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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

June 2020

OUTSPOKEN: Virtual Spoken Word + Space for LGBTQ+ Expression

June 28 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us for OUTSPOKEN: Virtual Spoken Word and space to LGBTQ+ expression.   All LGBTQ+ identifying individuals are welcome but priority will be put towards the amplification of voices within the BIPOC community.   feel free to dress up, get creative, and show up in this loving virtual space via zoom on June 21 4:30pm. Signup here: https://forms.gle/ddvMBCSybALDw5gy6 Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84951852601?pwd=cTFJR3pyR2YrbDRsd0N5elpNNXp3dz09 Meeting ID: 849 5185 2601 Password: 749730

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July 2020

The Cult of Tuck Presents: The United States of Tuckmerica

July 10 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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Hello beautiful friends, we're back back back again! What a long year it's been, and we're only halfway through it... We know it's been a rough one for a lot of us and we get that there have been parts of it that are making it hard to be happy to be living in America. BUT we want to come together and celebrate what we have accomplished as humans. We want to embrace our community and like-minded folks around the…

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BINGO ON THE BIG LAWN WITH PEACHY SPRINGS

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Suttle Lodge, 13300 US-20
Sisters, OR 97759 United States
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Play Bingo with Peachy Springs for laughs and prizes right here on the Big Lawn at The Suttle Lodge. Grab a blanket, bring the family, and pick up dinner at the Boathouse for a night of Bingo with Peachy Springs, Oregon's finest drag queen bingo host. Winners have a shot at gift certificates for food & beverage from The Boathouse or even future overnight stays at the Lodge.  All you need is to be here by 6 pm to pick up…

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Reclaiming Pride: Toward a Radical Queer Politic

July 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Session 1: Queer Liberation and Abolition Tuesday, June 30th, 6:30pm-8:00pm   Session 2: Queer Liberation, Abolition, and Labor Date and Time: Tuesday, July 28, 6:30pm-8:00pm   Session 3: Racial Capitalism, Abolition, and Decolonial Struggle Date and Time: Tuesday, August 31, 6:30pm --------------------------------------------- Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BDV90ePvT4uHu7ATadhCIw   --------------------------------------------- In the years since the white supremacist, vigilante murder of Trayvon Martin we’ve seen an increase of radical politics entering the mainstream, but have seen very little radical change.…

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August 2020

Courage: Power & Peace – 8-week course

August 3 @ 8:00 am - September 21 @ 5:00 pm

Join 'The Courage Tribe' for 'Courage: Power & Peace' - an 8-week course teaching tools and topics to strengthen resilience in times of growth and change in life and work. ----- (scholarships available for the OUT Central Oregon community). For every registration purchased, an equal registration donated ----- Register by 8/1 @ the-courage-tribe.mykajabi.com/get-in-on-the-pre-launch-of-courage-power-peace-happening-right-now-summer-2020 Full Tuition: $395 ; Scholarship Tuition: $195 Interested in Free Tuition? Contact Us directly; OUT Central Oregon will choose several community members to participate - number of slots…

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September 2020

Creating an Outdoors for All

September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join the Deschutes Land Trust for a panel discussion with local leaders working to create more inclusive and equitable outdoor spaces in Central Oregon. We’ll learn from the panelists' personal outdoor experiences in Central Oregon, connect with local organizations working to create more equity outdoors, and discuss how we can all play a part in fostering an inclusive environment on our favorite trails, mountain lakes, ski lifts, and local parks. **Registration is required. Only one member per household needs to…

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Queers Makin Beers – Happy Hour to talk homebrew and hang out

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

While we can't brew together, we still want to (virtually) hang out, swap brewing stories and share ideas. Feel free to join even if you haven't brewed before or haven't been to another event - we like meeting new folks! Zoom link will be posted just before the event.   For more info: https://www.meetup.com/Queers-Makin-Beers-Bend/events/273138146/

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October 2020

17th Annual BendFilm Festival | OCT 8-25 + LGBTQ Film!!

October 8 @ 8:00 am - October 25 @ 5:00 pm

More info @: https://www.bendfilm.org/ The years 17th Annual BendFIlm Festival features several films celebrating diversity including topics on LGBTQ+, BIPOC,  Women, and ageing communities. Checkout last years Festival: https://outcentraloregon.com/event/16th-annual-bendfilm-festival-oct-10-13-2019/ LGBTQ+ Films include: Ahead of the Curve - the story of one of the most influential women in lesbian history you’ve never heard of and the impact her work continues to have today. Growing up, Franco Stevens never saw any representation of queer women—she didn’t even know it was possible for a…

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American Whorror Story: Cult of Tuck

October 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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Calling all goblins and ghouls, freaks and fools! The Cult of Tuck is returning to the VTP stage for our favorite night of the year, Halloween! We will be taking the stage on Halloween night for our new drag spooktacular, American Whorror Story : Cult Of Tuck. There will be Kings and Queens and everything in between! Join us for amazing performances, a joke or two, and in halloween tradition, a costume contest! (No apple bobbing due to Covid -…

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November 2020

Election After-Care Virtual Hangout

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join 'Central Oregon Sexuality and Gender Alliance' for 'Election After-Care Virtual Hangout': Signup here for Zoom Link: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexpjHBPk4XsLBW2YciybSutlAovqHiyByFSVkyn-WxBFQN_g/viewform "We expect we'll all be feeling a lot of emotions regardless of the election's outcome, so we're here to support y'all. Join us for a hangout on Zoom where we can process, vent, and hopefully recover a little from the election season. RSVP via the link in our bio so we can send you an invitation to join the hangout. Alt Text:…

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