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

2. Parenthood:

Meet the Braverman’s, a totally liberal family living in Berkeley – some of whom work in The Haight—and there’s not a queer character in the bunch. Parenthood, an excellent, Emmy-worthy series, was our inspiration for a list of shows that could use gay characters. In an otherwise near-perfect series it’s just a glaring omission. Shouldn’t Lauren Graham’s artsy Sarah be having cocktails with her gay lady friends on a Friday night? Or, better yet, isn’t it time for Sarah’s super-cool daughter Amber (the adorable Mae Whitman, who played gay in Scott Pilgrim v. The World) to explore her sexuality a little with a hot nerdy lesbian bookstore owner? Amber could be bisexual, right?  

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