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May 2020

LGBTQ Beginning West Coast Swing Class!

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SEVEN Restaurant and Nightclub, 1033 Northwest Bond Street
Bend, OR 97701 US
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West Coast Swing is the smooth version of Swing, done to Hop hop, Blues, Top 40. It's sexy--sassy--fun! This is a Beginning class for total newbies - 2 left feet are perfectly acceptable and everyone is welcome. You can sign up to learn the lead or follow role, and we'll rotate partners in class. 4 week series starts April 7 Tuesdays 7-8pm (Followed by dancing) Seven Nightclub $40/month Register in advance with Victoria (me!) so I can keep the lead/follow…

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LGBTQ Middle School Family Nights

May 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
High Desert Middle School, 61111 SE 27th St
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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Join High Desert Middle School in the 'Foods Classroom' to help build community support for our LGBTQ youth. All Central Oregon LGBTQ Youth and their families are invited.   Each evening will be different, and we hope you can make it to all of them. March 18th - Connect with Community Partners April 15th - Studen/Parent Panel May 13th - Dinner and a Movie June 3rd - End of Year Celebration and Next Steps   Hosted by HDMS SAGA (Sexuality…

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June 2020

June 1 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm

Join us this year for a Virtual Pride! Throughout the month of June we will share events/activities as well as reflect upon the strength of our LGBTQ+ community. Pride is more than a party. It’s community. It’s a life line. Below are some ideas on how individuals + businesses can get involved (please reach out to us to participate): - Submit Virtual Events and we will add to our website + Social Media - Pride Swag Bags: donate pride goodies…

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OUT in Focus – ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’

June 19 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm

Out In Focus // The Miseducation of Cameron Post We are thrilled to collaborate with OUTCentralOregon on a virtual screening of THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST which won a Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. In 1993 after teenage Cameron is caught in the backseat of a car with the prom queen, she is sent away to a treatment centre in a remote area called God's Promise. While she is being subjected to questionable gay conversion therapies, she…

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OUT in Focus: The Surrogate

June 19 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm

Out In Focus // The Surrogate   Jess Harris (Jasmine Bachelor, “The Good Fight”), a 29 year old web designer for a nonprofit in Brooklyn, is ecstatic to be the surrogate and egg-donor for her best friend Josh (Chris Perfetti, “Looking”) and his husband Aaron (Sullivan Jones, Slave Play). Twelve weeks into the pregnancy, a prenatal test comes back with unexpected results that pose a moral dilemma. As they all consider the best course of action, the relationship between the…

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Virtual Bend Pride 5k Run/Walk 2020

June 20 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm

While saddened to have canceled the Bend Pride 5K Fun Run & Walk this year, OUT Central Oregon welcomes and encourages you to participate in our Virtual Bend Pride 5k, June 20-30. While we can’t all be together in celebration, we still run, walk, hike, or bike with PRIDE. Wear your brightest colors or boldest ensemble, get outside, and share a photo with our community by posting on a social media platform of your choosing (#BendPride5k). Help us all be…

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Virtual Dance Party – PRIDE

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a 'Virtual PrideFest 2020 - Dance Part' - June 20th from 7-9pm. With Tantrika (bringing us a Vocal channel and collaborative jam and Laser Fog (with a DJ dance set)!

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Reclaiming Pride: Toward a Radical Queer Politic

June 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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:   --------------------------------------------- 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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OUT in Focus: Rainbow Retrospective- A Decade of Queer Comedy Shorts

June 25 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 9:00 pm

Rainbow Retrospective- A Decade of Queer Comedy Shorts In partnership with Film Festival Alliance, RAINBOW RETROSPECTIVE: A Decade of Queer Comedy Shorts is available to view from anywhere in the U.S. & Canada. This retrospective ofhumorous hits represents a fascinating time capsule of LGBTQ+ humor and evolvingperspectives over the last decade. (Some language & profanity.) Films to date include: Gay Shark Tank, d. Guy Shalem, 15 min., 2010 Something Real, d. Guy Shalem, 9 min., 2012 Gayby, d. Jonathan Lisecki, 11 min., 2010…

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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: Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 849 5185 2601 Password: 749730

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