Hulu Launches Gay And Lesbian Genre Category

By Megan O'Neill 

Following the 23rd annual GLAAD Media Awards last week, today Hulu announced that they have introduced a Gay and Lesbian genre category to their repertoire.

Griffin Gmelich of Content Acquisition at Hulu writes on the Hulu blog, “Hulu already offers some of the finest films in the genre, including Paris is Burning and Frida. These titles were critically acclaimed inside and outside the LGBT community, and both were recognized by GLAAD as award worthy (1992 and 2003 respectively).  Hulu is also currently home to Noah’s Ark, The Times of Harvey Milk and Queer as Folk.  With nearly 100 titles in the new LGBT genre category, the selection on Hulu and Hulu Plus is more robust than ever, featuring content from Woolfe, Here!, TLA and Logo.”

The new genre will not only feature films, but also new episodic programming, including Anyone But Me, which won 4 Indie Soap Awards, Behind the Bar, Food Fetish, For and Against and She’s Living for This.

Gmelich reports that Hulu will also be continually adding to the new genre.  In May, viewers can look forward to Aureaus Solito’s Boy, the documentary Gay Sex in the ‘70s and more.

Check out the selection at and let us know what you think.  What do you think about this new genre?

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.