68 responses to “About”

  1. orvillelloyddouglas says :

    I am a black gay, Canadian, male, writer, and poet. I hope you enjoy your time here on my blog.

    If you want to advertise on the blog contact me via the email address and I will provide my rates.

    If you want to contact me for media interviews, to write book, television, or movie reviews and articles just want send me an email to my address.

    If you would like to donate to my blog it can be done through Paypal.

    My email address for Paypal is orvilledouglas@hotmail.com

    If you want to contact me directly you have three choices.

    You can contact me at

    1) orvilledouglas@hotmail.com

    2) orvillelloyddouglas@gmail.com

    3 gayblackcanadianman@gmail.com

    I use my gmail account the most so that’s probably the best email address to reach me.

    • Angie says :

      Amazing Site, Now that I have found you, I will never let you go.
      One Problem, My Photo of Chaz Bono is on your site Credited “SassyQarla”
      Please feel free to use any of my Pictures anytime. But use my Credit “CelebrityJuicer” or contact my agent Famepictures and talk to Justin.


      • orvillelloyddouglas says :

        Angie I have deleted your photo from my blog.

      • Hasheem says :

        Hello Brother,

        First I want to say I love you work and keep it up. That is the problem, there are not enough shit starter for the positive fight. I admire you. I really need to speak with you in private about a tennis story here in the USA. I really would like to send you some information and you if it is newsworthy. Trust me, you will love it.My address is (inspiredtennis@hotmail.com) Hasheem

      • catlover311 says :

        Dear Sir,
        Check out the short gay film ’306′; written, directed and produced by film maker Elliot London. Set in Chicago, IL, this 11 minute short film shows a day in the life of a young man. Without a single word spoken, ’306′ is full of emotion and shows us exactly how Eric (played by Brian Estel) feels at all times. Beautifully shot and great acting.
        In just one month, ’306′ received over 60,000 hits on Vimeo and was viewed in over 150 countries in every continent of the world.
        When you watch ’306′ you will think you know it all, but you don’t. Judge for yourselves.


        I hope you will enjoy and publish a piece on ’306′ on your website.

        Thank you.


    • Alex says :

      I truly enjoy your articles and hope one day we can do some networking, when you get a chance please visit a website I just finished and put a lot of work and time into, 100% free I refer to it as face book for the black & hispanic GLBT community.

    • Lee Deranger says :

      Hey, I am straight but not narrow. I am also Native… I love your post about Aborigines in Australia. Everything you say about their reality applies to us here… could you mention that? Because we are trying REALLY hard to get the attention of Non-Native Canada lately. We could kinda use some help with the Harperoids. They have been kind of painful & even the cold in Attawapiskat hasn’t helped much…

      Here’s an article by John Ralston Saul that may resonate with you…

    • Anonymous says :

      Dear Mr. Douglas:

      First, thanks for a blog that’s truly substantive, informative and a breath of fresh air! Keep up the inspired work.

      Allow me to introduce myself. I’m Wyatt O’Brian Evans, an African-American journalist, author and public speaker residing in the States. My bylines have appeared in print and on-line publications including the Washington Post, Bilerico.com, Washington Blade, American Politics, Imperious Entertainment, and QBliss.net. Do visit my website: http://www.wyattobrianevans.com.

      In April, my new novel, Nothing Can Tear Us Apart (NCTUA)—Uncensored will be available. Its genres are gay/ethnic/erotica. NCTUA—Uncensored is the saga of Wesley, an openly gay, handsome African-American celebrity, and Antonio, his openly gay, deliciously muscular Latino partner and bodyguard. These two masculine men of color must confront serious challenges and daunting obstacles that throw their monogamous relationship in serious jeopardy. And meanwhile, the couple must face another grave threat in the form of Ruffkut–a vicious, deadly drug lord who has a major score to settle with Wesley.

