List of comedy television series with LGBT characters
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This is a list of comedy television series (including miniseries and web television) which feature lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters. The orientation can be portrayed on-screen, described in the dialogue or mentioned.
|1972–1973||The Corner Bar||ABC||Peter Panama||Vincent Schiavelli||The first continuing portrayal of a gay person on American television.|
|1972–1985||Are You Being Served?||BBC||Mr. Humphries||John Inman||British sitcom about staff working in the Grace Brothers department store.|
|1975||Hot l Baltimore||ABC||George
|The first gay couple on American network television.|
|1975–1982||Barney Miller||ABC||Marty Morrison
|Marty was a semi-regular on the long-running television series and Darryl made several appearances as Marty's lover. Series creator Danny Arnold worked closely with the National Gay Task Force in developing the characters of Darryl and Marty. Initially both were presented as flamboyantly gay men, but as the series progressed Darryl began acting and dressing more conservatively. Officer Zatelli's coming out, initially to Captain Miller but eventually to the entire squad, was the first gay-themed story arc on American television and Arnold again worked with the NGTF to develop it. |
|1976–1977||Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman||Syndicated||Ed McCullough
|Ed and Howard were introduced as a pair of brothers sharing a house in the Hartmans' neighborhood but were later revealed to be a gay couple hoping to live an open life in Fernwood.|
|1976 (unaired)||Snip||NBC||Michael||Walter Wanderman||He was the owner of the salon where the characters worked.|
|1976||The Nancy Walker Show||ABC||Terry Folson||Ken Olfson||Terry was an out-of-work actor and personal assistant to lead character Nancy Kitteridge (Nancy Walker).|
|1976||Ball Four||CBS||Based on the book Ball Four. Featured a gay rookie baseball player.|
|1977||All That Glitters||Syndicated||Linda Murkland||Linda Gray||Linda Murkland was a transgender woman (the first transgender series regular on American television).|
|1977–1981||Soap||ABC||Jodie Dallas||Billy Crystal||By the end of the series, Jodie was romantically involved with a woman.|
|First British sitcom to feature a gay couple in a non-camp fashion.|
|1981–1983||Love, Sidney||NBC||Sidney Shore||Tony Randall||The first prime-time television series to have a gay character as its central lead although the character was in the closet for all 40 episodes.|
|1981||Daily at Dawn||Seven Network||Leslie Windrush||Terry Bader||The first Australian comedy series to feature a regular gay character.|
|1982–1992||'Allo 'Allo!||BBC||Lt. Hubert Gruber||Guy Siner||Lt. Gruber was clearly depicted as gay, and interested in the series' lead character, Rene Artois (Gorden Kaye). In the series finale's flash-forward scene, however, it was revealed that Gruber eventually married Pvt. Helga Geerhart (Kim Hartman).|
|1984||Dream Stuffing||Channel 4||Richard||Ray Burdis||British sitcom about two unemployed girls who share a London flat. Their neighbour Richard is gay.|
Philip Charles MacKenzie
|Two heterosexual brothers cope when third brother (Cliff) comes out as gay. Donald is Cliff's gay neighbor.|
|1985||Sara||NBC||Dennis Kemper||Bronson Pinchot||Dennis is an attorney in the law firm at which the series is set.|
|David Marshall Grant
|Two supporting gay characters, one an artist and one working in advertising. Focus of the episode Strangers.|
|1987–1988||Women in Prison||Fox||Bonnie Harper||Antoinette Byron|||
|1987–1989||Hooperman||ABC||Rick Silardi||Joseph Gian||Uniformed Police Officer Rick Silardi is openly gay, but seems to spend most of his time fending off the affections of his straight female police partner, Officer Mo DeMott (Sydney Walsh), who wants to "save him" from being gay by making passes at him whenever possible.|
|In the final episode, Rosanne Conner revealed that the last season was a story she'd written. Her mother wasn't really gay but her sister was.|
|1989–1991||Doctor Doctor||CBS||Richard Stratford||Tony Carreiro||Richard is the openly gay brother of lead character Mike Stratford (Matt Frewer).|
|1990–1993||You Rang M'Lord?||BBC||Helen Cooper Cecily "Cissy" Meldrum||Catherine Rabett|||
|1990–1998||Drop the Dead Donkey||Channel 4||Helen Cooper||Ingrid Lacey|||
|1991–1997||The Brittas Empire||BBC||Gavin Featherly
|Tim and Gavin are a couple working at the leisure centre, who, throughout, choose not to tell some people due to fear of being fired. Their homophobic boss is innocently oblivious to their relationship for seven years.|
|1992||Terry and Julian||Channel 4||Julian||Julian Clary|||
|1992–1998||The Larry Sanders Show||HBO||Brian||Scott Thompson|||
|1993||Cutters||CBS||Troy King||Julius Carry||Troy was an Olympic gold medalist turned hairdresser.|
|1993–1996||The John Larroquette Show||NBC||Pat||Jazzmun||A drag queen who hangs out at the bus station where the lead character works.|
|1994||Daddy's Girls||CBS||Dennis Sinclair||Harvey Fierstein||Sinclair is a high-strung fashion designer. He was the first gay principal television character played by an openly gay actor.|
|After months of media speculation, Ellen Morgan came out in "The Puppy Episode". Peter and Barrett were Ellen's friends and a couple.|
|1994–1999||The Vicar of Dibley||BBC||Frank Pickle||John Bluthal|||
|Carol is lesbian and Ross's ex-wife. |
Susan is lesbian and Carol's girlfriend.
