McCann Pride Portrait Series with Doug Harrison
Next up in our McCann Pride Portrait Series is Producer, Doug Harrison!
What is your favorite political milestone since Stonewall?
One of my most memorable experiences at (and around) The Stonewall Inn was in 2016, the day after the tragedy at Pulse Night Club. I went after work with a couple friends. And although it was solemn, there was an incredible feeling of fight and power in the air. I forget who was speaking at the time, but the thing I remember most was a quote – “We mourn for those that are gone, and fight like hell for those still here!”
How many times have you been to Stonewall?
I’d say somewhere between 7 and 10. I definitely want to get there more often though.
Within the LGBTQ+ community who do you think needs our support the most right now? If so, how can we help?
Realistically, we all need support in different ways, but I think the communities that need a big deal of help right now are Trans POC and Trans youth. Other than donation based contributions, the biggest thing anyone can do is speak up and speak out against injustices.
Describe yourself in 3 words.
Well. That’s. Difficult. (lol)
How important is it for you to be out at work?
I find comfort in being 100% authentic. So it means a big deal that I can be completely out, and myself, at work.
Who is your biggest advocate in life?
My mom – surprise, huge momma’s boy here.
Favorite queer icon?
Right now, it’s Billy Porter – he’s f*cking magical!
Who is your style icon?
Ooh! I’m cheating – a mix between Michael B. Jordan, André 3000, and A$AP Rocky (working on the last two though).