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Inequality is the problem we come across at schools and it is something that is not adjusted with democratic values, ideals of free society, society of free individuals where children have the right to be free and sponetaneous as much as the grown-ups allow.

Fortunatelly, children always try to push the limits but , on the other hand the grown-ups must give their best to provide them opportunities to express themselves and their, somewhat juvenile ideas and needs. This hostile enviroment that is latent in schools manifets itself in some ways that are described in this post.

But what I think is more important is to see whether the school and the education system achieves socialization even with these kinds of negative phenomena, that are indeed real manace and trouble for the young. School is not the perfect place to send our kids but the best we have in a sense that it provides the variety of actions, relationships, happennings and experiences that would otherwise stay unavalibale to the young.

It is a harsh world we live in and concerning this fact, schools are doing very well, in my opinion. Of course, emotional abuse and any kind of suffering that can be felt by the young should be dispelled out of schools. Maybe the problems lies in bureaucratization of scholls and industrial-like principle that seeks products and production process, in this case knowledge and people.

People are just factionally and i some respect susceptive to these kinds of influences, and up to a point. Let us ask, what is the power the grow-ups have regarding the youngs, and what kind of division is that.

School as an institution has its dark sides, just as any other factor of socialization, it is all left on behavlf of individuals who behave in a proper manner and reasonably and the vice versa. High school in michigan, is like being in prison. Yes, that is absolutely correct. Robert, we all very sensitive beings, living in a very sensitive body, and that body while quite resilient , is nevertheless very easy to damage. Even ugly words undermine its integrity. Hurt the body a little and it activates defense mechanisms to protect itself.

Hurt it enough and the defense mechanisms are undermined, and real damage occurs. The biggest obstacle to healing is often simply trust. Take your typical abused child, who are they ever going to trust?

I can understand why. Any authentic healer knows, the first thing you have to do is establish trust. It is called mean and it is about abuse. Sosteric, I am located in the New York metro area. I really like your way of thinking.

He has in fact started having some behavioral issues at school. I suspect this is because his teacher is always on his case, makes note of his behavior in front of his classmates and so on and so forth. I have yet to see one example of positive reinforcement no smiley faces on his homework, no encouraging notes home, nothing.

I do get the sense that he feels singled out. He is a bit chatty and over-excited some of his peers have even called him weird. He is a highly intelligent child, but as is often the case with this population, also highly sensitive. Please, if you yourself are in the NY area and are in practice please let me know.

Otherwise I would be grateful if you could make a trusted recommendation for a colleague or two in the area that you think might be able to help. Are any of you teachers? Have any of you gone through teacher training in this country? But then you get the few pupils who have become loud, aggressive, arrogant, disruptive, unpleasant and they can selfishly dominate the room by loud noise, swearing, physical violence so that no-one else pupil or teacher can do anything.

I read through the comments — we should do something…………. Correct Its easy to ridicule teachers who are trying to educate students. All my time as a cover teacher is spent with five or six students who are probably wonderful people but who wont allow others the decency of a point of view in the classroom.

Every student has the same rights in the classroom and a teacher has a right to facilitate learning. Some students just need a ten mile run in the morning because they are made up that way I feel. They have loads of energy.

Some students get no attention at home because their parents have no time so they use class to socialise and catch up with the gaps in their life. Some students are lazy and have never engaged from their early years because of their early home life. I am a teacher and find Dr. There are things in school called rules that are designed to keep students safe.

Students are made aware of these rules and if they choose not to follow the rules, there are consequences. Many students come to school fully aware of their ability to crap all over the teacher, knowing full well the teacher can do nothing in retaliation. Well, now she will work to make sure it does not appear on the board again. Get off your moral high horse and wake up. Not every child who has negative experiences in school ends up in jail.

Tanya, I think you need to reevaluate your approach to discussion. If this is your approach to disagreements in your classroom I can only say I pity the children in your charge.

I also think you need to reevaluate your position on public shaming. When I was doing my undergraduate work, university professors were not allowed to post marks and names.

That is, university teachers would be sanctioned for putting up a public list of the names of their students, and associating those names with marks. It is the same now. When it comes to adults, teachers are not allowed to publically shame. Children are entirely dependent on the good will and beneficence of the adults in their life. Children are far less capable of defending themselves against such an obvious emotional assault than are adults. In fact, quite the contrary.

Because they are such easy targets, agents of socialization teachers, parents, etc. Anything else is just a case of strong adults harming defenseless children. Recent research is demonstrating quite conclusively that even mild forms of emotional abuse can have serious long term negative impact.

You can see my entry on Toxic Socialization for a summary of this research http: I would only note that the research is fast piling up. My own daughter had an experience with an incompetent speech pathologist when she was four and it totally undermined her self-esteem.

The entire course of her K12 career was damaged by a single instance of not even public shaming. Anyway, contrary to your statement that I am the problem with kids today, I actually think teachers like you are the problem. You arrogantly dismiss parental concern. Not only that, but you lack even a basic psychological awareness and you are empthy of empathy for the children in your charge. You are just the kind of emotional bully that so many parents write here about.

You ridicule me, ridicule my daugther, and display a total lack of concern for the children you hurt. Given your position of authority over young children I assume you teach elementary , this lack of awareness is unacceptable and frankly offensive.

