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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

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About the Author

Keith Boykin is a popular TV commentator, inspirational speaker, and New York Times best-selling author. Keith has provided political commentary for CNN, MSNBC, and CNBC, and he previously co-hosted the weekly TV series "My Two Cents" on BET Networks.

Educated at Dartmouth and Harvard, Keith attended law school with President Barack Obama and served in the White House as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton, where he helped organize and participated in the nation's first ever meeting between a sitting president and leaders of the LGBT community.

Keith has traveled extensively across four continents, and was appointed by President Clinton, along with Coretta Scott King and Rev. Jesse Jackson, to the U.S. presidential trade delegation to Zimbabwe.

He was a star on the Showtime television series American Candidate and has since appeared on numerous national media programs, including Anderson Cooper 360, The O'Reilly Factor, The Tyra Banks Show, The Montel Williams Show, Judge Hatchett and The Tom Joyner Morning Show.

A founder and first board president of the National Black Justice Coalition, Keith has spoken to audiences, large and small, all across the world. He delivered a landmark speech to 200,000 people at the Millennium March on Washington, and he gave a stirring speech about the AIDS epidemic in front of 40,000 people in Chicago's Soldier Field.

All of Keith's first three books were nominated for a Lambda Literary Award, including his third book, Beyond the Down Low: Sex, Lies and Denial in Black America. Keith won the Lambda Literary Award for his second book, Respecting The Soul, while his first book, One More River to Cross, is taught in colleges and universities throughout the country.

Keith was an associate producer of the feature film Dirty Laundry, and he currently writes a weekly column for BET.com.

He was a star on the 2004 Showtime television series American Candidate and has since appeared on numerous national media programs, including Anderson Cooper 360, The O'Reilly Factor, The Tyra Banks Show, The Montel Williams Show, Judge Hatchett and The Tom Joyner Morning Show.

A founder and first board president of the National Black Justice Coalition, Keith has spoken to audiences, large and small, all across the world. He delivered a landmark speech to 200,000 people at the Millennium March on Washington and he gave a stirring speech about the AIDS epidemic in front of 40,000 people in Chicago's Soldier Field in July 2006.

Each of Keith's three books has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award, including his most recent book, Beyond the Down Low: Sex, Lies and Denial in Black America. Keith won the Lambda Literary Award for his second book, Respecting The Soul, while his first book, One More River to Cross, is taught in colleges and universities throughout the country.

Keith is an associate producer of the 2007 feature film Dirty Laundry and is working on his fourth book. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Keith currently lives in New York City.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Magnus Books (August 28, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936833158
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936833153
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #229,991 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Maximillian Matthews on October 3, 2012
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There are young gay men of color out there dealing with loneliness, isolation, fear, self-esteem, family, suicidal thoughts, coming out, seeking love, identity, health, spirituality, etc. If you fall into any of those categories, this book is for you. I am one of the many colored boys who dealt with all of the things that this book addresses. I must note that this book isn't only for boys. Everyone will take away insight into the experiences of gay men of color, food for thought, and powerful life lessons from reading this book. There is something in it for everyone.

"For Colored Boys" is a collection of essays from various authors about their life experiences. These authors deserve to be commended for the extraordinary courage with which they share their deeply personal stories. Keith Boykin has not left any rock unturned. You will read about how one colored boy ended up homeless going through garbage for food. You will read about how another colored boy was raped by a stranger through seeking love in the wrong place. You will read about how another colored boy who is a preacher's kid reconciled his faith and sexuality. The miraculous and promising thing about every story that you will read is the fact that these authors survived their circumstances to tell their story. I assure you that you will draw encouragement and strength from at least one story. I know I did.

My favorites are "Chicago" by Phill Branch, "No Asians, Blacks, Fats, or Femmes" by Indie Harper and "Religious Zombies" by Clay Cane. Little did I know when I received my copy of this book that its pages would end up highlighted all over like my Bible. I see myself revisiting and turning to this book when I need a reminder that I'm not alone and when I need inspiration.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By TJ on July 1, 2013
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Great book. As an African American gay man I could definitely relate. I love how he represented difference aspects and perspectives of gay men.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Antoine on February 28, 2013
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I learned something from each story I read and this book will do amazing things for world we live in. FCB is needed in so many lives to let young men and anyone struggling with their life adversities that there are ways to overcome pain and effectively use it towards strengthening your self and living a successful journey that embraces all you are. Kudos to the authors.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By kenneth on February 23, 2013
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I came out at the age of 27, now at the age of 43, there comes a compilation of experiences that I wish others could have shared with me during my awakening as a gay black man. Even more so when I was a questioning teenager. As I joined in on the reflection of growth the contributors put forth, I was amazed at how much I had survived and grateful that young black men today have a reference to help them navigate the dicey waters of identity.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Torrie on December 7, 2013
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If you know little or nothing of the African American gay experience this is the best book I can imagine to start with. I not only learned from this book, but it also opened up in me a compassion for black gays who suffer far more agony than their white counterparts for just trying to be who they are. Although we need more good literature on this poignant topic this book is a great begining.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Elk Whistle on February 2, 2013
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At times this book was so raw and so truthful, that it was hard to put down the book. The fact that many vlack gay men committ suicide and are taught inb life not o love themselves is a tragedy. I admire the honesty and the stories shared by the narrators in theri struggle to love themselves inspight of being broken and bruised by black society as well as being a minority (gay) within a minority (black or in the white gay culture). What an interesting perspective that was shared and hopefully many will relate even if they have not thought about it or put it in pen an paper.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Paul Pearce on June 8, 2013
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Diverse and sometimes disturbing. Those involved had two levels of discrimination to fight and one of them is still an on-going battle to live a productive and fulfilling life,
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jorge vargas on December 19, 2012
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An amazing book with amazing stories. Each author deserves credit for such amazing stories. We need more books like this
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