The young girlies and gayies certainly loved him back in the day.
I must admit to watching and enjoying the Partridge family back in the day. In my defence we only had a couple of channels and not many kid shows so, the bar was low.
You're lucky you didn't catch Gay
It was a worry and still is when I listen to some Lan del Ray or some of the show tunes i like. But to quote from turn it off from the book of mormon (see it if you haven't as it's brilliant) .
Being gay is bad, but lying is worse,
So just realize you have a curable curse,
And turn it off! (Turn it off, turn it off!)
I was lucky to get preview tickets of BoM before it came out, I love Parker & Stone but not a fan of musicals (not meant as a euphemism, I'm just not a fan of musicals) so wasn't sure if I'd like it, thought it was one of the funniest things I've ever seen