Spokane’s event life is like its neighborhoods: everything is out and open. Our Pride celebration is family friendly and the largest between Seattle and Minneapolis, a Masquerade Halloween party put on by our youth center, and every month since 1995 our LGBTA business community have met to network and nosh at lunch. There are also a lot of small casual group events like the lesbian book club and gay dinning groups and that take place on some sort of regular basis.
|Pride||Spokane's Pride celebration is on the second Saturday in June and is the largest "family friendly" celebration in the region. The Pride Parade steps off at noon and ends at the Rainbow Festival in Gondola Meadows in Riverfront Park. The festival includes a main entertainment stage, family area for children, and booths with vendors and information. Leading up to the Saturday celebration is a full Pride week of additional activities. Pride is organized by OutSpokane.|
|LGBTA Business Networking Luncheon and after hour events||Established in 1994, every second Wednesday, Inland Northwest Business Alliance (INBA) members and guests network during lunch at a member location. Lunch always includes a guest speaker with topics related to business or the LGBT community and is the longest on-going LGBT event in Spokane. Special networking events are also scheduled each quarter after hours. If you visiting from out of town and belong to one of our sister LGBT chambers, please let us know. We would love to network with you at lunch or special event.|
|Odyssey Masquerade||Join Odyssey for their annual masquerade! A costume party that includes silent and live auctions, dancing, dinner, and entertainment while supporting Spokane's lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, and questioning youth (LGBTQ).
Event is 21+.
|OutSpokane Murder Mystery Dinner||Join OutSpokane for their annual dinner, silent auction, and interactive murder mystery held at the Lincoln Center in Spokane.|
|Trans Day of Remembrance||November 20th
The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The Transgender Day of Remembrance serves several purposes. It raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people, an action that current media doesn’t perform. Day of Remembrance publicly mourns and honors the lives of our brothers and sisters who might otherwise be forgotten. Through the vigil, we express love and respect for our people in the face of national indifference and hatred. Day of Remembrance reminds non-transgender people that we are their sons, daughters, parents, friends and lovers. Day of Remembrance gives our allies a chance to step forward with us and stand in vigil, memorializing those of us who’ve died by anti-transgender violence.
Check our events calendar for information on TDOR events scheduled
|World AIDS Day||December 1st
Word AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988. Each year a different organization hosts the World AIDS Day celebration.
Check our events calendar for event details as they become available.
|Cards Against Humanity||Bring your competitive nature, your friends, and your sense of humor. Four 20 minute rounds and up to 30 players.
* Meet new people, play with different people each round
* Don’t know how to play? We’ll teach you!
* Bring your singles, trade in white cards anytime for $1 per card
* Cash Bar – 21+ with ID
* Get there early, limited seating
THE WORST HUMAN WINS!
This is an official OutSpokane Pride Fundraiser. All proceeds to benefit Spokane’s LGBTQA Pride Parade and Rainbow Festival the second Saturday of June.
When: Every 2nd Tuesday
Where: nYne Bar & Bistro, 232 W Sprague Ave
Ages: 18+ – Families, Friends, Parents, Teachers, Students, and Organizations are encouraged to play.
Cost: $10 donation per person
If more information is needed please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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