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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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September 2021

National Public Lands Day – Stewardship project event at South Twin Lake

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrate #NationalPublicLandsDay - GIVE BACK to the lands that give us so much. Join us in restoring a trails for a stewardship project event at South Twin Lake - Saturday, September 25th! Signup @ https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/02cbe2c84d314463b1cb53069c8c5d28

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Late Night Plant Shopping – Drag, Tunes and Champagne

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Somewhere That’s Green, 1017 NE 2nd St.
Bend, Oregon 97701 United States
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Late Night Plant Shopping - Plants Drag, Tunes and Champagne @Somewhere That's Green Monthly Donation to: Vamanos  Outside

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LGBTQ+ Support Group – Teen

September 27 @ 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

September 28 @ 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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TransParent – Central Oregon Support Meeting

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

TransParent Central Oregon Chapter hosts its first Virtual Meeting; with ongoing meetings every Last Thursday of the month - 6-8pm! Transparent strives to provide an environment that encourages parents and caregivers to speak openly about their own experience in raising a transgender or non-binary loved one. For more information, reach out to central.or@transparentusa.org Learn more about TransParent USA here: https://transparentusa.org/

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October 2021

LGBTQIA2S+ “Sport Climber’s Toolbox” @Smith Rock

October 2 @ 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/shop/ols/products/the-sport-climbers-toolbox-sliding-scale-85-225

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LGBTQ+ Support Group – Teen

October 4 @ 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

October 5 @ 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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AIDS DIVA: The Legend of Connie Norman

October 8 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Regal Old Mill, 680 SW Powerhouse Dr
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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Tickets @ BendFilm: https://www.bendfilm.org/2021-festival-schedule/ October 8th - 9:30pm and October 9th - 5:45pm 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…

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“The Unexpected Shorts”; FREEZERBURN

October 8 @ 10:30 pm
McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St
Bend, OR 97703 United States
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Tickets @ BendFilm: https://www.bendfilm.org/2021-festival-schedule/ October 8th - `10:30pm and October 9th - 9:45pm 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,…

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