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LGBT CHARACTERS ON PRIMETIME SCRIPTED TELEVISION


LUTHER ACTOR: RAY FORD SHOW: DON’T TRUST THE B---- IN APT 23 NETWORK: ABC STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: BLACK Luther works as James Van Der Beek’s personal  assistant and is writing a screenplay in his spare  time.


CALLIE TORRES ACTOR: SARA RAMIREZ SHOW: GREY’S ANATOMY NETWORK: ABC STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: BISEXUAL ETHNICITY: LATINA Dr. Callie Torres is an orthopedic surgeon at  Seattle Grace Hospital.  She and wife Dr. Arizona  Robbins will be dealing with Arizona’s plane  crash injury this season and raising their  daughter, Sofia.


ARIZONA ROBBINS ACTOR: JESSICA CAPSHAW SHOW: GREY’S ANATOMY NETWORK: ABC STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: LESBIAN ETHNICITY: WHITE Dr. Arizona Robbins is a pediatric surgeon at  Seattle Grace who is raising a daughter with wife  Callie and currently recovering from a  devastating plane crash. 


MAX BLUM ACTOR: ADAM PALLY SHOW: HAPPY ENDINGS NETWORK: ABC STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Max is a playful slacker who spends his time  trying to start his own business and playing  video games.


GEOFFREY ACTOR: JAI RODRIGUEZ SHOW: MALIBU COUNTRY NETWORK: ABC STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: LATINO Geoffrey is a record label assistant that will  befriend main character Reba and help her get  her career back on track.


BRAD ACTOR: BROCK CIARLELLI SHOW: THE MIDDLE NETWORK: ABC STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Brad is a friend and ex‐boyfriend of Sue.  Showrunners have confirmed he is gay, though  his orientation has yet to be addressed on the  show.


ALEX ACTOR: SHANNYN SOSSAMON SHOW: MISTRESSES NETWORK: ABC STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: LESBIAN ETHNICITY: WHITE Alex is a recurring lesbian character on the new  midseason drama Mistresses on ABC.


SALLY ACTOR: VICTORIA MUSSETT SHOW: MISTRESSES NETWORK: ABC STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: LESBIAN ETHNICITY: WHITE Sally is a recurring lesbian character on the new  midseason drama Mistresses on ABC.


CAMERON TUCKER ACTOR: ERIC STONESTREET SHOW: MODERN FAMILY NETWORK: ABC STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Cameron is in a loving committed relationship  with Mitchell Pritchett. This season the couple  deals with their adoption hopes for a second  child falling through.


MITCHELL PRITCHETT ACTOR: JESSE TYLER FERGUSON SHOW: MODERN FAMILY NETWORK: ABC STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Mitchell is in a loving committed relationship  with Cameron Tucker. This season the couple  deals with their adoption hopes for a second  child falling through.


NOLAN ROSS ACTOR: GABRIEL MANN SHOW: REVENGE NETWORK: ABC STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: BISEXUAL ETHNICITY: WHITE Nolan is a genius software inventor and hacker,  and has become Emily’s trusted ally in her plot  to avenge her father’s wrongful conviction and  death.


CYRUS BEENE ACTOR: JEFF PERRY SHOW: SCANDAL NETWORK: ABC STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Cyrus is the White House Chief of Staff and is  willing to do anything to ensure the safety of the  President’s career.


MR. WOLFE ACTOR: REX LEE SHOW: SUBURGATORY NETWORK: ABC STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER Mr. Wolfe is the school’s guidance counselor.


CHEF ALAN ACTOR: EVAN ARNOLD SHOW: SUBURGATORY NETWORK: ABC STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Chef Alan was involved with Mr. Wolfe this past  season. 


KALINDA SHARMA ACTOR: ARCHIE PANJABI SHOW: THE GOOD WIFE NETWORK: CBS STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY : FEMALE ORIENTATION: BISEXUAL ETHNICITY: ASIAN/ PACIFIC ISLANDER Kalinda is a law firm investigator who is ruthless  in her pursuit of answers.


LANA DELANEY ACTOR: JILL FLINT SHOW: THE GOOD WIFE NETWORK: CBS STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: LESBIAN ETHNICITY: WHITE Lana is an FBI agent who has an on and off  relationship with Kalinda.


