April 1999

Mitch, 18, lives in Canton, Ohio

This month I want to address something that's been bugging me lately: straight men.

Okay, lately I've been feeling a lot of hostility toward straight guys of the high school variety. Why? Well let's just examine what I'm talking about.

For one; I swear to God that about 95% of all straight guys I come in contact with or observe are so damn immature! I'm not saying that gay guys are never immature I'm just saying: "Can we grow up a bit, straight high school boys?!"

Correct me if I'm wrong but I think that because of the harsh reality that we as young gay men have to face, that we have to be a lot more serious and grown up most of the time.

Okay, so what else bothers me? Oh. Why is it that straight guys seem to never have anything of real interest to say? Do you ever notice how they go on and on about the stupidest shit? It's like: "Girls,weed,girls,my dick,blah blah blah,etc!" Hey just to be fair; gay guys who are like this bore me also.

Well, I started out this article wanting to vent and that's exactly what I've been doing.

I also write for my school newspaper and can't really get away with what I do here at Oasis. For example, in my school newspaper I couldn't say "Shit."

Anyway, before I go I want to make something clear: I DO NOT hate straight guys! I just can't stand most of the high school variety.

I hope I didn't offend anyone TOO much, but Madonna summed it up when she said to "Express Yourself". Until next month...later!

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