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10 HIV-Positive LGBT Characters We Love

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HIV-Positive LGBT Characters Who We Love

Philadelphia

Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks) -- Philadelphia (1993)


Rent

Angel Dumott Schunard (Wilson Jermaine Heredia) and Tom Collins (Jesse L. Martin) -- Rent (Broadway Musical, 1996-2008; Film, 2005)


Longtime Companion

The Cast of Longtime Companion (1989)


Jeffrey

Steve Howard (Michael T. Weiss) and Darius (Bryan Batt) -- Jeffrey (1995)


Noah's Arc

Dr. Junito Vargas (Wilson Cruz) -- Noah's Arc (Logo, 2005-2006)


The Hours

Richard Brown (Ed Harris) -- The Hours (2002)


Brother & Sisters

Saul Holden (Ron Rifkin) -- Brothers & Sisters (ABC, 2006-2011)


Life Support

Amare (Evan Ross) -- Life Support (2007)


A Home at the End of the World

Jonathan Glover (Dallas Roberts) -- A Home at the End of the World (2004)


Queer as Folk

Vic Grassi (Jack Wetherall), Ben Bruckner (Robert Gant) and James "Hunter" Montgomery (Harris Allan) -- Queer as Folk (Showtime, 2000-2005)


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Olivia G. Ford

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Kellee Terrell

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Kellee Terrell is the former news editor of TheBody. Her articles and interviews have appeared in Teen Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Al Jazeera, Essence, The Root, The Advocate, and HelloBeautiful.