Date: 21st September 2000

"Coming Out" Episode To Air On All My Children

The daughter of Susan Lucci's character, Erica Kane, on ABC's All My Children will reveal that she is a lesbian on a future episode, Scott Seomin of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has told today's Washington Post.

Seomin says that while there have been several gay characters on daytime TV in the past, Bianca Kane, played by Eden Riegel, will be the only gay character currently in daytime TV, "which is puzzling, because the very nature of soaps is to be dramatic and over the top ... so why can't an occasional same-sex love affair be included?"

Source: Studio Briefing