10 Shows We Can't Believe Don't Have Gay Characters

These days you can’t swing a cat on television without hitting a scattered LGBT character or two on just about any given night. Sundays give us The Good Wife’s bisexual Kalinda while Revenge has bisexual Nolan and Shameless has a gay son. Modern Family and The New Normal offer up gay dads while freshman series Go On and Chicago Fire feature full-on lesbian characters in those ensembles. And of course, there are tried-and-true, beloved lesbian and gay characters on Glee, Grey’s Anatomy and Pretty Little Liars.
By: Boo Jarchow and Tracy E. Gilchrist
February 26 2013 10:14 PM

5. Parks and Recreation:

Sure, April’s ex-boyfriend Derek had a boyfriend on Parks and Recreation’s first two seasons, but the NBC comedy is halfway through it’s fifth season and the LGBTs in Pawnee are too far between.  With Amy Poehler at the helm of one of the whip-smartest comedies on TV, there’s got to be room for a lesbian in the Parks Department. We’d love to see Rashida Jones interminably single Ann fall for a lady, but we’d stand for a lesbian softball commissioner to go toe-to-toe with Councilwoman Knope over grass on the field. 

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