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Calendar Listings from Saturday, July 30 to Saturday, Aug 7

TO GET A CALENDAR LISTING: To have your meeting or event considered for the Community Calendar, please mail, fax, or drop off details to: SGN, Attn: Community Calendar, 1605 12th Ave, Ste 31, Seattle, WA 98122. SGN phone: 324-4297. Fax: 322-7188. E-mail: sgn2@sgn.org. INCLUDE: Date, time, location, contact phone # for publication (if possible), brief description of event & sponsoring organization. DEADLINE: Wednesday at 6pm.

Accessibility: Is your event accessible to LGBTQ people with hidden & visble disabilites? See Jeans List webpage www.scn.org/activism/calendar/disabilities.html for Marlas disabilities accommodations lists.

For a list of GLBT (Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgender) community organizations pick up a copy of the GSBA Guide & Directory available at neighborhood bars, bookstores, businesses & the SGN. The Greater Seattle Business Association is a networking organization that promotes & supports the GLBT business & professional community.

Following is a partial list of community organizations:

Aubreys Playroom. 60 minute internet talk show hosted by Aubrey Hart Sparks features diverse conversations for the Leather, Fetish, BDSM & Alternative Sexuality Communities. Available any time folks want to listen, with a new show each week. www.aubreysplayroom.com.

Bellingham/Whatcom County - www.theslowlane. com/guide.html.

Bremerton/Kitsap County - OUTKitsap, 360-373-6150; www.outkitsap.org.

Seattle Bisexual Mens Union - www.binetseattle.org; Seattle Bisexual Womens Network - 517-7767, www.geocities.com/sbwn; BiNet Seattle is a mixed gender, social group for Bisexuals, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks - www.binetseattle.org.

Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1222 E Pine St (corner of 13th & E Pine St), offers an extensive schedule of AA, NA, SLAA, OA, & other related meetings serving the GLBT community. 860-9560 (office), 322-9590 (lobby), www.capitolhillalanoclub.org.

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault: Crisis Clinic, 461-3222 (24 hour line); King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) - 24-hour crisis line for information, support, & medical & legal assistance: 1-888-99VOICE; The Northwest Network - support & advocacy for Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse & Dating Violence, 568-7777 (voice), 517-9670 (tty), www.nwnetwork; Pierce County Domestic Violence Helpline: Teresa, 253-798-4166; Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities - offers on-going support groups for men: 323-1768; Seattle Police Dept Domestic Violence Unit, 684-0330; State Wide Domestic Violence Hot Line, 800-562-6025. In an emergency call 911. Report domestic violence and sexual assault.

Dunshee House (formerly SASG) offers free, facilitated & confidential support, discussion & skills groups & coordinates retreats, 1 to 1 peer mentoring & special events for Queer/LGBTQ individuals & communities & for those affected by HIV/AIDS. 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org.

Everett/Snohomish County - www.gaysnohomish. org.

Forty & Over: Lesbians Over 40 - 328-4895; Mature Friends for Gay men & women 40 & over - 781-7724, http://maturefriends.org; Seattle Prime Timers for Gay & Bi men 40 & over - 329-0793.

Gay City offers an extensive program of events & activities for Gay & Bi men. Gay City Wellness Center offers anonymous & confidential HIV/STD testing. For information or to schedule an appointment, 860-6969. www.gaycity.org

Gay & Lesbian National Hotline (GLNH): 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564). Non-profit, peer-counseling, information & local resources telephone hotline for GLBT people across the country.

HIV/AIDS Program, Seattle/King County Dept of Public Health, provides confidential/anonymous information about & testing for HIV/AIDS. 205-7837. (For a comprehensive list of HIV/AIDS service organizations see the GSBA Guide or call Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 329-6923.)

Ingersoll Gender Center is a service agency for the Transsexual, Transvestite, & Transgender community offering support groups, referrals to therapists, publications, & trainings. Private consultation available. 329-6651; www.ingersollcenter.org.

Music: Rainbow City Band: 866-841-9139 ext 2126; rainbowcityband@onebox.com; www.rainbowcity band.com. Seattle Lesbian & Gay Chorus: 860-SLGC, www.slgc.org Seattle Mens Chorus/Seattle Womens Chorus: 323-0750.

Olympia/Thurston County - The Rainbow Center, a virtual community center, www.rainbowcenteroly.org.

Parenthood: Families Like Ours provides a gateway for LGBT families interested in adoption & provides a network of safe placement agencies, training, support & resources - 441-7602, www.familieslikeours. org; Gay Fathers Association of Seattle offers support groups & social activities, 324-4359, www.gfas.org; Rainbow Families of Puget Sound, www.rainbowfamiliesps.org.

Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)/Puget Sound, 325-7724, www.seattle-pflag.org - with directory of PFLAG chapters in Washington state; National PFLAG, www.pflag.org.

Organizations for People of Color: Brother to Brother, same gender loving men of African descent, 726-1600; Entre Hermanos, GLBT Latinos/as, 322-7700, www.entrehermanos.org; The HAKIKA Project, peer-to-peer community support group for African American men on the Down Low, 551-5524, http://hakikaproject.atspace.org; Ile Tawo Lona - Seattle Chapter, 781-3565, forcesofnature@mindspring.com; Long Yang Club, 264-4304; www.longyangclub.org/seattle; Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT), 333-0991; Northwest Two Spirits, GLBT Native Americans, www.nwtwospiritsociety.org; PFLAG/FOCUS (Families of Color United in Support), 325-7724; People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN), 322-7061; Queer A/PI (Asian/Pacific Islander) Collective, Justine, 467-0884; Sistah 2 Sistah, LBT women of African descent, 322-7061 ext 235; Sojourner Truth Unity Fellowship Church, 723-9395; Trikone-Northwest, GLBT South Asians, 425-985-4376.

Project NEON is a program of Seattle Counseling Service providing FREE information & services to gay & bi men to reduce health risks associated with methamphetamine use. 323-1768. www.crystalneon.org

Public Health-Seattle & King County Online Comprehensive Health Information for Sexual Minorities: www.metrokc.gov/health/glbt.

Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities is a community mental health service for GLBT persons & their families providing comprehensive mental health services on a slide scale. 323-1768.

Seattle LGBT Community Center - 1115 E Pike St. 323-LGBT (5428), www.seattlelgbt.org.

Seattle Police Dept/LGBTQ Advisory Council: LGBTQliaisonofficer@seattle.gov

Seattle Treatment Education Project (STEP) E-zine is an electronic resource distributed to people affected by HIV/AIDS, case managers, front line workers & other health professionals. 329-4857, 888-388-STEP, www.thebody.com/step/steppage.html.

Snohomish Health District HIV/AIDS Program provides free confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing. 425-339-5398.

Spokane/Inland Northwest - www.outspokane.com; www.stonewallnews.net.

