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Thursday, February 21st, 6:00PM-8:00PM
For Colored Boys: Staged Reading & Panel Discussion
Kimmel Center, Room 802, 60 Washington Square South
“For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home” is a collection of stories that address longstanding issues of sexual abuse, suicide, HIV/AIDS, racism, and homophobia in the African American and Latino communities, and more specifically among young gay men of color. The book tells stories of real people coming of age, coming out, dealing with religion and spirituality, seeking love and relationships, finding their own identity in or out of the LGBT community, and creating their own sense of political empowerment. For Colored Boys is designed to educate and inspire those seeking to overcome their own obstacles in their own lives. Watch this unique book come to life as audience members have the opportunity to see a staged reading of selected essays as well as engage a panel of authors and co-editors on their work and experiences. Featuring co-editors and contributing writers Clay Cane and Mark Corece, in addition, contributing writers Andre St. Clair and David Bridgeforth.
Event: BE Seen: Black People in the Media
When: Friday, February 22, 2013. Doors open at 6pm. Event starts at 6:30pm
Where: NYU Kimmel Center
Address: 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012
Description: Wondering what all the talk has been concerning Django Unchained, Basketball Wives, and ABC’s hit series Scandal? Join us in a lively discussion about media representation of the African diaspora this past year. Our panel of media personalities, journalists, company executives and film professionals will also give insight to the future of diversifying the entertainment industry. Food will be served.
Talk That Talk: Black, Gay, Sex + Love
When: November 10, 2012, 7:30pm
Where: Human Rights Campaign Equality Center at 1640 Rhode Island Avenue NW in Washington, D.C.
What: Talk That Talk is a panel that discusses provocative and relevant issues pertaining to and surrounding black gay+bisexual men. Topics include: dating in the social media age, interracial dating, HIV, gay marriage/adoption, open relationships, gay in the Obama era, political engagement in the black LGBT community, pornography and more. Plus, a question and answer session so audience members can be engaged in the spirited conversation. With lively and opinionated panelists, it’s sure to be an event not to be missed!
Thursday October 11, 2012, 12:30 – 2pm
For Colored Boys: A conversation with Clay Cane, writer and co-editor of For Colored Boys, with Prof. Robert Baskerville
Bronx Community College, Roscoe Brown Student Center
2155 University Ave
Bronx, New York 10453
The new book, For Colored Boys, addresses longstanding issues of sexual abuse, suicide, HIV/AIDS, racism, and homophobia in the African American and Latino communities, and more specifically among young gay men of color. The book tells stories of real people coming of age, coming out, dealing with religion and spirituality, seeking love and relationships, finding their own identity in or out of the LGBT community, and creating their own sense of political empowerment.
Tuesday, October 2, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Making It In Media: Gender, Sexuality and Media at New York University (NYU)
Wasserman Presentation Room B
133 E. 13th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, New York
Join us for a panel discussion featuring Clay Cane, a radio personality and award-winning journalist who is currently serving as the Entertainment Editor at BET.com, and Spectra, an Afrofeminist writer and executive editor at QWOC Media Wire who is currently traveling through Southern Africa curating untold stories for an LGBT anthology.
September 21, 2012, 2:30 – 4:30 PM
National Black Justice Coalition’s Out on the Hill
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference (CBCF-ALC) Issue Forum: “How the LGBT Equality Movement Has Impacted Black America and the Media Landscape: A discussion with media experts about how the national dialogue has changed over the last year.” Panelists includeClay Cane, Keith Boykin, Laverne Cox, LZ Ganderson, Jonathan Capehart, Carolyn Brown and moderated by Jeff Johnson. Click here for details.
Friday, September 21, 2012, 7 – 9 PM
Keith Boykin and Clay Cane will speak and sign books at Howard University’s Blackburn University Center, 2397 Sixth Street NW, Washington DC 20059. The event is sponsored by CASCADE. CASCADE is an acronym for the Coalition of Activist Students Celebrating the Acceptance of Diversity and Equality. It is the bisexual, lesbian, allied, and gay organization of students at Howard University and its mission is to celebrate, educate, and advocate for the diversity and equality of the LGBTA community.