Cypher Avenue Writing Squad



Cypher AvenueCypher Avenue

Cypher Avenue is a direct response to the lack of a single website on the Internet catering to gay/bisexual men that love hip hop, pop culture, video games, sci-fi and mature, open minded conversations. Topics ranging from sex, sports, movies, new tech, science, fashion, comic books, politics, working out, hip hop, booze, television, cars, the outdoors, geek stuff, dating, and relationships; you name it, we have it.

Nick DelmacyNick Delmacy

Nick is a founder, editor and the pop culture expert at Cypher Avenue. Serving as the designer and webmaster of the site, he is the architect of The Cypher Avenue Matrix.


Octavius is a founder and editor of Cypher Avenue. He's here to help speak for us and show the world that masculine gay / bisexual men of color are not a part of the stereotypical gay normal that is seen and fed to the masses. No...we are a distinct breed, filled with character and pride. Cypher Avenue is here to show the world how we are different.


Gee Session-SmallsGee Session-Smalls

Gee Session-Smalls is the co-founder of LoveWorks, a site offering love and relationship advice to anyone seeking the unique perspective of a gay, black, married couple.

J BellJ Bell

J Bell is an advice columnist beginning his budding career as a publicist in NYC. He can help you with personal advice, relationship advice and business advice. For more advice columns, stay tuned to

Jarid ManosJarid Manos

Jarid Manos is author of Ghetto Plainsman, his first book, and the upcoming American novel Her Blue-Watered Streets. He is also founder & CEO of the non-profit organization Great Plains Restoration Council, and the three programs Restoration Not Incarceration™, Plains Youth InterACTION™, and Your Health Outdoors.™ A vegan athlete, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Black Vegetarian Society of Texas.

Joe KortJoe Kort

Gay Therapist Joe Kort, M.A. M.S.W, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Royal Oak specializing in individual, group and couples therapy, gay and lesbian issues, sexual abuse, sexual addiction and IMAGO relationship therapy.

Ozlo SimmsOzlo Simms

Ozlo Simmons is a writer, a researcher and a student. Based in Amherst, Massachusetts, he is determined to uncover the complexities of being black, male and gay. Rob has a special interest in social justice, black communities and religious/spiritual communities and he believes the road to success is questioning everything. He holds a Bachelor's degree in English & History and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Education.