How Can I Be Down? A Bisexual Black Man’s Take on “The Down Low”
The notion that black men on the “DL” are categorically bi is a gross oversimplification of the issue, and it shows little understanding for the way black men navigate their sexuality and identity.
A Real Examination of Racism and Gay Dating Apps
A popular heterosexual social media personality that I follow, solicited Black homo/bisexual male volunteers to discuss gay dating apps. He wanted to know of experiences when interacting with white or Black men, first dates, any loves lost, racism, etc. I’ve been in a committed relationship…
[QUESTION] Single Black Gay Men: Why Do You Even WANT To Be In A Relationship?!
If all the examples and discussions we have about Relationships are from a negative perspective, why do so many single black gay men want to be in one so badly?
That Time I Was “Reverse Slut Shamed” By A Black Gay Man
Yesterday I was speaking with a friend on the phone and I experienced something that has happened many times before. I was reverse slut shamed. Out of respect, I won’t say the friend’s real name but for now let’s just call him “Schmocky Schmilliams.” Just…
CA Podcast #45 – The “Settling For Him” Episode (Part 2)
In this podcast, hosts Octavius Williams and Nick Delmacy continue their previous discussion about dating and relationships by inquiring if Black Gay Men are prone to settling for what’s available to them.
ATTENTION SINGLE GAY MEN: Cuffin’ Season 2015 is Upon Us!
Regular readers of Cypher Avenue know full well that when October rolls around, two important events happen: Our annual Halloween obsession will be coming soon and it’s also the official start of Cuffin’ Season!
10 First Date Deal Breakers For Gay Men
A lot of people think gay dudes are finicky and maybe that is true to some extent however, I still there are probably a number of universal first date deal breakers that are exclusively linked exclusively to gay men.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK: $250 and Up…How Much Do You Spend On A Gay First Date?
Now that Cuffin’ Season 2015 is upon us, its time for the single gay men of the world to get booed up for these cold winter months. But how much are you willing to spend to find him?
So I’m Now In the Friendzone
In an environment where there are social limitations and slim pickings of men of quality when does one cross the line selfishly in their own pursuit of “happiness”? The intro may be a bit verbose but what an opener, right! People are led to do…
2 Phrases Dudes Must Stop Saying When Using Dating Apps
In our recent podcast, Cypher Ave discussed navigating dating mobile apps. Part of the intent wasn’t just to dialogue about our own experiences but to also examine short comings and possible areas of improvement men can use to make their involvement when using apps…
Purple Haze and “(No) Homo” Ways in my School Daze
This blog is in response to Ocky Williams’ Raymond Helped Me Realize I Was Homo. We all have some insight about who we are and it is clear that, for some of us, the paths toward who we are were paved by stories written…
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