The Golden Girls had their fair share of characters who are that thing everyone said Olga Larsen’s nephew was because he wore paisley clogs and gave out puff pastry on Halloween. While there weren’t all that many gay and lesbian characters throughout the show’s 180 episodes, the characters we did see provided for some memorable moments.
While it will likely never go away, the show helped begin to erase the unfair stigma that is associated with being gay. Whether it was Blanche initially refusing to accept her brother being gay to showing that Jean was just as committed to her partner as most heterosexual people are to theirs, the show always presented the characters with respect and with an eye on highlighting situations that happen in real-life every day. When you’ve finished our quiz on gay and lesbian characters, be sure to let us know how you did.
How did you do? Did you score lower than the amount of tact Blanche showed at the award ceremony? Or did you better than Clayton did at throwing Rose under the bus to avoid telling his sister that he’s gay? Comment in our Facebook group or on our page with your score as well as your favorite moments and memories involving gay characters on The Golden Girls. Be sure to take our quiz on the episode where Blanche finds out Clayton is gay.