8 best LGBT series on Netflix, Hulu, HBO and Amazon
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The Bisexual (Hulu)
This is one of the few series focusing on the lives of bisexuals. The Bisexual is produced and directed and starred by Desiree Akhavan. She played Leila - who just broke up with long-time girlfriend Sadie - to experience dating with many other men and women. However, they all considered Leila to be gay instead of bisexual - a common prejudice about bisexual people in the LGBT community.
The Fosters (Netflix)
Screened on ABC Family from 2013 to 2018, The Fosters was co-produced by singer Jennifer Lopez with the goal of improving the presence of LGBT families as well as breaking the stereotypes about this family model.
The content revolved around the lives of lesbian partners Stef Adams Foster, Lena Adams Foster and their five children including one of Stef's biological children with her former husband and four adopted children.
The first season of The Fosters was voted "Best New Series" and "Best Drama Series 2014" by GLAAD specializing in LGBT rights.
Gentleman Jack (HBO)
Anne Lister (Suranne Jones) was a wealthy coal-mining businesswoman in 1832 in Yorkshire (England). Her interest in women and dressing up as a man was well known to her neighbors and family. When Ann Walker (Sophie Rundle) - a wealthy heiress - moved to live near the house, she immediately captivated Anna. She convinced Ann that the two should move together as a couple.
Gentleman Jack is made based on the diary of Anne Lister - a real character.
The L Word (Amazon, Netflix)
The L Word is a pioneering series that exploited the emotional life of lesbians when it aired on Showtime from 2004 to 2009. The content revolves around a group of women who are mostly gay. in West Hollywood, Los Angeles. Recently, Showtime decided to continue this story with The L Word: Generation Q, which is scheduled to air this fall.
Before mesmerizing audiences on Broadway as King George III, Jonathan Groff starred Patrick in Looking, a game designer living in San Francisco. Along with his best friends Dom (Murray Bartlett) and Agustín (Frankie J. Alvarez), Patrick tried to find a boyfriend but still didn’t lose his idealistic view of a gay relationship.
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Piper (Taylor Schilling) was preparing to marry her fiancé and launched a small soap brand. However, her ex-girlfriend Alex (Laura Prepon) was arrested and called Piper at the trial, which resulted in her being sentenced to 15 months in a minimum-security prison.
The series then expanded to Piper and Alex's inmates as well as their personal lives. Many of them had same-sex relationships.
One Day at a Time (Netflix)
Netflix's One Day at a Time is based on a comedy series of the same name (1975-1984) about a Cuban-American family living in Echo Park neighborhood in Los Angeles. At the center of the series is Penelope - a single mother and a veteran who was dealing with aftershocks along with mental illness, immigrants, sexism, homosexuality and racism that Latin American people living in America have been facing
Vida followed the footsteps of two Mexican-American sisters - Lynn and Emma - who moved into their childhood home in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles after the death of their mother. There, Lynn and Emma quickly learned a few flashing news: their mother's bar and apartment were in financial trouble.
And yet, Eddy - their mother's "roommate" - is actually her wife and also an heir. All 3 must temporarily ignore the disagreements to resolve immediate problems. Starz has decided to produce Season 3 will be aired the following year.
By: Anna Bennett