There are so many streaming platforms nowadays, but are they all equal? Definitely not. One of the better ones is definitely HBO 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, HBO Max has an abundance of LGBTQ+ titles. From cartoons and sitcoms, to dramas and reality competitions, HBO 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.
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 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.
We’ve already had a show about a bisexual male superhero, how about a bisexual female one? 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. Watch now.
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 show was recently renewed for a second season. Watch now.
Jameela Jamil, Law Roach, Leiomy Maldonado, and Megan Thee Stallion serve as the judging panel on this one-of-a-kind reality competition show that pits ballroom houses against each other each week in different challenges and themes. Watch now.
Queer shows don’t just have to be for adults! Little kids deserve shows that show LGBTQ+ people in a positive light too, and that’s what Little Ellen does. The show centers on seven-year-old Ellen DeGeneres as she lives and learns in a hilarious and unpredictable world. Watch now.
Is there a funnier show on TV? Is there a gayer show? The Other Two stars Drew Tarver and Heléne Yorke as the not-yet-successful siblings of a famous YouTube sensation. Molly Shannon and Wanda Sykes also star, and the show’s comedy can’t be matched. Watch now.
Have you watched the best new show of the year 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.
Peacemaker surprised us by being one of the best new queer shows on TV this year. Following the events of James Gunn’s Suicide Squad movie, Peacemaker sees its title character working again for Amanda Waller, this time alongside a group of agents that includes lesbian Leota Adebayo. Later in the series, its revealed that Peacemaker himself is bisexual, making the show even gayer, and better. 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.
One of the best animated shows of the modern era is also one of the most groundbreaking shows when it comes to queer animation. We have shows like The Owl House and She-Ra thanks to Steven Universe. Rebecca Sugar’s epic space fantasy about a boy being raised by a single dad and three lesbian space crystals is a must-see for any animation fan. Watch now.
Murray Bartlett got Critics Choice, Independent Spirit, and Screen Actors Guild awards nominations for his role as Armond, the gay manager of a luxury resort in Hawaii. The show focuses on the titular White Lotus resort and some of the complicated characters who stay and work there. Watch now.