CNN Political Commentator and New York Times Best-Selling Author and TV's Leading Commentator on Politics, Race, and Sexual Orientation
When Keith Boykin led the movement for diversity at Harvard Law School, he never imagined that his classmate Barack Obama would one day become President of the United States. Since that time, Boykin’s broad and wide-ranging career has taken him from the halls of Harvard to the Clinton White House to a political commentator position…
When Keith Boykin led the movement for diversity at Harvard Law School, he never imagined that his classmate Barack Obama would one day become President of the United States.
Since that time, Boykin’s broad and wide-ranging career has taken him from the halls of Harvard to the Clinton White House to a political commentator position on major networks such as MSNBC, CNBC, and CNN.
As a special assistant to the president and a spokesman for the administration, Boykin was once the highest ranking openly gay person in the Clinton White House. He later went on to teach political science at American University in Washington, DC, starred in a Showtime political television series, and became the founder and first president of the National Black Justice Coalition.
His newest book is “For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home.” It responds to the crisis of youth development and suicide in the African-American community, specifically among young gay men of color.
Keith Boykin has spoken to a variety of audiences around the world, including 200,000 people at the Millennium March on Washington and the 2006 Gay Games.
New York Times Best-Selling Author and TV’s Leading Commentator on Politics, Race, and Sexual Orientation
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- For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home
In this lecture, Keith Boykin addresses longstanding issues of sexual abuse, suicide, HIV/AIDS, racism, and homophobia in the African-American and Latino communities, and more specifically among young gay men of color. During his lecture, Keith shares stories of real people coming of age, coming out, dealing with religion and spirituality, seeking love and relationships, finding their own identity in or out of the LGBT community, and creating their own sense of political empowerment.
- One More River to Cross: Black & Gay In America
Ever since his groundbreaking book, One More River to Cross: Black & Gay in America was published in 1996, Boykin has been the nation’s leading commentator on the intersection of race and sexual orientation. His compelling journey unveils the myths and the reality of black homophobia, gay racism, and the influence of the church on today’s LGBT community.
- Diversity without Division
Diversity – whether in the corporate boardroom or college classroom – has been a consistent struggle. A leader in the faculty diversity movement at Harvard Law School along with then-classmate Barack Obama, Boykin pushed for better hiring policies to attract more women, women of color, African Americans, Latinos, and gays and lesbians. Since the 1990s, Boykin’s humorous, personal and relevant presentations have shown dozens of companies, government agencies, and universities how working toward a common goal creates effective diversity strategies and ultimately stronger institutions.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Eastern Michigan University
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