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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 “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 […]

Teens & IPV/A

     Recently, I was contacted by Ms. Katie Fitzpatrick, features editor of the  Torch, the official site of the Glenbrook North High School student-run newspaper, located in Northbrook, Illinois.  Ms. Fitzpatrick had read my Advocate Op-Ed entitled, “Making a Great Escape from an Abusive Relationship,” and wanted to interview me for an article she was […]

Love Both Ways

      “Two families.  Two cultures.  One love.”       That’s the driving force and the heart of “Love Both Ways,” the meaty and riveting new novel from Dr. Martin Luther Patrick, whose storied literary career spans decades.  A novelist, playwright, and former university professor of film, drama, and cultural studies, he has a PhD in […]

Black & Blue (Is That You?)

     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 […]

“FRENZY!” Excerpt: “The Interview”

     Greetings!  “FRENZY!” is the brand new installment in my explosively HAWT “Nothing Can Tear Us Apart” series of novels.  “FRENZY!” is all about Wes and ‘Tonio, two star-crossed lovers who must confront severe obstacles that thrown their relationship into dire jeopardy.       “FRENZY!”  is chock full of masculine romance, intrigue, danger, twists and turns…and […]

Welcome, 2017!

     I want to wish each and every one of you a fulfilling, joyous and prosperous New Year!  Now, let’s make 2017 a meaningful and rewarding adventure.      2016 was another banner and stellar year for me, and I thank God and Jesus Christ for the continued blessings.  I’m truly humbled.      I’m elated that […]

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Ditch 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 […]

Making a “Great Escape” from an Abusive Relationship

     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 […]

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Feel the Intense ‘FI-YAH’ of the “FRENZY!”

     Yo!  FEEL the “Fi-Yah” (fire)!       The latest issue of ALL BEAR (November/December 2016) magazine is now available!  With its informative, real…and erotic features, I’ve bestowed upon ALL BEAR the title, “The Playboy of the U. K. (United Kingdom).”       What’s wayyyyyyy cool about this issue is that I sit down with Mr. Colin Gunn, […]

The “FRENZY!” Is Now ‘Across The Pond’!

     News Flash!  “Nothing Can Tear Us Apart—FRENZY!” has become international!  The riveting novel has traveled “across the pond,” to the United Kingdom!      BlackOut UK (blkoutuk.com) has just written a major feature on “FRENZY!”  Created by a collective of Black gay/SGL men, BlackOut UKis an influential, non-profit enterprise.  BlackOut UK “recognizes and celebrates the […]

The Rainbow Times Has The “FRENZY!”

     Ab-so-lute-ly outstanding news!  The Rainbow Times, the largest and most influential publication dedicated to the LGBTQ community and its allies, has penned a cover story on Yours Truly—and my brand new novel, “Nothing Can Tear Us Apart—FRENZY!”       It was truly an awesome experience!  I want to thank Nicole Lashomb, Editor-in-Chief, and Gricel Ocasio, […]

Structural Inequality Fuels HIV in Black MSM

   A brand new—and perhaps controversial—study has uncovered that economic insecurity, housing instability and stigma largely shape the sexual relationships of many African-American men who have sex with men (MSM).  According to this study, these structural inequalities influence the kinds of relationships and sexual behaviors that men have.      It’s a fact that the bulk […]

Louder Than The Silence!

      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 […]

“Ferraris & Football”

“Ferraris & Football”

     Yo!  Guess what?  I’ve just had the super-cool opportunity to create and write a short saga exclusively for Mr. James Butler’s The Big Boy Project (BBP)!  And the exhilaration of crafting“Nothing Can Tear Us Apart—FRENZY!” provided me with such consuming waves of creativity and energy!         As you know, BBP is a dynamic and cutting […]

The Sandy Rodgers Show

“FRENZY!” In the Evening!

     On Tuesday, October 4 @ 9 p.m. EST/6 p.m. PST, I’ll be the 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 […]

Frenzy!

The “FRENZY!” Is In Total Control!!!

     Ahhh, yeahhh!!!  As Little Richard says, “Good Golly, Miss Molly!”      “FRENZY!”, the brand new installment in the “Nothing Can Tear Us Apart” series of novels, hasjust arrived!  And, it’s well worth the wait!      “FRENZY!”  is the continuing hawt saga of Wesley and Antonio, who struggle to nurture and maintain their romantic relationship […]

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Jon Towslee: Supreme “FRENZY!”-aholic

     I’m happy to announce that Mr. Jonathan Towslee has become the President of the Wyatt O’Brian Evans Official Fan Club!  Actually, one of the refrain’s from The Pointer Sisters’ megahit “I’m So Excited!” better describes my feeling.  Openly gay and hailing from Boston, Mr. Towslee is a financial industry executive and community activist.       I’m […]

Countdown: FRENZY!

