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It's a bizarre twist of televised timing that The L Word is coming back just as the decade closes out, bringing us back to where we started from, here — brought together once upon a time by stories that felt compelling to us in a way we weren't all quite ready to name but needed, just the same, to talk about. Or maybe what we really needed was a space to begin telling our own. Recently in Slack, Heather shared a Marie Claire article from 2009 about Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page and it was wild to remember a time when a not-out lesbian and her straight best friend eyeing each other flirtatiously was worthy of no less than 16 articles and a spot on our "2009 Icons" list. Now we have over 150 TV shows with queer characters that aired in 2019, part of a massive database listing hundreds of shows that tried to show us who we are. "Settling" always fel...
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