‘Noah’s Arc’ set to dock in Detroit

Jason A. Michael
By | 2018-01-16T13:19:21-04:00 April 12th, 2002|Uncategorized|

DETROIT – It’s billed at the first black gay series – even if it doesn’t have a home on television just yet – and it’s coming to Detroit for a special benefit screening Dec. 4. “Noah’s Arc,” a Queer As Black Folk, if you will, has been earning raves across the country, including at the 2004 Outfest Film Festival where it took home the prestigious Freedom Award.
The series revolves around Noah (played by the absolutely adorable Darryl Stephens) and his friends Alex, Ricky and Chance. The fabulous foursome live in Los Angeles and each comes with his own share of drama. At the fore is Noah’s new relationship with hot body boy Wade, who has barely stepped his big toe out of the closet door. Noah’s newbie takes him through all the expected changes and provides plenty of grist for the gay gossip mill.
“My goal was to create four interesting guys rather than say, ‘You’re going to be the hoe and you’re going to be the prude,'” said Patrik-Ian Polk, the series’ creator. “Once I had those one-line descriptions, I had to turn all that on its ear and have those characters doing interesting things and not doing what’s expected.”
“Noah’s Arc” is being brought to Detroit by Detroit Black Gay Pride with assistance from the Black AIDS Institute and the Human Rights Campaign.
“The Human Rights Campaign is committed to ‘Noah’s Arc’ because of the amazing impact this new series has had on the African-American gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community,” said Julian High, HRC’s diversity director. “The response from the community has been incredible.”

About the Author:

Jason A. Michael
Jason A. Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Wayne State University before joining Between The Lines as a contributing writer in 1999. Jason has received both the Spirit of Detroit Award (presented by the Detroit City Council) and the Media Award from the Community Pride Banquet & Awards Ceremony for his writing and activism. Jason is also an Essence magazine bestselling author having written the authorized biography "Strength Of A Woman: The Phyllis Hyman Story," which he released on his own JAM Books imprint.