Rue (Zendaya) and Jules' (Hunter Schafer) friendship and relationship temporarily shines a warm light amid the dark angst and turmoil of the critically acclaimed HBO series.
In 1999, before he played Jax on Sons of Anarchy, Charlie Hunnam starred on the hit U.K. show Queer as Folk, which focused on three gay men living in Manchester. The program was later adapted into a U.S. series on Showtime and the 2022 reboot on Peacock.
Season one of the hit HBO series showcased not one but two LGBTQ+ love stories that blossomed amid the zombie apocalypse. In addition to the heartbreaking romance between Bill (Murray Bartlett) and Frank (Nick Offerman) in the fan-favorite third episode, the series also shows flashbacks to Ellie's (Bella Ramsey) ill-fated relationship with best friend Riley, played by Storm Reid.
The relationship between Dan Levy's character, David, and Noah Reid's, his business partner-turned-husband Patrick, on the nine-time Emmy-winning sitcom captured fans' hearts, one "Simply the Best" performance at a time.
The fan-favorite drag competition series, which aired its 15th season in early 2023, has captured the hearts of people all around the world, prompting spinoffs in nine countries.
The tragic romance between Willow (Alyson Hannigan) and Tara (Amber Benson) on the cult '90s series Buffy the Vampire Slayer stole fans' hearts—and then promptly broke them.
The dystopian series' Emmy-winning fourth episode of season three, "San Junipero," depicted the heartwarming budding romance between shy Yorkie (Mackenzie Davis) and adventurous Kelly (Gugu Mbatha-Raw in a simulated utopian reality where the deceased can live and the elderly can visit.
The seven-season comedy, which concluded in 2019, depicted inmates in a women's prison and their many friendships and relationships that went on behind bars. The show has won four Emmys and two GLAAD Media Awards and as an early Netflix original series.
The relationship between Ian (Cameron Monaghan) and Mickey (Noel Fisher), which transformed from secret lovers to spouses, led to many of the most heartwarming moments on the Showtime series Shameless, another show adapted from a British version and which ended its 11-season run in 2021.
The FX series, which originally aired between 2018 and 2021, focuses on New York City's LGBTQ+ drag ball culture. The show won four Emmys, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Billy Porter, who played HIV-positive ballroom emcee Pray Tell.
Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown and Tan France make up the fab five of the hit Netflix reality show, a reboot of the mid-aughts Bravo series, which has won 10 Emmys.
The original Showtime series, starring Flashdance's Jennifer Beals, was the first to feature an ensemble cast of lesbian and bisexual female characters. It inspired the creation of the '10s reality show The Real L Word as well as the sequel series The L Word: Generation Q, which ended in March 2023 after three seasons.
The Love, Simon sequel's main star Michael Cimino has received many messages of gratitude from fans over the course of the show's three-season run.
"The ones that mean the most to me are the ones that say, 'This show has changed my life because it inspired me to come out,'" he told E! News in June 2022 just before the finale. "Or, 'I watched the show with my family and it changed my mom's perspective about things.' That's my whole goal."