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 510||Last Sunday at 5:14 PM|
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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|by Anonymous||reply 6||02/10/2013|
Revenge, The Good Wife, Modern Family, Shameless, Happy Endings
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Grey's Anatomy has a lesbo couple.
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|by Anonymous||reply 10||02/10/2013|
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||02/10/2013|
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||02/10/2013|
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||02/10/2013|
There is a lesbian character on Chicago Fire.
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|by Anonymous||reply 32||02/10/2013|
[italic]Supernatural[/italic] has a recurring character, Charlie, who is an out lesbian.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||02/10/2013|
And Supernatural has the gay angel Castiel
|by Anonymous||reply 34||02/10/2013|
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||02/13/2013|
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||02/13/2013|
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||02/13/2013|
oops, Fran Drescher, of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||02/13/2013|
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||02/13/2013|
Breaking Bad (dead now)
2.5 Men (bisexual)
|by Anonymous||reply 46||02/13/2013|
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||02/14/2013|
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||02/21/2013|
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||06/27/2014|
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|
I care about lesbian tv characters. The more representation the better.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||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|
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?
|by Anonymous||reply 90||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||01/19/2015|
Did they ever renew "In The Flesh" or is it officially on the trash heap?
|by Anonymous||reply 103||01/19/2015|
Just to piss off R84 etc... Gillian Anderson in The Fall beds men and women.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||01/19/2015|
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||10/14/2015|
On recent streaming shows there is
Gay male Titus on Unbreakble Kimmy Schmidt
Lesbian Tammy and bisexual Sarah on Transparent
|by Anonymous||reply 108||10/14/2015|
DOOL(Soon there won't be any more despite the claims of an anti-Will troll)
|by Anonymous||reply 109||10/14/2015|
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|
Nobody cares about lesbians, R149. This is a website for gay men.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||06/06/2016|
[quote]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.
If they cared about that they wouldn't have done it in the first place. They choose to have him engage in a very graphic sex scene with another guy, it wasn't some safe for straight guys cutaway.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||06/06/2016|
I don't know if anyone cares about International shows, I mean.. people should, considering the badly written gay characters on American tv. They usually fall into either of these camps: barely there, neutered, stereotypical or all three. I find International shows much better at portraying gay male characters. It's funny but the US seem to have no problem portraying lesbian characters, they only seem to freak out when portraying gay male characters, never allowing them to get any screen time or love life.
Anyway.. here are some shows from other countries:
Coronation Street (England)
Holby City (England)
Shortland Street (England)
Merli (Spain, Catalan)
Spangas (The Netherlands)
Le Secret des Balls (France)
Un posto al sole (Italy)
Schitt's Creek (Canada)
Orphan Black (Canada)
|by Anonymous||reply 152||06/06/2016|
Don't forget or they're dead r152 being killed off since that seems to keep happening lately on American tv(Quantico, DOOL, etc...)
|by Anonymous||reply 153||06/06/2016|
Velvet on Netflix
|by Anonymous||reply 154||06/06/2016|
The Walking Dead's much belated gay guy sucked. Of course we get an effeminate milquetoast instead of one of the swashbuckling straight guys. Have they killed him off yet? I hope so, such a disappointment.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||06/06/2016|
Maybe they will r155 since American tv shows like killing off gay characters.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||06/06/2016|
R155, are you watching FTWD? Because they have a black gay guy who isn't stereotypical at all. He's quite important to the show too.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||06/11/2016|
The Real O'Neals
Days of our Lives
The Walking Dead
Fear The Walking Dead
How To Get Away With Murder
Please Like Me
Hit The Floor
|by Anonymous||reply 158||06/11/2016|
Animal Kingdom has a gay storyline.
[quote]I'll tell her you sucked my dick like a champ then sucker-punched me like a pussy
|by Anonymous||reply 159||06/28/2016|
|by Anonymous||reply 160||06/28/2016|
[quote]The Walking Dead's much belated gay guy sucked. Of course we get an effeminate milquetoast instead of one of the swashbuckling straight guys. Have they killed him off yet? I hope so, such a disappointment.
I know! Gay men that use words like "Milquetoast" are so embarrassing...
|by Anonymous||reply 161||06/28/2016|
R158 some of those shows were already mentioned in the barely there and few of those shows nobody really cares that much about anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||06/28/2016|
I know, R162. Gay storylines on American tv are awful. They are always neutered and/or barely there. Weird they don't seem to have that problem with lesbians though. Lesbian characters always get to have explicit sex on tv while gay male characters don't, hmm. This is why I mostly watch British shows. There are gays on Corrie, Hollyoaks, Eastenders, Emmerdale and Holby City. At least these characters are not neutered.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||06/28/2016|
R160, Riverdale is a new show that will premiere early next year. It's based on the Archie comics and will include the gay character Kevin Keller.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||06/28/2016|
Can't forget that when gays are no longer deemed "perfect" especially gay males the solution on American tv is to kill them off.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||06/28/2016|
Ugh.. I was so excited for the gay storyline on Animal Kingdom but now I realize it's yet another storyline with minimal screen time. The gay guy had zero gay related scenes in the new episode. At least the gay guy is not just barely there, that's something I guess. He gets stuff to do.. just no gay stuff. I always wanted a bad ass gay character, I guess he's as close as we're gonna get, even though they went with the cliche of the "weakest" male in the family, the outsider, being gay. And he's also a self hating closet case, sigh. I mean.. in that family, which his uber macho brothers it makes sense, it's realistic, but it still feels like a stupid trope we have seen a million times before. I just want a badass gay character who is out and proud, sorta like Connor on HTGAWM before he got a boyfriend and became lame. He wasn't exactly "badass", but at least he was out and proud and SEXUAL. One of two ain't so bad, but yeah.. been a while since we had an Omar type character (from The Wire).
|by Anonymous||reply 166||06/29/2016|
|by Anonymous||reply 167||06/30/2016|
British shows with gay characters:
|by Anonymous||reply 168||07/03/2016|
It's been mentioned multiple times but How to Get Away With Murder is still probably the best representation of gays on American TV.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||07/03/2016|
Agatha Raisin (Sky1 UK) In the Club (BBC1 UK but just finished) Rovers (Sky1 UK, think this might have just finished too)
|by Anonymous||reply 170||07/03/2016|
That new show from the Lost creators Dead in the Summer features a gay character played by Ugly Betty's Mark Indelicato.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||07/03/2016|
The new Dr Who spin-off, Class, will be featuring a gay character. The news was released after Orlando which is the 'today' Patrick Ness is referring to in the tweet
|by Anonymous||reply 172||07/03/2016|
I don't know if the show has been mentioned already, but SyFy's Killjoys features a regular guest character who is gay. In the premiere episode of the second season Aaron Ashmore's character and the gay character pretend to be a gay couple and bicker at each other in order to cause a distraction. It's pretty funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||07/03/2016|
r173 I thought he was gay but they never actually said in the first series of Killjoys. Hope he'll do a little more this Season
|by Anonymous||reply 174||07/03/2016|
I really wish Luke MacFarlane's character was gay R173
|by Anonymous||reply 175||07/03/2016|
There were a couple on Game of Thrones (Loras, Renly, Oberyn Martell), but now they've all been killed off except for Yara.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||07/03/2016|
Desperate Housewives -- Bree's son, and Gabby's gay pool boy or gardener or whoever, who Carlos beat up because he thought he was having an affair with Gabby.
Reno 911 -- Lt. Dangle, and Terry, the roller-skating, drug-taking mincer played by Nick Swardson.
ABC News -- "Disney prince" (gag!) puff-piece mincer played by Gio Benitez.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||07/03/2016|
2 of those shows are no longer on the air R177. This is for current TV shows. The other is news and obviously doesn't count.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||07/03/2016|
Prisoner: Cell Block H
|by Anonymous||reply 179||07/03/2016|
Current shows only
|by Anonymous||reply 180||07/03/2016|
This is a pretty good way to keep up with shows and gay characters
|by Anonymous||reply 181||07/03/2016|
I'm gonna post some storylines from Youtube for my American friends if you wanna watch. British tv shows are very very good with their gay storylines.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||07/03/2016|
Aaron & Robert
|by Anonymous||reply 183||07/03/2016|
Ste & Harry
|by Anonymous||reply 184||07/03/2016|
Johnny & Steven
|by Anonymous||reply 185||07/03/2016|
Todd & Billy (Coronation Street)
|by Anonymous||reply 186||07/03/2016|
This is for the older gays: Lawrence and Ronnie (Emmerdale)
|by Anonymous||reply 187||07/03/2016|
I'm sorry, I probably should have mentioned the shows too.
