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 noteworthy lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters. Non-binary and pansexual characters are also included.
Chad L. Coleman
|2017||Man in an Orange Shirt||BBC Two||Adam Berryman
|Mini series about gay couple after WWII and in the present day|
|2017–||Mr. Mercedes||Audience||Lou Linklatter||Breeda Wool||Lou is a lesbian.|
|2017–||Midnight, Texas||NBC||Joe Strong
|Joe Strong is a fallen angel, Chuy is his husband and a half-demon|
|2017–||Bold Type, TheThe Bold Type||Freeform||Adena El-Amin
|Adena is a professional photographer who begins a romance with Kat.|
|2017–||Friends from College||Netflix||Max Adler
|Max is a literary argent and Felix is Max's domestic partner.|
|Jamie Campbell Bower
|Jean becomes obsessed with Sidney who soon lusts after her.|
|2017||Blood Drive||SyFy||The Scholar
Andrew James Hall
|2017–||The Mist||Spike||Adrian Garf
|Adrian is pansexual. Tyler is deeply in the closet. They have a brief relationship before things drive them apart.|
|2017–||Las chicas del cable (Cable Girls)||Netflix||Carlota Rodríguez de Senillosa
|2017–||Ackley Bridge||Channel 4||Nasreen Paracha
|2017–||Daytime Divas||VH1||Kibby Ainsley||Chloe Bridges||Kibby is bisexual.|
|2017–||Dear White People||Netflix||Lionel Higgins
|Lionel is gay. Neika and Monique are a lesbian couple.|
|2017–||Handmaid's Tale, TheThe Handmaid's Tale||Hulu||Moira
|Moira had a girlfriend "before". Emily had a wife and a kid "before".|
|2017||APB||Fox||Tasha Goss||Tamberla Perry|
|2017–||Prison Break: Resurrection||Fox||Sid
|2017–||Famous in Love||Freeform||Alexis Glenn
|Alexis is bisexual and has an affair with Rachel.|
|2017–||Feud||FX||Victor Buono||Dominic Burgess|
|2017–||013 Reasons Why||Netflix||Courtney Crimsen
|Michele Selene Ang
|Courtney is a lesbian in the closet. Ryan told Hannah he was gay in episode 8. Also in that episode Tony told Clay that he used to date Ryan and now he's dating Brad. Todd and Steve Crimsen are Courtney's parents.|
|2017||When We Rise||ABC||Cleve Jones
(young) Cleve Jones
(young) Roma Guy
(young) Ken Jones
Bobbi Jean Baker
Austin P. McKenzie
Michael K. Williams
|It is about the LGBT rights movement in America from the 1970s until the 2010s.|
|2017–||Good Fight, TheThe Good Fight||CBS All Access||Maia Rindell
|Maia is a lesbian and Amy is her girlfriend.|
|2017||024 Legacy||Fox||Andy Shalowitz
|2017–||Mary Kills People||Global||Jess
|2017–||Taboo||FX||Godfrey||Edward Hogg||Godfrey is secretary at the East India Company and lives in a London Molly House.|
|2017||Halcyon, TheThe Halcyon||ITV||Toby Hamilton
|Toby is the younger son of the family who owns the titular hotel. Adil and Toby have feelings for each other.|
|2017–||Riverdale||The CW||Kevin Keller
|Kevin is openly gay. He had a short tryst with Moose Mason, a football player at Riverdale High. Joaquin is a biker who becomes involved with Kevin.|
|2017||Emerald City||NBC||The Witch of the West||Ana Ularu|
|2017–||Series of Unfortunate Events, AA Series of Unfortunate Events||Netflix||Charles
|Charles and Sir are partners, both in business and in marriage.|
|2017–||One Day at a Time||Netflix||Elena Alvarez
|Elena is the teenage daughter in the family, she comes out during the series first season.
Ramona is a lesbian.
|2016–||This Is Us||NBC||William Hill
|Ron Cephas Jones
|William is bisexual and had a relationship with Jessie.|
|2016–2017||Pure Genius||CBS||Jess Wallace
|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||She's married to Michelle, with whom she has a son and a daughter.|
|2016–||OA, TheThe OA||Netflix||Buck Vu||Ian Alexander||Buck is a transgender guy.|
|2016||Deleted, TheThe Deleted||Fullscreen (company)||Mason
|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
|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–||Young Pope, TheThe Young Pope||HBO||Cardinal Bernardo Gutierrez
Cardinal Andrew Dussolier
Cardinal Mario Assente
|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.
