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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

OLTL's Scott Evans, Nicholas Rodriguez and Brett Claywell at GLAAD Manhattan Summer Series

This year, ABC's daytime drama, One Life To Live introduced three gay characters who are about to be at the centre of a very intriguing gay love story. Roger Newcomb at We Love Soaps posted this pic of the principal players involved in the gay story line. They are from left to right, openly gay actor Nicholas Rodriguez (Nick), Brett Claywell (Kyle), openly gay actor Scott Evans (Oliver Fish) and last but not least, Ron Carlivati (OLTL head writer). This handsome looking group posed for photogs while attending the GLAAD Manhattan Summer Series event, Tuesday evening.

I've been watching One Life To Live, ever since doctor's wife turned hooker, Karen Wolek (played by gay ally and Emmy winner, Judith Light) spent a whole month crying on the witness stand during a scandalous murder trial (I may be exaggerating, but not by much, after all it is a soap opera!), back in the late 70's.

I think it's fantastic (and definitely overdue) that two openly gay actors have been cast to play gay characters on an established network TV show. Kudos to OLTL and especially to actors Scott Evans and Nicholas Rodriguez for being proud, out gay men and for not being afraid to take on these groundbreaking roles.

For those of you having a hard time keeping up with who's with who (on the show, that is) here's a brief synopsis:

Oliver and Kyle were lovers in college; they meet up again and subsequently, Oliver, who claims he's no longer gay, wants nothing to do with his ex-lover Kyle. Oliver is now dating Layla, a woman; Kyle is hurt, and is in the beginning stages of a new relationship with the hunky Nick. Oh, the tears, the heartbreak, and the drama of it all!

Visit: We Love Soaps.

Help GLAAD raise funds for programmatic work by donating to the GLAAD Manhattan silent auction or gifts bags. Visit: GLAAD Manhattan: Summer Series


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