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Nonfiction: 


The F word

Season 1 of The F Word revealed the story of one queer couple adopting from foster care in Oakland, CA. Season 2 (currently in post-production) continues their story while amplifying other voices in the foster care world: birth families, foster youth, adoptees, P.O.C. perspectives, and social entrepreneurs working to make things better.

Gaycation

Ellen Page and her best friend, Ian Daniel, set off on a personal journey to explore LGBTQ cultures around the world.

Billy on the Street 

Billy on the Street is a pop culture game show that follows unfiltered and unapologetic comedian Billy Eichner as he hits the streets of New York City to test unsuspecting passersby


Fiction: 


The 3 Bits*** 

THE 3 BITS is a queer web series about three siblings.

Henry Bits is the baby. He’s a twink and he’s in art school. Getting laid should be his job, but they aren’t hiring. Roman Bits is the middle child. She used to sell weed. Now she pulls them. Madison Bits is the oldest. You can watch her life fall apart on her blog.

What do the three Bits kids have in common? More than they think. They're intense, they all find themselves in outlandish situations we've cooked up, and their sex lives are as abnormal as, um, most people's sex lives are. 

TAGS: queer main character, queer man, queer woman, gay man, lesbian

B. J. Fletcher, Private eye

B.J. Fletcher: Private Eye centers on the investigatorial shenanigans of Private Investigator Beatrix Jane (B.J.) Fletcher and her best friend and assistant, Georgia (George) Drew. In a rollercoaster ride of action, comedy and drama, the series follows our dynamic female duo as they grapple with everything from running surveillance to going undercover to foiling would-be saboteurs all with varying degrees of success.

TAGS: queer main character, queer woman, f/f relationship

Brown Girls

‘Brown Girls’ is an intimate story of the lives of two young women of color. Leila is a South Asian-American writer just now owning her queerness. Patricia is a sex-positive Black-American musician who is struggling to commit to anything: job, art and relationships. While the two women come from completely different backgrounds, their friendship is ultimately what they lean on to get through the messiness of their mid-twenties.

TAGS: queer main character, queer woman, queer black character, queer Asian character, black main character, Asian main character

Boxed In*?

We box ourselves into teen tiny identities. This is a series about how that pretty much sucks.

TAGS: queer main character, queer woman, lesbian

Carmilla* (CW for death, blood, torture)

Set at Silas University in Styria, Austria, the story follows Laura Hollis' search for her missing roommate, Betty, and Laura discovering the mysterious truth behind her new roommate, Carmilla.

TAGS: queer main character, queer woman, lesbian, f/f relationship, nonbinary or genderqueer

The Cavanaughs*** (CW for suicide, homophobic parents, terminal illness)

Where Friends Become Family....

TAGS: queer main character, queer man, queer woman, lesbian

Chapstick** 

Comedic web series about two best friends and their daily struggles of being women, liking women, and finding their place is this vast world.

TAGS: queer main character, queer woman, lesbian

Danny the Manny

What happens when a gay babysitter discovers the little boy he's watching likes to cross-dress?

TAGS: queer main character, queer man, gay man, queer child character

Dinette

Dinette takes place in Brooklyn during the last week of 2017. In a series of comedic vignettes, a group of women and gender non-conforming friends negotiate their relationships with each other, the world and themselves with an edginess that’s unique and contemporary.

TAGS: queer main character, queer woman, nonbinary or genderqueer

Entangled with You

After suffering breakups, a stoic lesbian moves in with a perky straight woman. With nothing in common beyond mutual heartache, the two form an unlikely bond as conflicts with their significant others force them closer.

TAGS: queer main character, queer woman, lesbian, f/f relationship

F to 7th* (CW for internalized homophobia)

F TO 7TH is comedy about Ingrid and her descent into pre-middle age. Judgmental as ever, Ingrid struggles to find herself in a world where sexuality and gender have left her old-fashioned lesbianism behind.

