List of comedy television series with LGBT characters
This is a list of comedy television series (including web television and miniseries) which feature lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender characters. Non-binary, pansexual, asexual, and graysexual characters are also included. The orientation can be portrayed on-screen, described in the dialogue or mentioned.
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|Bawdy but British||Douglas Byng||Douglas Byng was the first female impersonator on UK television. His songs are full of sexual innuendo and double entendres. Byng-Ho! was a comedy sketch show with two episodes. Queue For Song was a variety show featuring comedy and music, with various performers. Byng was openly gay within his own theatrical world, but very discreet outside it. He also starred in music halls, burlesque revues and cabaret.||BBC One |
|The Ernie Kovacs Show||Percy Dovetonsils||Ernie Kovacs||Percy Dovetonsils was a wealthy, giddy and lisping effeminate poet. TV reviewers called him a sissy. Percy came closest to saying he was gay in a skit where he began plucking petals from a plastic flower saying, "he loves me, he loves me not..." John Barbour, who produced and narrated a documentary about Kovacs, said the Percy character was "the Alfred E. Neuman of the gay set".||CBS |
|The Ernie Kovacs Show||Rock Mississippi||Ernie Kovacs||In a January 26, 1956 episode, Kovacs basically outed secretly-closeted Rock Hudson, when he played the character Rock Mississippi. Rock was a Hollywood film star who wore long false eyelashes and was swishy and effeminate. Rock was offering a preview of his latest movie, The Umbrella Salesman of Ranchipur.||NBC|
|It’s A Great Life||Mrs. Shufflewick||Rex Jameson||Rex Jameson was a female impersonator who created the character Mrs. Shufflewick at a BBC audition. Mrs. Shufflewick was a ruddy, tipsy cockney woman settled in the snug of her local pub, The Cock & Comfort: "a lot of comfort, but not much of anything else". In 1955 he was featured in the TV show It’s A Great Life, and was voted "TV Personality of the Year" for his performance. He also appeared on TV in other shows from the 1950s-1970s. Jameson was secretly gay, until he was outed in the 1970s.||BBC |
|The Steve Allen Show||Travel Correspondent||Tom Poston||Poston portrayed a TV news travel correspondent doing a report from Scotland, while wearing a kilt. When anchorman Allen asks him about his knees getting cold, Poston replies, no, but they do get a lot of compliments, I haven't paid for a drink since I got here. Poston also relays to Allen that a Duke proposed to him and they were engaged, while primping effeminately.||NBC|
|Agony||Michael||Peter Denyer||First British sitcom to feature a gay couple in a non-camp fashion. Michael eventually committed suicide after being outed on a live phone-in radio show.||ITV |
|Alice||Jack Newhouse||Denny Miller||Alice falls for Mel's friend Jack, a gay ex-professional football player. When he comes out to her, Alice is concerned about letting her son go fishing with him.||CBS |
|All in the Family||Steve||Philip Carey||Archie’s friend Steve, an ex–professional football player, shocks him by telling him he's gay.||CBS |
|Veronica||K Callan||Veronica was the long time partner of Edith's cousin Liz.|
|All That Glitters||Linda Murkland||Linda Gray||Linda Murkland is a transgender woman. The show featured the first regular transgender character on TV.||Syndication |
|Are You Being Served?||Mr. Humphries||John Inman||Humphries is the junior menswear assistant working in the fictional Grace Brothers department store.||BBC1 |
|Ball Four||Bill Westlake||David James Carroll||Based on the book Ball Four. Featured a gay rookie baseball player.||CBS |
|Barney Miller||Marty Morrison||Jack DeLeon||Darryl and Marty are openly gay recurring characters, and partners. Series creator Danny Arnold worked with the National Gay Task Force in developing the characters of Darryl and Marty. Initially both were presented as flamboyantly gay, but as the series progressed Darryl began acting and dressing more conservatively.||ABC |
|Darryl Driscoll||Ray Stewart|
|Officer Zitelli||Dino Natali||Zitelli comes out to Miller, after someone writes an anonymous letter threatening to reveal that one of the cops is gay. |
|The Bob Newhart Show||Craig Plager||Howard Hesseman||Craig joins Bob's group therapy and comes out to the group, with mixed reactions from them.||CBS |
|The Corner Bar||Peter Panama||Vincent Schiavelli||The first continuing portrayal of a gay person on American television.||ABC |
|Hot l Baltimore||George
|Middle aged couple living together. One of the first gay couples to be depicted on an American television series.||ABC |
|Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman||Ed McCullough||Laurence Haddon||Ed and Howard were introduced as a pair of brothers sharing a house in the Hartmans' neighborhood but were later revealed to be a gay couple hoping to live an open life in Fernwood.||Syndicated |
|Howard McCullough||Beeson Carroll|
|The Mary Tyler Moore Show||Ben Sutherland||Robert Moore||Ben is gay and the brother of Phyllis. In "My Brother's Keeper", she tries to set him up with Mary, but he instead hangs out with Rhoda who later tells Phyllis the reason why she's not interested in dating Ben.||CBS |
|Maude||Barry Witherspoon||Robert Mandan||Walter is upset to hear that Maude's new friend, Barry Witherspoon, a local gay novelist, will be stopping by for drinks, feeling that he is a "pompous windbag."||CBS |
|1st man||Craig Richard Nelson||Maude's neighbor Arthur (Conrad Bain), is outraged about a new gay bar in town, so she takes him there to change Arthur's bigoted mind through thoughtful conversation with a young patron (1st man).|
|The Nancy Walker Show||Terry Folson||Ken Olfson||Terry is an out-of-work actor and personal assistant to lead character Nancy Kitteridge (Nancy Walker).||ABC |
|Porridge||Lukewarm||Christopher Biggins||Lukewarm is an openly gay inmate, he got his nickname from working in the prison kitchen and always preparing tepid food. Porridge is considered to be one of the greatest British sitcoms of all time.||BBC |
|Gay Gordon||Felix Bowness||Gay Gordon is a semi-regular character and worked in the kitchens. One of the episodes he appeared in was "Just Desserts".|
|Soap||Jodie Dallas||Billy Crystal||Jodie is openly gay, and dated a closeted football player, but later dates a woman. Jodie Dallas is one of the most memorable gay characters from the 70s, and played a central role in the series week after week.||ABC |
|Snip||Michael Robert St. James||Walter Wanderman||Michael is an openly gay hairdresser. The show was created by James Komack, the creator of Chico and the Man and Welcome Back Kotter. The series was to premiere September 30, 1976, on NBC, but was shelved at the last minute and was never broadcast in the United States. The five completed episodes aired in Australia.||NBC |
