Netflix & Chill With These Fierce Queer Women This International Women's Day

To round off our International Women's Day celebrations, here are some of the best TV shows you can watch now on Netflix Ireland featuring queer women.

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Laverne Cox was the first openly transgender actor to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in her role as Sophia Burnett in Orange is The New Black: and hers isn’t the only queer story that can be found on Netflix…


Denise (Lena Waithe) – Master of None

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Lena plays Aziz Anzari’s friend Denise in Master of None, and made history as the first African American woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing for the show’s ‘Thanksgiving’ episode.

Watch Master of None here.


Jeri Hogarth (Carrie-Ann Moss) – Marvel’s Jessica Jones

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This is just one of the show’s many badass women, lawyer Jeri Hogarth works with Jessica Jones throughout Season 1.

Watch Marvel’s Jessica Jones here.


Nomi Marks (Jamie Clayton) – Sense8

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Nomi is a political blogger and hacktivist based in San Francisco. Nomi is a proud transgender woman and lesbian, happily living with her fiancée Amanita.

Watch Sense8 here.


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Poussey Washington (Samira Wiley) – Orange is The New Black

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Across the first four seasons of Orange is The New Black we learn about Poussey’s past relationships and road to acceptance with her father.

Watch Orange is the New Black here.


Marsha P. Johnson – The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

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This powerful documentary chronicles the life and death of trans activist Marsha P.Johnson who was instrumental in jumpstarting the Stonewall Riots

Watch The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson here.


Chase & Jo (Kiersey Clemons and Jacqueline Toboni) – Easy

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In the episode ‘Vegan Cinderella, we see one of the series’ most visceral and honest depictions of a love story between these two characters.

Watch Easy here.

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