Moonlight: A Spoiler Free Review
In addition to this spoiler free review of Moonlight, I will also post a separate essay detailing my reflections about the film along with my assessments of a couple of mainstream reviews, some of the language used in those reviews and discuss some social media musings. I…
CA Podcast #57 – The “Instagram Thirst Trap” Episode
In this podcast, Cypher Avenue co-founders Octavius Williams and Nick Delmacy discuss if Overly Tattooed Men Are Sexy or Just Gross, Misleading Thirst Trapping Instagram Personal Trainers, Sexual Hangups & Anxieties and activist Ocky’s recent issues with Black Lives Matter as a Gay Black Man.
CA Podcast #56 – The “WTF is Going On With Frank Ocean” Episode
In this podcast, host Nick Delmacy is joined by critically acclaimed gay rapper LASTO to discuss the status of his music career, the LGBT music scene (including newcomer Young M.A.) and an in-depth discussion on The Man, The Music and They Hype surrounding Frank Ocean’s latest albums ENDLESS and BLONDE.
I’m Not a F**king Queer
As I’ve notice in the last couple of years more and more African-American bloggers have latched onto and adopted the term ‘queer’. Personally I cannot overstate enough the disdain and disgust I have for this word. I understand the not-so-distant history behind the usage of…
Today is Cypher Avenue’s 5th Birthday: Share Gifs, Ave Memories, What You Love About The Site
Bruh, five years strong! Nick Delmacy & Ocky Williams. Two black brothers unabashedly showing the entire online world a different way to be gay.
CA Podcast #55 – The “Happy 5th Birthday” Episode
In this Extra Long anniversary podcast, hosts Octavius Williams and Nick Delmacy celebrate their 5th year of running the website, Cypher Avenue, planning a possible birthday party, and they open the mailbag to answer advice questions from Squad Members that they’ve received over the years.
Age Ain’t Nothing But a Blunder
I was reading an article on Adam 4 Adam about older men dating younger men. I wasn’t trying to feel what that article had to say, as I believe in staying in my own dating sandbox, plus/minus a few years. I give equal “side eye”…
A Text Book Example of Toxic Hyper Masculinity
In the world of mainstream media, blogs, vlogs, websites and social media; phrases or terms like toxic masculinity, hyper-masculinity, #MasculinitySoFragile, misogyny, sexism and homophobia are in my opinion often misused for the silliest of situations. Not in this case pertaining to the disturbing video below. It…
CA Podcast #54 – The “He Only Looks Good From The Neck Down” Episode
In this podcast, hosts Octavius Williams and Nick Delmacy discuss if Long Distance Relationships can work and if Masculinity & Personality trumps Looks & Superficiality when it comes to dating.
CA Podcast #53 – The “I’m Just Not That Into You” Episode
In this podcast, hosts Octavius Williams and Nick Delmacy discuss Gays who status and possessions, Long Distance Relationships, Boring First Dates and the Legacy of Prince.
Black Gay Queer Feminists Want to Eliminate Masculinity
“Right now the Black gay community is teaching Black gay men how to be better women.” I made this statement a couple of days ago on Cypher Ave’s message forums page after reading former NFL gay player now Queer activist, Wade Davis’ Ebony article. I…
BGC: Black Gay Coons
When I came across this meme of the “Gay Coon” on social media I was a bit taken aback because I hadn’t heard the term used in this capacity before concerning effeminate Black gay men. The meme shows a picture of 1830’s Jim Crow black…
Homosexuality in Sub-Saharan Africa
It’s a travesty how European colonialism in conjunction with Christian missionaries, have destroyed traditional beliefs and religions of indigenous native peoples around the world. One major blow pertains to gender and sexuality. Presenting written archeological and verbal (by way of spoken word or oral traditions…
Super Tuesday is Here: Bernie Sanders Supporters Have A Problem, Her Name is Hillary
Bernie Sanders supporters have a problem. Super Tuesday is upon us. Their Presidential candidate is looking to lose the nomination just as the voting has just begun.
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