Tony Christon-Walker walks in his truth as a gay Black father

Tony Christon-Walker grew up concealing his true identity. Walker as a young, Black gay boy, Walker did not have many role models to pattern his life after, so he did what everyone else did. “I tried until I figured it out. Figuring out meant that I learned by trial and error.” The results of Walker’s […]

Book of the Week: ‘Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America’

R. Eric Thomas didn’t know he was different until the world told him so. Everywhere he went–whether it was his rich, mostly white, suburban high school, his conservative black church, or his Ivy League college in a big city–he found himself on the outside looking in. In essays by turns hysterical and heartfelt, Thomas reexamines […]