      NCTUA—Uncensored shines a bright light on substantive, relevant issues impacting the LGBT community, which include intimate partner abuse, “top/bottom” issues, and the “down-low.” The novel is full of rich drama, action, adventure, suspense, romance, thrills and chills, and tasteful erotically charged situations. Because the themes and issues addressed in NCTUA—Uncensored certainly are universal, I firmly believe that an international audience will find it readily accessible, and therefore be able to strongly relate to and enthusiastically embrace it. I’d like to email you the synopsis. And when the novel becomes available, I’d be most happy to send you a signed copy.

      As Senior Writer for QBliss, a popular and well-respected on-line news and features destination, I’ve written in-depth, ongoing series on both racism and domestic violence/intimate partner abuse within the LGBT community. In conjunction with QBliss, I’m conducting workshops/seminars on domestic violence/intimate partner abuse across the U.S. This tour kicks off in Dallas, Texas in early April. These events will be based on my research and writings on the subject. The website is: http://qbliss.net/workshop/domesticviolence.

      I very much would like the opportunity to share my personal story and professional endeavors with your readers. I strongly feel that your audience will find it all rather appealing, substantive and entertaining.

      You may contact me at nairbouniversal@aol.com. I look forward to communicating with you soon. Thanks much for your consideration.



  2. aulelia says :

    ur site is heavy! looks really nice with the new layout :) keep the opinions coming!

  3. Youthinkyourangry says :


    did you see this piece of shit reporting?

    Tell the girls to stop fucking thugs and find a decent black man. There are tonnes of them in Toronto.

    This article is nothing more than a smear campaign against black men.

  4. orvillelloyddouglas says :

    Yes my sister and father talked about that article yesterday.

  5. aardvarx says :

    Been reading your blog. I like the way you think.

  6. Marvalus says :

    I was doing some research for my own blog when I discovered your wonderful, insightful, thought-provoking blog the other day…I have to toss my opinion in the wind to say that I am enamored with your writing and am truly proud of the way you represent!

    I read your article, “Shades of Blackface” and thought it was brilliant…you have a new fan in me!

    Thank you for your opinionated, in-your-face, don’t give a damn voice! I love it!

    Peace and blessings,


  7. orvillelloyddouglas says :

    Thank you so much for checking out my little blog! Its nice to know people like my blog and enjoy what I’m doing! Thank you so much!!!

  8. Golden says :

    i stumbled your blog while researching for my sociology assignment which is basically about the the stereotypes that black actors have to conform to when auditioning & in terms of the roles that are made available to them in order to land a gig.
    I just want you to know that i really enjoyed reading your blog!!i admire your honesty & though
    there are some things that i don’t agree with
    you on, i think you’re overall cool person!!
    so keep up the good work!!! And do cheer up!!!

  9. orvillelloyddouglas says :

    Hello Golden how are you? Are you in university? Its okay that you don’t “agree” with everything I say because wouldn’t it be boring if we all “agreed” with each other on everything? In life the diversity of opinion is important. Remember my words are only my personal opinions. I am no spokesperson and I am nobody’s role model.

  10. Kia says :

    I read your blog all the time and love your tennis coverage.

    The spin on this Hingis coverage here in the States is a wonderful example of whitewashing. Granted tennis is a B story at best but Carillo’s comments that she’s sure Hingis isn’t an addict are priceless.The whole way this is going down is extremely suspect. Why would an innocent person (of means) not fight to clear their name? And if it was “just” coke why not do the obligatory stint in rehab, (more to rehab your image than anything else) and be done w/ it? Can you imagine if a person of color was pulling this both tests are wrong bs?

    Anyway, keeping writing, I enjoy visiting with you : ) !


  11. orvillelloyddouglas says :

    Hi Kia thanks for reading my blog! I totally agree about the Hingis controversy. Mary Carillo is a racist termagant she simply cannot be taken seriously. Its not surprising how the mainstream USA media frames the issue of race and the social constructions of gender in the public sphere.