Carol and Susan married in season 2 episode "The One with the Lesbian Wedding". It was the first lesbian wedding portrayed on U.S. television.
|1995||Muscle||The WB||Bronwyn Jones||Amy Pietz||Lead character Bronwyn is a lesbian news anchor.|
|1995||The Pursuit of Happiness||NBC||Alex Chosek||Brad Garrett|||
|1995||Agony Again||BBC||Michael||Sacha Grunpeter||Short-lived sequel to 1979 sitcom Agony. Jane Lucas's son Michael is gay.|
|1995–1996||High Society||CBS||Stephano||Luigi Amodeo|||
|1995–1996||The Crew||Fox||Paul Steadman||David Burke|||
|1996||Public Morals||CBS||John Irvin||Bill Brochtrup|||
|1996||Party Girl||Fox||Derrick||John Cameron Mitchell||Short-lived sitcom based on the 1995 theatrical film|
|1996||Lush Life||Fox||Nelson "Margarita" Marquez||John Ortiz|||
|1996–2002||Spin City||ABC||Carter Sebastian Heywood||Michael Boatman|||
|1997–1998||Fired Up||NBC||Ashley||Mark Davis|||
|1997–2000||Veronica's Closet||NBC||Josh Blair||Wallace Langham||Josh's sexuality was obfuscated as a running joke until the 2000 episode "Veronica Helps Josh Out", when he came out as gay.|
|1998–2004||Sex and the City||HBO||Stanford Blatch
|Stanford and Anthony are gay. Samantha is bisexual and has a romance with a woman, Maria (Sônia Braga).|
|Will & Grace||NBC||Will Truman
|Will and Jack are gay. |
Karen's bisexuality is implied. (e.g. In season 6, episode 2, "Last Ex to Brooklyn", when a woman at the dinner table says she drinks because it makes sex better, Karen reaches over and fills her glass with wine; and when she becomes upset and leaves, Karen says "Oh, yeah. Just where I was hoping this evening was going.", grabs her purse and follows after her.)
Vince is Will's partner.
|1999||Oh, Grow Up||ABC||Ford Lowell
|Ford is a married man who left his wife after realizing he was gay. Sal is lead character Hunter's (Stephen Dunham) boss.|
|1999–2000||Strangers with Candy||Comedy Central||Jerri Blank
|Jerri is bisexual. Jellineck and Noblet carried on a clandestine affair.|
|1999–2001||Beggars and Choosers||Showtime||Malcolm Laffley||Tuc Watkins||Laffley is a television casting director who came out to disprove sexual harassment charges leveled at him by a woman.|
|1999–2001||Los Beltrán||Telemundo||Fernando Salazar
James C. Leary
|Fernando and Kevin are gay. They are the first openly-gay characters on Spanish-language television, and first same-sex couple that marry.|
|2000||Normal, Ohio||Fox||William "Butch" Gamble||John Goodman|||
|2000–2001||Grosse Pointe||WB||Ted Johnson
Kevin the P.A.
Jonathan Del Arco
|Ted Johnson has a crush on his acting mate Johnny Bishop. |
Kevin the P.A. has a brief crush on Dave May.
