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 addresses such topics as coming out, family issues, and responses to reader mail.

Michael Walker and Dr. Katherine Fordham
Life, Love and AIDS

Michael and Dr. Kate serve as the Oasis HIV and AIDS experts. In their new column, they answer the hard-hitting questions that face gay people of all ages, and address many of the health issues dealt with by queer youth.

Feature Columns

Alex, 18, lives in Ontario, Canada.

Andy, 22, is a recent college grad and lives in Michigan.


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


Brian, 19, is a student at the University of Cincinatti, Ohio.




Brian, 15, lives in Arkansas.


Keith C.
Keith, 22, is a senior at the University of Southern California.


Derik Cowan
Derik is a 22-year-old graduate of Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts.




Troy Diggs
Troy N. Diggs is a 20-year old junior at Arkansas State University.




Doug is a junior in high school in the Middle Atlantic region of the U.S.


Doug S.
Doug, 15, lives in London, Ontario, Canada.

Andrew Downing
Andrew is a 22-year-old from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.


Dillon Font
Dillon, 16, is a sophomore in New Jersey.



Melissa Gurley
Melissa, 17, who likes to be called "Mel," is a senior at Burlington High School, in Wisconsin.

Ray Harrison
Ray, 23, just moved to Ketchum, Idaho, from Calgary, Canada.



Shaun Hutchinson
Shaun, 19, is of South Florida.


Erwin Jaeger
Erwin, 21, lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


Joshua is in his mid-20s in the midwest.


Curtis Lawrence
Curtis, 19, lives at Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.


Carrey Lim
Carrey is a 16-year-old gay teen living in Malaysia.


Mike Llewin
Mike, 17, is a student at the Lancaster School in Oxford, UK


Dal Long
Dal is a 20-year-old college student in Missouri.


Justin Lundsten
Justin, 16, lives in Gothenburg, Sweden.


Jason Lyons
Jason is a 22-year-old college student in Michigan.


Matthieu, 16, is from Ohio.


Ken Melanson
Ken is a 19-year-old attending St. Mary's University.




Matt Mitchell
Matt, 17,lives in Virginia.


Nick is a 16-year-old high school student who lives outside Seattle.


Patrick D.
Patrick D., is 24 and lives in Wichita, Kansas


Michael Reed
Michael,16, lives in Ohio.


Riki is a high school senior in Colorado.


Bill Roundy
Bill Roundy, 23, was raised by wolves in the Great Suburban Outback of Virginia.

Schell, 19, is a student at the University of Saskatchewan, Arts and Science.




Gunther Schryer
Gunther, 23, is a graduate student at John Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.

Miguel Solana
Miguel, 16, lives in Cuernavaca, Mexico.



Taylor is in his late twenties.




Simon Thibault
Simon Thibault, 20, is a university student in Nova Scotia, Canada.




Jenn Thomson
Jenn, 17, lives in Austin Texas.


Tony, 14, is a high school freshman.




Ty, 13, is in the seventh grade.


Joshua Weiss
Joshua Weiss is a high school sophomore in Iowa.




Darnell Williams
Darnell, 16, lives in Durham, North Carolina.


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