  12. Dennis says :

    Yes, I must confess you have impressed me with your writing too… the “black” writing style gives charm to the articles, and i just keep on reading.. i was looking for Hughes book review, then i read your, then i went to home page and BAM: you got me on the hook.. as the principles of web success state, content is king! so, never stop writing and don’t listen to anybody who says you should quit… do what you like, only my advice is that you should spend some bucks on professional design and then get your own domain name and then transfer your blog to that new domain and have the old site redirect to the new one (so that the fans don’t lose your site).. if you do that, your credibility and success on the web (which is growing at elast becuase you now have me) will double… . think about my advice, it will pay… and never stop writing couse you are doing great…

  13. orvillelloyddouglas says :

    Hello Dennis I was thinking about that, getting my own domain and really fixing my site up. Thanks I really appreciate it your comment. Its nice to know people like what I’m doing. I guess I am very frustrated right now! LOL! I received a letter from another writer the other day he told me to never surrender so I won’t. I just get jaded sometimes with rejection but I guess every writer goes through that.I’m an emotional kind of a person I say what I’m feeling. I really like my blog now its an outlet for me to express my thoughts and emotions.

  14. Joe Blow says :

    Hey Orville,

    Just in case you haven’t seen this already, I’m sure you’ll have something to say about it….


  15. sam says :

    Great blog, great views, pretty impressive!

  16. Hrag says :

    As a longtime reader, I have one question…if you were deserted on a tropical island and could only bring 10 books with you…which books would it be?

  17. orvillelloyddouglas says :

    My top 10 books:

    1)You Don’t Know Me by Orville Lloyd Douglas
    2)The Big Sea” by Langston Hughes
    3) Zora Neale Hurston “A Life In Letters” a biography by Carla Kaplan
    4)”Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston
    5)Choose Me” by Evelyn Lau
    6)”Treble” by Evelyn Lau

    7) “All The Women Are White, All The Blacks Are Men, But Some Of Us Are Brave” edited by Barbara Smith, Patricia Bell Scott and Gloria T Hull.
    8) Live Or Die by Anne Sexton
    9) Fresh Girls & Other Stories by Evelyn Lau
    10) Tie A Map To The Door of No Return & Bread Of Out Stone by Dionne Brand

  18. H. says :


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  19. Charles Melvin says :

    Hi Orville. Is there any chance I could e-mail you a few questions for a column I’m writing for Winnipeg’s Outwords Inc. magazine? If so, please e-mail me at the address provided. Many thanks, Charles

  20. selvarajasomiah says :

    Hello Orville,

    I like your “black” and Canadian carefree style of writting. Its relaxing and I’m impressed.

    Cool man and keep on writting! I shall drop by again soon.

    Keep the fire burning!

  21. kameron says :

    Hello Orville!

    I just came across your blog – and I love it!

    Your writing is a fantastic, and I agree with practically everything you write. The tennis stuff is fab. I am a huge tennis fan too.

    As an (ethnic-minority) gay man, I can entirely relate with a lot of what you have to say.

    I have a few personal questions that I would like to ask you, if you could possibly send me an email I would most appreciate it!

    Take care and keep up the excellent work.

  22. Dwight says :

    I enjoied your essay. I thought you made some good points.

  23. Sasha Stoltz says :

    Hi Orville,

    I would like to invite you to the ReelWorld Film Festival ( founded by Actress Tonya Lee Williams) L A Press Conference. Please let me know where I can email the invitation to.

    Thank you.


  24. Clayton says :

    Hello Orville,

    I just came across your article from about 5-6 years back, “The Colors That Bind Us:The Frustration Of A Gay Man Of Color Searching For Love Within His Race”. I am a 31 year old gay black male living in Winnipeg, MB. I know all to well how it feels to be a “cultural fetish” and to feel excluded from the larger gay community. I was just wondering if you have noticed any change in the past 5 years in your community? If so, has it been for the better or worse?

  25. Meee :) says :

    ur awesome. ur someone whos like “fck u im me.” thats pretty cool

  26. cathy says :

    I am angry because you do not publish anymore. We need to read your poems. or maybe a book. LETS GET TO IT MISTER!

  27. feralgeographer says :

    Hi Orville,

    I’m feral geographer and along with Mae Callen of Driving Fast on Loose Gravel, I’m working on creating an active blogroll of queer blogs from Canada and/or by Canadians. The project is called Queer Canada Blogs, and we’ve added your blog!

