Author Keith Boykin to appear at United Black Ellument on Wednesday

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Keith Boykin

Keith Boykin, author of Beyond the Down Low: Sex, Lies and Denial in Black America, will speak at United Black Ellument on Wednesday. He is touring in support of his latest book, For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home.

Boykin is a CNBC contributor, a BET columnist and a New York Times best-selling author of four books.

Educated at Dartmouth and Harvard, Boykin attended law school with President Barack Obama and served in the White House as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton. In 1997, Clinton appointed him, along with Coretta Scott King and the Rev. Jesse Jackson, to the U.S. presidential trade delegation to Zimbabwe.

—  David Taffet

UPDATED: Author Keith Boykin cancels Dallas appearance

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Keith Boykin

UPDATE: Keith Boykin contacted Resource Center Dallas this afternoon to cancel his appearance at U-BE. He will be appearing on MSNBC talking about the Supreme Court cases on same-sex marriage that are being heard today and tomorrow. He plans to reschedule his appearance in Dallas.

ORIGINAL POST:

Three-time Lambda Book Award nominee Keith Boykin will speak at United Black Ellument on Wednesday about his latest book, For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home.

U-BE is a program of Resource Center Dallas that meets in Deep Ellum.

Boykin is a CNBC contributor, a BET columnist and a New York Times best-selling author of four books including Beyond the Low Down: Sex, Lies & Denial in Black America.

—  David Taffet

Dallas librarian who helped choose Stonewall book award winners to speak

LGBT collection at the Oak Lawn Branch

LGBT collection at the Oak Lawn Branch

Dallas Public Library Audelia Road Branch manager Peter Coyl, who helped choose the Stonewall Book Award winners, will speak at the Oak Lawn and North Oak Cliff branches next week.

Coyl is one of 15 librarians from the U.S. and Canada who read about 180 books to select three Stonewall Book Award winners. The American Library Association committee met in Seattle last week to discuss the nominees. He is the only librarian from Texas who served on the committee.

The winners were The Last Nude by Ellis Avery in Literature; 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 in Nonfiction; and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz in Children’s and Young Adult Fiction. Saenz is a professor at the University of Texas at El Paso.

—  David Taffet