|2000–2011||My Family||BBC One||Michael Harper||Gabriel Thompson||On 15 April 2010, MailOnline reported that despite his earlier reputation as a womanizer, Michael would come out as gay to his parents in the tenth series.|
|2001||The Ellen Show||CBS||Ellen Richmond||Ellen DeGeneres|||
|2001||Some of My Best Friends||CBS||Warren Fairbanks
|Based on the film Kiss Me, Guido.|
|Trailer Park Boys||Showcase (season 1-7)
Netflix (season 8- )
|The characters of trailer park supervisor, Jim Lahey and assistant trailer park supervisor Randy are both bisexual men.|
|2002||That '80s Show||CBS||Sophia||Brittany Daniel||Corey's bisexual ex-girlfriend who has an unreturned crush on Corey's sister Katie.|
|2002–2007||Kath & Kim||ABC1
|Sharon Strzelecki||Magda Szubanski||Sharon is a sports fanatic, especially around male-oriented games, and has dated guys, but it is later implied in the film Kath & Kimderella that she might have bisexual feelings, even though she is clueless about her own sexual orientation, believes that a shirt with the LGBT rainbow flag colors looks good on her, and later gyrating around a lesbian golfer. (Szubanski is a Lesbian in real-life)|
|2003–2015||Two and a Half Men||CBS||Evelyn Harper
|Evelyn is bisexual and the mother of Charlie and Alan Harper. For most of the series she is portrayed as a heterosexual, but there are instances in seasons 8, 9, and 11 where she has lesbian sex with three different women. |
Jenny, the previously unknown daughter of Charlie, is lesbian. She engages in several one-night stands with various women (introduced in season 11).
Whilst Alan is portrayed as a heterosexual man, he sometimes likes to crossdress in Evelyn's clothes and has made moves towards Walden Schmidt that suggest same-sex attraction.
|2003–2009||Reno 911!||Comedy Central||Lieutenant Dangle
|2003–2006||Aquí no hay quien viva||Antena 3||Mauri Hidalgo
|Stable gay relationship between main characters Mauri and Fernando. During a time they were broken up, Mauri had a relationship with Diego, who left him for another man and later regretted it. But by then Mauri and Fernando were together again. |
Mauri also has a son by artificial insemination with lesbian best friend Bea, who had a relationship with a lawyer, Rosa, for a while. Afterwards, she had a wild night with Ana, who became lesbian for her and became a stable couple.
|Arrested Development||Fox (season 1—3)
Netflix (season 4— )
|George Oscar "Gob" Bluth II
|GOB is hinted to be bisexual throughout the series. He ends up falling in love with his enemy, Tony Wonder. |
It is a running joke that Barry is a closeted gay man who is frequently thinking of outlandish excuses to conceal his true activities.
|2003–2004||It's All Relative||ABC||Simon Banks
John Benjamin Hickey
|2003–2015||Peep Show||Channel 4||Jeremy 'Jez' Usborne||Robert Webb||Jez is implied to be bisexual a few times throughout the series. In the series 9 episode 'Threeism' he sleeps with Megan's boyfriend Joe and then enters into a relationship with both of them.|
|2004–2011||Entourage||HBO||Lloyd||Rex Lee|||
|2005–2014||How I Met Your Mother||CBS||James Stinson
|James first appears in season 2 episode 10 as Barney's gay black brother. He is married to a man named Ted and they have 2 children together. |
Though Lily's sexuality is never clearly defined, she has mentioned wanting to have a relationship with a woman and is implied to have a crush on her female friend Robin.
|2005–2013||The Office||NBC||Oscar Martinez
|Oscar is a calm and low-level accountant.|
|2005–2009||My Name is Earl||NBC||Kenny James
|2005–2008||South of Nowhere||The N||Spencer Carlin
|Ashley Davies is an out lesbian with a reputation for being easy. Spencer Carlin is still coming to terms with her sexuality and later starts a relationship with Ashley. Kelly an out lesbian tries to seduce Spencer but is rejected. Spencer begins dating Carmen after breaking up with Ashley.|
|2005–2007||The War At Home||Fox||Khaleel "Kenny" Al-Bahir||Rami Malek||Kenny is a 16-year-old boy who harbors a secret crush on his best friend Larry and is subsequently kicked out of his house when his parents find out he's gay.|
|2005–2006||Out of Practice||CBS||Regina Barnes||Paula Marshall|||
|2005–2006||Twins||The WB||Neil||Christopher Fitzgerald|||
|2005–2006||Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby||TVNZ 1||Alisdair Morton
|2005–||It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia||FXX||Mac (Ronald MacDonald)
|Mac comes out of the closet after denying his sexuality (season 12, episode 6), even coming out and going back in the closet (season 11, episodes 9 and 10). Mac came out again (season 12, episode 6), this time remaining out of the closet. |
Dennis mentioned multiple times in the show that he would be willing to have sex with men if the situation came up. He was confirmed as bisexual by the actor.
