List of dramatic television series with LGBT characters

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This is a list of dramatic television series (including web television and miniseries) that feature notable lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender characters.


Year Title Network Character name Actor Notes
2017— Legion FX Lenny Busker Aubrey Plaza
2017— The Good Fight CBS All Access Maia Rindell
Amy Breslin
Rose Leslie
Heléne Yorke
Maia is a lesbian and Amy is her girlfriend.
2017— Imposters Bravo Jules Marianne Rendón
2017— 24 Legacy Fox Andy Shalowitz
Thomas Locke
Dan Bucatinsky
Bailey Chase
2017— Mary Kills People Global Jess
Abigail Winter
Katie Douglas
2017— Taboo FX Godfrey Edward Hogg
2017— The Halcyon ITV Toby Hamilton
Adil Joshi
Edward Bluemel
Akshay Kumar
Toby is the younger son of the family who owns the titular hotel. Adil and Toby seem to be developing feelings for each other.
2017— Riverdale The CW Kevin Keller
Moose Mason
Casey Cott
Cody Kearsley
Rob Raco
2017— Emerald City NBC The Witch of the West Ana Ularu
2017— A Series of Unfortunate Events Netflix Charles
Rhys Darby
Don Johnson
Charles and Sir are partners, both in business and in marriage.
2017— One Day at a Time Netflix Elena Alvarez Isabella Gomez Elena is the teenage daughter in the family, she comes out during the series second season.
2016— This Is Us NBC William Hill
Ron Cephas Jones
Denis O'Hare
William is bisexual and had a relationship with Jessie.
2016— Pure Genius CBS Jess Wallace
Ally (Ali)
Taylor Rose
Irene Choi
2016— Star FOX Cotton Brown
Miss Bruce
Amiyah Scott
Miss Lawrence
Cotton Brown is the transgender daughter of Carlota Brown (played by Queen Latifah). Miss Bruce is transgender too and they both work in Carlota Browns beauty shop.
2016— Timeless NBC Special Agent Denise Christopher Sakina Jaffrey
2016— The OA Netflix Buck Vu Ian Alexander Buck is a transgender guy.
2016 The Deleted Fullscreen (company) Mason
Will Peltz
Todd Maurer
Madeline Brewer
Julia Kelly
Daniel Zovatto
2016— Incorporated Syfy Theo
Eddie Ramos
Matt Landry
Theo is one of the main characters of Incorporated. In the second episode Ant is introduced as Theo's partner.
2016— Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Netflix Michel Gerard
Yanic Truesdale
Sam Pancake
Michel is from the original Gilmore Girls series and is married to Frederick (David Greenman), though he is not seen. Donald is a newer Stars Hollow resident introduced upon discussion of the first potential LGBT Pride festival for the town, where some more notable characters' sexualities are mentioned and/or danced around.
2016— The Young Pope HBO Cardinal Bernardo Gutierrez
Cardinal Andrew Dussolier

Cardinal Mario Assente
Ángelo Sanchez
Freddy Blakestone

Javier Cámara
Scott Shepherd
Maurizio Lombardi
Marcos Franz
Alex Esola
Gutierrez comes out as gay in the first season's final episode.
Dussolier is seen having sex with a man and a woman in episode 6 of season 1.
Assente confirms his homosexuality in private conversation with Pope Pius XIII in episode 2 of season 1.
Sanchez is accused of "sexual disturbances", which seems to be the euphemism for homosexual tendencies. He denies being gay and commits suicide in episode 6 of season 1. The truth about his sexuality remains unclear.
Alex is a young gay man fascinated by Monsignor Gutierrez at some point.
2016— No Tomorrow The CW Kareema
Sarayu Blue
Marta Milans
Kareema is pansexual; she has a sexual tryst with Sofia, an immigrant wanting to marry her brother for a green card.
2016— Van Helsing Syfy Susan
Vanessa Helsing
Hilary Jardine
Kelly Overton
Susan had a boyfriend before the vampire apocalypse. In episode 1.09 she kisses her friend Vanessa (Van) Helsing on the lips and attempts physical intimacy with her. Vanessa kisses Susan back.
2016— Notorious ABC Levi Ramon de Ocampo Levi had romantic feelings towards his childhood best friend Oscar Keating and cat-fished him.
2016— Class BBC Three Charlie Smith
Matteusz Andrzejewski
Greg Austin
Jordan Renzo
Charlie is an alien prince and is dating Matteusz, who comes from a very religious family who don't tolerate him having a boyfriend.
2016— Eyewitness USA Network Philip Shea
Lukas Waldenbeck
Tyler Young
James Paxton
Phillip and Lukas are secretly in a relationship. Lukas is violently closeted while Philip is comfortable with his sexuality. Lukas has a girlfriend.
2016 Conviction ABC Hayes Morrison
Jackson Morrison
Franklin “Frankie” Cruz
Rey Armas
Naomi Golden
Hayley Atwell
Daniel Franzese
Manny Montana
Ian Paola
Ilfenesh Hadera
Hayes is bisexual and her brother, Jackson, is gay. Frankie and Rey had a romantic relationship while cellmates. Naomi is bisexual and Hayes' ex-girlfriend.
2016— The Exorcist FOX Katherine Rance
Father Marcus Keane
Brianne Howey
Ben Daniels
Katherine is the eldest daughter of the Rance family and during a flashback, it is confirmed that she is queer and dated a friend from college. Beyond that flashback, and random comments throughout the show, there was no additional backstory done on her character with regards to her sexuality. Father Marcus confirmed he was gay while talking with Father Tomas and also came close to going home with a stranger from a bar.
2016— Westworld HBO Logan
Clementine Pennyfeather
Elsie Hughes
Ben Barnes
Angela Sarafyan
Shannon Woodward
Logan is seen having sex with both a man and a woman in episode 2 of season 1, and is most likely bisexual.
2016— Bull CBS Chunk Palmer Chris Jackson
2016— Easy Netflix Jo
Jacqueline Toboni
Kiersey Clemons
2016— Berlin Station Epix Hector DeJean
Faisal Al-Fakeeh
Hans Richter
Rhys Ifans
Kerem Can
Bernhard Schütz
2016— Quarry Cinemax Buddy Damon Herriman Buddy is assumed to be gay because some of his partners in crime call him "queer", and in the third episode he is seen spending his time in a gay bar.
2016— The Collection Amazon Studios /
BBC Worldwide
Claude Sabine Tom Riley
2016— Too Close to Home TLC Dax
Nick Ballard
Charles Justo
2016— Barracuda ABC Danny Kelly
Martin Taylor
Elias Anton
Ben Kindon
Nicole Gulasekharam
Danny and Martin masturbate together and kiss. Danny is gay and Martin is bisexual.
2016— The Get Down Netflix Marcus 'Dizzee' Kipling
Jaden Smith
Noah Le Gros
Dizzee and Thor are both popular graffiti artists who paint on trains. They end up at an exclusive underground LGBT club, and kiss.
2016 Dead of Summer Freeform Blair Ramos
Drew Reeves
Mark Indelicato
Zelda Williams
2016 American Gothic CBS Alison Hawthorne-Price
Naomi Flynn
Juliet Rylance
Maureen Sebastian
2016— Animal Kingdom TNT Deran Cody
Janine "Smurf" Cody
Jake Weary
Spencer Treat Clark
Ellen Barkin
Deran is in the closet in the beginning of the series but comes out to his brother later on. Adrian is out. The two are in a secret relationship, but Deran destroys it and doesn't face his feelings until it's too late.
2016— You Me Her Audience Network Isabelle "Izzy"
Silva Emma Travarsky
Priscilla Faia
Rachel Blanchard
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— Wynonna Earp Syfy
Waverly Earp
Officer Nicole Haught
Dominique Provost-Chalkley
Katherine Barrell
Based on the comics, Season 1 details the life of the Earp sisters, Wynonna and Waverly, in the small town of Purgatory as they fight evil and demons. Waverly always tries to live according to what others want her to do and is known in town as the "good" sister. When Waverly meets the new town deputy, Officer Nicole Haught, she is caught off guard by her immediate attraction towards her. Officer Haught is a lesbian and is swept away immediately by Waverly too. In the beginning of season 1, Waverly is dating a guy named Champ but soon realizes she deserves better. Throughout season 1, Waverly and Officer Haught build a friendship which eventually leads to love. Their romance is known by the fan ship name as 'Wayhaught'.
2016 Hunters Syfy Dylan Briggs Mark Coles Smith Briggs had a lover killed by the hunters.
2016— The Durrells ITV Sven Ulric von der Esch Sven's feelings for Mrs. Durrell are being used to hide his homosexuality.
2016 Damien A&E James Shay
David Meunier
Michael Therriault
James and Patrick appear to be in a long-term committed relationship. They have a son, Jacob.
2016— Marcella ITV Matthew Neil
Yann Hall
Cara Thomas
Ben Cura
Tobias Santelmann
Florence Pugh
2016— Hap and Leonard SundanceTV Leonard Pine
Michael K. Williams
Enrique Murciano
2016— The Catch ABC Margot Bishop
Rhys Bishop
Sonya Walger
Shivani Ghai
Caleb Smith
John Simm
2016— The Girlfriend Experience Starz Christine Reade
Avery Suhr
Riley Keough
Kate Lyn Sheil
Single scene in an early episode of the series. Christine and Avery spend one night together while temporary flatmates.
2016 Heartbeat NBC Max Eliott Joshua Leonard
2016— Slasher Super Channel Robin Turner
Justin Faysal
Christopher Jacot
Mark Ghanimé
Robin and Justin are both gay and are partners.
2016 The Family ABC Willa Warren
Bridey Cruz
Alison Pill
Floriana Lima
2016— The A Word BBC One, SundanceTV Tom Clarke Matt Greenwood
2016— The Real O'Neals ABC Kenny O'Neal
Brett Young
Noah Galvin
Ramona Young
Sean Grandillo
2016— The Night Manager BBC One Major Lance "Corky" Corkoran Tom Hollander
2016— Buscando el norte Antena 3 Carol
Belén Cuesta
Silvia Alonso
Carol (an out lesbian) meets Adela when she moves to Berlín. As they're both Spanish, Adela tries to help Carol, but she finds out her boyfriend is sleeping around with other girls. After heavy drinking they hook up. Adela says it was a one-time thing, but Carol is unable to forget her. The series continues as Carol tries to make Adela realize that she could be with a girl too.
2016 Recovery Road Freeform Vern Testaverde Daniel Franzese
2016— The Shannara Chronicles MTV Eretria Ivana Baquero Eretria is bisexual. She may have romantic feelings for Amberle.
2016— Crashing Channel 4 Fred
Amit Shah
Jonathan Bailey
Lachie Chapman
2016— The Magicians Syfy Eliot Waugh
Quentin Coldwater
Hale Appleman
Jason Ralph (actor)
Eliot is gay. Quentin sleeps with Eliot in episode 11 of season 1, and is probably bisexual.[1][2]
2016— Lucifer Fox Lucifer Morningstar
Tom Ellis
Lesley-Ann Brandt
Both Maze and Lucifer are bisexual.
2016— Legends of Tomorrow CW Sara Lance/White Canary
Todd Rice/Obsidian
Caity Lotz
Lance Henriksen
Sara is bisexual.
2016— Billions Showtime Tara Mohr
Donnie Caan
Annapurna Sriram
David Cromer
2016— Shades of Blue NBC Lieutenant Matt Wozniak
Donnie Pomp
Ray Liotta
Michael Esper
Wozniak is the corrupt commander of the 64th Precinct, and the main target in an FBI anti-corruption investigation. He has a wife and hides his bisexuality from everyone. He engages in random hook-ups with men that he meets in bars. He also secretly dated Internal Affairs Lieutenant Donnie Pomp.
2016— Zoe Ever After BET Valente Tory Devon Smith
2016— Shadowhunters Freeform /
Netflix - global rights
Alec Lightwood
Magnus Bane
Matthew Daddario
Harry Shum, Jr.
Alec is gay.
Magnus is bisexual.
2015— Skam NRK Eskild Tryggvasson
Isak Valtersen
Even Bech Næsheim
Carl Martin Eggesbø
Tarjei Sandvik Moe
Henrik Holm
Eskild is gay.
Isak is in the closet, but he's gay. He has a crush on his best friend in season one. In season three he starts to like Even, who has a girlfriend but also likes Isak.
2015— Humans Channel 4 Niska
Emily Berrington
Bella Dayne
In season 2, Niska who is a synth (synthetic human) meets Astrid who is a human and learns how to love.
2015— Westside TV3 Bjelke "Bilkey" van Heeder Todd Emerson
2015— Supergirl The CW Maggie Sawyer
Alex Danvers
Floriana Lima
Chyler Leigh
Maggie Sawyer is a police detective and is a lesbian.

Alex Danvers is the sister of Supergirl and works at the DEO, she is a lesbian.

2015—2016 Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll FX Ava
Elaine Hendrix
Rebecca Naomi Jones
Elizabeth Gillies
Ava has had several lesbian encounters in her life.
Davvy is a lesbian singer.
2015— Killjoys SyFy Pree Thom Allison
2015— Stitchers ABC Family Camille Engelson Allison Scagliotti In 2x04 she mentions having dated a girl in the past, indicating that she is bisexual.
2015— Merlí TV3 Bruno
David Solans
Iñaki Mur
Carlos Cuevas
Bruno is gay and he hasn't come out of the closet. He is in love with one of his friends, Pol, with whom he made out in a party. Bruno left on Season 2 to begin a new life in Rome.
Oliver is gay.
The sexuality of Pol has been questioned as he made out with Bruno in a party claiming that "You have to try everything". On the second season Bruno and Pol have sex. After Bruno leaves Pol begins to cry, implying he has feelings for Bruno.
2015 Telenovela NBC Gael Garnica Jose Moreno Brooks
2015— Superstore NBC Mateo
Nico Santos
Michael Bunin
2015— Fear The Walking Dead AMC Studios Victor Strand
Thomas Abigail
Colman Domingo
Dougray Scott
Strand and Thomas were in a relationship.
2015— Crazy Ex-Girlfriend The CW White Josh
Darryl Whitefeather
David Hull
Pete Gardner
Esther Povitsky
White Josh is gay.
Darryl is bisexual, and in a relationship with White Josh.
Maya is bisexual.
2015— Dr. Ken ABC Clark Leslie Beavers
Jonathan Slavin
Stephen Guarino
2015— Cheetah In August (Series) Vimeo August Chanlder Andre Myers August is a main character who struggles to understand his mental condition or sexual power.
2015— This Life CBC Oliver Lawson Kristopher Turner Oliver is the brother of the main character, and his boyfriend is recently deceased.
2015 Deutschland 83 RTL Television Alexander Edel
Tobias Tischbier
Ludwig Trepte
Alexander Beyer
Alexander Edel is the rebellious son of General Edel. He tests positive for HIV after having sexual contact with Tobias Tischbier, a professor at the University of Bonn.
2015— Versailles Canal+ Philippe d'Orléans
Chevalier de Lorraine
Alexander Vlahos
Evan Williams
2015— Blindspot NBC Bethany Mayfair
Sofia Varma
Rich Dotcom
Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Sarita Choudhury
Eisa Davis
Ennis Esmer
Josh Dean
Assistant Director Mayfair (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) is dating Sofia Varma (Sarita Choundhury) until they have an argument and Sofia commits suicide. After quite a while, Mayfair meets Alexandra (Eisa Davis) and they are interested in each other.
2015 Home Fires ITV Teresa Fenchurch Leanne Best
2015— Jessica Jones Netflix Jeri Hogarth
Wendy Ross-Hogarth
Carrie-Anne Moss
Robin Weigert
Susie Abromeit
Jeri is a lesbian. She is based on a character from the comics who was male. (She also appears in Daredevil episode "A Cold Day In Hell's Kitchen".)

Wendy is Jeri's soon to be ex-wife.
Pam is Jeri's assistant and lover.

