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The Best Fictional Gay Role Models

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?

The Best Fictional Gay Role Models Fictional Characters
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    most listed
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    the people's #1
    Harry Potter universe

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    Ellen

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    Doctor Whoniverse

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    Modern Family

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    Modern Family

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    Will & Grace

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    Xena: Warrior Princess

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    Glee

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    Glee

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    added by ShelliMeyers
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    Brokeback Mountain

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    Will & Grace

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    added by PeteBoyle
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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    Six Feet Under

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    Philadelphia

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    Queer as Folk

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    Law & Order: SVU

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    The Birdcage

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    Glee

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    Ugly Betty

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    Queer as Folk

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    Dawson's Creek

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    added by HumbertoIbarra
    Marvel Universe

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    - 73

    added by Celebrity Lists
    Pretty Little Liars

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    The Birdcage

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    added by PeteBoyle
    Brooklyn Nine Nine

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    added by Zafuyu
    How I Met Your Mother

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    The Office

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    Fried Green Tomatoes

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    Soap

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    added by Bottoms Up
    The New Normal

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    The L Word

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    George Falconer A Single Man

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    The L Word

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    torchwood

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    Beginners

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    Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    My So-Called Life

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Ugly Betty

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    ranked low on reranks & added by WillHess
    Glee   

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    ranked low on reranks & added by smellsrank
    Brokeback Mountain

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    ranked low on reranks & added by WillHess
    Shameless, Shameless, Shameless

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    Ranked High on Reranks
    As the World Turns

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    Ranked High on Reranks

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    Ranked High on Reranks
    The Hours

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    - 51

    ranked low on reranks & added by MadisonJeannineWallace
    Lena Adams Foster

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    ranked low on reranks & added by lukety
    Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire

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    ranked low on reranks & added by nick.inthecloset
    Connor Walsh

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