ABC makes history with first gay sex scene on daytime television (Video)

Brett Claywell, left, and Scott Evans LGBTQ Nation

Brett Claywell, left, and Scott Evans

ABC made history this week by airing the first-ever gay sex scene on daytime television.

One Life to Live characters Oliver and Kyle (portrayed by Scott Evans and Brett Claywell) engaged in an onscreen love scene on Wednesday’s episode. (Evans, the younger brother of ‘Fantastic Four’ actor Chris Evans, is openly gay.)

One Life to Live has been lauded for its groundbreaking exploration of social issues.

The show received mass critical acclaim for its 1992 homophobia storyline, which captured national headlines when it introduced the character of a gay teen (played by then unknown Ryan Phillippe) and culminated with the emotional display of the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt.

In case you missed Wednesday’s scene, here it is:

In 2007, the CBS’ As the World Turns, aired the first gay kiss on a daytime drama — In case you missed it, watch that scene here.

Just weeks ago, ABC came under attack from gay rights advocates for canceling a scheduled daytime concert by Adam Lambert due to his “controversial” performance at the American Music Awards where he kissed another male performer on stage.

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