August 4, 2006
Volume 34
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Calendar Listings


Calendar Listings from Saturday, August 5 to Sunday, August 13

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: 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 visible or hidden disabilities? See Jean’s List webpage for Marla’s 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:


American Veterans for Equal Rights -


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


BiNet Seattle is a mixed gender, social group for Bisexuals, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks - Seattle Bisexual Women’s Network - 331-4810,


Bremerton/Kitsap County - OUTKitsap, 360-373-6150;


Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St, offers an extensive schedule of AA, NA, SLAA, OA, & other related meetings serving the GLBT community. 860-9560 (office),


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; Northwest Network - support & advocacy for Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse & Dating Violence, 568-7777 (voice), 517-9670 (tty),; 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 those affected by HIV/AIDS & the greater LGBT communities. Dunshee House envisions individuals in communities connected by the shared values of health & well-being, personal development & compassionate support of one another. 322-2437,


Everett/Snohomish Cty -


Gay City organizes events & activities for Gay & Bi men & offers anonymous & confidential HIV/STD testing thru their Wellness Center. More info or to schedule an appointment, 860-6969.


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.


Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) - 363-9188;


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, 328-8979.)


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;


Lifelong AIDS Alliance - 328-8979, www.lifelongaids


MEN’S COMMUNITY: Border Riders Motorcycle Club: 686-4176,; Gay City: 860-6969,; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over, 781-7724, http://maturefriends. org; Northwest Bears: 903-9288,; Seattle Men in Leather: www.seattlemeninleather. org; Seattle Prime Timers: Gay & Bi men 40 & over, 329-0793; . (See also listings under Bisexual, Ingersoll Gender Center, Parenthood, People of Color.)


MUSIC: Diverse Harmony:; Rainbow City Band: 866-841-9139 ext 2126;; www.rainbowcity Seattle Lesbian & Gay Chorus: 860-SLGC, Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus: 323-0750.


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; Family Works offers support, information & activities for LGBT families - 694-6727, www.familyworks. org; Gay Fathers’ Association of Seattle offers support groups & social activities, www.gfas. org;  Rainbow Families of Puget Sound, www.rainbow


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


PEOPLE OF COLOR: Brother to Brother, same gender loving men of African descent, 726-1600; Entre Hermanos, GLBT Latinos/as, 322-7700, www.entre; Ile Tawo Lona - Seattle Chapter, 781-3565,; Long Yang Club, 264-4304;; Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT), 333-0991; PFLAG/FOCUS (Families of Color United in Support), 325-7724; People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN), 322-7061; 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,


Pride Foundation - 323-3318; www.pridefoundation. org.


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.


Public Health-Seattle & King County Online Comprehensive Health Information for Sexual Minorities:


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


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


Seattle Police Dept/LGBTQ Advisory Council:


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. Now a part of Lifelong Aids Alliance, 328-8979,


Servicemembers Legal Defense Network - 202-328-3244;


Snohomish Health District HIV/AIDS Program provides free confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing 1-5pm Monday-Friday. 425-339-5298.


Spokane/Inland Northwest -;


SPORTS & RECREATION: Bottom Dwellers Scuba Club:; Emerald City Softball Association: 938-7402, www.emeraldcitysoftball. org.; Olympic Yacht Club:; OutVentures: outdoor education & recreation activities,; Ski Buddies:; Team Seattle Gay Sports Network is an umbrella organization for a wide range of local GLBT sports activities, 367-4064, (see website for comprehensive list of sports clubs); Triangle Recreation Camp at Bender Creek: recreational camping for GLBT folks. Must be 21; ID required.,, 1122 E Pike St #1069, Seattle 98122-3934.


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


WOMEN’S COMMUNITY: BABES: support groups for HIV+ women. 720-5566, 888-292-1912; Lesbians Over 40: 328-4895; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over, 781-7724,; Push:; Tacoma Lesbian Concern (TLC):; 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, (See also listings under Bisexual, Ingersoll Gender Center, Parenthood, People of Color.)


