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10 LGBTQ+ Movies and TV Shows That Will Make You Laugh, Cry, and Think

1. Love, Simon (2018)

This coming-of-age movie is about a gay teen named Simon who navigates the challenges of coming out to his friends and family. The film is heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny, and the romance between the two leads is swoon-worthy.

2. Pose (2018-2021)

Set in the 1980s ballroom scene in New York, Pose is a groundbreaking TV series that has received critical acclaim for its powerful storytelling and depiction of the LGBTQ+ community, particularly transgender people of color. The show explores themes of identity, family, and self-acceptance.

3. God's Own Country (2017)

This British indie film follows a young farmer named Johnny who falls in love with a Romanian migrant worker named Gheorghe. The movie is a poignant and intimate exploration of the journey toward self-realization and acceptance.

4. Schitt's Creek (2015-2020)

Schitt's Creek is a delightfully quirky comedy that centers around the Rose family, who lose their fortune and are forced to move to a small town they bought as a joke. The son, David, is pansexual, and the show beautifully explores his relationship with his business partner and partner Patrick.

5. The Half of It (2020)

The Half of It is a modern retelling of the classic Cyrano de Bergerac story. It follows introverted high school student Ellie Chu as she helps the popular jock win over his crush. The movie presents a nuanced portrayal of sexuality and the nature of love.

6. It's a Sin (2021)

It's a Sin is a British TV miniseries set in the 1980s that tells the story of a group of young LGBTQ+ friends who navigate the early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The show has received widespread acclaim for its powerful performances and insightful commentary on a crucial period in LGBTQ+ history.

7. Will & Grace (1998-2006, 2017-2020)

Will & Grace was a groundbreaking TV show when it first aired in 1998 for its portrayal of gay characters. The show follows best friends Will and Grace, a gay lawyer, and a straight interior designer, respectively, as they navigate friendships, relationships, and career ambitions.

8. Moonlight (2016)

Moonlight tells the story of a young Black man named Chiron as he grows up in Miami and navigates his sexuality, identity, and the harsh realities of his environment. The movie's breathtaking cinematography and moving performances make it a must-watch for anyone interested in LGBTQ+ storytelling.

9. The L Word (2004-2009, 2019)

The L Word is a seminal TV series that centers around a group of lesbian and bisexual friends living in Los Angeles. The show tackles issues such as coming out, relationships, and career ambitions with heart and humor.

10. Euphoria (2019- )

Euphoria is a dark and gritty series that follows a group of teens as they navigate the challenges of adolescence. The show's portrayal of gender, sexuality, and identity is refreshing and honest, and it doesn't shy away from difficult topics like addiction and mental health.


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