OWEN CAVANAUGH ACTOR: DALLAS ROBERTS SHOW: THE GOOD WIFE NETWORK: CBS STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY : MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Owen is Alicia’s brother who just moved back to  Chicago. He works as a math professor.


LOUIS ACTOR: MICHAEL URIE SHOW: PARTNERS NETWORK: CBS STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Louis owns an architecture firm with his best  friend, Joe, and is in a committed relationship  with boyfriend, Wyatt.


WYATT ACTOR: BRANDON ROUTH SHOW: PARTNERS NETWORK: CBS STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Wyatt is a successful nurse who is in a  relationship with Louis.


BRENDA ACTOR: SARA RUE SHOW: RULES OF ENGAGEMENT NETWORK: CBS STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: LESBIAN ETHNICITY: WHITE Brenda is a friend of Jeff’s and agrees to be the  surrogate mother for him and Audrey. She will  deliver the child this season.


EVELYN HARPER ACTOR: HOLLAND TAYLOR SHOW: TWO AND A HALF MEN NETWORK: CBS STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: BISEXUAL ETHNICITY: WHITE Evelyn is Alan’s mother and Jake’s grandmother  and began dating a woman named Jean last  season.


ADRIANNA TATE-DUNCAN ACTOR: JESSICA LOWNDES SHOW: 90210 NETWORK: CW STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: BISEXUAL ETHNICITY: WHITE Adrianna is an aspiring musician trying to find a  balance between making it in the business and  staying true to herself.


TEDDY MONTGOMERY ACTOR: TREVOR DONOVAN SHOW: 90210 NETWORK: CW STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Teddy began a serious relationship last season,  and has agreed to be the donor for Silver’s baby. 


WALT ACTOR: BRANDON DOOLING SHOW: THE CARRIE DIARIES NETWORK: CW STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Walt is one of Carrie’s best friends in high school.


TYRA DUPRE ACTOR: KELLY MCCREARY SHOW: EMILY OWENS, M.D. NETWORK: CW STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: LESBIAN ETHNICITY: BLACK Tyra is a first‐year surgical intern who befriends  Emily and struggles to be accepted as she is the  daughter of the chief resident.


KALDRICK KING ACTOR: ANDRA FULLER SHOW: THE L.A. COMPLEX NETWORK: CW STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: BLACK Kal is a rapper trying to get his career back on  track. He comes out in the season finale after  finding closure with ex‐boyfriend Tariq and hope  in a new relationship with Christopher.


TARIQ ACTOR: BENJAMIN CHARLES WATSON SHOW: THE L.A. COMPLEX NETWORK: CW STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: BLACK Tariq is an aspiring producer who works with Kal on his record. The two begin dating, but Tariq  returns to his hometown after Kal assaults him  and has to sign confidentiality agreements  about their relationship.


CHRISTOPHER TAYLOR ACTOR: JAROD JOSEPH SHOW: THE L.A. COMPLEX NETWORK: CW STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: BLACK Christopher is the openly gay lawyer for Kal’s rival, Infinite, and he and Kal have an affair. He is  resistant to a relationship with Kal while he is in  the closet, but the two bond during a tragedy  and end the season together as Kal comes out.


ROGER ACTOR: SETH MACFARLANE SHOW: AMERICAN DAD! NETWORK: FOX STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: “OMNI-SEXUAL” ETHNICITY: OTHER Roger the alien is an extraterrestrial Stan  rescued from Area 51.


GREG CORBIN ACTOR: SETH MACFARLANE SHOW: AMERICAN DAD! NETWORK: FOX STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Greg is a news anchor at the local television  station and in a devoted relationship with his co‐ anchor, Terry Bates. The couple raises their  daughter Libby together.


TERRY BATES ACTOR: MIKE BARKER SHOW: AMERICAN DAD! NETWORK: FOX STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Terry is a news anchor at the local television  station and in a devoted relationship with his co‐ anchor, Greg Corbin. The couple raises their  daughter Libby together.


ANGELA MONTENEGRO ACTOR: MICHAELA CONLIN SHOW: BONES NETWORK: FOX STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: BISEXUAL ETHNICITY: ASIAN/ PACIFIC ISLANDER Angela is an artist who specializes in  reconstructing facial features and crime scenes.  Angela married a man three seasons ago.


