Netflix is proud of its LGBTQ actors and entertainers.
The streaming service released a short video for Pride in which many of its famous faces discuss their journey of coming out and embracing themselves. Moreover, the inspiring clip also serves as a reminder of the many queer and inclusive shows it has produced in just a few short years.
Featured performers include the cast of Queer Eye,Orange Is the New Black's Laverne Cox, The OA's Ian Alexander, Atypical's Brigitte Lundy Payne and Nik Dodani, Stranger Things' Shannon Purser, Santa Clarita Diet's Liv Hewson, Voltron: Legendary Defender's Bex Taylor-Klaus, Special's Ryan O'Connell, Trinkets' Quintessa Swindell, When They See Us's Isis King, Tales of the City's Bob the Drag Queen, and No Good Nick's Josie Totah.
"Love these unapologetic LGBTQ+ icons," Netflix captioned in the YouTube video published Wednesday, titled "Being Yourself Is a Superpower." In addition to serving some lewks while walking through a runway of rainbow triangles, these out performers discuss how they became empowered.
"When I first came out, I was told I was too feminine to be a man, and that made me feel pretty powerless," said Alexander, who recently spoke with the LGBTQ&A podcast about how he found acceptance of his gender identity on the set of The OA.
"Unfortunately, I felt that my sexuality was a secret, something that was keeping me from love, keeping me from being fully accepted," said Purser.
"When you're young and dealing with your identity, it's confusing and tough, and the way I found my way out of that was by telling people," said Dodani, who discussed being a gay and Indian-American actor in a 2018 digital cover story for The Advocate.