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33 Great Queer Shows Now Streaming On Hulu To Watch For Pride

The Handmaid's Tale, Shrill, Love, Victor, and more great queer titles you'll want to queue up on Hulu for Pride.

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1. Love, Victor (2020–)

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Coming out is hard, especially when you’re still trying to figure out your own sexuality. In this spinoff of the 2018 film Love, Simon, Victor Salazar (played by newcomer Michael Cimino) finds himself with a cute girlfriend but a crush on gay classmate Benji (George Sear). Is Victor gay? Is he bi? Is he straight? As he navigates life at his Texas high school, at his coffee shop job, and with his big Hispanic family, he must come to terms with who he is and who he loves. Bebe Wood’s (The Real O’Neals) delightful performance as Victor’s social media–crazed classmate and a second season coming out June 11 are just two more reasons to give the YA series a try.

Watch it on Hulu.

2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

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We must pay respect to our queer pop culture trailblazers. Back in the late '90s, you’d be hard pressed to find anything resembling gay romance on TV, and yet The WB’s supernatural drama put an unabashed lesbian couple right at the heart of the story. Joining Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar, and I’d be a bad gay not to mention her performance in the camp-tastic Scream 2 here) in the Scooby Gang is Alyson Hannigan’s Willow Rosenberg. Willow’s romance with Tara Maclay (Amber Benson) became one of the first lesbian relationships to appear on US television, and their onscreen kiss in Season 5 caused shockwaves. Later Willow made history in the first-ever lesbian sex scene broadcast on national television. A gay show about witches with '90s haircuts. What’s not to love?

Watch it on Hulu.

3. The Handmaid's Tale (2017–)

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Sending a hearty “Blessed Be the Fruit” to this tragic Emmy-winning drama. Based on Margaret Atwood’s classic novel (and I mean CLASS. IC.), the Hulu original series focuses on women living in a conservative dystopian society where fertile women are enslaved for childbearing. While glowering-straight-into-the-camera queen Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, Top of the Lake, Us, The Invisible Man, that Excedrin commercial, I can go on if you need me to) is the show’s focal point, her story is intertwined with not one, but two major lesbian plotlines. Both Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls) and Samira Wiley (Orange Is the New Black) endure the cruel world’s violence toward queer women as they seek to tear down the patriarchy and find what happiness they can. Not an easy watch, but a profoundly gripping one.

Watch it on Hulu.

4. Billions (2016–)

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Non-binary representation. We LOVE to see it. The Showtime drama starring Damian Lewis (Claire Danes’ terrorist boyfriend from Homeland) and Paul Giamatti (Frankie Muniz’s blue-painted rival in Big Fat Liar) set in the cutthroat world of global finance made history as the first American TV series with a non-binary lead. Asia Kate Dillon (who you may remember as the irksome Adjudicator from John Wick: Chapter 3), a non-binary actor, plays the role of Taylor Mason, a non-binary analyst who works with Lewis’s Bobby Axelrod. The casting was a massive step for the queer community, forcing all your aunts and uncles with a premium cable subscription to brush up on their they/them pronouns.

Watch it on Hulu.

5. The Bisexual (2018)

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We hear the phrase “sexuality is a spectrum” all the time (or at least I do in New York and on Gay Twitter), but filmmaker Desiree Akhavan is here to poke around within that phrase and see just how uncomfortable it can make people, gay or straight alike. Akhavan, who is best known for directing the Chloë Grace Moretz–helmed conversion therapy film The Miseducation of Cameron Post, created and stars in this short six-episode miniseries. Think Fleabag but gayer. After ending a 10-year-long relationship with a woman, Akhavan’s Leila, who identified as a lesbian, begins to explore her bisexuality, much to the shock and horror of the queer community she’s built for herself. Funny and often extremely uncomfortable, The Bisexual takes a look at “coming out” in a different sense, as it asks viewers to question how they think about our friends in the middle of the spectrum.

Watch it on Hulu.