Tacoma/Pierce County - Rainbow Center, a resource center for the LGBTIQA community of Pierce County, 253-383-2318, www.rainbowcntr.org.

Team Seattle Gay Sports Network is an umbrella group for a wide range of local GLBT sports activities. 322-7769. www.teamseattle.org. Emerald City Softball Association: 938-7402, www.emeraldcitysoftball.org. Seattle Unified Bowling Association: 933-7844.

Triangle Recreation Camp at Bender Creek. Recreational camping for GLBT folks. Must be 21; ID required. trc@camptrc.org; www.camptrc.org; 1122 E Pike St #1069, Seattle 98122-3934.

Womens Community: Dunshee House: 322-2437; PUSH, www.pushmagazine.org; Seattle Womens Network: 498-8811; S.Q.U.A.W. (Seattle Queer Urban Alliance for Women): www.seattlesquaw.org. Tacoma Lesbian Concern (TLC): 253-752-6724; www.tacomalesbianconcern.org.

Womens Health: BABES offers support groups for HIV+ women. 720-5566, 888-292-1912; Verbena provides health care (sliding fee scale - no one turned away due to inability to pay), education & advocacy services for Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender women. 323-6540, www.verbenahealth.org; UW Breast Care & Cancer Research Center, www.uwbreastcare.com

Youth Resources: Lambert House - an activities & resource center for GLBT youth, ages 14-22: 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org; Safe Schools Coalition: www.safeschoolscoalition.org; www.safeschool zine.org (youth), 632-0662 ext 49 (non-emergency), 1-888-307-9275 (intervention help, M-Th, 2-8pm); Seattle Young Peoples Project (Queer Youth Resource Board): 860-9606, www.sypp.org; Teen Link: 461-4922, 1-888-431-TEEN; YouthCare/Orion Center: 622-5555.

NOTE: Phone numbers accompanying listings are within area code (206) & locations of meetings/events are in Seattle unless otherwise noted.

SATURDAY - July 30

Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 9am. Greenlake (outside Evans Pool). Every Saturday. GLBT running & walking club sponsors weekly runs, monthly potlucks, track & field activity, annual Run With Pride. 923-1974; 448-8518. www.seattlefrontrunners.org.

WaterWomen Swim. Sat: 11am-12 noon; Mon: 6:30-7:30pm; Wed: 6:30-7:30pm. Fircrest Pool, 15th NE & NE 155th St. Every Saturday, Monday, Wednesday. A womyn-only private swim which provides a safe space for fat women & their female allies who want to exercise, socialize & play in the water. $4 per session. waterwomenswim@aol.com.

Copalingo. 2-4pm. Artworks, 1914 4th Ave. If you like I Heart Rummage, youll love this! Created by Artworks youth, Copalingo is a showcase for emerging designers & artists under 25. They bring you their finest from purses & legwarmers to small works created in a fresh, hip & youthful style. For info, 292-4142 x 103, wwwurbanartworks.org

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 6:30pm. Capitol Hill location. Meets every Saturday. Players of all abilities welcome to play with this non-profit GLBTQ duplicate bridge group in a fun laid-back atmosphere. We also have games on Tuesday & Thursday evenings at 7pm. Cost: $3 fee includes soft drinks & snacks. For partners & to make reservations: Chris, 709-9331, chris@purpus.com

Trans & Genderqueer Support Group for Survivors. 6-8pm. Every week. For survivors of of sexual assault & domestic violence. For information & location, call the SafePlace crisis line, (360) 754-6300.

Capitol Hill Tennis Club. Call for exact time - schedule varies between 7pm & 9pm depending on availability of courts. Every Saturday at Seattle Tennis Center. $6 per session. This GLBT group has been meeting for the past 13 years! John, 725-3730.

Baila por Venezuela. 7:30pm. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S. Whether youre feeling hot, medium, or mild, come to a salsa dance fundraiser to send 2 artists & FSP activists to the upcoming 16th World Festival of Youth & Students in Caracas. Features DJ Tucker, Guest DJ JOrges, salsa lessons, dance competition & silent auction. Suggested donation $5-$50. 351-9623.

Seafair Torchlight Parade. 7:30-9:30pm. 4th Ave Downtown. www.seafair.com

SUNDAY - July 31

(For a comprehensive list of open & affirming churches, parishes, synagogues & other religious/spiritual organizations in the area contact Multifaith Works - 324-1520.)

Seattle Unity Church. 8:15am & 11am-Sunday Services. 200 8th Ave N. Come join our Gay & Lesbian-friendly, spiritual family at Seattle Unity Church. Our mission is to bring love, miracles & spiritual awakening into everyday life! 622-8475; www.seattleunity.org.

Center for Spiritual Living. Services 8:25, 9:45, 11:30am. 5801 Sand Point Way NE. Blessings & we hope to see you soon! Info 527-8801 ext 203, www.cslseattle.org

Hiking Group. 8:30am. Meet at SE corner of Terry Ave & Mercer St. Every Sunday year-round (rain or shine) for day hikes. 632-5405. http://groups.yahoo. com/group/TheSeattleGayHikingGroup/

Wallingford United Methodist Church. 8:30am & 11am-Worship. 2115 N 42nd St. A progressive congregation. In 1984 Wallingford UMC became the 9th reconciling Methodist church in the U.S. 547-6945 (office); 285-5077 (George).

Central Lutheran Church. 10am-Worship. 1710 11th Ave (just north of E Pine St). An open & affirming church, which in Lutheran churches is called Reconciled in Christ. We seek to share Gods love with all people regardless of race, age, gender or sexual orientation. All are welcome. 322-7500.

Different Spokes Bicycle Ride. 10am. Every Sunday. For information visit www.differentspokes.org. This GLBT cycling club sponsors rides & social events for bicyclists of all levels - easy, moderate, brisk, strenuous. Bicycle helmets are required for all rides.

East Shore Unitarian Church. 10am-Sunday Service. 12700 SE 32nd St, Bellevue. An open & affirming congregation. 425-747-3780.

Gay Mens Bowling in Everett. 10am. Tyee Lanes, 914 N Broadway, Everett. Every Sunday. Spectators welcome. Eric, 425-339-5238. Sponsored by the Gay Mens Task Force.

Gethsemane Lutheran Church. 10am-Worship. 911 Stewart St. A Downtown faith community centered in justice. An open & affirming congregation. 682-3620.

Seattle Sunday Bowlers. 10am. West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave SW (at SW Oregon St). Open bowl every Sunday for the GLBT community & friends. You dont have to worry about how you bowl! $4.25 + $1 shoe rental. 329-1515.

University Congregational United Church of Christ. 10:15am services. 4515 16th Ave NE. UCUCC is an open, affirming congregation. 524-2322; www. universityucc.org.

