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Top 20 Gay Friends on Television

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What is a sitcom or comedic drama without the token gay best friend? Here's a list of the absolute best gay sidekicks television has ever seen.

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Willow Rosenberg from Buffy the Vampire Slayer Report Abuse
She may have started out as a naive, bookworm-ish sidekick, but she certainly didn't stay that way for long. She befriended Buffy, and proceeded to test the theory that a Slayer must face the world alone. When she wasn't restoring souls, studying magic, and protecting Buffy, she was engrossed in a love affair with another witch.
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Gia Mannetti from 90210 Report Abuse
She got Adriana to fall for her, only to ditch her and go back to her ex-girlfriend.
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Angela Montenegro from Bones Report Abuse
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Gabrielle from Xena: Warrior Princess Report Abuse
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Toshiko Sato from Torchwood Report Abuse
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Emmet Honeycutt from Q***r as Folk Report Abuse
While all the Q***r as Folk boys are important, there's something about Emmet that is extra special. He's out and proud, parties like no tomorrow, and is a kind hearted and loyal friend. Throughout the course of the series Emmett went from being a wisecracking sidekick to a champion of gay rights.
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Kurt Hummel from Glee Report Abuse
An amazing singer and a snappy dresser, Kurt might be a bit devious at times, but he's certainly got heart. In just a season and a half we have seen Kurt come out to his father, join the football team, come to terms with his unrequited love for Finn, and try to stand up for himself against bullies.
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Lafayette from True Blood Report Abuse
Sure he wears eye make-up and the occasional glittery scarf, but you don't want to get on Lafayette's bad side. What's so interesting about his character is how complex he is. While he certainly can be feminine and flamboyant, he is also strong and sort of macho. And while he is an extremely loyal friend and family member, he is also very closed off emotionally from others. Lafayette really breaks the mold of gay characters, and he definitely steals the show when he's on screen.
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Salvatore Romano from Mad Men Report Abuse
If only he would come out of the closet, then he could be someone's fabulous best friend ;)
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Ricky Vasquez from My So-Called Life Report Abuse
Oh Ricky you're so crazy! Hanging out in the girls bathroom and putting on eyeliner! Ricky was probably one of the first openly gay teen television characters. What makes Ricky so great is that he is in no way a caricature. While many television shows and movies choose to show gay men as flamboyant narcissists, Ricky is a really complex character. While of course he is totally fabulous, we also see him struggle with homophobia both at school and at home, and we see his humble side when he is kicked out of his house and living on the streets. And of course who can forget how he took the new girl to the World Happiness Dance!
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Maxxie Oliver from Skins Report Abuse
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Uncle Arthur (Paul Lynde) of Bewitched!!! Report Abuse
He only appeared in 10 eps. of Bewitched; nine being Uncle Arthur, however his prescense on each eps. was So Large and Powerful it may have appeared he was in so many more eps., but was not. "hey ya, Sammie"!
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Marco Del Rossi from Degrassi: The Next Generation Report Abuse
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Sanjay Patel from Weeds Report Abuse
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Marc St. James from Ugly Betty Report Abuse
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Eric van der Woodsen from Gossip Girl Report Abuse
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Nancy Bartlett from Roseanne Report Abuse
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Sandra Bernhard was Nancy Bartlett on Roseanne! SO Funny!!!!!!!!
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Stanford Blatch from Sex and the City Report Abuse
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Kenny James from My Name is Earl Report Abuse
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Jack McFarlane from Will and Grace Report Abuse
Almost the exact opposite of Will, Jack is feisty, sarcastic, bursting with energy, and completely self-centered. But yet, he is a lovable and loyal friend none-the-less. Jack was "here and *****" from the beginning, never being ashamed of who he is.
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Shane McCutcheon from the L Word Report Abuse
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