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What are the current TV shows with gay characters?

I know about Downton Abbey, The New Normal, Days of Our Lives and Spartacus. Are there any others?

by Anonymousreply 14904/29/2016

Who's gay on Downton Abbey. I missed the first 2 seasons and just started watching it.

by Anonymousreply 102/10/2013

Thomas on downton

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by Anonymousreply 502/10/2013

Happy Endings

by Anonymousreply 602/10/2013

Revenge, The Good Wife, Modern Family, Shameless, Happy Endings

by Anonymousreply 702/10/2013

Grey's Anatomy has a lesbo couple.

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by Anonymousreply 1002/10/2013

Fox Evening News with Sheperd Smith

by Anonymousreply 1102/10/2013

Who's gay in Revenge?

by Anonymousreply 1202/10/2013

I assume they mean Nolan, who is a bisexual character, not gay. One of the very few male bisexual characters of television.

by Anonymousreply 1302/10/2013

General Hospital

by Anonymousreply 1402/10/2013

There's a lesbian on Go On

by Anonymousreply 1502/10/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1602/10/2013

I guess we're supposed to assume that Sue's friend on "The Middle" is gay.

by Anonymousreply 1702/10/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1802/10/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1902/10/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2002/10/2013

Shameless has the gay son and he fucks guys in the show.

by Anonymousreply 2102/10/2013

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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[quote]There's a flamboyant gay latino man on Reba's Malibu Country.

Complete with a Latino-fey accent .

by Anonymousreply 2402/10/2013

White Collar (Matt Bomer offscreen, the black woman onscreen)

by Anonymousreply 2502/10/2013

R24 - that's Jai Rodriguez. It's his first job since QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY went off the air...

by Anonymousreply 2602/10/2013

Does Billy on the Street on the FUSE channel count?

by Anonymousreply 2702/10/2013

Don't forget all those gay dancing pro boys on "Dancing with the Stars"!

by Anonymousreply 2802/11/2013

Has anyone noticed a gay vibe between Raj and Stewart (owner of the comic book store) on "The Big Bang Theory?" It started last season and seems to be building very, very, very slowly. I hope the producers go for it.

by Anonymousreply 2902/11/2013

What about Danny and McGarrett on Hawaii 5-0? They bicker like two bitchy queens, and when James Caan guested his character even asked if the two of them were "an item". And we all know about Scott Caan in real life....

by Anonymousreply 3002/11/2013

There is a lesbian character on Chicago Fire.

by Anonymousreply 3102/11/2013

Ah, Scotty...

by Anonymousreply 3202/11/2013

[italic]Supernatural[/italic] has a recurring character, Charlie, who is an out lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 3302/11/2013

And Supernatural has the gay angel Castiel

by Anonymousreply 3402/11/2013

True Blood's Layfayette, Russell Edgington (sp), Steve Newlin, Pam, Tara and whomever they hook up with.

House of Lies's Roscoe Kaan (well, gender queer really)

by Anonymousreply 3502/11/2013

Who's the gay on Scandal?

by Anonymousreply 3602/11/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3702/11/2013

That scene is duplicated in the US version, r37. Big, flaccid peen and all.

by Anonymousreply 3802/11/2013

Did we ever do a thread where we suggest straight TV characters should be gay? That would be fun.

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by Anonymousreply 4102/14/2013

R26 Jai hosted "Groomer Has It" on Animal Planet for two seasons. He did guest appearances on various TV shows since QEfSG.

by Anonymousreply 4202/14/2013

Fran Descher's Happily Divorced

The Carrie Diaries

Teen Wolf

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 Anonymousreply 4302/14/2013

oops, Fran Drescher, of course.

by Anonymousreply 4402/14/2013

Bob's Burgers may not have explicitly gay characters (besides the guy on roller skates), but it has lots of gay character.

and Gene "I'm a Top" Belcher will be coming out any episode now

by Anonymousreply 4502/14/2013

The Office

SNL (Stefon)

Family Guy

The Simpsons

South Park

Breaking Bad (dead now)

2.5 Men (bisexual)

by Anonymousreply 4602/14/2013

R36 the White House Chief of Staff is gay and in a same sex marriage.

by Anonymousreply 4702/14/2013

Kevin Spacey on "House of Cards" is bisexual.

by Anonymousreply 4802/14/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4902/14/2013

