The Resource Gay like me : a father writes to his son, Richie Jackson

Gay like me : a father writes to his son, Richie Jackson

Label
Gay like me : a father writes to his son
Title
Gay like me
Title remainder
a father writes to his son
Statement of responsibility
Richie Jackson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When Richie Jackson's son born through surrogacy comes out to him at the age of 18, Richie - now in his 50s, a successful producer and happily married - feels compelled to write him a letter. Gay Like Me is both a celebration of gay identity and a sorrowful warning. Jackson talks of his own progress and growth as a gay man coming of age through decades of political and cultural change. We've come a long way, he argues: discrimination is now outlawed in most states, gay men and women can marry, and there are drugs available to protect against AIDS. His son is going to be living in a newly liberated America. However, he also argues that nothing can be taken for granted. Bigotry and hatred still exist, nurtured by a President who draws votes and support by stirring up fear of The Other, and excluding minorities and anyone who can be labelled 'an outsider'. A newly constituted Supreme Court could revoke laws and turn the clock back. The gay identity can be worn with pride, but gay citizens needs always to be aware that their gains are fragile. Like Between the World and Me, this is a response to our times, and will strike a powerful chord with anyone who cares about human rights and the importance of tolerance and social progress. Angry, proud, moved, tender, this is also a powerful letter of love from a father to a son, relevant to everyone"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jackson, Richie
Dewey number
306.76/620973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jackson, Richie
  • Gay men
  • Fathers and sons
  • Gays
  • Gay parents
  • Parents of gays
Label
Gay like me : a father writes to his son, Richie Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 158 pages
Isbn
9780062939777
Lccn
2019034198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1137245254
  • 696824
  • (OCoLC)1137245254
Label
Gay like me : a father writes to his son, Richie Jackson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 158 pages
Isbn
9780062939777
Lccn
2019034198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1137245254
  • 696824
  • (OCoLC)1137245254

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