WATCH: For Pride Month, here are nine memorable LGBTQ-themed scenes from “The Golden Girls”
The Golden Girls consistently addressed complex social issues throughout their 7 seasons, particularly LGBTQ.
These scenes premiered at a time where there was little to no visibility in mainstream culture of positive queer relationships, romantically familial and friendships.
From Clayton Hollingsworth, to Dorothy’s childhood friend Jean, to Doug and Sophia’s son Phil, representation made it so millions of viewers, in their homes, saw these empowered and important people. In honor of Pride, here are some of The Golden Girls proudest moments- a few serious and a few in it for the laughs and all about love, acceptance, and friendship.