Dee, Charlie, and Frank have been described by the cast and creators as being at least bisexual. During a San Diego Comic-Con panel in 2013, when asked if Dennis was "vaguely bisexual", Glenn Howerton said "Oh, I think all the characters are. I don't even know if it's 'vaguely'." Danny DeVito then went on to say "The show is called "All-ways Sunny In Philadelphia [...] We go all ways." The cast has mentioned multiple times on Conan that all their characters are ambiguously gay. They have gone on to say that they feel "everyone" might be gay, and that it is reflective of society, as they have never met anyone who isn't gay.
Artemis is a friend of the gang and is likely bisexual. In a promotional video for the show she states that she has "had lesbian encounters. Plural. [...] There were a couple years there, where scissoring some bull dyke was the only way I could get my squirts off." In the same promo she also asked if it "cost extra to send this [dating] video to both sexes".
|2005||All About George||ITV
||Russel||Rory Jennings|||
|2005||The Comeback||HBO||Mickey Deane||Robert Michael Morris||Mickey is a hairdresser and confidant to lead character Valerie Cherish (Lisa Kudrow) who, despite being obviously gay, believes he is closeted.|
|2005||It's Me...Gerald||Showcase||Gerald||Gerald L'Ecuyer|||
|2006–2013||30 Rock||NBC||Devon Banks
|Devon Banks is Jack Donaghy's nemesis, an executive who constantly tries to foil Jack's attempts to advance professionally. At first Devon is closeted but in the fifth season, it is revealed he has moved to Brooklyn and had children with an African-American dancer, Cashmere. Jonathan is Jack's assistant, who is smitten with his boss. J.D. Lutz is a TGS writer, whose sexual orientation was a mystery throughout the series. It was revealed in the series finale that he is bisexual. Randy is Liz Lemon's nephew.|
|2006–2007||The Business||IFC||Terrence von Holtzen
|Terrence is an intern who in season 2 is promoted to Associate Co-head of the Animation and Historical Adaptation Department. Wendell is the company's accountant. In a sexually charged second-season episode, Terrence admits his repressed homosexuality and he and Wendell hook up.|
|René Richard Cyr
|Series focuses on four drag queens.|
|2006–2007||The Class||CBS||Kyle Lendo
Cristian de la Fuente
|Kyle is in a relationship with Aaron. He is a second grade teacher at an elite private school.|
|2006||Crumbs||ABC||Mitch Crumb||Fred Savage|||
|2006||So NoTORIous||VH1||Sasan||Zachary Quinto||Sasan is based on Tori Spelling's friend Mehran Farhat.|
Michael Ian Black
|Tony and Steve are a gay couple who live next door to the main trio of Sam, Sock, and Ben. It is later learned they are demons waging a war against the Devil. Steve is killed during the rebellion and manages to get into Heaven. He later becomes Sam's guardian angel.|
|Layla is a Muslim-Australian who lives with her conservative family and is unenthusiastically engaged to be married to a man named Sharif. But when she falls in love with fellow fencer Jackie, she has to choose between following her heart or making her family happy.|
|2007–2010||The Sarah Silverman Program||Comedy Central||Brian
|Sarah's neighbors.|
|2007–||Benidorm||ITV||Kenneth du Beke||Tony Maudsley||Hairdresser in the Solana hotel.|
|Matt is an OB/GYN and lead character Sophie's best friend. Verner is his partner. Bernard is a waiter at the café where Matt and Sophie hang out, with whom Matt has an affair.|
|2008||Sordid Lives: The Series||Logo||Earl "Brother Boy" Ingram
|Brother Boy likes to perform as Tammy Wynette and tries to escape from treatments to dehomosexualize him. Ty is an actor in Los Angeles coming to terms with his homosexuality.|
|2009–2015||Nurse Jackie||Showtime||Mohammed "Mo-Mo" de la Cruz
Dr. Eleanor O'Hara
|Mohammed and Thor are gay nurses at All Saints' Hospital. |
Mohammed was dropped after the first season. The producers stated the reason being "the character’s storyline ran its course".
Eleanor is bisexual and in a relationship with a woman journalist in season 2.
|2009–2011||United States of Tara||Showtime||Marshall Gregson||Keir Gilchrist|||
Brian Stokes Mitchell
|Kurt is a member of the glee club. He comes out to his father in the episode "Preggers". |
Sandy, a self-described "predatory gay", was the glee club director until being fired for inappropriate contact with a student. He then turned to dealing in medical marijuana to make a living.
Blaine was introduced in "Never Been Kissed", and soon becomes Kurt's boyfriend.
Dave was introduced as a football player and a bully in season one. In season two, he begins targeting Kurt for being gay. In "Never Been Kissed", Kurt confronts Dave and Dave kisses him.
Sebastian is introduced in "The First Time" as a new Warbler who sets his sights on Blaine.
