Want to rewatch an old favorite? Ready to discover a show you may have missed? Brush up on your LGBT TV history this June with a throwback binge featuring shows that haven’t been on the air for at least a couple of years. 😉
The ‘90s cult classic revolves around a 15-year-old girl and her trials and tribulations of being a teenager, dealing with school, boys, and friends – including American television’s first openly gay actor to play an openly gay character, Rickie Vasquez (played by Wilson Cruz).
Based on the British series of the same name, the series follows the lives of five gay men in Pittsburgh, exploring critical political and health issues.
Gay lawyer Will Truman and straight interior designer Grace Adler are best friends sharing a New York City apartment. *NBC revived the series in 2017.
Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life-changing prison can really be. The series also tackles bigger subjects like the justice system, gender issues, and human relationships amongst the prisoners at Litchfield Penitentiary.
Amazon’s dramedy revolves around a Los Angeles family following the discovery that their parent is a trans woman named Maura.
One of the most progressive cartoons on TV follows Steven, a half-human/half-gem, and the “Crystal Gems” who fight to protect their town of Beach City.
Explore the lives of four Black gay friends who share their personal and professional experiences while living in Los Angeles.
The experiences of three close friends living and loving in modern-day San Francisco.
After being dumped by his girlfriend, twentysomething Josh realizes he’s gay and goes through a number of big changes with the support of his now ex-girlfriend, his best friend, and roommate.
Teenager Callie Jacob is placed in a foster home with a lesbian couple and their blend of biological, adoptive, and foster children.
The musical dramedy about glee club misfits trying to escape the realities of high school often touches on sexuality, race, and relationships.
The lives and loves of a close-knit group of lesbian friends living in Los Angeles. *A Sequel series, The L Word: Generation Q debuted in 2019.
Eight strangers around the globe can telepathically experience each other’s lives, and must find out why it’s happening to them.
The series about an eighteen-year-old who discovers she's from a long line of human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons provides several storylines about LGBTQ characters.
Black Mirror - “San Junipero”
When Yorkie and Kelly visit San Junipero, a fun-loving beach town, their lives are forever changed.
The sitcom about a neurotic bookstore owner made LGBT history when Ellen came out in Season 4’s “The Puppy Episode.”
The musical dramedy about a woman who moves to West Covina, California, in search of love and happiness evolves into much more thanks in part to the people she meets along the way.
This semi-autobiographical dark comedy follows Tig Notaro – still reeling from her own declining health problems – as she struggles to find her footing after the loss of her mother.
This series centers on the tense lives of a group of teenagers as the friends and wannabe lovers weather their final two years of school.