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PostHeaderIcon April 2018 PFLAG-Oregon Central Coast Newsletter

PFLAG Friends,

Our April 2018 PFLAG-OCC newsletter can be found here.

Lots of news and opportunities to be an advocate in this issue, again created by our ace editor, Nel Ward.

Don’t miss the story on page 7 about PFLAG’s sponsoring tickets for LCSD students to see Love, Simon. Over 100 tickets have been donated by generous PFLAG allies and we’re encouraging EVERYONE to see Love, Simon.

See “Oregon Central Coast PFLAG” FB group for more details on the event!

Jeanne St. John, Chair

PostHeaderIcon March 2018 Newsletter for PFLAG-Oregon Central Coast

Our March 2018 newsletter can be found here.

Thanks to our volunteer editor, Nel Ward, we have an excellent e-newsletter filled with LGBTQ news from around the world–and right here in Lincoln County.

In the newsletter are photos from our Love is Love annual community Valentine Party. Great to celebrate so many long-time couples of all genders–and share delightful desserts donated by Welcoming Churches. Thanks again to Akia Woods and Past Forward for making romantic music for this annual treat.

The March 14 meeting will focus on the Two-Spirit Tradition of LGBTQ people in Native American cultures. Lisa Norton, PFLAG Board Member, is a member of the Siletz Tribe (CTSI) and has studied and taught about the culture for many years. PFLAG meetings are on 2nd Wed. at 6:00-7:30pm at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, SW 9th & Hurbert in Newport. Everyone is invited.


PostHeaderIcon February 2018 Newsletter

It’s here! The latest edition of PFLAG OCC’s dynamite newsletter! It can be found here.
Thanks to our gifted editor, we have another info and inspiration filled newsletter filled with local, national, and international LGBTQ news.

The big event this month is our annual Love is Love Community Valentine Party at OCCC fron 2-4 pm on Sat. Feb. 10. This is a great opportunity to celebrate love–it’s for the whole community–
​young and old, gay and straight–and everyone inbetween!

A poster for the event can be found here. Please share this poster with friends and family–and be part of a great turnout for this great annual party! Past Forward will be playing favorite Valentine tunes, great desserts, make-your-own-Valentine, celebrate newlyweds and oldlyweds, and spoken word tributes to love. Don’t miss it–and bring a friend–or two!


PostHeaderIcon The December 2017 newsletter for PFLAG Oregon Central Coast

Our December 2017 newsletter for PFLAG Oregon Central Coast can be found here.

Thanks to Nel Ward, our newsletter editor for her excellent work in preparing the newsletter.

We paused on December 1st to recognize World AIDS Day–to love and honor those who have been lost in this international virus exposure–and to pledge ourselves to continue working for increased education, testing, and treatment–until it’s no longer needed!

This week at the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting, World AIDS Day was proclaimed by the BOC and they heard information about a new HIV/AIDS prevention grant that will soon be active in the county. The County Health Department will be working with the Siletz Tribe and with PFLAG and other community organizations to reach the most vulnerable groups.

Everyone is warmly invited to our Annual Holiday Dessert Potluck –it’s like a cookie exchange–only better. Bring a dessert and take home a variety of treats. It will be on Wednesday, December 14th, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Newport–at the intersection of 9th St. and Hurbert St.

PostHeaderIcon The November 2017 newsletter for PFLAG Oregon Central Coast

The November 2017 newsletter for Oregon Central Coast PFLAG can be found here.

Thanks to our newsletter editor Nel Ward!  We again bring you national and world LGBTQ news as well as reports of our own very busy Oregon Central Coast PFLAG chapter.

We invite you to our Nov. 8 meeting where the focus will be Transgender Awareness and Transgender Day of Remembrance. Bring your questions, an open mind, and heart while local transgender people and their families share their stories.

PostHeaderIcon October 2017 Newsletter for PFLAG Oregon Central Coast

Our October newsletter can be found here.

Thanks to editor Nel Ward who does an outstanding job of covering the world of LGBTQ news, including what’s happening right here on the Oregon Central Coast.

Another busy month here….
Oct. 8 BRO Leadership Conference in Eugene
Oct. 10 LGBTQ Happy Hour at Georgie’s in Newport
Oct. 11 PFLAG OCC Coming Out Party-Newport
Oct. 22 Out OR Women Brunch at Nana’s-Newport

See page 7 of the newsletter for more details.

PostHeaderIcon September 2017 Newsletter

Our the latest edition of PFLAG OCC’s dynamic newsletter can be found here.  Thanks to Nel Ward, our dedicated volunteer editor!

We’re welcoming two new Board members, CM Hall and Bethany Howe–both with wonderful experience and education to make great contributions to our chapter.

Check out our busy schedule of workshops and presentations–and get one scheduled for your school, workplace, church, or civic organization!

PostHeaderIcon Parents Coming Out

Nice short video about parents coming out and publicly acknowledging and supporting their gay child.

PostHeaderIcon August 2017 Newsletter

The August 2017 newsletter for the Oregon Central Coast PFLAG can be found here.

Another exciting issue–thanks again to Nel Ward, our dedicated newsletter editor! Lots of news from around the country and around the world–and from our very own PFLAG OCC chapter on the Oregon Coast.

Don’t miss BRO’s Transgender workshop this Saturday, Aug. 5 from 10-noon at the Newport Library.



PostHeaderIcon July 2017 Newsletter for Oregon Central Coast PFLAG

Our July 2017 issue of the newsletter for Oregon Central Coast PFLAG can be found here.   It is another issue full of news from the Oregon Coast and around the world of LGBT+ people and issues. Thanks to our newsletter editor Nel Ward for keeping us informed and involved.

Here’s what’s coming up!

Don’t miss being part of PFLAG’s Rainbow Family in the LaDeDa Parade on July 4–meet at 11 at the shelter behind the Yachats Commons on Highway 101 between 4th and 5th Streets to decorate and share the rainbow gear. Parade starts at 12:00 noon.

July 8, 9:00 am-4:00 pm: Love & the LGBT+ Community panel and workshop in Salem with Bishop Gene Robinson as keynote speaker. (http://www.stpaulsoregon.org/godslovelgbt2017)

July 11, 4:00-6:00 pm: LGBTQ Happy Hour, All Welcome!—Embarcadero, 1000 SE Bay Blvd., Newport

July 14, 7:00-10:00 pm: LGBTQ Social for Teens and Young Adults!—1819 Crestview Place, Newport (Info at 541-270-1551; 541-265-2922)

July 13-16: Portland Queer Comedy Festival http://portlandqueercomedyfestival.com/

July 25, 11:00 am: OUT OR Women Nana’s for Lunch—NW 3rd and Coast Streets, Newport

August 26, 12:00-2:00 pm: OCC PFLAG Picnic—St. Stephen’s, 9th & Hurbert, Newport