PFLAG Central Oregon
Welcome all parents, families, and friends of lesbians and gays!
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
PFLAG Central Oregon meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Where: Nativity Lutheran Church
60850 Brosterhous Rd., Bend
6:30 PM (6:15 for library usage and refreshments)
Nativity Lutheran Church is a GLBT friendly and welcoming church.
Meetings are confidential and include introductions, "PFLAG Moments" where people share if they have had encounters where they were able to support someone, educate someone about gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender issues or advocates on behalf of our GLBT loved ones. We usually have a social event, a speaker or a topic for the evening and occasionally we have break-out support groups depending on the need. We try to make everyone feel welcome whether you are a parent who has just learned their child is gay or you are a glbt person yourself who is struggling with your identity or coming out. Feel free to wear whatever you are comfortable in. We're a relaxed group and accept people as they are! Please join us!
We also have parents who are willing to meet with other parents one on one if that is more to your comfort level. Please call our infoline or e-mail us.
Faces & Facets of Transgender Experience DVD & Discussion
This film is a glimpse into the lives of transgender and gender diverse people and their families in order to expand understanding and dispel misinformation and sterotypes held by some members of the general public. Our expectation is that this film will serve as a resource for families and organizations that work directly with families (i.e. counselors, clergy and medical professionals). Our hope is that viewing Faces and Facets will touch minds and hearts to change long-held prejudices and misconceptions as well as to change behaviors as people interact with transgender and gender diverse persons in more informed and sensitive ways.
We are continuing the conversation started in May by welcoming a panel of transgender persons to share their stories and answer questions that we might have. Special thanks to Kirsten Winters who has arranged for transgender people to speak on the panel.
Heaven Can Wait - 9 AM
June 16th - Carpool with us to Portland and march with Oregon PFLAG in Pride Northwest! Contact Becky: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 29th - Central Oregon Pride - Drake Park in Bend
July 9th - Regular support meeting cancelled
July 13th - Please join us for our 20th Anniversary Celebration! Details coming soon!
August 14th - Come learn about LGBTQ history!
September 14th - Red Dress Party Fundraiser
SUPPORT * EDUCATION * ADVOCACY
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PFLAG Central Oregon
PO Box 9182
Bend, OR 97708