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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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November 2021

Art exhibit by Jon Gann ‘infinity splinters / resttagebücher’

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - December 31 @ 6:00 pm
Scalehouse Art Gallery, 550 NW Franklin Ave STE 138
Bend, OR United States
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Art Exhibit showing @Scalehouse November 5th - December31st More information and specific times: https://www.scalehouse.org/artist-jon-gann The exhibition invites viewers into the artist’s ongoing journey through trauma, shame and search for renewal. Through an obsessive layering process, Gann’s mixed media works reveal a personal mythology of battling inner forces and alternate timelines. At once violent and vulnerable, aching and exuberant, the works exist as diaristic residue that shows how humor can sit alongside pain, and that even as darkness persists, there are…

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December 2021

LGBTQ+ Support Group – Adults

December 7 @ 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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Lunch Group for Trans, Non-Binary and Gender Diverse Adults

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until January 28, 2022

Signup: https://nicolegriciuscounseling.com/group-therapy/ This group therapy session is open to adults ages 18+ who identify as trans, non-binary, who are questioning their gender identity, or who are otherwise gender-diverse. We will meet online via telehealth (using a platform similar to Zoom). We meet every other Friday starting on November 12th (with signup closing on November 10th). Check out the exact schedule below, as things get a little funky with the holidays. This is a closed group, meaning we will meet together with…

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Artist Talk: Kites for War, Jon Gann

December 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Scalehouse Art Gallery, 550 NW Franklin Ave STE 138
Bend, OR United States
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Tickets are free but reservations are required as seats are limited. Donations are welcomed: https://scalehouse2021.eventive.org/schedule/6192adfbea33e60030397218 In his talk, Kites for War, Jon Gann will share his personal history as it relates to the bare truths of the works in his show, infinity splinters / resttagebücher. Touching on the struggles of mental illness, shame, and the masking of truth, Gann will also speak about his process of putting feeling into form and how he is using the current show as a…

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Out in the Open: A Panel Discussion on Gender, Sexuality + Mental Health

December 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Scalehouse Art Gallery, 550 NW Franklin Ave STE 138
Bend, OR United States
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Tickets are free but reservations are required as seats are limited. Donations are welcomed.  https://scalehouse2021.eventive.org/schedule/6192b146deac2600a5951e3a In conversation with the exhibition: Jon Gann, infinity splinters / resttagebücher, Scalehouse Gallery is facilitating a panel discussion with mental health professionals in the community on the intersection of mental health, sexuality, and gender identity. The aim of this panel is to open up a conversation around mental health, giving particular focus to experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual and Two-Spirit (LGBTQIA2S+)…

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LGBTQ+ Support Group – Teen

December 13 @ 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

December 14 @ 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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LGBTQ+ Monthly Climb Night

December 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

The Circuit Bouldering Gym, 63051 NE Corporate Pl
Bend, Oregon 97701 United States
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Monthly LGBTQIA2S+ Climb Night is Back!!! Now at @thecircuitgym_bend Starting June 18th from 6-9 pm . Continuing every third Friday of the month. Free entry and rentals for first timers, non-first timers get 50% off day passes and free rentals! Event is welcome to all LGBTQIA2S+ community members and all experience levels!!! . More info: https://www.outinthewild.org/events

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Prideville Movie Series – Happiest Season

December 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Crooked River Brewing, 420 N Main St
Prineville, OR United States
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More info @: https://www.facebook.com/groups/368977500340406

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LGBTQ+ Support Group – Teen

December 20 @ 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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