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Gay Like Me by Richie Jackson

September 24 @ 5:00 pm6:00 pm

Join this virtual, thought provoking conversation between Richie Jackson and Steven Gaines, as they discuss Jackson’s new book, Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son. In this poignant and urgent love letter to his son, award-winning Broadway, TV and film producer Richie Jackson reflects on his experiences as a gay man in America and the progress and setbacks of the LGBTQ community over the last 50 years.


Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son
by Richie Jackson

In this poignant and urgent love letter to his son, award-winning Broadway, TV and film producer Richie Jackson reflects on his experiences as a gay man in America and the progress and setbacks of the LGBTQ community over the last 50 years.

“My son is kind, responsible, and hardworking. He is ready for college. He is not ready to be a gay man living in America.” More >

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Richie Jackson
Richie Jackson is the author of ​Gay Like Me​, published by HarperCollins. He 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 o​n Broadway​. H​e 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.

Steven Gaines
Steven Gaines is the bestselling author of Philistines at the Hedgerow: Passion and Property in the HamptonsThe Sky’s the Limit: Passion and Property in ManhattanThe Love You Make: An Insider’s Story of the Beatles; and Simply Halston, the biography of the fashion designer, among other books. Mr. Gaines is a co-founder and a past vice-chairman of the Hamptons International Film Festival. His journalism has appeared in Vanity Fair, the New York Observer, the New York Times, and New York magazine, where he was a contributing editor for 12 years. His long-running radio interview show, Sunday Brunch Live from the American Hotel in Sag Harbor, aired during the summer and fall months on a local National Public Radio affiliate.

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Date:
September 24
Time:
5:00 pm–6:00 pm

Venue

Zoom