2015 Flesh and Bones Starz Paul Grayson
Ben Daniels
Karell Williams
Anthony Lee Medina
2015 London Spy BBC Two Danny Holt
Ben Whishaw
Edward Holcroft
Jim Broadbent
Alex and Danny meet in episode one, but tragedy soon strikes, and Danny finds himself in the center of a conspiracy beyond belief.
2015— Master of None Netflix Denise Lena Waithe Denise is the lesbian best friend of main character Dev.
2015 You, Me and the Apocalypse Sky 1 Scotty McNeil
Arnold Gaines
Kyle Soller
Paterson Joseph
2015 Cuffs BBC One Jake Vickers
Simon Reddington
Donna Prager
Alice Gove
Corey Draper
Jacob Ifan
Andrew Hawley
Eleanor Matsuura
Pippa Nixon
Jake is the main character of the series and is a rookie police officer. Simon is the station's defense solicitor. Corey is the son of Jake's partner and Tutor Constable, Ryan.
2015 Grandfathered FOX Annelise Kelly Jenrette
2015— Code Black CBS Malaya Pineda[3]
Carla Niven
Noa Kean
Melanie Chandra
Shiri Appleby
Emily Tyra
Malaya is a second year resident as of season 2. Carla is her former girlfriend. Noa is a first-year resident who has stated she has dated both men and women in the past.
2015— Quantico ABC Elias Harper
Hannah Wyland
Harry Doyle
Will Olsen
Sebastian Chen
Rick Cosnett
Eliza Coupe
Russell Tovey
Jay Armstrong Johnson
David Lim
Elias Harper is an openly gay man. Hannah Wyland is Ryan Booth's ex-wife. She left him because she had fallen in love with a woman. Harry is trainee at the farm. He and Sebastian begin having feelings for each other, despite Sebastian's attempt to supress his feelings.
2015— Rosewood FOX Pippy Rosewood
Gabrielle Dennis
Anna Konkle
2015— Scream Queens FOX Sam
Chanel #3
Jeanna Han
Billie Lourd
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.[4] They go on to admit their feelings for one another, but Chanel #3 tells Sam that they will only ever be friends. After Sam gets killed off, Chanel #3 tells a friend that she will "is in love with love", meaning that she is pansexual.
2015— Boy Meets Girl (2015) BBC Two Judy
Rebecca Root
Tyler Luke Cunningham
2015— Club de Cuervos Netflix Aitor Cardoné Alosian Vivancos
2015— Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Netflix Ben
McKinley Dozen
Bradley Cooper
Michael Ian Black
2015— Glitch ABC1 Charlie Thompson Sean Keenan Charlie one of the characters who rises from the dead with no memory. though through a series of flash backs as he regains his memory we do learn that he was in deed in love and in a relationship with one of his fellow soldiers.
2015— Mr. Robot USA Network Gideon Goddard
Tyrell Wellick
Michel Gill
Martin Wallström
BD Wong
Randy Harrison
Gideon is the main character's boss.

Tyrell is Senior Vice President of Technology at E Corp. While Tyrell does not specifically identify with a certain sexuality, he has had sex with both men and women, though usually only to further his personal agenda. At the end of the second season Tyrell confesses that he is in love with Elliot. Whiterose is a transgender woman who is a hacker with the Dark Army. Harry is Gideon's partner.

2015— Scream MTV Audrey Jensen
Rachel Murray
Bex Taylor-Klaus
Sosie Bacon
Zena Grey
Audrey and Rachel are a couple before Rachel is killed.
2015— Another Period Comedy Central Victor
Dr. John Goldberg
Brian Huskey
David Wain
Moshe Kasher
2015 Complications USA Network Gretchen Polk Jessica Szohr
2015 Clipped TBS Buzzy George Wendt
2015— UnREAL Lifetime Jay
Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman
Breeda Wool
2015— Sense8 Netflix Lito Rodriguez
Nomi Marks
Riley Blue
Sun Bak
Wolfgang Bogdanow
Will Gorski
Kala Dandekar
Miguel Angel Silvestre
Jamie Clayton
Alfonso Herrera
Freema Agyeman
Tuppence Middleton
Doona Bae
Max Riemelt
Aml Ameen
Brian J. Smith
Tina Desai
The directors of Sense8 have confirmed in an interview that each of the sense8s are pansexual; Nomi is also a trans woman. Hernando is Lito's boyfriend. Amanita is Nomi's girlfriend.
2015—2016 Wayward Pines FOX Frank Armstrong Michael Garza
2015—2016 Aquarius NBC Charles Manson
Ken Karn
Gethin Anthony
Brian F. O'Byrne
2015— Grace and Frankie Netflix Sol Bergstein
Robert Hanson
Sam Waterston
Martin Sheen
2015 Weird Loners FOX Zara Sandhu Meera Rohit Kumbhani
2015— Younger TV Land Maggie
Lauren Heller
Debi Mazar
Molly Bernard
2015 One Big Happy NBC Lizzy Elisha Cuthbert
2015— The Royals E! Cyrus
Princess Eleanor
Jake Maskall
Alexandra Park
2015— Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Netflix Titus Andromedon
Mikey Politano
Tituss Burgess
Brandon Jones
Mike Carlsen
2015 Dig USA Detective Golan Cohen
Ori Pfeffer
Tsahi Halevi
Golan is a detective and friend of Peter. They work together to solve the show's mystery. He lives with his son and with Udi.
Udi is Golan's boyfriend.
2015 The Returned A&E/
Netflix - global rights
Dr. Julie Han
Deputy Nikki Banks
Sandrine Holt
Agnes Bruckner
2015— American Crime ABC Network Eric Tanner
Taylor Blaine
Joey Pollari
Connor Jessup
2015— Olympus Syfy Lykos
Wade Burns
Levi Meaden
Sophia Lauchlin Hirt
Kimon is Prince Lykos's manservent and lover. Adriadne is bisexual.
2015— Schitt's Creek CBC David Rose Daniel Levy It is said that David is pansexual and while discussing the matter of his sexuality with Stevie, comparing it with wine, he said that he likes the wine, not the label.
2015 Banana E4 Freddie Baxter
Dean Monroe
Henry Best
Vivienne "Scotty" Scott
Vanessa Moore
Sian Moore
Freddie Fox
Fisayo Akinade
Vincent Franklin
Letitia Wright
Lynn Hunter
Georgia Henshaw
Hannah John-Kamen
2015 Cucumber Channel 4 Henry Best
Lance Sullivan
Freddie Baxter
Dean Monroe
Cliff Costello
Vivienne "Scotty" Scott
Vincent Franklin
Cyril Nri
Freddie Fox
Fisayo Akinade
Con O'Neill
Letitia Wright
2015 Backstrom Fox Gregory Valentine Thomas Dekker
2015 Eye Candy MTV Connor
John Garet Stoker
Parker Pogue
Connor dates Oliver in Season 1.
2015— Empire Fox Jamal Lyon
Michael Sanchez
Tiana Brown
Ryan Morgan
Mimi Whiteman
Derek Major
Jussie Smollett
Rafael de La Fuente
Serayah McNeill
Eka Darville
Marisa Tomei
Tobias Truvillion
Jamal Lyon is the middle son of the Lyon family, a talented, gay singer-songwriter. Michael is Jamal's ex-boyfriend. Tiana engages in a relationship with a woman early in the first season. Australian videographer Ryan Morgan is another love interest for Jamal.
2014- Øyevitne NRK Philip


Axel Bøyum

Odin Waage

Philip and Henning develop feelings for each other over the course of the show after witnessing a crime together. Philip has accepted his feelings but Henning needs more convincing.
2014- The Librarians TNT Cassandra Killian Lindy Booth Cassandra is bisexual.
2014— From Dusk till Dawn El Rey Santanico Pandemonium
Eiza González
Natalie Martinez
2014— Outlander Starz Duke of Sandringham
Jonathan Wolverton Randall
Simon Callow
Tobias Menzies
Jonathan "Black Jack " Randall is described by author Diana Gabaldon as a sexual sadist. He gets sexual pleasure from hurting people; their gender doesn't matter. He is not homosexual or bisexual.[5]
2014— Grantchester ITV Leonard Finch Al Weaver
2014 Babylon Channel 4 Tony Stuart Martin
2014 Marry Me NBC Kevin
Dan Bucatinsky
Tim Meadows
2014—2015 Finding Carter MTV Bird
Vanessa Morgan
Molly Kunz
Bird and Madison are love interests.
2014 Glue E4 James Warwick
Caleb "Cal" Bray
Billy Howle
Tommy Lawrence Knight
2014—2016 Carmilla (series) Vervegirl Carmilla Karnstein
Laura Hollis
Danny Lawrence
Susan LaFontaine
Natasha Negovanlis
Elise Bauman
Sharon Belle
Kaitlyn Alexander
A cute, funny campy web series created after the vampire Novella book, Carmilla. Many of the characters are female and queer and there is also a non-binary character (LaFontaine) who is non-binary in real life as well. Carmilla Karnstein is a 100+ year old vampire who is used to creating chaos and doing bad things. Laura Hollis is a do-gooder who believes there is good in everyone. Throughout the 3 seasons, they both struggle with their internal voices that try to influence the things they feel they should be doing, versus their growing affection and feelings they have for each other.
2014— The 100 The CW Commander Lexa
Clarke Griffin
Nathan Miller
Alycia Debnam-Carey
Eliza Taylor
Jessica Harmon
Jarod Joseph
Jonathan Whitesell
Lexa revealed to Clarke that she was once in love with a girl named Costia. The writers have revealed that Lexa is a lesbian. In season 1, Clarke has a relationship with Finn, and in season 2 Lexa and Clarke kiss. It has been confirmed that Clarke is bisexual, and in season 3 she has sex with a woman named Niylah and later had sex with Lexa. It is revealed in season 3 that Miller has a boyfriend on Farm Station. Bryan is Miller's boyfriend.
2014— Jane the Virgin The CW Luisa Alver
Rose Solano
Wesley Masters
Yara Martinez
Bridget Regan
Brian Jordan Alvarez
Luisa and Rose had an affair while Rose was married to Luisa's father, making Rose her stepmother.
Wesley is attending grad school with Jane. At the writers' retreat he mentions he had broke up with his boyfriend.
2014— Transparent Mort/Maura Pfefferman
Sarah Pfefferman
Tammy Cashman
Syd Feldman
Jeffrey Tambor
Amy Landecker
Melora Hardin
Carrie Brownstein
2014—2016 Faking It MTV Amy Raudenfeld
Karma Ashcroft
Shane Harvey
Lauren Cooper
Duke Lewis Jr.
Rita Volk
Katie Stevens
Michael Willett
Bailey De Young
Anthony Palacios
Yvette Monreal
Skyler Maxon
Elliot Fletcher
Sidney Franklin
Sophia Taylor Ali
Amy is questioning her sexuality, Karma is a fake lesbian in the first season, Shane is gay and Lauren is intersex. In the second season, Karma kisses Amy passionately in a pool at a party. Karma has shown hints that she might have feelings for Amy.[6] The others are gay, lesbian, or bisexual and participate in just a few episodes each as boyfriends/girlfriends to the main characters, including Noah, who is transgender and gay. Brad is asexual.
2014— Madam Secretary CBS Blake Moran Erich Bergen
2014—2016 The Mysteries of Laura NBC Max Carnegie Max Jenkins
2014— The Flash The CW Captain David Singh
Hartley Rathaway
Patrick Sabongui
Andy Mientus
Jeremy Schuetze
The Central City police commander, Captain David Singh, is openly gay and married to Rob. Hartley Rathaway is also openly gay.
2014—2015 Red Band Society Fox Sarah Souders
Kara Souders
Kenji Gomez-Rejon
Andrea Parker
Zoe Levin
Wilson Cruz
2014— Gotham Fox Renee Montoya
Barbara Kean
Tabitha Galavan
The Lady
Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin
Victoria Cartagena
Erin Richards
Jessica Lucas
Michelle Gomez
Robin Lord Taylor
Barbara is bisexual.
Renee, similar to her comic book counterpart, is a lesbian, and is the ex-girlfriend of Barbara.
Barbara Kean is seen flirting openly with The Lady at a ladies' club. The Lady flirts back and she and Barbara form an alliance to torture Jim Gordon.
The Penguin is in love with Edward Nygma/The Riddler.
2014— Kingdom Audience Network Nate Kulina Nick Jonas
2014— How to Get Away with Murder ABC Connor Walsh
Oliver Hampton
Aiden Walker
Annalise Keating
Eve Rothlo
Jack Falahee
Conrad Ricamora
Elliot Knight
Viola Davis
Famke Janssen
Connor is a law student, recruited by his professor, a defense attorney, to work at her firm among four others.
Oliver is an I.T. specialist whom Connor first seduced to get information. Over time, the two develop feelings toward each other.
Aiden is engaged to Michaela Pratt. He also had a relationship with Connor when they were teenagers.
Annalise and Eve were in a relationship while they were in law school.
2014—2015 Chasing Life ABC Family Brenna Carver
Greer Danville
Haley Ramm
Gracie Dzienny
Brenna begins a relationship with out lesbian Greer, despite the fact that Brenna already had a boyfriend. Later she chooses Greer over her boyfriend and they begin a relationship.
Margo is an older girl who graduated from the school and said she would help Brenna edit a video to enter in a video contest. Margo and Brenna kiss and decide to date. Later Brenna finds out that the woman Margo used to date is a 40-year-old woman who still lives with her, so she breaks up with Margo.
2014— Halt and Catch Fire AMC Joe MacMillan
Lee Pace
August Emerson
Joe is the bisexual main character of the show.
2014— The Strain FX Dutch Velders
Ruta Gedmintas
Nicola Correia-Damude
2014—2015 Dominion Syfy Ethan Mack
Jonathan Howard
Katrine De Candole
Shivani Ghai
2014— Young & Hungry Freeform Eliiot Park
Rex Lee
Bryan Safi
2014—2016 Tyrant FX Sammy Al-Fayeed
Haitham El-Amin
Noah Silver
Mehdi Dehbi
Raphael Acloque
Sammy is the closeted son of Barry Al-Fayeed, who returns to his Middle Eastern home country where his unstable brother inherits their late father's throne. Abdul is a closeted young man whose family has long served as security for the Al-Fayeed family. Sammy and Abdul develop a connection, but when Abdul learns that Sammy's family has extended their visit, he discontinues their relationship, reminding Sammy that there are rules he has to follow.
2014— The Night Shift NBC Drew Allister
Brendan Fehr
Luke Macfarlane
Rick is Drew's boyfriend, who is introduced in 1x06, when he and his platoon are involved in a bus accident.
2014—2016 Penny Dreadful Showtime Dorian Gray
Ethan Chandler
Ferdinand Lyle
Reeve Carney
Josh Hartnett
Simon Russell Beale
Jonny Beauchamp
Billie Piper
Jessica Barden
Dorian and Ethan are bisexual or pansexual. It is implied that Vanessa and Mina might be as well. Angelique is transgender.
2014— Black Sails Starz James Flint
Eleanor Guthrie
Anne Bonny
Thomas Hamilton
Toby Stephens
Hannah New
Jessica Parker Kennedy
Clara Paget
Rupert Penry-Jones
Eleanor is the bisexual female lead of the show. In season 1 Eleanor has a love affair with sex-worker Max, who is a lesbian.
Max and Anne Bonny starts a relationship in season 2, indicating that Anne is bisexual as well.
In season 2 it is revealed that Flint had a secret affair with Thomas Hamilton, indicating that he is bisexual.
2014—2015 Looking HBO Patrick
Jonathan Groff[7]
Frankie J. Alvarez[8]
Murray Bartlett
O.T. Fagbenle
Scott Bakula
Raúl Castillo
Russell Tovey[9]
Most of the characters are gay men living in San Francisco.
2014 Janet King ABC1 Janet King
Ashleigh Larsson
Marta Dusseldorp
Aimee Pedersen
In this spin-off from Crownies, Janet King is a lesbian who lives with her partner Ashleigh Larsson and their two children.
2014 Star-Crossed The CW Sophia (first 'out' character) + all other Atrians
Taylor Beecham
Brina Palencia
Natalie Hall
All Atrians are pansexual.
Sophia has a crush on Taylor.
Although she is in a serious relationship with Drake, while they are temporarily broken up, Taylor kisses Sophia.
2014—2015 True Detective HBO Paul Woodrugh Taylor Kitsch
2013— Broadchurch ITV Maggie Radcliffe
Jocelyn Knight
Carolyn Pickles
Charlotte Rampling
2013— Vikings History (Canada) Emperor Charles
Lothaire Bluteau
Huw Parmenter
Katheryn Winnick
Josefin Asplund
2013— The Fall BBC Two Danielle Ferrington
DSI Stella Gibson
Niamh McGrady
Gillian Anderson
Dani is a lesbian.
Stella is bisexual.
2013— Peaky Blinders BBC Two James Josh O'Connor James is a gay writer who lives with Ada Shelby and her son, Karl.
2013— Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ABC Joey Gutierrez Juan Pablo Raba Joey is a gay Inhuman who can melt metals.
2013— Wentworth SoHo Franky Doyle
Erica Davidson
Kim Chang
Joan Ferguson
Maxine Conway
Bridget Westfall
Lucy Gambaro
Allie Novak
Bea Smith
Jodie Spiteri
Nicole da Silva
Leeanna Walsman
Ra Chapman
Pamela Rabe
Socratis Otto
Libby Tanner
Sally-Anne Upton
Kate Jenkinson
Danielle Cormack
Pia Miranda
In this Australian prison drama series, Erica Davidson is bisexual, Maxine Conway is a transgender woman and Bea Smith is pomosexual.
2013—2015 Defiance Syfy Stahma Tarr
Kenya Rosewater
Doc Meh Yewll
Niles Pottinger
Sgt. Frei Poole
Jaime Murray
Mia Kirschner
Trenna Keating
Hannah Cheeseman
Rob Archer
Michael Dyson
James Murray
Douglas Nyback
Kenya is a bisexual sex worker. Stahma begins seeing her in 1x07 with ulterior political motives, but it is later clear that she developed genuine feelings for her.
In 2x05, Yewll is haunted by hallucinations of her late wife, Lev.
Ulysses and Skevur are minor henchmen of Datak Tarr's who are mentioned to be in a sexual relationship.
In 2x05, it is revealed Pottinger attended the same boarding school as Amanda's ex-fiance Connor Lang, and had an unrequited crush on him.
Several other minor sex worker characters (Tirra, Deirdre, Gorath) are mentioned to have both male and female clients.
There are several characters who have only been shown in heterosexual relationships, but have never had their orientations explicitly confirmed as heterosexual, with some lines that seem to suggest that sexuality is not labelled anymore, and bisexuality is very common.
2013—2015 Hemlock Grove Netflix Brooke Bluebell
Mrs. Banks
Dr. Clementine Chasseur
Dr. Johann Pryce
Lorenza Izzo
Jennifer Gidson
Kandyse McClure
Joel de la Fuente
In the pilot episode, Brooke has an affair with her female science teacher Mrs. Banks.
Dr. Chasseur is a werewolf hunter, and is a lesbian.
2013— Hit the Floor VH1 Jude Kinkade
Brent Antonello
Adam Senn
Jonathan Bennett
Zero is a closeted bisexual basketball player and Jude is his agent. Jude realises he is gay, and comes out to his father and stepmother. Jude and Zero begin a friends with benefits arrangement in season 2, but feelings get involved and Jude gives Zero an ultimatum. In season 3, Zero comes out by kissing Jude in public, and the two are now in a committed relationship.
2013—2014 Betrayal ABC Jules Whitman
Valerie McAllister
Sofia Black D'Elia
Elizabeth McLaughlin
Valerie McAllister begins dating her dads new assistant Jules Whitman.
2013—2014 Dracula NBC Lord Laurent
Daniel Davenport
Lucy Westenra
Anthony Howell
Lewis Rainer
Katie McGrath
Laurent is a member of a secret society dedicated to opposing Dracula (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and Daniel is his lover.[10]
Lucy is a rich society girl who harbors secret romantic feelings for her best friend, Mina Murray (Jessica De Gouw).[11]
2013— East Los High Hulu Camila Barrios
Jocelyn Reyes
Vannessa Vasquez
Andrea Sixtos
Camila and Jocelyn who have been best friends since high school begin a romantic relationship.
2013 Dates Channel 4 Erica
Gemma Chan
Katie McGrath
2013—2014 In the Flesh BBC Three Kieren Walker
Rick Macy
Simon Monroe
Luke Newberry
David Walmsley
Emmett J Scanlan
Kieren is a PDS suffer (Partially Deceased Syndrome) who has come back to life. He committed suicide after his boyfriend Rick died in Afghanistan. Rick is found and is also a PDS suffer. He comes back home but is killed by his father before anything can happen between him and Kieren in their new life. In the second season Simon is introduced and is thought to be straight since he is with Amy. He is believed to be one of the twelve disciples of the undead prophet and is a member of the Undead Liberation Army. He reveals himself to Kieren and the two become a couple.
2013— House of Cards Netflix Frank Underwood
Edward Meechum
Rachel Posner
Lisa Williams
Michael Corrigan
John Pasternak
Thomas Yates
Kevin Spacey
Nathan Darrow
Rachel Brosnahan
Kate Lyn Sheil
Christian Camargo
Todd Alan Crain
Paul Sparks
Frank has been shown to have sexual encounters with both men and women. Yet, the author claims that Frank ignores the label of being bisexual and is simply attracted to people regardless of their gender.[12]
Meechum has a threesome with Claire and Frank in Chapter 24.
2013— Masters of Sex Showtime Betty DeMillo
Barton Scully
Annaleigh Ashford
Beau Bridges
Finn Wittrock
Betty is a lesbian sex worker and an early research subject in Masters and Johnson's study.[13] Helen and Betty are in a relationship.
Scully is the provost at the university where Masters initiates his study. Masters learns Scully is gay in the episode "Standard Deviation".
Dale is a hustler whom Scully patronizes. It is he who informs Masters of Scully's orientation.[14]
2013— Originals, TheThe Originals The CW Josh Rosza
Tristan de Martel
Steven Krueger
Colin Woodell
Oliver Ackland
Josh Rozsa is a newly turned vampire and openly gay. In season 2, he dates Aiden, who is a werewolf.
Tristan is bisexual, and the writers were going to explore it, but his current drive left little time for romance.
2013— Brooklyn Nine-Nine FOX Raymond Jacob "Ray" Holt
Kevin Cozner
Andre Braugher

