The Reading Salon Celebrates One Year August 21, 2013 Raymond Helkio Art, Free Speech, LGBT, Queer Politics, Sexual Health, World Politics Happy first year anniversary to The Reading Salon! 100 videos, 25, 000 YouTube views, 5 live shows, 2 gallery and one festival screenings. Thank you for watching! Raymond Helkio Raymond Helkio is an award winning director, freelance journalist and author of several publications. His work focuses on LGBT issues.