6. The Bravest Knight (2019)

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Sing it with me: “Nia the knight has TWO DADS. Nia the knight has TWO DADS. So GO, NIA, GO!” In the Hulu-original, animated children’s show, Nia (voiced by Storm Reid of Euphoria and A Wrinkle in Time) is training to become a medieval knight so that she can start slaying dragons, saving princes, etc. Guiding her on the journey are her two fathers, Prince Andrew and Sir Cedric, voiced by Wilson Cruz and T.R. Knight (and while we’re on T.R., you should also watch the frothy, fizzy The Flight Attendant, where he also plays a gay dad). The sweet, colorful cartoon made history for leading with a queer relationship, and it is the perfect show if you’re looking to celebrate Pride with the whole family. After all, you can save the village from ogres no matter how many dads you have.

Watch it on Hulu.

7. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013–)

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When you think of police procedurals, queer people of color don’t usually come to mind, and yet the Andy Samberg–helmed (soon-to-end) workplace comedy has always brought diversity to the precinct. Police Captain Raymond Holt (played by Andre Braugher who got his start playing a cop on Homicide: Life on the Street) has been openly gay since the show’s beginning, proving not all gay television characters need to be boozy hairstylists or flight attendants. The LGBTQ agenda was furthered when Detective Rosa Diaz (Stephanie Beatriz who will soon be seen in In the Heights) came out as bisexual, and we all witnessed her blossoming relationship with Cameron Esposito’s Jocelyn in the cute queer romance we all deserved.

Watch it on Hulu.

8. The Bold Type (2017–)

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It’s often hard to find LGBTQ representation on television, and it’s ESPECIALLY hard to find it if you’re a queer person of color or Muslim. And THAT is why this Freeform show following three millennial women working at a magazine in NYC is so refreshing. On The Bold Type (currently airing its fifth and final season), Aisha Dee’s Kat, a Black social media director, meets Adena (Nikohl Boosheri), a Muslim photographer, and the chemistry is palpable. Kat, who doesn’t have much experience with relationships of any kind, begins to fall in love, and we’re along for the topsy-turvy ride. On a total side note, this is also a good show if you’re looking for some fashion guidance.

Watch it on Hulu.

9. Difficult People (2015–17)

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If you too have thought to yourself, I would like to watch Billy Eichner make out with John Cho, then may I present to you: Difficult People. Hulu’s dark comedy about two struggling actors in NYC (recklessly cancelled after only three seasons) will provide such a scene and plenty of other gay-ass content to boot. On the show, Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner play Julie Kessler and Billy Epstein (they really reached for the names), who are generally terrible people with generally wonderful pop culture–infused insults. And in addition to Billy and John, we’ve also got Cole Escola (the kidnapping Twinkie from Search Party) serving as Billy’s gay rival and transgender actor Shakina Nayfack (Connecting...) as their transgender coworker. Prepare yourself for the queerest verbal beat down of the century.

Watch it on Hulu.

10. Happy Endings (2011–13)

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Another cancelled-too-soon-but-preserved-on-Hulu classic, this ABC sitcom (think Friends but in the early 2010s) presented viewers with two very different versions of the gay male. Behind door number one is Derrick, played by EastSider’s Stephen Guarino, the “offensively stereotypical gay” who is brought in to be Penny's (the ever-hilarious Casey Wilson) replacement GBF. Why replacement, you might ask? Because behind door number two we have Max, played by The Mindy Project’s Adam Pally, who while gay, acts in much more stereotypically straight ways, thus not fulfilling Penny’s vision. Especially at the time when gay men were only portrayed as femme on TV, seeing a masc gay man on primetime was something empowering to gay people who hadn’t seen a fuller queer spectrum represented on their screens.

Watch it on Hulu.

11. Queen Sugar (2016–)

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For those of you who were sleeping on Oprah Winfrey until you witnessed her prowess interviewing Meghan and Harry, may I remind you she has a whole television network pumping out quality content. And perhaps the crown jewel of the lineup is Queen Sugar (like my pun?). The drama created by Ava DuVernay (Director of Selma, 13th, When They See Us, and also a PIVOTAL episode of Scandal) focuses on three siblings who inherit a massive sugarcane farm in Louisiana. And at the heart of the emotional show is True Blood’s Rutina Wesley, playing Nova Bordelon, a journalist and activist, who engages in several same-sex relationships throughout the series. The show also features Brian Michael Smith (9-1-1: Lone Star), a black transgender actor who plays a transgender character on the show. Another crazy cool thing about the show is that all the directors are women, so really claps all around.

