Inclusivity in the Outdoors

OUT Central Oregon brings community 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. Checkout all of our initiatives and events below! Reach out if you have an idea and let’s spread love together!


Learn about our mission of ‘Inclusivity in the Outdoors’ with Wyn Wiley (Pattie Gonia). OUT Central Oregon brings community 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. With a backdrop of Winter PrideFest, Pattie Gonia joins OUT Central Oregon to support outdoor life and activities that are welcoming to everyone.

Deschutes Land 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

A full weekend of community events in Bend, Oregon to include: Organized groups for Alpine and Nordic skiing, Drag Tubing, On-mountain Apres Ski Celebration + other events all weekend long!! Learn More

Checkout our panel discussion below “LGBTQ Inclusivity in Sports”: Held at Immersion Brewing, the “Beyond the traditional bounds of gender and sexuality in outdoor sports” panel discussion will feature LGBTQ+ athletes, leaders and influencers, including backcountry queen, advocate, and activist Wyn Wiley (@pattiegonia), Molly Cameron (cyclist) and Joey Jacinto (strength coach); Watch Now

Bend Pride 5K Run/Walk celebrates inclusivity and expanding on the Central Oregon Pride Festival. September 12th events include: 5K festive course, followed by a Drag Dash (a short 100-200 meter ‘dash’ of fun and silliness), Spirit awards for Costumes, and finishes with raffles of awesome prizes donated by many of our super cool local sponsors! Learn More

Lgbtq+ Climb Night is monthly event at Bend Rock Gym with over 20 participants. Celebrating diversity and creating community in outdoor spaces. Learn More

On August 24, 2019 we partnered with ‘Bend Rock Gym’ who teamed up with The North Face for ‘Global Climbing Day’ to create an inclusive community climbing event. Celebrating the walls that unite us, not divide us. Learn More

On May 7th, 2019 we partnered with Gearfix for ‘A Conversation with Nikki Smith’. Nikki is a sponsored climber, outdoor photographer, and author, and she happens to be transgender. Learn More