     What would you do after the man of your dreams battered you because he believed you’d been unfaithful?  Could you forgive this man to whom you’ve given every piece of your heart?     Desirable, wealthy gay African-American celebrity Wesley (Wes) Laurence Kelly yearns for a gratifying and enduring love.  Unfortunately, it has slipped through […]

One Step Closer To The Cure

     Outstanding news! Just recently, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) was awarded a contract from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help advance the development of potential AIDS vaccines.      IAVI is a global, non-profit, public-private partnership that works to accelerate the development of vaccines to prevent HIV and AIDS. The […]

Chris Dickerson—“Profile in (Fierce) Courage”

“What a man, what a man, what a man…What a mighty good man…” –Whatta Man,” by Salt-n-Pepa with En Vogue.       When I was growing up—as my gay identity was forming and burning brightly within–that’s what I ascribed to African-American bodybuilder Chris Dickerson, an IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness) Mr. Olympia legend. On a […]

The Big Boy Project: The Oasis For Bigger Guys

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”—Milton Berle, iconic comedian/actor.         This is the mantra that James Butler lives by.  Mr. Butler is the founder of The Big Boy Project (BBP), a dynamic and cutting edge infotainment site that is specifically designed for larger men—and those who have an affinity for them.       According […]

Broken Bones, Broken Dreams—An Update

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 […]

One Million Dollars in Prevention

     Last year, I wrote an article for Wyattevans.com entitled, “The Quiet Invader within Native Americans.”  In it, I reported the unfortunate and harsh reality that HIV testing, treatment and care are not reaching Native Americans the same way as they are other U. S. citizens.       Fortunately though, much-needed assistance is on the way.  […]

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R. L. Norman: The Old School Romantic, Part Two

     Recently, I had the distinct pleasure to sit down with Mr. R. L. Norman, exclusively for the Huffington Post Queer Voices.  Arguably, Mr. Norman is that quintessential Renaissance man:  he’s an entrepreneur, videographer, performer, columnist, internet host, and author of the popular series of novels entitled, “Honey Let Me Tell You.”        His fifth and […]

You’re Just Not My “Cup of Tea”

     Several years ago, I penned an influential and award-winning series entitled “The Cancer That Slowly Consumes Our Very Souls: Racism.”  Syndicated in numerous print and on line media outlets, it explored racism and discrimination within the LGBTQ community.  You can find the majority of the series at:  bilerico/lgbtqnation.com/2009/03/racism_the_cancer_that_slowly_consumes_o.php.      One of the issues I detailed […]

R.L. Norman: The Old School Romantic, Part One

     I had the distinct pleasure to sit down with Mr. R. L. Norman, exclusively for the Huffington Post Queer Voices.  Arguably, Mr. Norman is that quintessential Renaissance man:  he’s an entrepreneur, videographer, performer, columnist, internet host, and author of the popular series of novels entitled, “Honey Let Me Tell You.”       His fifth and […]

Precum & Blood: Hand in Hand

     As result of antiretroviral (ARV) treatment, poz men who have a fully-suppressed viral load (as determined by blood testing) also have an undetectable viral load in their precum (pre-ejaculatory fluid).  Researchers in the United States studied 60 sexually active males with HIV who were on a stable antiretroviral regimen for at least three months.  […]

Interview With An Escort:  An Update

     A little more than a year ago, I published “Interview With An Escort,” a raw and revealing interview I conducted with an exclusive and popular NYC gay male escort.  This is an update.      I will never share his website and contact information because this article is not about advertising or promoting his services.  […]

Sex In Prison, Part Two

Welcome back! In “Sex In Prison, Part One,” I presented the recent study entitled “Incarcerated Black Men Report Sex in Prison, Posing Challenges for HIV Prevention and Treatment” that gave this sobering conclusion: Black men, who are vastly over represented within our prison system, comprise a high percentage of HIV-positive inmates. And according to that […]

A Sublime Gem Across the Pond, Part Two

     Meet Dr. Martin Luther Patrick, an award-winning playwright and author who hails from London, England!  His storied literary career spans decades.       Dr. Patrick’s debut novel, “JJ’s Isolation,” is a helluva exhilarating ride, with rich detail and characterization!  And his brand new “Love Both Ways” promises to equal–or exceed that!  It drops this summer.       […]

A Sublime Gem Across the Pond, Part One

     Meet Dr. Martin Luther Patrick, an award-winning playwright and author who hails from London, England!  His storied literary career spans decades.       Dr. Patrick’s debut novel, “JJ’s Isolation,” is one to-ta-lee exhilarating ride, with rich detail and characterization!  His second novel, “Love Both Ways,” drops this summer.       In Part One of my exclusive […]

Sex In Prison, Part One

     It’s an unfortunate fact that Black men—vastly over represented within our prison system—make up a high percentage of HIV-positive inmates. And according to the study, “Incarcerated Black Men Report Sex in Prison, Posing Challenges for HIV Prevention and Treatment,” these males pose an infection risk not only to other inmates—but to members of their communities […]

HIV Crim: A Dangerous Global Phenom

     What does the word phenom mean?  Well, as the shortened form of phenomenon, it refers to “a person or thing of outstanding abilities or qualities.”      However, when applied to HIV criminalization, it takes on an entirely different understanding or subtext, which is ominous…and dangerous.  You see, a new report by the HIV […]

Just How Many “Undetectables” Are There?

