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Inland NW LGBT Center announces closure

The Inland Northwest LGBT Center will be closing its doors at the end of the month, according to a post from the center's Facebook page.

Sports talk radio show on LGBT issues to debut

NEW YORK – The premiere of “The Outfield” this weekend on satellite radio will open with a discussion of Derrick Gordon, the UMass guard who on Wednesday became the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player. It’s seemingly perfect timing for a sports talk show about LGBT issues to debut just four days after that news broke. But the strategy behind the weekly program on SiriusXM is that such stories are common.

Magazine ranks Spokane third-gayest city

The nation’s largest gay rights magazine has ranked Spokane as the third-gayest city in the nation. Two other Washington cities made the top five, including Seattle at No. 5 and Tacoma leading the way as the gayest city in the nation.

Whitworth restricts access after notes target student

Inflammatory notes targeting a student’s sexual orientation found in a Whitworth University dormitory last month have prompted a re-evaluation of the school’s harassment policies. University spokeswoman Nancy Hines said more than one note targeting a single student was discovered in the unnamed dorm. In response, the university shut down access to the building to student residents only, a restriction that’s still in effect.

Group offers scholarship aid session

Pride Foundation, the largest funder of scholarships for gay, bisexual and transgender students and supporters in the nation, will offer a drop-in session to help students write or revise their scholarship essays and offer support from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Inland Northwest LGBT Center, 1522 N. Washington St., Suite 102. Pride Foundation scholarships fund any type of post-secondary education from an accredited institution, including a traditional four-year college or vocational or technical school.