If you are a future lover/partner of mine, you don’t have to like these shows but if you do, there is a higher chance that I’ll hit pause on the show so we can play on the couch.
Hulu is your new go-to for The L Word, but that’s not all! There are so many queer TV shows on Hulu, including original programming, comedies, dramas, and something for everybody to enjoy!
Who’d have thought this would be the most difficult thing for me to write for Autostraddle?
I’m not sure what it says about me — or, more precisely perhaps, what it says about television — that this list isn’t full of characters that feel like representations of me or the people that I’m drawn to in real life.
You’ll find odes to Lily Tomlin and Ellen Degeneres with only the occasional nod to comedy notables like Moms Mabley, Wanda Sykes and Margaret Cho, making queer comedy look like a whitewashed dyke party. You won’t find much evidence of the many queer comedians of color who are well-established, wildly successful and wonderfully, deliciously funny. Here’s a very incomplete list of some of those comedians.
“I watched it all in one night, vacillating from helpless laughter (Olivia Coleman’s line readings!!!) to shocked surprise (“Where did you just go?”) and when it was over I sent profanity littered texts about it to one of my best friends, then watched the entire season again.”
This list includes a variety of different genres. The only requirements were a main queer woman or non-binary character, written by a Nordic / Scandinavian author, and set in a Nordic / Scandinavian country or featuring a Nordic / Scandinavian protagonist. Enjoy!
If you’ve read this far I think it’s pretty clear that I love a highly competent femme with a lot of personal problems.
Amazon Prime has loads of TV shows for queers who love to watch queer content! View our updated list of television shows and web-series available to stream at Autostraddle.com.
We’ve got 88 Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer-ish Netflix TV shows streaming right now on the very internet you’re reading!
I swear the Blockbuster cashiers knew I was gay before anyone else in my life.
Anne Lister is that dyke.
These vibrators are strong. Really really strong.
“There isn’t a thing Friends did that Living Single didn’t do FIRST and with essentially 1/8th the budget. Tattoo it on my skin. I stand by it.”
Now is the time to seize the day and get lost in a Broadway musical streaming online. Some of them are streaming for free, even.
We deserve to laugh and swoon too!
And a healthy dose of women in top hats.
I’m not even sure I believe in love at first sight but every time I watch “Imagine Me & You” — I really, really want to.
If love is going to exist — which, ugh, I guess it does — then it’s going to exist within the messiness of our lives. It’s going to exist alongside our families and our cultures and our hopes and our fears. It’s going to be hard and it’s going to take risk.
This isn’t just exhausting. This is intergenerational trauma, oppression, and maybe even genocide. This violence is specifically targeted against black and brown women, gender non-conforming folks, and especially trans women of color.