TV's most memorable LGBT characters – MTV's 'Faking It' is introducing television's first ever intersex character. Lauren , played by actress Bailey De Young, has androgen insensitivity syndrome and is genetically male but has female sex characteristics. The show is one example of the many TV programs featuring lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters. Here's a look at some of TV's most memorable LGBT characters:
Jodie Dallas – On "Soap," Jodie Dallas became one of TV's first LGBT characters. Played by Billy Crystal, Dallas was gay but had relationships with women throughout the ABC show's four seasons, which aired during the late '70s and early '80s. Dallas also fathered a child named Wendy.
Cameron and Mitchell – Mitchell Pritchett (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron Tucker (Eric Stonestreet) adopted a baby girl named Lily on the pilot episode of "Modern Family" in 2009. The pair made plans to adopt another child during the third season of the ABC show.
Callie and Arizona – Dr. Callie Torres (Sarah Ramirez) and Dr. Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw) were married during seventh season of "Grey's Anatomy" in 2011. The pair also have a baby girl they share with her father, Dr. Mark Sloan (Eric Dane).
Lafayette Reynolds – Lafayette Reynolds, played by Nelsan Ellis, works as a cook and gay prostitute on the HBO series "True Blood."
Kevin and Scotty – On "Brothers and Sisters," which aired on ABC from 2006 to 2011, Kevin Walker (Matthew Rhys) proposed to Scotty Wandell (Luke Macfarlane). The pair had two children, Olivia and Daniel.
Rickie Vasquez – Wilson Cruz played Rickie Vasquez, a gay 15-year-old, on "My So-Called Life." Despite garnering a cult following, the show only lasted one season on ABC.
Dr. Remy "Thirteen" Hadley – After playing bisexual Alex Kelly on "The O.C.," Olivia Wilde played Dr. Remy "Thirteen" Hadley on Fox's "House."
Max Blum – Max Blum, played by Adam Pally, is openly gay. His friends persuade him to come out to his parents during the first season of "Happy Endings."
Calvin Owens – Calvin Owens, left, played by Paul James, originally struggled to come out to his Omega Chi fraternity brothers on "Greek," which aired on ABC Family from 2007 to 2011.
Blaine, Kurt and Santana – Gay characters Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer) and Blaine Anderson (Darren Criss) and lesbian character Santana Lopez (Naya Rivera) are some shining stars on Fox's "Glee." The teens deal with bullies, coming out and dating on the musical dramedy.
Unique – "Glee" introduced its first transgendered teen character in 2012. "Unique," shown here singing, is played by actor Alex Newell.
David and Keith – Critics hailed the realistic portrayal of the relationship between David Fisher (Michael C. Hall, left) and Keith Charles (Mathew St. Patrick) on "Six Feet Under."