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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
Author
Subject
Genre
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"--
Summary
When Jackson's 18-year-old son born through surrogacy came out to him, the successful producer, now in his 50s, was compelled to reflect on his experiences and share his wisdom on life for LGBTQ Americans over the past half-century. Gay Like Me is a celebration of gay identity and parenting, and a powerful warning for his son, other gay men and the world. Jackson looks back at his own journey as a gay man coming of age through decades of political and cultural turmoil. As Ta-Nehisi Coates awakened us to the continued pervasiveness of racism in America in Between the World and Me, Jackson's rallying cry in Gay Like Me is an eye-opening indictment to straight-lash in America
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10844251
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
LC call number
HQ76.2.U5
LC item number
J33 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jackson, Richie
  • Gay men
  • Fathers and sons
  • Gays
  • Gay parents
  • Parents of gays
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a father writes to his son
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
Control code
2019034198
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
(OCoLC)1114282208
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
Control code
2019034198
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
(OCoLC)1114282208

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