While I was working on escaping from Casa de Slumlord, I didn’t have cable during that time period, and I missed some of the groundbreaking episodes in the Rick and Maya trans story line on the Bold and the Beautiful leading up to their wedding.
While that was going on, Maya was trying to repair the relationship between herself and her father Julius Avant that had become contentious between them when she transitioned in her teen years .
First her younger sister Nicole, and now her mother Vivienne relationships with Maya have been improving to the point that Nicole accepts and loves her unconditionally as her big sister, and the relationship between her and her mother Vivienne was improving during that time period she was visiting her in LA.
But Julius is still transphobically unrepentant concerning his feelings for Maya, she overheard him during the run up to the wedding, and it came to a head as Maya was about to get married to Rick Forrester
This is a groundbreaking story line that not only features a major character who is trans, but that character also happens to be African-American.
This wedding may also be the first for a soap opera in terms of it involving a trans feminine character marrying a cisgender male.
It has also been groundbreaking (and emotional at times for me) to see how the issues surrounding Maya’s transition have played out in an African-American family
Well, speaking of those episodes, here they are for your perusal TransGriot readers.