by Becca & the Teens from Alphabet Soup
Enjoy this list of LGBTQIA+ media selected by Alphabet Soup teens, including their quotes describing why they love these TV shows, movies, podcasts, YouTubers, and video games!
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This list includes teen and adult titles. Use your personal discretion in deciding which are appropriate for you, and feel free to ask for more recommendations on a particular topic through our contact page.
Alphabet Soup's Favorite LGBTQ+ TV Shows
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13)
DVD MOVIE Perks of
I like how this movie covers complex topics, without making it obvious to the person watching it. It shows queer representation in many different lights - how some days you are proud, and sometimes you are ashamed. It really captures the life of real LGBTQ+ teens.
Hairspray (not the musical version!) (PG)
DVD MOVIE Hairspra
Divine was my first introduction to being queer. She does the whole performance in drag. There is a great sense of humor and the ability to make jokes about things that are normally seen as serious. It influenced how I react to people reacting to me. Laughing it off, as opposed to getting upset or angry. Rather than leaning into the stereotypes they throw at me.
Alphabet Soup's Favorite LGBTQ+ Podcasts
Alphabet Soup's Favorite YouTubers
Alphabet Soup's Favorite Video Games
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