I was bored as the most immense and beautiful storm pounded Essex overnight and I wondered if I could think of twenty-five of the most impressive, realistic and important portrayals of LGBTQ characters from the gold and silver screens. I did! There are more from TV than film and this is only from films and shows I have watched, so don’t expect a perfect list by any means…they’re just my opinions from the media I’ve experienced. Hope you find it interesting and a varied list!
- Brian Kinney (Gale Harold) in Queer as Folk
- Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer) in Glee
- Calliope Torres (Sara Ramirez) in Grey’s Anatomy
- Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis) in True Blood
- Barca (Antonio Te Maioho) in Spartacus: Blood and Sand
- Emmett Honeycutt (Peter Paige) in Queer as Folk
- Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) in Brokeback Mountain
- Willow Rosenberg (Alyson Hannigan) in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- Santana Lopez (Naya Rivera) in Glee
- Agron (Daniel Feuerriegel) in Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Spartacus: Vengeance & Spartacus: War of the Damned.
- Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare) in True Blood
- Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd) in Torchwood
- Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) in Torchwood
- Justin Taylor (Randy Harrison) in Queer as Folk
- Nasir (Pana Hema Taylor) in Spartacus: Vengeance & Spartacus: War of the Damned.
- Hephaistion (Jared Leto) in Alexander
- Ennis del Mar (Heath Ledger) in Brokeback Mountain
- Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley) in True Blood
- Blaine Anderson (Darren Criss) in Glee
- Loras Tyrell (Finn Jones) in Game of Thrones
- Craig Pelton (Jim Rash) in Community
- Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw) in Grey’s Anatomy
- Renly Baratheon (Gethin Anthony) in Game of Thrones
- Thomas Barrow (Rob James-Collier) in Downton Abbey
- Melanie Marcus (Michelle Clunie) in Queer as Folk
- Brittany Pierce (Heather Morris) in Glee
- Tara Maclay (Amber Benson) in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- Erica Hahn (Brooke Smith) in Grey’s Anatomy
- Pietros (Eka Darville) in Spartacus: Blood and Sand.
Please comment any shows/movies/characters that you believe should have been included as I am always on the lookout for good LGBTQ themed and integrated media.
Farewell once more.