We’ve compiled a list of shows, movies, podcasts, and more that showcase LGBTQ+ people. If you have any recommendations you would like added to the list, please reach out to us!
A stalwart of the LGBT media landscape, providing 50 years of in-depth coverage on a variety of topics relevant to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans communities. Launched in Jan. 1967 as a local newsletter in response to a police raid on a gay bar, it transformed into a nationally distributed newspaper within a year and is now a bi-monthly printed magazine and website.
OutSports tackles a topic traditionally perceived to be less-than-supportive of the LGBT community: sports. Outsports’s small editorial team brings an outsized look at athletes and sporting news, covering a diverse range of sports all over the globe, and bolstered by a strong section of fan-generated photos and stories.
Washington Blade is one of the oldest sources of LGBT news in the U.S., and its experience is evident in its coverage around the DC metro area, nationally, and internationally. It started as a single-page community newsletter in 1969.
TransEquality is the only site on the list with a primary purpose other than journalism. Short for the National Center for Transgender Equality, this site is “the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people.”
Huffpost Queer Voices
Examine issues, explore culture and enjoy commentary on the latest LGBTQ news that matters most to the queer community and their allies.
Pose - Netflix
An American drama television series about New York City's African-American and Latino LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming ballroom culture scene in the 1980s and, in the second season, early 1990s.
Sex Education - Netflix
A British comedy-drama television series that follows the story of Otis Milburn, an insecure teenager who is ambivalent about sex even though, or perhaps because, his mother is a sex therapist who is frank about all aspects of sexuality.
Euphoria - HBO
Euphoria is an American teen drama television series created by Sam Levinson. Euphoria follows a group of high school students through their experiences of sex, drugs, friendships, love, identity and trauma.
One Day at a Time - Youtube TV
An American sitcom based on the television series of the same title. The series depicts the everyday life of a Cuban-American family with each character finding their own journey. Following the story of Penelope Alvarez, a United States Army Nurse Corps veteran, facing her return to civilian life with a lot of unresolved issues from her time in the Army.
Vida - Starz
An American drama television series created by Tanya Saracho and inspired by the short story "Pour Vida" by Richard Villegas Jr. Vida tells the story of two Mexican-American sisters who move back to their childhood home in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles after the death of their mother.
Twenties - Bet
An American single-camera comedy series created by Lena Waithe. The plot is semi-autobiographical and follows "a queer black girl, Hattie, and her two straight best friends, Marie and Nia, who spend most of their days talking 'ish' and chasing their dreams."
A 2015 American comedy-drama film directed by Sean Baker, and written by Baker and Chris Bergoch, starring Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, and James Ransone. The story follows a transgender sex worker who discovers her boyfriend and pimp has been cheating on her.
The Half of It
A 2020 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written and directed by Alice Wu. Friendless student Ellie Chu lives in the remote town of Squahamish, where she makes extra money writing homework papers for her fellow students. She is approached by Paul Munsky, an inarticulate football player, to write a love letter to Aster Flores, a girl at their school.
Hearts Beat Loud
A 2018 American comedy-drama music film directed by Brett Haley. It follows a Brooklyn record store owner who tries to convince his daughter to start a band with him after a song they recorded goes viral.
A look at Hollywood's depiction of transgender people and the impact of this on American culture.
Kiki is an American-Swedish co-produced documentary film, released in 2016. It takes place in New York City, and focuses on the "drag and voguing scene and surveys the lives of LGBT youth of color at a time when Black Lives Matter and trans rights are making front-page headlines".
Nancy is a weekly podcast produced by WNYC Studios. It is hosted by Kathy Tu and Tobin Low. The series features a range of topics exploring the LGBTQ experience.
Gender Reveal is a podcast for nonbinary folks, for people who don't know what "nonbinary" means, and everyone in between.
Hoodrat to Headwrap
A Decolonized Podcast for lovers on the margins, join your resident sexuality educator Ericka Hart and Deep East Oakland's very own Ebony Donnley, as we game give, dismantle white supremacy and kiki in the cosmos somewhere between radical hood epistemological black queer love ethics, pop culture, house plants and a sea of books.
Making Gay History
Making Gay History brings the largely hidden history of the LGBTQ civil rights movement to life through the voices of the people who lived it.
Outward, Slate’s queer podcast, is a whip-smart monthly salon in which hosts and guests deepen the audience’s understanding of queer culture and politics, delight them with unexpected perspectives, and invite listeners into a colorful conversation about the issues animating LGBTQ communities.
Join Money and Nikeeta, two Black Queer Troublemakers, on this biweekly insurgent audio syllabus that unites, ignites, and excites the queer women of color community. QueerWOC is a space for queer women and folks of color rooted in reimagining healing, organizing, and community.
Join Courtney Lang each week as she interviews guests on the aromantic and asexual spectrums. Remove all that pressure to "prove" something unprovable, and instead listen to really cool people discuss coming out, fandoms, their hobbies and passions, and more!