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 274||Last Thursday at 5:07 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||02/11/2013|
Has anyone noticed a gay vibe between Raj and Stewart (owner of the comic book store) on "The Big Bang Theory?" It started last season and seems to be building very, very, very slowly. I hope the producers go for it.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||02/11/2013|
What about Danny and McGarrett on Hawaii 5-0? They bicker like two bitchy queens, and when James Caan guested his character even asked if the two of them were "an item". And we all know about Scott Caan in real life....
|by Anonymous||reply 30||02/11/2013|
There is a lesbian character on Chicago Fire.
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|by Anonymous||reply 32||02/11/2013|
[italic]Supernatural[/italic] has a recurring character, Charlie, who is an out lesbian.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||02/11/2013|
And Supernatural has the gay angel Castiel
|by Anonymous||reply 34||02/11/2013|
True Blood's Layfayette, Russell Edgington (sp), Steve Newlin, Pam, Tara and whomever they hook up with.
House of Lies's Roscoe Kaan (well, gender queer really)
|by Anonymous||reply 35||02/11/2013|
Who's the gay on Scandal?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||02/11/2013|
Does Shameless US show peen? In the first episode of Shameless UK, Dean Lennox Kelly who plays Kev, rolls over in bed and we see everything. That's the first inkling that Ian, who sees it happen, is gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||02/11/2013|
That scene is duplicated in the US version, r37. Big, flaccid peen and all.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||02/11/2013|
Did we ever do a thread where we suggest straight TV characters should be gay? That would be fun.
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|by Anonymous||reply 41||02/14/2013|
R26 Jai hosted "Groomer Has It" on Animal Planet for two seasons. He did guest appearances on various TV shows since QEfSG.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||02/14/2013|
Fran Descher's Happily Divorced
The Carrie Diaries
Pretty Little Liars (lesbian)
American Horror Story: Asylum (lesbian / this one finished a couple of weeks ago)- First season had gay characters.
Banshee (minor character though)
|by Anonymous||reply 43||02/14/2013|
oops, Fran Drescher, of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||02/14/2013|
Bob's Burgers may not have explicitly gay characters (besides the guy on roller skates), but it has lots of gay character.
and Gene "I'm a Top" Belcher will be coming out any episode now
|by Anonymous||reply 45||02/14/2013|
Breaking Bad (dead now)
2.5 Men (bisexual)
|by Anonymous||reply 46||02/14/2013|
R36 the White House Chief of Staff is gay and in a same sex marriage.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||02/14/2013|
Kevin Spacey on "House of Cards" is bisexual.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||02/14/2013|
R26, Jai had a guest appearance on Days, he played a guy Will was supposedly interested in.
The Carrie Diaries has a really cute gay character, Walt Reynolds. His storyline has barely started, but he did have a gay moment in episode 4. The show is doing horribly in the ratings though, so don't be surprised if it's canceled.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||02/14/2013|
White Collar: FBI agent, Diana, is a lesbian.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||02/14/2013|
Obviously, the gay cop on Southland...
|by Anonymous||reply 51||02/14/2013|
[quote]Jai had a guest appearance on Days, he played a guy Will was supposedly interested in. [/quote]
No, Jai played a newscaster on Days. At the time, Will was not out as gay, not even to the viewers.
Anyway, I must admit Days are playing some pretty hot gay scenes. Today, they had Will dreaming of Sunny. He appeared in the shower, and they started kissing.
However, nothing was hotter than the drunk "straight" Will kissing some random dude in the tunnel.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||02/15/2013|
I know that, R52.. but the whole point of Jai's character was getting Will to figure out he was gay, basically.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||02/15/2013|
Sherlock BBC! Current if they continue one day.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||02/15/2013|
There's DL favorite Thor the male nurse on Nurse Jackie, which also houses O'Hara, a bisexual female doctor.
For another riveting bisexual chick, we have Kalinda on The Good Wife, which occassionally throws us a scene once in a blue moon featuring Alicia's bitchy but wimpy gay brother, Owen.
