A+ Members: Help Us Seed Our March Madness Brackets With Your Favorite Fictional Couples!

Early last year, I started plotting out a course for March Madness. Developing a theme, finding couples, reaching out to the fandom. And then the pandemic took hold and the ground shifted beneath us. All I wanted to do was read about COVID and do whatever we could to protect our families and communities. I had to learn how to transition to working from home and how to guide my nephews through virtual learning. All of a sudden, debating the finer points of why I'd ranked one couple higher than the next and which couple deserved to move to the next round, didn't seem like the best use of time.

But it's been a year... and dammit... after the year we've had, we deserve the joy of debating which lesbian couple is better and who should've been...

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A black biracial, bisexual girl raised in the South, working hard to restore North Carolina's good name. Lover of sports, politics, good TV and Sonia Sotomayor. You can follow her latest rants on Twitter.

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