Pride Week


Theme: Pride 25: From Silence To Celebration
Date: June 11th 2016
Pride Parade: Noon-1pm
Rainbow Festival: Noon-10pm
Location: Riverfront Park Gondola Meadows
Festival Booths: Noon-6pm
Teen Zone: Noon-6pm
Pride Bar sponsored by nYne: Noon-10pm
All Ages Dance Party: 6pm-10pm
Fireworks: 10pm



Pride week activities are still being finalized by the various groups in Spokane.  Below is a preliminary schedule.


Wednesday, June 1

2016 Pride Foundation Scholarship Celebration

6:00pm – Free – Saranac Building Rooftop, 25 W. Main Avenue, Spokane

This event will be the perfect opportunity to learn about Pride Foundation’s scholarship program, meet the 2016 scholars, and hear powerful stories of how our scholarships have helped these scholars. Since the founding of our scholarship program in 1993, Pride Foundation has supported more than 1,153 student leaders from the Northwest, with over $3.95 million in scholarships to help students pursue their educational dreams. Our scholars are self-identified LGBTQ youth, members of LGBTQ families, or allies who have been strongly supportive of our community. Our scholarship program wouldn’t be possible without you, which is why we hope you’ll join us to celebrate and honor our incredible 2016 scholars. We can’t wait to see where the future takes them! Behind every scholar is a community of support.


Peacekeeper Training for Pride

5:30pm, Light refreshments and snacks;

6:00pm – 8:00pm, Peacekeeping workshop

No cost for the training, but donations will be gladly accepted

Peace & Justice Action League of Spokane (PJALS), 35 W Main, Suite 120M

Gay-obsessed zealots have increasingly protested Spokane’s Pride Celebration since Washington voters approved the freedom to marry. This workshop will explore nonviolence and de-escalation as an ACTIVE response to oppression and hate. Focus will be on preparing for Pride (Saturday June 11). We’ll cover nonviolence principles and guidelines, techniques to defuse and de-escalate potentially volatile situations, and how to organize a team of peacekeepers. And, we’ll practice so we are more likely to use these new skills in real life! Successfully completing this training makes you eligible to join PJALS’ Peacekeeper Team, but there is NO obligation. Because love is stronger than hate, fear, and anger! Open to all.

Friday, June 3 – June 19

Laramie Project: Ten Years Later

7:30pm, Performances June 3 – 19, 2016 – $10.00, Reserved Seating – Stage Left Theater, 108 West 3rd Avenue, Spokane

The play is by Moisés Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber, and directed by Rick Boal. In November 1998, gay university student Matthew Shepard was beaten to death in Laramie, Wyoming. Ten members of Tectonic Theatre Project traveled to Laramie and conducted interviews with the people of the town. Over the next year, the company returned to Laramie six times and conducted over 200 interviews. These texts became the basis for the play The Laramie Project. Ten years later, in September 2008, five members of Tectonic returned to Laramie to try to understand the long-term effect of the murder. They found a town wrestling with its legacy and its place in history. In addition to revisiting the folks whose words riveted us in the original play, this time around the company also spoke with the two murderers, McKinney and Henderson, as well as Matthew’s mother, Judy Shepard. The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later is a bold new work, which asks the question, “How does society write its own history?”

Friday, June 3 – June 30

Andy’s Bar & Grill Proudly Presents: Colt Magazine, Golden Years

11:30am – 2:00am – No Cover – Andy’s Bar & Grill, 1401 West 1st Avenue, Downtown Spokane

In recognition of Spokane’s 25th Pride celebration, Andy’s Bar proudly presents a collection of original prints from Colt Magazine: Golden Years for sale. Multiple copies of male, black and white erotic prints produced during Colt’s glory years are available. Enjoy the “exhibition”.

Friday, June 3

Stray’s Pride Kick-Off Party

7:00pm, Door; 8:00pm, Show – $15.00, Without Pride Pass – Stray Night Club, 415 W. Sprague Avenue, Spokane

Special guests are Le Gurls and hosted by Nova Kaine. Pre-purchased tickets are the only way to get into the exclusive VIP Party, receive VIP bags and t-shirts, gifts and give-aways all week long.

37th ISCS Gay Spokane Pageant: In/Out of Town Show

8:00pm, Door; 9:00pm, Show – $5.00, Without Pride Pass – Stray Night Club, 415 W. Sprague Avenue, Spokane

Reigning Mr. Gay Spokane 2015-2016: Mr. Keaton Hardwood and Reigning Miss Gay Spokane 2015-2016: Miss Lashe’ Deluxes St. James. Celebrating over 40 years of service to LGBT constituencies, ISCS is the oldest organization of its kind in the Spokane Metropolitan Area.