Felix on General Hospital is the Richard Simmons of the 21st century.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||02/15/2013|
AE has a story about a new CBS pilot called The Mcarthys.
"Jake Lacy will play gay character Ronnie in the new CBS pilot The McCarthys. "the smart, funny, neurotic son who came out to his family two years ago. He’s finally decided to move out and begin a life away from his family, but they keep finding ways to involve him in their drama."
This sounds interesting so I hope it gets picked up. There's also some shirtless pics around and he's kind of hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||02/15/2013|
r47, I don't watch Scandal, but I'm assuming you do and I have a question. Or anyone else who knows can answer to.
Tonight I saw a commercial for the new episode. Sam Page was on saying to Kerry Washington "You want me to be the first gay Governor of North Carolina?" She says, "Yup." He says, "OK, lets' find me a fake wife."
Is he the same character as the White House Chief of Staff that you mentioned in your post? Or is this another guy?
I'm wondering if that would make the show worth checking out. Sam Page is kind of cute, and he sure plays gay a lot.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||02/22/2013|
There's an Australian comedy show called Please Like Me with Josh Thomas. Thomas plays a neurotic dweeb who struggles with coming to terms with being gay while he's in his first gay relationship (and the guy is, like, hot).
|by Anonymous||reply 58||03/08/2013|
BBC's miniseries In the Flesh. Anything more may spoil the whole show. It's pretty intense though.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||03/28/2013|
There's hardly any gay characters on tv right now, that's the point. This looks really good though..
|by Anonymous||reply 60||06/14/2014|
Penny Dreadful anyone?
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|by Anonymous||reply 64||06/14/2014|
The Simpsons' Mr. Smithers
South Park's Mr. Garrison
|by Anonymous||reply 65||06/14/2014|
R30 -- I thought Dan-O and McGarrett were a couple back when the original series was new!
|by Anonymous||reply 66||06/14/2014|
Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie. Bert confessed to me he was a bottom and loves it when Ernie does unspeakable things to him with a turkey baster.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||06/14/2014|
Did anyone catch Tyrant? What do we think? I thought it was fairly good, though a bit clichéd. And it's so obvious the guy playing the main character isn't Arab. That said, I did like the gay storyline.
The fact that they never mentioned Sammy being gay was very refreshing. They just let it play out, Sammy being confident and flirting with the other guy in the steam room said it all.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||06/27/2014|
I like Tyrant, good show. As to the gay son, Sammy, he is way too confident for a supposedly 16-year teen in an Muslem country.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||06/27/2014|
Allegedly "Vampire Diaries", but it might as well NOT have one.
True Blood of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||06/27/2014|
I disagree, R69. I think he's clueless and naive, just like many other guys his age. He just doesn't think. He seems a bit dumb, especially with him admiring his obviously crazy uncle. That says it all. His younger sister seems smarter and more enlightened though.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||06/28/2014|
Shows with gay (male) characters this summer:
The Night Shift, Tyrant, Days of our Lives, True Blood, Penny Dreadful, Eastenders (British), Emmerdale (British), A Place To Call Home (Australian).
|by Anonymous||reply 72||06/29/2014|
Looks like Dominion has a new gay character. He's hot too!
|by Anonymous||reply 73||07/07/2014|
"Shameless" has the best gay male plot line with Ian/Mickey of any show I can think of currently airing on US television (ignoring a gay niche show like Looking).
I honestly can't think of anything that beats it.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||07/07/2014|
Last week's Major Crimes had a blistering outing of Rusty the twink whore by his drug addled bio-mom.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||07/07/2014|
Hit The Floor (VH1) has a new gay storyline. It even had a guest appearance by Scott Evans!
