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Big Gay Brunch – Bethlyns Global Fusion

Join us the morning after Pride for BIG GAY BRUNCH at Bethlyn’s. 11am – 2pm enjoy great food and great friends including mimosas and sassy cocktails – nurse your hangover with worldly award winning fusion cuisine!

Details on menu to follow depending on number of people interested. Please RSVP to the event by selecting ‘going’ or email us directly on our website at: https://www.outcentraloregon.com/contact/

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Learn more about Oregrown PrideFest  at https://www.outcentraloregon.com/pridefest/

This event is possible thanks to our sponsors:

     

Dykes on Bikes- Central Oregon Pridefest

Happy Pride Month!!! Whether you own a scooter or a chopper, a dual sport or a crotch rocket, all women (completely Queer or awesome Allies) who ride a motorized two wheeled bike are welcome to ride out to Pride! The plan is to meet up at Spoken Moto at 10:30am the morning of Pride (Saturday June 23), hang out there until 11:20am and then be on the road by 11:25am. The planned route takes us around town in a round about way, SEE Google Link:
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The end of the ride will take us to Harmon Park where space will be reserved for us to park the bikes. Since we want to be at Pride by noon, kick stands will be up by 11:20am and on the road by 11:25am! That’s a hard start, no waiting for late folks, sorry. Tell all your lady friends who ride or want to ride on the back of a motorbike to come join us! Bring your rainbows and fag shwag, leather, glitter and glam. If you have any questions, feel free to post in the discussion or private message.

Please RSVP so we can know how many ladies to expect on the ride and plan accordingly 🙂

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-Fearless leader Madelinn

PS. If you’re an experience rider and want to help coordinate the group ride (momentarily block traffic at round-abouts to keep the group whole) send us a message!

Drag Workshop – PrideFest

Do you have or know anyone interested in doing drag? We are hosting an afternoon at Urban Beauty Bar getting to know each other, giving each other tips and hopefully laying the ground work to put on Bends first local drag show . Bring what you have ie make up, mirrors and wigs, we’ll supply light refreshments and treats.

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This event is possible thanks to our sponsors:

         

Official PrideFest Beer – 10 Barrel LGBTQIPA

OUT Central Oregon and 10 Barrel announce the LGBTQIPA as the official beer of Oregrown PrideFest – ‘A month-long celebration of pride in our diversity’. We partnered together to make this special pride beer available to promote inclusivity of our entire community throughout Central Oregon and beyond. We encourage you to have a glass of this delicious Hazy IPA. A percentage of sales will be donated to OUT Central Oregon
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The LGBTQIPA will be available at both 10 Barrel locations in Bend (Westside and Eastside) as well as the following restaurants/bars throughout the end of June 2018:
         
        
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Pride Month Proclamation

Bend City Counsel member Barb Campbell will be having the Human Dignity Coalition and citizens of Bend accept a proclamation to recognize June as Pride Month!

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While pride month has been recognized and celebrated since 1970, Bend has never officially recognized this worldwide event.
This proclamation is just one of many steps needed for Central Oregon to show true solidarity with our fellow LGBTQ+ Oregonians.

If you are interested in standing with us to witness this historic moment, come out to City Hall this Wednesday, June 6th at 6pm! Wear your pride gear! Bring pride flags and make signs! Show your solidarity, and increase the visibility for our community and our pride. The power in our numbers and the strength of our voices will help to show City Hall and all of Bend who we are, and what we stand for in our community! Bend is constantly striving to promote diversity, inclusion, and pride in our community! Let’s hold true to our promises and vision for a better Bend! Let’s stand up for the rights and visibility of our neighbors, our friends, our families, and our broader Bend community! Make a difference and stand with us, to help kick off our very first officially recognized Pride event!

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‘We Were Here’ – Q&A

Join us for an evening of great film and conversation with director David Weissman for the screening of ‘We Were Here’ at Central Oregon Community College Hitchcock auditorium.

Emmy-nominated for Outstanding Historical Documentary and Independent Spirit Award nominee for Best Documentary, ‘We Were Here’ is about the early years of the HIV/AIDS in the 1980s. The movie illuminates the profound personal and community issues raised by the AIDS epidemic as well as the broad political and social upheavals it unleashed. It provides a deep and reflective look at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco and how so many individuals rose to the occasion during the first years of this unimaginable crisis.