Saturday, June 4

PFLAG CDA: 2nd Annual Pride in the Park

10:00am – 1:00pm – Free – City Park Picnic Shelter, Mullan Rd. & Northwest Blvd., CDA, Idaho/Behind HREI, West of the CDA Resort

PFLAG Coeur d’Alene is proud to again sponsor the 2nd Annual Pride in the Park in Coeur d’Alene. Pride in the Park is a FREE family friendly, community picnic celebrating diversity and building a safer and stronger community for all.  There will be food, entertainment, and children’s area, and a tabling area for community resource and local businesses. PFLAG is an organization of parents, families and friends UNITED with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people working together to build a stronger and safer community through support, education and advocacy. Thank you for joining us in continuing our work and strengthening our community and embracing all diversity.  If you have questions please call 509-944-5203.

37th ISCS Gay Spokane Pageant: Hospitality

11:00am – 1:00pm

12:30pm, boarding the Stray Nightclub Party Bus for 2016 Pride Cruise – Stray Night Club, 415 W. Sprague Avenue, Spokane

Included with the pre-purchased Pride Pass is a ticket for the bus ride from Spokane to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and a ticket for the Pride Cruise. Buses will be waiting at the end of the cruise to return to Stray Nightclub. Without the Pride Pass, tickets are $15.00 for the Party Bus, $25.00 for the Pride Cruise.

20th Annual Lake CDA Pride Cruise

1:00pm, Boarding

2:00pm – 4:00pm, Cruise

$20.00; $25.00 day of

Tickets: or cash only transactions: PJALS, 35 W. Main Avenue, #120M, Spokane or nYne Bar & Bistro 232 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

Cruise:  Coeur D’Alene Resort, 115 South 2nd Street, Coeur D’Alene, Idaho

Sponsored by OutSpokane and Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington & North Idaho 2016 will mark the 20th Annual Pride Cruise on Lake Coeur D’Alene. This staple of the Inland Northwest is always a big hit. The boat takes off from the Coeur d’Alene Resort docks for a two-hour tour of the lake with about 200 of your bestest LGBTQA friends. The Pride Cruise is complete with (2) 21 & over cash bars, DJ, dancing, and giveaways. Meet at the top of the docks with your ticket and ID or cash and ID. The boat takes off promptly at 2pm, do not be late, no refunds given. 18 and over only, ID is required to board the boat.

Directions: From Spokane, go east on I-90 to Coeur d’Alene, ID. Take Exit #11 (City Center/Northwest Blvd.) Turn right on to Northwest Blvd., toward city center. Northwest Blvd. curves to your left and as it heads East, becomes E. Sherman Ave., turn right on E. 3rd St. to enter the pay parking lot at Front and 3rd, East of the resort. There is free parking at the east end of the park at City Hall. Valet parking is also available at the resort. The docks are on the South or back side of the resort.

*If you prefer not to drive to CDA for the cruise, for only $15.00 ride the buses leaving from/returning to Stray Night Club. Buses leave at 12:30pm.

Mik’s Pride Cruise After Party

4:00pm – Close – No Cover, 21+ ID required – Mik’s, 406 N. 4th Street, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

The cruise is always a blast, and we are once again keeping the party rockin’ and rollin’ and sashaying and shantaying directly after the cruise comes back into dock! Stay with us for an afternoon and evening of drinks and dancing at CDA’s oldest and best LGBT-friendly establishment. DJ Jason starts at 4pm.

37th ISCS Gay Spokane Pageant: Red Carpet Prom Night

4:30pm, Stray Nightclub presents The Pop Tarts

5:00pm, Door; 6:00pm, Show – $20.00, Without Pride Pass

10:00pm, Nova Kaine and Le Gurlz hit the stage with the newly crowned Mr. & Miss Gay Spokanes

$5.00, Without Pride Pass

11:00pm, The Pop Tarts are back!

12:00am, Le Gurlz return for “The Dirty Round”

2:00am, The Pop Tarts return for the ONLY after hours live music in Spokane. Only at Stray Night Club

Stray Night Club, 415 W. Sprague Avenue, Spokane

The Pop Tarts are the nation’s first and only all transgender band. They will be performing classic 80’s cover music as a warm up the Gay Spokane Pageant. This is a band you DO NOT want to miss! Reigning Mr. Gay Spokane 2015-2016: Mr. Keaton Hardwood and Reigning Miss Gay Spokane 2015-2016: Miss Lashe’ Deluxes St. James. Celebrating over 40 years of service to LGBT constituencies, ISCS is the oldest organization of its kind in the Spokane Metropolitan area.

