What are the current TV shows with gay characters?
I know about Downton Abbey, The New Normal, Days of Our Lives and Spartacus. Are there any others?
Who's gay on Downton Abbey. I missed the first 2 seasons and just started watching it.
Thomas on downton
Revenge, The Good Wife, Modern Family, Shameless, Happy Endings
Grey's Anatomy has a lesbo couple.
Fox Evening News with Sheperd Smith
Who's gay in Revenge?
I assume they mean Nolan, who is a bisexual character, not gay. One of the very few male bisexual characters of television.
There's a lesbian on Go On
I'm not caught up with The Following, that Kevin Bacon show, but according to another DL thread at least one of the two guys that were making out with each other on the new episode is supposedly gay.
I guess we're supposed to assume that Sue's friend on "The Middle" is gay.
Girls and Shameless have principal gay characters, as well as this season of Californication having an interesting storyline about the "first fully out A-list actor" played by a very hot actor called Johann Urb.
I'm not sure about Shameless US, but Shameless UK had several gay characters. The gay son had an active sex life and then when he left the show, the son of the gangster had all sorts of gay sex.
Mad Men had a gay character in the first season. And let's hope that when Mad Men reaches 1969, Don Draper will be an active part of Stonewall and decide to shack up with a younger man (I'm hoping it will be the blonde guy Cosgrove).
There's a flamboyant gay latino man on Reba's Malibu Country. Nice to tick off a couple of minority boxes in one male package.
Shameless has the gay son and he fucks guys in the show.
Shameless US does not shy away from gay plotlines. Ian is a important character and his love life is a substantial part of the show. Entertaining little show.
I do think it is important to clarify how important the gay character is. There is a big difference between a gay recurring character who pops up in a supporting role and a gay series regular with real plotlines.
[quote]There's a flamboyant gay latino man on Reba's Malibu Country.
Complete with a Latino-fey accent
(Matt Bomer offscreen, the black woman onscreen)
R24 - that's Jai Rodriguez. It's his first job since QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY went off the air...
Does Billy on the Street on the FUSE channel count?
Don't forget all those gay dancing pro boys on "Dancing with the Stars"!
Has anyone noticed a gay vibe between Raj and Stewart (owner of the comic book store) on "The Big Bang Theory?" It started last season and seems to be building very, very, very slowly. I hope the producers go for it.
What about Danny and McGarrett on Hawaii 5-0? They bicker like two bitchy queens, and when James Caan guested his character even asked if the two of them were "an item". And we all know about Scott Caan in real life....
There is a lesbian character on Chicago Fire.
[italic]Supernatural[/italic] has a recurring character, Charlie, who is an out lesbian.
And Supernatural has the gay angel Castiel
True Blood's Layfayette, Russell Edgington (sp), Steve Newlin, Pam, Tara and whomever they hook up with.
House of Lies's Roscoe Kaan (well, gender queer really)
Who's the gay on Scandal?
Does Shameless US show peen? In the first episode of Shameless UK, Dean Lennox Kelly who plays Kev, rolls over in bed and we see everything. That's the first inkling that Ian, who sees it happen, is gay.
That scene is duplicated in the US version, r37. Big, flaccid peen and all.
Did we ever do a thread where we suggest straight TV characters should be gay? That would be fun.
R26 Jai hosted "Groomer Has It" on Animal Planet for two seasons. He did guest appearances on various TV shows since QEfSG.
Fran Descher's Happily Divorced
The Carrie Diaries
Pretty Little Liars (lesbian)
American Horror Story: Asylum (lesbian / this one finished a couple of weeks ago)- First season had gay characters.
Banshee (minor character though)
oops, Fran Drescher, of course.
Bob's Burgers may not have explicitly gay characters (besides the guy on roller skates), but it has lots of gay character.
and Gene "I'm a Top" Belcher will be coming out any episode now
Breaking Bad (dead now)
2.5 Men (bisexual)
R36 the White House Chief of Staff is gay and in a same sex marriage.
Kevin Spacey on "House of Cards" is bisexual.
R26, Jai had a guest appearance on Days, he played a guy Will was supposedly interested in.
The Carrie Diaries has a really cute gay character, Walt Reynolds. His storyline has barely started, but he did have a gay moment in episode 4. The show is doing horribly in the ratings though, so don't be surprised if it's canceled.
[quote]Jai had a guest appearance on Days, he played a guy Will was supposedly interested in. [/quote]
No, Jai played a newscaster on Days. At the time, Will was not out as gay, not even to the viewers.
Anyway, I must admit Days are playing some pretty hot gay scenes. Today, they had Will dreaming of Sunny. He appeared in the shower, and they started kissing.
However, nothing was hotter than the drunk "straight" Will kissing some random dude in the tunnel.
I know that, R52.. but the whole point of Jai's character was getting Will to figure out he was gay, basically.
Sherlock BBC! Current if they continue one day.
There's DL favorite Thor the male nurse on Nurse Jackie, which also houses O'Hara, a bisexual female doctor.
For another riveting bisexual chick, we have Kalinda on The Good Wife, which occassionally throws us a scene once in a blue moon featuring Alicia's bitchy but wimpy gay brother, Owen.
Felix on General Hospital is the Richard Simmons of the 21st century.
AE has a story about a new CBS pilot called The Mcarthys.
"Jake Lacy will play gay character Ronnie in the new CBS pilot The McCarthys. "the smart, funny, neurotic son who came out to his family two years ago. He’s finally decided to move out and begin a life away from his family, but they keep finding ways to involve him in their drama."
