Merry Christmas

Beating Dem Holiday Blues!

     Ohhhhhhhhh myyyyy gawd!  It’s THAT time of the year!       Again.     Ya see, you’re an LGBTQ brotha or sistah (or whatever the hell your race or ethnicity happens to be.  LOL.) who’s really dreading THAT time of year.      Soooooo, exactly what am I talkin’ ‘bout?       The Holidays, doggonit!        Why might you be in a major funk?  Well, maybe you feel you can’t be your authentic self around family:  you’re still closeted.  Or, […]

Ferraris and Football

By Wyatt O’Brian Evans PROLOGUE. Yo! As y’all know, I’m Wyatt O’Brian Evans, author of the hawt, sexually-charged and action-filled series of novels entitled, “Nothing Can Tear Us Apart.” The latest installment is “FRENZY!” Check out: wyattevans.com/nothing-can-tear-us-apart-frenzy-book/ Now, due to popular demand, I’m re-presenting a fast-paced, tension-filled and sexxxy short for yo’ reading “pleah-zure!” Entitled […]

The IPV/A Chronicles, Part Three:

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.      […]

October is Domestic Violence Month

The IPV/A Chronicles, Part Two:

                   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 […]

Alarming:  Young MSM Discontinuing PrEP

     Breaking—and alarming–news:  a third of young MSM (men who have sex with men) who take PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) discontinue it within six months.  This is according to U.S. investigators in AIDS and Behavior, a peer-reviewed medical journal established in 1997 that covers aspects of HIV/AIDS research.  Common reasons for this discontinuation included being unable to get a doctor’s appointment and […]

IPv/a

The IPV/A Chronicles, Part One

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)? […]

Announcing! A Very Special Continuing Series on IPV/A

     I have made it my ongoing–and fervent–mission to continue to shine a bright light on that demoralizing, insidious and horrific cycle of behavior that continues to be a growing concern within the LGBTQ Community: Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPV/A).        On July 1, I roll out Part One of an ongoing series that will address this potentially life-threatening cycle of […]

Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPV/A). 

Announcing! A Very Special Continuing Series on IPV/A

     I have made it my ongoing–and fervent–mission to continue to shine a bright light on that demoralizing, insidious and horrific cycle of behavior that continues to be a growing concern within the LGBTQ Community: Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPV/A).        On July 1, I roll out Part One of an ongoing series that will address this potentially life-threatening cycle of […]

Back in The Day…

     It’s my twentieth anniversary!      Now, I’m not talking about marriage or anything like that.   You see, in 1998 (Yo!  How time flies…) I had the starring role in The New Detectives, the popular documentary true crime TV series that featured forensic science cases.  My appearance on the show is one of the highpoints in my communications/entertainment career.      The New Detectives, which lasted nine seasons, was an international […]

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“Loving U Is Beautiful”  Guest Writer: LaToya Hankins        Greetings, Hot Tea and Ice Sippers!  I send you all springtime wishes of non-allergy inducing days and seasonably warm nights.  This is the time of the year we spring forward and make plans to shed our winter woes and embrace a new season of potential.      One thing I […]

The HIV/Syphilis Connection

     Conclusive data now bear out that among men who have sex with men (MSM), those infected with HIV have a much higher syphilis diagnosis rate than those who are HIV-negative.  This disparity varies widely between states, which could be as a result in part by more frequent testing among MSM living with the virus.  Or, the disparity […]

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“Taking All the Time You Need”  Guest Writer: LaToya Hankins          Greetings Hot Tea and Ice Sippers, and Happy 2018!  Trusting the New Year has treated you well and the novelty of snow days hasn’t worn off.  It’s amazing how a weather occurrence that brought many of us so much joy when we attended elementary and middle […]

And As This New Year Unfolds…

     Yowza!  As 2018 unfolds, Wyattevans.com will be bigger, badder and bolder!         First, let me thank each and every one of you for making Wyattevans.com the go-to-it online destination for news, views, features, and entertainment for the LGBTQ Community and its Allies!  More than 100 countries visit my online home regularly.  I’m proud and overjoyed!       In 2017, Wyattevans.com published thought-provoking articles and provocative features on relationships, […]

Kick Those Holiday Blues!

     Oh, “Gawd!”  You’re an LGBTQ guy or gal simply dreading THAT time of year—the holidays!        Why might you be in a major funk?  Well, maybe you feel you can’t be your authentic self around family:  you’re still closeted.  Or, you might be alone, feeling isolated.  All of this can throw you into a nasty tailspin.  And where do you crash land?  Into one “helluva” depression!      Research […]

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“Appreciate, Don’t Hate”  Guest Writer: LaToya Hankins        Greetings Hot Tea and Ice Sippers!  I trust you are well.      The temperatures are dropping, clothing is getting thicker, and we are getting into that holiday frame of mind. Even if you do not subscribe to a particular faith, the remainder of 2017 should offer you at least one […]

Tancredo Buff: Shining the Light on IPV/A

     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 […]

Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse

The Hushed Whispers of IPV/A

     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 […]

It's OK to be Gay #Pride

B-MORE Swaggers with Its PRIDE!

