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PostHeaderIcon June 2020 newsletter

The June 2020 newsletter for PFLAG–Oregon Central Coast can be found at this here.

Thanks to our excellent editor Nel Ward for another great edition of our newsletter.

The Virtual Pride 2020 Celebration has been canceled, but you can celebrate Pride in June throughout the world. Just do a word-search on the internet!

PostHeaderIcon April 2020 newsletter

Our latest newsletter for PFLAG is here.
As always, thanks to our diligent editor, Nel Ward, for an excellent newsletter.
Below are a list of local events for PFLAG. More information is found in the newsletter.

PFLAG OCC Upcoming Events:

April 8 PFLAG Support Meeting by Zoom 6-8 pm by Zoom
Email pflagocc@gmail.com to receive a Zoon invitation for 6-8 pm on Wed., April 8. Gather with PFLAG friends (or strangers) for mutual support and encouragement during these times of extreme isolation or confinement with unsympathetic family. We are all in this together—even if we can’t actually hug.

April 22 Lincoln County Proclamation of Upstanders’ Week
For many years Lincoln County Commissioners have proclaimed the 4th week in April as Upstanders’ Week in recognition of PFLAG’s long-time commitment to bully prevention, LGBTQ community education, and support for marginalized LGBTQ youth and adults. Upstanders Week is timed to coordinate with the National Day of Silence on the 4th Friday of April.

April 24 25th Annual Day of Silence
On Friday, April 24th, thousands of students across the country will be participating in the 25th Annual Day of Silence – which will now be a virtually-centered event. Day of Silence is a national student led protest of the silencing and erasure of LGBTQ people. Join us as we take over social media channels to continue our activism in fighting for LGBTQ inclusion and dignity of LGBTQ students! Click here to sign up now to let us know we can count on you to participate in 2020’s Day of Silence.

May 4 PFLAG OCC Board Meeting 6pm Newport Library (or Zoom)

May 13 PFLAG Support Meeting 6-8 pm St. Stephen’s in Newport (or Zoom)
Email pflagocc@gmail.com to receive a Zoon invitation for 6-8 pm on Wed., May 13. Gather with PFLAG friends (or strangers) for mutual support and encouragement during these times of extreme isolation or confinement with unsympathetic family. We are all in this together—even if we can’t actually hug.

May 31 PFLAG Scholarship Applications Due for student leaders of GSA or similar groups. Application form is available on our website: occpflag.org

Note: Donations to PFLAG can be made by paypal on our website: occpflag.org

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Oregon Central Coast PFLAG Scholarships
Deadline: April 30, 2020


Oregon Central Coast PFLAG GSA Scholarships are awarded to honor and encourage Lincoln County students for their service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer community. Scholarships may be used for post-secondary education at accredited institutions – colleges, universities, and trade schools.

The application for the scholarship can be found at this link.


Before you apply, review the complete eligibility requirements.
– Have demonstrated service to the LGBTQ community (applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible); and
– Volunteered or worked for an organization (such as a GSA, PFLAG, or Upstander’s Club) that serves the LGBTQ community
– Will finish high school in Lincoln County, Oregon in 2020
– Have been accepted or currently attend an accredited postsecondary institution—college, university, or vocational school.


LGBTQ community service is the primary evaluation criterion. We will also consider leadership qualities, hardship, or special circumstances, as well as academic achievement, so include those in your essay if they relate to you.

AWARD AMOUNT $250-$1000
Send application to PFLAGOCC@gmail.com by April 30, 2020
Application can be found at this link.

PostHeaderIcon March 2020 Newsletter

The March 2020 newsletter for PFLAG–Oregon Central Coast can be found here.

Upcoming activities locally in Lincoln County in March are–

–March 10, 4:00-6:00 pm: LGBT & Allies Happy Hour, All Welcome!—Pacific Cafe , Olive St. north of PAC
–March 11, 6:00-7:30 pm: PFLAG Meeting—Gender and Trans Issues—St. Stephens, 9th & Hurbert, New-port
–March 13, 5:00-7:00 pm: Trans Support Group—Toledo Public Library, 173 NW 7th Street
–March 21, :30 -10:00 pm: Pride Foundation Equity Awards—VT’s The Loft at 8th Avenue, Portland
–March 25, 6:00-7:30 pm: Trans Support Group—St. Stephens, 9th & Hurbert, Newport

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Photos from Love is Love 2020.

