AfterEllen.com today came out with quite the list for their first annual Top 50 Lesbian and Bisexual Characters Poll. The LGBT website asked fans to vote for their favorite characters from film, television, and internet shows. The poll included those characters who emerged at a time when there was far less lesbian/bi visibility in the media, forcing viewers to make the most of the “subtext” provided to them by the studios and networks. As a result, these unofficially queer characters went on to become positive iconic figures in pop culture who are still beloved by their queer fans.
We are happy to report that three vital soap characters made the Top 50. In at #31, AMC’s Bianca Montgomery (Eden Riegel), in at #26, GL’s, Natalia Rivera (Jessica Leccia), and in at #22, GL’s Olivia Spencer, (Crystal Chappell). For the complete rundown click here!