Freddy is a young gay man fascinated by Monsignor Gutierrez at some point.
|2016–2017||Great Indoors, TheThe Great Indoors||CBS||Mason Trimmer||Shaun Brown||Mason is bisexual.|
|2016–2017||No Tomorrow||The CW||Kareema
|Kareema is pansexual; she has a sexual tryst with Sofia, an immigrant wanting to marry her brother for a green card.|
|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–||Goliath||Amazon Studios||Michelle McBride
|2016||Class||BBC Three||Charlie Smith
|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
|Phillip and Lukas are secretly in a relationship. Lukas is violently closeted while Philip is comfortable with his sexuality. Lukas has a girlfriend.
"Eyewitness" is based on the Norwegian show "Øyevitne".
Franklin "Frankie" Cruz
|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–||Exorcist, TheThe Exorcist||FOX||Katherine Rance
Father Marcus Keane
|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.|
|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–||Berlin Station||Epix||Hector DeJean
|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–||Collection, TheThe Collection||Amazon Studios /
|Claude Sabine||Tom Riley|
|2016–||Too Close to Home||TLC||Dax
|Danny and Martin masturbate together and kiss. Danny is gay and Martin is bisexual.|
|2016–2017||Get Down, TheThe Get Down||Netflix||Marcus 'Dizzee' Kipling
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
|2016||American Gothic||CBS||Alison Hawthorne-Price
|2016–||Animal Kingdom||TNT||Deran Cody
Janine "Smurf" Cody
Spencer Treat Clark
|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
|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.|
CHCH-DT (Season 1)
Officer Nicole Haught
|Waverly had a boyfriend until she met Officer Nicole Haught. She was caught off guard by her attraction towards her. Officer Haught, a lesbian, was immediately captivated by Waverly. Waverly and Officer Haught build a friendship which eventually becomes romantic. As a couple they are known by the fan portmanteau "Wayhaught".
Jeremy is Gay.
|2016||Hunters||Syfy||Dylan Briggs||Mark Coles Smith||Briggs had a lover killed by the hunters.|
|2016–||Durrells, TheThe Durrells||ITV||Sven||Ulric von der Esch||Sven's feelings for Mrs. Durrell are being used to hide his homosexuality.|
|James and Patrick appear to be in a long-term committed relationship. They have a son, Jacob.|
|2016–||Hap and Leonard||SundanceTV||Leonard Pine
|Michael K. Williams
|Leonard is gay.|
|2016–2017||Catch, TheThe Catch||ABC||Margot Bishop
|Margot (bisexual) and Felicity (bisexual) have an affair.|
|2016–||Girlfriend Experience, TheThe Girlfriend Experience||Starz||Christine Reade
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
|Robin and Justin are both gay and are partners.|
|2016||Family, TheThe Family||ABC||Willa Warren
|2016–||A Word, TheThe A Word||BBC One, SundanceTV||Tom Clarke||Matt Greenwood|
|2016–2017||Real O'Neals, TheThe Real O'Neals||ABC||Kenny O'Neal
|2016–||Night Manager, TheThe Night Manager||BBC One||Major Lance "Corky" Corkoran||Tom Hollander|
|2016||Recovery Road||Freeform||Vern Testaverde||Daniel Franzese|
|2016–||Shannara Chronicles, TheThe Shannara Chronicles||MTV (season 1)
|Eretria||Ivana Baquero||Eretria is bisexual. She may have romantic feelings for Amberle.|
|2016–||Magicians, TheThe Magicians||Syfy||Eliot Waugh
King Idri of Loria
Jason Ralph (actor)
|Eliot is gay. Quentin sleeps with Eliot in episode 11 of season 1, and is probably bisexual.|
|Both Maze and Lucifer are bisexual.|
|2016–||Legends of Tomorrow||CW||Sara Lance/White Canary
|Sara is bisexual. Todd Rice is homosexual. Guinevere is a English queen featured in one episode "Camelot/3000" whom develops a crush on Sara.|
Asia Kate Dillon
|Tara Mohr is a lesbian. After a cocaine-snorting lesbian sex tryst that was secretly videotaped, she was blackmailed into spying on her employer. She was not seen again in the series after being caught snooping by a coworker. Donnie Caan was closeted until he met Walter. They are married. Taylor Mason is the first gender neutral character on mainstream North American television. Walter is the husband of Donnie Caan.|
|2016–||Shades of Blue||NBC||Lieutenant Matt Wozniak
|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. Wozniak's son Nate is introduced in season 2. He has a boyfriend named Jay.|
|2016–||Zoe Ever After||BET||Valente||Tory Devon Smith|
Harry Shum, Jr.
|Alec is gay. Magnus is bisexual. They are now in a relationship.