Living Water Fellowship. 10:30am - Worship. 16000 Mill Creek Blvd, Mill Creek. All GLBT welcome. Pastor Susan George. (425) 337-5037, www.livingwater wa.com

Grace Gospel Chapel. 11am - Worship. 2052 NW 64th St. Oldest independent church ministering primarily to the Gay & Lesbian community. An exciting fellowship ... a place to believe, a place to belong. 784-8495.

Dharma Buddies. 11am. 303 17th Ave E (corner of 17th Ave E & E Thomas St). Every Sunday. A Buddhist meditation & discission group for gay, bi & transgendered. Peer led. Instruction provided if needed. Eric, 709-2534. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dharma_buddies

St Pauls United Church of Christ. 11am-Worship. 6512 12th Ave NW. An open & affirming congregation. We celebrate our diversity in religious background, sexual orientation, race, age & abilities. 783-6733; www.stpauluccseattle.com.

Seattle Volleyball Club. 12noon-5pm. Ingraham High School, 1819 N 135th St. Every Sunday - NOTE: contact SVC to confirm schedule. SVC is offering 3 divisions, Novice, Intermediate & Power. Players with all levels of experience are encouraged to participate. More info & to register: www.svcvball.homestead.com

Sojourner Truth Unity Fellowship Church. 1pm-Worship & Fellowship. El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S #309. All are welcome. God loves you just as you are, wont you do the same for yourself? Rev Gwen Hall, 723-9395. http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/unityfellowshipchurchamerica.

Orca Swim Team Workout. Sun: 5-6:15pm; Mon/Fri: 7-8:15pm; Weds/Thurs: 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. Every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. Orca Swim Team is comprised of competitive & fitness GLBT & GLBT-friendly swimmers. 320-7949.

Rainier Valley Unitarian Congregation. 5pm. 4620 S Findlay St. Evensong service. All are invited to a potluck after the service. 722-4880, www.rvuuc.org

Metropolitan Community Church in Seattle. 5:30pm-Worship. University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave NE. MCC is a progressive Christ-centered faith community committed to providing a nurturing environment for individual & community growth thru Jesus Christ while celebrating unity in diversity. MCC is Seattles oldest Gay-friendly church. 325-2421.

Gay & Lesbian Family Skate. 6-9pm. Skate-in-Station, 301 S 133rd St, Tacoma. Last Sunday of every month. Call for directions & info, (253) 535-2250.

Pride League Bowling. 6:30pm. West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave SW. Meets every Sunday. Regular league bowling. For information call Jeff, 932-3731.

Integrity/Puget Sound. 7pm-Worship & Fellowship. St. Marks Cathedral, Thomson Chapel, 1245 10th Ave E. Integrity is an international ministry of Gay & Lesbian Episcopalians, their friends & families, dedicated to education, support & service within the Church & the GLBT community. (425) 226-2746.

Babeland University: Sex Bondage. 7:30-9:30pm. Toys in Babeland, 707 E Pike St. Babeland is proud to present Fteish Diva Midori for this special workshop. Cost: $60 per couple. For information, erin@babeland. com

Life OUTside Radio Newsmagazine. 10pm. KCED-FM 91.3. Produced by AWARE Talk Radio, (312) 541-8255.

MONDAY - August 1


FamilyWorks GLBT Playgroup. 10-11:30am. Family Works, 1501 N 45th St (at Woodlawn Ave N). Every Monday. For GLBT families with children age 0-5. Come by for fun parent-child activities, song-time, story-time & snacks. Share support, activities & parenting information with other LGBT families. 694-6727. www.familyworksseattle.org

HIV/AIDS Program in Everett. 1-5pm. 3020 Rucker Ave, Suite 106, Everett. Every Mon-Fri. Snohomish Health District provides FREE confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing services. Rapid HIV Testing (results in about 20 minutes) Tues 1-4pm by appointment & 5-8pm on a first come, first served basis. For information or appointment, (425) 339-5398.

Seattle Restorative/Recovery Yoga Program. Session I 1-2pm, Session II 2:15-3:15pm. Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave E. Meets every Monday. A FREE program for people challenged by a disease, in recovery, or looking for a warm supportive community for restorative/preventive work. Session I is particularly helpful for those who sit & are in wheelchairs. Session II is more strenuous & introduces more standing postures & inversions. For info 860-4214.

Allies Discussion Group. 6-7:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Meets the 1st Monday of every month. Lambert House has launched a group who want to talk about what it means to be an ally, so if youre straight & want to talk about how to act as an ally to GLBT people, if youre white & want to talk about how to act as an ally to poeple of color, if youre male & want to talk about how to act as an ally to women, etc...this groups for you. 322-2515 ext 13, www.lamberthouse.org.

HIV/AIDS Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. ARRIVE BY 6pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for anyone who is HIV+ or who has AIDS. For more info 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

Life OUTside Radio Newsmagazine. 6pm. KSVR-FM 90.1. Produced by AWARE Talk Radio, (312) 541-8255.

Power Tools. 6:30-8:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. REGISTRATION REQUIRED - NEXT SESSION TBA. 8 week workshop to help you develop skills & uncover abilities you already possess for problem-solving & solution building. This is a FREE, peer-facilitated group. For information & TO REGISTER call Jamie, 322-2437.

Tacoma Coffee Klatch. 6:30pm. Triangle Tullys, 9th & St Helens St, Tacoma. Meets 1st & 3rd Monday each month. The coffee is on & we are ready to chat! Were talking about sex...politics...religion...anything you want. Come & join us for your favorite hot beverage & lots of interesting conversation. Finally, a layed-back gathering for Gay & Bisexual guys & their friends to meet, chat & enjoy. Seth, 253-383-2565 ext 212.

Water Womyn Swim. 6:30-7:30pm. Pool on Fircrest Grounds, 15th NE & NE 155th St. (See Saturday listing at 11am.)

FSP Study Group: The Politics of Anti-Semitism. 7-8:30pm. SCCC, 1701 Broadway, Room 3201. Meets every Monday. Vicious anti-Semitism - a far-right ideology with ancient origins - is on the rise & must be exposed & fought. But at the same time, the label of anti-Semitism is sometimes wrongly applied to all critics of Zionism or Israel. Thru study of the new book edited by Alexander Cockburn & Jeffrey St Clair, participants will gain an understanding of the nature of Jewish oppression & learn to differentiate valid criticisms of Israel from dangerous ethnic stereotypes. For information, contact Adrienne at 328-2509.

Freely Speaking Toastmasters. 7pm. Group Health, South Bldg, 200 15th E (downstairs). Every Monday (except holidays & last 2 Mondays in Aug & Dec). Seattles only gay & leasbian speaking club. 866-841-9134 ext 5998.

Gay City Crew. 7pm. 1505 Broadway. Gay City Crew is our all-ages volunteer program committed to creating fun, worthwhile activities & community building events. We invite you to take part in the excitement! For information, contact Dan at 860-6969, dan@gaycity.org

Orca Swim Team Workout. 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)

PFLAG/Wenatchee Area Weekly Meeting. 7pm. Trinity Methodist Church, 850 N James Ave, East Wenatchee. Every Monday (including any & all holidays). Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays is a national support organization for parents, spouses, & families of GLBT persons, as well as those minorities. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 206-325-7724.