Aaron & Robert (Emmerdale)
Ste & Harry (Hollyoaks)
Johnny & Steven (EastEnders)
|by Anonymous||reply 188||07/03/2016|
Ben & Paul (EastEnders)
|by Anonymous||reply 189||07/03/2016|
Mr. Robot: Gideon Goddard played by Michel Gill & his husband Harry played by Randy Harrison.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||07/03/2016|
Hey, R177 -- Tell that to R's 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 20, 24, 26, 35, 43, 44, 46, 49 & 51--and those are only among the first 51 posters. What's the matter, Snowflake, did you only start reading at the end of the thread?
|by Anonymous||reply 191||07/03/2016|
^^Sorry, that was meant for R178.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||07/03/2016|
Um maybe because this thread started in 2013?
|by Anonymous||reply 193||07/03/2016|
The Match Game
|by Anonymous||reply 194||07/03/2016|
I've said it before but I'll say it again, British tv shows are miles ahead of American tv shows when it comes to gay characters. There are so many gay characters on British soaps that it's hard to keep track. There are Lawrence, Ronnie, Finn, Aaron and Robert on Emmerdale. Then there are Sean, Todd and Billy on Coronation Street. Hollyoaks has John Paul, James, Ste, Harry and probably more too. Holby City has Dominic and Isaac. EastEnders has Johnny, Steven, Ben and Paul.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||07/06/2016|
Not much on now during the summer, but Animal Kingdom is good and Dead of Summer starts next week. Looking (the movie) will air late July. Hit the Floor special will air later this summer. The Nigh Shift has a gay character too and can be seen on NBC. Hopefully Luke Macfarlane will reprise his role as Drew's boyfriend.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||07/06/2016|
But the British characters are mostly so effeminate, weird, or unattractive
|by Anonymous||reply 197||07/06/2016|
Brit gay characters rarely are hot masculine hunks
|by Anonymous||reply 198||07/06/2016|
The Brit show Cuffs (lasted only one season) has masculine looking gay guys. But I guess that's why it only lasted one season. Not stereo typically gay enough.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||07/06/2016|
Todd and Billy are finally getting together on Coronation Street.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||07/07/2016|
The Jim Gaffigan Show
|by Anonymous||reply 201||07/07/2016|
I think Aaron on Emmerdale is hot and masculine.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||07/07/2016|
Both Aaron and Robert are masculine. Quantico, The 100 and Days should be extremely ashamed of what they have done to their gay characters.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||07/07/2016|
Call the Midwife has a lesbian couple.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||07/07/2016|
R203, I called it with The 100. They only allow lesbians to kiss and have sex on The CW. The gay (male) characters are neutered, as always. They have only kissed once, it's pathetic.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||07/07/2016|
I watch the British version of "Call the Midwife' because PBS in America cuts scenes with the lesbian couple.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||07/07/2016|
I think there have only ever been 2 gay male kisses on the CW the one you mention r205 and the the one on the Originals and not too long after the kiss on the Originals was one of the gay characters killed and the other one eventually neutered and now barely appears. Your right lesbians can kiss up a storm on that network because that's ok to them and when you hear about a gay character on the CW it's usually a lesbian character.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||07/07/2016|
R207, like I said only lesbians are allowed to have sex. Gay male characters do get to kiss, although barely. Bryan and Miller have after one season had ONE lame ass kiss. You can bet your ass had these been lesbians they would have been making out in every episode and had at least one or two sex scenes by now.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||07/07/2016|
It seems that now when a show announces an lgbt character it's either a lesbian or trans character. That show Faking It had a gay male character get with transman and then shames the gay male character into being with the trans character. When gay male characters are killed they don't get the same kind of coverage and outrage as lesbians and trans characters and if a show were to even harm a single hair on a lesbian or trans character's head then there is all kinds of outrage.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||07/07/2016|
Todd and Billy finally kissed on Coronation Street.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||07/08/2016|
R209, I completely agree with everything you said. It's funny that there was such an outrage when three lesbian characters were killed when lesbian characters outnumber gay male characters 10:1. They could kill half of all the lesbian characters on tv and there'd STILL be more lesbian characters on tv. Not only that, lesbian characters are not neutered. They get much better representation than gay male characters. That's why I can't take the lesbians seriously when they complain. They have no idea how good they have it. I've seen shows where there are lesbian characters and gay male characters on the same show, the lesbians get to make out and have sex, the gay male characters are neutered and barely get any screen time. But it's like whatever. I'm used to it. It sucks but I don't see it changing any time soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||07/08/2016|
The gay kiss on Coronation Street if anyone wanna watch.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||07/08/2016|
Love Daniel Brocklebank
|by Anonymous||reply 213||07/08/2016|
Me too, R213.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||07/09/2016|
No but seriously, Corrie has been very good lately. I recommend checking it out. You can start here.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||07/11/2016|
This is on it's way
|by Anonymous||reply 216||07/15/2016|
Thanks, R216. Once again we need to watch British shows to get good gay characters. The UK has always been miles ahead of the US with gays on tv. I mean, there are some exceptions, but I'd say 9 out of 10 times gay characters in the US are portrayed really horrible, always being neutered and barely getting any screen time.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||07/15/2016|
Hope they cast some hot masculine dudes. Dont bother otherwise
|by Anonymous||reply 218||07/15/2016|
Animal Kingdom is very good. I wouldn't bother with Dead of Summer, the only gay guy doesn't have a love interest.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||07/16/2016|
Mac FINALLY came out on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||07/16/2016|
r220 and then he got back into the closet when his faith was restored.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||07/16/2016|
An actor who plays a masculine gay character on a European soap.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||07/16/2016|
And what actor/show/character is that R222?
|by Anonymous||reply 223||07/16/2016|
r223 that's Ronny who's an actor on a European soap called Secret Lives
|by Anonymous||reply 224||07/16/2016|
Okay that's a good masculine guy
|by Anonymous||reply 225||07/17/2016|
We've lost so many gay characters this year :( Shane on Faking It, Will on Nashville etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||07/17/2016|
Wait, I haven't kept up with Nashville. What happened to Will R226?
|by Anonymous||reply 227||07/17/2016|
I assume R226 meant that Nashville was cancelled. It was picked up by another network, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||07/17/2016|
Ok good. Yeah it was picked up by CMT.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||07/17/2016|
Too bad the rest of it is an unwatchable shitshow, R169.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||07/17/2016|
r227 At the moment, he's back with Kyle Dean Massey's character. At. The. Moment.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||07/17/2016|
We did lose a Will named Will Horton but Will Lexington will be back on a new network.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||07/17/2016|
R232, honestly if it never came back I would be ok with it. The writing for Will as been very poor. I have never seen a more miserable gay character. I understand that Nashville is a conservative, possibly homophobic city. But dear god why did they always have to write Will being sad or depressed. He never got "happy" storylines. Either he was trying to kill himself, or he was the victim of a gay bashing, or song-writers refused to work with him because he was gay and the list goes on and on and on. I just couldn't watch it anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 233||07/19/2016|
I'm sure it has been mentioned before, but I think it's worth mentioning again. Anthony D Langford is back with his soaps column, now on TVSource Magazine's website. I'll link his latest post.
|by Anonymous||reply 234||07/19/2016|
We're now down two gay characters thanks to EastEnders and Mr Robot.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||07/23/2016|
So far I'm really liking Dom & Isaac.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||07/25/2016|
Tyrant had a gay sex scene.
|by Anonymous||reply 237||07/28/2016|
Is that a new scene on Tyrant?
|by Anonymous||reply 238||07/29/2016|
Yes, R238, from the new episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 239||07/29/2016|
Got a link to that scene?
|by Anonymous||reply 240||07/29/2016|
Sorry, it's not up on Youtube. Guess you just have to watch the new episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 241||07/29/2016|
Spanish tv show from Spain called Merli has gay characters.
|by Anonymous||reply 242||08/05/2016|
New gay character coming to The Originals.
|by Anonymous||reply 243||08/11/2016|
Gay or lesbian?
|by Anonymous||reply 244||08/11/2016|
R244, probably lesbian. They don't allow gay male characters on comic book tv shows.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||08/11/2016|
r244, my money is on Cisco from The Flash. I never believed his crush on Golden Glider. He might even hook up with his frenemy Hartley Rathaway.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||08/11/2016|
The Flash is a good possiblity, because they feature different timelines, worlds, and stuff. It may very well be that in some alternate universe or timeline one of the main characters is gay or willing to explore his gay sexuality or bisexuality.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||08/11/2016|
R245, isn't The Pied Piper and his police chief bf recurring characters on The Flash?
|by Anonymous||reply 248||08/11/2016|
[quote]What are the current TV shows with gay characters?
|by Anonymous||reply 249||08/11/2016|
Sammy, the teenage son on "Tyrant"
|by Anonymous||reply 250||08/11/2016|
You are living in a dream world r246. Cisco is the most popular character on "The Flash", all the fanboys love them, they aren't going to make him gay.
