i think this was the first gay kiss on tv

I have to say this. After four seasons of Flint suffering, it was so satisfying seeing him so happy as he hugged and kissed the love of his life. It’s been four(?) days and I’m still thinking about it. There was something I couldn’t explain. It wasn’t bitterness (at all) but you know, after the first impact (I mean I screamed and cried for two days straight) I felt like something was off. And then I realiazed: I’m not used to it.
Every queer character in television ends up tragically dying or unhappy anyway. This was the first time that not only the main character was gay, but he (and almost every other queer character) also got a happy ending. I was so expecting Flint’s tragic end, that I didn’t truly realize there was the actual chance for him to be happy.
I was hoping for it, obviously, but not expecting it. It stunned me. It completely stunned me.

anonymous asked:

Groundbreaking: pioneering , first to come. Claim: Klaine is groundbreaking bc teenage lgbt couple on TV. Actual Fact: Jack and Tobey on Dawson's Creek 2001; Marco and Dylan on Degrassi Next-gen 2004; Marissa and Alex on The O C 2005; Paige and Alex on Degrassi Next-gen 2006; Calvin and Heath on Greek 2007; Eric and Jonathan on Gossip Girl 2008; Adrianna and Gia on 90210 2010; Marshall and Lionel on United States of Tara 2010. So far TEN YEARS. Then we get Kurt and Blaine on Glee 2011.

Oh hunny - I was in the Degrassi fandom…I danced at a gay bar with Adamo…I know my history.

Kurt and Blaine were not the first teen gay couple on television. Not the first teen gay kiss on television (though one of the very few at that point that was more than a peck). They were the first to sing a romantic duet on television. The first ‘loss of virginity in a positive way’ story for a teen gay couple (Chris talked about this a lot at the time. It was why he was so proud of the ep)…

But I don’t think either of these ‘firsts’ is what makes them groundbreaking. It was the centrality of the characters (first Kurt, then both of them), the centrality of the story, the seriousness and focus the relationship was given from the outset, the status as power couple, on an absolutely monstrously popular worldwide phenomenon hit show. It was seasons 2 and 3 that broke ground. 

And the story has the fans to prove it. The reaction was groundbreaking because the story provided resonated. Why did fans root so strongly for these two? Because the show wrote characters and the actors acted characters that deeply connected. Two gay kids that somehow stole the hearts of thousands -> groundbreaking.

[I don’t know what you try to prove by sending me these troll-y messages. The amount in my inbox (not about this specifically but all the things - like I have deleted I think now 13 anons inthe last 24 hours, and answered one here and there that amuses) is bizarre. What you do, troll-anons, with your aggression-disguised-as-questions, is give me power.

Roar. And thanks. Have a nice day.]

anonymous asked:

You know what I died laughing abou tho? When Diana and Steve kissed for the first time it was so dark you couldn't see their faces then it pans out the window to outside the house and I was just sitting there thinking, this is what happens to gay couples. They got that "tv gay window" treatment, it was so funny to me, usually the hets get gratuitous sex scenes and make outs but not this movie. You knew they loved each other but didn't need to sit thru 10 min of sex scenes to show that, ya kno?

yea that was great honestly. it was pretty refreshing bc i knew going into this movie that there would be a romantic subplot but im glad it wasnt nearly as bad as i thought it would be

a question and a thought....

Ealier this evening I read an article where it said that “gay romances (whether there’s a kiss/flirt/sex scene between two men)  on TV and movies or even in books are more "shipped” by women than gay people"

my question is: Why is this true? I mean I’ve been loving gay romances ever since I first saw Queer as Folk when I was 14 years old and people thought I was crazy or something, even when people thought I was gay because of that. I’m straight and I don’t think this will ever gonna change, even if I still love watching or reading gay romance. I JUST FUCKING LOVE IT! Sometimes is even more romantic and sexier than straight romantic couples. I get even more excited when my favorite actors have gay roles and I my feels are terrible when they suffer or I get really happy when they have happy endings. Am I insane? DON’T THINK SO!

I mean look a these love birds on TV and movies:

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I am thinking back to when Danny was first on as Aaron.

And he kinda had this, “yuck kissing boys for tv,” to him and Aaron barely interacted romantically when any of the fellas in his life. So that there were points that you wondered why they even bothered making him gay.

And now we have Danny Miller being Captain of the SS Robron and cheerleading for them and for Ryan. Where Aaron is out and proud and the show has Aaron welcoming being sexual and romantic with his partners. 

And it’s nice to see him grow and mature. And see a new older and wiser Aaron. Whose more comfortable and happy in his own skin.



