Radical Women Weekly Roundtable Discussion (6/20-10/1). 7-8:30pm. 1346 13th Ave S. Meets every Monday. Explore the hidden history of Women & American Socialism. Weekly discussion group on a book by Mari Jo Buhle that reveals the connections between the feminist movement, labor struggles & radical movements of the late 19th & early 20th centuries. FREE. Everyone welcome. 722-6057, 722-2453.

Eastside Gay Mens Recovery - Mens AA Meeting - in Kirkland. 7:30-9pm. Kirkland First Congregational Church, 106 5th Ave (upstairs meeting room), Kirkland. Every Monday. 425-829-7478.

Knights of Malta Board Meeting. 7:30pm. The Cuff, 1533 15th Ave. mailbox@jetchapterkofm.com

SIGN (Self-Identified Gender Nuisance) Discussion/Support Group. 7:30-9:30pm. Ingersoll Gender Center, 1812 E Madison St. Meets 1st & 3rd Monday each month. Discussion group for male-identified, female-bodied people interested in diverse topics including, but not limited to, gender, sexuality, body issues, etc. For more info go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SIGNelist

Unity Gay Mens AA Group in Tacoma. 7:30pm. First Congregational Church, 209 S J St, Tacoma. Every Monday. 253-383-2318.

Young Mens Group - For Male-Identified Youth, Ages 14-22. 7:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Support/discussion group meets every Monday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16.

TUESDAY - August 2


Kang Wen Clinic - Traditional Chinese Medicine for HIV/AIDS. 9am-1pm. 1111 Harvard Ave. Every Tuesday. Compassionate & holistic care, including acupuncture & herbs, to low-income men, women & youth living with HIV/AIDS. Sliding fee scale, $5 minimum requirement. 322-6945. (Also Thursdays, 3:30-7pm.)

Toddler Playgroup for GLBT Families. 10am-12noon. Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge way SW. Open to all children 5 & under. Sponsored by Rainbow Families & Open Arms Campaign. $2 per child. For info call OAC, 1-877-534-1723.

Secrets of a Gay Marine Porn Star Book Siging. 12noon. Barnes & Noble, 600 Pine St, Suite 107. Former US Marine Rich Merritt shares his personal story of coming to grips with his sexuality & battle against pressures to conform.

Seattle Restorative/Recovery Yoga Seniors Session. 12:15-1:15pm. Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave E. Meets every Tuesday. This is a lively session to meet the unique needs of our senior citizens as they bring individual challenges & the teachers offer suggestions for their practice. For info 860-4214.

HIV/AIDS Program in Everett. 1-4pm. 3020 Rucker Ave, Suite 106, Everett. Every Mon-Fri. Snohomish Health District provides FREE confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing services. Rapid HIV Testing (results in about 20 minutes) Tues 1-4pm by appointment & 5-8pm on a first come, first served basis. For information or appointment, (425) 339-5298.

Womens Group. 4-5:30pm. 4511 Densmore Ave N, suite B. For women whove experienced childhood sexual abuse. For info or no-charge consultation, Ellen Rugg, MPysch. at 547-7844

Speed, Sex & Sanity: Free Drop-In Support Group for Gay/Bi Crystal Meth Users. 5-6pm. 1216 Pine St Ste 300. Meets every Tuesday. Project NEON, a program of Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities. For more information, 323-1768, www.crystalneon.org

BABES Womens Evening Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Call for location. Every Tuesday. The BABES Network is a peer led agency; a sisterhood of women facing HIV together. BABES reduces isolation, promotes self empowerment, enhances quality of life & serves the needs of women facing HIV thru peer support, advocacy, education & outreach. 720-5566 or 888-292-1912; www.babesnetwork.org.

Coming Out Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities, 1216 Pine St. Every Tuesday. For Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgender individuals. Confidential, relaxed, informal environment, open door policy, age 18+. FREE. Linda, 323-1768 ext 325.

Gay Mens Task Force of Snohomish County in Everett. 6-8pm. Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave Ste 209A, Everett. Meets 1st Tuesday each month. Open to all Gay & Bisexual men in Snohomish County. We will be discussing issues concerning the local Gay community & value your opinion, voice, comments, suggestions & attendance. Come join us as we build community in Snohomish county. Eric, 425-339-5238.

Hepatitis C Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. ARRIVE BY 6pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group fro anyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender, who is living with Hepatitis C. For information 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

Smoke-Free Tuesdays at The Wildrose. 6-11pm. 1021 E Pike. An after work party with no cover & no smoke! Featuring local talents, live DJ, drag kings, drag queens, poetry slams, something for everyone! Spnsored by Verbena & The Wildrose. 324-9210.

InsideOut - A Support Group for GLBTQ Youth Ages 13-18 in Shoreline. 6:30-8:30pm. Center for Human Services, 17018 15th Ave NE, Shoreline. Every Tuesday. Formerly known as Anything but Straight, InsideOut is a group for Lesbian, Transgender, Bisexual, Gay & Questioning Youth to develop positive self-identities in a professional & supportive environment. 362-7282 ext 271. Sponsored by the Center for Human Services.

Olympic Yacht Club Meeting. 6:30pm. Northwest Yacht Brokers Association, 901 Fairview Ave N Ste A-190 (at Chandlers Cove on South Lake Union). Meets 1st Tuesday each month. Monthly board meeting open to all OYC members & prospective members. OYC is a Gay & Lesbian yacht club for people who own boats of any size or type & for people who enjoy boating. The club sponsors monthly outings. 505-1558 ext 1391.

Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 6:30pm. Madison Beach House. Every Tuesday. 3 mile flat walk & run. Dog walkers welcome. (See Saturday listing at 9am.)

Wilde Thoughts Book Club in Tacoma. 6:30pm. Old Town Starbucks, 2112 N 30th, Tacoma. Every Tuesday. Book discussion group for Gay men explores Gay writers, themes & perspectives thru fiction & non-fiction. Seth, 253-383-2565 ext 212.

All Genders Group - For Youth, Ages 14-22. 7pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Tuesday. Support/discussion group for all youth interested in exploring their gender identities. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & question youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16.

Over 40s Group - For Lesbian Women 40 & Older. 7-8:30pm. Seattle Mental Health Institute, 1600 E Olive St (in Conference Room. Every Tuesday. Open group for Lesbian women, 40 & older, in every stage of coming out or being out. Lots of social activities in addition to Tuesday meetings. Sandra Jo, 328-4895.

