LGBT The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015  

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List Rules Vote up the best shows with LGBT characters that premiered during or since 2015.

As LGBT representation continues to be on the rise in media, many new television series feature prominent lesbian, gay, or bisexual characters. Since 2015, tons of successful shows have emerged that feature non-heterosexual characters. Whether side characters or part of the core cast, you can vote on some of the best new shows with gay characters on the list below. 

What are the best new shows with gay characters? Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt features the breakout character Titus Andromedon, whose relationship drama and quest for stardom provides inordinate laughs. Jessica Jones has received critical acclaim for its portrayal of lesbian characters. Westworld features several gay characters including Logan, Clementine Pennyfeather, and Elsie Hughes. Other good current shows with gay characters include Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Fear the Walking Dead.

Which current TV shows with gay characters deserves the top spot on this list? Help us decide by giving your favorites a thumbs up. 

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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Legends of Tomorrow

Sara Lance/White Canary
Todd Rice/Obsidian
Guinevere
Citizen Cold
Ray Terrill

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television series spin-off from Arrow and The Flash, existing in the same fictional universe. When Vandal Savage ...more

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Supergirl

Maggie Sawyer
Alex Danvers

Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. The adventures ...more

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Titus Andromedon   

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is an American sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and starring Ellie Kemper that has streamed on Netflix since March 6, 2015. Originally set for a 13-episode ...more

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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Lucifer

Lucifer Morningstar
Mazikeen

Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series. It features a character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg taken from the comic ...more

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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Westworld

Logan
Clementine Pennyfeather
Elsie Hughes

Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and based on the 1973 film. In a technologically advanced Wild ...more

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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Jessica Jones

Jeri Hogarth
Wendy Ross-Hogarth
Pam

Jessica Jones (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics character. Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, ...more

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Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Riverdale

Kevin Keller
Moose Mason
Joaquin
Toni Topaz
Cheryl Blossom

Riverdale (The CW, 2017) is an American teen drama television series developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the characters of Archie Comics. The series follows Archie Andrews' (KJ Apa) ...more

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

White Josh
Darryl Whitefeather
Maya

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW, 2015) is an American romantic musical comedy-drama television series created by Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna. After bumping into her first love, a New York ...more

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Star Trek: Discovery is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Star Trek: Discovery Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access, 2017) is the first Star Trek series since Star Trek: Enterprise concluded in 2005. Set roughly a decade before the events of the original Star Trek series, ...more

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13 Reasons Why is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
13 Reasons Why

Courtney Crimsen
Tony Padilla
Ryan Shaver
Todd Crimsen
Steve Crimsen
Brad

13 Reasons Why (Netflix, 2017) is an American television series based on the 2007 novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher and adapted by Brian Yorkey. Told through a series of flashbacks, the ...more

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Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Fresh Off the Boat

Nicole Ellis

Fresh Off the Boat is a comedy series starring Randall Park, Constance Wu, Ian Chen, Hudson Yang, and Forrest Wheeler that is inspired by the life of chef and food personality Eddie Huang and ...more

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Legion is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Legion

Lenny Busker
Clark

Legion (FX, 2017) is an American cable television series created by Noah Hawley, based on the Marvel Comics character. Diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age, David Haller (Dan Stevens) ...more

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Fear the Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Fear the Walking Dead

Victor Strand
Thomas Abigail

Fear the Walking Dead (AMC, 2015) is an American post-apocalyptic horror drama television series created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson, and a prequel to The Walking Dead. A dysfunctional, ...more

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Degrassi: Next Class is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Degrassi: Next Class

Miles Hollingsworth III
Zoe Rivas
Tristan Milligan
Vijay Maraji
Yael Baron
Rasha Zuabi
Esme Song
Francesca "Frankie" Hollingsworth

Degrassi: Next Class is a 2016 Canadian teen drama television series set in the Degrassi Universe, the fifth series in the Degrassi franchise. Like its predecessors, the series follows an ...more

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American Gods is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
American Gods

Bilquis
Jinn
Salim

American Gods (Starz, 2017) is an American television series developed by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. After being released from prison, Shadow Moon (Ricky ...more

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Killjoys is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Killjoys

Pree
Delle Seyah Kendry
Aneela

Killjoys (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian space adventure drama series created by Michelle Lovretta. In the Quad, a planetary system on the brink of a bloody interplanetary class war, a fun loving ...more

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The Orville is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
The Orville

Bortus
Klyden

The Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane. Ed Mercer (MacFarlane) is captain of the U.S.S. Orville (ECV-197), a mid-level exploration starship ...more

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Quantico is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Quantico

Elias Harper
Hannah Wyland
Harry Doyle
Will Olsen
Sebastian Chen

Quantico (ABC, 2015) is an American television drama thriller series created by Joshua Safran. A bright FBI recruit (Priyanka Chopra) who joins the agency after graduating from the FBI Academy ...more

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Master of None is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Master of None

Denise

Master of None (Netflix, 2015) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang. The personal and professional life of Dev (Aziz Ansari), a 30-year-old ...more

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Humans is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Humans

Niska
Astrid

Humans (AMC, 2015) is a science fiction television series created by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley. In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - ...more

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Billions is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Billions

