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Beyond Jodie Dallas: TV's 10 Most Important LGBT Characters

Several "best" or "favorite" LGBT TV character lists have popped up in recent years, but they don't always include the most important LGBT characters. So, we pay tribute to the ten(ish) most significant LGBT characters in US television history.

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Night on Earth

Night on Earth consists of a pleasingly varied collection of tales yet each is infused with the director’s own brand of subtle affection, offbeat musings and wit.

Emma Simmonds
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Broken English (2007)

Parker Posey's performance during these potentially too-precious moments of anticipation is perfect.

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Tempest (1982)

Let Me off This Island

Kelley Schei
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An Early Frost

Despite adhering to rigid Standards and Practice regulations, An Early Frost still resonates, thanks in large part to an intelligent script, committed performances and filmmakers who knew they an important story to tell.

Stephen Kelly
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Edge of Outside

As much as the lines between 'independent' and 'mainstream' movies seem impossibly blurred, the impulse to mark their difference appears irresistible.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Skeleton Key (2005)

For anyone with even passing knowledge of Southern gothics, Violet (Gena Rowlands) is all red flags.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Taking Lives (2004)

In Taking Lives, the enigmatic Illeana (Angelina Jolie) is introduced indirectly.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Gloria (1980)

Cassavetes himself was not happy with his script.

Chris Robé

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