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27 09, 2022

Visionaries & Truthtellers!

By |2022-09-26T08:50:05-04:00September 27th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Just recently, I was privileged to appear on Visionaries and Truthtellers (V&T), the engaging, insightful, and popular podcast. The host of V&T is Anthony Carter, a renowned author, writer, and documentary filmmaker. And of course, radio personality. It was great fun to be “on the other side of the table,” the one being interviewed! LOL.  Anthony and I discuss [...]

8 09, 2022

Youths Living with HIV Confront Higher Risk of Suicide

By |2022-09-05T16:15:07-04:00September 8th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Landmark new research presented at the recent 24th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2022) in Montreal has found that adolescents and young adults infected with HIV at birth are more likely to attempt suicide than their HIV-negative peers.  Additionally, those facing stigma and other hardships in life are even more likely to try to take their own lives.  This is the first [...]

21 08, 2022

HartStrings 17

By |2022-08-16T15:00:58-04:00August 21st, 2022|Categories: guest, Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Roscoe Lee Browne: A Master Class in Cerebral Eloquence” Guest Writer: Bishop Hartsel Clifton Shirley Roscoe Lee Browne was born in Woodbury, New Jersey. Conflicting reports have stated 1922 and 1925, but in an interview with Camille Cosby, he stated, “I was born, Camille, so they say, May 2, 1922, in Woodbury, New Jersey." The fourth son [...]

12 08, 2022

Fernando Velez: Inspiring & Innovative Creator!

By |2022-08-09T18:55:46-04:00August 12th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Saturday, August 13!  The WYATT! Podcast proudly welcomes Entrepreneur Extraordinaire MR. FERNANDO VELEZ, founder and CEO of  Kraven Comics!  Mr. Velez is making an indelible mark within the LGBTQ community with his bold and intrepid series of comic books, which are motivational—as well as entertaining to the max! According to Mr. Velez, “We aim to provide to the LGBTQ [...]

18 07, 2022

HIV Continues to Loom Over Us

By |2022-07-16T18:03:50-04:00July 18th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Even with PrEP and the growing number of antiretrovirals, the HIV/AIDS crisis hasn’t gone anywhere.  Instead, the epidemic continues to loom over us. And here’s alarming news to take note of: researchers at the University of California (UCLA) report in the news source iScience that within the first few years of becoming infected with HIV, the virus significantly speeds [...]

3 07, 2022

HartStrings 16

By |2022-06-30T18:58:39-04:00July 3rd, 2022|Categories: guest, Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Billy Wright: Prince of the Blues” Guest Writer: Bishop Hartsel Clifton Shirley In nature, we often hear the thunder before the lightning strikes, yet both can be powerful--and even frightening. Such was the case with Little Richard, the iconic and influential figure in popular music and culture for seven decades.  The forerunner to that very well-known entertainer was the [...]

10 06, 2022

It’s “Pride Time,” Baybee!

By |2022-06-09T15:56:55-04:00June 10th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

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 [...]

1 05, 2022

HartStrings 15

By |2022-04-29T02:22:44-04:00May 1st, 2022|Categories: guest, Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Piano in the Background” Guest Writer: Bishop Hartsel Clifton Shirley Aaron Bridgers was once called one of the “last remaining links with the sophisticated, elegant musical world of Duke Ellington and his collaborator Billy Strayhorn.”  Sophisticated and elegant he was. Born January 10, 1918, in Winston-Salem, Bridgers grew up studying classical piano, having an affinity for French [...]

16 04, 2022

That Black Force of Nature

By |2022-04-14T18:21:53-04:00April 16th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Essex Hemphill.  That groundbreaking, uber-talented, and openly and unabashedly gay/SGL (same gender loving) African-American poet and author—truly was a force of nature.  Ahead of his time, Mr. Hemphill blazed the way for talents including James Earl Hardy, E. Lynn Harris… …And myself.  Today is the birthday of this sensational scrivener.  Therefore, I pay homage to this phenom, who [...]

10 03, 2022

mr. Pam—Savvy, Award-Winning & Celebrated Filmmaker

By |2022-03-10T12:35:03-05:00March 10th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mark the date: Saturday, March 12! That’s the return date of WYATT!— the engaging, thought-provoking, and scintillating radio show! WYATT! 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. The podcast is absorbing, informative, provocative…and sprinkled with sly, spicy (and sometimes [...]

8 03, 2022

The “Bootylicious” Condom

By |2022-03-08T10:55:15-05:00March 8th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Intense strokin’--with no worryin’! The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved a condom for use during anal intercourse for the first time.  Now, this doesn’t mean that a new prophylactic has been created specifically for this use; rather, an existing condom can be marketed as reducing one’s risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) during anal sex. Late last month, the FDA [...]

3 02, 2022

Jasun Mark: Celebrated & Innovative Filmmaker

By |2022-02-02T14:45:04-05:00February 3rd, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Saturday, February 5! That’s the return date of WYATT!— the engaging, thought-provoking, and scintillating radio show! WYATT! 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. The podcast is absorbing, informative, provocative…and sprinkled with sly, spicy (and sometimes a wee bit) [...]

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