20 best LGBTQ TV characters as voted by TV Time users

Photo credit: John Medland/ Freeform, acquired from Freeform Press Site
Photo credit: John Medland/ Freeform, acquired from Freeform Press Site /
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Photo credit: Legends of Tomorrow/The CW by Dean Buscher; Acquired via CW TV PR
Photo credit: Legends of Tomorrow/The CW by Dean Buscher; Acquired via CW TV PR /

14. Sara Lance — Legends of Tomorrow

Played by: Caity Lotz

Why they’re so great: There aren’t many redeeming qualities to Sara Lance at first, but then the same could be said for Oliver Queen. Sara needed to find herself and it took the shipwreck and time in the League of Assassins to do that. Now, the White Canary is certainly a character to look up to.

She’s able to put others first. After making amends with her family, she was able to open up about who she was. Now she’s one of the most unapologetically flawed LGBTQ TV characters on the whole of TV, but in a positive way. She never tries to be someone she isn’t — well, except when having to fit into a time period to save the world — either people accept her or they don’t.

Pretty Little Liars
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13. Emily Fields — Pretty Little Liars

Played by: Shay Mitchell

Why they’re so great: When it comes to coming out stories, Emily Fields is one of the LGBTQ TV characters that fans should pay attention to. While she’d known for some time that she was interested in women, she struggled to come out to her friends and family. Like Alex Danvers in Supergirl, she was worried about how people would react.

It took time for some people to accept her for who she really is. However, she never stopped caring about them and she certainly never stopped being the kind-hearted fighter that she is. Her story from start to finish is one worth watching for — and it’s also worth reading the story development in the novels which is slightly different.