Pride Month: Our Favorite Entertainment

Trying to find your next binge-worthy fix? Well, you’ve come to the right spot! In honor of Pride, Shipt HQ teammates let us in on their favorite books, TV shows, podcasts, and movies that represent the LGBTQIA+ community.

Discover some new (or old) favorites:

Essential Listens

Turn up the volume on podcasts that educate and entertain all at once. 

“I’m a big fan of the “Making Gay History” podcast. It tells the often untold history of gay rights in the U.S. and highlights conversations with champions, heroes, and witnesses to the struggles of the LGBTQ+ community.” – Ian F., Partner Success Manager

I like the “Shame on You” podcast because it’s about 2 queer guy best friends who were taught to be ashamed of being gay. With this podcast, they’ve decided to be completely unapologetically themselves by sharing their experiences.” – Deante G., Experience Team Member

Illuminating Stories

From romance to historical fiction, these books have got you covered.

“Check, Please! started as an online comic and it follows a university student who bakes and plays on the men’s hockey team. It has wonderful queer representation and is an all-around good time.” – Alyson A., Catalog CPG Data Manager

“Red, White & Royal Blue is one of my all-time favorite LGBTQIA+ books. You should definitely check it out if you love things like intersectional representation, politically coming together, or the rivals-to-lovers trope.” – PJ W., Shopper Excellence Specialist

“Old Hollywood, secrets, and scandal – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has it all! I couldn’t put it down and found myself immersed in the LGBTQIA+ storyline. Don’t let the title deceive you!” – Jessica K., Shopper Operations Senior Specialist

Groundbreaking Shows

Skip the scrolling. We’ve got the perfect watchlist right here.

“I love watching Pose because of its cast of African American and Latino transgender women, unlike any other show that I know of, and how it showcases the struggles within the LGBTQIA+ community during the 80s.” – Laniesha G., Senior Accountant 

Black Sails is full of complex LGBTQIA+ characters including women with historically accurate levels of power and controlling pirate-ran Nassau during the early 1700’s. Five of the main characters are explicitly queer!” – Megan D., Experience Team Commander

I love Please Like Me because it reminds me how hard it is growing up gay and being insecure at the same time. This show taught me to love myself no matter how I look or what people may say.” – Dustin G., Experience Team Member

Heartwarming Films

Did someone say movie marathon? Find a new classic in this lineup.

“The Half of It is a wholesome and authentic film that follows an immigrant queer teen as she navigates her first crush and first real friendship. It’s refreshing that the main character doesn’t need romantic love to feel complete.” – Savannah W., Shopper Excellence Specialist

“Love, Simon is a really great coming-of-age movie. We don’t have a ton of them that are inclusive to the LGBTQIA+ community. Growing up and seeing that representation is powerful and important.” – Samara D., Experience Team Manager

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