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Can We Talk?

When news of Naya Rivera’s heartbreaking disappearance first started popping up, I was shocked. I hadn’t thought about her performance as Santana Lopez for years. I immediately opened Youtube and started watching old Brittana clips and Santana compilation videos. I realized I forgot how much Santana meant to me as a closeted gay high school kid. Santana and Brittany were the first lesbian couple I had ever seen on TV and I was captivated by them. When I was at school, I had an inner reminder to make sure I didn’t talk about them too much. I related to Santana’s emotionally distant exterior that hid her inner insecurities. Her reads of other people are absolutely savage, but thanks to Naya’s performance...

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