     Get a load of this encouraging new development:  recent research has indicated that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may have overstated the size of the U.S. HIV population, while significantly underestimating the share that has a fully suppressed viral load (undetectable).  Researchers utilized HIV lab reporting to estimate prevalence of the […]

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

     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, […]

Reginald A. Flemming:  Inventive and Compelling Filmmaker on the Rise, Part Two

     Meet Reginald A. Flemming!  He’s the emerging writer, director and producer of gay-themed short feature films.  His current and popular series, A First Time For Everything (AFTFE), is a provocative and thought-provoking work.      I’ve had an extended sit-down with Mr. Flemming, exclusively for the Huffington Post Queer Voices.  In Part Two of this […]

Essex Hemphill

Essex Hemphill:  The Force Remains With Us

     Today, April 16, is the birthday of Mr. Essex Hemphill–the groundbreaking and iconic openly gay African-American author, poet and performance artist.  He would’ve been 59.      I was fortunate to call Essex a dear friend.  So, in celebration of his  extraordinary life and awesome talent, I’m re-running one of my tributes to him.      Visit:  death-claims-a-phenom-way-too-soon-a-tribute-to-essex-hemphill

Reginald A. Flemming:  Inventive and Compelling Filmmaker on the Rise, Part One

     Meet Reginald A. Flemming, the emerging writer, director and producer of gay-themed short feature films.  His current and popular series, A First Time For Everything (AFTFE), is a provocative and thought-provoking work.      Just recently, I interviewed Mr. Flemming exclusively for the Huffington Post Queer Voices.  In Part One, he describes his fascinating journey […]

The Myths of IPV/A

     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 […]

Khalid El-Bey: Educator, Activist…and the Wearer of the Crown

“Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come.  Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.”  Unknown       Needless to say, this credo, this maxim has much, much more than a ring of truth to it.  […]

Wearing Raincoats on the Porn Set?

     Late last year, I wrote “AHF on the Attack” for Wyattevans.com, which centered on a ballot initiative that mandated the use of condoms in all porn productions throughout the entire state of California.  The part of the measure that  had the adult entertainment industry really up in arms—and panicky, to say the least—is the […]

For The HIV-Poz, “In Moderation” Might Not Really Be Moderate

     Back in May 2013, I wrote an exclusive article for the Huffington Post Gay Voices entitled, “Kickin’ One Back May Be One Too Many.”  It stated that in a group of U.S. men who had sex with men (MSM), heavy drinking plus having more than one unprotected receptive anal intercourse partner in the past […]

The Top Qualities of LGBTQ Super- Couples

     Tomorrow is “V-Day”—Valentine’s Day!       In recognition of this special day of L-U-V, I decided to answer the following question:  “Is there a particular recipe for nurturing and preserving a successful, lasting LGBTQ relationship?”          To find out, I consulted an expert:  certified personal love coach Brian Rzepczynski, columnist for The Gay Love Coach.  […]

HIV Crim Rates: Riddled with Disparities

     HIV criminalization rates in California and across the nation might be much higher than originally believed, concluded a new study by the Williams Institute. Additionally, Black men and women—as well as white women—were much more likely than white men to be charged under HIV-related laws.      Entitled “HIV Criminalization in California: Penal Implications for People […]

Welcome 2016!

     I want to wish each and every one of you a Safe, Fulfilling, Rewarding, Prosperous and Joyous NEW YEAR!  2015 has been another banner and stellar year for me, and I thank God and Jesus Christ for the continued blessings.      I’m thrilled that through WYATTEVANS.COM, I’m continuing to reach and touch more and […]

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Before There Was A Laverne…

     Laverne Cox is an African-American transgender individual who has become a breakthrough, history-making artist…and a household name.      An actress, reality television star and producer, and LGBTQ advocate, Ms. Cox became the first openly transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for her portrayal of “Sophia Burset” on the Netflix television […]

A Joyous, Fun & Safe Holiday To One And All!

    I and the rest of The WYATTEVANS.COM Family wish You and Yours an Ab-so-lute-ly Mah-va-lous Holiday!  Spend quality time and have Big Fun with Family and Friends.       It’s imperative that we do NOT lose sight on what this Holiday means and holds.  And finally, I wish peace on earth…and so importantly, inner peace within each and every one […]

Give Those Holiday Blues a Swift Kick in the…

     Are those Holiday Blues poised and ready to deliver a “Knock-Out Punch”–and put you down for the count?”      Well, don’t let that happen!  In my latest The W.O.E. Report, my exclusive column in the December edition of Baltimore Gay Life, I provide you with effective tools to vanquish those Holiday Blues! Here’s a link to […]

As a Gay/MSM Man, Are You “Out” to Your Doctor?

