If you head to Netflix right now, you’ll see their Pride Collection featuring everything from documentaries to comedies. They’re also holding a digital event on their YouTube channel on June 30th featuring an all-star lineup including Dolly Parton and Laverne Cox.
Not sure where to start your virtual Pride party? Wiretap has created this Pride playlist that will help you celebrate virtually and perhaps educate you along the way!
From executive producer Laverne Cox, this documentary is an in-depth look at Hollywood’s depiction of transgender people in film and TV and how those stories have impacted transgender lives and American culture.
Pose (not available in Canada)
This drama about New York’s underground ball culture in the 80s and 90s features the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles and the largest recurring cast of LGBTQ actors ever for a scripted series.
Activist and domestic violence counselor Victoria Cruz investigates the mysterious 1992 death of Marsha P. Johnson, the black gay rights activist and leader in the Stonewall uprising of 1969.
The relationship between David (Daniel Levy) and Patrick (Noah Reid) will restore your faith in love, which is reason enough to revisit the hit Canadian comedy or perhaps watch it for the first time. Equally loved by fans and critics, it may have ended this year, but you can revisit the first five seasons on Netflix.
In this Netflix revival of the hit Bravo series, a new Fab Five offers people so much more than a makeover, changing lives, hearts, and minds wherever they go.
The groundbreaking series follows the lives of Stef and Lena Adams-Foster, a lesbian couple in San Diego raising their biological, adoptive, and foster children. This winner of two GLAAD Media Awards was created by Bradley Bredeweg and Queer as Folk star Peter Page and was executive produced by Jennifer Lopez.
This 2020 film from writer/director Alice Wu is about Ellie, a smart but shy student hired by a jock to win over one of the popular girls. Their new friendship becomes complicated when Ellie realizes she has feelings for the same girl.
Although this endearing coming of age story set in 1996 was canceled after just one season, its humor and heart endure. At the center of the story is Kate Messner, a high school student and the principal’s daughter who begins questioning her sexuality.
A Netflix original documentary about Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel, a lesbian couple that was together for close to seven decades before coming out to their families. It traces how they met, their lives in Chicago away from their family, aging, illness, and the debate over whether or not they should get married.
One Day at a Time (Seasons 1 – 3)
While Justina Machado stars as Penelope Alvarez in this series, one of its most impactful storylines revolves around Elena, played by Isabella Gomez … from coming out as a lesbian to her first serious relationship with her non-binary partner, Syd. The first three seasons are still available on Netflix following its cancellation, but it was given new life on PopTV.
In her Emmy-winning, debut Netflix stand-up special, Nanette, Hannah Gadsby opens up about her life and growing up gay in Tasmania, going from laughs to heartbreaking anecdotes. Her follow-up special, Douglas, was released this spring.
The Australian comedy executive produced by and starring Josh Thomas is about a twenty-something who realizes he’s gay after his longtime girlfriend dumps him. Plus, Hannah Gadsby not only appears in Seasons 2 to 4, but she was also a writer on the show.
This British dramedy may focus on high school student Otis Milburn and his sex therapist mother, Jean, but it’s Ncuti Gatwa as Eric Effiong, Otis’s openly gay best friend, that has been at the heart of some of its most powerful and moving scenes.
In the Emmy award-winning competition series, world-famous drag queen RuPaul searches for America’s next drag superstar. Discover some of the greats like Sasha Velour, Alaska, and Bob the Drag Queen in the first 11 seasons available on Netflix.
Karen and Barry Mason owned the gay porn shop in Los Angeles for over 35 years that gave the LGBTQ community a place to socialize and celebrate. This documentary by Ryan Murphy and the Masons’ daughter, Rachel, is about the straight, mainstream couple who kept the nature of their business a secret from their friends and family.
Wynonna Earp (Seasons 1-3 available in the US, Seasons 1-2 in Canada)
Based on the comic book about Wyatt Earp’s demon-killing great-great-granddaughter, the hit series is not only a whole lot of fun to watch, but it also has a bunch of fantastic queer characters. This includes the iconic duo known as WayHaught, aka Wynonna’s sister, Waverly, and her girlfriend, Officer Nicole Haught.
This sci-fi mystery from transgender sisters and acclaimed filmmakers, Lily and Lana Wachowski, is about a group of people around the world who suddenly share a mental link. Fans especially fell in love with the relationship between Nomi (Jamie Clayton, a trans hacktivist, and her girlfriend, Amanita (Freema Agyeman).
This documentary shares the story of Jewel Thais-Williams and her legendary Los Angeles nightclub, Catch One, the oldest Black-owned disco in America. It celebrates Jewel’s activism within the LGBTQ community, and how she helped break down racial and cultural barriers in Los Angeles and beyond.
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin star as two women whose lives are suddenly turned upside down when their husbands, law partners Robert (Martin Sheen) and Sol (Sam Waterston), reveal they are gay after years of hiding their relationship. and leave them for each other.
A documentary about the Drag Race All Stars winner looks at the exhausting tour schedule, the pressure that comes along with the title, and the complicated relationship with friend and co-star, Katya.
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