3. Willow Rosenberg (Alyson Hannigan)
Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Not only was she a bad-ass powerful witch, she knew how to kick a bad guys behind. Hints of her sexuality were alluded to in season 3, but she didn’t come out as gay properly until mid-way through season four when she got her first girlfriend, fellow witch Tara. For the rest of the 4th season and throughout the 5th & 6th seasons Willow and Tara showed every aspect of a gay relationship with its ups and downs, until the death of Tara at the end of season 6. By the 7th season a new lesbian character was introduced in Kennedy who was almost predatory in her pursuit of Willow and the series took a nosedive in quality.
4. Jack Twist & Ennis Del Mar (Jake Gyllenhaal & Heath Ledger)
Brokeback Mountain. Yep, it’s a sad one, the tale of two ranchmen trying to contain their feelings for one another while stuck in the wilderness of the American West. Much speculation about the characters’ sexuality has been talked about, but the common theory is that Jack is bisexual, and Ennis is straight questioning. But the story is both heartbreaking and sensitive and the characters are portrayed excellently with little done to show it as shocking and done purely for sensationalism. Even cowboys fall in love folks