14 Standout LGBTQ+ TV Characters (PHOTOS)
Mickey Milkovich and Ian Gallagher (Shameless)
Sure, this on-again-off-again couple have had some volatile moments in the Showtime series, but there's no denying that Ian (Cameron Monaghan) and Mickey (Noel Fisher) love each other. Thankfully they'll both be returning for the show's upcoming 10th season for more Shameless
Denise (Master of None)
It may be a while before — and if — we see Denise (Lena Waithe) again, but this Master of None
character still stands out years after her infamous "Thanksgiving" episode in which she comes out to her family.
Sadie (Good Girls)
In Season 2 of NBC's hit series, Isaiah Stannard's character Sadie took a huge step when they told mom Annie (Mae Whitman) that they were felt as though they were a boy. Sadie set a courageous example at a young age and the action deserves all of the applause.
Captain Raymond Holt (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
This matter-of-fact police captain has brought the laughs in his time at the nine-nine. Fans were granted more time with the favorite when the show was revived by NBC and can look forward to more from Holt (Andre Braugher) when the show returns for another season.
Lord John Grey (Outlander)
As a friend and adoptive father of Jamie's (Sam Heughan) bastard son William, Lord John Grey (David Berry) has captured the hearts of viewers from the very beginning. His unrequited love for the Scotsman is heartbreaking in a way that makes us want to make everything okay for this British ally.
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Toni Topaz and Cheryl Blossom (Riverdale)
Whether or not they're on or off, Toni (Vanessa Morgan) and Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) are a dynamic duo we saw evolve over time. Even with their tiffs, it's hard to picture these ladies apart for too long.
Anne Lister (Gentleman Jack)
Suranne Jones' portrayal of the real-life figure gives insight into a 19th-century woman who wouldn't let society define her. What's not to respect and love?
Tess Pearson (This Is Us)
Fans learned a little more about Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) and Randall's (Sterling K. Brown) daughter Tess (Eris Baker) when she revealed that she likes girls to her aunt in the 2018 Thanksgiving episode. Adding another layer to the Pearson fabric, Tess's coming out was mirrored with TV grandfather William's (Ron Cephas Jones) own interest in the same-sex.
Theo Putnam (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)
This friend of eveyone's favorite teenage witch revealed that they no longer wanted to be called Susie and opted for Theo. In the latest round of episodes, Theo (Lachlan Watson) even pushed Greendale's societal constructs by fighting for a spot on the boys basketball team, proving gender is no match for determined players.
Mitchell Pritchett and Cameron Tucker (Modern Family)
Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cam (Eric Stonestreet) have been in our TV lives for some time now, and we still love their hilarious antics. More importantly, we love the way they love each other no matter what.
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Petra Solano (Jane the Virign)
It's been quite the evolution for Petra (Yael Grobglas) in The CW series and we can't help but love her for it. While she may be having trouble in her love life, we couldn't agree with Jane (Gina Rodriguez) more when she said she should add more Petra to her novel.
June is Pride Month, which means it's time to celebrate the members of the LGBTQ community in a big way.
TV has given viewers so many characters and personalities to love over the years — so many in fact that it's hard to round them all up. Luckily today's landscape is representing the community in a way that it hasn't in the past and continues to make strides in a positive direction.
GLAAD has released its annual “Where We Are on TV” report and the findings will make you awfully proud to be a TV buff!
Click through the gallery above for a look at 14 characters from the LGBTQ community that we love, and let us know which characters you love in the comments below.