I know about Downton Abbey, The New Normal, Days of Our Lives and Spartacus. Are there any others?
What are the current TV shows with gay characters?
|by Anonymous||reply 149||04/29/2016|
Who's gay on Downton Abbey. I missed the first 2 seasons and just started watching it.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||02/10/2013|
Thomas on downton
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Revenge, The Good Wife, Modern Family, Shameless, Happy Endings
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Grey's Anatomy has a lesbo couple.
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Fox Evening News with Sheperd Smith
|by Anonymous||reply 11||02/10/2013|
Who's gay in Revenge?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||02/10/2013|
I assume they mean Nolan, who is a bisexual character, not gay. One of the very few male bisexual characters of television.
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|by Anonymous||reply 14||02/10/2013|
There's a lesbian on Go On
|by Anonymous||reply 15||02/10/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||02/10/2013|
I guess we're supposed to assume that Sue's friend on "The Middle" is gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||02/10/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||02/10/2013|
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).
|by Anonymous||reply 19||02/10/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||02/10/2013|
Shameless has the gay son and he fucks guys in the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||02/10/2013|
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.
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|by Anonymous||reply 23||02/10/2013|
[quote]There's a flamboyant gay latino man on Reba's Malibu Country.
Complete with a Latino-fey accent .
|by Anonymous||reply 24||02/10/2013|
White Collar (Matt Bomer offscreen, the black woman onscreen)
|by Anonymous||reply 25||02/10/2013|
R24 - that's Jai Rodriguez. It's his first job since QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY went off the air...
|by Anonymous||reply 26||02/10/2013|
Does Billy on the Street on the FUSE channel count?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||02/10/2013|
Don't forget all those gay dancing pro boys on "Dancing with the Stars"!
|by Anonymous||reply 28||02/11/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||02/11/2013|
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....
|by Anonymous||reply 30||02/11/2013|
There is a lesbian character on Chicago Fire.
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|by Anonymous||reply 32||02/11/2013|
[italic]Supernatural[/italic] has a recurring character, Charlie, who is an out lesbian.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||02/11/2013|
And Supernatural has the gay angel Castiel
|by Anonymous||reply 34||02/11/2013|
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)
|by Anonymous||reply 35||02/11/2013|
Who's the gay on Scandal?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||02/11/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||02/11/2013|
That scene is duplicated in the US version, r37. Big, flaccid peen and all.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||02/11/2013|
Did we ever do a thread where we suggest straight TV characters should be gay? That would be fun.
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|by Anonymous||reply 41||02/14/2013|
R26 Jai hosted "Groomer Has It" on Animal Planet for two seasons. He did guest appearances on various TV shows since QEfSG.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||02/14/2013|
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)
|by Anonymous||reply 43||02/14/2013|
oops, Fran Drescher, of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||02/14/2013|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 45||02/14/2013|
Breaking Bad (dead now)
2.5 Men (bisexual)
|by Anonymous||reply 46||02/14/2013|
R36 the White House Chief of Staff is gay and in a same sex marriage.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||02/14/2013|
Kevin Spacey on "House of Cards" is bisexual.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||02/14/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||02/14/2013|
White Collar: FBI agent, Diana, is a lesbian.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||02/14/2013|
Obviously, the gay cop on Southland...
|by Anonymous||reply 51||02/14/2013|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||02/15/2013|
I know that, R52.. but the whole point of Jai's character was getting Will to figure out he was gay, basically.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||02/15/2013|
Sherlock BBC! Current if they continue one day.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||02/15/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||02/15/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||02/15/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||02/22/2013|
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).
|by Anonymous||reply 58||03/08/2013|
BBC's miniseries In the Flesh. Anything more may spoil the whole show. It's pretty intense though.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||03/28/2013|
There's hardly any gay characters on tv right now, that's the point. This looks really good though..
|by Anonymous||reply 60||06/14/2014|
Penny Dreadful anyone?
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|by Anonymous||reply 64||06/14/2014|
The Simpsons' Mr. Smithers
South Park's Mr. Garrison
|by Anonymous||reply 65||06/14/2014|
R30 -- I thought Dan-O and McGarrett were a couple back when the original series was new!
|by Anonymous||reply 66||06/14/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||06/14/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||06/27/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||06/27/2014|
Allegedly "Vampire Diaries", but it might as well NOT have one.
