The Best TV Shows with LGBT Characters



THOMAS JANE SMOKIN X390 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COM Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)
After 12 seasons, everyone relies on gay profiler–forensic psychiatrist George Huang (played by gay actor B.D. Wong), who came out in a 2009 episode. This year is his last on the show.

HawthoRNe (TNT)
Egyptian-German Canadian actress Vanessa Lengies brings some nice flavor to the medical drama as a scrub nurse Kelly. The show was canceled in September.

Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Viewers fell in love with bisexual doctor Eleanor O’Hara (Eve Best) during a seduction scene in which a male nurse says, “I have a girlfriend,” and O’Hara replies, “So do I.” Now Jackie’s BFF is an integral part of the show.