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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

HartStrings 24

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 [...]

25 08, 2023

The “SHATTERED!” Book Tour Rolls On!!!

By |2023-08-25T20:15:37-04:00August 25th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

I had the distinct pleasure of just recently appearing on the influential and uber-popular Collections By Michelle Brown podcast! Listen here: According to Pridesource, Collections By Michelle Brown is "a natural, organic, authentic and powerful collections of interviews created to highlight the lives of those standing boldly in the crosshairs of their intersectionality and creating change as they move through [...]

20 07, 2023

Eddie S. Pierce, Jr.—Taking Indie Publishing to New Heights

By |2023-07-20T17:53:53-04:00July 20th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The WYATT! podcast ( #Wyattonair ) does a deep dive into those timely and critical issues that impact Gay/SGL (same-gender-loving) men with a diverse set of LGBTQ+ movers, shakers, and change agents. WYATT! is absorbing, informative, provocative--and sprinkled with sly, spicy (and sometimes a wee bit) scandalous humor! The fast-growing podcast airs on both YouTube and Spotify. A major mandate of WYATT! is to present a showcase for LGBTQ+ indie (independent) [...]

9 07, 2023

HartStrings 23

By |2023-07-04T07:17:10-04:00July 9th, 2023|Categories: guest|0 Comments

“Willi Ninja: VOGUE!” Guest Writer: Bishop Hartsel Clifton Shirley Born in New Hyde Park, New York, on April 12, 1961, William (Willi) Roscoe Leake (aka Ninja) had no idea that he’d become a world-famous icon or that he’d create art in various forms that would inspire generations.  Willi, whose ancestry was composed of African-American, Irish, Cherokee, and Asian, began [...]

27 06, 2023

When SHATTERED! Meets PromoHomo.TV!

By |2023-06-25T03:05:05-04:00June 27th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Breaking News! Just recently, I was honored to be the special guest on the uber-popular Notes from Hollywood program, hosted by Nicholas Snow Show on his renowned and celebrated PromoHomo.TV network! Notes from Hollywood features reports and profiles of individuals passionately pursuing professions in the entertainment industry.  Nicholas and I did a deep dive into my new [...]

8 06, 2023

It’s High Time To Get Your PRIDE On!

By |2023-06-06T05:13:05-04:00June 8th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Over the years, I’ve queried LGBTQ folks of various ages and stripes about criticisms they may have of Pride Month in general and their particular Pride celebrations.  Frequent comments include “Pride Month is way too commercial. It doesn’t adequately reflect its true meaning. Prides are not serious enough; you know, too much glam and glitter and too many parties.”   So exactly [...]

6 06, 2023


By |2023-06-04T02:46:42-04:00June 6th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

PRIDE month is June!   I kicked it off with an appearance on The Conversation With Al McFarlane. The acclaimed podcast is always a raw and unscripted look at the issues, events, and ideas affecting our world today.  Columnist and author W. D. Foster-Graham (The Right To Be: A Christopher Family Novel) joined us as co-host. First, a little history.  In 1974, [...]

21 05, 2023

HartStrings 22

By |2023-05-15T14:52:37-04:00May 21st, 2023|Categories: guest|0 Comments

“Bronzeville: Black Metropolis” Guest Writer: Bishop Hartsel Clifton Shirley In many major cities and some smaller ones in America, an area with a center of entertainment existed, where life had rhythm and movement.  In Chicago, that neighborhood was called Bronzeville, located on the South side. In the past, this area of town was boorishly called things such as Darkie [...]

18 05, 2023

PrideIndex Gets The “SHATTERED!” Treatment

By |2023-05-17T07:57:19-04:00May 18th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments is my latest stop on the Nothing Can Tear Us Apart--SHATTERED! Book Tour! This esteemed and popular online media outlet, which connects LGBTQ+ communities of color and their allies, deeply delves into "all thangs" SHATTERED!, including the genesis of my Nothing Can Tear Us Apart series and it's evolution with SHATTERED! I also dissect Wes and 'Tonio, the lead characters. [...]

15 05, 2023

“SHATTERED!” Meets “Just Buy Less Coffee!”

By |2023-05-14T10:09:17-04:00May 15th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The SHATTERED! Book Tour rolls on! I was delighted to be the special guest on Just Buy Less Coffee: Answering the Deeper Questions of American Politics. The acclaimed and popular podcast is hosted by Troy Matthews, who focuses heavily on social justice and equal rights. Matthews has worked on multiple political campaigns and was an intern for the California State Assembly. [...]

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