There are several reasons this article is awesome:
1 - Its an article about gay couples on tv
2 - One of the couples only exist in its fandoms mind and the other is just a rumour
3 - It debating the merits of which couple is better
4 - Its a regular article
When I came out we had slim to no articles about gay characters. Less gay couples, even less gay couples that the fans created! Whenever there was an article the headline screamed ‘LESBIAN CHARACTER REVEALED’ or ‘GAY STORYLINE SHOCKER’.
It’s articles like this that give me hope that things really are getting better for equality. A regular website holding a debate about characters in a show with no ‘NEW LESBIAN HOOKUP!!!!’ tag-line/header screaming for attention.
The whole article does not once mention the word lesbian or gay. It recognizes that those words are irrelivant, the reader already knows the characters its talking about are female, and thats not an issue. The article debates who the better pairing is, regardless that one of the pairings has never happened on the show and discusses the chemistry of the two potential couples. Whoever wrote this article, along with whoever green lit its publication, I ADORE YOU!
If more websites, papers, magazines and TV channels treated gay characters/actors this way; like everyone else and without needing to put ‘lesbian character’ anywhere in the article it would do so much for equality.