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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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March 2021

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION BOOK DISCUSSION

March 1 @ 8:00 am - March 31 @ 5:00 pm

The Crook County Foundation's (CCF) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee is excited to form a new quarterly Book Discussion group.  Learn more about the program below and let us know if you have any ideas for books or participation. ​The discussion groups are free to participate in and those who preregister will be provided a free paperback of the selected book by CCF (however, you are welcome to access the book in another way at your own expense).  The first book…

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MUSE Conference: Disclosure

March 4 @ 8:00 am - March 7 @ 5:00 pm

Join WORLD MUSE March 4 - 7  for the UnConference - breaking down the importance of trans representation in media and beyond through a conversation with Director Sam Feder and Executive Producer S. Mona SInhaa conversation around their vital documentary Disclosure . All session will be virtual and available for 30 days. Equity-ticket pricing ranges from $1-$200: Tickets: https://whova.com/portal/registration/museu_202103/ "Disclosure, the documentary by Sam Feder about trans representation in media was not only one of the best documentaries in a…

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BendYourWrist – Back to Vogue

March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Dr
Bend,, OR 97701 United States
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BendYourWrist - Back to Vogue March 7, 2021 - 2-3pm **Mask/Face Shield Required** RSVP - $10 All Levels Welcome Heels Encouraged; Not Required The Space 2570 Twin Knolls Drive STE 110 Bend, OR 97701 Questions/Inquiries: Email: DaleBlackheartArtistry@gmail.com PH: (443) 413-0271

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LGBTQ+ Youth Support Group

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 17, 2021

Support group offering for LGBTQ+ youth ages 11-13yrs, hosted by my OSU graduate interns Anna Thedford, Sam Herdman, and Hailey Wilson Location: TBD To register please call 541-229-8861 Youth will have a safe place to share, enjoy art, explore meaningful topics important to them, etc. Cost is $40 for the 6-week series (scholarships available, able to bill some Medicaid). 6 spots available.

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LGBTQ+ Youth Support Group

March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 17, 2021

Support group offering for LGBTQ+ youth ages 11-13yrs, hosted by my OSU graduate interns Anna Thedford, Sam Herdman, and Hailey Wilson Location: TBD To register please call 541-229-8861 Youth will have a safe place to share, enjoy art, explore meaningful topics important to them, etc. Cost is $40 for the 6-week series (scholarships available, able to bill some Medicaid). 6 spots available.

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OUT Dance Project

March 25 @ 8:00 am - March 28 @ 5:00 pm

OUT Dance Project is aimed at connecting rural queers across regions in Oregon through story and dance - and we're going on virtual tour this March, 2021! We have collected stories from rural LGBTQ+ folks from across Oregon about personally significant songs, and we will perform choreographed dances to these songs with our LGBTQ dance ensemble. Performances are FREE to attend and any proceeds collected will benefit regional LGBTQ+ advocacy groups (see co-hosts below). To find out more and book tickets, visit the OUT Dance Project page. PERFORMANCE…

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Winter PrideFest 2021

March 25 @ 5:00 pm - March 28 @ 3:00 pm
Bend Oregon Bend, OR 97703 United States + Google Map

Mark your calendars for Winter PrideFest 2021!! Tentatively planned for March (pending COVID Restrictions). While things may look a bit different this year, we hope to do our best to continue promoting inclusion in outdoors with this LGBTQ+ Ski Weekend. Below are plans for possible events, final details to follow early March: Friday March 26th: Welcoming Snocial (7-10pm) - Location TBD Saturday March 27th:  'Wigs.. an IceBreaker' (7-10pm) @Seventh Mountain Resort Winter Pride Celebration/Ski Day @Mt. Bachelor and in Bend…

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Winter PrideFest: Welcoming Snocial

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin – Bend, 147 Nw Minnesota Ave
Bend, US
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Celebrate Winter PrideFest weekend at our ‘Welcoming Snocial’! held at Dogwood Cocktail Cabin - meet and mingle, giggle, greet, support, cavort with the LGBTQ+ Community. ***Space is limited*** More info about Winter PrideFest here

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Winter PrideFest: Wigs an Icebreaker 2021

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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GRAB A WIG and get out on the ice rink!!!! Come meet local darlings and welcome all the guests coming in from out of town. Don't be shy give us your best Tonya, your Michelle Kwan, your Brian Boitano and lest we forget Adam Rippon (in a wig of course). This event is all ages so bring your kiddos. Admission is $5 with your own skates $10 with rental or free if you want to watch from solid ground. in…

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April 2021

Young, Wild, to be Free

April 3 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 8, 2021

Spring is coming! The team at HORSES on the Ranch is offering another session for building resilience and growing community! LGBTQ+ youth, primarily Crook County but we have secured funding for a few Jefferson & Deschutes County participants this time

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