PFLAG Central Oregon

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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.

Meeting Information

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.

Meeting Topics

Upcoming Meetings

 

August 12

First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage, Then Comes Talking to Children about Marriage Equality

Young children take almost all of their early social and cultural cues from their parents and other significant adults in their environment. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to developmentally appropriate ways of discussing same-sex marriage with young children.

Presenter: Teresa Ashford, Owner of Aspen Academy Preschool in Bend and instructor at Washington State University and Central Oregon Community College

This is open to the public and free to attend. Child care providers and teachers will receive a Step 1, one hour training certificate in the category of Diversity. Parents of young children are encouraged to attend.

Come at 6:30 for refreshments. Workshop starts at 7:00

 

September 9

LGBT Teachers:  In and Out of the Closet

Come listen to our panel of educators talk about their experiences in the public school system.

 

 

 

 

SUPPORT * EDUCATION * ADVOCACY

Infoline: 541-728-3843

The infoline is a recorded message containing basic meeting information.  If you would like us to return your call, please leave your name, phone number, and the best time to call and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Mailing Address:

 PFLAG Central Oregon

PO Box 9182

Bend, OR  97708

Parents Families And Friends Of Lesbians And Gays Inc