|After Henry||Russell Bryant||Jonathan Newth||Russell operated a second-hand bookstore, and was a good friend of Sarah France (Prunella Scales), who worked for him.||ITV |
|'Allo 'Allo!||Lt. Hubert Gruber||Guy Siner||Lt. Gruber was seemingly gay, and interested in the series' lead character, Rene Artois (Gorden Kaye). In the series finale's flash-forward scene, however, it was revealed that Gruber eventually married Pvt. Helga Geerhart (Kim Hartman).||BBC |
|Anything but Love||Jules Kramer||Richard Frank||Jules is Norman's (Louis Giambalvo) fawning assistant.||ABC |
|Brass||Morris Hardacre||James Saxon||Morris is a gay college student with a fondness for teddy bears. Morris' character was based on Lord Sebastian Flyte from Brideshead Revisited.||ITV |
|Brothers||Cliff Waters||Paul Regina||On the day of his wedding, Cliff comes out as gay, which does not sit well with his two older brothers, Joe (Robert Walden), an ex-professional football player, and Lou (Brandon Maggart), a conservative working-class man.||Showtime |
|Donald Maltby||Philip Charles MacKenzie||Donald is Cliff's best friend, openly gay, and proud of it. When Cliff's brother Joe calls him a fairy, Donald quips "actually we prefer the term hobgoblin".|
|Check It Out!||Leslie Rappaport||Aaron Schwartz||Leslie is openly gay, and a cashier at the fictitious supermarket Cobb's. The show is based on the British series Tripper's Day.||CTV |
|CODCO||Duncan||Tommy Sexton||Duncan and Jerome are a flamboyant pair of gay lawyers, appearing in a recurring segment called "Queen's Counselors".||CBC TV |
|Daily at Dawn||Leslie Windrush||Terry Bader||Leslie is the gay showbiz and social writer at the metropolitan newspaper, Daily at Dawn.||Seven Network |
|Doctor Doctor||Richard Stratford||Tony Carreiro||Richard is the openly gay brother of lead character Mike Stratford (Matt Frewer).||CBS |
|Dream Stuffing||Richard||Ray Burdis||British sitcom about two unemployed girls who share a London flat. Their neighbor Richard is gay.||Channel 4 |
|Hail to the Chief||Randy||Joel Brooks||Randy is a gay secret service agent to the first female U.S. president.||ABC |
|Hooperman||Rick Silardi||Joseph Gian||Police Officer Rick Silardi is openly gay, but seems to spend most of his time fending off the affections of his straight female police partner, Officer Mo DeMott (Sydney Walsh), who wants to save him from being gay by making passes at him whenever possible.||ABC |
|In Sickness and in Health||Winston Churchill||Eamonn Walker||Eamonn, a gay black man, is sent by social services to assist Alf (Archie Bunker in the U.S. version), which infuriates him.||BBC |
|It Takes a Worried Man||Simon||Nicholas Le Prevost||Simon is Phillips (Peter Tilbury) gay analyst, who he sees on a regular basis. Peter Tilbury wrote most of the episodes for this series.||ITV |
|The Kids in the Hall||Buddy Cole||Scott Thompson||Recurring sketch on the show; Buddy is an effeminate gay socialite, with a penchant for going on long comedic rants about his personal life and the gay community.||CBC TV |
|Butch||Scott Thompson||Recurring sketch on the show called "Steps"; Three young stereotypical gay men sit on the steps of a café discussing current events, particularly those concerning the gay community. Riley is an effeminate airhead, Butch is an oversexed airhead who always talks about hot men, and Smitty is an intelligent fop who is usually exasperated by the other two.|
|Shona||Bruce McCulloch||Recurring sketch on the show; Shona is a loud-mouthed lesbian who appears in the "Humanoids for Humanism" sketches.|
|Love, Sidney||Sidney Shore||Tony Randall||Sidney is a middle-aged, Jewish, New York homosexual. Although his sexuality is never explicitly mentioned, Tony Randall said that it was undeniable there in every episode, but it wasn't incidental to the plot. One of the conditions for Randall accepting the role was that he be given complete creative control.||NBC |
|Roseanne||Beverly Harris||Estelle Parsons||Roseanne and Jackie's mom.||ABC |
|Leon Carp||Martin Mull||Leon is Roseanne’s boss at the diner, and gets married to his partner Scott.|
|Nancy Bartlett||Sandra Bernhard||After Nancy's marriage to Arnie was over, she came out as a lesbian, and later, as bisexual.|
|Sara||Dennis Kemper||Bronson Pinchot||Dennis is an openly gay attorney in the law firm at which the series is set.||NBC |
|Thirtysomething||Russell Weller||David Marshall Grant||Russell is a gay friend of Melissa's whom he met while she was photographing a wedding. Russell and Peter Montefiore have a one night stand. The episode featuring the one night stand with Russell and Peter, titled "Strangers", was the subject of controversy||ABC |
|Peter Montefiore||Peter Frechette|
|Women in Prison||Bonnie Harper||Antoinette Byron||Bonnie is a flirtatious openly lesbian in an all women's prison.||Fox |
|After the Beep||Mae Santos||Genevieve Mooy||Mae is a lesbian, runs a bridal botique, and is best friend of Josephine Donnelly (Genevieve Lemon). Every episode in the seven part series starts with a message "after the beep" on Josephine's answering machine.||ABC TV|
|Agony Again||Michael Lucas||Sacha Grunpeter||Michael is a gay college student, who meets Will Brewer (Robert Whitson), the star of an Australian soap opera. Short-lived sequel to 1979 sitcom Agony.||BBC|
|Ally McBeal||Stephanie Grant||Wilson Cruz||Stephanie is a trans woman facing jail time for a solicitation charge, but after she’s saved by Ally, she’s beaten and murdered for being trans.||Fox|
|Cindy McCauliff||Lisa Edelstein||Recurring character Cindy McCauliff is a trans woman challenging her employer’s requirement that she undergo a physical examination. Unaware of her trans status, Mark starts dating her, but when she does tell him, he feels betrayed, calls her a man, and is sick to his stomach.|
|Beggars and Choosers||Malcolm Laffley||Tuc Watkins||Laffley is a television casting director who came out to disprove sexual harassment charges leveled at him by a woman.||Showtime |
|The Brian Benben Show||Billy Hernandez||Luis Antonio Ramos||Billy is gay, and the weatherman at the fictitious KYLA-TV news station.||CBS |
|The Brittas Empire||Gavin Featherly||Tim Marriott||Gavin and his partner Tim, were the first openly same-sex couple to ever appear in a British comedy on the BBC.||BBC |
|Tim Whistler||Russell Porter|
|The Crew||Paul Steadman||David Burke||Paul is a gay flight attendant that works for the fictitious Regency Airlines.||Fox|
|Cutters||Troy King||Julius Carry||Troy was an Olympic gold medalist turned hairdresser.||CBS|
|Cybill||Waiter||Tim Maculan||The acerbic and riotous unnamed waiter at Cybill's favorite restaurant. In the episode titled "Whose Wife Am I, Anyway?", the waiter, who is nervous about telling his parents that he is gay, introduces Cybill as his fiancee.||CBS|
|Daddy's Girls||Dennis Sinclair||Harvey Fierstein||Sinclair is a high-strung fashion designer. He was the first gay principal television character played by an openly gay actor.||CBS |