Brittany lets slip in "Sectionals" that she and Santana have had sex. Initially meant as a throw away line to jokingly make reference to the closeness of the two then minor characters, the writers began taking the relationship seriously due to pressure from fans and both Morris and Rivera. The storyline saw great advances in the second season once the actresses were promoted to the main cast. They are seen making out on Brittany's bed in "Duets" and also make reference to the lesbian sex act of scissoring. In "Sexy" Santana finally professes her love for Brittany and later admits that she is a lesbian. Brittany is thought to be bisexual or pansexual.
Hiram and LeRoy Berry are Rachel's fathers.
Unique is a transgender member of the rival Vocal Adrenaline show choir who identifies as female. She joins New Directions in season 4.
|2009–||Modern Family||ABC||Mitchell Pritchett
|Jesse Tyler Ferguson
|When the series begins, Mitchell and Cameron are gay men that have been together for five years and have an adopted Vietnamese-born daughter, Lilly. |
Haley is bisexual.
|2009–2013||Go Girls||TVNZ 2||Levi Hirsh
|Levi is a sassy gay Jewish man whose Go Girls pledge is to get revenge.|
Levi's ex-boyfriend and first love since high school.
|2010–2014||Good Luck Charlie||Disney Channel||Susan
|In the fourth season episode "Down a Tree", Bob and Amy find out during a playdate that Charlie's friend Taylor has two mothers, Susan and Cheryl.|
|2010–2015||Hot in Cleveland||TV Land||Caroline Moretti||Laura San Giacomo||Melanie Moretti's (Valerie Bertinelli) estranged sister Caroline is a lesbian and her girlfriend was trying to hit on Melanie.|
|2010–2012||Grandma's House||BBC Two||Simon
|Lead character Simon is a fictionalized version of gay comedian and TV host Simon Amstell. Over the course of the series he develops a relationship with actor Ben Theodore.|
|2010–2011||The Hard Times of RJ Berger||MTV||Max Owens||Jayson Blair||Lead character RJ (Paul Iacono) discovers Max is gay when he sees him making out in the high school locker room showers with Guillermo in the season 2 episode "Steamy Surprise".|
|2010–2011||Blue Mountain State||Spike||Denise Roy
Mary Jo Cacciatore
|Denise was bisexual, acknowledging having had sex with several people of both sexes. |
Mary Jo joined the series in season 2 and began identifying as lesbian in season 3.
|2010–2011||$h*! My Dad Says||CBS||Tim||Tim Bagley|||
|2010||Running Wilde||Fox||Mr. Lunt||Robert Michael Morris||Mr. Lunt is the personal assistant to lead character Steve Wilde (Will Arnett).|
|2011–||Mrs. Brown's Boys||RTÉ One||Rory Brown
|2011–2014||Suburgatory||ABC||Mr. Wolfe||Rex Lee|||
|2011–2015||Hart of Dixie||The CW||Crickett Watts||Brandi Burkhardt||In season 4, Crickett comes out just as she was about to renew vows with Stanley Watts. After this she started dating Jaysene.|
|Clark is outed by the school bully in the season one finale. He becomes a confidant to lead character Jenna (Ashley Rickards) and eventually identifies himself as the anonymous poster who has been commenting on her blog. Clark is caught making out with Ricky in the final episode of season two. |
Theo and Cole are both gay and appear in Season 4 and 5. They are troublemakers and best friends.
|2011–2013||Happily Divorced||TV Land||Peter Lovett||John Michael Higgins||Peter, a realtor, comes out to his wife Fran (Fran Drescher) after 18 years of marriage. The series is based on the real story of Drescher and her ex-husband, Peter Marc Jacobson.|
|2011–2013||Happy Endings||ABC||Max Blum
|Max, a bearish slacker who constantly schemes ridiculous ideas to take advantage of his tendency toward laziness, is one of the show's central characters. Derrick, a recurring character, is a friend of his from the gym. Jane can be classified as bisexual. In season 3, her husband found out that she was in love with several women during college. Grant is Max's ex-boyfriend.|
Kathleen Rose Perkins
|2011||Death Valley||MTV||Carla Rinaldi
|Officer Rinaldi is revealed as a lesbian at the end of episode "Zombie Fights", when she makes out with barmaid Julia.|
|2011||Sirens||Channel 4||Ashley Greenwick||Richard Madden||Ashley is a gay EMT.|
|2012–||Ima ve'abaz||HOT 3||Erez
|Erez and Sammy are an Israeli gay couple raising a child with their best friend Talia (Maya Dagan).|
|2012–2013||The Girl's Guide to Depravity||Cinemax||Tyler||Joe Komara||Tyler is gay and the wise-cracking bartender at the club frequented by several of the other characters.|
|2012–||House Husbands||Nine Network||Kane
|2012–2014||Anger Management||FX||Patrick||Michael Arden|||
|2012–2016||House of Lies||Showtime||Roscoe Kaan
|Donis Leonard, Jr.
|Roscoe is the pre-teen son of lead character Marty Kaan (Don Cheadle). He exhibits gender-variant behaviour, including cross-dressing, and has expressed interest in both boys and girls. |
Principal Gita is the principal of Roscoe's school; she was formerly married to a man before finding her "life partner Deandra".
