The Anti-Gay Wedding Cake Debauchery
Recently the Civil Rights Commission in Colorado ruled to uphold a judge’s finding that a baker could not discriminate against a gay couple who wanted a wedding cake made. “I can believe anything I want, but if I’m going to do business here, I’d ought…
Race & Sexuality: How Do You Identify Yourself?
Race & Sexuality: How Do You Identify Yourself? A Cypher Avenue member asked this question on our interactive Activity Stream. The question was “How do you identify yourself; as a gay black man or a black gay man?” I’m sure we all have seen this…
Where Is My Band Of Brothers?
“we few, we happy few, we band of brothers” from William Shakespeare’s play Henry V In the last couple of weeks here at Cypher Avenue, we have been commemorating a lot of anniversaries. From The Wu-Tang Clan, to The Roots Things Fall Apart album…
Black Gay Athletes and Interracial Relationships
Ever since Michael Sam made his sexuality public knowledge, (notice I didn’t say “Came Out of the Closet”), Gay men and Black women were clamoring to know who is he dating or is he in a relationship. Then the “selfie” came out and gay Black men let out a disappointed; “Aww damn. Not another one”.
Sorry That You’re Tired Of Hearing About Masculinity – NOT!
Masculinity should not be eradicated or defused. It should be celebrated and cherished. It exists as a part of the male aura. Cypher Avenue will continue to beat the drums of homosexual male masculinity and will be unapologetic in doing so.
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?”
He’s A Good Person, Except For His Homosexuality
This article came about because of something my partner said, which is something that I have also said in the past. He stated my former friend, along with other gay men that we know “are good dudes except when it comes to this homosexual gay shit”.
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.
ON THE STREET: Homosexuality In Africa
As you know Cypher Avenue is constantly searching the web for interesting subject matter to share with our audience. We came across a video produced by TVC News out of Africa. The video features candid commentary from everyday Africans and their attitudes towards homosexuality. What makes this refreshing is that it is not the usual African video from Uganda filled with hateful speech, outrage, and anger over homosexuality.
Lee Thompson Young: Black Men Face Gay Rumors Even in Death
In the hours after the news of actor Lee Thompson Young’s suicide, Cypher Avenue received a slight bump in site visits based off on one Google search string: Was Lee Thompson Young Gay?
Why Some Straight Men Are Romantically or Sexually Attracted to Other Men
The following scenario happens many times: A man comes into my office, referred by his own therapist and clutching coming-out literature that the therapist has given him. He explains that his therapist has tried, unsuccessfully, to help him come out as gay or bisexual, but even though he’s had sex with other men or gone to gay porn websites, he insists that he isn’t gay
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…
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