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Check out Danny Devito’s short film, featuring two grumpy old gay men

Danny DeVito’s latest short film, Curmudgeons, hopes to dispel some of the myths surrounding love, age and sexuality. It’s hilarious, heartbreaking and only 15 minutes long.

The film was directed by DeVito, and played at the Tribeca Film Festival, introducing audiences to two grumpy old gay men, who just happen to be head-over-heels in love.

Just a heads-up: copious amounts of cursing ahead!

Curmudgeons from Jersey 2nd Avenue on Vimeo.

Back by popular demand: Early Bird Karaoke during Pride week

Join INBA during Pride Week on Wednesday, June 7th, for another Early Bird Karaoke night starting at 6 pm. There will be prizes throughout the night from various INBA Members. All are welcome; guests, friends, family, etc. You don’t have to be a member to attend, but plenty of our members and Chamber Partners will be there to connect and network. Continue reading Back by popular demand: Early Bird Karaoke during Pride week

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Same-Sex Adoption Across State Lines

NPR.org – March 2016 – The U.S. Supreme Court, without hearing oral argument, has unanimously reversed an Alabama Supreme Court ruling that denied parental rights to a lesbian adoptive mother who had split with her partner. The decision is a direct repudiation of an Alabama Supreme Court decision that refused to recognize a Georgia adoption. Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Same-Sex Adoption Across State Lines

ACLU issues travel advisory against trips to Texas

The ACLU has issued a warning to would-be travelers to the state of Texas that their visit may result in a violation of their constitutional rights.

On May 9, the American Civil Liberties Union issued a “travel alert” informing anyone planning to travel to Texas in the near future to anticipate the possible violation of their constitutional rights when stopped by law enforcement. Continue reading ACLU issues travel advisory against trips to Texas

June Networking Lunch – WSU Chancellor Lisa Brown

Our June Speaker is WSU Chancellor Lisa Brown. Before becoming Chancellor, she was the state Senate Majority Leader and a champion of LGBT rights. She will discuss what it means to be an Ally and Advocate for LGBT Rights.

When: June 14 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

Where: Spokane Valley Event Center, 10514 E Sprague Ave

Register Here

Thank you to our Lunch Sponsor and Chamber Partner, BECU

For more information, contact:

Charles Smaltz, Membership Representative
509-455-3699
charles@inbachamber.org

Transgender Non-Discrimination Protections Make Mother’s Day Special for Washington Families

Washington Won’t Discriminate rallied and successfully fought off I-1515, the attempt to repeal Washington’s transgender non-discrimination laws. Now, they’re highlighting three families who would be deeply impacted if Washington’s longstanding transgender non-discrimination protections were repealed at the ballot box this fall. The mother of one of those families is our very own Betsy White, President of the Board for INBA Outreach, the philanthropic arm of Inland Northwest Business Alliance. Continue reading Transgender Non-Discrimination Protections Make Mother’s Day Special for Washington Families