Glossary

425 The First Emperor’s Disco 425, bar and dance club
ACT UP AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power; a national organization formed in 1987 to encourage greater federal attention to HIV/AIDS treatment
AZT azidothymidine, an anti-retroviral drug; the first drug approved for use in the treatment of HIV/AIDS
the Court The Imperial Court system; an international organization that raises money for charitable causes through drag shows and other events; the oldest LGBT organization in Spokane, the ISCS was established in 1972
Dorian Group an LGBT organization established in 1974 to promote non-bar activities
DSM Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association; in 1973 the organization declassified homosexuality as a mental illness
EMCC Emmanuel Metropolitan Community Church; at a time when many Churches condemned homosexuality, the EMCC served as an LGBT-affirming congregation
Expo ’74 a world’s fair, held in Spokane in 1974
FtM transgender individual, Female to Male
GSA Gay-Straight Alliance
INAC Inland Northwest AIDS Coalition
ISCS The Imperial Sovereign Court of Spokane; a nonprofit organization that raises money for charitable causes through drag shows and other events; the oldest LGBT organization in Spokane, established in 1972
Jackson, Cheyenne an actor who grew up in Newport, WA; Jackson lived in Spokane for six years before making his name on Broadway
MtF transgender individual Male to Female
NOW National Organization for Women
Odyssey Odyssey Youth Center; a non-profit organization supporting LGBT youth; established in 1992
PFLAG Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays; the Spokane Chapter was established in 1984
POCAAN People of Color Against AIDS Network
R-74 Washington State voter referendum approving marriage equality in 2012
SAN Spokane AIDS Network, a non-profit organization established in 1985; supports HIV positive individuals and educates people about HIV/AIDS
the Valley Spokane Valley
West, Jim raised in Spokane; an opponent of LGBT rights while serving in the Washington State House and Senate; publicly outed in the Spokesman Review in 2005 during his term as Spokane’s mayor