Keith Boykin is a 3-Time AALBC.com Bestselling Author
Keith Boykin is an author, assistant adjunct professor of political science at Columbia University, CNN political commentator, journalist, actor and public speaker.
Each of Keith’s four books has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award, including his most recent book, For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Still Not Enough, which won the American Library Association Stonewall Award for Nonfiction in 2013.
Keith was educated at Dartmouth and Harvard. Keith served in the White House as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton, where he was once the highest-ranking openly gay person in the Clinton White House. He also helped organize and participated in the nation’s first ever meeting between a sitting president and leaders of the LGBT community.
He starred on the 2004 Showtime television series American Candidate and then became a co-host of the BET J TV series My Two Cents, where he interviewed celebrities, politicians, and public figures. A former CNBC contributor, MSNBC commentator and BET columnist, Keith is also the former editor of the online news site, The Daily Voice.
From December 2003 until April 2006, Boykin served as president of the board of the National Black Justice Coalition, a Washington-based civil rights organization dedicated to fighting racism and homophobia which he co-founded.
Keith was an associate producer of the film Dirty Laundry and appeared in the BET drama series, Being Mary Jane.
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