LGBTQ·Posted on Mar 30, 202215 Shows That Feature LGBTQ+ Characters That Will Make You LaughLooking for funny shows with good LGBTQ+ representation? Look no further!by Jay HoganBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Abbott Elementary Warner Bros Television Studios Debuting on ABC in December of 2021, Abbott Elementary is a stand-out new release being met with critical acclaim and has been renewed for a second season before its 12-episode first season run has even finished airing. The American mockumentary sitcom follows the dedicated and caring teachers of a Philadelphia public school, where they are severely underfunded with a less-than-stellar school board, but are determined to go above and beyond to give the kids they teach the best education they can offer.Watch it on Hulu. 2. Shrill Warner Bros Television Aidy Bryant both created and starred in this Hulu comedy, which sadly ended last year after a three-season run. Bryant plays struggling journalist Annie Easton, who is determined to progress her career and change her life, but not her body. In her quest to live better and be more true to herself, Annie must navigate the messiness of life and relationships, and still somehow come to the conclusion that she is deserving of love and happiness just like everyone else.Watch it on Hulu. 3. One Day At A Time Sony Pictures Television This modern remake of the 1975 series of the same name ran for three seasons before getting cancelled by Netflix and picked up for a fourth and final season by POP TV (which ended prematurely in June of 2020 at seven episodes due to filming conflicts caused by COVID-19). The series depicts the day-to-day life of a multigenerational lower middle-class Cuban American family all dealing with their own issues. Penelope Alvarez is the matriarch, an army veteran with PTSD working as a nurse and raising two increasingly independent teenagers, Alex and Elena. Penelope is doing her best to raise healthy, well-adjusted kids, while putting up with (and if she's being honest, being aided by) her loving (but nagging) mother, Lydia, as well as her well-meaning, if a bit annoying landlord, Schneider. The show follows this unconventional family through the ups and downs of life, with lots of laughs along the way.Watch it on Netflix and POP TV. 4. Home Economics Lionsgate Television Premiering on ABC in April of 2021, this ABC comedy stars That '70s Show's Topher Grace as Tom, a middle-class writer, father of three, and the oldest of the three Hayworth siblings. The show follows Tom as he writes his newest book based on the lives of him and his siblings, Sarah and Connor. Sarah, the middle sibling, is a child therapist living in a cramped one bedroom apartment with her wife and two kids, and Connor, the youngest and most financially stable sibling, runs his own equity firm and is in the midst of navigating a separation and subsequent divorce while balancing his job and co-parenting his daughter, Gretchen. The show, and Tom's book, follow the close-knit Hayworth siblings through their failures and triumphs, and they will definitely make you laugh along the way.Watch it on Hulu. 5. Schitt's Creek Canadian Broadcasting Corporation This award-winning Canadian sitcom follows the wealthy Rose family, as rich video store magnate Johnny Rose and his wife, soap opera star, Moira Rose, suddenly find themselves broke and left with only one remaining asset, a small town bought as a joke years prior: Schitt's Creek. The couple, and as it turns out, their two spoiled adult children, David and Alexis, must give up life as they know it and go live their new lives in two adjoining rooms in a motel in Schitt's Creek.Watch it on Netflix. 6. Broad City Jax Media Broad City is a sitcom developed by and starring Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, based on their web series of the same name. The Comedy Central show ended its five-season run in 2019, receiving critical acclaim consistently throughout its run. The show is based on Ilana and Abbi's real-life friendship, and features characters with their names as two twenty-something best friends trying to navigate their way through New York in the 2010s. This show is a more than a tad raunchy and absolutely hilarious, and perfectly showcases the comedic talents of both its leads while managing to quite accurately portray class struggles in America today. Watch it on Hulu. 7. Derry Girls Hat Trick Productions/Channel 4 Set in 1990s Northern Ireland during The Troubles, this Channel 4 comedy follows 16-year-old Erin and her friends as they come of age in Derry, Ireland, in a world of armed police and British Army checkpoints, where teenage life goes on anyway. Written by Being Human screenwriter Lisa McGee, the show was inspired by McGee's own experiences growing up in Derry, Northern Ireland during the final years of The Troubles. Erin and her friends live through important moments in history, but as teenagers they are more concerned with finding out who the "wee lesbian" at school is, not getting laughed off the stage at the talent show, and getting their crushes to notice them. Watch it on Netflix. 