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KEITH BOYKINS TO SPEAK ABOUT BEING BLACK, GAY IN AMERICA

By Selena Stevens

 

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Boykins, a 35-year-old gay black male, is the author of the Lambda award-winning book, "Respecting the Soul: Daily Reflections for Black Lesbians and Gays."

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Nov. 2, 2001 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Keith Boykins, one of the most highly respected commentators on issues of race and sexual orientation in the United States, will speak at the University of Kentucky at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in Memorial Hall.

The event, sponsored by the UK Student Activities Board, is free and open to the public. Boykins, a 35-year-old gay black male, is the author of the Lambda award-winning book, "Respecting the Soul: Daily Reflections for Black Lesbians and Gays."

Boykins is a graduate of Harvard Law School and was a special assistant to former President Bill Clinton, an appointment that made him the highest-ranking openly gay person in the White House.

Boykins has served for more than two years as the executive director of the National Black Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum. He has appeared on several national media programs including "BET Tonight with Tavis Smiley" and CNN and Fox shows.


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