Why Do Male Queer Feminists Reject Male Specific Issues?
In this podcast Ocky Williams discusses the mind set of Male Queer Feminists and their seemingly aversion to discussing and championing male issues; such as: • Male Homelessness • Male Rape • Domestic Violence inflected upon males • Male Suicides • A multi-tiered justice system that…
NO, I’m Not Doing Gay Wrong. Get Outta My Face!
Ocky Williams’ response to someone on Facebook… “I am aware of those documentaries (How Do I Look and Paris is Burning) but don’t have a desire to view them as I am not interested in that culture. Everything isn’t for everybody and I’m ok with…
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…
No Fems, Fats, Asians, Blacks, Queers, Short People, Mexicans, Tops, Bottoms or White Dudes And Must Be HIV Neg
I read an article by a gay man on a mainstream website that stated in the very first paragraph, “I got all dressed up and feeling sexy and went to a party and didn’t get one number or one guy to hit on me”. That article…
The Shallow Gay Black Dating Pool: Census Data Reveals Sad Details
Key takeaways from this report is that American Gay Black Men are statistically fewer in number, less educated, more unemployed and primarily only reside in select cities/states. Damn son.
Here’s What You Missed Atlanta’s Black Gay Pride 2013 – Did It Make You Proud?
When it all boils down to it, gay people who embrace the stereotypical gay lifestyle, salacious gay pride events and the problematic gay community are all “authentic gays”. Those that don’t, they’re either self haters or they just deep-down want to be straight.
Two Years Later…The Black Gay Bad Boys Still Changing the Game
This is no big deal to some of you but to us its kind of major because we had NO DESIRE to be gay advocates, representatives or media personalities when we first started blogging. Hell, we still don’t, do be honest. We just saw a void that needed to be filled and stepped up to the challenge. Who knew that some people would feel threatened by that action. But like they say, “you don’t enact change without ruffling a few feathers.”
STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM, STILL HERE? – The Lack of Financial Support in the Black/Latino Gay Community
Let me begin by admitting that the issue I’ll be discussing is not limited to the American Black/Latino gay community. Lack of financial support affects people of all races and countries. However, I want to narrow this topic down to specific groups in order…
STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM, STILL HERE? – The Lack of Financial Support in the Black/Latino Gay Community 2
This is PART TWO of the article, please see PART ONE HERE. THE REASONS Any possible explanations I list would all be speculation on my part. It’s sort of like having puzzle pieces all laid out on a table but you had no idea what…
WATCH: Derrick L. Briggs Discusses Missing Masculinity in Media
Derrick L. Briggs has just posted a new Vlog via his ADTV YouTube Channel discussing the issue of Unbalanced Imagery of Black Gay Men in the Media. If you’re a follower of Cypher Avenue then you know this is a topic we touch on often….
CYPHER AVE INTERVIEWS: The DL Chronicles – Deondray Gossett and Quincy LeNear
After the sudden deaths of rappers Tupac and Biggie in 1996/1997, a void was left in their wake. To fill that void, fans of hip hop music were forced to gravitate to the likes of Master P and Ja-Rule. That’s how its felt for fans…
Towleroad’s 50 Most Powerful Coming Outs of 2012
The Gay News Blog Towleroad has recently published a comprehensive list of The 50 Most Powerful Coming Outs of 2012. Many of the individuals listed, we had never heard of so much props goes out the their team for putting in the time and research….
JET Magazine Features Its First Black Gay Male Couple
The December 10th 2012 edition of Jet magazine will feature it’s first black gay male couple within it’s JET LOVE section. JET LOVE high-lights couples who have recently gotten married. Ravi Perry (an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Mississippi State University) and Paris…
Judge William Thomas: First Gay Black Man Nominated To Federal Bench
Judge William L. Thomas, who has served on Miami-Dade Circuit Court since 2005, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to a federal judgeship in South Florida. Judge Thomas may become the first openly gay black male to preside at the federal level. If…
Real Men Don’t Cry: A Defense of Hyper-Masculinity
Hyper-Masculinity. Machismo. Tough Love. A Man’s Man. Alpha Male. No matter what you call it, unadulterated masculinity is on trial in this day and age. While it’s currently looked down upon to teach and mold our young boys to be “real men”, the remaining…
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