Raphael is an asexual vampire, though his romantic orientation is unknown (whether he is heteroromantic, biromantic, etc.).
|2016–||Degrassi: Next Class||Family Channel||Miles Hollingsworth III
Francesca "Frankie" Hollingsworth
|Miles is bisexual.
Zoe is a lesbian.
Tristan is gay.
Vijay is gay.
Yael is non-binary/genderqueer and uses they/them pronouns.
Rasha is a lesbian.
Esme and Frankie enter a polyamorous relationship with Zig.
|2015–||Narcos||Netflix||Hélmer "Pacho" Herrera||Alberto Ammann|
|2015–2017||Dark Matter||Syfy||Two / Portia Lin||Melissa O'Neil||Two is revealed to be bisexual in 3x01.|
|2015–||Into the Badlands||AMC||Tilda
Even Bech Næsheim
|Carl Martin Eggesbø
Tarjei Sandvik Moe
|Isak and Eskild are gay.
Even is pansexual.
|2015–||12 Monkeys||Syfy||Oliver Peters||Ramon de Ocampo||In season 1, Episode 10 Oliver makes reference to certain Jason who is later known to be his husband.|
|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
|Introduced in Season 2, Maggie Sawyer is a police detective and is a lesbian.
Alex Danvers is the adopted sister of Supergirl and works at the DEO; she comes out as a lesbian in Season 2 and becomes involved with Maggie.
Rebecca Naomi Jones
|Ava has had several lesbian encounters in her life.
Davvy is a lesbian singer.
Delle Seyah Kendry
|Camille is bisexual. Her only known relationship in the series was with boyfriend Linus. In season 2 episode 4, she says "Dirk and I only dated for about a week. I dated his sister a lot longer." In season 3, Camille falls in love with medical examiner Amanda Weston and in episode 4 says to Amanda, "My life makes sense with you in it." Amanda's orientation appears to be lesbian.|
|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–||Fear The Walking Dead||AMC Studios||Victor Strand
|Strand and Thomas were in a relationship.|
|2015–||Crazy Ex-Girlfriend||The CW||White Josh
|White Josh is gay.
Darryl is bisexual, and in a relationship with White Josh.
Maya is bisexual.
|2015–2017||Dr. Ken||ABC||Clark Leslie Beavers
|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
|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.|
Chevalier de Lorraine
|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
|Teresa and Connie were lovers and taught at the same Liverpool school until the head master discovered their secret.|
|2015–||Jessica Jones||Netflix||Jeri Hogarth
|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.
|2015||Flesh and Bones||Starz||Paul Grayson
Anthony Lee Medina
|2015||London Spy||BBC Two||Danny Holt
|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
|2015||Cuffs||BBC One||Jake Vickers
|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–||Code Black||CBS||Malaya Pineda
|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.|
Jay Armstrong Johnson
David Lim |David Lim]]
|Elias Harper is an openly gay man of the Quantico trainees. Hannah Wyland is Ryan Booth's ex-wife. She left him because she had fallen in love with a woman. Introduced in Season 2, Harry is trainee at the Farm. He and Sebastian begin having feelings for each other, despite Sebastian's attempt to suppress his feelings.|
|Sam is a lesbian and Chanel #3 is attracted to Sam. After playing spin the bottle and kissing Sam, Chanel #3 thinks she might be into girls. They go on to admit their feelings for one another, but Chanel #3 tells Sam that they will only ever be friends. After Sam 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
Tyler Luke Cunningham
|2015–||Club de Cuervos||Netflix||Aitor Cardoné||Alosian Vivancos|
|2015–||Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp||Netflix||Ben
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
|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. Anwar is a Secretary at E Corp.
|Audrey and Rachel are a lesbian couple before Rachel is killed.|
|2015–||Another Period||Comedy Central||Victor
Dr. John Goldberg
|2015||Complications||USA Network||Gretchen Polk||Jessica Szohr|
|Miguel Angel Silvestre
Brian J. Smith
Aml Ameen / Toby Onwumere
|The directors of Sense8 have confirmed in an interview that each of the sensates are pansexual; Nomi is also a trans woman. Hernando is Lito's boyfriend. Amanita is Nomi's girlfriend.