You have no right to assault children with your antiquated and violent ways. You have a responsibility to the children under your care, the parents, your fellow teachers, and society as a whole. It is not for you to spew unsubstantiated vituperous ad hominem attacks or unsubstantiated folk wisdom about what kids really need, it is for you to listen and learn. It is in your best interests. Word to the wise. Nowadays teacher go to jail for sexually assaulting children.

It is unfortunate, but whenever a teacher like you posts a diatribe like you did, I pray that the day comes soon. Every teacher I know went into the field of education with one goal: Teachers are certainly not in it for the money and appreciation because both are in short supply. I think it also needs to be noted that teaching children is one of the most demanding and under appreciated jobs in our country.

Teachers are expected to be the parent, nurse, counselor, time keeper, and a multitude of other roles, each day. Each year we get a fresh batch of new children and spend our time understanding their tics, analyzing their progress socially and academically , and trying to cultivate strong relationships with them and their families. This is a different day and age than when most of us were in school. I can remember being in elementary school and there being one or two students who habitually got into trouble for speaking out of turn or being mean to other students.

The classroom today is a whole new world. Students have been exposed to media and conversation that we never heard as children. They are learning things at a younger age and getting comfortable speaking inappropriate things to adults and kids alike and also being disrespectful to anybody they choose. They think that this is their right. Parents struggle to realize sometimes that we could absolutely handle it… if it was just that one child.

We have classes of up to 30 children sometimes and often a quarter of those children have attention deficit disorder, another quarter are receiving special services from special education requiring the teacher to memorize steps to handle everything the child says or does , and a third quarter of those students have emotional issues that did not root from their treatment in the school.

I spent the year trying to draw this child out of her shell. It was exhausting, but I was glad to do it because at my core as an educator I want to help children. My partner teacher, while not quite as sympathetic, was certainly never abusive towards this child. She never raised her voice at her, never called attention to her in a negative way, and was often seen speaking positively to her. She claimed that my partner teacher was being disrespectful to her daughter and always bragged about how she had put a recorder on her daughter and had evidence.

Of course, she could never furnish this evidence. She ultimately pulled her out of school the child was crying when she did this and threatened to home school.

The principal finally moved her to a new class. I feel as though the world is now full of parents who believe that educators are incompetent. They have no respect for teachers, therefore leading their children to believe the same. Most adults would not take the kind of emotional destruction that teachers are subjected to without fighting back.

You say that you are not painting all teachers with the same brush, yet you fail to mention the impact a great teacher has on a child. Where would any of us be without educators? I would say that this also makes you an emotional bully. Shame on you for praying that the day comes soon where teachers like her will be imprisoned! Human beings are flawed by nature.

Teachers are human and therefore will make mistakes. All I can do is try my hardest to be a positive, empowering influence to kids and apologize when I know I am in the wrong. I think we should spend our time teaching children that the world has negativity in it and showing them how to overcome this negativity and adversity. If we shield them and coddle them through every obstacle they will never grow into successful adults.

I am strong because I persevered through adversity as a child, a teenager, and now as an adult. Should teachers publicly shame students? No, of course not. I doubt any teacher will say that is their goal. Should teachers not offer children any criticism or negative impact in their school careers to save their feelings? These are necessary steps for advancement. Failure is a part of success. Negativity is a part of positivity. I think I need to clarify that I do not believe it is OK for any teacher to ever D grade, reject, publicly shame, or abuse a child in any way, shape, or form.

However we cannot dismiss the fact that there are indeed children who do come to school and abuse the teachers. I think that teaching is a very challenging job and I also think that there is more put on the teachers because of lack of parenting. It sounds as if you do a lot of parenting to your own children because you sound very involved. I am sorry if you think that I was demeaning to you or to your daughter.

But it is this kind of thinking that parents to do that put teachers in a very difficult position. I am sorry and always shocked when I see a teacher miss treating a child on the news.

I think I also need to clarify that I had a very bad experience when I was a teacher. While teachers are always in the spotlight for abusing children, I had children in my class who are extremely abusive towards me. So I think that my comment was definitely directed toward my negative comment. Prior to this bad experience I was always a very favorite teacher, I was very warm and caring, but the population that I happens to be working with that year did not preach appreciate my approach and it turned out to be a very abusive situation towards me.

That said I will not be checking into comments anymore on this article because I find you are very one sided and choose not to see anything but what your own experiences have taught you. I appreciate that you are so passionate and your line of work but I like to look at all sides of the coin and of the issue. So, how about this? When a child is disrupting the learning of others and is demonstrating that they are not in the classroom to learn, they leave?

Only the children that are there to learn get to stay and learn. This is the largest piece of hug a tree, head in the sand, bullshit, I have ever read. You have never taught. Give her another trophy for last, tell her shes a winner too and watch as her friends go to four year universities as she stays behind to make my coffee as i retire at the local granola coffee shop that has organic beans.

Just another parent who thinks they can solve it all with a phone call and being upset at the teacher. Fuck you and everything you stand for. You are a disgrace and quite frankly you are a fraud.

Just another media monger. Otherwise home school them, or quit your bitching. I also keep a relatively up to date list of numerous studies that demonstrate a link between all forms of violence emotional, psychological, physical and various forms of physical and mental illness here. Its interesting because its not just psychological illness. Various forms of physical illness have been linked to toxic childhood experiences.

