Richie Jackson

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  • Award-Winning Broadway, Television, and Film Producer
  • Author of Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son


Richie Jackson is the author of Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son published by HarperCollins. 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.

 

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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.

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  • GLAAD
  • 92Y
  • BlackRock
  • 92Y
  • Google
  • Family Equality
  • Discovery
  • Barclays
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Visibility is not a Cure-All

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Being Gay Requires Double Vision

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It's harder to come out now than it was in 1983, when I did.

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Coming Out is Every Day

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Being a Good Gay Citizen

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Pride Isn't Just a Parade

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Rainbows Have Lulled the LGBTQ Community into Complacency

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Loving Someone is the Noblest Ambition

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Parenting is the Most Hopeful Act to Change the World

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What it Means to be a Gay Man

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What it Takes to be a Gay Man in America

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How to Build Gay Self Esteem

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What I've Learned from Living Through the Last Four Decades of LGBTQ History

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Being Gay is a Gift

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<p>In Gay We Trust, a new monthly column in The Advocate by Richie Jackson</p>

In Gay We Trust, a new monthly column in The Advocate by Richie Jackson

From his successes in authoring Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Gay Son and producing award-winning shows on Broadway, television, and film, RICHIE JACKSON possesses landmark perspectives and insights and you can read his latest thoughts in his monthly column, In Gay We Trust, in The Advocate.  Read his column here  > >

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Biography

Richie Jackson is the author of Gay Like Me published by HarperCollins. 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.