TERRY KIMPLE ACTOR: JASON SUDEIKIS SHOW: THE CLEVELAND SHOW NETWORK: FOX STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Terry is a friend of Cleveland’s and his coworker  at Waterman Cable. He is married to a man  named Paul.


KURT HUMMEL ACTOR: CHRIS COLFER SHOW: GLEE NETWORK: FOX STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Kurt is an alumna of McKinley High and the New  Directions who will be taking on New York this  season. He is currently dating Blaine Anderson.


BLAINE ANDERSON ACTOR: DARREN CRISS SHOW: GLEE NETWORK: FOX STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Blaine is a singer in the New Directions glee  club, class President and is dating newly‐ graduated former member, Kurt.


BRITTANY PIERCE ACTOR: HEATHER MORRIS SHOW: GLEE NETWORK: FOX STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: BISEXUAL ETHNICITY: WHITE Brittany is a cheerleader and a singer and  dancer in the New Directions glee club. She will  be repeating her senior year while in a long  distance relationship with Santana.


SANTANA LOPEZ ACTOR: NAYA RIVERA SHOW: GLEE NETWORK: FOX STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: LESBIAN ETHNICITY: LATINA Santana is a newly graduated alumna of New  Directions and is starting college at the  University of Louisville this season. She is dating  Brittany.


UNIQUE (WADE ADAMS) ACTOR: ALEX NEWELL SHOW: GLEE NETWORK: FOX STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: STRAIGHT ETHNICITY: BLACK Unique is a transgender student from rival glee  club, Vocal Adrenaline. This season she transfers  to McKinley and joins the New Directions.


SEBASTIAN SMYTHE ACTOR: GRANT GUSTIN SHOW: GLEE NETWORK: FOX STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Sebastian is a student at Dalton Academy and a  member of The Warblers. He had a crush on  Blaine and tried to break up his relationship with  Kurt.


PATTY BOUVIER ACTOR: JULIE KAVNER SHOW: THE SIMPSONS NETWORK: FOX STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: LESBIAN ETHNICITY: WHITE Patty is one of Marge Simpson’s older twin  sisters. 


WAYLON SMITHERS ACTOR: HARRY SHEARER SHOW: THE SIMPSONS NETWORK: FOX STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Smithers is the assistant to tyrannical billionaire,  Mr. Burns.


LESLIE SHAY ACTOR: LAUREN GERMAN SHOW: CHICAGO FIRE NETWORK: NBC STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: LESBIAN ETHNICITY: WHITE Leslie is a skilled paramedic who faces  harrowing situations. She also faces drama with  ex‐girlfriend, Clarice.


CLARICE ACTOR: SHERI APPLEBY SHOW: CHICAGO FIRE NETWORK: NBC STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: BISEXUAL ETHNICITY: WHITE Clarice is the ex‐girlfriend of Leslie and is now  married to a wealthy man and pregnant.


ANNE ACTOR: JULIE WHITE SHOW: GO ON NETWORK: NBC STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: LESBIAN ETHNICITY: WHITE Anne is a lawyer who recently lost her wife and  is dealing with suddenly becoming a widowed  single mother through sessions in group  therapy.


BRYAN ACTOR: ANDREW RANNELLS SHOW: THE NEW NORMAL NETWORK: NBC STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Bryan is a television writer and in a long term  committed relationship with David, with whom  he is trying to start a family with the help of a  surrogate.


DAVID ACTOR: JUSTIN BARTHA SHOW: THE NEW NORMAL NETWORK: NBC STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE David is a gynecologist and in a long term  committed relationship with Bryan, with whom  he is trying to start a family with the help of a  surrogate.


OSCAR MARTINEZ ACTOR: OSCAR NUÑEZ SHOW: THE OFFICE NETWORK: NBC STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: LATINO Oscar is a gay accountant for the Dunder‐Mifflin  paper supply company in Scranton, Penn who is  having an affair with his coworker’s politician  husband.


TOM LEVITT ACTOR: CHRISTIAN BORLE SHOW: SMASH NETWORK: NBC STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Tom is a Broadway composer and songwriter  who teams up with friend Julia to write  Bombshell, a musical about Marilyn Monroe. He  is currently dating dancer Sam.


SAM STRICKLAND ACTOR: LESLIE ODOM JR. SHOW: SMASH NETWORK: NBC STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: BLACK Sam is a dancer in the Marilyn Monroe musical,  Bombshell. He is currently dating songwriter  Tom.