Watch it on Hulu.

12. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005–)

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No one is watching Always Sunny for emotional, heartfelt queer television moments. Or at least they weren’t until the Season 13 finale. The longest-running live-action comedy series in US history traditionally focuses on five wickedly horrible humans who run a disgusting bar in Philadelphia. You watch to laugh at just how despicable they will be and what ill-advised shenanigans will blow up in their faces from week to week. But after a series-long running bit that Mac (Rob McElhenney) is gay was turned on its head (Surprise! He was gay all along!), the show clobbered viewers with a gut-wrenching dance sequence where Mac comes out to his imprisoned father. The look on Danny DeVito’s face at the end of “Mac Finds His Pride” still gives me goosebumps.

Watch it on Hulu.

13. Survivor (2000–)

Will Wahl, Zeke Smith, and Michelle Schubert talk on the beach
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Before you ask, yes, Survivor is still on the air and after two seasons arrived on Netflix during the pandemic, it appears to be experiencing a resurgence. The reality TV show, which drops strangers on a desert island and forces them to vote each other out one-by-one, has been around for over 20 years, and in 40 seasons, we’ve gotten to meet dozens of LGBTQ castaways. From Sonja Christopher, the first person ever voted out, to Richard Hatch, the first winner, to Zeke Smith, the first transgender player, we’ve witnessed plenty of queer torch snuffings. In a game of social strategy, "coming out" to your tribe can also be either a blessing (as Brett used it bond with Zeke in Millennials vs. Gen X) or a curse (as Spencer decided to hide his sexuality for fear of being voted out in Tocantins). We’d still love to see even more representation (one gay a season doesn’t really cut it these days), but as someone who has watched every season, I was always going to include it on the list.

Watch it on Hulu.

14. Killing Eve (2018–)

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Girl meets girl. Girl tries to kill girl. Girl becomes romantically obsessed with girl, marries someone who looks like her, stabs her husband, and stalks her around the globe. A classic narrative arc. From the beginning of the spy thriller, there has been sexual tension between British intelligence agent Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh, who you should know is also a Big Fat Liar alum) and serial assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer, star of this summer’s Free Guy). Beneath their jet setting, extravagant costumes, and cat-and-mouse caper, there was a “Do these two want to have sex?” energy. And for a while it looked like your classic case of queerbaiting, but Season 3 dropped the “sub” in “subtext,” giving us not only a kiss between the stars but a full dive into Villanelle’s obsession and rebound lesbian wedding post-Eve. Where will the violent romance end? The fourth and final season arrives next year.

Watch it on Hulu.

15. Little Fires Everywhere (2020)

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From the outside, this drama revolving around Midwestern moms and their children doesn’t seem too LGBTQ-concerned. Based on the bestselling novel by Celeste Ng, the show follows Reese Witherspoon’s wealthy, uptight Elena and Kerry Washington’s poor bohemian Mia as their children become friends at high school in the Ohio suburbs. We get '90s pagers, teenage pregnancy, angsty haircuts, and of course plenty of Washington’s signature grimace. In a flashback episode mid-season, however, a big fat gay plot twist (which I won’t disclose due to spoilers) wallops viewers and leaves them seeing the show's key relationships in a whole new way. Come for Reese Witherspoon fretting over her family’s matching Christmas card outfits. Stay for gay rights.

Watch it on Hulu.

16. The L Word (2004–09)

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So the “L word” in question is “lesbian” in case you didn’t know, and the Showtime drama from the early '00s pushed boundaries by focusing on a whole group of them living in Hollywood. Starring the likes of Jennifer Beals (Flashdance) and Pam Grier (Jackie Brown), the show followed a large cast of lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women as they navigated life, romance, and each other. Oh, and there was also lots of sex. People hooking up left, right, and center so much that they needed a chart to keep track of it all.

Watch it on Hulu.

