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The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019

Updated January 29, 2020 5.9k votes 618 voters 4.7k views33 items

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From Supergirl and The Walking Dead to Brooklyn Nine-Nine and the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, modern shows have introduced audiences to a whole new cast of LGBTQ+ characters. While Jodie Dallas (played by Billy Crystal on the '70s sitcom Soap) was among the first recurring gay characters on television, there have been many others over the years. Who’s your favorite LGBTQ+ TV character?

Television is one of the most powerful and influential mediums in the world, but it wasn’t until 1998 that there was an openly gay male lead character on TV. Will & Grace premiered in the fall of that year, absolutely crushed the ratings, and forever changed the gay culture of television. Since then, there have been dozens of LGBTQ+ television characters. Today, there are even gay and transgender superheroes, adoptive fathers, and much, much more.

Who do you think is the best LGBTQ+ character of 2019? Vote up your favorites and watch as they top the list.

 

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  • 1
    Robin
    185
    62

    Robin

    Stranger Things

    Maya Hawke

  • 2
    Captain Ray Holt
    216
    105

    Captain Ray Holt

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

     Andre Braugher

     

  • 3
    Sara Lance
    196
    93

    Sara Lance

    Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow
  • 4
    Connor Walsh
    179
    99

    Connor Walsh

    How to Get Away with Murder

    Jack Falahee

  • 5
    Toni Topaz
    156
    99

    Toni Topaz

    Riverdale

    Vanessa Morgan

     

  • 6
    David Rose
    144
    89

    David Rose

    Schitt's Creek

    Dan Levy

  • 7
    Kevin Keller
    135
    87

    Kevin Keller

    Riverdale

    Casey Cott

     

  • 8
    Ava Sharpe
    149
    101

    Ava Sharpe

    Legends of Tomorrow
  • 9
     Oliver Hampton
    128
    83

    Oliver Hampton

    How to Get Away with Murder

    Conrad Ricamora

     

  • 10
    John Constantine
    120
    75

    John Constantine

    Legends of Tomorrow, Constantine

    Powers & AbilitiesMagic, Mind Control

  • 11
    Casey Gardner
    70
    31

    Casey Gardner

    Atypical
  • 12
    Alex Danvers
    148
    106

    Alex Danvers

    Supergirl

    Chyler Leigh

     

  • 13
    Mitchell Pritchett
    114
    85

    Mitchell Pritchett

    Modern Family

    Jesse Tyler Ferguson

  • 14
    Nia Nal
    119
    93

    Nia Nal

    Supergirl

    Nicole Maines

     

  • 15
    Alex Vause
    129
    109

    Alex Vause

    Orange Is the New Black

    Laura Prepon 

     

  • 16
    Cameron Tucker
    102
    88

    Cameron Tucker

    Modern Family

    Eric Stonestreet

  • 17
    Sophia Burset
    99
    86

    Sophia Burset

    Orange is the New Black

    Laverne Cox

     

  • 18
    Jules Vaughn
    84
    72

    Jules Vaughn

    Euphoria

    Hunter Schafer

  • 19
    Titus Andromedon
    103
    98

    Titus Andromedon

    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

    Tituss Burgess

  • 20
    Will Truman
    105
    102

    Will Truman

    Will & Grace

    Eric McCormack

  • 21
    Jack McFarland
    95
    101

    Jack McFarland

    Will & Grace

    Sean Hayes

     

  • 22
    Anissa Pierce
    71
    82

    Anissa Pierce

    Black Lightning

    Nafessa Williams

  • 23
    Piper Chapman
    78
    101

    Piper Chapman

    Orange Is the New Black

    Taylor Schilling

     

  • 24
    Moira
    59
    74

    Moira

    The Handmaid's Tale

    Samira Wiley

  • 25
    Cole MacKenzie
    18
    22

    Cole MacKenzie

    Anne With An E