2019 The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019  

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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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74 16
Sara Lance is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Brenna Zedan added Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow
2
64 17
Ava Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Ava Sharpe Legends of Tomorrow
3
62 36
Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

 Andre Braugher

 

4
41 23
Nia Nal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Nia Nal Supergirl

Nicole Maines

 

5
41 26
Connor Walsh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Connor Walsh How to Get Away with Murder

Jack Falahee

6
32 20
David Rose is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
David Rose Schitt's Creek

Dan Levy

7
37 26
Toni Topaz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Toni Topaz Riverdale

Vanessa Morgan

 

8
12 2
Robin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Robin Stranger Things

Maya Hawke

9
48 41
Alex Danvers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Alex Danvers Supergirl

Chyler Leigh

 

10
26 19
Anissa Pierce is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Anissa Pierce Black Lightning

Nafessa Williams

11
35 29
Will Truman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Will & Grace

Eric McCormack

12
25 21
Oliver Hampton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Oliver Hampton How to Get Away with Murder

Conrad Ricamora

 

13
22 18
John Constantine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Brenna Zedan added Legends of Tomorrow, Constantine, Constantine
14
29 26
Titus Andromedon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Tituss Burgess

15
29 26
Mitchell Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Modern Family

Jesse Tyler Ferguson

16
28 25
Cameron Tucker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Modern Family

Eric Stonestreet

17
32 30
Alex Vause is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Orange Is the New Black

Laura Prepon 

 

18
24 24
Kevin Keller is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Kevin Keller Riverdale

Casey Cott

 

19
23 24
Sophia Burset is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Sophia Burset Orange is the New Black

Laverne Cox

 

20
17 18
Moira is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Moira The Handmaid's Tale

Samira Wiley

21
12 14
Jules Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Jules Vaughn Euphoria

Hunter Schafer

22
14 18
Taylor Mason is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Taylor Mason Billions

Asia Kate Dillon

23
8 12
Jake Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Jake Rodriguez Garcia

Tales of the City 

24
21 29
Jack McFarland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Will & Grace

Sean Hayes

 

25
11 17
Darryl Whitefeather is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Darryl Whitefeather Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Pete Gardner