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LGBT Characters for 2008-2009

Lead Characters

Show Network Character Actor Orientation/Ethnicity
Brothers & Sisters
ABC Kevin Walker Matthew Rhys gay/white
Grey’s Anatomy ABC Callie Torres
Erica Hahn
Sara Ramirez
Brooke Smith
bisexual/Latina
bisexual/white

Subtotal: 3

Supporting Characters

Show Network Character Actor Orientation/Ethnicity
American Dad! Fox Roger the Alien Seth MacFarlane bisexual/non-human***
Bones Fox Angela Montenegro Michaela Conlin bisexual/Asian-Pacific Islander
Brothers & Sisters ABC Scotty Wandell
Saul Holden
Luke Macfarlane
Ron Rifkin
gay/white
gay/white
Desperate Housewives ABC Andrew Van De Kamp  Shawn Pyfrom gay/white
Do Not Disturb Fox Larry Jesse Tyler Ferguson gay/white
House Fox Thirteen Olivia Wilde bisexual/white
Knight Rider NBC Carrie Ruvai Sidney Tamaii Poitier bisexual/biracial
The Office NBC Oscar Martinez Oscar Nuñez gay/Latino
Privileged The CW Marco Giordani Allan Louis gay/black
Sit Down, Shut Up Fox Andrew Nick Kroll gay/Latino
Ugly Betty ABC Marc St. James Michael Urie gay/white

Subtotal: 13**

Recurring Characters

Show Network Character Actor Orientation/Ethnicity
30 Rock NBC Devin Banks Will Arnett gay/white
American Dad! Fox Terry Bates
Greg Corbin
Mike Barker
Seth MacFarlane
gay/white
gay/white
Desperate Housewives ABC Lee
Bob
Kevin Rahm
Tuc Watkins
gay/white
gay/white
Dirty Sexy Money ABC Carmelita Candis Cayne straight MTF/white
ER NBC Chaz Pratt Sam Jones III gay/black
Friday Night Lights NBC Lucy Rodell Libby Villari lesbian/white
The Goode Family ABC Mo
Trish
Laraine Newman
Julia Sweeney
lesbian/white
lesbian/white
Gossip Girl The CW Eric Van Der Woodsen  Connor Paolo gay/white
Grey’s Anatomy ABC Joe Steven W. Bailey gay/white
Lipstick Jungle NBC Roy Matt Lauria gay/white
My Name is Earl NBC Kenny Gregg Binkley gay/white
The Rules of Engagement CBS Brad Orlando Jones gay/black
The Simpsons Fox Patty Bouvier
Waylon Smithers
Julie Kavner
Harry Shearer
lesbian/white
gay/white
Ugly Betty ABC Cliff
Alexis Meade
David Blue
Rebecca Romijn
gay/white
straight MTF/white

Subtotal: 19
Total: 35

*ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, The CW
**A supporting character has been confirmed by NBC as a gay man, but his orientation cannot be revealed at this time.
***Though not previously counted for this report, Fox has confirmed this character is "omnisexual."

Breakdown of LGBT Regular and Recurring Characters on Broadcast Networks




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