Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse

18 10, 2017

The Hushed Whispers of IPV/A

By |2017-10-18T07:55:26-04:00October 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 sexual intimacy. [...]

18 05, 2017

Accelerate Those Positive Affirmations! 

By |2017-05-18T07:00:51-04:00May 18th, 2017|Categories: Events, news|Tags: , , |0 Comments

         I’m  Special Consultant to ViiV Healthcare’s “Positive Affirmations--ACCELERATE!” Initiative, a bold community engagement effort targeted to Black Gay, Bisexual and Other Men Who Have Sex With men (MSM) who reside in and around Baltimore, Maryland.  This groundbreaking Initiative is designed to empower these individuals through health and wellness.          The overarching goals of "Positive Affirmations--ACCELERATE!" are:  “(1) to connect Black men who [...]

14 01, 2017

“FRENZY!” In the Nighttime!

By |2017-01-14T12:00:06-05:00January 14th, 2017|Categories: Events, news|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

     An Encore Performance!  On Tuesday, January 17 @ 9 p.m. EST/6 p.m. PST, I’m back as Special Guest on Life Love Wellness: The Sandy Rodgers Show—a popular, inspirational and empowering nationally-syndicated radio program!  Sandy and I will have a conversation about my brand new novel, “Nothing Can Tear Us Apart—FRENZY!”        Since Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPV/A)--also known as [...]

17 10, 2016

Black & Blue (Is That You?)

By |2016-10-17T10:00:49-04:00October 17th, 2016|Categories: blog, ipva|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

     Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse, or IPV/A, is no joke.  Known as domestic violence and abuse within the LGBTQ community, IPV/A is a demoralizing, stigmatizing and potentially life-threatening cycle of behavior.       And IPV/A is more prevalent than once was believed: one in four LGBTQ relationships/partnerships is abusive in some way.  A recently-released study bears this out.  Soon, I’ll discuss the [...]

3 05, 2016

“The Comeback Kid”: How Your Abuser Wins You Back

By |2016-05-03T09:00:58-04:00May 3rd, 2016|Categories: blog, ipva|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

     So finally, you’ve managed to make your “Great Escape” from your abuser.  (Great Escape is the term I’ve coined for my LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse workshops and seminars.)  And after he/she fully absorbs that you’ve indeed found or reclaimed your backbone and guts, the counteroffensive begins in earnest with “plastic” pleas that include, “I really didn’t mean it,” “I was [...]

4 04, 2016

The Myths of IPV/A

By |2016-04-04T10:00:18-04:00April 4th, 2016|Categories: blog, ipva|Tags: , |0 Comments

     As a journalist and public/motivational speaker, one of my signature issues is Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPV/A)--the term used for domestic violence and abuse within the LGBTQ community.  Sadly and too often, this demoralizing, heinous and horrific behavior is “swept under the rug”--particularly when it involves gay/SGL (same-gender loving) men.      The misguided belief that “Oh, you know…boys will be boys!” [...]

15 09, 2015

MARK THE DATE:  9/19/15!

By |2015-09-15T13:57:42-04:00September 15th, 2015|Categories: news|Tags: , |0 Comments

     On Saturday September 19, 2015, I kick off my National “He/She Really Didn’t Mean IT: Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPV/A) and RAGE!” Tour!  I’ll be conducting IPV/A Seminars/Workshops, and performing excerpts from my latest novel, “Nothing Can Tear Us Apart—RAGE!”     My first stop is Washington, D.C., my hometown!  To get the full 411, visit the EVENTS Section.

5 12, 2014

Does Lovin’ Me Include Battering Me?

By |2014-12-05T12:13:45-05:00December 5th, 2014|Categories: blog, ipva|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

      Kwame Harris.  William Ewell.  What do these two men have in common?      Well, they are (were) Black.  And, both men got caught up in separate incidents of the “nasty bizness” of Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPV/A).       In his particular situation, Harris was the abuser.        In his particular situation, Ewell was the victim.        And [...]

1 11, 2014

I Love You To Death, Part Two

By |2014-11-01T12:38:03-04:00November 1st, 2014|Categories: blog, ipva|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

     The second installment of my three-part series on Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPV/A) has just been published in Baltimore Gay Life (BGL)!  Entitled “I Love You to Death,” it’s the topic of“The W.O.E. Report,” my exclusive, monthly column for BGL.       “I Love You to Death, Part Two” lays out the Complete Cycle of Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse.  [...]

1 11, 2014

New Landmark Study Finds IPV/A More Common than Originally Believed

By |2014-11-01T10:04:01-04:00November 1st, 2014|Categories: blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

      A critical new study on Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse, or IPV/A (commonly referred to as domestic violence and abuse within the LGBTQ community), shines an even brighter light on this heinous and potentially life-threatening behavior.     As a journalist, IPV/A is my signature issue.  As well, I conduct national seminars and workshops on this despicable behavior--which can eat away [...]

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