|Drop the Dead Donkey||Helen Cooper||Ingrid Lacey||Helen finally comes out to her mother, but discovers her secret was already well known.||Channel 4 1990–1998|
|Ellen||Ellen Morgan||Ellen DeGeneres||Ellen Morgan comes out to her therapist (Oprah Winfrey), and then announces it over an airport loudspeaker, and then comes out to her friends, in the episode titled "The Puppy Episode".||ABC |
|Peter Barnes||Patrick Bristow||Peter and Barrett are Ellen's friends and an openly gay couple.|
|Fired Up||Ashley Mann||Mark Davis||Ashley is a drag queen, and Gwen's neighbor. Mark Davis who portrays Ashley is an openly gay comic.||NBC |
|Friends||Carol Willick||Jane Sibbett||Carol is lesbian and Ross's ex-wife. Susan is lesbian and Carol's girlfriend. Carol and Susan married in season 2 episode "The One with the Lesbian Wedding". It was the first lesbian wedding portrayed on U.S. television.||NBC|
|Susan Bunch||Jessica Hecht|
|Gimme Gimme Gimme||Tom Farrell||James Dreyfus||Tom is openly gay and a wannabe actor who has only had small roles on TV and on stage.||BBC2 |
|Grace & Favour||Mr. Humphries||John Inman||A spin-off of Are You Being Served?. The employees of the fictional department store where they previously worked inherit an estate (Millstone Manor), that is the locale of the show.||BBC1|
|Head over Heels||Ian||Patrick Bristow||Ian is a celibate bisexual who works at the fictional Head Over Heels video dating agency.||UPN |
|Hearts Afire||Diandra||Julie Cobb||Diandra is the ex-wife, now a lesbian, of John (John Ritter). Diandra and her lover Ruth had three guest appearances.||CBS |
|High Society||Stephano||Luigi Amodeo||Stephano is Dot's (Mary McDonnell) assistant. The show was cancelled after 13 episodes. ||CBS|
|The John Larroquette Show||Pat||Jazzmun||A drag queen who hangs out at the bus station where the lead character works.||NBC |
|The Larry Sanders Show||Brian||Scott Thompson||Hank Kingsley's personal assistant.||HBO|
|Living in Captivity||Gordon||Terry Rhoads||Gordon is a gay security guard at a gated community, and often leers at the residents when they come through the gate.||FOX |
|Los Beltrán||Fernando Salazar||Gabriel Romero||Fernando and Kevin are gay. They are the first openly-gay characters on Spanish-language television, and first same-sex couple that marry.||Telemundo |
|Kevin Lynch||James C. Leary|
|Lush Life||Nelson "Margarita" Marquez||John Ortiz||Nelson is a gay bartender, hence the nickname Margarita. The show only lasted for four episodes.||Fox|
|Mad About You||Debbie Buchman||Robin Bartlett||Debbie is Paul's (Paul Reiser) sister, and came out in 1996 on the show. Joan is Debbie's life partner and is also Jamie's (Helen Hunt) gynecologist.||NBC|
|Dr. Joan Golfinos||Suzie Plakson|
|Muscle||Bronwyn Jones||Amy Pietz||Lead character Bronwyn is a lesbian news anchor.||The WB|
|Northern Exposure||Ron Bantz||Doug Ballard||Ron and Erick are a gay couple who buy a house from Maurice (Barry Corbin) in order to open an upscale bed and breakfast called the Sourdough Inn. They get married in the fifth season of the series.||CBS |
|Erick Hillman||Don McManus|
|Cicely||Yvonne Suhor||The fictitious town of Cicely Alaska, where the show takes place, was founded by lesbian partners Cicely and Rosyln in 1908 when their car broke down in the Alaskan wilderness. Their story was told in the final episode of 1992.|
|Oh, Grow Up||Ford Lowell||John Ducey||Ford is a married man who left his wife after realizing he was gay. Sal is lead character Hunter's (Stephen Dunham) boss.||ABC |
|Party Girl||Derrick||John Cameron Mitchell||Short-lived sitcom based on the 1995 theatrical film.||Fox|
|Public Morals||John Irvin||Bill Brochtrup||John Irvin, an administrative assistant, imported into the show from NYPD Blue, and returned after the cancellation of Public Morals. The series was poorly received and was canceled after airing only one episode.||CBS|
|The Pursuit of Happiness||Alex Chosek||Brad Garrett||Alex comes out to his partner Steve.||NBC|
|Rude Awakening||Jackie Garcia||Rain Pryor||Jackie is a lesbian and recovering drug addict.||Showtime|
|Sex and the City||Stanford Blatch||Willie Garson||Stanford and Anthony are married. Liza Minnelli sang at their wedding. Samantha is bisexual and has a romance with a woman, Maria (Sônia Braga).||HBO|
|Anthony Marantino||Mario Cantone|
|Samantha Jones||Kim Cattrall|
|Spin City||Carter Heywood||Michael Boatman||Carter is the openly gay minority affairs liaison.||ABC|
|Strangers with Candy||Jerri Blank||Amy Sedaris||Jerri is bisexual, an ex-con, ex-junkie, ex-prostitute, and high-school freshman.||Comedy Central|
|Geoffrey Jellineck||Paul Dinello||Jellineck and Noblet are teachers at fictitious school Flatpoint High, and are having a secret gay affair.|
|Chuck Noblet||Stephen Colbert|
|Suddenly Susan||Pete Fontaine||Bill Stevenson||Pete is gay and works in the mailroom. Pete and his partner Hank got married in the episode "Oh How They Danced".||NBC |
|Carlos||Bruno Campos||Luis' (Nestor Carbonell) brother Carlos comes out in episode "A Boy like That".|
|Terry and Julian||Julian||Julian Clary||Julian is a very flamboyant gay that lives in Terry's flat. Clary is openly gay as well.||Channel 4 |
|Unhappily Ever After||Barry Wallenstein||Ant||Barry is a recurring character, and Tiffany's (Nikki Cox) openly gay friend at Priddy High.||The WB|
|Veronica's Closet||Josh Blair||Wallace Langham||Josh's sexuality was obfuscated as a running joke until he came out in the episode "Veronica Helps Josh Out".||NBC |
|The Vicar of Dibley||Frank Pickle||John Bluthal||Frank came out as gay live on the radio. Unfortunately, such is his reputation for dullness, Geraldine is his only listener.||BBC |
|Will & Grace||Will Truman||Eric McCormack||Will is a lawyer who lives in New York City with his best friend, Grace Adler. Jack is Will's best friend and helps Will come out and find the confidence to start dating men. Vince dated Will, and then eventually married him in the original series finale (2006). However, in the 2017 reboot of the series, Will’s marriage to Vince, and their child Ben is nixed, the whole previous finale explained away by a dream of Karens.||NBC |
|Jack McFarland||Sean Hayes|
|Vince D'Angelo||Bobby Cannavale|
|You Rang M'Lord?||Cissy Meldrum||Catherine Rabett||Cissy is Lord Meldrum's elder daughter. She dresses in a masculine style, and takes part in men's sports and activities.||BBC |
|30 Rock||Devon Banks||Will Arnett||Devon is Jack Donaghy's (Alec Baldwin) smarmy gay nemesis. Arnett has earned four Emmy nominations for his guest role.||NBC |
|Jonathan||Maulik Pancholy||Jonathan is gay, and Jack's loyal and overprotective personal assistant, who at times appears to be possibly in love with Jack.|
|J.D. Lutz||John Lutz||J.D. is bisexual, and a lazy overweight TGS writer who is often insulted or made fun of by the rest of the staff.|
|Randy Lemon||Jeffery Self||Randy is Liz Lemon's (Tina Fey) naive gay cousin, who is constantly educating Liz about gay slang. Self is openly gay.|
