For a real and true lesbian representation on Greys Anatomy sign now

Since season 5, Greys Anatomys writing team has included a lesbian couple in their storylines. Which is hugely great, and Callie & Arizonas characters are very much appreciated by all GAs viewers.

But heres the thing : it looks more and more like this lesbian relationship is used by the writers as a bait to lure lesbian and LGBT audience.
Its one thing to have a lesbian couple on prime time tv, and to marry them and to make them have a baby like a real family blablabla. And its a very good thing for lesbian representation on tv.
But its another thing to write small and simple scenes (or even little moves) to make this couple real and to treat them with the same respect than the straight couples on the show.

We get that Greys Anatomy is not a show where theres a lot of public demonstration of affection. But what is a wedding if the married ones dont even get a single moment of affection (except for a hand-hidden kiss we barely get to see), only kissing hands and giggling?
What is a co-parenting LGBT family if one of the mothers dont even get to hold her daughter in her arms once, and only trails behind the real parents who are the only ones having baby bonding moments with their child? What is a lesbian family if they never are alone together with their child, not even once?
What is a lesbian couple if they only get to kiss twice a season, and only get vague and kick allusions of a sexual life (while straight couples kiss shirtless in the shower or climb on tables or make love in slow motion)?
What is a lesbian relationship if we barely see them together, and if theres no acts, no moves that show the love they have for each other? If theres not even quick scenes of their everyday life?
These are not trivial details. When a prime time tv show decides to portray a lesbian relationship, knowing its still something very rare on tv, there is a responsibility to portray it like a real relationship and not only use them as supporting roles, putting them in the spotlight only to lure gay audience and them putting them back in the closet.
Depriving them of very simple demonstration of affection only make one point: a lesbian relationship is not as real as a straight one. A LGBT family isnt as valuable as a real heterosexual family, and can only be considered as such if the biological father/male figure is constantly around.
It also gives the impression that GAs team want to have their cake and eat it too: luring a gay audience by portraying a lesbian relationship and handling the heterosexual audience carefully, in case theyd be too shocked or repulsed. We get it: a lesbian couple for the gay audience, but not too lesbian, not too tactile, otherwise it might scares some viewers. And it sounds fake.
The LGBT community is very grateful that Greys Anatomys team contributes to improve lesbian social representation.
But were really hoping that the writing team and Shonda Rimes will understand the importance of portraying their relationship as true as possible, and not only as a superficial love story.
And were really hoping that season 8 will show an aspect of the relationship between Arizona & Callie that will be more honest.

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  • 29 December 2015150. Krystal Thompson
    Country USA I'd LOVE for Callie and Arizona's relationship, problems, and everydau life to be shown in a realistic and mature way. The contrived story line of season 7 was beyond ridiculous. Callie sleeping with a man was never the issue. Callie sleeping
  • 07 November 2015149. Angela J
    Country United States I agree with the above statements. It's one thing to portray them, which is awesome by the way, but it is another to make it realistic. I hope the writers decide to at least try to incorporate more realness into the Callie and Arizo
  • 25 September 2015148. Sara Hartman
    I support this petition
  • 08 September 2015147. Celine Ilovegreysa
    Country France Consider the couple Callie and Arizona with more respect and honesty.
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  • 21 July 2015145. Gwenaelle Chan
    Country france Consider the couple Callie and Arizona with more respect and honesty.
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  • 05 July 2015142. Berna Quinn
    Country France Consider the couple Callie and Arizona with more respect and honesty.
  • 24 June 2015141. Lisa Garcia
    Country usa I am straight and I love this couple so much, because they are a beautiful couple. I look at them as a normal couple that are so sweet and have such a great chemistry together. These two actresses are amazing and play their parts well. I am s
  • 21 June 2015140. Tisseyre C
    Country France Consider the couple Callie and Arizona with more respect and honesty.
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    Country France Consider the couple Callie and Arizona with more respect and honesty.
  • 28 April 2015138. Thomas S
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  • 19 April 2015137. Maria E
    Country USA what a great shame and pity, that the only main stream lesbian couple are now married to a guy. it is such a poor representation of the gay community and nearly beyond redemption. RIP calzona. i hope u come back from the grave and show us dif
  • 17 April 2015136. Hardy Walter
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  • 14 February 2015133. Simon Yoder
    Country Belegique Consider the couple Callie and Arizona with more respect and honesty
  • 12 February 2015132. Nicole M
    Country Brazil Obviously G.A it's not about homossexual relationships, offcourse it's very nice to have a lesbian couple in a great tv show but the thing is : to LURE the homossexual audience like the text says, where's the social life? where's the famil
  • 10 February 2015131. Puyjeanne Carter
    I support this petition
  • 03 February 2015130. Melanie Mcfarland
    Country france Consider the couple Callie and Arizona with more respect and honesty.
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    Country France Consider the couple Callie and Arizona with more respect and honesty.
  • 18 December 2014128. Jamie Garcia
    Country Australia Proper representation or FREE ARIZONA!
  • 28 November 2014127. Marit Cole
    Country Norway Every other couple on GA have had post wedding moments. Callie & Arizona is the only couple who has not in 7 years of this show. C/A act like friends. We see no MFEO, no love, no couple interaction, no intimacy, no dialogue. Not asking
  • 31 October 2014126. Sandy Griffin
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