BOBBY ACTOR: WESLEY TAYLOR SHOW: SMASH NETWORK: NBC STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Bobby is a dancer in the Marilyn Monroe  musical, Bombshell.


EMILY FIELDS ACTOR: SHAY MITCHELL SHOW: PRETTY LITTLE LIARS NETWORK: ABC FAMILY STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: LESBIAN ETHNICITY: OTHER This season, Emily dealt with the murder of her  girlfriend Maya, her new relationship with Paige  and trying to solve the mystery of the new “A”  with her friends.


PAIGE MCCULLERS ACTOR: LINDSEY SHAW SHOW: PRETTY LITTLE LIARS NETWORK: ABC FAMILY STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: LESBIAN ETHNICITY: WHITE Paige is a competitive swimmer who has gotten  back together with Emily in the wake of Maya’s  murder.


NORA UNDERWOOD ACTOR: ANNE RAMSAY SHOW: THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER NETWORK: ABC FAMILY STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: LESBIAN ETHNICITY: WHITE Nora is Ricky’s mom who helps with his child  when she is not working as an assistant for Mr.  Boykewich.


ANNE JUERGENS ACTOR: MOLLY RINGWALD SHOW: THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER NETWORK: ABC FAMILY STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: LESBIAN ETHNICITY: WHITE Anne is Amy’s mom who came out this season.  She is now in a new relationship with Nora’s  Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor, Willadean.


ALICE ACTOR: CHRISTY KARACAS SHOW: SUPERJAIL! NETWORK: ADULT SWIM STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: STRAIGHT ETHNICITY: WHITE Alice is a transgender prison guard who  monitors the Superjail! compound.


PAUL GUAYE ACTOR: CHRISTOPHER MCCULLOCH SHOW: SUPERJAIL! NETWORK: ADULT SWIM STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: BLACK Paul is the former leader of the prison’s gay  gang, Double Rainbows. The group was  disbanded when he fell in love with rival gang  leader, Jean.


JEAN BAPTISTE LE GHEI ACTOR: CHRISTOPHER MCCULLOCH SHOW: SUPERJAIL! NETWORK: ADULT SWIM STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Jean is the former leader of the prison’s gay  gang, Purple Pythons. The group was disbanded  when he fell in love with rival gang leader, Paul.


SHORE LEAVE ACTOR: DOC HAMMER SHOW: THE VENTURE BROS. NETWORK: ADULT SWIM STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Shore‐Leave is a former OSI agent who is now a  member of SPHINX and is in a relationship with  The Alchemist.


THE ALCHEMIST ACTOR: DANA SNYDER SHOW: THE VENTURE BROS. NETWORK: ADULT SWIM STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE The Alchemist is a scholar and member of The  Order of the Triad. He is working on a cure for  AIDS and is in a relationship with Shore Leave.


CONNIE CUNAMAN ACTOR: ROGER BLACK SHOW: BRICKLEBERRY NETWORK: COMEDY CENTRAL STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: LESBIAN ETHNICITY: WHITE Connie is a park ranger.


MR. GARRISON ACTOR: TREY PARKER SHOW: SOUTH PARK NETWORK: COMEDY CENTRAL STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: BISEXUAL ETHNICITY: WHITE Mr. Garrison is an elementary school teacher at  South Park Elementary.


LANA ACTOR: SARAH PAULSON SHOW: AMERICAN HORROR STORY NETWORK: FX STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: LESBIAN ETHNICITY: WHITE Lana is a reporter who is committed by her  partner when she gets too close to exposing the  secrets of Briarcliff Asylum.


TBD ACTOR: CLEA DUVALL SHOW: AMERICAN HORROR STORY NETWORK: FX STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: LESBIAN ETHNICITY: WHITE Clea Duvall will play Lana’s girlfriend, who  commits Lana to Briarcliff after she comes too  close to exposing the asylum’s secrets.


PATRICK ACTOR: MICHAEL ARDEN SHOW: ANGER MANAGEMENT NETWORK: FX STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Patrick is a member of Charlie’s anger  management group who struggles with being  passive aggressive. He works in a clothing store.