|Aquí no hay quien viva
(No One Could Live Here)
|Mauri Hidalgo||Luis Merlo||Mauri is a gay journalist who used to work for a Cosmopolitan-type magazine. He is married to Fernando Navarro.||Antena 3 |
|Fernando Navarro||Adrià Collado||Fernando is a gay lawyer who lost his job when he came out. He decided to start his own practice, and is married to Mauri.|
|Bea Villarejo||Eva Isanta||Mauri's lesbian roommate and best friend. She moved in with Mauri after breaking up with her girlfriend.|
|Diego Álvarez||Mariano Alameda||Diego has an affair with Mauri, but breaks it off after meeting Abel, the male nanny of Mauri's son. Diego and Abel are married.|
|Rosa Izquierdo||María Almudéver||Rosa is a lesbian, and a lawyer and was Bea's girlfriend in season 3|
|Ana||Vanesa Romero||Ana is an air hostess who, after a passionate night with Bea, ends up accepting she's a lesbian. She also sporadically works as a model.|
|Abel||Alberto Maneiro||Abel is Mauri's nanny, and married to Diego.|
|Arrested Development||George Oscar "Gob" Bluth II||Will Arnett||GOB is a part-time magician, and founding member of the "Magicians' Alliance". He is hinted to be bisexual throughout the series, and ends up having sex with his enemy, Tony Wonder.||Fox |
|Tony Wonder||Ben Stiller||Tony is a professional magician who commonly works at the fictitous Gothic Castle and is known for baking himself into a loaf of bread and emerging.|
|Benidorm||Kenneth Du Beke||Tony Maudsley||Kenneth is a gay hairdresser who doesn’t apologize for his behaviour.||ITV |
|Troy and Gavin are married. The pair have a successful hair salon.|
|The Business||Terrence Von Holtzen||Matt Silver||Terrence is a closeted intern who is the Associate Co-head of the Animation and Historical Adaptation Department.||The Movie Network|
|The Class||Kyle Lendo
Cristian de la Fuente
|Kyle and Aaron are in a relationship. Kyle is a first-grade teacher at the fictitious Pembridge Academy, an elite private school. Aaron is a software engineer for an internet security firm.||CBS |
|The Comeback||Mickey Deane||Robert Michael Morris||Mickey is a hairdresser and confidant to lead character Valerie Cherish (Lisa Kudrow) who, despite being obviously gay, believes he is closeted.||HBO|
|Crumbs||Mitch Crumb||Fred Savage||Mitch is a gay struggling movie screenwriter who returns home to take care of his mother (Jane Curtin), who has recently been released from a mental institution after trying to run over her husband (William Devane).||ABC|
|Entourage||Lloyd||Rex Lee||Lloyd is gay and the head of the TV department. The premise of the show is loosely based on Mark Wahlberg's experiences as an up-and-coming film star.||HBO |
|Glee||Kurt Hummel||Chris Colfer||Kurt is the first gay character to come out in season one of Glee.||Fox |
|Sandy Ryerson||Stephen Tobolowsky||He is revealed to be gay in season two.|
|Blaine Anderson||Darren Criss||Blaine and Kurt start dating and eventually get married.|
|Dave Karofsky||Max Adler||Dave is the school bully who picks on the Glee crew, comes out in season two.|
|Sebastian Smythe||Grant Gustin||Sebastian is gay and the lead singer of the fictitous Dalton Academy Warblers.|
|Brittany Pierce||Heather Morris||Brittany is an openly bisexual cheerleader.|
|Santana Lopez||Naya Rivera||Santana dates Brittany and in season two, she comes out to her grandmother.|
Brian Stokes Mitchell
|Hiram and LeRoy Berry are Rachel's fathers. They debuted in episode "Heart"|
|Unique Adams||Alex Newell||Unique is a transgender girl.|
|Sheldon Beiste||Dot-Marie Jones||In season six, he comes out as transgender making him the first trans man on the show.|
|Go Girls||Levi Hirsh||Leon Wadham||Levi is a sassy gay Jewish man whose pledge is to get revenge.||TVNZ 2|
|Kent||Josh McKenzie||Levi's ex-boyfriend and first love since high school.|
|Grosse Pointe||Richard Towers||Michael Hitchcock||A behind-the-scenes drama on the set of a television show. Richard is a closeted gay character who ogles his on-screen son and finds ways to see him without clothes on.||WB |
|How I Met Your Mother||James Stinson||Wayne Brady||James is Barney Stinson's gay black brother. He is married to Tom and they have 2 children together.||CBS |
|It's All Relative||Simon Banks
John Benjamin Hickey
|Simon and Philip are life partners with an adoptive daughter, Liz (Maggie Lawson). Liz gets engaged to Bobby O'Neill (Reid Scott) who comes from a conservative blue-collar family. Bobby's father is a bigot, upset about Philip and Simon being a gay couple.||ABC |
|It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia||Ronald "Mac" MacDonald||Rob McElhenney||A long-running theme on the show is the ambiguity surrounding Mac's sexuality which culminates in him coming out as gay in season 12. The series is the longest-running live-action comedy series in American television history.||FXX|
|Country Mac||Seann William Scott||Country Mac is gay. Mac invites along his cousin, Country Mac, in episode "Mac Day", where each gang member gets their own day to do whatever they want with no complaints from the others. When they visit a gym full of bodybuilders, Mac insists the gang help oil them up. Country Mac is happy to assist, revealing to the gang that he is gay.|
|It's Me...Gerald||Gerald||Gerald L'Ecuyer||Gerald is a struggling gay theatre director trying to stage a production of Hedda Gabler. He tries to find the money by any means necessary to finance his vision, while a camera crew documents his efforts.||Showcase|
|Layla is a Muslim-Australian who lives with her conservative family and is engaged to Sharif. But when she falls in love with Jackie, she has to choose between following her heart or making her family happy.||SBS|
|Modern Family||Mitchell Pritchett
|Jesse Tyler Ferguson
|Mitchell and Cam are married, and raising their adoptive daughter Lily.||ABC|
|Crispin||Craig Zimmerman||Crispin is one of Mitchell and Cameron's gay friends.|
|Longines||Kevin Daniels||Longines is one of Mitchell and Cameron's gay friends.|
|Ronaldo||Christian Barillas||Ronaldo is Pepper Saltzman's assistant and later husband.|
|Pepper Saltzman||Nathan Lane||Pepper is one of Mitchell and Cameron's gay friends, and married to Ronaldo.|
|Recurring gay couple, friends of Mitchell and Cameron.|
|Mord mit Aussicht
(Murder with a View)
|Bärbel is bisexual, and falls in love with Mathilde. They have a short affair in "Waltzing Mathilde".||Das Erste |
|My Family||Michael Harper||Gabriel Thompson||After coming home drunk, Michael comes out as gay to Ben and then later to Susan, in the second episode of series 10 "The Son'll Come Out".||BBC1 |
|My Name is Earl||Kenny James||Gregg Binkley||Kenny is gay, but kept it hidden until Earl helped him come out. He later was in a relationship with Stuart.||NBC |
|Stuart Daniels||Mike O'Malley||Stuart was a policeman who lost his badge after it was stolen by Earl. He was a closeted bisexual but later engaged in a relationship with Kenny.|
