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.

May 2nd

Pride 2017 Planning // Environmental Center // 16 NW Kansas, Bend, OR // 6:15-7:15

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.

May 9th

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

May 11th

Lez Be Happy // Velvet //805 Wall Street, Bend, OR // 6-9 PM 

Happy May ya’ll! This month’s LBH is going to be at The Velvet in Bend! They host unique cocktails and a great selection of microbrews as well as tasty bites. Their Happy Hour is from 5-7pm so get there by 6pm for some great food and drink prices! Details about the venue:

LBH Purpose Statement:
Lez Bee Happy is an event for all queer women, gay girls, lesbians, bi women, dykes, beaver believers, saphos, lovers of the V, women who just support women being free to BEE. We all live in the BEND area and are looking for an opportunity to meet other like minded females in Central Oregon.

May 16th

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

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:

May 18th

HDC GLBTQ Veteran Outreach with Nathaniel Boehme // 5-6 //  HDC Office // 155 Irving, Bend, 97701 

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 // 6-9 // Deschutes Brewery // 1044 Bond, Bend, OR 97701

Our Night Out by HDC is heading to Deschutes Brewery in their upstairs tap room for our monthly GLBTQQ meet up and happy hour!

Come say hi, get out, and enjoy this community!

21+ Event.

Everyone is a little queer🙂, Everyone is welcome!

May 29th 

LGBTQ Monthly Movie Night // 6-9 PM // Volcanic Theatre Pub //