Top 5 LGBTQ+ Period TV Dramas To Enjoy While Pride Month Goes On

Top 5 LGBTQ+ Period TV Dramas To Enjoy While Pride Month Goes On
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You can always extend the celebration too!

With Pride Month still going strong, you may want to continue the celebration by watching something LGBTQ+ related.

With more and more writers, producers, and showrunners taking their audience into consideration, you can find a show to your taste in almost any genre.

Even period dramas, which used to be much more strict about what was at the heart of the story, are now much more diverse.

So if you're up for a trip through time and a few LGBTQ+ history lessons, stick around and watch one of these 5 shows.

Gentleman Jack

If you're interested in the 19th century, you might want to check out this story. Produced by the BBC and HBO, the show tells the story of Anne Lister, a memoirist who writes down every juicy detail of the romances of the women around her.

Our flag means death

Yo, ho! If you dreamed of being a pirate as a kid, this show is for you. Set in the 18th century, it perfectly captures all the problems in the life of a gentleman who decided to change his life and become a pirate.


A relatively unknown but still extremely heartbreaking piece about the life of a transgender singer and TV personality most commonly known as La Veneno.

Most of the story takes place in the present day, but there are many flashbacks to the 70s.


Set in the 1980s, Pose may not be the time period you were looking for, but it will be just as stunning and attention-grabbing as you wanted it to be.

Created by Ryan Murphy, Pose focuses heavily on the issues of the Black, Latino, and LGBTQ communities in New York.

It's a Sin

Another drama set between the '80s and ‘90s from the big name in the TV industry, Russell T. Davies. It shows all the ups and downs in the lives of gay men and their surroundings during the HIV/AIDS crisis in the United Kingdom.