I could almost see it being Captain Cold, just because Wentworth has been so vocal that he sees the character as pansexual.
Arrow already has a prominent gay character in Mr. Terrific, so won't be them.
Maybe someone from "Supergirl". I don't watch this show but isn't there some character all the fans said seemed gay?
|by Anonymous||reply 251||08/11/2016|
Supergirl is bringing on lesbian cop Maggie Sawyer.
|by Anonymous||reply 252||08/11/2016|
The CW Seed is bringing the first gay superhero series, The Ray
|by Anonymous||reply 253||08/11/2016|
|by Anonymous||reply 254||08/12/2016|
One that just ended in Australia was the four episode series on ATV called "Barracuda" based on the Christos Tsiolkas novel.
The first three episodes have been put up on youtube. I expect the person to eventually add the fourth. If not, you can find them on Vodlocker as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 255||08/13/2016|
R252, TOLD YA! I said it would be a lesbian and I was right. DC is still TERRIFIED of portraying gay men on any of their shows.
|by Anonymous||reply 256||08/13/2016|
In other news, CBS has a diversity problem..
|by Anonymous||reply 257||08/13/2016|
R255 Some of the gay bits from Barracuda, rather apropos due to the Olympics right now.
|by Anonymous||reply 258||08/17/2016|
Big Brother 18 has all of the hot guys being homoerotic, rubbing on each other, sleeping together, talking about gay porn, and the girls are just scratching their heads wondering, WTF?
|by Anonymous||reply 259||08/17/2016|
Is Mark Indelicato even getting his own episode centric storyline in Dead of Summer?
|by Anonymous||reply 260||08/18/2016|
The Duke of Sandringham on Outlander but he had his head chopped off in Season 2.
|by Anonymous||reply 261||08/18/2016|
James and John Paul from Hollyoaks.
|by Anonymous||reply 262||08/18/2016|
Regarding Shadowhunters ... The "Malec" kiss looks hot. .. Is the show any good?
|by Anonymous||reply 263||08/19/2016|
Bruno and Pol from Merli
|by Anonymous||reply 264||08/19/2016|
It gets good towards the middle of the season and the last few episodes were great IMO R263
I personally recommend it but it's probably not for everyone.
|by Anonymous||reply 265||08/19/2016|
I was watcging 3rd episode 1st season of Mr Robot I thought someone put in QAF by mistake
|by Anonymous||reply 266||08/19/2016|
Jude and Noah
|by Anonymous||reply 267||08/22/2016|
That's gay equality according to possible future cult leader FCF r261.
|by Anonymous||reply 268||08/22/2016|
R268 FCF would love Hollyoaks. There have been so many gay and bisexual guys, that it's fully anticipated that one of them will die almost every year. Innocent Kieron was murdered by Niall as part of his revenge plan against the McQueen family. (Kieron was John Paul McQueen's lover.) Presumably sexflexible Walker was run over by a train during a fight with Brendan. Brendan, who murdered others himself, was gunned down by the police and almost died, but then he was sent to prison for life. Doug was killed after a bomb exploded. Danny was the victim in a not-so-random car accident. Lockie was murdered by his own brother, then dumped in a lake. Equal opportunity death is pretty much status quo ,,, lol!
|by Anonymous||reply 269||08/22/2016|
Not a current show but one starting on the USA Network in October; saw the trailer for a show called Eyewitness during tonight's Mr Robot.
What caught me is that in the first seconds it shows two teenage boys kissing and sneaking into a shed at night to have sex. Then they witness a murder and get attacked. The rest of the series seems to be focused on the female cop who is investigating this killing in a rural town. The scene with the boys reminded me of the movie "Dream Boy".
|by Anonymous||reply 270||08/24/2016|
Not seeing anything gay in this trailer. Guess there must be an uncut version somewhere R270
|by Anonymous||reply 271||08/24/2016|
R271 The trailer at Entertainment Weekly (below) has the gay bits.
This appears to be an adaptation of the 2014 Norwegian miniseries, Øyevitne (Eyewitness). I've seen that recommended (with English captions) on youtube. Might be worth a look-see as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 272||08/24/2016|
Yeah, Øyevitne is the Norwegian miniseries of Eyewitness (6 parts). The boys are known as Philip & Henning. You can watch it with English subtitles at the following youtube channel. (Ignore the note about Swedish, the subtitles are English). To turn the English on, just hit the "CC" button on the bar below the video.
|by Anonymous||reply 273||08/24/2016|
The LPGA Open
|by Anonymous||reply 274||08/25/2016|
Well, Dead of Summer was a total waste of time in regards of the gay character. No episode centric episode (there could have been potential for one featuring his kick-ass abuelita who taught him how to contact the dead).
|by Anonymous||reply 275||08/29/2016|
Can't say I'm surprised R275
|by Anonymous||reply 276||08/29/2016|
SC4 at the BBC has the soap from Wales (with English subs), Pobol y Cwm featuring Iolo & Tyler. They're currently planning their wedding.
|by Anonymous||reply 277||08/30/2016|
New gay character on Outlander.
|by Anonymous||reply 278||08/30/2016|
The Rachel Maddow Show
|by Anonymous||reply 279||08/30/2016|
This is cute. It's from Corrie.
|by Anonymous||reply 280||08/30/2016|
For UK DLs, the original Norwegian version of Eyewitness will be shown on All 4 this autumn as part of Walter Presents (not sure if All 4 can be accessed outside UK)
|by Anonymous||reply 281||09/01/2016|
[quote]New gay character on Outlander.
[quote]David Berry will take on the mantle of "consummate gentleman" Lord John Grey in the period drama.
Fuck me! No, seriously: Fuck me!
|by Anonymous||reply 282||09/01/2016|
Tyler Perry's Too Close To Home.
|by Anonymous||reply 283||09/03/2016|
Merli was given a second season that will appear later on this year.
|by Anonymous||reply 284||09/06/2016|
The collection: Period fashion drama set in post world war 2 Paris starring Tom Riely as bisexual designer Claude Sabine
|by Anonymous||reply 285||09/06/2016|
r285. Thank you for the suggestion. It looks interesting.
|by Anonymous||reply 286||09/08/2016|
Not sure if the character is indeed gay, but there is a character in Cinemax's Original Series Quarry that comes off as a bit on the gay side (in the trailer it's the guy who hammers the nails in the baseball bat, played by Damon Herriman). Plus in the pilot the lead, Logan Marshall-Green, has a brief full frontal nude shot when he jumps in a pool.
|by Anonymous||reply 287||09/10/2016|
Apparently there's an Amazon/BBC series called The Collection with a gay character played by Tom Riley. Haven't seen it myself
|by Anonymous||reply 288||09/10/2016|
r288 see r285.
|by Anonymous||reply 289||09/10/2016|
I would but he's on my ignore list R289
|by Anonymous||reply 290||09/10/2016|
I think R287 may be right about Quarry. Last episode, the character you mentioned (his name is Buddy on IMDB) seemed to be make subtle moves on the lead character. Later, Buddy had a meeting with a gun dealer where the dealer showed him a gun with a pink handle, as a special extra deal. When Buddy asked "why do you think I'd like this?", the dealer said, "well, cause you're queer, aren't you?". Buddy got an annoyed look on his face but he didn't correct the dealer. Buddy did kill him later, though, with extreme prejudice.
|by Anonymous||reply 291||09/20/2016|
So Todd and Billy broke up on yesterday's Corrie, but Bruno Langley (Todd) gave a fantastic performance. It's well worth the watch imo.
|by Anonymous||reply 292||09/20/2016|
I think the character of "Malcolm Levitan" known as "Lev" is still recurring in AMC's "Halt and Catch Fire." Actor August Emerson.
|by Anonymous||reply 293||09/20/2016|
Possible gay on Mr Robot. Cute Swedish psychopath Tyrell Wellick said that he loves the lead character Elliot. We won't see how he shows this love until next year as tonight was the season finale.
|by Anonymous||reply 294||09/21/2016|
That character on Quarry (BUDDY) is showing more signs that he is a gay man - last night he was shown sitting in a gay bar. A couple of guys come in and he runs over and starts yelling at one about "where were you?" and bad-mouthing the guy he is with. Looked like a case of jealousy at his "friend" being with a new man.
|by Anonymous||reply 295||09/25/2016|
Impastor (one actual gay, one pretend gay) is coming back this week on TVLand.
|by Anonymous||reply 296||09/25/2016|
[quote]Maybe someone from "Supergirl". I don't watch this show but isn't there some character all the fans said seemed gay?
