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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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    most listed Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series, Buffyverse

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    the people's #1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I, Harry Potter and the ...

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    Torchwood, Torchwood: Web of Lies, Doctor Who

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    Ellen

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    Will & Grace

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    Modern Family

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    Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules & Xena: Wizards of the Screen, ...

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    Modern Family

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    Execution of Justice

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    Glee, Glee Encore, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie

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    added by klaine911 Glee GLEE

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    Brokeback Mountain

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    added by ShelliMeyers Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffyverse

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    Six Feet Under

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    added by PeteBoyle The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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    ranked low on reranks Will & Grace

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    Ugly Betty

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    Queer as Folk

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    The Birdcage

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    Philadelphia

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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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    Glee Universe

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    George Falconer A Single Man

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Beginners

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    new! Billy Elliot Billy Elliot, Billy Elliot the Musical

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    added by HumbertoIbarra Thor: The Dark World, Thor, The Avengers

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    Fried Green Tomatoes

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    added by PeteBoyle Captain Ray Holt Brooklyn Nine Nine

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    The Office

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    The L Word

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    added by Zafuyu James Stinson How I Met Your Mother

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    The L Word

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    added by rburton Soap

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    My So-Called Life

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    Ugly Betty

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy

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    ranked low on reranks torchwood

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    Days of Our Lives

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Celebrity Lists Emily Fields Pretty Little Liars

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    added by WillHess Shameless, Shameless, Shameless

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    added by WillHess Agron

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    Buffyverse

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    added by MadisonJeannineWallace Stef Foster

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    added by WillHess Glee, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie, Glee Encore Glee

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    added by MadisonJeannineWallace Lena Adams Foster

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    added by PeteBoyle Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

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