     Baltimore Black Pride has arrived!  The yearly—and much anticipated—celebration kicked off on October 3 and ends the 9th.       I managed to “get my hands” on Mr. Carlton R. Smith, the influential and well-respected gay rights activist.  Mr. Smith is the Executive Director/CEO of the Center for Black Equity (CBE) and Co-founder of Baltimore Black Pride.  Having resided in Baltimore for decades, many (including myself) […]

The “FRENZY!” of IPV/A 

     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 […]

NATHANIEL OCTAVIUS-NERDO

Honey, Let Me Tell You Something! 16

“Love Is Not Always Blind” Guest Writer: R. L. Norman          I stood at the door to the apartment, preparing myself for the mystery that was in store for me.        “Behind this door might be my perfect soulmate,” I thought.      I checked my clothes, my breath, my hair—everything.  I had to make sure that I was totally “on point.” […]

Peeling Back the Curtain On IPV/A

       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 […]

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“Roll With Being A Role Model!”  Guest Writer: LaToya Hankins        Greetings, Hot Tea and Ice Sippers!  Trusting you are well and staying cool this summer. I’m currently giving thanks every day for air conditioning, cool beverages, and lightweight clothing.  Although I’m a Southerner by birth, this heat is something else!      Despite the high temperatures, […]

HIV VIRUS

The “Undetectability” Of It All, Part Two

     This past March, I penned “The Undetectability Of It All,” for Wyattevans.com.  The article stated that the AIDS United Public Policy Committee declared that it has “strongly affirmed the conclusive evidence proving that people living with HIV who have achieved a sustained, undetectable viral load cannot transmit HIV to sexual partners.  This evidence-based declaration reinforces AIDS United’s programmatic, policy and advocacy work […]

Not a Box of Crayons, Yo 

     For most of the long Independence Day Holiday, I was “takin’ a (generous) bite outta” the Big Apple! (LOL)  And at one of the parties I attended, an incident got deep under my skin and really rankled me.      This particular soiree was interracial:  roughly, the breakdown was 50% Black, 30 % Caucasian and […]

CLAIMING YOUR BEST LIFE!

          Wyatt’s Man Cave makes its grand return to the awesome LesBe Real Radio Talk and Mixcloud in one helluva H-U-G-E way, tackling a critical societal issue with a very special guest!          That individual is Mr. HARTSEL C. SHIRLEY:  author, vocalist—and Intimate Partner Violence & Abuse (IPV/A) survivor.  Mr. Shirley reveals just how he overcame his harrowing experience with Intimate Partner Violence & Abuse—and then claimed his Best […]

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“Parents Are People, Too!”  Guest Writer: LaToya Hankins      Greetings, Hot Tea and Ice Sippers! I send a virtual shower of confetti and a round of kudos for the college graduates and their family members partaking of this month’s literary offering.  Regardless how long the journey took, you made it to the end and you should be […]

The “Electric Eroticism” of Aaron Paul

     Wyatt’s Man Cave (WMC) has returned to the awesome LesBe Real Radio Talk and Mixcloud in one helluva H-U-G-E way!      This very special eppy of Wyatt’s Man Cave is a “Salute to Mr. Aaron Paul!”   I welcome this innovative and sensational British international recording artist, who was discovered by the one-and-only Simon Cowell! […]

One-On-One With Angela!

     Recently, I had the honor and distinct pleasure of being Angela Stribling’s special guest on her wildly popular radio show, “Pillow Talk With Angela.” The program is “an aural aphrodisiac of provocative relationship talk set to a sexy soundtrack of top shelf R&B, jazz and lounge” music.       Arguably, the iconic Ms. Stribling is […]

Accelerate Those Positive Affirmations! 

         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!” […]

Refuge from the Storm

     With his continuing lies, deceit, (attempted) obfuscation, and reckless and injurious strokes of the pen (executive actions) Trump continues to dismantle and defame this country—bit by bit, piece by piece.  He’s hard and assiduously at work violating the Emoluments Clause; enriching himself, his family and friends; shredding the safety net; and chipping away at […]

Mark’s Surreality 3

“The Things We Do,” Part One  Guest Writer: Mark O. Estes       “I’m so drained, Evan,” Derrick mumbled to me through his meaty palms. “I’m so fucking drained with no semblance of an end in sight.”      I sat across Derrick at a seemingly swanky restaurant (until they brought out the oxymoronic monstrosity of gummy, […]

The Circle’s In the Man Cave!