Raoul is Lito's first gay lover. Zakia is pansexual.
|2015–2016||Wayward Pines||FOX||Frank Armstrong||Michael Garza|
Brian F. O'Byrne
|2015–||Grace and Frankie||Netflix||Sol Bergstein
|2015||Weird Loners||FOX||Zara Sandhu||Meera Rohit Kumbhani|
|2015||One Big Happy||NBC||Lizzy||Elisha Cuthbert|
|2015–||Royals, TheThe Royals||E!||Cyrus
|2015–||Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt||Netflix||Titus Andromedon
|2015||Dig||USA||Detective Golan Cohen
|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||Returned, TheThe Returned||A&E/
Netflix - global rights
|Dr. Julie Han
Deputy Nikki Banks
|2015–2017||American Crime||ABC Network||Eric Tanner
Taylor John Smith
Sophia Lauchlin Hirt
|Kimon is Prince Lykos's manservent and lover. Adriadne is bisexual.|
|2015–||Schitt's Creek||CBC||David Rose
François Arnaud (actor)
|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. Jake is Bisexual. He was dating Stevie and David at the same time, and he wanted to be a Throuple. Patrick is David's Business Partner and the two shared a Kiss in the 3rd Season Finale after coming back from Date on David's Birthday. Sebastian is David's Ex-Boyfriend and a Photographer|
Vivienne "Scotty" Scott
|2015||Cucumber||Channel 4||Henry Best
Vivienne "Scotty" Scott
|2015||Backstrom||Fox||Gregory Valentine||Thomas Dekker|
|John Garet Stoker
|Connor dates Oliver in Season 1.|
Rafael de La Fuente
|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–||Janet King||ABC1||Janet King
|In Season 2, Janet is leading a Royal Commission and AFP Sergeant Grieve is brought in to work undercover and thereafter protect Janet. Mutual attraction develops and they become sexually involved. In Season 3, they enter into a relationship.|
|2014–||NCIS: New Orleans||CBS||Tammy Gregorio||Vanessa Ferlito||She was married to a man, but later had a relationship with a woman.|
|2014–||Last Ship, TheThe Last Ship||TNT||Lt. Alisha Granderson||Christina Elmore||In season 1 Alisha mentions have a girlfriend back home.|
|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–||Librarians, TheThe Librarians||TNT||Cassandra Killian||Lindy Booth||Cassandra is bisexual.|
|2014–||From Dusk till Dawn||El Rey||Santanico Pandemonium
|2014–||Outlander||Starz||Duke of Sandringham
Jonathan Wolverton Randall
|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.|
|2014||Babylon||Channel 4||Tony||Stuart Martin|
|Bird and Madison are love interests.|
Caleb "Cal" Bray
Tommy Lawrence Knight
|2014–2016||Carmilla (series)||Vervegirl||Carmilla Karnstein
|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–||100, TheThe 100||The CW||Commander Lexa
|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
Brian Jordan Alvarez
|Luisa and Rose had an affair while Rose was married to Luisa's father, making Rose her stepmother.
Wesley is an openly gay writer attending grad school with Jane. At the writers' retreat he mentions he had broke up with his boyfriend.
|2014–2016||Faking It||MTV||Amy Raudenfeld
Duke Lewis Jr.
Bailey De Young
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. 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||Mysteries of Laura, TheThe Mysteries of Laura||NBC||Max Carnegie||Max Jenkins|
|2014–||Flash, TheThe Flash||The CW||Captain David Singh
|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
Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin
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.
|2014–2017||Kingdom||Audience Network||Nate Kulina
|2014–||How to Get Away with Murder||ABC||Connor Walsh
|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||Freeform||Brenna Carver
|Brenna is bisexual. She 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
|Joe is the bisexual main character of the show.|
|2014–||Strain, TheThe Strain||FX||Dutch Velders
Katrine De Candole
|2014–||Young & Hungry||Freeform||Eliiot Park
|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–||Night Shift, TheThe Night Shift||NBC||Drew Allister
|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
Brona Croft/Lily Frankenstein
Simon Russell Beale
|Dorian, Ethan and Brona/Lily are bisexual or pansexual. Ferdinand is a (closeted) homosexual and Angelique is transgender.|
|2014–2017||Black Sails||Starz||James Flint
Jessica Parker Kennedy
|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 Lord Thomas Hamilton.
Frankie J. Alvarez
|Most of the characters are gay men living in San Francisco.|
|2014||Janet King||ABC1||Janet King
|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 + all other Atrians
|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–||Tunnel, TheThe Tunnel||Sky Atlantic
Laura De Boer
|Elise (bisexual) has had sex with men out of practical necessity and has not experienced emotional involvement with any sex partner. Until she met Eryka Klein, Elise had never felt romantic attraction for someone. She falls in love with Eryka.
