LGBTQ+ The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models  

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List Rules Upvote the most upstanding gay role models in fiction.

List of the best gay and queer 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 LGBTQ communities. This list includes gay, lesbian, and queer 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 LGBTQ community? Who are your favorite queer fictional characters?

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2,023 1,440
Willow Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

2
3,278 739
Ellen Morgan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Ellen

3
2,546 884
Mitchell Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Modern Family

4
3,004 901
Cameron Tucker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Modern Family

5
2,315 886
Will Truman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Will & Grace

6
2,208 1,452
Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Harry Potter universe

7
1,859 1,174
Xena is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Xena: Warrior Princess

8
1,727 830
Blaine Anderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
klaine911 added Glee

9
1,157 1,211
Tara Maclay is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
ShelliMeyers added Buffy the Vampire Slayer

10
1,919 853
Kurt Hummel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models

11
1,546 1,155
Jack Harkness is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Doctor Whoniverse

12
1,333 569
Emily Fields is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Celebrity Lists added Pretty Little Liars

13
1,697 733
Jack McFarland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Will & Grace

14
1,364 967
Lexa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Emily Marshall added Kadosh

15
960 816
Ennis Del Mar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Brokeback Mountain

16
926 679
Santana Lopez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models

17
899 789
Patrick is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
PeteBoyle added The Perks of Being a Wallflower

18
868 735
Clarke Walters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Emily Marshall added The 100

19
999 432
Lena Adams Foster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
MadisonJeannineWallace added Lena Adams Foster The Fosters

20
1,073 364
Stef Foster is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
MadisonJeannineWallace added Stef Foster The Fosters

21
680 518
Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
PeteBoyle added Brooklyn Nine Nine

22
865 663
Loki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Marvel Universe

23
688 742
David Fisher is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Six Feet Under

24
625 575
Andrew Beckett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Philadelphia

25
958 191
Callie Torres is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
go_sullivan added Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy