have you ever seen the episode of the golden girls that explained marriage equality to america. The golden girls gay journey - from coming out to marriage equality matt baume. the golden girls was clearly ahead of its time by discussing marriage equality over 20 years ago, which has paved the way for many of the topics covered on tv shows today. We are a social group of women 50 and over who identify as lesbian. Our purpose is to meet at the events posted on our site for fun and conversation. the golden girls consistently addressed complex social issues throughout their 7 season, particularly lgbtq. These scenes premiered at a time where there was little to no visibility in mainstream. the golden girls season 6 episode 10 girls just wanna have fun. Nearly 26 years after it went off the air, the golden girls is remembered for its one-liners, 80s fashion duds and, of course, cheesecake indulgences. What many fans forget, however, is that the series had a remarkably progressive outlook on lgbtq rights for its time, with nods to the aids crisis, coming out and even same-sex marriage. what golden girls taught me about being gay the daily beasts obsessed everything we cant stop loving, hating, and thinking about this week in pop culture. The golden girls is an american sitcom television series created by susan harris that originally aired on nbc from september 14, 1985, to may 9, 1992, with a total of 180 half-hour episodes spanning seven seasons. The show stars beatrice arthur, betty white, rue mcclanahan, and estelle getty as four older women who share friendship, and a home in miami, florida. In terms of gay characters on the golden girls, clayton had the most significant impact. He first showed up in scared straight, in which blanche was forced to come to terms with (and eventually.).