10 Kids TV Characters Who Were Totally Gay Icons

8. Kimberly - The Pink Power Ranger (Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers)

Despite David Yost (Billy Cranston/The Blue Ranger), being a confirmed homosexual, gays have always flocked to Amy Jo Johnson's mighty morphin' maven. Johnson is known for her roles on the WB hit Felicity and the Disney Channel original movie Susie Q., but no role on her demo reel has had more of an impact on gays - or the public in general - than her role as Kimberly Hart, the original Pink Power Ranger (everyone who has followed in her footsteps has been irredeemably basic). Beautiful and tremendously graceful, Kimberly was the Power Ranger all the straight boys and lesbians wanted to date, and the Power Ranger that most gay men wanted to be. After all, the character was romantically-linked for a while to the hunky Tommy Oliver, who first appeared as the villainous Green Ranger before becoming the leading White Ranger. Kimberly was also the group's stand-out fashionista; in fact, she was the only one who was allowed to wear a skirt with her uniform while fellow female Rangers Trini Kwan and later Aisha Campbell were left sporting regular tights.

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