Reasons to Have Pride in 2012, Part 3

We came out, we saw ourselves in media, and we conquered hearts and minds in the last year. From major wins to small victories, here is the third of four parts of 181 reasons to feel proud of not being straight and narrow.

BY Advocate Contributors

May 17 2012 4:15 AM ET

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Because Rizzoli and Isles are the best lesbian cops on TV ever, they just don’t know it

Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander are the titular duo on TNT’s tentpole series Rizzoli and Isles, which is based on the novels by Maine marriage equality supporter Tess Gerritsen, and pundits on AfterEllen have rightly described the series as best lesbian buddy cop show that just doesn’t know it. That’s because Jane Rizzoli (a butch, streetwise cop) and Maura Isles (a cerebral, femme medical examiner) are clearly intimate partners even if they haven’t had sex. Though they aren’t gay or bi (yet), Alexander (who plays Isles) says, “Well, I think that if Jane were open to it, I think Maura would absolutely experiment because she’s just a little bit more open-minded in that way” and hints that Isles could be somewhere on the Kinsey scale other than 0. “They are not gay in the books, but who knows?” Fingers crossed.

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