9 Of The Best LGBT Characters On TV

30th August 2016 0 By Andy Griffiths

 

5. Albus Dumbledore (Richard Harris & Michael Gambon)

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Harry Potter series. While it’s never specifically mentioned in the films or books that Dumbledore is actually gay, JK Rowling confirmed it and has staunchly defended the fact she made the character gay. Dumbledore is a wise and caring man who knew right from wrong and even suffered heartbreak when the man he fell in love with as a youth turned out to be a dark wizard. Sometimes there isn’t a need to be overt with a character and he can still be a role model.

Honourable mentions

Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks) – Philadelphia

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Sophia Burset (Laverne Cox) – Orange is the New Black

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Dr Frank N Furter (Tim Curry) – Rocky Horror Picture Show

Armand Goldman (Robin Williams) – The Birdcage

 

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