The Best Fictional Gay Role Models Fictional Characters
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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?

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    Harry Potter universe

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    Modern Family

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    Modern Family

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    Doctor Whoniverse

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    Will & Grace

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    Xena: Warrior Princess

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    Glee

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    Brokeback Mountain

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    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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    Six Feet Under

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    Will & Grace

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    Ugly Betty

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    Philadelphia

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    The Birdcage

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    Queer as Folk

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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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    The Birdcage

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    Pretty Little Liars

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    Marvel Universe

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    George Falconer A Single Man

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    Brooklyn Nine Nine

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    Soap

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    Beginners

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    Fried Green Tomatoes

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    James Stinson How I Met Your Mother

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    The Office

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    Bryan Collins The New Normal

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    Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy

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    My So-Called Life

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    Ugly Betty

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    torchwood

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    Days of Our Lives

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    Brokeback Mountain

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    Glee   

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    Shameless, Shameless, Shameless

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    Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire

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    Lena Adams Foster

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    Keith Charles Six Feet Under Six Feet Under

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    Connor Walsh

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    added by MadisonJeannineWallace
    Stef Foster

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