The HDC believes in strong community activity. By coming together for various events we are able to promote equality across the board. Events will be posted that are created by several local GLBTQQ+ friendly groups.

February 7th

Pride 2017 Planning // Environmental Center // 16 NW Kansas, Bend, OR // 6-7:30

Do you want to help make Central Oregon Pride 2017 the best Pride ever? HDC is looking for a core group of dedicated volunteers! At this meeting we will be discussing ideas, plans and volunteer needs for the planning of Pride at Drake Park on June 24th, 2017. Please come join us if you want to take an active role as a volunteer this year or if you have ideas or skills to offer in planning.

Everyone is welcome to join the Pride Planning Committee at 6 pm.

– Megan Stackhouse, Pride Director for HDC

February 9th

Lez Be Happy // RiverBend Brewery// 2650 NE Division, Bend, OR

This February we are headed back to Riverbend Brewing to support The Humane Society of Central Oregon’s 6th annual Pup Crawl! This event raises critical funding for the animals in the shelter’s care, and supports generous local businesses at the same time. So come down to support all your favorite animals and to meet old friends and new. Hopefully the weather will finally clear up! Cheers ladies !!

February 14th

PFLAG // Nativity Lutheran Church // 60850 Brosterhous Road, Bend, OR 97702// 6-8 PM

Meetings are confidential and include introductions, “PFLAG Moments” where people share if they have had encounters where they were able to support someone, educate someone about gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender issues or advocates on behalf of our LGBTQ loved ones. We usually have a social event, a speaker or a topic for the evening and occasionally we have break-out support groups depending on the need. We try to make everyone feel welcome whether you are a parent, who has just learned their child is gay or you are a LGBTQ person yourself who is struggling with your identity or coming out. Feel free to wear whatever you are comfortable in. We’re a relaxed group and accept people as they are! Please join us!

We also have parents who are willing to meet with other parents one on one if that is more to your comfort level.

Please call our Infoline or e-mail us at pflagcentraloregon@gmail.com .

 February 16th

HDC GLBTQ Veteran Outreach with Nathaniel Boehme // 4-6 //  Star Bucks // 

Join Nathaniel for a conversation concerning:

· Access to benefits
· What veterans with Service-Connected disabilities can and    cannot access
· Barriers when working with the VA (as an LGBTQ veteran)
· Considerations unique to the trans veteran community
· Local resources for veterans and the LGBTQ community
· Needs of the veteran and LGBTQ community
· General socialization and community building

Our Night Out // Dogwood Cocktail Cabin // 147 NW Minnesota, Bend, OR

Our Night Out is headed to The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin two days after Valentines Day! Valentines Schmalentines. Let’s be merry! This event will be hosted by a new face in Bend, Bradley! Come say hi, get out, and enjoy this community event! This happy hour will have a roped off loft area in Dogwood Cocktain Cabin. 21+ Event. Everyone is a little queer🙂, Everyone is welcome!

February 21st

Queer Youth Space // Dudley’s Book Cafe // 5-7 PM //   135 NW Minnesota Ave in Bend, OR

Teens who are in elementary to high school are invited to hang out in a safe space to express who they are. There will be two groups lead by leaders, 13+ and 13-.  This is a chaperoned event by responsible members of the community. For more information, please contact qys@humandignitycoalition.org

Transparent Support Group // At HDC // 155 Irving Bend OR 97701 // 5-6:30 PM //

In an effort to promote education and outreach for parents with transgender children, a peer volunteer run support group will be available at the same hours as the Queer Youth Space. Contact: Parentsupport@humandignitycoalition.org

Monday 27th

GLBTQQ Movie Night // OUT Central Oregon // 70 SW Century Drive, Bend, OR 97701 // 6:00 – 9:00 PM

VOLCANIC THEATRE PUB is committed to enhancing Central Oregon’s cultural environment by providing a unique artistic venue and making an essential contribution to the High Desert community.

All of this, in one cozy intimate black box warehouse furnished with comfortable sofas, recliners, four-tops, and bar tops, and equipped with state of the art projection and sound, while serving many of the best local and regional beers and wine.

*  Movies are either Gay, Lesbian or transgender movies.

Movie time will be 7:00 – 9:00 . Volcanic will open at 6:00 pm to accommodate our event for socializing, meet new members and, of course, have a cold brew from many of their upcoming local tap selections.  If you are interested in ordering food at Volcanic or ordering food in, please call to make arrangements. Volcanic will also stay open until 10:00 for our event.