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TV's biggest gay moments of 2017

Take a look back at television's best gay moments in 2017

2017-12-28

It's been a great year in television for the LGBT community. 

We saw several shows air their first ever same-sex kiss, characters come out and several steamy sex scenes. 

So let's take a look back at some of 2017's best gay moments in television.

Star Trek: Discovery airs first ever gay kiss

Star Trek: Discovery made headlines earlier this year after it was announced that it would feature the franchise's first ever gay couple. After all the hype, fans weren't let down after the couple shared a kiss in an episode, sparking a series of complaints from homophobic viewers (Click here to read more). 

The Flash's gay superhero kiss 

CW's The Flash also shared a same-sex kiss, but this one was between two gay superheroes played by gay actors. Russell Tovey and Wentworth Miller shared a kiss earlier this year during Crisis on Earth-Z, a four-part crossover between The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow (Click here to read more).

American Horror Story: Cult's gay sex scene

American Horror Story never shies away from sex and same-sex relationships, but this steamy scene from it's latest season Cult was something else. The episode featured a flashback which revealed how characters Kai Anderson (Evan Peters) and Detective Jack Samuels (Colton Haynes) met, and it involved a lot of sex (Click here to read more).

Tyler Posey comes out on Jane The Virgin

Tyler Posey's character came out as bisexual on ABC dramedy show Jane The Virgin. Posey played a character named Adam who was previously engaged to Jane and reconnects with her several years later. He then revealed he had a boyfriend in art school and dated men in art school (Click here to read more).

Disney Channel airs first ever coming out scene

Over recent years Disney has been working to be more LGBT inclusive, and Disney Channel's television show Andi Mack explored new ground after airing its first ever coming out scene. The show's second season featured a storyline in which a teenage Cyrus realises he has feelings for his friend Jona before confiding in a close friend and comng out (Click here to read more).

ITV's Victoria airs same-sex kiss between real-life historical figures

ITV's Victoria aired its first ever same-sex kiss between two real-life historical figures. The period drama had been building towards the tender moment between Lord Pagent, an attendant who assisted the Queen, and Edward Drummond, Prime Minister Robert Peel's private secretary, for some time, and it was quite the moment even if homophobes hated it (Click here to read more). 

Will & Grace returns to TV

Will & Grace returned to television this year a decade after it had officially ended. The iconic foursome were back for the gay comedy and fans couldn't have been happier. While new episodes have already been airing in the US, the UK will get their episodes in January (Click here to read more). 

Colton Haynes and Charlie Carver reunite on Teen Wolf

Colton Haynes returned to Teen Wolf after being absent for several seasons. In the new episode Jackson (Haynes) is in a relationship with Ethan (Charlie Carver), however their anniversary didn't quite go to plan after an altercation left Ethan injured. But that didn't stop the pair from sharing a kiss (Click here to read more).

Weatherman's incredible drag-theme forecast goes viral

A BBC weatherman Owain Wyn Evans marked International Drag Day by including references to drag lingo and some of the best queens to grace RuPaul's Drag Race. The short clip went viral, and even garnered the approval of RuPaul himself! (Click here to read more)

Blind date to air first ever LGBT episode in honour of Pride

Blind Date aired its first ever LGBT episode to coincide with Londn Pride. The recently revived dating show featured LGBT contestants and aired just hours after London Pride (Click here to read more). 

The Walking Dead's Jesus comes out as gay

The Walking Dead's Paul 'Jesus' Rovia, played by Tom Payne, came out as gay during the season seven episode 'The Other Side'. Jesus became the sixth LGBT to be portrayed in the show (Click here to read more). 

South African soap opera airs first gay kiss after 17 years on air

A South African soap opera marked another important step for LGBT visibility after broadcasting its first ever same-sex kiss after 17 years on air. 7de Laan ushed in a brand new era after two of its male characters shared a surprise kiss (Click here to read more).