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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    Willow Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models

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    Willow Rosenberg Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    Xena is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models


    Xena Xena: Warrior Princess

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    Jack Harkness is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models


    Jack Harkness Doctor Whoniverse

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    Kadosh

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    Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models


    Professor Albus Dumbledore Harry Potter universe

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    Tara Maclay is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models

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    Tara Maclay Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    Ellen Morgan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models


    Ellen Morgan Ellen

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    Modern Family

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    Will Truman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models


    Will Truman Will & Grace

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    Mitchell Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models


    Mitchell Pritchett Modern Family

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    The 100

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    Kurt Hummel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models


    Kurt Hummel Glee

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    Blaine Anderson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models

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    Blaine Anderson Glee

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    Jack McFarland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models


    Jack McFarland Will & Grace

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    Ennis Del Mar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models


    Ennis Del Mar Brokeback Mountain

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    Santana Lopez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models


    Santana Lopez Glee

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    Emily Fields is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models

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    Emily Fields Pretty Little Liars

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    Patrick is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models

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    Patrick The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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    David Fisher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models


    David Fisher Six Feet Under

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    torchwood

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    Philadelphia

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    Justin Taylor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models


    Justin Taylor Queer as Folk

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    Loki is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models

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    Loki Marvel Universe

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    Justin Suarez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models

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    Justin Suarez Ugly Betty

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    Law & Order: SVU

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    Albert Goldman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models


    Albert Goldman The Birdcage

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    Brian Kinney is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models


    Brian Kinney Queer as Folk

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    Dawson's Creek

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    Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models

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    Captain Ray Holt Brooklyn Nine Nine

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

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    Lena Adams Foster

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    Glee   

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    Shane McCutcheon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models


    Shane McCutcheon The L Word

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    The Birdcage

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    Jack Twist is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models

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    Jack Twist Brokeback Mountain

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    Idgie Threadgoode is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models


    Idgie Threadgoode Fried Green Tomatoes

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    The L Word

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    Oscar Martinez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models


    Oscar Martinez The Office

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    How I Met Your Mother

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    Jodie Dallas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models

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    Jodie Dallas Soap

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    The New Normal

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    Charlie Bradbury is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models

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    Charlie Bradbury

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

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    Felix Dawkins Orphan Black

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    George Falconer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models


    George Falconer A Single Man

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    Beginners

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    Lost Girl

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    Erica Hahn is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models


    Erica Hahn Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy

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    Andrew Wells is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models


    Andrew Wells Buffyverse

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    Six Feet Under Six Feet Under

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    Michael Novotny is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Fictional Gay Role Models


    Michael Novotny

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