Eryka (lesbian) falls in love with Elise.
|2013–||Vikings||History (Canada)||Emperor Charles
|2013–||Fall, TheThe Fall||BBC Two||Danielle Ferrington
DSI Stella Gibson
|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.|
|Nicole da Silva
|In this Australian prison drama series, Erica Davidson is bisexual, Maxine Conway is a transgender woman and Bea Smith is pomosexual.|
Doc Meh Yewll
Sgt. Frei Poole
|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
Dr. Clementine Chasseur
Dr. Johann Pryce
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
|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.|
|Sofia Black D'Elia
|Valerie McAllister begins dating her dads new assistant Jules Whitman.|
|Laurent is a member of a secret society dedicated to opposing Dracula (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and Daniel is his lover.
Lucy is a rich society girl who harbors secret romantic feelings for her best friend, Mina Murray (Jessica De Gouw).
|2013–||East Los High||Hulu||Camila Barrios
|Camila and Jocelyn who have been best friends since high school begin a romantic relationship.|
|Erica goes on a blind date with Kate in one episode; Erica is closeted, whereas Kate is out and proud.|
|2013–2014||In the Flesh||BBC Three||Kieren Walker
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
Kate Lyn Sheil
Todd Alan Crain
|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.
Meechum has a threesome with Claire and Frank in Chapter 24.
|2013–||Masters of Sex||Showtime||Betty DeMillo
|Betty is a lesbian sex worker and an early research subject in Masters and Johnson's study. 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.
|2013–||Originals, TheThe Originals||The CW||Josh Rosza
Tristan de Martel
Christina Marie Moses
|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.
Eddie is Josh's boyfriend in season 4
Also introduced in season 4, Keelin is a werewolf, and the last of her clan, who becomes gradually involved with Freya.
|2013–||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||FOX||Raymond Jacob "Ray" Holt
Marc Evan Jackson
|It's revealed in season 3 that Hannibal Lecter (who according to Fuller is omnisexual) 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. Margot Verger, introduced in season two, is a lesbian. Alana Bloom, who is bisexual, begins a relationship with Margot in season three, and they eventually marry and have a son, Morgan. 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.". Bryan Fuller has stated that Jimmy Price is openly gay on Twitter
|2013–2014||Bridge, TheThe Bridge||FX||Adriana Perez
|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.|
|Lena is a personal assistant working for titular character Ray. Tommy is a closeted gay actor.|
|2013–||Place to Call Home, AA Place to Call Home||Channel 7||James Bligh
Dr. Henry Fox
|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 homosexual.|
|2013–||Orange Is the New Black||Netflix||Piper Chapman
Carrie "Big Boo" Black
Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren
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. 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||Under the Dome||CBS||Carolyn Hill
|Hill and Calvert are raising a daughter, Norrie Calvert-Hill (Mackenzie Lintz), together.|
|2013–||Fosters, TheThe Fosters||Freeform||Stef Adams-Foster
|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. 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
Samantha "Sam" Jones
Jill "Mouse" Chen
|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.
|2013–2017||Orphan Black||Space (Canada)
BBC America (USA)
|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.
|2013–2016||Please Like Me||ABC (Australia)||Josh
|Josh is the main character of the show and he has different love interests through the seasons. His first is Geoffrey, who he gets together with because they were hanging out when they got tired, and Geoffrey suggested they slept in the same bed. This led to Josh coming out of the closet. He gets a new roommate, Patrick, and has a very short relationship with him. Arnold is his longest lasting love interest. Hannah is a friend of Josh's mom and is a lesbian.|
|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".|
|2013–2015||Following, TheThe Following||Fox||Paul Torres
Agent Gina Mendez
|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.
|2013–2015||Da Vinci's Demons||Starz||Leonardo da Vinci
Andrea del Verrocchio
|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.
In 2x05 'The Sun and Moon' it is implied that Andrea has a sexual relationship with a young man who works in his workshop.
|Todd and Raffi are an interracial couple raising two adopted children.|
|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
|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.|
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.|
|2012–||Arrow||CW, TheThe CW||Sara Lance
Nyssa al Ghul
|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
|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
|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.|
|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
|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)
Julia Taylor Ross
|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. In season 4 Gustavo Wallace and Rusty started dating.|
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||New Normal, TheThe New Normal||NBC||David Bartholomew Sawyer
Leslie Odom, Jr.
