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

Updated December 9, 2020 8.5k votes 2.5k voters 66.4k 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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