Marc Evan Jackson
Nick Offerman
2013—2015 Hannibal NBC Hannibal Lecter
Will Graham
Margot Verger
Alana Bloom
Francis Dolarhyde
Jimmy Price
Mads Mikkelsen
Hugh Dancy
Katharine Isabelle
Caroline Dhavernas
Richard Armitage
It's revealed in season 3 that Hannibal Lecter (who according to Fuller is omnisexual)[15] is in love with Will Graham. In the last episode of the same season Will demonstrates the feelings are mutual, replying to Bedelia's question of whether he reciprocates or not.

Since the inception of the show Fuller has repeatedly referred to the series as a love story between the two men; in addition to this he has confirmed that their relationship is one of mutual attraction.[15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22]

Margot Verger, introduced in season two, is a lesbian.[23] Alana Bloom, who is bisexual,[22] begins a relationship with Margot in season three, and they eventually marry and have a son, Morgan.[18][24][25][26]

Even though, during the series, he dates Reba McLane, on his ledger, Francis Dolarhyde claims to be interested in establishing a romantic relationship with Hannibal by writing "I am so eager to please you to be your friend your lover perhaps.".[27]

Bryan Fuller has stated that Jimmy Price is openly gay on Twitter[28]

2013—2014 Bridge, TheThe Bridge FX Adriana Perez
Emily Rios
Alyssa Diaz
Adriana reveals to her coworker Daniel Frye that she is a lesbian when he asks her how she avoided getting tied down with children like other female members of her family. In season 2 her girlfriend Lucy is introduced.
2013— Ray Donovan Showtime Lena
Tommy Wheeler
Katherine Moennig
Austin Nichols
Lena is a personal assistant working for titular character Ray. Tommy is a closeted gay actor.
2013— A Place to Call Home Channel 7 James Bligh
Harry Polson
Dr. Henry Fox
David Berry
Dominic Allburn
Tim Draxl
In season 3, James meets a new love interest, Dr. Fox.
2013— Devious Maids Lifetime Alejandro Rubio Matt Cedeño Alejandro is a Latin music star and closeted.
2013— Orange Is the New Black Netflix Piper Chapman
Alex Vause
Sophia Burset
Nicky Nichols
Lorna Morello
Carrie "Big Boo" Black
Tricia Miller
Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren
Poussey Washington
Brook Soso
Desi Piscatella
Taylor Schilling
Laura Prepon
Laverne Cox
Natasha Lyonne
Yael Stone
Lea DeLaria
Madeline Brewer
Uzo Aduba

Samira Wiley
Kimiko Glenn
Brad William Henke
Piper Chapman, the protagonist of the series, is bisexual, and was in relationship with lesbian Alex Vause before breaking up with her and becoming engaged to Larry Bloom. Since they've been in prison, Piper has rekindled her relationship with Alex. Laverne Cox, an African-American trans actress, plays Sophia Burset, a transgender character. The Advocate suggested that Orange is the New Black contains the first ever women-in-prison narrative including a real transgender woman.[29] Nicky, Suzanne, Big Boo, Tricia and Poussey are lesbians. Lorna's true sexuality is undetermined, but has been involved with men and women. Brook has revealed she is attracted to people, not genders, meaning she is pansexual. New corrections officer Desi Piscatella is gay.
2013—2015 Atlantis BBC One Pythagoras
Robert Emms
Joseph Timms
2013—2015 Under the Dome CBS Carolyn Hill
Alice Calvert
Aisha Hinds
Samantha Mathis[30]
Hill and Calvert are raising a daughter, Norrie Calvert-Hill (Mackenzie Lintz), together.
2013— Fosters, TheThe Fosters Freeform Stef Adams-Foster
Lena Adams-Foster
Jude Adams-Foster
Connor Stevens
Monte Porter
Teri Polo
Sherri Saum
Hayden Byerly
Tom Phelan
Gavin MacIntosh
Kalama Epstein
Annika Marks
Elliot Fletcher
The two leads, Stef and Lena, are a married lesbian couple. Stef has a biological child from a previous mixed-sex marriage and the couple serve as adoptive and foster parents to additional children.
The youngest of their adopted children is Jude, who begins to question his sexuality after developing an attraction to his best friend and first boyfriend, Connor.[31] It is revealed in Season 2 that Connor has feelings for Jude and has kissed him.
Noah is Jude's second boyfriend.
Cole is a transgender teen runaway who lives at a group foster home.
2013—2014 Carrie Diaries, TheThe Carrie Diaries CW, TheThe CW Walt Reynolds
Bennet Wilcox
Larissa Loughlin
Samantha "Sam" Jones
Jill "Mouse" Chen
Dona LaDonna
Brendan Dooling
Jake Robinson
Freema Agyeman
Lindsey Gort
Ellen Wong
Chloe Bridges
Walt (season 1 and 2) was in a heterosexual relationship, but seemed to always have inner struggle with his sexuality. After meeting Bennet, a columnist at Interview, Walt begins to explore his inner feelings after seeing how open Bennet is about being gay. Taking place in New York City in the mid 1980s, the environment was very welcoming and Walt finally admitted to himself and others that he was gay.

Bennet (season 1 and 2) is openly gay and he protetcs LGBT rights, he and Walt are a couple later. Larissa (season 1 and 2) is hetero-flexible, she doesn't have a problem having sex with women.

Sam (season 2) could be bicurious or hetero-flexible, she claimed to have once had sex with Larissa since they were going to engage in a threesome, but the man never arrived.

Mouse (season 1 and 2) may be bicurious.

Donna (season 1 and 2) could be bicurious too, she and Mouse slept together at a party when they were drunk.

2013— Orphan Black Space (Canada)
BBC America (USA)
Cosima Niehaus
Felix Dawkins
Delphine Cormier
Tony Sawicki
Shay Davydov
Sarah Manning
Tatiana Maslany
Jordan Gavaris
Evelyne Brochu
Tatiana Maslany
Ksenia Solo
Tatiana Maslany
Cosima is a graduate student in biology and one of several clones whose origin is central to the series' mystery.
Felix is the foster brother and confidant of Sarah Manning, the show's main protagonist. Delphine and Cosima are in a relationship. Tony (formerly Antoinette) is a transgender clone introduced in Season 2. In 4x07 Sarah has a one-night stand with a woman, indicating that she is bisexual. This has later been confirmed true by Tatiana Maslany at Comic Con 2016.[32]
2013—2016 Please Like Me ABC (Australia) Josh
Josh Thomas
Wade Briggs
Charles Cottier
Keegan Joyce
Hannah Gadsby
2013—2016 Banshee Cinemax Job Hoon Lee Job is a computer hacker and confidant to the series' protagonist, Lucas Hood (Antony Starr). The character has been described variously as transgender, a transvestite and a drag queen; Lee believes the character is "constantly evolving" and is not interested in "figuring out the label of who he is and every aspect of that".[33]
2013—2015 Following, TheThe Following Fox Paul Torres
Jacob Wells
Agent Gina Mendez
Jana Murphy
Adan Canto
Nico Tortorella
Valerie Cruz
Leslie Bibb
Kristen Bush
Paul and Jacob are initially introduced in season 1 as "Bill" and "Willy", neighbors of season one antagonist Joe Carroll's only surviving victim, Sarah. This is soon revealed as a ruse engineered by Joe, who believed Sarah would perceive gay neighbors as non-threatening. Both before and after they broke cover the pair were sexually involved but both characters were killed before the full extent of their relationship was clarified.
Agent Mendez, introduced in season 2, is Ryan Hardy's boss. Jana Murphy is Mendez's ex-wife, with whom she has children. Jana turns out to be one of Joe's followers. Dawn is Mendez's new wife as of the season 3 opener, during which their wedding took place.[34]
2013—2015 Da Vinci's Demons Starz Leonardo da Vinci
Jacopo Saltarelli
Andrea del Verrocchio
Tom Riley
Christopher Elson
Allan Corduner
While historical scholarship generally regards Leonardo as homosexual, the series depicts him as sexually active with a woman. In the season one episode "The Tower", Leonardo declares that his involvement with Saltarelli was experimentation and that he refuses to label himself.[35]
In 2x05 'The Sun and Moon' it is implied that Andrea has a sexual relationship with a young man who works in his workshop.
2013 Camp NBC Todd
Adam Garcia
Christopher Kirby
Todd and Raffi are an interracial couple raising two adopted children.[36]
2013—2015 My Mad Fat Diary E4 Archie Dan Cohen Rae Earl, the main character, discovers that Archie is gay when she catches him spying on the men's changing room in the leisure centre in which he works. He has a relationship with Lois, a girl in Chloe's group, in series 2 but she breaks up with him when Rae reveals his sexuality to Lois. He comes out subsequent to this.
2012— Call the Midwife BBC One Patience "Patsy" Mount

Delia Busby

Emerald Fennell

Kate Lamb

In series 4, it is revealed that Patsy is in a relationship with Delia Busby. They plan on living together, renting a flat however Delia gets into a biking accident and loses her memory. In the 2015 Christmas special, she fully recovers and as off series 5, Delia becomes a lodger in Nonnatus House and is training to become a midwife. Patsy and Delia are going to Paris together for a holiday.
2012— Nashville ABC Will Lexington
Brent McKinney
Kevin Bicks
Chris Carmack
Derek Krantz
Kyle Dean Massey
Will is a closeted up-and-coming country singer. Brent is an openly gay record executive. Kevin is an openly gay songwriter, stationed in Nashville.[37]
2012— Arrow CW, TheThe CW Sara Lance
Nyssa al Ghul
Curtis Holt
Caity Lotz
Katrina Law
Echo Kellum
Chenier Hundal
Nyssa and Sara begin a relationship when Sara joins the league of assassins. Nyssa's father is the leader of the league. Curtis Holt is introduced in season 4, as an openly gay employee of Felicity's at Palmer Tech and is married to his husband Paul.
2012—2013 Bomb Girls Global Betty McRae
Ali Liebert
Rachel Wilson
Betty McRae has an unrequited love for her best friend Kate Andrews. After being rejected by Kate, Betty starts a relationship with Teresa.
2012— Ripper Street BBC One Fred Best David Dawson
2012— Chicago Fire NBC Leslie Shay
Clarice Carthage
Lauren German
Shiri Appleby
Vedette Lim
Leslie Shay is a paramedic on Ambulance 61 and Clarice Carthage is her pregnant ex-girlfriend. They reconcile their relationship and Clarice moves back in with Shay, only for Clarice to break up with Shay for a second time and move to New York with her ex-husband to gain split-custody of her child. In season 2 Shay briefly dates Devon, who robs their apartment and disappears. She returns near the end of season 2, apologizing and promising to pay Shay back the money she stole.
2012— Girls HBO Elijah Krantz
Andrew Rannells
Billy Morrissette
Elijah is the ex-boyfriend of lead character Hannah (Lena Dunham) and she finds out that he is gay in season 1. In season 2 they become roommates. George is Elijah's boyfriend. In season 2 they get into an argument leading to Elijah's questioning his sexuality and ends up sleeping with main character Marnie (Allison Williams). Elijah then describes himself as bisexual.
2012— Returned, TheThe Returned Canal+ Julie
Céline Sallette
Alix Poisson
Julie is a nurse and Laure is a police lieutenant. They were formerly lovers but as of the series premiere had not seen each other for seven years.
2012— Saving Hope CTV (Canada)
Shahir Hamza
Victor Reis
Maggie Lin
Sydney Katz
Huse Madhavji
Salvatore Antonio
Julia Taylor Ross
Stacey Farber
Hamza is a neurosurgeon and Reis is an OR nurse. They are in a long-term relationship.

