#RenewWynonnaEarp

Based on the IDW comic of the same name, Wynonna Earp follows Wyatt Earp's great-granddaughter's return to her home town of Purgatory and her quest to defeat demons and other creatures there. The show is witty, action packed, and well written. It definitely has it weird moments, but remember that it is a show on SyFy. Most importantly, it is filled with well written queer representation. I know the bar has been set low, but when you have two queer women in a realistic and cute relationship, you don't expect both of them to survive the first season. Especially when one is from a cursed family and the other is a police officer. With the first season ending a couple of weeks ago, SyFy has yet to announce that it has been renewed for a second season.

The call to #RenewWynonnaEarp is more than just a niche group that is trying to keep a show on the air. The queer community is clinging on to any show that gives us characters, a good plot, development, and that won't inevitably end in demise. Wynonna Earp checks off all of those boxes in a way that doesn't feel like the showrunners are shouting "Look how progressive we are! Aren't we just the best for including you?" In fact, the police officer Nicole Haught was even shot — but was wearing a bullet-proof vest, and remained unscathed.

Hopefully SyFy heeds our calls and renews this fantastic show. It features complex women who are unique and autonomous. Wynonna, Waverly, Willa, and Nicole are very much individuals who are able to navigate throughout their crazy demon-filled world. Haught is hot — and we hope to see more of her very soon!

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on July 7, 2016

writer, @geeksout and @hellogiggles contributor, humanitarian, lesbian, lego curator