Broadway hunk Nicholas Rodriguez's One
Life to Live character is preparing to lead some gay activism in
Officer Fish (played by Scott Evans)
and Kyle Lewis (played by Brett Claywell) recently rekindled a steamy
college affair on the daytime soap. But Nick Chavez (played by
Rodriguez) has come along to stir the pot.
The gay love triangle between the three
men is a first on network television.
And there are possibly more firsts in
store for the ABC soap. Rodriguez, who was last seen swinging from
the rafters as Tarzan in the stage version of Tarzan, recently
revealed that his character will bring gay activism to Llanview.
“My character is a leader for the
Llanview Gay and Lesbian Alliance,” Rodriguez told gay
entertainment website AfterElton.com.
Rodriguez also called positive
portrayals of gay men and lesbians on television a form of activism.
“If we can put [honest gay
relationships] in American homes, people who may not know another gay
person, people that live outside of New York and California, if they
can like us as real people, then we're really making a difference,
especially with some of the stuff that's coming up,” he said.
Both Rodriguez and his romantic rival
on the soap, Scott Evans, are openly gay.
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