The campus LGBT resource center is a good place to get involved or find allies on campus. Eastern Washington University: Eastern students have a conservative reputation, but the campus offers a variety of resources and allies for the LGBT community.Their women’s athletics attracts tons of lesbians to their games (and on occasion to their rosters). In fact, a men’s fraternity hosted a drag show in Spokane as a fundraiser!Over the past year, the number of “gay” bars has fluctuated between three to five. After that, it’s game on for twenty and thirty something lesbians.
It’s attached to Spokane’s old dollar theater, the Garland. The atmosphere is romantic without being too intimate. The Flying Goat (Audubon neighborhood) is an excellent pizza place on the North side of town. Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams do well year after year, and Spokane is pretty much obsessed with Gonzaga Bulldog Athletics.
Browne’s Addition is the most talked about “up-and-coming” hood.
It’s just off of downtown, and features a popular restaurant, a taco/tequila bar, pizza place, bike shop, and some of Spokane’s oldest and coolest homes. The Garland District (North Garland Avenue) has been known for years as a funky strip of shops and restaurants.
The best known spot is the Garland Theater, with cheap films and midnight movies.
On the other side of town, the South Perry District (1000 block of South Perry Street) is growing like a weed.
The games are fun, though the team is not particularly stellar. The city hosts a few women’s rugby teams, including an Eastern Washington University club team and the city team the “Marmots”. Spokane hosts the biggest 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the world. 7,000 teams compete, with players ranging from eight to retirement age, women, men, co-ed, family, you name it.