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PostHeaderIcon May 2016 Newsletter

The May newsletter of the Oregon Central Coast PFLAG is found here.
Lots of news and photos from our exciting month of PFLAG activities and events.  Don’t miss the story about the PFLAG & GSA presentation to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners for Upstanders Week, which we have made an annual event in the county.  And the great job Taft High students are doing in their statistics class in measuring bullying behavior.  PFLAG OCC helped them out with a mini-grant.

This month’s PFLAG meeting on May 11 will include a discussion about the pro’s and con’s of visibility for LGBT people and issues.  Be there and participate!

Thanks again to Nel Ward, our multi-talented newsletter editor.  We so appreciate her commitment and dedication to LGBT causes and people.

PostHeaderIcon April 2016 OCC PFLAG newsletter

Welcome to our April edition of the PFLAG Oregon Central Coast newsletter.
It can be found here.   We greatly appreciate the hard work and dedication of our editor, Nel Ward!

We could use your help and support for about 30 min. on Wed., April 13 at 9:30 AM at the Board of Commissioners meeting in the Courthouse on Olive St. in Newport.  The Commissioners will be presenting PFLAG and the GSA kids with a Proclamation of Upstander Week in Lincoln County.  Ineka and the GSA kids will share some of their experiences with helping their schools eliminate bullying and build a healthy school climate.  Hope you can be there to be “PFLAG’s Posse” at this annual event.

The BOC meeting room is right near the entrance in the back parking lot.  Hope to see you there!



PostHeaderIcon Desert Hope treatment center

Below is a link for a drug treatment center, Desert Hope, that emphasizes its mission to LGBT individuals.

Addiction and Abuse in the LGBT Community


PostHeaderIcon The PFLAG OCC Basic Needs Grants

The PFLAG OCC Basic Needs Grants provides emergency or urgent relief to LGBT+ people in Lincoln County. Individuals of any age who identify as LGBT+ (or their caregivers) and who demonstrate a financial need for medical aid, housing, transportation, or food can apply. The maximum grant is $250.  Much of the Grant’s resources come from other LGBT+ people and straight allies.  Contact PFLAG OCC at pflagocc@gmail.com for an application.

PostHeaderIcon March 2016 Newsletter of Oregon Central Coast PFLAG

The latest edition of our news and photo-filled newsletter can be found here. Thanks again to our wonderful editor, Nel Ward.

This month’s  PFLAG support meeting is on March 9 from 6-7:30 pm at St. Stephen’s Church (9th & Hurbert) in Newport.  “Lead with Love,” an excellent short film, shows a variety of responses to the news of a family member’s coming out.  Since families have the greatest impact on the physical and mental health of their LGBT members, it’s essential for families to be prepared and to respond with love and support.  Discussion will follow the film–and there will be refreshments!

PostHeaderIcon February 2016 Newsletter

The latest issue of the newsletter for Oregon Central Coast PFLAG can be found here.  Thanks again to our great editor, Nel Ward.

We’re busy getting ready for the Love is Love Community Valentine Party on Sat., Feb. 13 from 2-4 pm at the OCCC in South Beach.

Please print and post the Love is Love 2016 party poster found here. And let your friends know–help us spread the word!

PostHeaderIcon January 2016 Newsletter

Our January 2016 newsletter can be found here.

Thanks again to Nel Ward, Editor, and Ineka Estabrook for news gathering, we have lots of news and photos from your very busy Oregon Central Coast chapter.

The PFLAG monthly meeting on Wed., Jan. 13 is our Annual Meeting where we will elect officers, review the busy year we had in 2015 and preview what’s coming up.  Don’t miss this chance to participate in PFLAG’s business–and celebrate the great year just completed.

Put Sat., Feb. 13 on your calendar NOW!  You don’t want to miss our annual Love is Love Community Valentine Party!


PostHeaderIcon December 2015 Newsletter

The December 2015 newsletter for Oregon central coast PFLAG can be found here — December 2015 newsletter OCC-PFLAG.

Thanks again to our newsletter editor, Nel Ward, who keeps us current with local, national, and international LGBT+ news!

Our OCC Chapter has been busy–check out the articles and photos in the newsletter.  And don’t miss the events coming up this month:

–Tues. Dec. 8 at 4 pm is LGBT+ & Allies Happy Hour at Georgie’s in Newport.

–Wed., Dec. 9 at 6 pm is PFLAG OCC’s Holiday Party at St. Stephen’s in Newport.

–Sun., Dec. 27 at 11 am is Women’s Group at Cafe Mundo in Newport.





PostHeaderIcon October 2015 Newsletter

The October 2015 Newsletter for Oregon Central Coast PFLAG is here.

Thanks again to editor Nel Ward and PFLAG Co-Chair Ineka Estabrook for pulling together another excellent edition of our newsletter.

Lots of news and information and a calendar of events coming up.  (See p.7)

Don’t miss the October 14 PFLAG meeting, our annual Coming Out Party.  We share parts of our own coming out stories as LGBT, families and friends.  Coming out is a lifelong process and takes different forms in different seasons of our lives and in different parts of the country.

Hope to see you on Oct. 14 to hear your story and to share ours.

PFLAG Leadership Team
Ineka, Jeanne, Debbie & Laurel

PostHeaderIcon September 2015 Newsletter

The September 2015 newsletter for the Oregon Central Coast chapter of PFLAG is found at this link:
Sept 2015 Newsletter of PFLAG-OCC.

Thanks to our newsletter editor, Nel Ward. Both local news and national news are found in each of our newsletters.

Most importantly, September 9th is the PFLAG meeting when we will honor this year’s PFLAG Hero, Dan Beck.  Don’t miss this chance to tell Dan how much he has meant to Lincoln County for the 20+ years he’s been the director of the Coastal AIDS Network (CAN).  The meeting is at 6 pm at St. Stephen’s Church, 9th St. & Hurbert St., in Newport.