Malcolm Boyd


Malcolm Boyd is an American minister, activist, spoken-word artist, and author. He became known as “The Espresso Priest” for his religiously-themed poetry-reading sessions at the “hungry i” nightclub in San Francisco. Boyd went on to become a prominent white clergyman in the American Civil Rights Movement. In 1977 he came out of the closet becoming the most prominent Gay clergy person to come out. He is the author of 30 books.

He lives in Los Angeles, California with his long-time partner, the gay activist and author Mark Thompson.

Malcolm Boyd serves on the Advisory Board of White Crane Journal, a magazine of gay culture and wisdom.

Where to find Malcolm Boyd online

Where to buy in print


Take Off the Masks
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 53,800. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2013 by White Crane Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Biographies
For over sixty years, Malcolm Boyd has written truthfully about his own journey to fullness. From theologian to civil rights pioneer to coffee house troubadour to gay rights icon, Boyd has courageously and whole-heartedly shown the way to a deeper, more honest examination of all our lives, leading by example. White Crane Books is proud to re-release Boyd's classic spiritual biography.

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civil rights    coming out    gay    gay priest    god    homosexuality    lesbian    religion    religious leader