The 15 Most Groundbreaking Gay Roles on Television

Television firsts, from Rickie on 'My So-Called Life' to Kurt and Blaine on 'Glee'
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Kurt Hummel and Blaine Anderson on 'Glee'

Yes, Kurt Hummel loves fashion, show tunes and Judy Garland, but Chris Colfer's Golden Globe-winning performance as the New Directions soprano is anything but stereotypical. Kurt's heartbreaking journey from McKinley High's glee club to the Dalton Academy Warblers in order to avoid the constant bullying that so many high schoolers like him experience on a daily basis has been the most poignant story arc Glee has tackled in its successful one and a half seasons. By his side has been fellow Warbler Blaine – who, while inspiring Kurt with texts of "Courage," may end up breaking his heart.

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