Two canon queer POC who both came out in different ways!!!!!!!
Comedy without playing into racist or homophobic stereotypes
Healthy heterosexual relationship without ever making Jake give any signs of being sick of his wife-to-be, they’re just happy dorks in love supporting one another. They didn’t get together through an argument and they didn’t hate one another going in takes notes CW!
Those are just a few simple reasons but let’s look at some of the characters in more depth!
The captain of the 99 precinct,
Normally always stoic and has the best poker face
His husband’s name is Kevin and they are a match made in heaven
Thinks Barbara Streisand counts as Rock Music
Owns a Corgi named Cheddar
Really protective over his staff
Super competitive and stubborn
Is a huge movie nerd
He’s Jewish and his family life wasn’t always stable
Starts off really stubborn and unwilling to follow rules but grows as a person and a team player aka some of the best character development in tv today!
Loves all of the squad and always tries to motivate people to do their best
Playful and competitive
Is supportive of his girlfriend’s goals and strengths, never belittles her or makes her feel like she has to choose between him and her work
Canon bisexual woc
Has a knife collection
Is Rosa even her name???? Who knows?!
Wears leather like a boss
Is really tough and sarcastic but cares deeply about the things and the people who matter to her
Always has people’s backs
Her happy place is picturing herself beating up people she hates
Insults and teases people to show affection
Self proclaimed teacher’s pet
Books and Binders are her best friends
The hardest worker you shall ever see
Super nerdy and organised
Gets excited really easily
She doesn’t always get social cues but tries her best
Establishes herself as her own person and not just “Jake’s girlfriend” or “Holt’s lackey”
Brought a blanket to a sport’s game in July
Had a crush on a coworker and after finding out she didn’t feel the same immediately backed off, moved on and became one of her closest friends.
Has “foot-in-mouth disease”
Supportive of his friends especially his best buddy Jake
Is obsessed with cooking
Holds a grudge against a horse
Overly invested in Jake and Amy’s relationship, probably has an otp scrapbook for them
Has dozens of hobbies like yoga and sewing things that aren’t traditionally “masculine”
Terry x Yogurt are the true otp
Is a very strong, well built man who could bench press 3 grown men and is such a loving and gentle father
Isn’t afraid to call out the Captain when he’s being unfair to the squad
Carries angry squad members over his shoulder
Got a bouncy castle because Amy and Rosa were stressed
Refers to himself in the third person a lot
There’s Hitchcock and Scully who’s life goal is to eat and sit in a chair and honestly mood.
and then GINA MOTHERF*CKING LINETTI
This show tackles really problematic issues and completes stamps on them. Ever wonder where the “cool motive, still murder” meme is from?! They have tackled racial profiling, racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, bullying. The list goes on and on.
It has canon lgbt characters who are well developed and their sexuality isn’t the main factor of their personality. The “will they, won’t they” relationship is developed naturally and both parties did not fall for one another at the same time.
This show is so good and I would highly recommend watching it, I can assure you that you won’t regret it!
i’m sure most everyone who follows me and/or is active in the hamilton fandom is aware of what’s been happening to my good friend jay/umbronydraws during the last few weeks or so. with jay’s consent i’m here to explain the situation on his behalf since he wants absolutely no further part in the fandom or in this situation and honestly? I don’t blame him whatsoever.
tl;dr congratulations, you harassed another queer artist of color to the point of considering suicide. both people outside of the fandom AND people within the fandom have been guilty of this. how many more times is this going to keep happening?
caps (provided by jay) and explanations are below. content warnings for slurs & just. shit. many names have been left uncensored. (reblogs are ok & encouraged, we need people to know and understand what happened here so that we can work on making sure it doesn’t happen again.)
i took my english exam this morning and i’ve had a productive day of studying for my latin exam tomorrow!! i hope that everyone’s enjoying their day, and hopefully we all get through exam season together :)
Hey, I just want to say— I’m proud of you and you’ve made it this far. Even if things don’t feel good right now, and you might be hurting, you’ve made it really far and I know you will make it farther. Pull through, at least for me okay? And for you. You can do it. It’s okay to breakdown, don’t worry. But make sure to stand back up okay? I know you can do it, I believe in you.
