There are so many streaming platforms nowadays, but are they all equal? Definitely not. One of the better ones is definitely Max, which not only has a lot of high-quality content, but has a lot of high-quality queer content.
When it comes to just the TV shows alone, Max has an abundance of LGBTQ+ titles. From cartoons and sitcoms to dramas and reality shows, Max has just about every type of queer show you could ever want, so if you're looking for a new show to binge, or an old favorite to check out again, here are some of our favorite queer shows currently streaming on the platform.
And Just Like That...
The Sex and the City reboot we didn't know we needed, And Just Like That... added some sapphic and trans themes to the Sex and the City universe, giving Miranda a blossoming romance with a queer, nonbinary comedian Che Diaz, and having Charlotte's child come out as nonbinary. The second season of the show just came out. Watch now.
This is definitely one of the weirder comic book TV shows, but that only makes us love it more. It stars Diane Guerrero, April Bowlby, Brendan Fraser, Jovian Wade, and Matt Bomer as an offbeat superhero team. Bomer's character, Larry Trainer, is a gay man, and the show has several other queer characters. Watch all four seasons now.
Euphoria is the show everyone's talking about. This generation's must-see, edgy high school drama features an incredible cast led by Zendaya and Hunter Schafer. The show touches on issues like addiction, sex, gender, violence, and high school popularity and also stars Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Sydney Sweeney, Colman Domingo, and Dominic Fike. Watch now.
Jean Smart stars as an aging legendary Las Vegas stand up comedian who hires a young comedy writer to help freshen up her act. The cast is incredible and includes Hannah Einbinder as the bisexual Ava (the aforementioned young comedy writer), Carl Clemons-Hopkins as the comedian's gay chief operating officer, Poppy Liu, Johnny Sibilly, Megan Stalter, and more. Watch now.
The MCU wishes it was a fraction as queer as this show! Harley Quinn is the adult animated series of our dreams, combining equal parts humor, sass, danger, and over-the-top comic book violence into one of our favorite shows. And the romance between Harley and Ivy is one for the ages! Watch now.
The Other Two
Is there a funnier show on TV? Is there a gayer show? The Other Two stars Drew Tarver and Helene Yorke as the not-as-successful siblings of a famous YouTube sensation. As the show has gone on, Carey (Tarver) is now a c-list actor, while Brooke (York) is a manager in the entertainment industry and both continue their downward spirals into self-obsession. Watch now.
Our Flag Means Death
Have you watched our favorite new show of 2022 yet? Our Flag Means Death is turning what we know about queer comedy on TV on its head. Created by David Jenkins, this show follows the adventures of Stede Bonnet, Gentleman Pirate, and his misfit crew as they go up against the legendary Blackbeard and learn what it means to be pirates and men. This show gets queerer and queerer, and better and better, as you watch it. Watch now.
This dark and hilariously weird sitcom features a large queer cast including Alia Shawkat, John Early, Jeffery Self, Cole Escola, Shalita Grant, and Michelle Badillo. What starts as a pretty simple show about some self-absorbed millennials who's friend goes missing soon turns into a twisted and entertaining maze of adventures. Watch now.
The White Lotus
The show focuses on the titular White Lotus resort and some of the complicated characters who stay and work there, and features a new cast of all-star actors each season. Murray Bartlett and Jennifer Coolidge have already won Emmys for their performances, and others like Aubrey Plaza, Lukas Gage, Meghann Fahy, Sabrina Impacciatore, Theo James and Haley Lu Richardson deliver some of the best performances in their careers in this twisty, funny, nail-biting show. Watch the first two seasons now.
This drama stars Bridget Evertett as Sam, a woman in her 40s trying to find happiness when she has a midlife crisis when her lesbian sister dies. She moves back to her hometown of Manhattan, Kansas, where she befriends Joel, a gay man, and Fred Rococo, a trans scientist. Watch now.
This drop-dead hilarious Spanish-language show only lasted 2 seasons, but both will make you laugh more than just about anything else on TV. Created by queer comedians Julio Torres and Ana Fabrega, Los Espookys follows a group of friends (including Torres and Fabrega) in a fictional Latin American country who have a horror business putting together frights and scares for people who need them. Watch now.
Sex Lives of College Girls
Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble created this show about four freshman girls who become roommates when they start at Vermont’s prestigious Essex College. One of the girls, Leighton (Reneé Rapp) is a lesbian and has a very sweet coming out journey in the show. Watch now.
This show got a lot of hate when it came out, but honestly, it’s one of the best animated adult shows on TV right now. Velma Dinkley (Mindy Kaling) gets to tell her own story in this hilarious and very queer show that shows us what the Scooby Gang was like before Scooby. It gives us the Velma-Daphne romance of our dreams and more people should give it a try. Watch now.
The Last of Us
This video game adaptation is one of the best shows of any kind this past year. It stars Pedro Pascal and nonbinary actor Bella Ramsey as Joel and Ellie, two people crossing a zombie-plague-destroyed US. Ellie is queer and has her first kiss with a girl in one episode. Another episode follows Bill (Nick Offerman) and Frank (Murray Bartlett), two men who fall in love during the zombie apocalypse. Watch now.
This award-winning reality show stars Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara, and Shangela as they travel across the United States to recruit small-town residents to compete in one-night-only drag shows. Watch now.