Streaming Shows with Lesbian and Bisexual Characters

Lesbian shows to stream now

Watched all the movies on our movie lists? Or are you just in the mood to binge watch but aren’t sure which shows have lesbians? We did all the hard work for you and found all the streaming shows that feature lesbian or bisexual characters.

Netflix

Wynonna Earp 

The show’s title character is a descendant of legendary lawman Wyatt Earp, Wynonna, enlists the help of immortal Doc Holiday, her lesbian sister Waverly, and even Waverly’s girlfriend Officer Nicole Haught to find otherworldly badies. It’s definitely worth a watch if you’re into campy sci-fi and fantasy. Catch up before the next season hits on July 26th.

One Day at a Time 

This show revolves around a Cuban-American family living in Echo Park in Los Angeles. Elena Alvarez is the young lesbian on this show and the viewers get to watch her coming out journey.

Black Lightning 

Retired superhero Jefferson Pierce suits up again as Black Lightning after a gang threatens his family. His daughter, Anissa Pierce aka Thunder, is the first Black lesbian superhero on TV.

Derry Girls 

Clare Devlin leads the pack of Derry Girls
Derry Girls, Netflix

Set in Derry, Northern Ireland, two sets of cousins and a lesbian navigate their teenage years during the end of Troubles. Said lesbian is Clare Devlin, who is perhaps one of the most underrated teenage lesbians on TV. She drinks way too many energy drinks, which fuels her already high level of anxiety, but she manages to be the voice of reason in the group. 

Orange is the New Black 

This one probably needs no introduction. When a past crime catches up with her, Piper Chapman is sent to prison where she meets a cast of characters, including her ex Alex Vause. There are several lesbians in this one. And admit it, you know who all of them are, don’t you?

Feel Good 

Comedian Mae Martin stars in this show. Her character tries to navigate a new relationship while trying to recover from addiction. Check out what we had to say about it.

Glee 

You know goddamn well what this is about. We were there, Gandalf, we were there 3,000 years ago when everyone was fighting about whether Faberry was real. But, this show did give us Santana Lopez. She was a lesbian many of us have never seen onscreen before. and for many their first taste of representation. She was brash, brutally honest, and incredibly confident. And maybe it’s worth a rewatch just for her.

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power 

 

This reboot really turned up the lesbianism. Follow Adora as she learns to become She-Ra in order to save Etheria from the Horde while she struggles with her complicated feelings for Catra. Read up on why this show truly exemplifies the phrase, “it’s the power of lesbianism.

Gypsy 

If you can get past the unsavory title, this show stars Naomi Watts as a psychologist who secretly infiltrates the private lives of her patients. She starts an affair with one of her patient’s ex-girlfriends.

I Am Not Okay With This 

This Netflix original follows Sydney as she navigates high school, having a crush on her best friend Dina, and oh yeah having supernatural telekinetic powers. Unsure about watching it? Check out our review.

The Haunting of Hill House 

In the mood for horror? Check out this series that’s loosely based on the novel of the same name by Shirley Jackson. Alternating between two timelines, the show follows five siblings and their paranormal experiences at Hill House. Theodora “Theo” Crain is our resident lesbian. Theo has the power to see memories of others by either touching them or touching an item. 

Grey’s Anatomy 

This long running medical drama follows the doctors and interns at a Seattle hospital. It features a few lesbian and bisexual characters in its 16 seasons. Consider this show to be something of an American telenovela. 

Gentefied 

Three Mexican-American cousins struggle as they try to chase the “American Dream,” despite the very concept of that dream threatening their family, their neighborhood, and their grandfather’s taco shop. Ana, a lesbian and aspiring artist, sometimes finds herself disagreeing with her activist girlfriend Yessika. 

Legends of Tomorrow 

This series is based on DC Comics characters. A mysterious villain from the future unites an unlikely group of heroes and villains alike to save the world. Sara Lance aka White Canary has relationships with Nyssa al Ghul and special agent Ava Sharpe.

The 100

A century after a nuclear apocalypse, a hundred space station residents are sent back to Earth to see if the planet is habitable. But you already knew that because you mourned the death of badass lesbian Commander Lexa. if you stopped watching the show after that our of pure rage, you’re not alone. But, for what it’s worth, Clarke gets a new girlfriend named Niylah.

