Father’s Day is the time we honor those special father figures in our lives. And for those of us who have grown up with television, we’ve also grown close to some fictional dads on television. In recent years, LGBTQ+ representation among fathers in television has grown to include some memorable characters and performances.
We’ve curated a few of our favorite gay TV dads. Did we find yours?
Of course, no list of gay TV dads would be complete without America’s original fave gay dad himself, Mike Brady. So what if Mike was the proud (allegedly) cis-straight father of a blended family of six children and was the first TV husband to share a bed onscreen with his TV wife. Actor Robert Reed was gay, and his portrayal as Mike Brady showed generations of children and families the meaning of fatherhood.