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As a teenager, I wish there had been “ordinary” queer couples on TV

By the time I came out at 30, programs like Schitt's Creek were finally giving me the thing I didn't know I longed for at 16: everyday, comfortable queer relationships

By Kate Young  

David and Patrick of Schitt's Creek are pioneering in their ordinariness. Photo: Prospect composite

I could put not coming out until thirty down to a number of different factors—not least half a decade of Catholic school, and a sexual assault that cast a shadow over my 20s—but a significant part of it was that I had a specific and unshakeable idea of what my adult life was going to look like. From my early teens, I wanted marriage, and a family, and cosy domesticity. In the early 2000s, in my corner…

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