LGBTQ+ Events

Winter 2024 events include:


Love is Love Valentine's Day Party!
New Date is March 7th, 5-7pm!
Multicultural Center--Coats Campus Center
Glitter and glam encouraged!  Join us for crafts, karaoke, pizza, and more!


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:

Rocky Horror Picture Show--FREE
Sunday, October 29th, 2023
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon
61980 Skyline Ranch Road (off Skyliners Road), Bend, OR
FREE!  First come, first serve.  We will be accepting donations to our LGBTQ+Club Scholarship Fund.

Shout out to our co-sponsors:  ASCOCC, LGBTQ+Friends Club, Little Town Productions,
COCC Diversity and Inclusion Office, COCC Fine Arts Dept.

We recognize that Rocky Horror was released in 1975 and uses language and themes that may not be appropriate or sensitive by modern standards, particularly regarding gender, sexuality, and trans, non-binary and gender fluid identities.  We believe that engaging with the film allows us to reflect on progress while appreciating the historical context in which it was made.  We encourage open dialogue and understanding.


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


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