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PostHeaderIcon May 2018 PFLAG-OCC Newsletter

PFLAG Friends,

Happy May Day and celebration of spring and more hours of sunlight!! Thanks to Nel Ward, our volunteer editor, we have another excellent edition of LGBTQ news–from our local area on the Oregon Coast to national and international people and issues. Our May 2018 edition of our newsletter can be found here.

Make plans now to attend the 2nd Annual Yachats Pride Weekend on June 1-3. See their website at http://yachatspride.org for all the details of the many events.

Thanks for helping make the Central Oregon Coast a safer and more welcoming place to live and work!


Jeanne StJohn, Chair

PostHeaderIcon Oregon Central Coast PFLAG Scholarships

Oregon Central Coast PFLAG Scholarships
Deadline: April 30, 2018
Form to apply for the scholarship can be found here.

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.

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
– Have finished high school (or equivalent) in Lincoln County, Oregon
– Have been accepted or currently attend an accredited postsecondary
institution—college, university, or vocational school.

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.

AWARD AMOUNT $250-$1000

Send application to PFLAGOCC@gmail.com by April 30, 2018

2018 PFLAG Oregon Central Coast
GSA Scholarship Application

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.