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Local Rainbow Boys Issue

Recently, Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez (who was at a local teen book festival earlier this year) was the only book removed from our local summer reading lists for "sexual content." Of course, this is despite the fatc taht some of the oher books on the list contain rape between an old man and a young girl and numerous other things. I know there are a lot of peopel outraged. My english teacher, an avid christian, is even angered by the removal.

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Greetings from Belgium.

In the window of the European Center for Contemporary Art.
I am here in Brussels, in Belgium, for a conference this week, and I thought you guys might appreciate this window display I found.

I suppose it's more applicable to those of us who like the more hirsute =P

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Went early last night to get in line for the MySpace BlackCarpet screening of "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan." I got there at around 6:30p, for an event with doors opening at 9, and the movie supposedly starting at 10p. But I'm a huge Borat fan, so it seemed a good way to see the movie more than a month before it hits theaters.

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Arrrr ye ready for it ?

arrrrrr maytey, evver listen ta them airlubbers explain about them AIR ships? No barnacles for them!

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Gay Teen Superheroes!

Hey everyone,

Jeff mentioned that I should post a blurb about my upcoming comic book here. Entitled "Pride High," it follows the adventures of five friends who create a gay-straight alliance at their high school for superpowered youth. It's set for a September 27th release at Whatever, the comic book store on Castro Street in San Francisco, as well as mail delivery through ComiXpress.com. It will also be available in Japanese, Dutch, and French. Check out www.pridecomics.com for more info.

Click through to see the first 12 of 36 pages.

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Carrots, Eggs, and Coffee

Seems like school (or something) has stirred up a lot of angst on the site lately. People upset at the behavior of friends, reactions of their peers, problems with their parents, and so on...

I just finished (like 10 minutes ago) reading the book "Inspiration" by Wayne Dyer, and found it to be profoundly moving and resonant. In the book, he referenced a parable about carrots, eggs, and coffee that made me think of Oasis and how people react and get so riled up by their interactions with people. A quick Google search spared me from having to type it in. It's definitely worth thinking about...

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New server soon

I will be moving OasisMag to a new server in the next couple of weeks, while doing that I will be upgrading the software we run on , so some things might end up looking a bit weird for a few days, but the change will allow things like the youtube videos to finally work.

-- management =P

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Commander147's Story

It all begins in the beginning of 11th grade. The reason for that is during 8th grade I had been thrown out of public school, and forced to attend a behavioral school (which will be referred to as psycho retard camp), and 11th grade was the first year I was really back in the public setting. Mind you this was in 2004 when the whole gay marriage "issue" won bush the election.

The first day of school is usually just to meet your teachers, and see who all is in your classes. Mainly just get rid of the nit grit… I.E. classroom rules and contracts of safety (for chemistry 2.) So I was just moving out of… instinct, trying to get through the day as quick as possible. That however changed near the end of the day. As I was sitting in my German class, a few minutes after the bell had rung, someone knocked on the door. My teacher admitted him after a few minutes of conversation at the door. Then the teacher (Frau) began in German. Something of the sort of "Ich bin frau…" I however wasn't paying to much attention. That student that walked in, I could not remove my eyes from him… I studied him looked at every detail. Then Frau pointed at me and asked "Wie hiesst du?" I looked confused for a moment and she helped me.. "Ich bin"

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Morganna's Story

Well, I came out to all of my friends, and was rather widely accepted, so I was pumped to tell my mom. But unfortunately, when I told her, she only had one thing to say to me. "Thats disgusting! You might as well be a pedophile, or go fuck sheep." And that was it. Conversation over. That night, I left home. I ran away to my girlfriend's house of all places. I was gone for almost a full week before my mom found me. And she was so angry. But not at me. At herself, for chasing me away like that. Every since then, my whole family, and all of my friends know that I'm a lesbian, and accept it. Even my little sister, who is only 8, will proudly tell anyway that her big sister is a lesbian. Its a great feeling to be accepted like that. For anything, but especially for something as "socially unacceptable" as being a 17 year old lesbian. I'm glad I told them.

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YouTube videos can now be linked directly on Oasis...

from now on (or until adrian tells me this is a security risk), you can now copy the "Embed" url from YouTube and paste it directly into your Oasis post, so people can watch YouTube content without having to leave Oasis...

