The Human Dignity Coalition (HDC) has been promoting and protecting the rights of Central Oregon’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community since 1992. Though Oregon has achieved many victories—from non- discrimination ordinances and marriage equality to anti-bullying legislation and healthcare coverage—many LGBTQ people still face discrimination in the workplace, schools, and hospitals. HDC offers workshops and trainings, provides support for LGBTQ youth and transgender adults, organizes the annual Pride Festival and other events, and works with allied social justice organizations to make Bend and Central Oregon a more just and equal place for all.
WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO?
Human Dignity Coalition is 100 percent volunteer-run. Your donations support our small office in Bend’s Social Justice Center; help us put on events to bring the community together; enable us to offer cultural awareness trainings to educators, employers and other service providers; and ensure that Central Oregon’s LGBTQ community continues to thrive.