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April 2020

OUT in Focus – ‘And Then We Danced’ Film Screening

April 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a 'Virtual' screening of Queer Film and support local non-profits. 'And Then We Danced' is 'a passionate tale of love and liberation set amidst the conservative confines of modern Georgian society'. Opening “virtually @ Tin Pan Theatre”on Friday, Apr. 3rd Tickets: $12 for a 48-hour rental Learn more @ tinpantheater.com/and-then-we-danced "Follows Merab, a devoted dancer who has been training for years with his partner Mary for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble. The arrival of another…

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Queers Makin’ Beers: Virtual Happy Hour

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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QMB is going virtual! We're crossing our fingers that the virus will be long gone by the time Pride rolls around. Join us virtually to talk about plans for pride - all are welcome and we need your ideas and support! We can use this google hangouts link: https://hangouts.google.com/call/QM7C6KP3rSmsNyngodaqAEEE You shouldn't need an account to join the call. But, you will need a beer in your hand 🙂

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A Temporary Condition – Where Are Your Guts?

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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A Temporary Condition is excited to come back, this time with the theme "Where Are Your Guts?" Performers TBA - If you are interested in joining us on stage, our open call to artists can be found here: https://atemporarycondition.com/call-to-artists/ APRIL 16, 2020 We will make a post when tickets become available.

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Pride Planning Meeting!

April 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave
Bend, OR 97703 United States
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It’s that time again to start planning Pride (occurring on June 20th)   Have an idea for an event? Want to volunteer for a specific task? Come join us, bring your friends, and let's start a conversation.

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May 2020

2nd Annual Healing Trauma Conference

May 1 - May 2

2nd Annual Healing Trauma Conference Bridging the Divide - Soul Meets Science May 1-2, 2020 , Seventh Mountain Resort   More info @: https://thehealingtraumaconference.com/

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LGBTQ Beginning West Coast Swing Class!

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SEVEN Restaurant and Nightclub, 1033 Northwest Bond Street
Bend, OR 97701 US
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West Coast Swing is the smooth version of Swing, done to Hop hop, Blues, Top 40. It's sexy--sassy--fun! This is a Beginning class for total newbies - 2 left feet are perfectly acceptable and everyone is welcome. You can sign up to learn the lead or follow role, and we'll rotate partners in class. 4 week series starts April 7 Tuesdays 7-8pm (Followed by dancing) Seven Nightclub $40/month Register in advance with Victoria (me!) so I can keep the lead/follow…

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LGBTQ Middle School Family Nights

May 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
High Desert Middle School, 61111 SE 27th St
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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Join High Desert Middle School in the 'Foods Classroom' to help build community support for our LGBTQ youth. All Central Oregon LGBTQ Youth and their families are invited.   Each evening will be different, and we hope you can make it to all of them. March 18th - Connect with Community Partners April 15th - Studen/Parent Panel May 13th - Dinner and a Movie June 3rd - End of Year Celebration and Next Steps   Hosted by HDMS SAGA (Sexuality…

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June 2020

Bend Pride 5K Run and Walk – 2020

June 20 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Drake Park, bend or
Bend, OR 97702 US
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OCO presents the 2nd Annual Pride 5K Run/Walk in Bend celebrating inclusivity and expanding on the Central Oregon Pride Festival. June 20th events include: 5K festive course, followed by a Drag Dash (a short 100-200 meter ‘dash’ of fun and silliness), Spirit awards for Costumes, and finishes with raffles of awesome prizes donated by many of our super cool local sponsors! runsignup.com/Race/OR/Bend/BendPride5kFunRunWalk $15 early signup before June 1st $25 late signup June 1st - June 22nd $10 youth signup for…

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High Desert Pride 2020 (Central Oregon Pride)

June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Drake Park, bend or
Bend, OR 97702 US
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OUT Central Oregon is happy to announce High Desert Pride 2020 – a celebration of Pride in the diversity of our LGBTQ+ community and allies. Expanding on 15 years of celebrating Central Oregon Pride, presented by Human Dignity Coalition, OUT Central Oregon brings High Desert Pride 2020 to Bend with new energy, focus, and commitment. We look forward to developing partnerships with each of our sponsors and vendors to bring renewed energy and fun to this annual celebration in Drake…

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Micah The Rapper at High Desert Pride

June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Drake Park, bend or
Bend, OR 97702 US
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We are excited to announce 'Micah The Rapper' will join us at 'High Desert Pride' - June 20th! Checkout their music online at: micahtherapper.com/epk

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