    Please check it out and let us know if you have any suggestions for blogs we can add.

    feral geographer

  28. Britt says :

    Hey Orville,

    I’m writing on behalf of The Jim Richards Show on NewsTalk 1010- Canada’s largest newstalk radio station. We’d like to interview you on our show today in regards to your post about racism in the Avatar movie. Could you please contact me? My email is britta AT newstalk1010.com

    Many thanks!

  29. Kelly Foote says :

    Thanks for keeping the spirit of identity politics in our over-stylised Queer World! Nice.

  30. ven boris says :

    all the best bro……

  31. Jim Clayton says :

    Hi – I just wanted to share the following info with Toronto bloggers…

    A recent editorial in a Toronto community newspaper, “Ward 31″, attacks the civil rights of homosexuals.

    Editor Leroy St. Germain (organizer of the Danforth Music Festival) states in an editorial that “obviously, educated citizens do not approve” of homosexuals being approved as adopted parents.

    The attack is directed at George Smitherman, described in the editorial as being “infamous” for being our first openly gay cabinet minister. (“Infamous” is defined by Webster’s as “having a reputation of the worst kind; disgraceful.”)

    If you can offer any thoughts on this, it’d be appreciated.

  32. Jason Howard Green says :

    I really impressed by your blog. I just added your link to my bloglist roll of sites that I love.

  33. Valerie Guillaume says :

    I like your blog and what you have to say on some very important social issues, and especially those relating to the Black community in Canada. Wish there were more open and honest Black folks, like us two, who are also not afraid to tell it, like it is. It’s really nice to finally see a Black man with guts, who will stand up for what he believes in and don’t give a damn who else thinks differently. For more on what I have to say, read my blog at: “Truth Speaks. Canada’s Human Rights Abuse Exposed!”.

    • Valerie Guillaume says :

      Yes, this is me, repying to my own comment earlier and I hope to garner attention to the human rights abuse, that are currently taking place in Canada. I am facing much persecution, as a result of exposing this very little known issue, to the rest of the world. Read my blog and learn the real truth, about what is happening in that country. People like Orvillelloyddouglas, is also doing a wonderful job and should also be commended.

  34. Stephanie Regan says :

    Hi Orville, me again — where can I get a copy of your book? I just read the review in Xtra (Thursday, July 21, 2005) and it really moved me. I have gay friends and I have black friends (including my partner of three years), but I’m somewhat ashamed to admit I’ve never stopped to really think about what it means to be a gay black man.
    Your comments in the Xtra review reached off the computer and slapped me in the face. Well done!

    Steph Regan

  35. orvillelloyddouglas says :

    Hi Stephanie, thank you so much for reading the Xtra review I appreciate your kind comments!

    Your kind words really touch my heart!

    My book “You Don’t Know Me” is available in public libraries and universities across Ontario and the rest of Canada.

    Since you are Canadian, Stephanie, I know “You Don’t Know Me” is available in Ontario at the Hamilton public library, Richmond Hill public library, London public library, Vaughn public library, Mississauga public library, Brampton public library, Oakville public library, Toronto public library, Ottawa public library, Ajax public library, Markham public library, Chatham public library, Brantford public library as well.

    Outside the province of Ontario “You Don’t Know Me” is available at the Winnipeg public library, Edmonton, Halifax public library, Vancouver public library, Surrey public library, Burnaby public library, North District Vancouver public library, Regina public library, Saskatoon public library.

    My suggestion is, ask your librarian if he or she can do an inter library request? Maybe, the librarian can ask another library to send a copy of the book to your public library?

  36. tennisfan says :

    Loving the blog and loving the fact that you are your own man. There are many of us independent thinkers out there, gay/straight/black/white/young/old; all shades of life. More power to them, us and to you.

  37. Literary Empath Guy says :

    You sound interesting and I like a lot of your blog. However, I hope you don’t agree with all of the hateful bigots on your blog who promote discrmination against people just because their gender differs from the one they were assigned.

  38. James Mowery says :


    I was wondering if you accept guest post for your blog. If you do, I would like to submit a few. You can see a sample of my work at LaptopComputers.org under the author James Mowery. I’ve also written for several high-profile blogs like Mashable, Performancing, and CMSWire. Thank you for your time.

