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Letter from the Editor

October 1997

It seems odd to be celebrating the two-year anniversary of Oasis. For those of you reading, the anniversary will take place in December. But for me, October 1995 is when I sat down and decided to put together what was meant to be a modest Web site on the Internet. It grew larger than I had planned, expected or was ready to undertake.

We're marking the anniversary by trying to get a special cover story, but that's still being worked out. In addition to that, though, I would like to put a special section together hearing from our readers. How has Oasis helped you? What do you find here that helps you in your life? What keeps you coming back?

I'd love to hear the responses and will publish them in December. So, please send your submissions in my mid-November to jeff@oasismag.com. There will be an ad and press push about this beginning Nov. 1, once we wrap up some other business, the online youth survey.

If you haven't taken it yet, time is running out. We did have a few occassional server problems, but the survey is up and running at http://www.oasismag.com/survey/ and I urge you to complete your survey before the end of the month. You can be part of a historic polling of queer and questioning youth, in a way that has never been done before to make sure your voices are heard.

Also, due to something in the pre-production process (which all takes place on my one computer, but still...), some funky ASCII conversion happened, and some articles might have strange characters in them. A long dash, for example, appears as "&emdash." We're fixing those articles as soon as we hear about them, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Peace,


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