39 binge-worthy LGBTQ TV shows to watch this Pride

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LGBTQ TV comes successful a sensational assortment of forms. This Pride Month, we're toasting immoderate of our modern favorites, each disposable connected streaming. Searching done Netflix, Hulu, Max, Showtime, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, and beyond, we've curated a postulation of large titles we'll beryllium watching — oregon rewatching — this June.

Whether you're searching for chosen household comedies, resistance queen drama, queer romance, oregon kid-friendly adventures, we've got you covered.

Here are the champion LGBTQ TV shows to watercourse close now.

1. The Last of Us

Ellie (Bella Ramsey) and Riley (Storm Reid) effort   to fig  retired  wherever  they each   stand.

Credit: Liane Hentscher / HBO

What it is: A post-apocalyptic play bid astir a antheral (Pedro Pascal) and a young miss (Bella Ramsey) surviving successful a post-apocalyptic world.

Why we similar it: The Last of Us doesn’t simply clasp the grant of being the champion caller bid of the year, but besides 1 that’s brazenly queer. HBO’s adaptation of the deed video crippled takes spot successful an alternate 2023 where, pursuing the planetary outbreak of a brainwashing fungus, nine has collapsed. Those who stay conflict to debar corruption — oregon decease by the zombie-like Infected.

A better-than-ever Pascal plays rugged, convulsive Joel, who reluctantly sets retired connected a ngo to smuggle Ellie (Ramsey) to a destination crossed the state (if you don’t cognize much astir the crippled yet, support it that way). Beyond phenomenal performances, stunning accumulation design, and a delicate equilibrium of quality storytelling and terrifying action, The Last of Us gives america a analyzable queer pb successful Ellie, who gets a touching romance flashback episode. Plus, there's a standout occurrence astir a cheery couple that volition bring you to the messiest of tears. — Oliver Whitney, Contributing Writer

Where to watch: The Last of Us is streaming connected Max.(opens successful a caller tab)

2. Veneno

A pistillate   sits successful  a pink-lit country   successful  "Veneno."

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What it is: This Spanish biographical bid is based connected the beingness of trans icon and late-night TV property La Veneno.

Why we similar it: Few bid astir humanities figures are charged with arsenic overmuch verve, style, and extravagance arsenic Veneno, 1 of the champion LGBTQ+ shows successful caller memory.

Javier Ambrossi and Javier Calvo’s Veneno is arsenic loud, colorful, and successful your look arsenic its unfettered subject, Cristina Ortiz Rodríguez, aka La Veneno (“The Poison”), a trans pistillate who roseate to fame successful mid-90s Spain aft a late-night speech amusement featured her successful a conception astir enactment work. Veneno traces the woman’s singular beingness communicative alongside that of real-life trans writer Valeria Vegas (Lola Rodríguez), who wrote a publication connected the icon the bid is based on.

Most notably, the amusement tells Cristina’s communicative done 3 antithetic trans actresses — Jedet, Daniela Santiago, and Isabel Torres — portraying her astatine assorted stages of her beingness and transition. A bid that finds depths of quality and glamorous joyousness successful the beingness of a pistillate who met with immense struggle, Veneno is an underseen acquisition that should beryllium acold much celebrated than it has been. — O.W.

Where to watch: Veneno is streaming connected Max.(opens successful a caller tab)

3. Yellowjackets

Jenna Burgess arsenic  teen   Melissa, Liv Hewson arsenic  teen   Van, Sophie Thatcher arsenic  teen   Natalie, Samantha Hanratty arsenic  teen   Misty, Jasmin Savoy Brown arsenic  teen   Taissa, and Sophie Nélisse arsenic  teen   Shauna successful  "Yellowjackets."

Credit: Kailey Schwerman / Showtime

What it is: A intelligence horror-thriller astir an all-girls shot squad that crash-lands successful the mediate of the wilderness and indispensable survive, possibly by eating each other.

Why we similar it: An all-female Lord of the Flies that’s hauntingly spooky, violent, queer, afloat of twisty mysteries, has whip-smart plotting, and is partially acceptable successful the '90s? If that’s not capable to get you obsessed with Yellowjackets, past cognize it has an perfectly stellar formed including Melanie Lynskey, Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci (the bid MVP), Jasmin Savoy Brown, Liv Hewson, and galore more.

Without giving excessively overmuch away, the bid jumps from the wilderness-strewn precocious schoolers to their present-day big selves arsenic we effort to portion unneurotic what really went down successful those woods. There’s a batch of Big Gay Energy successful Yellowjackets that's some energetic and stylistic, from music cues to costumes. But beyond that, there’s a saccharine queer romance betwixt 2 standout characters who volition rapidly go your faves. — O.W.

Where to watch: Yellowjackets is streaming connected Showtime.(opens successful a caller tab)

4. Vida

What it is: A dramedy astir 2 Mexican-American sisters who instrumentality location to their gentrifying Los Angeles vicinity aft a household tragedy.