|by Anonymous||reply 76||07/26/2014|
The Backlot's piece on Hit The Floor
|by Anonymous||reply 77||07/26/2014|
The actor who plays Sammi on "Tyrant" is at least 18-years old. I understand that Sammi is supposed to be 16, and his sister is older I believe.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||07/26/2014|
Degrassi, ok so it's Canadian, but it seems like it has a gay character and now possibly two.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||08/01/2014|
Video of the (possible) gay couple on Degrassi.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||08/01/2014|
Major Crimes has at least three.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||08/01/2014|
The blond lesbian copy on Rookie Blue.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||08/01/2014|
Lost Girl has a bisexual woman (Bo) and a lesbian (Lauren).
|by Anonymous||reply 83||08/01/2014|
R82, the question was GAY as in MALE.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||08/01/2014|
On "Last Tango in Halifax" (a PBS series and my favorite show on TV), one of the main characters is a lesbian (with her on-again, off-again GF). I also think her oldest son (occasionally bullied because he's "sensitive") will one day be coming out.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||08/01/2014|
I wonder if Thomas on "Downton Abbey" will ever have a boyfriend?
|by Anonymous||reply 86||08/01/2014|
OK, thanks for playing, R85. But again, the question was MALE. This website is for gay men, hence we have interest in gay male characters, not lesbians. You can take that sh*t with you to L Chat, thanks.
I wish someone could make a new thread with MALE in the headline, so we won't get a gazillion lesbian answers again, because nobody here cares about lesbian tv characters.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||08/01/2014|
Fine, R88. Go talk about lesbian characters on L Chat. And please.. it's not like the lesbians have a lack of representation. There's a lesbian on every tv show these days. Not so much for gay male characters.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||08/01/2014|
I'll just keep ignoring the troll at R90.
Here's current tv shows with gay characters:
Please Like Me
In The Flesh
Hit The Floor
Masters Of Sex
The Night Shift
Days Of Our Lives
|by Anonymous||reply 91||08/01/2014|
In shameless US there are two gay characters that are in a relationship. Ian (one of the main characters) and mickey (the gansters son who is now also a main character) have a relationship throughout the entire show.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||12/11/2014|
Emmerdale (English), Degrassi (Canadian) and The Originals.
Empire starts on Fox in January.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||12/11/2014|
Yep R92, IMO Shameless is the television show that has the strongest gay (male) storyline. The relationship between Ian/Mickey has been fantastic with a powerhouse performance from Noel Fisher.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||12/11/2014|
Empire has an LGB character?
|by Anonymous||reply 95||12/13/2014|
The Flash - the police captain casually mentions his boyfriend sometimes.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||12/13/2014|
Just G, R95. His name is "Jamal" and he's played by Jussie Smollett.
[quote]The middle son, Jamal (Jussie Smollett), is a sensitive soul and musical prodigy who, unlike Hakeem, shies away from the spotlight. Jamal also happens to be gay, which infuriates and embarasses his father (Terrence Howard).
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|by Anonymous||reply 98||01/12/2015|
How about bi characters?
|by Anonymous||reply 99||01/19/2015|
Captain Holt on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" is openly gay.
There's the lesbian moms on "The Fosters," with their youngest son, Jude, in the "questioning" category.
I don't believe Rusty from "Major Crimes" has categorical stated that he's gay. He was a prostitute for a time but all his sexual activity was for pay.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||01/19/2015|
The detective on "The Affair", played by Victor Williams, is gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||01/19/2015|
While Rusty hasn't ever officially come out and said it, R100, he's had crushes on men for the last year or so and stopped seeing that girl he went to school with. One episode was all about his crush from the TV show he worked on - he asked the guy out but the guy said Rusty was too young. That should make it pretty clear he's gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||01/20/2015|
Did they ever renew "In The Flesh" or is it officially on the trash heap?
|by Anonymous||reply 103||01/20/2015|
Just to piss off R84 etc... Gillian Anderson in The Fall beds men and women.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||01/20/2015|
R103, it's been cancelled.
