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The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix 

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Updated January 28, 2020 33.9k votes 8.4k voters 286.2k views 44 items

List Rules Only shows currently streaming on Netflix.

Here are the best LGBTQ+ shows streaming now on Netflix. Whether you're looking for shows with romance, the struggles of coming out or respectful representation with regards to storytelling, this list of LGBTQ+ shows currently on Netflix is regularly updated with the new and popular TV series. What are the best LGBTQ+ shows to watch on Netflix? 

Many of the current TV shows with gay characters also rank high on the most popular Netflix original series list. Take a gander at both of them and make sure to vote whether you agree with the rankings!

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Everything Sucks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
Peyton Kennedy, Jahi Winston, Patch Darragh
Everything Sucks (Netflix, 2018) is an American television comedy series created by Ben York Jones and Michael Mohan. In 1990s Oregon, members of a high school A/V club clash with the drama

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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton

Premiered: 2015

Sense8 (Netflix, 2015) is an American science fiction drama web television series created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski. A group of people around the world are suddenly ...more

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Orange Is the New Black ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 13

Orange Is the New Black is an American comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan and first released on Netflix on July 11, 2013. The series, produced by Tilted Productions in association with ...more

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One Day at a Time is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
luketeddy added Justina Machado, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez

Premiered: 2017

One Day at a Time (Netflix) is a 2017 sitcom loosely based on the 1975 Norman Lear series of the same name. Penelope Alvarez (Justina Machado) is a newly-single Army Nursing Corps veteran ...more

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Wynonna Earp is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon
Wynonna Earp (Syfy, 2016) is a Canadian-American supernatural Western horror television series created by Emily Andras, based on the comic book series by Beau Smith. With her unique abilities, ...more

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Élite is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
Miguel Herrán, Aron Piper, Mina El Hammani

Premiered: 2018

Elite (Netflix, 2018), in Spanish "Élite" and stylized as "ÉLITƎ" is a Spanish teen drama television series created and written by Carlos Montero and ...more

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Glee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 88

Glee is an American musical comedy-drama television series that aired on the Fox network in the United States from May 19, 2009, to March 20, 2015. It focuses on the fictitious William McKinley ...more

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Gypsy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
luketeddy added Naomi Watts, Billy Crudup, Sophie Cookson

Premiered: 2017

Gypsy is a television drama series created by Lisa Rubin for Netflix. Naomi Watts plays a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’

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Special is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
Special Ryan O'Connell, Julie Cude-Eaton, Samantha Lee

Premiered: 2019

Special (Netflix, 2019) is an American upcoming television comedy series created by Ryan O'Connell, who also stars, writes, and executive produces the series. Loosely autobiographical, the show ...more
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Queer Eye is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
Queer Eye Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Karamo Brown

Premiered: 2018

Queer Eye (Netflix, 2018) is an American reality series, and a reboot of the Bravo series. A new Fab Five set out to Atlanta to help the city's straight men refine their wardrobes, grooming, ...more

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Tales of the City is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
Ellen Page, Laura Linney, Charlie Barnett

Premiered: 2019

Tales of the City (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television miniseries based on a series of novels by Armistead Maupin of the same name. The show follows Mary Ann, who returns home to ...more
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She-Ra and the Princesse... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
AutumnRain added She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Aimee Carrero, Karen Fukuhara, AJ Michalka

Premiered: 2018

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Netflix, 2018) is an American animated web television series developed by Noelle Stevenson. A reboot of the 1985 Filmation series She-Ra: Princess of Power, ...more
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Degrassi: Next Class is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
Ana Golja, Ricardo Hoyos, Stefan Brogren
Degrassi: Next Class is a 2016 Canadian teen drama television series set in the Degrassi Universe, the fifth series in the Degrassi franchise. Like its predecessors, the series follows an ...more
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Trinkets is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
Brianna Hildebrand, Kiana Madeira, Quintessa Swindell

Premiered: 2019

Trinkets (Netflix, 2019) is an American teen drama television series created by Kirsten Smith, Amy Andelson, and Emily Meyer, based on Kristen Smith's YA novel of the same name. An unexpected ...more

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Pose is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
MJ Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Billy Porter

Premiered: 2018

Pose (FX, 2018) is an American dance drama television series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals. Set in the 1980s, the show explores the juxtaposition of several segments of ...more

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Chilling Adventures of S... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair, Michelle Gomez
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the comic book series. Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) ...more

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The L Word is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Laurel Holloman

Premiered: 2004

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 70

The L Word is an American/Canadian co-production television drama series portraying the lives of a group of lesbian, bisexual, straight and transgender people and their friends, connections, ...more

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Lost Girl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Zoie Palmer

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 48

Lost Girl is a Canadian supernatural drama television series that premiered on Showcase on September 12, 2010. It follows the life of a bisexual succubus named Bo, played by Anna Silk, as she ...more

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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
geminitaurus added Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman

Premiered: 2019

The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve Blackman, based on the comic book series by Gerard Way. A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after ...more

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Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
peytc2024 added KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes

Premiered: 2017

Number of Seasons: 4

Riverdale (The CW, 2017) is an American teen drama television series developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the characters of Archie Comics. The series follows Archie Andrews' (KJ Apa) ...more

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Grace and Frankie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston

Premiered: 2015

Grace and Frankie (Netflix, 2015) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris. Finding out that their husbands have been romantically ...more

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The Boulet Brothers' Dra... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
Boulet Brothers

Premiered: 2016

The Boulet Brothers' Dragula (OutTV, 2016) is an American drag queen competition reality show created by The Boulet Brothers.
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The House of Flowers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
Verónica Castro, Cecilia Suárez, Aislinn Derbez

Premiered: 2018

The House of Flowers (Netflix, 2018), in Spanish "La Casa de las Flores," is a Mexican comedy-drama television series created by Manolo Caro. The show depicts a dysfunctional ...more
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The Politician is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
Bob Balaban, Benjamin Barrett, Lucy Boynton

Premiered: 2019

The Politician (Netflix, 2019) is an American musical comedy television series created by Ryan Murphy. The show revolves around the political aspirations of Payton Hobart (Ben Platt), a wealthy ...more
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Dancing Queen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
Alyssa Edwards
Dancing Queen (Netflix, 2018) is an American documentary reality television series. Justin Johnson, aka drag superstar Alyssa Edwards, juggles his dance life, drag life, family life, and love