White Collar: FBI agent, Diana, is a lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 5002/14/2013

Obviously, the gay cop on Southland...

by Anonymousreply 5102/14/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 5202/15/2013

I know that, R52.. but the whole point of Jai's character was getting Will to figure out he was gay, basically.

by Anonymousreply 5302/15/2013

Sherlock BBC! Current if they continue one day.

by Anonymousreply 5402/15/2013

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 Anonymousreply 5502/15/2013

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 Anonymousreply 5602/15/2013

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 Anonymousreply 5702/22/2013

There's an Australian comedy show called Please Like Me with Josh Thomas. Thomas plays a neurotic dweeb who struggles with coming to terms with being gay while he's in his first gay relationship (and the guy is, like, hot).

by Anonymousreply 5803/08/2013

BBC's miniseries In the Flesh. Anything more may spoil the whole show. It's pretty intense though.

by Anonymousreply 5903/28/2013

There's hardly any gay characters on tv right now, that's the point. This looks really good though..

by Anonymousreply 6006/14/2014

Penny Dreadful anyone?

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The Simpsons' Mr. Smithers

South Park's Mr. Garrison

by Anonymousreply 6506/14/2014

R30 -- I thought Dan-O and McGarrett were a couple back when the original series was new!

by Anonymousreply 6606/14/2014

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 Anonymousreply 6706/14/2014

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 Anonymousreply 6806/27/2014

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 Anonymousreply 6906/27/2014

Allegedly "Vampire Diaries", but it might as well NOT have one.

True Blood of course.

by Anonymousreply 7006/27/2014

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 Anonymousreply 7106/28/2014

Shows with gay (male) characters this summer:

The Night Shift, Tyrant, Days of our Lives, True Blood, Penny Dreadful, Eastenders (British), Emmerdale (British), A Place To Call Home (Australian).

by Anonymousreply 7206/29/2014

Looks like Dominion has a new gay character. He's hot too!

by Anonymousreply 7307/07/2014

"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 Anonymousreply 7407/07/2014

Last week's Major Crimes had a blistering outing of Rusty the twink whore by his drug addled bio-mom.

by Anonymousreply 7507/07/2014

Hit The Floor (VH1) has a new gay storyline. It even had a guest appearance by Scott Evans!

by Anonymousreply 7607/26/2014

The Backlot's piece on Hit The Floor

by Anonymousreply 7707/26/2014

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 Anonymousreply 7807/26/2014

Degrassi, ok so it's Canadian, but it seems like it has a gay character and now possibly two.

by Anonymousreply 7908/01/2014

Video of the (possible) gay couple on Degrassi.

by Anonymousreply 8008/01/2014

Major Crimes has at least three.

by Anonymousreply 8108/01/2014

The blond lesbian copy on Rookie Blue.

by Anonymousreply 8208/01/2014

Lost Girl has a bisexual woman (Bo) and a lesbian (Lauren).

by Anonymousreply 8308/01/2014

R82, the question was GAY as in MALE.

by Anonymousreply 8408/01/2014

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 Anonymousreply 8508/01/2014

I wonder if Thomas on "Downton Abbey" will ever have a boyfriend?

by Anonymousreply 8608/01/2014

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 Anonymousreply 8708/01/2014

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 Anonymousreply 8908/01/2014

I'll just keep ignoring the troll at R90.

Here's current tv shows with gay characters:

True Blood



Penny Dreadful

Please Like Me

In The Flesh

Modern Family



Major Crimes

Hit The Floor


Teen Wolf

Masters Of Sex

The Night Shift

Days Of Our Lives

by Anonymousreply 9108/01/2014

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 Anonymousreply 9212/11/2014

Emmerdale (English), Degrassi (Canadian) and The Originals.

Empire starts on Fox in January.

by Anonymousreply 9312/11/2014

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 Anonymousreply 9412/11/2014

Empire has an LGB character?

by Anonymousreply 9512/13/2014

The Flash - the police captain casually mentions his boyfriend sometimes.

by Anonymousreply 9612/13/2014

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 Anonymousreply 9801/12/2015

How about bi characters?

by Anonymousreply 9901/19/2015

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 Anonymousreply 10001/19/2015

The detective on "The Affair", played by Victor Williams, is gay.

by Anonymousreply 10101/19/2015

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 Anonymousreply 10201/20/2015

Did they ever renew "In The Flesh" or is it officially on the trash heap?

by Anonymousreply 10301/20/2015

Just to piss off R84 etc... Gillian Anderson in The Fall beds men and women.

by Anonymousreply 10401/20/2015

R103, it's been cancelled.

