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Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son (edição: 2020)

de Richie Jackson (Autor)

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"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"--… (mais)
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Título:Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son
Autores:Richie Jackson (Autor)
Informação:Harper (2020), 176 pages
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Richie Jackson is a successful television and film producer, perhaps best known for producing the film Shortbus and the TV series Nurse Jackie. He is currently married to fellow producer Jordan Roth, but prior to meeting Jordan he had been in a 15 year relationship with actor B.D. Wong. His son by surrogacy from that relationship came out to his parents as a teenager. He is the son that Jackson addresses in this book.

This book is modeled after other "letter from your father" works like Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me. While I really liked that idea, and while there is much that Jackson talks about that I can relate to as a gay man of roughly the same age, there was something about this book that just didn't click for me.

Some of it is that, after getting into the book I realized that Jackson was modeling his book a bit too closely on books like Coates', and seemed to be reaching too far to equating parts of the gay struggle with the Black experience. It seemed a bit much for a well-to-do white guy like himself.

Some of it is that in places he comes across like a grumpy old man complaining about how gay kids today have it too easy.

The flip side of all that is that I think the book covers a ton of relevant and useful information and it would be worthwhile for gay youth to read.

Bottom line, I'm conflicted on this one.

Having said all that, I would recommend reading this one if you haven't already, and again, especially if you are a gay youth. So I give Gay Like Me Three Stars ⭐⭐⭐. ( )
  stevrbee | Sep 5, 2021 |
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"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"--

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