Clay Cane is an award-winning journalist, author, democratic strategist, and radio host. Clay is the creator and director of the original documentary Holler If You Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church, which earned a 2016 GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Digital Journalism. In February 2016, the White House featured Clay Cane as a Black History Month speaker, along with a documentary screening. Cane was also presented in a panel discussion, which focused on the film, faith, sexuality, and the Black community. Clay is also the author of Live Through This: Surviving the Intersections of Sexuality, God, and Race, released in June 2017.
In November 2017, The Clay Cane Show launched on SiriusXM Urban View channel 126, which tackles the most controversial topics in the country with thought leaders, politicians, activists, and celebrities. The Grift: The Downward Spiral of Black Republicans from the Party of Lincoln to the Cult of Trump, his second book, was released on January 30, 2024.
Raised in Philadelphia and Washington State, Clay consistently delivers edgy commentary and writing that provides sharp, witty, intelligent, and raw analysis regarding the current news cycle and our culture. He graduated from Rutgers University, Phi Beta Kappa, with a B.A. in English and African-American Studies.