‘So You Think You Can Dance’

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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)

‘Em­pire’

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)

‘Sense8‘

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)

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