From Netflix to Revry, these are the best streaming services for watching LGBTQ movies and shows in 2021

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If you want to watch movies and TV shows created for LGBTQ audiences, you now have more streaming services than ever to choose from. Some mainstream platforms, like Netflix, feature queer entertainment as part of their larger catalog, and other platforms, like Revry, primarily focus on LGBTQ programs.

To help make finding inclusive titles easier, we rounded up the best streaming services for LGBTQ movies and shows while highlighting the major programs you can watch on each. The titles we selected all focus on LGBTQ experiences and relationships, or feature queer characters or LGBTQ reality TV performers in prominent roles.

The best streaming services for LGBTQ movies and TV shows:

Netflix
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"Fear Street Part One: 1994" on Netflix.

Netflix features a large selection of LGBTQ titles, including several original shows and movies.

Featuring a vast catalog of movies and TV shows to satisfy all tastes, Netflix is easily one of the best streaming services for LGBTQ entertainment.

Netflix's array of LGBTQ-related options includes everything from lighthearted sitcoms like "Schitt's Creek" to Oscar-winning movies like the "The Danish Girl." 

The service has a particularly great selection of original titles with many exclusive films and series that feature queer themes and characters, including "Sense 8" and "Orange Is the New Black." Horror fans can also tune into the new "Fear Street" trilogy. The movies include plenty of gore and revolve around a lesbian romance. 

Netflix also gives you access to movies featuring transgender stories like "The Death and Life of Martha P. Johnson," "Disclosure," and "Super Deluxe."

You can easily find LGBTQ content on Netflix by searching for "LGBTQ" in the Netflix app. Below, we rounded up some of the best LGBTQ movies and TV shows you can stream on Netflix right now:

LGBTQ movies on Netflix

  • "The Death and Life of Martha P. Johnson"
  • "Monsoon"
  • "Circus of Books"
  • "I Care a Lot"
  • "Disclosure"
  • "Alex Strangelove"
  • "Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado"
  • "What Keeps You Alive"
  • "I Am Divine"
  • "A Single Man"
  • "The Danish Girl"

LGBTQ shows on Netflix

  • "Pose"
  • "Sense 8"
  • "Elite"
  • "American Horror Story"
  • "Special"
  • "Queer Eye"
  • "Haunting of Bly Manor"
  • "Feels Good"
  • "Orange Is the New Black"
  • "Dating Around"
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"True Blood" on HBO Max.

HBO Max is home to a versatile library of queer titles, ranging from documentaries to prestige television.

Despite HBO Max's catalog not being as extensive as what Netflix offers, the overall quality of HBO Max's content still makes it one of the top streaming services for LGBTQ entertainment.

With a huge array of films and plenty of exclusives, HBO Max gives you access to dynamic series that are not available elsewhere, like "The White Lotus," "Legendary," and "Hacks." The service features documentaries as well, including titles like "The Times of Harvey Milk" and "Transhood." 

HBO is also known for prestige releases, and its LGBTQ library is full of award winners like "Angels in America," the 2003 adaptation of Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize–winning play.

You can pull up a selection of queer titles on HBO Max by searching for "LGBTQ" in the app. Here are some of the best LGBTQ movies and TV shows you can stream right now on HBO Max:

LGBTQ movies on HBO Max

  • "The Times of Harvey Milk"
  • "Transhood"
  • "The Birdcage"
  • "Bessie"
  • "Happy Together"
  • "Wig"
  • "The Case Against 8"
  • "The Normal Heart"
  • "Gia"
  • "Kajillionaire"

LGBTQ shows on HBO Max

  • "Veneno"
  • "True Blood"
  • "The White Lotus"
  • "Angels in America"
  • "Hacks"
  • "It's a Sin"
  • "Legendary"
  • "Betty"
  • "We're Here"
  • "Gossip Girl"
  • "Looking"
  • "Euphoria"
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"Booksmart" on Hulu.

Hulu's LGBTQ lineup features a ton of new and classic network shows, as well as a handful of originals.

Hulu is another mainstream service with a catalog full of TV shows and movies targeted towards LGBTQ viewers.

Though its collection of original titles isn't as large as Netflix's, Hulu is the only place to watch series like "Love, Victor" and movies like "Happiest Season." The service also features plenty of classic network and cable shows focused on LGBTQ themes and characters, including trailblazing series like "Will & Grace" and "The L Word."

From epic tales of stardom in "Rocketman" and "Bohemian Rhapsody," to the intimate relationships in "Ammonite" and "Beach Rats," LGBTQ viewers will find an abundance of movies to stream on Hulu. The Hulu catalog also has "Pride," a miniseries about the Civil Rights movement, and six seasons of "Rupaul's Drag Race."

