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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
    Willow Rosenberg

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series, Buffyverse More
    95
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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I, Harry Potter and the ... More
    91
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    Torchwood, Torchwood: Web of Lies, Doctor Who More
    78
  4. 4
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    Ellen More
    76
  5. 5
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    Will & Grace More
    75
  6. 6
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    Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules & Xena: Wizards of the Screen, ... More
    73
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    Modern Family More
    72
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    Modern Family More
    71
  9. 9
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    Glee, Glee Encore, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie More
    67
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    Glee More
    67
    added by: klaine911
    GLEE
  11. 11
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    Execution of Justice More
    66
  12. 12
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    Brokeback Mountain More
    64
  13. 13
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffyverse More
    63
    added by: ShelliMeyers
  14. 14
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    Six Feet Under More
    62
  15. 15
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    The Perks of Being a Wallflower More
    62
    added by: PeteBoyle
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    Jack McFarland

    Will & Grace More
    60
  17. 17
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    Ugly Betty More
    59
  18. 18
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    Queer as Folk More
    57
  19. 19
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    The Birdcage More
    55
  20. 20
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    Philadelphia More
    54
  21. 21
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    Queer as Folk More
    54
  22. 22
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    Law & Order: SVU More
    53
  23. 23
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    Dawson's Creek More
    52
  24. 24
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    The Birdcage More
    50
  25. 26
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    Glee Universe More
    47
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    George Falconer

    A Single Man More
    45
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Hal Fields

    Beginners More
    44
  28. 30
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    Captain Ray Holt

    Brooklyn Nine Nine More
    43
    added by: PeteBoyle
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    The Office More
    43
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    Thor: The Dark World, Thor, The Avengers More
    43
    added by: HumbertoIbarra
  31. 33
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    Fried Green Tomatoes More
    42
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    The L Word More
    41
  33. 36
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    James Stinson

    How I Met Your Mother More
    41
    added by: Zafuyu
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    39
  35. 38
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    The L Word More
    39
  36. 39
    Up 42
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    Soap More
    38
    added by: rburton
  37. 40
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    My So-Called Life More
    38
  38. 41
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    Ugly Betty More
    36
  39. 42
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    Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy More
    35
  40. 43
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    Ianto Jones

    torchwood More
    31
  41. 44
    Up 7
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    Days of Our Lives More
    30
  42. 45
    Up 2
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    Pretty Little Liars More
    30
  43. 46
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    30
  44. 47
    Up 4
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    As the World Turns More
    29
  45. 48
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    Emily Fields

    Pretty Little Liars More
    23
    added by: Celebrity Lists
  46. 49
    Up 17
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    Lena Adams Foster

    21
    added by: MadisonJeannineWallace
  47. 50
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    Stef Foster

    21
    added by: MadisonJeannineWallace
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    Brittany Pierce

    Glee, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie, Glee Encore More
    21
    added by: WillHess
    Glee
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    Buffyverse More
    21
  50. 53
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    Agron

    21
    added by: WillHess
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