MONTHLY SUPPORT MEETINGS
*******PFLAG Gold Beach/Curry County Chapter on Hiatus*******
Tamie and I made a difficult decision which was shared with those at last week’s January 14 Gold Beach meeting. We had hoped to tell all of you in person. PFLAG Gold Beach/Curry County will go on hiatus for the first quarter of 2015. There will be no chapter meetings or activities during January, February, or March of 2015. We will reevaluate in mid-March regarding the next quarter.
Gold Beach, Oregon Brookings, Oregon
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Gold Beach City Hall Chetco MAIN Library
29592 Ellensburg Avenue 405 Alder
What Happens at a Meeting? FlierTwoMeetings A flier that lists meeting information.
We provide love and support for all PFLAG members, family, friends, and allies. We work to create an environment of understanding so our gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender loved ones can live safely with dignity and respect.
PREVIOUS SUPPORT MEETING TOPICS IN 2014
January 8, 2014 We will watch and discuss the film “Out Smart.” Watch parents react when their child comes out…as smart. http://www.outsmartmovie.com
January 28, 2014 Topic: What is PFLAG? We will watch two short films with plenty of time for Q & A and getting to know each other.
February 12, 2014 Topic: Welcoming Churches for LGBT
February 25, 2014 Topic: Reconciling Your Faith as an LGBT Person
March 12, 2014 We will watch the film “Gen Silent.”Gen Silent asks six LGBT seniors if they will hide their lives to survive. They put a face on what experts in the film call an epidemic: gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender seniors so afraid of discrimination, or worse, in long-term/health care that many go back into the closet. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1605721/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
March 25, 2014 Lori Stanton from the Alzheimer’s Association will make a presentation.
April 9, 2014 Kids of LGBT Parents – Learn what the children think. Find out more about how some families are formed. As always, please join us in a welcoming, safe atmosphere. We learn and we laugh…a lot!
April 22, 2014 LGBT Kids & Youth – Learn more about the experience of today’s LGBT youth. We may have youth from the local high school GSA’s…Stay posted!
Our May topic seeks to learn more about being inclusive and supportive of our trans* members.
May 14, 2014 Get an introduction to transgender issues and concerns.
May 27, 2014 Youth from a Crescent City, CA program called “Gender Talk” will make a presentation. We’ll learn more about them and the program.
June 11, 2014 LGBT History – Learn more about the beauty and diversity of LGBTQI folks in history.
June 24, 2014 Our Own Pride Celebration!! Cake to celebrate…well, us!
July 9, 2014 Join us in a welcoming atmosphere for education, friendship, and fun. We’ll be in Gold Beach.
July 22, 2014 Our focus will be on mental health issues within the LGBT community. Hope to see you in Brookings!
August 13, 2014 Join us to learn about and celebrate the Allies who support the LGBTQI community.
August 26, 2014 Sue Krayer from the Curry Health Network will join us. We’ll learn about the support this agency has to offer.
September 10, 2014 Hate Crimes. Learn what constitutes a hate crime against sexual minorities. Find out what you can do.
September 23, 2014 Workplace Rights, including a section on coming out at work.
October 8, 2014 OutSmart film. What if you had to come out smart the way you come out gay? http://www.futureviewentertainment.com/outsmartmovie/
October 28, 2014 Sharing our coming out stories, struggles, and triumphs.
November 12, 2014 The holidays can be a stressful time for LGBTQI people or families with LGBTQI members, but there are several strategies that you can use to help reduce stress and create a happy holiday this year. We’ll also consider the question, “Is it Christian to Reject Gay Partners?”