Queer Ladies Stitch & Bitch. 7pm. Meets every Tuesday. We are a small group of fun & funny ladies who meet for knitting & crocheting. No experience required. For contact info and location queerladiesstitchn bitch@yahoo.com

SOFFA Support Group. 7-8:30pm. Ingersoll Gender Center, 1812 E Madison. Meets 1sy & 3rd Tuesdays of every month. For partners, spouses, significant others, family members, friends & allies of individuals exploring an alternative gender path. Open group. Drop-in welcome. Professional & peer facilitatiors. Voluntary donation. Jana: 328-4747.

Sex Talk. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Re-occurring, short-term, BY REGISTRATION ONLY. Join other queer, bi & lesbian women for this adventurous discussion/skills series. Heres a sneak preview of some topics: body anatomy, female ejaculation, hooking up, sex toys, anal sex, fisting, safer sex, S/M, erotic writing & more! Contact Jamie today for information & TO REGISTER. 322-3442.

Transgender Support Group. 7-9pm. Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 1002 E Seneca St. Meets every Tuesday. For more info, call Ms Rickey at 957-1742.

Womens Welcoming Committee. 7-9pm. The Wet Spot, 1630 15th Ave W (at W Garfield St). Meets 1st Tuesday each month. A meeting for all women interested in BDSM. Especially geared for women new to the community. $1 donation. www.bent.org/wwc; www.wetspot.org

Here & Now Gay & Lesbian AA Meeting in Tacoma. 7:30-9pm. Christ Episcopal Church, 310 N K St, Tacoma. Every Tuesday.

Imperial Court of Seattle Planning Meeting. 7:30pm. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway. Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday each month. The Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle and the Olympic & Rainier Empire, Seattles premier drag society, is a social & charitable organization that sponsors numerous shows & balls thruout the year to provide entertainment, showcase community talent & raise money for community organizations. Meetings open to all. Annual membership: $5. www.imperialcourt ofseattle.com.

Tuesday Night Sex Addicts Anonymous. 7:30pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1222 E Pine St. GLBTQ supported. Meets every Tuesday. For info 322-7188.

20 Somethings Queer Womens Group. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. 20 Somethings is a casual social/discussion group for lesbian, bi & other queer LGBTQ women in their 20s. Build community & conncetion with other young women thru a rotating schedule of off-site activities, discussion nights & on-site game nights. For information, contact Rachel, 999-3766 or Casey, 949-7561.

Washington Gender Alliance Open Support Meeting in Bellingham. 7:30-9pm. St James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. Every Tuesday. Confidential, informal group for people of all gender identities & expressions including butch dykes, cross dressers, TV, TS & feminine men. WGA provides educational events & meetings & support groups on issues of gender & gender identity & expression. 360-671-3358; www.washingtongenderalliance.org.

Seattle Otters Water Polo Team. 8-9:30pm. Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave E (at E Cherry St). Every Tuesday & Thursday. GLBT & GLBT-friendly co-ed water polo team is open to all who want to play. Beginners & experienced players welcome. Check our website for up to the minute details, or call the Otter Hotline 217-9271, ext 3. www.otterpolo.com.

AWARE Talk Radio. 10pm. KVTI-FM 90.9. Provides the latest information on health & well-being. Topics of particular interest to the Gay & Lesbian community include HIV/AIDS, breast cancer & Gay Rights. AWARE Talk Radio is produced by the nonprofit HIV Talk Radio Project. (312) 541-8255.

Life OUTside Radio Newsmagazine. 10pm. KCED-FM 91.3. Produced by AWARE Talk Radio, (312) 541-8255.

WEDNESDAY - August 3


Mature Friends Morning Exercise/Health & Fitness Get-Together. 9:30am. Ballard Odd Fellows Hall Bldg, 1706 NW Market St. Every Wednesday. An hour of health-related activities, followed by a walk around Greenlake & lunch at a local restaurant. MF is a social group for Gay men & women, 40 years & over. 781-7724. http://maturefriends.org

HIV/AIDS Program in Everett. 1-5pm. 3020 Rucker Ave, Suite 106, Everett. Every Mon-Fri. Snohomish Health District provides FREE confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing services. Rapid HIV Testing (results in about 20 minutes) Tues 1-4pm by appointment & 5-8pm on a first come, first served basis. For information or appointment, (425) 339-5398.

Womens HIV+ Support Group in Tacoma. 1-3pm. Pierce County AIDS Foundation, 625 Commerce, Ste 10, Tacoma. Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesday each month. 253-383-2565.

4 The Moment. 2-4pm. POCAAN, 2200 Rainier Ave S. Meets every Wednesday. This group is peer-facilitated & open to any GLBT person of color who is dealing with both HIV & substance use. You do not have to be abstinent to attend. But you should be at least willing to deal openly about your drug or alcohol use & desire positive change. For information contact Sam, 322-7061 x 212.

Mothers Support Group. 4:15-5:45pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. ARRIVE BY 4:15pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for mothers of grown HIV+ children & for mothers grieving the HIV-related loss of an adult child. For information 322-2437 or www.dunsheehouse.org

Transgender Support Group. 5-6:30pm. Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 1002 E Seneca. Meets every Wedsnesday. All are welcome. For information, contact Ms Rickey at 957-1742.

Verbena Health Clinic. 5:30-8:30pm. 500 19th Ave E. Every Wednesday. Verbena is a full-service clinic for lesbians, bi women & transgendered people. Services include traditional Western & naturopathic care, gynecological services, transgender healthcare, fertitility counseling, allergy treatment, colds, flu, etc. Providers are sensitive & experienced sexual minority clinicians. Sliding scale, no one turned away. For info or APPOINTMENT 299-1600.

Gay Mens HIV+ Support Group in Everett. 6-7:30pm. CCS, 1918 Everett Ave, Everett. Every Wednesday. Ask for Teresa. 425-257-2111 or 888-240-8572. Sponsored by HOPWA (Helpers of People With AIDS).

GLOBE (Gay, Lesbian, Open-Minded, & Bisexual Empowerment): A Support Group for Youth (14-20) in Everett. 6-8pm. Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave (in auditorium), Everett. Every Wednesday. Sponsored by Snohomish Health District. David/Brenda, 425-339-5251. www.globeyouth.org

Gender Outlaws Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Please arrive ON TIME at 6pm. This is Dunshee Houses free, peer-facilitated support group for transsexua;, transgender, genderqueer, gender questioning, etc. folks. 322-2437.

Grief & Loss Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. ARRIVE BY 6pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for queer/LGBTQ folks & queer-friendly folks who are experiencing the loss of a loved one to death. For information, 322-2437 or www.dunsheehouse.org

Naked Yoga Mens Group Class. Intermediate/Advanced 6:00-7:15pm; Beginner 8-9pm. Hengst Art Studio, 1506 Franklin Ave E. Meets every Wednesday. Come prepared to work your body, calm your mind, feel your sexy-self & make new like-minded friends. All levels. 412-7079. www.mekosun.com

NEON Rest Stop. 6-8pm. Seattle Counseling Service, 1216 Pine St Ste 300. Meets every Wednesday. A weekly health night for men who party, for HIV & STD testing, vein care tips, needle exchange & free food. For information, 323-1768, www.crystalneon.org, www.seattlecounseling.org

Center for Spiritual Living. Meditation 6:30pm, Services 7pm. 5801 Sand Point Way NE. Blessings & we hope to see you soon! Info 527-8801 ext 203, www.cslseattle.org

Equal Rights Washington Volunteer Drop-In Night. 6:30-8:30pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Meets every Wednesday. Contact Jenna, volunteer@equalrightswashington.org

Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 6:30pm. Volunteer Park (in front of Black Sun across for museum). Every Wednesday. (See Saturday listing at 9am.)

