Second annual LGBTQ+ ski weekend celebrates community’s diversity and inclusivity with weekend of fun winter activities and engaging events

BEND, OREGON, JANUARY 31, 2019 – OUT Central Oregon, in partnership with Visit Bend and Mt. Bachelor, announce Winter PrideFest 2019, January 31 to February 3. Winter PrideFest is a multi-event weekend taking place in Bend and at Mt. Bachelor, celebrating diversity and inclusivity of our community through various winter activities, social gatherings, and fun events.
OUT Central Oregon was awarded a Catalyst Grant from the Visit Bend Cultural Tourism Fund to help develop Winter PrideFest 2019. Through this generous grant, OUT Central Oregon now expands on the Pacific Northwest’s first LGBTQ+ ski weekend of last year, further promoting Bend as an attractive winter destination for the LGBTQ+ community.
“We’ve put together a special weekend with numerous events for everyone to participate, celebrate, and bring the entire community together. One event not to be missed is Drag Tubing at Mt. Bachelor’s Snowblast tubing park on Saturday, February 2…it’s going to Fab, Frosty, and Fun!” – Jamie Nesbitt, President, OUT Central Oregon.
“Winter PrideFest is an amazing opportunity to celebrate the diversity and inclusivity of the ski and snowboard community here in Central Oregon. We look forward to welcoming everyone to celebrate Winter PrideFest at Mt. Bachelor.” – Drew Jackson, Director of Marketing and Communications, Mt. Bachelor.

The schedule of events for Winter PrideFest 2019 includes:
● Thursday, January 31: Welcoming Snocial at The Box Factory (Immersion Brewing, AVID Cider, and The Brown Owl) (6:00-9:00 pm)
● Friday to Sunday, February 1-3: Alpine and Nordic skiing at Mt. Bachelor
● Friday, February 1: “WIGS…an Ice Breaker” nighttime ice skating at Seventh Mountain Resort. Grab a wig and get out on the ice! (7:00 – 9:00 pm)
● Saturday, February 2: On-mountain music provided by DJ Jen in West Village lodge (11:30 am-4:30 pm); Drag Tubing at Snowblast Tubing park at Mt. Bachelor (2:00 – 3:30 pm); Après ski celebration in West Village lodge (3:00 -5:00 pm)
● Saturday, February 2: “Hey Honey” evening dance party at Silver Moon Brewing with DJ Jason Godfrey and DJ ChellyBean (9:00 pm – 2:00 am) ($10 cover, 21+)
● Sunday, February 3: Sunday Brunch at Hola! in downtown Bend (11:00 am – 2:00 pm)

Additional information about OUT Central Oregon and Winter PrideFest can be found at


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Big Gay Brunch – Bethlyns Global Fusion

Join us the morning after Pride for BIG GAY BRUNCH at Bethlyn’s. 11am – 2pm enjoy great food and great friends including mimosas and sassy cocktails – nurse your hangover with worldly award winning fusion cuisine!

Details on menu to follow depending on number of people interested. Please RSVP to the event by selecting ‘going’ or email us directly on our website at:

Learn more about Oregrown PrideFest  at

This event is possible thanks to our sponsors:


Dykes on Bikes- Central Oregon Pridefest

Happy Pride Month!!! Whether you own a scooter or a chopper, a dual sport or a crotch rocket, all women (completely Queer or awesome Allies) who ride a motorized two wheeled bike are welcome to ride out to Pride! The plan is to meet up at Spoken Moto at 10:30am the morning of Pride (Saturday June 23), hang out there until 11:20am and then be on the road by 11:25am. The planned route takes us around town in a round about way, SEE Google Link:

The end of the ride will take us to Harmon Park where space will be reserved for us to park the bikes. Since we want to be at Pride by noon, kick stands will be up by 11:20am and on the road by 11:25am! That’s a hard start, no waiting for late folks, sorry. Tell all your lady friends who ride or want to ride on the back of a motorbike to come join us! Bring your rainbows and fag shwag, leather, glitter and glam. If you have any questions, feel free to post in the discussion or private message.