YOUTH: Diverse Harmony: www.diverseharmony. org; GLSEN/Puget Sound (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) & Washington State GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) Network: GLSEN works to create safe schools for LGBT students. As a program of GLSEN/PS, WA GSA Network supports youth-led GSA’s to fight harassment & homophobia in Washington state schools. 206-330-2099; www.glsenpuget; Lambert House: an activities & resource center for LGBT youth, ages 14-22: 322-2515,; Safe Schools Coalition:; 632-0662 ext 49 (non-emergency), 1-888-99-VOICE (crisis line); Seattle Young People’s Project (Queer Youth Resource Board): 860-9606,; Teen Link: 461-4922, 1-888-431-TEEN; YouthCare/Orion Center: 622-5555; YouthCare/Isis Program (Transitional Living Home for LGBTQ Young Adults, 18-22): 522-8412.


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


SATURDAY - August 5


Homo A GoGo 2006 in Olympia (8/1-8/6). A queer music, art, film, performance & activism festival. For a complete list of events & venues visit www.homoa


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. 320-0428; 448-8518.


Queer Teen Ensemble Theatre (QTET). 10am-1pm. 608 19th Ave E. Meets every Saturday 7/15-9/30. Join other LGBT teenagers & their friends in a new city-wide theatre project. For information & APPLICATION visit, or email


Vancouver Dyke March & Festival. 12noon. McSpadden Park, Victoria Dr & McSpadden at 4th. For complete listing of events visit www.vancouver


Buzz Cuts, Boot Black & BBQ. The Eagle, 314 E Pike St. Afternoons, 1st Saturday of every month. Buzz cutter will the the famous Patrick Bear, Gregory LaRouxe will be our bootblack & Corey Krantz will be the cook. $15 buzz cut, quick boot shine $5, traditional boot blacking $20, BBQ offerings $2-$5. Proceeds will continue the endowment of the Tony DeBlase scholarship.


Hot Flash. 4-9pm. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway. A party/power surge for “seasoned” lesbians 36+ & the women who love them. August is a hot month, so we’ve devised a way to beat the heat & stay cool - ICE - & lots of it. Who cares that the bar is not air conditioned? We’re going to have ice pools in the alley to keep you more than cool. So come in your bikinis, bathing suits, shorts &/or combination of the above. It’s a little summer splash & a very cool way to get to know each other. Cover $10.


LGBT Community Center QArts Artist’s Reception. 6pm. 1115 E Pike St. 1st Saturday of every month. Each month the Center showcases the work of a different LGBTQ artist. Join us for opening night festivities. Meet the artist, see the work & meet & mingle.


Northwest Bears Beer/Soda Bust & Bear Meet. 6-9pm. Men’s 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 men’s social & service organization for Bears, Cubs & Trappers. 903-9288.


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. $7 per session. This GLBT group has been meeting since1986! John, 725-3730.


Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. 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,


Girlz Cruise 2006 - “Tipping the Rose Tour.” Board 7:30pm, Return 11pm. Kirkland City Dock. Cruise Lake Washington & Lake Union on the ferry MV Kirkland. Dancing with DJ Wolfdyke, appetizer & dessert buffet, no-host bar. 21+. Tickets $65, limited to 125 passengers. $15 of ticket price will be donated to the LGBT Community Center. (253) 905-1510,


Ingersoll Gender Center Saturday Evening Group. 7:30pm. 1115 E Pike St. An open social/support group. Less formal facilitator-guided discussion may cover a range of topics in one evening.


Burlesque Behind the Pink Door. 10:30pm. 1919 Post Alley, Pike Place Market. Every Saturday. Comedy, nudity, drinks & laughs. Come see for yourself what all the hubbub is about. We are serving up burlesque of every gender, novelty acts, song birds & puppets. Hosted & created by The Swedish Housewife. $10 cover. 21+.


SUNDAY - August 6


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


Homo A GoGo 2006 in Olympia (8/1-8/6). A queer music, art, film, performance & activism festival. For a complete list of events & venues visit


Seattle Unity Church. 8:15am & 11am-Sunday Services. 200 8th Ave N. 622-8475;


Center for Spiritual Living. Services 8:25, 9:45, 11:30am. 5801 Sand Point Way NE. Info 527-8801 ext 203,


Wallingford United Methodist Church. 8:30am & 11am-Worship. 2115 N 42nd St. 547-6945 (office); 285-5077 (George).