Bible Study & Praise for GLBT Folks. 7pm. Sojourner Truth Unity Fellowship Church, El Centro de la Raza, 2524 15th Ave S #309. Meets every Wednesday. Taught by Rev Gwen Hall MA, 723-9395.

Orca Swim Team Workout. 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)

PFLAG/Renton Monthly Meeting. 7pm. St Lukes Episcopal Church, 99 Wells Ave S, Renton. Meets 1st Wednesday each month. Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays is a national support organization for parents, spouses & families of GLBT persons, as well as those minorities. PFLAG/Renton: 425-226-8783. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 206-325-7724.

The Road to Revolution - A Marxist History Study Group. 7-8:30pm. 4710 University Way NE, Suite 100. Meets every Wednesday. A lively, informal reading & discussion seminar on the dynamics of the Russian Revolution, sponsored by the Freedom Socialist Party. 722-2453, www.socialism.com

Seattle Movie Bears Movie Night. Check website for details. Every Wednesday night. Gay & Bi men enjoy a movie at a local theater with opportunity to socialize before & after movies. More info: http://groups.yahoo. com/group/seattlemoviebears; or e-mail: seattlemovie bears-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Secrets of a Gay Marine Porn Star Book Siging. 7pm. Bailey/Coy Books, 414 Broadway E. Former US Marine Rich Merritt shares his personal story of coming to grips with his sexuality & battle against pressures to conform.

Tobacco Prevention Campaign Launch Party. 7-9pm. Galore, 122 Broadway E. Meet the models, enjoy the refreshments & celebrate this important new campaign. www.gaycity.org

An Evening with Barney Frank. 7:30pm. Benaroya Hall. Barney Frank (D-MA) shares his famously outspoken views on the state of our union snd the challenges we face - evrything from social security to gay rights to the battle over the judiciary. Tickets from www.foolproof.org

Gay & Bisexual Mens Support Group in Tacoma/Pierce County. 7:30-9pm. Call for location & details. Every Wednesday. For men 21 & over. 253-535-6853.

HIV-Negative Gay, Bisexual & Queer Men. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. PLEASE CALL FIRST. This emotional support group provides a forum for HIV- gay/bi/queer men to share strategies for staying negative; to explore issues related to being HIV-; & to look at how to find meaning, purpose & lives worth living in the midst of HIV/AIDS. For information or to attend, call Jamie, 322-2437.

HIV+ Newly Diagnosed. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. Please arrive by 7:30pm. This is a FREE, peer-facilitated emotional support group for anyone who is newly diagnosed as HIV+ or recently sero-converted. For info, call Jamie, 322-2437.

HIV+ Support Group. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. ARRIVE BY 7:30pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for HIV+ folks. For information 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse. org

Mature Friends Weekly Bridge Group. 7:30pm. Call for location. Every Wednesday. All levels welcome. MF is a social organization for Gay men & women, 40 years & over. 781-7724. http://maturefriends.org

Rain City Symphony. 7:30-9:30pm. Wedgewood Community Church. Come out & play in the rain! If you can fiddle, toot, or tap a tune, please come & be part of the Rain City Symphony. If you miss playing with a group, even if its been a long time, we invite you to join us. Auditions not required. 525-4172.

Red Cedar Circle. 7:30pm. Queen Anne Christian Church, 1316 3rd Ave W (at W Lee St). Every Wednesday. Red Cedar Circle is a weekly gathering in the Northwest Coastal spiritual tradition for Two-Spirit and non-Two-Spirit people. Bill Cody, 230-7953.

Radical Gurls & Guyz Reading Group. Re-occurring. By REGISTRATION. This is Dunshee Houses free peer-facilitated book discussion group for queer/bi/lesbian women & trans/genderqueer folks. To join the email list & receive notice of upcoming RGRG installments, 322-2437.

Crystal Meth Anonymous. 8-9:30pm. Alano Club, 1222 E Pine St. Meets every Wednesday. A 12-step group for quitting & staying off crystal meth.

Queer Young Females Group - For Female-Identified Youth, Ages 14-22. 8pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Support/discussion group meets every Wednesday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16.

THURSDAY - August 4


BABES Womens Support Group/Lunch Meeting. 12 noon-2pm. Call for location. Every Thursday. (See related listing Tuesday at 6pm.)

HIV/AIDS Program in Everett. 1-5pm. 3020 Rucker Ave, Suite 106, Everett. Every Mon-Fri. Snohomish Health District provides FREE confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing services. Rapid HIV Testing (results in about 20 minutes) Tues 1-4pm by appointment & 5-8pm on a first come, first served basis. For information or appointment, (425) 339-5398.

Long-Term Survivors of AIDS. 2:30-4pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. PLEASE CALL FIRST. This is SASGs emotional support group for people who are long-term survivors living with AIDS. Please contact the groups facilitator, Deborah, if you are interested in attending, 322-2734.

Kang Wen Clinic - Traditional Chinese Medicine for HIV/AIDS. 3:30-7pm. 1111 Harvard Ave. Every Thursday. 322-6945. (See Tuesday listing at 9am.)

Oasis Youth Group in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 4-10pm. Call for location & details. Every Thursday. 253-671-2838. (Also meets Fridays 4pm-12 midnight.)

Queer Youth Rights. 4pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Meets every Thursday. QYR is one of Seattle Young Peoples Projects longest running programs. Open to all queer youth & straight allies. Reach QYR at SYPP, 860-9606, www.sypp.org

First Thursday Art Walk in Downtown Seattle/Pioneer Square. 5-9pm. Art galleries in Downtown Seattle/Pioneer Square host opening night receptions. Seattle Art Museum is free today.

GLBTQ Youth Support Group. 5-6pm. Ruth Dykeman Youth & Family Services, 15001 8th Ave SW, Burien. Come, meet, have fun & hang out with other GLBTQ youth. Ongoing drop-in group for youth 13-19 years old. 243-5544 ext 320.

Volunteer Drop-In Night at Lifelong AIDS Alliance. 5-8pm. LAA Volunteer Services Office, 1161 11th Ave. Every Thursday. Drop in to volunteer on LAA projects - assembling safer sex kits, helping with mailings, a different project every week! Get-togethers are highly social & offer low impact volunteer work & an opportunity to learn more about LAA. 957-1776. www.lifelongaidsalliance.org

AIDS Long-Term Survivors Support Group. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. PLEASE CALL FIRST. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for people who are long-term survivors living with AIDS. Please call the groups facilitator, Deborah if you are interested in attending. 322-2942.

