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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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November 2021

Full Moon Snowshoe/Hike – Come OUT Bend

November 19 @ 9:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE Come Out Bends next big event 11/19 Winter is here and we are excited for our next big meet up! Hike or Snow Shoe (weather permitting) in to a warming hut under the light of the full moon! MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOVEMBER 19 HOPE TOU SEE YOU THERE!

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Language Lessons – LGBQT+ Film screening @ Tin Pan Alley

November 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tin Pan Theater, 869 NW Tin Pan Aly
Bend, OR 97703 United States
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Language Lessons - LGBQT+ Film screening @ Tin Pan Alley Tickets: https://bendfilmyear-round.eventive.org/schedule/61784cd7bc40c50036d86618 ---------------- When Adam's (Mark Duplass) husband surprises him with weekly Spanish lessons, he's unsure about where or how this new element will fit into his already structured life. But when tragedy strikes, his Spanish teacher, Cariño (Natalie Morales), becomes a lifeline he didn’t know he needed. Adam develops an unexpected and complicated emotional bond with Cariño—but do you really know someone just because you’ve experienced a traumatic moment with…

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LGBTQ+ Support Group – Teen

November 22 @ 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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Language Lessons – LGBQT+ Film screening @ Tin Pan Alley

November 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Tin Pan Theater, 869 NW Tin Pan Aly
Bend, OR 97703 United States
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Language Lessons - LGBQT+ Film screening @ Tin Pan Alley Tickets: https://bendfilmyear-round.eventive.org/schedule/61784cd7bc40c50036d86618 ---------------- When Adam's (Mark Duplass) husband surprises him with weekly Spanish lessons, he's unsure about where or how this new element will fit into his already structured life. But when tragedy strikes, his Spanish teacher, Cariño (Natalie Morales), becomes a lifeline he didn’t know he needed. Adam develops an unexpected and complicated emotional bond with Cariño—but do you really know someone just because you’ve experienced a traumatic moment with…

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LGBTQ+ Support Group – Adults

November 23 @ 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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TransParent – Central Oregon Support Meeting

November 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

TransParent Central Oregon Chapter hosts its first Virtual Meeting; with ongoing meetings every Last Thursday of the month - 6-8pm! Transparent strives to provide an environment that encourages parents and caregivers to speak openly about their own experience in raising a transgender or non-binary loved one. For more information, reach out to central.or@transparentusa.org Learn more about TransParent USA here: https://transparentusa.org/

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Lunch Group for Trans, Non-Binary and Gender Diverse Adults

November 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until January 28, 2022

Signup: https://nicolegriciuscounseling.com/group-therapy/ This group therapy session is open to adults ages 18+ who identify as trans, non-binary, who are questioning their gender identity, or who are otherwise gender-diverse. We will meet online via telehealth (using a platform similar to Zoom). We meet every other Friday starting on November 12th (with signup closing on November 10th). Check out the exact schedule below, as things get a little funky with the holidays. This is a closed group, meaning we will meet together with…

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LGBTQ+ Support Group – Teen

November 29 @ 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

November 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Master Couples Conflict – LGBTQ+ Counseling

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

Hosted by Relationship Expert Dawna Noble who is trained in a Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy. Signup at: instagram.com/dawnanoble/ 🏳️‍🌈This is for you if you’re in an lgbtq+ relationship and you want to know how to fight and not lose connection, repair quickly and eliminate resentment by using a science based approach to couples therapy. The skills you will learn will create more connection, intimacy and establish a relationship based on safety and security. ❤️ 👉🏼Save your spot! 👉🏼Spots are…

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