As LGBT representation continues to be on the rise in media, many new television series feature prominent lesbian, gay, or bisexual characters. In the past few years, 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? Teen LGBTQ+ shows like Euphoria features the breakout characters Rue and Jules, who take the viewers on a journey through their experiences with drugs, relationships, and identity discovery. Love, Victor gives us a wholesome spinoff of Love, Simon with even more gay leads. Genera+ion features several gay characters, including Chester, Nathan, and Greta. Other good current shows with gay characters include Batwoman, I Am Not Okay With This, and Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist.
Which current TV shows with gay characters deserves the top spot on this list? Help us decide by voting up the shows they're on. And if you want even fresher stories of LGBTQ+ characters, check out the list of Curernt TV Shows With Gay Characters.
- Heartstopper (Netflix, 2022) is a British coming-of-age teen romance drama series created by Alice Oseman and is based on the graphic novel of the same name. The series follows teens Charlie and ...more
- Our Flag Means Death (HBO Max, 2022) is an American period adventure comedy television series. Based loosely on the true adventures of Stede Bonnet, a pampered aristocrat who suffers a midlife crisis ...more
- Sex Education (Netflix, 2019) is an British comedy-drama web television series created by Laurie Nunn. A socially awkward high school virgin (Asa Butterfield) living with his sex therapist mother ...more
Katerine "Kat" Hernandez
Tyler Kennedy “TK” Strand
Carlos Reyes9-1-1: Lone Star (Fox, 2020) is an American procedural drama television series and a spinoff of 9-1-1. The show follows a sophisticated New York cop (Lowe) who, along with his son, re-locates to ...more
Simon SpierLove, Victor (Hulu, 2020) is an American romantic comedy web television series created by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, inspired by and set in the same world as the 2018 film of the same name. ...more
Leopoldo "Polo" Benavent VilladaElite (Netflix, 2018) is a Spanish thriller teen drama web television series created by Carlos Montero and Darío Madrona. When three working-class teenagers begin attending an exclusive private ...more
- Dickinson (Apple TV+, 2019) is an American comedy web television series created by Alena Smith. Set in the during the Victorian era, the show takes viewers into the world of Emily (Hailee Steinfeld), ...more
- Pose (FX, 2018) is an American dance drama television series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals. Set in the 1980s, the show explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life ...more
Sydney NovakI Am Not Okay With This (Netflix, 2020) is an American coming-of-age drama television series created, directed, written, and executive produced by Jonathan Entwistle and Christy Hall. Sydney (Sophia ...more
- The Queen's Gambit (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama miniseries based on the 1983 novel by Walter Tevis. Following her life from eight to 22 years old, the show centers on orphan chess prodigy ...more
Harley QuinnHarley Quinn (DC Universe, 2019) is an American action comedy adult animation web television series based on the DC Comics character. After breaking up with the Joker, harley Quinn (Kaley Cuoco) ...more
GretaGeneration, stylized "Genera+ion" (HBO Max, 2021) is an American comedy-drama series created by Zelda Barnz and Daniel Barnz. The series follows a group of high school students who explore their ...more
- The Sex Lives of College Girls (HBO Max, 2021) is an American coming of age comedy television series created by Mindy Kaling. The series follows the lives of four 18-year-old freshmen roommates at ...more
- Watchmen (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Damon Lindelof and based on the comic book series of the same name by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. Set 34 years after the events ...more
Theodore "Theo" Putnam
Robin GoodfellowChilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the comic book series. Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) must ...more
DeDe Halcyon Day
Michael "Mouse" Tolliver
Fabiola TorresNever Have I Ever (Netflix, 2020) is an American comedy television series created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher. The series follows the complicated life of a modern-day first generation Indian ...more
- Mare of Easttown (HBO, 2021) is an American drama series created by Brad Ingelsby. The limited series follows a detective in a small Pennsylvania town as she investigates a local murder while trying ...more
Duncan LockeLocke & Key (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama television series based on the comic book series by Joe Hill. After their father is murdered, three children move into a new home where they find ...more
- Yellowjackets (Showtime, 2021) is an American coming-of-age psychological horror drama series created by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson. The series follows a team of talented high school girls soccer ...more
Anne ListerGentleman Jack (HBO, 2019) is a British-American historical drama series created by Sally Wainwright.In 1832, Anne Lister (Suranne Jones) returns to Shibden Hall, her ancestral home in West ...more
- A young governess arrives at Bly Manor and begins to see apparitions haunting the estate.
Sarah FinleyThe L Word: Generation Q (Showtime, 2019) is an American television drama and a revival-sequel to the 2004 series The L Word. Original characters Bette (Jennifer Beals), Alice (Leisha Hailey), and ...more