|Normal, Ohio||William "Butch" Gamble||John Goodman||Butch comes out to his wife Joan (Anita Gillette) and son Charlie (Greg Pitts), and moves to California. He returns home four years later to attend a going away party for his son, who's going to medical school. When Charlie decides not to leave, Butch stays in Ohio and moves in with his sister Pam (Joely Fisher). The original concept for this series was titled Don't Ask.||Fox |
|Nurse Jackie||Mohammed de la Cruz
|Haaz Sleiman Stephen Wallem||Mohammed and Thor are gay nurses at the fictitous All Saints' Hospital. Mohammed was dropped after the first season. The producers stated the reason being "the character's storyline ran its course".||Showtime|
|Dr. Eleanor O'Hara||Eve Best||Eleanor is bisexual and in a relationship with a female journalist in season 2.|
|The Office||Oscar Martinez
|Oscar is an accountant at the office, and was outed by his boss Michael Scott (Steve Carell) during the episode called "Gay Witch Hunt" in season three. Gil is his partner who lived with him.||NBC |
|Matt||Sam Daly||Matt is known as the "gay warehouse guy" at the fictitous Dunder Mifflin Scranton Warehouse. Oscar secretly has a crush on him.|
|Robert Lipton||Jack Coleman||Oscar realized Robert was gay as soon as they met. Oscar did eventually give in to Robert and the two started an affair.|
|Out of Practice||Regina Barnes||Paula Marshall||Regina is a lesbian E.R. doctor, who is infatuated with attractive women.||CBS|
|Peep Show||Jeremy 'Jez' Usborne||Robert Webb||Hinted earlier in the series to be bisexual, and confirmed in episodes "Gregory's Beard", where Jez has sex with Joe, and "Threeism", where Jez has sex with Megan and Joe. He also discusses his sexuality openly with roommate Mark Corrigan.||Channel 4 |
Michael Ian Black
|Tony and Steve are a gay couple who live next door to the main trio of Sam, Sock, and Ben. It is later learned they are demons waging a war against the Devil. Steve is killed during the rebellion and manages to get into Heaven. He later becomes Sam's guardian angel.||The CW|
|Reno 911!||Lieutenant Dangle||Thomas Lennon||Dangle is openly gay and sees no problem flirting with and trying to seduce straight men, even those he stops for infractions.||Comedy Central |
|Deputy Kimball||Mary Birdsong||She is a possibly closeted lesbian, and is perpetually accused of being a lesbian, despite her denials when asked, and when asked for dates by lesbians.|
|The Sarah Silverman Program||Brian
|Sarah's gay neighbors and friends, who are partners.||Comedy Central |
|Scrubs||Todd Quinlan ("The Todd")||Robert Maschio||Initially portrayed as womanizing and heterosexual, Todd displays same-sex attractions as well and eventually reveals that he is attracted to almost everyone he sees, regardless of gender. He later enters into a three-way sexual relationship with a man and woman.||NBC |
|Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby||Alisdair Morton||Thomas Robins||Alisdair is a teacher at the fictional Tepapawai High School. His life changes when he is outed by Mr Gormsby. Previously secretive about his sexuality he starts openly selling tickets to gay and lesbian balls and dressing more flamboyantly.||TVNZ 1|
|Lesley Tangaroa||Grace Hoet||Lesley teaches physical education at the fictional Tepapawai High School. She is a lesbian, and a totally unfit Ngāti Porou.|
|Some of My Best Friends||Warren Fairbanks||Jason Bateman||Warren is a mild-mannered gay writer living in Greenwich Village. The series was inspired by the film Kiss Me, Guido.||CBS |
|Vern Limoso||Alec Mapa||Vern is Warren's flamboyant gay best friend, who lives upstairs and usually enters Warren's apartment by coming down the fire escape and through a window.|
|So NoTORIous||Sasan||Zachary Quinto||Sasan is an Iranian-American muslim who hasn't told his parents he's gay.||VH1|
|Sophie||Matt Scott||Jeff Geddis||Matt is gay and an OB/GYN and Sophie's best friend.||CBC|
|Sordid Lives: The Series||Earl "Brother Boy" Ingram||Leslie Jordan||Brother Boy is a drag queen and likes to perform as Tammy Wynette. He tries to escape from treatments to "dehomosexualize" him.||Logo |
|Ty Williamson||Jason Dottley||Ty is an actor in Los Angeles coming to terms with his homosexuality.|
|That '80s Show||Sophia||Brittany Daniel||Sophia is bisexual and has a crush on Katie.||CBS |
|Trailer Park Boys||Jim Lahey||John Dunsworth||Jim is bisexual, and a drunk trailer-park supervisor of the fictional Sunnyvale Trailer Park.||Showcase |
|Randy||Patrick Roach||Randy is Jim's assistant at the trailer park, and his overweight bisexual lover.|
|Twins||Neil||Christopher Fitzgerald||Neil is a flamboyantly gay technician.||The WB |
|Two and a Half Men||Evelyn Harper||Holland Taylor||Evelyn is bisexual and the mother of Charlie and Alan Harper.||CBS |
|Jenny Harper||Amber Tamblyn||Jenny, the previously unknown daughter of Charlie, is lesbian. She engages in several one-night stands with various women (introduced in season 11).|
|United States of Tara||Marshall Gregson
Michael J. Willett
|Marshall is an openly gay teenager, and not once does he shy away from who he is. Lionel is Marshall's boyfriend.||Showtime|
|Ted Mayo||Michael Hitchcock||Openly gay neighbor of the family.|
|The War At Home||Khaleel "Kenny" Al-Bahir||Rami Malek||Kenny is a 16-year-old boy who harbors a secret crush on his best friend Larry and is subsequently kicked out of his house when his parents find out he's gay.||Fox |
|Rae Leone Allen
|Yuri is lesbian. Camille is lesbian. Yuri and Camille are a couple experimenting with polyamory.||One Nine Five Lewis |
|American Housewife||Angela||Carly Hughes||Angela is a lesbian and one of Katie's best friends and fellow moms.||ABC |
|Andi Mack||Cyrus Goodman
|Cyrus is in a relationship with TJ Kippen. It is the first gay relationship on Disney Channel, and Cyrus is the first gay main character.||Disney Channel |
|Anger Management||Patrick||Michael Arden||Patrick is gay and Charlie's passive-aggressive anger-management patient.||FX |
Dr. John Goldberg
|Victor and Albert are a gay couple. Dr. Goldberg is gay.||Comedy Central |
|Awkward||Clark Stevenson||Joey Haro||Clark is outed by the school bully in the season one finale. Clark is caught making out with Ricky in the final episode of season two.||MTV |
|Ricky Schwartz||Matthew Fahey||Ricky is bisexual, and has had relations with Tamara and Sadie, and in the second season finale was with Clark.|
|Tamara Kaplan||Jillian Rose Reed||Tamara comes out as bisexual in the second season finale.|
|Theo and Cole are openly gay, and best friends. They are a bit obnoxious, and trouble makers.|
|Black Monday||Keith Shankar||Paul Scheer||Keith is a closeted gay.||Showtime |
|Blue Mountain State||Debra Simon||Denise Richards||Debra is the football coach’s ex-wife, she sleeps with a lot of the football players, her ex-husband, and a cheerleader.||Spike |
|Mary Jo Cacciatore||Frankie Shaw||Mary Jo is in love with the quarterback and a cheerleader. No one likes her, mostly because she comes to practice drunk.|
