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35 TV Couple Moments That Are Absolutely Iconic And Prove Why Representation Is Important

"I write for you, my Sue. I write for you. For you alone."

We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their favorite queer TV couple moments. Here are some of the best responses:

Warning: There are obviously massive spoilers ahead!

1. First, on She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, when Catra finally told Adora that she loved her.

Catra telling Adora that she loves her and she wants her to stay, and Adora waking up and saying, "You love me? I love you too"
Netflix

"The slow burn, enemies to lovers romance between Catra and Adora was really amazing. Not only was it great to see representation in an animated show, but it was one of the most well-developed relationships I've seen, straight or gay."

melonette000

2. On The Magicians, when Eliot and Quentin were stuck in another world and fell in love.

Eliot and Q repeating, "Peaches and plums"
SYFY

Suggested by: mandyakumij

3. On Dickinson, when Emily told Sue that she only writes poems for her.

Emily telling Sue, "I write for you, my Sue. I write for you. For you alone. That's enough"
AppleTV+

Suggested by: monikaaat

4. On How to Get Away with Murder, when Oliver sang to Connor at their wedding.

Oliver singing and Connor smiling
ABC

Suggested by: imafangirl54

5. On Sense8, when Nomi and Amanita both had engagement rings and proposed to each other.

Amanita proposing and then Nomi saying, "Oh my god, I don't believe this" before pulling out a ring and proposing to Amanita
Netflix

"The only answer is Nomi and Amanita. They are so amazingly supportive of each other and their love felt so real. Every second they were on screen made me happier than the previous second." 

anthonyw4564e5bfe

6. On Shameless, when Mickey kissed Ian in a gay club.

Ian trying to kiss Mickey and Mickey saying, "What the fuck?" Then Mickey realizing where they are and kissing Ian
Showtime

"Mickey realizes he's in a safe place and kissing Ian so hard is so beautiful. It's so emotional."

dynastyjl1

7. And on Shameless, when Ian and Mickey got married surrounded by their friends and family.

Ian saying, "I, Ian, take you...Mickey...to be my husband"
Showtime

"The journey for Mickey and Ian to finally get married was a long one, and to see them finally get their happy ending and everyone be so happy for them — oh my god, Frank crying — was just great."

g_bernie

8. On Orphan Black, when Delphine and Cosima first got together and their chemistry was perfect.

Delphine telling Cosima that she never thought of bisexuality for herself just based on science, and then the two of them kiss
BBC America

"I just love how Delphine talks about sexuality being a spectrum and heteronormativity goes against our biology. It was as Cosima said, 'Oddly romantic, totally encouraging.' They just had the best chemistry and I loved every moment when they were together."

nonexistant_knight

9. On Euphoria, when Rue helped Jules with her hormone injections.

Jules smiling as Rue injects her hormones
HBO

"It's such a small moment out of all their scenes together, but it's so impactful. I know Hunter Schafer really loved that particular scene too!"

districtrue

10. On Julie and the Phantoms, when Alex bumped into Willie while skating.

Willie fixing his hair and Alex looking at him with his mouth wide open
Netflix

Suggested by: rowenaprentiss312

11. On The Haunting of Bly Manor, when we saw Jamie and Dani's entire life together, including Jamie saying "I love you" and Dani proposing.

Jamie telling Dani she's "pretty in love with you it turns out," and Dani telling Jamie she wants to spend however much time they have left together
Netflix

"We saw their entire future together in a matter of minutes and it was just so well done. Their chemistry was amazing, and I think their relationship was beautifully (and heartbreakingly) written."

noradominick

12. On 9-1-1: Lone Star, when TK consoled Carlos after his apartment caught fire and they were trapped inside.

TK hugging Carlos and saying, "Come here. It's okay. We're okay. We're okay"
Fox

"Literally ANY Tarlos moment from 9-1-1: Lone Star. They steal the show and my heart."

cadenceb02

13. On Grey's Anatomy, when Arizona told Callie she loved her for the first time.

Arizona saying, "I love you" and Callie responding with, "You do?"
ABC

"It's such a sweet moment and solidified them as one of the best couples Grey's Anatomy that we had — and will ever — see."

allisonbway

14. On Schitt's Creek, when Patrick proposed to David after their hike.

Patrick telling David, "Now, here he is. The love of my life, standing in front of me. And this just felt like the perfect place to ask you to marry me"
Pop / CBC

"My favorite queer TV moment is hands down when Patrick proposed to David. From all the mishaps that led up to it and the five different rings that Patrick proposed with, it was just gorgeous. I love how much Patrick loves David, and he made sure to include all of the things that make him himself."

ari3457

15. On Glee, when Santana told Brittany that she wanted to be with her and only her.

Santana saying that she doesn't want to be with "Sam or Finn or any of those other guys. I just want you. Please say you love me back"
Fox

"It’s so heartbreaking because you know that Santana’s grandmother might never take her back, but she cares about Brittany's love and acceptance more."

frenchfriesandramen2007

16. On High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, when Seb and Carlos danced together at the homecoming dance.