Why we similar it: Vida is 1 of the astir refreshing caller bid successful caller years, arsenic good arsenic 1 that got canceled excessively soon. In its little 3 seasons, Vida follows Mishel Prada arsenic Emma, a high-strung, ambitious firm exec, and Melissa Barrera arsenic her easy-going, free-spirited younger sister Lyn. After their parent dies, the sisters determination backmost to their location successful Boyle Heights, a gentrified Latinx neighborhood, and the queer Emma soon begins to reckon with shame astir her sexuality and analyzable discoveries astir her mother. Tanya Saracho’s bid is simply a joyous emotion missive to the queer Latinx community, and 1 that isn’t acrophobic to research grief and shame alongside lust and passion. — O.W.

Where to watch: Vida is streaming connected Starz.(opens successful a caller tab)

5. We’ve Been Around

What it is: A documentary web bid exploring icons of trans history.

Why we similar it: Trans past has either gone undocumented oregon been violently erased (look up the Nazi burning of Magnus Hirschfeld’s trans clinic(opens successful a caller tab) to larn more). But acknowledgment to trans historians, journalists, and filmmakers, much and much past of trans beingness and resilience has been shared successful integer media, and Rhys Ernst’ We’ve Been Around is 1 of the champion of those gifts. The abbreviated docu-web series, which comes from a ample swatch of trans creatives including Susan Stryker and Monica Roberts, consists of 5 episodes, astir 5 minutes each, that creatively delve into the lives of assorted trans icons. There are episodes connected pioneering cheery trans antheral and AIDS activistic Lou Sullivan; S.T.A.R., the extremist enactment founded by Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera; Camp Trans, the iconic 1990s protestation against TERFS led by Les Feinberg and Riki Wilchins; and more. It’s captious Pride Month viewing. — O.W.

Where to watch: We’ve Been Around is streaming connected YouTube.(opens successful a caller tab)

6. Interview with the Vampire

Sam Reid arsenic  Lestat de Lioncourt and Jacob Anderson arsenic  Louis de Point du Lac successful  "Interview with the Vampire."

Credit: Alfonso Bresciani / AMC

What it is: Be gay, bash transgression — as a gothic romance betwixt vampires.

Why we similar it: Vampires person agelong been a metaphor for queerness, and Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire — some her 1976 caller and the 1994 movie adaptation — were besides truthful evidently gay. But that subtext becomes the literal substance successful Rolin Jones’s AMC series, an adaptation that finally lets the vampires beryllium their large cheery selves. We don’t conscionable get much bloodsucking-as-queer-desire allusions, but existent queer enactment scenes afloat of bites, blood, and beauteous levitating bare men.

The bid follows Louis de Pointe du Lac (Jacob Anderson, Grey Worm from Game of Thrones) arsenic helium recounts the chaotic tales of his beingness arsenic a affluent cheery Black vampire successful 1900s New Orleans and the person companion of Lestat (Sam Reid). What makes this caller iteration of Interview truthful compelling, though (apart from being super gay, of course), is however it updates Rice’s archetypal worldly to connection crisp societal commentary connected race, class, and sexuality. — O.W.

Where to watch: Interview with a Vampire is present connected AMC+.(opens successful a caller tab)

7. Brothers

What it is: A communicative web bid astir a radical of trans men surviving successful Brooklyn.

Why we similar it: There mightiness beryllium a spot much trans practice onscreen contiguous compared to erstwhile Brothers archetypal debuted successful 2014, but astatine slightest 1 glaring deficiency remains: stories astir transmasculine people, told by transmasculine radical — and not conscionable successful supporting roles, but arsenic leads. In Emmett Jack Lundberg’s short-form bid Brothers, we travel the intimate regular lives of 4 young trans men crossed Brooklyn. It’s a amusement searing with authenticity that touches connected things that I, a transmasc person, had ne'er seen explored connected surface earlier — the difficulties of dating arsenic a trans man, the anxiousness of utilizing the men’s restroom, navigating healthcare, sex, readying for surgery, and discussions connected the carnal changes of HRT. Brothers is a peculiar bid that feels similar an intimate bent with your closest trans friends, and for allies, it offers an insightful look into stories often near untold. — O.W.

Where to watch: Brothers Seasons 1 and 2 are disposable for rent oregon acquisition connected Vimeo.(opens successful a caller tab)

8. The Lady and the Dale

Elizabeth Carmichael with her children successful  "The Lady and the Dale."

Credit: HBO

What it is: A biographical docuseries astir a trans trailblazer con creator who peddled the invention of a three-wheeled car successful the 1970s.

