June marks Pride Month and the history and achievements of LGBTQ communities will be celebrated across the TV landscape with series and specials, including live streaming coverage of Pride marches in Los Angeles and New York.
In addition to a slew of new content tied to Pride month, older titles focused on queer people and characters will be new to June. For one, all six seasons of “Glee,” after being absent from the streaming world for about six months, will premiere on Hulu and Disney+ on June 1st. Also on Hulu are seasons 1 and 2 of Starz drama “Vida” on June 7 and coming-of-age romance “Wildhood” on June 24. Along with Hulu’s new Pride Month content, these additions will be housed in the platform’s Pride Never Stops hub, which first launched in 2019.
Hulu also features live streaming coverage of the Los Angeles Pride Parade on June 12 and the NYC Pride March on June 26.
Discovery+ has launched Always Proud, a hub that will be available year-round on the streaming service with regular updates to centralize LGBTQ stories. Currently, Always Proud features programs such as Bravo’s 2003 original series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, on which Netflix’s Queer Eye is based; the HGTV series The Nate & Jeremiah Home Project, hosted by married designers Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent; and I Am Jazz, the reality series that documented Jazz Jennings’ life as a trans teenager.
Here’s a rundown of Pride-related content that will be updated throughout the month.
Generation Drag (Discovery+, June 1)— This documentary series follows five teenage drag performers as they compete in Dragutante, the first underage drag ball. All six episodes are streaming today.
“The Book of Queer” (Discovery+, June 2) — This five-episode series chronicles the stories of LGBTQ+ leaders, artists, activists and other notable figures from ancient Greece to the present day. Margaret Cho, Dominique Jackson, Leslie Jordan, Ross Mathews and Alex Newell narrate the series, which includes interviews with queer historians and historical recreations. Episodes are streamed weekly.
“Fire Island” (Hulu, June 3) — Best friends Noah (Joel Kim Booster) and Howie (Bowen Yang) vacation on Fire Island with their friends and chosen family in this rom-com inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Other leading actors include Conrad Ricamora, James Scully, Matt Rogers, Margaret Cho, Nick Adams, Tomás Matos and Torian Miller.
“Trixie Motel” (Discovery+, June 3) — This eight-episode reality series stars RuPaul’s Drag Race alumnus Trixie Mattel as she and her partner, David Silver, renovate a Palm Springs motel and transform it into a drag paradise. Guest stars include Lisa Vanderpump, Nicole Byer, Zooey Deschanel, Jonathan Scott, Katya, Leslie Jordan, Iggy Azalea, Jonathan Bennett and Belinda Carlisle. The stream of two episodes today will be followed by one episode weekly.
“Queer As Folk” (Peacock, June 9) — The second American reimagining of Russell T. Davies’ groundbreaking British series about the lives of modern gay men, Queer As Folk shifts the action from Manchester to the streets of New Orleans (the Babylon club name remains the same). Devin Way leads an ensemble cast that includes Fin Argus, Jesse James Keitel, CG, Johnny Sibilly and Ryan O’Connell, with Juliette Lewis and Kim Cattrall as recurring guest stars. All eight episodes are streaming today.
Los Angeles Pride Parade (Hulu, June 12) — The LA Pride Parade will return to Hollywood for the first time in decades. KABC’s Ellen Leyva, Karl Schmid, Christiane Cordero and Eric Resendiz will cover the event, which will be streamed live on Hulu from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PT.
“Love, Victor” Season 3 (Hulu and Disney+ June 15) – The third and final season of this “Love, Simon” spin-off follows the main character Victor (Michael Cimino) following the events of season two as he tries to bridge the gap between his friend Benji (George Sear) and new love interest Rahim to decide (Anthony Keyvan). Rachel Hilson, Anthony Turpel, Bebe Wood, Mason Gooding, Isabella Ferreira, Mateo Fernandez, James Martinez and Ana Ortiz also star. All eight episodes are streaming on Hulu today. Additionally, the season and the previous two will premiere for the first time on Disney+, where the series was originally developed.
Trevor: The Musical (Disney+, June 24) — Originally performed in Chicago ahead of an Off-Broadway production last fall, Trevor: The Musical is based on the Oscar-winning 1994 film that inspired the non-profit organization The Trevor Project. The musical focuses on a 13-year-old boy who is bullied at school because of his sexuality and how he finally finds a way to make his own way. A filmed version of today’s Off-Broadway production streams.
NYC Pride March (Hulu, June 26) – WABC’s Ken Rosato, Lauren Glassberg and Sam Champion will host this live stream of the New York City Pride celebration, complete with live music and in-depth profiles of notable community members. Hulu will air the live stream from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. PT.
(Pictured: “Fire Island”)