It is going to get strange around here...

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Oasis Magazine breaks the 10k user barrier

Today is a momentous ocassion for oasismag.com, as we have just reached our ten thousandth user on the site.

Congratulations to Humar_maker499 who is our lucky contestant.

Here's to another ten thousand users =)

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A Chorus Line...

Went to see it last night in SF...

More details here.

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Lance Bass of N'Sync Comes Out

Lance Bass, the former 'N Sync heartthrob, reveals that he is gay, in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE.

"I knew that I was in this popular band and I had four other guys' careers in my hand, and I knew that if I ever acted on it or even said (that I was gay), it would overpower everything," says Bass, referring to bandmates Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, JC Chasez and Justin Timberlake.

"I didn’t know: Could that be the end of ’N Sync? So I had that weight on me of like, ‘Wow, if I ever let anyone know, it's bad.' So I just never did," he says speaking about his sexual orientation for the first time with PEOPLE.

Now, after years of keeping his personal life private, the Mississippi-bred, Southern Baptist-reared Bass, 27, is publicly revealing what he first shared with his friends, then his shocked family.

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Some things bugging me

Hmm.. I think in a way I'm a perfectionist... and it's reli getting to me coz I just can't let things go. I want everything to be at its best.. to be perfect.. argh, it's so annoying!

And argh, I think I'm too sensitive... I care too much about what others MIGHT think (although I've gotten a lot better to deal with this) and I feel bad and guilty and blame myself for things that might not even be my responsibility. Even though I know I do it, I reli can't help it. That's #2.

Anonymous's picture

Forum Games..... The Corrupted Wish

Ok, seeing as the old game is apparently "stale" *glares at adam* heres a new one. Its lots of fun, *evil cackle*. Ok so the object of this game is to grant the previous posters wish, ala monkey paw style.

User A) I wish I had a pony
User B) Granted, but the pony has a prefernce of human flesh for its food and consumes you in your entirety in a matter of minutes.

So nice and simple, Make sure you make a wish after granting one or ELSE.

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as the goddess of celebrity crushes....

i've developed an enormous crush on meryl streep...and i don't know why....

she used to annoy me like no other, but i went to see "The Devil Wears Prada" a couple days ago, and...something hit me. i dunno what it was, but it just hit me. i mean, i'd always known she was a fantastic actress, one of the best, but she'd always rubbed the wrong way as a person. but after i saw the movie, i started to look some stuff up...

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My Gay Progress :D

So I thought it was about time I updated my "Uh oh, I seem to be gay" journal.


Acceptance of self - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Sarah6824 has begun to comprehend at last that she is in fact a lesbian. Although she still has her
confused moments, when sober Sarah has quite a clear view on things. Occasionally Sarah does feel slight
attraction to males, but only while under the influence or when very very lonely :) Sarah does not feel as
if any sexual activities with males would have any point whatsoever, but is still slightly frightened she's
going to do something she regrets in a moment of desperation (due to her incessant need to fit in).

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Andrew Sullivan podfisks Bush speech

It's not as dirty as it sounds. A "fisking" on Andrew's site is when he takes the text of an article and speech and intercuts it with his opinion of pointing out how they are twisting words to their advantage. As such, a podfisk, is that same practice done in audio/podcast form.

It is available here, and worth a listen:


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Does Age Really Determine Your Altitude in Life?

Logging onto AIM in the first time for a long time, I was messaged hostily by an oasisan. (Yes, some of us are not so nice.) He started out by asking me if I was still as young as I am, which I cannot deny...

[14:03] gaykidowns: did you have any birthdays yet?
[14:03] gaykidowns: I'm 17 now
[14:03] Yorimoka: uhm
[14:03] Yorimoka: im 13
[14:03] Yorimoka: so
[14:03] Yorimoka: uh
[14:03] Yorimoka: k

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alright, so oasis has a myspace community.
figured it would be easier than everyone periodically
saying "heres my myspace......"
its invisible, so that if anyone isnt out they dont have to
worry about it showing up on their profile.
downside of that is, you have to be invited to join,
or to even be able to see it.
if anyone wants to, just send me a myspace message

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