While the movie may appear to be emotionally challenging to watch, director David Weissman stated that the documentary “is really a love letter to San Francisco. It celebrates a community that came together under extremely challenging circumstances and did so with love, creativity, and incredible commitment.”

This event will be further marked by Deschutes County Health Services launching their new HIV testing and outreach van. The outreach van will increase the availability of HIV testing services at various locations and events in Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson counties. The outreach van is part of Deschutes County Health Services’ recently-awarded HIV Early Prevention and Outreach Services grant from the Oregon Health Authority.  

Representatives from Deschutes County Health Services (as well as the HIV testing and outreach van!) will be present at the movie screening.  They will present a brief talk outlining the HIV-related services they provide in the tri-county area in Central Oregon.

In 2017, OUT Central Oregon partnered with Deschutes County Health Services to bring HIV testing and information to the annual Central Oregon Pride day in Drake Park. We are excited to assist in making HIV testing, information, and education more accessible to our Central Oregon community.

This is a unique opportunity for our community to view this inspirational documentary. We are honored to have director David Weissman present at the screening for questions & answers and informative discussions about the documentary and the current state of HIV in our community.  Additionally, Deschutes County Health Services will inform and educate us about about HIV testing and early prevention services available here in Central Oregon.

This is a free event (donations appreciated), open to the public, and youth-appropriate
Doors open at 5:30 PM; movie starts at 6:00 PM
COCC Campus, Hitchcock Auditorium in 201 Pioneer

Additionally, this event will be further marked by launch of Deschutes county health department’s new HIV testing and outreach van. Representatives from Deschutes county health department, as well as their newly procured outreach van, will be present at the movie screening, providing information on the many services they provide.

KPOV interviewed OUT Central Oregon, HDC, and Deschutes County Health about this event on May 29, 2018 on their morning program The Point!

You can check out the interview here:

 

This event is made possible, in part, due to the generous financial support of Gilead Sciences and Oregrown.  

         

 

June Bend Artwalk – Intersectionality Gathering

Join us for First Friday Bend Artwalk to walk en masse to show Central Oregon the diversity of our communities and to celebrate our intersectionality. We hope to make this a regular monthly gathering where we can meet to create further bonds in the community in supporting each others efforts and provide space in understanding and learning from one another.

Starting at 5:30pm we will meet at the ‘Social Justice Center’ for a meet/greet with diversity organizations including the Latino Community Association, Human Dignity Coalition, Let’s Talk Diversity, and OUTCentralOregon. Come sit around pic-nic tables under the canopy enjoying great conversation, food, and beverages.

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Learn more about Oregrown PrideFest  at https://www.outcentraloregon.com/pridefest/

This event is possible thanks to our sponsors:

        

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PFLAG and OCO Screen ‘Lady Valor’

On April 7, 2018, PFLAG hosts, in conjunction with COCC LGBTQ & Ally Club and OUT Central Oregon, “An Evening with Kristin Beck”. The evening is marked with the showing of the CNN Film “Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story.”  Kristin will then give a talk followed by a questions & answers session. Afterward, great photo opportunities with Kristin will be available.  

Christopher T. Beck served twenty years with the U.S. Navy SEALs, taking part in thirteen deployments, including seven combat deployments. Beck was a member of the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (known as DEVGRU) and SEAL Team Six, a special counterterrorism unit.  Beck is highly decorated, having received a Bronze Star for Valor for heroism in combat, two Defense Meritorious Service medals, and a Purple Heart. 

Retiring from the Navy in 2011, Beck took a brave step forward toward a new future.  After suffering with lifelong gender dysphoria, which contributed to his inability to emotionally mature while being in a male body, Beck began her transition by dressing as a woman. She changed her name from Christopher to Kristin. In 2013, Beck started hormone therapy, preparing herself for sexual reassignment surgery.

Since coming out in 2011, Kristin Beck has addressed the Pentagon, been a guest speaker at numerous colleges and events throughout the country, and has been a guest Grand Marshal for Pride celebrations.

From the boots-on-the-ground search for Osama Bin Ladin to the high-heels-on-the-ground work for gender awareness – Beck has been a leader for many.

KPOV interviewed PFLAG and OUT Central Oregon about this event on April 4, 2018 on their morning program The Point – ‘The Rainbow Edition’.  

You can check out the interview here:

Read more about Kristin’s visit to Bend in the Source Weekly here:

https://www.bendsource.com/bend/visiting-valor/Content?oid=5569955