     Here’s a fact for you to chew on, and then hopefully swallow.  According to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC), 39 percent of Gay males/MSM (men who have sex with men) had not disclosed their sexual orientation to their physicians.  The men who participated in this particular […]

Marked Increase in New HIV Infections Among  Latino MSM

Photo Courtesy of Cute Gay Couples     Check out this alarming and truly disturbing trend:  in recent years, the HIV diagnosis rate of Latino men who have sex with men (MSM) has been on a sharp upswing—even though the overall rate of infections have dropped among Latinos.      Poz.com has reported, “Researchers at the Centers for […]

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“Will It Ever End???,” Part Two

“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 […]

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Reclaiming the LGBTQ Heritage within the Souls of Native Americans

     Did you know that there was once a time when Native communities not only accepted gays and lesbians–but revered them because they embodied two spirits:  male and female?       Believe it.  And, I explore this suppressed and nearly-forgotten truth in the latest The W.O.E. Report, my exclusive column in the current edition of Baltimore Gay […]

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Will It Ever End???, Part One

     “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, […]

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Sex Behind Bars

    Black men—vastly over represented within our prison system—constitute a large percentage of HIV-positive inmates.  And as a result, they pose an infection risk not only to other inmates—but to members of their communities once they’re released.      To learn more, read the latest The W.O.E. Report, my exclusive column in the September edition of […]

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AHF on the Attack

       They’re at it again.  And, they’re brewing and poised to be one “helluva triple threat.”        First, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) was the driving force behind Measure B, a 2012 law passed in Los Angeles County that mandates condoms in porn.       Then, in late August of this year, AHF served subpoenas […]

Fog City’s HIV Milestone

     San Francisco has several nicknames, including “Fog City.”  Another of those monikers, “The City that Knows How,” is quite appropriate:  last year, the city’s HIV infection rates are the lowest ever charted in San Francisco since the advent of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980’s.      Read all about this significant achievement in the […]

Dawg Dixon

Raw and Exposed: Deep Inside a Black Porn Model, Part Two

      It’s here!  And Y’all have been clamoring for it.      Part Two of Raw and Exposed: Deep Inside a Black Porn Model, has just been published!  It’s the journey of Dawg Dixon, the popular African-American gay adult entertainment performer.      Far and away, the series—a Huffington Post Gay Voices Exclusive– has become my most […]

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IPV/A Has Enrolled in College

     As a journalist, I’ve made domestic violence and abuse within the LGBTQ community– generally referred to as Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPV/A)–my signature issue.  As well, I conduct IPV/A seminars and workshops across the country.  And, this deplorable and potentially life-threatening behavior is the dominant theme of my latest novel, Nothing Can Tear […]

Just Dump His/Her A**!, Part Two

     Part One of “Just Dump His/Her A**!, Part One addressed reasons why you just can’t seem to dump the loser you’re dating.  Writer Norine Dworkin-McDaniel cleverly gave reasons why.       Now my friends, I present the second installment, which answers the question:  “Should you stay or go?”  According to Dworkin-McDaniel, “these steps can get […]

Just Dump His/Her A**!, Part One

     As you’re aware, I wear many hats:  Journalist (Huffington Post, Baltimore Gay Life, Wyattevans.com, Bilerico) , Author (“Nothing Can Tear Us Apart” series of novels), Talk Show Host (“The Wyatt O’Brian Evans Show”), Advocate/Motivational Speaker (LGBTQ Depression, Racism, Intimate Partner Violence/ Abuse), Voice-Over Instructor/Talent, Entertainer, and Lifestyle Personality.  So many “hats,” not enough heads…LOL! […]

Dawg Dixon

Raw and Exposed:  Deep Inside a Black Porn Model, Part One

      I’m excited to announce that I’m penning a raw, real and novel series about “Dawg” Dixon, a popular African-American adult entertainment performer.  This is a three-part exclusive for Huffington Post Gay Voices.          Over the course of this series, Dawg opens up about his career in the gay sex industry, when the attention of fans can […]

Homophobia:  HIV’s Dependable Partner In Crime

     HIV has many allies, collaborators and accomplices, which include denial, poverty, stigma, and the “it can’t happen to me” syndrome.  And,homophobia is a member of that club—and a dominant one at that.     According to Poz.com, the leading and renowned news site dedicated to HIV news and prevention, “Homophobic attitudes and laws in European […]

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THE TOP 10 QUALITIES 4 LGBTQ SUPER COUPLES, PART 2

     You’ve been waiting for the second half of the answer to the following question:  “Is there a particular recipe for nurturing and sustaining a successful, lasting relationship?”        Well, wait no further!  I (completely) answer that question in the latest The W.O.E. Report, my exclusive column in the June edition of Baltimore Gay Life.      […]

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The Convoluted, Contorted Saga of HIV Criminalization Continues

     Unless you’ve been “livin’” under some rock, you’d know that the criminalization of HIV has been one very “hot potato” of a topic of late—largely due to the controversial sentencing of Michael Johnson, the 23-year-old Black man accused of having sex with more than 30 unsuspecting individuals–potentially exposing them to the disease.  During their […]

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Snag-A-Straight Guy in 7 “Easy” Steps!

