The Best Lesbian and Bisexual Characters on TV Right Now

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Check out some of our favorite bi and lesbian characters on TV!

Lesbian and Bi Characters We Love

According to the most recent GLAAD report, there are more LGBTQ characters on TV than ever before. The majority of LGBTQ characters on TV are cis white men, though that appears to be changing a little more each year. Right now, there are some truly incredible lesbian and bisexual characters on TV that we've fallen in love with. They come from a variety of different backgrounds with different histories, personalities, and drives. But they all have one thing in common - they love the ladies and we love them too!

1. Mel Vera

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The 2018 Charmed reboot features Mel Vera, one-third of the new incarnation of the Charmed Ones. Played by Melonie Diaz, Mel is funny, feminist, and unafraid to speak her mind despite whatever consequences she may face. She always stands up for what's right. A little hot-headed, she's a nice balanced between her sisters, super serious Macy and young, free-spirited Maggie. Mel's on-again-off-again girlfriend Nico, played by Ellen Tamaki deserves honorable mention as another great character.

2. Kat Edison and Adena El-Amin

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The Bold Type features two of the most interesting queer women on TV. Kat Edison, played by Aisha Dee, discovers she's bisexual after meeting Adena El-Amin, played by Nikohl Boosheri, who she meets on a work assignment. Adena is an outspoken artist and activist and very open about both her sexuality and her religion. She's one of the few lesbian Muslims on TV. It's really refreshing to watch the way she compliments and encourages Kat as she comes to terms with her sexuality and feelings for women for the first time.

3. Anissa Pierce

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Black Lightning's Anissa Pierce is not only a great character,but also a great role model.The daughter of famed superhero Black Lightning, Anissa, played by Nafessa Williams, is a teacher, in med school, and an activist working to better her community. Not to mention the fact that she moonlights as the vigilante Thunder and has super strength, durability, and can use shockwaves against her enemies. Honorable mention goes to her love interest Grace Choi, played by Chantal Thuy.

4. Nico Minoru and Karolina Dean

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If we had to choose between Runaways' Nico Minoru (Lyrica Okano) and Karolina Dean (Virginia Gardner), well, we couldn't! They're both incredible characters in they're own right, finding themselves and building a relationship in rather out of the ordinary circumstances. In season 1, Nico is revealed to be witch with a tragic past, while Karolina is daughter of church leaders and discovers she has unexplainable powers. Season 2 was recently released on Hulu.

5. Rosa Diaz

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Rosa Diaz of Brooklyn Nine-Nine kept herself closed off most of her life, but finally felt comfortable enough with herself to come out to family and co-workers in season 5. Played by Stephanie Beatriz, who is also bisexual and a huge LGBT advocate online, Rosa is no-nonsense and very cut to the chase. This makes her unintentionally funny much of the time. She also cares deeply about the people in her life, even if she'll rarely admit it out loud.

6. Cheryl Blossom and Toni Topaz

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Riverdale's Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) has been around since the beginning of the show, but it isn't until she meets Toni Topaz (Vanessa Morgan) that she begins to find herself. Toni knows exactly who she is, what she stands for, and is fiercely loyal, and that inspires Cheryl. Together, they make an unstoppable team. They have the strongest relationship on Riverdale and never fail to inspire smiles whenever they're on screen together.

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