Dead to Me 

Jen and Judy befriend each other at a grief support group. Jen’s husbands was killed by a hit and run driver… That just happened to be Judy. The love story isn’t about these two, although it would make an interesting premise. In the second season, Judy finds herself a female love interest in Michelle. Check out what we had to say about that.

Hulu

The L Word 

Talking. Laughing. Loving. Breathing. Fighting. Fucking. Crying. Drinking. Riding. Winning. Losing. Cheating. Kissing. Thinking. Dreaming. This is the way that we live. And love.

Marvel’s Runaways 

Well, Marvel finally gave us an onscreen lesbian. And no, despite her clearly having wife and daughter Captain Marvel did not count. After a group of teenagers find out their parents are part of an evil cult, they run away. Hence the title. Of those teenagers is Karolina Dean, whose power is literally becoming a rainbow, and her goth girlfriend Nico Minoru.

The Bold Type 

Three friends do their best to navigate the New York editorial scene. Of those three friends is Kat, who discovers her sexuality as the show progresses. Read up on what we had to say about that.

Lip Service 

Think of this show as the Scottish L Word but with way fewer episodes. A group of friends living in Glasgow struggle with life, love, and everything in between.

Anyone But Me 

Originally a web series, this show follows 16-year-old lesbian Vivian trying to maintain her relationship with her girlfriend Aster as she moves out of the city and into the suburbs.

Adventure Time

You might be thinking, “but isn’t that a kid’s show?” And what of it? That doesn’t mean it isn’t good. While a majority of the show follows Finn and Jake’s adventures, we are treated to the surprisingly complex and sweet relationship of Princess Bonnibel Bubblegum and Marceline the Vampire Queen. Want to know which episodes to watch just to follow their relationship? We got you covered.

Black Sails 

Do you like pirates? Do you like homosexual pirates? Do you like seeing women so beautiful you cry? If you answered yes to all of the above, Black Sails is the show for you. A prequel to the 1883 novel Treasure Island, it’s set primarily in New Providence Island. The lesbian, Max, starts the show in a relationship with Eleanor Guthrie, before moving onto Anne Bonny. Fun fact, Anne Bonny was a real woman that many suspected to be a lesbian.

Sailor Moon 

In the mood for more animation? Why not try this classic. Sailor Moon follows the sailor scouts as they protect the world from evil. Each magical girl has a corresponding planet, or in Usagi Tsukino’s case a moon. Sailor Neptune and her girlfriend Sailor Uranus definitely caused the awakening of many baby lesbians in the ’90’s.

Steven Universe 

Tis show follows the title character, Steven, and the Crystal Gems as they protect the Earth from otherworldly threats. Where are the lesbians in this show? Well, Garnet is literally two smaller lesbians, Sapphire and Ruby fused together. Pearl also spends a good chunk of time pining over Rose Quartz.

Motherland: Fort Salem 

Three witches go through magical basic training to defend the county again a supernatural terrorist threat. You don’t have to watch a ton of episodes before you’re introduced to Raelle and her love interest Scylla because they’re making out by the first episode. Intrigued but still unsure? Read our review.

High Fidelity 

Hulu’s TV adaptation of the movie of the same name flips the race and sex of the main character. Zoe Kravitz plays Rob, a biracial and bisexual woman who runs a record store in Brooklyn. Check out what we had to say about it.

The Bisexual 

How convenient that title already tells you there will be a bisexual in the show. Said bisexual is Leila and the show follows her trying to navigate the London dating scene.

Killing Eve 

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of years, Killing Eve is about Eve, a woman tasked with hunting down a psychopathic assassin. That assassin is Villanelle. As the show progresses, they become more obsessed with each other. And we know damn well Villanelle isn’t straight.

Amazon Prime

The Fosters 

This family drama follows the lives Stef and Lena, two wives who raise one biological child and four adopted children.

Homecoming Season Two 

Janelle Monáe stars in the second season on this Prime original. Jackie, Monáe’s character, wakes up on a boat in the middle of a lake with no memory. Her search for her own identity only unravels more mysteries. Read up on what we had to say about it.