This will likely "strike home" for more than just a few Oasies™. The longing to be important in the life of another is well portrayed!
This gay teen's very moving story of initial family rejection and ultimate salvation appears in today's Reno News & Review. His is just one of many other personal stories contributed by teens for the full article; but his is the only one telling of his family's rejection... but followed with love and acceptance expressed by an understanding grandparent!:
I have taken the liberty of extracting his story below...
Now... this is the type of "modern" music that I'll put up to compete with virtually any of your recent choices! :) Whadya think?
For those Oasies™ who've recently changed to daylight saving(s) time... first, make sure that your computer's clock shows the correct time... then, after you're logged in to Oasis, go to:
My account | Edit
and at bottom of page, adjust "Time zone" to your currently correct time.
"Princeton student attempts to be 1st openly gay climber to reach Seven Summits"
But... if you choose to do so, here's some good --- and very light-hearted --- advice: :)
This coming out story --- together with its expressed uncertainties --- is posted in today's The Link ( student newspaper at Concordia University):
I found his story quite moving and eloquently expressed... very much reminiscent of what I might have expected from one of our one-time quite prolific Oasies™ who, if my memory serves me right, is (was?) also a student at Concordia...
And... as long as you have today's The Link open, you might as well take a look at this article:
After 7 deaths of students in one and a half years, a fanatically determined clutch of school board members who were "doing God's will" very begrudgingly relented after much kicking and screaming in the wake of public opinion and court orders.
Take heart! This is what can happen if sanity is allowed to prevail:
"Anoka-Hennepin schools: Gay bullying has eased after lawsuit settlement"
Gay SG Confessions has been around on Facebook for only two weeks... and is proving to be an extremely popular venue for gay teens and up:
The FB link to Gay SG Confessions is:
https://www.facebook.com/GaySgConfessions (Then log in to read.)
Just a quick perusal of the comments suggests that many could find a most hearty welcome here on Oasis!
This is such a powerful video... just posted today!
Since activity here has been below low... maybe a few Oasies™ may find inspiration in this TED lecture:
Wishing all Oasies™ a very Happy New Year!
Yeah... hope may yet exist!
Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran sing gay classic