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Which LGBT Character On Television Do You Admire?

And are there any characters that helped you when you needed it most?

Television needs more LGBT characters – but there are some already out there that are worth celebrating.

BBC / Doctor Who

And I don't know about you, but having a well-written LGBT character meant a lot for me growing up watching television - it still does now.

For example, I love Isak and Even's relationship in the Norweigan teen drama Skam, because it just showed us a relationship between two guys who love each other.


I needed such a relationship on screen when I was younger, but I'm so pleased that there is one now. Seeing such storylines on TV now make me hopeful that there are such relationships between LGBT youth.

Who are your favourite characters? I have been absolutely obsessed with Denise (Lena Waithe) in Master of None, who is a constant source of wisdom.


And if you haven't seen the "Thanksgiving" episode of Master of None, you really should.

And then there's the wonderful Buck Vu (Ian Alexander) in the deeply weird The OA, a character who I really want to see more of in the show's second season.

Plan B Entertainment / Netflix


Other characters I love: Sophia (Laverne Cox) from Orange is the New Black and Josh (Josh Thomas) in Please Like Me.

Tell us about the characters who you love or have helped you in any way. Oh and if you want to tell us about a character that has helped you, that character doesn't necessarily have to be canonically LGBT.

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Just let us know about them anyway.

Let us know your character and the reason why and it might appear in a future BuzzFeed Community article or video!

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