Rocky Horror Picture Show

11:30pm, Door; 12:00am, Show – $7.00

Tickets: Available anytime the box office is open

The Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland, Spokane

Talk about your time warps… it’s time for another Rocky at The Garland! Join us for a midnight showing of everyone’s favorite, campy classic. Time to pull out your fishnets and high heels! Rocky Horror will be showing the first Saturday in June at MIDNIGHT! We’ve made the good time even better with the help of the Absolute Pleasure shadow cast! Virgin Ceremony! Prop Bags! Live performance! Props available for purchase at the show. No lighters, super soakers, or rice allowed. Come early, our Rocky sells out quick!

Sunday, June 5

OUTSpoken – Guest: Representative from the Rag Tag Theatre, nationally touring LGBT company

12:00pm – 2:00pm – Thin Air Community Radio – KYRS Medical Lake – Spokane 88.1/92.3FM


OUTSpoken is a local radio program featuring the unique voices of 2.5 very different gay men. They strive to educate, elevate and impact the ever-changing landscape of equality on a local, national and global scale through conversation and dialogue with leaders, entertainers and every day LGBT people and their allies.

X-Rated Bingo

8:00pm – No cover; $5.00 per bingo card; One bingo card included with Pride Pass

Stray Night Club, 415 W. Sprague Avenue, Spokane

Join us for our first of bi-monthly X-rated Bingo nights hosted by The Sisters of the Traveling Red Veil! Come out for fun and games! Prizes and surprises!

Monday, June 6

Presentation of City of Spokane LGBTQ Pride Proclamation

6:00pm – Free – Lower level of City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Boulevard, Spokane

Come to the City Council meeting to hear a member of Spokane’s City Council read the 2016 proclamation and cheer on OutSpokane as we accept the proclamation for Pride Month. The meeting begins at 6:00pm with the presentation following the Pledge of Allegiance.

Directions: Once inside the northeast entrance to City Hall (Chase Gallery entrance), take the stairs to the right down to the lower level and enter the Council Chamber through the glass doors. Remember: parking meters must be fed until 7pm.

SIN” Party

Stray Night Club, 415 W. Sprague Avenue, Spokane

Service Industry Night, everyone receives 20% of their entire check.

Tuesday, June 7

509 Ultra Lounge Official Grand Opening

6:00pm – 7:00pm, VIP Party

Tickets: Pre-purchased Pride Pass grants entry

7:00pm, Public grand opening; Special performances by Nova Kaine and Le Gurlz

9:00pm, Karaoke with Gavin James of Legacy Entertainment

509 Ultra Lounge, 419 W. Sprague Avenue, Spokane

Join the staff of Stray Nightclub as they host the Official Grand Opening of the 509 Ultra Lounge. VIP gift bags will be given to everyone with a Pride Pass ticket. Come taste Absolut Elyx cocktails, enjoy appetizers, and check out the 509 Ultra Lounge and dance the night away!

Wednesday, June 8

INBA June Networking Lunch: LGBT & Native American Parallels

11:30am – 1:00pm – $30 Member/First time guest; $40 Returning guest


Northern Quest Casino and Resort, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights

Northern Quest will be presenting on the parallels between the LGBT community and local Native Tribes. Join INBA and representatives from the Kalispell Tribe and Northern Quest Resort and Casino for the June networking lunch. This is a progressive lunch, meaning guests will proceed through NQRC’s various dining locations with a short presentation at each venue. Please RSVP by June 2 11:59pm.

Mr., Miss, & Ms., Gay Pride 2016-17

7:00pm, Door; 8:00pm, Show – $5.00 entry fee; Pre-purchased tickets receive a VIP gift

Stray Night Club, 415 W. Sprague Avenue, Spokane

DO YOU HAVE INCREDIBLE GAY PRIDE? If so here is your chance to “Shine” – BECOME THE VERY FIRST EVER MR., MISS OR MS., GAY PRIDE 2016-17. Go to the ISCS web page to put in your application to be a contestant. The Categories will be TALENT – PRIDE WEAR WALK – AND QUESTION/ANSWER. Simple right? So be sure and get your Pride wear out and have fun. Winners will be allowed to conduct their very own fundraiser throughout their year as Mr., Miss or Ms., Gay Pride 2016-17 amongst other perks and benefits. Thank you in advance to all who will consider this pageant. If you know some one with incredible PRIDE in themselves, their community as a whole etc., please feel free to share this and sponsor them.

