RAZZ have collated together five shows available to stream right now that centre LGBTQ+ stories. Get bingeing to celebrate the end of Pride Month!
Tales of the City – Netflix
For fans of: Alex Strangelove, Easy, All in my Family
Tales of the City is a celebration and evaluation of queer communities. With a stellar cast, this Netflix limited series assesses the trials and tribulations of a family that transcends bloodlines. For queer family-making 101 give this a watch.
Special – Netflix
For fans of: BONDiNG, Atypical, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Special tells the coming of age of a gay man living with cerebral palsy. The semi-autobiographical comedy is written by Ryan O’Connell and also features him as the lead character. For some laughs and hopeful content check this out.
Sense8 – Netflix
For fans of: Black Mirror, The Umbrella Academy, Orphan Black
In a world where there is another species of human being living amongst us, this sci-fi imagining from the Wachowskis is one of the most tender stories about how love can rise above war. With an incredibly diverse cast (and some of the best sex scenes ever), this show is trailblazing and underrated.
Gentleman Jack – BBC iPlayer
For fans of: War and Peace, Ripper Street, Fleabag
Set in 1832, Gentleman Jack depicts the life of tenacious Anne Lister. Based off her diaries written in secret code detailing her many lesbian affairs, follow the landowner as she disrupts the world that surrounds her.
POSE – BBC iPlayer
For fans of: Paris Is Burning, Strike A Pose, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
A look at the New York 1980S ball culture, following the lives of communities that paved the way for LGBTQ+ rights. Discover the world of voguing and reading while also supporting a show with LGBTQ+ creators behind it, as well as starring trans-POC.
Now – go and support LGBTQ+ content and Happy Pride!
-Charlotte ‘Fozz’ Forrester