Human Dignity Coalition: Bend Pride ’09

Human Dignity Coalition is proud to present the fifth annual Bend Pride ’09.
In Central Oregon, there’s more to our shared environment than trees, mountains, and stunning rivers. Our environment includes the people with whom we live and work, and the community created by our shared love of where we live. At the forefront of promoting human rights and diversity in Central Oregon is Human Dignity Coalition. This year we are partnering with the LGBT club at COCC to bring you a week’s worth of events that celebrate Gay Pride, Family, Friends and Allies. Please join us in creating a community that celebrates our differences and is stronger because of it.

To get your tickets contact Human Dignity Coalition 385-3320

June 22- La Cage Aux Folles
Special performance and reception benefiting Human Dignity Coalition.
The evening includes champagne and dessert reception, Q&A with the cast and audience drag costume contest!
7:30PM Greenwood Playhouse. 148 NW Greenwood Ave. $35.

June 24- Open Mic for Rights– Call to artists. Be proud and be heard!
7PM Silver Moon Brewery. 24 NW Greenwood Ave. $5 suggested donation. 21+.

June 25- Gaymes– Bring the family out for an evening of good old fashioned games and see how fun equality can be! Bring your picnic and we’ll provide the fun.
Juniper Park @ Franklin and NE 5th Ave. 5-8PM. Free. All ages.

June 26- Queer Prom! A better Prom for Everyone, supports HDC’s Queer and Allied Youth Program. DJ BabyLove and DJ Lucius. Prom attire a must. Sangria for 21+ by Volcano Vineyards. 8PM. The Environmental Center 16 NW Kansas. $5-20 sliding donation. All ages.

June 27- Pride Festival (hosted by the GLBT Club of COCC) and Pride Ride. Meet up at 1PM for bike decorating across from the festival, and join us for a Pride Ride through downtown Bend. 12-7PM. Troy Field, on Bond St. across from McMenamins. $5. All ages.

Performers at Saturday’s Pride Festival:

Jackie Jones (stand up comedy)
CJ and the Dolls (original music performed by drag queen and 2 backup dancers)
Miss Germany (aerial silks, fire dancing, and burlesque)
The Dirty Words
Relative (Pirate band)
Joey (acoustic/ vocal performance)
plus more TBA