For Colored Boys available now
On Saturday, September 8, from 2 p.m - 5 p.m. at Club Cafe, the Hispanic Gay Black Coalition (HGBC) will host broadcaster, author and commentator Keith Boykin for the release party of Keith Boykin’s new book, For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Still Not Enough. In the anthology, African-American, Latino, and Asian American writers tell their own stories of coming of age, coming out, and coming home.
The event will also include opportunities to win free autographed copies of the newly released book.
For more information on the anthology, please visit http://4coloredboys.com/.
This is a free Event. No RSVP required, but arrive on time as space will be limited. Saturday, September 8th 2-5pm at Club Cafe in Boston. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.hbgc-boston.org.
Keith Boykin was raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and attended Countryside High School in Clearwater, Florida, before graduating from Dartmouth College. He then spent the next year and a half working for Michael Dukakis’ presidential campaign and then entered Harvard Law School, where he was a leader in the campus diversity movement and general editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Harvard in 1992 and then joined the Bill Clinton/Al Gore Campaign in Little Rock, Arkansas. After Clinton’s election, Boykin became a Special Assistant to the President and Director of Specialty Media. Once the highest-ranking openly gay person in the Clinton White House, Boykin helped organize and participated in the nation’s first meeting between gay and lesbian leaders and a U.S. President.
Keith Boykin left the White House to write his first book, One More River to Cross: Black and Gay in America, published in 1996. He released his second book, Respecting the Soul, in 1999. In 1997, President Clinton appointed Boykin to the U.S. presidential trade delegation to Zimbabwe, along with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Coretta Scott King and Rodney E. Slater. From 1999 to 2001, Boykin taught political science at American University in Washington, D.C.
Boykin appeared on the Showtime television series American Candidate and has appeared on VH1, BET, CNN, Fox News, NPR, and numerous other television and radio programs, including The Montel Williams Show, The Dennis Miller Show, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Tony’s Journal and Anderson Cooper 360 . He has been featured on the cover of several publications including A&U, Out and The Advocate, and he was selected as one of Out magazine’s 100 Most Intriguing People of 2004. He has also been featured or quoted in articles in the New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Vibe and Jet.
Boykin’s most recent book, For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Still Not Enough, was released this month to widespread acclaim. This compilation of some of the most dynamic SGL voices in America sheds light on gay men of color “coming of age, coming out and coming home to their families and communities.” His previous book, Beyond the Down Low: Sex, Lies and Denial in Black America focusing on the down-low phenomenon, was published in February 2005 and released in paperback in February 2006.