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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.

 

list ordered by
1
Robin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Robin Stranger Things

Maya Hawke

2
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
Ava Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Ava Sharpe Legends of Tomorrow
4
Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

 Andre Braugher

 

5
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
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
Toni Topaz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Toni Topaz Riverdale

Vanessa Morgan

 

8
Nia Nal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Nia Nal Supergirl

Nicole Maines

 

9
John Constantine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Brenna Zedan added Legends of Tomorrow, Constantine, Constantine
10
Alex Vause is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Orange Is the New Black

Laura Prepon 

 

11
Titus Andromedon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Tituss Burgess

12
Alex Danvers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Alex Danvers Supergirl

Chyler Leigh

 

13
Sophia Burset is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Sophia Burset Orange is the New Black

Laverne Cox

 

14
Oliver Hampton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Oliver Hampton How to Get Away with Murder

Conrad Ricamora

 

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

Jesse Tyler Ferguson

16
Jules Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Jules Vaughn Euphoria

Hunter Schafer

17
Will Truman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Will & Grace

Eric McCormack

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

Casey Cott

 

19
Moira is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Moira The Handmaid's Tale

Samira Wiley

20
Anissa Pierce is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Anissa Pierce Black Lightning

Nafessa Williams

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

Sean Hayes

 

22
Cameron Tucker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Modern Family

Eric Stonestreet

23
Tara Chambler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
The Walking Dead

Alanna Masterson

24
Piper Chapman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Piper Chapman Orange Is the New Black

Taylor Schilling

 

25
Todd Chavez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters In 2019
Todd Chavez BoJack Horsemen

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