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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 2021

NO STRAIGHT LINES: THE RISE OF QUEER COMICS – Virtual + In-Person

October 7 @ 8:00 am - October 17 @ 5:00 pm

Tickets Virtual (Starting - October 7th): https://watch.eventive.org/bendfilm2021/play/613a6a0ad487e4009afce325 Tickets In-Person: https://www.bendfilm.org/2021-festival-schedule/ In Person - October 9th - 4:30pm @Regal A - https://bendfilm2021.eventive.org/schedule/613fc2df1e3ede007dbaa0b3 In Person - October 10th - 4:15pm @Regal A - https://bendfilm2021.eventive.org/schedule/613fc3134abba400867997df Five scrappy queer comic book artists journey from DIY work and isolation to the cover of Time Magazine and the international stage, offering a fascinating window into everything from the AIDS crisis and workplace discrimination to the search for love and a good haircut. Their work and personal…

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BendFilm Festival – MUSIC VIDEO CATEGORY!

October 7 @ 8:00 am - October 17 @ 5:00 pm

Tickets @ BendFilm: - STAY Tuned for Details: Featuring the latest works by @sleater_kinney , @topfreakdaddy and Bend’s very own, @killyholiday - ALL of the filmic mediums in this year’s category showcase a breadth of styles, themes and messages we need to see and hear. Right now. 🎬 From found footage to illustration, 16mm to animation, Hi8 to high resolution -- the themes explored in this year’s Music Video Category focus on love, gender fluidity, self-exploration and self-realization. But most importantly, the intimacy of the art produced…

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Complicated -“Connection Shorts” VIRTUAL

October 7 @ 8:00 am - October 17 @ 5:00 pm

Tickets @ BendFilm: https://watch.eventive.org/bendfilm2021/play/613a50b99cb94800c704fe69/611b016bcaaba100a9d8c9c6 VIRTUAL - Starting - October 7th Itamar returns to his suburban childhood home following a mental breakdown and contends with hi exercise-obsessed mother and the advances of a handsome lifegaurd.

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The Binding of Itzik – VIRTUAL

October 7 @ 8:00 am - October 17 @ 5:00 pm

Tickets @ BendFilm: https://watch.eventive.org/bendfilm2021/play/613bade0ab1c620050fa503a VIRTUAL - Starting - October 7th In his online search for bookbinding materials, a middle aged Hasidic bookbinder stumbles across a craigslist ad offering 'binding lessons for submissive women.' He responds to it, becoming entangled in an emotionally intense BDSM relationship with a stranger on the internet. Content Warning: Sexual content, graphic nudity and strong language. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_lTTo32bM4%5D

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“A Place for Everyone Shorts” – Nudity and Short Calf Muscle

October 7 @ 2:30 pm - October 17 @ 4:00 pm

Tickets @ BendFilm: https://watch.eventive.org/bendfilm2021/play/613a3ff01d3fbc00d8120107 VIRTUAL Starting - October 7th Nudity - In a fabric society, a young figure diverges from rigid gender binaries to explore where their identity lies.   Short Calf Muscle - Short Calf Muscle is an absurdist black comedy about Anders. And Anders is different. But he doesn't know that. Yes, he's also gay, but that's not the point. There is also something else that others see in him that he doesn’t. When I'm Her When I'm Her…

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AIDS DIVA: The Legend of Connie Norman

October 7 @ 5:30 pm - October 17 @ 7:30 pm

Tickets @ BendFilm: https://watch.eventive.org/bendfilm2021/play/613a58ef8f54d8004599e91f VIRTUAL - Starting - October 7th As the self-appointed "AIDS DIVA" and ACT UP/LA spokesperson in early 90's Los Angeles, Connie Norman stood proudly in her multiple, fluid and evolving LGBTQ identities. Both beloved and confrontational, Connie's soulful and salty rantings and intersectional politics were heard widely through her newspaper column, and pioneering radio and cable TV talk shows. Serving as a bridge in both gender and politics, and modeling "wokeness" in an early era of…

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“The Unexpected Shorts”; FREEZERBURN

October 7 @ 9:30 pm - October 17 @ 11:00 pm

Tickets @ BendFilm: https://watch.eventive.org/bendfilm2021/play/613a3ff01d3fbc00d81200fd/611b016bcaaba100a9d8c9ca VIRTUAL - Starting October 7th Lou, a queer Latina whose suppressed sexuality manifests as a magical being who’s sometimes a person and sometimes a cat, comes out to her boyfriend Sam mid-orgasm. Once that CAT is out of the bag, there’s nothing she can do to get it back in, and after a bewildering, wild fight, Sam leaves, taking the cat with him as a sort of hostage. After a few months apart, they meet at…

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The Novice – VIRTUAL + In Person

October 9 @ 8:00 am - October 19 @ 5:00 pm

Tickets Virtual (Starting - October 11th) : https://watch.eventive.org/bendfilm2021/play/613a6eb21d3fbc00d8121dc9 Tickets In-Person: https://www.bendfilm.org/2021-festival-schedule/ In Person - October 9th - 11:45am @Regal A - https://bendfilm2021.eventive.org/schedule/613fc24f80d0390029572369 In Person - October 10th - 5:30pm @Regal B - https://bendfilm2021.eventive.org/schedule/613fc1159dc1000045d096e1 A queer college freshman who joins her university’s rowing team and undertakes an obsessive physical and psychological journey. Director's debut picture is inspired by her own experience rowing competitively in college and stars Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan), Amy Forsyth (Beautiful Boy) and Dilone (Halston. It premiered at the…

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LGBTQIA2S+ “Self Rescue” @Smith Rock

October 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

OUT in the Wild provides community based programs that teach outdoor technical skills in an inclusive and equitable environment. Details at: https://outinthewild.org/community-events

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LGBTQ+ Support Group – Teen

October 18 @ 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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