As the writers of the Jan. 12 episode of "The Golden Girls," which brought back a gay character and which dealt with Blanche's eventual acceptance of her gay brother's impending marriage to his lover, we read Steve Weinstein's April 7 article, "Back Into the Closet," with interest. Weinstein's observations are disturbingly accurate.
But there is hope. During the writing, production and airing of our episode, we received nothing but support from Witt-Thomas-Harris, NBC, actors and fellow writing staff members. Later, we were thrilled that viewers' letters were overwhelmingly positive.