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. [...]

2 10, 2017

The “FRENZY!” of IPV/A 

By |2017-10-02T14:55:09-04:00October 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 reported on [...]

28 09, 2017

Peeling Back the Curtain On IPV/A

By |2017-09-28T08:00:07-04:00September 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 to IPV/A [...]

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 [...]

22 11, 2016

It’s All About “Positive Affirmations!” 

By |2016-11-22T11:34:13-05:00November 22nd, 2016|Categories: news|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

    I’m so very pleased and proud to announce that I’ve been selected as Special Consultant to ViiV Healthcare’s “Positive Affirmations--ACCELERATE!” Initiative, a bold community engagement effort targeted to Black Gay, Bisexual and Other MSM who reside in and around Baltimore, Maryland.      The overarching goals of Positive Affirmations are:  To connect Black men who identify as Gay, Bisexual, Same Gender Loving or [...]

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 08, 2016

Broken Bones, Broken Dreams—An Update

By |2016-08-03T12:32:09-04:00August 3rd, 2016|Categories: blog, ipva|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Cover photo by Don Gillard     Towering over me and yelling at the top of his lungs, Antonio, my 6’4”, 280 pound muscled life partner, had me pinned against the wall--his huge, clammy left hand now grasping my neck!  I couldn’t move.                                              All the while, the following thoughts flashed in my head:   “This can’t be happening!  How can the man who’s repeatedly [...]

27 05, 2016

Make Your “Great Escape!”

By |2016-05-27T10:12:24-04:00May 27th, 2016|Categories: news|Tags: |0 Comments

     Due to popular demand, I’ve created a Special Section on WYATTEVANS.COM devoted to Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPV/A), which is domestic violence/abuse within the LGBTQ Community.     This Special Section includes:  exactly what IPV/A is and means; it’s consequences and ramifications;  a list of resources you can tap into; and all of my articles on this demoralizing, dehumanizing—and potentially life-threatening behavior.     [...]

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 [...]

30 09, 2015

Will It Ever End???, Part One

By |2015-09-30T14:42:14-04:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: blog, ipva|Tags: , , |0 Comments

     “After years of being beaten and emotionally abused, I managed to gather the strength and courage to leave him.  I thought that finally, I was in the clear!  But how wrong I was…    “He beat the crap out of one of my buddies--to find out where I was!  And before you know it, he ‘popped up’ on me, and…”      This is [...]

15 09, 2015

The “He/She Really Didn’t Mean IT: Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPV/A) and RAGE!” Tour

By |2015-09-15T14:00:50-04:00September 15th, 2015|Categories: Events|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, where I’m honored to be a Featured Speaker at the 4th Annual Literary [...]

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.

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