Empowering Youth

Youth Resources are available throughout Central Oregon. See below for more information:

Also checkout ‘Oregon LGBTQ+ Youth and Family Resources’

Connecting LGBTQ+ Healthcare Resources – you can find a range of healthcare resources including for youth, Transgendered Health and Mental Health on our website LGBTQ+ Health Resources

The Drop is a center that serves youth and young adults in Deschutes County ages 14 to 27. It is meant to be a safe and supportive place where people make connections that could have a positive impact on their life – Learn More

Raising Rainbows – LGBTQIA2S+ Family Support Group – Meets monthly; contact raisingrainbowsco@gmail.com for more information + location – Learn more

Prideville – Offer support in Prineville. heck them out for regular events – Learn More

PFLAG Central Oregon – Meets monthly in Bend and Prineville – Learn More

Prideville – Offer support in Prineville. heck them out for regular events – Learn More

Youth Equity and Leadership Summit – is dedicated to creating a youth-led space that centers the voices and experiences of youth of color, LGBTQ+ Youth, and others with marginalized identities or experiences. The summit aims to provide opportunities for these youth and their allies to engage and inspire each other to emerge as leaders in our communities. Join us in supporting our future leader in creating more equitable and inclusive Central Oregon. Learn More

Roller Pride Dance & Skate Party – partnering with Bend Parks and Recreation – in 2022 we held the first ever ‘Roller Pride’. With over 650 participants (where over half were youth) we hope to continue creating safe space for queer youth.

Following the success of ‘Roller Pride’ a local student came to us asking “when is the next youth dance party?”. This developed into a Halloween Youth Party, centered on the LGBTQ+ community. We had over 75 youth and 25 parents present and so many cool costumes!

Central Oregon Pride – since 2004 Pride has been celebrated in Bend, Oregon starting with 35 people and growing to over 5,000. In 2022, OUT Central Oregon began producing the event – which had its largest turnout ever. Learn more

Bend Pride 5K Run/Walk celebrates inclusivity and expanding on the Central Oregon Pride Festival. 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

Winter PrideFest – OUTCentralOregon is proud to support diversity and inclusion in the outdoors by offering a scholarship program to Mt. Bachelors award winning SKI OR RIDE IN 5℠ (SORI5) program. Up to 25 participants will be given the opportunity to learn to ski or snowboard – culminating in a Celebration at Mt. Bachelor during Winter Pride March 2022. Learn More

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