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Netflix celebrates LGBTQ+ storytelling with a new collection and releases

Netflix concludes Pride Month with a series of offerings that spotlight the diverse spectrum of LGBTQ+ stories, identities and self-expression with our new Shine With Pride collection.

With over 460 titles, the collection includes stunning documentaries, dramas, comedies including Getting Curious With Jonathan Van Ness, Heartstopper (just renewed for two more seasons), She-Ra and The Princess of Power, Elite and many more. Inspired by the color palette and symbolism of the Pride flag, illustrator Ben Nichols designed the collection’s artwork to celebrate the uniqueness that makes the LGBTQ+ community so special.

Netflix celebrates LGBTQ+ storytelling during Pride Month

Throughout the year we will be unveiling new collections in collaboration with new artists, so stay tuned. Past collections have included Black History Month, Lunar New Year, Earth Month, Asian American Pacific Islander Month, Global Accessibility Awareness Day and more.

In addition, new specials, series and films start throughout the month. Check them out below:

Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration Release Date: June 9, 2022 The largest gathering of LGBTQ+ comics to date. The historic celebration featured some of the top LGBTQ+ comedy legends and emerging talent, hosted by Billy Eichner. Highlights included the iconic Ani DiFranco introducing Margaret Cho, Sarah Paulson introducing Tig Notaro, Lily Tomlin introducing Sandra Bernhard, Lena Waithe introducing Wanda Sykes, and Rosie O’Donnell closing the evening and the The rest of the artists took the stage for a NEW performance of Cyndi Lauper’s hit Girls Just Want to Have Fun, GAYS Just Want to Have Fun. Other incredible talent that performed throughout the night included Bob the Drag Queen, Eddie Izzard, Solomon Georgio, Sam Jay, River Butcher, Patti Harrison, Matteo Lane, Marsha Warfield, Mae Martin, Judy Gold, Joel Kim Booster, James Adomian and Guy Branum, Gina Yashere, Trixie Mattel, Scott Thompson, and Todd Glass. Stand Out is produced by Page Hurwitz, Wanda Sykes (Push It Productions), Brian Graden and Dave Mace (Brian Graden Media).

First Kill Release Date: June 10 When it’s time for teenage vampire Juliette to pull off her first kill so she can take her place in a powerful vampire family, she sets her sights on a new girl named Calliope. But much to Juliette’s surprise, Calliope is a vampire hunter from a family of celebrated hunters. Both find that the other is not that easy to kill and unfortunately far too easy to fall for. Created By: By Felicia D. Henderson (EP, Co-Creator, Showrunner); VE Schwab (EP & co-creator); Emma Roberts & Kara Preiss (Belletrist Productions, EPs) Cast: Sarah Catherine Cook, Imani Lewis, Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost, Outerbanks), Aubin Wise (Atlanta), Jason Robert Moore (The Punisher), Gracie Dzienny (Jupiter’s Legacy), Will Swenson (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Jonas Dylan Allen.

First Kill | Official Trailer | Netflix

Halftime Release date: June 14 Directed by Amanda Micheli, HALFTIME offers an intimate behind-the-scenes look and reveals the determination and determination that makes Jennifer Lopez the icon she is. The documentary focuses on Lopez in the latter half of her career and continues to inspire with her stamina, creative brilliance and cultural contributions against the backdrop of her landmark performance at the Super Bowl.

Halftime | Jennifer Lopez | Official Trailer | Netflix

Iron Chef: Quest For An Iron Legend Release Date: June 15 The legendary Iron Chef series is reborn with an oversized approach to the groundbreaking culinary competition that started it all. It’s been called the toughest culinary challenge a chef will ever face. This is where world-class cuisine meets top-class sport. Five new groundbreaking Iron Chefs welcome daring challenger chefs to the redesigned Kitchen Stadium, where they will compete and be pushed to the limits of their endurance and creativity as they cook extraordinary culinary creations. The top challenger of the competition will return to battle in a grand finale for a chance to be named the first-ever Iron Legend. Cast: Presenters – Alton Brown and Kristen Kish; Iron Cooks – Curtis Stone, Dominique Crenn, Marcus Samuelson, Ming Tsai, Gabriela Camara.

Dead End: Paranormal Park Season 1 Release Date: June 16 Based on Hamish Steele’s horror comedy graphic novel DeadEndia and web short Dead End, Dead End: Paranormal Park follows the adventures of Barney, Norma and the magical talking dog Pugsley as they work their summer jobs in the haunted house of the local theme park while battling the very real supernatural forces that reside within. Along with their guide through the underworld’s multiplane, a smug thousand-year-old demon named Courtney, they’ll face off against zombie mascots, demonic game show hosts, sleep-sucking witches, and the scariest thing of all: their first crushes! The series will also feature a special musical episode featuring songs written by Patrick Stump. Cast: Zach Barack, Kody Kavitha, Emily Osment, Alex Brightman, Clinton Leupp aka Miss Coco Peru, Kenny Tran and Kathreen Khavari; Guest stars: Alan Cumming, Angelica Ross, C Nelson, Kemah Bob, MJ Roridguez, Patrick Stump, Sam Jay, Taylor “Effy” Gibson, Tom Lenk, Z Infante and more!

