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PostHeaderIcon January 2017 Newsletter for PFLAG Oregon Central Coast.

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

Our January Schedule is below and for more information see the newsletter at the link above.

–January 9, 4:00-6:00 pm: LGBTQ Happy Hour, All Welcome!— Georgie’s Beachside Grill, Newport

–January 11, 6:00-7:00 pm: Monthly PFLAG Meeting, trans activist
Zoyer Syndel—at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 9th & Hurbert, Newport–January 14: LGBTQ Social for Teens and Young Adults! 634 NE 7th Street, Newport

–January 15, 3:00 pm: Kirsten Collier, speaker—Driftwood Library, Lincoln City (See p. 4 of the newsletter at the link above.)–January 21: March in solidarity with the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. (See p. 1 of newsletter. Also more information below. )

–January 22, 11:00 am: OUT OR Coast Women’s Coffee – Café Mundo, Newport

–January 29, 10:15 am: C.M. Hall, an LGBTQ activist will speak at Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.  The Title of the presentation is–“A Journey of Questioning, Identity, Truth, and Spiritual Activism:  How One Queer Chick Became a Flamboyant UU.” The UU fellowship meets at the Visual Arts Center (the VAC) on the Second Floor, on the Nye Beach Turnaround, 777 Northwest Beach Drive. Enter the building from the west entrance on the second level.  For more information and a longer description of her presentation, see https://ccuuf.org/




January 21    STRONGER TOGETHER MARCH in Newport, Oregon and we are hoping you will join us.  Bring your daughters and sons, your grandchildren and your friends as we march to protect civil rights, protect vulnerable communities and the earth. We march in solidarity with the National Women’s March in Washington D.C., the March in Portland and across the USA.  

Our expected schedule is this:

  • 11:30 am Meet up at City Hall
  • 12 Noon Begin March, walking south along 101 sidewalk
  • 12:15- 1:00 Arrive @ Hallmark gathering between 12:15 and 1:00pm
  • 1 -2 pm Rally at the Hallmark Resort, lower level







PostHeaderIcon December 2016 Newsletter

PFLAG Friends,
Our colorful and news-filled December newsletter can be found here  –and we appreciate Nel Ward for another year of great issues!
Please join us for the Annual World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil at 6 pm on Thurs., Dec. 2 at the entrance to Oregon Coast Community College on 40th St. in South Beach.  Two panels from the AIDS quilt are on display all this week in the OCCC library–take a few minutes to sit with the quilt and reflect on the lives that were lost in this epidemic.
Our Holiday Dessert Potluck happens on Wed., Dec. 14 at 6 pm at St. Stephen’s Church in Newport at SW 9th and Hurbert.  Hope to see you there!

PostHeaderIcon November 2016 Newsletter

PFLAG Friends,
     The latest edition of our excellent newsletter can be found here. Thanks again to Nel Ward, editor extraordinaire!
     Lots of news and update on the lesbian couple who was evicted from their low income housing.  BOLI is working on appeals and we hope that there will someday be reimbursement for the huge financial loss they have suffered in losing their furnishings, clothing, deposits–not to mention their pride and sanity as they have struggled to stay afloat and indoors during these colder days.  It’s not too late to help with donations–contact Ineka Estabrook at inekae@charter.net for how you can help directly.
     Lots of activities underway for young people–see the calendar on page 7.
     Drop us a line of encouragement–and send in your membership! (see the form on the last page of the newsletter)–your commitment to our work means a lot.

PostHeaderIcon September 2016 Newsletter for the Oregon Central Coast PFLAG

The September edition of our newsletter can be found here. Thanks again to Nel Ward, our tireless editor.

Two upcoming events:

A memorial service for Kae Bates, co-founder of PFLAG OCC is Saturday, September 10, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church just south of Waldport on Hwy 101 near Range Dr.  A party will follow at Shelter Me on Hwy 34 in Waldport.  Please wear colorful / rainbow colored attire!

At the Wednesday, September 14 meeting, we will honor longtime LGBTQ activist and leader, Nel Ward and Oregon Central Coast PFLAG co-founder, Jeanne St.John at our 6:00 pm meeting at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church at 9th St. & Hurbert St. in Newport.  Please join us to honor these LGBTQ legends!

PostHeaderIcon August 2016 Newsletter for PFLAG – Oregon Central Coast

The latest edition of our outstanding newsletter can be found here.
It is a great  collaboration between Nel Ward, Editor, and Ineka Estabrook, PFLAG OCC Chair.  Thanks to both of them for a great effort!
Don’t miss all the news from our local chapter as well as throughout the country.
And don’t miss our annual picnic on Sat., Aug. 13 from 2-4 pm at Toledo’s Riverfront Park.  Bring a potluck dish to share and come enjoy fun in the sun with family and friends.

PostHeaderIcon July Newsletter

Our July 2016 newsletter can be found here.  It is filled with news and photos and lots of local info! Thanks to our ace editor, Nel Ward, who is one of this year’s Queer Heroes of the Northwest!  See the story in the newsletter!
Today, July 4, is the annual LaDeDa Parade in Yachats where PFLAG family and friends will be marching in honor of those who were killed in Orlando….and carrying signs that profess “Love Conquers Hate.”  Hope you can join us at 11 in the picnic shelter behind Yachats Commons–we’ll gather there to share rainbow regalia and be ready for the start of the parade at noon.



PostHeaderIcon June 2016 newsletter

Another exciting newsletter from PFLAG Oregon Central Coast can be found here! 

Lots of news and photos from the Oregon Coast and around the world.  Thanks again to our editor, Nel Ward, for another great issue!

PostHeaderIcon May 2016 Newsletter

The May newsletter of the Oregon Central Coast PFLAG is found here.
Lots of news and photos from our exciting month of PFLAG activities and events.  Don’t miss the story about the PFLAG & GSA presentation to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners for Upstanders Week, which we have made an annual event in the county.  And the great job Taft High students are doing in their statistics class in measuring bullying behavior.  PFLAG OCC helped them out with a mini-grant.

This month’s PFLAG meeting on May 11 will include a discussion about the pro’s and con’s of visibility for LGBT people and issues.  Be there and participate!

Thanks again to Nel Ward, our multi-talented newsletter editor.  We so appreciate her commitment and dedication to LGBT causes and people.

PostHeaderIcon April 2016 OCC PFLAG newsletter

Welcome to our April edition of the PFLAG Oregon Central Coast newsletter.
It can be found here.   We greatly appreciate the hard work and dedication of our editor, Nel Ward!

We could use your help and support for about 30 min. on Wed., April 13 at 9:30 AM at the Board of Commissioners meeting in the Courthouse on Olive St. in Newport.  The Commissioners will be presenting PFLAG and the GSA kids with a Proclamation of Upstander Week in Lincoln County.  Ineka and the GSA kids will share some of their experiences with helping their schools eliminate bullying and build a healthy school climate.  Hope you can be there to be “PFLAG’s Posse” at this annual event.

The BOC meeting room is right near the entrance in the back parking lot.  Hope to see you there!



PostHeaderIcon Desert Hope treatment center

Below is a link for a drug treatment center, Desert Hope, that emphasizes its mission to LGBT individuals.

Addiction and Abuse in the LGBT Community