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PostHeaderIcon December 2012 Calendar and News

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, 6:008:00pm, 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

PostHeaderIcon October PFLAG meeting — a “Coming Out” Party!

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!

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“Gay 101”

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.

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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 Newsletter of 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

PostHeaderIcon Marriage Equality is in the News!

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 pflagocc@gmail.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:
http://www.oregonlive.com/O/index.ssf/2011/07/same_sex_couples_who_find_marr.html

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!

http://articles.cnn.com/2011-07-02/us/gay.soldier.andrew.wilfahrt_1_gay-soldier-gay-rights-combat-outpost?_s=PM:US

 

 

 

 

PostHeaderIcon Update June 21, 2011

Some good news to share……

Saturday, June 18 was Pink Dot Day in Singapore–celebrating Freedom to Love!  Watch, then share this short video!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrIB5Ojbqns&feature=related

AARP has devoted a page to the LGBT community – this is progress!
http://www.aarp.org/relationships/friends-family/aarp-pride.html?cmp=RDRCT-PRID_MAY10_011

And an article about supporting LGBT children –
http://www.aarp.org/relationships/family/info-03-2011/support_gay_children.html

 

Save these dates….

Mon.  June 27 FREE HIV/AIDS Testing    All Day at Health Dept. on Nye St.
National HIV/AIDS Testing Day

Wed. June 29    7 PM at St. Stephen’s Church in Newport
Dessert Potluck to celebrate our Marriage Equality newspaper ad
and showing of film, “Edie & Thea”, the story of a 40 year engagement.

Sat. July 9 PFLAG Table at Newport Saturday Market
Sign up for a shift–8:15 to 10:30 or 10:30 to 1:15

Wed. July 13 7 PM at St. Stephen’s Church in Newport
PFLAG Meeting    Transgender Faces and Facets film by Boulder PFLAG Chapter

PostHeaderIcon What’s Coming Up this Summer?

Oregon Central Coast PFLAG
Upcoming Events, Summer 2011

June 8           PFLAG Meeting       Marc Adams, Heartstrong

Heartstrong’s mission is to provide information, support and hope to LGBT students in religious high schools and colleges who have no role models or adult encouragement.

June 11         PFLAG Table at Newport Saturday Market

Information table staffed by PFLAG members and volunteers from Lincoln County’s Welcoming Churches

June 24         PFLAG’s Marriage Equality Ad in Newport News-Times

PFLAG members have collected over 300 signatures of those who support Marriage Equality to be published during “Wedding Month”

July 9             PFLAG Table at Newport Saturday Market

Information table staffed by PFLAG members and volunteers from Lincoln County’s Welcoming Churches

July 13           PFLAG Meeting       Transgender Faces & Facets

Beginning our community information and discussion about the least common and most misunderstood aspect of gender identity with a film produced by the Boulder PFLAG Chapter

August 10     PFLAG Meeting  Transgender Speaker

David Weekley, Methodist Clergyman from Portland will be guest speaker

August 13     PFLAG Table at Newport Saturday Market

Information table staffed by PFLAG members and volunteers from Lincoln County’s Welcoming Churches

August  21    PFLAG Annual Family Picnic   1-4 PM  at Beaver Creek Park, Newport

PostHeaderIcon Welcome to the new OCC PFLAG website!

OCC PFLAG was started in 2008 following the suicide of a Newport High School student who had been harassed and bullied at school and had no support at home or in the community.  A group of LGBT professionals in Lincoln County decided to make our county safer for gay teens. The first step was to establish a PFLAG chapter for support, education and advocacy.  Supporting teens continues as a top priority for OCC PFLAG.

OCC PFLAG meets 2nd Wed.  7-9 PM

at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 9th & Hurbert,  Newport, OR

What is PFLAG?

Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians and Gays was established in the early 1970’s. PFLAG is a national organization whose purpose is to provide support, education, and advocacy for families and friends of people with diverse sexual orientation and gender identities.

PFLAG acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.  As the parents, families, and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons, we celebrate diversity and work toward a society that embraces everyone.

The mission of PFLAG is:

  • Support to cope with an adverse society
  • Education to enlighten an ill-informed public
  • Advocacy to end discrimination and secure equal civil rights

WHO ARE WE?

We are families helping families.  We are the parents, family members, and friends from all walks of life, united in love and concern for our children and friends.  Our main goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment where we can share our experiences and learn how to support our loved ones in meaningful ways.  Everyone is welcome and many LGBT people come to our meetings for support. We believe in and work toward full human and civil rights for people of all sexual orientations. Relationships are precious.  PFLAG encourages families and friends to stay close to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in their lives.

We provide love and support for all PFLAG members, family and friends.  We work to create an environment of understanding so our gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender loved ones can live safely with dignity and respect.