38 of the Best LGBTQ+ TV Characters of All Time

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Representation in TV is super important. Although we like TV to be an escape from real life, if we’re supposed to believe it’s based in reality, then it should definitely have some diversity. Having more LGBTQ+ characters on the small screen not only gives lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer & questioning people some characters that they can relate and look up to, but it can also inspire them to be themselves. For non-LGBTQ+ folk, it's good for them to be exposed to a life different from their own so they can begin to understand it better.

While there is still a long way to go as far when it comes to equality of all kinds, these awesome characters are moving us along in the right direction. These characters are strong, badass, inspiring, hilarious and just so happen to be LGBTQ+.