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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2,013 1,439
Willow Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

2
3,272 738
Ellen Morgan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Ellen

3
2,541 883
Mitchell Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Modern Family

4
3,000 898
Cameron Tucker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Modern Family

5
2,309 885
Will Truman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Will & Grace

6
2,200 1,450
Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Harry Potter universe

7
1,855 1,172
Xena is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Xena: Warrior Princess

8
1,717 830
Blaine Anderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
klaine911 added Glee

9
1,152 1,210
Tara Maclay is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
ShelliMeyers added Buffy the Vampire Slayer

10
1,913 850
Kurt Hummel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models

11
1,539 1,154
Jack Harkness is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Doctor Whoniverse

12
1,322 569
Emily Fields is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Celebrity Lists added Pretty Little Liars

13
1,694 730
Jack McFarland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Will & Grace

14
1,358 965
Lexa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Emily Marshall added Kadosh

15
955 815
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
864 735
Clarke Walters is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Emily Marshall added The 100

18
993 431
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
1,066 364
Stef Foster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
MadisonJeannineWallace added Stef Foster The Fosters

20
918 678
Santana Lopez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models

21
668 518
Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
PeteBoyle added Brooklyn Nine Nine

22
686 742
David Fisher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Six Feet Under

23
622 575
Andrew Beckett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
Philadelphia

24
955 375
Ian Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional LGBTQ Role Models
WillHess added Shameless, Shameless, Shameless

25
952 191
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