     He’s that macho, ultra-masculine, “to-ta-lee” HAWT guy who works out at the gym just about every time you do.  He appears to be straight—or at the very, very least, bisexual and on the down-low.       You don’t eyeball, ogle or stare—because you’re afraid of what his reaction will be.  However, you do throw the […]

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Depression’s Peculiar Grip on Black LGBTQs, Part Three

     The third and final part of the exclusive series of articles I’ve penned for the HUFFINGTON POST has just been published!  The series, entitled “Depression’s Peculiar Grip on Black LGBTQs, Part Three,”explores how depression can have a disproportionate impact on, and different ramifications for Black LGBTQ individuals.      In this installment, I focus on […]

Super Couples

THE TOP 10 QUALITIES 4 LGBTQ SUPER COUPLES, PART 1

     Is there a particular recipe for nurturing and sustaining a successful, lasting relationship?       I answer that question in the latest The W.O.E. Report, my exclusive column in the May edition of Baltimore Gay Life.      Here’s a link to the online version of the magazine.  My article is on page 17, so you […]

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Death Claims A Phenom Way Too Soon: A Tribute To Essex Hemphill

     This month, Essex Hemphill—the openly gay, African-American poet and author—would’ve turned 58.  Truly groundbreaking, Mr. Hemphill blazed the way for talents including James Earl Hardy, E. Lynn Harris…and myself.       I cannot allow the month of April to fade away before I pay homage to this gifted artist—who certainly was before his time.  […]

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Depression’s Peculiar Grip on Black LGBTQs, Part Two

     The second part of the exclusive series I’ve crafted for the Huffington Post has just been published!  The series, entitled“Depression’s Peculiar Grip on Black LGBTQs, Part Two,” explores how depression can have a disproportionate impact on, and different ramifications for Black LGBTQ individuals.       In this installment, I discuss in detail exactly how and why depression is […]

Frenzy!

Feel The Heat…Experience The “FRENZY!”

     Since folks have been clamoring for the sequel to “Nothing Can Tear Us Apart—RAGE!,” I must honor their requests!  (LOL).  As you know, the “Nothing Can Tear Us Apart” series of novels is the continuing saga of two masculine, openly gay, star-crossed lovers:  WES–the handsome, fabulously wealthy African-American celeb/entrepreneur, and ANTONIO (his nicknames:  ‘Tonio, […]

Love Is Food For the Soul

Nourishing Your Soul!

     How would you like to change your way of thinking—which, in turn, leads to a change in your destiny—so that you can become the YOU that you’ve always wanted to become?       Well, I show you how to do just that!  It’s all in my latest The W.O.E. Report, my exclusive column in […]

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After The Love Has Jumped The Tracks

     As you recall, my last article for Wyattevans.com was entitled“Recapturing The ‘Hawtness’ (The HEAT!)”  It was all about how to   re-inject that spark, that passion, that “FI-YAH!” back into your relationship…your “sex buddy thang”…or “whatevah” you label it.         But what happens if that doesn’t work?        And to take “thangs” much […]

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Recapturing The ‘Hawtness’ (The HEAT!)

     As you may know, I write an exclusive column, “The Chocolate Romantic,”  for ALL BEAR magazine–the popular Gay on line and print publication originating from the United Kingdom (U.K.).  Visit:  www.all-bear.co.uk/ I’ve dubbed ALL BEAR “The Playboy of the U.K!”       I decided to sift through my many The Chocolate Romantic columns to find […]

If you were rejected every time you disclosed, would you?

Full and Total Disclosure?

     To tell or not to tell!  That’s the thorny, nagging—and potentially life-altering decision an HIV-positive person must answer before having sex with someone.       I explore this daunting issue in the The W.O.E. Report, my exclusive column in the March issue of Baltimore Gay Life Magazine.       Here’s a link to the online version […]

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Not the “30 Rock” You May Think

      When you think of 30 Rock, what comes to mind?      Well, it could be the classic, uproarious television comedy that starred Tracy Morgan and Tina Fey.  Or, maybe it’s 30 Rockefeller Plaza, where the Rockefeller Center is situated.       For this article, however, it is not.  What I’m referring to is a […]

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Depression’s Peculiar Grip on Black LGBTQs

     The first in a series of articles I’ve crafted for the Huffington Post has just been published!  Entitled, “Depression’s Peculiar Grip on Black LGBTQs,” it explores how depression can have a disproportionate impact on, and different ramifications for Black LGBTQ individuals.       In this first installment, I explain what depression really is–and means.  […]

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Mom Assaults Son Because She Believes He’s “Gay”

      As everyone’s aware, as a journalist, my signature issue is Gay Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPV/A).  This demoralizing, horrendous–and potentially life-threatening–behavior is heavily stigmatized; thereby, it tends to be grossly underreported.  Therefore, I’ve made it my mission to shine a bright light on IPV/A.       And just recently, there’s been an unfortunate […]

HIV/AIDS

Breaking:  HIV Is Killing Fewer Blacks

     HIV is losing a critical bout in the long and grueling boxing match called AIDS.  And this victory for persons of color certainly is a cause for celebration.       According to Michael Smith, writer for the health media outlet MedPage Today, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that that the mortality […]

