He is Catholic, multi-ethnic (Hispanic-Black) and gay.
Rickie was raised by his uncle who physically abuses him. When his uncle kicks him out of the house, he is fostered briefly by the Chases; he is then fostered by gay English teacher Richard Katimski who becomes a mentor to Rickie. He also joined the drama club. He cares for all his friends and how they have a good life as he struggles to find his place in a world that doesn’t accept him. See the Timeline for more details.
Behind the Scenes
Rickie is played by Wilson Cruz.