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PostHeaderIcon The November 2017 newsletter for PFLAG Oregon Central Coast

The November 2017 newsletter for Oregon Central Coast PFLAG can be found here.

Thanks to our newsletter editor Nel Ward!  We again bring you national and world LGBTQ news as well as reports of our own very busy Oregon Central Coast PFLAG chapter.

We invite you to our Nov. 8 meeting where the focus will be Transgender Awareness and Transgender Day of Remembrance. Bring your questions, an open mind, and heart while local transgender people and their families share their stories.

PostHeaderIcon October 2017 Newsletter for PFLAG Oregon Central Coast

Our October newsletter can be found here.

Thanks to editor Nel Ward who does an outstanding job of covering the world of LGBTQ news, including what’s happening right here on the Oregon Central Coast.

Another busy month here….
Oct. 8 BRO Leadership Conference in Eugene
Oct. 10 LGBTQ Happy Hour at Georgie’s in Newport
Oct. 11 PFLAG OCC Coming Out Party-Newport
Oct. 22 Out OR Women Brunch at Nana’s-Newport

See page 7 of the newsletter for more details.

PostHeaderIcon September 2017 Newsletter

Our the latest edition of PFLAG OCC’s dynamic newsletter can be found here.  Thanks to Nel Ward, our dedicated volunteer editor!

We’re welcoming two new Board members, CM Hall and Bethany Howe–both with wonderful experience and education to make great contributions to our chapter.

Check out our busy schedule of workshops and presentations–and get one scheduled for your school, workplace, church, or civic organization!

PostHeaderIcon Parents Coming Out

Nice short video about parents coming out and publicly acknowledging and supporting their gay child.

PostHeaderIcon August 2017 Newsletter

The August 2017 newsletter for the Oregon Central Coast PFLAG can be found here.

Another exciting issue–thanks again to Nel Ward, our dedicated newsletter editor! Lots of news from around the country and around the world–and from our very own PFLAG OCC chapter on the Oregon Coast.

Don’t miss BRO’s Transgender workshop this Saturday, Aug. 5 from 10-noon at the Newport Library.

 

 

PostHeaderIcon July 2017 Newsletter for Oregon Central Coast PFLAG

Our July 2017 issue of the newsletter for Oregon Central Coast PFLAG can be found here.   It is another issue full of news from the Oregon Coast and around the world of LGBT+ people and issues. Thanks to our newsletter editor Nel Ward for keeping us informed and involved.

Here’s what’s coming up!

Don’t miss being part of PFLAG’s Rainbow Family in the LaDeDa Parade on July 4–meet at 11 at the shelter behind the Yachats Commons on Highway 101 between 4th and 5th Streets to decorate and share the rainbow gear. Parade starts at 12:00 noon.

July 8, 9:00 am-4:00 pm: Love & the LGBT+ Community panel and workshop in Salem with Bishop Gene Robinson as keynote speaker. (http://www.stpaulsoregon.org/godslovelgbt2017)

July 11, 4:00-6:00 pm: LGBTQ Happy Hour, All Welcome!—Embarcadero, 1000 SE Bay Blvd., Newport

July 14, 7:00-10:00 pm: LGBTQ Social for Teens and Young Adults!—1819 Crestview Place, Newport (Info at 541-270-1551; 541-265-2922)

July 13-16: Portland Queer Comedy Festival http://portlandqueercomedyfestival.com/

July 25, 11:00 am: OUT OR Women Nana’s for Lunch—NW 3rd and Coast Streets, Newport

August 26, 12:00-2:00 pm: OCC PFLAG Picnic—St. Stephen’s, 9th & Hurbert, Newport

PostHeaderIcon June 2017 Newsletter for PFLAG Oregon Central Coast

Our dynamite June issue of the newsletter for PFLAG Oregon Central Coast can be found here.
Thank you again to our newsletter editor Nel Ward who keeps us up to date with national, international and our local LGBTQ news.
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Our June 14 meeting will honor Queer Hero Ineka Estabrook, our fearless chapter chairperson, who is leaving for adventures in Europe.  After the meeting we’ll adjourn to La Roca for social hour and adult beverages.  The meeting is at 6 pm at St. Stephen’s Church in Newport.
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This weekend is the FIRST Yachats Pride Celebration.  See the schedule of exciting events on page 4.

PostHeaderIcon May 2017 Newsletter

Our wonderful newsletter editor Nel Ward has put together another outstanding edition with local, national & international LGBTQ info.  Our May 2017 newsletter can be found here.
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It’s a busy month for your PFLAG chapter on the Oregon Coast!  Here’s a preview of coming attractions–
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–May 9, 4:00-6:00 pm: LGBTQ Happy Hour at the Embarcadero in Newport. All are welcome!
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–May 10, 6:00-8:00 pm: PFLAG Meeting at St. Stephen’s, 9th & Hurbert, Newport—Guest speaker, Yachats Pride Board member Celia August, about Yachats Pride Festival on June 3-4
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–May 19, 7:00-10:00 pm: LGBTQ Social for Teens and Young Adults! 634 NE 7th Street, Newport (More information: (541) 272-7817 or (541) 829-9049)
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—-May 20, 8:30 am-4:30 pm: PLACE, Diversity Coalition Workshop—Oregon Coast Community College
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–May 23, 11:00 am: OUT OR Women Nana’s for Lunch—NW 3rd and Coast Streets, Newport
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–June 3-4: Yachats Pride Festival—Yachats

PostHeaderIcon April 2017 Newsletter

It’s nearly spring–and maybe that means more sun!  In the meantime, our bright and cheery newsletter will bring you great stories and photos about LGBTQ info from all over.  Thanks again to our ace editor, Nel Ward, for another juicy newsletter! The April 2017 newsletter can be found at this link.
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And thanks to contributor Debby Miller for the important info on how to protect yourself and your partner should one of you die without the legal protections of marriage or domestic partnership.  Forms are available to give your partner, rather than a previous spouse, domestic partner, or family member, the right to make decisions for the care of your remains. See page 4 of the April newsletter for details.
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And save the weekend of June 3-4 for the Yachats Pride Festival–tickets are going fast for the Cris Williamson concert on June 3rd.  http://yachatspride.org/

PostHeaderIcon March 2017 Newsletter

The latest edition of our dynamite newsletter for Oregon Central Coast PFLAG can be found here.
In our newsletter you can find information and photos about our 5th Annual Love is Love Community Valentine Party!  Thanks again to Nel Ward, our dedicated editor!
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And take this opportunity to read the article in the newsletter about our new co-chair, Nickey Collier.  We’re delighted to welcome her to our dynamic team.
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At our March 8 PFLAG meeting we’ll watch and discuss Katy Couric’s exploration into the subject of gender in the National
Geographic documentary, “Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric.”  Don’t miss this opportunity to share this important information with the larger community.  Following the showing, the film may be borrowed to show to other groups in schools or the community.