If I'm not mistaken, I think Jeremy Jordan said in an interview that he feels his character should be gay, so perhaps the producers/writers have decided to indulge his suggestion?
|by Anonymous||reply 297||09/25/2016|
I have not read this entire thread but did anyone mention Andre Braugher's Captain Holt character on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"? He also has a white husband on the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 298||09/25/2016|
Haven't seen it myself since it's a Canadian show an not sure it's available outside of Canada, but Kristopher Turner plays the gay brother of the main character on the show "This Life"
|by Anonymous||reply 299||09/27/2016|
R296, thanks for the heads up. I've been waiting for its return.
|by Anonymous||reply 300||09/27/2016|
|by Anonymous||reply 301||09/27/2016|
Nickelodeon's "The Loud House" has the recurring Harold & Howard McBride. They're Clyde McBride's overprotective fathers. Clyde is the best friend of Lincoln Loud, the main character of the animated series. Harold and Howard are voiced by Wayne Brady and Michael McDonald.
|by Anonymous||reply 302||09/27/2016|
Holby City has been mentioned and here's a pic of Isaac and Dom. I haven't watched last night's episode, but the week before they decided to move in together.
|by Anonymous||reply 303||09/27/2016|
I'm ambivalent about Supernatural but the other week God came out as bisexual. They've also had a married gay hunter couple who survived the episode and, who knows, might be back next season as they were very well received
|by Anonymous||reply 304||09/28/2016|
R301 Do you understand what "current" means?
|by Anonymous||reply 305||09/28/2016|
Jennifer Lopez's show "Shades of Blue". I stopped on it one night just to see her "acting". There was Ray Liotta menacing this cute guy, then my jaw dropped when Ray grabbed the guy and started kissing him, so I assume that RL is gay/bi. Don't ask me more, cause I turned it at the next commercial.
|by Anonymous||reply 306||09/28/2016|
Conviction is a new show with gay chracaters. I love the fact that they are latinos too. So sick of only white gay men on tv.
|by Anonymous||reply 307||10/04/2016|
The Vice Presidential Debate.
|by Anonymous||reply 308||10/04/2016|
Latinos only has bisexual, not gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 309||10/04/2016|
please post in English r309
|by Anonymous||reply 310||10/04/2016|
Don't know if you care about foreign shows but there is a Norwegian show with a gay character. He was caught checking out a guy in the last episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 311||10/04/2016|
|by Anonymous||reply 312||10/05/2016|
Well this sounds interesting.
|by Anonymous||reply 313||10/05/2016|
Doctor Who will have a spinoff with a gay character.
|by Anonymous||reply 314||10/09/2016|
[quote]Nate Berkus Bringing Acclaimed LGBT Memoir “The Gilded Razor” To TV
Sam Lansky is gay, actually. It's a gay memoir, not an LGBT memoir.
|by Anonymous||reply 315||10/09/2016|
"The Good Place" has some gay peripheral/background characters.
|by Anonymous||reply 316||10/09/2016|
|by Anonymous||reply 317||10/09/2016|
Can you imagine how short this thread would've been 15 years ago? 20? 30?
|by Anonymous||reply 318||10/09/2016|
Well, R318, we still have a long long loooong way to go with gay male characters. Sure, we have more than 15 or 20 years ago, but they are still neutered and many barely get any screen time. It seems most gay characters are only acceptable if they are sexless so they don't offend anyone (aka Modern Family). Sure there are exceptions, don't get me wrong, but I can count the gay characters who actually get to have a love life on one hand. Not exactly much to brag about in 2016. It's the opposite for the lesbian characters, they get to have an active sex life, and there are lesbian characters on most tv shows these days.
|by Anonymous||reply 319||10/10/2016|
Do you guys care about foreign tv shows too? If so here is a gay storyline from Catalonia (Spain), the characters are Bruno and Pol. The storyline is posted with English subs.
|by Anonymous||reply 320||10/10/2016|
And here is a gay storyline from Norway with the characters Isak and Even. This is also with English subtitles.
|by Anonymous||reply 321||10/10/2016|
Don't forget that they are also killed off r319.
|by Anonymous||reply 322||10/10/2016|
Interview with one of the actors from r320
|by Anonymous||reply 323||10/10/2016|
I'm having one of my sick headaches.
|by Anonymous||reply 324||10/11/2016|
Wth happened to Shameless?! Why is gay Ian now sleeping with a woman?
|by Anonymous||reply 325||10/12/2016|
R325 His boyfriend was sleeping with his ex who was a woman. This made Ian very upset and was basically told to experiment with a woman, so he picked some random woman. He later regretted it and hated the experience, though he confirmed that he is 100% gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 326||10/12/2016|
Still though, R326, was this storyline really necessary?! I found it deeply offensive and borderline homophobic. Can't gay characters just stay gay? It just perpetuates the myth that gay men haven't found the right woman yet. It fuels the ignorance and hate. I'm sick of it. First Empire and now Shameless. If Shamelss gets cancelled it will be a good thing. I refuse to watch a show that has a gay character sleep with a woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 327||10/13/2016|
Thank god, I I stopped watching this show since season 4.
|by Anonymous||reply 328||10/13/2016|
Could be worse. In the UK version they ended up turning Ian straight.
|by Anonymous||reply 329||10/13/2016|
The new ABC series "Conviction" seems to be implying that the Hispanic guy on the team is gay. In the first episode, he visits a convict in prison (he himself was a former prisoner) and they surreptitiously grasp hands under the table.
And the lead character's brother is played by "Looking" alum and openly gay Daniel Franzese. It's not clear yet whether his character is gay or not.
Not a character, but fellow "Looking" alum and openly gay Murray Bartlett was in the first episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 330||10/13/2016|
Confirmation for the show Quarry -- the character Buddy is indeed gay. He was shown dancing with a guy in a gay bar, then grabbing another guy. He kisses this guy and yells "I loved you". Later he tells his mother that he's writing a proposal, and his mother asks 'to what boy?'.
|by Anonymous||reply 331||10/15/2016|
[quote]His boyfriend was sleeping with his ex who was a woman. This made Ian very upset and was basically told to experiment with a woman, so he picked some random woman. He later regretted it and hated the experience, though he confirmed that he is 100% gay.
What irks me, generally speaking (not just with Shameless), is that you don't see straight guys experimenting with guys. It's always gay characters who have to have the "have sex with someone with a gender you wouldn't normally do" storyline while straight guys don't have to sleep with a guy and go "ok, that was nice and all, but in the end I prefer pussy or fall in love with one who happens to have a pussy!". It's like once a character made out with a guy he's tainted or something and can't no longer be taken serious as a straight guy. I believe it would take away a lot of fear about homosexuality / bisexuality when characters could just experiment without it being this great big fucking deal and feeling forced about it just being learning experience framed as a fling.
I mean women had their "I Kissed A Girl (And I Liked It)" why can't guys have the same?
|by Anonymous||reply 332||10/16/2016|
So far, I haven't noticed any gay characters or content on the new hit series "This Is Us" (the one with Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown, and Mandy Moore.)
|by Anonymous||reply 333||10/16/2016|
|by Anonymous||reply 334||10/17/2016|
Quarry is a new series on Cinemax,; it's aired about 7-8 episodes so far. It stars Logan Marshall-Green, the actor who resembles Tom Hardy. You could have Googled it yourself if you wanted info...
|by Anonymous||reply 335||10/17/2016|
Eyewitness was quite good. Hot scenes too.
|by Anonymous||reply 336||10/17/2016|
|by Anonymous||reply 337||10/17/2016|
[quote] It stars Logan Marshall-Green, the actor who resembles Tom Hardy.
