Ready to binge-watch something special this Pride Month?
We're taking a look at the greatest shows, past and present, that celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.
Some, like the U.K.'s Queer as Folk, starring a younger Charlie Hunnam, sparked global franchises, were adapted into a successful Showtime dramedy and later, a Peacock reboot. The L Word, the first series to feature an ensemble cast of lesbian and bisexual female characters, even spurred their own reality show. And the FX series Pose made television history by including the largest cast of transgender actors to play series regulars.
While the latter couple's romance isn't always a fairy tale, the Spider-Man: No Way Home actress loves the authenticity at the heart of their story.
"What I've always appreciated about Euphoria," Zendaya told Out in 2022, "is they just allow the characters to be in love and figure that out as they go and make mistakes."
She continued, "And they're flawed and there's nuance and there's depth to who they are and they love each other and they hurt each other, without emphasizing or overemphasizing anything for any political reason or statement. It just allows them to just exist and to love each other in whatever complicated form that takes."
Those shows—and so many more like The Last of Us and Buffy the Vampire Slayer—are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to incredible LGBTQ+ content available for our viewing pleasure. Check out the full list below: