As L.G.B.T.Q. History Month comes to a close, I wanted to share with you a video I made about what I think is a special opportunity and the responsibility L.G.B.T.Q. elders have to queer youth. Our youth are particularly vulnerable, especially now. Not only are queer kids not taught their history, but they are too often left on their own to raise themselves, failed by families and institutions they should be able to rely on.

That’s where we have to step in.



Richie Jackson

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  • Richie Jackson is the author of the book Gay Like Me published by HarperCollins, an opinion columnist for The Advocate, and 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 Trevor Hero Award. They are the proud parents of two extraordinary sons.