UPCOMING EVENTS

Find out what’s happening in your Central Oregon LGBTQ and allied community. We aim to share events hosted by local LGBTQ groups and other community partners. Got an event we should know about? Email info@humandignitycoalition.org.

AUGUST

MONDAY, AUG. 28
LGBTQ Monthly Movie Night — “Just Charlie”
Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend, OR //  5-10 pm, film starts at 6 // $5 // 18+
Hosted by OUT Central Oregon

Young soccer star Charlie has the world at his feet. With a top club desperate to sign him, his future is seemingly mapped out. But the teenager sees only a nightmare. Trapped in the body of a boy, Charlie is torn between wanting to live up to her father’s expectations and shedding this ill-fitting skin. Charlie’s next move will tear the family apart and threaten everything they hold dear.

Note: Parents of transgender children may attend this film for free.

Learn more here.

THURSDAY, AUG. 31
Madras Bringing Community Together Potluck
Sahalee Park,B – C Street, Madras, OR // 6-8:30 pm //  free and family-friendly
Hosted by PFLAG Central Oregon and Let’s Talk Diversity

In lieu of the monthly Madras PFLAG support meeting & in celebration of 6 months of PFLAG C.O. monthly Jefferson County support meetings and outreach, PFLAG C.O. is collaborating with the Let’s Talk Diversity coalition for a potluck picnic in the park. There will be family fun for all ages including games, food, and friendship. LGBTQ/PFLAG information will be in both Spanish and English.

Learn more here.

SEPTEMBER

SATURDAY, SEPT. 16
Green Lakes Trail Hike
Green Lakes Trail — carpool meets at westside Bend Safeway // 7:30 am // $5 or NW forest pass Hosted by OUTside Bend (OUT Central Oregon)

This is a 9.3 mile moderate out/back hike rated moderate on trails.com. Even if you just want to join for a few miles the trail follows a creek with lots of waterfalls and vista points along the way. The full hike will take several hours to complete including time for breaks and a picnic lunch at the Lake.

This event is all inclusive — friends, family, allies, kiddos and pups are all welcome.

Learn more here.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 16 
Out of the Darkness Walk to Fight Suicide
Pilot Butte State Park, NE Pilot Butte Summit Dr, Bend // 9-11:30 am (8:30 check-in)
Hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Register online to raise funds

Join the Bend community walk to prevent suicide. The walk will start at the base of Pilot Butte with a touching survivor ceremony and we will walk together through the nearby neighborhoods.

Learn more here.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 24
Comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer
Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend, OR //  6:30-10 pm, show starts at 8 // $20 advance, $25 door // 18+
Hosted by OUT Central Oregon
Tickets available online

The kid from Amish Country who began her comedy career on a dare is celebrating a quarter century of out, open, no-holds-barred comedy.

She was the first openly lesbian comedian with an HBO Special and the first openly lesbian comedian on “Late Night with David Letterman.” Heck, she was on Sally Jesse Raphael in 1991 on a show called “Breaking the Lesbian Stereotype…Lesbians Who Don’t Look Like Lesbians.” From “OMG, a lesbian has long hair and wears make up” to “I went to Helen and Jane’s wedding last weekend,” that’s how far we’ve come in the 25 years Suzanne has been telling her truth to audiences all over the world. Some of that is certainly thanks to her candor, courage and charisma.

A portion of the funds raised will be donated to PFLAG Central Oregon and Human Dignity Coalition to support the LGBTQ homeless youth of Central Oregon.

Learn more here.

OCTOBER

SATURDAY, OCT. 9
Dine for Dignity // Various Locations // all day

Dine for Dignity is back, which means that—for one day only—when you dine at one of the participating establishments below, a portion of the day’s sales is donated to Human Dignity Coalition. Easy, right?

So, treat yourself and pay it forward. Doing your good deed for the day couldn’t be more delicious. Check out all the participating establishments and RSVP on Facebook to help spread the word!

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