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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.

PostHeaderIcon September 2019 Newsletter

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

PostHeaderIcon July Newsletter for PFLAG-OCC

The July 2019 newsletter for PFLAG-Oregon Central Coast can be found here.

Lots of news, lots of ways to be involved in making changes and showing up for the Q Community–thanks to our dedicated editor, Nel Ward. She managed to produce our newsletter the same week that she and her wife, Sue Hardesty, celebrated their 50th Anniversary!! What a great celebration of two wonderful women who have contributed so much to our community over many years.

Please join us for our two summer events–

–LaDeDa Parade in Yachats on July 4–Meet at the Pavilion at 11:30 for the parade at noon. Lots of fun, bring your rainbow gear–we’ll have some to share.

–PFLAG Summer Picnic on Sat., August 24 from 1-3pm at Toledo Waterfront

PostHeaderIcon June 2019 Newsletter for PFLAG-OCC

The June 2019 newsletter for PFLAG — Oregon Central Coast can be found here. Thanks to our editor, Nel Ward, for this great newsletter!

No June monthly meeting–we’ll see you at Yachats Pride instead! Calendar of events for Yachats Pride is on page one of the newsletter.
See the calendar on p. 7 for all the other meetings and events for this month.

OCC PFLAG Calendar
May31-June 2: Yachats Pride (See p. 1)
June 9, 11:00 am: Out Oregon Coast Breakfast at New-port Cafe —Newport
June 11, 4:00-6:00 pm: LGBT & Allies Happy Hour, All Welcome!—Georgie’s Beachside Grill, Newport
No June PFLAG Meeting—Go to Yachats Pride!
June 12, 7:00 pm: Jeffrey—Newport Performing Arts Center (See p. 1)
June 14, 5:00-7:00 pm: Trans Support Group—Toledo Public Library, 173 NW 7th Street
June 23, 11:00 am: OUT OR Women at Nana’s for Lunch—NW 3rd and Coast Streets, Newport
June 26, 6:00-7:30 pm: Trans Support Group—
St. Stephens, 9th & Hurbert, Newport
June 26, 6:00 pm: Coastal Queers & Peers Game Night and Socializing—Cafe Mundo, Newport

PostHeaderIcon May 2019 Newsletter

The May 2019 newsletter for PFLAG Oregon Central Coast can be found here.

Thanks to newsletter editor Nel Ward who does a great job of compiling the newsworthy Q information from around the world and wrapping it up with our own Lincoln County news. See the calendar for local Q related events on page 7 of the newsletter.

Don’t miss the article about Marci Frederic, our nominee to be one of this year’s NW Queer Heroes.

This month’s PFLAG Meeting on May 8 will feature info about the LGBTQ organizing on the OCCC campus by GSA chair Waverly Sudborough. We’ll also have info about the Yachats Pride weekend.

PostHeaderIcon April 2019 Newsletter

PFLAG Friends,

The latest newsletter from your Oregon Central Coast PFLAG chapter can be found here. Many thanks to the newsletter editor Nel Ward who pulls together news from around the world–and around the Central Coast.

Your memberships and donations are greatly appreciated and help support the work we do with students. PFLAG will rent a bus to take GSA students to the Portland Pride Parade in June. The last page of the newsletter has membership info–and you can donate by Paypal on our website, www.occpflag.org.

Thanks for being part of the Q-friendly community and being Upstanders, not Bystanders!

Jeanne StJohn, Chair

PostHeaderIcon March 2019 Newsletter

The March 2019 edition of the newsletter for Oregon Central Coast PFLAG can be found here.
Another outstanding edition of our info-packed newsletter which always features good news as well as the rest–and always offers ways to be active and involved.  Thanks to Nel Ward for searching out the news we need–all over the world, including the Oregon Coast.
The March 13th PFLAG meeting will feature Claire Hall on “The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: Being Trans in 2019.”  The meeting is held at St. Stephen’s in Newport and begins at 6pm.
Scholarship information is also included in this edition!





PostHeaderIcon February 2019 Newsletter for PFLAG-OCC

The February issue of the newsletter for PFLAG – Oregon Central Coast can be found here.

The big event for February is our annual Love is Love Community Valentine Party! It is Saturday, Feb. 9th, from 2-4pm at OCCC-Newport in South Beach. Music, great desserts, celebrating newlyweds and oldlyweds, make your own Valentines…and dancing. Come celebrate love–for everyone!!  Put the party on your calendar, then share the invitation with friends!

The poster for Love is Love 2019 can be found in PDF format here–  Love is Love 2019 Poster
And in JPG format here  Love is Love 2019 Poster




PostHeaderIcon January 2019 newsletter for PFLAG Oregon Central Coast

PFLAG Friends,

The January 2019 edition of our newsletter can be found here.

Here’s the latest news and views from PFLAG Oregon Central Coast. We are starting our 11th year supporting the LGBTQ community, educating the public, and advocating for equality. Thanks again to Nel Ward for making our newsletter such a quality e-publication.

Don’t miss page five which is a page of good news from 2018–which helps keep a difficult year in perspective.

PostHeaderIcon December 2018 Newsletter for PFLAG-OCC

PFLAG Friends,

The December 2018 newsletter for our lively PFLAG chapter on the Central OR Coast can be found here!

Volunteer editor Nel Ward has again managed to keep us well informed on the national and international LGBTQ news as well as our own local news and activities.

YOU ARE INVITED to the annual PFLAG Holiday Dessert Potluck on Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 6:30-8pm at St. Stephen’s in Newport. Bring Christmas dessert treats (or not–there are always plenty) and we’ll share the leftovers to have a variety at home!

May your Holidays be filled with cheer, love, and making good memories.

Jeanne StJohn, Chair