40+ Queer, Gay & Bisexual Men. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. PLEASE CALL FIRST. This is Dunshee Houses on-going emotional support group for gay, bi & queer men over the age of forty. The group explores such topics as: relationships, spirituality, aging, family, friendships, coming out later in life, etc. For information or TO ATTEND, contact Jamie, 322-2584.

Grief & Loss for LBQ Women. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. ARRIVE BY 6pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emptional support group for lesbian, bi & queer women grieving the recent loss of a loved one to death. For information 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

Gay Men in Abusive Relationships Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Call for location. Every Thursday. On-going support group program. Professionally-facilitated, free of charge, held in a safe & confidential space. Info & to register: 323-1768. Sponsored by Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities.

Grief & Loss for Women. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. Please arrive by 6pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for queer/bi/lesbian women who have recently lost a loved one to death. For information, 322-2437or www.sasg. org

Young Womens Conference House Party Fundraiser. 6-7:30pm. 710 15th Ave E. To RSVP call Seattle Young Peoples Project, 860-9606.

B-GLAD (Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Trans & Questioning Adolescent Drop-In Group). 6:30-8pm. Call for location. Every Thursday. Sponsored by Youth Eastside Services, which offers many programs for GLBT youth. 425-747-4937.

Seattle Restorative/Recovery Yoga All Level Session. 6:30-7:30pm. Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave E. All levels are represented & the teacher adjusts the asanas for individual proficiency & comfort. All ages & levels warmly welcomed. For info 860-4214.

Bisexual Etc. Re-occurring, by REGISTRATION ONLY. Next session TBA. This is Dunhee Houses free peer-facilitated support/skills series by & for folks (men, women, transfolks etc.) who arent solely hetero- or homosexual, straight or gay, etc. Intriguing weekly topics guide this series. 322-2437.

Gay & Lesbian Bowling Night in Shoreline. 7-9pm. Spin Alley Bowling Center, 1430 NW Richmond Beach Rd, Shoreline. Every Thursday. Spin Alley is a totally non-smoking bowling alley.

Ingersoll Gender Center Support Group. 7-9pm. 1812 E Madison #106. Every Thursday (including holidays). Open facilitated drop-in support group - all welcome! A good place to visit IGC for the first time. $5-$10. IGC is a service agency for the Transsexual, Transvestite, & Transgender community offering support groups, referrals to therapists, publications, & trainings. Private consultation available; publications may be purchased. 329-6651; www.ingersollcenter. org. (See related listing Friday at 8pm.)

Orca Swim Team Workout. 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)

PFLAG/Bellingham Monthly Meeting. 7pm. First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Meets 1st Thursday each month. Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays is a national support organization for parents, spouses, & families of GLBT persons, as well as those minorities. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 206-325-7724.

QUEST - For GLBTQ 20-Somethings in Everett. 7-9pm. Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave Ste 208, Everett. Every Thursday. We promote wellness by providing a place to explore physical, emotional, social & intellectual growth while affirming & empowering individuals. David/Brenda, 425-339-5251; gayinfo@shd.snohomish.wa.gov.

SEAMEC (Seattle Municipal Elections Committee for Sexual Minorities) Monthly Board Meeting. 7pm. SEAMEC Office, 1605 12th Ave Ste 21. Meets 1st Thursday most months. Each year SEAMEC interviews, evaluates & rates political candidates in Seattle/King County. 860-7583; www.seamec.org

Transgender Support Group. 7-9pm. Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 1002 E Seneca St. Meets every Thursday. Open-minded group for MTF & FTM. For more info, call Ms Rickey at 957-1742.

Bi & Questioning Group - For Youth, Ages 14-22. 7:30-9pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Meets every Thursday. Support/discussion/social group for Bisexual & Questioning youth. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & question youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16.

Emerald City Social Club. 7:30pm. Call for details & location - phone staffed most Tuesday evenings or leave message. Meets 1st Thursday each month. ECSC is a confidential crossdressing social & support organization for transvestite & transsexual individuals, primarily MTF, which offers confidential membership, private monthly meetings, frequent events on the town, & help in coming out. 425-827-9494.

HIV-Negative Queer, Gay & Bisexual Men. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. PLEASE CALL FIRST. 322-2584 (See related listing for Wednesday.)

Women Coming Out After 30. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. ARRIVE BY 7:30pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for women who are coming out as lesbian, gay, bi, or queer, or who are questioning their sexualities. For information 322-2437 or www.dunsheehouse.org

Seattle Otters Water Polo Team. 8-9:30pm. Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave E (at E Cherry St). Every Tuesday & Thursday. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)

FRIDAY - August 5


HIV/AIDS Program in Everett. 1-5pm. 3020 Rucker Ave, Suite 106, Everett. Every Mon-Fri. Snohomish Health District provides FREE confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing services. Rapid HIV Testing (results in about 20 minutes) Tues 1-4pm by appointment & 5-8pm on a first come, first served basis. For information or appointment, (425) 339-5398.

Oasis Youth Group in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 4pm-12 midnight. Call for location & details. Every Friday. 253-671-2838. (Also meets Thursdays 4-10pm.)

40+ Gay & Bisexual Men I & II. 6:30-8pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. PLEASE CALL FIRST. 322-2584. (See related listing for Thursday.)

Columbia City Beatwalk. 7pm. 11 participating venues including: Lottie Motts Coffee, 4900 Rainier Ave S. 1st Friday each month. Columbia City retailers, restaurants & cafes combine the love of good music with good books, fine dining & provocative art. An evening of folk, reggae, R & B, ethnic music & more. Admission to all venues is $5. www.columbiacitybeatwalk.org.

First Fridays in Yakima. 7-9pm. Call for location. Social, support, education & advocacy group for the Yakima area GLBTQ community & their allies. All are welcomed & invited. (509) 576-0276. www.gayakima. com/1stfridays.html

Orca Swim Team Workout. 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)

Puddletown Squares Square Dancing Class. 7pm. University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE. Meets every Friday. For new dancers & their friends. Singles, couples, gay, straight & whatever are welcome. Casual & comfortable attire & footwear is recommended. www.puddletowndancers.org

Rainbow Bingo. 7-9pm. El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S. Every Friday. Come & join us for a fun night of bingo! Easy to play & easy to pay. Meet some new & special people. Features Ms Rickey & other special guests. For more information, 723-9395.

BiNet Seattle Weekly Support/Discussion Group. 7:30-9pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. For bi & bi-curious men & women, their partners & other bi-friendly people. For more info www.binet seattle.org

Destiny Gay AA Group in Tacoma. 7:30pm. First Congregational Church, 209 S J St, Tacoma. Every Friday.

