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The Best LGBTQ+ Characters In Video Games

While The Last of Us Part II is one of the biggest games to feature LGBTQ+ protagonists, there are plenty of other great games that feature openly gay, queer, and bisexual characters. In some cases, these characters’ sexual orientation is only hinted at or alluded to, but in others, a character's identity is often the focal point of the story. 

This list includes video game characters who are either outright LGBTQ+ or characters in which gamers can choose to pursue gay and lesbian relationships. Kassandra and Alexios from Assassin's Creed Odyssey are two popular examples of video game protagonists where players can choose to pursue same-sex relationships. For characters like Trevor Philips from GTA V, their sexuality is only briefly touched upon, as their gender bias isn't the main focus of their character. 

Still, there have been plenty of queer, lesbian, and gay characters in video games over the years, yet only recently have these characters started taking a more central role. From acclaimed series like Fallout, Dragon Age, and Mass Effect to indie darlings like Life Is Strange and Gone Home, vote up all your favorite LGBTQ+ video game characters, and add your own if they aren’t included in the list below.

list ordered by
  • Chloe Price
    1

    Chloe Price

    Life Is Strange: Before the Storm

  • The Last of Us, The Last of Us: Left Behind, The Last of Us Part II

  • Lena “Tracer” Oxton
    3

    Lena “Tracer” Oxton

    Overwatch

  • Rachel Amber
    4

    Rachel Amber

    Life Is Strange: Before the Storm

  • Madeline
    5

    Madeline

    Celeste

  • Dina
    6

    Dina

    Last of Us 2

  • Darkstalkers

  • Bill
    8

    Bill

    The Last of Us

  • Sean Eduardo Diaz
    9

    Sean Eduardo Diaz

    Life is Strange

  • Mass Effect series

  • Steph Gingrich
    11

    Steph Gingrich

    Life Is Strange

  • Grand Theft Auto V

  • Reyes Vidal
    13

    Reyes Vidal

    Mass Effect Andromeda

  • Last of Us: Left Behind

  • Paige
    15

    Paige

    The Walking Dead: Michonne

  • Bully

  • Dorian Pavus
    17

    Dorian Pavus

    Dragon Age: Inquisition

  • Fallout: New Vegas

  • Krem
    19

    Krem

    Dragon Age Inquisition

  • Dragon Age: Origins

  • Kassandra
    21

    Kassandra

    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

  • Tony Prince
    22

    Tony Prince

    Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony

  • Piper Wright
    23

    Piper Wright

    Fallout 4

  • Damien Bloodmarch
    24

    Damien Bloodmarch

    Dream Daddy

  • Borderlands 2