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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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April 2021

Young, Wild, to be Free

April 10 @ 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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9th Annual Central Oregon Board Fair

April 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at Volunteer Central Oregon - Board Fair, and more than 35 Central Oregon nonprofits, seeking new board and committee member!! Where: Free, online event. Dynamic experience for everyone, where you can freely move from one organization’s online “table” to another’s. What: We are looking for new, enthusiastic, and committed Board members to help our organization grow and meet the ever-expanding needs of the community.  We are particularly interested in individuals with the following skills:  social media, website design…

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Oh Yess – A monthly night OUT

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin – Bend, 147 Nw Minnesota Ave
Bend, US
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Join local LGBTQ+ community at Dogwood to giggle and greet, support and cavort. 21+  

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Youth Equity Leadership Summit

April 16 @ 8:00 am - April 17 @ 5:00 pm

Registration is now open for the Youth Equity Leadership Summit! The Youth Equity and Leadership Summit is dedicated to creating a youth-led space that centers the voices and experiences of BILAPOC (Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, People of Color) youth, LGBTQ+ youth, and youth with Disabilities who are middle school and up. The Summit aims to provide opportunities for these youth and their allies to engage and inspire each other to emerge as leaders in our communities. Register by April 14th:…

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Young, Wild, to be Free

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Find out more »

Young, Wild, to be Free

April 24 @ 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

Find out more »

May 2021

Young, Wild, to be Free

May 1 @ 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

Find out more »

Young, Wild, to be Free

May 8 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Find out more »
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