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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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July 2021

Queen of the Balls – Drag Queen Bingo

July 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Space Event Studios, 220 Northeast Lafayette Avenue
Bend, Oregon 97701 United States
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The wait is over! Destiny is bringing local queens & MORE back to the main stage to raise money for OUT Central Oregon! It's BINGO bitch!  Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/queen-of-the-balls-drag-queen-bingo-tickets-162360758399 THE SKINNY - Queen of the Balls - Drag Queen Bingo exemplifies what FUNdraising is all about! Destiny Stiletto "sets the stage" on behalf of OUT Central Oregon, the 501(C)(3) responsible for hosting bingo. The entertainment value is absolutely over the top! Your FUN factor will be maxed from the moment the…

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Shireen Amini Album Release at Volcanic

July 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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July 30th 9pm $10 - @Volcanic Theatyer Ticket Link: bendticket.com/events/112874168/shireen-amini-album-release-at-volcanic  Shireen Amini is an independent artist and a self-described queer, Puerto Rican-Iranian-American, Earth-loving musician based in Bend, Oregon. She is most known for fronting the successful Latin dance rock band ¡Chiringa! for the last 8 years. Her new solo album "Break Myself Free" was successfully crowdfunded through the pandemic, recorded in Boston, MA in October 2020, and will now poignantly be released as we emerge on the other side. "Break Myself Free" (the album) is a proud…

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August 2021

Dance Cardio – Dance HIITS – “You Belong”

August 2 @ 6:30 am - 7:00 am
Sekse, 550 SW Industrial Way Suite 154
Bend, 97702 United States
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Dance HIITS - "You Belong" Description Join Dustin Riley in a vibrant and energized moment where YOU BELONG. Move and groove through several sets of dance and HIIT intervals in a space that is free of judgement and will make you feel unf*ckingstoppable! All levels welcome. Alternative workout attire encouraged! Signup here: https://www.sekse.fit/schedule

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LGBTQ+ Support Group – Teen

August 2 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2021

Brightways Counseling, 7515 Falcon Crest Dr
Redmond, Oregon 97756 United States
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LGBTQ+ Peer Support Group for Teens 13-17 Accpeting OHP and Pacific Source, private pay and sliding scale options available. Contact: Clara Hanson LCSW 541-904-5216 ext 13 clara@brightwayscounseling.com

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LGBTQ+ Support Group – Adults

August 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2021

Brightways Counseling, 7515 Falcon Crest Dr
Redmond, Oregon 97756 United States
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LGBTQ+ Peer Support Group for Young Adults 18-30 Accpeting OHP and Pacific Source, private pay and sliding scale options available. Contact: Clara Hanson LCSW 541-904-5216 ext 13 clara@brightwayscounseling.com

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Deb’s Dollhouse Drag Show

August 6 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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The Cult of Tuck is thrilled to be coming back to VTP for a very special show! It happens to be your Cult Mother's birthday and Deb has hand selected a group of performers give a variety of styles of drag for what she thinks will be the perfect show! As many of you know, Deb also tends to take a liking to some old fashioned and hilarious reading of her amazing performers and will be offering a select few…

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PFLAG ANNUAL PICNIC

August 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sam Johnson Park Redmond, OR Redmond, Oregon, 333 SW 15th St
Redmond, OR 97756 United States
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Back at Last!! PFLAG’s Annual Picnic! Join us for fun, games, food and chat! PFLAG will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, water and soft drinks. Please bring a side dish to share! Masks will be required unless you are actively eating or drinking unless the Governor’s mandate has been amended. Sam Johnson Park 333 SW 15th Street Redmond, OR More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/950024122431536/

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LGBTQ+ Support Group – Teen

August 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2021

Brightways Counseling, 7515 Falcon Crest Dr
Redmond, Oregon 97756 United States
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LGBTQ+ Peer Support Group for Teens 13-17 Accpeting OHP and Pacific Source, private pay and sliding scale options available. Contact: Clara Hanson LCSW 541-904-5216 ext 13 clara@brightwayscounseling.com

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LGBTQ+ Support Group – Adults

August 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2021

Brightways Counseling, 7515 Falcon Crest Dr
Redmond, Oregon 97756 United States
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LGBTQ+ Peer Support Group for Young Adults 18-30 Accpeting OHP and Pacific Source, private pay and sliding scale options available. Contact: Clara Hanson LCSW 541-904-5216 ext 13 clara@brightwayscounseling.com

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Headwig and the Angry Inch – OUT in Focus

August 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tin Pan Theater, 869 NW Tin Pan Aly
Bend, OR 97703 United States
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Headwig and the Angry Inch - presented by BendFilm and OUT in Focus A German emigrant living in a trailer in Kansas is the victim of a botched sex-change operation. Adapted from the critically acclaimed off-Broadway rock theater hit, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" tells the story of the "internationally ignored" rock singer, Hedwig, and her search for stardom and love. Tickets: https://bendfilmyear-round.eventive.org/schedule/60d4b18578f37b003758a37d [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bnlAso3p7A%5D

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