Clayton "Clay" Louis Hollingsworth is the brother of Blanche, Virginia, Charmaine and Tad Hollingsworth. He was portrayed by Monte Markham in two episodes of The Golden Girls, "Scared Straight" in Season 4 and "Sister of the Bride" in Season 6.
Clayton lived most of his life as a closet homosexual and hid his orientation from Blanche and the rest of his family. Also, he seems to be the youngest of the Hollingsworth children, as Blanche affectionally calls him 'baby brother'. He was married to an unnamed woman for several years, but this marriage was his attempt to deny his homosexuality, until he couldn't hide it anymore.
When Clay tells Rose that he is gay, she tries to help him to tell Blanche. Afraid to admit that he is a homosexual, Clayton claims that he slept with Rose. Clay eventually tells Blanche the truth, and she struggles to accept this, until she realises during a heart to heart that he is still the same baby brother she has so much in common with. Sophia deduced he was gay with three questions: "What do you think of the Miami weather?" (Oh, it's lovely!) "Ever been in Europe?" (No, but it's always been a dream of mine!) "How many fingers am I holding up?" (Two?)
He visited Miami to tell his sister he was gay, and that he was getting married to 'his very special friend' Doug. She had a difficult time with the news, but eventually she accepted it.