This is a new gay comedy, based on the life of Dan Savage.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||05/14/2015|
Quantico will have gay characters.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||07/25/2015|
Switched At Birth has a new gay character.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||10/15/2015|
On recent streaming shows there is
Gay male Titus on Unbreakble Kimmy Schmidt
Lesbian Tammy and bisexual Sarah on Transparent
|by Anonymous||reply 108||10/15/2015|
DOOL(Soon there won't be any more despite the claims of an anti-Will troll)
|by Anonymous||reply 109||10/15/2015|
The Walking Dead
A Place To Call Home
Please Like Me
Hit The Floor
How To Get Away With Murder
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The Bold and the Beautiful (according to casting calls, though they might back out due to homophobic viewers)
|by Anonymous||reply 110||10/15/2015|
New gay on Switched at Birth?
|by Anonymous||reply 111||10/15/2015|
The sex scene on Please Like Me was surprisingly hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||10/18/2015|
The gay cop on the new brit show 'Cuffs' is hot!
|by Anonymous||reply 113||10/29/2015|
This should be restricted to shows with a significant gay character, someone that has a real plotline. Something like Agents of Shield R110 or the Flash just have minor gay characters which don't truly count.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||10/29/2015|
Cuffs just had a hot scene with Jake and Simon
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|by Anonymous||reply 117||11/08/2015|
Nashville has a gay male character and of course there is the closet case Carol on The Walking Dead.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||11/08/2015|
Alex comes out in gif.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||11/14/2015|
Is "Cuffs" showing in the US? It couldn't be on BBC America because that would mean people running that channel would care about quality.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||11/14/2015|
R120, no. It is however available online if you know where to look :)
|by Anonymous||reply 121||11/14/2015|
They haven't actually come out and said she's gay, but Marianne Jean-Baptiste's character on "Blindspot" was shown having liplocks with another woman in flashbacks.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||11/14/2015|
Your right r122 she's probably a lesbian unless they claim she's bi.
The Arrow just added a gay black character and has lesbian Nyssa daughter of Ra's.
DOOL is virtually GOOL-LESS
B&B is supposedly going to add a bi character.
Jane the Virgin has two lesbian characters
|by Anonymous||reply 123||11/14/2015|
James and Henry finally had sex on A Place To Call Home.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||12/02/2015|
[quote]The Arrow just added a gay black character and has lesbian Nyssa daughter of Ra's.
Right, another "I'm gay but I don't get a love life" character. Isn't it funny how the gay male characters never get to kiss their loved ones, yet the lesbian characters get to kiss and have sex all the time? The gay character on The Flash is engaged (I think he's married now actually), and when he thought his fiance was dead, he HUGGED him when he found out he was alive! WTF?! Had these two been women you'd have seen them making out, yet since they are two men all they get is a hug. Same with the gay character on Agents of SHIELD, doesn't get a love life, or like I said, the gay character on Arrow. And the list goes on and on and on. It never ends. They can show gay characters as much as they want, but what is the point if they can't show all of them, including their love lives? I still remember the actor who played one of the gay characters in Black Sails saying they cut back the gay storyline because the writers/showrunners/whoever got cold feet. Lesbian pirates are ok, but not gay ones! Sure, there's some exceptions, Shameless and HTGAWM, but they are definitely in the minority. DOOL was actually not bad in this respect either, until the show was de-gayed of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||12/02/2015|
R125 there people complaining that the previous writers didn't use the vets enough and focused too much on the gay story and that they were pushing a "gay agenda" such as when they had Will and Sonny get married or there marital problems on display. Those same people are glad with the new direction the show has taken with the vets on display more and other vets coming back while the gay stuff has been toned down.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||12/02/2015|
Aaron and Robert on Emmerdale
|by Anonymous||reply 127||12/06/2015|
7 Shows That Need To Fix The Gay In 2016.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||12/27/2015|
Hit the Floor season 3 next month!
|by Anonymous||reply 129||12/27/2015|
That list doesn't surprise me r128.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||12/27/2015|
Cuffs was canceled
|by Anonymous||reply 131||12/27/2015|
When are they going to let me out of the closet?
|by Anonymous||reply 132||12/27/2015|
I believe this year had two fake gay characters and 2 or 3 gay characters who died.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||12/27/2015|
Ben & Paul on Eastenders
|by Anonymous||reply 134||12/29/2015|
Tristan and Miles are back together on Degrassi.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||12/29/2015|
|by Anonymous||reply 136||12/29/2015|
Monsieur and Chevalier from Versailles.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||12/29/2015|
Jim Parsons in "The Big Bang Theory." Oh wait, he is supposed to be straight in that show....... You could have fooled me.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||12/29/2015|
ABC World News Tonight
|by Anonymous||reply 139||12/29/2015|
Some of these have barely there gays, but I'm gonna include them anyway..