I can see what you mean, yet I find LMG smolderingly hot, while TH barely reminds me I have a dick.
|by Anonymous||reply 338||10/17/2016|
That gay storyline from Norway turned out to be a bust. I mean the main character is still gay, but the guy everyone assumed would be his love interest turned out to be straight. He was so hot too! It's so typical.
|by Anonymous||reply 339||10/17/2016|
|by Anonymous||reply 340||10/19/2016|
Trailer for Class, the Dr Who spin-off starting on Saturday (one of the lead characters is gay)
|by Anonymous||reply 341||10/20/2016|
I must admit that I am exited about he Doctor Who spin-off.
|by Anonymous||reply 342||10/20/2016|
R341, see R314.
|by Anonymous||reply 343||10/20/2016|
More news about the Patrick Gale tv show going to be on the BBC
|by Anonymous||reply 344||10/21/2016|
OMG, the cast from r344's BBC drama is quite impressive.
[quote]The series will also star Julian Morris (New Girl), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), , Oliver Jackson Cohen (Mr Selfridge) and David Gyasi (Interstellar).
[quote]Further cast includes [bold]Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey)[/bold], Julian Sands (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Killing Fields), Angel Coulby (Merlin), Charlie Wernham (Bad Education), Tommy Bastow (Angus Thongs & Perfect Snogging), and newcomer James Godden.
|by Anonymous||reply 345||10/21/2016|
I don't know if it counts, but on the new show Notorious a male character was revealed to be in love with another male character and then the first character killed himself. It happens in episode four.
|by Anonymous||reply 346||10/21/2016|
Just saw the first two episodes of the Doctor Who spin-off Class and that may be a bit off topic, but I am surprised how bloody it is. I expected some cheery family friendly kids show like the Sarah Jane Adventures, but it's a bit closer to UK's Skins or Misfits (hell, even closer to MTV's Teen Wolf) but with Aliens and teens and adults getting brutally murdered. I don't know if it's a spoiler, since it's featured in the trailer, but the male lead is an alien who goes to the prom with a guy. In the second episode you get a nice ass shot from a hot guy playing the coach.
|by Anonymous||reply 347||10/22/2016|
So one of the actors playing a gay character on that Doctor Who spinoff just got married. Really wish we had more gay actors playing gay characters but oh well.
|by Anonymous||reply 348||10/22/2016|
r348, that's the guy who's playing the Alien.
|by Anonymous||reply 349||10/22/2016|
I think the human gay guy is just a regular guest character. Allthough he is in on the secret mission of the show's scooby gang.
Funny lines (SPOILER, obviously):
Go away, we're DECORATING!
I caught my husband fiddling himself on the stairs!
Girl: Anyway ... about the prom ... I was thinking that maybe you and I could ... you know? / Guy, with a big smile on his face: Oh! No, I shouldn't think so.
You watch the Vampie Diaries? / Everyone is very attractive / Yes, it's true.
|by Anonymous||reply 350||10/22/2016|
Forgot the best one:
Look at you all, the cream of the crop, high achievers, no wonder this country only exports Downton Abbey.
|by Anonymous||reply 351||10/22/2016|
There's a missing kid called Kevin Williams. There's a Falcon Studio exclusive porn star from the 80s / 90s with the same name.
Ms. Quill is a Datalounger, for sure.
There's another funny line (It's probably hard to understand with the foreign accent).
Charlie: Everything alright?
Matteusz being sarcastic: Oh, yeah. My deeply religious parents are very happy that I'm going to dance with a boy. This has been an evening of love and warmth.
Charlie, smiling (not getting the sarcasm): Great!
|by Anonymous||reply 352||10/23/2016|
No we were told the gay character in Class is one of the lead roles and so a permanent member of the gang. The head writer, Patrick Ness who is gay himself, feels strongly about character diversity and looks to be putting it into action. Unlike some gay show creators I could mention. He has previously written very well thought of books for Young Adults featuring gay characters in lead roles. He's a good choice from the Beeb.
|by Anonymous||reply 353||10/23/2016|
[quote]No we were told the gay character in Class is one of the lead roles and so a permanent member of the gang.
The lead is the alien (in the first episode there's a brief glimpse of what he really looks like). The human gay guy is not featured in the group shot(s) promoting the show. However according to imdb he is supposed to be in all eight episodes of season/series (cause it's British!) 1. However I couldn't see him in episode two, that's why I assumed he's just a regular guest character.
|by Anonymous||reply 354||10/23/2016|
I think someone mentioned the show, but Ramon de Ocampo plays a gay character on the show Notorious
|by Anonymous||reply 355||10/25/2016|
On last nights Gotham, they just revealed the Penguin to be gay and in love with The Riddler
|by Anonymous||reply 356||10/25/2016|
R356 - Well, at least that's one of the rare instances where a queer character is played by a queer actor...
|by Anonymous||reply 357||10/25/2016|
R344 R345 .. I'm really looking forward to "Man In An Orange Shirt" as well .. especially since Julian Morris will be in it. ;-)
The only bummer is that it was originally scheduled to be on BBC2, so they were going to be more graphic with the language and sex. .. Now, that it's been shifted to BBC1, they've been asked to tone it down on those fronts. Boo hiss.
|by Anonymous||reply 358||10/25/2016|
[quote]The only bummer is that it was originally scheduled to be on BBC2, so they were going to be more graphic with the language and sex. .. Now, that it's been shifted to BBC1, they've been asked to tone it down on those fronts. Boo hiss.
I agree. That sucks.
|by Anonymous||reply 359||10/25/2016|
R355 Not anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 360||10/25/2016|
[quote] The new ABC series "Conviction" seems to be implying that the Hispanic guy on the team is gay. In the first episode, he visits a convict in prison (he himself was a former prisoner) and they surreptitiously grasp hands under the table. And the lead character's brother is played by "Looking" alum and openly gay Daniel Franzese. It's not clear yet whether his character is gay or not.
It was finally confirmed on this week's episode that Franzese's character is indeed gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 361||10/25/2016|
Daniel Franzese couldn't play straight if he tried.
|by Anonymous||reply 362||10/25/2016|
And what are we r357 chopped liver
|by Anonymous||reply 363||10/26/2016|
"Silk" isn't a recent show but it has a prominent storyline with an underage gay rent-boy. British show about barrister and the bar starring Maxine Peak.
Wow, they not only use ugly actors for the gay men but make out them out to be such shameful sociopaths; yes, sex with a minor is shameful but the show paints us all to be profligates that love underage and public sex. Ludicrous! And the 16-year old "gay" rent boy? The only "gay" character that elicits some sympathy and seems like an actual human being despite his profession? Turns out he's not gay but bisexual/straight since in the season finale he has a girlfriend who is pregnant with his child. FFS. Albeit, this premiered in 2011.
|by Anonymous||reply 364||10/26/2016|
[quote]Albeit, this premiered in 2011.
And things have gotten SO much better since then.
|by Anonymous||reply 365||10/26/2016|
That sounds awful R364
|by Anonymous||reply 366||10/26/2016|
On Welsh soap "Rownd a Rownd" (Round and Round) the openly gay mechanic, Rhys, has had his gaydar tracking the supposedly-straight David for awhile now. David's an uptight financial advisor. But last week, David momentarily let his guard down and was actually smiling and enjoying himself when he and Rhys shared an impromptu drink. However. David quickly caught himself and ran off. The scene starts at the 14:50 mark, with a second part a little after 16:00.
(This show can be watched at S4C with adblocker turned off. English subtitles are available by selecting them.)
|by Anonymous||reply 367||10/28/2016|
"It's the opposite for the lesbian characters, they get to have an active sex life, and there are lesbian characters on most tv shows these days."
Other than Orange is the New Black I can't think of a single show you could be talking about? Care to list a few? I think this old trope needs to die.
|by Anonymous||reply 368||10/28/2016|
R368, go to AfterEllen, they have recaps of most tv shows. Just those I can remember right now: Wentworth, Chicago Fire, OITNB, Gotham, OUAT, The Fosters, Person of Interest, General Hospital, Grey's Anatomy, Game of Thrones, Black Sails, Last Tango in Halifax, At Home with the Braithwaites, Pretty Little Liars, Lost Girl, Orphan Black, Rookie Blue, Transparent, Portlandia, The 100.
The lesbians on those shows get to actually have a love life, unlike their gay male counterparts.
|by Anonymous||reply 369||10/28/2016|
They finally kissed!
|by Anonymous||reply 370||10/28/2016|
I don't see a lot of great lesbian portrayals either
|by Anonymous||reply 371||10/28/2016|
Unfortunately Shameless doesn't count anymore since the character was mythologically ex-gayed via some tranny.
|by Anonymous||reply 372||10/28/2016|
Shut up R372
|by Anonymous||reply 373||10/28/2016|
What does that even MEAN, R372? Which character?
|by Anonymous||reply 374||10/28/2016|
Well, that's what happened, isn't it r373?
|by Anonymous||reply 375||10/28/2016|
He didn't sleep with the trans guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 376||10/28/2016|
Oh, he didn't. Good, so it was realistic.
