In the recent years, there are more and more lesbian* characters on TV (and Netflix of course). This is great because we love to watch people who are “like us”, plus it is just awesome for the visibility of the community.

Remember when we only had “Kismocsok” from reality show Való Világ? Don’t get me wrong, there was nothing bad about her, but the fact that she was the only representation of all us, that’s what was wrong. We lesbians* are not “one of a kind” and that diversity needs to be showed.

Exactly because of this it is not just the growing numbers that are to celebrate here. What’s even more important is that these characters are finally not “just” lesbians* (meaning: “the other”, “the miserable”, “the promiscuous”, “the male sexual fantasy”, “the abandoned”, etc.).  These characters are finally people, people who are good and bad, bright minds and poor decision-makers, fighters and caretakers, mothers and daughters, doctors and cops – and the list can go on. They are colorful, just like the rainbow, and just like us.

Check out Yosi’s and Anna’s top picks of badass lesbians* currently on TV.

 

Name: Waverly Earp

Series: Wynonna Earp (2016-..)

Why we love her: She’s extremely smart and sharp-witted; she works as a waitress in the beginning, but then she becomes the researcher and the brains of the team.

 

Name: Nicole Haught

Series: Wynonna Earp (2016-..)

Why we love her: She’s a badass fighter, very brave, yet a gentle person. Big plus that she has a cute red cat.

 

Name: Ruby a.k.a. Red Riding Hood

Series: Once Upon a Time (2011-..)

Why we love her: She goes through a journey of self-discovery which ends in a “true love’s kiss” that saves Dorothy, the one she’s meant to be with.

 

Name: Dorothy Gale

Series: Once Upon a Time (2011-..)

Why we love her: She would do anything for those she cares about, even if it means sacrificing herself.

 

Name: Mulan

Series: Once Upon a Time (2011-..)

Why we love her: She’s a warrior who goes against sexist prejudice and proves she is no less of a fighter than men.

 

Name: Jean Holloway

Series: Gypsy (2017-..)

Why we love her: She’s a psychologist and a great dresser.

 

Name: Sidney Pierce

Series: Gypsy (2017-..)

Why we love her: She’s a wild girl who follows her instincts waiting to see where they take her.

 

Name: Yara Greyjoy

Series: Game of Thrones (2011-..)

Why we love her: She’s a good and just leader, who wants what’s best for her people.

 

Name: Nomi Marks

Series: Sense8 (2016-..)

Why we love her: She’s a super-smart hacker who runs a blog that fights for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community.

 

Name: Amanita Caplan

Series: Sense8 (2016-..)

Why we love her: She’s a free spirit, incredibly open-minded and supportive.

 

Name: Stefanie Foster

Series: The Fosters (2013-..)

Why we love her: She was brave enough to follow her heart and turn her life upside down for what she felt right.

 

Name: Lena Foster

Series: The Fosters (2013-..)

Why we love her: She’s vice-principal at a school, very supportive and good with kids, both at work and at home.

 

Name: Arizona Robbins

Series: Grey’s Anatomy (2005-..)

Why we love her: She’s a “good man in the storm” who is driven by a family tradition to protect and fight for those in need – so she became a doctor.

 

Name: Piper Chapman

Series: Orange is the New Black (2013-..)

Why we love her: Torn out of her simple, comfortable American life, suddenly she found herself in prison, a world governed by totally different rules and consequences, and despite her struggles eventually she managed to adjust and find her way.

 

Name: Alex Vause

Series: Orange is the New Black (2013-..)

Why we love her: She’s a troubled person who makes several serious mistakes, but eventually, when hitting rock-bottom, she starts reflecting and changing – and ultimately that’s what matters.

 

To Be Continued…

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