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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2,040 1,451
Willow Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
2
3,301 746
Ellen Morgan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Ellen
3
2,567 891
Mitchell Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Modern Family
4
3,024 909
Cameron Tucker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Modern Family
5
2,330 894
Will Truman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Will & Grace
6
2,229 1,468
Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Harry Potter universe
7
1,878 1,182
Xena is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Xena: Warrior Princess
8
1,744 841
Blaine Anderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
klaine911 added Glee
9
1,170 1,221
Tara Maclay is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
ShelliMeyers added Buffy the Vampire Slayer
10
1,936 864
Kurt Hummel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
11
1,354 577
Emily Fields is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Celebrity Lists added Pretty Little Liars
12
1,562 1,163
Jack Harkness is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Doctor Whoniverse
13
1,709 740
Jack McFarland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Will & Grace
14
1,386 974
Lexa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Emily Marshall added Kadosh
15
973 824
Ennis Del Mar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Brokeback Mountain
16
946 685
Santana Lopez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
17
913 794
Patrick is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
PeteBoyle added The Perks of Being a Wallflower
18
885 740
Clarke Walters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Emily Marshall added The 100
19
1,006 437
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
1,080 370
Stef Foster is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
MadisonJeannineWallace added Stef Foster The Fosters
21
698 524
Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
PeteBoyle added Brooklyn Nine Nine
22
884 668
Loki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Marvel Universe
23
690 747
David Fisher is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Six Feet Under
24
630 580
Andrew Beckett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Philadelphia
25
973 197
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