Why we similar it: The Lady and the Dale has practically each the excitement and WTF-ery you could privation from a chaotic existent transgression communicative — a protagonist connected the tally from the feds, concealed ties to the mob, a flashy scam, and a past of unethical behavior. The four-part docuseries from directors Nick Cammilleri and Zackary Drucker details the analyzable beingness of Elizabeth Carmichael, an entrepreneur/con creator who swindled the thought of the Dale, a three-wheeled conveyance that would allegedly alleviate the lipid situation of the 1970s, and who was grossly mistreated successful the media (largely by Tucker Carlson’s father, Dick Carlson) erstwhile outed arsenic a trans woman. The Lady and the Dale is simply a fascinating roller coaster thrust that some holds Carmichael accountable for the harm she caused and lies she wove, portion besides uncovering compassion for the mode she was victimized arsenic a trans woman. — O.W.

Where to watch: The Lady and the Dale is streaming connected Max.(opens successful a caller tab)

9. Her Story

What it is: A play web bid astir the dating and nonrecreational lives of 2 trans women successful Los Angeles.

Why we similar it: Her Story is a abbreviated and saccharine web bid that captures the nuances of dating arsenic a trans pistillate dissimilar immoderate amusement you’ve seen before. And that’s due to the fact that it features trans and queer creators down and successful beforehand of the camera. From Jen Richards and Laura Zak, the bid follows Violet (Richards), a trans pistillate moving arsenic a bartender successful L.A., and her adjacent person Paige (Angelica Ross of Pose fame), a lawyer who represents queer clients for Lambda Legal. Over the people of six nine-minute episodes, Her Story charts each woman’s acquisition successful a caller relationship: Violet, who antecedently identified arsenic straight, begins dating a queer pistillate (Zak) for the archetypal time, portion Paige navigates however to travel retired to the cis antheral she’s seeing. It’s a dainty to ticker Richards and Ross connected surface together, and much than anything, Her Story is an illustration of the benignant of authentic storytelling that’s imaginable erstwhile trans stories travel from trans perspectives. — O.W.

Where to watch: Her Story is streaming connected YouTube.(opens successful a caller tab)

10. Transparent

What it is: A dramedy astir a messy Los Angeles Jewish household whose matriarch comes retired arsenic a trans woman.

Why we similar it: It indispensable beryllium said upfront that determination are galore problems with Transparent, from trans performers' on-set allegations of harassment to the information that the pb trans quality Maura Pfefferman is played by a cis antheral (Jeffrey Tambor, the 1 accused of said harassment). Even so, Transparent undoubtedly played a groundbreaking relation successful trans practice erstwhile it debuted successful 2014, and the lasting interaction of the bid is mostly (if not wholly) owed to the trans producers, writers, and actors progressive successful it. So I’ll absorption connected their contributions. It’s Alexandra Billings’ scene-stealing enactment arsenic Davina, Trace Lysette’s show arsenic Shea, and Hari Nef arsenic Gittel successful a bid of flashbacks that bring the communicative of Magnus Hirschfeld and the world’s archetypal trans session to the screen. Their performances, on with the enactment of writer and producers Our Lady J, Zackary Drucker, and Rhys Ernst, made Transparent a taste displacement that, for the archetypal clip successful TV history, spoke to thing existent astir trans experiences. — O.W.

Where to watch: Transparent is streaming connected Prime Video.(opens successful a caller tab)

11. Our Flag Means Death

Blackbeard and Stede Bonnet successful  "Our Flag Means Death."

Credit: Aaron Epstein / HBO Max

What is it: A humorous humanities fabrication starring Taika Waititi arsenic Blackbeard and predominant Waititi collaborator Rhys Darby arsenic Stede Bonnet, the Gentleman Pirate.

Why we similar it: What don't we similar astir it? Our Flag Means Death is simply a bait-and-switch masterpiece that lures the assemblage successful with the hilarity of Waititi's anachronistic penning acceptable against the Golden Age of Piracy and traps 'em with the uncover that OFMD is simply a cheery romanticist comedy. Our Flag Means Death treats the near-ubiquitous queer romances of its formed with humor, respect, and often stunning tenderness, culminating successful 1 of TV's astir satisfying slow-burn relationships. — Alexis Nedd, Senior Entertainment Reporter

Where to watch: Our Flag Means Death(opens successful a caller tab) is streaming connected Max.(opens successful a caller tab)

12. XO, Kitty

Teen girls beryllium   connected  a furniture  having a heart-to-heart successful  "XO, Kitty."

Credit: Park Young-Sol / Netflix

What is it: A spin-off bid from the To All the Boys I've Loved Before movies that follows Kitty Song-Covey (Anna Cathcart) connected her ain quest for love.

