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Shows On Netflix

Happy Pride month! Over the years, several shows on Netflix have featured characters from the LGBTQ+ community that have quickly become beloved by audiences. The next time you're looking to see some on-screen representation, this list will help you figure out where to turn.

Transgender women surviving behind bars, pansexual men attempting to date in small towns, and gay drag queens who are down on their luck are just a few of the stories the streamer has told over the years.

If you're in the mood for a laugh, you'll want to stream the Emmy Award-nominated Grace and Frankie, or if something a bit more intense is up your alley, be sure to check out Orange Is the New Black.

If you prefer movies to TV shows, Netflix also recently released The Half of It, which features a young gay teen who finds herself crushing on a classmate. Happy streaming!

Hollywood (77%)

Rating: 77% on Rotten Tomatoes

Hollywood will take you back to Tinseltown shortly after World War II, where a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers are trying to make their showbiz dreams come true.

The series was produced by Ryan Murphy, who also created Glee, American Horror Story, and The Politician.

Schitt's Creek

Rating: 95% on Rotten Tomatoes

When a married couple suddenly goes bankrupt, they're left to move into a small town called Schitt's Creek with their two grown children.

One of the show's creators and stars, Dan Levy, came out as gay to his parents when he was 18, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

On Schitt's Creek, Dan plays the role of David, who identifies as pansexual.

Orange Is the New Black

Rating: 81% on Rotten Tomatoes

Based on real-life events, Orange Is the New Black follows Piper as she heads off to jail to serve time for crimes she committed ten years earlier.

Although she has a male fiance, Piper has previously been involved with women and finds herself meeting several other members of the LGBTQ+ community behind bars.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Rating: 83% on Rotten Tomatoes

After spending 15 years in a cult, Kimmy Schmidt reclaims her life by heading off to New York, where she rents a room from Titus, a gay man who dreams of being on Broadway.

The series stars Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski, Carol Kane, and John Hamm.


Rating: 86% on Rotten Tomatoes

Taking place in the 1980s, GLOW tells the story of a misfit crew who go by the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.

The series comes from the same minds who created Orange Is the New Black and has plenty of LGBTQ+ representation.

AJ and the Queen

Rating: 90% on Rotten Tomatoes

This RuPaul-led series tells the story of Robert, a drag queen who's down on his luck and desperate for money. When he heads off on a cross-country tour to earn some cash, he meets an unlikely companion in young AJ.

Despite receiving great reviews, AJ and the Queen was cancelled after just one season.

Grace and Frankie

Rating: 90% on Rotten Tomatoes

When their husbands come out as gay and begin seeing one another, Grace and Frankie find themselves forming a friendship to get through the unusual ordeal together.

The Netflix original stars Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Sam Waterston, and Martin Sheen.