UPDATED May 30th, 2018
In honor of LGBT Pride Month this June, we’re taking a look at some of our favorite LGBT TV shows. We’re delighted that there is more diversity than ever on TV but although there are people of all colors on network, cable and streaming TV, LGBT representation has been fairly static over the past five years. According to the GLAAD 2014 Where We Are Now on TV report: The analysis of characters for the 2014- 2015 scripted primetime broadcast television schedule found that 3.9% of series regulars will be lesbian, gay, or bisexual characters. This is up from 3.3% last year but still down from the record high of 2012 when 4.4% of primetime broadcast scripted regular characters were LGBT. They found that Fox and HBO are the most inclusive network and cable networks.
Here are 10 awesome TV shows that highlight LGBT issues and celebrate Gay Pride all year.
1. The Fosters • ABC
If you aren’t already a fan of The Fosters you’re missing out on one of the best LGBT TV shows on primetime. The show revolves around a two-mom multi-racial family with a combo of foster, adopted and biological kids. Earlier this year, they stirred up controversy when they featured the “youngest gay kiss in TV history” between 13-year-old BFFs Jude and Connor. It’s about time we saw a realistic portrayal of teenagers struggling with their sexuality.