SOAP: Before Brad and Lucas signed on, nursing student Felix was the sole gay representation in Port Charles, and his wisecracking and exuberance caused an enormous amount of fan reaction, both positive and negative (enough that gay head writer Rob Carlivati responded to the criticism). He faked his death to escape the pressures of his family and to conceal his sexuality, but decided to return to try to get to know his now adult son.He started dating fellow hospital worker Brad, but a potential love triangle eventually fizzled out. After his son proves he’s a chip off the old block by faking his own death (to go into the Witness Relocation Program), Phillip decided to leave Genoa City and head back to Australia.
Which led to another historic moment, and another historic moment, for all the wrong reasons.
Their love affair is interrupted when an accident temporarily leaves Noah blind and annoying, and Luke moves on to Dr. But in their final scene together before the show ended, there was an inkling of new hope for Nuke’s future.
Kevin’s family blamed him for the incident, and kicked him out of the house, but Opal and Palmer took him in and gave him the love he deserved.
The last we heard Kevin was working at the Pine Valley Holidays Club on July 4th, 1998. SOAP: A pre-med student at Salem U, Brian was introduced to Sonny by Will, who tried every trick in the book, including soft core jazz, aromatherapy candles, and his “come f*ck me eyes” to seduce Sonny into his bed, but the furthest he could get was Sonny’s chastity buckle. SOAP: Fashion designer Hank was the first male character to come out on a daytime drama, and also revealed that his partner Charles was dying of AIDS.
Things got complicated when Lucas Jones came back to town and Brad soon found himself in a tug-of-war between both men, with Lucas eventually winning. SOAP: Kevin struggled with his sexuality until the courage of his teacher Michael Delaney gave him the inspiration he needed, and he came out on live TV.
Unfortunately, Kevin’s psychopathic homophobic brother didn’t appreciate Kevin’s honesty, and he went on a shooting rampage.
SOAP: Police Cop and history’s greatest FUB, Oliver Fish denied the truth about his sexuality until college sweetie Kyle jogged his memory, and their New Year’s Eve rendezvous is one of the most romantic moments in soap opera history. As the first season progressed, Channing’s killer was eventually revealed, and it was discovered that his lover Lindsay .. Channing’s father reacts in the most soap opera way possible, and later reacts in the second most soap opera way possible.
Sadly, and infuriatingly, their final scene takes place only a few months later, as they head out of a courtroom with Oliver’s baby girl Sierra, hopefully to live happily ever after. *Sigh* Am I the only one who misses His Royal Prick Mason?
Rafe hasn’t been seen in a few years, having opened his own law practice, but he’ll always have his memories of being a sex pawn.
SOAP: Brought in as a schemer and manipulator, lab technician Brad soon became a character you love to hate, and began a relationship with Nurse Felix Dubois.
He was Will’s first man-on-man kiss (sadly, the EJ sock puppet Will used to practice on doesn’t count), and it was sloppy, drunk, and angry … Neil followed up the Tunnel Snogging with a cameo at the police station, as Will’s alibi for the night the Stefano was killed … Yes, Will would rather have been known as a potential murder suspect than as gay, a realization that led to a public outing. He was also HIV positive, as was actor Lee Mathis: “The actor attracted national attention in 1993 when he placed a advertisement in Variety acknowledging that he was HIV-positive and seeking acting roles in order to maintain his Screen Actors Guild health insurance.