Wanna check how many of your favorite shows have included gay characters? While doing some research on textual analysis in pop culture for a class, I stumbled upon this amazing website at which researcher David Wyatt has compiled a comprehensive list of gay/lesbian/bisexual television characters who appear or have appeared regularly on English-speaking TV networks.
I had way too much fun control-F-ing the shows I watch (or grew up watching), and I especially enjoyed the last two sections of the site on characters that almost fit the criteria or ones that are worth mentioning despite the probability of their not being gay. Peppermint Pattie and Marcie, anyone? Xena and Gabrielle? Bert and Ernie?
Check it out.