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410, 2019

October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By |October 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 [...]

2808, 2019

Domestic Violence & Military Sexual Trauma Seminar for Male Veterans

By |August 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 [...]

208, 2019

The Renaissance Man

By |August 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

1604, 2019

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

By |April 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 [...]

1810, 2018

The IPV/A Chronicles, Part Three:

By |October 18th, 2018|Categories: blog, ipva|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Understanding and Annihilating the Beast 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 One of an ongoing series that will address this potentially life-threatening cycle of abuse.      This particular dysfunctional and destructive [...]

610, 2018

The IPV/A Chronicles, Part Two:

By |October 6th, 2018|Categories: blog, ipva|Tags: , , |0 Comments

                   The Power of the Purple!   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 Two of the ongoing series that will address this potentially life-threatening cycle [...]

107, 2018

The IPV/A Chronicles, Part One

By |July 1st, 2018|Categories: blog, ipva|Tags: |2 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 One of an ongoing series that will address this potentially life-threatening cycle of abuse.       So…just what is Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPV/A)?      Well, it ain’t some exotic [...]

2810, 2017

Tancredo Buff: Shining the Light on IPV/A

By |October 28th, 2017|Categories: blog, ipva|Tags: , |0 Comments

     Every October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DWAM).  It evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV).  In recognition of DVAM, Wyattevans.com has been presenting a very special series of articles and features throughout this month.       Within the LGBTQ community, domestic violence and abuse is referred to as Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPV/A).  This atrocious cycle of [...]

1810, 2017

The Hushed Whispers of IPV/A

By |October 18th, 2017|Categories: blog, ipva|Tags: , , |0 Comments

     Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPV/A) is a serious, potentially life-threatening—but preventable--public health problem that impacts millions of Americans. Specifically, IPV/A describes the physical, sexual, emotional and/or psychological harm perpetrated by a current or former partner or spouse who is LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning).       This type of violence also can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples, and does not require [...]

210, 2017

The “FRENZY!” of IPV/A 

By |October 2nd, 2017|Categories: blog, ipva|Tags: , |0 Comments

     Just what does the (possibly) a little odd, a tad exotic acronym “IPV/A” stand for?       Well, it refers to Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse, which is generally known as domestic violence and abuse (DVA) within the LGBTQ community.  Sadly and unfortunately, this demeaning and horrendous cycle of behavior is an ongoing serious societal issue.   And more prevalent than was once believed.           As a journalist, I've extensively researched and [...]

2809, 2017

Peeling Back the Curtain On IPV/A

By |September 28th, 2017|Categories: blog, ipva, news|Tags: , |0 Comments

       IPV/A, the acronym for Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse, is generally referred to as domestic violence and abuse (DVA) within the LGBTQ community.  Sadly and unfortunately, this horrific behavior continues to be a critical issue.        What makes matters worse is that stigma is a driving force that keeps this demeaning and demoralizing cycle of abuse “swept under the rug.” It’s the “elephant in the room.”  This leads [...]

612, 2016

Making a “Great Escape” from an Abusive Relationship

By |December 6th, 2016|Categories: blog, ipva, news|Tags: |1 Comment

     I have ab-so-lute-ly outstanding news to share!  The Advocate, the premier—and Number One--international on-line and print LGBTQ media outlet, has just published my commentary on Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPV/A).       In this important piece, I discuss my very own personal experience with IPV/A-- and how it has impacted me.  Additionally, I reveal why—as both a journalist and author—I’ve [...]

1910, 2016

Louder Than The Silence!

By |October 19th, 2016|Categories: blog, ipva, news|Tags: , , |0 Comments

      WESURVIVEABUSE.COM, the well-respected and go-to-it domestic violence and abuse online resource, has honored Yours Truly by featuring my brand new novel, “Nothing Can Tear Us Apart—FRENZY!”  The overarching theme of “FRENZY!” is Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPV/A),which is domestic violence and abuse within the LGBTQ Community.  IPV/A--demoralizing and potentially life-threatening behavior--significantly impacts the LGBTQ Community.         Tonya GJ [...]

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