|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
|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||L.A. Complex, TheThe L.A. Complex||CTV (Canada)
Benjamin Charles Watson
|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|
Kathleen Rose Perkins
|2011–||Scott and Bailey||ITV||Helen Bartlett
DC Anna Ran
|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
Root (Samantha Groves)
|Root joins the series at the end of season one and upon meeting Shaw in season two is instantly attracted to her, which Shaw later reciprocates. Root flirts with Shaw throughout the show and follows the bury your gays trope an episode after being reunited with her lover in season 5. It is unclear whether Root identifies as a lesbian or a bisexual character, as we never see her interact romantically with male characthers, but she falls in love with Sameen. Shaw is a bisexual character who is seen multiple times being responsive to male and female come-ons, but ends the series in love and mourning of Root, whom she slept with and die for just episodes earlier.|
|2011–||American Horror Story||FX||Chad (season 1)
Patrick (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)
Ally Mayfair-Richards (season 7)
Ivy Mayfair-Richards (season 7)
Harrison Wilton (season 7)
|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".
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.
|2011–2014||Being Human||Syfy||Emily||Alison Louder||Emily is lead character Josh's sister.|
|Theo and Cole are both gay and appear in Season 4 and 5. They are troublemakers and best friends.|
Giuliano della Rovere
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
|Renly is the brother of King Robert. Loras is the Knight of Flowers. Both are gay.
Prince Oberyn, known as the Red Viper, is a member of House Martell of Dorne. He is bisexual.
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
|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 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
|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.|
|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.
|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. 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 has became Ian's boyfriend.
Hal is Fiona's gay co-worker.
|2011||Death Valley||MTV||Carla Rinaldi
|It is revealed at the end of the episode Zombie Fights that Rinaldi is a lesbian, making out with barmaid Julia.|
|2011–2017||Switched at Birth||Freeform||Matthew
|Matthew 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 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
|Danny is on the lacrosse team with the titular character.
Ethan is an "alpha" werewolf who becomes romantically involved with Danny in season three.
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.|
|2011–2013||Borgias, TheThe Borgias||Showtime||Micheletto Corella
|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
|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.|
|Janet King is a lesbian who lives with her partner Ashleigh Larsson, she is pregnant via IVF. In the series Janet King (the follow-up to Crownies), Ash is killed.|
|2011||Playboy Club, TheThe Playboy Club||NBC||Bunny Alice
|Alice is a Playboy Bunny and secretly lesbian. She is in a sham marriage with Sean, who is gay.
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.|
|2010–||Luther||BBC||DS Emma Lane||Rose Leslie||Emma is a lesbian.|
|2010 -||Sherlock (TV series)||BBC One||Irene Adler
|Irene Adler is a dominatrix who sells her services to both men and women and appears to have a girlfriend in A Scandal in Belegravia. Jim Moriarty is Sherlock's arch enemy that was confirmed to be gay in the last episode of season 4 by Moriarty explaining which assistants of his are good with "stamina" and "aftercare". Eurus Holmes is Sherlock's lost sister that has been locked up since a young age and she claimed to have sex with a female security worker that worked there.|
|2010–2014||Tierra de lobos||Multipark Ficción y Boomerang TV||Cristina
|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
|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 )
Daniel Ben Zenou
|Leatherby is a former SAS officer and an antagonist in season 4.
Fahran is his lover.
|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.|
Duke of Crowborough
|Thomas is a footman in the aristocratic Crawley household. The Duke of Crowborough is Lady Mary's suitor and Thomas's lover.|
|Sarah Ramos||Haddie and Lauren are revealed to be dating at the end of the 5th season.|
|2010–2016||Lost Girl||Showcase (Canada)||Bo
The Morrigan, Evony Fleurette Marquise
|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 bisexual 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 (heterosexual), a Light Fae detective, and Lauren (lesbian), a human doctor. (The three became known as the "Love Triangle" of the series.) Season 2: Lauren's girlfriend, Nadia (lesbian), 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 (aka Evony Fleurette Marquise), bisexual leader of the Dark Fae. Season 5: Vex, always risqué with both sexes, was revealed to be attracted to Mark. Mark (bisexual) returned the attraction and they become a couple. 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".|
|2010–||Walking Dead, TheThe Walking Dead||AMC||Tara Chambler
Paul "Jesus" Rovia
|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.
|2010–2017||Pretty Little Liars||Freeform||Emily Fields
Maya St. Germain
Miranda Rae Mayo
|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.
Shana and Jenna were dating. Alison kisses Emily before her disappearance, claiming she was "practicing" for kissing men. When she returns, she says Emily's feelings for her weren't one-sided and they sleep together.
