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20 Awesome LGBT Characters in Sci-Fi & Fantasy

By Matt Heckler Aug 2, 2013

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Lt. Gaeta - Battlestar Galactica

Although he ended up reaching a controversially sticky end, Lt. Gaeta was a really likable character for most of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series. His sexuality was usually hinted at rather than stated explicitly, and this is kind of an important thing in the progression of LGBT characters: when it starts just being a part of who someone is and doesn’t completely define their character, it’s better writing and more realistic.

Tags: movies, tv, slideshows, dc, buffy the vampire slayer, lgbt, books-and-comics, marvel

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Matt Heckler

Matt Heckler is a writer, book critic, musician, movie nerd, sci-fi aficionado, and awesome beard haver from Chicago. When he isn't writing for The MindHut, he is drinking tasty beverages and working on his first novel. Follow him on Twitter @androiddreamer!

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