Interfaith Pride Service

7:00pm – Free to all – Spark Center, Kendall Yards, 1214 W. Summit Parkway, Spokane

Join LGBTQ clergy and allies from a variety of religious faiths to celebrate diversity and inclusion at Spokane PRIDE’S Interfaith Worship service. Come worship God, Spirit, Holy One, in a safe and welcoming atmosphere. Everyone will be welcomed and celebrated regardless of their faith background, as we remember those who went before us in silence, and those who are just now finding their voice. Faith leaders include: Rabbi Tamar Malino, Temple Beth Shalom; Rev. Jane Simmons, Unity Spiritual Center; Revs. Toni and Joseph P. Niemiec, Jr., Center for Spiritual Living; Rev. Genavieve Heywood, Veradale UCC; Venerable Thubten Chonyi, Sravasti Abbey; and Pastor Jan Shannon, Westminster UCC. Kendall Yards Night Market will be open; parking will be at a premium. You will want to get there early to get a good parking spot. Sponsored by the Spokane Interfaith Council and OutSpokane.

Wicked Wednesday Party

9:30pm – Stray Night Club, 415 W. Sprague Avenue, Spokane

It’s open drag night hosted by Nova Kaine and Le Gurlz. Wicked drink specials. Bring your best performance!

Thursday, June 9

QueerSounds – Guest: Jasmin Singer

6:00pm – 8:00pm – Thin Air Community Radio – KYRS Medical Lake-Spokane 88.1/92.3FM


Jasmine has a new memoir, Always Too Much and Never Enough (Penguin Random House’s Berkley). Lesbian, vegan, animal rights advocate, it’s a story of how she went from a bullied kid who found solace in a box of cheese crackers to becoming an empowered activist and finding peace with herself, her body, and her sexuality. Jasmin is the executive director of Our Hen House, a non-profit organization aiming to change the world for animals. She is the cohost of the Webby-recognized Our Hen House podcast, has written for numerous online publications including Huffington Post and MindBodyGreen, and has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and HuffPo Live, and in the award-winning documentaries Vegucated and The Ghosts in Our Machine.

The Sex Ed Do-Over: Trivia Night

6:00pm, Register your team of up to six people

6:30pm – 8:00pm, Event kicks off at 6:30pm sharp – Free

nYne Bar & Bistro, 232 W. Sprague Avenue, Spokane

Calling all sexperts, fun-lovers, and fact-hoarders – the ultimate trivia night awaits you! Let the sexual health experts from Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho treat you to the sex ed class you maybe always wanted. Our trivia night will combine must-know info, cheeky factoids, activities, music, drinks, and prizes. You’ll walk out the door a beacon of sexual health education and positivity. There will be multi-round trivia complete with *shiny* prizes for the winners. DJ Pauliday will be spinning some special jams to help further your sexual health education. In between rounds teams have additional opportunities to win prizes with our spin on some classic sex ed class activities. Questions or need more information? Feel free to comment below or email us at:

PFLAG Spokane’s 6th Annual Comedy Night

8:30pm, Door; 9:00pm, Show – $10.00; $15.00 at the door; 21+

Tickets: $10.00 ($11.34 w/service fee);

nYne Bar & Bistro, 232 W. Sprague Avenue, Spokane

Show your support for Spokane PFLAG and have some laughs as the delightful Debbi Sullivan hosts a very funny night featuring the hilarious talents of Spokane’s local comedy scene: Michael Glatzmaier, Will Gilman, Darryl Burns and Josh Teaford. Join us for a fun and funny night!

Friday, June 10

Jasmin Singer – Book Reading & Signing

7:00pm – Free – Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Avenue, Spokane

Join us at Auntie’s Bookstore in Spokane, WA for a reading and signing of Jasmine Singer’s new memoir, Always Too Much and Never Enough (Penguin Random House’s Berkley). A coming-of-age story about how one lesbian who spent way too much time trying to find love in all the wrong places, ultimately learned to thrive–but only after some startling realities about herself and the world around her. Buy a copy of her book there and have it signed!

FOAM Party

9:30pm, Beyonce DeLuxe St. James and Illusion Femme Fatale

10:00pm – 2:00am, FOAM Party – $5.00, Without Pride Pass

Stray Night Club, 415 W. Sprague Avenue, Spokane; parking lot (West of bar)

Hosted by Beyonce DeLuxe St. James, join the performers from Illusion Femme Fatale for a night of gender illusion. Guest DJ Matt Stands (Seattle) spins the hits at the outdoor Spokane stage with special performances by Atasha Manila. Get out and dance under the stars until 2:00am. Dancing inside til 4:00am.

