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Black, Gay, Stuck at Home? The Black LGBTQ Watchlist You Need

Let's face it, we're all quarantined and dealing with the reality of COVID-19 the best we can. If nothing else, this pandemic has given us an opportunity to binge watch our little hearts out. But with so many movie and TV show options on several different streaming platforms, you can find yourself losing precious time by trying to decide what to watch. Take a deep breath. We've done the leg work for you and have compiled a list of some of the best LGBT movies and TV shows, many of which center characters of color. Take a look.


AJ & The Queen (Series)

While traveling across the country in a run-down RV, drag queen Ruby Red discovers an unlikely sidekick in AJ: a tough-talking 10-year-old stowaway.

Starring:RuPaul Charles, Izzy G., Michael-Leon Wooley

Creators:RuPaul Charles, Michael Patrick King

Moonlight (Movie)

In this acclaimed coming-of-age drama, a young man who grows up poor, black and gay in a rough Miami neighborhood tries to find his place in the world.

Starring: Jharrel Jerome, Andre Holland, Mahershala Ali

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (Documentary)

As she fights the tide of violence against trans women, activist Victoria Cruz probes the 1992 death of her friend Marsha P. Johnson.

The Perfection (Movie)

This 2018 thriller has a little bit for everyone, bone-chilling suspense, classical music and lesbian themes that heat up the screen.

Starring: Allison Williams, Logan Browning

Paris Is Burning (Movie)


Tangerine (Movie)

This is like no Christmas Eve you have ever seen as a trans sex worker rips through Hollywood looking for a “skanky ho” and her cheating Chester.

Naz & Maalik

And created with you in mind...Michael Ward and Joshua Henry Jenkins, creators of the film series; "Black, Gay, Stuck at Home—will be screening the Maurice Jamal indie hit, "Dirty Laundry" on Friday, April 24, 2020. You can register for the Zoom screening here.

Note: This is a preliminary list and will be updated periodically.

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