Tara Mohr
Donnie Caan
Taylor Mason
Walter

Billions (Showtime, 2016) is loosely based on the activities of crusading federal prosecutor of financial crimes Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Bobby ...more

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Code Black is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Code Black

Malaya Pineda
Carla Niven
Noa Kean

Code Black (CBS, 2015) is an American medical drama television series created by Michael Seitzman. The show centers on the fictional Angels Memorial Hospital, where four first-year residents and ...more

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Grown-ish is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Grown-ish   Nomi Segal Grown-ish (Freeform, 2018) is an American sitcom series and a spin-off of Black-ish created by Kenya Barris. When Johnsons' eldest daughter Zoey (Yara Shahidi) heads off to college to begins her ...more

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Dear White People is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Dear White People

Lionel Higgins
Silvio
Neika Hobbs
Conner
Monique

Dear White People (2017, Netflix) is an American satirical comedy-drama television series based on Justin Simien's 2014 film of the same name. It follows a group of students of color at a ...more

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The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
The Handmaid's Tale

Moira
Emily/Ofglen/Ofsteven
Sylvia
Peter

The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Bruce Miller, based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood. In a dystopian future where women are brutally ...more

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Narcos is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Narcos

Hélmer "Pacho" Herrera

Narcos (Netflix, 2015) is an American crime drama web-television series created by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, and Doug Miro. A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord ...more

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Easy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Easy

Jo
Chase

Easy (Netflix, 2016) is a comedy-drama anthology series written and directed by Joe Swanberg. Intertwined groups of friends in Chicago fumble through the modern maze of love, sex, technology and ...more

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Timeless is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Timeless

Special Agent Denise Christopher

Timeless (NBC, 2016) tollows the adventures of an unusual trio—a history professor (Abigail Spencer), a scientist (Malcolm Barrett), and a soldier (Matt Lanter)—as they attempt to stop Garcia ...more

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The Crown is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
The Crown

Antony Armstrong-Jones

The Crown (Netflix, 2016) is an American-British biographical drama series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The series begins with the 1947 wedding of young Elizabeth ...more

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Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Blindspot

Bethany Mayfair
Sofia Varma
Alexandra
Rich Dotcom
Boston

Blindspot (NBC, 2015) is an American crime drama television series created by Martin Gero. When a mysterious tattooed woman (Jaimie Alexander) is found naked inside a travel bag with no ...more

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Schitt's Creek is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Schitt's Creek

David Rose
Connor
Jake
Patrick
Sebastian Caine

Schitt's Creek (CBC, 2015) is a Canadian television sitcom created by Eugene Levy and Dan Levy. After losing their fortune, a family is forced to rebuild their lives with their sole remaining ...more

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Godless is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Godless

Marie Agnes MacNue
Callie Dunne

Godless (Netflix, 2017) is an American drama series created by Scott Frank. Roy Goode (Jack O'Connell) is an outlaw on the run from his former boss, the outlaw Frank Griffin (Jeff Daniels), who ...more

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Shades of Blue is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Shades of Blue

Lieutenant Matt Wozniak
Donnie Pomp
Nate Wozniak

Shades of Blue (NBC, 2016) is an American crime drama television series set in New York City. It stars Jennifer Lopez as the main character Harlee Santos, a single-mother NYPD Detective, who is ...more

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The Girlfriend Experience is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
The Girlfriend Experience

Christine Reade
Avery Suhr

Law student Christine Reade (Riley Keough) lands an internship at a firm and struggles to balance her workload, expenses, and classes. When her close friend reveals that she has been working as ...more

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The Deuce is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
The Deuce

Paul

The Deuce (HBO, 2017) is a television drama series set in and around Times Square, New York. It tells the story of the legalization and ensuing rise of the porn industry in New York beginning in ...more

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Better Things is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Better Things

Rick
Tressa

Better Things (FX, 2016) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K. An actress (Pamela Adlon) raises her three daughters while juggling the pressures of ...more

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The Collection is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
The Collection

Claude Sabine

The Collection (Amazon Video, 2016) is a web-television drama series created by Oliver Goldstick. In a post-war Paris fashion house, two clashing brothers fight for recognition, while struggling ...more

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Star is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Star

Simone Davis
Cotton Brown
Miss Bruce

Star (Fox, 2016) is an American musical drama television series created by Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy. It revolves around three talented young singers (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, and Brittany ...more

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Bull is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Bull

Chunk Palmer

Bull (Gold, 2015) is a British television sitcom created and written by Gareth Gwynn and John-Luke Roberts. Rupert Bull (Robert Lindsay) tries to run an antiques shop, but knows nothing about ...more

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Superstore is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Superstore

Mateo
Jeff

Superstore (NBC, 2015) is an American single-camera sitcom television series about a group of employees working at Cloud 9, a fictional big-box store in St. Louis, Missouri. The ensemble cast ...more

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Goliath is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
Goliath

Michelle McBride
Callie Senate

Goliath (formerly known as Trial) is a 2016 legal drama web television series by Amazon Studios. Billy McBride (Billy Bob Thornton), a formerly brilliant and personable lawyer, became an ...more

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The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best TV Shows with Gay Characters Since 2015
The Exorcist

Katherine Rance
Father Marcus Keane
Verity
Peter Morrow

The Exorcist (Fox, 2016) is portrayed as a sequel to the 1973 film of the same name