All Fem Identifying Gay Men Are Not The Same
As promised, I’ll be dropping more quick and dirty podcasts (10-15 mins in length) via the Cypher Avenue site and also on the Octavius Williams YouTube channel. In this 10 minute installment, I talk about self-identifying fem or “In Between” gay men who don’t identify…
Inside the Mind of Octavius Williams: Part 2
Thanks everyone for checking out part one of Inside the Mind of Octavius Williams podcast. I chuckled when I remembered I called part one a “vlog” (really). I know kats was like “how you gonna have a vlog with no video?” I know part two…
Inside the Mind of Octavius Williams: Part 1
This is something a little bit different for me and for the Cypher Avenue audience. It’s my first steps into my new vlogging venture where I hope to present more nuanced, “middle of the road” thoughts and conversations that I feel is drastically missing –…
CA Podcast #58 – The “Moonlight” Episode
In this podcast, Cypher Avenue co-founders Octavius Williams and Nick Delmacy give a SPOILER-FREE review of the new critically acclaimed LGBT film, “Moonlight.”
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…
Rep Yo’ City: What’s Dope About Where You’re From?
Rep Yo’ City: Name or Show Us Things (or People) That You Love About (or That Originate From) Your City/State…Where you’re from or where you live now, doesn’t matter.
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.
How Do You Change a Homophobic Mind?
I think anyone who’s gay and Black has had to face backlash. I recently came across the below meme on social media. I grew up with the subconscious knowledge that gay is wrong. It has always been implied when I was coming up. However, my…
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…
Giving Up The Keys To The Social Media Vault
How do you guys who have active social media accounts feel about a dude immediately asking for your handles or sending you a follow/friend request soon after meeting him?
Question Of The Week: My Pockets are Stacked but His are Wack
Ken and Sam just recently got married after dating for 3 years. Sam is a corporate executive and makes over $200,000 a year. Ken was working at a warehouse making $38,000 a year but due to an on the job injury, he is no longer…
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