How to get LGBTQ category on Netflix



Chris, a UK-born media connoisseur, is an expert in watching international TV. Known as "The Global Screen Wanderer", he has travelled extensively across the globe with long stints away from home. With over 10 years of experience he has become the go-to guru for streaming content from home and abroad.

In this guide I’m going to show you how you can get the LGBTQ category on Netflix.

Netflix is a funny old beast, it’s one of the best streaming services in existence (if not the best?!) but the content they offer differs by region.

What this means is if you’re in one country you’ll get access to certain movies and TV shows and in another a different selection. In fact, in some regions, you’ll get well over 50% more movies and TV shows than other regions.

The same can be said for LGBTQ content. On Netflix Thailand, for example, there is no LGBTQ category, but on US Netflix there is an extensive LGBTQ category.

So if you’re looking for LGBTQ category on your Netflix, read on to find out how you can enable it.

Step 1: Get yourself a VPN service

Sadly, there’s no magic switch on Netflix to just enable or disable LGBTQ content. For this, you’re going to have to “region hop”.

What this involves is using an app called a VPN from a provider such as ExpressVPN to change the country Netflix thinks you’re in.

Let’s say you’re in Thailand as an example, you can use a VPN to change your country to the United States. When you use a VPN and login to Netflix it’ll now show you the US Netflix content which includes the extensive LGBTQ section.

Netflix LGBTQ Category

Left: Thai Netflix without LGBTQ, Right: US Netflix with LGBTQ.

There are hundreds of VPN services out there but not all are suitable for accessing LGBTQ content on Netflix. Three I recommend that work are as follows.

My Top VPN Recommendations to access LGBTQ content

  1. ExpressVPN – My top Recommended choice!
  2. NordVPN
  3. CyberGhost VPN

All you need to do is select one of the providers above. I recommend using ExpressVPN because I find them to be more reliable than the rest.

They’ve also got a 30-day money back guarantee in the unlikely case you can’t get it working. Plus if you sign up today you can get 3 months for free on their 12 month package. This will save you 49% over paying on a monthly basis. Well worth it if you’re likely to be watching LGBTQ and other content for the foreseeable future.

Once you’ve signed up for one of the providers above, read below to find out how to use the VPN to get the LGBTQ category on Netflix.

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Step 2: Use the VPN to get the LGBTQ category

Now you’ve signed up for a VPN service the next step is to use it. You’ll need to download their app for your device and then connect to the United States which has one of the biggest LGBTQ Netflix categories.

Follow the steps below where I’m using ExpressVPN as my example. If you’ve already signed up for ExpressVPN (or one of the other providers) skip step 1 as that deals with signing up and you definitely don’t need to sign up a second time.


  1. Visit the ExpressVPN website by clicking here and sign up for their service. Skip this step if you’ve done so already.
  2. Once signed up go to the ‘Products’ section of the ExpressVPN and download their app. You can also install it from your regular app store by searching ‘ExpressVPN’.
  3. Open the app and login or activate it.
  4. Choose the Selected Location (1) option and then United States (2).
  5. Press Connect (3) or wait for the app to connect.
  6. Once the app has connected visit the Netflix website or launch the Netflix app.
ExpressVPN desktop app showing United States

Access the LGBTQ category on Netflix with ExpressVPN.

Now that you’re connected to ExpressVPN when you visit the Netflix website or use their app you’ll notice the content you have access to is different.

The American Netflix website has more content than every other Netflix region (apart from Japan). Now you’re connected you’ll be able to watch any of the shows and movies you see.

If you check the Movies and TV Shows sections you’ll notice a new category which contains ‘LGBTQ‘ content.

You can watch any of this content. It doesn’t matter where your Netflix account is registered or where you pay for it. You’re now free to watch the American Netflix content and that includes LGBTQ movies and TV shows.

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Does this work on my mobile or tablet?

Yes, certainly. In fact watching on your mobile or tablet as we all know is one of the most convenient ways to watch Netflix.

Using the VPN service from ExpressVPN is no different on your mobile or table to using on a regular laptop or computer.

Simply sign up for ExpressVPN, download their app from your usual app store and connect to the United States.

Once you’re connected open the Netflix app and you’ll be able to watch any of the LGBTQ content from the LGBTQ category as well as all the other extra none-LGBTQ content too.

Will this work on my Amazon Fire TV Stick?

Yes, along with any Windows, Mac, Android, Apple iOS devices you have the solution above also works on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick too.

You’ll need to ensure you sign up for ExpressVPN because they have a dedicated Amazon app which you can install directly onto your Fire TV Stick device.

It’s then simply a case of following the same instructions above. Once connected launch the Netflix app and you’ll have access to the LGBTQ category.

You may need to open a few random apps first and then Netflix to ‘reset’ it. You’ll know it’s reset when it plays the Netflix logo animation and then asks you ‘Who’s watching?’ again.


If you want to access the LGBTQ category on Netflix or access more LGBTQ content then a VPN from ExpressVPN is the way to go.

ExpressVPN will let you access the American Netflix website using your regular Netflix login details which has more LGBTQ content than most other countries.

To get more LGBTQ content on Netflix sign up for ExpressVPN by clicking the button below.

Once you’ve signed up, download their app and connect to the United States.

Then open your Netflix app or visit their website and enjoy browsing the new LGBTQ category.

Unlock the LGBTQ category with ExpressVPN

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What’s your base Netflix country? I would love to know so why not let me know in the comments section below.

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