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New in July 2024: Streaming Updates for LGBTQ+ Content

July is here, and with it comes a fresh lineup of LGBTQ+ inclusive content hitting streaming networks. This month offers a diverse range of shows and films featuring lesbian, bisexual, queer, and trans characters, providing representation and storytelling that resonates with the community.

Kicking off the month is the Netflix docuseries “Sprint,” which follows athletes on their journey from the 2023 World Championships to the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. Among the featured runners is the beloved queer athlete Sha’Carri Richardson, offering a glimpse into the highs and lows of their lives.

Next up on Netflix is “The Man With 1000 Kids,” a documentary exploring the story of a prolific sperm donor who fathered over 1000 children worldwide. The film delves into the complexities of his actions, including interactions with lesbian couples like Laura and Kate, who used donor sperm for their family.

On Starz, “Down in the Valley” premieres, hosted by Nicco Annan, known for his role as Uncle Clifford on P-Valley. The docuseries takes viewers on a captivating journey through the Deep South, immersing them in the region’s culture, music, and stories, offering a unique perspective on the South’s diversity.

HBO Max presents “Love Lies Bleeding,” a film making its streaming debut after a cinematic release. The movie follows the story of female bodybuilders in the 1980s, featuring Kristen Stewart as Lou, a butch gym manager, and Katy O’Brian as Jackie, an aspiring bodybuilder, in a tale of love and ambition.

Music legend Melissa Etheridge stars in the Paramount+ docuseries “I’m Not Broken,” where she collaborates with female inmates to create an original song, exploring themes of redemption, healing, and female incarceration through the power of music.

Apple TV+ introduces “Sunny,” a series following Suzie, played by Rashida Jones, as she navigates a mysterious disappearance with the help of a domestic robot named Sunny. The show features diverse characters, including Mixxy, a lesbian mixologist portrayed by musician Annie the Clumsy.

Additionally, Dropout TV brings “Monét’s Slumber Party,” a variety series hosted by Monét X Change, blending elements of comedy, drag, and fantasy with guest appearances by Joel Kim Booster, Rachel Bloom, and drag queens like Bob the Drag Queen and Jujubee.

As the month progresses, viewers can look forward to more LGBTQ+ representation with the premieres of “Snowpiercer” on AMC, “The Decameron” on Netflix, and the final season of “Elite” on Netflix, offering a mix of drama, sci-fi, and romance with queer characters at the forefront.

July’s streaming lineup promises a variety of LGBTQ+ stories and characters, showcasing the richness and diversity of queer experiences across different genres and platforms. Whether you’re into sports, documentaries, dramas, or comedies, there’s something for everyone to enjoy and celebrate this month.