I would think even cancer will eventually be linked to toxic childhood experiences. For example, violence has been linked to depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, PTSD, suicide, lower IQ, lower grade performance in school, dysfunctional personal relationships, brain damage, conduct disorder, antisocial behaviors, psychopathy, increased incidence of physical disease , and heart trouble. A lot of this research has only become possible in the last few years, with advance brain imaging and advanced diagnostic techniques.

Have a look at the evidence. Important thing to keep in mind, toxic socialization leads to physical, emotional, and mental disability. The evidence is there and growing more convincing every day. You are just an angry person with no evidence, who is afraid of the truth.

And if you try to fire back at me, that will simply prove my point. This is a wonderful article, thank you Michael S. Tanya, Not all children are the same. Where some may not care of their name is on the board, others may be horrified. BUT, I am not talking about putting a kids name on the board, or even calling them down in the classroom.

A child should not be singled out and totally humiliated or embarrassed in front of all of his classmates, especially if he is already socially awkward. I have a year-old son who was isolated and was not taught anything in the classroom. He was isolated at lunch for not doing his classwork during the day. He had a learning disability that was caught after the damage was done. Thank God he has overcome that abuse to the most part and is a wonderful husband, father and hard worker.

He still talks about the teachers and how they acted toward him. By the way, his name was never put on the board because he caused now trouble in class. But they let him sit and do nothing without trying to help him and then penalized him for not getting his work done. I think I need to clarify that I do not believe in degrading, shaming, or miss treating children in anyway shape or form.

I had some wonderful teachers that displayed none of the behaviors that this article highlights and had no problem controlling the class. But I got treated like a dog in school by teachers with your attitude and students as well. I got singled out for ridiculous things. I was 6 years old. I honestly never bothered anyone. I was absolutely morally opposed to and disgusted by abuse and bullying from a very early age because I spent a great deal of time at home getting beaten and screamed at by one of my step-parents and their offspring.

Being abused at school was just icing on the cake. I know that no one is perfect, but that is unacceptable. Besides, any other place of business would fire someone in a second for treating coworkers and customers the way some teachers treat their students. If I were to run into any of those teachers tomorrow, I would not hesitate to tell them exactly how terrible they were at what they did for a living. It took years of therapy and retraining to repair the damage that was done to me and I still deal with social problems on a daily basis that stem from that.

I think I need to clarify that I am not in favor of any teacher mistreating, degrading, or publicly shaming any child. I am really sorry that you had a negative experience in school. I can assure you that I am not a teacher who ever mistreated children. But I did have children mistreat me. I would not say hello to some of the students I had in the past if I saw them now. Teacher abuse is a very real thing just as child abuse is a very real thing. So I am really sorry that you were mistreated but I was also mistreated as a teacher.

I never said anything about it. And I never went to the administration. I left that job and this is what I bring with me just like you have baggage that you have brought with you from your experience in school. Teachers — like all humans — do encounter people — adults, youths, children — who are difficult or nasty.

Please try to realize that there is little trauma that can impact an adult with choices as much as a child constrained by age, law, and custom to endure first torment, then denial that such torment matters.

I do a lot of teaching…but am an RN. We do not have a principal! Think, if you will, why some teachers are much more popular with all the students, whereas others are disrespected and feared even by the best of students.

My daughter is a very good writer, and as a HS Freshman was accused in front of the entire class of plagiarism on an assignment. If you would like to explain your charge- You may do so now or I am happy to give you until class tomorrow to review your reasons. They then had a class discussion about the issue. Although inexperienced, she was a smart and very effective teacher.

I am a kindergarten teacher. It is rewarding and challenging. Sometimes I make mistakes. I step back, reflect on the day, and think about what I can do differently next time. I remind myself to always come from a place of love. I am thrown off balance. I feel bad for the child. I work on my self control in stressful situations. I have taught young undergraduate students, and you can see the emotional peril on their faces when they start universities. At Wayne State University, a lot of time is taken up trying to make the student comfortable, with an initial university experience.

Sosteric a Great professor could help me with number 3. As far as teacher training, everyone goes through it, when you step into that classroom for the first, second, third time. Yes, like going to college and having to tow the liberal political line or risk not matriculating: And yes, there is a difference between winners and losers.

I would never ask anybody step step on a piece of paper with the name of Christ written on it. School has no recourses. I have started a fund for asking for help concerning my childrens school district. Sure, isolation can be emotionally abusive, but only to a certain point. When I was in second grade, my teacher did the same thing, but nobody in my class felt humiliated about it.

For one, no one really laughed at or pointed fingers at someone whose name was on the board, and even if they did, it was nothing to be ashamed about.

I had my name on the board at one point, but in no way did I feel embarrassed. Better yet, how dare you speak for all the children in your school in this fashion. How do you know what your classmates might have felt? Its just like hitting somebody else. It hurts, it should stop. In fact, quite the opposite. Emotional neglect and emotional abuse is far more damaging that physical abuse.

The consequences linger on for decades. Fear of abuse is not an acceptable motivator and if you think it is, then as a therapist my questions go immediately to your family of origin and I wonder what sorts of emotional and physical abuse you have experience, and how it has been normalized in your life. Its is simply not better to threaten people to perform.

Hitting someone, hurting them, hitting them, calling them names, or publicly shamming them to get them to perform is abuse, abuse, abuse. You know, when I did my undergraduate degree two decades ago university professors could not put names on boards in this fashion. Marks used to be available on doors back before computers but names could never be put up. Nowadays when it comes to adults, its even enshrined in law.

