The whole Jodie gay/trans-sexual/transgender/bi/? thing bothered me when Soap first aired, and comes across as even more ignorant and uninformed as society evolves. It always bothered me that, on the show, gay was equated with cross-dressing, then with wanting to change sexes, followed closely by becoming suicidal over being dumped. Even then, I knew those were totally separate issues from being attracted to your own sex. And then, once he moves on from Dennis, virtually all of his on-screen bonding experiences and romantic relationships are with women, including the fathering of a child (leading to "Atta boy - I knew you weren't really one of them!" congratulatory reactions by the other male characters). I don't even wanna tackle the whole "hypnosis turns Jodie into an old Jewish man" nonsense at the end of the series.
All in all, the concept of "gay" Jodie was great, but in execution he was GINO - Gay In Name Only.