|Boy Meets Girl||Judy||Rebecca Root||Judy is a male-to-female transexual.||BBC Two|
|Charlie||Tyler Luke Cunningham||Charlie is a female-to-male transexual. Charlie and Judy both attend the same support group.|
|Broad City||Ilana Wexler||Ilana Glazer||Ilana is bisexual.||Comedy Central |
|Abbi Abrams||Abbi Jacobson||Abbi is bisexual.|
|Jaime Castro||Arturo Castro||Jaime is gay.|
|Matt Bevers||John Gemberling||Matt is a closeted bisexual.|
|Lesley Marnel||Clea DuVall||Lesley is lesbian.|
|Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Captain Ray Holt
Marc Evan Jackson
|Captain Holt is the openly gay captain of the 99th Police Precinct. Kevin is Holt's husband.||Fox |
|Rosa Diaz||Stephanie Beatriz||Rosa Diaz is a detective and comes out as bisexual in episode "99" after a fellow detective overhears a woman calling her "babe" on the phone.|
|Carol’s A Demon||Carol||Brittany Ashley||Carol is a lesbian, and a 3,000 year old demon trying to get into heaven to be with her true love, a nun.||YouTube |
|Sofia||Ashly Perez||Sofia is a lesbian. Sofia and her friends accidentally summon a 3,000 year old demon with a Ouija board. Sofia helps the demon (Carol) stop an impending apocalypse, so she get into heaven.|
|Carol's Second Act||Dr. Lexie Gilani||Sabrina Jalees||Lexie is lesbian.||CBS |
|Michael is a 15-year-old gay teenager who lives with his father and uncle in Brooklyn. Ruby is a lesbian and trainer at the gym.||NBC |
|Buzzy is gay, and the owner of a hair salon. Tommy is a gay cop, his partner and later husband. ||TBS |
|The Cool Kids||Sid||Leslie Jordan||Sid is an elderly gay man living in a retirement home. He claims to have come out to his wife just before Y2K.||Fox |
|Crazy Ex-Girlfriend||'White Josh' Wilson||David Hull||White Josh is gay.||The CW |
|Darryl Whitefeather||Pete Gardner||Darryl is bisexual, and in a relationship with White Josh.|
|Maya||Esther Povitsky||Maya is bisexual.|
|Valencia Perez||Gabrielle Ruiz||Valencia becomes aware that she is bisexual when she starts dating a woman named Beth (Emma Willmann) late in Season 3.|
|Dead to Me||Judy Hale
Det. Ana Perez
|Judy is bisexual. She was engaged to Steve Wood and becomes romantically involved with Michelle. Michelle is lesbian. Ana is lesbian and the ex-girlfriend of Michelle.||Netflix |
|Death Valley||Carla Rinaldi||Tania Raymonde||Carla is a lesbian, and an officer in the Undead Task Force (UTF), a newly formed division of the LAPD, that captures the monsters that roam the streets of San Fernando Valley. She is in a relationship with Julia. ||MTV |
|Julia||Stacey LaBerge||Julia is a bisexual bartender, and in a relationship with Carla Rinaldi.|
|Derry Girls||Clare Devlin||Nicola Coughlan||Clare comes out as a lesbian (series 1, episode 6).||Channel 4 |
|Detroiters||Lea||Lailana Ledesma||Lea is gay. In episode "Jefferson Porger", it is revealed that she has a girlfriend, Scarlett.||Comedy Central |
|Emily and Susan are in a secret homosexual relationship.||Apple TV+ |
|Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency||Panto Trost
|Panto and Silas are a gay couple.||BBC America |
|Dr. Ken||Clark Leslie Beavers
|Clark and Connor are a gay couple.||ABC |
|Episodes||Andy Button||Joseph May||Andy is gay and the head of casting of the network. By the end of Season 1, he is fired because he likes the talking dog show.||Showtime |
|Helen Basch||Andrea Savage||Helen is a lesbian who demonstrates good instincts about creative ideas, but is prone to jealousy.|
|Carol Rance||Kathleen Rose Perkins||Carol is bisexual and the network's head of programming. She becomes good friends with Beverly, with whom she often goes hiking and smokes pot.|
|Faking It||Amy Raudenfeld||Rita Volk||Amy is a fake lesbian in the first season. In the second season, she has secret feelings for her best friend Karma.||MTV |
|Karma Ashcroft||Katie Stevens||Karma is a fake lesbian in the first season. In the second season, she kisses Amy passionately in a pool at a party (after showing hints that she might have feelings for her).|
|Shane Harvey||Michael J. Willett||Shane, the most popular boy in school, is openly gay.|
|Lauren Cooper||Bailey De Young||Lauren is intersex (the first intersex main character on a television show).|
|Noah||Elliot Fletcher||Noah is transgender and gay.|
|Brad||Sidney Franklin||Brad is asexual.|
|Sabrina||Sophia Taylor Ali||Sabrina is Karma and Amy's old friend who later confess her love for Amy.|
|Pablo||Anthony Palacios||Pablo is a celibate gay.|
|Reagan||Yvette Monreal||Reagan is a lesbian.|
|Duke Lewis Jr.||Skyler Maxon||Duke is a closeted gay MMA fighter/trainer.|
|Fresh Off the Boat||Nicole Ellis||Luna Blaise||Nicole comes out to Eddie by telling him she likes girls. In episode "A League Of Her Own" she comes out as a lesbian to her stepmother and father.||ABC |
|Friends from College||Max Adler
|Max and Felix are a gay couple. Max is a literary agent, while Felix is a fertility doctor.||Netflix |
|Fuller House||Casey||Ben J. Pierce||Casey is gay. He and Ramona go to the school prom together as friends. First openly gay character in series.||Netflix |
|The Girl's Guide to Depravity||Tyler||Joe Komara||Tyler is gay and the wise-cracking bartender at the club frequented by several of the other characters.||Cinemax |
|Arthie may be lesbian or bisexual. Yolanda is a lesbian. In season 2 it's revealed that Florian is gay and dies from an AIDS illness. Arthie and Yolanda are roommates that fall for each other.||Netflix |
|Go On||Anne||Julie White||Anne is a member of the show's central support group, a lesbian mother whose wife recently died.||NBC |
|Good Luck Charlie||Susan
|Susan and Cheryl are a lesbian couple, revealed in the fourth season episode "Down a Tree", when Amy and Bob arrange a play-date with one of Charlie's friends. They are the first openly gay couple to be featured on the Disney Channel.||Disney Channel |
|The Good Place||Eleanor Shellstrop||Kristen Bell||Eleanor is bisexual. She has exhibited attraction to male and female characters, including Chidi Anagonye, Tahani Al-Jamil, and Janet.||NBC |
|John Wheaton||Brandon Scott Jones||John is a bitchy gay gossip columnist who frequently mocked Tahani on his blog.|
|Grandfathered||Annelise||Kelly Jenrette||Annelise is Jimmy's (John Stamos) assistant and right-hand woman who is openly a lesbian.||FOX |
|Simon is a fictionalized version of gay comedian and TV host Simon Amstell. Over the course of the series he develops a relationship with actor Ben Theodore.||BBC Two |
|The Great Indoors||Mason||Shaun Brown||Mason is bisexual.||CBS |
|Nomi is bisexual, but not out to her family. Dave is bisexual.||Freeform |
|Happily Divorced||Peter Lovett||John Michael Higgins||Peter, a realtor, comes out to his wife Fran (Fran Drescher) after 18 years of marriage. The series is based on the real story of Drescher and her ex-husband, Peter Marc Jacobson.||TV Land |
|Happy Endings||Max Blum||Adam Pally||Max, a bearish slacker who constantly schemes ridiculous ideas to take advantage of his tendency toward laziness, is one of the show's central characters.||ABC |
