5 Queer documentaries now streaming on Netflix

All throughout Pride season, Netflix has been serving up some very queer content, including some very important and inspiring documentaries. Check out these five important queer documentaries streaming now on Netflix. 

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

Many people have heard about Marsha P. Johnson, mostly as the Black trans woman who was the rumored thrower of the first brick at the Stonewall uprising. However, very few people know the story of her death and how many believe it was unjustly ruled a suicide. As an undeniably significant figure in the LGBTQ community, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson is definitely required viewing.

A Secret Love

A Secret Love tells the story of a once all-American Girls Professional Baseball League player and her partner. Directed by the great-nephew of Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel, this documentary reveals the truth about the two women’s romantic relationship, spanning across decades of secrecy.

Circus of Books

Circus of Books is a documentary about the West Hollywood adult bookstore of the same name that became the largest U.S. distributor of gay porn in the 1980s. It chronicles the store’s history as a queer social club, and how the hetersexual husband and wife owners remained library-hush through it all. 


This documentary tells the story of lesbian comedian Tig Notaro, who turns a breast cancer diagnosis into a powerful comedy routine. The journey is both hysterical and touching, and serves up a good portion of inspiration.

Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado

For decades, millions of fans tuned in to watch the extravagant, flamboyant and melodramatic Walter Mercado recite daily televised horoscopes. Dazzling and tender-hearted, the legendary astrologer seemed to vanish right at the peak of his fame. This documentary poignantly explains what happened.

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Kyle Jackson

Kyle Jackson (He/Him) is Senior Staff Writer at Gray Jones Media, and additionally works as a writer, editor and theatre artist/actor. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, he studied at Dillard University, received a BA in Theatre from Morgan State University, an MS in Arts Administration from Drexel University, and completed the British American Drama Academy’s Midsummer in Oxford Programme in 2017. Having lived in Baltimore, the Washington, DC area, Philadelphia and New York City, he now resides and works in London, United Kingdom.