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

Updated December 9, 2020 9.1k votes 2.7k voters 72.4k views54 items

List RulesVote up the best shows with LGBT characters that premiered on or after January 1, 2017.

As LGBT representation continues to be on the rise in media, many new television series feature prominent lesbian, gay, or bisexual characters. Since 2017, 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? 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. Riverdale features several gay characters, including Cheryl Blossom, Toni Topaz, and Kevin Keller. 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 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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    Love, Victor

    Michael Cimino, Ana Ortiz
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    Elite

    María Pedraza, Itzan Escamilla
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    Euphoria

    Zendaya, Storm Reid

    Jules Vaughn
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    9-1-1: Lone Star

    Rob Lowe, Liv Tyler
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    I Am Not Okay With This

    Sophia Lillis, Kathleen Rose Perkins
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    Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair
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    Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano
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    Antoni Porowski, Tan France
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    Tales of the City

    Ellen Page, Laura Linney

    Jake Rodriguez
    Anna Madrigal
    DeDe Halcyon Day
    Ben Marshall
    Michael "Mouse" Tolliver

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    Locke & Key

    Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup
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    Special

    Ryan O'Connell, Julie Cude-Eaton

    Ryan Hayes

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    Never Have I Ever

    Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan
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    Black Lightning

    Cress Williams, China Anne McClain
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    Trinkets

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    Batwoman

    Javicia Leslie, Meagan Tandy
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    Feel Good

    Mae Martin, Charlotte Ritchie
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    Riverdale

    KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart

    Kevin Keller
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    The L Word: Generation Q

    Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey
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    Someone Has to Die

    Carmen Maura, Cecilia Suárez
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    Maia Mitchell, Cierra Ramirez

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    Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes

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    Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning

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