There’s just more for gay men to relate to on television these days.
Soap operas might be a dying format, but they still had a surprisingly strong showing on this list, with nine characters coming from serial dramas; five from US daytime and four from as far away as the UK and Germany.
–AL Related: Actor: Billy Crystal 1977-1981 Previous Rank: 40 Billy Crystal is probably best known for hosting the Oscars, and starring in (1972-3)), but he was arguably the first to make a substantial cultural impact.
Many gay men of a certain age probably remember watching the show as a child and being secretly overjoyed to see someone like them on the small screen.
A cheat and a liar, and embezzler and have no dress sense whatsoever." "I say, that's a bit on the harsh side," said Moist as the men swept through. "Gene Hunt: I think you've forgotten who you're talking to.
This is a better showing than the last time we conducted this poll. Character ages are hard to verify, but it looks as though only a single character over the age of 40 made the Top 50.
Without further ado, here are the Top 50 Greatest Gay TV Characters…
The FX series being a broad comedy, Ray’s backstory is constantly being amended for comic effect.
Over the course of four seasons we’ve learned that he was a college cheerleader, that he won a bronze Olympic medal for slalom skiing, and that he was once married to a lesbian that he met at a “pray the gay away” camp.