One thing cishet allys usually struggle to understand is why LGBTQ+ people are so militantly protective of our ships, canon or non-canon. We’ve received almost zero representation in any forms of media until the past few recent years. Even now we struggle to find any positive representation & have to sift through a myriad of mediocre shows just to find a canon LGBTQ+ ship where the characters aren’t just blatant offensive stereotypes or aren’t tortured/killed for the straight characters storyline progression. It’s so hard to even find a good tv show with a queer relationship on it. Last year alone we lost more than 30 queer characters in mainstream television. We lost so much of the little representation we had and now we’re stuck with like 6 queer characters spread out across all of mainstream television.