General Hospital spoilers tease a transgender storyline shocker tied to Aiden Spencer (Jason David) and Liz Webber’s (Rebecca Herbst) doctor pal Terry Randolph (Cassandra James). Based on GH events and dialog, it sure looks like one of Liz’s kids could have a gender identity crisis. Terry can help. While it seems cutting-edge, GH isn’t the first soap that’s gone this route. How will fans react?
LGBTQIA and Transgender Soap Plots
Bold and the Beautiful has a transgender character, Maya Avant (Karla Mosley), but she’s played by a cis female. Not a transgender person.
Days of Our Lives has so many gay characters, it’s been affectionately dubbed “Gays of Our Lives.”
The Young and the Restless featured famous transgender actress Candis Cayne playing a female character, a wedding planner. There is no mention of her trans status on the show.
Up until now, GH’s main foray into the LGBTQIA community has been the storyline with Brad Cooper (Parry Shen) and Lucas Jones (Ryan Carnes). There was the brief plot of Kristina Corinthos (Lexi Ainsworth) and older lady lover Parker Forsyth (Ashley Jones). Until the recent baby swap plot and Kristina’s comeback, the gay and lesbian characters were rarely seen.
Then General Hospital spoilers suddenly introduced Dr. Terry Randolph, played by transgender actress Cassandra James. Turns out Terry used to be a guy that Liz knew in school and was Liz’s first kiss. Fast forward and Terry’s a doctor, moved to Port Chuck, and works with Liz. So why introduce a transgender character out of nowhere? Liz is the obvious tie in.
— Cassandra James (@cassandrajames_) August 21, 2018
Aiden Spencer Gender Identity Crisis
General Hospital spoilers displayed a hint at a future gender identity plot that could tie to the new transgender character Terry. When Franco Baldwin (Roger Howarth) had Liz’s boys for the day, he chastised Cameron Spencer (William Lipton). Cameron mocked little brother Aiden Spencer for wanting princess-themed school supplies.
Franco told him he hurt his brother’s feelings and then Cameron got nasty with Franco. The sassy teen dredged up his future step-daddy’s past as a serial killer. Not deterred, Franco told him his past crimes had nothing to do with Cameron bullying Aiden Spencer. The older brother said kids at school would do worse, and that had many GH fans wondering what’s next.
— Steph ? (@StarryLilac) August 24, 2018
General Hospital Transgender Character and Plot
General Hospital spoilers had Aiden Spencer in a pink shirt talking about Princess Calinda of Everwood. That and his mom’s new best friend being his transgender indicates a complex storyline ahead. New spoilers from the soap magazines say that next week, Liz is stunned by something she discovers. It could be something to do with one of her boys.
While GH spoilers indicate that Aiden Spencer could be the child to go on a transgender, gay, or gender questioning journey. It might alternately be Cameron Spencer. Everyone assumed older, recast Cameron would be in a Josslyn Jacks (Eden McCoy) love triangle, but the show could take him in a drastically different direction and his sensitivity about his brother’s princess pencils could be a warning sign.
— General Hospital (@GeneralHospital) August 24, 2018
What do you think GH fans? Do you get the sense that the ABC soap is about to launch into a transgender storyline with a big splash? Will General Hospital use Liz’s trans best friend and one of her kids? Did you notice the hints dropped this week?
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