In season 3 Maggies new boss Dr Katz surprises her by kissing her which starts a complicated journey of discovery for orthodox closeted lesbian Sydney. She is engaged to a man but develop romantic feelings for Maggie. The pair kisses again after Sydney admits to Maggie that she likes women.

2012— Major Crimes TNT Rusty Beck Graham Patrick Martin First appearing in the series finale of The Closer, Rusty is a foster child who witnesses a crime. Captain Shannon Raydor (Mary McDonnell) decides to assume custody of Rusty.
2012— Scandal ABC Cyrus Beene
Michael Ambruso
Jeff Perry
Dan Bucatinsky
Matthew Del Negro
Cyrus is the White House Chief of Staff. He is openly gay and in a long-term relationship with (though not yet legally married to) James.
2012—2013 Underemployed MTV Sophia Swanson Michelle Ang
2012—2013 Emily Owens, M.D. CW, TheThe CW Tyra Dupre Kelly McCreary Tyra, a first-year surgical intern and daughter of the chief resident, quickly befriends Emily. She is openly gay.
2012—2013 The New Normal NBC David Bartholomew Sawyer
Bryan Collins
Justin Bartha
Andrew Rannells
Michael Hitchcock
Matt Bomer
2012—2013 Smash NBC Tom Levitt
Sam Strickland
John Goodwin
Ellis Boyd
Kyle Bishop
Christian Borle
Phillip Spaeth
Wesley Taylor
Leslie Odom, Jr.
Neal Bledsoe
Jaime Cepero
Andy Mientus
Daniel Abeles
Tom is a Broadway composer.
Dennis, Bobby and Sam are ensemble members and Tom had a short-term relationship with Sam.
John is a lawyer. He and Tom dated briefly.
Ellis began as Tom's personal assistant before becoming assistant to Broadway producer Eileen Rand (Anjelica Huston). He left the series after season one and an ex-girlfriend later outed him as gay.
Kyle Bishop is the book writer for the rival show Hit List. Blake is the lighting director for Hit List and he and Kyle became involved.
2012 Political Animals USA T.J. Hammond
Diane Nash
Sean Reeves
Sebastian Stan
Vanessa Redgrave
David Monahan
T.J. is son of former President "Bud" Hammond and Elaine Barrish, the first openly gay child of a sitting President of the United States.
Justice Diane Nash is the first openly gay Justice of the United States Supreme Court and a former mentor of Elaine's.
Reeves is a married, closeted Congressman with whom T.J. has had an affair.
2012 GCB ABC Blake Reilly Mark Deklin Blake is a closeted homosexual and in a marriage of convenience with Cricket (Miriam Shor), who is aware of his sexual orientation.
2012 The L.A. Complex CTV (Canada)
MuchMusic (Canada)
Kaldrick King
Tariq Muhammad
Christopher Taylor
Andra Fuller
Benjamin Charles Watson
Jarod Joseph
Kaldrick King is a closeted, black rapper known for his violence, yet his personality and real self is significantly deeper than what he openly shows.
Tariq is an aspiring rapper working at the production company where Kaldrick records and the two start a secret relationship that ends in tears.
Christopher Taylor is Kaldrick's openly gay lover who works as a lawyer.
2012— Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries ABC Dr. Elizabeth 'Mac' Macmillan Tammy MacIntosh
2011— Scott and Bailey ITV Helen Bartlett
DC Anna Ran
Nicola Walker
Jing Lusi
Helen Bartlett is in S3 only, but notable for her story and impact. DC Anna Ran joins in S5.
2011—2016 Person of Interest CBS Sameen Shaw
Samantha Groves (Root)
Sarah Shahi
Amy Acker
2011— American Horror Story FX Chad (season 1)
Patrick (season 1)
Peggy (season 1)
Lana Winters (season 2)
Wendy (season 2)
Stanley (season 4)
Dell Toledo (season 4)
Andy (season 4)
Liz Taylor (season 5)
The Countess (season 5)
Will Drake (season 5)
Ramona Royale (season 5)
Cricket Marlowe (Season 6)
Edward Philippe Mott (Season 6)
Guinness (Season 6)
Zachary Quinto[38]
Teddy Sears[39]
Kathleen Rose Perkins
Sarah Paulson
Clea Duvall
Denis O'Hare
Michael Chiklis
Matt Bomer
Denis O'Hare
Lady Gaga
Cheyenne Jackson
Angela Bassett

Leslie Jordan
Evan Peters
Henderson Wade
Chad and his partner Patrick are the former owners of the haunted house around which the first season centers.
Peggy is described as Chad's "supportive lesbian friend".[40]
Lana Winters is a closeted lesbian reporter seeking to break a story on season 2's Briarcliff Asylum.
Wendy, Lana's lover, is a grade school teacher who is manipulated into having Lana committed to the asylum.
In season 4, Stanley is a con artist who is often seen in the company of male sex workers.
Dell Toledo is the strongman of the freakshow and married to Desiree and is a closeted homosexual. In the season 4 episode "Pink Cupcakes" it is revealed that he had an affair with a hustler named Andy (Matt Bomer).
In season 5, the Countess is a bisexual vampire who has a foursome with two men and another woman.
Will Drake identifies himself as gay, but has a sexual encounter with the Countess. He later confesses to being bisexual.
Ramona Royale is the former lover of the Countess.
2011—2014 Being Human Syfy Emily Alison Louder Emily is lead character Josh's sister.
2011— Awkward MTV Clark Stevenson
Ricky Schwartz
Theo Abbott
Cole Higgins
Joey Haro
Matthew Fahey
Evan Crooks
Monty Geer
Theo and Cole are both gay and appear in Season 4 and 5. They are troublemakers and best friends.
2011—2014 Borgia Canal+ Francesc Gaset
Giuliano della Rovere
Francesco Alidosi
Art Malik
Dejan Čukić
Matt Di Angelo
After being falsely accused of sodomy in the episode "Palm Sunday", Gaset admits to Pope Alexander VI (John Doman) that he does have the desires of a sodomite.
Della Rovere is occasionally called a sodomite by the Pope and his fellow cardinals; his relationship with Alidosi is confirmed in the episode "The Seven Sorrows".
2011— Game of Thrones HBO Renly Baratheon
Loras Tyrell
Oberyn Martell
Ellaria Sand
Yara Greyjoy
Gethin Anthony
Finn Jones
Pedro Pascal
Indira Varma
Will Tudor
Conleth Hill
Gemma Whelan
Renly is the brother of King Robert. Loras is the Knight of Flowers. Both are gay.[41]
Prince Oberyn, known as the Red Viper, is a member of House Martell of Dorne. He is bisexual.[42]
Ellaria is Prince Oberyn's paramour and also bisexual.
Olyver is a gay male sex worker and spy working for Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish.
Varys stated that, before being castrated, he had no romantic or sexual feelings for men or women. Because of this, it's assumed that he is asexual and aromantic.
2011—2015 Hart of Dixie CW Crickett Watts
Jaysene Charles
Brandi Burkhardt
Erica Piccininni
Crickett comes out as a lesbian in the season finale of season 3. In Season 4, Crickett divorces her husband and begins a suttle romance with Jaysene who is a volunteer firefighter.
2011— Hell on Wheels AMC Louise Ellison Jennifer Ferrin Louise Ellison is a newspaper reporter sent by New York Tribune editor Horace Greeley to cover the building of the Union Pacific Railroad; she reveals that the assignment was a punishment for exhibiting attraction toward Greeley's daughter.
2011—2014 Killing, TheThe Killing AMC (Seasons 1-3)
Netflix (Season 4)
Regi Darnell
Annie Corley
Bex Taylor-Klaus
Regi Darnell was protagonist Sarah Linden's social worker as a child who remained a mother figure to her; she marries her female partner in the first episode of season 3. One of the main characters introduced in season 3 is a young homeless lesbian named Bullet.
2011— Once Upon a Time ABC Mulan
Ruby Lucas
Dorothy Gale
Jamie Chung
Meghan Ory
Teri Reeves
Mulan is a female warrior who had feelings for Philip and Aurora. Ruby Lucas is a werewolf who once had a boyfriend named Peter, and later has a relationship with Dorothy Gale.
2011—2015 Revenge ABC Nolan Ross
Tyler Barrol
Marco Romero
Patrick Osbourne
Gabriel Mann
Ashton Holmes
E.J. Bonilla
Justin Hartley
Seychelle Gabriel
Nolan rates himself a 3 on the Kinsey scale. Tyler is a "sexually ambiguous hustler" described in publicity material as a "Talented Mister Ripley type".
Marco is a past boyfriend and CEO of Nolan Ross. Marco appears in flashbacks and in present-day in season 2.
Patrick is the illegitimate son of Victoria Greyson (Madeline Stowe). He and Nolan had feelings for each other in season 3.
2011— Shameless Showtime Ian Gallagher
Mickey Milkovich
Monica Gallagher
Lloyd Lishman
Svetlana Milkovich
Veronica Fisher
Jasmine Hollander

Alan Kopchek


Abraham Paige

Cameron Monaghan
Pej Vahdat
Noel Fisher
Missy Doty
Chloe Webb
Carlease Burke
Harry Hamlin
Isidora Goreshter
Shanola Hampton
Dichen Lachman
Amy Smart
Jeff Pierre
Elliot Fletcher

Jonathan Schmock

Bill Brochtrup

Bradley Whitford

American series based on the UK original. Ian is a gay teenager involved in a sexual relationship with Kash, his boss, who is married and a father. It is unclear whether Kash identifies as other than straight, although he admits to Ian that he did not like having sex with his wife. Mickey is a delinquent and the brother of Ian's beard girlfriend Mandy; he and Ian begin a sexual relationship although Mickey does not initially show any emotional attraction toward Ian. Jess is a bartender at the neighborhood bar The Alibi Room.[43] Gallagher clan mother Monica is in a relationship with Roberta which ends in season two.
Lloyd picks up Ian in a gay bar in season two; he turns out to be the father of Jimmy (Justin Chatwin), the boyfriend of Ian's sister Fiona (Emmy Rossum).
Svetlana is Mickey's lesbian wife and former sex worker.
In season 5, Angela, an Asian lesbian that frequents the diner that Fiona works at is introduced, but later leaves town.
Jasmine is a bisexual friend of Fiona who is interested in her. After Fiona refuses to offer her financial help, Jasmine gets angry and leaves, never speaking to her again. On season 6, Veronica, Svetlana and Kev enter on a polyamorous relationship.
Caleb was Ian's boyfriend who cheated on him with a woman.
Trevor is a transgender male who is a friend and possible love interest for Ian.

Hal is Fiona's gay co-worker.

2011— Switched at Birth ABC Matthew
Josh Padden



Daniel Durant
Alec Mapa
Austin Cauldwell
Daniel Durant is revealed as gay and romantically interested in Emmett. Josh Padden is Daphne's friend who has a crush on Daphne's boyfriend Mingo.

Natalie says tells Bay in season two that she's gay and her and her girlfriend Hillary are not allowed into prom because Hillary is wearing a suit.

2011— Teen Wolf MTV Danny Mahealani
Mason Hewitt
Brett Talbot
Keahu Kahuanui
Charlie Carver
Zelda Williams
Lauren McKnight
Khylin Rhambo
Cody Saintgnue
Michael Johnston
Eddie Ramos
Danny is on the lacrosse team with the titular character.[44]
Ethan is an "alpha" werewolf who becomes romantically involved with Danny in season three.[45]
Caitlin is bisexual.
Emily, Caitlin's ex-girlfriend was sacrificed by the darach.
Mason is an out and proud gay freshman athlete.
Brett is a bisexual werewolf playing on another lacrosse team.
Corey and Lucas were a couple, but Lucas was killed by the Doctors after becoming a chimera. Corey and Mason are now a couple.
2011—2013 Necessary Roughness USA Rex Evans Travis Smith Evans is the quarterback for the New York Hawks. He comes out at the end of season 2, becoming the first openly gay active football player in the show's universe.[46]
2011—2013 Borgias, TheThe Borgias Showtime Micheletto Corella
Sean Harris
Darwin Shaw
Charlie Carrick
Micheletto is a condottiero in service to Cesare Borgia (François Arnaud).
2011—2012 Bedlam Sky Living Ryan Will Young
2011—2012 Ringer CW, TheThe CW Olivia Charles
Catherine Martin
Jaime Murray
Andrea Roth
Olivia was the partner of Andrew Martin (Ioan Gruffudd) in an investment firm. Catherine is Andrew's ex-wife. They were in a secret relationship.
2011 Crownies ABC1 Janet King
Ashleigh Larsson
Marta Dusseldorp
Aimee Pedersen
Janet King is a lesbian who lives with her partner Ashleigh Larsson, she is pregnant via IVF.

In series 2 of Janet King, Ash has been killed.