Because it is offensive, unnecessary, embarrassing, and an invasion of privacy. Professors can get into real trouble for doing the sorts of things that you are suggesting as a matter of course. But call a rose a rose, and a bully a bully. Gregory, I am not as well educated as many of the people in this thread; I am still in community college.

The education system treated us poorly, though we had no alternative to the situation. My teacher sent me home with a report card at the end of the years saying I would be held back for 2 Fs, even though all of my standardized testing was good. She pulled me behind her and marched into the classroom, yelling at my teacher. I was in 3rd grade, and my poor grades were due to the previously mentioned lack of attendance. The next year I had no friends in my grade, due to being made to sit in for every recess I was at school for in the previous grade.

I begun spending my recesses in the library reading books alone, as the other kids had begun to find taunting me fun. I had gum stuck in my hair, I was pushed, my things were stolen, and I was seen as a problem kid even though I never spoke out in class.

When a boy physically attacked me on the play yard, I kicked him in the ballsack, and his mom yard duty ran up, and threw me to the ground. Another yard duty rescued me, and asked me if I meant to kick him. A week of suspension, and the boy got nothing.

His mom got fired though. Jump ahead to middle school. I have no idea how to socialize with other people, and I am scared of them. At least my friends from my after school program were there They were in different elementary schools before.

I am no longer quiet when a teacher tried to shame me about my work, though now I am not doing it by choice. I argue the point, I even ruined an English assignment on purpose by informing my teacher that The Giver is part of a series, and that the boy and the baby live at the end, and have a village where Jonas is Mayor. I then ask how she could possibly not know that about her own assignement- did she assume we were all too illiterate to have possibly read the books?

Anyway, now I am an active conflict. In high school I find friends, join a nerdy club, etc. Life is getting better, but the bullying from other classmates gets worse, and I drop out of school and switch to independent study. Ironically, it seemed that the only problem for me with school was that everyone else was there. I shoot up to a 4. My entire problem was the fear and social stigma that started with how my teachers and superiors treated me in elementary school.

I no longer automatically respected my teachers, and basically distrusted everyone new. I kept the exact same friends I met at 5 at my after school program, and stayed sheltered in that friend group for my entire public school education.

It took me years to slowly work my way out of that garbage. I feel like I lost something important. Now I have to try hard to remember what is socially acceptable with new people, and I have to deal with panic attacks in crowds. Two were close, but I was found and had my stomach pumped, etc before I died. A lot of self harm, etc. I just want to say that bit of story to the guy who says I should have toughened up.

I made it without ever really fixing the problem. I take all the online classes I can, and I work from home. I have to take Ativan just to play at a local Magic the Gathering Tournament now. As a side note, again: My brother suffered from the same problems, even though he tested into the gifted program in elementary school.

They kicked him out of the program for lack of attendance, and then he just gave up on everything when he finally got back to school in his 6th grade year. He said it was too easy. He managed 5 Is and an F one year. He only got to move on to the next grade due to his end of year STAR tests scores. Kids attacked him and teased him as well. One time two boys intended to shove his head in the toilet, and he socked one in the solarplexis hard and made him kneel down, gasp, and throw up. Luckily, my dad understood that, and let my brother play video games the whole 2 week suspension.

Anyway, He gave up. Now he works retail, to pay his rent, and basically lives on the internet. He just sits alone, every day. Great use of his gifted mind. I know he has so much more potential than me, and they killed it in him. I have a son in a public school in a town of 3, people. I wish I had time to write down here everything that has happened to my child in the past 3 years.

My child is a Jr in High school this year and 3 years ago when I noticed that he was the only player not to play one single play, game after game, and even after told he was going to start or going to play or they would make it up the next game becasue they forgot he was there. They begged him to play baseball because he can play very well. It turns out he reluctently chose baseball and then sat on the bench all year.

This went on for the first half of the season. Then the one time they asked if I was going he did start and played the entire game. Next week he was told agin he is starting, i wask asked if I was going so on and so on. He didn;t playe either game again. So I talked witht he coaches again, asking if he was ever disrespectful, dud anything wrong, no no no he is just inconsistent. Oh so he is inconsistent and your son just makes mistakes ok.

His son was also caught with pot in his locker and that was covered up, 3 weeks after the second party my son made a mistake and had a tobacco pouch in his mouth at the school gym at a non manditory weight class one hour prior to the first bell. A questionable suspendable offense but he was sent home in 2 minutes. No consistent consequenses just nepotism.

Parents are supposed to be notified if their children are caught drinking for good reason and intervention is supposed to be imposed. This crap goes on and on and this is just part of what is going on. I went to the coaches and talked politley with them, I went to the principal and spoke with him about fixing what is broken so I dont have to make his abuse and actions public.

I just requested it stops. A week alter another incident. If you parents are in boosters your kid plays. We have the smallest 11 man football team in the satte of CA, a toatal of 17 players…. Can anyone see the mental, moral, emotional and social abuse here?

Abuse of power at its finest. My son also donated He donated it wanting the funds to go to players who could not afford a lettermans jacket. Not only have the hid the funds and where they went, nothing was ever reported to the board about the dollars, nor was my son ever given one single thank you from anyone in any form nor was I. Not that I want or need one but my son worked his entire xmas vacation cutting, splitting and sellng firewood to help out those in need.