    - James

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  40. Morphie says :

    Hello there,

    I happened upon your blog while in the middle of doing research for a scholarship program I’m applying to. After reading some of what you’ve written, I’ve really liked how you address important issues. I’ll definitely continue reading. :)

    The scholarship project I’m working on concerns the thoughts and ideas of Black Canadian writers – I wanted to know if I could, by chance, talk to you about this?

    Please let me know, and thank you so much for reading this :) Have a wonderful night!

  41. Victor says :

    Orville I found your blog from a link to another Black gay oriented blog. Love your writings. Are you familiar with the gay black porn star RACE COOPER. He is from Canada.. I absolutely love this guy . met him once in San Francisco about 2 weeks ago. Beautiful both physically and spiritually, and very intelligent. I think his familly is Jamaican.

  42. Dedric says :

    It is rare to find a gay African American male that writes about tennis! Thank you.

  43. AJ says :

    I’m a Black American woman, and I’m not gay, but I LOVE your blog. The post you did on the movie “The Help” was excellent. Thanks for calling out the Hollywood haters.

  44. marketing.treyanthony.studios@gmail.com says :

    Dear Orville,

    Trey Anthony Studios is proud to present the return of ‘da Kink in my Hair to The Enwave Theatre in Toronto. ‘da Kink will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary and the launch of a North American Tour with 14 performances in its birthplace.

    If you think you’ve seen ‘da Kink before you are in for a treat.
    This year, we are excited to reveal:

    - a new cast,

    - a new monologue and

    - a beautiful new musical score

    This Kink is the best one yet and we would like to invite you to see it firsthand! We recognize that bloggers are the voice of the community and would like to ensure that everyone both young and experienced has the chance to view this life changing work.

    We know that you have a finger on the pulse of the community. We’ve seen that your readers enjoy your point of view and we would be honored to have to you in our audience. This play will make you laugh, cry and reminisce. It tackles hard hitting subjects such as child abuse and gay prejudice with truth and a touch of comedy. It’s a powerful work and we would love you to see it.


    You will have the opportunity to attend a special screening held on August 11, 2011. And will have exclusive access to the entire cast as well as the playwright, Trey Anthony, for interviews and photos.

    To RSVP or to arrange an interview please contact Zakiya at 905.928.8737 or marketing.treyanthony.studios@gmail.com

    da KINK is ‘da bomb!” –Toronto Sun
    About the play…

    Set in a Caribbean hair salon in Toronto, this amazing musical gives voice to nine dynamic women who tell their incredible, uncensored, unforgettable stories. Stories that will move, inspire, and delight you!

    This award winning play is guaranteed to have you laughing, crying and yelling, ‘you go girl!’

    Thanks for letting me into your world. Hope to see you in our world.

    Thank you,
    Zakiya T

    Marketing Coordinator
    Trey Anthony Studios

    ‘Da Kink in my Hair
    On stage August 11 – 21, 2011
    Tickets on sale APRIL 7
    For tickets: call 416-973-4000, or order online at: http://tickets.harbourfrontcentre.com/calendar/view.aspx?id=14795

    View the trailer:
    http://bit.ly/e4UVyl or http://facebook.com/dakinkinmyhair

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  55. be free says :

    Hey, just wanted to thank you for introducing Meshell N’Degeocello into my music life. Waow! I ended up on your site looking for info on Tracey Chapman. I’d never even considered or thought about whether she’s gay or not, but now I know (mentioned since that’s what you wrote about. She’s so beautiful inside and out. And now Meshell. I’m blown away, what a talent. Thanks again. /Peter (a mixed race Swedish-born American black heterosexual man – haha)

  56. Michael says :

    Hello Orville, I just discovered your blog, and wanted to tell you how much I enjoy what I have read so far. I wanted to share with you and your readers the upcoming event WNYC is putting on honoring the 75th anniversary of Their Eyes Were Watching God. The tickets for the live taping have been sold out, but the promise of the national broadcast is something to look forward to.


    Best wishes, Michael

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