We Are Hiring!

Are you a social justice activist? Do you want to be on the front lines of making Central Oregon a better place for the LGBTQ community? Human Dignity Coalition is hiring for a Community Organizer. This position is part-time with flexible hours and potential for growth.


Human Dignity Coalition is seeking a part­time Community Organizer for 25 hours a week to work with the LGBTQ community.

Our Mission:
Human Dignity Coalition (HDC) works to advance and safeguard human rights. We promote equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, (LGBTQ) and allied community in Central Oregon.

Our Vision:
Human Dignity Coalition envisions a more compassionate Central Oregon community that embraces each of its members as valuable and cherished human beings:

Where our community openly advocates for and protects the equality of Central Oregon LGBTQ families, youth, and individuals.
‐Where all families are respected.
‐Where all youth are safe from bullying.
‐Where all people live with dignity.

1. PROGRAM MANAGEMENT (10 hours a week)
Goal: Ensure effective and appropriate development and implementation of HDC programs.
‐ Oversee the development and implementation of programs in collaboration with board members and/or other volunteers.
‐ Ensure that processes are in place to identify issues affecting HDC’s constituents and work to incorporate the needs articulated by the community
into programs.
‐ Work with the Board on the ongoing strategic planning process and provide leadership in its implementation.
‐ Develop annual plans reflecting organizational and program priorities in collaboration with the board.
‐ Oversee design and implementation of programs and special events in collaboration with Board and volunteers.
‐ Provide leadership and contribute to policy making at local and national levels.
‐ Represent HDC at coalitions, conferences and on committees.

Goal: Ensure that adequate funding is in place to meet HDC’s program and organizational goals, in collaboration with the Board, staff and volunteers.
‐ Take an active role in identifying and cultivating new funding sources, both public and private, in coordination with the Board.
‐ Work in collaboration with the Board, staff and volunteers to create and implement annual and long‐term fundraising strategies.
‐ Work with Board and committees to secure corporate, foundation and individual support for HDC’s general operations and programs.
‐ Develop direct mail, write grant proposals, work with Board on fundraising campaigns.
‐ Work with Board to plan and execute fundraising events.
‐ Work with Board budget committee to create annual budget and review budget on a bi‐annual or quarterly basis as defined by budget committee.

3. ORGANIZATIONAL (10 hours a week)
Goal: Ensure smooth day‐to‐day operations.
‐ Oversee the coordination of Board meetings and other Board activities in
conjunction with the Board President.
‐ Ensure the maintenance of office infrastructure, e.g. telecommunications,
technology systems, office supplies, etc.
‐ Support Board and any staff in coordinating and supervising volunteers.
‐ Work with Board and volunteers to design and develop program descriptions,
newsletters, press releases and other marketing and public relations materials.
‐ Serve as the HDC spokesperson to increase HDC’s visibility in the community.
‐ Maintain web presence.

Demonstrated ability to:
‐ Maintain good time management with the ability to work worth little direct supervision
‐ Work effectively with diverse community members, leaders and organizations.
‐ Establish and maintain positive relationships with other progressive organizations and the media.
‐ Work effectively with Board of Directors and volunteers
‐ Must be flexible and able to sometimes work evenings and weekends
‐ Must be able to carry heavy objects for setting up outreach booths
‐ Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
‐ Manage a fundraising plan including grant writing and event planning
‐ Computer and software literacy including Google Docs

To apply please email your cover letter and resume to


Hedwig and the Angry Inch sneak peak benefit for Central Oregon Pride: May 12

Central Oregon Pride is getting a head start on our Pride month events this year with a sneak peak of Hedwig and the Angry Inch!

Lurking Squirrel Productions is inviting you to attend a PREVIEW for their upcoming production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The proceeds from ticket sales for this one night only event go directly to Central Oregon Human Dignity Coalition for their 2016 Central Oregon Pride Celebration.

Please join us in kicking off Pride Month with this hilarious, raunchy, rock and roll musical.

With only 90 seats available it’s guaranteed to sell out quickly.

Tickets are $15 and available at http://sneakpeekhedwig.bpt.me

*This is a PREVIEW in that it is a dress rehearsal.  The show opens to the public May 20th and runs May 20th, 21, 26, 27, 28.  Tickets for those performances are available by searching Hedwig on Brown Paper Tickets or through LurkingSquirrel.com

sneak peek

Dine for Dignity

2016’s Dine with Dignity is here! Eat out at any of the participating locations on Saturday, February 20th and a portion of the proceeds will go to support the Human Dignity Coalition and Central Oregon Pride.

