LOGO story about Central Oregon Pride and Subaru of Bend

We have big news.

The TV channel Logo (you may know them from RuPaul’s Drag Race) is flying out from New York to Bend to film a story about Subaru of Bend’s relationship with Central Oregon Pride.

This is so exciting–the whole country will get to find out about Central Oregon Pride and our amazing relationship with Subaru of Bend.  Want to be on TV with us?  They will be filming our next Pride Planning meeting on Wednesday, May 11 at 6pm.  We would love to have you join us at the meeting, to not only be on TV, but also to tell us your ideas about this year’s Pride, or to sign up to volunteer.  We will keep you posted on the location.  Please RSVP for the meeting to centraloregonpride@gmail.com so we can save you a seat!

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

Buttons Available!


Central Oregon Pride Buttons are now available!

We have large Central Oregon Pride buttons for $5, and smaller Label Me buttons for $3.

Background colors will vary, and are guaranteed to be awesome!

Handmade by local button maker extraordinaire, Via Delia!

Here is how you can buy them! Prices include $2 shipping for Oregon orders.  Please include your shipping address in “Instructions to seller” section.  If you’d like more than one button, please calculate your cost and send the money to centraloregonpride@gmail.com via PayPal, with a list of which buttons you’d like.

To purchase a large Central Oregon Pride Button, click here.

Buy Now Button

To purchase a Label Me button, click here and write which label you’d like in the “Instructions to seller” section. Current options are FAG, DYKE, ALLY, QUEER, BI and TRANS.

Buy Now Button

And don’t forget to send us photos of you wearing your buttons around town!

Pride 2015 Entertainment Schedule





Emcee:  Amanda Striplin





“Celebration” by Kool & the Gang

Welcome & Opening of Central Oregon Pride





Community Open Mic and Jenni Peskin & Student Showcase

Dykes on Bikes Arrive  – 1:00pm




“The Rum and The Sea




“Two Dykes and a Friendly Fiddler”




Bachata Dance Performance and Lesson with Saving Grace and Latin Dance Academy of Bend




Thank You Sponsors




“Strive Roots”




 50/50 Drawing & Silent Auction




“Psyche’s Kiss”




See You Next Year – Saturday, June 18th Right Here at Drake Park!!!


Dykes on Bikes Ride into Central Oregon


Central Oregon Pride is excited that Dykes on Bikes Portland is now a permanent partner and will be joining us for Pride each year!


The Portland Chapter of Dykes on Bikes® is hosting a Pride Ride from Portland to Bend for the 11th Annual Central Oregon Pride.  The caravan of bikers departs from Sandoval’s Cafe and Cantina at 8 a.m. on June 19, and will make a pit stop in Detroit Lake.  Hotel details are TBA.

The following morning, the Portland contingent will meet up with local bikers to ride to the Central Oregon Pride Festival at Drake Park. For more information, check out the Dykes on Bikes® Facebook page or visit the Dykes on Bikes® Portland website.

2015 Pride

Saturday, June 20, 2015 12:00pm – 6:00pm at Drake Park

Come join us for Central Oregon Pride 2015 for a day of celebration with entertainment food and activities!

Please contact Cliff Cook, Pride Co-Chair, if you would like to sponsor, vend at or donate to Pride 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