1. Ellen, Ellen (1994-1998)
"She did more for gay people on TV than anyone in history, just as her swaggering season finale predicted she would."
2. Kima Greggs, The Wire (2002-2008)
"At the end of the series — and she was one of the only characters to appear in the majority of episodes every season — she finally got partnered up with Bunk, the best detective in Baltimore besides her. The two of them rode off into the sunset together to keep fighting the good fight in complicated ways."
3. Willow and Kennedy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)
"They saved the world and also became the first lesbian couple to have overt sex on primetime network TV."
4. Brittany and Santana, Glee (2009-2015)
"For all the missteps Glee made over the years, they got one thing right in the end: They threw a wedding and let Brittany and Santana say 'I do.'"
5. Korra and Asami, Legend of Korra (2012-2015)
"They held hands and gazed lovingly into each other’s eyes and walked into the Spirit World together."
Follow-up to this post by departed sis imnotasquirrel.