There has never been a better time to dig into LGBTQ TV, which has seen an explosion in quality and variety in recent years.
As networks woke up to the fact that viewers want to see TV that reflects not only their own lives, but the lives of those around them, there has been a massive shift in the kinds of LGBTQ characters and storylines we see on TV. Whether its Showtime writing a recurring non-binary character in “Billions,” or “Steven Universe” broadcasting a same-sex kiss to its audience of kids and adults for Cartoon Network, the explosion in queer representation had delivered more watershed moments than one can count.
As with everything in the era of peak TV, however, it can often feel overwhelming to keep track of every queer TV show. We’re not complaining — this is a problem many of us could never have dreamed of having — but there’s only so much time, even now. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up our favorite LGBTQ TV shows available to watch now.
If you haven’t caught up with Tanya Saracho’s brilliantly entertaining and sizzlingly sexy “Vida,” whatever are you waiting for? The half-hour dramedy is by far the best show about queer women of color on TV, perhaps ever. Even more impressive is how the story tracks the shifting Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights, thoughtfully navigating the difficult choices communities face in gentrification’s unceasing churn. “Vida” is sadly set to end after its forthcoming third seasn, making it all the more urgent for you to catch up now.
“Vida” is available on Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Starz.