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PrideFest 2018

OUT Central Oregon and PFLAG, in partnership with Oregrown, present ‘PrideFest – a month-long celebration of pride in our diversity’. Throughout the month of June, various events promoting inclusivity, visibility, and fun for the LGBTQ+ community, family, and friends are happening in Bend and Central Oregon. Join us for this celebration of diversity and inclusivity in Central Oregon.

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June 2018

June Bend Artwalk – Intersectionality Gathering

June 1, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Central Oregon Social Justice Center, 155 NW Irving Ave
Bend, OR 97703 United States
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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…

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Come As You Are Queeraoke

June 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St
Bend, OR 97703 United States
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Queeraoke is an ALL AGES EVENT!!  https://www.facebook.com/events/223376784924508/ Learn more about Oregrown PrideFest  at https://www.outcentraloregon.com/pridefest/ Come help us kick off PrideFest with an amazing night of Queeraoke and performances from local community members. We will be having our annual karaoke on First Friday June 1st at McMenamins from 6pm to 10pm in the Father Luke Room.Hosted by KTVZs Pedro Quintana Include Karaoke and drag/burlesque act will be performing. Come dressed in your best drag or Pride appearance. We will be having a raffle…

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Documentary ‘We Were Here’ – Q&A

June 2, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Central Oregon Community College, 2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97703 United States
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Screening of 'We Were Here' is Free to attend, donations appreciated. Doors open at 5:30pm movie starts at 6:00pm COCC Campus, Hitchcock Auditorium in 201 Pioneer Event URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/170361383671379/ Learn more about Oregrown PrideFest  at https://www.outcentraloregon.com/pridefest/ [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCxqJgpejbs%5D Join us for an evening of great film and conversation with Director David Weissman. 'We Were Here' is an Emmy nominated historical documentary about the early years of the HIV/AIDS in the early 1980s. Illuminating the profound personal and community issues raised by…

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Pride Month Proclamation

June 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
City Hall, 710 NW Wall St
Bend, OR 97703 United States
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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! https://www.facebook.com/events/224415058155775/ 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…

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Pink Thursday – Lez Bee Happy @ 10 Barrel

June 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
10 Barrel East, 62950 NE 18th S
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Happy Pride Month ladies! In celebration of Central Oregon Pride this month, Lez Bee Happy will be dubbed Pink Thursday (ode to San Fran’s long standing Pink Saturday event). SPECIAL NOTE: This event is happening a week earlier than usual, to accommodate all the other awesome Queer events happening. This month’s ladies social will be at 10Barrel east, tasty foods and brews to your heart’s content. Look forward to seeing y’all there! https://www.facebook.com/events/442030542887207/ Come out for a sneak peak of…

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Drag Workshop – PrideFest

June 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Do you have or know anyone interested in doing drag? We are hosting an afternoon at Urban Beauty Bar getting to know each other, giving each other tips and hopefully laying the ground work to put on Bends first local drag show . Bring what you have ie make up, mirrors and wigs, we’ll supply light refreshments and treats. https://www.facebook.com/events/169964003695299/        This event is possible thanks to our sponsors:          

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Doug Reynolds’ “A Normal Turtle” Book Reading!

June 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Deschutes Public Library, 507 NW Wall St
Bend, 97703
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A Normal Turtle is a wonderful book that encourages kids to be who they really are and accept those who are different than them. This charming story about a fox raised as a turtle will have you laughing, crying and celebrating the whole way through! Join Redmond raised author Doug Reynolds for a public reading of this adorable book in support of Pride month! We’ll see you there! https://www.facebook.com/events/219306002179985/ Learn more about Oregrown PrideFest  at https://www.outcentraloregon.com/pridefest/

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June PFLAG with Donavan Adderley

June 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Nativity in Bend, 60850 SE Brosterhous Rd
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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Deshaun Adderley, a Summit High School freshmen, took his own life life on December 14th, 2017 following an incident with a bully. His father, Donavan, will be joining us to share Deshaun's story and how this loss has made him an outspoken advocate for suicide prevention. The Central Oregon Community has stayed largely quiet about the epidemic of teen suicide, but at this meeting we will discuss warning signs, bullying, discrimination and how to prevent this tragedy from happening over…

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Elk Lake LGBTQ Camp-out and Hiking Weekend – PrideFest

June 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - June 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Elk Lake, Elk Lake OR 97413 United States + Google Map
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OUTCentralOregon and PFLAG invite you to a full weekend of fun and activities for Elk Lake LGBTQ as part of “PrideFest - A month-long celebration of Pride in our diversity”. Get OUT for a weekend of fresh air by joining us camping and hiking at Elk Lake June 16th and 17th. Activities include kayaking, group hikes, and chilling out with good friends to celebrate our diversity. https://www.facebook.com/events/255048658566034/ Learn more about Oregrown PrideFest  at https://www.outcentraloregon.com/pridefest/ We have reserved 7 camping spaces to accommodate…

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Out in TECH

June 20, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
BendTECH, 1001 SW Emkay Dr
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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BendTECH is helping to celebrate Pride month with a panel of LGBTQ+ identifying industry professionals discussing and answering questions about being out in the tech industry.   https://www.facebook.com/events/236334280467671/

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