ABC: ‘One Life to Live’ ending gay storyline


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The ABC daytime drama One Life to Live is pulling the plug on its gay couple, Kyle and Fish, or better know to gay fans as “Kish.”

The network confirmed this week that the couple, played by Brett Claywell (as Kyle Lewis) and Scott Evans (as Oliver Fish), are being written off the show.

ABC issued this statement:

The groundbreaking Kyle/Fish relationship on One Life to Live was embraced by fans both as a great story and a fair and honest reflection of the LGBT community.

We’re glad their story resonated with the audience, and understand the fans’ disappointment now that it has concluded. The show has a history of bringing LGBT stories to the screen — earning two GLAAD awards in the process — as well as returning popular characters when they serve the ongoing story.

These great characters remain in Llanview, and while there are no immediate plans to advance their story, the door is always open for their return.

GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, announced Friday that it is lobbying ABC Daytime to review its decision to end the storyline.

In January, the One Life to Live characters engaged in an onscreen love scene in the first-ever gay sex scene on daytime television.

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