2011 Playboy Club, TheThe Playboy Club NBC Bunny Alice
Sean Beasley
Frances Dunhill
Leah Renee
Sean Maher
Cassidy Freeman
Alice is a Playboy Bunny and secretly lesbian. She is in a sham marriage with Sean, who is gay.[47][48]
Frances begins dating Nick Dalton (Eddie Cibrian) to provide him with a politically acceptable public "girlfriend" and to make her appear heterosexual to her father.
2011— Waterloo Road BBC One Martin Dunbar Matt Greenwood
2011 Skins MTV Tea Marvelli Sofia Black D'Elia Tea, a cheerleader, replaced the popular gay character Maxxie from the UK original, sparking outrage among fans.[49]
2010— Luther BBC DS Emma Lane Rose Leslie Emma is a lesbian.
2010 - Sherlock (TV series) BBC One Irene Adler
Jim Moriarty
Lara Pulver
Andrew Scott
2010—2014 Tierra de lobos Multipark Ficción y Boomerang TV Cristina
Isabel Lobo
Berta Hernández
Adriana Torrebejano
The series takes place in the 19th century in Spain. Cristina, a sex worker, wants to get back at her special client Antonio Lobo by seducing his daughter Isabel. What she doesn't anticipate is falling in her own trap. Isabel and Cristina start a forbidden love that will bring them both joy and pain.
2010—2015 Rookie Blue Global Gail Peck
Holly Stewart
Frankie Anderson
Charlotte Sullivan
Aliyah O'Brien
Katharine Isabelle
Gail Peck befriends Holly Stewart the new forensic specialist. The two share a kiss at Frank and Noelle's wedding and again when Gail is shot at. The two then begin a relationship.
2010—2015 Strike Back Sky1 (season 1—5 )
Cinemax (season 2—5 )
James Leatherby
Dougray Scott
Daniel Ben Zenou
Leatherby is a former SAS officer and an antagonist in season 4.[50]
Fahran is his lover.
2010—2013 Dance Academy ABC1
Rhys O'Leary
Tom Green
Keiynan Lonsdale
Chris Foy
Richard Brancatisano
Jai asks Sammy for his number in Season 1. Sammy dates Ollie in season 2. Rhys is an actor and dates Ollie in Season 3.
2010—2015 Downton Abbey ITV
Thomas Barrow
Duke of Crowborough
Rob James-Collier
Charlie Cox
Thomas is a footman in the aristocratic Crawley household. The Duke of Crowborough is Lady Mary's suitor and Thomas's lover.
2010—2015 Parenthood NBC Haddie Braverman
Sarah Ramos Haddie and Lauren are revealed to be dating at the end of the 5th season.
2010—2015 Lost Girl Showcase (Canada) Bo
The Morrigan, Evony Fleurette Marquise
Anna Silk
Zoie Palmer
Athena Karkanis
Rachel Skarsten
Paul Amos
Emmanuelle Vaugier
Lost Girl tells the story of Bo, a superhuman who did not know she was a member of the supernatural Fae world until she was discovered by them. She is a succubus, a Fae that survives by feeding from life force and the energy created from sex with males or females. Season 1: Bo becomes romantically and sexually involved with Dyson (a Light Fae detective) and Lauren (a human doctor).[51] (The three became known as the "Love Triangle" of the series.) Season 2: Lauren's girlfriend, Nadia, awoke from a 5-year comatose state, was possessed by an evil entity, and Bo was forced to kill her. Season 3: Bo and Lauren entered into a committed relationship, but Lauren broke it off. Season 4: Lauren had a one-night stand with Crystal, a co-worker; Bo and Lauren had a quickie at a party; Lauren seduced The Morrigan (Evony Fleurette Marquise), leader of the Dark Fae. Season 5: Vex was revealed to be attracted to Mark. Tamsin (bisexual) initiated a 'friends with benefits' relationship with Bo, but Bo subsequently ended it when she realized it had become romantic for Tamsin. Bo and Lauren made love again when alone together during a blackout. Bo thereafter asked Lauren to give their relationship another chance and Lauren consented; however, Lauren then broke it off from fear of becoming a burden to Bo as she aged in human years. At the end, Lauren reconsidered her decision and told Bo that she wanted to spend her life with her, and the two are united again, this time for good. The relationship between Bo and Lauren became popularly referred to as "Doccubus".[52]
2010— Walking Dead, TheThe Walking Dead AMC Tara Chambler
Denise Cloyd
Alanna Masterson
Juliana Harkavy
Ross Marquand
Jordan Woods-Robinson
Merritt Wever
Tara enters into a brief relationship with former Marine Alisha before Alisha is killed in a firefight.

Aaron is one of the residents of the Alexandria safe-zone, who is in a relationship with Eric.

Denise is an inexperienced doctor that began a relationship with Tara in the show's sixth season.

2010— Pretty Little Liars Freeform Emily Fields
Maya St. Germain
Paige McCullers
Samara Cook
Alison DiLaurentis
Shana Fring
Talia Sandoval
Jenna Marshall
Charlotte DiLaurentis
Shay Mitchell
Bianca Lawson
Lindsey Shaw
Claire Holt
Sasha Pieterse
Aeriél Miranda
Miranda Rae Mayo
Tammin Sursok
Vanessa Ray
Emily first begins a romance with Maya, her new neighbor. She later has a rocky relationship with Paige, then dates Samara. She then briefly reunites with Maya. Following Maya's death, she begins dating Paige once more. Alison kisses Emily before her disappearance, claiming she was "practicing" for kissing men. However, after her return, she and Emily seem to kiss sincerely. In season 7 Alison kisses Emily first and seems to be showing romantic feelings for Emily. They could possibly be dating. Shana and Jenna were dating. Emily and Talia begin getting involved with each other whilst both working at Ezra's coffee shop. Emily finds out that Talia is married to a man and realizes their relationship was too complicated for her to handle. Charlotte is Alison's transgender sister although later on it is revealed that Charlotte is actually her first cousin and not her sister. .[53]
2010—2014 Boardwalk Empire HBO Angela Darmody
Mary Dittrich
Aleksa Palladino
Lisa Joyce
Angela is the fiancée of lead character Jimmy Darmody and uses his last name. Mary and her husband run a photography studio. They have an affair in season 1.
2010—2012 Lip Service BBC Three Cat McKenzie
Frankie Alan
Tess Roberts
Detective Sgt Sam Murray
Sadie Anderson
Dr Lexy Price
Dr Declan Love
Laura Fraser
Ruta Gedmintas
Fiona Button
Heather Peace
Natasha O'Keeffe
Anna Skellern
Adam Sinclair
A series about a group of 20s to 30s lesbians and their friends, set in Glasgow, Scotland. Frankie returns from working in New York, NY for her Aunt's funeral having run away from a serious relationship with Cat two years prior. Frankie wishes to resume where they left off, but instead has a string of meaningless flings with other women as she grieves the loss of her Aunt and attempts to solve the mystery of her real identity. Tess is dumped by long-term girlfriend who had been cheating on her. Sam and Cat start to develop a serious relationship after their first (blind) date goes badly.
2010—2013 Spartacus Starz Barca
Antonio Te Maioha
Eka Darville
Josef Brown
Daniel Feuerriegel
Pana Hema Taylor
Christian Antidormi
Ellen Hollman
Luna Rioumina
Aaron Jakubenko
Blessing Mokgohloa
Jaime Murray
Lucy Lawless
Viva Bianca
Barca is falsely accused of disobedience and executed; His lover, Pietros, commits suicide believing himself abandoned. Auctus was Barca's lover in the prequal, Gods of the Arena. Though Agron was initially one of those who raised voice that the former slave Nasir should be killed for attacking Spartacus, Agron and Nasir become lovers after Nasir proves his trustworthiness and skill as a fighter in the rebellion.
2010—2013 Big C, TheThe Big C Showtime Lee Hugh Dancy Lee is introduced in season two as a fellow patient in Cathy's (Laura Linney) melanoma clinical trial.
2010—2012 Upstairs Downstairs BBC Dr Blanche Mottershead Alex Kingston Publication of a scandalous novel exposes Blanche's unconventional lifestyle and her former lover Lady Portia Alresford.
2010—2011 Gigantic TeenNick Ryan Katins
Charlie Maddock
Greg Ellis
Don O. Knowlton
Ryan is the adoptive father of lead characters Piper and Finn. An action movie superstar, his children find him in bed with his boyfriend Charlie in the episode "Carpe Diem".
2010—2011 Law & Order: LA NBC Lt. Arleen Gonzales Wanda De Jesus (pilot)
Rachel Ticotin
In the episode "El Sereno", Gonzales is accused of racial bigotry in a murder investigation. At trial she comes out as a lesbian, testifying that the bigotry she has faced for being gay has led her to overcome her own bigotry.
2010—2011 Hellcats CW, TheThe CW Darwin Jeremy Wong
2010 Thorne Sky1 HD Phil Hendricks Aidan Gillen
2010 Undercovers NBC Lance Jay Scully Lance is a chef at the catering company operated by the lead couple.
2010 Outlaw NBC Lucinda Pearl Carly Pope Lucinda is bisexual and a private investigator.
2010 Rubicon AMC Kale Ingram
Arliss Howard Ingram is the supervisor of the series's lead character. Walter is his younger partner.
2010 Whole Truth, TheThe Whole Truth ABC Alejo Salazar Anthony Ruivivar Salazar is second-in-command at lead character Jimmy Brogan's (Rob Morrow) New York law firm. His husband is a lobbyist in Washington, DC.
2009— Modern Family ABC Cameron Tucker
Mitchell Pritchett
Eric Stonestreet
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Since the beginning of the series, Cameron and Mitchell have been in an openly gay relationship. In the first season they adopt a baby, Lily, and throughout the series they are given a very high sense of queer worth. Both live a comfortable lifestyle and their families are supportive in everything they do. Mitchell is sometimes portrayed as being shy about his relationship in public, but eventually this changes and he learns to be very open and hopes that the public will accept him and Cameron as they are.
2009—2015 Glee Fox Kurt Hummel
Blaine Anderson
Brittany S. Pierce
Santana Lopez
Wade "Unique" Adams
Danielle "Dani"
Elliot "Starchild" Gilbert
Adam Crawford
David Karofsky
Quinn Fabray
Chandler Kiehl
Cody Tolentino
Hiram Berry
LeRoy Berry
Sebastian Smythe
Sandy Ryerson
Liz Stevens
Rick Denham
Spencer Porter
Chris Colfer
Darren Criss
Heather Morris
Naya Rivera
Alex Newell
Demi Lovato
Adam Lambert
Oliver Kieran-Jones
Max Adler
Dianna Agron
Justin Castor
Bryce Johnson
Jeff Goldblum
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Grant Gustin
Ian Gilligan
Alexander Nifong
Caden Michael Gray
Stephen Tobolowsky
Kayla Kalbfleisch
Meredith Baxter
Patty Duke
Tyler Vogt
Marshall Williams
Finneas O'Connell
Kurt Hummel was the first gay, lead, cast member. At the start of the series he was in the closet but he soon came out and became the only out-gay kid in William McKinley high school. He dresses very flamboyantly and creates his own style which lands him a job at Vogue in Season 4. Blaine Anderson was introduced in season 2 as Kurt's love interest, he was lead-singer of Dalton Academy Warbler's a show choir competing with Kurt's, Kurt transferred to Dalton after severe bullying from his sexuality but he transferred back to McKinley in late season 2, in season 3 Blaine also transferred to McKinley to see Kurt more. In season 4 the two broke up as Blaine cheated on Kurt, they did meet at Christmas however and slept together at Will and Emma's wedding, and by the end of season 4 it was revealed the Blaine wanted to propose to Kurt to show him he loved him and would never do anything so bad ever again.

Brittany is bisexual and was used by Santana for sexual reasons only as Santana only identified herself as straight, however, in season 2 Santana admitted she was in love with Brittany and wanted to be with her, Brittany at the time was already in a relationship with Artie but by season 3 Brittany and Santana were in a secret relationship. In season 3 Santana was still closeted but following an argument with Finn Hudson she was forced to come out of the closet, her parents and classmates were accepting but her abuela (grandmother) took the news very badly. Brittany and Santana broke up in season 4 but in season 5 they met again as the glee club was ending, after meeting each other they realised they still loved each other and decided to go away together, but Santana also bought Brittany a ticket back to New York so she could move in with her.

Wade "Unique" Adams is a trans woman introduced in late season 3. She only feels comfortable in woman's clothing and in season 4 after being fed up that her show choir 'Vocal Adrenaline' at Carmel High was exploiting this fact she transferred to McKinley. She auditioned for the part of Rizzo in Grease but her parents didn't want her to as they were scared it would increase the amount of bullying she received for being herself, they also told her to only dress as a woman when she was at home or when performing in a competition.

Dani was introduced in season 5 as a love interest for Santana.

Starchild was introduced in season 5 as a member of Kurt's band Pamela Lansbury alongside Dani, Santana and Rachel Berry . Kurt felt threatened by Starchild but they soon made up which resulted as a source of jealousy to Blaine.

Adam was a love interest of Kurt's introduced in season 4, however, Kurt realised he was only with Adam to get over Blaine and so he ended it off-screen.

Quinn Fabray has a one-night stand with Santana Lopez in Season 4, Episode 14 entitled "I Do".

David Karofsky was the bully who forced Kurt to move schools in season 2, the source of Karofsky's bullying was from the fact he was confused with his own sexuality, this was shown when he tried to kiss Kurt following an argument. Karofsky didn't come out the closet and became Santana's beard in late season 2 in a plot to both make Brittany jealous and to convince Kurt to move back to McKinley. In season 3 Karofsky had transferred schools to avoid people finding out about his sexuality, but after meeting Kurt at a gay bar realised he had feelings for him and so became a secret admirer over Valentine's Day, however, Kurt rejected him as he was with Blaine. However, someone from Karofsky's new school saw the two together on Valentine's Day and he spread the truth of Karofsky's sexuality leading to him being bullied and subsequent attempted suicide.

Chandler Kiehl is a boy who Kurt met at a music store in season 3, the two bonded instantly and began texting, however, this caused Blaine to become extremely paranoid and jealous and so Kurt told Chandler that they couldn't talk anymore.

Cody is a fake, bisexual, Santa he seduced Kurt and then robbed Kurt, Rachel and Santana overnight.

Hiram and Leroy Berry are Rachel's gay dads.

Sebastian Smythe is a member of rival glee club, Dalton Academy Warbler's, he wanted to be with Blaine, he even admitted to be willing to see Blaine behind Kurt's back, however Blaine rejected him as he loved Kurt too much. Sebastian became a source of jealousy of Kurt's.

Eli.C is the person Blaine cheated on Kurt with in season 4.

Jeremiah is an older guy who Blaine had a crush on in season 2, however Jeremiah rejected him as it would have been illegal.

Gavroche is very flamboyant and was named after Gavroche from Les Misérables.

Sandy Ryerson was the closeted coach of the McKinley High glee club before Rachel Berry caught him caressing student, Hank Saunders, which led to him being fired. He returned to the series as he helped Sue Sylvester try to stop the glee club.

Elaine was paid by Santana to pretend to be her girlfriend to make Brittany jealous.

Liz and Jan were a lesbian couple who appeared at the end of season 4, Jan proposed to Liz whilst at dinner with Blaine and Kurt, Liz accepted. It was said they would return in season 5 as mentors to Kurt and Blaine, but haven't made an appearance as of yet.

Rick Dunham was a show choir director that Sue pushed down a flight of stairs to take his job.

2009— Vampire Diaries, TheThe Vampire Diaries CW, TheThe CW Bill Forbes
Luke Parker
Mary Louise
Jack Coleman
Chris Brochu
Teressa Liane
Scarlett Byrne
Bill Forbes is Caroline's father who divorced her mother after coming out as gay (Season 3).

Luke Parker is a warlock and Liv's twin brother who appears in Season 5 and 6.

Mary Louise and Nora are a lesbian couple and two members of the Heretic witch/vampire coven who appear in Season 7.

