Keith Boykin: Practicing Love

“We could have filled the book with stories of doom and gloom but that would have been just as dishonest as doing a book filled only with happy success stories. For most of us, life isn’t all sad and isn’t all happy.”

Editor, writer, MSNBC commentator, BET columnist, and former White House special assistant to Bill Clinton, Keith Boykin talks with Lambda about his latest anthology For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out…. read more

'For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home' edited by Keith Boykin

Despite the social and political progress made by gay men in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, some things—like bullying, bigotry, suicide (attempted and successful), and self-loathing—are constant reminders that there is a need for further change.

For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Still Not Enough addresses these and other thorny issues through essays and poetry by more than 40 contributors, who represent a diverse cross-section of gay men of color…… read more

Music, Movement, and Good Advice: Queer Conversations Across the Web

A lot of movement in the queer writing world lately. Lawyer, activist, and Lambda Finalist Dean Spade is on a European book tour! If you’re not in Berlin, you can read a conversation in which Spade, Eric A. Stanley of Captive Genders, and the authors of Queer Injustice discuss queering the prison abolition movement, or you… read more

LGBT Authors At Home in Digital Publishing

Some believe the growing popularity of e-reader devices will allow gays and lesbians access to literature not available at their local bookstores. With the shuttering of LGBT bookstores around the country, e-readers can bring books to the masses even without the presence of a physical store.  [GoodReader] New Exhibit ‘Out in Chicago’ Chronicles City’s Gay… read more

Keith Boykin Remembers E. Lynn Harris

I first met E. Lynn Harris around 1994 when he was a slightly insecure young new writer with a dream. Even before he achieved his own success, Lynn helped to break others, including myself, into the publishing business. I had no idea he would go on to become a prolific literary powerhouse in both the… read more

Just As He Is: An Interview with E. Lynn Harris (1997)

I first met E. Lynn Harris I had just moved to Washington in the winter of 1993 when I got a call from a writer with an unfamiliar name. Somehow, he had found a copy of an essay I had written for an unpublished anthology. He liked my essay and called to encourage me, indicating… read more