This is a new gay comedy, based on the life of Dan Savage.

by Anonymousreply 10505/14/2015

Quantico will have gay characters.

by Anonymousreply 10607/25/2015

Switched At Birth has a new gay character.

by Anonymousreply 10710/15/2015

On recent streaming shows there is

Gay male Titus on Unbreakble Kimmy Schmidt

Lesbian Tammy and bisexual Sarah on Transparent

by Anonymousreply 10810/15/2015




Brooklyn 99


DOOL(Soon there won't be any more despite the claims of an anti-Will troll)

Modern Family

Black Sails

Major Crimes

by Anonymousreply 10910/15/2015

There's also:

The Walking Dead

A Place To Call Home


The Middle

Please Like Me

Hit The Floor


Faking It

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 Anonymousreply 11010/15/2015

New gay on Switched at Birth?

by Anonymousreply 11110/15/2015

The sex scene on Please Like Me was surprisingly hot.

by Anonymousreply 11210/18/2015

The gay cop on the new brit show 'Cuffs' is hot!

by Anonymousreply 11310/29/2015

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 Anonymousreply 11410/29/2015

Cuffs just had a hot scene with Jake and Simon

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by Anonymousreply 11711/08/2015

Nashville has a gay male character and of course there is the closet case Carol on The Walking Dead.

by Anonymousreply 11811/08/2015

Alex comes out in gif.

by Anonymousreply 11911/14/2015

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 Anonymousreply 12011/14/2015

R120, no. It is however available online if you know where to look :)

by Anonymousreply 12111/14/2015

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 Anonymousreply 12211/14/2015

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 Anonymousreply 12311/14/2015

James and Henry finally had sex on A Place To Call Home.

by Anonymousreply 12412/02/2015

[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 Anonymousreply 12512/02/2015

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 Anonymousreply 12612/02/2015

Aaron and Robert on Emmerdale

by Anonymousreply 12712/06/2015

7 Shows That Need To Fix The Gay In 2016.

by Anonymousreply 12812/27/2015

Hit the Floor season 3 next month!

by Anonymousreply 12912/27/2015

That list doesn't surprise me r128.

by Anonymousreply 13012/27/2015

Cuffs was canceled

by Anonymousreply 13112/27/2015

When are they going to let me out of the closet?

by Anonymousreply 13212/27/2015

I believe this year had two fake gay characters and 2 or 3 gay characters who died.

by Anonymousreply 13312/27/2015

Ben & Paul on Eastenders

by Anonymousreply 13412/29/2015

Tristan and Miles are back together on Degrassi.

by Anonymousreply 13512/29/2015

Part 2.

by Anonymousreply 13612/29/2015

Monsieur and Chevalier from Versailles.

by Anonymousreply 13712/29/2015

Jim Parsons in "The Big Bang Theory." Oh wait, he is supposed to be straight in that show....... You could have fooled me.

by Anonymousreply 13812/29/2015

ABC World News Tonight

by Anonymousreply 13912/29/2015

Some of these have barely there gays, but I'm gonna include them anyway..

Modern Family


Hit The Floor

General Hospital

Days Of Our Lives

Crazy Ex Girlfriend


American Crime


Teen Wolf

The Walking Dead

The Real O'Neals

How To Get Away With Murder

Faking It

The Magicians



The Haves and Have Nots

The 100


by Anonymousreply 14002/26/2016

[quote]Some of these have barely there gays, but I'm gonna include them anyway..

Why? Barely there gay characters shouldn't count.

by Anonymousreply 14102/26/2016

The GOP debates.

by Anonymousreply 14202/26/2016

[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 Anonymousreply 14302/26/2016

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 Anonymousreply 14402/26/2016

Mr Robot and Sense8

by Anonymousreply 14502/26/2016

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 Anonymousreply 14602/27/2016

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 Anonymousreply 14703/24/2016

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 Anonymousreply 14803/24/2016

Once Upon A Time .... Dorothy Gale, Red Riding Hood = lesbian couple

by Anonymousreply 14904/29/2016
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