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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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Does anyone truly believe this? Now… really!

"New Jersey’s law banning so-called gay conversion therapy is facing another court challenge, this time from a couple who claim their constitutional rights are being violated because the law prevents them from seeking treatment for their 15-year-old son."

http://www.courierpostonline.com/viewart/20131105/NEWS02/311050025/N-J-c...

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Oasis time stamp does not auto-correct!

Don't forget to go to your user profile/edit and in "Time Zone" (bottom of page) select the correct local time, then click "Submit."

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Are there more LGBT youth than you ever imagined?

Could be! This recent study from researchers at Ohio State University and Boston University suggests that it's quite likely:

http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/study-suggests-many-more-are-same-sex...

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Bismarck, ND Teen Requests GSA at His High School

Danny Heiden sounds like a quite impressive young man. Read about him here in his local newspaper:

http://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/education/bhs-student-starts-club-...

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Wear Purple on Spirit Day: Thursday, October 17

Show your support for LGBT youth and oppose bullying by wearing purple on Spirit Day! More info here: http://www.glaad.org/spiritday

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Levithan's "Two Boys Kissing"

Two weeks ago I mentioned what a great "read" this new book from David Levithan is: Two Boys Kissing:

http://oasisjournals.com/2013/09/two-boys-kissing-by-david-levithan

I'm confident that there exist other reviews of this fine LGBT book (primarily YA)... but, I just came across this great comment in today's The Boston Globe:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/books/2013/10/12/review-two-young-adult-...

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Harvey Milk... his LGBT legacy being truly honored...

by no less than the U. S. Postal Service! I hope the forthcoming stamp will be for regular first class letters...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/10/harvey-milk-stamp_n_4080196.htm...

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Posting this for no reason other...

than the sheer amazingness of Sean Lew! Have a great weekend!

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No one finds "coming out" to be a cakewalk!

Here's just one excerpt from You Can Tell Just by Looking… And 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People: book published today, October 01.

To summarize: It's never easy to come out…

http://www.salon.com/2013/10/01/stop_saying_its_easy_to_come_out/

Let's hope that a review by Jeff will be forthcoming soon!

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Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

What a great "read" this most recent book is from David Levithan: Two Boys Kissing!

I received it just yesterday… and it's already finished.

I've never before read a story told quite like this. First… there are no chapters! Second… it is subtly interwoven with a ghostly running commentary delivered by the collective observers from a now-distant, tragic era of gay history. The main story, however, is far from tragic!

You are assured of finding it exceedingly uplifting… and there is no doubt that you will find in it much that touches very close to home.

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