PostHeaderIcon February 2020 Newsletter

The latest newsletter from your Oregon Central Coast PFLAG chapter can be found here.
And a big thanks again to our star newsletter editor, Nel Ward.

Lots of local news and a list of upcoming events on page 7 of the newsletter.

Don’t miss our annual Love is Love Community Valentine Party on Sat., Feb. 8 from 2-4 pm at Oregon Coast Community College in South Beach. Lots of great desserts, make your own Valentine card, spoken word poetry from teens and adults, honoring newlyweds and “oldly weds” from all parts of the community. Not to mention live music and dancing! Hope to see you there!

2020 Love Is Love Poster
2020 Love Is Love Poster

PostHeaderIcon December 2019 newsletter for PFLAG-OCC

Our December 2019 newsletter can be found here and is filled with news from all over the world including our own Oregon Coast activities and events….see page 7 of the newsletter. Thanks again to Nel Ward who creates this great publication every month!

The new Bravery Center is holding its first fun-raiser at the Black Squid in Lincoln City on Sat., Dec. 7 from 7-10 pm. Watch for news about the Bravery Center’s exciting new program starting in the early part of 2020.

Join us for the annual PFLAG Holiday Dessert Potluck on Wed. Dec. 11 from 6-7:30 at St. Stephen’s in Newport. Big something to share….and take home left-overs….like a cookie exchange.

PostHeaderIcon Nov. 2019 Newsletter

The latest edition of the PFLAG–Oregon Central Coast newsletter can be found here.
In our newsletter you’ll find what’s happening in the Q World–around the corner and around the globe–thanks to our excellent editor, Nel Ward.

The big local news is that an enthusiastic group is planning a Newport Pride event for 2020 and wants your input about the date. Here’s a link to vote and to get involved in planning. https://forms.gle/JevaPRPVGMgXBrTu6

From our newsletter, here are other important dates with our local community on the Oregon Central Coast–
–November 3, 11:00 am: Out Oregon Coast Breakfast at Newport Cafe, 534 N. Hwy 101, Newport.
–November 12, 4:00-6:00 pm: LGBT & Allies Happy Hour, All Welcome!—Pacific Kitchen, 740 W. Olive St. Newport (north of the PAC.)
–November 13, 6:00-7:30 pm: PFLAG Meeting—Transgender Community, Newport High GSA Sharing Their Annual Trans Day of Remembrance Observance—at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 414 S.W. 9th St.at Hurbert St., Newport.
–November 15, 9:00-11:00 am: OCC PFLAG Board meeting—My Safe Place, formerly My Sisters’ Place, Newport
–November 15, 5:00-7:00 pm: Trans Support Group—Toledo Public Library, 173 N.W. 7th Street, Toledo.
–November 24, 11:00 am: OUT OR Women at Nana’s for Lunch—613 N.W. 3rd St. at Coast Street, Newport.
–November 27, 6:00-7:30 pm: Trans Support Group—at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 414 S.W. 9th St. at Hurbert St., Newport.

PostHeaderIcon October 2019 Newsletter

Our October 2019 edition of the newsletter for Oregon Central Coast PFLAG can be found here.

Enjoy our news and photo-filled monthly newsletter–thanks to our editor, Nel Ward, who has put together another great issue.

Our monthly PFLAG meeting will be held on October 9th. We invite members of the Q Community, their families, friends and allies to join us for an informal “Coming Out Party.” We will share parts of our coming out stories and support everyone’s progress and success.

See page 7 for other Central Coast events for the Q Community.

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September 2019 Newsletter for PFLAG Oregon Central Coast

Our September 2019 newsletter can be read here.

Thanks to our dedicated newsletter editor, Nel Ward. And don’t miss the Kickoff Meeting for the 2019-20 PFLAG year on Wednesday, September 11th, from 6:00-7:30 pm at St. Stephen’s Church in Newport, OR. Meet our new leadership team, hear about the recent survey, and tell us how we can better meet the needs of the LGBTQ community.

Join us on Saturday, September 14th, at 2:00 pm at the Newport City Hall for #HateHasNoHomeHere: a rally for peace, love and kindness
Sponsored by Lincoln County Clergy United Against Hate