|Derrick||Stephen Guarino||Derrick, a recurring character, is a friend of Max from the gym. He marries his boyfriend Eric at the end of season two.|
|Jane Kerkovich-Williams||Eliza Coupe||Jane is bisexual. In season 3, her husband found out that she was in love with several women during college.|
|Grant||James Wolk||Grant is Max's former boyfriend who comes back into his life in season two when he shows up in Max's limo on Valentine's Day.|
|Hart of Dixie||Crickett Watts||Brandi Burkhardt||In season 4, Crickett comes out just as she was about to renew vows with Stanley Watts. After this she started dating Jaysene.||The CW |
|The Hard Times of RJ Berger||Max Owens||Jayson Blair||RJ (Paul Iacono) discovers Max is secretly gay when he sees him making out in the high school locker room showers with Guillermo in the season 2 episode "Steamy Surprise".||MTV |
|Hot in Cleveland||Caroline Moretti||Laura San Giacomo||Caroline is Melanie’s (Valerie Bertinelli) lesbian sister.||TV Land |
|Kane is gay and a stay at home dad. Tom is his partner and a firefighter. Tom is written off the show after season two. Kane then gets together with Alex who he marries. Kane and Tom mark the first time that an Australian drama has featured a gay couple raising a child.||Nine Network |
|Eve||Justine Clarke||Eve is a lesbian and a rival to Kane’s catering business.|
|Heather Looby||Louise Siversen||Heather is a lesbian and when she’s off duty, is the principal of fictional Nepean South.|
|House of Lies||Roscoe Kaan||Donis Leonard, Jr.||Roscoe is the son of lead character Marty Kaan (Don Cheadle). He is into cross-dressing, and has expressed interest in both boys and girls.||Showtime |
(Mom and Dads)
|Erez and Sammy are an Israeli gay couple raising a child with their best friend Talia (Maya Dagan).||HOT 3 |
Julia "Jules" Langmore
|Maddie is a bisexual con-artist who can seduce both men and women. She is Jule's ex-wife. Jules is a lesbian and was conned by Maddie.||Bravo |
|Jann is bisexual and, among several turmoils, coping with the end of her relationship with Cynthia. Cynthia is lesbian.||CTV |
Andrew Tinpo Lee
|Scott is a closeted gay. He and Rex had a secret affair.||Showtime |
|LA to Vegas||Bernard||Nathan Lee Graham||Bernard is gay.||Fox |
|Loudermilk||Claire||Anja Savcic||Claire is lesbian.||Audience |
|Malibu Country||Geoffrey||Jai Rodriguez||Geoffrey is openly gay and the gatekeeper assistant to a music industry executive.||ABC |
|Kevin and Kevin are a gay couple, with a daughter Annie.||NBC |
|The McCarthys||Ronny McCarthy||Tyler Ritter||Ronny is openly gay and an assistant high school basketball coach.||CBS |
|Merry Happy Whatever||Kayla Quinn||Ashley Tisdale||After twice breaking up with Alan, Kayla thinks she may be lesbian.||Netflix |
|Metro Sexual||Dr. Steph Huddleston
Dr. Langdon Marsh
|Steph is lesbian. Langdon is gay.||9Go! |
|The Mick||Barry||Jason Kravits||Barry is secretly gay. He is the family's financial adviser. A blackmail scheme against Barry backfires after the family learns he is not married, but rather living with his sister, who they assumed was his wife. In episode "The Hotel".||Fox |
|Rita Pemberton||Judith Roberts||Rita Pemberton is a lesbian, and 100 years old. She tries to seduce Mickey, when the kids go to their great-grandmother's 100th birthday party. In episode "The Matriarch".|
|Mom||Bonnie Plunkett||Allison Janney||Bonnie is bisexual, and was a drug using alcoholic as a teenager.||CBS |
|Mrs. Brown's Boys||Rory Brown
|Rory and Dino are a gay couple. Actor Rory Cowan is openly gay.||RTÉ One |
|Mrs. Fletcher||Margo||Jen Richards||Margo is a trans woman.||HBO |
|Murphy Brown||Pat Patel||Nik Dodani||Pat is openly gay.||CBS |
|Mystery Girls||Nick Diaz||Miguel Pinzon||Nick is the perky gay assistant to two detectives. Miguel Pinzon, who plays the character is openly gay as well.||ABC Family |
|The New Normal||David Sawyer
|David and Bryan are a gay couple who have hired a surrogate mother.||NBC |
|No Good Nick||Jeremy Thompson
|Jeremy and Eric are gay. Jeremy and Eric are seen kissing in Part 2, and Eric helps Jeremy come out to his family.||Netflix |
|Ulysses is bisexual. Gabriel is gay. Isaac is gay.||Starz |
|One Big Happy||Lizzy||Elisha Cuthbert||Lizzy is a lesbian, who decides to have a baby together with her best friend Luke.||NBC |
|One Day at a Time||Elena Alvarez
|Elena comes out as a lesbian in the second half of the first season. Elena befriends, and eventually dates Syd, who is non-binary.||Netflix |
|Other Space||Karen Lipinski
|Karen and Tina are revealed to have had a one-night stand in college.||Yahoo! Screen |
|Stewart Lipinski||Karan Soni||Stewart mentions having had a boyfriend and is attracted to Tina's male fraternal twin in a dream.|
|The Other Two||Cary Dubek||Drew Tarver||Cary is openly gay.||Comedy Central |
|Louis is a gay architect who is business partners with his friend Charlie. Wyatt is his boyfriend, and a nurse.||CBS |
|Please Like Me||Josh||Josh Thomas||Josh is openly gay, and dates several men throughout the series.||ABC2 |
|Ben||David Quirk||Ben is bisexual and was a one-night stand of Josh's.|
|Geoffrey||Wade Briggs||Geoffrey was Josh's first boyfriend.|
|Arnold||Keegan Joyce||Arnold was Josh's boyfriend through most of the series.|
|Harper is lesbian. Val is Harper's mother and comes out as bisexual. Devon is lesbian.||YouTube |
|The Real O'Neals||Kenny O'Neal
|Sixteen year old Kenny comes out to his Catholic family. Sean is gay and Kenny's first boyfriend.||ABC |
|Rentnercops||Victoria "Vicky" Adam
|Vicky is a lesbian detective chief and head of her department. Greta is lesbian and Vicky‘s wife.||ARD |
|Running Wilde||Mr. Lunt||Robert Michael Morris||Mr. Lunt is gay, and the personal assistant to lead character Steve Wilde (Will Arnett).||Fox |
|Sally comes out as lesbian when she meets Emma and they get involved. Emma is a lesbian.||Sky Atlantic |
|Schitt's Creek||David Rose
|David is pansexual, and married to Patrick who is gay.||CBC |
|Connor||Matthew Tissi||Connor is a gay high school student. Jocelyn asks David to counsel Connor whom she feels is not fitting in.|
|Jake||Steve Lund||Jake is bisexual. He was dating Stevie and David at the same time.|
|Sebastien Raine||François Arnaud||David’s ex-boyfriend, who arrives in town to do a photoshoot with Moira.|
|Ronnie Lee||Karen Robinson||Ronnie is a lesbian and a member of the town council.|
|Scream Queens||Sam||Jeanna Han||Sam is a lesbian.||FOX |
|Sadie Swenson / Chanel #3||Billie Lourd||Chanel #3 is a bisexual.|
|Boone Clemens||Nick Jonas||Boone is gay and a member of the Dicky Dollar Scholars.|
|Sean Saves the World||Sean||Sean Hayes||Sean is a divorced gay father with a successful, yet demanding, career.||NBC |
|Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll||Gigi Rock||Elizabeth Gillies||Gigi is the lead singer of the fictional band The Assassins and Johnny's (Dennis Leary) daughter. She is shacked up with a much older bandmate and is starting to explore lesbian liaisons.||FX |
