Who's the first gay character you remember from TV or film?

Salon readers respond with their memories of roles that helped shape the LGBT conversation in the media

Published March 29, 2013 10:00PM (EDT)

Salon writer Andrew O'Hehir is gearing up to write a piece about the impact that television and film has had on gay rights, which got us thinking -- who is the first gay character you ever saw on screen?

Readers respond:

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By Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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