There’s been a positive spin on the queer relationships since LGBTQ+ characters first made their way onto TV screens. We’re seeing characters like never before as the actual LGBTQ+ community is now being hired and it is not just doom and gloom now. These are the best LGBTQ+ characters in TV history.

Dreamer in “Supergirl”

To all of the trans kids and adults, who never saw themselves in TV superheroes, Dreamer became the hero everyone needed. In 2018, history was made when the TV saw the first trans superhero as Nia Nal/Dreamer on “Supergirl.” The episode “Reality Bytes” is one of the most progressive and impactful TV episodes to date with a powerful and educational episode of TV based on the real trans experience.

Oscar Martinez was ready to call out his “Office” coworkers

The homophobic nonsense needs to be called out in real life as well as on screen to spread the quality content among people and this done by Oscar Martinez quite remarkably. In the show, Andy was having a sexual identity crisis, Oscar said: “What exactly is my responsibility here? To comfort an insecure heterosexual man? That can’t possibly fall to me.” That’s a real damn mood, Oscar.

The Shadowhunter and the Warlock

TV giving us gay pairings is a cake and the happy ending of their relationship is nothing less than a cherry on top. The TV series offered a much more positive spin on that arc when Alec finds out that Magnus is bi and not gay. The most powerful arc of the show is when Alec doesn’t follow the “Family First” mentality and embraces himself just the way he is.

Sophie set the new standard

Sophie in “Orange Is the New Black” is one of the most authentic portrayals of an LGBTQ+ character in TV history. Cox’s portrayal of Sophie was astonishing and she became the first transgender person nominated for an Emmy. Laverne Cox helped erase the stigma both on and off the screen.

LARP and the lesbian named Charlie

Most of the queer characters on “Supernatural” were used for comedic value and rarely had any substance, until the introduction of Charlie. The constant gay jokes and slightly homophobic undertones were ditched with the arrival of Charlie and the show moved to more progressive tone in the LGBTQ+ community.

Maz developed a soul in “Lucifer”

The non-empathetic and unfeeling half-demon Mazikeen in “Lucifer” has a major character development in the series. her human contact was so profoundly developed, it seems that she developed a soul. We saw her sexual desire for men, women, demons, and angels manifest violently with no emotion tied to it; the more she hung out with her human friends, however, the more she sought out love. Eventually, Maz found herself in a healthy and lasting relationship with the Biblical Eve.


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