But nothing was ever said about his good deed. Not bad enouhg for you? There is so much more it would make you sick. Nobody notified me at any time, then the detective did not read him any rights, but asked his some very disturbing questions.

Ready for this one? The detective got a report from a guy that went to school with him that I killed my sons mother and buried her body and they never found her.

The detecive found out before he questioned my son that this was a ridiculous story. WHY are you asking me this? So I ask you who to trust? My son is a very respectful young man. Even after he wuit football 2 weeks ago, he continued to be respectful and apologised to the coach for letting him down….

Sure when pigs fly…. I am disabled and dont have the ability nor will I ever run from incompetent bullies that think they are going to win an army veteran in any form of combat. And that is what this is……cat and mouse abuse of power combat. I will find the right agency or news station to investigate on sink this corruption once and for all. I have no idea when…but I have been calm….

I dont need more…but I have it. My daughter is in the second grade and is never in trouble and can handle her own if you understand that expression.

She is tough as I have ever seen tough and still has tremendous anxiety about getting her name on the board in any way. They are supposed to be able to handle students in a polite respectful way or they have no business at all in the education system. When I was in Graduate school, if I did not complete a seminar requirement, the professor sometimes uses humiliation as a way to embarrass the student into doing the work.

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Callie and Erica embark on a romantic relationship during the fifth season until Erica abruptly leaves the hospital. Shortly after, Callie continues to explore her sexuality with Arizona, and the two eventually establish a relationship. Joe is the bartender and owner of the bar that the doctors frequent. Walter is Joe's off-again on-again boyfriend. They end up adopting twins together. Arizona has an affair with Lauren in Season 9, and Leah in Season Penelope Penny is introduced as a love interest for Callie in Season Eliza is introduced as a love interest for Arizona in Season After they break up, Carina is introduced to the show as a bisexual love interest for Arizona and Owen.

Casey is a transgender man who is a first-year surgical intern in Season Sanjay declared his love for lead character Nancy Botwin but later speculated that it was a case of diva worship. Isabelle is the young daughter of lead characters Dean and Celia Hodes; she identifies as lesbian.

Till and Shlatter are professional partners at the Drug Enforcement Administration and also lovers. Spencer Carlin Ashley Davies. Gabrielle Christian Mandy Musgrave. The relationship builds and Spencer's coming out to her parents is triggered by her mother walking in on the young couple.

In the end of the third season they move in together. Omid Abtahi Michael Rady. Salim is a gay member of an Islamic terrorist cell. Jason is the man with whom he begins developing a relationship. The characters appeared in season 2, Sleeper Cell: Kim Daniels is a lesbian who has an unrequited love with her best friend Sugar.

Kim attends a Christian group in the hopes of curing her homosexuality where she meets Beth and the two begin a brief relationship. In season 2 Kim begins dating Saint and the two eventually move it together. Dave and David are Kim's gay neighbours who are raising their son Tom together.

Shows the lives of a small group of gay men of color living in the Los Angeles, California area. Angel is a transwoman. The Line of Beauty. Hayden Panettiere Madeline Zima. Gretchen and Claire are roommates in college in Season 4. Later on, it is revealed that Gretchen is bisexual and has romantic feelings for Claire which are later reciprocated by Claire. Sirko was a Ukrainian mobster seeking to kill Dexter Morgan to avenge the death of Sirko's lover Viktor, whom Morgan had murdered in season 7.

Jo is an openly gay French teacher. In season 5, episode 17, Ros kisses Jo after completing her exams, despite already having a boyfriend. Matt Wilding, music teacher at the school was gay and was with a boyfriend for three years, but the fact that he was unwilling to live openly as a gay man was a source of constant rows between them and meant the relationship was doomed to failure.

Josh is teacher Tom's son and comes out after initially having attractions for his best friend Finn Sharkey. Nate is an openly gay teenage character with romantic connections to Josh. The series' creator, Russell T Davies who is gay , has described Torchwood as "a very bisexual series". Ianto begins the series in a secretive heterosexual relationship, but eventually enters a relationship with Jack. Toshiko is similarly, bisexual, entering a relationship with a woman named Mary while attracted to teammate Owen.

Owen is also bisexual, having a threesome with a man and a woman, and confirmed intentional sexual tension with Mark Lynch. Jack's namesake, the real Captain Jack Harkness Matt Rippy from was also gay and was subject to a parting kiss. Jack's ex partner, Captain John Hart James Marsters appears in the second series premiere and the second series finale.

In episode nine of series four, recurring character Charolotte Willis comes out as a lesbian. Vincent is hinted at being the only openly gay member of Eureka's recurring characters, though this is handled very lightly and only rarely appears to any major degree. Kevin is a gay attorney and part of a large family. Scotty is Kevin's husband. Chad was a bisexual former love interest for Kevin. Saul acknowledged to his sister that years previously he had been in love with another man and Saul came out to Kevin.

Matt Ross Ben Koldyke. Alby is a closeted gay Mormon, scheming to control his polygamous sect. He meets Dale, an attorney who runs an "ex-gay" group, in season four and the two become lovers until Dale commits suicide.

Justin Suarez Marc St. James Alexis Meade Cliff St. Marc is the openly gay personal assistant of the fashion editor at MODE magazine. Justin is the fashion forward, performing arts-loving nephew of Betty. He came out in the second-to-last episode.

