This month, two Supreme Court justices issued a broadside threatening Obergefell v. Hodges, the 2015 decision declaring same-sex couples had a constitutional right to marry. This news comes in the midst of what’s already been a heartbreaking few years for LGBTQIA+ communities. Now, when we can’t come together, we need each other more than ever. The good news is Spokane Pride isn’t canceled; it’s just changing shape. Register now for Pride Stride ($40, through Oct. 31), a nationwide virtual event to celebrate Coming Out Day, and pick either a 5K or 10K. As you might have guessed, it’s your runway and you can jog, walk, dance, or strut your way down it. Then, on Oct. 17, submit photos or short videos of your flags, signs and fierce selves for a live, socially distanced Pride march. Close out the weekend by decorating your car at a drive-through fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 18.
— LAUREN GILMORE
• Oct. 17-31 • Free/$40 • Details at outspokane.org and pridestride.org/Spokane
— Lauren Gilmore