Pride month is all about celebrating queer love. Since we’re indoors, we’re going to be using the occasion as an excuse to watch a whole lot of queer TV, since that’s where the most intelligent conversations about  LGBT issues is taking place. Here’s our fab list.

‘Pose’

Pose, a series famed to have the largest transgender cast in a single scripted show, features the underground ball culture, LGBTQ community and AIDS epidemic in New York City circa the 1980s.
Creators: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals
Cast: Evan Peters, Kate Mara, Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Billy Porter, Indya Moore
Seasons: 2 (2018, 2020)
Streaming on: Netflix

‘Glee’

A motley crew of cheerleaders, jocks, nerds and losers at the fictional William McKinley High School form a glee club called New Directions and compete in national level choir competitions. The teen comedy-drama centers on the club’s members, their relationships and social issues such as sexuality, teen pregnancy and race.
Creators: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan
Cast: Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch, Darren Criss, Dianna Agron, Naya Rivera
Seasons: 6 (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015)
Streaming on: Netflix

‘Little Fires Everywhere’

An adaptation of Celeste Ng’s novel of the same name, this women-driven series, set in the 1990s, revolves around two suburban families, motherhood, homophobia and bullied teens struggling with their sexuality.
Creator: Liz Tigelaar
Cast: Kerry Washington, Reese Witherspoon, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jade Pettyjohn, Lexi Underwood
Seasons: 1 (2020)
Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar

‘The House of Flowers’

This dark comedy centres on an upper-class Mexican family that runs a prominent floristry business and a struggling drag cabaret in secret. The show smartly tackles racism, homophobia and transphobia. Read our reviews for season two and three of The House of Flowers.
Creator: Manolo Caro
Cast: Verónica Castro, Cecilia Suárez, Aislinn Derbez, Darío Yazbek Bernal, Arturo Ríos, Paco León, Juan Pablo Medina
Seasons: 3 (2018)
Streaming on: Netflix

‘Feel Good’

In this show (pictured above), Mae Martin plays a fictional version of herself, a stand-up comedian who is recovering from cocaine addiction. She falls for the lovely George (Charlotte Ritchie), a girl who’s yet to come out.
Creators: Mae Martin, Joe Hampson
Cast: Mae Martin, Charlotte Ritchie, Lisa Kudrow, Sophie Thompson, Phil Burgers
Seasons: 1 (2020)
Streaming on: Netflix

‘Tales of the City’

In this limited series, Mary Ann Singleton (Laura Linney) returns to San Francisco after an absence of almost 20 years. She reunites with her daughter (Ellen Page), ex-husband (Paul Gross) and the community of queer residents at 28, Barbary Lane. Tales of the City is based on Armistead Maupin’s eponymous series of novels.
Creator: Lauren Morelli
Cast: Laura Linney, Ellen Page, Olympia Dukakis, Paul Gross, Charlie Barnett
Seasons: 1 (2019)
Streaming on: Netflix

‘Transparent’

A divorced, retired father (Jeffrey Tambour) opens up to his family about being a transgender woman named Maura. The series follows their lives after his revelation.
Creator: Jill Soloway
Cast: Jeffrey Tambor, Gaby Hoffmann, Jay Duplass, Amy Landecker, Judith Light
Seasons: 5 (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019)
Streaming on: Amazon Prime

‘Sense8’

Eight strangers from around the world, hailing from various cultures and possessing different sexual orientations, learn that they’re mentally and emotionally connected and are ‘sensates’. They can feel each other’s presence, communicate with one another and share skills. A mysterious organization (BPO) is determined to destroy them.
Creators: Lana and Lilly Wachowski, J Michael Straczynski
Cast: Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Brian J. Smith, Freema Agyeman, Terrence Mann, Naveen Andrews, Toby Onwumere
Seasons: 2 (2015, 2017)
Streaming on: Netflix

‘Gentleman Jack’

In 1832, England, the charming Miss Anne Lister (Suranne Jones) relocates to Halifax, West Yorkshire in order to restore an inherited estate. She intends to marry well, but not a man. In cryptic diaries, Lister documents her day-to-day activities, including details about her relationships with her family, lesbian partners, servants and rivals. The show is based on the diaries of the real-life Lister.
Creator: Sally Wainwright
Cast: Suranne Jones, Sophie Rundle, Joe Armstrong, Amelia Bullmore, Gemma Whelan
Seasons: 1 (2019)
Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar

‘Orange Is the New Black’

Ten years after committing a crime, Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) is sentenced to 15 months in prison. She is convicted of transporting drug money for her then-girlfriend, Alex Vause (Laura Prepon), who she meets again in jail. The series focuses on prison life in terms of relationships, friendships and the struggle to survive. The series is based on Piper Kerman’s memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison.
Creator: Jenji Kohan
Cast: Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Michelle Hurst, Kate Mulgrew, Jason Biggs, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, Natasha Lyonne
Seasons: 7 (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
Streaming on: Netflix

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