— Who are your favorite ladies loving other ladies? (Note: this isn’t specifically cis lesbian couples, but also applies to couples that include bi women, trans women, pan women, ace women, etc.)
DISCLAIMER: Because I haven’t read as many books about lesbian couples, I will also be talking about lesbian couples in TV and movies.
P.S. The following list is in no particular order.
Korra & Asami – Legend of Korra
How in the world could I not put this couple on this list. What I love about these girls is that their relationship took a 180 spin from beginning to end. They started out as rivals in a love triangle, overcame the boy problems, became friends, and then eventually real romantically involved girlfriends. I am telling you, their relationship was a journey I wasn’t expecting.
Ofglen & the Martha – The Handmaid’s Tale (TV Show)
So, again, I’m not sure if this one counts considering we don’t see much of them being an actual couple. However, I teared up when they were discovered and punished for it. That scene when they were just looking at each other had so much emotion, it’s hard to doubt the love they might have had. And, no I’m still not quite over it.
Marin & Mabel – We Are Okay by Nina Lacour
This is another one of those relationships that begins as friends and end up as more than just friends. This book is heart-wrenching and made me cry by the end of happy tears (which is so hard to accomplish, so props to Nina Lacour). However, what I liked about this relationship was how normalized it was, although it wasn’t completely out in the open. With all the turmoil Marin was facing, the relationship wasn’t one of them and I appreciated that wholeheartedly. Sometimes it’s nice to see character be themselves without explaining anything to others.
Kelly & Yorkie – “San Junipero” Black Mirror
If you want a happy Black Mirror episode then watch this episode. They show that it is never too late to fall in love or to choose who to spend the rest of your life with. I also really enjoy how different their coming out experiences are because it’s important to show all types stories. They show that for some people is easy to know who they like while others have a more difficult time with it.
Stef and Lena – The Fosters
Although I’ve given up on the show, I will always remember Stef and Lena. What I like about this show is that it is groundbreaking in it’s own way. Here we have an interracial lesbian couple with adoptive children of their own, and look, the world has not ended.
Willow & Tara – Buffy: the Vampire Slayer
While I was mostly okay with their relationship, they’re not on the list because I have issues with how Willow acted towards Tara in season 6. I don’t like how she treated her, and if you ask me, Tara was too good for this world. At the same time I do feel like they should be on this list because they were one of the first lesbian couples onscreen.