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Dark Temptations of the Beat Generation

I hope all surviving Oasies™ read this article as both a cautionary tale and as an informative one!

We each have only our one life to live and enjoy: We are so much better informed today than a quarter century ago. This article describes how easily it can be thrown away…

Some temptations just aren't worth the risk: Use your brains!

http://www.vocativ.com/culture/art-culture/teenage-boyfriend-beat-genera...

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Reminder to "correct" your Oasis clock setting!

If you have recently updated your local time (e.g., Daylight Saving), you should know that Oasis does not automatically correct!

To adjust, go to your "Personal information" page and select "Edit." At the bottom of that page, select your currently correct time --- then click on "submit."

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Innovative use of a pocket comb… at least for ~50%

Not much story; cute teen though.. maybe a tad reckless. View if bored…

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Shabbat Dinner & First Gay Kiss

A tad awkward... but that's likely the norm? Enjoy!

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Enjoy!

Wishing all Oasies™ a very Happy 2014!

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Former Bishop of Edinburgh: Supporter of LGBT Youth!

You'll likely wonder… was he like so many of his age who were gay and yet married because that is what society expected?

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Gay Youth Rap...

If rap's "your thing," this short video should inspire! Impressive as they are, I feel the male contribution is a tad underrepresented! :(

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Rome's Gay Street Lights

Rome's beautiful (and quite gay!) Christmas street lighting; Conservatives are upset… but are confused as to how to respond!!

See article on HuffPo here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/07/gay-christmas-lights-rome_n_440...

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British Teen Olympic Diver Has Just Announced He's Bisexual!

But the article says he's currently in a gay relationship!

Anyway... here's the link:

http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/olympic-diver-tom-daley-has-come-out-...

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Virginia high school state tennis champ comes out!

"When Virginia state high school tennis champ Michael Drougas decided to come out to his Salem High School on Twitter two weeks ago, he was nervous. He and Salem High reside in conservative western Virginia. He figured there was a pretty good chance the reaction wouldn't be so great."

Here's his very inspiring story in Outsports:

http://www.outsports.com/2013/11/18/5115222/mikey-drougas-gay-virginia-h...

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Jack Andraka: Maryland high school teen; scientist… and gay!

Jack Andraka… his earned accolades abound! If unaware, do a Google. Even the pope is impressed:

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Jack Merridew's message..

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Across Jamaica's Gay Divide - Part One

This is a very disturbing, but very important, 55-minute assessment (BBC: The Documentary) of the current status of LGBTs on Jamaica. Please listen… Just "click" on Listen now 55 mins

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01ksh8f

Here is the BBC's introduction to the program:

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Tyler Clementi: He Will Forever Be Remembered!

Tomorrow, Sunday, December 10, the 3rd anniversary of Tyler Clementi's leap to his death from the NJ-NY George Washington Bridge will be commemorated in this very special tribute:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/tyler-clementi-family-walk-g-w-...

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