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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

PostHeaderIcon June 2018 Newsletter

The PFLAG Oregon Central Coast newsletter can be found here.

The 2nd Annual Yachats Pride event is next weekend and should be even bigger and more fun than last year! Here’s a link to the event on June 2 & 3. http://yachatspride.org/

During the Pride Festival PFLAG and Welcoming Churches are sharing an information table in the picnic shelter behind Yachats Commons. We will be there from 10:30am-5:30pm on Sat. and from 11:30-2:30 on Sunday.

And we invite you to come to the June 13 monthly PFLAG meeting at 6 pm at St. Stephen’s in Newport to help plan a 10th Anniversary Celebration for PFLAG Oregon Central Coast.

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