|$h*! My Dad Says||Tim||Tim Bagley||Tim is the openly gay housekeeper. Tim helped Dr. Goodson (William Shatner), cheat on his driver’s license exam at the DMV in episode one. After getting fired for helping him cheat, Tim sees Dr. Goodson at a gay-themed restaurant where he now works. Dr. Goodson, feeling bad for Tim getting fired, hires him as his housekeeper.||CBS |
John Cameron Mitchell
|Fran is a lesbian and the main character's best friend. Gabe is gay and the main character's boss.||Hulu |
|Silicon Valley||Dee Dee||A.D. Miles||Dee Dee is gay, and runs a gay christian fictional dating app called FirstSight.||HBO |
|Sirens (2011)||Ashley Greenwick||Richard Madden||Ashley is a gay EMT.||Channel 4 |
|Sirens (2014)||Hank St. Clare||Kevin Daniels||Hank is an openly gay EMT. The show is based on the British series of the same name.||USA Network |
|Valentina 'Voodoo' Dunacci||Kelly O'Sullivan||Voodoo is an asexual EMT.|
|Suburgatory||Mr. Wolfe||Rex Lee||Mr. Wolfe is a guidance counselor at fictional Chatswin High School. He comes out in the episode "Out in the Burbs".||ABC |
|Mateo and Jeff are a gay couple with complications.||NBC |
|Survivor's Remorse||M-Chuck Calloway||Erica Ash||M-Chuck Calloway is a lesbian and a womanizer. She is often loud-mouthed and vulgar.||Starz |
|Hazel-Fay||Nicholle Tom||Hazel-Fay is a lesbian. M-Chuck started arguing with Hazel-Fay while visiting a plantation museum and the two ended up having sex in one of the museum's beds.|
|Julz||Julieanna Marie Goddard||Julz is bisexual, and has a one night stand with M-Chuck.|
|Janine||Anastacia McPherson||Janine is bisexual. M-Chuck's neighbor, after finding her lost dog, they have sex.|
|Maura||Sandra Hinojosa||Maura is a lesbian. M-Chuck has sex with Maura, not knowing she’s a sex-worker.|
|The Switch||Sü||Nyla Rose||Trans woman played by trans actress.||OutTV |
(Latin American soap opera)
|Gael Garnica||Jose Moreno Brooks||Gael is gay.||NBC |
|The Tick||Dangerboat||Alan Tudyk (voice)||Dangerboat, Overkill's artificial intelligence watercraft, develops homosexual feelings for Arthur.||Prime Video |
|Trial & Error||Larry Henderson||John Lithgow||Larry is bisexual, and on trial for murder.||NBC |
|Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt||Titus Andromedon||Tituss Burgess||Titus is gay and Kimmy's friend and roommate.||Netflix |
|Brandon||Brandon Jones||Brandon is the gay husband of Kimmy's friend, Cyndee.|
|Mikey Politano||Mike Carlsen||Mikey is Titus's boyfriend.|
|Undateable||Brett||David Fynn||Brett is a gay bartender.||NBC |
|Freddie and Stuart are a gay couple in their 70's, who have lived together in a small flat for nearly 50 years. Freddie was a actor and Stuart a barman when they first met but their careers are now pretty much over and their lives now consist of reading books, walking their dog and bickering.||ITV |
|Weird Loners||Zara Sandhu||Meera Rohit Kumbhani||Zara is bisexual and an angsty artist.||FOX |
|Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp||Ben
Michael Ian Black
|Ben and Susie are known by everyone to be an item, except Ben is gay and in a secret relationship with gay counselor McKinley.||Netflix |
|What We Do in the Shadows||Nadja
|Nadja is a bisexual vampire. Laszlo is bisexual. He is an English nobleman turned into a vampire by Nadja and is now married to her. Nandor is a bisexual 757-year-old vampire.||FX |
|Whitney||Neal||Maulik Pancholy||Neal comes out as gay after his friends catch him on a date with a man.||NBC |
|Work in Progress||Abby
|Abby is lesbian and describes herself as a "fat, queer dyke". Chris is a trans man.||Showtime |
|You Me Her||Isabelle "Izzy" Silva||Priscilla Faia||Izzy is bisexual and turned the Jack and Emma couple into a throuple.||Audience Network |
|Emma Trakarsky||Rachel Blanchard||Emma is bisexual and admitted to having a few romantic and sexual relationships with women in the past.|
|Zoe Ever After||Valente||Tory Devon Smith||Valente is gay, and works at an up-and-coming cosmetics business.||BET |
|Avenue 5||Ryan Clark||Hugh Laurie||Clark has a husband and a wife, indicating he is bi or pansexual.||HBO |
|Boy Luck Club||JJ Lai||Kit DeZolt||JJ is a yoga instructor who gets together with his five 'gaysian' best friends every Friday night for cocktails via online chats to offer support to help each other navigate life under quarantine.||AsianAmericanMovies.com |
|Julian Tran||David Vi Hoang|
|Otis Wu||Eric Cheng|
|Aiden Wong||Stanson Chung|
|Ronald Cruz||Justin Madriaga|
|Felix Costa||Xavier Durante|
|Danger Force||Dustan||Brandon Claybon||Dustan and Justin are a gay couple raising their adoptive child Ellis. When Ellis gets lost, the Danger Force rescues him and reunites him with his dads.||Nickelodeon |
|Diary of a Future President||Camila||Jessica Marie Garcia||Camila is lesbian. She has a girlfriend, but is apprehensive about coming out to her parents.||Disney+|
|Everything's Gonna Be Okay||Nicholas||Josh Thomas||Nicholas and Adam are a gay couple. When Nicholas' father dies, he is responsible for taking care of his teenage half-sisters.||Freeform |
|Feel Good||Mae||Mae Martin||Mae and George are in a relationship.||Channel 4 |
|High Fidelity||Robyn "Rob" Brooks||Zoë Kravitz||Rob is bisexual, and works at the record store she owns. The series is based on Nick Hornby’s novel High Fidelity and the film.||Hulu |
|Simon Miller||David H. Holmes||Simon and Blake are a gay couple. Simon works at the record store, while Blake is a bartender. The series was canceled after one season.|
|Home Economics||Sarah||Caitlin McGee||Sarah and Denise are a lesbian couple. They are married with two kids. Sarah is unemployed, while Denise is a school teacher.||ABC |
|Indebted||Joanna||Jessy Hodges||Joanna is lesbian.||NBC |
|Julie and the Phantoms||Alex Mercer||Owen Joyner||Alex is a gay ghost, and the drummer for the fictional band Julie and the Phantoms. He falls in love with another gay ghost named Willie, an avid skateboarder.||Netflix |
|Saved by the Bell||Lexi Haddad-DeFabrizio||Josie Totah||Lexi is a trans woman, and Queen bee of the school.||Peacock|
|Space Force||Dr. Adrian Mallory||John Malkovich||Dr. Mallory is gay and Space Force's chief scientist. He is frequently frustrated by the ineptitude of everyone surrounding him.||Netflix|
|Twenties||Hattie||Jonica "Jojo" T. Gibbs||Hattie is a queer aspiring screenwriter, living in Los Angeles.||BET |
|YYY||Nott||Yoon Phusanu||YYY is a Thai boys' love comedy series, about boys living in the same apartment together. Nott and Pun are gay love interests.||Line TV |
|Porpla||Poppy Ratchapong||Porpla is a trans woman, and one of the roommates.|
|Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist||Mo||Alex Newell||Mo is Zoey's gay, gender non-conforming neighbor and DJ who tries to help her understand the extent of her power.||NBC |
|Eddie||Patrick Ortiz||Eddie is gay and Mo's love interest.|
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