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PostHeaderIcon September 2016 Newsletter for the Oregon Central Coast PFLAG

The September edition of our newsletter can be found here. Thanks again to Nel Ward, our tireless editor.

Two upcoming events:

A memorial service for Kae Bates, co-founder of PFLAG OCC is Saturday, September 10, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church just south of Waldport on Hwy 101 near Range Dr.  A party will follow at Shelter Me on Hwy 34 in Waldport.  Please wear colorful / rainbow colored attire!

At the Wednesday, September 14 meeting, we will honor longtime LGBTQ activist and leader, Nel Ward and Oregon Central Coast PFLAG co-founder, Jeanne St.John at our 6:00 pm meeting at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church at 9th St. & Hurbert St. in Newport.  Please join us to honor these LGBTQ legends!

PostHeaderIcon August 2016 Newsletter for PFLAG – Oregon Central Coast

The latest edition of our outstanding newsletter can be found here.
It is a great  collaboration between Nel Ward, Editor, and Ineka Estabrook, PFLAG OCC Chair.  Thanks to both of them for a great effort!
Don’t miss all the news from our local chapter as well as throughout the country.
And don’t miss our annual picnic on Sat., Aug. 13 from 2-4 pm at Toledo’s Riverfront Park.  Bring a potluck dish to share and come enjoy fun in the sun with family and friends.

PostHeaderIcon July Newsletter

Our July 2016 newsletter can be found here.  It is filled with news and photos and lots of local info! Thanks to our ace editor, Nel Ward, who is one of this year’s Queer Heroes of the Northwest!  See the story in the newsletter!
Today, July 4, is the annual LaDeDa Parade in Yachats where PFLAG family and friends will be marching in honor of those who were killed in Orlando….and carrying signs that profess “Love Conquers Hate.”  Hope you can join us at 11 in the picnic shelter behind Yachats Commons–we’ll gather there to share rainbow regalia and be ready for the start of the parade at noon.



PostHeaderIcon June 2016 newsletter

Another exciting newsletter from PFLAG Oregon Central Coast can be found here! 

Lots of news and photos from the Oregon Coast and around the world.  Thanks again to our editor, Nel Ward, for another great issue!

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!