Homophobes Have More In Common Than Just Politics

As The World Turns actors Jake Silbermann and Van Hansis made history as television’s first gay teen couple.

In honor of National Coming Out Day, the gents sat down with Dan Avery for an Advocate-hosted chat. While most of fans have been supportive, they say, there are a few bad apples every once in a while. Van Hansis:

I get tons of mail and almost all of it is positive. If it’s a negative letter or e-mail, it’s usually people who can’t see past their own limitations and prejudices. And they don’t have a very good grasp of grammar or punctuation.

We wonder why…

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  • Ash

    I take great offense at your choice of picture. Cletus may be a slack-jawed yokel but he’s no homophobe.

    Shame on you.

  • fanboi

    If we are announcing “TV’s first gay teen couple” we are a few seasons too late? Don’t forget Andrew (Bree’s semi-sociopathic gay son) and his boyfriend Justin? from Desperate Housewives?

  • oklahomo

    Erica Cain’s daughter (All My Children) had many teen lesbian story lines starting in the late 90’s.

  • dizzyspins

    right, the article actually says they’re the first real gay male couple on daytime television.

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