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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2,038 1,446
Willow Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
2
3,296 743
Ellen Morgan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Ellen
3
2,560 888
Mitchell Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Modern Family
4
3,017 906
Cameron Tucker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Modern Family
5
2,326 891
Will Truman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Will & Grace
6
2,224 1,465
Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Harry Potter universe
7
1,871 1,180
Xena is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Xena: Warrior Princess
8
1,741 837
Blaine Anderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
klaine911 added Glee
9
1,167 1,217
Tara Maclay is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
ShelliMeyers added Buffy the Vampire Slayer
10
1,934 858
Kurt Hummel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
11
1,348 572
Emily Fields is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Celebrity Lists added Pretty Little Liars
12
1,556 1,159
Jack Harkness is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Doctor Whoniverse
13
1,704 737
Jack McFarland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Will & Grace
14
1,376 971
Lexa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Emily Marshall added Kadosh
15
970 822
Ennis Del Mar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Brokeback Mountain
16
938 683
Santana Lopez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
17
908 791
Patrick is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
PeteBoyle added The Perks of Being a Wallflower
18
879 738
Clarke Walters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Emily Marshall added The 100
19
1,005 435
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
1,079 367
Stef Foster is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
MadisonJeannineWallace added Stef Foster The Fosters
21
692 520
Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
PeteBoyle added Brooklyn Nine Nine
22
876 666
Loki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Marvel Universe
23
688 746
David Fisher is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Six Feet Under
24
627 578
Andrew Beckett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Philadelphia
25
968 194
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