Each and every single LGBTQ couple on this end of year list defied expectations, showed us what true love looks like, and made us feel seen, appreciated, and like our stories were worth a damn. From Schitt’s Creek to Motherland: Fort Salem, they fought misconceptions, grew as characters and people, and changed each other for the better because they had each other. They are what we aspire to have and be like in the now, present, and future. And we hope that you celebrate them and enjoy the list we’ve put together with a special service of LGBTQ couple fanvids to accompany each and every single one of them!
David & Patrick, Schitt’s Creek
Why We Love Them: We love David and Patrick from Schitt’s Creek because they make each other better people. And throughout their love story we learned that differences can bring people together and tell some of the greatest love stories out there.
Waverly & Nicole, Wynonna Earp
Why We Love Them: We love Waverly and Nicole from Wynonna Earp because they exemplify what it means to be loved by someone who sees you for who you are. Also, they are the kind of representation we need as queer people. Open, honest, loving.
Joe and Nicky, The Old Guard
Why We Love Them: We love Joe and Nicky from The Old Guard because they defy expectations and love so openly and honestly that it inspires us to do the same. They are proof that opposites attract and that love can cross all barriers, no matter how far and wide they are.
Elena & Syd, One Day at a Time
Why We Love Them: We love Elena and Syd from One Day at a Time because they are the young, kind, and sweet love we wish we all had the opportunity to grow up with. They are respectful, goofy, and so sweet together that you want to be like them and more.
Captain Holt & Kevin, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Why We Love Them: We love Captain Holt and Kevin from Brooklyn Nine-Nine because they understand and accept each other for who they are without letting the other settle. They challenge each other, have built a life we’re all jealous of, and we hope our dads stay together forever!
Dani & Jamie, The Haunting of Bly Manor
Why We Love Them: We love Dani and Jaime from The Haunting of Bly Manor because they cared for each other, ghosts and all, with a fierceness that defied death. They bloomed in front of us and left us hoping for the one day we find our own moon flower.
Adora & Catra, She-ra and the Princesses of Power
Why We Love Them: We love Adora and Catra from She-ra and the Princesses of Power because they bring out the best in each other. Did it take a really long time? Hell yeah. But it was worth the wait for the way they fell into each other, lifted each other up, and used their love for each other to save the world.
Emma & Nico, Vida
Why We Love Them: We love Emma and Nico from Vida because despite their differences, they can be open and honest with each other in a way they’ve never been with anyone else. They cherish each other, have each other’s backs, and never give up, no matter how things might get or change.
Elida & Amae, Vagrant Queen
Why We Love Them: We love Elida and Amae from Vagrant Queen because they make each other glow. Not literally. But…they make each other light up with love, kindness, and admiration born out of trust and honesty. They are sweet and the kind of journey we all hope to have one day with someone we care about.
Raelle & Scylla, Motherland: Fort Salem
Why We Love Them: We love Raelle and Scylla from Motherland: Fort Salem because they chose each other. Sure, it’s messy and only at the beginning. But they chose to be better than their pasts or the decisions that weighed them down with guilt. They want to grow together and shall, no matter how long it takes.
Ana and Yessika, Gentefied
Why We Love Them: We love Ana and Yessika from Gentefied because they are two women of color who are so smitten with each other that we’re smitten with them! Also, the way they encourage each other is absolute goals and the kind of support we all need on the daily.