“Don’t say that you love me more than I love you. Trust me, you are the glorious sun to me, my everything and I love you with all my heart.”
“Repeat after me; I am worthy, I am worthy, I am worthy…and believe it, ‘cause you are.”
“Darling, perfect is just a word. Perfection is impossible and chasing after it will lead you nowhere. Just do your best and accept that the result is good.”
“When the most broken put themselves back together, they become the most beautiful angels. It’s okay if it’s sloppy or if a crack is still left open, you’re even more ethereal to me.”
“The longest and most difficult roads in life end in the best places. Be patient and keep going.”
“So what if the world is complex and overwhelming? So what if you can’t do it all, can’t be the best? Stop focusing on your image and focus on yourself. You have these years on this earth, enjoy them, don’t overthink it. “
“I’m love with your mind, soul and body.”
“The best thing you can do in life is to love yourself and let your passion help others to love themselves too.”
“I know you may feel alone right now but just remember how big the world is. How many souls will love you for who you are. They’re out there, don’t worry. Just get through, explore and you’ll find them. Just don’t forget to find yourself.”
“Can I kiss where it hurts?”
“Hey, it’s going to be fine. We’ll get through this together, hand in hand, okay?”
“It’s all about the little things. Your favorite tea, good stories, sparkly eyes, beautiful skies, the thrill of adventure, passion, the feeling of home. Enjoy them.”
“You’re not broken. Your mind is just built differently, get to know it, have a little chat with yourself. The most complicated minds tend to be the most beautiful ones, just don’t let it use you, learn to cooperate with it.”
“Hey, beautiful, you okay?”
“You’re amazing, did you know that?”
“I think I’m going blind from your beauty.”
“Everyone’s different. Everyone’s beautiful. You’re the most beautiful human I’ve met, and I’ve met myself!”
“Breathe, darling, breathe.”
“I’m sorry, I didn’t know that triggered you, I’ll never do it again.”
“Here, I’m going to make you some tea and we’ll watch a movie, that sound good?”
Magic is real. It’s not spells and cauldrons, no… it’s more subtle. Like, when the air seems electrified, when eyes speak more than words, when you sense something none of your normal senses detect. If you stop for a moment and look beyond, you’ll find it.“
“I know you don’t want to, but in the end, it’ll pay off. Just breathe, keep your head up and you’ll be fine.”
Taking care of three requests at once <3 Here is a long, one-shot taking place after Season 2 Episode 5. Juggie fights for Betty like he SHOULD HAVE from the beginning.
“Is it true?“ he asks her, solemnly. She
sucks in a sharp breath and looks away. She rummages through her supplies for a
bandage for the scrape above his eyebrow. She can’t bring herself to answer
him. He’ll know she’s lying. "All that stuff that Archie said? You don’t…
you want me, anymore?”
“Jug…” she sighs, torn between
wanting to tell him the truth and wanting to keep him safe. “I just… I
need some space to figure things out right now.”
She’s lying. He knows her. She still won’t look
at him. He’s about to call her out when her cracked phone begins to ring a few
feet away. She up and dives for it, silencing it as quickly as she can without
even looking at who is calling her.
She already knows
who it is.
Jughead eyes her carefully, skeptically. He slowly
rises to his elbows, ignoring Betty’s protests for him to lay back. She begins
to clean the cut above his eyebrow.
“So, that’s it then?” he sniffs,
shaking his head with teary eyes. “You’re not going to tell me the truth?”
Her hand drops from his forehead with the bloodied cotton ball and she just
stares blankly back at him.
she wonders, simply. His mouth drops to reply, but she’s right. They’ve both
been hiding things. She shrugs, shaking her head mournfully, “You’re a
Serpent now? And you didn’t even tell me?” He sits up more, his eyes as
wide as he can make them, despite the swelling.
“You said you would support me, whatever I
had to explore, Betty-”
“Yes, I did. And I do,” she replies
quickly. “And if you were being honest with me, then I really could
support you. But you’re lying
Juggie-” He groans, rolling over and pulling himself up from the floor. “Jug,
stop! You’re going to hurt yourself.” But he doesn’t care. He can’t just
sit here and listen to this, he has too much adrenaline pumping through his
veins. He turns to her.