I mean, gay guy sleeps with human who has cunt = myth.
|by Anonymous||reply 377||10/28/2016|
Who kissed at R370? All it says is, "This video has been removed by the user."
|by Anonymous||reply 378||10/28/2016|
Sorry, R378, this should work...
|by Anonymous||reply 379||10/28/2016|
Bruno has gotten himself an Italian bf and Pol finally had sex with his friend Ivan's mom who he had an interest in.
|by Anonymous||reply 380||10/28/2016|
New kiss clip. I wish they'd have sex, but this is second best. It was very romantic. Beautifully done imo.
|by Anonymous||reply 381||10/29/2016|
Cold Feet in the UK has just brought in a gay son, a reveal being he'd been sleeping with the nanny's boyfriend. The current series has just ended but it's been renewed. The focus of the show is on the adults so it won't be a major role.
|by Anonymous||reply 382||10/30/2016|
I got the impression that the black guy on "The Great Indoors" (Joel McHale's new sitcom) is gay. He kept texting his dick pix to Christopher Mintz-Plasse's character in the pilot.
|by Anonymous||reply 383||10/30/2016|
R203 Days is playing three of their gays again.
|by Anonymous||reply 384||11/02/2016|
The Presidential Campaign '16: 3 out of 4 main characters are gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 385||11/02/2016|
Cold Feet's Josh is Callum Woodhouse who's also on the British TV show The Durrells.
|by Anonymous||reply 386||11/02/2016|
"American Housewife," the new ABC Katy Mixon sitcom, features a lesbian character as a regular.
|by Anonymous||reply 387||11/02/2016|
R387 as has been said MANY times before, we don't care about lesbian characters, only gay male ones.
|by Anonymous||reply 388||11/02/2016|
R384 that doesn't completely make up for what they did to Will
Yes r388 this should be more focused on gay/bi male characters
|by Anonymous||reply 389||11/02/2016|
I don't watch Days but I'm surprised they actually still have gay characters.
Actually I'm just surprised it's still on the air.
|by Anonymous||reply 390||11/02/2016|
R388 R389 Then perhaps the thread should've been titled "What are the current TV shows with GAY MALE characters?"
|by Anonymous||reply 391||11/02/2016|
I also get very annoyed when people list these barely there gay characters. If it isn't prominent character it doesn't belong in this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 392||11/02/2016|
The problem is, most gay characters aren't prominent.
|by Anonymous||reply 393||11/02/2016|
Trollied. Season 6 of a UK comedy series on Sky. It's set in a supermarket, Ian the security guard gay and is one of the regular characters. Never watched it so no idea how significant he is though he's been it from the start
|by Anonymous||reply 394||11/03/2016|
Sorry, meant to add season 6 is starting next week
|by Anonymous||reply 395||11/03/2016|
Jane the Virgin has a lesbian character.
|by Anonymous||reply 396||11/03/2016|
NOBODY CARES ABOUT LESBIAN CHARACTERS. Datalounge is a GAY BOARD for GAY MEN.
|by Anonymous||reply 397||11/03/2016|
|by Anonymous||reply 398||11/03/2016|
Masters of Sex has several. They are going to do a study on gays so I'm sure there will be many more.
|by Anonymous||reply 399||11/03/2016|
|by Anonymous||reply 400||11/03/2016|
Link doesn't work, R400.
|by Anonymous||reply 401||11/05/2016|
This scene was really sweet. Too bad it went to shit right after, lol.
|by Anonymous||reply 402||11/05/2016|
|by Anonymous||reply 403||11/05/2016|
We get this.. FFS Even.
|by Anonymous||reply 404||11/05/2016|
Iolo & Tyler got married last night on Pobol y Cym.
|by Anonymous||reply 405||11/05/2016|
^^^ Sorry for the typo .. that should be "Cwm" (instead of Cym).
|by Anonymous||reply 406||11/05/2016|
Comedy; Two Doors Down. New series starting Monday 21st November at 10pm on BBC2
|by Anonymous||reply 407||11/09/2016|
There are more LGBT characters on TV than *ever*!! Still seems pretty meagre to me, I dunno about you. Also, who're/ is the queer character/s on Designated survivor? Is it really worth watching that shit show?
|by Anonymous||reply 408||11/09/2016|
When gay male characters are killed off as had happen between last year and this year GLAAD seem be suspiciously silent on that front but when something happens to a lesbian or trans character GLAAD then wants to make noise.
|by Anonymous||reply 409||11/09/2016|
My new FCC will make sure this stops.
|by Anonymous||reply 410||11/09/2016|
Notorious introduced a(nother) gay character who might be a regular and in the same episode (episode 8) the story features roommates who get caught making out with each other (brief moment of two guys kissing and making out with another girl on a bed). One of the roomates is played by Chris Brochu who played token gay character Luke Parker on The Vampire Diaries.
|by Anonymous||reply 411||11/12/2016|
In the latest Notorious episode Doug Savant, who played Matt Fielding on Melrose Place, makes a guest appearance. The whole roommate murder mystery throughout the episode has a little bit of a MP callback feeling to it. Or maybe I'm just seeing things?
|by Anonymous||reply 412||11/12/2016|
R409, the LGBT community hate gay men now. They bend over to lesbians and trans women. GLAAD is no different. They never comment on the abysmal portrayal of gay men on tv. Sure, there might be more gay male characters than lesbian, but what is the point when they are just barely there and chaste? The lesbian characters are front and center, they get to have a love life, unlike most gay male characters. But of course GLAAD never comment on this fact, only on lesbian and trans. They are all that matter now. Gay men are all but forgotten about. I guess they view gay men as "priviliged" even though gay men are still disriminated against (even more so than lesbians), as evident both in socieity and as characters on tv. Gay men have it worse than lesbians, that is a fact.
|by Anonymous||reply 413||11/12/2016|
Oh, and btw.. that GLAAD report is so flawed it makes my head spin. There are lesbian characters on so many tv shows: The Fosters, Pretty Little Liars, Younger, General Hospital, Person of Interest, HTGAWM, OUaT, Arrow, The Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Black Sails, Game of Thrones, The Vampire Diaries, Quantico, Transparent, Boardwalk Empire, House of Cards, Wentworth, Orange is the New Black, The 100, Jane the Virgin, Gotham, Chicago Fire, Gotham.
Shows with gay (male) characters that get a love life and aren't token: Shameless, Empire, HTGAWM.
See a differene here?
|by Anonymous||reply 414||11/12/2016|
[quote]Shows with gay (male) characters that get a love life and aren't token: Shameless, Empire, HTGAWM.
Add "Sense8" and now the new show "Eyewitness".
But yes, I would say that is basically it for main gay male characters that have active love lives on current TV.
|by Anonymous||reply 415||11/12/2016|
R409, when two straight characters faked being gay on Quantico and Scream Queens.. what did GLAAD say? NOTHING. They didn't give a fuck. What did they do when gay characters had sex with women on Empire and Shameless? Absolutely nothing. And please correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure there have been gay male characters killed off too, not just lesbians. But they are mostly token (as all gay male characters on tv are), so they never get a mention. I'm sick of the hycpcrisy.
|by Anonymous||reply 416||11/12/2016|
[quote]Inclusive series debuting this season include American Housewife, Conviction, Designated Survivor, Bull, Riverdale, The Exorcist and Midnight, Texas—though shows like Teen Wolf, Pretty Little Liars and Orphan Black are all heading into their final seasons.
WTF is this shit?! Conviction showed two male characters holding hands ONCE. And since then NOTHING. Riverdale?! The gay guy on that show is just recurring. He is not part of the main cast and he isn't in any of the promos. Teen Wolf? That show has a token gay basically, nothing to brag about. Orphan Black? Only the lesbian characters there got a love life. The token gay character never got a boyfriend, as usual.
|by Anonymous||reply 417||11/12/2016|
Oh, and one more thing then I'll shut up. I have already spammed this thread enough. If you want good gay representation, American tv isn't it. I mean, there are always exceptions, but mostly gays on American tv are token and chaste. I'd say British tv is much better. Please check out shows like Emmerdale, Coronation Street, EastEnders, Holby City and Hollyoaks. There is also that Welsih show Pobol y Cwm. The rest of the world: Merli (Catalan), Salatut Elämät (Finnish), Skam (Norwegian), Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden (Dutch), Neighbours (Australian), Please Like Me (Australian), A Place To Call Home (Australian), Shortland Street (New Zealand).
|by Anonymous||reply 418||11/12/2016|
BBC's Class has a gay lead in a romantic relationship as well.
