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14 02, 2024

Top Ten Qualities of Gay/SGL Super-Couples

By |2024-02-12T18:35:34-05:00February 14th, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, I pose the question, “What makes a healthy and enduring long-term LGBTQ+ relationship successful?”   To help find the answer, I had a conversation with one of my good buddies, Malcolm.  For several years now, he’s been enjoying a successful union with Leon.  I inquired how they accomplish it; ya know, how they’ve managed to keep it [...]

11 02, 2024

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By |2024-02-05T08:33:43-05:00February 11th, 2024|Categories: guest|0 Comments

“Esquerita: The Other Originator” Guest Writer: Bishop Hartsel Clifton Shirley One would think that Little Richard was the originator of Rock and Roll. Surely nobody disputed his word, nor proclaimed it as much as he, but Little Richard would not have been Little Richard without inspiration from somewhere or someone. And part of that somewhere and someone was Esquerita [...]

1 01, 2024

How Resolute Are You About Your Resolutions?

By |2023-12-29T10:03:28-05:00January 1st, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Oh my! It's a shiny New Year!  And coming with the year ahead are all those ambitious, dramatic—and myriad--promises we make.     We fervently vow, "This year's gonna be different 'cause THIS TIME, I'm gonna stick to my New Year's Resolutions!" Just like glue.  So, it would be rather nifty to explore the roots of this time-honored tradition and then examine the [...]

17 12, 2023

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By |2023-12-16T04:52:25-05:00December 17th, 2023|Categories: guest|0 Comments

Trailblazer is the appropriate word to describe Ellis Haizlip, born on September 21, 1929, in Washington D.C. Details of his childhood are few and may consist of part fantasy, but it has been written that his father had once been an ambassador to Trinidad or a dignitary to the Court of St. James, Antigua. Other accounts state that he [...]

12 12, 2023

Give Those Holiday Blues A Royal Beatdown!

By |2023-12-10T10:51:46-05:00December 12th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ohhhhhhhhh, myyyyy gawd!  It’s THAT time of the year.   Again! You’re an LGBTQ+ brotha or sistah (or whatever the hell your race or ethnicity happens to be.  LOL.) who’s really dreading THAT time of year. Soooooo, exactly what am I talkin’ ‘bout?   The Holidays, dagnabbit!    Why might you be in a major funk?  Well, maybe you feel you can’t be your [...]

15 11, 2023

Resolute and Committed: Ugandan Activist Pushes Back Against Egregious Anti-LGBTQ+ Laws

By |2023-11-14T01:24:48-05:00November 15th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

“I strongly believe that human beings must have an opportunity to be who they want and love the way they want.”—Mr. Kiggundu Ronald Reagan, Ugandan LGBTQ+ Activist. A moment of indulgence, please.     Close your eyes. Inhale deeply. Get into a headspace where you can envision an alternate reality.   Now, transport yourself to any city representative of [...]

28 10, 2023

The Realness of “SHATTERED!”

By |2023-10-28T14:41:24-04:00October 28th, 2023|Categories: ipva|0 Comments

Compelling. Instructive. Engaging. Insightful. Powerful These words describe my recent appearance on the podcast, 40 Plus: Gay Men. Gay Talk., another stop on my ongoing Nothing Can Tear Us Apart—SHATTERED! book tour.  40 Plus: Gay Men. Gay Talk. is hosted by Rick Clemons, the celebrated certified life coach and TEDx speaker.  Mr. Clemons has helped thousands of people in over 50 countries across [...]

22 10, 2023

The IPV/A Chronicles, Part Sixteen: Making Your “Great Escape!”

By |2023-10-22T10:21:51-04:00October 22nd, 2023|Categories: ipva|0 Comments

I’ve made it my ongoing–and fervent–mission to shine a bright light on a certain insidious, demoralizing, and horrific behavior that continues to plague the LGBTQ+ Community—Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse, or IPV/A.  This is Part 16 of an ongoing series that addresses this potentially life-threatening cycle of abuse. Within the LGBTQ+ community, Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) [...]

11 10, 2023

The IPV/A Chronicles, Part Fifteen: The Month of the Purple Is Upon Us!

By |2023-10-07T06:33:42-04:00October 11th, 2023|Categories: ipva|0 Comments

I’ve made it my ongoing–and fervent–mission to continue to shine a bright light on a certain insidious, demoralizing, and horrific behavior that continues to plague the LGBTQ Community—Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse, or IPV/A. This is Part 11 of the ongoing series that will address this potentially life-threatening cycle of abuse. October Is Purple Month! You might ask, [...]

20 09, 2023

M.O.E.—Still Open For Bizness!

By |2023-09-21T13:12:35-04:00September 20th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

"As I said before, and I’ll say it again:  love can be so, so…well, over-rated."--MOE, Man of the Evening. (This article has adult sexual content. All images are stock photos.) As you’re aware, I present a continuing series about a “Man of the Evening,” or MOE.  It’s a raw and revealing portrait of “Jase,” [...]

15 09, 2023

Nicholas Snow—Heralding the Age Of The “Hopefulsexual!”

By |2023-09-15T04:27:32-04:00September 15th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Aww Sookie Sookie Now!  WYATT! ( #Wyattonair ) blasts back on Saturday, September 16 with another rather appetizing eppy! The absorbing, informative, and provocative podcast--sprinkled with sly, spicy (and sometimes a wee bit) scandalous humor--airs on both YouTube and Spotify. This edition of WYATT! is an exclusive sit-down with Nicholas Snow, HIV/LGBTQ+ activist, author, and creator/producer/host of PromoHomo.TV ( @promohomotv ). [...]

10 09, 2023

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By |2023-09-08T04:24:48-04:00September 10th, 2023|Categories: guest|0 Comments

“Michael Peters:  The ‘Balanchine’ of MTV!” Guest Writer: Bishop Hartsel Clifton Shirley Michael Douglas Peters was born on August 6, 1948, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He was biracial: his mother was Jewish; his father was Black.  When he was four, his mother noticed that he was always dancing; therefore, she enrolled the little boy in dance classes. Growing up, Peters witnessed gang [...]

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