Can be, but that's the fun of it, Ted can be a dick to Michael precisely because they're "straight" and friends. It's expected and amusing.
If DC turned Ted and Michael into a gay couple, though? You can bet your ass they'd never make fun or berate one another, they'd always be there for one another while sperging about how much they love one another, and all that sugary boring crap where they've to be depicted as a model couple. All because of representation and wokeness.
See, that's my only problem with Harley and Ivy as they currently are right now. I don't care that they're bi or gay, or a couple. I find it hot, actually. But making them a legit gay couple sucked out all the interesting and amusing chemistry they had. Now every panel with them is them hugging out and telling each other how important they are for one another. Ivy stopped being like Bran, where she sold herself as smart, knowledgeable, confident, and in control while putting Harley down, and Harley while still being her ditzy self stopped being the dumb troublemaker that always ruin things, which would amusingly set Ivy off who'd quickly lose composure. Now is all about "Oh, baby girl this", or "Oh, girlfriend" that, and yadda, yadda.