CLEO (DERRICK) ACTOR: JAMES BLACK SHOW: ANGER MANAGEMENT NETWORK: FX STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: BISEXUAL ETHNICITY: BLACK Cleo is in prison and is a member of an anger  therapy group Charlie visits. Cleo was released  this season and committed a crime to be  arrested so he could be back with his boyfriend,  Donovan.


DONOVAN ACTOR: DARIUS MCRARY SHOW: ANGER MANAGEMENT NETWORK: FX STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: BLACK Donovan is in prison and is a member of an  anger therapy group Charlie visits. He is in a  relationship with Cleo.


RAY GILLETTE ACTOR: ADAM REED SHOW: ARCHER NETWORK: FX STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Ray is a smooth and sarcastic agent working for  ISIS.


PAM ACTOR: AMBER NASH SHOW: ARCHER NETWORK: FX STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: BISEXUAL ETHNICITY: WHITE Pam is the level‐headed but occasionally  sexually aggressive HR Director for ISIS.


WENDY TELLER ACTOR: DREA DE MATTEO SHOW: SONS OF ANARCHY NETWORK: FX STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: BISEXUAL ETHNICITY: WHITE Wendy is the ex‐wife of Jax and a recovering  drug addict. She returns to town to try and build  a relationship with her and Jax’s son, Abel.


JUDY HARVEY ACTOR: AMY HILL SHOW: ENLIGHTENED NETWORK: HBO STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: LESBIAN ETHNICITY: ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER Judy is the HR Head at Abaddonn Industries.


LORAS TYRELL ACTOR: FINN JONES SHOW: GAME OF THRONES NETWORK: HBO STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Loras is the highly renowned “Knight of  Flowers,” who was secretly involved with the  dead king’s ambitious brother, Renly, before  Renly’s death.


ELIJAH ACTOR: ANDREW RANNELLS SHOW: GIRLS NETWORK: HBO STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Elijah is Hannah’s ex‐boyfriend who has agreed  to become her new roommate.


TARA THORNTON ACTOR: RUTINA WESLEY SHOW: TRUE BLOOD NETWORK: HBO STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: BISEXUAL ETHNICITY: BLACK Tara is a newly‐made vampire who has become  romantically involved with her maker, Pam.


LAFAYETTE REYNOLDS ACTOR: NELSAN ELLIS SHOW: TRUE BLOOD NETWORK: HBO STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: BLACK Lafayette is a fry cook, former drug dealer and a  medium for spirits of the dead to communicate  with the living world.


PAM DE BEAUFORT ACTOR: KRISTIN BAUER VAN STRATEN SHOW: TRUE BLOOD NETWORK: HBO STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: LESBIAN ETHNICITY: WHITE Pam is the proprietor of the vampire bar  Fangtasia and has recently became the maker of  newly‐turned vampire Tara.


STEVE NEWLIN ACTOR: MICHAEL MCMILLIAN SHOW: TRUE BLOOD NETWORK: HBO STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Steve is a newly‐turned vampire and spokesman  of the American Vampire League. He was in a  relationship with Russell Edgington last season,  prior to Russel’s death.


RUSSELL EDGINGTON ACTOR: DENIS O’HARE SHOW: TRUE BLOOD NETWORK: HBO STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Russell was a Chancellor of the recently  reformed Authority and was in a relationship  with Steve Newlin. He was killed by Eric at the  end of the season.


HADLEY HALE ACTOR: LINDSEY HAUN SHOW: TRUE BLOOD NETWORK: HBO STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: BISEXUAL ETHNICITY: WHITE Hadley is Sookie and Jason’s cousin, who is also  part‐fairy and formerly in a relationship with  vampire queen Sophie Anne.


CHARLIE ACTOR: RYAN MICHELLE BATHE SHOW: ARMY WIVES NETWORK: LIFETIME STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: LESBIAN ETHNICITY: BLACK Charlie is engaged to Nicole and the couple is  trying to start a family now that Nicole is a  decorated Army Captain and free to be out at  work.


NICOLE GALASSIN ACTOR: KELLIE MARTIN SHOW: ARMY WIVES NETWORK: LIFETIME STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: LESBIAN ETHNICITY: WHITE Nicole is a decorated Army Captain who is  engaged to Charlie and trying to start a family  with her.