Why we similar it: While everything astir XO, Kitty, from its trailer to its marketing, acceptable up a consecutive relationship, the amusement turns its ain premise connected its caput with a surprise, queer twist. The effect is an incredibly endearing sapphic narration brimming with each the yearning and near-kiss moments that marque romance great. Plus, determination are a batch of different arsenic cute queer relationships (with their ain magnitude of drama) sprinkled passim the amusement that volition person you hooked and begging for a Season 2. — Yasmeen Hamadeh, Contributing Writer

Where to watch: XO, Kitty is streaming connected Netflix.(opens successful a caller tab)

13. Everything's Gonna Be Okay

What it is: A dramedy bid that centers connected an Australian antheral (creator Josh Thomas) raising his American teen stepsisters successful the aftermath of their father's death.

Why we similar it: Starring arsenic neurotic but lovable Josh Moss, writer/actor Josh Thomas playfully pitches himself successful a fish-out-of-water scenario, wherever civilization clashes, procreation gaps, and sibling rivalries collide to comedic and heart-hitting effect. Far from a one-man show, Everything's Gonna Be Okay besides explores the interior beingness of Josh's fellow (Adam Faison), anxious small sister Genevieve (Maeve Press), and euphony prodigy Matilda (Kayla Cromer), who is connected the autism spectrum. Through their journeys, this brilliantly empathetic drama explores coming of age, queerness, asexuality, and the existent meaning of family. — Kristy Puchko, Film Editor

Where to watch: Everything's Gonna Be Okay(opens successful a caller tab) is streaming connected Hulu.(opens successful a caller tab)

14. Schitt's Creek

Noah Reid and Dan Levy successful  "Schitt's Creek."

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What it is: A sitcom astir a affluent household forced to determination to a agrarian town.

Why we similar it: Apologies for being the thousandth idiosyncratic to archer you to ticker Schitt's Creek ... but like, conscionable ticker Schitt's Creek? Not lone is this bid 1 of the astir all-around delightful viewing experiences successful modern memory, but it besides offers a moving and nuanced look astatine LGBTQ emotion that really lets a cheery mates service arsenic the main romanticist storyline. Dan Levy and Noah Reid volition charm the implicit socks disconnected of you, truthful bask each infinitesimal of their characters' cleanable romance. — Adam Rosenberg, Weekend Editor

Where to watch: Schitt's Creek is streaming connected Hulu.(opens successful a caller tab)

15. The Owl House

What it is: An animated amusement astir a quality miss who gets stuck successful the demon realm, wherever she learns magic nether the tutelage of a charismatic witch.

Why we emotion it: Zany and epic successful adjacent measures, The Owl House is a solemnisation of individuality that joins other animated shows specified arsenic Steven Universe and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power successful breaking caller crushed successful LGBTQ representation. The show's main character, Luz Noceda, is unapologetically queer and successful a blossoming romance with her erstwhile rival, Amity. The Owl House also makes past by introducing Disney's first-ever nonbinary character: bard Raine Whispers. While the show's extremity is nearing, there's nary understating the interaction it's had connected audiences. Seriously, its devoted fanbase makes it inclination connected Twitter immoderate clip a caller occurrence comes out. That's the powerfulness of Lumity. — Belen Edwards, Entertainment Reporter

Where to watch: The Owl House(opens successful a caller tab) is streaming connected Disney+.(opens successful a caller tab)

16. The L Word: Generation Q

 Generation Q"

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What it is: A reboot of the fashionable aughts dramedy The L Word.

Why we similar it: From 2004 to 2009, The L Word dazzled fans with its captivating — and, for the times, groundbreaking — play of a lesbian person radical surviving successful Los Angeles. In 2019, Showtime brought the beloved rubric backmost with The L Word: Generation Q, which features a much modern acceptable of characters but shares the aforesaid caliber of juicy plotlines arsenic the original. Stars Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig, and Leisha Hailey return, alongside newcomers Arienne Mandi, Sepideh Moafi, Leo Sheng, Jacqueline Toboni, and Rosanny Zayas. It's a ridiculously amusive ticker that continues the series' bequest of expanding LGBTQ visibility done a metropolitan lens. — A.R.

Where to watch: The L Word: Generation Q(opens successful a caller tab) is streaming connected Showtime.(opens successful a caller tab)

17. RuPaul's Drag Race

RuPaul successful  close-up

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What it is: A world contention amusement determining who volition beryllium “America’s Next Drag Superstar.”

Why we similar it: RuPaul's Drag Race brought the creation signifier of resistance to the mainstream, providing a level to queer artists each crossed America and the world. Ever since its 2009 premiere, Drag Race has accrued the visibility of LGBTQ stories and issues: Contestants connected the amusement candidly sermon everything from warring for matrimony equality to being HIV positive. Drama whitethorn hap (this is simply a world show, aft all), but there’s a persisting consciousness of enactment and cherishing recovered household throughout. Plus, you'll beryllium successful awe of these queens' endowment and the sheer versatility of drag. — Belen Edwards, Entertainment Reporter

Where to watch: RuPaul's Drag Race(opens successful a caller tab) Seasons 1-14 are streaming connected Paramount+(opens successful a caller tab); RuPaul's Drag Race(opens successful a caller tab) Seasons 15 is disposable for rent oregon acquisition Prime Video.(opens successful a caller tab)

18. Love, Victor

Victor of "Love, Victor"

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What it is: A dramedy astir coming retired successful precocious schoolhouse spinning disconnected the fashionable movie Love, Simon.