TAGS: queer main character, queer woman, lesbian

Full Out

A story of ambition, manipulation, betrayal, and self-discovery, Full Out follows a closeted dancer as she struggles to regain her glory following a devastating injury.

TAGS: queer main character, queer woman

The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo

A wondrous story of the complexities of relationships, friendly and romantic. Blurring the lines of expected tropes through random comedy and a realistic, interconnected interaction.

TAGS: queer main character, queer man, gay man, queer woman, genderfluid, m/m relationship, polyamory

A Gay Victorian Affair** 

A Gay Victorian Affair is a gay fantasia of historical homosexual hanky panky. Set in Victorian England, the series follows Lord Reginald and Lady Vanessa Favershum, a gay man and lesbian woman who enter into a marriage of convenience in order to keep their true desires a secret – and then they help each other hook up. It’s Downton Abbey meets Queer As Folk as Reginald and Vanessa manoeuvre through sexual escapades and dangerous secrecy, knowing that the slightest slip up could cause their entire world to come crashing down.

TAGS: queer main character, queer man, gay man, m/m relationship

Go-Go Boy Interrupted

“Go­Go Boy Interrupted” is a sketch/ hybrid show about a 30­ year ­old go-go boy, who finds himself aged out of his profession. Having spent the past decade dancing at LA’s hottest club, Danny must embark on a quest to find his “purpose” discovering he has no skills after spending 12 years blacked out, doing body rolls on a box.

TAGS: queer main character, queer man, gay man

Her Story

Her Story is a 6-episode new-media series that looks inside the dating lives of trans & queer women as they navigate the intersections of desire & identity.

TAGS: queer main character, queer woman, trans, trans woman

Inhuman Condition* (CW for discussions of mental illness and trauma)

In a world where the supernatural is known but scorned, beings with supernatural afflictions attempt to live normal lives in human society. Many are closeted. Few are accepted. To help them fit in, and to navigate the problems in their lives, they come to Dr. Michelle Kessler.

TAGS: queer main character, queer woman, bisexual or pansexual, bisexual or pansexual woman

It’s Complicated

Skye has always considered herself straight. Until last night.

TAGS: queer main character, bisexual or pansexual, bisexual or pansexual woman, f/f relationship, coming out

Kelsey

Kelsey, a talkative, humorous, and often self-deprecating lesbian, has just ended her long term relationship. Or more precisely, she has been dumped. She isn't sure who could love someone with her bulgy eyes & crooked teeth (which people only notice because she points them out) and weird sense of humor (she laughs loudest at her own jokes, which leaves the question open if the other person did laugh, just not as loud, or if they didn't laugh at all). All she wants is to feel whole again and she is trying to do so by dating new people. She dates all shapes and sizes and comes to one really crucial realization: Everyone is fucking weird. So, where does weird become creepy, where does it become sexy and where might it become happily ever after? That's what Kelsey's trying to figure out. She finds solace in talking to her best friends: Samantha, Tyrone, and Rowan. They all drink and make the most out of life by supporting each other through the bad and the worse.

TAGS: queer main character, queer woman, lesbian

Kiss Her I’m Famous

A web series that follows two down-and-out best friends as they look for fame in all the wrong places. Their plan? A celebrity sex tape to catapult the into the limelight.

TAGS: queer main character, queer woman, f/f relationship

The Leslie** 

"The Leslie" is a new queer, LGBT Web Series about dating, life, sex, Los Angeles, and what it means to be a woman who loves women.

TAGS: queer main character, queer woman, lesbian, coming out

LSB: The Series* (CW for homophobia)

LSB è la prima web serie italiana dedicata alle ragazze lesbiche di ultima generazione. Roma, università, vita tra coinquiline, amori che cominciano a fare i conti con la società, il pregiudizio e spesso anche con il dubbio sulla propria identità. 

(LSB is the first Italian web series dedicated to the latest generation lesbian girls. Rome, university, life among roommates, loves that begin to come to terms with society, prejudice and often also with doubts about their identity.)