True Blood of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||06/27/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||06/28/2014|
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).
|by Anonymous||reply 72||06/29/2014|
Looks like Dominion has a new gay character. He's hot too!
|by Anonymous||reply 73||07/07/2014|
"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.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||07/07/2014|
Last week's Major Crimes had a blistering outing of Rusty the twink whore by his drug addled bio-mom.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||07/07/2014|
Hit The Floor (VH1) has a new gay storyline. It even had a guest appearance by Scott Evans!
|by Anonymous||reply 76||07/26/2014|
The Backlot's piece on Hit The Floor
|by Anonymous||reply 77||07/26/2014|
The actor who plays Sammi on "Tyrant" is at least 18-years old. I understand that Sammi is supposed to be 16, and his sister is older I believe.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||07/26/2014|
Degrassi, ok so it's Canadian, but it seems like it has a gay character and now possibly two.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||08/01/2014|
Video of the (possible) gay couple on Degrassi.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||08/01/2014|
Major Crimes has at least three.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||08/01/2014|
The blond lesbian copy on Rookie Blue.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||08/01/2014|
Lost Girl has a bisexual woman (Bo) and a lesbian (Lauren).
|by Anonymous||reply 83||08/01/2014|
R82, the question was GAY as in MALE.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||08/01/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||08/01/2014|
I wonder if Thomas on "Downton Abbey" will ever have a boyfriend?
|by Anonymous||reply 86||08/01/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||08/01/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||08/01/2014|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 91||08/01/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||12/11/2014|
Emmerdale (English), Degrassi (Canadian) and The Originals.
Empire starts on Fox in January.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||12/11/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||12/11/2014|
Empire has an LGB character?
|by Anonymous||reply 95||12/13/2014|
The Flash - the police captain casually mentions his boyfriend sometimes.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||12/13/2014|
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).
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|by Anonymous||reply 98||01/12/2015|
How about bi characters?
|by Anonymous||reply 99||01/19/2015|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||01/19/2015|
The detective on "The Affair", played by Victor Williams, is gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||01/19/2015|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||01/20/2015|
Did they ever renew "In The Flesh" or is it officially on the trash heap?
|by Anonymous||reply 103||01/20/2015|
Just to piss off R84 etc... Gillian Anderson in The Fall beds men and women.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||01/20/2015|
R103, it's been cancelled.
This is a new gay comedy, based on the life of Dan Savage.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||05/14/2015|
Quantico will have gay characters.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||07/25/2015|
Switched At Birth has a new gay character.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||10/15/2015|
On recent streaming shows there is
Gay male Titus on Unbreakble Kimmy Schmidt
Lesbian Tammy and bisexual Sarah on Transparent
|by Anonymous||reply 108||10/15/2015|
DOOL(Soon there won't be any more despite the claims of an anti-Will troll)
|by Anonymous||reply 109||10/15/2015|
The Walking Dead
A Place To Call Home
Please Like Me
Hit The Floor
How To Get Away With Murder
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The Bold and the Beautiful (according to casting calls, though they might back out due to homophobic viewers)
|by Anonymous||reply 110||10/15/2015|
New gay on Switched at Birth?
|by Anonymous||reply 111||10/15/2015|
The sex scene on Please Like Me was surprisingly hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||10/18/2015|
The gay cop on the new brit show 'Cuffs' is hot!
|by Anonymous||reply 113||10/29/2015|
This should be restricted to shows with a significant gay character, someone that has a real plotline. Something like Agents of Shield R110 or the Flash just have minor gay characters which don't truly count.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||10/29/2015|
Cuffs just had a hot scene with Jake and Simon
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|by Anonymous||reply 117||11/08/2015|
Nashville has a gay male character and of course there is the closet case Carol on The Walking Dead.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||11/08/2015|
Alex comes out in gif.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||11/14/2015|
Is "Cuffs" showing in the US? It couldn't be on BBC America because that would mean people running that channel would care about quality.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||11/14/2015|
R120, no. It is however available online if you know where to look :)
|by Anonymous||reply 121||11/14/2015|
They haven't actually come out and said she's gay, but Marianne Jean-Baptiste's character on "Blindspot" was shown having liplocks with another woman in flashbacks.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||11/14/2015|
Your right r122 she's probably a lesbian unless they claim she's bi.
The Arrow just added a gay black character and has lesbian Nyssa daughter of Ra's.
DOOL is virtually GOOL-LESS
B&B is supposedly going to add a bi character.
Jane the Virgin has two lesbian characters
|by Anonymous||reply 123||11/14/2015|
James and Henry finally had sex on A Place To Call Home.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||12/02/2015|
[quote]The Arrow just added a gay black character and has lesbian Nyssa daughter of Ra's.
