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Ultimate Guide to Queer TV Shows

Hey friends! I know it’s been like, what, a year since I posted anything on this blog? Life got busy and I’ve started and abandoned at least a dozen or so posts, much to the annoyance of my web admin who had to make this wordpress install for me. Anyways, I’ve decided to come back with a bang.

I’ve been seeing a lot of people complain that they don’t know where to find queer content or what to Queer TV Shows to watch for ultimate queertitude, so I have made A LIST. This is only the lists of shows I have watched and mostly enjoyed with my top recommendations, well, at the top.

If you have any Queer TV shows you’d like me to add, feel free to comment below or find me on twitter @DesdemonaWren or on tumblr @doebizarre.

These are my favourite Queer TV Shows and you must watch them immediately

  • Craig of the Creek
  • Our Flag Means Death
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • Mr. Robot
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
  • The Owl House

Shows where the main character or one of the main characters (in ensemble cast shows) is queer

  • Love, Victor
  • The Owl House
  • She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
  • One Day at a Time
  • Schitt’s Creek
  • Euphoria
  • Derry Girls
  • Steven Universe
  • The Fosters
    • Good Trouble
  • Killing Eve
  • Abbott Elementary
  • Orange is the New Black
  • High School Musical The Musical The Series
  • The Bold Type
  • Glow
  • Young Royals
  • Human Resources
  • Pivoting
  • Creamerie
  • The Sex Life of College Girls
  • The Wilds
  • Gossip Girl (2021)
  • Gentefied
  • Kim’s Convenience*
  • Adventure Time
  • Constantine
  • Little Fires Everywhere
  • Broad City
  • Everything Sucks!
  • Cruel Summer
  • Marvel’s Runaways

Shows with canon trans characters from MTF, to FTM, to everything enbybetween (Get it? ENBYTWEEN???)

  • Pose
  • Our Flag Means Death
  • Back to 15
  • Euphoria

Shows where everyone is queer af and it’s a massive rainbow queer party just like the good lord intended.

  • Our Flag Means Death
  • Craig of the Creek
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
  • genera+ion
  • It’s a Sin

Shows where a beloved side character is queer, emphasis on BELOVED

  • Minx
  • Mr. Robot
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 
  • Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
  • Jane the Virgin
  • Dead to Me
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • Close Enough
  • Dollface
  • Kevin Can F*** Himself
  • An Astrological Guide to Broken Hearts
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Search Party
  • The Babysitter’s Club
  • Diary of a Future President
  • Julie and the Phantoms
  • Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts
  • Greenhouse Academy
  • Person of Interest
  • Bojack Horseman

Shows where a main character or side character that appears in more than one episode (and may have also been a romantic interest of one of the main characters) is maybe shown as queer or referenced as queer without actually coming out verbally.

  • Star Vs. the Forces of Evil
  • Ducktales (2017)
  • The Legend of Korra
  • Rick and Morty

Shows with one-off or two-off queer side characters that are obviously queer and are stated to be queer in the show.

  • Ducktales (2017)

Shows where the creators said the main character or characters are queer and it’s sort of supported by the work, but the character is in a straight passing relationship or hasn’t officially come out in the work but this is 2022 and we don’t out people before they’re ready

  • Bob’s Burgers
  • Arcane
  • Good Omens
  • Twelve Forever

Shows where I fully believe the/some characters in that show are queer but it isn’t necessarily supported by the work itself, there are just ✨v i b e s✨

  • Star Vs the Forces of Evil
  • Amphibia
  • Big Hero 6: The Series
  • Miraculous
  • Succession
  • Inside Job
  • So Weird
  • Hawkeye
  • Life With Derek
  • Infinity Train
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
  • American Housewife
  • Carmen Sandiego
  • Community
  • Sam & Cat
  • Boy Meets World/Girl Meets World
  • Why Women Kill (Season 1)
  • Hannibal
  • Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure
  • Jessica Jones
  • Doctor Who (RTD Era)

Shows where a side character is queer and the main character is unfortunately straight, but the show is still worth watching because the people who wrote this stupid show put SO much homo between the MC and the side character

  • Arrow
  • The Flash

Shows with CANON Polyam relationships

  • Gossip Girl (2021)

Shows that are queer but also homophobic and aren’t really good queer rep but are still pretty fun shows to watch if you’re secure in your identity

  • Supernatural
  • BBC’s Sherlock
  • Supergirl
  • The Politician
  • Glee
  • Doctor Who (Moffat Era)
  • How I Met Your Father
  • Loki
  • Insatiable
  • Faking It
  • The New Normal

*Kim’s Convenience had a queer subplot for Janet in the final season, but it was cut short before they really explored that for her and I’m still kind of mad about it.

Book Review: Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

This is my FAVORITE Creekwood book. Like, Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda was great, but this one spoke directly to my soul.

Leah Burke is LITERALLY me. In high school I was the impoverished bi girl who had severe mental illness issues and preferred to BURN EVERYTHING TO THE GROUND rather than let anything slightly inconvenience me.

She, of course, has more supportive friends and family than I did, but her character resonated so much with me I literally cannot stop yelling about it.

All her fears, her wants, her needs…everything. She’s literally perfect. Or…well…fundamentally flawed, which is how I like my characters.

Her relationship with Abby literally had me SCREAMING for most of the book. They’re so cute and so precious. And I really wish they’d gotten together in book 1, but alas. It wouldn’t have been as sweet, in my opinion.

But seriously, Leah is my absolute favorite. And I feel like she really got shafted in the Love, Simon film because they made her openly like Simon. That does not fit her character at all, she only liked Simon when they were really young. Then she had a crush on his older sister.

I did spend a little bit of the book hoping she’d fall for Simon’s younger sister, but Leah/Abby is my OTP for life now.

This book is one of my absolute favorites!

Overall rating: ★★★★★★★★★★
(10/5 Stars. )

Rating breakdown:

Prose: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Boredom meter: ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????

More About Leah on the Offbeat

Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst.

When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.

So Leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high. It’s hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting—especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.

Get your copy here on Amazon.

Book Reviews: Death of a Bachelor by M.A Hinkle

Oh my gosh! I loved this book. I loved every second of it.

I am obsessed with Cathal. Like he and I are pretty much the same person. And Felix! I loved him so much.

Literally, this book is like a breath of fresh air! There is so much LGBTQIA+ representation in here that I really felt seen. There is acespec representation, bisexual representation, gay representation, lesbian representation, and I think there were even some straight people?

The romance is a juicy, juicy slowburn that took just enough time to woo me as a reader and convince me that Damon and Cathal belonged together. I was rooting for them for the whole book because these two broken men need each other to survive.

Cathal especially since he can’t cook and spends all of his “alone time” eating instant ramen and not knowing what half of the stuff Damon cooks is. I love how clueless and adorable he was about cooking, but how smart he was about space.

At the end of the book, I’m pretty sure even Era shipped them from beyond the grave. She had a hand in getting them together, after all. I like to imagine her ghost chatting with Felix casually about it over a box of Lucky Charms. Her two broken boys finding comfort in one another after her loss.

Great, now I’m crying again.

Seriously, though. This book was incredible. It was a little slow in the beginning, but once it picks up it picks up FAST and I read the bulk of it in just a few days. I cannot wait to see more from M.A Hinkle!

Overall rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
(5/5 Stars. )

Rating breakdown:

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Characterization: ?????
Boredom meter: ?????

I cannot wait for the next book in the series that focuses on Felix and the twins. I know it is going to be as incredible, if not moreso than this one. I love M.A Hinkle and I’m willing to bet I’m going to be a life-long fan.