Valentines Day

My V-Day Gift 2U

Well, well, well! “The Big V,” Valentine’s Day, is upon us. But instead of giving you chocolates, hearts and flowers, I’ve decided to gift you with something more practical: some juicy and meaty food for thought to And here it is. According to gay life coach and matchmaker Paul Angelo, “‘Only 4% of gay men […]

Crisean

Catching Up With Crisean

In the February 2015 edition of BALTIMORE GAY LIFE—now available–I  update you on the openly-gay, innovative, and multi-talented musician who goes by the name of Crisean!  Find out why being his authentic self is of utmost importance to this intriguing performer…and what he has on tap for 2015!      Here’s a link to the online version […]

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“The Daddy/Sir Playbook”: 4 Younger Guys

     A little more than a week ago—I’m sure you recall–I wrote a Wyattevans.com exclusive entitled, The “Sugah Daddy’s” Playbook (or Sumthin’ Like Dat), based on a recent Queerty article on intergenerational dating.  That article gave tips on “being the best daddy for your boy.”          Well, guess what?  You readers made […]

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Instead of that HIGH, What’s A-Poppin’ Might Lead to Your Death

     I’m pretty sure that just about every gay/SGL and bi guy on the planet knows what poppers are!       And what they do.      But for those who don’t, here’s the deal: poppers are those chems you sniff and inhale during sex to get that HIGH.  And some guys use them to relax, […]

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The “Sugah Daddy’s” Playbook (or Sumthin’ Like Dat)

Have you thought about—or actually are—dating out of your age group?       Well, the term for it is intergenerational dating.  Generally, it’s at least a 10-year difference between couples.      Keep in mind that intergenerational dating and relationships have always existed.  However, according to “Are Intergenerational Gay Couples a New Trend in Dating,” a Bilerico.com […]

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Breaking:  Gay/Bi Guys Driving Up Syphilis Rates

     The following breaking news is disconcerting and sobering—to say the least.  According to Poz.com, the renowned health, life and HIV media outlet, the rate of primary and secondary syphilis in the U.S. is steadily climbing–with MSM (men who have sex with men) driving a 10 percent increase between 2012 and 2013.   “All told, […]

New Years Resolutions

New Year’s Resolution(s), Anyone?

     Why do so many of us break our New Year’s Resolutions?  In the January 2015 edition of BALTIMORE GAY LIFE—now available–I tell you the science behind why we do just that!  And more importantly, I tell you how we can that around—and keep those cherished resolutions year ‘round.       Here’s a link to […]

Happy Holidays

Give the Holiday Blues a Swift Kick in the Arse (Ass, Butt…or Whatever)!

     Got the “Holiday Blues?”  Well, Let Dr. Evans help Y’all out!      The following is courtesy of the brand new 2014 Christmas Edition of ALL BEAR Magazine, on sale now!  Visit:  www.all-bear.co.uk/       Oh,“Gawd!”  You’re a Gay/SGL (Same Gender Loving) guy dreading that time of year—the holidays.        Why might you be in […]

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HIV Infection Soaring Among Brooklyn MSMs

      There’s both good and bad news coming out of HIV stats from New York’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).      First, the good news:  in the past 10 years, HIV infection rates have been cut in half.      Now, the bad news.  More than half of new HIV infections occurred among […]

Domestic Violence

Does Lovin’ Me Include Battering Me?

      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, […]

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I Love You To Death, Part Three

The latest installment of my continuing series on Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPV/A) has just been published in the December edition of 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 Three” details how IPV/A […]

Happy Thanksgiving

To Reveal Or Not Reveal At Turkey Day!

     We continue to make great strides in Gay/SGL (Same Gender Loving) acceptance.  There’s our increasing visibility in the entertainment realm.  More notables have come out–including film director/producer Lee Daniels, broadcaster Don Lemon, and sports figures Michael Sam and Derrick Gordon.  (And, it seems that the vast majority of Queen Latifah’s body has already […]

Sir Elton John

Sir Elton John Continues to Step Up to the Plate, Batting Home Runs

     While conducting my usual round of research, I uncovered a rather timely article by Darryl Hannah for Inside Philanthropy entitled, “With HIV Infections Rising among Gay Men, This Funder Aims to Sound the Alarm.”  Hannah stated, “Here in the U.S., AIDS can feel like yesterday’s news, and many funders long ago moved on […]

Domestic Violence

I Love You To Death, Part Two

     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 […]

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

      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 […]

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Broken Dreams…Broken Bones

As you’re aware, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  And as a journalist, my signature issue is Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPV/A), the term commonly used for domestic violence and abuse in the LGBTQ community.      Some time ago, I wrote an exclusive series for Baltimore OUTloud entitled, “Broken Dreams… Broken Bones.”   In it, […]

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It’s Purple Month!

