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The Best Fictional Gay Role Models

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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?

List Criteria: Upvote the most upstanding gay role models in fiction.

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    Harry Potter More
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    Whoniverse More
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    Buffyverse More
    92
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    Xena

    Xenaverse More
    81
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    Kurt Hummel

    Glee Universe More
    81
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    Will Truman

    Will & Grace More
    81
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ennis Del Mar

    Brokeback Mountain More
    77
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    Ellen Morgan

    Ellen More
    77
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    Blaine Anderson

    Glee More
    76
    added by: klaine911
    GLEE
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    David Fisher

    Six Feet Under More
    73
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    Modern Family More
    73
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    Will & Grace More
    71
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    Modern Family More
    70
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    The Perks of Being a Wallflower More
    67
    added by: PeteBoyle
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    Justin Taylor

    Queer as Folk More
    64
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    Law & Order: SVU More
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    Execution of Justice More
    63
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    Dawson's Creek More
    62
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    Brian Kinney

    Queer as Folk More
    62
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    the people's #1 &ranked high on reranks
    Hal Fields

    Beginners More
    61
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    Billy Elliot the Musical More
    60
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    Philadelphia More
    60
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    Tara Maclay

    Buffyverse More
    59
    added by: ShelliMeyers
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    The Birdcage More
    59
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    The Birdcage More
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    Ugly Betty More
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    George Falconer

    A Single Man More
    54
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    Loki

    Marvel Universe More
    52
    added by: HumbertoIbarra
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    Ianto Jones

    torchwood More
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    Glee Universe More
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    Bryan Collins

    The New Normal More
    44
    added by: Bottoms Up
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    David Sawyer

    The New Normal More
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    added by: Bottoms Up
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    The Office More
    42
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    Michael Novotny

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    Emily Fields

    Pretty Little Liars More
    41
    added by: Celebrity Lists
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    The L Word More
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    Jared Allen's Career

    40
    added by: MattSchwarck
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    Captain Ray Holt

    Brooklyn Nine Nine More
    40
    added by: PeteBoyle
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    My So-Called Life More
    40
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    Idgie Threadgoode

    Fried Green Tomatoes More
    38
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    Soap More
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    added by: rburton
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    Family Guy Universe More
    37
    added by: PeteBoyle
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    Buffyverse More
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    Dr. Nic Allgood

    The Kids Are All Right More
    37
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    Stef Foster

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    added by: MadisonJeannineWallace
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    new! Lena Adams Foster

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    about to drop off &ranked high on reranks
    Noah Mayer

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    Bianca Montgomery

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    added by: LiliaLoewenberg
    All My Children
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    Shane McCutcheon

    The L Word More
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    Grey's Anatomy More
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