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
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.
Jeri Hogarth (Carrie-Ann Moss) – Marvel’s Jessica Jones
This is just one of the show’s many badass women, lawyer Jeri Hogarth works with Jessica Jones throughout Season 1.
Nomi Marks (Jamie Clayton) – Sense8
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.
Poussey Washington (Samira Wiley) – Orange is The New Black
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.
Marsha P. Johnson – The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
This powerful documentary chronicles the life and death of trans activist Marsha P.Johnson who was instrumental in jumpstarting the Stonewall Riots
Chase & Jo (Kiersey Clemons and Jacqueline Toboni) – Easy
In the episode ‘Vegan Cinderella, we see one of the series’ most visceral and honest depictions of a love story between these two characters.
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