Back to the souce...

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When I first discovered Oasismag, I was a closeted teen in secondary school. I was intrigued by the site and read all the back issues and found stories by people who were feeling just was I was feeling at that point: I felt no so alone after all... Of course back then oasis was nothing like it is today and there were only a few stories per month... As I read through people's stories, I admired them all for their ability to be open about their sexuality and almost idolized them: I wanted to be free like they were.

And so I did it, back when I was 15, on September 11th, 2001, coinciding with the infamous events, I came out to my best friend back then.. And it was all okay... I cried and cried, but realised I had finally become free...

So here I am, four years later and I have never forgotten Oasismag: the first step towards my self acceptance. And I can tell you that I am much happier today than I was back then... I am no longer afraid to be juged by everyone, I am no longer dependant on the approval by others. So to me, Oasismag really represents the freedom I now have and I can only hope that there are those other 13, 14, 15 year olds that sill stmble upon this site who will find out the same way that I did that it really isn't a big deal, and that the biggest obstacle is really yourself...

Adrien