INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE

The IPV/A Chronicles, Part Eight: IN CLOSE QUARTERS

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 Eight of an ongoing series that will address this potentially life-threatening cycle of abuse.       COVID-19. […]

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“Blue Lights in the Basement”  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham            For those of us brothas of a certain age, “Blue Lights in the Basement” was the title of an album by Roberta Flack. When I think of that phrase, I think of a place and mood that took place despite the challenges. Hence, […]

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“Man In The Mirror” Guest Writer: R. L. Norman               I’m so jazzed and proud that author, performer, and podcast host Mr.  R. L. Norman has returned to WYATTEVANS.COM!  So Y’all, get ready for more of R. L.’s topical, scintillating and thought-provoking prose!   And his new novel, “Honey, I Can’t Stand the Rain: The Story of Survival,” drops in April.       Ready?  Aight…let’s do it to it!     […]

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“A Writer’s Work Is Never Done”  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham         One thing this Old School New Kid has learned is that my writing is ever-evolving. Honing one’s craft and writing style is an ongoing process, especially when writing is one’s passion. I remember my days as a child when my stories were largely […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Black Gay History IS American History.

     It’s an indisputable and immutable fact:  Black Gay History IS American History.       February is designated as Black History Month.  In 1976, President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”        Black History Month reminds us all that each […]

Perseverance, Thy Name is R. L. Norman

     “You have to believe in yourself in order to succeed.  If you don’t, no one else will.”       Sounds simple, eh?        Then, why is it that too many of us find it so difficult to do?      That’s the mantra of Mr. R. L. Norman, arguably the quintessential Renaissance man.  Mr. Norman is an African American entrepreneur, […]

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“Never Give Up” Preview  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham    A Wyattevans.com exclusive! A tantalizing excerpt from “Never Give Up,” the much anticipated and soon-to-be released tome by Mr. W. D. Foster-Graham!  Through the lens of Judge Berry’s wife, Juanita Langston Berry, here is a preview of one of the pivotal events of my upcoming novel, “Never […]

Fulfilling Your Wishes

Wanna start off your New Year just right? Well, you can with “Wishes Fulfilled,” the popular book and seminar by Dr. Wayne Dyer. Sadly in 2015, this acclaimed motivational speaker and international best-selling author passed away. The salient message of “Wishes Fulfilled” is: a change in feeling (and thinking) is a change in (your) destiny. […]

The Holiday Blues

Wipe Those Holiday Blues Away!

     Ohhhhhh, “geezalou!”   It’s THAT time of the year.       Again!  And (seemingly) too soon.      It’s the Holidays, and you’re workin’ overtime to be…well you know…festive.       But oh, how you’re dreading it!          Why might you be in a major funk?       Maybe you’re feeling that you can’t be your “authentic self” around family–  still closeted, […]

The IPV/A Chronicles, Part Seven: Me & IPV

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 Seven of an ongoing series that will address this potentially life-threatening cycle of abuse.        As you’re aware, October is Domestic Violence Awareness […]

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“Authenticity—To Thine Own Self Be True”  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham      “To thine own self be true.” I’m sure that somewhere, at some time, brothas have heard or read that phrase. As an Old School New Kid, it has deep meaning when dealing with not only coming out, but being out as an LGBT man […]

The IPV/A Chronicles, Part Six: October is DVAM!

 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 Six of the ongoing series that will address this potentially life-threatening cycle of abuse.        It’s purple month!          Now, you […]

October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month

     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 […]

BREAKING NEWS

Domestic Violence & Military Sexual Trauma Seminar for Male Veterans

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) […]

BREAKING NEWS

The Renaissance Man

     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 http://www.epgn.com/arts-and-culture/portraits/15009-wyatt-o-brien-evans-man-of-many-trades-and-accomplishments

INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE

The IPV/A Chronicles, Part Five: Just Throw Away the Key

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 Five of an ongoing series that will address this potentially life-threatening cycle of abuse.      This […]

A Subversive Take On PRIDE? 

     Mr. Aundaray Guess, an African-American columnist for Poz.com, has given his thought-provoking—and perhaps subversive—take on PRIDE.      Mr. Guess presents what seems to be rather compelling reasons he has chosen NOT to celebrate the June festivities.       See what you think.  Visit  https://www.poz.com/blog/5-reasons-celebrate-pride#lid=d5ab18bd98.f61896809a

Workin’ Dat Mic!

