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A week away from Bend Pride Fest, organizers are reflecting on acceptance in the community

Posted on AllSides May 24th, 2024
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BEND, Ore. (KTVZ)-- June 1st marks the first day of Pride Month and Bend Pride Fest. The Bend Pride Coalition and SUS Magazine have teamed up for this year's event. It comes as political tension across the country rises with anti-LGBTQ+ legislation. Human Rights Campaign says nearly 1 in 5 of any type of hate crime is motivated by anti-LGBTQ+ bias. Here in Bend, local queer-owned coffee shop Turtle Island Coffee has had its pride flags stolen multiple times. Bend Mayor Melanie Kebler displayed a pride flag at a February...

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