LGBTQ+ 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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24 5
Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

 Andre Braugher

 

2
7 0
Sara Lance is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Brenna Zedan added Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow
3
19 6
Will Truman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Will & Grace

Eric McCormack

4
11 1
Anissa Pierce is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Anissa Pierce Black Lightning

Nafessa Williams

5
11 1
David Rose is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
David Rose Schitt's Creek

Dan Levy

6
17 5
Alex Danvers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Alex Danvers Supergirl

Chyler Leigh

 

7
15 4
Titus Andromedon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Tituss Burgess

8
16 6
Cameron Tucker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Modern Family

Eric Stonestreet

9
15 6
Toni Topaz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Toni Topaz Riverdale

Vanessa Morgan

 

10
10 2
Nia Nal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Nia Nal Supergirl

Nicole Maines

 

11
16 8
Mitchell Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Modern Family

Jesse Tyler Ferguson

12
8 1
Taylor Mason is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Taylor Mason Billions

Asia Kate Dillon

13
9 2
Oliver Hampton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Oliver Hampton How to Get Away with Murder

Conrad Ricamora

 

14
15 8
Tara Chambler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
The Walking Dead

Alanna Masterson

15
13 8
Alex Vause is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Orange Is the New Black

Laura Prepon 

 

16
12 8
Jack McFarland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Will & Grace

Sean Hayes

 

17
11 7
Connor Walsh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Connor Walsh How to Get Away with Murder

Jack Falahee

18
10 6
Sophia Burset is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Sophia Burset Orange is the New Black

Laverne Cox

 

19
10 6
Tiana Brown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Tiana Brown Empire

Serayah

 

20
9 5
Kevin Keller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Kevin Keller Riverdale

Casey Cott

 

21
6 2
Todd Chavez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Todd Chavez BoJack Horsemen

Voiced by Aaron Paul

 

22
5 1
Ilana Wexler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Broad City

Ilana Glazer

 

23
6 5
Moira is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Moira The Handmaid's Tale

Samira Wiley

24
3 2
Ava Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Ava Sharpe Legends of Tomorrow
25
3 3
Darryl Whitefeather is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Darryl Whitefeather Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Pete Gardner