     Special Announcement, Y’all!       This fall, I’m reinventing and relaunching my radio show!  Entitled Raw N Real with Wyatt O’Brian Evans, it’s gonna be a truly fab-u-lous listening experience–ab-so-lute-ly off da chain and hook, with divine Fi-Yah and desire!  You’ll hear from titillating, tantalizing and provocative guests from all walks of life.      In other words, it’s gonna […]

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“You Never Know”  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham “YOU NEVER KNOW” “You never know what hand in life you’ll be dealt.” That is a motto of the Edwards family, in the next book of my series, ‘You Never Know: A Christopher Family Novel’. Yes, there were Black folks who came from old money—we simply didn’t hear […]

JOSE ESPARZA

Soul Voyages

“Our weakest moments in life often come when faced with adversity. The ability to cope with difficult situations can define who we are and how we go forward in life’s journey.”      Jose Esparza, an emerging author full of promise, exemplifies—no actually, embodies—these instructive and inspiring words. And this heartfelt and captivating scribe has […]

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

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 […]

Tancredo Wedding

A WYATTEVANS.COM Exclusive: Tancredo & Jeff: “Love & Happiness!”

News flash, Y’all! Tancredo Buff—the perennially popular and sizzling adult entertainer (CALIENTE!!!)–and his partner Jeff, the payroll coordinator/accountant for a large and renowned art gallery in Buffalo, New York, recently tied the knot in an intimate ceremony!   The couple graciously consented to give the exclusive interview to WYATTEVANS.COM! So Y’all: let’s “git tha 411!” […]

THE “FRENZY!” IS UPON YOU.

     I wanna thank Mr. W.D. Foster-Graham, author extraordinaire, for giving a rousing three thumbs up to my latest novel, “NOTHING CAN TEAR US APART—FRENZY!”   For his review, visit:  https://wfostergrahamauthor.com/blog/        Mr. Foster-Graham is an original member of the Grammy-Award winning ensemble, Sounds of Blackness.  And, W.D. also has been recognized by the International Society of Poets as one […]

In Celebration of Black History Month

     Essex Hemphill—the openly gay, African-American poet and author—truly was a force of nature.  Groundbreaking, Mr. Hemphill blazed the way for talents including James Earl Hardy, E. Lynn Harris…and myself.       So, in celebration of Black History Month, I pay homage to this gifted artist—who certainly was before his time.       And left us way too soon.         Despite […]

Latoya Hankins

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“Lessons in Love and Loss”  Guest Writer: LaToya Hankins            Greetings, veteran Hot Tea and Ice Sippers–and those new to the blend of wisdom I offer!  It has been more than a minute since my words graced this space. A lot has happened to me: some good, some bad, and some I haven’t quite figured out—and […]

Old School New Kid

“I’m an ‘Old School New Kid’–and I Own It.”  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham      Yes, that’s what my teenage Millennial son would call me in this age of social media, iPhones and Internet branding.  How did I, that 21-year-old version of myself, survive without the bells and whistles of 21st century technology?  But hey, […]

Body Builder

Ringin’ In the New Year With “MOE!”

  Love can be so, so…well, over-rated. As you know, I write a continuing series entitled, “Interview with an Escort.” The series is a raw and revealing portrait of “Jase,” an exclusive and highly in-demand NYC gay/SGL “Man of the Evening,” whom I first interviewed in March 2015. Why have I decided to build a […]

Happy New Year 2019

As This Shiny New Year Unfolds…

Yowza!  As 2019 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 2018, Wyattevans.com published thought-provoking articles and provocative […]

Black Family decorating their Christmas Tree

Happy Freakin’ Holidays, Y’all!!!

     Wyattevans.com and I want to wish You and Yours a Very Merry Freakin’ Holiday!  Honor, Cherish and have Big Fun with your family and friends.  And, make a point to appreciate and savor all the wondrous blessings you’ve received in 2018.       Then, be resolute in making 2019 your very “bestest” year!  And speaking of 2019, Wyattevans.com and I have many surprises in store for ya!  Stay […]

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 […]