Alexis formerly Alex is a trans woman and the sibling of lead character Daniel. Cliff is a fashion photographer and Marc's boyfriend in season two. Austin and Justin begin a relationship in the final episodes of the series. Ben is the flamboyant, openly gay front desk receptionist at the hotel. Meera Syal Fenella Woolgar.

Sanna Englund Dennenesch Zoudé. Maxxie is openly gay first generation, season 1 and 2. Tony may be is hetero-flexible. Tony's sexuality is left unclear as he has had both male and female sexual relationships, though he has never had a boyfriend. He had an adventure with Maxxie in Rusia first generation, season 1 and 2.

Cassie said that she was straight before that she know pussies, this happened when Sid broke her heart in season 2 first generation, season 1 and 2. Dale is a minor character who kissed Maxxie after he tried to hit him first generation, season 2. James is Maxxie's boyfriend first generation, season 2.

Emily is a lesbian, but she had sex with JJ second generation, season 3, 4 and 7. Naomi is Emily's girlfriend, she is a lesbian. The two are in a committed relationship. Franky is an androgynous pansexual third generation, season 5 and 6. Matty, is bisexual, though this trait is left unsaid in the series third generation, season 5 and 6. Alex is a gay character who joins the 'third generation' in season 6 third generation, season 6. Nick kissed Alex at a party, he isn't gay and doesn't look like bisexual, but he may be bicurious or hetero-flexible third generation, season 5 and 6.

FX seasons 1—3 The Network season 4—. Fiske was the lead defense attorney on the first season's central case. He was closeted and concealing a relationship with a key witness. Fiske shot himself to death in plaintiff's attorney Patti Hewes's office. Sal is a closeted member of the ad agency's art department. Carol is the roommate of and in love with the office manager, Joan. Joyce is a lesbian friend of Peggy's. Kurt is an art director with the agency.

Eric is Serena van der Woodsen 's brother who is outed by Georgina in season 1. Harold is Blair Waldorf 's father, and Roman is his boyfriend. Asher and Jonathan are Eric's ex-boyfriends. Freddy is Roman's ex-lover. Julian is school play's director. Josh is a gay man who Chuck kisses in order to ensure that he gives Blair the honorr of making NYU's freshman speech in season 3.

Calvin is a young man who is inadvertently outed in the first-season finale. Heath, from a rival fraternity, and Calvin are casual sex partners in season 1 and in season 4 the two are a couple. Calvin had a brief relationship with the older Michael in season 2. Grant is Calvin's season 3 love interest.

Historical figure Tallis is portrayed as being involved in a sexual relationship with nobleman Compton, although there is no supporting historical evidence.

George Boleyn, Anne Boleyn's brother is portrayed as gay, again there is no historical supporting evidence. Canada The N US. William Baldwin Candis Cayne. Darling, a United States Senate candidate, is carrying on an affair with the transgender Carmelita, the latest of several such affairs. Leo is lead character Lucy Spiller's bisexual brother. Jack is a closeted movie star. Garbo is a lesbian drug dealer. Bonnie Somerville Lourdes Benedicto.

Teddy dated several female characters until he realized that he was gay in Season 3. Adrianna had a short romance with Gia in Season 2. Emily Grace Lillian Moss.

Emily Grace is bisexual. She was in a relationship with George Crabtree and dated Leslie Garland. In Season 8 episode "High Voltage", she meets suffragette Lillian Moss; and thereafter falls in love with her. She was disowned by her family for refusing to marry a hand-picked husband. Lillian's real name was Helen and she had once been involved with a married woman.

She was attracted to Emily Grace and they subsequently enter into a romantic relationship. Carl is a gay vampire. He shares a flat with his human boyfriend Dan. The police is looking for him so Carl escapes to Brasil. The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Brando Eaton Kristopher Higgins. Ally Walker Pamela J. Agent June Stahl was bisexual. Agent Amy Tyler was her professional and personal partner during the third season.

Wendy realizes she likes women before season 4. Venus Van Dam is a transgender sex worker introduced in Season 5. Gemma is seen waking up next to different women on more than one occasion she also gets called out about it by Nero Padilla, who would later become her boyfriend , indicating Gemma is bisexual.

He later refers to himself as "just gay enough". Lafayette is a gay short-order cook, drug dealer and sex worker. Tara is Lafayette's cousin. After being involved with several men in the first three seasons, she is involved with a woman as of the premiere of season 4. She later shows interest in a relationship with Pam. Jason is the brother of protagonist Sookie Stackhouse, and is shown to have multiple sexual dreams about men, though he never acts on it.

He's very likely bisexual or at least bicurious. Eric Northman is the sheriff of the vampires in his town, and a pansexual vampire who has multiple relations with males in the show. Eddie is a gay vampire and former accountant, one of Lafeyette's clients.

Steve Newlin starts out as the leader of an anti-vampire Christian ministry. He is made a vampire sometime between the end of season two and the end of season four, coming out to Jason Stackhouse as a "gay vampire American". Jesus joined the series in season 3 as Lafayette's love interest. He is a nurse at the nursing home where Lafayette's mother lives and a brujo witch. Russell is the Vampire King of Mississippi in season 3 and Talbot is his consort. After being implied bisexual in seasons 1 and 2, Pam is seen engaging in oral sex with Yvetta in season 3.

