‘So You Think You Can Dance’
The race continues in Season 8 of Logo’s hit show. You know the drill: 12 drag queens compete for the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar,” along with a year’s supply of cosmetics and $100,000. Keep an eye out for Savannah native Dax ExclamationPoint who provides the Georgia pride this time around.
(Premiered March 7 on Logo)
‘Dancing With The Stars’
Season 22 (!) of the ABC hit is upon us, and to fill the LGBT quotient we have deaf model and actor Nyle DiMarco. He came out as sexually fluid last fall on Twitter, linking to an article on the term in the process. Other contestants this year include Mischa Barton (“The O.C.,” Kim Fields (“Facts of Life”) and Geraldo Rivera.
(Premieres March 21 on ABC)
The wait is over. The back half of Season 2 is here for openly gay co-creator Lee Daniels’
Emmy-nominated actress Tatiana Maslany returns in the lead role of the buzzy sci-fi thriller’s third season. The key characters in the show happen to be queer and the show has been celebrated by LGBT fans for representing a spectrum of gender and sexuality not seen in many other television shows.
(Premieres April 14 on BBC America)
‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’
“Pinooot Nooooiiiiiirrrrrr!” Georgia native and openly gay actor Tituss Burgess burst onto the scene last year as the flamboyantly gay aspiring Broadway performer Titus Andromedon. Season 2 of co-creator Tina Fey’s show will surely continue the madness as he and Kimmy (Elle Kemper) navigate life in New York City.
(Premieres April 15 on Netflix)
March 18, 2016
The inclusion of bisexual character Dorian Gray (yes, the same character from gay writer and poet Oscar Wilde’s celebrated novel) helps “Penny Dreadful” land on this list. The show’s writers give actor Reeve Carney lots to do, and lots to do it with, in this show that’s now entering its third season.
(Premieres May 1 on Showtime)
‘Grace and Frankie’
Everyone’s favorite frenemies are back for Season 2 of the Netflix fave, with Jane Fonda and lesbian actress/comedian Lily Tomlin playing the odd couple brought closer together after their husbands (played by Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston) leave the women for each other. We can’t wait for this one.
(Premieres May 6 on Netflix)
Producers of SYTYCD are switching things up with the LGBT fave this year, revamping the format as “So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation.” Young dancers between the ages of 8 and 13 will be paired with SYTYCD all-stars who will mentor them throughout the competition.
(Premieres May 30 on FOX)
First Lana Wachowski came out as transgender several years ago. And just this month, her sister Lilly did the same. The co-creators of “The Matrix” return for the sophomore season of Netflix’s sci-fi drama series, which explores themes of identity, sexuality, gender and more. People are still talking about last year’s sex scene between a gay man, a transgender lesbian, and two straight men.
(Premieres June 5 on Netflix)