Lucas and Brad and Felix and Sonny and Will: Soap Opera Gay Storyline Updates

GH Lucas Gay Kiss

I use gay in the headline with intent – the stories are all about gay men. The good news is that two of the three men are queer people of color (Felix and Brad) and that the stories are pretty good in a soapy way. But as they unfold, it does make me pine for […]

Wandering Around Port Charles and Salem

Tell us about the top five places you’ve always wanted to visit. GO! One of the things about living in a nation with disjointed equality is that traveling take a lot more energy and planning. I don’t really want to spend my money in a state that thinks I’m second class (yet, ironically, I live […]

One Shade of Grey

Do you share any physical resemblance or personality trait with one of your female ancestors? Who? What is it? Ah, interesting question because I look exactly like my Dad. But I do have my mother’s premature grey hair. All of the women in her family live with this affliction. I never saw my mother with […]

General Hospital Explores How Someone Learns Homophobia

I think my dream job would be to write about the soaps. I’d have to get cable. I might also like to write for the soaps. Last week on GH, Lucas Jones revealed that he’s gay to long-presumed-dead bio father and mobster, Julian Jerome. It was a pretty intense series of scenes – Julian reeled […]

General Hospital Fans Have a Stake in Russian Anti-LGBTQ Violence Too

After yesterday’s post asking fans of “Days of Our Lives” to demand NBC speak out against the atrocities the Russian government is levying against their LGBTQ citizens, I realized that it certainly doesn’t stop with NBC soaps.ABC’s General Hospital has a frontburner story with the evolving love triangle of Brad Cooper torn between Felix DuBois […]

Soap Fans, Please Send Your #CheersToSochi to Support #WilSon, Lucas, Brad, Felix and Friends

The Olympics begin tonight on NBC and while DAYS will apparently not be bumped for coverage, there is a very important concern for viewers, especially fans of #Wilson, Will Horton and Sonny Kiriakis. As you may know, Russia has cracked down on “homosexual propaganda” under federal law and informal use of brutal and repressive tactics […]

Lucas Jones is Possibly Television’s Most Highly Anticipated Gay Character

Ryan Carnes Lucas Jones

For months and months, he’s been discussed and paired off with potential love interests, his backgroun scrutinized, his family ties creating interesting knots on the current canvas of general Hospital. His name is Lucas Jones and he is gay. And he is returning to the canvas very soon. Quick recap – Lucas is the biological […]

LGBTQ Soap Opera Update: Spoilers, Speculation, You’ve Been Warned

Wow. General Hospital and Days of Our Lives LGBTQ stories (well, they are both really gay men’s stories) are both on fire. Here’s my quick rundown. First, DAYS and uberpopular WilSon. The bad news is that Will is being recast because they actor wants to pursue his education. Big shoes to fill? The other bad […]

Daytime Focuses on Gay Men, But Where Are The Rest Of Us?

Days of Our Lives

When last we chatted daytime television, I was sharing my thoughts on how the “Nick Fallon was raped in prison” story was playing out. Aside from the fact that there was a prison rape, it hasn’t been too bad. Nick had a come to Jesus moment about how he was treating his gay cousin and […]

TV and LGBT

Summer is here which means – for those of us without cable – basically, a silent screen except for the evening news and the occasional soap opera episode. Nothing on in the evening (I miss actual reruns.) Even 60 Minutes is boring in the summer.  Don’t cry for me because there’s plenty to do, but […]