Saying Farewell and Thank You…

As many of you may know, Board member Paige Matthews has resigned from Human Dignity Coalition and Central Oregon Pride.  Paige moves on with her education and other work within the LGBTQQ community.  No matter the endeavor she chooses, we wish her well and know that she will be a success.

Human Dignity Coalition would like to take a moment to honor the work that Paige performed for both HDC and her diligence and hard work this year at Pride.  Her long hours and sense of duty made Pride 2016 the best yet!

For our friends, members and wonderful sponsors – please know that while we are sad to lose a Board member and friend, we continue to provide service directly to the LGBTQQ community, keep our doors open 5 days a week and our phone is answered 24/7!

We are starting to gear up for Pride 2017 – taking applications for a Pride Director, looking at fabulous bands and interviewing new volunteers to our community!  Stop by sometime for coffee and questions!

As always, we at HDC remain committed to our incredible sponsors and our community!

HDC 14th Annual Drag Show

Human Dignity Coalition will be hosting it’s 14th Annual Drag Show two days before Halloween featuring Poison Waters & Friends! We encourage you to come in costume and #DoYou! There will be a No Host Full Bar thanks to Absolut Vodka! Buy tickets online or at the door for $25. This show almost always SELLS OUT! Save time and energy and buy your tickets in advance.
Located at Bend Community Center (1036 NE 5th St, Bend, OR 97701) The Doors Open at 7:00pm and Show Begins at 7:45pm (Drag Queen Time). THIS IS A 21 & OVER EVENT!

Dinner Info: Global Fusion will charge separately for an amazing entre option! They will contribute 15% of their earnings back to HDC for Pride!

All funds raised will support Pride 2017 in Bend!


Thank You to our Sponsors:

Subaru of Bend

TS&S Ford

Sarah Jo Griffin of Harcourts The Garner Group

Traffic Control Consultants




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

*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

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 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 @

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 @ 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