LGBTQ+ characters on TV are not as common as they should be, but we’re starting to make progress when it comes to silver screen representation. There are some truly amazing shows that you can stream right now that feature absolutely kick-ass LGBTQ+ characters.
For the record, this list is by no means exhaustive. I haven’t seen all the TV shows, I’m working on it though. I included all of my favorites, but hopefully, there are many more wonderful LGBTQ+ characters to come.
The whole premise of Sex Education is a realistic and sex-positive portrayal of teenage life. This includes accurate representations of what it’s like to be in high school and a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Eric is full stop, one of my favorite characters on all of television. He is gay and struggles with his identity in a small town with a family that isn’t always completely on board. Eric is impossible not to fall in love with. He is so kind, and so authentically himself, and even when things get difficult, he perseveres. Eric is strong and has such a good head on his shoulders, while also being a delightfully fun character. I am rooting for him so hard. Yes, I know he is fictional, but I hope he gets everything he deserves from life.
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