7 Movies and Shows with LGBTQ+ Representation
"Sex Education" (on Netflix) is a British comedy-drama primarily following Otis Milburn, a student at Moordale Secondary School. The coming of age story addresses sensitive subjects while representing diverse members of the LGBTQ+ community.
"Grand Army" (on Netflix) is an American teen drama that follows five high school students as they struggle to overcome sexual and racial inequalities to become people they are proud to be.
"I Am Not Okay With This"
"I Am Not Okay With This" (on Netflix) is an American comedy based on the comic book I Am Not Okay with This by Charles Forsman. The series follows Sydney Novak as she navigates high school while dealing with both sexuality and scary, newfound supernatural abilities.
"The Half Of It"
"The Half Of It" (on Netflix) is a comedy-drama revolving around a Chinese-American student who helps her schoolmate pursue a girl whom she is also in love with. It deals with friendship and the familial tension of coming out.
"But I’m A Cheerleader"
"But I’m A Cheerleader" (on Amazon Prime and Youtube) is a romantic teen comedy centering on a “typical” American girl, Megan. After her worried parents send Megan to a conversion camp, she unexpectedly falls for Graham, who teaches her to be unashamed of her sexuality.
"Pose" (on Netflix) is an American drama and dance musical that takes place in New York at the climax of the AIDS and HIV crisis. The show spotlights a group of people, who are mostly transgender, and their response to the growing danger. The film also shows how the group celebrates with competitive weekly “balls” judged on fashion and talent.
"She-Ra" (on Netflix) is a fantasy cartoon that follows Adora and her other identity, She-ra, a heroic magical princess. With help from her teammates, the princess alliance, they work together to fight off an evil lord. As the adventure continues, the relationship between Adora and her best friend turned archenemy grows more complex, and romantic tension sparks between the two.