17. Mrs. America (2020)

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OK, everyone — time for a herstory lesson. This FX miniseries starring every female actor you love (Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth Banks, Sarah Paulson. See, like I said) tells the story of Equal Rights Amendment and the women trying to get it passed. While the show primarily focuses on second-wave feminism, it also examines how the fight for women’s rights intersects with the fight for LGBTQ rights (and sometimes undermines it). This battle becomes especially clear in the episode focused on activist Brenda Feigen (played by Ari Graynor of I’m Dying Up Here). Brenda, married to a man but falling in love with a woman, must grapple with how exploring her sexuality could harm her cause. Especially if you nodded off in AP US History, this is a must-watch.

Watch it on Hulu.

18. Please Like Me (2013–16)

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Josh’s girlfriend breaks up with him because she thinks he’s gay. He realizes that he might be gay. He starts coming out, and we’re off to the races. Thus begins the Australian dramedy Please Like Me, written and starring Josh Thomas (wow, do some writers lack creativity on their main characters' names). The show, which launched down under and then was picked up in the States, follows the anxious twentysomething as he maneuvers his newly discovered sexuality, the dating scene, and just trying to be an adult. If you’re not familiar with Australian television, perhaps I can entice you with the fact that lesbian comedian Hannah Gadsby is in three seasons of the show. Want to try to guess her character’s name? Yep. You got it. It’s Hannah.

Watch it on Hulu.

19. Everything's Gonna Be Okay (2020–)

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And while we’re talking about Josh Thomas, I should mention his second series, now airing on the LGBTQ-friendly Freeform. Thomas, again playing a neurotic gay man, flies from Australia to Los Angeles to visit his terminally ill father, only to learn his dad would like him to be the guardian to his two teenage half-sisters. In addition to the LGBTQ representation present from the gay romance between Thomas’s Nicholas and Alex (the darling Adam Faison from Liberty Crossing), the show also features autistic actress Kayla Cromer as an autistic sister. She is the first actor on the autism spectrum to play an autistic main character in a network TV series, and a great example of why we should see all kinds of people on the small screen.

Watch it on Hulu.

20. Casual (2015–18)

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To the misfortune of the world as a whole, this Hulu original comedy series never quite took off in a big way, so here I am trying to convince you people to turn it into a cult classic! After Valerie (Michaela Watkins of Brittany Runs a Marathon and 5,000 other roles you’ll recognize her from) gets divorced, she moves into the bachelor pad of her brother Alex (Tommy Dewey, who is voicing Stu on the new Rugrats). Along for the ride is Valerie’s teenage daughter Laura (Tara Lynne Barr), whose coming-of-age story revolves around discovering her sexuality. If you watch this show for no other reason, do it for Laura’s girlfriend, played by the insanely talented Dylan Gelula — who, in addition to being hysterical as Xanthippe Lannister Voorhees in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, also starred in indie-darling Shithouse last year, and is straight fire on Twitter.

Watch it on Hulu.

21. Pen15 (2019–)

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On the surface, this cringe comedy written by Maya Erskine (of the perfect rom-com Plus One) and Anna Konkle (Rosewood) starring them as their middle school selves is not particularly LGBTQ-focused (although queer stand-up comedian Gabe Liedman is a writer and producer on the show). The two best friends crush on boys, fight with their parents, and sign up for the school play to hilarious effect. In Season 2, however, there is a plotline involving their friend Gabe (Dylan Gage) that is so gut-punchingly authentic to life as a queer tween that I needed to include it on the list. Over the course of the season, with little pomp and circumstance, we realize that Gabe, Maya’s boyfriend, might actually be attracted to boys. And we slowly learn it at the same time he does. For so many little gay kids, there is a slow (often sickening) realization that they aren’t like their straight peers, and never has it been so beautifully and thoughtfully depicted as it was in a show titled “penis.”

Watch it on Hulu.

22. Steven Universe (2013–19)

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While LGBTQ representation is slooooooooooooooowly getting better on adult television (and let’s not go patting ourselves on the back too quickly, Hollywood), the representation on children’s television is largely non-existent for fear of parental backlash. That is what makes Cartoon Network’s fun animated sci-fi series so special. Not only is it the first CN animated series created solely by a woman (claps for Rebecca Sugar), but it also became the first mainstream children’s show to feature a lesbian proposal and wedding. The coming-of-age show, which follows the titular character and his Crystal Gem friends, showed kids that there are queer people in the world, and it’s okay to be that way.

