Throughout the years, some of the best moments on television featured LGBT couples.
It would be impossible to share every one of them, so we rounded up our favorites.
Here are the most touching and inspirational moments ever to grace our screens.
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TV’s Best Moments Featuring LGBT Couples
From Disney’s first sweet teenage gay romance to epic love stories spanning years, these are truly some of the best TV moments featuring LGBT couples. Take a look!
1. Andi Mack
Andi Mack is a family, comedy-drama television series that aired on the Disney Channel for 3 seasons, from 2017-2019.
On the series finale, titled- “We Were Here,” Cyrus (Joshua Rush) and TJ (Luke Mullen) finally admit they have romantic feelings for each other, becoming Disney Channel’s first gay romance.
During one of the finale scenes, this was the dialogue:
- TJ asks Cyrus, “Is there anything else you want to know?”
- Cyrus then asks TJ, “Is there anything else you want to tell me?”
- TJ replies with a “Yes,” prompting Cyrus to reach out and hold TJ’s hand.
Glee is a musical, comedy-drama television series that aired for 6 seasons, from 2009-2015.
When Blaine (Darren Criss) proposed to Kurt (Chris Colfer) during Season 5, Episode 1- “Love, Love, Love,” fans were not disappointed.
The proposal takes place at Dalton Academy, where Blaine and Kurt first met.
It included Blaine serenading Kurt with the Beatles 1967 hit “All You Need is Love,” accompanied by the New Directions, the Carmel High Vocal Adrenaline, the Dalton Academy Warblers and the Haverbrook School for the Deaf Choir.
3. Grey’s Anatomy
Grey’s Anatomy is a medical drama television series that has aired for 16 seasons, so far, premiering in 2005.
One of the most popular LGBT couples on television is Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) and Callie (Sara Ramirez). On Season 6, Episode 8- “Invest in Love,” Arizona and Callie say “I love you” for the first time, on Arizona’s birthday.
- Arizona- “I love you.”
- Callie- “You do?”
- Arizona- “I do.”
- Callie- “I love you too.”
4. How to Get Away with Murder
How to Get Away with Murder is a legal thriller television series that has aired for 6 seasons, so far, premiering in 2014.
On Season 5, Episode 8- “I Want to Love You Until the Day I Die,” Connor (Jack Falahee) and Oliver (Conrad Ricamora) get married.
On their wedding day, Oliver sings a beautiful rendition of John Legend’s 2013 hit song “All of Me” to Connor.
5. Jane the Virgin
Jane the Virgin is a romantic comedy, satirical telenovela that aired for 5 seasons, from 2014-2019.
On the series finale, titled- “Chapter One Hundred,” it showcased the wedding of Jane and Rafael. However, the episode also featured another significant event, the reunion of Petra (Yael Grobglas) and JR (Rosario Dawson).
The couple had split up 9 episodes back, after JR accepts a job offer in Houston.
JR shows up at Jane and Rafael’s wedding, telling Petra, “I’ve been thinking about you so much lately.
And honestly, I never stopped loving you.” Petra tells her she loves her, before the two embrace.
Lucifer is a crime, drama, fantasy television series, based on the DC Comics character, that has aired for 4 seasons, so far, premiering in 2016.
On Season 4, Episode 9- “Save Lucifer,” Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt) decides to take a leap of faith and reveal her feelings to Eve (Inbar Lavi).
At the Lux nightclub, Maze sings Oasis’ 1995 hit song “Wonderwall” to Eve. Before singing the song, Maze says, “This is for a special girl. A grand gesture to help redefine things.”
7. One Day At A Time
One Day At A Time is a sitcom television series, based on the original series (1975-1984), of the same name, that has aired for 4 seasons, premiering in 2017.
On Season 2, Episode 11- “Homecoming,” Syd (Sheridan Pierce) gets creative when asking Elena (Isabella Gomez) to homecoming.
Syd sings a parody of Billy Joel’s 1989 hit “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” Syd’s version included the lyrics, “You set my heart on fire, on that day when I didn’t know if you were gay. So, please say yes, you don’t even have to wear a dress.”
Elena responds, “Yes, of course I’ll go.” (I have to say that of all the moments I have listed, this one is my favorite. Syd was absolutely adorable with her song).
8. Schitt’s Creek
Schitt’s Creek is a Canadian sitcom television series that aired for 6 seasons, from 2015-2020.
On Season 5, Episode 13- “The Hike,” Patrick (Noah Reid) takes David (Dan Levy) on a hike and proposes to him atop a mountain.
The proposal begins, with Patrick getting down on one knee, telling David that this was the spot he used to come to after they first met.
Patrick went on to say, “And 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.”
Shadowhunters is a supernatural drama television series that aired for 3 seasons, from 2016-2019.
On the series finale, titled- “All Good Things,” Alec (Matthew Daddario) and Magnus (Harry Shum Jr.) get married and recite the most beautiful wedding vows-
- Alec: The love I have for you
- Magnus: Is a love that knows no bounds
- Alec: In times of joy as well as sadness
- Magnus: In sickness and in health
- Alec: I will love you as my equal
- Magnus: And protect you above all else
- Alec: I will share with you my truest feelings
- Magnus: And when you speak, I will listen
- Alec: I will catch you when you fall
- Magnus: And when you soar, I will help you reach your greatest heights
- Alec: Magnus Bane
- Magnus: Alexander Gideon Lightwood
- Alec and Magnus: I am, and will always be, your loving husband.
10. The Bold Type
The Bold Type is a comedy-drama television series that has aired for 4 seasons, so far, premiering in 2017.
On Season 2, Episode 4- “OMG,” two of the show’s main characters, Kat (Aisha Dee) and Adena (Nikchl Boosheri) take a major step in their relationship by saying “I love you” for the first time.
- Adena tells Kat, “I’m choosing to be here; I’m choosing you. Let me say one more thing…I love you, Kat.”
- Kat responds, “I love you too.”
11. The Fosters
The Fosters is a family drama television series that aired for 5 seasons, from 2013-2018.
The series follows the lives of Stef (Teri Polo) and Lena (Sherri Saum), an interracial lesbian couple raising a family. On Season 1, Episode 10- “I Do,” Stef and Lena get married.
The couple wrote their own vows, which were short, but said what needed to be said.
Stef’s vows to Lena- “You’re the person I’ve been waiting for my whole life and I am so proud to be standing up here, in front of our friends and family, to make sure they know just how lucky I feel to have found you and just how much I love you.”
Lena’s vows to Stef- “You’re a piece of work but you’re my piece of work, I accept you. Every single thing that makes you who you are, from now until the end of time, I love you.”
12. The Society
The Society is a mystery teen drama that has aired for 1 season, so far, premiering in 2019.
On Season 1, Episode 7- “Allie’s Rules,” Grizz (Jack Mulhern) asks Sam (Sean Berdy) how to say “kiss me” in American Sign Language (ASL).
After spending the day going over farming techniques together-
- Grizz asks Sam, “Can you teach me one more phrase in sign language?”
- Sam responds, “Yes.”
- Grizz asks, “How do you say, “kiss me?””