Exactly one hour ago, Dianna Agron posted a photo on Instagram of her smooching Megalyn Echikunwoke on the mouth with the caption “I love her, I love her, I love her :balloon emoji:” and I just want to know: WHAT DOES IT MEAN? What does this mean! DIANNA AGRON, WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THIS PHOTO? Is it gay? Is it a gay photo? Is this a gay kiss? Is this a “friend” kiss? Are you coming out? Do people “come out” anymore? Did TikTok truly turn the entire planet into a queer mob? WHAT IS THIS PHOTO, DIANNA AGRON! TELL ME!
Dianna Agron is, of course, most famous for playing Quinn “Pink Hair Don’t Care” Fabray on Glee, and being one half of probably the most famous femslash ship of all time, a lil pairing you might have heard of called Faberry. Megalyn Echikunwoke has done a lot of voice acting, is most known for her role as Edie Palmer on Almost Family, and was seen canoodling with Olivia Wilde on Instagram as recently as two months ago. I am saying that last thing because Olivia Wilde has made a lot of people gay and that’s just a fact that seems relevant at this time.
If, like me, you are a gay elder, you remember the time in 2011 when Diana Agron wore a shirt that said “LIKES GIRLS” at one of those Glee live concerts and the internet lost its entire goddamn mind. Honestly, looking back, I think that was the moment that started the whole gay discourse. It was like, oh, she can’t wear that shirt, she’s not a lesbian! What a jerk! And oh, if she’s wearing it, she’s definitely a lesbian! Leave her alone! And, like, booo you troll! And, all hail our mighty homosexual monarch! Anyway it was such a Thing, Diana Agron had to go on Tumblr — Tumblr! — and be like, “I just picked it up off the merch table to show my love to gay people, my bad.”
Which I’m saying because I feel like you don’t live through being Quinn Fabray and come away not knowing what it’s gonna do to the internet when you POST A PHOTO OF YOU KISSING ANOTHER WOMAN ON THE MOUTH!
Listen, there is no precedent for this new world we’re living in. Nobody’s coming out on the cover of Time magazine, some queer people are using labels and some queer people are not using labels, some celebs are trolling with gay-looking lip-mash photos, Tessa Thompson is out here getting photographed kissing whoever the fuck she wants whenever the fuck she wants, sometimes even on boats. There was a time, like maybe a year ago, when the Autostraddle editors would be hand-wringing all night in Slack about what to call this and can we publish it. Tonight, though, I texted our Editor in Chief, Carmen Phillips, and I was like, “Come on.” And she was like, “COME on!” And I was like, “COME ON!” And she was like, “COME ON!!!!” and now this post exists.
Dianna Agron likes girls. 🎈