By Tat Bellamy-Walker
Out gay ‘Pose’ actor Jason Rodriguez is spearheading a new talent agency focused on developing queer and transgender performers of color.
Earlier this month, Rodriguez — known for playing the character Lemar Khan on ‘Pose’ — and manager Ricardo Sebastián, a queer, non-binary Latinx person, unveiled the Arraygency, a talent agency in New York that will exclusively cultivate trans and queer entertainers of color. Rodriguez wants to mentor queer and trans artists, who often lack support in their careers.
Rodriguez, who hails from Manhattan, portrayed a character who navigated the ballroom scene across the houses of Abundance, Ferocity, Wintour, and Evangelista before creating the House of Khan. Now, with the third and final season of the groundbreaking FX series complete, Rodriguez told reporters he is setting his sights on helping emerging talent rise to the forefront.