Still no word on whether or not MTV Logo is going to bring back our beloved "Noah’s Arc" for a third season, but in other news…today Clik Magazine, the nations leading magazine for Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people announced actor Rodney Chester as the host for its 1st Annual CLIK HONORS ELITE 25 AWARDS taking place Saturday, November 25 in Atlanta and presented by Delta Airlines. Chester portrays the comical “Alex” on the MTV Logo series “Noah’s Arc,” America’s first Black gay television series. The CLIK HONORS ELITE 25 AWARDS will honor 25 individuals who through their everyday lives, talents, causes, and campaigns, have paved the way for the enhancement of the Black same-gender loving community. The winners will be announced on Saturday, November 25, 2006 (8 p.m.) in Atlanta, Georgia at the Fabulous Fox Theatre located at 660 Peachtree N.E. Tickets are $35 and are on sale at www.clikhonors.com or by calling (954) 455-3394.
Rodney Chester is no stranger to the entertainment industry. Currently starring in the hit MTV Logo series “Noah’s Arc,” Rodney first appeared in the independent film “Punks,” starring Rockmond Dunbar and Vanessa Williams. With over several hundred performances completed in dance, film, and video, for over 15 years Rodney has been actively involved in the fields of dance and choreography. A graduate of Bethune Cookman College in his home state of Florida, Rodney has also worked as an agent and dance department co-director for two of Los Angeles’ largest talent agencies. His latest role is that of business owner which has him juggling a successful acting career while running his own business. Based in Los Angeles, Rodney is the owner of the Trio Talent Agency which he represents dancers and choreographers for television, film, and, commercials.
Among the 125 nominees for the CLIK HONORS ELITE 25 AWARDS: actor Wilson Cruz, best selling authors E. Lynn Harris and James Earl Hardy, activists Keith Boykin and Jasmyne Cannick, “Noah’s Arc” creator Patrik-Ian Polk and actor’s Darryl Stephens, Rodney Chester, Christian Vincent, Doug Spearman, Gregory Kieth, and Jensen Atwood, acclaimed photographer Duane Cramer, filmmaker Maurice Jamal, Cambridge Mayor Ken Reeves, HIV/AIDS advocates Phil Wilson and Rudy Carn, and performer Harmonica Sunbeam.
In additions to the nominations, CLIK has also announced its special recognition Icon Awardees Archbishop Carl Bean, founder of the Unity Fellowship Church Movement, George Bellinger Jr., long time HIV/AIDS activist, Alan Bell, Black gay media pioneer, and legendary performer RuPaul.