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The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix 

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Updated May 25, 2020 36.4k votes 9.2k voters 328.8k views 46 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

Premiered: 2018

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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Sex Education is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey

Premiered: 2019

Sex Education (Netflix, 2019) is an British comedy-drama web television series created by Laurie Nunn. A socially awkward high school virgin (Asa Butterfield) living with his sex therapist ...more

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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 3 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) 4 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

Premiered: 2013

Orange Is the New Black (Netflix, 2013) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Jenji Kohan, based on the memoir by Piper Kerman. Convicted of a decade old crime of ...more

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One Day at a Time is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Elite is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
María Pedraza, Itzan Escamilla, Miguel Bernardeau

Premiered: 2018

Elite (Netflix, 2018) is a Spanish thriller teen drama web television series created by Carlos Montero and Darío Madrona. When three working-class teenagers begin attending an exclusive ...more

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Wynonna Earp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon

Premiered: 2016

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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Glee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison

Premiered: 2009

Glee (Fox, 2009) is an American musical comedy-drama television series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan. A group of ambitious misfits try to escape the harsh realities of ...more

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Gypsy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
luketeddy added Naomi Watts, Billy Crudup, Sophie Cookson

Premiered: 2017

Gypsy (Netflix, 2017) is an American psychological thriller web television series created by Lisa Rubin. A NYC clinical psychologist (Naomi Watts) oversteps personal and professional boundaries ...more

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Special is listed (or ranked) 10 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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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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Queer Eye is listed (or ranked) 13 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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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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Degrassi: Next Class is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Chilling Adventures of S... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair, Michelle Gomez

Premiered: 2018

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 Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 18 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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The Politician is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Schitt's Creek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
Schitt's Creek Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy

Premiered: 2015

Schitt's Creek (CBC, 2015) is a Canadian television sitcom created by Eugene Levy and Dan Levy. After losing their fortune, a family is forced to rebuild their lives with their sole remaining ...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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Feel Good is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
Mae Martin, Charlotte Ritchie, Phil Burgers

Premiered: 2020

Feel Good (Netflix, 2020) is a British comedy-drama television series created by Mae Martin and Joe Hampson. A recovering addict and comedian (Martin) tries to control her drug habits, while ...more

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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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Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
peytc2024 added KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes

Premiered: 2017

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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SOTUS: The Series is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Shows On Netflix
Prachaya Ruangroj, Perawat Sangpotirat

Premiered: 2016

SOTUS: The Series (GMMTV, 2016) is a Thai drama television series that is based on an online novel, "SOTUS พี่ว้ากตัวร้ายกับนายปีหนึ่ง" by BitterSweet. Students at an engineering ...more