David Finch is a hypocritical right-wing politician who was an occasional client of Lafayette's in season 1. Fer is one of the main characters of the series.

During Season 3, Fer falls for David, the new straight soccer punk at the school. Eventually David comes out of the closet and begins a relationship with Fer which becomes an emotional roller coaster ride for both characters over several seasons. Their relationship touches on several teenage and LGBT issues such as parental problems, conversion therapy, and teen suicide. Though she never confirmed her bisexuality, Alma has been in sexual relationship with both boys and girls.

Borja is Fer's new boyfriend and fianceé Season 6. Lisa Loven Kaia Varjord. Lone begins a relationship with kitesurfer Heidi and the two eventually move to Cape Town together. Legend of the Seeker. Jesse, one of Dr. Paul Weston's patients, is an adopted teenager searching for his real parents. Jamie Campbell Bower Vincent Regan. Sebastian Stan Michael Arden. Joseph is Jack's clandestine boyfriend. Kurt Hummel was the first gay, lead, cast member.

At the start of the series he was in the closet but he soon came out and became the only out-gay kid in William McKinley high school. Blaine Anderson was introduced in season 2 as Kurt's love interest. At the end of season 4 it was revealed the Blaine wanted to propose to Kurt.

In season 2 Santana admitted she was in love with Brittany and wanted to be with her, Brittany at the time was already in a relationship with Artie but by season 3 Brittany and Santana were in a secret relationship. Santana is a lesbian. In season 3 Santana was still closeted but following an argument with Finn Hudson she was forced to come out.

Her parents and classmates were accepting but her abuela took the news very badly. Brittany and Santana broke up in season 4 but in season 5 they met again, realized they still loved each other, and move in together.

Wade "Unique" Adams is a trans woman introduced in late season 3. She only feels comfortable in woman's clothing. She auditioned for the part of Rizzo in Grease but her parents didn't want her to as they were scared it would increase the amount of bullying she received for being herself.

They also told her to only dress as a woman when she was at home or when performing in a competition. Dani was introduced in season 5 as a love interest for Santana. Starchild was introduced in season 5 as a member of Kurt's band. Kurt felt threatened by Starchild but they soon made up which resulted as a source of jealousy to Blaine. Adam was a love interest of Kurt's introduced in season 4, however, Kurt realised he was only with Adam to get over Blaine and so he ended it off-screen.

David Karofsky was the bully who forced Kurt to move schools in season 2. The reason for Karofsky's bullying was that was confused with his own sexuality. In season 3 Karofsky transferred schools to avoid people finding out about his sexuality, however, someone from his new school saw him with Kurt on Valentine's Day and he spread the truth, leading to his subsequent attempted suicide.

Chandler Kiehl is a boy who Kurt met at a music store in season 3. Their bond caused Blaine to become paranoid and jealous and so Kurt told Chandler that they couldn't talk anymore. Cody is a fake, bisexual, Santa. He seduced Kurt and then robbed Kurt, Rachel and Santana overnight. Hiram and Leroy Berry are Rachel's gay dads. Sebastian Smythe is a member of rival glee club, Dalton Academy Warbler's.

He wanted to be with Blaine, but Blaine rejected him as he loved Kurt too much. Sebastian became a source of jealousy of Kurt's. C is the person Blaine cheated on Kurt with in season 4. Jeremiah is an older guy who Blaine had a crush on in season 2, however Jeremiah rejected him as it would have been illegal.

Gavroche is very flamboyant and was named after Gavroche from Les Misérables. Sandy Ryerson was the closeted coach of the McKinley High glee club before Rachel Berry caught him caressing student, Hank Saunders, which led to him being fired.

He returned to the series as he helped Sue Sylvester try to stop the glee club. Elaine was paid by Santana to pretend to be her girlfriend to make Brittany jealous. Liz and Jan were a lesbian couple who appeared at the end of season 4, Jan proposed to Liz whilst at dinner with Blaine and Kurt, Liz accepted.

Rick Dunham was a show choir director that Sue pushed down a flight of stairs to take his job. Bill Forbes is Caroline's father who divorced her mother after coming out as gay Season 3. Luke Parker is a warlock and Liv's twin brother who appears in Season 5 and 6. Kalinda is bisexual and a private investigator. Owen is the brother of lead character Alicia Florrick Julianna Margulies. Lana and Kalinda are in a relationship in season 3. Diana is in a relationship with a woman named Christie, who first appears in the season three episode "Deadline" played by Moran Atias.

The couple becomes engaged but Diana later reports they have broken up. Jaime Murray Aaron Ashmore. Jinks is an ATF agent and a "human lie detector". Officer Cooper has been described as "the pained heart of the series. Dave and Ian are in a committed relationship.

Beginning in season 3, the couple purchases the local coffee shop together and are upgraded to series regulars. Naadiah is a therapist. Cassidy had a brief relationship with Erica in season one. United States of Tara. Ted and Hany are an interracial, intergenerational couple and neighbors of the Gregsons. Jason is Marshall's closeted love interest during season 1. Jason's sexuality is left undefined, but it is suggested he is bisexual; As Kate Marshall's sister puts it, he is a "bi-curious church monkey".

Lionel founded the gay-straight alliance at Marshall's high school. He was Marshall's first boyfriend. Noah is an openly gay classmate of Marshall and Lionel's. Camile is a civilian leader on Destiny. Sharon is her life partner back on Earth. They have been together over 12 years. Tyler is a gay EMT. He comes out to his partner Cameron Boone in the episode "Masquerade" and to his father in "Sweet Jane".

