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 visible and inclusive when we can’t be physically together.
Even while maintaining proper social distancing, we celebrate PRIDE and stand strong together for our LGBTQ+ community and allies in support of human rights for all individuals.
Virtual Bend Pride 5k is a free event for everyone. OUT Central Oregon is accepting donations to help launch a new collaborative project with Saving Grace.
Saving Grace provides essential services in Central Oregon for survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and intimate partner stalking — including a 24-Hour Helpline, emergency shelter, and more. To learn more, click HERE. OUT Central Oregon and Saving Grace will be working together to increase services for LGBTQ+ survivors and raise awareness of such services to our community.
Checkout this ‘Virtual Drag Dash’ video our local Queens created for the Bend Pride 5k! *Physical by Dua Lipa*
Bend Pride 5k 2019
Inclusivity in the Outoodoors
Deschutes Lange Trust brings local leaders discuss working to create more inclusive and equitable outdoor spaces in Central Oregon Panelists share personal outdoor experiences and how we can all play a part in fostering an inclusive environment on our favorite trails, mountain lakes, ski lifts, and local parks. Watch Now
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 Learn More
Pattie Gonia joins us to support outdoor life and activities that are welcoming to everyone. Together to celebrate outdoor activities – with Pride. This is what outdoor communities can look like – where diversity and inclusivity are embraced – even in rural areas like Bend. Watch Now
Happy Pride! Thank you to all of our Bend Pride 5k Sponsors.