19 Queer Black TV Characters Who've Made Our Entire Lives

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Poussey Washington, Orange Is the New Black

Poussey Washington, Orange Is the New Black

“She was the first queer character I could relate to before I came out.” —sannekulper1

“She is just so loyal and sweet.” —brandia4e65fcc94

Netflix

William Hill, This Is Us

William Hill, This Is Us

“Because bi men are so erased (and denied) in our society. And the sexuality of older people tends to be ignored.” —emilyg45cdf9472

NBC

Unique Adams, Glee

Unique Adams, Glee

“Unique Adams, who is so comfortable with herself she sings with pure vulnerability every single time. Being in the New Directions is difficult enough socially, but to also be black and LGBT+ throws more challenges to Unique.” —Vincent Evans-Lucy, Facebook

Fox


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