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PostHeaderIcon September/October 2020 Newsletter for PFLAG — Oregon Central Coast

PFLAG–Oregon Central Coast’s latest newsletter can be found here

Thanks to Nel Ward, our newsletter editor, for a great newsletter of local and national news.

Front page of the Sept-Oct NL

PostHeaderIcon August 2020 Newsletter for PFLAG-OCC

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

It is filled with both local news for the Q community as well as national news of interest to the community.

Thanks to our wonderful newsletter editor Nel Ward for her work in preparing each edition of the newsletter.

PostHeaderIcon PFLAG-OCC July 2020 Newsletter

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

It is filled with both local news for the Q community as well as national news of interest to the community. Thanks to our wonderful newsletter editor Nel Ward for her work in preparing each edition of the newsletter.

July 2020 PFLAG-OCC front page of newsletter
July 2020 PFLAG-OCC front page of newsletter

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.
https://www.studentorganizing.org/dayofsilence/?emci=8050f5ae-b672-ea11-a94c-00155d03b1e8&emdi=d1db24d5-da72-ea11-a94c-00155d03b1e8&ceid=597376

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

PostHeaderIcon PFLAG-OCC Scholarships

Oregon Central Coast PFLAG Scholarships
Deadline: April 30, 2020

DESCRIPTION

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.

REQUIREMENTS

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.

Evaluation

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.

NUMBER OF AWARDS 1-6
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

PostHeaderIcon Love is Love 2020

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.