Why we similar it: This TV spin-off from 2018's queer romanticist drama Love, Simon stars Michael Cimino arsenic Victor, a caller pupil astatine Simon's precocious school. He's a prima athlete, a exemplary son, a large person ... and he's opening to deliberation helium mightiness beryllium gay. 

Love, Victor is pitch-perfect precocious schoolhouse drama with each the sweeping philharmonic cues and whispered secrets that entails, and its transportation to the archetypal movie is incredibly saccharine — Victor reaches retired to Simon (now graduated) connected Instagram for advice, and the franchise's OG romanticist leader periodically offers him proposal connected however to woody with beingness astatine Creekwood High.* — A.N.

Where to watch: Love, Victor(opens successful a caller tab) is streaming connected Hulu.(opens successful a caller tab)

19. Dead End: Paranormal Park

 Paranormal Park."

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What it is: An animated bid that follows a trans lad and his friends who enactment astatine a haunted taxable parkland afloat of demons, goofy to diabolical. (Imagine Dollywood meets hell!)

Why we similar it: Based connected Hamish Steele's fantastic graphic caller DeadEndia, Dead End: Paranormal Park blends drama and fearfulness with what it means to travel of property trans. Having near down a household who doesn't enactment him, Barney (voiced by Zack Barack) finds a affluent assemblage among his caller person Norma (Kody Kavitha), his crush (Kenny Tran), a mischievous demon (Emily Osment), and his loyal favored pug (Alex Brightman), who has acquired the quality to speech and bash magic! — K.P.

Where to watch: Dead End: Paranormal Park(opens successful a caller tab) is streaming connected Netflix.(opens successful a caller tab)

20. Sense8

Young radical   celebrate

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What it is: A sci-fi play astir a almighty and divers radical of radical with a peculiar connection.

Why we similar it: Science fabrication has the powerfulness to interruption storytelling boundaries whenever and nevertheless its creators spot fit. Sense8 did that successful each the ways that matter. This diverse, LGBTQ-inclusive communicative of "sensates" (people emotionally and psychologically linked to 1 another) reimagined the boundaries of quality transportation and made countless viewers consciousness seen. With conscionable 2 seasons, fans could ne'er get capable of Sense8, but astatine slightest Netflix made bully connected that finale — delivering a lasting bequest to streaming-kind.* — Alison Foreman, Entertainment Reporter

Where to watch: Sense8(opens successful a caller tab) is streaming connected Netflix.(opens successful a caller tab)

21. Steven Universe

Steven Universe rides a pinkish  lion with the Crystal Gems

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What it is: An animated bid astir a half-gem, half-human lad being raised by the Crystal Gems, the past remnants of an alien rebellion that saved the satellite hundreds of years ago. 

Why we similar it: Steven Universe is simply a seamlessly progressive and wholesome amusement that uses its characters and framing to casually interrogate sex and sexuality portion telling a communicative astir love, family, and increasing up. From the all-female Crystal Gems' queerplatonic and romanticist relationships to Steven's comfortableness with exploring his ain sex expression, Steven Universe makes highlighting the immense and beauteous spectrum of queer emotion look easy. — A.N.

Where to watch: Steven Universe(opens successful a caller tab) is streaming connected Max(opens successful a caller tab) and Hulu.(opens successful a caller tab)

22. Orange Is the New Black

Natasha Lyonne successful  "Orange Is the New Black"

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What it is: A dramedy astir women incarcerated astatine the fictitious Litchfield Penitentiary.

Why we similar it: Created by Jenji Kohan, Orange Is the New Black did arsenic overmuch for diverseness down the camera arsenic it did for diverseness successful beforehand of it. This award-winning series, partially based connected the memoir of the aforesaid name, began arsenic a quality survey of a privileged bisexual pistillate serving a abbreviated condemnation successful a minimum-security prison. But the bid soon fanned retired to see important meditations connected Black Lives Matter, immigration, trans rights, and more. That these stories were told with authentic voices successful the director’s seat and writers' room makes them each the much special. — A.F.

Where to watch: Orange Is the New Black(opens successful a caller tab) is streaming connected Netflix.(opens successful a caller tab)

23. Euphoria

Two teen   girls bent  retired  successful  a park.

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What it is: A play astir teenagers increasing up successful modern California.

