Category Archives: Upcoming Events

City Hall to raise Pride Flag this June

Join us in making history as we celebrate the first raising of the PRIDE Flag at Spokane City Hall. This year is the 26th year that we have celebrated Pride in Spokane and we are excited to announce that for the first time in history we will be raising the Pride Flag over City Hall to kick off PRIDE month.

Immediately following the ceremony join us for the Proclamation of Pride Month at 6pm. We encourage all members of the community to join us in solidarity and celebration of the LGBTQIA community.

Your Guide to Pride: 2017

Celebrate Spokane Pride With INBA! “May the Pride Be With You”

Ready be a part of the largest family-friendly Pride Parade and Festival in the Northwest? We’re getting our businesses and volunteers set up for the Spokane Pride March and Festival on Saturday, June 10 in the Lilac Meadows at Riverfront Park.

Scroll down to see all the ways you and your business can get involved in Pride. Continue reading Your Guide to Pride: 2017

Patty Murray reintroduces anti-harassment legislation to U.S. Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        CONTACT: Murray Press Office

Thursday, April 27, 2017                                                                                            (202) 224-2834

As LGBTQ Students and Schools Across the Country Grapple with “Trump Effect,” Senator Murray Redoubles Efforts to Pass Anti-Harassment Legislation

Senator Murray reintroduces Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act to require colleges and universities to establish clear anti-harassment policies

LGBTQ youth are twice as likely to be harassed than their peers, yet there is no federal requirement that schools have policies in place to protect these students

Legislation is named after Tyler Clementi, a freshman at Rutgers University, who took his own life after experiencing harassment, bullying

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), along with Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI), reintroduced legislation aimed at reducing bullying and harassment that affects one in five students at colleges and universities across the country. The Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2017 would require institutions of higher education to establish policies to prohibit harassment based on actual or perceived race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. The bill also establishes a grant program to support campus anti-harassment activities and programs. The legislation is named after Tyler Clementi, a freshman at Rutgers University who took his own life after his roommate and another student invaded his privacy and harassed him over the Internet. Continue reading Patty Murray reintroduces anti-harassment legislation to U.S. Senate

May Networking Lunch

John Lemus of the Spokane Human Rights Commission will be presenting their 2017 Work Plan and providing an overview of the Subcommittees, like the LGBTQIA subcommittee. The Human Rights Commission advises and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding issues related to human rights and unjust discrimination.

When: Wednesday, May 10  11:30 – 1:00

Where: Centerplace Regional Event Center, 2426 N Discovery Pl, Spokane Valley, Washington 99216

Register Here

Early Bird Karaoke a hit at INBA Directory Launch

INBA’s Directory Launch brought a lot of members and friends to nYne Bar and Bistro. Directories were provided in bags containing swag from Winston & Cashatt, Northern Quest Casino, STCU, Recorded Memories, and Spokane Empire Football.

The biggest hit of the event was Early Bird Karaoke. Charles Smaltz got the singing started and soon there others lined up to follow. The Events committee will consider making Early Bird Karaoke a quarterly INBA event.

Charles Smaltz gets EBK started.
Events Committee Chair, Dan Nuenfeldt takes his turn to croon


A duet by INBA guests!






New Member Recorded Memories Hosting Record Store Day!

I’ve always said I love Valentine’s Day, but I enjoy that more than once per year, my philosophy on Record Store Day mirrors that. It’s a great day to visit Recorded Memories, but certainly not the only day of the year. We’ve been here since 1987 providing service for customers often unable to find things elsewhere.

There will be many exclusive, limited releases on Saturday from artists as diverse as our store; including but not limited to: U2, Art of Noise, Bettie Serveert, George Carlin, The Cars, Busta Rhymes, Johnny Cash, Flat Duo Jets, The Doors, Emmylou Harris, Shooter Jennings, Moe, Wes Montgomery, Randy Newman, Jimmy Page, Pink Floyd, Iggy Pop, Procol Harum, Sublime, The Sundays and many more. Supply is EXTREMELY LIMITED! Most of the releases we will have in stock had production runs of only 300-2,000 total copies world wide!

In addition to INBA we will be collection donations for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation – Northwest Chapter. Members of the Spokane Lion Pride Beep Baseball Team will be demonstrating how being blind or having low vision doesn’t stop them from playing baseball!

There will be prizes, freebies, a chance to connect with friends and of course great music!

-Richard Terzieff of Recorded Memories

View more about the event here


11th Annual LGBT Community Survey

Dear LGBT Research Panelist:

The 11th Annual LGBT Community Survey, which is one of the largest LGBT surveys in the world, is now open.

We would love to hear from you about various issues facing our community today. More bisexual and pansexual community members are needed for this year’s survey. Please participate and let your voice be heard.

It should take about 10 minutes to complete the survey.

We thank you in advance for contributing your opinions to this study. Those who complete the entire survey by May 15th, 2017 may enter to win one of twenty prizes: Either $50 cash, or a $50 donation to a charity of your choice.

Find any problems I should know about? Please email me at

To begin, please click here or copy and paste the full link below into your browser to start:

Thank you so much!

David Paisley
Senior Research Director
Community Marketing & Insights
584 Castro Street #834
San Francisco, CA 94114 USA

INBA Night with Spokane Empire Football

Special INBA Chamber deal with Spokane Empire


Spokane Empire VS. Arizona Rattlers | Spokane Arena

May 12, 2017 at 7 pm

Adults: $25 | Kids: $20

Join INBA Chamber at the Spokane Empire Game on May 12th at 7 PM to watch the team take on the Arizona Rattlers for the first time since 2014. Tickets include exclusive access to the Red Tail Lounge to mix and mingle in an INBA exclusive networking night.

Click Here to Purchase Tickets

or by phone at 509.242.7462 and mention INBA

For more information, contact Hannah Holman at (509) 242-7474 or

Support for Whitworth Pirate PRIDE

Whitworth’s Gay-Straight Alliance, Pirate PRIDE, is hosting a fundraiser at Retro Donuts this Thursday, April 13.

Click here for the facebook event and directions.

Pirate PRIDE is an ASWU (Associated Students of Whitworth University) club focused on facilitating open conversations surrounding LGBT+ issues to the community at large. They focus on providing a safe and fun place for all members of campus to come and talk, have fun, and make friendships. This club is open to EVERYONE: LGBT+ persons, allies, faculty, staff, students, visiting family. Come say hello!

The club meets every Tuesday from 7-9(ish)pm and Wednesday from 8-10(ish)pm in the ABC room located on the HUB 2nd floor.

Additional Meetings (Same Room)

Mental Health Support Group: Mondays 6-7pm

Small Group: Mondays 7-8pm (Club members only please)

Book Club: Thursdays 6-7pm

All meetings are open to everyone in the community except for small group.

Send comments/questions/concerns/suggestions/weird jokes to

2017 INBA Directory Launch Party

Join us for the launch of our 2017 Directory and our Early Bird/Working Professionals Karaoke Night!

April 19 5:30 p.m. | nYne Bar & Bistro

Join us for the launch of our 2017 Directory and our Early Bird Working Professionals Karaoke Night! The party starts at 5:30 with Karaoke starting at 6:00 PM.
Non-RSVP’s: A $5 donation is suggested to attend the party.
Taco Bar is free for the first 50 RSVP’s so be sure to sign up. Non-RSVPs charged $8 for the Taco Bar.
Thank you, sponsors: Levy Law, Cynfully Delicious, Dan Neuenfeldt, Stephanie Butler – Live Real Estate, nYne Bar & Bistro