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Speaking

Richie Jackson is the bestselling author of Gay Like Me, columnist for The Advocate and an award-winning Broadway, television and film producer. Since the publication of Gay Like Me, Richie has been speaking to local and national audiences, reflecting on his experiences as a gay man in America and the progress and setbacks of the LGBTQ community over the last 50 years.

For speaking inquiries, contact
speaking@richiejackson.me.

Speeches

01

Visibility Is Not A Cure-all

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02

Being Gay Requires Double Vision

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03

It’s Harder To Come Out Now Than It Was In 1983 When I Did

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04

Coming Out Is Every Day

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05

Being A Good Gay Citizen

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06

Pride Isn’t Just A Parade

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07

Rainbows Have Lulled The LGBTQ Community Into Complacency

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08

Loving Someone Is The Noblest Ambition

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09

Parenting Is The Most Hopeful Act To Change The World

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10

What It Means To Be A Gay Man

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11

What It Takes To Be A Gay Man In America

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12

How To Build Gay Self-Esteem

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13

What I’ve Learned From Living Through The Last Four Decades Of LGBTQ History

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14

Being Gay Is A Gift

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For speaking inquiries, contact
speaking@richiejackson.me.

Testimonials

“Richie is such a dynamic speaker. He captivated our audience from start to finish. His honesty, personal reflections, and ability to bring people together for heartfelt conversations are just a few of his many special qualities… Read More

“Richie is such a dynamic speaker. He captivated our audience from start to finish. His honesty, personal reflections, and ability to bring people together for heartfelt conversations are just a few of his many special qualities. Although his story is one of being a gay man and father, his message of family values and the healing and unifying power of love is universal and inspiring to all.”

“Richie Jackson nailed it. The King of Content delivers a riveting conversation bringing to life moral imperatives from his book Gay Like Me.”

“Richie shares a much needed history lesson and a call to arms for all LGBTQ youth and their families. Richie’s story is filled with love, rage and a dose of reality that reinforces the resiliency of LGBTQ people and reminds us… Read More

“Richie shares a much needed history lesson and a call to arms for all LGBTQ youth and their families. Richie’s story is filled with love, rage and a dose of reality that reinforces the resiliency of LGBTQ people and reminds us all that the fight for LGBTQ equality and acceptance is far from over.”

“Richie is an incredible speaker and storyteller. His open conversation about life as a gay man and father is truly moving and he is able to connect with our community in such a personal, heartfelt way. Many can relate to his story… Read More

“Richie is an incredible speaker and storyteller. His open conversation about life as a gay man and father is truly moving and he is able to connect with our community in such a personal, heartfelt way. Many can relate to his story and it’s incredibly emotional and inspirational to hear him tell his story, empowering and supporting those like him and their families.”

“Richie Jackson beautifully captures the magic of love, life and what it means to be a parent. His powerful story reminds us all that being open to love and making it the central focus of our lives allows us to tap into our deepest inner wisdom.”

“If all fathers were as open, vulnerable, and wise as Richie Jackson, it would be a better world.”

“We were delighted to be able to host Richie as a keynote speaker during our company’s celebration of Pride month. His ability to connect with the audience, especially remotely, in an engaging and interactive way… Read More

“We were delighted to be able to host Richie as a keynote speaker during our company’s celebration of Pride month. His ability to connect with the audience, especially remotely, in an engaging and interactive way speaks volumes to his ability to directly impact the LGBTQ community in an impactful way. In less than an hour, we were able to have an open dialogue about the key issues the community is facing and how to become better allies.”

“Interviewing Richie was definitely a highlight. He wasn’t afraid to answer tough questions, answered authentically, and ensured the audience was engaged at all times. I hope I’m able to partner with him again in the future!”

“Richie’s ability to tell his amazing journey as a son, partner, & parent and have the audience personalize it through their own lens and experience was remarkable. He pulled in the audience… Read More

“Richie’s ability to tell his amazing journey as a son, partner, & parent and have the audience personalize it through their own lens and experience was remarkable. He pulled in the audience from the beginning and had us fully engaged to the very end! “

“Speaking with Richie provided a space to understand, process, and proceed with what it meant to be a gay man in the US. Gay Like Me will be a valuable text for future gay kids—a tool I wish I had growing up.”

For speaking inquiries, contact
speaking@richiejackson.me.

Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son