Why we similar it: Not for the faint of heart, Sam Levinson's Euphoria takes the teen play to terrifying caller heights. Starring Zendaya arsenic a young addict and Hunter Schafer arsenic her just-as-troubled emotion interest, this neon-soaked bid profiles the progressively unusual satellite successful which children turn up. Equal parts glitter and grit, this sprawling communicative encompasses galore LGBTQ plotlines, arsenic good arsenic much idiosyncratic stories of intersexual self-discovery. Supporting performances by Maude Apatow, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Sydney Sweeney, Angus Cloud, and much marque it a must-watch. — A.F.

Where to watch: Euphoria(opens successful a caller tab) is streaming connected Max.(opens successful a caller tab)

24. Harley Quinn

The Joker threatens Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn.

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What it is: An animated Batman spin-off bid that follows Gotham City's Harley Quinn arsenic she re-evaluates her beingness pursuing a cataclysmic break-up with Joker.

Why we similar it: Harley Quinn is a amusement with hidden delights. Kaley Cuoco anchors the full happening arsenic Harley herself, but her main unit — Poison Ivy (Lake Bell), Clayface (Alan Tudyk), Doctor Psycho (Tony Hale), King Shark (Ron Funches), Sy Borgman (Jason Alexander), and Frank the Plant (J.B. Smoove) — is wherever we find the show's heart. Constantly astonishing viewers with complex, nuanced considerations of beingness and emotion portion besides delivering gigantic laughs, Harley Quinn's combo of chaotic crippled twists, tender handling of queer relationships, and riotously hilarious send-ups of the classical Batman rogue's assemblage easy marque it 1 of the champion things you tin ticker connected Max close now. — A.R.

Where to watch: Harley Quinn(opens successful a caller tab) is streaming connected Max.(opens successful a caller tab)

25. We're Here

Three resistance  queens onslaught   a pose

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What it is: A world makeover amusement wherever members of a tiny town's queer assemblage are transformed into resistance performers.

Why we similar it: We're Here showcases the often untold stories of queer radical surviving successful agrarian towns crossed America, utilizing resistance to amplify their voices and proudly asseverate their beingness successful places wherever they aren't ever accepted. It's a heartfelt solemnisation of self-expression and community, and it makes it wide that resistance is for everyone, nary substance your gender. To apical it each off, hosts Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O'Hara, and Shangela Laquifa Wadley enactment connected a phenomenal resistance amusement astatine the extremity of each episode. What's not to love? — B.E.

Where to watch: We're Here(opens successful a caller tab) is streaming connected Max.(opens successful a caller tab)

26. Grace & Frankie

Two aged  men unbend  successful  Adirondack chairs.

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What it is: A sitcom astir 2 cheery men, their ex-wives, and their children.

Why we similar it: The satellite is simply a amended spot due to the fact that of Grace & Frankie. This beloved Netflix sitcom came into our lives successful outpouring 2015 and has provided a sparkling good of comfortableness viewing ever since. Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen prima arsenic a closeted mates successful their '70s who, aft years of hiding, determine to travel out. Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda play the pair's burned ex-wives, whose travel of self-acceptance and relationship anchors the remainder of the series. Unceasingly heartwarming, Grace & Frankie has spurred important conversations crossed generations, imbuing what could person been a stale communicative with progressive ideology and genuine love. — A.F.

Where to watch: Grace & Frankie(opens successful a caller tab) is streaming connected Netflix.(opens successful a caller tab)

27. Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts

Children connected  a scenery  of post-apocalypse.

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What it is: An animated bid astir an optimistic young miss braving the dangers of a post-apocalyptic Earth overrun with mutated animals.

Why we emotion it: It's not often that you perceive a quality accidental "I'm gay" successful an animated amusement aimed astatine younger audiences, but that's precisely what happens successful Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts. Early successful the show's archetypal season, Benson, 1 of the series' leads, comes retired to Kipo successful a remarkably saccharine scene. His aboriginal romance with different quality subsister is arsenic lovely, arsenic is the show's clasp of queerness. Plus, this bid has gorgeous animation, a slayer soundtrack, and frogs who deterioration snazzy suits. Why aren't you watching, already? — B.E.

Where to watch: Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts(opens successful a caller tab) is streaming connected Netflix.(opens successful a caller tab)

28. Pose

Billy Porter successful  "Pose."

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What it is: A play acceptable successful New York City's ballroom country of the 1980s.

Why we similar it: Because Pose focuses connected the Black and Latino LGBTQ assemblage successful the mediate of the HIV/AIDS crisis, each azygous quality has crushed to judge that their satellite is ending.

For immoderate of them, the satellite does end. But successful the mediate of their crisis, which was exacerbated by a deficiency of authorities effect and societal rejection by the aesculapian establishment, the men and women of Pose find clip to signifier families, acquisition joy, formal up, sing songs, and make unyielding quality among themselves and the radical they attraction about. Pose is hopeful due to the fact that its characters are hopeful, and their illustration is ever a shining one.*A.N.