April is a former stripper turned law student who has a self-described "weakness for pretty girls".
|2012–2013||Malibu Country||ABC||Geoffrey||Jai Rodriguez|||
|2012–2013||Go On||NBC||Anne||Julie White||Anne is a member of the show's central support group, a lesbian mother whose wife recently died.|
|2012–2013||The New Normal||NBC||David Sawyer
|David and Bryan are a gay couple who have hired a surrogate mother. |
Gary is a counselor at the surrogacy agency.
|2012–2013||Whitney||NBC||Neal||Maulik Pancholy||Neal comes out as bisexual after his friends catch him on a date with a man.|
|Louis is an architect who is business partners with his heterosexual childhood friend Charlie. |
Wyatt is a nurse and Louis's boyfriend.
|2013–2015||Getting On||HBO||Patsy De La Serta||Mel Rodriguez|||
|Freddie and Stuart are both gay and in a committed relationship.|
|2013–||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Fox||Captain Ray Holt
Marc Evan Jackson
|Ray Holt is the openly gay captain of the 99th Police Precinct. |
Kevin Cozner is Holt's husband.
Rosa Diaz is a detective and comes out as bisexual in episode "99" after a fellow detective overhears a woman calling her "babe" on the phone.
|2013–2016||Please Like Me||ABC2||Josh
|The series begins with Josh realizing that he is gay after breaking up with Claire and getting hit on by Geoffrey.|
|2013–2014||Sean Saves the World||NBC||Sean||Sean Hayes||Sean is a divorced gay father with a successful, yet demanding, career.|
|2014||Babylon||Channel 4||Tony||Stuart Martin|||
|2014–2019||Broad City||Comedy Central||Ilana Wexler
|Ilana is bisexual. |
Abbi is bisexual. She hooked up with girls in college and dates Dr. Lesley Marnel.
Jaime is gay.
Matt is a closeted bisexual.
Lesley is lesbian.
|2014–2016||Faking It||MTV||Amy Raudenfeld
Duke Lewis Jr.
Bailey De Young
Sophia Taylor Ali
|Amy harbours secret feelings for her best friend Karma. |
Karma is a fake lesbian in the first season. In the second season, she kisses Amy passionately in a pool at a party (after showing hints that she might have feelings for her).
Shane, the most popular boy in school, is openly gay.
Lauren is intersex (the first intersex main character on a television show).
Noah is transgender and gay.
Brad is asexual.
Sabrina is Karma and Amy's old friend who later confess her love for Amy.
|2014||Mystery Girls||ABC Family||Nick Diaz||Miguel Pinzon|||
|2014–2015||Sirens||USA Network||Hank St. Clare
Valentina 'Voodoo' Dunacci
|Based on the 2011 series of the same name. Hank is a gay, Voodoo is an asexual EMT. Nick is Hank's on-again, off-again boyfriend.|
|2014–2016||Undateable||NBC||Brett||David Fynn|||
|2015||Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp||Netflix||Ben
Michael Ian Black
|2014–2018||Young & Hungry||Freeform||Elliot Park
|2014–2015||The McCarthys||CBS||Ronny McCarthy||Tyler Ritter|||
|2015||One Big Happy||NBC||Lizzy||Elisha Cuthbert|||
|2015||Weird Loners||FOX||Zara Sandhu||Meera Rohit Kumbhani|||
|2015–||Grace and Frankie||Netflix||Sol Bergstein
|2015||Clipped||TBS||Buzzy||George Wendt|||
|2015–2018||Another Period||Comedy Central||Victor
Dr. John Goldberg
|2015–2016||Boy Meets Girl||BBC Two||Judy
Tyler Luke Cunningham
|Sam is a lesbian and Chanel #3 is attracted to Sam. After playing spin the bottle and kissing Sam, Chanel #3 thinks she might be into girls. They go on to admit their feelings for one another, but Chanel #3 tells Sam that they will only ever be friends.|
After Sam is killed, Chanel #3 tells a friend that she "is in love with love" (which suggests that she is or may be pansexual).
|2015–2016||Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll||FX||Ava
Rebecca Naomi Jones
|Ava has had several lesbian encounters in her life.|
Davvy is a lesbian and singer.
|2015||Grandfathered||FOX||Annelise||Kelly Jenrette|||
|2015–||Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt||Netflix||Titus Andromedon
|Titus is gay and is Kimmy's friend and roommate. |
Brandon is the gay husband of Kimmy's friend, Cyndee.
