Racism In The Gay Community and LGBT Organizations
We’ve discussed racism in the white dominated mainstream LGBT community for years on Cypher Avenue. I feel in the last two years this discussion is gaining some ground. Nonetheless; I don’t feel real inclusion of LGBT people of color will be fully represented any time…
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…
If Coming Out Is Easier For Millennials, Why Are So Many Still Closeted?
Over the nearly 5 years that we’ve blogging in the LGBT space, we’ve seen a growing trend that younger men seem to have a much easier time Coming Out than the older men had.
Does This SNL Sketch Prove That “The Gay Voice” is Really Just An Act?
It perplexes us to no limits that gay men all over the world of many different ages, races and cultures can somehow have the same gay twang and accent.
8 Classic Cypher Ave Podcasts To Help You Get Home For The Holidays
If you’re like me, you make the arduous journey back home to be with your loved ones for the holidays. It’s not so much the trip that’s the problem, its the need for something to listen to while traveling. Don’t worry, we got you covered.
Where is the Empathy for the DL Man?
The DL or “down low” has been a topic we’ve covered in posts and podcasts since our first website Discreet City. Till this day, the word “discreet” still screams DL for a lot of people. Well, whatever. Something that I have always found peculiar is…
These Facebook Comments Prove That Black Homophobia is Just Like White Racism
When the Supreme Court of the United States’ recent Obergefell v. Hodges decision made Same Sex Marriage legal in the entire country, many Gay and Bisexual men of color discovered through social media that some of their “liberal” black friends were not as tolerant as they once thought. Some were outright intolerant bigots…similar to Confederate flag waving white racists.
FILM REVIEW: Mo’Nique Blackballed a “Blackbird” in Patrick-Ian Polk’s New Film
During press for the new independent black gay film, Mo’Nique and openly gay producer/director Lee Daniel’s (not associated with Blackbird) have been in a media back-and-forth on what was behind the actress’ film absence after her Oscar win.
DEAR BLACK PEOPLE: Being Gay (or a Prancing Elite) is NOT Contagious!
Here on Cypher Avenue we often get into long discussions on being masculine and homosexual in a gay niche culture that celebrates femininity. Over the years we’ve been very good about removing hate speech directed towards effeminate men and scolding the offenders. That doesn’t mean…
Internet Perusing by a Jaded Gay Negro
My internet travels this past week sucked. My typical go to sites feature news, politics, sports, science along with various other interests. Sometimes the mainstreams usual conservative-liberal-racism-shootings-police brutality-war, what some evangelical said, stories can get tiresome. To ease and distract my mind, I try to…
Who Would You Rather Date?
Question Of The Week – Who Would You Rather Date? For me, the negative reactions from some black gays concerning the revelation that Derrick Gordon and Michael Sam are dating white men has been mind numbing. The outrage from some black gays is basically that…
WATCH: UMass NCAA Basketball Player Derrick Gordon Comes Out As Gay
Sophomore University of Massachusetts basketball player Derrick Gordon is “being True” by coming out as the first active NCAA male Division 1 player.