There are more gay characters in leading roles than ever before. 2016 sucks in many ways, but not in this regard.
|by Anonymous||reply 419||11/12/2016|
R419, you're right. I forgot about Class. I disagree with you about the rest though. If I can count the shows with gay characters (that aren't token and chaste) on one hand, then yes, I stand by what I said, we haven't come far enough. Lesbian characters always get a love life, gay (male) characters never do. At least not on American tv. This is usually much better on British tv and other shows from around the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 420||11/12/2016|
What's with all the miserable gays on tv lately? I thought Nashville with Will Lexington was bad enough. I had to stop watching because I couldn't take his self pity anymore. He was just so sad and depressed all the time. Now it's the same thing on Skam. The gay character is sad and lonely, has nobody to talk to and is now gonna start taking sleeping pills. I'm just sick of gay characters always being portrayed in a negative way. I want happy, successful gay characters in loving relationships. Is that too much to ask?
|by Anonymous||reply 421||11/17/2016|
r421. Apparently the general public wants shows where characters have to deal with all sorts of issues. It's just not gay characters who go from one drama moment to the next.
|by Anonymous||reply 422||11/17/2016|
Isak finally came out on SKAM.
|by Anonymous||reply 423||11/18/2016|
What happened to that Hart to Hart gay version?
|by Anonymous||reply 424||11/18/2016|
Empire has the most impactful gay/bi male character on tv now. He is black, masculine, urban, in hip hop, and tough. And he's hot!
|by Anonymous||reply 425||11/18/2016|
You talking about the guy who slept with a woman last season, R425?
|by Anonymous||reply 426||11/18/2016|
Season 2 of Shadowhunters is starting early next year. Obvious drama between Alec and Magnus
|by Anonymous||reply 427||11/18/2016|
R426, yes and that's true to life too
|by Anonymous||reply 428||11/18/2016|
Everyone's hoping that the 'lesser' gay in Emmerdale, Finn Barton, will finally be getting a story with the guy he rescued in the car crash named "Kasim." .. It's been a few weeks now, and Kasim is still unconscious in the hospital, with Finn developing something of a crush-obsession on the man who's life he saved. And so far, no one else has come forward to take control of Kasim's care or visit him.
|by Anonymous||reply 429||11/20/2016|
Bruno and Pol on Merli recently had an episode dealing with queer theory and transgenders
|by Anonymous||reply 430||11/23/2016|
Isak came out to his other friends after coming out to Jonas (his bff). It went very well. I laughed when they started to discuss bisexuality vs pansexuality, and then Isak's "maybe I'm a little bit gay" comment, lol. And then his sassy comment at the end, loved it.
|by Anonymous||reply 431||11/25/2016|
[quote]WTF is this shit?! Conviction showed two male characters holding hands ONCE. And since then NOTHING.
I know. Someone asked the other day on the Conviction thread how the gay male storyline was going, and I could not even remember one at first.
|by Anonymous||reply 432||11/25/2016|
Empire's Jamal is by far the most prominent, popular, central, and impactful LGBT character on tv Today.
|by Anonymous||reply 433||11/25/2016|
Isak and Even just had sex on Skam.
|by Anonymous||reply 434||11/25/2016|
|by Anonymous||reply 435||11/25/2016|
I know it was mentioned already but in addition to the new BBC show Class having two gay characters, it's also already featured male nudity (no full frontal of course, but a nice ass shot in the second episode of a hunky soccer coach; third episode featured the two gay teens undressing and making out in bed)
|by Anonymous||reply 436||11/25/2016|
[quote] it's also already featured male nudity (no full frontal of course, but a nice ass shot
Then just say "ass nudity."
|by Anonymous||reply 437||11/25/2016|
Here is the sex scene on Skam, short but sweet.
|by Anonymous||reply 438||11/25/2016|
Modus; latest Scandi-crime thrller on BBC4. Has a gay couple. First episode tonight. Don't know how much they'll feature but they have kissed and embraced.
|by Anonymous||reply 439||11/26/2016|
Reading that article R439, who exactly is the gay couple on that show?
|by Anonymous||reply 440||11/26/2016|
R440 I'm not R439, but this article explains the set up.
|by Anonymous||reply 441||11/26/2016|
Thanks for that R441.
|by Anonymous||reply 442||11/26/2016|
TBS' "Search Party" has two gay characters: Elliott (John Early) and his on-again/off-again long suffering "boyfriend" Marc played by Jeffery Self (whose RL boyfriend stars on CBS' "Pure Genius") . Elliott and Marc don't share a lot of screentime together but it's fun when they do. In one scene Elliott balks at Marc referring to himself as Elliott's boyfriend and says, "I swallow your cum". Which is ballsy for TBS.
|by Anonymous||reply 443||11/26/2016|
Cannot stand Jeffery Self
|by Anonymous||reply 444||11/26/2016|
R444 Does that make you a Self-loather?
|by Anonymous||reply 445||11/26/2016|
I hate you for making me laugh at that, r445.
|by Anonymous||reply 446||11/26/2016|
R443, which one is Jeffery's boyfriend?
|by Anonymous||reply 447||11/26/2016|
The lead Augustus Prew.
|by Anonymous||reply 448||11/26/2016|
I thought he was gay. But I only watched for ten minutes. The show was dreadful.
|by Anonymous||reply 449||11/26/2016|
On People of Earth a bearish looking guy came out as not just being abducted by Aliens, but that he also came out to his son as gay before that. The character is called Ennis btw. (as in Ennis Del Mar? *lol*). The guy is played by Daniel Stewart Sherman (guy with the trucker hat).
|by Anonymous||reply 450||11/28/2016|
Here's the trailer for People of Earth. Ennis, the farmer guy who came out as gay, is more or less a glorified extra so far (episode 6) though and him being gay was more of an off hand remark. And you see him very briefly in the trailer, but the trailer helps to set up the show (as it supposed to do)
|by Anonymous||reply 451||11/28/2016|
there's a new season of Please like me, if anyone's a fan! I know I am.
|by Anonymous||reply 452||11/29/2016|
Is the Reid character on Criminal Minds asexual or gay? They've never been clear. Love the gal who plays Garcia. She and Reid would make a cute couple.
|by Anonymous||reply 453||11/29/2016|
Reid has had girlfriends-ish. Didn't he go skinny-dipping once in LA with a girl he knew who'd become a successful actress?
|by Anonymous||reply 454||11/29/2016|
[quote]On People of Earth a bearish looking guy came out as not just being abducted by Aliens, but that he also came out to his son as gay before that.
He wasn't gay until the aliens anally probed him.
|by Anonymous||reply 455||11/29/2016|
Anthony Rapp Cast As Gay Science Officer On New “Star Trek” Series
|by Anonymous||reply 456||11/29/2016|
[quote] Reid has had girlfriends-ish. Didn't he go skinny-dipping once in LA with a girl he knew who'd become a successful actress?
He had a girlfriend two seasons ago, but she was killed off IIRC. Former showrunner Jeff Davis said he wanted Reid to be bisexual but CBS shut that down.
|by Anonymous||reply 457||11/29/2016|
Pearl in "Steven Universe" has moved past the point where fans can make any more arguments up declaring that she isn't gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 458||11/29/2016|
The show's creator admitted that Pearl is a lesbian, along with Garnet R458
|by Anonymous||reply 459||11/29/2016|
Well, Garnet is the fusion of two gems in love
|by Anonymous||reply 460||11/29/2016|
The Real O'Neals
|by Anonymous||reply 461||11/29/2016|
As has been said before: nobody cares about lesbians. They get brilliant representation as it is. Gay male characters are treated horribly. This thread is important to see if there is any progress being made.
|by Anonymous||reply 462||11/29/2016|
WOULD SOMEBODY FUCKING ANSWER THIS QUESTION: What happened to the gay Hart to Hart pilot from 2 years ago????
|by Anonymous||reply 463||12/01/2016|
So.. it turns out Even is indeed bipolar and was having a manic episode, walking naked out into the Oslo streets. Poor Isak was so clueless about what was happening. This was Isak's face when Sonja (Even's ex) told him about Even being manic and that he was just another crazy idea and that Even never loved him.
|by Anonymous||reply 464||12/04/2016|
There hasn't been any news in over a year R463 so it's likely dead
|by Anonymous||reply 465||12/04/2016|
Finn and Kasim
|by Anonymous||reply 466||12/06/2016|
R466 Fixed your broken link
|by Anonymous||reply 467||12/06/2016|
Neighbours David and Aaron Check out Aaron's bulge at :32
|by Anonymous||reply 468||12/15/2016|
R468 I wouldn't say the bulge is that impressive. He wore a yellow jumpsuit last year that showed a lot more.
