LGBTQ+ The Best LGBTQ+ Couples In TV History  

Ranker TV
496 votes 101 voters 28 items

We’re ranking the best LGBTQ+ TV couples of all time. Though their representation in the earlier days of television was somewhat lacking, the times - as they say - are a changin’, and LGBTQ+ representation on TV has taken off with some of the best recent couples identifying as such!

Determining the best LGBTQ+ couple means going back and re-watching some of television’s greatest series. While most shows with amazing LGBTQ+ couples tend to be comedies, the occasional drama has introduced plenty of gay and lesbian couples who have amazing on-screen chemistry. Whatever the format, there are some incredible shows featuring some of the best LGBTQ+ couples in TV history. Is your favorite couple on the list?

Vote up the best LGBTQ+ couples, and add your own favorites if they’re missing from the list.

list ordered by
1
31 6
Willow & Tara is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Couples In TV History
Willow & Tara

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

2
26 11
Mitch & Cam is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Couples In TV History
Mitch & Cam

Modern Family

3
11 1
Sara & Ava is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Couples In TV History
Sara & Ava

Legends of Tomorrow

4
21 9
Blaine & Kurt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Couples In TV History
Blaine & Kurt

Glee

5
19 9
Piper & Alex is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Couples In TV History
Piper & Alex

Orange Is the New Black

6
22 12
Callie & Arizona is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Couples In TV History
Callie & Arizona

Greys Anatomy

7
14 6
David & Keith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Couples In TV History
David & Keith

Six Feet Under

8
17 9
Emily & Maya is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Couples In TV History
Emily & Maya

Pretty Little Liars

9
9 4
David & Patrick is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Couples In TV History
David & Patrick

Schitt's Creek

10
16 11
Ellen & Laurie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Couples In TV History
Ellen & Laurie

Ellen

11
10 5
Will & Vince is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Couples In TV History
Will & Vince

Will & Grace

12
13 9
Susan & Carol is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Couples In TV History
Susan & Carol

Friends

13
12 8
Nancy & Marla is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Couples In TV History
Nancy & Marla

Roseanne

14
11 7
Lafayette & Jesus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Couples In TV History
Lafayette & Jesus

True Blood

15
11 7
Eric & Aaron is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Couples In TV History
Eric & Aaron

The Walking Dead

16
8 4
David & Bryan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Couples In TV History
David & Bryan

The New Normal

17
7 4
Tina & Bette is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Couples In TV History
Tina & Bette

The L Word

18
5 2
Teddy & Ian is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Couples In TV History
Teddy & Ian

90210

19
4 1
Bob & Lee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Couples In TV History
Bob & Lee

Desperate Housewives

20
13 11
Titus & Mikey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Couples In TV History
Titus & Mikey

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

21
4 2
Tobias & Chris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Couples In TV History
Tobias & Chris

Oz

22
4 2
Kevin & Scotty is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Couples In TV History
Kevin & Scotty

Brothers & Sisters

23
8 7
Leon & Scott is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Couples In TV History
Leon & Scott

Roseanne

24
5 4
Alex & Marissa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Couples In TV History
Alex & Marissa

The O.C.

25
8 8
Justin & Brian is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Couples In TV History
Justin & Brian Queer as Folk