Advice Columns

Emily Rizzo - The Parent's Corner

Emily is an active member of P-FLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), a national organization providing support, education, and advocacy to over 56,000 members. Each month Emily's column addresses such topics as coming out, family issues, and responses to reader mail.

Jay Nagdimon, Ph.D. - Ask Dr. Jay

Jay is a licensed clinical psychologist with a part-time psychotherapy practice in West Los Angeles. In 1992 he helped to found Lambda Youth Network, an innovative outreach and referral organization for g/l/b youth across America. Currently, Jay directs the L.A. Suicide Prevention Center.

Reverend G. William Ames - Revelations

Reverend Ames is an ordained minister of the United Christian Fellowship. He is in the process of writing an inspirational book based on essays provided by gay youth about the impact of religion on the process of coming out, their struggles and their successful transition.

Personal Columns

Eldon C. Brown
Eldon is a 21-year-old graduate student at Western Illinois University.

Derik Cowan
Derik is a 21-year-old student at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Michael Ditto
Michael is a 21-year-old writer and activist in Denver, Colorado.

Doug Ferguson
Doug is a third-year law student at the University of North Carolina.

Beverly Greene
Beverly is a 21-year-old from British Columbia, Canada.

Robert Hines
Robert is a 15-year-old high school student in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Kevyn Jacobs
Kevyn is a sophomore in art at Kansas State University.

Blake Kanewischer
Blake is an 19-year-old at Medicine Hat College in Alberta, Canada.

Jay is a 14-year-old freshman in high school.

Brandon Lacy
Brandon is a sophomore at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina.

Ken Melanson
Ken is an 18-year-old at St. Mary's University.

Matt is a 16-year-old high school student in Nova Scotia.

Annie N.
Annie is a 14-year-old who lives in a small town in Minnesota.

Paul Pellerito
Paul is a 17-year-old sophomore at Jenison High School outside Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Josh Puetz
Josh is a 19-year-old student at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.

Guest Contributors

In addition to the regulars, Oasis welcomes these special guest contributors this month:

Marvin Liebman

Patricia Nell Warren

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