Seb and Carlos smiling at each other on the dance floor
Disney+

Suggested by: amariano

17. On Station 19, when Carina proposed to Maya after realizing she didn't want to lose her.

Carina telling Maya she wants to be in this "beautiful mess of changing world" with her
ABC

"I just love their chemistry."

bobbyk4a550927a

18. On Andi Mack, when TJ and Cyrus simply held hands.

TJ and Cyrus smiling at each other after holding hands
Disney Channel

"It was really satisfying after seeing Cyrus grow to accept himself and realize he was worthy of the people. Plus, TJ had his own growth where he learned what other people said about him didn't matter. Also, just the fact that this was on a Disney Channel show was huge."

amalt8jyrus

19. On Ginny & Georgia, when Max wasn't ready to have sex, and Sophie was fine with just hanging out with her.

Max saying she thought she was ready, but she's freaking out, and Sophie saying, "I'm not going anywhere"
Netflix

"Sophie gets Max so well and she understands that she's just not there yet."

finnegangc

20. On Wynonna Earp, when Waverly and Nicole kissed for the first time in Nedley's office.

Waverly telling Nicole, "Because I don't wanna be friends. When I think about what I want to do most in this world...it's you"
SYFY

"Waverly and Nicole have some of the best chemistry on TV, and this is where it all started. It's such a wholesome moment between these characters and has become so iconic."

noradominick

21. On Cruel Summer, when Vince and Ben went to an LGBTQ+ club.

A bartender watching Ben and Vince dancing and saying, "This is a safe space. For us, for them. And ain't too many of those. Let 'em dance. I just won't serve them"
Freeform

"When someone says they're underage and the person behind the bar decides to let them dance and give them a safe space. It was so beautiful."

shaunabraun

22. On Runaways, when Karolina and Nico got married in Karolina's Algorithm dream world.

Karolina telling Nico, "This is what I've always wanted most. More than anything. You"
Hulu / Marvel

Suggested by: mandyakumij

23. On One Day at a Time, when Elena gave Syd a non-binary Valentine's Day card.

Elena explaining that it's binary code except for the heart so it's a non-binary heart, and Syd saying "I love you"
Netflix

Suggested by: catherinep77

24. On Degrassi: The Next Generation, when Marco and Dylan went on their first date.

Marco and Dylan telling each other that they're "pretty great"
CTV

"It was basically the only depiction of teen gay romance when I was in high school, and it was so sweet."

leanpocketmonster

25. On The Fosters, when Lena reassured Stef that she loves every part of her.

Lena saying she wants Stef to share her "dark places" with her so she can help because, "My love can show you that you're enough"
Freeform

"Their whole relationship was so normal and relatable." 

carleenh

26. On Gentleman Jack, when Ann and Anne reunited, and Ann finally wanted to get married.

Ann saying, "You know, if you asked me to marry you again, I wouldn't say no"
HBO

"It is everything lesbians have ever wanted to see on their screens. It's such a sweeping love story and see it culminate in the perfect kiss as the music soars and the camera pans out over the Yorkshire hills is perfect. After everything these two characters have been through it just feels like you can finally exhale." 

gemified

27. On Grace and Frankie, when Robert and Sol are arguing over who is more gay.

Sol telling Robert he's gayer because he "wears a man purse," but Robert saying that's hideous and he'd know if he were as gay as him
Netflix

"Just casual, funny dialogue between two loving husbands bantering back and forth about being gay. There's a great Tumblr comment for this scene that even said, 'This is the most realistic queer dialogue I've ever seen.'" 

monikap6

28. On The 100, when the judge took the form of Lexa, aka the person Clarke loved the most.

Lexa saying, "You know why" and Clarke running and hugging her
The CW

"After so much heartbreak that Clexa fans went though, this was the confirmation that Lexa is Clarke’s greatest love."

pantherfan22

29. On Black Mirror, when Kelly married Yorkie so she could permanently live in San Junipero.

Kelly asking Yorkie, "I'm gonna say something crazy. Wanna marry me instead?" Just Greg seems great, but why not someone you've connected with?"
Netflix

Suggested by: julianguzman

30. On Shadowhunters, when Alec told Magnus all of the reasons he loved him.

Alec telling Magnus he fell in love with him because he's wise, generous, brave, and incredible, even without his magic
Freeform

"Those two have a lot of super impactful moments, but this moment in particular made me ugly cry from how perfect for each other they were. It showed that Alec really saw Magnus as more than his status or powers, and that their relationship wasn’t superficial."

mariatessa

31. On Pretty Little Liars, when Maya told Emily that she loved her for the first time.

Maya telling Emily, "I admit, I like to live life in the grey area. But the way I feel about you is crystal clear. I love you, Emily"
Freeform

"They were literally perfect and Maya was super supportive and understanding."

vanilla_oreos

32. On Call the Midwife, when Patsy agreed to go to a lesbian club with Delia.

Patsy and Delia dancing and holding hands
BBC

"So much of their story is focused on having to hide their relationship because they're lesbians in the 1960s, but once they're at The Gateway Club, they can finally be themselves and dance together, and it's just such a pure and joyful moment for both of them."

stella93

33. On 13 Reasons Why, when Alex and Charlie were crowned prom kings.

Alex telling Charlie's he thinks he's in love with him. And Charlie saying, "I'm confident you are...because I know I'm in love with you"
Netflix

"It was so sweet!"

hmchildress6

34. On Riverdale, when Toni reassured Cheryl that there was nothing wrong with her.

Toni telling Cheryl, "You're not loveless. You're not deviant. Okay? You're sensational"
The CW

Suggested by: imafangirl54

35. And finally, on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, when Mikey left his wedding and told Titus that he wants to be with him.

Mikey telling Titus, "I love you. And I wanna spend the rest of your life together"
Netflix

"For some reason this moment rarely gets mentioned, but it's so good. Then, when Mikey watches Titus perform in The Lion King on Broadway with tears in his eyes. It gets me every damn time because Titus waited so long for Mikey to come back and they were meant to be."

slytherinshark

We can't fit everything into one post, so what other LGBTQ+ TV couple moments do you adore and why? Tell us in the comments below!

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