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The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019

Updated January 29, 2020 6.1k votes 631 voters 4.8k 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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  • Robin1
    189
    65

    Robin

    Stranger Things

    Maya Hawke

  • Captain Ray Holt2
    223
    105

    Captain Ray Holt

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

     Andre Braugher

     

  • Sara Lance3
    199
    95

    Sara Lance

    Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow
  • Connor Walsh4
    186
    101

    Connor Walsh

    How to Get Away with Murder

    Jack Falahee

  • David Rose5
    152
    90

    David Rose

    Schitt's Creek

    Dan Levy

  • Toni Topaz6
    158
    104

    Toni Topaz

    Riverdale

    Vanessa Morgan

     

  • Kevin Keller 7
    140
    88

    Kevin Keller

    Riverdale

    Casey Cott

     

  • Casey Gardner8
    75
    32

    Casey Gardner

    Atypical
  •  Oliver Hampton9
    133
    85

    Oliver Hampton

    How to Get Away with Murder

    Conrad Ricamora

     

  • Ava Sharpe10
    152
    103

    Ava Sharpe

    Legends of Tomorrow
  • John Constantine11
    121
    75

    John Constantine

    Legends of Tomorrow, Constantine

    Powers & AbilitiesMagic, Mind Control

  • Alex Danvers12
    154
    106

    Alex Danvers

    Supergirl

    Chyler Leigh

     

  • Mitchell Pritchett13
    118
    86

    Mitchell Pritchett

    Modern Family

    Jesse Tyler Ferguson

  • Nia Nal14
    122
    94

    Nia Nal

    Supergirl

    Nicole Maines

     

  • Alex Vause15
    132
    113

    Alex Vause

    Orange Is the New Black

    Laura Prepon 

     

  • Sophia Burset 16
    104
    87

    Sophia Burset

    Orange is the New Black

    Laverne Cox

     

  • Cameron Tucker17
    106
    90

    Cameron Tucker

    Modern Family

    Eric Stonestreet

  • Jules Vaughn18
    90
    74

    Jules Vaughn

    Euphoria

    Hunter Schafer

  • Titus Andromedon19
    106
    100

    Titus Andromedon

    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

    Tituss Burgess

  • Will Truman20
    109
    104

    Will Truman

    Will & Grace

    Eric McCormack

  • Jack McFarland21
    97
    103

    Jack McFarland

    Will & Grace

    Sean Hayes

     

  • Anissa Pierce22
    75
    82

    Anissa Pierce

    Black Lightning

    Nafessa Williams

  • Moira23
    62
    76

    Moira

    The Handmaid's Tale

    Samira Wiley

  • Piper Chapman24
    80
    105

    Piper Chapman

    Orange Is the New Black

    Taylor Schilling

     

  • Cole MacKenzie25
    21
    24

    Cole MacKenzie

    Anne With An E