Hulu subscribers can find recommendations for queer entertainment by searching for "LGBTQ" in the app. To help narrow down your options, we compiled some of the best LGBTQ movies and series you can watch on Hulu right now:

LGBTQ movies on Hulu

  • "Booksmart"
  • "Breaking Fast"
  • "Supernova"
  • "The Obituary of Tunde Johnson"
  • "Rocketman"
  • "Beach Rats"
  • "Ammonite"
  • "Happiest Season"
  • "Cowboys"
  • "Portrait of a Lady on Fire"
  • "I Love You Phillip Morris"

LGBTQ shows on Hulu

  • "Difficult People"
  • "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
  • "Will & Grace"
  • "Love, Victor"
  • "The L Word"
  • "Please Like Me"
  • "Killing Eve"
  • "RuPaul's Drag Race" (seasons 2-7)
  • "Pride"
  • "Queen Sugar"
  • "Steven Universe"
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"RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" on Paramount Plus.

Paramount Plus has a smaller catalog of queer titles, but it's an ideal fit for fans of LGBTQ reality TV.

Paramount Plus is the best streaming service for LGBTQ audiences who crave reality television. You can watch seasons 1-12 of "RuPaul's Drag Race" and every season of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars." Three seasons of "Untucked," a behind-the-scenes look at the drag competition, are available to stream as well.

In the '90s, MTV's "The Real World" was a cultural phenomenon and popularized many structural tropes for reality TV that remain to this day. Twenty seasons of the show are available to stream on Paramount Plus. The catalog includes season three with AIDS activist Pedro Zamora and season 15 with Karamo Brown, who is now a member of the Fab Five on Netflix's "Queer Eye."

The service is also home to a few movies and series that feature LGBTQ themes, but the selection of narrative titles isn't as robust as Netflix, HBO Max, or Hulu.

Unlike a lot of other platforms, searching for "LGBTQ" on the Paramount Plus app does not pull up the service's selection of queer entertainment. To help you find LGBTQ titles on Paramount Plus, we listed a few of the best programs you can stream right now:

LGBTQ movies on Paramount Plus

  • "Gay Chorus Deep South"
  • "Thelma & Louise"
  • "Rocketman"

LGBTQ shows on Paramount Plus

  • "The Real World"
  • "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars"
  • "Survivor"
  • "Big Brother"
  • "Star Trek: Lower Decks"
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"Queer as Folk" on Revry.

Revry is a streaming service specifically designed for LGBTQ content.

Revry is a unique streaming service with a catalog of movies, TV shows, and originals specifically curated for the LGBTQ community. Certain content is free to stream with ads and more entertainment options are unlocked with a Premium subscription that costs $7 a month. The service offers live and on-demand viewing options.

Perhaps most notably, the first three seasons of "Queer as Folk" are available to stream on Revry Premium. You may not recognize many titles for other shows available in the Revry catalog, but LGBTQ viewers seeking entertainment options outside of the mainstream may enjoy titles like "Miseducated," "My Trans Life," and "Lip Service."

To give you a glimpse of what this LGBTQ-focused streaming service has to offer, we rounded up some of the best movies and TV shows you can watch on Revry:

LGBTQ movies on Revry

  • "Why Can't I Be Me? Around You"
  • "Our Love Story"
  • "Jack & Yaya"
  • "A Dog Barking at the Moon"
  • "Something Round"

LGBTQ shows on Revry

  • "Queer as Folk"
  • "Lip Service"
  • "Them"
  • "Gown and Out in Beverly Hills"
  • "Miseducated"
Streaming Service (small) WOW Presents Plus
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"Canada's Drag Race" on WOW Presents Plus.

WOW Presents Plus is a subscription streaming service dedicated to drag entertainment.

WOW Presents Plus is a streaming service for LGBTQ titles from the production company originally behind "RuPaul's Drag Race." This is a particularly great option for viewers who want supplemental drag entertainment. 

Although Paramount Plus is the better streaming service for US seasons of "RuPaul's Drag Race," international seasons of the franchise are available to stream on WOW Present Plus. Licensed spinoffs are hosted around the globe in Canada, Australia, Spain, Holland, United Kingdom, and Thailand.

The WOW Presents Plus catalog also features interesting LGBTQ documentaries like "The Eyes of Tammy Faye."

To help give you an idea of what you can stream with WOW Presents Plus, we gathered a few of the best LGBTQ movies and TV shows subscribers can watch right now:

LGBTQ movies on WOW Presents Plus

  • "The Eyes of Tammy Faye"
  • "When the Beat Drops"
  • "Freedia Got a Gun"

LGBTQ shows on WOW Presents Plus

  • "RuPaul's Drag Race UK"
  • "Canada's Drag Race"
  • "Drag Race España"
  • "RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under"
  • "Drag Race Holland"
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