     In my continuing recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I’m presenting my Huffington Post article on how this special observance came to be.  It’s a fascinating and moving unfolding and evolution of events.  Visit:  www.huffingtonpost.com/wyatt- obrian-evans/its-purple-month_ b_4054859.html  

Domestic Violence hurts everyone

I Love You To Death, Part One

     October is designated as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  In the LGBTQ community, domestic violence and abuse is generally referred to as Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse, or IPV/A.        As a journalist, IPV/A is my signature issue.  Therefore, in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I’m involved in various activities.  The first was […]

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Recent Study: Black MSM Experience Higher Condom Misuse, Failure Rates

     You know, I absolutely adore my assistant, Raheem!  One important reason: he uncovers topical issues impacting the LGBTQ Community for exclusive features in Wyattevans.com.       Raheem handed me an article from Poz.com about a recent observational study with this eye-opening conclusion:  Black men who engage in sex with men (MSM) report higher rates […]

Drinking and HIV

Kickin’ One Back May Be One Too Many

      Some time ago, I wrote a Huffington Post Gay Voices column entitled, “Kickin’ One Back May Be One Too Many.”  The piece deals with such an important and timely issue, that I’ve decided to re-introduce it.       So, here it is:  in a group of U.S. men who have sex with men (MSM), heavy […]

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Having Your (Sexual) Cake And Eating It, Too?

    Picture this:  you’re in a committed relationship.       But for whatever reason, both you and your partner decide to invite another man into your bed.  You both say to each other, “Now, this is only a one-time ‘thang!’  We’re just doing this to add some spice, to shake things up a bit.  This will […]

Musical Artist: Crisean

The Uniqueness and the Boldness of Crisean

Greetings! My latest HUFFINGTON POST column has just been published! It’s a profile of CRISEAN (pronounced “Cris-Shawn”), the openly gay, multi-talented, emerging musical artist who was a recent guest on The WOE Show. Engaging and reflective, Crisean has an intriguing and affecting story to tell. Visit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wyatt-obrian-evans/the-uniqueness-and-the-bo_b_5665907.html

10 Things about HIV Infected men

Let’s Have Some “Poz(itive)” Talk

     Dating and/or having sex can be a daunting challenge for MSM (men who have sex with men), particularly those who are HIV-negative.  But only if you let it.  And, I’ll explain exactly what I mean about that a little later.      But first, stats on HIV.  Recent data from the Centers for Disease […]

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How Nice Guys Finish Last, Part Two

     In Part One of “How Nice Guys Finish Last,” I told you about one of my good buddies who recently went from touching the sky to (trying) to pick himself up from one of the longest and hardest falls in his romantic life.  I really feel for “Damien” because he’s a great guy, […]

Angelique Allen

Reboot Yourself for Success!

Angelique P. Allen—popular radio show host (“The Angelique Allen Show,” “People Talk With Angelique”), certified life coach and author—has just released an absolute gem of a self-help tome, which is direct and concise. Entitled “How to Handle Pain-in-the A$$ People,” it delivers easy to understand, common sense and practical advice as to how to make […]

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How Nice Guys Finish Last, Part One

Recently, one of my good buddies went from touching the sky to (trying) to pick himself up from one of the longest and hardest falls in his romantic life.  I really feel for “Damien” because he’s a great guy, with good intentions.  He’s got that proverbial “heart of gold.” Let me explain what happened.  Damien […]

Hip Hop In Houston

Hip-Hop in Houston

I must admit that hip-hop/rap has never been my “thang.”  However, I’d been hearing lots of “noise” about Hip-Hop in Houston, the recent tome that chronicles the hip-hop culture of that city, which is a major hub of the genre. I spoke with the author, Mr. Maco Faniel, about the intersection of hip-hop and homophobia.  […]

Campus

IPV/A Has Taken a Seat on Campus

As a journalist, I’ve made domestic violence and abuse within the LGBTQ community, generally referred to as Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPV/A), my signature issue.  As well, I’m conducting IPV/A seminars and workshops across the country.  And, intimate partner violence and abuse is the overarching theme of my new novel, Nothing Can Tear Us Apart—RAGE!      I want to make […]

Barbara Pusca

A Radiant Light from Across the Pond

So, just who is Babsi Pusca? Well, she’s the German lead vocalist of the North London band, Pusca. I interviewed Babsi for two reasons: One, I’m into alternative music. But most importantly, the arttst–who’s straight–is a committed ally and friend to/of the LGBT Community. The vocalist discussed the LGBT rights protest statement she made during […]

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COLORISM. We ain’t talkin’ Crayola crayons, either.

In “Colorism in Black and White,” my brand new MOOD SWINGS column for the venerable BALTIMOREOUTLOUD, I explore the ignominious origins and roots of colorism, an insidious form of racism/discrimination many Caucasians continue to wage against people of color–particularly African-Americans. Born during the advent of slavery, colorism is the practice of using the differences in […]

Socio-Economics as a Driver of HIV in Black MSM

     Fenway Health, a Boston LGBT group, has just reported that although Black men who have sex with men (MSM) is a very small part of the population, they make up more than 20 percent of new HIV infections in the United States. Additionally, an analysis of data from a recent six-city study of […]

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

     President Barack Obama has just named April as National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.  The President’s proclamation shines a light even more brightly on this demoralizing crime–which can have life and death consequences.       The White House press release, Presidential Proclamation—National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, 2014, states the following:  “Every […]

American Indians With HIV/AIDS

The Quiet Invader within Native Americans

     A rather disturbing report just hit my desk that really gave me pause.  Therefore, I decided to make it a Wyattevans.com exclusive.       According to Neal Broverman’s article, “Are the Odds Stacked Against Native Americans with HIV,” recently published at Hivplusmag.com, “The most recent studies of HIV among Native Americans living on the […]

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Make Being a “Little Long in the Tooth” Work for You!