Dead End: Paranormal Park | Official Trailer | Netflix after school

Joel Kim Booster: Psychosexual Release Date: June 21 Directed by Doron Max Hagay at Catch One in Los Angeles, Joel Kim Booster makes his Netflix comedy special debut with Psychosexual. In a uniquely designed three-set act; Booster talks about learning Asian cultural nuances as you age, shares his penchant for threesomes with tips for successful masturbation and his fascination with human sexuality, and more.

The Umbrella Academy Season 3 Release Date: June 22 After putting an end to the end of the world in 1963, the Umbrella Academy returns to the present, confident that they prevented the initial apocalypse and fixed this godforsaken timeline once and for all. But after a brief moment of celebration, they realize things aren’t exactly (okay, not at all) the way they left them. Enter Sparrow Academy. Smart, stylish, and about as warm as a sea of ​​icebergs, the Sparrows immediately clash with the Umbrellas in a fierce duel that proves to be the least of everyone’s worries. They must face challenges, losses and surprises of their own – and deal with an unidentified destructive entity wreaking havoc in the universe (something they may have caused) – now all they have to do is convince Dad’s new, and possibly better, family to join them to help make amends for what their arrival did wrong. Will they find a way back to their pre-apocalyptic lives? Or will this new world reveal more than just a hiccup in the timeline? Created for TV by: Steve Blackman Cast: Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Colm Feore, Ritu Arya, Justin Cornwell, Britne Oldford, Jake Epstein, Genesis Rodriguez, Cazzie David, Javon ‘Wanna’ Walton, Jordan Claire Robbins.

QUEEN release date: June 23 Sylwester, a retired seamstress who now moonlights as a drag queen, left Poland fifty years ago and has lived in Paris ever since. One day he receives a letter asking him to donate a kidney to his sick daughter, whom he left behind all those years ago and never saw. He reluctantly embarks on a journey back to his motherland, to the coal mining town he has vowed never to return to. The journey takes an unexpected turn, forcing Sylwester to confront the past and use his artistic skills to create a stage production to save this small coal mining town. It’s a story of redemption, second chances, and love that transcends all differences. Original idea by: Arni Olafur Asgeirsson. Prepared by: Arni Olafur Asgeirsson, Kacper Wysocki, Ottó Geirborg. Director: Łukasz Kośmicki. Cast: Andrzej Seweryn, Maria Peszek, Julia Chętnicka, Antoni Porowski & Kova Rea.

Queen | Official Trailer | Netflix

The Upshaws (Season 2, Part 1) Release Date: June 29 A multi-camera comedy revolving around a working class African American family in Indiana struggling to make it work and without the blueprints to do it right. Bennie Upshaw (Mike Epps), the head of a black working class family in Indianapolis, is a charming, well-intentioned mechanic and lifelong mess who is doing his best to get up and provide for his family – Mrs. Regina (Kim Fields), their two young daughters (Khali Spraggins, Journey Christine) and firstborn son (Jermelle Simon), teenage son (Diamond Lyons) he fathered with another woman (Gabrielle Dennis) – and tolerating his sardonic sister-in-law (Wanda Sykes), all without a recipe for success. But the Upshaws are determined to make it work and take it to the next level together. In Season 2 Part 1, the Upshaws continue to experience the ups and downs of life, including new loves, old flames, big dreams, life changes, and the love and drama that comes with family. Prepared by: Regina Y. Hicks and Wanda Sykes; Cast: Mike Epps, Kim Fields, Wanda Sykes, Page Kennedy, Diamond Lyons, Khali Daniya-Renee Spraggins, Jermelle Simon, Gabrielle Dennis, Journey Christine

Uncoupled Release date: July 29 Michael (Neil Patrick Harris) thought his life was perfect until his husband surprised him by walking out the door after 17 years. Overnight, Michael faces two nightmares – losing what he thought was his soulmate and suddenly finding himself a single gay man in his forties in New York City. Series Creators/Executive Producers/Writers: Darren Star and Jeffrey Richman; Cast: Neil Patrick Harris, Tisha Campbell, Brooks Ashmanskas, Emerson Brooks, Marcia Gay Harden, Tuc Watkins

Decoupled | Official teaser | Netflix

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