IPV/A related Posts

14 04, 2021

The IPV/A Chronicles, Part Ten: Lovin’ Me to Death

By |2021-04-14T14:30:37-04:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: ipva|0 Comments

There is a “pandemic within a pandemic.” What this means is that COVID-19 has dramatically exacerbated incidences of both domestic violence and abuse (DVA) and Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPV/A). We know that DVA involves heterosexual couples.  But exactly what is  Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse, or IPV/A?  This term describes the physical, sexual, emotional and/or [...]

22 11, 2020

I’m On the Board!

By |2020-11-28T13:21:57-05:00November 22nd, 2020|Categories: blog, ipva|Tags: , , |4 Comments

     Breaking News!  I’ve just been appointed to the National Trauma Education and Policy Board, as LGBTQ Community Chair.  This is a true privilege and honor.      A critical part of the National Trauma Education and Policy Board’s mission is to increase awareness and to educate the public about the impact and consequences of all forms of trauma.  The board also helps craft and recommend appropriate policy initiatives to assist [...]

18 10, 2020

The IPV/A Chronicles, Part Nine: Paintin’ the Month Purple!

By |2020-10-25T21:09:17-04:00October 18th, 2020|Categories: ipva|0 Comments

I’ve made it my ongoing--and fervent--mission to continue to shine a bright light on a certain demoralizing, insidious and horrific cycle of behavior that continues to be a growing concern within the LGBTQ Community. This is Part Nine of the ongoing series that will address this potentially life-threatening cycle of abuse. It’s purple month! “Yeah? Really? Well, what’s it all about?” [...]

8 04, 2020

The IPV/A Chronicles, Part Eight: IN CLOSE QUARTERS

By |2020-04-08T10:55:01-04:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: blog, ipva|Tags: , , |0 Comments

I have made it my ongoing--and fervent--mission to continue to shine a bright light on a certain demoralizing, insidious and horrific cycle of behavior that continues to be a growing concern within the LGBTQ Community. This is Part Eight of an ongoing series that will address this potentially life-threatening cycle of abuse.       COVID-19. The coronavirus. The Plague of the 21st [...]

5 02, 2020

Perseverance, Thy Name is R. L. Norman

By |2020-02-05T10:55:53-05:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: blog, ipva|Tags: , , |12 Comments

     “You have to believe in yourself in order to succeed.  If you don't, no one else will.”       Sounds simple, eh?        Then, why is it that too many of us find it so difficult to do?      That’s the mantra of Mr. R. L. Norman, arguably the quintessential Renaissance man.  Mr. Norman is an African American entrepreneur, videographer, performer, columnist, internet host and author [...]

13 10, 2019

The IPV/A Chronicles, Part Seven: Me & IPV

By |2019-10-13T13:36:02-04:00October 13th, 2019|Categories: blog, ipva|Tags: , |0 Comments

I‘ve made it my ongoing--and fervent--mission to continue to shine a bright light on a certain demoralizing, insidious and horrific cycle of behavior that continues to be a growing concern within the LGBTQ Community.  This is Part Seven of an ongoing series that will address this potentially life-threatening cycle of abuse.        As you’re aware, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  And, Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPV/A) is an [...]

10 10, 2019

The IPV/A Chronicles, Part Six: October is DVAM!

By |2020-10-15T16:36:15-04:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: blog, ipva|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

 I’ve made it my ongoing--and fervent--mission to continue to shine a bright light on a certain demoralizing, insidious and horrific cycle of behavior that continues to be a growing concern within the LGBTQ Community.  This is Part Six of the ongoing series that will address this potentially life-threatening cycle of abuse.        It’s purple month!          Now, you may ask: “What’s that?”        Allow me to explain.  You [...]

4 10, 2019

October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By |2019-10-04T10:00:46-04:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Events, ipva, news|Tags: , |0 Comments

     It’s official!  It’s purple month.          Now, you may ask: “’ Purple month’?  What the heck are ya talkin’ about?”        Well, let me to explain.  You see, we wear purple—actually, a purple ribbon—as a symbol used to honor victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence/abuse, which is generally referred to as Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPV/A) in the LGBTQ community.  And, [...]

28 08, 2019

Domestic Violence & Military Sexual Trauma Seminar for Male Veterans

By |2019-08-28T10:14:36-04:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: Events, ipva, news|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Domestic Violence & Military Sexual Trauma Seminar for Male Veterans We are Listening! We Care! We Are Here to Help! Wednesday, August 28, 2019 6 pm to 8 pm DAV Omaha Beach Chapter #7 8205 Laurel Bowie Road, Bowie, MD 20715 Keynote Speaker: Wyatt O’Brian Evans, SME, B.A. Jour., B.A. PolSci Intimate Partner Violence/Abuse (IPV/A) and Military Sexual Trauma Topics with Dynamic [...]

2 08, 2019

The Renaissance Man

By |2019-08-02T09:22:18-04:00August 2nd, 2019|Categories: blog, Events, ipva, news|Tags: , , |0 Comments

     Renaissance Man!  That’s what  Philadelphia Gay News (PGN), one of the most influential national LGBTQ media outlets, has just bestowed upon me.  And I like it!      Read PGN’s portrait on your’s truly at https://www.epgn.com/arts-and-culture/portraits/15009-wyatt-o-brien-evans-man-of-many-trades-and-accomplishments

14 07, 2019

The IPV/A Chronicles, Part Five: Just Throw Away the Key

By |2019-07-14T10:00:40-04:00July 14th, 2019|Categories: blog, ipva|Tags: |0 Comments

I have made it my ongoing--and fervent--mission to continue to shine a bright light on a certain demoralizing, insidious and horrific cycle of behavior that continues to be a growing concern within the LGBTQ Community. This is Part Five of an ongoing series that will address this potentially life-threatening cycle of abuse.      This dysfunctional, destructive—and potentially deadly—syndrome is known as [...]

16 04, 2019

The IPV/A Chronicles, Part Four: Down the Barrel of a Gun

By |2019-04-16T09:55:42-04:00April 16th, 2019|Categories: blog, ipva|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

I have made it my ongoing--and fervent--mission to continue to shine a bright light on a certain demoralizing, insidious and horrific cycle of behavior that continues to be a growing concern within the LGBTQ Community.  This is Part Four of an ongoing series that will address this potentially life-threatening cycle of abuse.      Welcome back.  This installment of The IPV/A Chronicles addresses a recent and disturbing phenomenon:   after nearly [...]

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