A leading voice on politics, race, and sexual orientation, Keith Boykin – a former White House aide to President Bill Clintonwill bring his unique insight to Venable’s Diversity and Inclusion Speaker Program on December 3. The discussion will center on Keith’s personal struggles in coming out as a gay man; his efforts to promote inclusivity and tolerance for other gay men of color; and the importance of minority groups moving away from the idea of a “hierarchy of oppression.”

A graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School, Keith has taught at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University in New York and at American University in Washington, DC. He is a co-founder and the first board president of the National Black Justice Coalition and a Lambda Literary Award-winning author of four books.

Keith was also co-host of the BET Network talk show My Two Cents, starred on the Showtime reality TV series American Candidate, worked as an associate producer of the film Dirty Laundry, and has appeared on numerous TV shows, including BET’s Being Mary Jane.

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