Mikey is Titus's boyfriend.
|2015||Telenovela||NBC||Gael Garnica||Jose Moreno Brooks|||
|2015–2017||Dr. Ken||ABC||Clark Leslie Beavers
|2015–||The Switch||OutTV||Sü||Nyla Rose||Trans woman played by trans actress.|
|2015||Other Space||Yahoo! Screen||Karen Lipinski
|Karen and Tina are revealed to have had a one-night stand in college. |
Stewart mentions having had a boyfriend and is attracted to Tina's male fraternal twin in a dream.
|2015–2019||Crazy Ex-Girlfriend||The CW||'White Josh' Wilson
|White Josh is gay. |
Darryl is bisexual, and in a relationship with White Josh.
Maya is bisexual.
Valencia becomes aware that she is bisexual when she starts dating a woman named Beth (Emma Willmann) late in Season 3.
|2015–||Schitt's Creek||CBC||David Rose
|David is pansexual. In 1x10 ("Honeymoon") he explained his sexuality to Stevie as: "I like the wine, and not the label." Later in the same episode, his father said, "My son is pansexual." |
Connor is a gay student at the town's high school.
Jake is bisexual. He was dating Stevie and David at the same time, and he wanted to be a "throuple".
Patrick is gay. He came out to his parents in the fifth season. He is David's business partner and the two shared a kiss in the third-season finale. Patrick and David become a couple and are engaged.
Sebastian is gay. He is David's ex-boyfriend and a photographer.
Ronnie is lesbian and a member of the town's council.
Karen is Ronnie's lesbian partner.
|2015–||Fresh Off The Boat||ABC||Nicole Ellis||Luna Blaise||Nicole comes out to Eddie by telling him she likes girls. In episode "A League Of Her Own" she comes out as a lesbian to her stepmother and father.|
|2016–||The Good Place||NBC||Eleanor Shellstrop||Kristen Bell||Eleanor is bisexual. She has exhibited attraction to male and female characters, including Chidi Anagonye, Tahani Al-Jamil, and Janet.|
|2016–||You Me Her||Audience Network||Isabelle "Izzy" Silva
|One of the first shows on TV about polyamory, this hilariously, awkward dramedy details the ups and downs that can ensue from such an arrangement. In season 1, Emma and Jack are married and in an attempt to spice things up they decide to hire and escort (Izzy). Izzy is a Psychology Graduate student who is trying to make enough money to pay for school so she decides to take her friends advice and becomes an escort. The connection between all three of them is immediate, but the connection and chemistry between Izzy and Emma is intense. Though Izzy never actually states her sexual identity, it is assumed that she is likely bisexual or pansexual.|
Emma is bisexual and admitted to having a few romantic and sexual relationships with women in the past.
|2016–2017||Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency||BBC America||Panto Trost
|Panto and Silas are lovers. |
Tina is bisexual.
|2016–2017||The Real O'Neals||ABC||Kenny O'Neal
|Kenny is the middle child of a Catholic family living in Chicago.|
|2016||Zoe Ever After||BET||Valente||Tory Devon Smith|||
|2016–||American Housewife||ABC||Angela||Carly Hughes||One of Katie's best friends and fellow moms.|
|2016–2017||The Great Indoors||CBS||Mason||Shaun Brown||Mason is bisexual.|
|2016–||Upstart Crow||BBC Two||William Shakespeare
|The series portrays both Will and Kit as bisexual.|
|2016–||Fuller House||Netflix||Casey||Ben J. Pierce||Casey is gay. He and Ramona go to the school prom together as friends.|
|2016–2019||The Tick||Prime Video||Dangerboat||Alan Tudyk (voice)||Dangerboat, Overkill's artificial intelligence watercraft, develops homosexual feelings for Arthur.|
|2017–||Loudermilk||Audience||Claire||Anja Savcic|||
Julia "Jules" Langmore
|Maddie is a bisexual con-artist who can seduce both men and women. She is Jule's ex-wife. |
Jules is a lesbian and was conned by Maddie.
|2017–2019||Andi Mack||Disney Channel||Cyrus Goodman
|Cyrus first comes out when he tells Buffy Driscoll that he had a crush on Jonah Beck. Later he tells Andi that she's not the only one who likes Jonah because he likes him, too. Eventually his feelings for Jonah subside and he comes out to him when he says he's gay. |
TJ's gay orientation is confirmed in the final episode of the series, when he and Cyrus become a couple.
