In this latest edition of our ongoing Pride Weekend articles, we’re looking at some of the best representations in the LGBTQ community featured across TV land. Just as there is confusion about what being bisexual means for many in life, on television it’s often not portrayed correctly either. In the end it’s a celebration of love and identity much in the same way as any other orientation, and these characters are strong, compelling, and not defined by their sexuality in any way. It’s just yet another part of what makes them so interesting.
Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacy), House of Cards – There are few more important people than the President of the United States, and Frank’s sexuality only adds another layer of intrigue to his personality and his motives.
Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), Legends of Tomrorow – While somewhat limited as of late in terms of her long-term relationships, the character’s had amazing chemistry with both Nyssa al Ghul (Katrina Law) and also Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller).
Clarke Griffin (Eliza Taylor), The 100 – You can also say the same thing about Clarke that you did about Sara in terms of their relationship history. At this point in time, what’s most interesting about all three characters that we’ve just mentioned is that they are, first and foremost, leaders.
Annalise Keating (Viola Davis), How to Get Away with Murder – When Annalise’s relationship history with Eve was first brought to life, it took many by surprise. However, that surprise eroded when you started to get more of a sense of the love and the caring that was there between the two parties.
Joe MacMillan (Lee Pace), Halt and Catch Fire – Out of these characters Joe’s sexuality is probably the least touched-on explicitly by the show, but you certainly do hear about it within his history and the close affection that he had towards Ryan Ray. Joe expresses fluidity when it comes to love, but one of his biggest struggles comes in his own inability to love himself or to accept things as they are.
Who are some of your favorite bisexual characters on television? Be sure to share in the comments below!
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