I second the opinion that Bryna Laub did an INFINITELY better job on her synopsies vs. SOD. Reading her DAYS writeups were easy to follow, and had a quality that made you feel like it was the next best thing to watching the show. It distilled the stories concisely, while giving clear background and character motivation without being confusing, or bobbing in and out between stories like SOD does (drives me bonkers).
Yeah I think Bell probably didn't want to wrap Jill up in story so she would be free for the Derek Thurston 'Shampoo' style story that he wanted to tell. Which makes me think the Joann/Kay lesbian story was never going to go anywhere even if audiences were accepting of it. Bell did say if he had a gay character on the show it would more likely be a woman as he felt audiences would be more accepting of that. Though the 70's wasn't the time it seems.
I have heard more about the DOOL gay story and the backlash but little is written about Joann and Kay
Reading through the Y&R scripts and comparing with SOD Synopsis and Daytime Serial Newsletter. It is clear Bryna did the better job. It is a shame as I think Soap Opera Digest killed them off. @FrenchFan I found an article which mentions a FOURTH synopsis newsletter Daily TV Newsletter from New York. I think they all died between 76 - 78