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About Richie

Richie Jackson is the author of the book Gay Like Me published by HarperCollins and an opinion columnist for The Advocate.

He is an award-winning Broadway, television, and film producer who produced the Tony Award-nominated Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song on Broadway and executive produced Showtime’s Nurse Jackie (Emmy and Golden Globe nominee for “Best Comedy Series”) for seven seasons.

As an alumnus of NYU, he endows a program at his alma mater to train the next generation of LGBTQ+ activists called the Richie Jackson LGBTQ+ Service Fellows.

He and his husband, Jordan Roth, were honored with The Trevor Project’s 2016 Trevor Hero Award. They are the proud parents of two extraordinary sons.

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May 19

Being gay is your biggest artery to your young, vulnerable heart, and if you diminish it, neglect it, undervalue it… https://t.co/A3tCoHqnMf

May 17

Prioritize your heart. There are going to be plenty of people in your life who push you to work longer hours and si… https://t.co/Gv9xBK9afK

May 13

It’s not acceptable political discourse to be pro or con on LGBTQ lives. @CBSNews #GayLikeMe #queer #lgbtqally https://t.co/BVCVIlHG2h

Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son