Happy Pride, Bingers! It’s June so now it’s time to raise our flag! Yas, queen! But hold on, we’re still in a pandemic and there will still be no Pride March. I know, I too, misses the annual Pride March in Marikina. Instead, let’s celebrate it at the comfort of our home. And what better way to do it than by watching the best LGBTQIA+ series. I curated my favorites and where to watch them so, you’re welcome.
Alright, if you have been following my blog for the longest time, you should know by now how obsessed I am with this Netflix Original. Yes, Sense8 is among the gems of the streaming platform as it celebrates diversity and inclusivity and on top of that is a smart story! The Wachowskis’ created series has a great following for its innovative narrative and engaging characters. Too bad, its life was cut short by Netflix, ending it at two seasons.
- Sex Education
Another Netflix Original is this comedy/drama following the lives of adolescents. We see them live their lives as they explore around the world and discover things about themselves. It is not afraid to tackle matters that are deemed taboo for this age group, while delivering lessons and laughters.
- RuPaul’s Drag Race
Okay, queens. Let’s get sickening! This global phenomenon took the world by storm with variety, humor, looks, and fashion! Now on its upcoming 14th season, RPDR showcases the diverse talents of drag queens as they show the world their CUNT – Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve, and Talent. If that is not enough, you should also checkout All-Stars where in returning queens battle it out for the title with more gag-worthy talent and looks!
Live. Work. Pose. Set in the late 80’s and early 90’s Ryan Murphy’s story of families or more commonly known in the community as Houses follows the lives of people fighting with their own struggles such HIV, prejudices, racism, and whatnots. The show paints the characters with colorful narratives that shows beyond the glitz and glamour of the ball culture are lives of people with their own demons.
Okay, now you may be asking why I picked these series and why I want you to check these out especially this Pride Month? Well, simple. These series has major characters that are within the spectrum. Yes, many shows do the same but what is great about these ones in the list is their stories are not glamorised. They are shown as real people without exactly exagerrating nor undermining their sexual identities.
Got other LGBTQIA-friendly series or even movies? Let us know in the comments!