Our List Of The Most Empowering LGBTQ Characters On Freeform

Happy Pride Month!


We celebrate diversity and love on Freeform.

That's why in honor of Pride Month, we want to commemorate and acknowledge the incredible strength of the LGBTQ community. Checkout the most inspirational LGBTQ characters on Freeform and watch these groundbreaking shows for yourself.

Emily -- Pretty Little Liars

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After coming out in season 1, Emily's same-sex relationships have never been a big deal. She is loyal to her friends, she really cares about other people, and she has great taste in women. Hopefully her relationship with Alison will last through the final episodes of PLL. #RelationshipGoals

Stef -- The Fosters

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This woman has inspired us all with her commitment to her wife and family on The Fosters. She goes above and beyond not just for her children, but anyone in danger. She is kind, fiercely protective, and brave. How else could she manage to be a mother and cop at the same time? *Applause*

Alexis -- Famous In Love

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Alexis defies all stereotypes. She's far more complex than the world gives her credit for. Someone who knows what she wants, she isn't afraid to use every weapon in her arsenal to get it. Be it man or woman, whoever she chooses better hold on tight and enjoy the ride because there's no way of knowing where it will end. Get to know Alexis more by binging Season 1 of Famous In Love.

Alec -- Shadowhunters

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Despite his outward strength, Alec really struggled with his identity in the first season of Shadowhunters. Raised in a very traditional community, Alec felt the pressure to conform to his parents' standards and almost got married just to impress them. After meeting Warlock Magnus Bane, Alec finally realized that being true to himself was more important than pleasing anyone else. We are so proud of him.

Camille - Stitchers

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Everyone's favorite sassy Stitcher has also revealed that she is bisexual (or pansexual) in the latest episodes of Stitchers. After meeting an attractive medical examiner while investigating a case, Camille has moved on from her ex (Linus) and rejected the subtle romantic chemistry with Detective Fisher in favor of fashionable doctor/DJ Amanda Weston.

Jude -- The Fosters

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Jude has been through some really difficult stuff, and all by the age of 14. But despite his past, he still manages to have a good heart and a bright outlook on life. Everyone wants to fit in at school, but Jude is brave enough to own his differences and face his classmates with pride. Check out some of his best moments in the latest episodes of The Fosters, and don't forget that season 5 starts on July 11.

Paige -- Pretty Little Liars

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Back when we first met her, Paige was using aggression to hide her confusion about her sexual orientation. But in the latest season she has returned as a beautiful, confident young woman who is proud to tell the world who she loves and why. She and Emily had a brief reunion that gave them both closure before she moved away from Rosewood. We are so happy to have seen the best side of her in the latest episodes of PLL.

Rachel -- Famous In Love

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Rachel is one of the most genuine people in Hollywood, and prizes honesty and loyalty above all else. When Alexis was unwilling to make their relationship public, Rachel broke up with her. As an 'out and proud' woman, she didn't want to be forced back into the closet by her girlfriend. See her in action in season 1 of Famous In Love now.

Aaron -- The Fosters

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Aaron is relatively new to the show, but he's not new to being trans. Just like stories about lesbian, gay, and bisexual people, not every transgender story has to be about coming out and transition. Aaron's journey to be accepted by his family as their son, instead of the memory of a daughter they cling to, has been heartbreaking and eye opening. We're looking forward to seeing more of Aaron, and his growing relationship with Callie, in season 5 of The Fosters premiering on July 11.

Elliot -- Young & Hungry

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Elliot is a scene stealer who has us in stitches with his amazing one-liners. He may be a flawed character (who isn't?) but he is always true to himself. Every time we see him being his authentic self, we can't help but feel inspired to do the same. Check out some of his best moments in Young & Hungry.

Magnus -- Shadowhunters

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This ancient and mysterious Warlock has been alive for centuries and knows it's the soul, not gender, that matters most. He cares about people and only spends time with those who are special to him. When Magnus met Alec Lightwood, he not only helped the young Shadowhunter reveal his true self, but gained another chance at true love. To live as long as he has and not become cynical and jaded is truly extraordinary. See this sorcerer in action on Shadowhunters now.

Amanda -- Stitchers

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She may be new on the block but she has already caused quite a stir. Amanda is a medical examiner who has been told about the Stitchers program so that she can deliver bodies when necessary. She doesn't let working in a morgue get her down. Instead she moonlights as a badass DJ which immediately caught Camille's eye. These two are going to shake things up for sure. See for yourself by watching Stitchers now.

Lena -- The Fosters

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This woman is everyone's idea of the perfect mom. She's tough but fair, and she's always ready for a cuddle when her kids need it. Throughout The Fosters, Lena has constantly stood up for what she believed in. Last season she made sure that her son got the LGBT-inclusive sex education he needed. We can't wait to see what she stands up for next in season 5, starting July 11.

Alison -- Pretty Little Liars

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Ali is an extremely complicated character. But whether you love her or hate her, you can't help but be excited about the idea of her and Emily raising a child together. Alison has had many relationships throughout the series, but the one that she keeps coming back to is her best friend. This couple could be endgame, but you'll have to watch the last episodes of PLL to find out.

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