Saturday, June 11

Official Pride Brunch

9:00am – Noon – $9.00, adults; $5.00, children 8 and under

nYne Bar & Bistro, 232 W. Sprague Avenue, Spokane

Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit, salads, sandwiches and pastries are on the menu.

Stray Pride Early Bird Parade Party

10:00am – Stray Night Club, 415 W. Sprague Avenue, Spokane

Special Pride cocktails and slushies all day!

Trans People March at 25th Spokane Pride Parade

10:30am, Staging begins – 12:00pm, Parade steps off – Free

Intersection of North Stevens and West Spokane Falls Boulevard, Spokane

Please join TALL in making a big statement at this year’s Spokane Pride parade and festival! All trans people and allies are welcome to march in the parade with TALL for free!! Show Spokane that there is a vibrant trans community here!

SPOKANE PRIDE 2016 – Celebrating 25 Years of Pride!

25th Annual LGBTQA Pride Parade: Pride 25: From Silence to Celebration

10:30am, Staging begins – 12:00pm, Parade steps off

Free for all ages; Everyone is welcome

Staging – Intersection of North Stevens and West Spokane Falls Boulevard, Spokane

Staging areas will not be available until 10:30am the day of the parade, after the barricades have been placed. Please do NOT arrive before 10:30am, or you may be ticketed for blocking traffic. After the barricades are up, access to staging for motorized vehicles will be in two places. If you are in the parade please get to the staging area before 11:00am to help avoid any confusion

Parade – Streets of downtown Spokane

Watching – Grab your spot along the parade route to see colorful parade contingents and floats

The Pride Parade starts downtown at Noon, so be sure to get downtown early.

25th Annual LGBTQA Rainbow Festival: Pride 25: From Silence to Celebration

12:00pm – FREE for all ages; everyone is welcome

Gondola Meadows, Riverfront Park, Spokane; Corner of Post Street and Spokane Falls Blvd.

The Rainbow Festival also begins at Noon, with stage entertainment kicking off immediately following the parade. Gondola Meadows (by the Bloomsday runners), in Riverfront Park will be host to the Rainbow Festival and festival highlights include: Live entertainment from headliner Beverly McClellan from NBC’s The Voice, and several familiar local performers as well as, a resource/business fair, family area (with a climbing wall from Wild Walls and petting zoo provided by Second Chance Ranch). Additionally, Odyssey Teen Zone presented by INBA Outreach (for 13 to 18 year-olds), and the nYne Pride Bar featuring Beer, Wine, & Spirits (for the older kids). Bring your entire family for a day of fun. Pride’s Palette, a new feature to the festival, developed by local artist JJ Rocco, brings together about 40 other local artists who have created Pride themed exhibits. We are excited about this announcement, because of all the different possibilities from the artists to future works! 30% of each sale is being donated by the artists to help fund Pride 2017. Pride’s Palette will be in the North West section of festival, under the Gondola rides, directly North of the nYne Pride Bar.

Official Pride Dance Party

6:00pm – Free for all, Dance party; nYne Pride Bar – 21+ – Gondola Meadows, Riverfront Park, Spokane

This year our celebration will be going into the night with an all ages dance party hosted by DJ Devine Jewels. The nYne Pride Bar will stay open late.

Pride Fireworks

10:00pm – Free for all

Gondola Meadows, Riverfront Park, Spokane

For the first time in our history, at approximately 10:00pm, there will be a fireworks display to commemorate Spokane’s 25 years of Pride!

Official Pride After Party

3:00pm, DJ – 8:00pm Beverly McClellan – $5.00, Cover

nYne Bar & Bistro, 232 W. Sprague Avenue, Spokane

With Beverly McClelland and DJ Ricki Leigh!

Stray End of Pride Week Festivities

8:30pm, Door, 9:30pm, Show; Nova Kaine and Le Gurlz show, Pride Edition – $5.00, Without Pride Pass

Stray Night Club, 415 W. Sprague Avenue, Spokane; parking lot West of bar

Join staff and Le Gurlz as they officially close down our Pride Week celebration. Special guest DJs, and food provided by the ISCS. Dancing outside till 2am, inside till 4am. Pre-purchased Pride Passes get you into Stray Night Club and 509 Ultra Lounge all day for free.

Sunday, June 12

OUTSpoken – Guest: Robbie Turner from Rupaul’s Drag Race

12:00pm – 2:00pm – Thin Air Community Radio – KYRS Medical Lake – Spokane 88.1/92.3FM


OUTSpokane is a local radio program featuring the unique voices of 2.5 very different gay men. They strive to educate, elevate and impact the ever-changing landscape of equality on a local, national and global scale through conversation and dialogue with leaders, entertainers and every day LGBT people and their allies.