I was just thinking about Carmilla, as I do.

like, I’ve grown up with the internet. The internet led me to fanfiction, and fanfiction helped me understand not only my sexuality, but that I, as a young gay woman, was not alone. There were other women like me. It was ok. I wasn’t a freak. 

And I remember searching out every single little bit of femslash I could find. Xena and Gabrielle? I watched it with wide eyes when I was sixteen, long after it had ended, read the fanfiction, and watched fanvideos pointing out the subtext. Bering and Wells? I watched Warehouse 13 so I could get to the part where HG Wells met Myka Bering. I felt my heart speed up when they just looked at each other. I rejoiced in small touches. Because in the show, that’s all we were ever going to get. Sure, the subtext was there and played up by the actresses, but it was understood that it was never going to actually happen. Lindsey Boxer and Cindy Thomas from Women’s Murder Club. Rachel Berry and Quinn Fabray. I watched the unaired Nikki and Nora pilot. I read Regina Mills and Emma Swan fanfiction despite not wanting to watch the actual show. I watched as many lesbian movies as I possibly could. Watched an anime called Noir solely for the subtext between the two female leads (I don’t watch a lot of anime, that’s why this is kind of a big deal). And I’ve also done things like specifically hold off on watching Lost Girl because I need to know that in the end, she doesn’t end up with the guy. Because I’m too bitter to want to invest myself and then be disappointed. Again.

And last year, along came Carmilla.

And Carmilla gave me not one, not two, but three (!!!) queer ships. Hollence, Hollstein, and LaFerry. All of which actually had or have a chance of happening, for real, in real life! Not just in fanfiction, or in gifsets, or in fanvideos! But in real, actual canon! For the first time in my experience, the fandom wasn’t arguing over whether or not the femslash ships could happen, but which one would happen. Will Laura be with Carmilla, or will she be with Danny? Which girl will this other girl end up with? The mind of the little baby gay inside me was, and is still, BLOWN.

Like, I get emotional when I think about this, ok. I’m not one for crying during TV or movies, and I came very close when Laura and Carmilla kissed at the end of season one. They kissed. On screen. The gifsets made of that kiss weren’t clever manips. They were real. Because two girls who I had been rooting for actually got together. It really happened. I thought, man, even if Carmilla doesn’t get a season two, I am so glad I was here to see it happen. I’m so glad I decided to click on that link to watch it. I am so glad queer teenage girls of today and the future will be able to watch this.

Then season two happened! A show with mostly female characters, a non-binary character (HELL-FUCKING-O?!?!?!), queer ships, and one canon lesbian ship got a second season! And they were being funded by a company that made tampons and pads! A company put money into this! An actual company!

And there are Laura and Carmilla, kissing and holding hands and cuddling on my screen. A friend of mine complained about the first bit of season two: “it’s like all it is are two hot girls making out with the occasional interruption of plot?” And I couldn’t articulate to him how much I just…didn’t care (I also didn’t agree but that’s besides the point, tbh). Because they were there. Two girls were just…in love. On my screen. And nobody noticed they were two girls. They just were. It didn’t matter. They were just two people in love.

Even watching the break up. Laura acting like a teenager trying to get over Carmilla. Carmilla doing her…thing. It’s hard to describe, but it’s just this sense of yes, yes, queer people go through this stuff too. We, too, are just human and we get sad when we break up and eat too much ice cream and read stupid books and wallow. 

It’s humanizing. Perhaps ironically, with Carmilla as a vampire, but it really is. Seeing all of this speaks to that part of me that is still 13-years-old and scared, terrified, really. Scared of being different, of being weird. Carmilla the Series says No, sweetheart, it’s ok. You’re not different. You’re not weird. You’re just like Laura, see? She’s gay and it’s not the most interesting thing about her. She’s also headstrong, smart, naive, and a whole manner of other things; just like you. And it’s ok, it’s ok, I promise. 

This is why I’m so happy, and so ridiculously proud to see the pictures of the cast at FanExpo. The cast and crew of Carmilla deserve every accolade they get. The show they have created is so important, and I hope they realize it. I really do. There’s a sense of wonder I get, sometimes, when I’m thinking about the show. That it exists at all. 13-year-old Heather is so, so, so happy that it does, and 22-year-old Heather is just grateful. Thank you. From the bottom of my bitter, gay heart. Thank you.

What was your first real kiss?

The Fosters on ABC Family featured a gay kiss between two 13-year-old characters (played by 14 and 15-year-old boys) and of course the world came crashing to a fiery end.

I mean, it didn’t, but judging from the responses, you would’ve assumed as much.

I don’t watch the Fosters so I don’t know what it’s about, but I did watch this clip of the kiss and it put me deeeeeep into my middle school gay feelings thinking about my first kiss.

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