GAY global news

Lucy Lawless shares steamy photo of Xena and Gabrielle for Galentine’s Day

Written by gaytourism

So many sexual awakenings. | Photo: IMDB

It’s the best day of the year, Galentine’s Day!

Originally conceived in a 2010 episode of Parks and Recreation, the character Leslie Knope (played by Amy Poehler) deems 13 February, the day before Valentine’s Day, to be a day about ‘ladies celebrating ladies’.

Since then, it’s become a more official and widely celebrated day.

Galentine’s Day parties are held all over the world and women spend the day praising the other women in their lives.

This year, actor Lucy Lawless aka Xena herself joined in on the fun — by sharing a steamy photo of Xena and Gabrielle.

A pair of gals bein’ pals.

Just kidding! Xena and Gabrielle, since their adventures from 1995 to 1999, have become one of the most iconic and influential ships in the LGBTI community.

Played by Lawless and Renee O’Connor, the pair of characters have topped many lists as being one of the best TV relationships — queer or otherwise.

A round of applause

The tweet quickly took off and fans made their joy known.

Several pointed out the awakenings Xena and Gabrielle caused.

Others shared their own favorite moments from the TV show.

Others simply had priceless reactions.

Last year, TV writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach announced he was developing a Xena: Warrior Princess reboot.

He described it as being ‘a very different show’ from the original. He also added that a reboot would ‘fully explore a relationship that could only be shown subtextually’ in the 1990s series, which many took to mean a queer relationship between Xena and Gabrielle.

Unfortunately, NBC never picked up the reboot.

Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .