The thing I love about the Rance family is how they are just not engaging in questions about Zach’s sexuality at all, because that wouldn’t even be appropriate for them to. And yet - the implication of the things that they DO say is that they are taking his word for it that he is straight and are therefore defending his close friendship with Frankie as being totally okay as a platonic guy-guy interaction while also making it clear that they’d be totally fine with it if Zach were to come home and tell them he really was gay/bi/fluid whatever.
They do is in subtle ways by saying they have close friends who are gay, by saying how proud they are that Zach has no prejudices and how he got that from his family, by saying that they love Zankie and love the teamwork and friendship, by retweeting clearly shippy things about Zankie in a positive manner, by not making sweeping judgements like “no we KNOW our boy is straighty-mc-straighty-pants so stop asking already!” or whatever.
They’re just super cool and laid back about the whole thing and I think it’s fantastic that they are taking Zach’s lead and are talking about how him having a close physical relationship with Frankie is boundary breaking even if they’re just strictly friends - because they’re right. It is. And it’s so beautiful to watch.
And while I obviously LOVE the idea of Zankie being romantic and would just ADORE seeing someone actually come out on national television and have a gaymance on a reality show for a change - I don’t need for that to happen. I’m happy to just watch them do what they do and will continue to watch in fascination for as long as they’re both on the show together.
And to know that both families are 100% supportive of this thing - whether it be a friendship or something more - is just the icing on the cake. So thank you Rance family - for being so flipping fantastic.