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Lesbian characters have had a rough few years on TV.
However, we're here today to let you know where you can catch every lesbian character who will be on TV this fall season and in the future. We’ve compiled a report of every LGBTQ character on television — consisting of shows that are either American or air prominently in America and excluding animated, reality, and soap opera programs — and we are pretty thrilled with the outcome. Now, these aren’t all LGBT characters on TV ever, just the ones that are present/alive on shows airing now, renewed for upcoming seasons, or still potentially up for renewal. So you'll be seeing a lot of shows on here that won't air until midseason or later, but that just means there's more to look forward to!
Even with these stipulations, nearly 200 characters made the cut, and while some of them are just minor recurring roles on sitcoms you may never have heard of, several high-profile and award-winning programs like Transparent, Orange Is the New Black, and Shameless prove that smash successes often come with several LGBT characters and storylines that show the world sides of our community that television has never seen before (take note, future TV shows of the world).
We couldn’t be more thrilled to see this much representation across the board (not to mention this many shows we need to catch-up on ASAP) but we’re only human, so if you happen to find a character we missed, please shout them out in the comments. The more the merrier, and we hope to keep adding copiously to this list for the rest of forever!
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