|Wyatt O’Brian Evans|
“wanted to write the book to redress some of the negative media depictions of people of color and also LGBT people of color. I wanted to show that you can have two men, two masculine men of color, who can be profoundly and deeply in a loving, monogamous relationship. I wanted to show two men of color that have this extraordinarily physical and emotional connection like heterosexual people. That is why I believe the novel has universal appeal, because everyone can relate to the stories of Wesley and Antonio, because everyone loves, and love is love no matter who you love, that’s just the way it is.”
“If you are straight that is just how you are. Your sexual orientation is not a light switch that you can turn on and off. Just like God made you (referring to me) straight, God made me who I am,” Evans remarked.
“That, LGBT people love just like straight people, LGBT people have the same problems as straight people, LGBT people can be upwardly mobile, LGBT people live positive lives, LGBT people work, LGBT people are passionate about things and life, LGBT believe in God and practice faith, and LGBT people are human.”