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20 Same-Sex TV Couples That Paved The Way For Choni On Riverdale

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Willow & Tara (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)

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It’s hard to over-emphasize how important Tara and Willow’s relationship was on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and for LGBTQ television in general. One of the most talked-about TV couples of all time, Willow Rosenberg’s discovery of her sexuality was the first time, aside from Ellen‘s major reveal, that a kiss between two women wasn’t just a ratings booster. Sometimes Willow’s bisexuality was alluded to through heavy foreshadowing, at other times with equally obvious metaphors between her new interest in literal magic and that ~other~ type of magic. Sure, her relationship with Tara ended up starting the Bury Your Gays clich√©, but it was also a powerful relationship between two women on television at a time when that was literally unheard of.

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