Producer Richie Jackson says being gay is the most special thing about him. He came out in 1983. But he warns his son -- and others -- that it’s tougher to be gay now than decades ago. His new book is “Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son.”
‘Gay Like Me’
From this Episode:
The drop in white collar crime prosecutions, and Justice Department priorities
Since 9/11, the Department of Justice has redirected funding and energy toward prosecuting terrorism cases, as well as immigration and national security issues.
9 min, 17 sec
How Michael Milken turned his life around after going to prison
Michael Milken was known as the “the junk bond king” of Wall Street. He inspired Michael Douglas’ character, Gordon Gecko, in the 1987 film “Wall Street.” But in the 1990s,...
8 min, 12 sec
Richie Jackson: It’s tougher to be gay in Trump era than 1980s
Producer Richie Jackson says being gay is the most special thing about him. He came out in the early 1980s. But when Jackson’s own son recently came out to him, he advised...
14 min, 42 sec
Remembering civil rights activist Bayard Rustin
Bayard Rustin, a member of the LGBTQ community, was posthumously pardoned by Governor Newsom two weeks ago. In 1953, he was arrested in Pasadena for having sex in a parked...
10 min, 19 sec