PFLAG Central Oregon

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Cait Boyce
President

Cait moved from San Francisco to Central Oregon in 2004.  Since 1971, she has been involved with many LGBTQ organizations including ACT UP! (where she was proudly arrested 2 times), Human Rights Campaign (HRC), International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex Law Association (ILGLaw), Matthew Shepard Foundation, and the National LGBTQ Task Force.  Cait was the founder and CEO of The Center For Restorative Justice, a pathway to peace for communities and the incarcerated.  


Cait  has served as President of PFLAG Central Oregon for 3 years. Cait also serves on the Board of OUT Central Oregon.


Contact Cait at:  [email protected]

 

Becky Groves

Vice President


Becky is a Prineville native, mother of three, and grandmother of five.  She has been a home based licensed child care provider for 30+ years. After her son came out as gay at age 18, she quickly found her way on the PFLAG Central Oregon board.  She served as the President for 10 years and now serves as Vice-President.  She was also the President/Chair of PFLAG’s Oregon State Council for three years.  She was the first person east of the Cascade Mountains to do so. 


Becky has been actively involved in getting laws passed to protect the freedom of LGBTQ folks in Oregon and in the nation.  In 2007, she was invited by Basic Rights Oregon to be the first testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Oregon Equality Act (SB2) which was passed by our Oregon Legislature.  The Oregon Equality Act makes it illegal to fire a good employee, evict a good tenant, or refuse a patron at a restaurant just because that person is gay or transgender.  She has been a passionate activist for marriage equality and was thrilled when her son was able to legally marry on the eve of the SCOTUS decision in June, 2015, to make marriage equality available to all.  


Becky is available for one-on-one meetings with other parents who might be struggling with their child’s sexual orientation. 

Contact her at:  [email protected]

Gary Parn

Treasurer


Gary is a retired 2nd grade teacher from Prineville.  He is an active member of the Human Dignity Advocates in Prineville and serves as their Treasurer also.  He was a travel companion to our dear friend, Cliff Cook, who passed away in 2017.  Cliff and Gary had many adventures together.


Fran Davis

Corresponding Secretary


Fran is a long-time "PFLAG mom" and activist.  She has been active in many organizations including being the Chair of the Jefferson County Democrats.  She works diligently making sure all our visitors and guests get welcome notes.  

Wesley Woods

Secretary


Wes recently moved to Bend and immediately got involved in the LGBTQ community.  Wes serves on the board of PFLAG as well as on the board of OUT Central Oregon.  Wes also leads a LGBTQ Book Club.  Wes is majoring in Addiction Studies at COCC and is employed at Bethlehem Inn.