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A queer character, for the purposes of this site, is a character in fiction or a person in non-fiction who is not straight and/or not cisgender. This includes characters who are described as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual, non-binary, or any of the various other categories. Although it's difficult to get accurate demographics for queer people since there is no agreed upon definition, and many nations still criminalize queer behavior, it is estimated that about 5% of people are queer, or around 385,000,000 people around the world. Despite this large number, queer people see very little representation in media, and, when they do, they are often mocked or stereotyped. Because they are noteworthy, I maintain their appearance in my Wiki.

Because there are so few of them, this category includes any media with a queer character regardless of how they're portrayed.

Examples

These are works which feature a queer character that are important to me. For a complete list, see the queer character category.

Title Released Media Notes
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl 1947-??-?? Biography Anne seems bi-curious in one diary entry.
30 Rock 2006-10-11 TV Series Devon Banks, Jonathan, J.D. Lutz, and Randy are all gay.
American Dad! 2005-02-06 TV Series Roger is pansexual, Greg and Terry are gay, Linda Memari is bi.
Arrested Development 2003-11-02 TV Series Gob Bluth is bi, Barry Zuckerkorn is gay.
Bob's Burgers 2011-01-09 TV Series Marshmallow, Marbles, Glitter, Cha-Cha are all transgender women.
Bohemian Rhapsody 2018-10-23 Film Freddie Mercury is bisexual.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 2015-10-12 TV Series Josh Wilson is gay, Darryl, Maya, and Valencia are bi.
Derry Girls 2018-01-04 TV Series Clare is lesbian.
Dune 1965-08-01 Novel Baron Harkonnen is gay.
Family Guy 1999-01-31 TV Series Meg and Stewie are bi, Jasper and Bruce are gay,
Futurama 1999-03-28 TV Series Enos Fry and Old Man Waterfall are gay.
Gone Home 2013-08-15 Video Game Sam and Lonnie are both lesbian.
The Handmaid's Tale 1985-??-?? Novel Moira is lesbian.
Harry Potter series 1997-06-26 Novel Professor Dumbledore is gay, though he never exhibits gay behavior.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch 1998-??-?? Theatre Hedwig is a transgendered woman and Luther is gay.
The Office 2005-03-24 TV Series Oscar Martinez, Gil, Matt, and Robert Lipton are all gay.
Ready Player One 2011-08-16 Novel Ache is lesbian.
Rent 1996-01-26 Theatre Tom and Angel are gay, Maureen is bi, and Joanne is lesbian.
Rocky Horror Show 1973-06-19 Theatre Most characters are queer in some way.
Saved! 2004-01-21 Film Dean and Mitch are gay.
Scott Pilgrim 2004-08-18 Graphic Novel Ramona is bi, Roxy is lesbian, Wallace is gay.
The Simpsons 1989-12-17 TV Series Waylon Smithers and John the owner of the collectibles shop are gay, Patty Bouvier is lesbian.
South Park 1997-08-13 TV Series Mr. Slave, Satan, Tweek, and Craig are gay. Mr. Garrison changes throughout the show.
Undertale 2015-09-15 Video Game Several characters are various forms of queer including Alphys, Undyne, and the royal guards, and possibly Frisk, Mettaton, and Napstablook.

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