Hit The Floor
Days Of Our Lives
Crazy Ex Girlfriend
The Walking Dead
The Real O'Neals
How To Get Away With Murder
The Haves and Have Nots
|by Anonymous||reply 140||02/26/2016|
[quote]Some of these have barely there gays, but I'm gonna include them anyway..
Why? Barely there gay characters shouldn't count.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||02/26/2016|
The GOP debates.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||02/26/2016|
[quote]Why? Barely there gay characters shouldn't count.
Because if I didn't there'd only be like 5 shows worth mentioning. Most gay male characters on tv are neutered and barely there. Thank god for British and other international soaps.. that's where I currently get my fix of gay storylines.. like Eastenders, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and the new show Crashing.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||02/26/2016|
The new flagship BBC spy drama, The Night Manager has a gay character; Major Corkoran. Plays fixer and right hand man to main baddie played by Hugh Laurie. Russell Tovey was in first episode too (might be in more, don't know)
|by Anonymous||reply 144||02/26/2016|
Mr Robot and Sense8
|by Anonymous||reply 145||02/26/2016|
Thanks for making me aware of that, R144, I didn't know. I've always been a fan of Tom Hiddleston but now I've got even more reason to watch. Again it just further proves that international tv shows, mainly British, are miles ahead of the good ol' USA when it comes to tv shows with gay characters. It's a sad state for gay tv shows in the US. Just last year, in 2015 (!) we had not one, but two shows, with male characters faking being gay. We also had one show where a gay male character had sex with a woman. That's how far we have come! It's absolutely shocking in this day and age. I'm sorry, I just don't trust American shows anymore. Not after the atrocities that was last year. I had to stop watching three shows because of their portrayal of gay men, it was wile. It was like we were back in the 1950s. Even more mind boggling is that these shows have gay showrunners. Actual gay men write horrific gay characters. I just don't get it. Do they suffer from internalized homophobia or something?
|by Anonymous||reply 146||02/27/2016|
Crazy Ex Girlfriend now has a gay and a bi character.
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia had one of its characters coming out, only to go back in. Ugh..
Archie will hopefully be made into a tv show, and it'll have a gay character.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||03/24/2016|
R145, Mr Robot's bi character is a joke. He had sex with a guy ONCE in order to get information. He is married to a woman and has a kid. We haven't seen him with guys after that one scene. Sure... there's an older gay on the show too, but come on. Would be a lot more interesting if they could actually develop the bisexual guy further, but they're probably too afraid to piss off the fanboys. Funny that they don't seem to mind lesbians though!
|by Anonymous||reply 148||03/24/2016|
Once Upon A Time .... Dorothy Gale, Red Riding Hood = lesbian couple
|by Anonymous||reply 149||04/29/2016|
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|
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||07/08/2016|
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||07/08/2016|
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|
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||07/20/2016|
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||07/20/2016|
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||Last Tuesday at 2:05 AM|
That's gay equality according to possible future cult leader FCF r261.
|by Anonymous||reply 268||Last Tuesday at 3:17 AM|
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||Last Tuesday at 4:15 AM|
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||Last Thursday at 12:19 AM|
Not seeing anything gay in this trailer. Guess there must be an uncut version somewhere R270
|by Anonymous||reply 271||Last Thursday at 12:23 AM|
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||Last Thursday at 1:01 AM|
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||Last Thursday at 2:55 AM|
The LPGA Open
|by Anonymous||reply 274||Last Thursday at 5:07 PM|