Where to watch: Pose (opens successful a caller tab)Seasons 1-3 are streaming connected Hulu(opens successful a caller tab).

29. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

She-Ra and her friends acceptable   for a fight.

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What it is: A reboot of the fashionable '80s cartoon She-Ra: Princess of Power.

Why we similar it: Who knew a reboot of an animated amusement from 1985 would extremity up truthful unabashedly queer? Winner of the 2021 GLAAD Award for outstanding kids programming, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power reintroduces audiences to Adora (Aimee Carrero), a almighty teenage warrior susceptible of redeeming beingness connected satellite Etheria. Across 5 seasons, viewers ticker arsenic Adora takes connected the Horde, an evil service of which her champion person Catra (AJ Michalka) is simply a part. An action-packed escapade with sex fluidity applied crossed the board, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is the benignant of amusement truthful galore LGBTQ adults privation they'd had increasing up. —A.F.

Where to watch: She-Ra and the Princesses of Power(opens successful a caller tab) is streaming connected Netflix.(opens successful a caller tab)

30. She's Gotta Have It

Three radical   interact astatine  a location   party

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What it is: A dramedy bid from Spike Lee astir an ambitious New York City artist.

Why we similar it: Based connected Lee's 1986 movie of the aforesaid name, She's Gotta Have It lives up to its ferocious title. DeWanda Wise stars arsenic Nola Darling, a Black queer pistillate surviving her beingness with effervescence and tenacity. It's not perfect, but it is precise amusive — and contributes substantively and positively to the onscreen practice of women successful non-monogamous relationships.*A.F.

Where to watch: She's Gotta Have It(opens successful a caller tab) is streaming connected Netflix.(opens successful a caller tab)

31. Peacemaker

John Cena is the Peacemaker.

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What is it: John Cena's oxymoronic villain from 2021's The Suicide Squad gets a spin-off bid wherein bid is seldom the answer.

Why we similar it: Superhero movies aren't known for nuanced critiques of hypermasculinity, which isn't ever a atrocious thing. (Sometimes you conscionable privation to ticker a dumb hunk combat a clump of baddies). Peacemaker's protagonist, however, is simply a villain to his peers. The cognitive dissonance betwixt Christopher Smith's unhinged savior analyzable and his insisting that his racist, abusive, and traumatizing upbringing forged him into a large American leader is simply a fascinating illustration of utilizing tv to widen onscreen universes. Throw successful John Cena's delicate show arsenic an retired bisexual supervillain trying to marque good; Freddie Stroma performing acutely romanticist worship arsenic Peacemaker's sidekick, Vigilante; and Danielle Brooks starring arsenic the queer girl of a big-time DC movie quality (to accidental who is simply a spoiler) — you've got a amusement that each superhero instrumentality needs to see. As agelong arsenic they're implicit 18 and don't caput heads exploding each implicit the place. — A.N.

Where to watch: Peacemaker(opens successful a caller tab) is streaming connected Max.(opens successful a caller tab)

32. Feel Good

What it is: A British dramedy astir a lesbian romance.

Why we similar it: At the bosom of Feel Good is the painfully intimate narration of Mae and George, played by Mae Martin and Charlotte Ritchie. The two-season bid started successful the UK connected Channel 4, but was aboriginal picked up by Netflix, bringing these characters' charming romance to the planetary stage. You'll autumn successful emotion with their warmth arsenic good arsenic their imperfections, relating to cosmopolitan themes of shame, acceptance, and fearfulness against a backdrop of whip-smart dialog and beauteous acting. — A.F.

Where to watch: Feel Good(opens successful a caller tab) is streaming connected Netflix.(opens successful a caller tab)

33. Dear White People

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What it is: A dramedy chronicling the lives of Black students astatine an elite college.

Why we similar it: Based connected the 2014 movie of the aforesaid name, Dear White People explores issues of societal justness done the lives of Black students astatine Winchester University. It's a well-to-do undergraduate schoolhouse that doubles arsenic the cleanable backdrop for the series' biting satire, which takes purpose astatine everything from radical inequality to intersexual assault. As a substance of queer representation, Dear White People broke barriers by including aggregate Black LGBTQ characters successful its main formed and pursuing up with authentic storylines that are conscionable arsenic praise-worthy. — A.F.

Where to watch: Dear White People(opens successful a caller tab) is streaming connected Netflix.(opens successful a caller tab)

34. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

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What is it: A Bridgerton prequel looking into the beingness of a young Queen Charlotte (India Amarteifio).

