LGBTQ+ Events

May 2023 events include:

Be the Voice You Wish to Hear Poetry Slam
Co-sponsored by LGBTQ+Friends Club and ASCOCC
Friday, May 5th, 5-7pm
COCC Bend Campus Hitchcock Auditorium
Want to perform your poem?  Sign up at


LGBTQ+Friends Club Meetings
Every Thursday 11:45am to 1:15pm Fall, Winter and Spring terms
Coats Campus Center--Multi-Cultural Center
Central Oregon Community College

Past Events:

Reflection of Self Screening and Director's Talk
Thursday, March 2nd, 2023
6-7pm Screening
7-730pm Director's Talk
Hitchcock Auditorium, Pioneer Building
Central Oregon Community College

What Does It Mean To Be Male or Female...Or Someone In Between?
Learn about the current understanding of biological contributions to gender identity and other ways of being.
Dr. Walker Sands, COCC Emeritus Professor
Monday, February 13th, 2023
Cascades Hall, Rm 115,
Central Oregon Community College
Sponsored by the COCC LGBTQ+Friends Club

Love is Love Valentine's Day Party!
Join us as we celebrate with crafts, karaoke, refreshments, cookie decorating, dancing, etc.
Glitter and glam encouraged!
February 14th, 5pm-7pm
Coats Campus Center--Multi-Cultural Center
Central Oregon Community College
Sponsored by the COCC LGBTQ+Friends

National Coming Out Day: October 11
Celebrate at COCC!
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.National Coming Out Day

Bend Campus: Coats Campus Center, Multicultural Center 217
Redmond Campus: RTEC, Student Commons
Prineville and Madras: Front Lobby

Drop in for some treats, surprises, and educational information!
Opportunity to share your coming out stories through art!

October 11, is National Coming Out Day the internationally observed day to celebrate and to raise awareness of the LGBTQ community and the LGBTQ civil rights movement. National Coming Out Day was founded in 1988 by Robert Eichberg, a psychologist from New Mexico, and Jean OLeary, an openly gay political leader from Los Angeles. The date of October 11 coincides with the anniversary of the 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

COCC is committed to providing a safe and respectful learning and working environment for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students and colleagues, and their allies. Join with the campus faculty, staff, and students who are coming out in support this effort.

Take the Ally Pledge!

Straight Supporter Guide

For more information, contact:
Christy Walker
Director of Diversity & Inclusion
Coats Campus Center
Phone: 541-383-7412