Out Central Oregon – Empowering LGBTQ+ Community – Bend, Or

Our mission is to promote advocacy, education, and visibility for LGBTQ+ people by enabling and fostering community engagement. We work within the social, cultural, and economic landscape of Central Oregon. Developing and building partnerships with businesses, government, and other organizations to promote and support the LGBTQ+ community. OUT Central Oregon educates the LGBTQ+ community and the public by providing public discussions, lectures, documentary screenings, social gatherings, and outdoor activities.


Act as a hub for information of interest to the LGBTQ+ community. Promoting social and educational events, activities, and services to reduce stigma and drive equality.


Support educational programs that advance the knowledge and well-being of a diverse population within Central Oregon.


Partner with government, businesses, and other organizations to encourage community involvement and action to elevate the visibility and inclusivity of LGBTQ+ people in Central Oregon.


OUT Central Oregon is committed to developing events to encourage and support community involvement to promote inclusivity, visibility, and equality.

Oh Yass a Monthly Night OUT

Oh Yass a Monthly Night OUT

Local community gathers to mix and mingle, support and cavort

  • Dinner and Drinks
  • Every Third Thursday
  • Hosted by Dogwood Cocktail Lounge Bend, OR
LGBTQ+ Quarterly Cultural Event

LGBTQ+ Quarterly Cultural Event

Bringing awareness to LGBTQ+ topics through art and culture



Bi-yearly Pride Festivals engage the broader community to enable partnerships year-round

  • A month-long celebration of PRIDE in our diversity - June
  • LGBTQ Ski Weekend at Mt. Bachelor - February

Get Involved

Join us across Central Oregon to connect, share, and build community with your fellow LGBTQ+ friends, groups, and organizations.

Board of Directors

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Jamie Nesbitt

Jamie moved to Bend from San Francisco with his partner in 2016. Jamie has a Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology and works as a senior patent agent in the biotechnology industry.

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Vice President

Colin Barrett-Fox

Colin moved to Central Oregon in 2014. He works for a local software company where he specializes in systems automation as a DevOps engineer.

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    Cait Boyce

    Cait Boyce moved from San Francisco to Central Oregon in 2004.  Since 1971, she has been involved with LGBTQ political organizations.

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      Education Outreach
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      Lilliana Cabrera

      Liliana works as a Community Health Educator for Planned Parenthood and has passion to work in the field of social justice.

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