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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.

PostHeaderIcon Nov. 2019 Newsletter

The latest edition of the PFLAG–Oregon Central Coast newsletter can be found here.
In our newsletter you’ll find what’s happening in the Q World–around the corner and around the globe–thanks to our excellent editor, Nel Ward.

The big local news is that an enthusiastic group is planning a Newport Pride event for 2020 and wants your input about the date. Here’s a link to vote and to get involved in planning. https://forms.gle/JevaPRPVGMgXBrTu6

From our newsletter, here are other important dates with our local community on the Oregon Central Coast–
–November 3, 11:00 am: Out Oregon Coast Breakfast at Newport Cafe, 534 N. Hwy 101, Newport.
–November 12, 4:00-6:00 pm: LGBT & Allies Happy Hour, All Welcome!—Pacific Kitchen, 740 W. Olive St. Newport (north of the PAC.)
–November 13, 6:00-7:30 pm: PFLAG Meeting—Transgender Community, Newport High GSA Sharing Their Annual Trans Day of Remembrance Observance—at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 414 S.W. 9th St.at Hurbert St., Newport.
–November 15, 9:00-11:00 am: OCC PFLAG Board meeting—My Safe Place, formerly My Sisters’ Place, Newport
–November 15, 5:00-7:00 pm: Trans Support Group—Toledo Public Library, 173 N.W. 7th Street, Toledo.
–November 24, 11:00 am: OUT OR Women at Nana’s for Lunch—613 N.W. 3rd St. at Coast Street, Newport.
–November 27, 6:00-7:30 pm: Trans Support Group—at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 414 S.W. 9th St. at Hurbert St., Newport.

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