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LGBTQ+ Advocacy

OUT Central Oregon develops and supports events and provides information to encourage community involvement and build well-being for the LGBTQ+ community.

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Winter PrideFest

Winter PrideFest – an LGBTQ+ Ski weekend at Mt. Bachelor. Community events include ‘Wigs an Icebreaker’, Apres Ski Dance Party, and Panel Discussion on Inclusivity in Sport

Bend Pride 5k

Celebrates inclusivity on a festive course through Bend, Oregon, including Drag Dash, Spirit awards, and Costume Contest!!

OUT in Focus

A collaborative project with BendFilm aimed at increasing access to films which highlight diversity and inclusion.

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October 2020

17th Annual BendFilm Festival | OCT 8-25 + LGBTQ Film!!

October 8 @ 8:00 am - October 25 @ 5:00 pm

More info @: The years 17th Annual BendFIlm Festival features several films celebrating diversity including topics on LGBTQ+, BIPOC,  Women, and ageing communities. Checkout last years Festival: LGBTQ+ Films include: Ahead of the Curve - the story of one of the most influential women in lesbian history you’ve never heard of and the impact her work continues to have today. Growing up, Franco Stevens never saw any representation of queer women—she didn’t even know it was possible for a…

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American Whorror Story: Cult of Tuck

October 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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Calling all goblins and ghouls, freaks and fools! The Cult of Tuck is returning to the VTP stage for our favorite night of the year, Halloween! We will be taking the stage on Halloween night for our new drag spooktacular, American Whorror Story : Cult Of Tuck. There will be Kings and Queens and everything in between! Join us for amazing performances, a joke or two, and in halloween tradition, a costume contest! (No apple bobbing due to Covid -…

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