Who Trans woman
Pastor Patricia Bones Trans woman
Cherry Peck Nip/Tuck Trans woman
Tony Sawicki Tatiana Maslany Orphan Black Trans man
Julia Smith Veronica Mars Trans woman
Max Sweeney The L Word Bisexual trans man
Adam Torres Degrassi: The Next Generation Trans man
Venus Van Dam Sons of Anarchy Trans woman
Zoe All My Children Trans woman

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