Gay Shows: The Best Queer and LGBT Content on Here TV This Week

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Gay programming isn’t always easy to find. So, just as other streaming services provide notifications about what’s available from them, we’re providing an update of the best gay content on Here TV.

Have a look at what’s new on the streaming service:

Flunk: New half-hour episodes of this critically-acclaimed Australian series premiere Friday.
Gen Silent: Six LGBT seniors living in Boston must choose if they will hide their sexuality in order to survive in the long-term health care system.

McKellen: Playing the Part: Dive into acclaimed actor Sir Ian McKellen’s life and work, from early childhood to forever being in the public eye. Includes photographs from McKellen’s personal albums. Exclusive to Here TV.
100 MEN: Filmmaker Paul Oremland looks back on his 100 sexual partners, reconnecting with many, while musing about society’s evolution on gay rights.

I Always Said Yes: The Many Lives of Wakefield Poole: A portrait of pioneering filmmaker Wakefield Poole, whose careers as dancer, choreographer, and director spanned the golden years of Broadway, television, porno chic, and gay liberation.

The Marriage: Their wedding in only two weeks and Anita and Bekim are adding the final touches to their big day. Despite expecting news of Anita’s parents, declared missing since the 1999 Kosovar War, and with Bekim’s controlling family in turn, the couple seem to manage somehow with the preparations. But when Bekim’s secret gay ex-lover, Nol, returns from abroad unexpectedly, the situation becomes complicated, especially when Bekim realizes that Nol is still in love with him.

After Stonewall: The sequel to Before Stonewall, this new film chronicles the history of lesbian and gay life from the riots at Stonewall to the end of the century. Narrated by Melissa Etheridge, it captures the hard work, struggles, tragic defeats and exciting victories experienced during this time, and it explores how AIDS dramatically changed the direction of the movement.

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Who Will Save the Roses: A delicate, melting love story about life to the end. Giulio is an elderly gentleman, gambling addict and devoted lifelong lover of Claudio. When Claudio becomes ill and money gets tight, the only way out is one last poker game. Nominated for a Golden Globe (Best Actor). Exclusive to Here TV.

A Queer Country: Dive into Israel’s buzzing LGBTQ community in Tel Aviv and the true story of how it came into being. Exclusive to Here TV.

A Long Road to Freedom: The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years: Narrated by Laverne Cox and with music by Melissa Etheridge, this moving Here TV original documentary focuses on major events and watershed moments in LGBTQ history through never-before-seen archival footage and engaging interviews. Nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award. Take a look at our interview with director Billy Clift.

Where the Bears Are (Season 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6): Murder hits close to home when a party crasher keels over from a glass of poisoned champagne at Nelson and Todd’s wedding shower, kicking off another murder investigation in the sixth feature film of this worldwide hit comedy mystery series.

Now What (Season 3): Searing with realism and playing in real time, these personal exposés begin at the moment of climax and reveal the unique candor of après-sex pillow talk, which leads to the inevitable question: “Now what?”. Exclusive to Here TV.

Upstairs Inferno: On June 24, 1973, the Up Stairs Lounge in New Orleans is deliberately set on fire, resulting in one of the largest mass murder of gay people in U.S. history. Exclusive to Here TV.

Where the Bears Are: (The Feature Edition): A comedy/mystery featuring 3 bear roommates who attempt to solve the murder of a party guest. It is the Golden Girls meets Murder She wrote, with big, gay hairy men. All six seasons of this hit series will roll out this April, May and June only on Here TV.

Remittence: When Marie takes a job as a maid in Singapore to support her family in the Philippines, she trades one set of hardships for another. Betrayed by her husband, she begins to build a new life for herself.

Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution: The history of the cultural and social movement that began as an offshoot of punk.

Still In Rotation

The Breeding: A young cartoonist’s obsession with a taboo fetish leads to life-altering consequences.
What Do You Know?: Six to twelve year-olds talk about gays and lesbians in this award-winning doc produced by HRC.
Voguing: The Message: A pre-Madonna primer that raises questions about race, sex and subcultural style, tracing the roots of this gay Black and Latino dance form, which appropriates and plays with poses and images from mainstream fashion.
Walk for Me: A conflicted teenager is torn between their devotion to their mother and their desire to be their authentic self.
Fun In Boy Shorts: Pride burnout? General malaise? We can fix that! (Well, for an hour or so…) Our sampler of upbeat shorts features half a dozen bite-size mood elevators, each with a different flavor of sweet-tart goodness to lift your spirits and warm your heart. Exclusive to Here TV.
Passing: This documentary profiles the lives of three men of color who have undergone gender transition from female to male. Exclusive to Here TV.

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Who They Are

Here TV is actively involved in the LGBT community and offers sponsorship to yearly events such as gay pride events and film festivals, as well as supporting a number of community organizations. In 2013, the service’s programming also became available on the YouTube paid channels.

The service debuted in 2002, and is available on all major cable systems, fiber optics systems, and Internet TV providers around the country as either a 24/7 premium subscription channel, a video on demand (VOD) service, and/or as a subscription, with video on demand (SVOD) service.

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Last modified: July 19, 2019