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    Representation in Additional Streaming Services

    Representation in Additional Streaming Services Toby Regbo as Rev James Trenchard and Harriet Slater as Clara Dunn Belgravia The Next Chapter
    Toby Regbo as Rev James Trenchard and Harriet Slater as Clara Dunn - Belgravia The Next Chapter

    This report tracks scripted originals on eight streaming services per the official methodology of the report – Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Paramount+, and Peacock – yet smaller streaming platforms also create accurate and meaningful LGBTQ narratives. 

    BET+, the streaming offshoot of BET, features numerous LGBTQ-inclusive shows in their slate of programming. The streamer released the third season of All the Queen’s Men, which continues to highlight lesbian characters Trouble and Blue. BET+ debuted the series Diarra From Detroit in March, introducing gay character Mr. Tea. Additionally, The Ms. Pat Show has been renewed for a fourth season, which will include the titular Ms. Pat’s lesbian daughter Ashley and nonbinary character Jesse. 

    MGM+, previously known as Epix, has positioned itself as a sister streaming service to Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Freevee. The service recently premiered British Victorian period drama Belgravia: The Next Chapter, the sequel to limited series Belgravia. The show includes gay characters Fletcher and Rev. James Trechard, lead Frederick’s valet and younger estranged brother, respectively. MGM+ renewed the sci-fi horror series FROM for a third season, which is set to premiere in 2024 and features queer couple Kristi and Marielle, as well as bisexual+ character Fatima. Amazon Freevee has also ordered Clean Slate, a comedy from Laverne Cox, George Wallace, and Norman Lear that focuses on the relationship between Desiree, played by Cox, a trans woman who reconnects with her father in Alabama after 17 years. AMC+ has renewed the inclusive series Gangs of London for a third season, which features gay character Billy Wallace. Lesbian actress T’Nia Miller has been added to the cast of the upcoming season.

    Revry, the world’s first global queer streaming network, offers a bevy of LGBTQ original unscripted, scripted, and variety series, as well as curated queer collections from other sources. This year, the platform hosted the second season of Drag Latina, a groundbreaking bilingual drag competition series that celebrates the intersectionality of Latine drag culture; Flunk, a critically acclaimed Australian drama following shy student Ingrid as she explores her sexuality whilst navigating the pressures of a conservative Chinese-Australian family; Gay Mean Girls, a coming-of-age dramedy that follows Lucy Kim, president of the prom committee who struggles to fit in with the white gay community; and QueerX Awards, the streamer’s annual award show honoring influential personalities who have impacted the LGBTQ community on National Coming Out Day. 

    As streaming television continues to expand into new territories, we hope to see growth in the quantity and quality of LGBTQ stories across all mediums.

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