The 7 Most Memorable Coming-Out Moments on Your Fave Teen TV Shows

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When Emily Fields told her dad she liked girls on Pretty Little Liars, we all cried with her as he stormed off in shock. When Alec Lightwood finally accepted his sexuality and kissed Magnus Bane in front of his family and friends on Shadowhunters, we cried once again…this time, in pure elation. Glee featured multiple characters who came out during the series, making it a true icon for the LGBTQ+ community.

But even before Glee, there were teen television shows that featured gay characters’ journeys to come out. While coming-out scenes on TV series targeted at younger audiences are all different, they all hold special importance to their viewers just the same.