2009—2016 Good Wife, TheThe Good Wife CBS Kalinda Sharma
Owen Cavanaugh
Lana Delany
Archie Panjabi
Dallas Roberts
Jill Flint
Kalinda is bisexual and a private investigator.
Owen is the brother of lead character Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies).
Lana and Kalinda are in a relationship in season 3.
2009—2014 White Collar USA Special Agent Diana Barrigan Marsha Thomason Diana is in a relationship with a woman named Christie, who first appears in the season three episode "Deadline" played by Moran Atias. The couple becomes engaged but Diana later reports they have broken up.
2009—2014 Warehouse 13 Syfy Helena G. Wells
Agent Steve Jinks
Jaime Murray
Aaron Ashmore
Helena "H.G." Wells speaks of having both male and female lovers.
Jinks is an ATF agent and a "human lie detector".[54]
2009—2013 Southland NBC (season 1)
TNT (season 2–5)
Officer John Cooper Michael Cudlitz Officer Cooper has been described as "the pained heart of the series."[55]
2009—2012 Make It or Break It ABC Family Max Spencer Josh Bowman In the season two episode "What Lies Beneath", Max comes out as bisexual.
2009—2011 Being Erica CBC (Canada)
Dr. Naadiah
Cassidy Holland
Bill Turnbull
Michael Northey
Joanne Vannicola
Anna Silk
Dave and Ian are in a committed relationship. Beginning in season 3, the couple purchases the local coffee shop together and are upgraded to series regulars.[56] Dr. Naadiah is a therapist. Cassidy had a brief relationship with Erica in season one.
2009—2011 United States of Tara Showtime Marshall Gregson
Ted Mayo
Lionel Trane
Noah Kane
Keir Gilchrist
Michael Hitchcock
Sammy Sheik
Andrew Lawrence
Michael Willett
Aaron Christian Howles
Marshall is the teenage son of main characters Tara (Toni Collette) and Max (John Corbett). Ted and Hany are an interracial, intergenerational couple and neighbors of the Gregsons. Jason is Marshall's closeted love interest during season 1. Jason's sexuality is left undefined, but it is suggested he is bisexual; As Kate (Marshall's sister) puts it, he is a "bi-curious church monkey". Lionel founded the gay-straight alliance at Marshall's high school. He was Marshall's first boyfriend. Noah is an openly gay classmate of Marshall and Lionel's.
2009—2011 Stargate Universe Syfy Camile Wray
Reiko Aylesworth
Camile is a civilian leader on Destiny. Sharon is her life partner back on Earth. They have been together over 12 years.
2009–2010 Trauma NBC Tyler Briggs Kevin Rankin Tyler is a gay EMT. He comes out to his partner Cameron Boone in the episode "Masquerade" and to his father in "Sweet Jane".
2009–2010 Caprica Syfy Sam Adama
Sasha Roiz
Julius Chapple
Sam is the brother of Joseph Adama and a member of the Tauron mob. Larry is his husband.
2009–2010 FlashForward ABC Janis Hawk Christine Woods Janis is an closeted lesbian FBI agent whose sexual orientation is known to at least some of her colleagues.
2009 Prisoner, TheThe Prisoner AMC 11-12
Jamie Campbell Bower
Vincent Regan
11-12 is the son of 2 (Ian McKellen), leader of The Village. 909 is his lover, which relationship 11-12 keeps secret from his father.
2009 Kings NBC Jack Benjamin
Joseph Lasile
Sebastian Stan
Michael Arden
Jack Benjamin is the Prince and son of King Silas Benjamin. Joseph is Jack's clandestine boyfriend. Both are gay.
2008—2013 Raw RTÉ Two (Season 1)
RTÉ One (Season 2–5)
Geoff Mitchell
Pavel Rebien
Damon Gameau
Kryštof Hádek
2008—2013 90210 The CW Teddy Montgomery
Marco Salazar
Tripp Willinson
Adrianna Tate-Duncan
Gia Mannetti
Trevor Donovan
Ryan Rottman
Kyle Riabko
Freddie Smith
Alan Ritchson
Jessica Lowndes
Rumer Willis
Teddy dated several female characters until he realized that he was gay in Season 3.

Adrianna had a short romance with Gia in Season 2.

2008- Murdoch Mysteries CBC (Canada) James Gillies
Chief Constable Giles
Lillian Moss
Dr. Emily Grace
Michael Seater
Nigel Bennett
Sarah Mitich
Georgina Reilly
2008–2013 Being Human BBC Three Carl
Steve John Shepherd 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.[57]
2008–2013 Secret Life of the American Teenager, TheThe Secret Life of the American Teenager ABC Family Griffin
Anne Juergens
Brando Eaton
Kristopher Higgins
2008–2014 Sons of Anarchy FX June Stahl
Amy Tyler
Wendy Case
Venus Van Dam
Gemma Teller Morrow
Alexander "Tig" Trager
Ally Walker
Pamela J. Gray
Drea de Matteo
Walton Goggins
Katey Sagal
Kim Coates
Agent June Stahl was bisexual. Agent Amy Tyler was her professional and personal partner during the third season. Wendy realizes she likes women before season 4. Venus Van Dam is a transgender sex worker introduced in Season 5. Gemma is seen waking up next to different women on more than one occasion (she also gets called out about it by Nero Padilla, who would later become her boyfriend), indicating Gemma is bisexual. Tig Trager develops an interest in Venus Van Dam in Season 6 which becomes physical in Season 7. He later refers to himself as "just gay enough".
2008–2014 True Blood HBO Lafayette Reynolds
Tara Thornton
Jason Stackhouse
Eric Northman
Eddie Gautier
Steve Newlin
Jesus Velasquez
Russell Edgington
David Finch
Nelsan Ellis
Rutina Wesley
Ryan Kwanten
Alexander Skarsgård
Stephen Root
Michael McMillian
Kevin Alejandro
Denis O'Hare
Theo Alexander
Kristin Bauer van Straten
Natasha Alam
John Prosky
Lafayette is a gay short-order cook, drug dealer and sex worker.
Tara is Lafayette's cousin. After being involved with several men in the first three seasons, she is involved with a woman as of the premiere of season 4. She later shows interest in a relationship with Pam.
Jason is the brother of protagonist Sookie Stackhouse, and is shown to have multiple sexual dreams about men, though he never acts on it. He's very likely bisexual or at least bicurious.
Eric Northman is the sheriff of the vampires in his town, and a pansexual vampire who has multiple relations with males in the show.
Eddie is a gay vampire and former accountant, one of Lafeyette's clients.
Steve Newlin starts out as the leader of an anti-vampire Christian ministry. He is made a vampire sometime between the end of season two and the end of season four, coming out to Jason Stackhouse as a "gay vampire American".
Jesus joined the series in season 3 as Lafayette's love interest. He is a nurse at the nursing home where Lafayette's mother lives and a brujo (witch).
Russell is the Vampire King of Mississippi in season 3 and Talbot is his consort.
After being implied bisexual in seasons 1 and 2, Pam is seen engaging in oral sex with Yvetta in season 3.
David Finch is a hypocritical right-wing politician who was an occasional client of Lafayette's in season 1.
2008–2011 Física o Química Antena 3 Fernando "Fer" Redondo
David Ferrán
Alma Núñez
Javier Calvo
Adrián Rodríguez
Sandra Blázquez
Israel Rodríguez
Fer is one of the main characters of the series. During Season 3, Fer falls for David, the new straight soccer punk at the school. Eventually David comes out of the closet and begins a relationship with Fer which becomes an emotional roller coaster ride for both characters over several seasons. Their relationship touches on several teenage and LGBT issues such as parental problems, conversion therapy, and teen suicide.
Alma is the mysterious new girl at the school. She never confirmed that she is bisexual, but during the series she has sexual relationships with girls and boys.
Borja is Fer's new boyfriend during Season 6.
2008–2010 Hvaler TV 2 Lone
Lisa Loven
Kaia Varjord
Lone begins a relationship with kitesurfer Heidi and the two eventually move to Cape Town together.
2008–2010 Legend of the Seeker Syndicated Cara Mason Tabrett Bethell In the television series, Cara is portrayed as bisexual.
2008–2010 In Treatment HBO Jesse Dane DeHaan Jesse, one of Dr. Paul Weston's patients, is an adopted teenager searching for his real parents.
2008–2009 Raising the Bar TNT Charlie Sagansky Jonathan Scarfe
2008–2009 No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, TheThe No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency HBO BK Desmond Dube
2008 Cashmere Mafia ABC Caitlin Dowd
Alicia Lawson
Bonnie Somerville
Lourdes Benedicto
Bisexual or bi-curious Caitlin met and dated lesbian Alicia for a number of episodes.
2007– Notruf Hafenkante ZDF Melanie Hansen
Helen Anneza
Sanna Englund
Dennenesch Zoudé
Melanie and Helen meet and begin a relationship towards the end of Season 7.
2007–2013 Skins E4 Maxxie Oliver

Tony Stonem

Cassie Ainsworth



Emily Fitch

Naomi Campbell

Franky Fitzgerald

Matty Levan

Mini McGuinness

Alex Henley

Nick Levan


Mitch Hewer

Nicholas Hoult

Hannah Murray

Matthew Hayfield

Sean Verey

Kathryn Prescott

Lily Loveless

Dakota Blue Richards

Sebastian De Souza

Freya Mavor

Sam Jackson

Sean Teale

Daniel Black

Maxxie is openly gay (first generation, season 1 and 2).

Tony may be is hetero-flexible. Tony's sexuality is left unclear as he has had both male and female sexual relationships, though he has never had a boyfriend. He had an adventure with Maxxie in Rusia (first generation, season 1 and 2).

Cassie said that she was straight before that she know pussies, this happened when Sid broke her heart in season 2 (first generation, season 1 and 2).

Dale is a minor character who kissed Maxxie after he tried to hit him (first generation, season 2).

James is Maxxie's boyfriend (first generation, season 2).

Emily is a lesbian, but she had sex with JJ (second generation, season 3, 4 and 7).

Naomi is Emily's girlfriend, she is a lesbian. The two are in a committed relationship.

Franky is an androgynous pansexual (third generation, season 5 and 6).

Matty, is bisexual, though this trait is left unsaid in the series (third generation, season 5 and 6).

Alex is a gay character who joins the 'third generation' in season 6 (third generation, season 6).

Nick kissed Alex at a party, he isn't gay and doesn't look like bisexual, but he may be bicurious or hetero-flexible (third generation, season 5 and 6).

Rider is a minor bisexual character, he slept with Alex in season 2, but this scene isn`t shown, it's known because there is a photo that Liv saw (third generation, season 5 and 6).

2007–2012 Damages FX (seasons 1–3)
The 101 Network (season 4– )
Ray Fiske Željko Ivanek Fiske was the lead defense attorney on the first season's central case. He was closeted and concealing a relationship with a key witness. Fiske shot himself to death in plaintiff's attorney Patti Hewes's office.
2007–2015 Mad Men AMC Salvatore Romano
Bryan Batt
Kate Norby
Zosia Mamet
Edin Gali
Sal is a closeted member of the ad agency's art department. Carol is the roommate of (and in love with) the office manager, Joan. Joyce is a lesbian friend of Peggy's. Kurt is an art director with the agency.
2007–2012 Gossip Girl CW, TheThe CW Eric van der Woodsen
Harold Waldorf
Asher Hornsby
Jonathan Whitney
Freddy Parnes
Julian Rawlins
Josh Ellis
Connor Paolo
John Shea
William Abadie
Jesse Swenson
Matt Doyle
Austin Lysy
Harmon Walsh
Neal Bledsoe
Eric is Serena van der Woodsen's brother who is outed by Georgina in season 1. Harold is Blair Waldorf's father, and Roman is his boyfriend. Asher and Jonathan are Eric's ex-boyfriends. Freddy is Roman's ex-lover. Julian is school play's director. Josh is a gay man who Chuck kisses in order to ensure that he gives Blair the honorr of making NYU's freshman speech in season 3.
2007–2011 Greek ABC Family Calvin Owens
Paul James
Zack Lively
Max Greenfield
Gregory Michael
Calvin is a young man who is inadvertently outed in the first-season finale. Heath, from a rival fraternity, and Calvin are casual sex partners in season 1 and in season 4 the two are a couple. Calvin had a brief relationship with the older Michael in season 2. Grant is Calvin's season 3 love interest.
2007–2010 Tudors, TheThe Tudors Showtime (US)
CBC (Canada)
Thomas Tallis
William Compton
George Boleyn, Viscount Rochford
Mark Smeaton
Joe Van Moyland
Kristen Holden-Ried
Pádraic Delaney
David Alpay
Historical figure Tallis is portrayed as being involved in a sexual relationship with nobleman Compton, although there is no supporting historical evidence. George Boleyn, Anne Boleyn's brother is portrayed as gay, again there is no historical supporting evidence.
2007–2009 Pushing Daisies ABC Coroner Sy Richardson Series creator Bryan Fuller planned a slow reveal of the coroner's sexuality and his crush on Emerson Cod (Chi McBride).[58]
2007–2009 Reaper CW, TheThe CW Tony
Ken Marino
Michael Ian Black
Tony and Steve enter the series as 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.
2007–2009 Lair, TheThe Lair here! Most of the principal characters see cast list Supernatural-themed series following a vampire cult that operates a sex club.
2007–2009 Best Years, TheThe Best Years Global/E! (Canada)
The N (US)
Lee Campbell Alan Van Sprang Lee owns local hot spot nightclub Colony. He is bisexual and HIV-positive.
2007–2009 Heroes NBC Claire Bennet
Gretchen Berg
Hayden Panettiere Madeline Zima Gretchen and Claire are roommates in college. Later on it is revealed that Gretchen has romantic feelings for Claire which are later reciprocated by Claire.
2007–2008 Dirty Sexy Money ABC Patrick Darling IV
William Baldwin
Candis Cayne
Darling, a United States Senate candidate, is carrying on an affair with the transgender Carmelita, the latest of several such affairs.
2007–2008 Dirt FX Leo Spiller
Jack Dawson
Will McCormack
Grant Show
Carly Pope
Leo is lead character Lucy Spiller's bisexual brother.
Jack is a closeted movie star.
Garbo is a lesbian drug dealer.
Other lead characters Julia Mallory and Willa McPherson experiment with bisexuality.
2007 Jekyll BBC One Miranda Calendar
Meera Syal
Fenella Woolgar
Miranda is a lesbian private investigator. Min is her partner and is having their baby.
2006–2013 Dexter Showtime Isaak Sirko Ray Stevenson Sirko was a Ukrainian mobster seeking to kill Dexter Morgan to avenge the death of Sirko's lover Viktor, whom Morgan had murdered in season 7.
2006–2015 Waterloo Road BBC1 (UK) Jo Lipsett
Ros McCain
Matt Wilding
Josh Stevenson
Nate Gurney
Nikki Boston
Lorraine Donnegan

Vix Spark

Sarah-Jane Potts
Sophie McShera
Chris Geere
William Rush
Scott Haining
Heather Peace
Daniela Denby-Ashe
Jo is an openly gay French teacher. In season 5, episode 17, Ros kisses Jo after completing her exams, despite already having a boyfriend. Matt Wilding, music teacher at the school was gay and was with a boyfriend for three years, but the fact that he was unwilling to live openly as a gay man was a source of constant rows between them and meant the relationship was doomed to failure. Josh is teacher Tom's son and comes out after initially having attractions for his best friend Finn Sharkey. Nate is an openly gay teenage character with romantic connections to Josh.
2006–2011 Torchwood BBC Three (series 1)
BBC Two (series 2)
BBC One (series 3)
Starz (season 4– )
Jack Harkness
Ianto Jones
Toshiko Sato
Owen Harper
Captain John Hart
Angelo Colasanto
Charlotte Wills
John Barrowman
Gareth David-Lloyd
Naoko Mori
Burn Gorman
James Marsters
Dillon Casey
Daniele Favilli
Marina Benedict
The series' creator, Russell T Davies (who is gay), has described Torchwood as "a very bisexual series". The lead character, Captain Jack Harkness, was previously established on Doctor Who as bisexual or pansexual. Ianto begins the series in a secretive heterosexual relationship, but eventually enters a relationship with Jack. Toshiko is similarly, bisexual, entering a relationship with a woman named Mary while attracted to teammate Owen. Owen is strongly implied to have a threesome with a man and a woman (using alien technology to seduce them). Jack's namesake, the real Captain Jack Harkness (Matt Rippy) from 1941 was also gay and was subject to a parting kiss. Jack's ex partner, Captain John Hart James Marsters appears in the second series premiere and the second series finale. In episode nine of series four, recurring character Charolotte Willis comes out as a lesbian.
2006–2012 Eureka Syfy Vincent Chris Gauthier Vincent is hinted at being the only openly gay member of Eureka's recurring characters, though this is handled very lightly and only rarely appears to any major degree.
2006–2011 Brothers & Sisters ABC Kevin Walker
Scotty Wandell
Chad Barry
Jason McCallister
Saul Holden
Matthew Rhys
Luke Macfarlane
Jason Lewis
Eric Winter
Ron Rifkin
Kevin is a gay attorney and part of a large family. Scotty is Kevin's husband. Chad was a bisexual former love interest for Kevin. Jason McCallister is the brother of Senator Robert McCallister and a Methodist minister and was Kevin's previous boyfriend. Saul acknowledged to his sister that years previously he had been in love with another man and Saul came out to Kevin.
2006–2011 Big Love HBO Alby Grant
Dale Tomasson
Matt Ross
Ben Koldyke
Alby is a closeted gay Mormon, scheming to control his polygamous sect. He meets Dale, an attorney who runs an "ex-gay" group, in season four and the two become lovers until Dale commits suicide.
2006–2010 Ugly Betty ABC Justin Suarez
Marc St. James
Alexis Meade
Cliff St. Paul
Mark Indelicato
Michael Urie
Rebecca Romijn
David Blue
Ryan McGinnis
Marc is the openly gay personal assistant of the fashion editor at MODE magazine. Justin is the fashion forward, performing arts-loving nephew of Betty. He came out in the second-to-last episode. Alexis (formerly Alex) is a trans woman and the sibling of lead character Daniel. Cliff is a fashion photographer and Marc's boyfriend in season two. Austin and Justin begin a relationship in the final episodes of the series.
2006 The Line of Beauty BBC Nick Guest
Wani Ouradi
Leo Charles
Dan Stevens
Alex Wyndham
Don Gilet
Nick, an Oxford graduate, starts a relationship with Leo, a black council worker.
2006 Sinchronicity BBC Three Jase
Daniel Percival
Navin Chowdhry
John Sheahan
Jase is a closeted man who finds a male lover, Mani. Faye is a transgender woman.
2005-2010 Outrageous Fortune TV3 Bilkey van der Heever
Jon Brazier
Hori Ahipene
Bilkey is gay. Angel is a transwoman.
2005-2007 Dante's Cove here TV Ambrosius "Bro" Vallin
Kevin Archer
Toby Moraitis
Van (Seasons 1 & 2)
Amber (Season 1)
Tina (Season 1)
Diana Childs (Seasons 2 & 3)
Michelle (Season 2)
Michelle (Season 3)
Marco Laveau (Season 2)
Brit (Seasons 2 & 3)
Griff (Season 3)
Elena (Season 3)
Trevor (Season 3)
William Gregory Lee
Gregory Michael
Charlie David
Nadine Heimann
Zara Taylor
Rena Riffel
Thea Gill
Erin Cummings
Jill Bennett
Gabriel Romero
Michelle Wolff
Jensen Atwood
Jenny Shimizu
Reichen Lehmkuhl
The majority of the series characters are homosexual. Griff's character is bisexual.
2005– Supernatural The CW Charlie Bradbury

Chuck Shurley/God

Felicia Day

Rob Benedict

Charlie Bradbury was a computer hacker and IT employee and open lesbian who assisted Sam and Dean Winchester in cases in Seasons 7, 8, 9, and 10.