TAMARA “T” KAPLAN ACTOR: JILLIAN ROSE REED SHOW: AWKWARD. NETWORK: MTV STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: BISEXUAL ETHNICITY: WHITE Tamara is Jenna’s eccentric and outgoing best  friend. She revealed in the second season finale  that she is “totally equal opportunity” when it  comes to dating. 


CLARK STEVENSON ACTOR: JOEY HARO SHOW: AWKWARD. NETWORK: MTV STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Clark, who was outed at the end of season one,  reappears this season as a calm voice of reason  to help Jenna.


RICKY SCHWARTZ ACTOR: MATTHEW FAHEY SHOW: AWKWARD. NETWORK: MTV STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: BISEXUAL ETHNICITY: WHITE Ricky is a ladies man and this season had  relationships with Tamara and Sadie. In the  season finale, he was found making out with  Clark and is described as being “sexually fluid.”


DANNY MAHEALANI ACTOR: KEAHU KAHUANUI SHOW: TEEN WOLF NETWORK: MTV STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER Danny is a member of the Beacon Hills Lacrosse  team, tech genius and the best friend of Jackson  Whittemore. 


THOMAS BARROW ACTOR: ROB JAMES-COLLIER SHOW: DOWNTON ABBEY NETWORK: PBS STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Thomas is a footman who was recently  promoted to valet on a probationary basis. He  will reportedly be getting a love interest this  season.


BLANCHE MOTTERSHEAD ACTOR: ALEX KINGSTON SHOW: UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS NETWORK: PBS STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: LESBIAN ETHNICITY: WHITE Blanche is a doctor who was in a relationship  with Lady Portia Alresford and suffers the  consequences when Portia releases a thinly  veiled memoir about their relationship. 


MICHELETTO ACTOR: SEAN HARRIS SHOW: THE BORGIAS NETWORK: SHOWTIME STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Micheletto is an assassin and the Borgia family  bodyguard. He briefly reconnected with a  childhood flame this season.


GIULIA FARNESE ACTOR: LOTTE VERBEEK SHOW: THE BORGIAS NETWORK: SHOWTIME STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: BISEXUAL ETHNICITY: WHITE Giulia is the Pope’s mistress and is willing to do  anything to keep that position.


RICHARD BATES ACTOR: JASON BEGHE SHOW: CALIFORNICATION NETWORK: SHOWTIME STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: BISEXUAL ETHNICITY: WHITE Richard is a novelist and a good friend of Hank’s.


ANDY BUTTON ACTOR: JOSEPH MAY SHOW: EPISODES NETWORK: SHOWTIME STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Andy is a consummately positive network  executive who was fired and rehired by Merc.


ROSCOE KAHN ACTOR: DONIS LEONARD JR. SHOW: HOUSE OF LIES NETWORK: SHOWTIME STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: BISEXUAL ETHNICITY: BLACK Roscoe is consultant Marty’s son and this past  season dealt with having feelings for both boys  and girls as well as being bullied for his gender  nonconformity.


ELEANOR O’HARA ACTOR: EVE BEST SHOW: NURSE JACKIE NETWORK: SHOWTIME STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: BISEXUAL ETHNICITY: WHITE O’Hara is an emergency room surgeon and  Jackie’s best friend who this past season gave  birth to her first child.


THOR LUNDGREN ACTOR: STEPHEN WALLEM SHOW: NURSE JACKIE NETWORK: SHOWTIME STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Thor is a diabetic nurse and a friend of Jackie’s.


IAN GALLAGHER ACTOR: CAMERON MONAGHAN SHOW: SHAMELESS NETWORK: SHOWTIME STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Ian is a semi‐closeted Army ROTC student who  works at a local grocery store and has become  involved with the father of his sister’s boyfriend.


MICKEY MILKOVICH ACTOR: NOEL FISHER SHOW: SHAMELESS NETWORK: SHOWTIME STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Mickey is a closeted teen who was involved with  Ian. Mickey was sent back to juvie last season  for assaulting a police officer.


MONICA GALLAGHER ACTOR: CHLOE WEBB SHOW: SHAMELESS NETWORK: SHOWTIME STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: BISEXUAL ETHNICITY: WHITE Monica is the biological mother of the Gallagher  children. This past season she attempted suicide  and then broke out of a mental hospital.


ABRAHAM ACTOR: BRADLEY WHITFORD SHOW: SHAMELESS NETWORK: SHOWTIME STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Abraham is a powerful and well‐dressed political  advocate.