Sasha Roiz Julius Chapple. Christine Woods Navi Rawat. Janis is a closeted lesbian and FBI agent whose sexual orientation is known to at least some of her colleagues. Maya is an artist who has a romantic tryst with Janis in one episode titled "Gimme Some Truth" 1. Emma is a lesbian. Irene Adler is a dominatrix who sells her services to both men and women and appears to have a girlfriend in A Scandal in Belegravia. Jim Moriarty is Sherlock's arch enemy that was confirmed to be gay in the last episode of season 4 by Moriarty explaining which assistants of his are good with "stamina" and "aftercare".

Eurus Holmes is Sherlock's lost sister that has been locked up since a young age and she claimed to have sex with a female security worker that worked there. Gail Peck befriends Holly Stewart the new forensic specialist. The two share a kiss at Frank and Noelle's wedding and again when Gail is shot at. The two then begin a relationship. Sky1 season 1—5 Cinemax season 2—5. Leatherby is a former SAS officer and an antagonist in season 4.

Jai asks Sammy for his number in Season 1. Sammy dates Ollie in season 2. Rhys is an actor and dates Ollie in Season 3. Rob James-Collier Charlie Cox. Thomas is a footman in the aristocratic Crawley household. Haddie and Lauren are revealed to be dating at the end of the 5th season. Bo, a bisexual succubus , is a Fae that survives by feeding from life force and the energy created from sex with males or females.

She is a superhuman who did not know she was a member of the supernatural Fae world until she was discovered by them. Bo becomes romantically and sexually involved with Dyson heterosexual , a Light Fae detective, and Lauren lesbian , a human doctor.

The three became known as the "Love Triangle" of the series. Bo and Lauren entered into a committed relationship, but Lauren broke it off because she thought she would always be asking more from Bo than Bo could give. Bo and Lauren made love again when alone together during a blackout. Bo thereafter asked Lauren to give their relationship another chance and Lauren consented; however, Lauren then broke it off from fear of becoming a burden to Bo as she aged in human years.

At the end, Lauren reconsidered her decision and told Bo that she wanted to spend her life with her, and the two are united again, this time for good. The relationship between Bo and Lauren became popularly referred to as "Doccubus". Vex, always risqué with both sexes throughout the series, was revealed to be attracted to Mark Season 5. Nadia lesbian , Lauren's girlfriend, awoke from a 5-year comatose state, was possessed by an evil entity, and Bo was forced to kill her Season 2.

Tamsin bisexual initiated a 'friends with benefits' relationship with Bo, but Bo subsequently ended it when she realized it had become romantic for Tamsin.

Season 5 Crystal lesbian or bisexual. Lauren had a one-night stand with Crystal, a co-worker Season 4. Mark bisexual returned Vex's attraction and they become a couple Season 5. Dagny lesbian or bisexual , Tamsin's daughter, is seen kissing another girl inside a car Season 5. Tara enters into a brief relationship with former Marine Alisha before Alisha is killed in a firefight.

Aaron is one of the residents of the Alexandria safe-zone, who is in a relationship with Eric. Denise is an inexperienced doctor that began a relationship with Tara in the show's sixth season. Emily Fields Maya St.

Emily first begins a romance with Maya and comes out as lesbian to her dad. She later has a rocky relationship with Paige, then dates Samara and has some short relationships. Alison kisses Emily before her disappearance, claiming she was "practicing" for kissing men.

When she returns, she says Emily's feelings for her weren't one-sided and they sleep together. In season 7 Alison kisses Emily and she confesses her feelings for her and they start dating, finally accepting her bisexuality. Emily and Talia get involved with each other while working at Ezra's coffee shop. Emily finds out that Talia is married to a man and realizes their relationship was too complicated. Charlotte is Alison's transgender sister.

Alison proposes and they get engaged. Angela is the fiancée of lead character Jimmy Darmody and uses his last name. Mary and her husband run a photography studio. They have an affair in season 1. A series about a group of 20s to 30s lesbians and their friends, set in Glasgow , Scotland. Frankie returns from working in New York, NY for her Aunt's funeral having run away from a serious relationship with Cat two years prior.

Frankie wishes to resume where they left off, but instead has a string of meaningless flings with other women as she grieves the loss of her Aunt and attempts to solve the mystery of her real identity. Tess is dumped by long-term girlfriend who had been cheating on her. Sam and Cat start to develop a serious relationship after their first blind date goes badly.

Barca is falsely accused of disobedience and executed; His lover, Pietros, commits suicide believing himself abandoned. Auctus was Barca's lover in the prequal, Gods of the Arena.

Though Agron was initially one of those who raised voice that the former slave Nasir should be killed for attacking Spartacus, Agron and Nasir become lovers after Nasir proves his trustworthiness and skill as a fighter in the rebellion. Lee is introduced in season two as a fellow patient in Cathy's Laura Linney melanoma clinical trial.

Publication of a scandalous novel exposes Blanche's unconventional lifestyle and her former lover Lady Portia Alresford. Greg Ellis Don O. Ryan is the adoptive father of lead characters Piper and Finn. An action movie superstar, his children find him in bed with his boyfriend Charlie in the episode "Carpe Diem".