LGBT 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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2,008 1,437
Willow Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

2
3,266 738
Ellen Morgan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Ellen

3
2,536 880
Mitchell Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Modern Family

4
2,996 894
Cameron Tucker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Modern Family

5
2,302 884
Will Truman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Will & Grace

6
2,192 1,448
Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Harry Potter universe

7
1,849 1,171
Xena is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Xena: Warrior Princess

8
1,715 828
Blaine Anderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
klaine911 added Glee

9
1,149 1,208
Tara Maclay is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
ShelliMeyers added Buffy the Vampire Slayer

10
1,912 847
Kurt Hummel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models

11
1,534 1,153
Jack Harkness is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Doctor Whoniverse

12
1,320 568
Emily Fields is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Celebrity Lists added Pretty Little Liars

13
1,690 729
Jack McFarland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Will & Grace

14
1,355 965
Lexa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Emily Marshall added Kadosh

15
954 813
Ennis Del Mar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Brokeback Mountain

16
894 789
Patrick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
PeteBoyle added The Perks of Being a Wallflower

17
862 735
Clarke Walters is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Emily Marshall added The 100

18
991 430
Lena Adams Foster is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
MadisonJeannineWallace added Lena Adams Foster The Fosters

19
1,064 363
Stef Foster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
MadisonJeannineWallace added Stef Foster The Fosters

20
915 678
Santana Lopez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models

21
660 518
Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
PeteBoyle added Brooklyn Nine Nine

22
685 742
David Fisher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Six Feet Under

23
618 574
Andrew Beckett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Philadelphia

24
949 189
Callie Torres is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
go_sullivan added Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy

25
952 375
Ian Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
WillHess added Shameless, Shameless, Shameless

26
855 660
Loki is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Marvel Universe

27
854 201
Arizona Robbins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
go_sullivan added Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy

28
686 456
Charlie Bradbury is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Emily Marshall added Supernatural

29
532 546
George Huang is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Law & Order: SVU

30
627 444
Brittany Pierce is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
WillHess added Glee -   

31
447 619
Justin Suarez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Ugly Betty

32
386 562
Albert Goldman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
The Birdcage

33
541 525
Shane McCutcheon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
The L Word

34
541 646
Justin Taylor is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Queer as Folk

35
505 563
Ianto Jones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Torchwood

36
536 499
Jack McPhee is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Dawson's Creek

37
350 497
Agador is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
The Birdcage

38
521 521
Erica Hahn is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy

39
483 471
Oscar Martinez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
The Office

40
350 336
Bo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Lost Girl

41
461 606
Brian Kinney is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Queer as Folk

42
445 479
Idgie Threadgoode is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Fried Green Tomatoes

43
332 433
James Stinson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Zafuyu added How I Met Your Mother

44
314 244
Sara Lance is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Mars Morris added Arrow

45
338 269
Mickey Milkovich is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Viktória Bacher added Shameless

46
373 340
Connor Walsh is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
nick.inthecloset added Connor Walsh How to Get Away with Murder

47
237 467
George Falconer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
George Falconer A Single Man

48
358 455
Alice Pieszecki is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
The L Word

49
145 406
Hal Fields is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Beginners

50
234 370
Bryan Collins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Bottoms Up added The New Normal