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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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Past Events

September 2021

LGBTQ+ Support Group – Teen

September 6 @ 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 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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LGBTQIA2S+ “Sport Climber’s Toolbox” @Smith Rock

September 11 @ 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-85-225https://outinthewild.org/community-events

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LGBTQIA2S+ “Anchors & Rappelling” @Smith Rock

September 12 @ 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/anchors-and-rappelling-sliding-scale-75-200

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COME OUT BEND KICK OFF EVENT w/ Mariah Counts

September 12 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/come-out-bend-w-mariah-counts-tickets-168509322921   COME OUT BEND is a new social group looking to pop up around town and allow you to meeting and explore with new and old friends! THIS EVENT IS OUR FIRST EVENT AND WE ARE HOPING TO SEE LOTS OF YOU THERE! Food, Live Music, Drinks, Social Distancing and good ol social fun! LIVE MUSIC BY: MARIAH COUNTS Mariah's first album, released August 27th, 2021. Having ended a 3 year relationship prior to the world pandemic shut…

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LGBTQ+ Support Group – Teen

September 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

September 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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Oh Yess – A monthly night OUT

September 16 @ 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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LGBTQ+ Monthly Climb Night

September 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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LGBTQ+ Support Group – Teen

September 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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