Gay

Here, we’ve compiled a list of gay media with positive portrayals of gay characters and happy endings. Note that not all of these are entirely happy throughout, but all of them end happily (we have not included any media that commits the “Bury Your Gays” trope). Also note that not all of these are considered appropriate for teens, and those with adult content have been marked with an asterisk.

BOOKS

  • “One Man Guy” – Michael Barakiva
    • Genre: Contemporary / LGBT Issues
    • Warnings: None
    • BAHS QSA Rating: 8/10
  • “Something Like Summer” – Jay Bell*
    • Genre: Contemporary
    • Warnings: Unknown
  • “Geography Club” – Brent Hartinger
    • Genre: Contemporary / LGBT Issues
    • Warnings: Unknown
  • “You Know Me Well” – Nina LaCour, David Levithan
    • Genre: Contemporary
    • Warnings: Unknown
  • “Boy Meets Boy” – David Levithan
    • Genre: Contemporary / LGBT Issues
    • Warnings: None
    • BAHS QSA Rating: 6/10
  • “Will Grayson, Will Grayson” – David Levithan
    • Genre: Contemporary / LGBT Issues
    • Warnings: None
    • BAHS QSA Rating: 5/10
  • “Proxy” – Alex London
    • Genre: Dystopian / Science Fiction
    • Warnings: Homophobia
    • BAHS QSA Rating: 9/10
  • “The Before Now and After Then” – Peter Monn
    • Genre: Contemporary
    • Warnings: Unknown
  • “Hero” – Perry Moore
    • Genre: Superhero
    • Warnings: None
    • BAHS QSA Rating: 7/10
  • “Empress of the World” – Sara Ryan
    • Genre: Contemporary
    • Warnings: Unknown
  • “Rainbow Boys” – Alex Sanchez
    • Genre: Contemporary
    • Warnings: Unknown
  • “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” – Benjamin Alire Saenz
    • Genre: Contemporary / LGBT Issues
    • Warnings: Homophobia
    • BAHS QSA Rating: 10/10
  • “Fan Art” – Sarah Tregay
    • Genre: Contemporary / LGBT Issues
    • Warnings: Homophobia
    • BAHS QSA Rating: 5/10

MOVIES

  • “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” (2016)
  • “Naomi and Ely’s No-Kiss List” (2015)
  • “Seashore” (2015)*
  • “Pride” (2014)
  • “Boys” (2014)
  • “Date and Switch” (2014)
  • “The Way He Looks” (2014)
  • “Blackbird” (2014)
  • “Eat With Me” (2014)
  • “GBF” (2013)
  • “5 Dances” (2013)
  • “Eastern Boys” (2013)
  • “Geography Club” (2013)
  • “My Brother the Devil” (2012)
  • “The Perfect Wedding” (2012)
  • “North Sea Texas” (2011)
  • “Judas Kiss” (2011)
  • “Romeos” (2011)
  • “Jitters” (2010)
  • “Plan B” (2009)
  • “Make the Yuletide Gay” (2009)
  • “Shelter” (2007)
  • “Breakfast With Scot” (2007)
  • “A Touch of Pink” (2004)
  • “Gone But Not Forgotten” (2003)
  • “Friends & Family” (2001)
  • “The Birdcage” (1996)
  • “Beautiful Thing” (1996)
  • “My Beautiful Laundrette” (1985)

TELEVISION

COMICS AND WEBCOMICS

VIDEO GAMES

  • Games with multiple gender/partner options
    • “Sunless Sea” (2015)
    • “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” (2011)
    • “Fallen London” (2009)
    • Dragon Age series
    • Mass Effect series
    • Choice of Games series
    • Fallout Series
    • Fable Series