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February 2020

Lgbtq+ Open Forum Discussion – Deschutes County Health

February 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Come join our panel of health care providers, community organizations, and advocates to discuss local resources, LGBTQ+ health care, community events, and more! Panelists will be prepared to answer questions from the audience. All are welcome. Pizza and light refreshments provided. *Space is limited, please reserve your spot by reaching out to Katie @: (541) 322-7412

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OUT in Focus – ‘The Gospel of Eureka – Film Screening

February 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tin Pan Theater, 869 NW Tin Pan Aly
Bend, OR 97703 United States
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Join us for film screening of 'The Gospel of Eureka'. This is the inaugural kickoff of a project called 'OUT in Focus' - collaborative project with BendFilm aimed at increasing access to films which highlight diversity and inclusion. 'The Gospel of Eureka' - a story about Love, faith, and civil rights collide in the south as evangelical Christians and drag queens step into the spotlight to explore the meaning of belief. Gospel drag shows and passion plays set the stage…

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LGBTQIA+ Movie Night – “But I’m a Cheerleader”

February 29 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

LGBTQIA+ Movie Night - "But I'm a Cheerleader" Deschutes Brewery (Mountain Room) This Saturday! February 29th 6-10pm

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March 2020

‘True Colors’LGBTQIA Youth Support Group

March 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Drop, 1340 Wall Street
Bend, OR 97703 United States
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Did you know? 'The Drop' has a support meeting for LGBTQIA youth - ages 14-29 - called 'True Colors'! (Every 1st + 3rd Tuesday; 5-7pm) More Info @

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MUSE Conference Salon Series: LGBTQIA+2 101

March 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Our Muse Salons are interactive panel discussions on important topics affecting our community. They feature local womxn and provide opportunities for introspection and group dialogue. Our Muse Salon Series will be held in the Muse Hub located at 849 NW Wall St. You register for each salon separately. The cost for each is $15. You can also purchase a full series pass for $60. LGBTQIA+2 101: This salon will feature a discussion around the basic understanding needed to be better…

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RuPaul’s Drag Race Viewing Party: Season 12

March 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Recharge Sport, 50 SW Bond St
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water… Yasss that’s right better stay ready honey because RuPaul’s Drag Race is back back back again for Season 12! There’s a whole new group of girls! So stomp those house down boots to the Recharge every Thursday night at 8pm. If you don’t come we won’t wig out or have a brown cow, but we will boot you in your absence... We can’t wait to see how…

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Portland Drag Queen Brunch

March 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Capitol, 190 NW Oregon Ave
Bend, OR 97703 United States
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We're packing up our wigs and we're hitting the road! Join Portland Drag Queen Brunch in Bend at The Capitol for a brunch you'll never forget! You will be treated to a morning of delicious food, cocktails, humor, and glamour. Portland Drag Queen Brunch is teaming up with the lovely people at Octapas Cafe to bring Drag Brunch to Bend! Star of Camp Wannakiki and the Clown-Queen herself, Clare Apparently along with Devlin Lynn Phoenixx and Lexxus Lynn Phoenixx to…

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Bend Your Wrist – Vogue Workshop – 3

March 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Culture is something we are born into, participate in and contribute to over the course of life. Vogue has been a part of life as I have transitioned from a child to an ever growing man. This workshop series is an introduction to the culture of the art of vogue. From education points, learning the elements of vogue, building confidence and ultimately presenting it in a form of unimaginable expression, you will become one with what it means to “FEEL…

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LGBTQ+ Climb Night

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bend Rock Gym, 1182 SE Centennial Ct
Bned, OR United States
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'LGBTQ+ Climb Night' @BendRockGym Every 2nd Thursday 7-9pm Beginners Welcome! Gym Pass $14, Gear $8

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Oh Yess – A monthly night OUT

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin – Bend, 147 Nw Minnesota Ave
Bend, US
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Join local LGBTQ+ community at Dogwood to giggle and greet, support and cavort. 21+   DJ Jules Juke 9pm-12am   +Free/Confidential HIV Testing provided by Deschutes County Health Services. More info @

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