God is pansexual.

2005– Doctor Who BBC Captain Jack Harkness
River Song
Madame Vastra
John Barrowman
Alex Kingston
Neve McIntosh
Catrin Stewart
"Omnisexual" character from the 51st Century; Jack was spun off into the series Torchwood in Autumn 2006 on BBC Three
Clara is bisexual
River is bisexual, also from the 51st century, where pansexuality is a norm
Vastra, a Silurian, and Jenny, her human lover, were introduced in "A Good Man Goes to War".
2005– Bones Fox Angela Montenegro
Roxie Lyon
Michaela Conlin
Nichole Hiltz
Angela is bisexual. She had a brief relationship with college friend Roxie, but later married Dr. Jack Hodgins.
2005– Grey's Anatomy ABC Callie Torres
Erica Hahn
Arizona Robbins
Lauren Boswell
Leah Murphy
Sara Ramirez
Brooke Smith
Jessica Capshaw
Hilarie Burton
Tessa Ferrer
Steven W. Bailey
Jack Yang
Callie and Erica embark on a romantic relationship during the fifth season until Erica abruptly leaves the hospital. Shortly after, Callie continues to explore her sexuality with Arizona, and the two eventually establish a relationship. Joe is the bartender and owner of the bar that the doctors frequent. Walter is his off-again on-again boyfriend. They end up adopting twins together.

Arizona has an affair with Lauren in Season 9, and Leah in Season 10

2005–2012 Weeds Showtime Sanjay Patel
Isabelle Hodes
Captain Roy Till
DEA Agent Shlatter
Maulik Pancholy
Allie Grant
Jack Stehlin
Andrew Rothenberg
Sanjay declared his love for lead character Nancy Botwin but later speculated that it was a case of diva worship.
Isabelle is the young daughter of lead characters Dean and Celia Hodes; she identifies as lesbian.
Till and Shlatter are professional partners at the Drug Enforcement Administration and also lovers.
2005–2008 South of Nowhere N, TheThe N Spencer Carlin
Ashley Davies
Gabrielle Christian
Mandy Musgrave
In this show targeted at teen viewers Spencer Carlin moves to Los Angeles from Ohio and befriends Ashley Davies. The relationship builds and Spencer's coming out to her parents is triggered by her mother walking in on the young couple. In the end of the third season they move in together.
2005–2006 Sleeper Cell Showtime Salim
Omid Abtahi
Michael Rady
Salim is a gay member of an Islamic terrorist cell. Jason is the man with whom he begins developing a relationship. The characters appeared in season 2, Sleeper Cell: American Terror.
2005–2006 Sugar Rush Channel 4 (UK) Kim Daniels
Olivia Hallinan
Laura Donnelly
Sarah-Jane Potts
Matthew Vaughan
Daniel Coonan
Kim Daniels is a lesbian who has an unrequited love with her best friend Sugar. Kim attends a Christian group in the hopes of curing her homosexuality where she meets Beth and the two begin a brief relationship. In season 2 Kim begins dating Saint and the two eventually move it together. Dave and David are Kim's gay neighbours who are raising their son Tom together.
2005–2006 Noah's Arc Logo Noah Nicholson
Alex Kirby
Ricky Davis
Chance Counter
Wade Robinson
Darryl Stephens
Rodney Chester
Christian Vincent
Doug Spearman
Jensen Atwood
Shows the lives of a small group of gay men of color living in the Los Angeles, California area.
2005 Beating Heart MBC Kim Hae-jung Harisu Hae-jung is trans woman and sibling of lead character Kim Chang-wan.
2005 Commander in Chief ABC Vince Taylor Anthony Azizi Vince is the Special Aide to the President. In Episode 8, it is revealed that he is gay and has been found to have HIV.
2005 Book of Daniel, TheThe Book of Daniel NBC Peter Webster Christian Campbell Peter is Daniel's 23-year-old gay Republican son.
2005 Inconceivable NBC Scott Garcia David Norona Scott is a gay attorney who works at the Family Options Fertility Clinic. In the pilot episode, he and his partner have their child.
2005 Fingersmith BBC Sue Trinder
Maud Lilly
Sally Hawkins
Elaine Cassidy
2005 Eyes ABC Chris Didion Rick Worthy
2004–2012 House Fox Thirteen"Thirteen" (Dr. Remy Hadley) Olivia Wilde "Thirteen" is bisexual and has been shown in relationships with both men and women.
2004–2013 Shameless Channel 4 (UK) Ian Gallagher
Kash Karib
Monica Gallagher
Mickey Macguire
Gerard Kearns
Chris Bisson
Lindsey Dawson
Annabelle Apsion
Dystin Johnson
Ciarán Griffiths
2004–2012 Desperate Housewives ABC Andrew Van De Kamp
Peter McMillan
Bob Hunter
Lee McDermott
Robin Gallagher
Katherine Mayfair
Shawn Pyfrom
Ryan Carnes
Lee Tergesen
Tuc Watkins
Kevin Rahm
Julie Benz
Dana Delany
Manipulative Andrew claims to be gay but confesses to be bisexual. Andrew's boyfriend Justin is gay. Peter McMillan is the bisexual boyfriend of Andrew's mother. Bob and Lee, a gay couple, move onto Wisteria Lane during the 4th season. Robin is a lesbian ex-stripper who dates Katherine, who discovers she is a bisexual.
2004–2011 Rescue Me FX Mike Silletti Michael Lombardi Silletti (aka "Probie") initially secretly receives oral sex from a queer construction worker roommate, who later outs him to the other firefighters at Silletti's hall. Silletti then self-identifies as bisexual, but later reverts to stating he is heterosexual.
2004–2011 Entourage HBO Lloyd Rex Lee Assistant to super-agent Ari Gold.
2004–2009 Battlestar Galactica Sci Fi Channel Felix Gaeta
Helena Cain
Alessandro Juliani
Tricia Helfer
Lucy Lawless
Michelle Forbes
Admiral Helena Cain had a romantic relationship with a civilian network analyst, Gina Inviere, who she later discovered was one of the model Six Cylons. In the webisodes The Face of the Enemy, Gaeta is shown to be in a romantic relationship with a man, Lieutenant Hoshi. D'Anna, Gaius and six were shown to be in a relationship together.
2004–2009 L Word, TheThe L Word Showtime Bette Porter
Dana Fairbanks
Marina Ferrer
Tina Kennard
Shane McCutcheon
Alice Pieszecki
Jenny Schecter
Jodi Learner
Carmen de la Pica Morales
Cherie Jaffe
Molly Kroll
Max/Moira Sweeney
Tasha Williams
Lara Perkins
Phyllis Kroll
Nadia Karella
Niki Stevens
Joyce Wischnia
Paige Sobel
Jennifer Beals
Erin Daniels
Karina Lombard
Laurel Holloman
Katherine Moennig
Leisha Hailey
Mia Kirshner
Marlee Matlin
Sarah Shahi
Rosanna Arquette
Clementine Ford
Daniela Sea
Rose Rollins
Lauren Lee Smith
Cybill Shepherd
Jessica Capshaw
Kate French
Jane Lynch
Kristanna Loken
Bette and Tina were in a relationship 7 years prior to the show beginning. They are on and off throughout the show. Tina is shown to be with both men and women when she is not with Bette. Tina and Helena have a brief relationship in season 2. Bette also has a relationship in season 4-5 with Jodi. Bette has a small fling with student Nadia Alice and Dana are together in season 2. Jenny discovers her lesbianism after an affair with Marina. Shane sleeps with many characters throughout the show and briefly considers marrying Carmen despite her ongoing affair with Cherie. She has a brief relationship with Paige and another with Molly (Phyllis's Daughter). Shane ends the show in a relationship with Jenny. Dana's first love interest is Lara who she later gets back together with. Alice also has a relationship with Bette's boss Phyllis. Phyllis settles down with Bette's lawyer Joyce. Max is a trans man who is in a relationship with Jenny who helps him to transition.
2004–2009 Lost ABC Tom Friendly M. C. Gainey
2004–2007 Veronica Mars UPN Seth Rafter
Marcos Oliveres
Kelly Kuzzio
Kylie Marker
Marlena Nichols
Peter Ferrer
Robert Clark
Bradford Anderson
Jeremy Ray Valdez
Lucas Grabeel
Kristin Cavallari
Miriam Korn
Luke Frydenger
There are a number of positively portrayed minor gay characters in Veronica Mars, although for most being gay is incidental to their characters, similar to their portrayal of ethnic minorities.
2004–2005 Hex Arena (Aus)
Sky One (UK)
Thelma Bates
Peggy the Ghost
Maya Robertson
Tom Wright
Jemima Rooper
Katy Carmichael
Laura Donnelly
Samuel Collings
Thelma Bates has an unrequited love on her best friend Cassie Hughes, her love is so strong that she came back from the dead as a ghost to protect Cassie. Tom Wright has an unrequited crush on Leon Taylor. Maya Robertson begins a relationship with Thelma after being killed and brought back as a ghost by Malachi.
2004–2005 Moorat ARY TV Reshma