Why we similar it: Apart from its tear-jerking main emotion communicative (arguably Bridgerton's champion truthful far), Queen Charlotte shines with an arsenic abundant queer narration that honestly steals the show. A archetypal for Bridgerton, Queen Charlotte features the cheery narration betwixt 2 broadside characters, Reynolds (Freddie Dennis) and the 1 and lone Brimsley (Sam Clemmett). They're adorable. They're perfectly hilarious. And they're partners successful mischief with indisputable chemistry and a swoon-worthy narration that's adjacent parts laughs and yes, tears. — Y.H.

Where to watch: Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story(opens successful a caller tab) is streaming connected Netflix.

35. Sex Education

What it is: A YA dramedy astir the students of Moordale Secondary School.

Why we similar it: When it comes to onscreen enactment and relationships, Sex Education provides captious practice crossed the board. Created by Laurie Nunn, this coming-of-age Netflix dramedy centers connected students astatine a UK secondary schoolhouse struggling to recognize their emerging identities. This amusement depicts not conscionable homosexual and heterosexual relationships well, but besides considers asexuality with attraction and grace. Stars Asa Butterfield, Ncuti Gatwa, and Emma Mackey are instantly likable, with their magnetic performances backed by a divers formed of uniquely relatable characters. — A.F.

Where to watch: Sex Education(opens successful a caller tab) is streaming connected Netflix.(opens successful a caller tab)

36. Elite

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What it is: A Spanish-language thriller pursuing the students of Las Encinas.

Why we similar it: Elite has a monolithic fanbase scattered crossed the globe, but if you're an English speaker, it's imaginable you haven’t watched the Spanish bid yet. You should perfectly close that incorrect this Pride Month. Full of LGBTQ relationships you'll privation to basal for, Elite is arsenic inclusive and sex-positive arsenic it is soapy and ridiculous. Come for the committedness of coagulated LGBTQ and polyamorous representation, enactment for the ludicrous play you will binge from commencement to finish. — A.F.

Where to watch: Elite(opens successful a caller tab) is streaming connected Netflix.(opens successful a caller tab)

37. Queer Eye

What it is: A world makeover bid rebooting the fashionable bid Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

Why we similar it: Since premiering their amusement successful 2018, Tan France, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness, and Antoni Porowski person go internationally recognized gurus of manner improvement. Rebooting a conception archetypal done by Bravo successful the aboriginal aughts, this caller Fab Five offers modern viewers their expertise successful areas ranging from cooking to grooming, on with their penetration into what sometimes holds america backmost from surviving our champion lives. Queer Eye isn't a cleanable show by immoderate means, but its feel-good vibes and affirmative fanbase marque it 1 we'll ever travel backmost to. — A.F.

Where to watch: Queer Eye(opens successful a caller tab) is streaming connected Netflix.(opens successful a caller tab)

38. Work successful Progress

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What it is: A drama astir a queer pistillate struggling with intelligence health.

Why we similar it: In her semi-autobiographical comedy, Abby McEnany plays herself astatine her lowest point. Convinced she's liable for sidesplitting her therapist, Abby begins a achy travel of self-reflection that leads her to reason her beingness isn't worthy living. But erstwhile a handsome trans antheral (played by Theo Germaine) enters her life, an uproariously comic and uplifting concatenation of events occurs. You'll emotion the honorable proposal this bid gives astir uncovering reasons to get up everyday. — A.F.

Where to watch: Work successful Progress(opens successful a caller tab) is streaming connected Showtime(opens successful a caller tab).(opens successful a caller tab)

39. The Other Two

Josh Segarra, Heléne Yorke, and Drew Tarver successful  "The Other Two."

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What it is: A scorching satire astir Hollywood, fame, and hangers-on.

Why we similar it: When a teen imagination becomes a popular sensation, what is that similar for his mode little palmy older siblings? Created by Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider, The Other Two focuses connected aspiring histrion Cary Dubek (Drew Tarver) and failed dancer Brooke Dubek (Heléne Yorke), who spiral hard arsenic their kid fuss Chase Dream (Case Walker) skyrockets.

Every occurrence is packed with outrageous wit targeting amusement business, work/life balance, and the cheery dating scene. And things lone get wilder arsenic the bid goes on, getting much surreal, turning journalists into vampires, forgotten forces into ghosts, and more. Plus, the ensemble boasts the unthinkable comedic talents of Molly Shannon, Wanda Sykes, Brandon Scott Jones, Ken Marino, and She-Hulk hunk Josh Segarra.K.P.

Where to watch: The Other Two Season is present streaming connected Max.(opens successful a caller tab)

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UPDATE: Jun. 1, 2023, 6:10 p.m. EDT This database has been updated with progressive links and further TV viewing recommendations.

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Alison Foreman is 1 heck of a gal. She's besides a writer successful Los Angeles, who utilized to screen movies, TV, video games, and the net for Mashable. @alfaforeman

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Oliver Whitney is simply a freelance writer and movie critic. He has written for ScreenCrush, The A.V. Club, HuffPost, Vulture, Vanity Fair, and TV Guide.

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