Participating locations include:
Astro Lounge, 939 NW Bond

Atlas Cider, 550 SW Industrial Way

Bethyln’s Global Fusion, 1289 NE 2nd St

Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence Lane

Craft Kitchen & Brewery, 803 SW Industrial Way #202

Longboard Louie’s East, 62080 Dean Swift Rd

Longboard Louie’s West, 1254 NW Galvestor St

Parrilla Grill, 635 NW 14thl

Pizza Mondo, 811 NW Wall

Strictly Organic Coffee, 6 SW Bond and 450 Powerhouse #400

The Lot – Tap Room, 745 NW Columbia;

Townshend’s Tea House, 835 NW Bond St

In Redmond: Red Martini,509 SW 6th St

ALSO: Ask your favorite bartender for the Special LGBT Beer Created by Craft Kitchen & Brewery
Proceeds from Craft benefit HDC & Pride

Portland Gay Men’s Chorus Saturday, September 19th at 7pm

AbbaAA “ABBAQueen” by the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus is on Saturday, September 19 at 7:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 230 NE 9th Street in Bend. Doors open at 6:15pm. Clifford Cook, Vice President of the local Human Dignity Coalition and the Coordinator for the concert said: “This is a once in a decade opportunity to hear and see the PGMC perform right here in Central Oregon. This is the same concert they performed for Portland Pride now being brought to Central Oregon by the PGMC to benefit Human Dignity Coalition, PFLAG Central Oregon and the GSA Clubs of Central Oregon”.

Tickets are just $20 for VIP Seats and $15 for General Admission and $10 for Seniors 65+ and students. Tickets are available at http://bendticket.com/go/ABBAQueen Over 400 people are expected so everyone is encourage to get tickets in advance. The performance is in the main Sanctuary of the church. It has been at least eight years since the Chorus was here in Bend.

Sponsors helping with this specific performance are Bill Dickey of Morel Ink of Portland and the Equity Foundation based in Portland. The Portland Gay Men’s Chorus is sponsoring their performance so that this can be a significant fundraising event for HDC, PFLAG Central Oregon and the GSA Clubs of Central Oregon. 

PGMC was the 4th gay men’s chorus to organize in the United Sates and did so in 1980 after some Portland men visited San Francisco and heard the chorus there. The Portland chorus was the first in the United States to ever perform in a state capital by performing in 1985 at the swearing in ceremony for then Secretary of State Barbara Roberts. The chorus later performed in the Salem state capital for Governor Barbara Roberts, Kitzhaber and Kulongoski.

For additional info contact:

Clifford Cook at cliffbear @ gmail.com

2015 Pride Month Schedule


June 2015

THURSDAY, JUNE 4  Pride Planning Committee Party
6:00pm Free Pizza @ Abbey’s Pizza/115 NE 3rd St, Bend

FRIDAY, JUNE 5  First Friday – Big Gay Karaoke
6:00pm @ Bishops Barbershop/130 NW Oregon Ave, Bend

TUESDAY, JUNE 9  Central Oregon LGBTQ Early Recollection
Panel: Cliff Cook, Moderator with Elli Work, Gene Carsey & Mike Lovely
6:30pm @ PFLAG/Nativity Lutheran Church/60850 Brosterhous, Bend

SUNDAY, JUNE 14  Back to Our Roots! BBQ & Potluck
11:00am – 3:00pm @ Pioneer Park/1525 NW Wall St, Bend

MONDAY, JUNE 15  LGBTQ Movie Night
Doors 6:00 pm, Movie 7:00pm  $5 @ Volcanic Theater Pub/70 SW Century Dr, Bend

TUESDAY, JUNE 16  Bouncing off the Walls
6:30 – 8:30pm Free All Ages @ 1134 SE Centennial Ct, Bend

THURSDAY, JUNE 18  Basic Rights Oregon – Bites for Rights
www.basicrights.org @ Various Restauraunts

FRIDAY, JUNE 19  Bowling, Games, Food, Drinks at the 300 Club
Free Bowling, Food & Drinks No Host
7:00 – 9:00pm @ Lava Lanes/1555 Forbes Rd, Bend


Noon to 6:00pm FREE @ Drake Park/NW Riverside, Bend

SATURDAY, JUNE 20  After Pride Celebration
7:00pm @ Astro Lounge/939 NW Bond, Bend