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The Best New TV Shows With Gay Characters of the Last Few Years 

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Updated April 23, 2020 11.2k votes 2k voters 56.3k views 63 items

List Rules Vote up the best shows with LGBT characters that premiered on or after January 1, 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. And if you want fresh stories of LGBTQ+ characters, check out the list of Curernt TV Shows With Gay Characters.

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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New TV Shows With Gay Characters of the Last Few Years

Lucifer Morningstar
Mazikeen

Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series developed by Tom Kapinos. The series revolves around Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis), the Devil, who ...more

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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New TV Shows With Gay Characters of the Last Few Years
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Euphoria is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New TV Shows With Gay Characters of the Last Few Years
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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New TV Shows With Gay Characters of the Last Few Years

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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Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New TV Shows With Gay Characters of the Last Few Years
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Schitt's Creek is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New TV Shows With Gay Characters of the Last Few Years
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Elite is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New TV Shows With Gay Characters of the Last Few Years
Elite (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 ...more

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Wynonna Earp is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New TV Shows With Gay Characters of the Last Few Years
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmid... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New TV Shows With Gay Characters of the Last Few Years

Titus Andromedon   

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. After being rescued from a doomsday cult, an optimistic young woman (Ellie ...more

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The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New TV Shows With Gay Characters of the Last Few Years
The Magicians (Syfy, 2015) is an American fantasy television series created by Sera Gamble and John McNamara, based on the novel by Lev Grossman. Training to be a magician at Brakebills ...more

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Chilling Adventures of S... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New TV Shows With Gay Characters of the Last Few Years
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Dear White People is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New TV Shows With Gay Characters of the Last Few Years
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Batwoman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New TV Shows With Gay Characters of the Last Few Years
Batwoman (The CW, 2019) is an American superhero television series based on the DC Comics character Kate Kane/Batwoman and set in the Arrowverse. Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) must overcome her own ...more
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Special is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New TV Shows With Gay Characters of the Last Few Years
Special

Ryan Hayes

Special (Netflix, 2019) is an American upcoming television comedy series created by Ryan O'Connell, who also stars, writes, and executive produces the series. Loosely autobiographical, the show ...more
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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New TV Shows With Gay Characters of the Last Few Years

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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Grace and Frankie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New TV Shows With Gay Characters of the Last Few Years
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Tales of the City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New TV Shows With Gay Characters of the Last Few Years

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Anna Madrigal
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Michael "Mouse" Tolliver

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The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New TV Shows With Gay Characters of the Last Few Years
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13 Reasons Why is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New TV Shows With Gay Characters of the Last Few Years
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Runaways is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New TV Shows With Gay Characters of the Last Few Years
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Marvel's Runaways (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Six teenagers from different backgrounds unite against a common enemy.

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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New TV Shows With Gay Characters of the Last Few Years

Logan
Clementine Pennyfeather
Elsie Hughes

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American Gods is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New TV Shows With Gay Characters of the Last Few Years

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Good Trouble is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New TV Shows With Gay Characters of the Last Few Years
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Superstore is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New TV Shows With Gay Characters of the Last Few Years

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Star Trek: Discovery is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New TV Shows With Gay Characters of the Last Few Years
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