13 LGBTQ+ Shows That Ended (Or Got Canceled) in 2021
It's so hard to say goodbye!
Some of our favorite queer shows came to an end this year. Whether they got to tie up all their loose ends and finish on their terms or were just flat-out canceled by studio execs, these shows brought us joy this year and -- we'll remember them fondly for it!
From Pose to Wynonna Earp, to Atypical, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, here are 13 queer shows that said goodbye in 2021!
The groundbreaking series about New York City's ballroom scene in the '80s and '90s featured award-worthy and award-winning performances by greats such as Michaela Jae Rodriguez, Billy Porter, Indya Moore, Dominique Jackson, and Angelica Ross. It ended this year after three terrific seasons.
2. Wynonna Earp
Emily Andras' campy, queer sci-fi Western came to an end after four terrific seasons this year. While fans are still hoping for more of the series, the finale wrapped up the show beautifully, giving our favorite couple WayHaught the wedding of their dreams.
After six seasons, Supergirl said her goodbyes this year. While the series didn't end with SuperCorp becoming canon like many fans hoped, it did have a lovely ending for Supergirl's lesbian sister Alex Danvers.
4. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
This year we said goodbye to Detective Rosa Diaz (played by bisexual actress Stephanie Beatriz) and Police Captain Raymond Holt, and the rest of the precinct on Brooklyn Nine-Nine after eight seasons. The show originally aired on Fox but moved to NBC in its sixth season.
Netflix's Atypical came to an end this year after four seasons. The final season featured a great story for Brigette Lundy-Paine's character Casey, who struggled with coming out and figuring out what label she wanted to use.
The American adaptation of a British show of the same name came to an end this year after eleven seasons. The show featured a groundbreaking queer romance between Ian Gallagher and Trevor, a gay trans man played by Elliot Fletcher.
Featuring a great cast including Aidy Bryant, Lolly Adefope, John Cameron Mitchell, Patti Harrison, and E.R. Fightmaster, Shrill ended this year after three seasons on Hulu. The show followed Annie, a writer and journalist who learns to love herself and embrace who she is.
TV Land's longest running original series ended this year after 7 queer seasons. Featuring Debi Mazar as the main character's lesbian best friend, and queer and genderfluid actor Nico Tortorella, Younger followed a 40-year-old woman who pretended to be younger in order to re-enter the ageist publishing industry.
9. Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
This musical comedy-drama aired its final episode in June when it was canceled after two seasons. But the story didn't end there, as the Roku Channel released a two-hour holiday film, Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas, that aired this December. The show featured Mo, a genderfluid DJ played by Alex Newell.
10. Dear White People
The fourth, and final, season of this Netflix show based on the movie of the same name aired this year. The show featured Lionel Higgins, a gay student who worked at the school paper.
11. Diary of a Future President
Canceled after two seasons at Disney+, Diary of A Future President followed a 13-year-old Cuban-American girl named Elena who dreamt of becoming President one day. Elena's big brother Bobby comes out as gay throughout the series.
12. Cowboy Bebop
After just one season, Netflix canceled their ambitious and queer-inclusive live-action update of this classic anime. The show featured a diverse cast that included two nonbinary actors playing nonbinary or androgynous characters.
Netflix's BDSM comedy was canceled after two seasons this year. It featured Brendan Scannell as Pete, a young gay man who gets caught up in the world of dominatrixes when his former best friend becomes one.