Andi Mack is the first Disney Channel series with a character that comes out as gay.
|2017–2019||Friends from College||Netflix||Max Adler
|Max is a literary argent and Felix is Max's domestic partner.|
|2017–2018||Trial & Error||NBC||Larry Henderson
|Larry and Summer are bisexual.|
|2017–||One Day at a Time||Netflix||Elena Alvarez
|Elena comes out as a lesbian in the second half of the first season. Elena befriends, and eventually dates Syd, who is non-binary.|
|Arthie may be lesbian or bisexual. |
Yolanda is a lesbian.
Arthie and Yolanda are roommates that fall for each other.
In season 2 it's revealed that Florian is gay and dies from an AIDS illness.
|Nomi is bisexual, but not out to her family. |
Dave is bisexual.
Paige is _____ and a professor.
|2018||LA to Vegas||Fox||Bernard||Nathan Lee Graham||Bernard is gay.|
|Michael is a 15-year-old gay teenager who lives with his father and uncle in Brooklyn. |
Ruby is a lesbian and trainer at the gym.
|2018–2019||The Cool Kids||Fox||Sid||Leslie Jordan||Sid is an elderly gay man living in a retirement home. He claims to have come out to his wife just before Y2K.|
|2018||Murphy Brown||CBS||Pat Patel||Nik Dodani||Pat is openly gay.|
|Sally comes out as lesbian when she meets Emma and they get involved. |
Emma is lesbian.
|Harper is lesbian. |
Val is Harper's mother and comes out as bisexual.
Devon is lesbian.
|2018–||Derry Girls||Channel 4||Clare Devlin||Nicola Coughlan||Clare comes out as a lesbian (series 1, episode 6).|
|NoHo Hank and Cristobal are either interested in each other or in having a secret relationship, as seen when they embrace in the finale of season two. They are both mob leaders.|
Andrew Tinpo Lee
|Scott was a closeted gay. He and Rex had a secret affair.|
|2019–||Black Monday||Showtime||Keith Shankar||Paul Scheer||Keith was a closeted gay.|
John Cameron Mitchell
|Fran is a lesbian and the main character's best friend. |
Gabe is gay and the main character's boss.
|Ulysses is ____. |
Gabriel is ____.
Isaac is ____.
|2019–||The Other Two||Comedy Central||Cary Dubek||Drew Tarver||Cary is openly gay.|
|2019–||Ghosts||BBC One||The Captain||Ben Willbond||The Captain displays increasing signs of being a closeted gay man.|
|2019–||No Good Nick||Netflix||Jeremy Thompson
|Jeremy is gay. |
Eric is gay.
Jeremy and Eric are seen kissing in Part 2, and Eric helps Jeremy come out to his family.
|2019–||Year of the Rabbit||Channel 4||Eli Rabbit
|In the season 1 finale, it is revealed that Eli and Tanner used to be police partners and had some sort of relationship during this time. This is part of the reason that they have since become enemies. |
Joseph has stereotypical characteristics of a gay man and kisses Strauss in the finale, but this seems to be more out of fun than any real romantic interest in him.
|2019–||Dickinson||Apple TV+||Emily Dickinson
|Emily and Susan are in a secret homosexual relationship.|
|2019–||Mrs. Fletcher||HBO||Margo||Jen Richards||Margo is a trans woman.|
|2019–||High School Musical: The Musical: The Series||Disney+||Carol
|Carol is _____. |
Dana is _____.
Carol and Dana are Nini's mothers.
|2019–||Merry Happy Whatever||Netflix||Kayla Quinn||Ashley Tisdale||After twice breaking up with Alan, Kayla thinks she may be lesbian.|
|2019–||Work in Progress||Showtime||Abby
|Abby is lesbian and describes herself as a "fat, queer dyke". |
Chris is a trans man.
|2020–||Twenties||BET||Hattie||Jonica "Jojo" T. Gibbs||Official descriptor of Hattie's sexuality is "queer"|
|2020–||Avenue 5||HBO||Ryan Clark||Hugh Laurie||Clark has a husband and a wife, indicating he is bi or pansexual.|
|2020–||Everything's Gonna Be Okay||Freeform||Nicholas
|Nicholas is gay. |
Alex is gay and Nicholas' boyfriend.
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- List of news and information television programs featuring LGBT subjects
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- List of fictional pansexual characters
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