There's no denying that 2022 was an incredibly harsh year for LGBTQ+ content on television. From the ending of Killing Eve and Love, Victor to the cancelation of Batwoman, Legendary, Los Espookys, and the Queer As Folk reboot, it was gut-wrenching for queer audiences to see these shows not coming back for another year.
And yet, from broadcast channels to cable networks to streaming services like Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, and Paramount+, not all is lost when it comes to queer content in 2023. There are still plenty of LGBTQ-inclusive series coming back for another season - and we couldn't be more excited to watch them!
Scroll through to see which LGBTQ+ TV shows have already been renewed for new seasons to air in 2023.
RuPaul's Drag Race is kicking off 2023 with its landmark 15th season. The drag competition show has now moved to MTV.
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (Season 8)
After the all-winners seventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, the Paramount+ series has been renewed for season eight. Here comes All Stars 8, henny!
Élite (Season 7)
Season seven of Elite coming to Netflix in 2023. This season will mark the return of fan-favorite gay character Omar (played by Omar Ayuso).
Euphoria (Season 3)
The groundbreaking HBO series Euphoria is returning for its third season. Viewers are on the edge of their seats to find out what happens next to characters like Rue (Zendaya) and Jules (Hunter Schafer).
Heartstopper (Season 2)
Perhaps the most universally beloved LGBTQ+ couple in recent history, Nick (Kit Connor) and Charlie (Joe Locke) will be back for season two of Netflix's Heartstopper.
And Just Like That… (Season 2)
HBO Max has renewed the Sex and the City followup series, And Just Like That..., for a second season. Some fans are ready to see more from the infamous nonbinary character Che Diaz (played by Sara Ramirez) on the show.
9-1-1: Lone Star (Season 4)
Fox's 9-1-1: Lone Star, which features trans actor Brian Michael Smith as well as the fan-favorite gay couple TK (Ronen Rubinstein) and Carlos (Rafael L. Silva), has been renewed for a fourth season to air in 2023.
The White Lotus (Season 3)
Mike White's incredible - and absolutely LGBTQ-inclusive - The White Lotus is coming back for a third season on HBO. Not much is known about season three yet, but it is expected to air in 2023.
Young Royals is coming to an end during its third season, which has already been confirmed by Netflix.
Loki (Season 2)
The first season of Loki revealed what many fans had already realized: that the titular character is pansexual. Actors Tom Hiddleston and Sophia Di Martino are coming back for season two, which is expected to drop on Disney+ in 2023.
Hacks (Season 3)
Bisexual icon Hannah Einbinder will reprise her role as Ava in season three of Hacks, which will be released in 2023 on HBO Max.
The Boulet Brothers' Dragula (Season 5)
2022 was a historic year that launched the first-ever edition of The Boulet Brothers' Dragula: Titans on Shudder and AMC+. In 2023, though, the flagship The Boulet Brothers' Dragula series will be back for its fifth season and will introduce brand-new supermonsters to the Boulet Brothers' cinematic universe.
The Handmaid's Tale (Season 6)
The Handmaid's Tale has featured various LGBTQ+ characters over the course of five seasons. In 2023, Hulu will air the show's sixth and final season.
Queer Eye (Season 7)
The highly-anticipated seventh season of Queer Eye is scheduled to air in 2023 on Netflix. All members of the Fab Five - Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, and Tan France - are set to return.
Yellowjackets (Season 3)
The hit Showtime series Yellowjackets is coming back for a third season in 2023. This queer-inclusive show is quickly gaining traction among TV critics, and for very good reasons!
What We Do in the Shadows (Season 5)
In 2022, FX renewed What We Do in the Shadows for a fifth and sixth season. Season five of the comedy series is scheduled to come out in 2023.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Season 4)
Disney+'s queer-inclusive High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is coming back for a fourth season, and we can't wait to see what's next for the students of East High School.
Loot (Season 2)
Apple TV+'s Loot features Michaela Jae Rodriguez as Sofia and Joel Kim Booster as Nicholas, among others. Thankfully, this hilarious show is coming back for a second season.
Never Have I Ever (Season 4)
Created by Mindy Kaling, Never Have I Ever has had its fair share of LGBTQ+ inclusion through characters like Fabiola (Lee Rodriguez), Eve (Christina Kartchner), and Addison (Terry Hu). In 2023, Netflix is airing the fourth and final season of Never Have I Ever.
Severance (Season 2)
One can argue that Severance is the most critically-acclaimed drama series to come out of Apple TV+. In season one, the queer romance between Irving (John Turturro) and Burt (Christopher Walken) was revealed. As expected, the show has been renewed for a second season.
Riverdale (Season 7)
In 2023, the seventh and final season of Riverdale will air on The CW. This will be the last year for the queer-inclusive series that has amassed such a large fanbase.
The Sex Lives of College Girls (Season 3)
Get ready for more Leighton (Renee Rapp) and the adventures of The Sex Lives of College Girls as the HBO Max series comes back for a third season.
Grey's Anatomy (Season 19).
The queer-inclusive Grey's Anatomy is only halfway through its 19th season. New episodes of the record-breaking series will be airing in spring of 2023 on ABC.
Sort Of (Season 3)
CBC and HBO Max have renewed Sort Of for a third season. Created by Bilal Baig, who also stars as the main character, Sort Of centers around a nonbinary person.