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The 2014 October Newsletter can be found here.

The October 8th PFLAG meeting will be at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Hurbert and 9th, at 6:00 pm. At the meeting, an excellent short film which includes a variety of families who they learn that a child or young adult is LGBT will be shown and discussed at the October 8 PFLAG meeting.

The film shows families sharing their honest reactions to hearing that their child is gay with the intense emotions, fears, and questions that it raised. Interviews with psychologists, teachers, and clergy provide factual answers to parents’ most commonly asked questions, as well as concrete guidance to help parents keep their children healthy and safe during this challenging time.

PFLAG Oregon Central Coast focuses on the Coming Out process each October to raise awareness about the effects of living secretly or “in the closet” and the risks and benefits of “coming out” more publicly as sexual or gender minority. Copies of the article “Eighteen Things to Think About Before Coming Out” will be available at the meeting. Participants will be encouraged to share from their own experiences of living in and/or coming out of a LGBT closet—as a parent, family member, friend, or LGBT person.

—————————— OCC PFLAG Calendar –October is LGBT History Month! –October 8, 6:00-7:30 pm: PFLAG Meeting. Coming Out Week—St. Stephen’s, 9th & Hurbert, Newport –October 10, 5:30 pm: Basic Rights fundraiser, IGNTE –Portland Art Museum, 1210 SW Park Avenue— –October 11: Coming Out Day –October 18, 8:30 am-1:15 pm: PFLAG table—Newport Farmers Market –October 26 , 11:00 am: Out Oregon Coast Women’s Coffee, Café Mundo, Newport –October 28, 7 :00 pm: CAN Pizza—Abby’s, Newport –November 12, 6:00-7:30 pm: PFLAG Meeting—St. Stephen’s, 9th & Hurbert, Newport

———————————— The Coastal AIDS Network* monthly activities: –Second Tuesday: “Men’s Pot Luck” (Locations vary! Call (541)994-5597 or email for information) –Fourth Tuesday, 7:00 pm: “Pizza Night” (Newport Abbey’s Pizza) –We also try to have pizza in Tillamook or Pacific City periodically. –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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