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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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Cameron Tucker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Modern Family
2
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
Willow Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
5
Tara Maclay is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
ShelliMeyers added Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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Emily Fields is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Celebrity Lists added Pretty Little Liars
7
Will Truman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Will & Grace
8
Lexa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Emily Marshall added Kadosh
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Jack Harkness is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Doctor Whoniverse
10
Xena is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Xena: Warrior Princess
11
Blaine Anderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
klaine911 added Glee
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Clarke Walters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Emily Marshall added The 100
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Kurt Hummel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
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Jack McFarland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Will & Grace
15
Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
PeteBoyle added Brooklyn Nine Nine
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Lena Adams Foster is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
MadisonJeannineWallace added Lena Adams Foster The Fosters
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Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Harry Potter universe
18
Stef Foster is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
MadisonJeannineWallace added Stef Foster The Fosters
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Santana Lopez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
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Loki is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Marvel Universe
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Ian Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
WillHess added Shameless, Shameless, Shameless
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Callie Torres is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
go_sullivan added Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy
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Charlie Bradbury is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Emily Marshall added Supernatural
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Arizona Robbins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
go_sullivan added Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy
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Brittany Pierce is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
WillHess added Glee