KIP WALLICE ACTOR: VICTOR GARBER SHOW: WEB THERAPY NETWORK: SHOWTIME STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Fiona’s husband Kip is sent to a conversion  therapy camp before he can make a run for  office.


AGRON ACTOR: DANIEL FEUERRIEGEL SHOW: SPARTACUS NETWORK: STARZ STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Agron is a skilled fighter and one of Spartacus’  chief lieutenants during the rebellion. He is in a  relationship with a slave named Nasir.


NASIR ACTOR: PANA HEMA TAYLOR SHOW: SPARTACUS NETWORK: STARZ STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Nasir is a slave who was freed during Spartacus’  rebellion and enters into a relationship with  Agron.


BO ACTOR: ANNA SILK SHOW: LOST GIRL NETWORK: SYFY STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: BISEXUAL ETHNICITY: WHITE Bo is a bisexual half‐Succubus half‐Blood Sage  who feeds off the sexual energy of others. She  has on‐again, off‐again relationships with both  Dyson and Lauren.


LAUREN LEWIS ACTOR: ZOIE PALMER SHOW: LOST GIRL NETWORK: SYFY STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: LESBIAN ETHNICITY: WHITE Lauren is a doctor who works for the Light Fae and falls in love with Bo. Lauren swore her  allegiance to the Fae for a chance to help  her girlfriend Nadia, but was unable to cure her  in the end.


NADIA ACTOR: ATHENA KARKANIS SHOW: LOST GIRL NETWORK: SYFY STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: LESBIAN ETHNICITY: WHITE Nadia is Lauren’s girlfriend who had been in a  coma for five years. She awoke during the  second season, and forced Bo to kill her to  protect Lauren.


STEVE JINKS ACTOR: AARON ASHMORE SHOW: WAREHOUSE 13 NETWORK: SYFY STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Steve is a former ATF agent who now works for  Warehouse 13. He was resurrected from the  dead this season.


ADAM TORRES ACTOR: JORDAN TODOSEY SHOW: DEGRASSI NETWORK: TEENNICK STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: STRAIGHT ETHNICITY: WHITE Adam is a transgender teen who transferred to  Degrassi Community School following problems  he had at his previous school.


FIONA COYNE ACTOR: ANNIE CLARK SHOW: DEGRASSI NETWORK: TEENNICK STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: LESBIAN ETHNICITY: WHITE Fiona is a senior at Degrassi Community School  and is a talented artist interested in fashion. She  is currently dating Imogen.


IMOGEN MORENO ACTOR: CRISTINE PROSPERI SHOW: DEGRASSI NETWORK: TEENNICK STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: LESBIAN ETHNICITY: WHITE Imogen is a senior at Degrassi Community  School who lives to stand out from the crowd.  She is currently dating Fiona.


TRISTAN MILLIGAN ACTOR: LYLE O’DONOHOE SHOW: DEGRASSI NETWORK: TEENNICK STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Tristan is a freshman and he has big plans to  take over the school starting with the school  musical, Romeo and Jules.


DR. MORALES ACTOR: JONATHAN DEL ARCO SHOW: MAJOR CRIMES NETWORK: TNT STATUS: RECURRING GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: LATINO Dr. Morales is a Deputy Medical Examiner for  the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.


JOHN COOPER ACTOR: MICHAEL CUDLITZ SHOW: SOUTHLAND NETWORK: TNT STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE John is a veteran officer with the Los Angeles  Police Department.


PETER ACTOR: JOHN MICHAEL HIGGINS SHOW: HAPPILY DIVORCED NETWORK: TV LAND STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: WHITE Peter is Fran’s gay ex‐husband, whom she shares  a home with. 


DIANA BARRIGAN ACTOR: MARSHA THOMASON SHOW: WHITE COLLAR NETWORK: USA STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: FEMALE ORIENTATION: LESBIAN ETHNICITY: BLACK FBI Special Agent Diana Barrigan works with the  white collar crimes unit to bring in criminals.


OMAR ACTOR: TRAVIS WINFREY SHOW: SINGLE LADIES NETWORK: VH1 STATUS: REGULAR GENDER IDENTITY: MALE ORIENTATION: GAY ETHNICITY: BLACK Omar works as an assistant at Val’s boutique.


LGBT Characters in Primetime Scripted Television