Right, another "I'm gay but I don't get a love life" character. Isn't it funny how the gay male characters never get to kiss their loved ones, yet the lesbian characters get to kiss and have sex all the time? The gay character on The Flash is engaged (I think he's married now actually), and when he thought his fiance was dead, he HUGGED him when he found out he was alive! WTF?! Had these two been women you'd have seen them making out, yet since they are two men all they get is a hug. Same with the gay character on Agents of SHIELD, doesn't get a love life, or like I said, the gay character on Arrow. And the list goes on and on and on. It never ends. They can show gay characters as much as they want, but what is the point if they can't show all of them, including their love lives? I still remember the actor who played one of the gay characters in Black Sails saying they cut back the gay storyline because the writers/showrunners/whoever got cold feet. Lesbian pirates are ok, but not gay ones! Sure, there's some exceptions, Shameless and HTGAWM, but they are definitely in the minority. DOOL was actually not bad in this respect either, until the show was de-gayed of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||12/02/2015|
R125 there people complaining that the previous writers didn't use the vets enough and focused too much on the gay story and that they were pushing a "gay agenda" such as when they had Will and Sonny get married or there marital problems on display. Those same people are glad with the new direction the show has taken with the vets on display more and other vets coming back while the gay stuff has been toned down.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||12/02/2015|
Aaron and Robert on Emmerdale
|by Anonymous||reply 127||12/06/2015|
7 Shows That Need To Fix The Gay In 2016.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||12/27/2015|
Hit the Floor season 3 next month!
|by Anonymous||reply 129||12/27/2015|
That list doesn't surprise me r128.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||12/27/2015|
Cuffs was canceled
|by Anonymous||reply 131||12/27/2015|
When are they going to let me out of the closet?
|by Anonymous||reply 132||12/27/2015|
I believe this year had two fake gay characters and 2 or 3 gay characters who died.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||12/27/2015|
Ben & Paul on Eastenders
|by Anonymous||reply 134||12/29/2015|
Tristan and Miles are back together on Degrassi.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||12/29/2015|
|by Anonymous||reply 136||12/29/2015|
Monsieur and Chevalier from Versailles.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||12/29/2015|
Jim Parsons in "The Big Bang Theory." Oh wait, he is supposed to be straight in that show....... You could have fooled me.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||12/29/2015|
ABC World News Tonight
|by Anonymous||reply 139||12/29/2015|
Some of these have barely there gays, but I'm gonna include them anyway..
Hit The Floor
Days Of Our Lives
Crazy Ex Girlfriend
The Walking Dead
The Real O'Neals
How To Get Away With Murder
The Haves and Have Nots
|by Anonymous||reply 140||02/26/2016|
[quote]Some of these have barely there gays, but I'm gonna include them anyway..
Why? Barely there gay characters shouldn't count.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||02/26/2016|
The GOP debates.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||02/26/2016|
[quote]Why? Barely there gay characters shouldn't count.
Because if I didn't there'd only be like 5 shows worth mentioning. Most gay male characters on tv are neutered and barely there. Thank god for British and other international soaps.. that's where I currently get my fix of gay storylines.. like Eastenders, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and the new show Crashing.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||02/26/2016|
The new flagship BBC spy drama, The Night Manager has a gay character; Major Corkoran. Plays fixer and right hand man to main baddie played by Hugh Laurie. Russell Tovey was in first episode too (might be in more, don't know)
|by Anonymous||reply 144||02/26/2016|
Mr Robot and Sense8
|by Anonymous||reply 145||02/26/2016|
Thanks for making me aware of that, R144, I didn't know. I've always been a fan of Tom Hiddleston but now I've got even more reason to watch. Again it just further proves that international tv shows, mainly British, are miles ahead of the good ol' USA when it comes to tv shows with gay characters. It's a sad state for gay tv shows in the US. Just last year, in 2015 (!) we had not one, but two shows, with male characters faking being gay. We also had one show where a gay male character had sex with a woman. That's how far we have come! It's absolutely shocking in this day and age. I'm sorry, I just don't trust American shows anymore. Not after the atrocities that was last year. I had to stop watching three shows because of their portrayal of gay men, it was wile. It was like we were back in the 1950s. Even more mind boggling is that these shows have gay showrunners. Actual gay men write horrific gay characters. I just don't get it. Do they suffer from internalized homophobia or something?
|by Anonymous||reply 146||02/27/2016|
Crazy Ex Girlfriend now has a gay and a bi character.
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia had one of its characters coming out, only to go back in. Ugh..
Archie will hopefully be made into a tv show, and it'll have a gay character.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||03/24/2016|
R145, Mr Robot's bi character is a joke. He had sex with a guy ONCE in order to get information. He is married to a woman and has a kid. We haven't seen him with guys after that one scene. Sure... there's an older gay on the show too, but come on. Would be a lot more interesting if they could actually develop the bisexual guy further, but they're probably too afraid to piss off the fanboys. Funny that they don't seem to mind lesbians though!
|by Anonymous||reply 148||03/24/2016|
Once Upon A Time .... Dorothy Gale, Red Riding Hood = lesbian couple
|by Anonymous||reply 149||04/29/2016|