David is a closeted midget. I wish he'd get over looking for his father and just fuck Aaron already. I guess we have to wait another four months.
|by Anonymous||reply 469||12/15/2016|
r469 Have you noticed that the main gay male characters on Neighbours have been white (like the rest of the cast), but their long term boyfriends are always men of color? The show hardly features men or women of other races, and the gay supporting character just so happens to fill that void. It's nice the show is including gay men of color, but it would be nice if Aaron dated a white guy just once before. I like him with David now though.
|by Anonymous||reply 470||12/15/2016|
There's something gay happening on TNT's "Good Behavior."
The guy getting fucked is "Kyle Dash" (played by Justin Breuning from All My Children). The scene is from the Dec. 13 episode.
Someone else will have to explain the set up.
|by Anonymous||reply 471||12/15/2016|
[quote]He had a girlfriend two seasons ago, but she was killed off IIRC. Former showrunner Jeff Davis said he wanted Reid to be bisexual but CBS shut that down.
That would makes perfect sense because his character has always seemed pansexual to me. Calling him bisexual seems....limiting.
|by Anonymous||reply 472||12/16/2016|
Damn, they actually showed that on TNT R471???
|by Anonymous||reply 473||12/16/2016|
R473 Yes. The show is rated TV-MA-LS (Mature). I don't get TNT, so can't explain anything. If you don't have access yourself, I found it on a youtube channel where they "minimize" the screen within the screen. The scene in question starts around the 32:00 minute mark.
|by Anonymous||reply 474||12/16/2016|
The quality of your provided clip is awful, R474. There are better ways of streaming content, you know. Let me help you out:
|by Anonymous||reply 475||12/17/2016|
It's the thrusting that was shocking on tv. They didn't show anything but one dude shirtless
|by Anonymous||reply 476||12/17/2016|
R470 something like this
|by Anonymous||reply 477||12/17/2016|
Well.. at least Isak and Even got their (somewhat) happy ending, but Isak talking about death and then saying he "doesn't know" if Even is the man of his life and they could "break up tomorrow" I was like... oh ok. That's.... nice.
|by Anonymous||reply 478||12/17/2016|
This sounds like a break up? Maybe they won't last that long?
|by Anonymous||reply 479||12/17/2016|
This was really sweet though. If you haven't watched this storyline, you should.
|by Anonymous||reply 480||12/17/2016|
This started today (17th Dec)
Does BBC3 counts as television as it's online only? At least a BBC3 showing often means a BBC1/BBC2 showing later on
|by Anonymous||reply 481||12/17/2016|
Once again a GAY (male) website is all about the lesbians. NewNowNext covers LGBT characters that have died this year, without mentioning several gay male characters that have died, like for example Mr Robot.
|by Anonymous||reply 482||12/19/2016|
[quote]It's the thrusting that was shocking on tv
Mr Robot was the first time I remember seeing "explicit" gay thrusting on basic cable.
|by Anonymous||reply 483||12/19/2016|
Good, I want to know about lesbian and bi female characters too
|by Anonymous||reply 484||12/19/2016|
[quote]Jack, a young boy who share a kiss with Jude on Freeform’s The Fosters before being murdered by his foster father.
Oh my GOD. Isn't this a show with pretty young audience? It seems kinda morbid. Especially for a young gay character.
|by Anonymous||reply 485||12/19/2016|
R484, I don't care about lesbians at all. They have brilliant representation as it is. Lesbian characters on tv are allowed to kiss and have sex, unlike most gay male characters. That's why I find it hypocritcal when they complain about lesbian characters dying, you could kill of half of all the lesbian characters on tv and they'd still get better representation than gay men.
|by Anonymous||reply 486||12/19/2016|
R486 it's more of a man-vs-woman issue. Women are accorded "sexual agency" and are free to explore their sexuality with both genders. Men are seen through a more binary lense and have less opportunity to explore their bisexuality lest their reputation takes a dive. Probably why we don't hear or see anything about lesbians being thrown off buildings for liking the same sex - they've all been men. For some reason, people think male sexuality is terrifying and must be controlled or decisively eradicated.
|by Anonymous||reply 487||12/19/2016|
The last episode of Arrow had some pretty nice scenes between Curtis and his husband Paul
|by Anonymous||reply 488||12/19/2016|
The other actor in that Good Behavior scene is out actor-journalist, Caleb Spivak.
|by Anonymous||reply 489||12/21/2016|
Merli with Bruno and Pol second season has come to a close
|by Anonymous||reply 490||12/21/2016|
On Welsh soap "Rownd a Rownd," hot closeted wolf, David (l), finally admitted his feelings for openly gay otter, Rhys (r), and they ended up having sex in the auto repair shop.
|by Anonymous||reply 491||12/22/2016|
Finn just had sex with Kasim.
|by Anonymous||reply 492||12/23/2016|
|by Anonymous||reply 493||12/24/2016|
Father Marcus (Ben Daniels) in The Exorcist though it only really counts as current if they have a second series as the first is finished now (and the ratings weren't that good though I enjoyed it). Father Marcus was pretty kickass.
As a priest he should be celibate but it looked like that man in the bar was in with a chance before Marcus was so rudely interrupted. In the unlikely event the show is renewed, the producer hopes to follow both Father Marcus and the other exorcist priest further which could show more.
|by Anonymous||reply 494||12/29/2016|
And just found out that Ben Daniels is out himself
|by Anonymous||reply 495||12/30/2016|
r493, what is that from?
|by Anonymous||reply 496||12/31/2016|
R496, Salatut Elämät (Secret Lives). It's a Finnish soap. They already killed off a gay character though, Elias.
|by Anonymous||reply 497||01/01/2017|
OMG.. look what I found. He tried to kiss him!
|by Anonymous||reply 498||01/01/2017|
The Halcyon; just started this evening on ITV. Apparently Lady Hamilton's younger son.
|by Anonymous||reply 499||01/02/2017|
Chewing Gum; E4. Olisa Odele
Gay best friend.
Hasn't a sex life, yet. Programme's funny though
|by Anonymous||reply 500||01/19/2017|
Haven't seen it myself, but apparently the show Taboo has a gay character
|by Anonymous||reply 501||01/23/2017|
Ah, it must be the clerk bloke, r501 (at least I think he is a clerk, he takes notes during meetings). He was revealed in some sort of Molly House telling Tom that he'd loved him way back when. Tom then proceeded to blackmail him.
I think the only positively gay thing about Taboo (at least so far) is the way paid sex with boys is mentioned as casually as paid sex with girls. I know, I'm reaching here.
|by Anonymous||reply 502||01/23/2017|
This is coming later in the year on BBC2
|by Anonymous||reply 503||02/08/2017|
The show "Bull" on CBS has a gay male character
|by Anonymous||reply 504||02/08/2017|
R503, wasn't this already a show like 10 years ago? I'm confused.
|by Anonymous||reply 505||02/08/2017|
Sort of r503. The trial has been dramatised before (A Very British Sex Scandal) but not the whole story. It starred DL fave Sam Heughan. This new version will include real-life testimony from gay men living through the time and is possibly looked at as part of the move towards decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1967. There's various stuff going on in the UK this year to celebrate this.
|by Anonymous||reply 506||02/08/2017|
The new 24 apparently has some gay characters
|by Anonymous||reply 507||02/08/2017|
"It starred DL fave Sam Heughan. "
And you get to see him bottom in it! It used to be on youtube, not sure if it still is.
|by Anonymous||reply 508||02/09/2017|
The new FX show Legion has a lesbian character played by Aubrey Plaza. In last week's episode she talked about fingerbanging a female hookup. There is one small thing... she is the murdered ghostfriend of the lead character, who hallucinations her at random times.
|by Anonymous||reply 509||Last Sunday at 5:08 PM|
Actually that character is a bit special R509
|by Anonymous||reply 510||Last Sunday at 5:14 PM|