This sounds interesting so I hope it gets picked up. There's also some shirtless pics around and he's kind of hot.
r47, I don't watch Scandal, but I'm assuming you do and I have a question. Or anyone else who knows can answer to.
Tonight I saw a commercial for the new episode. Sam Page was on saying to Kerry Washington "You want me to be the first gay Governor of North Carolina?" She says, "Yup." He says, "OK, lets' find me a fake wife."
Is he the same character as the White House Chief of Staff that you mentioned in your post? Or is this another guy?
I'm wondering if that would make the show worth checking out. Sam Page is kind of cute, and he sure plays gay a lot.
There's an Australian comedy show called Please Like Me with Josh Thomas. Thomas plays a neurotic dweeb who struggles with coming to terms with being gay while he's in his first gay relationship (and the guy is, like, hot).
BBC's miniseries In the Flesh. Anything more may spoil the whole show. It's pretty intense though.
There's hardly any gay characters on tv right now, that's the point. This looks really good though..
The Simpsons' Mr. Smithers
South Park's Mr. Garrison
R30 -- I thought Dan-O and McGarrett were a couple back when the original series was new!
Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie. Bert confessed to me he was a bottom and loves it when Ernie does unspeakable things to him with a turkey baster.
Did anyone catch Tyrant? What do we think? I thought it was fairly good, though a bit clichéd. And it's so obvious the guy playing the main character isn't Arab. That said, I did like the gay storyline.
The fact that they never mentioned Sammy being gay was very refreshing. They just let it play out, Sammy being confident and flirting with the other guy in the steam room said it all.
I like Tyrant, good show. As to the gay son, Sammy, he is way too confident for a supposedly 16-year teen in an Muslem country.
Allegedly "Vampire Diaries", but it might as well NOT have one.
True Blood of course.
I disagree, R69. I think he's clueless and naive, just like many other guys his age. He just doesn't think. He seems a bit dumb, especially with him admiring his obviously crazy uncle. That says it all. His younger sister seems smarter and more enlightened though.
Shows with gay (male) characters this summer:
The Night Shift, Tyrant, Days of our Lives, True Blood, Penny Dreadful, Eastenders (British), Emmerdale (British), A Place To Call Home (Australian).
Looks like Dominion has a new gay character. He's hot too!
"Shameless" has the best gay male plot line with Ian/Mickey of any show I can think of currently airing on US television (ignoring a gay niche show like Looking).
I honestly can't think of anything that beats it.
Last week's Major Crimes had a blistering outing of Rusty the twink whore by his drug addled bio-mom.
Hit The Floor (VH1) has a new gay storyline. It even had a guest appearance by Scott Evans!
Lost Girl has a bisexual woman (Bo) and a lesbian (Lauren).
R82, the question was GAY as in MALE.
On "Last Tango in Halifax" (a PBS series and my favorite show on TV), one of the main characters is a lesbian (with her on-again, off-again GF). I also think her oldest son (occasionally bullied because he's "sensitive") will one day be coming out.
I wonder if Thomas on "Downton Abbey" will ever have a boyfriend?
OK, thanks for playing, R85. But again, the question was MALE. This website is for gay men, hence we have interest in gay male characters, not lesbians. You can take that sh*t with you to L Chat, thanks.
I wish someone could make a new thread with MALE in the headline, so we won't get a gazillion lesbian answers again, because nobody here cares about lesbian tv characters.
I care about lesbian tv characters. The more representation the better.
Fine, R88. Go talk about lesbian characters on L Chat. And please.. it's not like the lesbians have a lack of representation. There's a lesbian on every tv show these days. Not so much for gay male characters.
R89, why don't you start a new thread? Checking trolldar it seems that you're the only one having a problem, while there are multiple people posting about gay female characters. Why should one person get to dictate the thread?
I'll just keep ignoring the troll at R90.
Here's current tv shows with gay characters:
Please Like Me
In The Flesh
Hit The Floor
Masters Of Sex
The Night Shift
Days Of Our Lives
In shameless US there are two gay characters that are in a relationship. Ian (one of the main characters) and mickey (the gansters son who is now also a main character) have a relationship throughout the entire show.
Emmerdale (English), Degrassi (Canadian) and The Originals.
Empire starts on Fox in January.
Yep R92, IMO Shameless is the television show that has the strongest gay (male) storyline. The relationship between Ian/Mickey has been fantastic with a powerhouse performance from Noel Fisher.
Empire has an LGB character?
The Flash - the police captain casually mentions his boyfriend sometimes.
Just G, R95. His name is "Jamal" and he's played by Jussie Smollett.
[quote]The middle son, Jamal (Jussie Smollett), is a sensitive soul and musical prodigy who, unlike Hakeem, shies away from the spotlight. Jamal also happens to be gay, which infuriates and embarasses his father (Terrence Howard).
Captain Holt on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" is openly gay.
There's the lesbian moms on "The Fosters," with their youngest son, Jude, in the "questioning" category.
I don't believe Rusty from "Major Crimes" has categorical stated that he's gay. He was a prostitute for a time but all his sexual activity was for pay.
The detective on "The Affair", played by Victor Williams, is gay.
While Rusty hasn't ever officially come out and said it, R100, he's had crushes on men for the last year or so and stopped seeing that girl he went to school with. One episode was all about his crush from the TV show he worked on - he asked the guy out but the guy said Rusty was too young. That should make it pretty clear he's gay.
Did they ever renew "In The Flesh" or is it officially on the trash heap?