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About Richie

Richie Jackson is the author of Gay Like Me and writes the monthly column “In Gay We Trust” for The Advocate.

He is an award-winning Broadway, television and film producer who most recently produced the Tony Award-nominated Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song on Broadway.

He executive produced Showtime’s Nurse Jackie (Emmy and Golden Globe nominee for “Best Comedy Series”) for seven seasons and co-executive produced the film Shortbus, written and directed by John Cameron Mitchell.

As an alumnus of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, he endowed a fellowship program at his alma mater in 2015 to assist graduates in the transition from academia to a lifelong career in the arts called The Richie Jackson Artist Fellowship.

He and his husband, Jordan Roth, were honored with The Trevor Project’s 2016 Trevor Hero Award. They live in New York City with their two sons.

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January 18

Whenever I talk with friends about whether or when to have a baby, this is my advice. https://t.co/Tl70Yx6FV1

January 14

GAY LIKE ME is a permission slip to take what you love about yourself and to put it center to your life. https://t.co/7TxHz7jSwj

January 13

In GAY LIKE ME, I reflect on my experiences as a gay man in America and the progress and setbacks of the LGBTQ comm… https://t.co/PkxY9lvnEU

Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son