My Doctor Told Me That I Tested HIV Positive…And I was Like…
So…”Reactive” means negative, right?
CA Podcast #62 – The “We Survived Valentime’s Day” Episode
In this podcast, Ocky Williams and Nick Delmacy discuss if the act of cooking makes a man feminine/womanly, Valen-”times” Day and the qualities that make a “good boyfriend”, Gay men’s obsession with “Raw Sex & Beyonce” and why gays continue to support homophobic artists like Migos.
ABC’s ‘What Would You Do’ Comes to Atlanta, GA to Discuss HIV & Pray The Gay Away
ABC’s What Would You Do is famous for showing the abundance of double standards and hypocrisies that exists in our society. Scenarios focusing on from race, gender, sex, religion, politics; WWYD has covered it. Recently WWYD set up shop in the ATL, the current Black Gay…
Gay Men Living With Health & Medical Issues, More Common Than We Think
Health Issues, Medical Conditions, Aches and Pains are so very common yet people often think they are the only ones silently having to deal with them… it can seriously affect confidence, especially with socializing and dating.
Friendships, Fallout and HIV
The “Friendship” I was a little over a year in Atlanta and was not only feeling the city and the clubs but also myself. I met Brock and his crew through my best friend at the time. Thinking the friend of my friend is a…
Steven Thrasher’s – How College Wrestling Star “Tiger Mandingo” Became An HIV Scapegoat
The 2012 National Lesbian and Gay journalist of the year Steven Thrasher wrote an interesting piece for BuzzFeed about Tiger Mandingo in which he characterizes him with the term “HIV Scapegoat”. In Mr. Thrasher’s piece, CypherAvenue.com gets a-link-back to an essay Nicholas Delmacy wrote about…
National HIV Testing Day; Who Cares?
June 27th is National HIV Testing Day. Do we care or should I say, does it really matter? Of course it does! Cypher Avenue has talked about HIV/AIDS awareness, STD prevention and highlighted real life stories from real people numerous times since our incarnation. I…
Does Your Doctor Know About Your Sexuality?
Does your doctor know about your sexuality? Speaking for myself; my thought is, “why wouldn’t he, he’s my doctor“? However as many studies suggest, this is not the case for many gay men. Some gay men are embarrassed, feel its too personal, feel their health…
The Most Important Gay Adult Film Ever Made?
Even though I know there are many other dynamics at play, I do think that condomless adult film and the glorification of “breeding” is a contributing factor to the ridiculously high HIV infection rates amongst young black gay males.
The Curious Case of Michael Johnson and the Unhealthy Fear of HIV Shaming
Michael Johnson allegedly infected over 30 men with HIV. Nick Delmacy believes that some responsibility also falls on the HIV positive man’s “victims.” Gay men everywhere are Z-snapping all up in my face for engaging in HIV and/or Slut Shaming.
Does HIV Really Matter Anymore?
Cypher Avenue has written many posts about HIV / AIDS awareness in communities of color, so we know the statistics. Some stats may have been eye openers; however I have been seeing negative stats for years. So when it comes to new surveys or new information concerning homosexual men and HIV transmission, my attitude is somewhat “okay, what else is new?”
WATCH: African Anti-Gay Documentary “Call Me Kuchu”
As a American Black Gay Man, I’m starting to feel that I have no good reason to go to pretty much any African country. Seriously. Between the few Cypher Avenue stories on the gay discrimination in Africa; the depressing stories of African Homophobia seen on…
Turning Positive “I guess I shoulda known By the way you parked your car sideways That it wouldn’t last See you’re the kinda person That believes in makin’ out once Love ’em and leave ’em fast” – Little Red Corvette Prince …
Homosexual Baseball Legend – Glenn Burke [VIDEO]
In light of the recent announcements by Jason Collins, I wanted to remind readers of another historical black professional active player who didn’t hide his sexuality. This is a re-post from our “early days” here at Cypher Avenue (8-29-2011). Enjoy! Baseball Legend…
REVISITED: The HIV Infected Elephant in the Room
Slow news day folks. So I thought it might be cool to revisit a topic posted during the first week of Cypher Avenue’s existence. The topic was HIV and knowing when the best time is to bring up the question of status. I was…
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