“Okay so that whole stunt you pulled,
sending Archie to break it off with me, what? That was all real? You’re really going to end things this way-?”
“I-” she stammers.
Her phone rings again and Betty wants to scream.
She shuts it off this time.
She gets up, beginning to usher him toward her
window. “It’s no one. You have to go-” He stops her and she’s unable
to get him to move. He plants his feet. He’s not going anywhere.
are you hiding, Betty? Because you can’t leave me for being dishonest when
you are keeping things from me, too-”
please. Please just stop-”
“Does this have to do with the Black Hood?
Did he… did he threaten you?”
She hides her face in her hands to hide the fact that she’s unravelling. “God,
just tell me Betty!”
“I swear it will all make sense soon but
yo- you have to go. And not out the
front. Back out the windo-”
“No!” He finally yells. He takes her
by the shoulders and shakes her lightly. “Betty, tell me! I deserve to know why-”
She clenches her jaw and her fists,
frustratedly. She almost tells him, but she is too scared to take the risk. Her
“See?” she says coldly, brushing past
him. She leans on her vanity, looking at him only through the mirror because
she can’t say it to his face. “This is why I sent Archie. I knew you
wouldn’t let this go.” Her own words hurt her. She sent Archie so she
wouldn’t have to see the pain in his eyes when she rejected him. It was bad
enough hurting Veronica to cut off her friendship, this was pure agony.
“No,“ he shakes his head at her defiantly.
"No, I don’t believe that. I don’t
“Well, I’m sorry. But it’s the truth,
Jughead.” Her breaths are ragged, her heart is breaking all over again. “Everything
Archie said. All of it.”
“No, you sent Archie because you know I
can see through you. I know you,
Betty!” He saunters up behind her, staring at her eyes through the mirror.
His gaze seems to permeate down to her soul. He gently rests his hands on her
shoulders from behind her, his voice low and circling her ear.
me, Betty Cooper. I saw you two days ago. We sat in a booth - out booth -
talked about running away together, remember?” She shakes her head, the tears
freely falling now. She doesn’t want
to remember. She doesn’t want to remember his hands or his lips or his heart. "Betty
please. It’s me. You can tell me anything.”
“You don’t understand,“ she cries, turning
to face him finally. She’s frenzied now. Terrified. "It’s not safe for you
here. It’s not safe for you to be around me.
H-he said he’d cut you out of my life. His
“I don’t care!” he shouts at her. They stare at
one another in awed silence for a moment. He reaches up to his face to wipe
away the tears that have somehow managed to escape. “I don’t care, Betty. I
would rather take on some masked psychopath for the rest of my life than go one
day without having you. You are mine.”
A little something for the South Asian wlw who are often forgotten.
To Tamil, Telugu, Malayali, Bengali, Kannadigas, Tulu, Maldivian, Bhutanese, Chhetri, Magar, Tharu, Tamang, Indo-Carribean, multiracial and other desi wlw. Desi wlw who are black.
To those who can’t relate to white wlw’s experiences, who have never been able to see their situations portrayed anywhere. To those who feel like there’ll never be any hope for them, due to factors like the homophobia and misogyny in south Asian communities or institutions like arranged marriage. Who feel like they cannot talk about their struggles in fear of having them reflect on their culture.
To the desi wlw who don’t have any role models to look up to, who are clueless about what to do or whether or not they will even have a future for themselves. To those who are scared about being shunned from their communities and families. To those who aren’t even allowed to love men and are expected to marry a stranger, making loving a woman seem impossible.
It can be immensely isolating when you don’t see yourself anywhere or when you’re never given the opportunity to be heard. But make no mistake, our stories are diverse and are worth telling. We have each other, we have other wlwoc/wlw who can relate to us and we can get through this together.
That night, you told me something terrible. Something that should never happen to anyone. I was shaking. I was sorry. I was trying to imagine the pain you were in. I was listening to you burst into tears. I was wishing that I could be there to hold you. I made you promise that we’d get through this together. Those blue eyes should never shed a sad tear.