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

1. Rizzoli and Isles

For obvious reasons, Rizzoli and Isles is our number one pick for a show that could use a lesbian character. There’s no disputing Rizzoli and Isles’ appeal with the ladies, so why don’t the powers that be just give over to what the fans really want? If making the show’s lesbian shippers’ dreams come true with a full-on fling between Angie Harmon’s Rizzoli and Sasha Alexander’s Isles is simply out of the question, can’t they at least introduce a cool lesbian informant who becomes Rizzoli’s new bestie that makes Isles jealous? We’re just spitballing here, but there’s got to be a way!  

Thanks to Leslie Dobbins for her input. 

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