Pride Month is here again, hunties! The past two years have seen summer Pride festivals shut down from the COVID-19 pandemic. But this year is set to be a big one as in-person events come back in full swing. Celebrate all things queer throughout the month with these LGBTQ+ movies and shows coming to streaming for Pride Month 2022.
Take note that is information is relevant to the United States. The availability of shows and movies may vary by country.
Wednesday, June 1st
Glee (Disney+ & Hulu)
To kick things off, Ryan Murphy’s queer-inclusive musical series, Glee, is coming back to streaming. This time every season will be on both Hulu and Disney+.
Many saw parallels between Glee and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, so Disney+ seems like a natural fit.
The show broke new ground for network television in the United States when it first aired for six seasons from 2009 and 2015. The show featured several openly queer characters and actors in lead roles. Plot lines tackled subjects like coming out, bullying, and access to school bathrooms for transgender students.
Generation Drag, Discovery+
The streaming home of gay icon Ina Garten is really pulling out all the stops for Pride Month. They will be launching an entire hub called Always Proud and debuting new shows three days in a row.
First comes Generation Drag, a show that is sure to be a favorite of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (major sarcasm). The series follows five kid and teen drag performers as they prepare for a drag ball event called Dragutante.
Tyra Banks executive-produces the series. Let’s hope she’s nicer to the children than the America’s Next Top Model contestants.
Thursday, June 2nd
The Book of Queer, Discovery+
This doc-series highlights “queeroes” of history. Queer historian Eric Cervini serves as researcher, fact-checker, and executive producer. Each episode promises to feature stories of queer folks throughout history whose stories have been forgotten, glossed over, or straightwashed.
Famous LGBTQ+ personalities like Margaret Cho, Cheyenne Jackson, Alex Newell, Leslie Jordan, and Ross Mathews narrate the show.
Friday, June 3rd
Trixie Motel, Discovery+
Comedian, singer-songerwriter, podcaster, and RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars winner Trixie Mattel stars in this reality series. It follows Trixie and her partner David as they renovate a busted-down motel in Palm Springs, California.
Guest stars will include Nailed It’s Nicole Byer, Lisa Vanderpump, Katya, Iggy Azalea, and Mean Girl’s Jonathan Bennett.
Fire Island, Hulu
Billed as a modern-day retelling of Pride & Prejudice, this movie follows a group of friends on a weeklong vacation to New York’s Fire Island. The project started as a series for the now-defunct streaming service Quibi before moving to Hulu.
The romantic comedy film is notable for having a predominately Asian, queer cast. The ensemble includes SNL’s Bowen Yang, Joel Kim Booster, and Margaret Cho.
Thursday, June 9th
Queer as Folk, Peacock
Yet another American reboot of the British series Queer as Folk makes its journey across the pond. Russell T. Davies, the creator of the original Queer as Folk, serves as Executive Producer.
This version follows a group of queer friends living in New Orleans. Previous iterations of the show featured a mostly white, cisgender, gay male cast. The new series features a much more diverse cast of characters in terms of gender identities and racial backgrounds.
Tough subject matter will be be explored. This includes a plot-line that seems to draw inspiration from the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting.
Stand Out: An LGBTQ Celebration, Netflix
Filmed during the recent Netflix is a Joke Festival, this comedy show was advertised as the largest gathering ever of LGBTQ+ comics.
The stand-up comedy show is hosted by Billy Eichner and Bob the Drag Queen. Featured comedians include Tig Notaro, Sandra Bernhard, Wanda Sykes, Margaret Cho, Joel Kim Booster, Trixie Mattel, Rosie O’Donnell, and Matteo Lane, among others.
Friday, June 10th
First Kill, Netflix
Whereas Netflix’s recent Heartstoppers focused on all things wholesome, First Kill brings a darker story to the queer young adult genre.
