Top 5 most progressive LGBT characters on TV
—> Number 1 Canton (Doctor Who.)
Canton is probably one of the most, if not the most progressive LGBT character I have ever seen. He is an openly gay, ex high level FBI agent living in the 1960’s. He told the Republican president of the United States to his face that he wanted to marry his non white boyfriend. He stood his ground on his homosexuality even though it got him fired, and despite this, he never gave up or acted like a victim. Canton instead persevered with The Doctor and friends to help save the world. He is strong, loyal, and intelligent. The amazing thing about Canton is that his character is very unusual for a gay character. It’s extremely rare to see gay men casted as “the muscle” in entertainment. Canton defies every stereotype that the media places on gay men, which is why he is so progressive. He is proof that a man is much more than his sexuality, and that gay male characters can and deserve to be casted as badasses.