How Gay Sex On TV Went From Nonexistent To Primetime

Twenty-six years ago, Blanche (Rue McClanahan) learned that her brother, Clayton (Monte Markham), was gay on The Golden Girls. In the 1988 episode, titled “Scared Straight,” Clayton is afraid to come out to her and Blanche is initially horrified when he tells her, but ultimately, she accepts her brother. A few years later, in a(…)