Watch it on Hulu.

23. Superstore (2015–21)

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From the jump, this America Ferrera helmed and produced sitcom was serving diversity, and nowhere was that clearer than in Cloud 9 associate Mateo Liwanag, a gay Filipino undocumented worker played by Nico Santos (who you also know from Crazy Rich Asians and dating Survivor’s Zeke Smith). Over the show’s six seasons, we see Mateo navigate his citizenship and relationship status (and their occasional collisions). A joyful show about inclusion, friendship, and what it’s like to work at a Walmart, you’re hard pressed to find a better binge for Pride.

Watch it on Hulu.

24. Queer as Folk (2000–05)

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Like The L Word, which would come out a few years later, Queer as Folk also served as a pioneering LGBTQ show, also appearing on Showtime during a period when most networks avoided gay characters like the plague. The drama, based on a British series of the same name, followed five gay men and a lesbian couple living in Pittsburgh. And while the show tackles topics like unsupportive parents, queer-bashing, and HIV, it also depicted homosexuals as real people living normal lives in a normal city, something that spoke to viewers outside of the gay urban hubs who’d yet to see their lives and identities depicted onscreen before.

Watch it on Hulu.

25. RuPaul's Drag Race (2009–)

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I mean. What is there even to say? This show has created an entire industry, raising the art of drag from niche to mainstream and bringing hundreds of performance artists, gay bar viewing parties, drag conventions, boozy brunches, merch lines, makeup brands, wig stylists, shoe designers, and terrible electronic music with it. To be gay is to have a favorite drag queen (Miz Cracker hive rise up), to know the catch phrases (“I’d like to keep it on, please”), and to constantly perform lip-sync routines alone in your bedroom (my dresser thinks I’m fire at “Stupid Love”). Of course, there are plenty of people in the LGBTQ community who don’t watch this show, and we love them as well, but really for better or for worse, this is THE queer cultural touchstone of the era.

Watch it on Hulu.

26. Shadowhunters (2016–19)

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If there is a network that generously goes out of its way to program queer television, it is Freeform, with shows like The Bold Type, Pretty Little Liars, and of course Shadowhunters. The supernatural fantasy drama based on The Mortal Instruments books by Cassandra Clare focuses on a group of human-angel beings who hunt down demons to protect the normal people of Earth. Arguably the great love story of the show is that between Alec (Matthew Daddario of Trust) and Magnus (Harry Shum Jr. of Glee), a shadowhunter/warlock pair that spawned copious amounts of fan art. Asexual people, a too-often overlooked group of the queer community, are also briefly highlighted on this show in the form of Raphael (David Castro), a vampire who feels love but is uninterested by sex. We’d like more asexual representation on television, please and thank you.

Watch it on Hulu.

27. Shameless (2011–21)

Cameron Monaghan and Noel Fisher at their wedding
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A hearty middle finger and “FUCK YOU” to anyone who isn’t stanning Gallavich at this point. And for you uninformed plebs, that’s the couple name for Ian Gallagher (Cameron Monaghan) and Mickey Milkovich (Noel Fisher) on Showtime’s recently ended Shameless. The comedy drama — which follows the motley hoard of Gallaghers, led by William H. Macy’s Frank, around the south side of Chicago — is rough around the edges. Drug use, bar fights, prison stints where mayo is used as lube, and never-ending profanity give it big “don’t watch with your parent” energy. But at the warm, gooey center of this spikey journey is the long-gestating epic gay love story of Gallavich. They begin the series as two young boys attracted to each other but denying their sexuality, and 11 seasons later, it’s their romance at the show’s heart.

Watch it on Hulu.

28. Shrill (2019–21)

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If you, like me, recently found yourself snickering during Patti Harrison’s deadpan remarks in Together Together (historic as Harrison, a trans woman, plays a cisgender surrogate), then you’ll love Shrill. Harrison’s biting snark is again on display as Ruthie, the transgender coworker of Annie (SNL’s Aidy Bryant). The Hulu comedy, which follows Annie as she navigates life, also examines the gay experience through the lens of Fran, Annie’s Black, lesbian roommate played by Lolly Adefope (Ghosts). Fully humanized, Fran is a supportive friend to Annie but has her own engaging plotlines as well. While the series may have ended after just three seasons, it provided a blueprint as to how to write strong characters of all shapes, colors, and genders for more shows to come.