TAGS: queer main character, queer woman, lesbian

Neil’s Puppet Dreams

Welcome to the brain of one of the sickest puppeteers ever encountered - Neil Patrick Harris.

TAGS: queer main character, queer man, gay man

Notas Aparte 

Notas Aparte nace con el objetivo de facilitar la salida del armario a todas aquellas chicas que puedan sentir reparo a la hora de admitir quien realmente son. Desquitándose de clichés y tonterías, nos lanzamos en este proyecto en el que acompañaremos a Sara en su viaje de descubrimiento personal a través de unos diálogos humorísticos que no dejan de reflejar la realidad. ¿Te unes?

(Notas Aparte is born with the objective of making coming out of the closet a little bit simpler for those girls who can feel a bit pressure by the society for admitting who they really are. By making fun of cliches, we launch this project in which we'll accompany Sara on her journey of self-discovery. Join us!)

TAGS: queer main character, queer woman, lesbian, coming out

The ‘Other’ Love Story* (CW for homophobia)

The 'other' love story is a journey of 2 young girls who fall in love and they act on it without thinking twice. There is a lot of stigma associated with such a relationship, but inside the heart, only love endures.

TAGS: queer main character, queer woman, lesbian, f/f relationship, queer Asian character, Asian main character

Out With Dad

Out With Dad is a quirky drama about a teenage girl and her single father, at a time when Rose is coming of age and coming out of the closet. Out With Dad tackles issues of coming out, homophobia, first loves & heartbreak, making mistakes and acceptance, learning and love.

TAGS: queer main character, queer woman, lesbian, queer teen character, coming out

The Outs

The Outs: just because it's over doesn't mean you're over it. The Outs is a six-episode web show about the ways that people react when big relationships change in serious ways. It's also about Brooklyn, a little.

TAGS: queer main character, queer man, gay man

Retail Rejects

Retail Rejects is a webseries about the chaos, confusion and comedy of working in retail. It follows the lives and daily trials of the employees of the retail store Brinkerhoff and Coemans.

TAGS: queer main character, queer man, queer woman, lesbian, gay man, bisexual or pansexual, bisexual or pansexual man, bisexual or pansexual woman

Running with Violet* (CW for violence, domestic abuse)

Running With Violet is a serialized dramedy about a lonely housewife, a single mother and her toddler who attempt a girl’s weekend, but soon find themselves on the run from a small town meth gang.

As Miranda, Jolene, and Violet drive away from Pictonville and toward what they think is freedom, they find themselves getting closer and closer to a web of crimes and dangerous criminals, each one capable of worse violence than the one before. The saving grace through it all will be the strength of their budding friendships, the self-strengths they all start to discover, and the driving need to protect little Violet in the back seat.

TAGS: queer main character, queer woman, lesbian

The T

Jo, a trans woman craving an increasingly elusive intimacy, and Carter, a queer black man at odds with his conservative upbringing, converge from opposite sides of Chicago for a magical New Year's Eve night.

As hangovers fade, and the two friends face awkward hook-ups, nervous dates, and the unlikely pursuit of lasting love, at least they have each other. 

Told in small, quotidian moments—by turns private, public, quietly tragic, and painfully hilarious—the T tells realer-to-life stories about the LGBTQ community than are often portrayed in mainstream media.

TAGS: queer main character, queer man, queer woman, trans, trans woman, queer black character, black main character

Teenagers* (CW for violence, racism)

Teenagers is a Canadian web series created by M. H. Murray and Sara Tamosauskas. Primarily a drama, Teenagers presents various storylines in the form of vignettes and focuses on social issues such as teen angst, racism, violence, slut-shaming, and sexuality.

TAGS: queer teen character, black main character, Asian main character

That’s my DJ

Each Season of That's My DJ follows a different character within the electronic music scene in Toronto. From heartbeat to heartbreak, chasing dreams and chasing highs, it's an unapologetic look at music, cliques and artists all trying to find their place within the new order of rave.

TAGS: queer main character, queer woman, f/f relationship


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**On Hiatus (possibly indefinite) 

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