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To mark LGBTQ+ History Month this year we have rounded up some of the incredible shows available now that celebrate LGBTQ+ creators, actors, and communities. 

This is Going to Hurt, BBC iPlayer

Junior doctor Adam juggles his personal life with his boyfriend Harry against his hectic job on the labour ward. In the chaos of the ward, he makes his first big mistake.

Lily: A Transgender Story, BBC iPlayer

Documentary filmed over five years. We follow Lily Jones as she transitions from male to female, leaves her seaside home for the city, undergoes gender reassignment surgery and finds love.

Pose, BBC iPlayer

Groundbreaking US series about the underground world of 1980s ball culture, set at the height of the AIDS epidemic.

The Bisexual, All 4

Comedy drama with Desiree Akhavan and Maxine Peake that explores the difference between dating men and women from the perspective of Leila who, for the first time, finds herself doing both

Twenties, BBC iPlayer

A figuring-it-out comedy by Lena Waithe. Wannabe screenwriter Hattie is an unapologetic, queer, African-American woman. Hollywood isn’t ready for her, but is she ready for Hollywood?

Queer as Folk, All 4

Set in and around the Manchester 'scene', this groundbreaking Channel 4 drama, documents the lives and loves of young gay men Stuart, Vince and Nathan.

Olly Alexander: Growing Up Gay, BBC iPlayer

Documentary in which Years and Years frontman Olly Alexander explores the mental health issues faced by members of the LGBT+ community.

Gentleman Jack, BBC iPlayer

Set in 1832 West Yorkshire, England, Gentleman Jack is inspired by the true-story and coded journals of Anne Lister (played by Suranne Jones), and follows her attempt to revitalize her inherited home, Shibden Hall, and find herself a wife.

Drag SOS, All 4

Drag collective the Family Gorgeous help unlikely protégées to rediscover their confidence

We Are Who We Are, BBC iPlayer

Fraser is 14 and he has recently moved to an American military base in Veneto, Italy, from New York. While familiarising himself with his new surroundings and engaging in a complex relationship with his mother, a US Army colonel who is soon due to take control of the military base, he meets the other American kids who live there. He struggles to fit in, but is especially intrigued by one person: the mysterious Caitlin.

A Very English Scandal, BBC iPlayer

Based on a true story, starring Hugh Grant and Ben Wishaw. A Very English Scandal enraptured critics and audiences alike when it first aired in 2018. It tells the story of Jeremy Thorpe, the leader of the Liberal Party in the late 1960s, who is desperate to hide his affair with Norman Scott. As long as Norman Scott is around, Thorpe's brilliant career is at risk, and eventually Thorpe can see only one way to silence Scott for good. 

It’s a Sin, All 4

An incredibly moving drama from Russell T Davies about five friends. With their lives tested as they grow up in the shadow of AIDS, they're determined to live and love more fiercely than ever.

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