20 best LGBTQ TV characters as voted by TV Time users

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Photo credit: John Medland/ Freeform, acquired from Freeform Press Site /
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BROOKLYN NINE-NINE — “The Therapist” Episode 608 — Pictured: Andre Braugher as Ray Holt — (Photo by: Vivian Zink/NBC)
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE — “The Therapist” Episode 608 — Pictured: Andre Braugher as Ray Holt — (Photo by: Vivian Zink/NBC) /

10. Raymond Holt — Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Played by: Andre Braugher

Why they’re so great: Considering his age, it’s not unrealistic to be surprised that Raymond Holt is a gay man. Gay and black in the police force during the 70s and 80s would have been career suicide, but he refused to pretend to be someone he wasn’t.

In the end, his abilities as a policeman stood out. He’s a respected captain, at least by those who truly matter to him. He’s also someone others can turn to whether they’re facing problems because of their own sexuality (like Rosa) or because of the color of their skin. He remains fair to all and always puts his detectives first, making him someone to support every step of the way.

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE — Photo by: Evans Vestal Ward/NBC — Acquired via NBC Media Village
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE — Photo by: Evans Vestal Ward/NBC — Acquired via NBC Media Village /

9. Rosa Diaz — Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Played by: Stephanie Beatriz

Why they’re so great: Long before Rosa Diaz came out on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the show has always been one of the most diverse without many even realizing. Rosa is one of those diverse characters from the beginning, as a Latina character.

Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen her in another light. She was able to admit her love for women as well as men, making her the only bisexual character on the TV series. We’ve seen her questioning her interests, her commitment to anyone, and her struggle with her parents accepting her. It’s not surprising she’s in the top 10 LGBT TV characters right now.