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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!
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.
The February edition of our newsletter can be found at this link. Thanks to Nel Ward, our dedicated editor.
It’s a busy month, so add these dates to your calendar:
Wed., Feb. 4 at 9:30 am Upstander Week Proclamation at the Commission Chamber at the Courthouse. Please come to be an Upstander with PFLAG and students from Newport schools.
Sun., Feb. 8 from 2-4 pm is our Annual Love is Love Valentine Party. See more info in the newsletter and on our Facebook group.
Sun. & Mon. Feb. 8 & 9 at the PAC in Newport is PRIDE, the film about a LGBT group in London who raise money to support Welsh miners in the early 1980’s. The resulting culture clash and reconciliations are deeply touching. A MUST-SEE film!
Tues., Feb. 10 from 4-6 pm at Georgie’s is a monthly Happy Hour for LGBTQ folks and our allies. This is a fun gathering–join us!
Wed., Feb. 11 from 6-7:30 pm is our monthly PFLAG meeting at St. Stephen’s Church at SW 9th & Hurbert in Newport. We’ll watch the last half of the Alan Turing documentary.
Sat., Feb 14 from 5-7 pm is a special Out on the OR Coast Happy Hour at the Embarcadero.
See the calendar on p. 7 for more dates and details. If you can’t access the pdf version of the newsletter, please see our PFLAG OCC website at www.occpflag.org
The October 2013 Newsletter of Oregon Central Coast PFLAG can be found here. Highlights below. More details and news in the newsletter.
October highlights include:
Sunday, Sept. 29 11 am Womens’ Out on the Oregon Coast Coffee at Cafe Mundo
Wednesday, Oct 2 6 pm PFLAG at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Lincoln City–Coming Out Stories
Sat. & Sun. Oct. 5 & 6 Freedom to Marry Signature Gathering Extravaganza!
Wednesday, Oct. 9 6 pm PFLAG at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Newport–Coming Out Stories NOTICE NEW TIME–We’re starting at 6 pm!!!
Saturday, Oct. 12 9 am – 1 pm PFLAG at Saturday Market—Come say hello at our last Market for the season!
Saturday, Oct. 26 6 pm Party & Freedom to Marry Fundraiser at Ineka’s
Sunday, Oct. 27 11 am Women’s Out on the Oregon Coast Coffee at Cafe Mundo
The September 2013 newsletter of Oregon Central Coast PFLAG can be found here.
Local highlights for the first two weeks of September from the newsletter—mark your calendars now!
Wednesday, Sept. 4: PFLAG Lincoln City meeting at 6 pm at St. James Santiago Episcopal Church. LGBT 101 is the meeting and discussion topic,
Fri. – Sun, Sept. 6-8: Oregon Coast Pride at Chinook Winds Casino. Check the website for a full schedule of events–and stop at the PFLAG table! Oregon Coast Pride http://www.oregoncoastpride.com/
Wed. Sept. 11: PFLAG Newport meeting at 7 pm at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. We will be showing and discussing the film, Holding Families Together
Sat. Sept. 14 : PFLAG and the welcoming congregations will host their monthly table at the Newport’s Saturday Market–stop by to cheer us on!
Sun. Sept. 15: “Coming Out as a Person of Faith II” at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Waldport from 2-4 pm. It will be a continuation and deepening of the discussion of the topics discussed at the Coming Out as a Person of Faith presentation in August at three congregations in Lincoln County. Video and Followup Discussion — Begin or continue the discussion from August.
Mon. Sept. 16: National Organization for Women (NOW) Meeting at 7 pm at the People’s Utility District (PUD) 2129 North Coast Highway in Newport. The public is welcome to attend the meeting. Oregon Central Coast PFLAG & a LGBT panel will present LGBT 101,
Hope to see you at one or more of these PFLAG events!
The July 2013 newsletter of Oregon Central Coast PFLAG can be found here.
Big thanks to Nel Ward who does a great job with our newsletter.
Please join us on Thursday, July 4 in Yachats when PFLAG will be a rainbow presence in the LaDeDa Parade. We’ll gather about 11 AM in the covered shelter behind Yachats Commons to make signs and share our rainbow gear! The parade starts at noon and there are lots of activities and food events to enjoy in Yachats all afternoon.
On Wed., July 10 our PFLAG meeting at 7 PM at St. Stephen’s Church in Newport will focus on Welcoming Churches–and how they came to be Welcoming! Always time for support, socializing, and refreshments as well.
Saturday, July 13 is our turn at Saturday Market in Newport–stop by to visit and thank the PFLAG and Welcoming Church volunteers!
Saturday, July 20 is the statewide kickoff for Oregon’s Marriage Equality
ballot measure signature gathering. Watch for an email with more info on
how we will organize to gather LOTS of signatures in Lincoln County.
Thanks for all you’re doing to make our communities safer and more welcoming to
our LGBT family & friends,
Newsletter: This month’s newsletter is full of great local and national news–including photos from our county’s TWO Marriage Equality rallies on March 26 and the International Women’s Day Bridge Walk on March 8. Our April 2013 Newsletter for Oregon Central Coast PFLAG is found here.
Highlights: Upcoming events calendar for Oregon Central Coast PFLAG is below. Events in the next week are:
—Tuesday, April 2 LGBT Women’s Coffee Hour at the Coffee House on Newport’s Bayfront
—Monday, April 8 NOW forum on Bullying. Local NOW Addresses Youth Issues “The Effects of Bullying, Sexual Harassment, & Dating Violence” is the topic of the panel discussion at the April 8 NOW (National Organization for Women) meeting at 7:00 pm at Central Lincoln PUD in Newport. PFLAG members Jordan Ostrum and Jeanne St.John are panel members who will discuss these hostile experiences in local schools.
