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The 2014 May Newsletter can be found here.

Highlights from the newsletter–

OCC PFLAG Calendar: –May 14, 6:00-7:30 pm: PFLAG Meeting—St. Stephen’s, 9th & Hurbert, Newport –May 14: Federal Court Hearing on NOM’s standing in a lawsuit regarding marriage equality –May 15-18: Portland Queer Documentary Festival—McMenamins Kennedy School Theatre, 5736 NE 33rd Avenue, Portland [See p. 4.] –May 25, 11:00 am: OUT Lesbian Group—Café Mundo, Nye Beach, Newport –June 11, 6:00 pm: PFLAG Meeting—St. Stephen’s, 9th & Hurbert, Newport –June 22, 11:00 am: OUT Lesbian Group—Café Mundo, Nye Beach, Newport

The Coastal AIDS Network* monthly activities: –Second Tuesday, 7:00 pm: “Activity Night” (call for information (541)994-5597) –Third Tuesday, 7:00 pm: “Pizza Night” (Newport Abbey’s Pizza) –Fourth Tuesday, 7:00 pm: “Men’s Pot Luck” (Locations vary! Call (541)994-5597 or email for information) –We also try to have pizza in Tillamook or Pacific City. –Email Dan, coastalaidsnetwork@ or leave a message for him at (541)994-5597. *CAN activities are open to everyone, regardless of HIV status or sexual orientation except for “Men’s Pot Luck.” Occasionally we bend that rule for special events.

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Out Magazine’s top 50 most influential LGBT voices in American culture:

The new film, Kumu Hinu will be featured at Portland’s Queer Documentary Film Festival on Sunday, May 18 at 12:30 pm with directors Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson in attendance. The Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival will show many other excellent LGBT-themed films from May 15-18 at Kennedy School Theatre. QDoc is the only festival in the U.S. devoted to showing exclusively LGBT documentaries. It offers a unique vehicle to creatively engage core issues of queer identity—politics, history, culture, diversity, sexuality, family, aging, and coming-out issues. Cost is $10, $8 for seniors/students.

“They make it sound as though there are a limited number of marriage licenses and if they start handing out marriage licenses willy-nilly to same-sex couples who can’t have a child, then what is that going to do to procreation?” Sharon Baldwin, half of one of the couples challenging Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage

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