Please RSVP so we can know how many ladies to expect on the ride and plan accordingly 🙂

-Fearless leader Madelinn

PS. If you’re an experience rider and want to help coordinate the group ride (momentarily block traffic at round-abouts to keep the group whole) send us a message!

Official PrideFest Beer – 10 Barrel LGBTQIPA

OUT Central Oregon and 10 Barrel announce the LGBTQIPA as the official beer of Oregrown PrideFest – ‘A month-long celebration of pride in our diversity’. We partnered together to make this special pride beer available to promote inclusivity of our entire community throughout Central Oregon and beyond. We encourage you to have a glass of this delicious Hazy IPA. A percentage of sales will be donated to OUT Central Oregon
The LGBTQIPA will be available at both 10 Barrel locations in Bend (Westside and Eastside) as well as the following restaurants/bars throughout the end of June 2018:

Pride Month Proclamation

Bend City Counsel member Barb Campbell will be having the Human Dignity Coalition and citizens of Bend accept a proclamation to recognize June as Pride Month!

While pride month has been recognized and celebrated since 1970, Bend has never officially recognized this worldwide event.
This proclamation is just one of many steps needed for Central Oregon to show true solidarity with our fellow LGBTQ+ Oregonians.

If you are interested in standing with us to witness this historic moment, come out to City Hall this Wednesday, June 6th at 6pm! Wear your pride gear! Bring pride flags and make signs! Show your solidarity, and increase the visibility for our community and our pride. The power in our numbers and the strength of our voices will help to show City Hall and all of Bend who we are, and what we stand for in our community! Bend is constantly striving to promote diversity, inclusion, and pride in our community! Let’s hold true to our promises and vision for a better Bend! Let’s stand up for the rights and visibility of our neighbors, our friends, our families, and our broader Bend community! Make a difference and stand with us, to help kick off our very first officially recognized Pride event!

June Bend Artwalk – Intersectionality Gathering

Join us for First Friday Bend Artwalk to walk en masse to show Central Oregon the diversity of our communities and to celebrate our intersectionality. We hope to make this a regular monthly gathering where we can meet to create further bonds in the community in supporting each others efforts and provide space in understanding and learning from one another.

Starting at 5:30pm we will meet at the ‘Social Justice Center’ for a meet/greet with diversity organizations including the Latino Community Association, Human Dignity Coalition, Let’s Talk Diversity, and OUTCentralOregon. Come sit around pic-nic tables under the canopy enjoying great conversation, food, and beverages.

Learn more about Oregrown PrideFest  at

This event is possible thanks to our sponsors:


Mt Bachelor LGBTQ Ski Weekend poster Bend February 2nd - 4th 2018

1st Ever LGBTQ Ski Weekend at Mt. Bachelor

OUTCentralOregon, in partnership with Mt. Bachelor,  announces the first ever ‘LGBTQ Ski Weekend at Mt. Bachelor’ in Bend, Oregon, February 2-4, 2018.

This is a full weekend of events, including nighttime ice skating, alpine and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, a night-time dance party in downtown Bend, and more!

Friday Night February 2nd 2018: 7pm – 9pm

The weekend starts off with a nighttime outdoor ice skating event at Seventh Mountain Resort.  Called ‘Wigs…. an icebreaker,’ skate with old and new friends, meet up with ski buddies, pick up your lift tickets, and get ready for a fun weekend of skiing at Mt. Bachelor with our LGTBQ+ community and friends.  

To make this more fun and memorable, join us wearing your favorite wig, a festive outfit, and get your skate on!


Saturday Day February 3rd 2018: 9am – 4pm
Meet us at Mt. Bachelor, West Village (out in front of Mountain Gateway building) between 9am and 10:30am. There will be an information booth to pick-up lift tickets, find a ski group, ask questions, and enjoy skiing beautiful Mt. Bachelor with new and old friends.


Saturday Night February 3rd 2018: 9pm – 2am
The party keeps going at the Après-ski night OUT. Location Domino Room’s Annex…


Sunday February 4th 2018: 2pm – 8pm
Wrap up the weekend with more Skiing at Mt. Bachelor and “Super Bowl Party” at a ‘Seven Restaurant and Nightclub’ in Bend.