"Also, I walk and hike in several different nearby parks near our home several early mornings a week.""But generally I am fine with a capital F; probably in extraordinary shape for a man of my age.""By my definition, prayer is consciously hanging out with God. Being with God in a deliberate way.""Entrenched scriptural literalism is, in my opinion, completely out of touch with reality.""Five days a week I drive from our home to the Episcopal Cathedral Center of Los Angeles where I have an office, my computer, and a wonderful sense of community - especially nurtured by the presence of several younger gay men and women who are good friends.""However one might pray - in any verbal way or completely without words - is unimportant to God. What matters is the heart's intent.""I feel that I communicate best when I am not deliberately being linear. Along this same line, I feel some of the best sermons I've ever heard were in the theatre rather than the pulpit - as, for example, in the Theatre of the Absurd.""I find Jesus my confidant and companion, brother and savior; our relationship is intimate, vulnerable, demanding yet comfortable and reassuring.""I have osteoarthritis, which especially affects my knees.""Jesus is an example. We have other examples, including many of our ancestors as role models who understood the inner meaning of our orientation.""Our essential differences from the norm are both huge and deeply offensive to those among us who wish to be quietly integrated into society without particular reference to our nature.""Real answers need to be found in dialogue and interaction and, yes, our shared human condition. This means being open to one another instead of simply fighting to maintain a prescribed position.""Seriously, however, I learn a lot about my physical life in the aging and changing of my body.""Speaking for myself, my very integrity as a human being needs to include my freedom to explore who I am both spiritually and sexually. Not just to explore - but to practice.""Yet through history gays have always dominated religious life and churches."
In the 1960s Boyd 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 Boyd came out of the closet becoming the most prominent Gay clergy person to come out. He is the author of over 30 books.
He lives in Los Angeles, California with his long-time partner, the gay activist and author Mark Thompson.
Boyd serves on the Advisory Board of White Crane Institute and is a frequent contributor to the gay wisdom and culture magazine White Crane.
Malcolm Boyd recorded a video interview in June 2008 in Los Angeles (Janet Kawamoto, interviewer) as a remembrance on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the founding of St. Timothy's Episcopal parish in Indianapolis, of which Malcolm was rector (priest in charge). This 57-minute video was commissioned by the vestry (governing board) of the parish and is featured in three parts on Tangle.com at ,  and , as well as on the St. Timothy's Web site at  .