The LGBTQ community has gotten more representation in shows in present times than in the past. As admirable as the acceptance has been, there is still more to be offered. Whether you are looking for a show simply for entertainment or you want to get more knowledge, there are plenty of shows on Amazon Prime.
These soulful shows will educate and entertain you. Here are the top 10 LGBTQ shows on Amazon prime in 2022.
1. Just Friends
This 2018 coming of age movie follows the story of Jori who still mourns his father’s death after more than a decade. He meets a Syrian refugee named Yad, who works for his grandmother. The two soon realize that they are more than friends and share a special connection.
The story is portrayed by a talented cast which includes Majd Mardo and Josha Stradowdki. This rom-com is not like any other, as it talks about pressure from the family and accepting one’s true identity.
IMDB Rating: 7.2/10
This movie has been described as a joyous crowd-pleaser. It however addresses the real issues of homophobia and societal rejection. The film is based on the true story of a group of lesbians and gay activists who try to support a small town.
These lesbian and gay activists came together to raise funds for families who had been impacted by the British miners’ strike in 1984. It features cast members such as Imelda Staunton and Billy Nighty. Despite the adversities faced, the group used the campaign to dispel age-old myths about being gay.
IMDB Rating: 7.8/10
3. Gays in Prison
Another thing bit given as much attention is the life abs way of coping for gays and lesbians in prison. This documentary seeks to show the lives of gay people in prison through the main cast Lattice Royale.
The issues of the LGBTQ community are just as real in pro sin as they are outside. Fellow inmates and the system can be less sympathetic towards gay people in prison. The documentary was released in 2015.
IMDB Rating: 6.5
4. Mayor Pete
Following the life of Pete Buttigieg, a political and prominent person among the LGBT community. He ran for presidency but did but win the ticket. The documentary shows Buttigieg’s career success from being a mayor up till his appointment as the country’s Transportation Secretary.
The documentary was released in 2021. Although the movie sheds more light on the openly gay politician, it could have done well to highlight his personal life a bit more. It also features his husband, Chasten.
IMDB Rating: 4.3/10
Dan Reynolds from Imagine Dragons takes an explorative approach in this documentary into the Mormon church and how it treats LGBTQ members. It also aims to take a look at the rising rate of suicide cases among teens in Utah.
The documentary also features Aja Volkman and Ben McKee. It was released in 2018. The film shows the struggle with faith and one’s true identity.
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 64%
6. The Gospel of Eureka
The Gospel of Eureka presents many topics aside from LGBTQ. Although it does not fully engage with this specific topic, it takes a look at other aspects that affect the community such as love, faith, and American culture.
The 2018 documentary also shows the collision of civil rights in Eureka Springs as drag queens and evangelical Christians take a stance on breaking stereotypes.
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 83%
This 2019 rock movie captures the tale of Elton John, his fame, and his music career. When Reginald Dwight changes his name to Elton John, he collaborates with Bernie Taupi to become one of the greatest artists of all time.
Some of the cast meme bets include Taron Egerton and Gemma Jones. It is a captivating movie that shows some of the behind scenes to the rockstar’s life.
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 89%
This fashion documentary takes a look at the life of notable fashion designer, Roy Halston Frowick. It is not centered around the main topic of interest as it takes a look at other areas as well. The documentary highlights the designer’s life, fame, and career at the height of this fame.
It features other cast members such as Marisa Berenson, Naeem Khan, and Liza Minnelli. The film was released in 2019 and is a good watch for people who want something light, entertaining, and informative.
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 77%
9. Lez Bomb
A closeted lesbian tries to come out at a family dinner when she brings her girlfriend home for Thanksgiving. It is ruined by a visit from a visitor. The movie was released in 2018 and features Elaine Hendrix and Steve Guttenberg.
The movie looks at the struggles of having to come out and being accepted. It is a movie for those who struggle with coming out and is quite entertaining.
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 89%
10. My Name Is Pauli Murray
In the 1940s, Pauli Murray was fighting for women’s rights and was instrumental in the struggle. She helped the implement Equal Protection Clause to the 14th Amendment. The movie delves into Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2018.
The thrilling documentary features Patricia Bell-Scott and Brittney Cooper. The movie takes a look at fighting for LGBTQ rights in the US.