TV’s LGBTQ inclusion has hit highs in recent years. Today’s TV shows and movies are close to incomplete if there’s no LGBTQ character to spot. However, there was a time when representation was not only rare but even frowned upon.
Shows like Will & Grace, Queer as Folk, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer helped break down boundaries and introduce audiences to inclusive storytelling. That further led to non-straight characters gaining more importance in the plots and storylines of different shows. Many shows however deal with the hardships that one faces when one decides to come out. These 30 TV characters according to us had the most wholesome coming-out moment:
On Brooklyn Nine-Nine, when Rosa reached her breaking point and came out to her parents during dinner after they assumed she was dating Jake.
On Shameless, when Mickey fearlessly revealed that he’s gay to his homophobic father and a bar filled with his friends and family
On Sex Education, when Eric made more space in his comfort zone and told his dad that he’s proud of who he is.
On Stranger Things, when we were rooting for Robin and Steve to get together but she told us about her crush Tammy Thompson
On Grey’s Anatomy, when Casey told Chief Bailey the purpose why he hacked into the DMV when he was younger and came out proud and strong.
On Lucifer, when Maze sang Wonderwall by Oasis to Eve at Lux and Lucifer discovers that she’s into Eve
On Dawson’s Creek, when Jack had an emotional outburst and told his dad he’s gay after he was forced to read his poem at school
On Teenage Bounty Hunters, when Sterling realized that her mortal enemy isn’t actually her mortal enemy
On Glee, when Santana came out to her grandmother with a heavy heart and told her how much she liked Brittany
On Glee, when Kurt came out to his dad in season 1 and his dad revealed that he knew it from the start
On Schitt’s Creek, when David beautifully described his pansexuality to Stevie using an unusual wine metaphor
On Wynonna Earp, when Waverly subtly revealed her sexuality to Wynonna by simply asking her if girls like scars too.
On Buffy the Vampire Slayer, when Willow put all her trust in Buffy and told her that she’s into Tara.
On Batwoman, when Sophie came out to her mother who got extremely disappointed in her and didn’t approve.
On BoJack Horseman, when Todd satirically revealed to BoJack that he’s asexual
On Station 19, when Maya went to her parents moments before getting married to Carina and told her that she’s bisexual.
On Anne With an E, when Cole confided in Aunt Jo and told her that he’s like her and Gertrude
On Degrassi, when Marco went on a date with Hazel, and had an emotional outburst which led to him coming out to Spinner.
On Derry Girls, when Clare told Erin that the essay about being a lesbian was written by her.
On This Is Us, when Tess reluctantly told Randall and Beth that she might be into girls, not boys.
On Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, when Daryl embraces his bisexuality and sings “Gettin’ Bi” on the stage.
On Love, Victor, when Victor opens up about his sexuality to Felix and tells him that he likes guys to which Felix gives the most wholesome reaction.
On The Haunting of Hill House, when Nell and Steve caught Theo red-handed after she slept with one of Nell’s bridesmaids
On One Day at a Time, when Elena explained to Penelope that she felt more when she saw Kristen Stewart in Twilight than when she made out with a boy.
On The Fosters, when Jude blatantly put it out to Connor during the LGBTQ prom that he is super gay for him.
On Supergirl, when Alex told Kara that she had strong feelings for Maggie
On Good Girls, when Annie helped deliver her ex-husband’s child and tells Ben, ‘It’s a boy,’ to which he replies, ‘So am I.’
On The Bold Type, when Kat came out to Sutton and Jane as bi after having sex with a guy
On Shadowhunters, when Alec called off his own wedding by walking down the aisle and kissing Magnus.
On Jane the Virgin, when Petra realized that JR is more than just a friend for her
Which coming-out moment from TV has been your all-time favorite? Tell us in the comment section below!