36 LGBTQIA+ Movies and Shows to Stream Now to Celebrate Pride

Grab some popcorn (and a box of tissues while you’re at it). 

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One of the best ways to celebrate Pride Month this year is to set up your very own LGBTQ+ movie fest (or binge-watch). Fortunately, the streaming services offer plenty of films and TV shows that depict the queer experience in a variety of ways. They all help convey that no matter which end of the sexual or gender spectrum the viewers identify with, they are not alone.

And each streaming service has set up its own pages to spotlight the very best LGBTQ+ content—you can see what's available on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Amazon Prime, and Peacock TV. (And there's plenty more beyond what we've compiled here!)

So pop the popcorn and break out the bubbly while you settle in for a Pride movie night or all-day multi-season binge fest.

LGBTQ+ Movies for Pride Month

1. Bros

This 2022 rom-com stars Billy Eichner and Luke Macfarlane as a pair of major commitment-phobes who slowly fall in love with each other.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

2. Do Revenge

This twisty black comedy starring young favorites like Sophie Turner, Maya Hawke, and Camila Mendes, features a lesbian romance (and a dark bit of lesbian shaming) in its Hitchcock-inspired plot.

Where to watch: Netflix

3. Portrait of a Lady on Fire

This French historical drama, set in 1770, utilizes the time-tested plot of forbidden romances, following a female painter who is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of a young woman—and ends up enamored with her.

Where to watch: Hulu

4. But I'm a Cheerleader

This 2000 cult classic may deal with rather heavy content—a suburban teenager (Natasha Lyonne) is sent to conversion camp when her parents suspect she's a lesbian—but it's a surprisingly whimsical satire that encourages self-acceptance and a lot of laughs. Other members of the star-studded cast include RuPaul, Michelle Williams, and Clea DuVall.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

5. Moonlight

Broken into three chapters, this A24 film chronicles the life of a young Black man in Miami—from childhood to adulthood—as he grapples with his identity and sexuality.

Where to watch: Showtime

6. Fire Island

SNL's Bowen Yang stars in this cute and campy LGBTQ+ take on Jane Austen's classic, Pride and Prejudice, set in New York's iconic gay getaway, Fire Island.

Where to watch: Hulu

7. Love, Simon

Every movie marathon needs to include a rom-com. This one follows Simon Spier, a charming 17-year-old who no one knows is gay—except the anonymous classmate he's fallen for online. Added bonus: Jennifer Garner plays the mom in this heartwarming flick.

Where to watch: FX Movies

8. Ammonite

Love costume dramas? Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan play lovers in this windswept 1840s lesbian romance.

Where to watch: Hulu

9. Disclosure

Only 42 percent of Americans have friends or family members who are trans—which means that more than half of the population only understands trans people based on how they are represented in the media. Disclosure chronicles 100 years of trans representation in the movies and TV shows and how that's colored the conversation about trans people.

Where to watch: Netflix

10. The Prom

This feel-good film adaptation of the popular Broadway musical follows high schooler Emma who wants to bring her girlfriend to the prom. When the head of the PTA tries to stop her, a crew of Broadway pros decide to head to her small town to try to ensure she gets her prom wish.

Where to watch: Netflix

11. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

This beloved Australian road trip flick features the adventures of a pair of drag queens and a trans woman traveling across Australia for a performance, that earned rave reviews—and inspired a musical too.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

12. The Half of It

Like a modern-day Cyrano de Bergerac, teen Ellie Chu tries to help an athlete classmate woo his love interest—only to realize she has a major crush on the same girl.

Where to watch: Netflix

13. Edge of Seventeen

Coming of age is even harder when you have to come to terms with your controversial sexuality. This 1984 comedy-drama explores sexuality and gender identity, falling in love, and the pain of heartbreak through the eyes of an awkward adolescent boy.

Where to watch: Netflix

14. Brokeback Mountain

An LGBTQ roundup isn't complete without the iconic Brokeback Mountain—the misty-eyed love story delivered by Jake Gyllenhaal and the late Heath Ledger always ranks near the top of all-time favorites. If you're not familiar with the plot (in which case, go watch it now!), a rodeo cowboy and ranch hand spend a heated night together on Brokeback Mountain. Through the course of 20 years, the two maintain their sporadic affair while being married to their respective wives.

Where to watch: Peacock

15. Booksmart

When best friends Molly (Beanie Feldstein) and Amy (Kaitlyn Dever), two academic overachievers who have spent their entire high school lives preparing for college, realize that their fellow party classmates got into the same Ivy League schools, they decide to let loose and make the most of their pre-graduation night.