—Wednesday, April 10 PFLAG Meeting at 7 PM at St. Stephen’s Church with program on LGBT Families with kids. PFLAG Secretary Deb Lyman will host and introduce the program and speakers.
OCC PFLAG Calendar:
—April 2, 9:00 am: OUT Lesbian Coffee—Coffee House, Newport Bayfront
—April 5, 7:00-9:00 pm: Drop-in social for LGBT folks who are deaf or hard of hearing—Eugene Coffee Company, 1840 Chambers St., Eugene
—April 6, 7:30 pm: Damsels Divas & Dames 2013: I Will Survive–A Benefit for HIV Alliance—Hult Center, Eugene
—April 8, 7:00 pm: NOW Meeting, “The Effects of Bullying, Sexual Harassment, and Dating Violence”—Central Lincoln PUD
—April 10, 7:00 pm: PFLAG Meeting, “LGBT Families Raising Children”—St. Stephen’s, 9th & Hurbert, Newport
—April 16, 9:00 am: OUT on the Oregon Coast for Lesbians–Green Salmon, Yachats
—May 3, 7:00-9:00 pm: Drop-in social for LGBT folks who are deaf or hard of hearing—Eugene Coffee Company, 1840 Chambers St., Eugene
—May 7, 9:00 am: OUT Lesbian Coffee—Coffee House, Newport Bayfront
—May 8, 7:00 pm: PFLAG Meeting—St. Stephen’s, 9th & Hurbert, Newport
—May 21, 9:00 am: OUT on the Oregon Coast for Lesbians –Green Salmon, Yachats
The Coastal AIDS Network* Monthly activities:
—Second Tuesday, 7:00 pm: “Activity Night” (call for information (541)994-5597)
—Third Tuesday, 7:00 pm: “Pizza Night” (Newport Abbey’s Pizza)
—Fourth Tuesday, 7:00 pm: “Men’s Pot Luck” (Locations vary! Call (541)994-5597 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information)
—Pizza: We also try to have pizza in Tillamook or Pacific City. Email Dan, coastalaidsnetwork@ gmail.com or leave a message for him at (541)994-5597.
*CAN activities are open to everyone, regardless of HIV status or sexual orientation except for “Men’s Pot Luck.” Occasionally we bend that rule for special events.
Social LGBT Oregon Coast Group:
OUT Oregon Coast.
The December 2012 Newsletter of Oregon Central Coast PFLAG can be found here.
Article on OCC-PFLAG in UU publication Interweave. The Oregon Central Coast chapter of PFLAG was discussed in depth in a three page article beginning on page seven of the December Issue of Interweave, a Unitarian Universalist publication concerning LGBT issues and welcoming congregations. That article is found on our website here or on the UUA site here.
December 4, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Basic Rights Oregon is traveling to communities across Oregon to celebrate recent victories for marriage equality and engage communities in a plan to win the freedom to marry in Oregon! The Marriage Equality Tour will stop in Lincoln County on Tuesday, December 4, 6:00‐8:00pm, St. Stephen’s, SW 9th & Hurbert.
For December activities of OUT Oregon Coast, Coastal AIDS Network, and CLASS Women’s Potluck, see the calendar of activities in the December Newsletter of Oregon Central coast PFLAG, here.
January 9, 7:00 pm: January meeting of Oregon Central Coast PFLAG at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 9th & Hurbert, Newport, OR
October PFLAG meeting — a “Coming Out” Party!
This month’s meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7 PM at St. Stephen’s Church in Newport will be our annual “Coming Out” Party in observance of Coming Out Week. We’ll share our stories of coming out as LGBT, or as parents, family, or friends of those who are! October is LGBT History month–hope you’ll celebrate by being a full-time advocate and ally!
A new page has been added to our website with basic information material concerning the GLBT community. Link to the new page is on the left column of this page with the listing of the pages to this website.
October 2012 activites of Out Oregon Coast
Out Oregon Coast is a social group for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities on the Central Oregon Coast. Social events for the central Oregon coast GLBT community are coordinated by this group. For the most current activities, go to the groups webpage, www.outoregoncoast.com, or follow the group on Facebook by a name search for “Out Oregon Coast”.
October 2012 activites of Out Oregon Coast are:
Just the Girls at Coffee House, Newport Bayfront Tuesday, October 9 from 9-10 AM
Just the Girls at Green Salmon, Yachats Tuesday, October 23 from 9-10 AM
Dinner at ARR Place — 143 SW Cliff St., Newport Thursday, October 25 at 6 PM Enjoy music by Barbara Turrill
400 Signatures in Lincoln County!
Hope you’ve seen our Marriage Equality ad with almost 400 names in the July 1 issue of Oregon Coast Today–it’s been very exciting to see it in print and to share it with lots of people. We’re making a poster of the ad which will be displayed around the county–and we can add more names before it’s printed. If your name is not yet on the ad–please send an email to email@example.com by July 11 and we’ll add it before printing the posters. PFLAG Ad 070111
Article & Editorial in July 3 Oregonian
Did you see the article in the July 3 Oregonian about three gay couples with church ties who support marriage equality–and the editorial that urges churches to take a leading role in the struggle for equality? Here’s the link:
Gay Soldier’s Family Supports Marriage Equality
Here’s an inspiring article from CNN about a gay soldier and his family’s dedication to marriage equality–my favorite Fourth of July story this year!