• Clodagh Meaney

10 LGBTQ+ Netflix shows to enjoy this pride month

Love this journey for you

By Clodagh Meaney


If you're looking for some new shows to watch we've got the perfect list for you.


From the dancers of New York City in the 1980s in POSE, to the inmates of Litchfield Penitentiary in Orange Is The New Black, there is no shortage of queer representation on Netflix.


We've gathered 10 of our favourite LGBTQ+ shows on Netflix for you to fall in love with this pride month.


Schitt's Creek


Canadian sitcom Schitt's Creek has just finished airing after 6 seasons.


The show follows a wealthy affluent family after they lose everything and start to rebuild their lives in a town they bought as a joke.

Featuring Dan Levy as a loveable pansexual main character, the programme a is safe-space of giggles for any LGBTQ+ person.


The Politician

With season 2 just around the corner (out this Friday), there is no better time to get your teeth into The Politician.


The show follows the ambitious bi-sexual main character, Payton Hobart, as he runs for student body president at his high school.


The second series will follow Payton, who dreams of one day being president of the United States, as he runs for a seat in the New York senate.


Sex Education

Sex Education follows Otis Milburn as he inadvertently becomes a sex therapist to the students at his school.


The show is a coming of age, sex-positive programme that tackles sexuality and diverse sexual interests.


Orange Is The New Black

Based on a memoir of the same name, Orange Is The New Black is Netflix's most-watched series.


At the beginning of the series, it mainly followed Piper Chapman as she adjusted to life in prison after being convicted of smuggling drugs for her ex-girlfriend Alex Vause.


However, as the show progresses a diverse cast of lesbian and bisexual characters take to centre stage as we follow their stories also.


Trinkets

Based on a novel of the same name, Trinkets is a queer coming of age show centres around Elodie, Moe and Tabitha as they navigate grief, sexuality, family and school.


The girls meet at Shoplifters Anonymous and form a bond like no other. There is currently one season of the show with no confirmed plans for a second.


Special

Written by and starring Ryan O'Connell, the show is based on his memoir I'm Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves.


Following Ryan, a gay man with cerebral palsy, he tries to re-write his identity to after the life he wants.

There is currently one season of the show, with plans for a second season confirmed last December.

AJ and the Queen

Starring Ru Paul, AJ and The Queen follows Drag Queen Ruby Red who travels across the United States with 10-year-old AJ as a side kick.


The show premiered earlier this year, but was cancelled after one season.

Tales Of The City

Based on a novel of the same name, Tales of The City follows a diverse cast of gay characters including a trans character questioning their sexuality, and a character on PrEP.


The show stars Laura Linney, Ellen Page and Garcia.


There is currently one season of the show with a second due to be released also.


Russian Doll

Starring Natasha Lyonne, queer comedy Russian Doll follows Nadia, a guest of honour at her 36th birthday party who is stuck in a time loop wherein she repeatedly dies, always restarting at the same moment.


The show was renewed for a second season but filming has been delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.


POSE

POSE is a drama focusing on New York City's African-American and Latino LGBTQ and gender diverse ballroom culture scene in the 1980s and 1990s.


The show, which stars Evan Peters, Billy Porter and Indya Moore to name but a few, follows sex workers, strippers and dancers amid the AIDS epidemic.

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