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The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models  

Eric Diaz
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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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Willow Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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Ellen Morgan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Ellen
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Mitchell Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Modern Family
4
Cameron Tucker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Modern Family
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Will Truman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Will & Grace
6
Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Harry Potter universe
7
Xena is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Xena: Warrior Princess
8
Blaine Anderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
klaine911 added Glee
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Tara Maclay is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
ShelliMeyers added Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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Kurt Hummel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
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Emily Fields is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Celebrity Lists added Pretty Little Liars
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Jack Harkness is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Doctor Whoniverse
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Jack McFarland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Will & Grace
14
Lexa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Emily Marshall added Kadosh
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Ennis Del Mar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Brokeback Mountain
16
Santana Lopez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
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Patrick is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
PeteBoyle added The Perks of Being a Wallflower
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Clarke Walters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Emily Marshall added The 100
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Lena Adams Foster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
MadisonJeannineWallace added Lena Adams Foster The Fosters
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Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
PeteBoyle added Brooklyn Nine Nine
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Stef Foster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
MadisonJeannineWallace added Stef Foster The Fosters
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Loki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Marvel Universe
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David Fisher is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Six Feet Under
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Andrew Beckett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Philadelphia
25
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