The show follows a teenage girl from a powerful vampire family. She is required to find a victim to be her first kill. When she sets sight on the new girl in town, however, she realizes that her would-be victim is from a family of vampire-hunters.
Along the way the girls' conflict turns into a forbidden love.
Sunday, June 12th
Los Angeles Pride Parade Livestream, Hulu
After two years of virtual pride celebrations, LA’s Pride Parade returns to Hollywood. The event will livestream on Hulu from 11:00AM-1:00PM PT. They promise surprise appearances from celebrity guests.
The event will remain viewable on Hulu for 30 days after the live broadcast.
Wednesday, June 15th
Love, Victor (Season 3), Disney+ and Hulu
This beloved series will come to an end with its final season this year. The show is a spin-off of the movie Love, Simon and follows a gay teenager as he comes out and finds love.
When the show was first announced in 2019, it was set to premiere exclusively on Disney+. Disney made the controversial decision to switch it to Hulu in the United States, however.
For the show’s third season it will come to both Hulu and Disney+ for the first time. Now let's hope we can finally see that Lizzie McGuire reboot.
Tuesday, June 21st
Joel Kim Booster: Psychosexual, Netflix
Openly-gay comedian Joel Kim Booster is having a big summer thanks to first Fire Island premiering and now his first Netflix stand-up special set to stream. Later this year, he will also star in Loot on AppleTV+.
His stand-up show was filmed at Catch One in Los Angeles.
Friday, June 24th
Trevor: The Musical, Disney+
After the success of other shows like Hamilton, Disney+ is premiering another filmed stage production. This time it’s the Off-Broadway production of “Trevor: The Musical.”
The show is based on the short film Trevor that won the Best Short Subject Oscar at the 1995 Academy Awards. The film also inspired the launch of The Trevor Project, a 24/7 suicide prevention hotline for LGBTQ+ youth.
Trevor: The Musical follows a queer 13 year-old boy in the 1980's as he embarks on a journey of self-discovery, despite bullying from his peers.
This coming of age story premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. The critically-acclaimed movie follows a young queer man who lives in a trailer park with his brother and an abusive father.
When he finds out that his mother, who he was always told was dead, could actually be alive, he takes his brother on a journey to find her. On the way he connects with a Two-Spirit pow-wow dancer who helps him connect with his mother’s indigenous roots.
Bretten Hannam, an openly Two-Spirit and non-binary person, directs.
Mormon No More, Hulu
An ABC News docuseries that follows two ex-Mormon married moms. It tracks their journey as they come out, leave the faith, and co-parent their children with their ex-husbands.
The show will also explore the stories of Mormon and ex-Mormon LGBTQ+ allies who have wrestled with their faith’s approach to gender and sexuality.
Sunday, June 26th
NYC Pride Parade Livestream, Hulu
After broadcasting LA's Pride Parade earlier in the month, Hulu will also livestream the NYC Pride Parade. The parade goes past the Stonewall National Monument.
The broadcast will include musical performances, celebrity appearances, and profiles of people who have made a difference in the community.
The event will livestream on Hulu from Noon-3:00PM ET. The event will also remain viewable on Hulu for 30 days after the live broadcast.
Beyond Pride Month: A Look Ahead
On Friday, July 29th Uncoupled premieres on Netflix. This gay romantic comedy series stars Neil Patrick Harris.
Later this year, Netflix will debut Rustin. It's a biopic is about the life of gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin. It’s produced by the Obama’s Higher Grounds Productions with a screenplay from Dustin Lance Black.
Hulu is coming out with a reboot of Hellraiser (release date TBD). This one promises to return to the queer roots of its source material and stars trans actress Jamie Clayton as Pinhead. Also in the horror genre, They/Them is an LGBTQ+ slasher film that takes place at a conversion camp and stars Kevin Bacon. It releases Thursday, August 5th on Peacock.
Which of these LGBTQ+ movies and shows will you be watching this Pride Month? Let us know in the comment section down below!
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