Where to watch: Peacock

16. Hannah Gadsby: Douglas

In Emmy-winning comic Hannah Gadsby's second special, Douglas, she talks more about her life as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community—including a hilarious bit where she compares lesbians to unicorns.

Where to watch: Netflix

17. The Birdcage

Robin Williams and Nathan Lane star in this American remake of the classic La Cage aux Folles, where this gay couple attempts (and fails hilariously) to play it straight to impress the conservative family of their son's fiancée.

Where to watch: Paramount+

18. Call Me By Your Name

Catch Timothée Chalamet's star-making turn as one half of a gay romance (with his father's 20-something research assistant!) in this critically acclaimed movie.

Where to watch: Netflix

LGBTQ+ Shows to Watch

1. Euphoria

This dark (and pretty explicit!) teen drama features lead character Rue's complicated relationship with Jules, a trans student.

Where to watch: HBO Max

2. RuPaul's Drag Race

If you haven't already enjoyed affirming reality extravaganza that is RuPaul's Drag Race, spend all of Pride month catching up on the many seasons of this popular series.

Where to watch: Hulu

3. A League of Their Own

This series reboot of the beloved movie about the real-life female pro ball players during World War II features romance between the players—similar to the true-life tale featured in the documentary A Secret Love.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

4. The Last of Us

This alarming—and yet deeply touching—zombie apocalypse show featured more than one LGBTQ+ storyline. But perhaps the most poignant is the story of Bill and Frank, captured in the third episode. It's a master class in telling a compelling love story in a single hour. (Have the tissues handy!)

Where to watch: HBO Max

5. Schitt's Creek

A lot of well-deserved attention and accolades have been heaped upon this fish-out-of-water comedy for its positive portrayal of the romance between Daniel and Patrick.

Where to watch: Hulu, Freevee

6. Modern Family

This beloved, award-winning family mockumentary follows the Pritchett-Dunphy clan as they grow and change through the years—including Mitchell and Cam, who adopt a baby and get married during the show's 11 seasons.

Where to watch: Peacock

7. Glee

This tale of a school's oft-bullied glee club featured several compelling LGBTQ+ characters and storylines (including weddings!) throughout its six-season run.

Where to watch: Hulu

8. Gentleman Jack

Another ripped-from-history story, Gentleman Jack (aka Anne Lister) was a 19th-century woman who shirked society's rules by managing her late uncle's business and estate, dressing as a man, and romancing—and "marrying" another woman.

Where to watch: HBO Max

9. Love, Victor

Pair a viewing this three-season tale of Victor's journey of self-discovery with the companion movie, Love, Simon.

Where to watch: Hulu

10. The White Lotus

While Jennifer Coolidge completely earned all of her kudos for her star turn as the perpetually clueless heiress Tanya, both seasons of this vacation-gone-off-the-rails show prominently featured LGBTQ+ characters—including some pretty dastardly villains.

Where to watch: HBO Max

11. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

This epic 1990s series was beloved for its portrayal of Buffy BFF Willow's journey toward self-discovery, and her tragic romance with fellow Wiccan Tara.

Where to watch: Hulu

12. Transparent

Dad Mort comes out to their three adult children as a trans woman—Maura—and this five-season series explores the repercussions and impacts.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

13. Dickinson

There's always been some conjecture that the great poet Emily Dickinson was a lesbian—and Dickinson explores that possibility in an intriguing series, which shows Emily in love with her brother's fiancée.

Where to watch: Apple TV

14. Sex Education

Several characters on this very NSFW show about the kids (and adults) connected to a British secondary school identify on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. The show's lead, Otis, sets up his own "sex ed" for his fellow students—using info gleaned from his sex therapist mom.

Where to watch: Netflix

15. Our Flag Means Death

This funky pirate comedy is also an unabashed gay romance—making it a perfectly quirky and enjoyable addition to your Pride Month viewing.

Where to watch: HBO Max

16. The L Word

The iconic lesbian TV show from the early 2000s featured a group of friends and lovers in Hollywood—and spawned a recent "Generation Q" update featuring some of the same characters alongside new faces.

Where to watch: Hulu, Showtime

17. Queer Eye

The modern reboot of the classic "gay men give straight guys a makeover" reality series is the feel-good binge watch you need.

Where to watch: Netflix

18. The Sex Lives of College Girls

While the entire show revolves around the relationships, raunchiness, and romances that surround the core group of four freshman girls at the fictional Essex College, resident "mean girl" Leighton's journey toward coming out to her roommates and her family was beautifully depicted.

Where to watch: HBO Max

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