8. Feel Good Objective Fiction/Channel 4 Feel Good is a Channel 4/Netflix Original autobiographical comedy series from Canadian comedian, Mae Martin. It is an incredibly personal story of the pressures and intricacies of navigating modern-day gender and sexuality. The first season follows recovering addict and comedian, Mae, as they navigate the intense situations and all-consuming relationships that they are thrown into as a result of their addictive personality, the newest of which being their girlfriend George, who is closeted and has never been in a relationship with a woman before. The show navigates the complexities of labels and coming out, allowing its queer characters to be imperfect and at times infuriating, but never irredeemable. Watch it on Netflix. 9. We Are Lady Parts Working Title Television/Channel 4 The third (and newest) Channel 4 sitcom on the list, We Are Lady Parts, stars Anjana Vasan as Amina Hussein, a nerdy biochemical engineering PHD student who becomes the unlikely lead guitarist of all-Muslim female punk band, Lady Parts. This show is absolutely enthralling! The characters are hilarious and charming, the songs are actually good, and the female friendships are the absolute heart of the show. The six-episode first season is well worth the watch, and the show has already been renewed for a second season!Watch it on peacock. 10. Sort Of CBC Comedy / Via cbc.ca This Canadian sitcom premiered on CBC Television in November 2021. The show stars Bilal Baig as Sabi Mehboob, a 25-year-old Pakistani Canadian, non-binary person living in Toronto and struggling to juggle the many roles that they find themselves taking on in life: from the sexy bartender at the LGBTQ+ bookstore, to the youngest child in their large Pakistani family. The eight-episode first season run just didn't feel like enough of this refreshingly diverse and inclusive show, but luckily it was renewed for a second season in February of 2022. Watch it on CBC Gem and HBO Max. 11. The Other Two Jax Media This dysfunctional sibling sitcom premiered on Comedy Central in 2019, with its second season premiering on HBO Max in August of 2021. The story follows two millennial siblings: Cary, a gay aspiring actor, and Brooke, a former professional dancer, who are trying to find meaning in their own lives after their 13-year-old brother, Chase, becomes an overnight singing sensation. Watch it on HBO Max. 12. Everything's Gonna Be Okay Freeform Studios Created by and starring Australian comedian, Josh Thomas (of award-winning Australian dramedy series, Please Like Me), Everything's Gonna Be Okay is an American comedy series that premiered on Freeform in early 2020. The show's final season aired in 2021, being cancelled soon after and ending after two seasons. The show stars Thomas as Nicholas Moss, a twenty-something Australian, who upon visiting his father and two younger siblings in Los Angeles, learns that his father is terminally ill, and he wants Nicholas to be the guardian of his soon-to-be orphaned youngest children. The show begins with Nicholas's decision to take on the guardianship of his younger siblings, and as it progresses, the three siblings must learn to find their new normal and take care of each other in the absence of anything resembling a parental figure. 13. The Sex Lives of College Girls Warner Bros. Television This teen dramedy, created by Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble, premiered on HBO Max in 2021. The series takes place at the fictional Essex College in Vermont, and follows the lives of four 18-year-old freshmen roommates as they use their newfound college freedom to explore their sexualities.Watch it on HBO Max. 14. Grace and Frankie Skydance Television This beloved Netflix original starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin is about to wrap up after seven seasons this April, and it's had a wonderful run. The show follows titular characters Grace and Frankie, who have been rivals as long as they can remember. Their rivalry, however, is quickly overshadowed by the news that their husbands, who they thought were just business partners, had been having an affair all these years, and the two planned to get married. As their lives fall apart around them, Grace and Frankie learn that the one thing they can rely on, is one another.Watch it on Netflix. 15. Superstore Universal Television This NBC workplace sitcom ended its six season run in March of 2021. Starring America Ferrera and Ben Feldman, the show is about a group of employees working at Cloud 9 Superstore, a big box store in Saint Louis, Missouri. The show follows the dramatic and often absurd personal antics of its incredible ensemble cast, while also tackling important topics about the challenges faced by America's working class.Watch it on Hulu.