favorite lesbian characters

It’s okay for bi girls to headcanon all of their favorite characters as bi. It’s okay for pan girls to headcanon all of their favorite characters as pan. It’s okay for lesbians to headcanon all of their favorite characters as lesbian. There is nothing wrong with that. If canon doesn’t specify a character’s sexuality, and instead codes them as default heterosexual, a bi girl headcanoning said character as bi or a lesbian headcanoning said character as lesbian is perfect and awesome. 

If a bi girl sees a female character who has canon romantic relationships with men but has heavy romantic/sexual feelings implied for another female character, it’s okay for her to headcanon her as bi. If a lesbian sees a female character prioritize women, despite being in canon het relationships, she can headcanon her as lesbian who struggles with compulsory heterosexuality. Both forms of headcanoning are great and A+ and not problematic or biphobic/lesbophobic. 

The problem only emerges when you encroach on canon-specified sexualities. If a female character explicitly states or is explicitly specified as bisexual, don’t call her lesbian or erase her bisexuality. If a female character explicitly states or is explicitly specified as lesbian, don’t call her bisexual and don’t ship her with male characters. We have very limited canon content, so we should respect that and celebrate the canon that we have without stepping on each other’s toes or spewing hostilities at each other. 

Also, here’s just another disclaimer: a lesbian character getting killed off while her bisexual/pansexual girlfriend is traumatized and/or paired off with a man is not “good” or “radical” representation for lesbians or for bisexual women. It just reinforces the “dead/unhappy lesbian” and “traumatized/always-ends-up-with-a-man bisexual” narratives and that’s really, really bad for all wlw. 

All wlw headcanons are great and awesome and amazing and perfect, and there is no one headcanon that’s “better” or more “radical” than the other! If you’re a wlw who sees herself in a female character that’s coded as default heterosexual, you have every right to headcanon her with your specific sexuality and no one should fault you for it! 

Let lesbians have headcanons, if you don’t agree with them that’s all neat and cool but complaining about people hc characters as lesbians for whatever reason is just plain lesbophobia.

It only worth addressing it if its being done as a way of calling out bi erasure, but that’s hardly ever the case considering how much you folk also hate bi girls too.

Let lesbians have characters they can relate, she is tomboyish? Or she doesn’t get along with men? She admires girl heroes too much? Or you simply like the character? All great reason to hc a character as lesbian!

Have fun! You’re hurting nobody be calling your favorite character a lesbian!

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Alex Danvers Week:  Day 1

The Moment You Fell In Love With Her:

↳ Throughout her coming out process

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Lesbian ask game!

1. Name one way you break lesbian stereotypes?

2. Who was the first girl you remember having feelings for?

3. Who’s your favorite gay animal?

4. Do you have a girlfriend?

5. Define love in 5 words or less

6. What characteristics do you look for in a girl?

7. Do you participate in lesbian clubs or events?

8. What’s your situation with being out?

9. Say some things you love about your crush/girlfriend?

10. Do you want to get married?

11. Do you want to have kids?

12. Who’s your favorite historical lesbian?

13. What’s your favorite song about lesbians?

14. What’s your favorite book about lesbians?

15. Who’s your favorite lesbian character?

16. If you live in a country where gay marriage is legal, where were you when it was legalized? Did you do anything to celebrate?!

17. If you could meet one famous lesbian (dead or alive) who would you pick?

18. Have you ever kissed a girl?

19. Do you have any favorite lesbian positivity blogs?

20. Who was your first real life crush?

21. What is one thing you think your school/ place of work could do to create a safe environment for lesbians?

22. Have you ever been to a gay/lesbian bar?

23. Do you know any lesbians outside of the internet?

24. Describe your ideal gaycation?

25. Do you listen to any lesbian musicians?

Lesbian ask game 3

This one is different!


1. Name one way you break the wlw stereotype. (Fat, trans, poc, autistic, etc)

2. Who was the first girl you remember having feelings for?

3. What’s your opinion on the butch/femme labels? Do you think they’re harmful?

4. Do you have a girlfriend?

5. Define love in 5 words or less

6. What characteristics do you look for in a girl?

7. Do you participate in LGBTQ clubs and events?

8. Are you out to anyone outside of tumblr?

9. Say some things you love about your crush/girlfriend?

10. Do you want to get married?

11. Do you want to have kids?

12. How would you describe the difference between sun lesbians and moon lesbians?

13. What’s your favorite song about lesbians?

14. What’s your favorite book about lesbians?

15. Who’s your favorite lesbian character?

16. If you live in a country where gay marriage is legal, where were you when it was legalized? Did you do anything to celebrate?!

17. If you could meet one famous wlw (dead or alive) who would you pick?

18. Have you ever kissed a girl?

19. Do you have any favorite wlw positivity blogs?

20. Who was your first real life crush? (as in not Dana Scully or Jessica Rabbit)

21. What is one thing you think your school/ place of work could do to create a safe environment for LGBTQ people

22. Have you ever been to a gay bar?

23. Do you know a lot of LGBTQ people outside of the Internet

24. Describe your ideal gaycation (a vacation that you, a gay, go on)

25. Not a question, I just want you to know that you’re amazing and beautiful and I love you. Keep up the good work.

step away from the microphone karen

>steven, you’ve said that the moment that john is wounded in the three garridebs is your favorite moment in the stories. what was your thought process when it came to adapting that emotional climax in the final problem?

>sherlock employs the narrative device of mirroring to great effect–irene adler, for instance (one of my favorite lesbian characters, by the way) presents us with such an interesting lens into sherlock. how do you create mirror characters that still have their own distinct personalities? what are your top priorities when you first start imagining a mirror? do they always come in pairs?

>sherlock and john have spent a lot of time apart these past two seasons. what does that add to the story? do you think that sherlock holmes works just as well with other characters in the “watson” role? in fact, does sherlock need a watson at all?

>let’s discuss the elephant in the room. how do elephants add to the show’s aesthetic?

>for mark, in the past you’ve talked at length about your disdain for modern horror films like saw, and wrote a poem when a dissenter compared sherlock to the action-packed james bond. what compelled you to pay such extensive homage to these films in the final problem? 

>how do you think sherlock’s repressed memories of eurus influenced him in series one?

>in your opinion, what are the most major events to influence sherlock’s character development over the course of the series, and how did they change him?

>what was the thought process behind having certain scenes and shots repeat and change in t6t and tld?

>several characters in the lying detective draw attention to john’s diminishing role and his blog’s decreasing quality. is this at all self-reflective? if so, why not fix the flaws rather than draw attention to them?

>why name the floating hellprison after sherlock’s first draft name?

>how do you think john felt over the course of series four?

>did mrs. turner’s married ones survive the patience grenade?

>did I survive the patience grenade