In season 7 Alison kisses Emily first and seems to be showing romantic feelings for Emily, until she confesses her feelings for her and they start dating. Emily and Talia get involved with each other while 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. At the end of the show, Alison and Emily are living together. Alison proposes and they get engaged,
|2010–2014||Boardwalk Empire||HBO||Angela Darmody
|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
Detective Sgt Sam Murray
Dr Lexy Price
Dr Declan Love
|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.|
|Antonio Te Maioha
Pana Hema Taylor
|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.|
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)
|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.|
|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
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.|
Brittany S. Pierce
Wade "Unique" Adams
Elliot "Starchild" Gilbert
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Caden Michael Gray
|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.
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.
|2009–2017||Vampire Diaries, TheThe Vampire Diaries||CW, TheThe CW||Bill Forbes
|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
|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
|Helena "H.G." Wells speaks of having both male and female lovers.
Jinks is an ATF agent and a "human lie detector".
|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."|
|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)
|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. Dr. Naadiah is a therapist. Cassidy had a brief relationship with Erica in season one.|
|2009–2011||United States of Tara||Showtime||Marshall Gregson
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
|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".|
|Sam is the brother of Joseph Adama and a member of the Tauron mob. Larry is his husband.|
|Janis is a closeted lesbian and FBI agent whose sexual orientation is known to at least some of her colleagues. Maya is an artist who has a romantic tryst with Janis in one episode titled "Gimme Some Truth" #1.5.|
|2009||Prisoner, TheThe Prisoner||AMC||11-12
|Jamie Campbell Bower
|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.|
|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)
|2008–2013||90210||The CW||Teddy Montgomery
|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
Dr. Emily Grace
|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.|
|2008–2013||Secret Life of the American Teenager, TheThe Secret Life of the American Teenager||ABC Family||Griffin
|2008–2014||Sons of Anarchy||FX||June Stahl
Venus Van Dam
Gemma Teller Morrow
Alexander "Tig" Trager
Pamela J. Gray
Drea de Matteo
|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
Kristin Bauer van Straten
|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
|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.
Though she never confirmed her bisexuality, Alma has been in sexual relationship with both boys and girls.
Borja is Fer's new boyfriend and fianceé (Season 6).
|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
|Bisexual or bi-curious Caitlin met and dated lesbian Alicia for a number of episodes.|
|2007–||Notruf Hafenkante||ZDF||Melanie Hansen
|Melanie and Helen meet and begin a relationship towards the end of Season 7.|
|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
|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
|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
|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)
George Boleyn, Viscount Rochford
|Joe Van Moyland
|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).|
|2007–2009||Reaper||CW, TheThe CW||Tony
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.|
|2007–2008||Dirty Sexy Money||ABC||Patrick Darling IV
|Darling, a United States Senate candidate, is carrying on an affair with the transgender Carmelita, the latest of several such affairs.|
|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
|Miranda is a lesbian private investigator. Min is her partner and is having their baby.|
|Gretchen and Claire are roommates in college in Season 4. Later on, it is revealed that Gretchen has romantic feelings for Claire which are later reciprocated by Claire.|
|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
|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– )
Captain John Hart
|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 omnisexual. 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
|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
|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
Cliff St. Paul
|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||Line of Beauty, TheThe Line of Beauty||BBC||Nick Guest
|Nick, an Oxford graduate, starts a relationship with Leo, a black council worker.|
|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
|Bilkey is gay. Angel is a transwoman.|
|2005-2007||Dante's Cove||here TV||Ambrosius "Bro" Vallin
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
|The majority of the series characters are homosexual. Griff's character is bisexual.|
|2005–||Supernatural||The CW||Charlie Bradbury
|Felicia Day||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 mentions having had girlfriends and boyfriends in the past.
|2005–||Doctor Who||BBC||Captain Jack Harkness
|Jack is an omnisexual character from the 51st Century, also appearing as the lead in spin-off series Torchwood.
River has had relationships with both men and women; she is also from the 51st century, where pansexuality is a norm.
Vastra, a Silurian, and Jenny, her human lover, are lesbians.
Clara has mentioned romantic relationships with women and has had relationships with men on screen. The word 'bisexual' was never used in the show but that is what people assume about her.
Bill Potts is a lesbian.
Time Lords like The Doctor and The Master are "beyond [our] petty human obsession with gender" and are therefore non-binary. They can regenerate into different "genders" too.
|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
Steven W. Bailey
|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. Eliza is introduced as a love interest for Arizona in Season 13.
