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The Best Fictional Gay Role Models

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List Criteria: Upvote the most upstanding gay role models in fiction.

List of the best gay characters ever to grace the big and silver screens. These fictional gay characters have played both lead and supporting roles in film and TV series, and many who have stolen scenes and become icons in the LGBT communities. This list includes both gay and lesbian fictional characters who have served as strong gay role models. Over the past few decades, gay characters have become more prominent and popular in film and TV. 

Vote for those characters who have had the most impact in modern culture to move them up the list. Which gay fictional character do you think sends the best message to the LGBT communiy? Who are your favorite gay fictional characters?
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    most listed
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    Doctor Whoniverse

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    Xena: Warrior Princess

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    Harry Potter universe

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    Ellen

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    Will & Grace

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    Modern Family

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    Modern Family

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    the people's #1 & added by Emily Marshall
    Kadosh

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    added by Emily Marshall
    The 100

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    Glee

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    Glee

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    Will & Grace

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    Brokeback Mountain

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    Glee

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    Pretty Little Liars

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    Six Feet Under

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    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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    torchwood

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    Philadelphia

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    Queer as Folk

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    Ugly Betty

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    The Birdcage

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    added by HumbertoIbarra
    Marvel Universe

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    Law & Order: SVU

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    Queer as Folk

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    Dawson's Creek

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    added by PeteBoyle
    Brooklyn Nine Nine

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    Lena Adams Foster is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models

    added by MadisonJeannineWallace
    Lena Adams Foster

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    The L Word

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    Glee   

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    The Birdcage

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    Brokeback Mountain

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    Fried Green Tomatoes

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    The L Word

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    The Office

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    added by Zafuyu
    How I Met Your Mother

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    added by Emily Marshall

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    added by rburton
    Soap

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    added by Bottoms Up
    The New Normal

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    added by Emily Marshall

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    Felix Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models

    added by LanaYoshii
    Felix Dawkins Orphan Black

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    Beginners

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    George Falconer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models


    George Falconer A Single Man

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    Lost Girl

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    Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy

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    Buffyverse

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    added by BradHarrah
    Six Feet Under Six Feet Under

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    Ugly Betty

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