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Unread 07-17-2007, 11:05 AM
 
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Thumbs up Gay Friendly Oregon

My daughter, who is gay, currently lives with her partner of 13 years in North Bend Oregon. They are new to the area but have found the people to be very gay friendly. To anyone who isn't blind would know my daughter is gay yet everyone she meets loves her. She works at the Mill casino and told me a lot of gay people work there so it's a fun place to work and very comfortable. Her neighbors, who are straight, have all come to help them with moving in and seem really nice toward them. My daughter and I lived in San Jose for many years and found it less than friendly to gays, although my daughter has never had a real problem no matter where she goes. Let's hope the public gets more educated on the gay issue so everyone can live an open happy life! Good luck to SDMikey on your move to Coos Bay. I live in Mobile Alabama and have a gay step-son who doesn't seem to have a problem here but I'm sure if push came to shove he wouldn't meet with open arms from the people in the south. What a shame.
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Unread 07-17-2007, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Socialist Republik of Amerika
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Although I understand your goal of acceptance of Gay life as normal.
Why is it, with whom someone sleeps with their main defining characteristic.

The homosexual community was better off in the closet, imo. The position of, "we were born that way, and its normal behavior" leaves many in Oregon with an uncomfortable dilema to what they believe is right and wrong.
Everyone knows a gay man or woman. And I think they are not condemned because of gayness, but because of intolerance of people who disagree with their choice to be gay.

freedom (to think gay lifestyle is in error, but all people should have the freedom to choose- gay or straight)
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Unread 07-17-2007, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Portland Metro
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Old enough...

Congratulations to your daughter and her partner on finding a community that they feel comfortable in. Gay couples present no dilemma to me, and I think the sooner we get our minds out of other people's bedrooms, gay or straight, the better off we will all be.
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Unread 07-17-2007, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Socialist Republik of Amerika
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Old enough...

Congratulations to your daughter and her partner on finding a community that they feel comfortable in. Gay couples present no dilemma to me, and I think the sooner we get our minds out of other people's bedrooms, gay or straight, the better off we will all be.
Amen, to that, I could care less what someones sensual activities abound.
It needs no agenda. Just privacy.
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Unread 07-29-2007, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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There are a lot of people in Oregon who are not "gay friendly".
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Unread 10-27-2007, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas NV
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Any thoughts on corvallis Oregon, whether or not its gay friendly or better yet, Gay safe?

I know that my church is there which surprised me (UU) so I am assuming it is fairly liberal but I searched for a Gay community and havent found anything....

Any sites, ideas, info?

Thanks
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Unread 10-27-2007, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Portland Metro
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Any thoughts on corvallis Oregon, whether or not its gay friendly or better yet, Gay safe?

I know that my church is there which surprised me (UU) so I am assuming it is fairly liberal but I searched for a Gay community and havent found anything....

Any sites, ideas, info?

Thanks
The UU church here is very gay friendly--in fact I believe the minister herself is gay. The community as a whole, particularly the non-student community has a very live-and-let-live attitude. There are a lot of open gay women in the community, but not so many out in the open men, for some reason.
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Unread 09-14-2013, 06:06 PM
 
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My wife and I are moving to the Coos Bay/North Bend area within the next six months. I am an ordained pastor/teacher. We have a ministry to the gay and lesbian community. If there is interest we will most likely plant a Christian Church (New Jerusalem Bible Church). Please see our web page at Home Page.
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Unread 09-14-2013, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Oregon & Sunsites Arizona
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My Father-in-law planted a church in Coos Bay years ago. He would be the first to tell you, Coos County is the most unchurched place he was ever in. Don't expect much success, and throwing in the congregation you are seeking, don't expect much in the Sunday offering.


By the way. Most of the churches in Coos Bay already condone gays, so your dream of being unique is not gonna happen..
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Unread 09-17-2013, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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Old enough...

Congratulations to your daughter and her partner on finding a community that they feel comfortable in. Gay couples present no dilemma to me, and I think the sooner we get our minds out of other people's bedrooms, gay or straight, the better off we will all be.
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Amen, to that, I could care less what someones sensual activities abound.
It needs no agenda. Just privacy.
??? Until the o.p. overshared with the rest of us the circumstances of his daughters sexuality, did any of us know? Did we care?? 100% of these "gay friendly?" threads begins with some gay person or enabler, informing us of the details of a gay intimate relationship. 100%. Straight people do not interrogate random strangers as to their sexuality and then proceed to lambaste them for their choice. I have yet to encounter the gay person who didn't need to inform everyone in earshot as to their sexuality. Or, if in a couple, make perfectly obvious their degree of devotion for one another. To be fair, there must be gay people that are discreet. However, discretion is much more enforced among the straight population. If straight people get physical in public they can expect to hear "get a room!". Intolerance fo people's PDA is universal, it is NOT specifically "gay intolerance". I am tired of being solicited for my interpretation of some gay persons lifestyle and then when it is given there is anger or whatever because it isn't "affirming" or "supportive". Don't ask, don't tell. It was a good policy. But of course that didn't sit well with gays. So now they have the Jolly Roger run up just below the Stars and Stripes on base flagstaffs and snogfests in the off duty areas... privacy? They could have all the privacy they need, but they neither need nor want it.

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