COME INTO MY DOMAIN.       On Thursday, May 11 @5 PM ET/ 2 PM CT, Wyatt’s Man Cave (WMC) floats back to the awesome Mixcloud in an amazin’ way!  In this WMCinstallment, I welcome the D.C. Metro Circle of Friends, a social network for LGBTQ professionals living in the D.C., Baltimore, Richmond and Philadelphia corridor.       Mr. Tony […]

Man Cave Interview with Tancredo

The Buff & The “FRENZY!”

COME INTO MY DOMAIN On Thursday, April 27 @5 PM ET/ 2 PM CT, Wyatt’s Man Cave (WMC) returns to the awesome Mixcloud in one helluva H-U-G-E way!  This episode’s special return guest is the sizzlin’ HOT adult performer, Mr. Tancredo Buff!      Mr. Buff also is my special Co-Host, interviewing me on my hawt […]

The “Man of the Evening” Returns!

“Love can be so, so…well, over-rated.”       As so many of you recall, I published “Interview With An Escort:  An Update” last summer.  It was a raw and revealing follow-up with “Jase,” an exclusive and popular NYC gay/SGL “Man of the Evening,” whom I first interviewed in March 2015.      I’ve decided to build a series […]

Black Love

“Accelerate!” Your “Positive Affirmations!” 

         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!” […]

Salute to Carlton R. Smith!

COME INTO MY DOMAIN.          On Thursday, April 6 @5 PM ET/ 2 PM CT, Wyatt’s Man Cave (WMC) returns to the awesome Mixcloud in an amazing and inspiring way!  This episode’s installment is entitled, “Salute to Carlton R. Smith!”       For decades an advocate and activist for LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS issues–specifically regarding African-American men […]

Crisean

Crisean:  Musical Breath of Fresh Air

“Being my authentic self—that is, openly gay—frees me to be more creative; it allows me to write and sing about things other than love and parties. I believe I have a duty to be visible.”         Poignant and sagacious words from the androgynous and openly-gay/SGL African-American musician known as Crisean (pronounced “Cris-Shawn”; born Christopher Snowden).  Innovative […]

The ONYX Man Cometh!

COME INTO MY DOMAIN.           On Thursday, March 23 @5 PM ET/ 2 PM CT, Wyatt’s Man Cave (WMC) returns to the awesome Mixcloud in one helluva H-U-G-E way!  This episode’s installment is entitled, “The ONYX Man Cometh,” with very special guest Mr. Khalid El-Bey!          A Full Brother of ONYX Mid-Atlantic and the Leatherman […]

The “Undetectability” Of It All

     For years, I’ve been reporting and writing about HIV/AIDS.  When I’ve asked individuals the question, “Would you be sexually intimate with someone who’s undetectable?,”  I’ve gotten some rather blunt and curt responses.   Here are three:     “Uh-uh.”     “But doesn’t pre-cum contain the virus?”     “Nah…I’ll think I’ll pass!”      However, the 44-member AIDS […]

The Surreality & The 3B’s

COME INTO MY DOMAIN.       On Thursday, March 9 @5 PM ET/ 2 PM CT, Wyatt’s Man Cave (WMC) returns to the awesome Mixcloud in one helluva H-U-G-E way!  This episode’s special guest is columnist and writer Mr.  Mark O. Estes!  His column–right here on Wyattevans.com–is entitled,“Mark’s Surreality.”      Mr. Estes will weigh in on […]

Balancing My Virtues and Vices

“The Virtues of Communication”  Guest Writer:  Ja’Won T. Blackmon       After pondering my experiences as part of the LGBTQ community, I’ve learned so many things about myself, and the friends and acquaintances whom I have crossed paths with along the way. The variety and multitude of issues, facts and opinions are always interesting to listen–and […]

CALIENTE! Time with Tancredo Buff

COME INTO MY DOMAIN.       On Thursday, February 23 @5 PM ET/ 2 PM CT, Wyatt’s Man Cave (WMC) returns to the awesome Mixcloud in one helluva H-U-G-E way! This episode’s special guest is the sizzlin’ adult performer, Mr. Tancredo Buff!      Mr. Buff will explain why—as a Man of a Certain Age—he decided to make […]

Wyatt Evans

The Douglas Coleman Show’s Got The “FRENZY!”

        Yo!   The “FRENZY!-fication” keeps rollin’ on…and on!!!          Just recently, I was the special guest on the internationally syndicated The Douglas Coleman Show!  Thousands of listeners tune in to each eppy of this insanely popular and well-regarded program.       Douglas and I chatted about the impetus behind writing “FRENZY!’, my journey as an […]

MLP’s In the Man Cave!

COME INTO MY DOMAIN.       On Thursday, February 9 @5 PM ET/ 2 PM CT, Wyatt’s Man Cave (WMC) is back on the awesome Mixcloud!  This episode’s special guest is British scholar, playwright and author Dr. Martin Luther Patrick!       Dr. Patrick will give us the lowdown on “Love Both Ways,” his just-released novel.  Poignant […]