Watch it on Hulu.

29. Scream Queens (2015–16)

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Okay. Full disclosure here. I loved Scream Queens far too much and am still pissed it was cancelled just when they were setting up a season set on Murder Island. I need to share that love, and so I’m going to attempt to pitch this Ryan Murphy project as a queer show for reasons other than the cast and costumes make it gay catnip. Here we go: 1) Billie Lourd’s Chanel #3 has a brief lesbian romance with a girl named Sam (Jeanna Han) before Sam is murdered by the Red Devil. 2) Nick Jonas’s Boone is totally gay and in love with Glen Powell’s Chad Radwell (because aren’t we all). 3) The Rhodes twins who came out to their parents on YouTube are in the cast. 4) Ariana Grande is in the cast, and her brother is Frankie Grande. Okay, I give up, but really this show is a pastel horror fever dream, and I love it so much.

Watch it on Hulu.

30. Vida (2018–20)

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You may recognize Mishel Prada as Veronica Lodge’s conniving, rum-running sister Hermosa on Riverdale, but where she truly shines is the cancelled-too-soon Starz vehicle Vida. The half-hour drama (we need more of those) follows two Mexican American sisters who return to their childhood neighborhood upon the death of their mother and manage the bar she bequeathed to them. Mishel’s Emma is a queer Latinx woman with several love interests throughout the series. Emma’s mom, Vida, was also queer. Vida’s lesbian widow is co-owner of the bar. By the recently ended Season 3, they’d basically turned the place into a hot lesbian bar. Where is the petition to get this show a fourth season?

Watch it on Hulu.

31. Ugly Betty (2006–10)

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Raise your hand if you watched Ugly Betty on Hulu in secret during college so that your fraternity brothers wouldn’t find out you were a homosexual? Nope. Just me. OK. The ABC dramedy about an “ugly” assistant at a Vogue-like fashion magazine is a campy delight exploding with LGBTQ characters, and I loved every second of it. From the scheming gay assistant Mark St. James (Michael Urie) to Betty’s sweet, heartwarming younger brother, Justin (Mark Indelicato), I felt right at home. And Rebecca Romijn playing the transgender daughter of an evil magazine titan who has come back to enact revenge on her father for refusing to support her with gender affirmation surgery after she faked her own death? Queer and deliciously juicy.

Watch it on Hulu.

32. What We Do in the Shadows (2019–)

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Is there a show more queer than this supernatural mockumentary about a bunch of vampires who live on Staten Island? You’d be hard pressed to find one, as all three of the main characters (played by Natasia Demetriou, Matt Berry, and Kayvan Novak) are nonchalant pansexuals with millennia of sexual experiences under their belts. They’ve had sex with men, women, horses, and of course George Washington. There’s an entire episode dedicated to the trio hosting an extravagant orgy, complete with harnesses, dildos, and miles worth of plastic sheeting. And of course there is the eternal love affair between Demetriou’s Nadja and Gregor, who is reincarnated in countless forms throughout history, but who always manages to participate in wild, passionate love. So yeah. Good luck finding a queerer show.

PS - As if you didn't need any more reason to watch, Beanie Feldstein (Lady Bird, Booksmart) also has a sizable role in the first season.

Watch it on Hulu.

33. Will & Grace (1998–2006, 2017–20)

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You really can’t talk about LGBTQ representation in television without discussing Will & Grace. The show dared to put two gay leads on NBC primetime in 1998. While the writing and characters could be picked apart now as too stereotypical and non-inclusive, at the time it was groundbreaking. Following Will (Eric McCormack), a gay lawyer, and Grace (Debra Messing), a straight interior designer, through their lives in New York, the show put a gay man on the television screens in houses all around the world. Will and Grace along with Karen (Megan Mullally) and the also gay Jack (Sean Hayes) discussed dating, sex, and what it’s like to be queer in America at a time when being gay was not often celebrated. The show was nominated for 83 Emmys and only won 18, so I’m going to need some of these winners to mail their statues back in honor of gay rights.

Watch it on Hulu.

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