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Gays of our Lives: You, Me and Him


EastEnders: Ben and Jay move into their new flat.

Emmerdale: Aaron and Robert are in the middle of getting married when the cops burst in ruin the guys’ big day.  Later, everyone is upset when Aaron is given a year in jail for beating up Kasim and taken straight to prison. And it’s not long before Aaron finds trouble.

The Haves and The Have Nots: Jeffery learns how possessive Justin is when Jeffrey goes to help a strung out Wyatt. Justin sees them together and is jealous and angry. Jeffrey insists that he and Wyatt just friends, but Justin isn’t having it. He demands that Jeffery choose between the two men in his life.

Hollyoaks: Ste decides that it’s over between he and Harry and he wants to get back with John Paul. Ste sets up a recreation of the day they got engaged to win JP over. Ste and JP reunite and Ste prepares to dump Harry.

Rownd a Rownd: David and Rhys continue their affair, but finding some place to meet is difficult. They finally get some alone time, but when someone sees them together, they have a hard time explaining that’s going on. Despite that, when Dani tells David she’s going out of town for the night, David sees his chance to spend a full night with Rhys. However, he could regret his decision.

Neighbours: After denying his feelings for Aaron and his sexuality for so long, David realizes he needs to accept who he is and who he wants to be with if he’s ever going to be happy. He talks to Paige, who releases him of the promise he made to pretend to be the father of her baby. With that out of the way, David goes to see Aaron to tell him how he feels. But another unforeseen development might keep these two apart.

Later, David gets news about the true identity of his father. Is he ready for the truth?

The Halcyon: In the finale of the wartime drama, Toby is desperate to get his blackmailer the information he needs. Or does he have a dark scheme in mind to get him out of this mess. Seeing that his ex-lover is in trouble, Adil tries to talk to him, but Toby is still too angry and hurt at Adil to listen.

Adil then goes to Gregory for help, but it’s not long before Olivia finds out. The question is: is Olivia angrier at her fiancé for the blackmail or her son for being gay. Bombs will be falling at the Halcyon before it’s all over. Some emotional and some literal. And not everyone will survive.

Holby City: Isaac is furious when he thinks Dom is cheating on him. Things get ugly between them and Isaac shows a stunning, violent side to Dom. He begs Dom’s forgiveness and promises to get help, but is this more of Isaac’s manipulation?


Hollyoaks: James wants a commitment from John Paul; Harry makes sacrifices for Ste.

Rownd a Rownd: David has a shocking proposal for Rhys.

Shortland Street: Cam is determined to prove his love for Jack.

The Fosters: Jude’s desire to learn more about sex puts him in danger.

That’s it for this edition of Gays of Our Lives. Please share your comments on the thoughts and opinions expressed in this week’s column below. See you next week!

About the author

Anthony D. Langford

I watch a lot of television, probably too much. But can you really watch too much TV? I've yet to find out. Anyway, I especially love TV when they give us positive portrayals of gays, something that has gotten better but we're still fighting for. I've written about gays in television for many years first at the much missed After Elton, then New Now Next and now at TV Source. It's kind of a passion of mine and I look forward to sharing it with you.