Abid Ali

Kashif Mahmood

Ehtasham Warsi

Rashid Farooqi

Mehmood Akhtar

Moorat Aka Eunuch's Wedding, a sensitive story that unfolds their deprived and isolated world and yet portrays eloquently how they too are not far away from the human emotions and feelings and their world not much different to ours.[59]
2004 Wonderfalls Fox Sharon Tyler
Katie Finneran
Kari Matchett
Sharon inadvertently came out in the first episode. She and Beth (who is bisexual) dated throughout the series.
2004 Jack & Bobby WB Jimmy McCallister Tom Cavanagh Brother of Grace McCallister and uncle to the boys. Also a gay teenage character who commits suicide which emotionally affects Jack.
2003–2011 One Tree Hill WB Anna Taggaro
Josh Avery
Daniella Alonso
Paul Teal
Appearing in season 2 only, Anna is a classmate of Peyton's who struggles with rumors of her sexuality before finally coming out as a lesbian. Her family has been denying this fact for many years and once the secret is out, they move to another place.
In season 7, Josh stars as the leading male in Seven Dreams 'Til Tuesday. He is secretly gay fearing that if he came out his career would be ruined and his reputation as a party boy would come undone. After confiding in a friend and getting acceptance, he decides to come out but the reactions of the public are not shown.
2003–2010 Nip/Tuck FX Liz Cruz
Sophia Lopez
Ava Moore
Dr. Quentin Costa
Kit McGraw
Ridley Lange
Vanessa Bartholomew
Cherry Peck
Julia McNamara
Olivia Lord
Roma Maffia
Jonathan Del Arco
Famke Janssen
Bruno Campos
Sophia Bush
Kate Mara
Rhona Mitra
Willam Belli
Joely Richardson
Portia de Rossi
Liz Cruz is openly lesbian.
Sophia Lopez's transgender identity is the trigger of a significant story arc in Season 1.
At the second season's finale, Ava Moore is revealed to be transgender, which causes deep consequences in the series.
Dr. Quentin Costa is openly bisexual.
Detective Kit McGraw is bisexual.
Cherry Peck is a transgender character who plays a significant role in Season 3. Julia was married to Dr. Sean McNamara but following their divorce fell in love with Olivia.
2003–2007 O.C., TheThe O.C. Fox Marissa Cooper
Alex Kelly
Carson Ward
Mischa Barton
Olivia Wilde
Brian McNamara
Marissa has a lesbian affair with Alex, who is bisexual.
Luke's father Carson is gay.
2003–2005 Carnivàle HBO Gecko
Libby Dreifuss
John Fleck
Clea DuVall
Carla Gallo
Gecko, the show's "lizard man," has dialogue that indicates he is gay or bisexual. Fortune teller Sophie seduces cootch dancer Libby.
2003 Angels in America HBO Prior Walter
Louis Ironson
Joe Pitt
Roy Cohn
Justin Kirk
Ben Shenkman
Patrick Wilson
Al Pacino
Chronicles AIDS in the 1980s
2003 Crystal Boys PTS A-Qing
Zhao Ying
Fan Chi-wei
Yang Youning
2002-2010 Firefly Fox Inara Serra Morena Baccarin In the episode "War Stories," Inara takes a female client, implying that she is bisexual.
2002–2008 Shield, TheThe Shield FX Julien Lowe Michael Jace Lowe was a police officer who struggled with his homosexuality due to his devout Christian beliefs.
2002–2006 Everwood WB Carl Feeney
Kyle Hunter
Dylan Walsh
Steven R. McQueen
Nina leaves her husband Carl after finding out he has an affair with a man. Kyle is the sensitive gay character and music student tutored by lead character Ephram Brown. Ephram is sensitive and accepting of Kyle and helps him come out.
2002–2004 Stingers Nine Network Constable Christina Dichiera Jacinta Templeton Christina was a young police constable who was recruited into a deep cover unit of the Victorian Police. She is gay and had a brief affair with the daughter of her unit's commander.
2002 Tipping the Velvet BBC Two Nan Astly
Kitty Butler
Diana Lethaby
Florence Banner
Zena Blake
Rachael Stirling
Keeley Hawes
Anna Chancellor
Jodhi May
Sally Hawkins
Nan is entranced by Kitty when she sees her perform. The two become friends and then lovers. Nan believes she is in love until Kitty betrays her. Nan lives with Diana for over a year she also has an affair with Zena. Eventually she settles down with Florence.
2002 Wire, TheThe Wire HBO Kima Greggs
Omar Little
Felicia "Snoop" Pearson
William Rawls
Sonja Sohn
Michael K. Williams
Felicia Pearson
John Doman
Melanie Nicholls-King
Michael Kevin Darnall
Ernest Waddell
Ramon Rodriguez
Kima and Omar are both consistently gay ensemble members. Throughout the show they each have multiple partners. William's sexuality is not openly discussed, but he is seen in a gay bar during Season 3.
2001– Degrassi: The Next Generation CTV
The N
Marco Del Rossi
Dylan Michalchuk
Paige Michalchuk
Alex Nuñez
Riley Stavros
Zane Park
Adam Torres
Fiona Coyne
Tristan Milligan
Imogen Moreno
Jack Jones
Miles Hollingsworth III
Zoe Rivas
Adamo Ruggiero
John Bregar
Lauren Collins
Alex House
Deanna Casaluce
Argiris Karras
Shannon Kook-Chun
Jordan Todosey
Annie Clark
Lyle O'Donohoe
Cristine Prosperi
Niamh Wilson
Eric Osborne
Anna Golja
Nikki Gould
Marco is gay.
Dylan is Marco's boyfriend, also Paige's older brother.
Paige is bisexual.
Tim is gay and briefly dates Marco.
Alex is lesbian and Paige's girlfriend.
Riley is gay and initially struggles with his sexuality.
Zane is Riley's boyfriend.
Adam is a male transgender person.
Fiona briefly dates Adam, then realizes she is lesbian.
Tristan is in grade 9.
Imogen dates Fiona.
In the break between seasons 13 and 14, Miles begins dating Tristan, suggesting that he is bisexual.
Zoe loves Grace and kisses her. Zoe struggles with her sexuality until admitting to herself she is gay. However, Grace is straight and does not reciprocate Zoe's feelings.
2001–2005 0The Secret Life of Us Network 10 Simon Trader
Richie Blake
Miranada Lang
David Tredinnick
Spencer McLaren
Abi Tucker
Nina Liu
Simon is gay despite an extensive heterosexual love life in his early life.
Richie is Gay despite at the start of the show he was in a relationship with Miranda.
Miranda despite having mainly heterosexual relationships through most of the show she falls in love with Chloe in series 3 as she explains "I'm Heterosexual, but I happened to have fallen in love with a woman".
Chloe is a lesbian.
2001–2005 024 Fox Mandy Mia Kirshner Mandy is bisexual.
2001–2005 Six Feet Under HBO David Fisher
Keith Charles
Michael C. Hall
Mathew St. Patrick
Gay relationship among lead characters.
2001–2002 Education of Max Bickford, TheThe Education of Max Bickford CBS Erica Bettis Helen Shaver Erica used to be a man named Steve; she went through a sex reassignment surgery.
2001–2002 Leap Years Showtime Gregory Paget Garret Dillahunt Series follows characters in three different time settings, 1993, 2001 and 2008. Gregory pursues heterosexual relationships in 1993 but in present and future time settings he is exclusively gay.
2001–2002 100 Centre Street A&E Judge Attallah "Queenie" Sims LaTanya Richardson
2001 Dice Movie Network, TheThe Movie Network Patrick Styvesant Martin Cummins Patrick's sexual orientation was ambiguous until he told a woman who tried to seduce him that he is gay in episode 5.
2001 Further Tales of the City Showtime
Channel 4
Anna Madrigal
Michael Tolliver
Jon Fielding
D'orothea/Dorothy Wilson
Olympia Dukakis
Paul Hopkins
Billy Campbell
Françoise Robertson
From the Armistead Maupin book.
2001 Metrosexuality Channel 4 Max
Rikki Beadle-Blair
Karl Collins
Paul Keating
Davey Fairbanks
Carleen Beadle
2000—2012 Hospital Central Telecinco Esther García
Macarena Fernández
Fátima Baeza
Patricia Vico
Nurse Esther had several relationships with men until she fell in love and married lesbian doctor Macarena.
2000–2005 Queer as Folk Showtime Melanie Marcus
Ben Bruckner
Lindsay Peterson
Brian Kinney
Justin Taylor
Ted Schmidt
Emmett Honeycutt
David Cameron
Michael Novotny
Vic Grassi
Michelle Clunie
Robert Gant
Thea Gill
Gale Harold
Randy Harrison
Scott Lowell
Peter Paige
Chris Potter
Hal Sparks
Jack Wetherall
U.S. remake of earlier UK series. Brian and Justin are in a loose relationship. Mel and Lindsay are raising a child together. Ben and Michael are in a relationship.
2000–2002 Dark Angel Fox Original Cindy Valarie Rae Miller
2000–2001 Grosse Pointe WB Ted Johnson
Kevin the P.A.
Michael Hitchcock
Nat Faxon
Jonathan Del Arco
Ted Johnson has a crush on his acting mate Johnny Bishop. Kevin the P.A. has a briefly crush on Dave May.
2000 Frank Herbert's Dune Sci Fi Channel Baron Vladimir Harkonnen Ian McNeice The wicked Baron survives an assassination attempt involving a poisoned needle planted in the body of one of his male slave lovers.
1999– Law & Order: Special Victims Unit NBC Dr. George Huang
Ken Randall
B. D. Wong
Ernest Waddell
Huang is a psychiatrist and FBI agent who frequently consults with the Special Victims Unit. He first casually mentions his homosexuality in the 2009 episode "Hardwired".
Randall is the son of Detective Odafin Tutuola (Ice-T).
1999–2007 Sopranos, TheThe Sopranos HBO Vito Spatafore Joseph R. Gannascoli Vito was murdered in season 6 for being gay.
1999–2002 Once and Again ABC Jessie Sammler
Katie Singer
Evan Rachel Wood
Mischa Barton
Jessie learns that she has romantic feelings for Katie in Season 3 and the two of them begin to secret date in the series final episodes.
1999–2001 Los Beltrán Telemundo Fernando Salazar
Kevin Lynch
Gabriel Romero
James C. Leary
Fernando and Kevin were the first openly gay characters and the first same-sex couple to marry on Spanish-language television.
1999–2006 Bad Girls ITV Helen Stewart
Nikki Wade
Shell Dockley
Denny Blood
Lorna Rose
Shaz Wiley
Al McKenzie
Neil Grayling
Cassie Tyler
Roisin Connor
Kris Yates
Selena Geeson
Arun Parmar
Pat Kerrigan
Sheena Williams
Mandy Goodhue
Simone Lahbib
Mandana Jones
Debra Stephenson
Alicya Eyo
Luisa Bradshaw-White
Lindsey Fawcett
Pauline Campbell
James Gaddas
Kellie Bright
Siobhan McCarthy
Jennifer Ness
Charlotte Lucas
Rebecca Hazlewood
Liz May Brice
Laura Rogers
Angela Bruce
1999–2000 Queer as Folk Channel 4 Stuart Alan Jones
Vince Tyler
Nathan Maloney
Alexander Perry
Lisa Levene
Romey Sullivan
Cameron Roberts
Aidan Gillen
Craig Kelly
Charlie Hunnam
Antony Cotton
Saira Todd
Esther Hall
Peter O'Brien
Ground-breaking Channel Four show which included scenes of a 15-year-old boy involved in gay sex acts. The shows sponsors, Scottish & Newcastle withdrew their sponsorship and canceled their Becks beer advertising, from the show.
1999 Wasteland ABC Russell Baskind Dan Montgomery, Jr. Russell is a closeted soap opera star.
1998–2009 All Saints Seven Network Dr. Charlotte Beaumont Tammy MacIntosh Started out in the series identifying as a lesbian, but then had a relationship with a man, had a child, and is now more bisexual than gay.
1998–2003 Dawson's Creek WB Jack McPhee
Doug Witter
Ethan Brody
Professor Freeman
Kerr Smith
Dylan Neal
Adam Kaufman
David Monahan
Sebastian Spence
Ryan Bittle
Greg Rikaart
Doug Witter constantly denied he was gay through most of the show but he finally came to terms with his relationship with Jack in the final episode of the series. Jack was originally a love interest for Joey, but after rumours of his sexuality begin to circulate the school, he comes out as gay in season 2. Jack shares a passionate kiss with Ethan in an episode titled "True Love". This kiss sparks a conversation with Jack's father in which he opens up about the struggle of feeling so different and finally earn's acceptance from his father.[60]
1998–2002 Playing the Field BBC One Gabrielle Holmes
Angie Gill
Saira Todd
Tracy Whitwell
Gabrielle Holmes begins a relationship with her teammate Angie Gill.
1998–2002 Felicity WB Javier Clemente Quintata
Ryan Crane
Ian Gomez
Eddie McClintock
Austin Tichenor
Javier is Felicity's boss at Dean and Deluca; his partner throughout most of the series is Samuel. Ryan, the brother of Noel Crane, Felicity's on-and-off boyfriend, comes out in the episode "Love and Marriage."
1998 More Tales of the City Showtime
Channel 4
Anna Madrigal
Michael Tolliver
Jon Fielding
D'orothea/Dorothy Wilson
Olympia Dukakis
Paul Hopkins
Billy Campbell
Cynda Williams
From the Armistead Maupin book.
1997–2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer WB
Willow Rosenberg
Tara Maclay
Andrew Wells
Larry Blaisdell
Scott Hope
Alyson Hannigan
Amber Benson
Iyari Limon
Tom Lenk
Larry Bagby
Fab Filippo
Larry, Xander's bully from season one, later tells Xander he's gay in season two. Scott Hope, a character in season three is revealed to be gay in season seven. Willow and Tara enter into a relationship in season 4. Kennedy, also a lesbian, is introduced in season seven. Andrew was confirmed to be gay by series creator Joss Whedon although it was never directly stated on-screen.
1997–2003 Oz HBO Tobias Beecher
Christopher Keller
Alonzo Torquemada
Lee Tergesen
Christopher Meloni
Bobby Cannavale
Toby and Chris have an intense love/hate relationship.
1996–2000 Profiler NBC George Fraley Peter Frechette While he was a main character his being gay was only referenced a couple of times.
1996–1997 Relativity ABC Rhonda Roth Lisa Edelstein Rhonda is the lesbian sister of lead character Leo.[61]
1996 Matt Waters CBS Russ Achoa Felix A. Pire Russ is a gay high school student.[62]
1995–1997 Murder One ABC Louis Hines John Fleck Louis is the personal assistant to lead attorney Ted Hoffman (Daniel Benzali).
1995–1996 Live Shot UPN Lou Waller Tom Byrd Waller is the sportscaster at fictional television station KXZX.[62]
1995 Courthouse CBS Judge Rosetta Reide Jennifer Lewis Reide is a single mother involved in a relationship with her housekeeper.[62]
1994–2009 ER NBC Kerry Weaver
Yosh Takata
Maggie Doyle
Kim Legaspi
Sandy Lopez
Courtney Brown
Charles "Chaz" Pratt Jr.
Laura Innes
Gedde Watanabe
Jorja Fox
Elizabeth Mitchell
Lisa Vidal
Michelle Hurd
Sam Jones III
1994–2000 Party of Five Fox Ross Werkman Mitchell Anderson Ross Werkman was a recurring role as the violin teacher for Claudia Salinger, one of the main characters. Ross appeared in all six seasons of the series.
1994–1995 My So-Called Life ABC Enrique 'Rickie' Vasquez Wilson Cruz
1994–1996 Cardiac Arrest BBC One Dr. James Mortimer Jonathan Dow
1993–2005 NYPD Blue ABC Lt. Thomas Bale
PAA John Irvin
Officer Abby Sullivan
Currie Graham
Bill Brochtrup
Paige Turco
1993–1996 Sisters NBC Norma Lear Nora Dunn
1993 Wild Palms ABC Tully Woiwode
Tommy Lazlo
Nick Mancuso
Ernie Hudson
1993 Tales of the City PBS
Channel 4
Anna Madrigal
Michael Tolliver
Jon Fielding
D'orothea/Dorothy Wilson
Olympia Dukakis
Marcus D'Amico
Billy Campbell
Cynda Williams
Adapted from the novel by Armistead Maupin. Resulted in Congressional investigation into U.S. public television. Anna Madrigal's character is later revealed to be a transexual; male to female gender. Michael Tolliver is a resident of Anna Madrigal's boarding house and John Fielding is a closeted doctor who casually dates Michael.
1993-1999 Homicide: Life on the Street NBC Tim Bayliss Kyle Secor Tim Bayliss came out as bisexual in season 6, and was the first main character on a television drama to be a member of the LGBT community.[63]
1990–2010 Law & Order NBC Serena Southerlyn Elisabeth Röhm Southerlyn came out as a lesbian in her final appearance, in "Ain't No Love".
1990 Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit BBC Jess Charlotte Coleman Lesbian schoolgirl grows up in a repressive Lancashire industrial district, finds love.
1988–1989 HeartBeat ABC Marilyn McGrath
Gail Strickland
Gina Hecht
McGrath was a nurse practitioner and her girlfriend Patty was a chef. They were the first recurring lesbian couple on American television.
1987 Two of Us BBC Matthew
Jason Rush
Lee Whitlock
Gay teenager Matthew has strong friendship with Phil, who also has a girlfriend. Phil decides to run away with Matthew. Girlfriend goes to get him back. 2 versions shot, one where boys end up together 1987, one where Phil returns with girlfriend 1988. Includes famous shower scene with 2 men kissing for first time on British TV. Originally cut due to Section 28 legislation, later shown in full.
1987–1991 thirtysomething ABC Russell Weller
Peter Montefiore
David Marshall Grant
Peter Frechette
First primetime television program to show two men in bed together, in the 1989 episode "Strangers". Five of the show's ten sponsors dropped out, costing ABC $1.5 million.
1986–1994 L.A. Law NBC C. J. Lamb Amanda Donohoe Cara Jean "C.J." Lamb is a British-born bisexual lawyer who has a brief involvement with Abby Perkins (Michele Greene) in Season 5. The two share a kiss in the 1991 episode "He's a Crowd" and later go on a date (off screen). This was during Greene's final episodes of the season and their relationship was not developed further. Donohoe also left the series the following year at the end of Season 6.
1986 Dress Gray NBC Cadet David Hand Patrick Cassidy Miniseries about the investigation of Hand's murder; character is seen mostly in flashback.
1985 Hollywood Beat NBC George Grinsky John Matuszak George was a gay man who ran the coffee shop where the two principal characters hung out.
1984–1996 CBS Schoolbreak Special CBS Todd Bowers Richard Joseph Paul Episode "What If I'm Gay?" first aired March 31, 1987.
1984 Celebrity NBC Mack Crawford Joseph Bottoms Mini-series spanning the life of three famous friends from 1950 to 1975.
1983 One Summer Channel 4 Kidder James Hazeldine Five-part drama series about two teenage boys from Liverpool who run away to Wales. They stay with Kidder, a reclusive gay painter.
1981—1987 Hill Street Blues NBC Eddie Gregg
Officer Kate McBride
Charles Levin
Lindsay Crouse
Eddie was a gay male sex worker who becomes friends with Mick Belker (Bruce Weitz) after helping him take down his pimp. He would guest star in a few episodes of the show before dying of AIDS in the episode "Slum-Enchanted Evening". McBride comes out after being falsely accused of sexually harassing a female prisoner.
1981 Brideshead Revisited Granada (UK)
Charles Ryder
Sebastian Flyte
Jeremy Irons
Anthony Andrews
1979—1986 Prisoner Network Ten Franky Doyle
Sharon Gilmour
Judy Bryant
Joan Ferguson
Terri Malone
Carol Burns
Margot Knight
Betty Bobbitt
Maggie Kirkpatrick
Margot Knight
Australian prison drama series
Known internationally as Prisoner: Cell Block H
1974—1977 The Box Network Ten Lee Whiteman
Vicky Stafford
Paul Karo
Judy Nunn
The high camp Lee is a respected television producer and later director, who had two same sex relationships during his time in the series. Karo won a Logie Award in 1976 for the portrayal. Vicky was a sardonic bisexual magazine reporter turned TV presenter who seduced Felicity (Helen Hemingway) in the first episode of The Box, a scene featuring the first lesbian kiss on Australian TV.
1972—1977 Number 96 Network Ten Don Finlayson Joe Hasham The first openly gay character appears on Australian TV when Don (Joe Hasham) comes out as gay to Bev (Abigail), who is in love with him.[64] Don later enjoys several relationships, the most enduring being with live-in boyfriend Dudley (Chard Hayward).

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