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.
Speaker: Bend City Councilor Jodie Barram
PFLAG welcomes Bend City Councilor, Jodie Barram! Councilor Barram will speak to us about why she supports same-sex marriage. We'll also get an update from Cliff Cook about our 10th Anniversary of Central Oregon Pride! This is a potluck meeting. Please bring a dish to share. PFLAG will supply plates, utensils, coffee, and water.
Speaker: Jacob Fain
After DOMA & LGBT Finances
You are invited to hear local Financial Advisor, Jacob Fain from Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, discuss this important topic. He will also answer questions.
Wealth planning can be difficult for anyone. For domestic partners it can be even more complicated. With a little foresight and the right information, domestic partners can properly plan so they and their children are prepared for major life events.
Topics to be covered include:
· Wealth planning for same sex couples that take account of specific federal and state laws
· Establishing plans to protect assets, property and the rights of your children
· Retirement planning and strategies that will prepare you for rising costs of living and healthcare needs
· Estate planning strategies to ensure your wishes are carried outDisclaimer: Morgan Stanley, its affiliates and Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice. The material was not intended or written to be used for the purpose of avoiding tax penalties that may be imposed on the taxpayer. Clients should consult their tax advisors for matters involving taxation and tax planning and their attorney for matters involving estate planning and other legal matters.
SUPPORT * EDUCATION * ADVOCACY
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.
PFLAG Central Oregon
PO Box 9182
Bend, OR 97708
Q Center presents “Q and the Affordable Care Act – Community Education Forum” on Saturday, March 22 from 12-2pm at Big Bear Diner (Banquet Room) in Bend. The address is: 1465 NE 3rd Street in Bend.
Come join Q for a no-host lunch and non-alcoholic beverages are on us! Everyone in attendance will also receive one raffle ticket for a chance to win fabulous prizes. Children are welcome and craft activities will be provided.
About Q Center
Q Center is a community resource which seeks to increase the visibility of and foster connection within the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) communities and their allies. The center builds public awareness and support, and celebrates LGBTQ diversity through art, culture, education, community outreach and programming.
Q Center is based in Portland and provides resources and services to communities in Oregon and SW Washington. For more details, please visit Q Center’s website at www.pdxqcenter.org. Follow us through social media outlets on Facebook (Q Center) and Twitter (@qcenter).
Teri Eastburn, Community Resource Coordinator, will be providing valuable information about Q Center’s programs and services and how they benefit Deschutes County. She will also present information about the Affordable Care Act, and provide resources to help with enrollment assistance and insurance plans through Cover Oregon. Q Center is a Certified Community Partner for Cover Oregon.
Sponsored by PFLAG Central Oregon, Human Dignity Coalition, and Stars & Rainbows