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When did you first realize...

...that you might be gay?

Here's an article that should be quite uplifting... as well as calling forth not just a few smiles:

HuffPost Gay Voices Readers Share When They First Realized They Were Not Straight

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/02/lgbt-coming-out_n_2218986.html?...

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Time Zone Correction!

For Oasies who moved their clocks back last night, you may find that the time stamp associated with Oasis Journals has not changed accordingly!

Do the following:

(1) Click on "My account"
(2) Click "Edit"
(3) At bottom of the page, select your correct current time under "Time Zone"
(4) Click on "Submit" (bottom of page)

Voilà!

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Welcome back Oasies!

It's not clear as yet how well Oasis has been restored. It certainly has had one very long week to rest!!!

Hopefully Jeff will duck in soon (if he's survived Sandy) and update us all on the status.

Anyway... get to work on all those neglected Journals that you've been keeping in abeyance. :)

Update:

Many in NYC are currently without power. It's quite likely that this is the situation facing Jeff... dunno!

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The ducks are gonna get you...

This is just too precious to not be shared.

This, the product of a 14-year-old's mind that has been totally "corrupted" by homeschooling (New Zealand):

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2012/10/13/the-ducks-are-gonna-get-yo...

Are you worried yet?

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Born This Way!

What a great collection!!!

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Are you embarrassed by the BSofA? Disgusted, maybe?

Almost-Eagle Scout denied award because he is gay

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/04/14224160-almost-eagle-scout-d...

I, for one, am quite sad at how a once-admired organization has now been taken over by radicals dispensing such a hateful position!

Here's a petition you might consider signing:

https://www.change.org/petitions/boy-scouts-don-t-let-your-anti-gay-poli...

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Dating and Fear in the Age of HIV

This article in Huffington Post serves as a perfect complement to the discussion provoked in response to my journal of 8 September http://www.oasisjournals.com/2012/09/posted-strictly-as-a-cautionary-tal... :

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carl-sandler/dating-and-fear-in-the-age-of...

You'll have no difficulty in identifying my comment/question at end (not as elph). :)

Much good advice!

btw: I must learn how to create hyperlinks!

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Posted Strictly as a Cautionary Tale...

I wanted to scream when I read this news item this morning... but no one would have heard me. Silent tears, however, were shed:

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/09/07/2989939/man-30-charged-with-attemp...

Two very unwise decisions are reported here. I desperately hope that no Oasis member will ever find him/herself in such a vulnerable situation.

15 years old! :(

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A possible "cure" for Oasis' summer doldrums?

The Nature of Nicholas

This is a movie which I suspect few of you have seen.

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You may have noticed!

For the past 48 hours Oasis has not been accepting log ins.

This is not your problem... but just one example of the "instability" Jeff spoke about.

http://www.oasisjournals.com/2012/07/oasis-is-unstable

There is no telling how long Oasis will be up this time... but in all likelihood there is more work to be done... so don't be surprised by further instability up through the coming weekend! By that time it may be smooth sailing!

Keep your fingers crossed.

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Vietnamese Gay Youth Sitcom: English subtitles!

Could we in the West produce anything similar?

BTW... all the leading roles are played by young gays (~20) in real life:

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Hurrah!

It's good to see that all of the propitious omens have conspired to revive Oasis! :)

Let's hope it remains viable...

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Just a test post...

This morning I find that all journals disappear from view after logging in. I'm writing this journal just to see if it will appear... and possibly jog the system into working properly...

It's the "logging-in" process that seems to cause the problem. If one is not "logged in" the journals appear as normal (but often with the most recently posted journal not appearing... this being a long-standing fluke).

Jeff has been notified: email and PM!

This entry will be deleted once I find the system is working properly...

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LZ Granderson: The myth of the gay agenda

Sorry...Don't know why, but the embedded video from TED that was originally in this location failed to open properly...

Consequently, the URL (which does work) is given below):

http://www.ted.com/talks/lz_granderson_the_myth_of_the_gay_agenda.html

I think you'll find this to be a quite informative lecture... and, even humorous!

I would like to have been in the live audience, as LZ Granderson was very well received.

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Barney Frank vs Tony Perkins on MSNBC's Hardball!

You'll not want to miss this. Barney Frank totally trashes Perkins! :)

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