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dearkrislyn's picture

Hey everyone,

My name is Krislyn, and I'm a Journalism student at Northwestern University. My friends Kaitlyn, Alexis and Troy are working on a project for a journalism class on underrepresented communities. We all agreed that the gay community should be better represented in the media, so we chose Oasis journals as the online community to focus on.

So here's where you come in. We need you, whatever your orientation, race, religion, background, education, age or gender, to tell us about how you fit into the community, what it does for you and how you feel represented or otherwise by the media.

We won't be publishing information about this, it's only research for our class. We just need your help.

If you're willing to be interviewed, e-mail me at kplacide2013@u.northwestern.edu or call at (561)251-4204, or even just post to this thread and we'll follow up.

Thanks!

jeff's picture

FYI...

I've been in contact with them, and was also interviewed, so this is legit, btw.

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"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." - Kurt Cobain

dearkrislyn's picture

:)

Thanks, Jeff!
Also the e-mail is kplacide@u.northwestern.edu, sorry for the confusion.

Moon1028's picture

The GLBT community- Where I stand

I'm new here, and to the GLBT community, so I don't have too much to say, but I hope I can help. My situation is somewhat confusing. I feel like I have a male soul, and I possess male characteristics, tendencies, and thoughts, but I am in a female body. I also like girls, and don't find guys attractive, which makes me gay. I recently joined this site with the encouragement of my friend, the only person (in real life) who knows about my orientation. My situation being what it is, and the fact that I'm terrified to tell anyone other than my friend about myself, makes the GLBT community a perfect place for me to vent, give support, receive support, and express myself. I'm not sure what I would do without this community. I'm sure many will agree that the GLBT community provides much needed support, and even if you just joined the community, at least you'll be meeting others that are like you and have similar issues, concerns, and interests. The community also creates a bond, it's a way to fight against the rejection of the world and the negative treatment of gays in so many places. Additionally, the community provides a sense of "family" and unity. For the most part, you feel like you can trust others in the GLBT community, because they're just like you and you feel connected by the similarities that you share. I think you're right in saying that the GLBT community is not represented enough in society. Our community has made many advancements throughout the years though. For example, being gay in the 60's and 70's was an unheard of thing. If you were gay, you didn't tell anyone and you kept your social life obscured. Now in days, it's a lot more common for us to share our lives and feelings with the ones we care about but I think we have to take this a step farther and make our community well known. This project came at a good time, since it's gay pride month, you're doing something for the community already, and hopefully this project will help others see that our community should become more heard of in society and in the media.