I think I know what my favourite thing about Yuri!!! on Ice is. It’s not the animation, or the plot, or the characters or the ship. It’s not Victuri being canon. It’s the message it sends to LGBT+ people. That we are normal, and we are accepted, at least by the people who make the show.
YoI presents us with a gay couple, who are allowed to just be normal. They aren’t treated specially. There is no moment in the show where being gay is treated as anything other than completely and utterly normal. Every character in the show treats Yuri and Victor like they and their relationship is normal. They accept it and go back to what they were doing before. There is no moment where being gay is treated as being a bad thing, no moment of ‘this is wrong, but we’re both men’. And more than that, both Victor and Yuri are allowed to have lives and personalities outside of being gay. They are just two people who fell in love. And while yes you could argue that not confronting bigotry is an issue with the show, I think that for YoI not confronting it is a strong point. There are so many shows and books that do that, that recount the struggles of LGBT+ people. Yuri!!! on Ice is one of those shows people make posts requesting, the happy queer comedies that are here to make us feel good where being gay isn’t the joke and is just a facet of the character. YoI does that. All while sending out one powerful if subtle message that can be received by Queer and non-Queer people alike.
That LGBT+ People are normal.