Watch This Supercut of the Past Decade’s Best LGBTQ TV Shows
In case you hadn’t noticed, we’ve officially begun a brand-new decade, though we stand on the shoulders of the 2010s when it comes to some of the best LGBTQ TV shows the medium has ever seen. And while we’re hoping for even more queerness on television over the next 10 years, this is also a great time to contemplate what were the most exciting, important and groundbreaking TV series from last decade.
And who better to rank the best LGBTQ TV shows of the 2010s than Hornet users, queer men from around the globe?
Back in December we asked the guys of Hornet to vote on what they considered the best LGBTQ TV shows of the 2010s. They let us know, and we racked up votes from thousands of guys worldwide. Some of these series were renowned for their LGBTQ characters, while others had powerful gay storylines. Still others were just queer from their very inception.
Here are the best LGBTQ TV shows of the 2010s, as voted on by Hornet users:
12. Broad City
It just doesn’t get funnier than these two ladies, who are set to bring us even more hilarity (though, sadly, maybe not together) in the 2020s.
Sure, the show ran into some scandal toward the end, but it was the first really successful TV series all about a trans person — groundbreaking!
10. Orange Is the New Black
It’s crazy to think this was one of the very first offerings by Netflix, a company that has long offered some of the best LGBTQ TV shows out there.
9. Modern Family
The show kept people laughing throughout the decade, and so many of those laughs were courtesy of Cam and Mitchell Pritchett.
8. Queer Eye
The show was resurrected for a new generation, and we still can’t get enough.
7. True Blood
This sexy show was all about vampires, werewolves, fairies and other creatures, and it never shied away from queer sexuality.
Love it or hate it, Glee was proof that LGBTQ acceptance had finally made it.
Coming about late in the decade, this show shone a gigantic spotlight on an often overlooked community, and it did so with compelling storytelling and the perfect amount of camp.
4. Will and Grace
It’s the show that literally changed minds about LGBTQ people when it premiered, and we couldn’t be happier that it eventually came back for a round two.
Ah, to be a gay man living your best life in San Francisco …
2. RuPaul’s Drag Race
It’s the gayest competition show on TV, no doubt, and we just can’t get enough of these talented queens!
This Netflix series, directed by the Wachowski sisters, never shied away from queer sex, which no doubt helped make it a favorite among Hornet users.