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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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    Brokeback Mountain

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    added by ShelliMeyers Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffyverse

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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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    The Birdcage

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    Glee Universe

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    Billy Elliot, Billy Elliot the Musical

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    George Falconer A Single Man

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Beginners

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

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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 MadisonJeannineWallace Lena Adams Foster

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    new! & added by JenZahlhas TJ Hammond Political Animals The Hammond family wild card, 30-year-old T.J. (Sebastian Stan) is the son of ...

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