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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

PostHeaderIcon November 2018 Newsletter for PFLAG Oregon Central Coast

PFLAG Friends,

Once again Nel Ward, our greatly appreciated newsletter editor, has pulled together the latest and best of the LGBTQ news, around the world and here on the Oregon coast.  It can be read or downloaded here.

Check page 7 for the calendar of events, including the regular PFLAG meeting on Nov. 14–which will be a Trans Observance led by Newport High GSA students. Hope you can come out to support and encourage them.

Thanks for all that you are doing to make our communities safer and more welcoming. We all have to try harder in these difficult and more dangerous times.

Jeanne StJohn, Chair
PFLAG Oregon Central Coast

PostHeaderIcon October 2018 Newsletter for PFLAG Oregon Central Coast

The October edition of our newsletter can be found here.

Thanks to Nel Ward for her great efforts as the editor of the newsletter.  The October calendar of local events can be found on page 7 of the newsletter. Highlights are:

–October 9, 4:00-6:00 pm: LGBTQ Happy Hour, All Welcome!—Georgie’s Beachside Grill, Newport
–October 10, 6:00-7:30 pm: PFLAG Meeting, Annual Coming Out Party—St. Stephen’s, 9th & Hurbert, Newport
–October 11, 7:30 pm: “The Coming Out Monologues”—The Alberta Abbey, 126 NE Alberta St., Portland
–October 14, 10:15 am. National Coming Out Day will be celebrated–Central Coast UU Fellowship. Claire Hall and others will share their experiences. The MC will be CM Hall. Meets at the Visual Arts Center, 2nd Floor, Nye Beach Turnaround, 777 Northwest Beach Drive, Newport
–October 20, 3:00 pm: “Beyond Pronouns: Transgender Pro-nouns,” Kit Lorelied & Sinclair St. Claire—Lincoln City (Driftwood) Public Library, second floor of the City Hall building, 801 SW Hwy. 101
–October 21, 11:00 am: “Sunday of Love”—Trinity United Methodist Church, 383 NE Beech St., Toledo
–October 21, 3:00 pm: “LGBTQ 101: Everything You Wanted to Know, But Were Afraid to Ask,” PFLAG—Lincoln City (Driftwood) Public Library, second floor of the City Hall building 801 SW HWY 101
–October 28, 11:00 am: OUT OR Women at Nana’s for Lunch—NW 3rd and Coast Streets, Newport




PostHeaderIcon TEDx Talk: 40 Years and Wandering No More

Karen Kendra Holmes is a member of the Transgender Community and former board member of Metro DC PFLAG in Washington, DC.  In the TEDx Asbury Park Talk at the link below, she shares her journey of her transition.


PostHeaderIcon The ABCs of Gender

Here is a link to an interesting article by Joe Borders on the ABCs of Gender

ABC’s of Gender

PostHeaderIcon September 2018 Newsletter for PFLAG-OCC

PFLAG Friends,

Our September 2018 Newsletter for PFLAG Oregon Central Coast can be found here.

Lots of news and photos from our 10th Anniversary Family Picnic–thanks to editor Nel Ward for pulling it all together for us each month!

Don’t miss the PFLAG Hero & 10th Anniversary Celebration on Wednesday, September 12th at 6:00 pm at St. Stephen’s Church in Newport.

We will be honoring two PFLAG Heroes, Lincoln County Commissioner Claire Hall and Trans Advocate Rhonda Jantzen, as well as celebrating PFLAG’s 10 years of support, education and advocacy in Lincoln County.

Thanks for all you’re doing to make Lincoln County more welcoming and supportive for all LGBTQ people — and others!!

Jeanne StJohn, Chair

PostHeaderIcon Annual Oregon Central Coast PFLAG Picnic. 8/4/18 at the Toledo Waterfont Park.

Photos from the Annual PFLAG picnic. Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Oregon Central Coast PFLAG. Music provided by Frank Jones and Nancy McFerrin.




PostHeaderIcon August 2018 Newsletter

The August 2018 issue of the newsletter for PFLAG – Oregon Central Coast can be found here

Thanks again to Nel Ward, our faithful newsletter editor, we have another info-and photo-filled summary of local and far-ranging news about the LGBTQ community.

Our PFLAG chapter is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this month with a Family Picnic at the Toledo Waterfront Park (where it’s warm) from 3-5 pm this Saturday, August 4. Please be there to celebrate this milestone!

Thanks for all you do to make our communities more welcoming!




PostHeaderIcon July Newsletter for PFLAG-OCC

PFLAG Friends,

The most recent edition of our newsletter for Oregon Central Coast PFLAG can be found here.

Thanks to our dedicated volunteer editor, Nel Ward, here’s another outstanding edition of our newsletter! Don’t miss the stories about BOTH of our PFLAG scholarship recipients.

Get your RAINBOW GEAR together and join us for the famous annual LaDeDa Parade in Yachats at noon TOMORROW, July 4. PFLAG and Welcoming Churches will be marching together with flags, banners, and family fun! Bring your family and friends and be part of the PFLAG Rainbow Team. Parade starts at 12–sharing rainbow gear at the new shelter behind Yachats Commons at 11am.

Mark Sat., Aug. 4 on your calendar now! PFLAG’s 10th Anniversary Picnic in the Park–at Toledo Waterfront Park from 3-5 pm. Just bring yourselves–we will provide food & drink!!

Jeanne StJohn, Chair