      “’Dang’ man!  You look damn good for your age!” That soared out of the mouth of this rather attractive twentysomething guy at a recent function.  You see, he thought I was in my early forties; actually, I’m older.  (And yo!  Don’t even ask me by exactly how much—‘cause I ain’t gonna tell ya!  […]

My Special V-Day Gift for You

Happy V-Day, Y’all! My newest HUFFINGTON POST article has been published!  Entitled, “My Special V-Day Gift For You,” it’s my practical contribution to this special day: the SEVEN factors responsible for the failure of gay relationships. Truly fascinating reading! Visit: www.huffingtonpost.com/wyatt-obrian-evans/my-special-vday-gift-for-_b_4756819.html    

The Top 10 Qualities for Gay Super Couples

Yo. I have an early VALENTINE’S DAY gift just for you! My newest “MOOD SWINGS” Column in BALTIMOREOUTLOUD is entitled, “The Top 10 Qualities for Gay Super Couples.” I ask the Q, “What makes a healthy and enduring gay/SGL relationship successful?” To find the answer, I consulted a relationship expert. And what he has to […]

Sex In Prison

Sex In Prison

“Sex in Prison,” my new MOOD SWINGS Column in the venerable BALTIMOREOUTLOUD, has just been published! I discuss how the common occurrence of sex in prison poses significant challenges for HIV prevention and treatment. This is deep, Y’all. Visit: http://www.baltimoreoutloud.com/thinking-outloud/mood-swings/item/2356-sex-in-prison When you are done reading the above article, feel free to comment about it below. […]

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The Network/La Red

Later this year, I’ll be conducting seminars and workshops across the country on Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse, which is stigmatized and grossly under reported in the LGBTQ Community. As I prepare for these events, I’ll be acknowledging noteworthy IPV/A organizations for the Huffington Post.  Read my recent feature on one such organization, Boston’s The […]

Frenzy!

Excerpt from “FRENZY!”: The Interview

I am pleased to share this excerpt from my new book Rage! Enjoy! The Interview At his mansion, wealthy celebrity Wesley Laurence Kelly is interviewing individuals for the position of Chief of Security.  On this particular morning, the first applicant is Antonio Miguel Rios, Jr.  This is the future couple’s first contact.       Y’all, Rios […]

Frenzy!

Second Excerpt from “FRENZY!”: The Battering

The Battering  ‘Tonio and Wes has become a monogamous couple.  Unfortunately for them, they face daunting obstacles to and serious struggles in their relationship.  Making matters worse is a devious and deadly individual who masterfully manipulates ‘Tonio into believing that Wes has been unfaithful!  Of course, Wes has remained true to his partner.  Unfortunately, as […]

Maco L. Faniel

Huffington Post article on Maco L. Faniel

Greetings! My latest Huffington Post article, “Maco L. Faniel, Hip-Hop in Houston Author, Talks Hip-Hop in Homophobia,” has been published! It’s a review of the new tome that chronicles Houston’s hip-hop culture. Substantive, poignant and engrossing, Hip-Hop in Houston provides a deeper, fuller understanding and a better appreciation of the genre as a whole. Visit: www.huffingtonpost.com/wyatt-obrian-evans/maco-l-faniel-hip-hop-in-houston_b_4334359.html

Baltimore Out Loud

BaltimoreOUTLoud – Wash that Loser Right Outta Your Hair

As well, my two-part Mood Swings column for BaltimoreOUTloud has debuted! Entitled “Wash that Loser Right Outta Your Hair,” it addresses why you just can’t seem to dump the loser you’re dating–and whether you should stay or go! Visit: www.baltimoreoutloud.com/thinking-outloud.

They Don’t Wanna Cruise Your Type

Greetings! First, let me say that I’m so proud and honored by the overwhelmingly positive response I have received regarding my novel, NOTHING CAN TEAR US APART–UNCENSORED! I’m truly blessed. One of the pivotal reasons I wrote the novel was to demonstrate that there are actually Black and Latino gay men out there who are […]

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RAGE! The Ongoing Story of WES & ‘TONIO

Are you ready? Excellent! “RAGE!” has arrived. RAGE! is the thrilling, provocative and mind-blowing next installment in the popular NOTHING CAN TEAR US APART series. What would you do if the man of your dreams, your soul mate, battered you because he falsely believed that you’d been unfaithful? Then, you’re hit with the revelation that […]

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FOOD FOR THE SOUL

Greetings!  Welcome to FOOD FOR THE SOUL, my adaptation of Wishes Fulfilled, the popular self-help book/PBS series by Dr. Wayne Dyer, motivational speaker and international best-selling author of more than 30 books. The overarching message of Wishes Fulfilled is that a “change in feeling (and thinking) results in a change in destiny.”  So my friends, […]