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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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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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:Find out more »
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/Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Happy Pride! Thank you to all of our PrideFest Sponsors.