Two years ago, I shared my ultimate LGBTQ books and comics for Pride Month, and I stand by that list as my definitive faves. There is so much good stuff on that post that you’ll be able to keep busy until next year’s Pride. Get to it already.
In the meantime, here are some of the works I’ve been consuming and loving and sharing since then that didn’t make that list. Because you definitely need more.
You probably don’t need me to tell you about this show. I’ve written about it before, but you don’t need to look far to know that this is the best comedy on TV right now, and thanks to Dan Levy, one of the best representations of love as well. It’s not just the infamous “like the wine not the label” scene that makes it one of the most important LGBTQ shows ever, but it’s also the complete lack of homophobia in the fictional small town. Dan Levy has talked about how this choice was central to his rural, backwater setting. What he created with this is a beautiful, open and more than anything … normal … world for his pansexual character, David, to meet and fall in love with a sweet, whip smart and provincial man named Patrick. Their story makes me feel ALL the feelings.
I told you a month or two ago to start watching this singular period piece, and I hope you did because it got picked up for second season on HBO, and you will want to obsess about it with all of us beforehand. Anne Lister’s story was just waiting in the wings to be staged, and it isn’t just important; it’s FUN. And we get amazing content like how to dress like an 19th century lesbian.
I just found this crazily well-written series by Rachel Reid, and it immediately flew to the top of my favorite M/M romance novels. Closeted hockey bros falling in love with sweet baristas in one novel and with EACH OTHER in the other. The characters are fresh and full realized and so fun to read. GET IT.
I write for TN every Wednesday morning, and while I should be looking at the social mentions and comments on my post every week, what I do instead is listen to the newest episode of the Keep It podcast. It’s the perfect intersection of politics and pop culture, serious discussion and ridiculousness. I need it to be light-hearted, and it is. I need it to be righteously outraged with me, and it will be. Helmed by Ira Madison III, Keep It, is one of my go-to podcasts that I never, ever, ever miss.