This year, celebrate LGBTQ + Pride with these series, movies, and characters on Netflix that remind us of the most beautiful thing about being queer:
Elite (S2: E3): Omar and Ander share their most romantic moment of the season.
How can we not adore Omander ?! The evolution of their love story in Elite has been earning them a place among our favorite couples on the screen for the way they have shown us that love, no matter how complex, can triumph over anything.
But our favorite moment was, without a doubt, when Omar realizes how important Ander is to him, so he leaves his parents’ store to meet Ander at the disco where, in the middle of a crowd and with the music At full volume, they both get lost in one of the most romantic kisses of all time!
Pose (S1: E3): The Evangelists share Christmas dinner with their family by choice.
A family by choice is made up of people with whom we may not be related, but who we have been fortunate to know throughout our lives, and who love and accept us as we are.
For the LGBTQ + community, this form of alliance has played an important role in their lives, as shown in Pose.
This moving scene shows the day of Christmas when the Evangelists discover that they have found in each other a source of unconditional love and support and that, although they do not have the best of relationships with their natural families, they are lucky to have created his own.
Master of None (S3: E1): Denise and Alicia teach us how queer love is lived on a day-to-day basis.
The latest season of Master of None offers us a fresh new perspective on how queer love is lived.
In previous seasons, we’ve witnessed Denise’s journey – from coming out of the closet to the first time she brings her partner home for Thanksgiving.
In season 3, we see Denise begin a more mature relationship with Alicia, filled with charming scenes that show what it’s like to live with your favorite person; from dancing while folding clothes, to having deeply personal conversations in the bathroom.
Atypical (S2: E10): Izzie and Casey hold hands for the first time in the car.
This somewhat short but very powerful scene from season 2 of Atypical manages to capture the tension and adrenaline that queer people experience when they make the first step with that person they like.
Although holding hands may seem simple, this is one of the first acts of bravery that many LGBTQ + people experience.
I’ve never (T1: E5): Eleonor asks Fabiola what her type of girl is.
This tender scene from Yo never shows us Elena’s support after Fabiola tells her that she is a lesbian, after which she manages to lift her spirits by asking her about her type of girl: Kristen Stewart in Twilight or Kristen Stewart in Charlie’s Angels? Romantic love is great, but being able to count on friendship is just as important.
3% (S4: E1): Joana and Natalia kiss for the first time.
Seeing your favorite characters kiss for the first time is always exciting, but when you are part of the LGBTQ + community, it represents much more than just a kiss.
In season 2, we meet several LGBTQ + competitors, but two of them really managed to get our attention. Joanna and Natalia begin to develop a charming relationship in season 3, and in this episode, we finally get to see the first time they share an intimate moment.
BoJack Horseman (S6: E12): We meet the real Todd.
Voiced by Aaron Paul in the English version, Todd is the heart and soul of BoJack Horseman and among all the other characters he seems to be the one who is always constantly evolving. Perhaps one of the most emotionally charged moments for the public was when he was honest and declared asexual.
After that, for the rest of the seasons we see a happier and healthier Todd, who is living the best expression of his life, as in this episode when he decides to move in with his partner Maude.
The House of Flowers (S1: E3): Julián comes out of the closet singing the iconic gay anthem “Who Cares.”
Few things are more uncomfortable than coming out to your family. But Manolo Caro made us take it in a more cheerful way.
In this scene from season 1 of La casa de las flores we see Julián tell his entire family that he is bisexual when he performs the song “Who cares.” This moment was not only entertaining, it was an iconic moment!
Sex Education (S1: E7): Eric and Otis dance to a romantic song on the night of the big dance.
After a couple of episodes without speaking, Otis and Eric see each other on the night of the big school dance. Otis apologizes to Eric for being so harsh with his words and tells him how wonderful and lucky it feels to be his friend.
After that, Otis invites Eric to dance with him a romantic song in front of the whole school, and everyone looks at them tenderly.
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (S5: E13): Catra and Adora save Etheria with a kiss.
One of the most epic LGBTQ + moments that undoubtedly broke the internet came during the last season of She-Ra and the princesses of power. Catra and Adora have a long and complicated history divided by their differences of sides, ambitions and personal choices.
After each decides to take different paths, Catra and Adora find themselves in the middle of a situation where only their love can save Etheria. A moment of great relevance for fans of cartoons and an event for LGBTQ + representation.
Sabrina’s Hidden World (S2: E5): Theo and Harvey’s most precious moment.
When Theo comes out to his friends, they immediately give him their unconditional support. But specifically, the friendship between Theo and Harvey filled our hearts with joy. Harvey is the first to support him in this new step.
How can we forget the beautiful scene where they help each other with their bows for the school dance ?! A great demonstration of how we can support our friends in the trans community.
Sex Education (S2: E5): Ola discovers that she is pansexual by taking an online test.
In season 2 of Sex Education, Ola discovers a lot about herself, including a new perspective on her developing sexuality. While working with Adam at the local grocery store, Ola takes an online quiz to find out what her recent same-sex attraction might mean.
When reading the results, she exclaims quite naturally, “I seem to be pansexual.” She explains to Adam (who later discovers his own sexuality): “Pansexual means that you are attracted to people, not sex or gender. It is about the connection you have with the human being, not with their genitals.
Who Killed Sara? (S2: E7): Chema and Lorenzo’s love story lives in our hearts.
There are love stories that can never be forgotten, whether or not you are part of the LGBTQ + community. The story of Chema and Lorenzo is one of them.
In season 2, we can see how they met, how they grew closer and how their love story began.
There are only two mother (S1: E11): The kiss between Ana and Mariana that left us speechless.
This Mexican series gave us a surprise that we did not see coming. We see how Ana and Mariana get to know each other better throughout history, but the kiss and romance they share took us by surprise.
In its penultimate episode, Ana kisses Mariana at a party, and the whole story takes an unexpected turn. We don’t want to reveal any spoilers, but we hope that in season 2, this story grows and represents more moms in the community.
The Mitchell family vs. the machines: Katie’s parents ask her about the person she likes.
Representation in children’s cartoons and movies is extremely important, as it shows that it is okay to be different.
In the case of The Mitchell Family v. machines, this representation emerges in a simple and subtle conversation that normalizes the relationship of a young queer person. The movie does a beautiful job of focusing on a queer hero. It doesn’t portray being queer as the center of the story, but it does make it explicit enough that it can’t be ignored.
To discover more LGBTQ stories and characters that continue to fill your screen with joy, visit the Pride collection at Netflix.com/Pride.