It takes no compromise to give people their rights … it takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression. -Harvey Milk
pride /prīd/ noun – a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired.
Every June, the LGBTQ+ community congregates to commemorate the June 1969 Stonewall riots. We honor and celebrate those who paved the way with their determination and courage so that we could walk more freely and pridefully in the world today. Although there is still work to be done, we’ve come a long way. Representation in media, art, and music is flourishing and we are finally being “seen”.
Check out these shows that represent and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.
Show: Irma Vep
Details: 2022 Mini-Series, HBO Max
Created By: Oliver Assayas
Starring: Alicia Vikander as Mira & Adria Arjona as Laurie
Genre: Comedy & Drama
Synopsis: Mira travels to France to remake a silent film.
Why You Should Watch: Alicia Vikander plays Mira, a bisexual actress with a messy past involving her former assistant, Laurie. The intense interaction between Mira and Laurie in episode one leaves the audience speechless.
Show: First Kill
Details: 2022 Tv Series, Netflix
Created By: V.E. Schwab
Starring: Sarah Catherine Hook as Juliette & Imani Lewis as Calliope
Genre: Drama, Horror, & Mystery
Synopsis: A vampire and a vampire hunter set out to make their first kill.
Why You Should Watch: This modern day twist of Romeo and Juliet takes us back to those awkward high school years to reminisce on our first love.
Show: The Wilds, Season 2
Details: 2022 TV Series, Amazon
Created By: Sarah Streicher
Starring: Mia Healey as Shelby & Erana James as Toni
Genre: Adventure, Drama, & Mystery
Synopsis: A group of teens are stranded on an island after a plane crash.
Why You Should Watch: The entire ensemble is both entertaining and likable, but the love story between Toni and Shelby is intense, raw, and real. Their rocky start and polar opposite lifestyles and upbringing keeps us rooting for them to prevail and flourish.
Show: Gentleman Jack, Season 2
Details: 2022 TV Series, HBO Max
Created By: Sally Wainwright
Starring: Suranne Jones as Anne Lister & Sophie Rundle as Ann Walker
Synopsis: Adaptation of the life of Anne Lister based on her collected diaries.
Why You Should Watch: Suranne Jones masterfully portrays trailblazer Anne Lister, who unabashedly takes the male-dominated world by storm. Lister keeps coded diaries where she recounts her daily life and her many female conquests.