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As the World Turns to Get First Teenage Gay Kiss

A preview of tomorrow's (Friday) As the World Turns, which is set to feature daytime's first same-sex teenage kiss. The show's storyline between Luke and Noah has been building up to this moment. Van Hansis, who plays Luke Snyder, was nominated for a daytime Emmy for "Outstanding Younger Actor" earlier this year.

Previous clips we've featured can be found here, here, here, here, and here.

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  1. VERY IMPORTANT! The backlash has begun and people are all over the Internet and family values groups calling for letter writing, etc. to stop this storyline ASAP and write off or "rehabilitate" the characters. While it seems crazy, stranger turnarounds have happened under pressure from the religious right and "values" folks. Go to and let them know you support the story and the groundbreaking nature of it--and the willingness of a soap to step outside the box. There has been a BIG resistance to male/male homosexuality and physical contacts and P&G is legendary for its conservatism when it comes to it's soaps. You have to let P&G and CBS know that you suppor this and won't stop buying/watching or this storyline WILL die soon. Please contact them, starting at at (select DAYTIME: As The World Turns from the drop-down menu).

    Posted by: SoapFan | Aug 18, 2007 5:09:19 PM

  2. I just started watching this show for the Luke/Noah story and I'm enjoying it. (The added bonus is that the lovely and talented Cady McClain is back after the idiots at All My Children fired her earlier this year.) I watched the Hank story years ago and haven't watched this show since. I love my DVR.

    I think it's great. Who hasn't gone through the is he or isn't he romance. Frustrating but a very real thing.

    It will be interesting to see how they handle this in the long run. The problem with gays on soaps (male or female) is that they don't have the coupling possibilities of straight characters who could conceivably be matched up with any available (or unavailable for that matter) opposite sex actor at any time. But we should applaud them for doing such a good job.

    And remember this is a Proctor and Gamble show. They have a long history of being less adventuresome with sexual material. This is a big step and honestly being handled much better than similar characters on other shows have been.

    Posted by: Houndentenor | Aug 18, 2007 9:30:45 PM

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