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The Best Fictional LGBTQ+ Role Models

Updated January 29, 2020 88.7k votes 10.1k voters 257.5k views81 items

List RulesUpvote 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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