Inspired by the Santa Barbara thread, I did some further reading on the show and found that Channing Capwell Jr was bisexual. Most of the LGBT characters that I'm aware of on the US soaps are from the 90's onward, so I was wondering when did the US soaps actually start to include LGBT characters? I know SB premiered in 1984, only a few years after Dynasty broke new ground with Steven Carrington, so was Channing the first LGBT character on any US daytime soap? Or did anyone pre-date him? With the UK soaps, it was the mid-80's before Brookside featured the first gay character on any British soap. However, the Aussie soaps included gay characters as far back as the early 70's.