Verbena First Fridays. 7:30pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike. Film buffs - or anyone interested in good movies, food & LGBT company - Verbena First Fridays are for you! Bring a friend or come alone to see great cinematic selections while making new friends during Seattles rainy season. Popcorn, beverages & other treats provided. FREE. 323-6540, www.verbenahealth.org

Washington Gender Alliance Open Support Meeting in Everett. 7:30-9pm. First Congregational Church, 2624 Rockefeller Ave, Everett. Every Friday. 360-671-3358; www.washingtongenderalliance.org. (See related listing Tuesday at 7:30pm for details.)

clubdiversitytv with Kevin Thompson - A GLBT Cable TV Program. 8pm. SCAN/Public Access Channel 29/77. Every Friday. Interesting local & national guests on a free, 58 minute, unscripted talk show w/viewer call-in feature, special performances, community awareness programming & much more. 24 hr club-line: 333-5958; clubdiversityww@hotmail.com

Crystal Meth Anonymous. 8-9pm. 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Friday. A 12-step group for quitting & staying off crystal meth.

Ingersoll Gender Center Support Group. 8-10pm. 1812 E Madison #106. Every Friday (including holidays). Open facilitated drop-in group for Transsexuals, Transvestites & Transgender people. Include structured discussions. $5-$10 fee. 329-6651. www.ingersollcenter.org (See related listing Thursday at 7pm.)

Lesbian & Gay AFG. 8pm. Swedish Hospital, 747 Broadway, B Floor, Conference Room 2. Meets every Friday. Everyone is welcome. Please use West Wing elevators to B Floor; Conference Room 2 is across from the Cafeteria. For information contact Tyler Joy, 242-9083

Single Bears Rendezvous. 8-11pm. Golden Gardens Park beach. Meet other single guys in a non-bar atmosphere. 368-7091, www.nwbears.com

Whos Your Daddy? 8pm. Comcast Cable TV 77. Inspiring interviews, topics & ministry to the GLBT community, with Rev Robert Christian. 736-9688.

Puget Sound Pissers Society. 9-11pm. Seattle Eagle, 314 E Pike St. Meets 1st Friday each month. www.aubreysparks.com

SATURDAY - August 6


(See previous Saturdays listings for ongoing activities.)

Arab Festival (8/6-8/7). Seattle Center. Language, music & food connect Arabs, but cultural traditions are as varied as the 22 countries that make up the Arab world. Music, film, dance, exhibits, food, cooking demonstrations, coffee, lectures, childrens activities & a bazaar are just part of what this festival offers. www.arabcenter.net

Queen City Cruise. Pre-Boarding Show 11am; Cruise 12noon-5pm. Pier 55. An unforgivable naughty-cal adventure presented by Tacky Tourists. Benefits SEAMEC & Legal Marriage Alliance. Tickets $47, 1-800-807-5214, wwwttca.org

Washington Gender Alliance Picnic in Stanwood. 11am. Picnic with overnight camping option at the home of an Alliance Board member. The picnic is potluck. We will provide hotdogs & hamburgers including veggie options. FREE, but donations are appreciated. For location & to RSVP, info@washingtongender alliance.org

St Aelreds Independent Catholic Church in Tacoma. 4pm. First United Methodist Church, 423 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Tacoma. Meets 1st Saturday each month. Worship for the GLBT community & friends in the Roman Catholic, Anglican & other liturgical faiths tradition. Fr. Bob Withrow, 360-664-5449.

Ladies First: Liberating Expression. 6-8pm. Lottie Motts Cafe, 4900 Rainier Ave S. Meets 1st Saturday each month. Also known as Giving Birth to New Roots: an evening of poetry, spoken word & expressionism, followed by an open mic. More info & if youre interested in performing: Wendy, 322-4856; wendy@cara-seattle.org. Sponsored by CARAs Young Peoples Liberation Project. www.cara-seattle.org/youth.html.

Northwest Bears Beer/Soda Bust & Bear Meet. 6-9pm. Mens Room, 1501 E Madison St. Meets 1st Saturday each month. A beer bust for Bears, Cubs & like-minded friends with happy hour prices. An informal get-together & a chance for prospective members to meet men already in the club. NWB is a Gay mens social & service organization for Bears, Cubs & Trappers. 903-9288. www.nwbears.org

Seattle Gay Couples Pool Party. 7-9pm. Coleman Pool, Lincoln Park. Large, heated, salt-water pool with a fun slide. Please bring finger foods, no alcohol and no glass bottles. Cost: $7.50 per person; $15 per couple. RSVP at seattlegaycouples@yahoo.com

Long Yang Club Monthly Coffee Social. 7:30pm. Starbucks, Summit Ave & E Olive Way. Meets 1st Saturday each month. LYC-Seattle is an educational & social group for Gay Asians & those interested in Asian/Pacific Islander people & cultures which sponsors monthly socials, potlucks & special events. 264-4304. www.longyangclub.org/seattle.

SUNDAY - August 7

(See previous Sundays listings for ongoing activities.)

Arab Festival (8/6-8/7). Seattle Center. Language, music & food connect Arabs, but cultural traditions are as varied as the 22 countries that make up the Arab world. Music, film, dance, exhibits, food, cooking demonstrations, coffee, lectures, childrens activities & a bazaar are just part of what this festival offers. www.arabcenter.net

PFLAG/North Olympic Peninsula Monthly Meeting. 2pm. Call for details & location. Meets 1st Sunday each month. We welcome all who care about GLBT people & their well-being. Pat, 360-385-0942. Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays is a national support organization for parents, spouses, & families of GLBT persons, as well as those minorities.

PFLAG/Kittitas County. 4-5:30pm. First United Methodist Church, 3rd & Ruby Sts, Ellensburg. Meets the first Sunday of every month. For information, 925-7937.

Sistah 2 Sistah Social/Organizing Meeting. 4-6pm. POCAAN, 2200 Rainier Ave S (at S Walker St). Meets 1st & 3rd Sunday each month. An opportunity to socialize & discuss/plan future activities. Sistah 2 Sistah is a social/support group for Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender women of African descent. 322-7061 ext 235.

Spirit of the Sound in Federal Way. 6pm. Wayside United Church of Christ, 2000 SW Dash Point Rd, Federal Way. Meets 1st Sunday each month. A safe & loving Christian fellowship for the GLBT community & their allies. 459-5767.

Spiritually Speaking. 6pm. 303 17th Ave E. Meets 1st & 3rd Sunday of every month. All genders & ages welcome. Learn & share experiences whether philosophical, religious, metaphysical, scientific or other ideas. 325-3306. fsorganizing@gbnetx.com

Seattle Bisexual Womens Network. 6:30-8:30pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. First Sunday of every month. Discussion topics: The Art of Seduction (8/7). SBWN also publishes a newsletter North Bi Northwest. 517-7767. www.geocities.com/sbwn.


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