Storytelling is a very important thing. In fact, it is a responsibility. It is through stories that the world gets to know about various things — from the depths of human emotions to the issues that plague society. Hence, it becomes an even more important task to tell the stories of the minority sectors of society. Keep them at the centre of a story and show the world a glimpse of what their real lives can be like. This is why diversity is important, not just in the hiring of actors, but also in the sketching of the characters. The LGBTQ+ community rarely gets to see someone like them at the centre of a show; quite often, they have to be content as a sidekick. But times are changing now and more and more LGBT characters are becoming parts of all kinds of stories. With that said, here’s the list of really good LGBTQ shows on Netflix that are available to stream right now:
16. House of Cards (2013 – 2018)
Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’ started on a very good note. It was even one of its most popular shows. But then, the Kevin Spacey scandal emerged, and things soon went downhill for the show as well. If you can separate it from its controversies, ‘House of Cards’ is still a very enjoyable show. It is mostly about politics and minorly takes a detour in other directions. The show was bold about a lot of things, one of which included Frank Underwood’s characterization as a bisexual man. Since the story didn’t build much on that prospect, this show might not be so ideal. Still, it is only one of the handfuls that place an LGBTQ+ character in the lead role.
15. Super Drags (2018)
‘Super Drags’ is a Brazilian adult-animated comedy that follows the story of three drag queens who are superheroes, out in the world with only one mission — protecting LGBT people. The main villain is an evil queen who hatches all sorts of malignant plans to push the superheroes to accept defeat. But through each other’s help and support, the Super Drags always manage to defeat her. The show uses its fantastic setting to poke on the attitude of the society towards LGBT community and how people have to channel the superhero within them to handle the mistreatment that the society throws at them every day.
14. The L Word (2004 – 2009)