WITH an ever-growing gay and lesbian representation on the small screen,supernatural television series The Vampire Diaries is the latest that is set to introduce a gay character in its next season.

According to E!, the new character Luke is “a new hottie who is enrolling at Whitmore [the show's college] after winter break. And he’ll be spending time with Caroline. Except he’s so not into her in that way as Luke, handsome and sarcastic, is gay.”

E! also reports that Luke has a sister that goes to Whitmore, and that he will “do or sacrifice anything to protect” her.

The next season will air in the USA from January 23, with Australia’s FOX8 channel to follow suit.

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