Captain Roy Till
DEA Agent Shlatter
|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
|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.|
|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
|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
|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||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
|2004–2012||Desperate Housewives||ABC||Andrew Van De Kamp
|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
|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
Carmen de la Pica Morales
Lauren Lee Smith
|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
Jeremy Ray Valdez
|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.|
Sky One (UK)
Peggy the Ghost
|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.|
|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.|
|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-||NCIS||CBS||Ned Dorneget||Matt L. Jones||Ned was a Cyber operations Special agent who identified as gay.|
|2003–2011||One Tree Hill||WB||Anna Taggaro
|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.
Dr. Quentin Costa
Jonathan Del Arco
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
|Marissa and Alex, both bisexual, have a brief relationship.
Luke's father Carson is gay.
|Gecko, the show's "lizard man," has dialogue that indicates he is gay or bisexual. Fortune teller Sophie seduces cootch dancer Libby in one episode in Season 1.|
|2003||Angels in America||HBO||Prior Walter
|Chronicles AIDS in the 1980s|
|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.|
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
|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
Felicia "Snoop" Pearson
Michael K. Williams
Michael Kevin Darnall
|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.|
|2001–2015||Degrassi: The Next Generation||CTV
|Marco Del Rossi
Miles Hollingsworth III
|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 transgender male.
Fiona briefly dates Adam, then realizes she is lesbian.
Tristan is gay.
Imogen is bisexual or pansexual.
Jack dates Imogen.
|2001–2005||Secret Life of Us, TheThe Secret Life of Us||Network 10||Simon Trader
|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
|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
|From the Armistead Maupin book.|
|2000–2012||Hospital Central||Telecinco||Esther García
|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
|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.
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
|B. D. Wong
|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
|Evan Rachel Wood
|Jessie learns that she has romantic feelings for Katie in Season 3 and the two of them begin to secretly date in the series final episodes.|
|1999–2001||Los Beltrán||Telemundo||Fernando Salazar
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
Liz May Brice
|1999–2000||Queer as Folk||Channel 4||Stuart Alan Jones
|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 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.|
|1998–2002||Playing the Field||BBC One||Gabrielle Holmes
|Gabrielle Holmes begins a relationship with her teammate Angie Gill.|
|1998–2002||Felicity||WB||Javier Clemente Quintata
|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
|From the Armistead Maupin book.|
|1997–2003||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||WB
|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 7 and becomes involved with Willow. Andrew was confirmed to be gay by series creator Joss Whedon although it was never directly stated on-screen.|
|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.|
|1996||Matt Waters||CBS||Russ Achoa||Felix A. Pire||Russ is a gay high school student.|
|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.|
|1995||Courthouse||CBS||Judge Rosetta Reide||Jennifer Lewis||Reide is a single mother involved in a relationship with her housekeeper.|
Charles "Chaz" Pratt Jr.
Sam Jones III
|Dr. Kerry Weaver questions her sexual orientation in Season 7 when she falls in love with staff psychiatrist Kim Legaspi, but was afraid to admit it to Legaspi or herself. While Legaspi is openly lesbian and willing to pursue a romantic relationship, Weaver is closeted and suffers from internalized homophobia. In Season 8, Weaver began a new relationship with firefighter Lt. Sandy Lopez. As the two got close, Lopez told Kerry she refused to date a woman who was in the closet. Lopez forcibly outed Weaver with a passionate kiss in front of her co-workers. What followed over the next two seasons was a groundbreaking story for network television as the development of the romance between the two women was treated with the courtship, passion and arguments often reserved for heterosexual couples.|
|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
|1993–1996||Sisters||NBC||Norma Lear||Nora Dunn||Norma was a minor character; a TV producer introduced in Season 4 who was an out-and-proud lesbian, (though her partner, Chris, never appeared onscreen).|
|1993||Wild Palms||ABC||Tully Woiwode
|Tully and Tommy were a gay couple and part of the 'Friends' rebel group.|
|1993||Tales of the City||PBS
|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 transsexual; male to female gender. Michael Tolliver is an openly gay resident of Anna Madrigal's boarding house and John Fielding is a closeted doctor who casually dates Michael. D'orothea was a closeted lesbian model who had a romantic history with Mona Ramsey (Chloe Webb).|
|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.|
|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.|
|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
|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.|
|David Marshall Grant
|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
|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)
|1979–1986||Prisoner||Network Ten||Franky Doyle
|Australian prison drama series
Known internationally as Prisoner: Cell Block H
|1974–1977||Box, TheThe Box||Network Ten||Lee Whiteman
|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. Don later enjoys several relationships, the most enduring being with live-in boyfriend Dudley (Chard Hayward).|
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