Seattle Soto Zen. Zazen Instruction 8:40am, Zazen 8:55am. 902 65th St NE, Suite D. A new Zen Buddhist group in the tradition of Shunryu Suzuki & San Francisco Zen Center. Beginners & experienced sitters welcome. 323-1659.


Hiking Group. Depart 9am. Meet at SE corner of Terry Ave & Mercer St. Every Sunday year-round, rain or shine for day hikes. 632-5405.


University Congregational United Church of Christ. All ages education 9am, Worship 10am. 4515 16th Ave NE. 524-2322;


All Pilgrims Christian Church. 10am-worship. 500 Broadway E. 322-0487,


Border Riders Motorcycle Club First Sunday Ride. 10am-rendezvous; 10:30am. Broadway Grill, 314 Broadway E. Meets 1st Sunday each month. BRMC provides a social & educational fraternity for individuals interested in recreational motorcycle touring. 725-0695.


Central Lutheran Church. 10am-Worship. 1710 11th Ave (just north of E Pine St). 322-7500.


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


Gay Men’s Bowling in Everett. 10am. Evergreen Lanes, 5111 Claremont Way, Everett. Every Sunday. Games start at 10am. Price: $7 for 3 games. Spectators welcome. Sponsored by the Snohomish County Gay Men’s Task force. John,


Gethsemane Lutheran Church. 10am-Worship. 911 Stewart St. 682-3620.


Gypsie Nation Dances. 10am-12:30pm. Loyal Heights Community Center, 2102 NW 77th St. Every Sunday. These playful village dances require no previous experience & are rituals for self-exploration, healing & community building. They are free-form ecstatic dances supported by an exotic tapestry of indigenous world music. Admission $9. 216-1722, www.gypsie


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 don’t have to worry about how you bowl! $4.25 + $1 shoe rental. 329-1515.


Living Water Fellowship. 10:30am - Worship. 16000 Mill Creek Blvd, Mill Creek. (425) 337-5037, www.livingwaterwa. com


Broadway Farmers Market (5/14-11/19). 11am-3pm. Bank of America parking lot, Broadway E & E Thomas. Support local farmers & get the freshest deal on Broadway!


Grace Gospel Chapel. 11am - Worship. 2052 NW 64th St. 784-8495.


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


St Paul’s United Church of Christ. 11am-Worship. 6512 12th Ave NW. 783-6733; www.stpauluccseattle. com.


Different Spokes Queer Cycle Sunday. 12noon. Cal Anderson Park, NE corner. Every Sunday. LGBT bike ride open to all. Helmets are required. Show up 10 minutes early if you are new to group cycling & want to go over basics. 679-8767,


Vancouver “Pride & Joy” Parade & Festival. Parade 12noon, Denman & Robson Sts; Festival 2-6pm, Sunset Beach. For a complete list of events visit


Metropolitan Community Church Seattle. 12:30pm-Worship. Temple DeHirsch Sinai, 1441 16th Ave. 325-2421.


Sojourner Truth Unity Fellowship Church. 1pm-Worship & Fellowship. El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S #309. Rev Gwen Hall, 723-9395.


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 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.


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. 722-4880,


Seattle Out & Proud (formerly Seattle Pride Committee) Board of Directors Meeting. 6-8pm. Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 1002 E Seneca St. Meets the 1st Sunday of every month. For SOP members only.


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


Seattle Bisexual Women’s Network. 6:30-8:30pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Meets 1st & 3rd Sunday each month. Social/open/potluck. SBWN also publishes a newsletter North Bi Northwest. 517-7767.


Integrity/Puget Sound. 7pm-Worship & Fellowship. St. Mark’s 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.


“L Word” Viewing Party. 7pm. Theatre Off Jackson, 409 7th Ave S. Every Sunday. See the previous week’s episode screened first, followed by the current week’s episode. Concession proceeds & donations will support the LGBT Community Center & Theatre Off Jackson. FREE.


Oral Ambitions: Cunnilingus. 7:30-9:30pm. Babeland, 707 E Pike St. Learn how to give pussy pleasure! Babeland sex educators Andrea & Audrey cover the lay of the land, discuss favorite cunnilingus tips & tricks & share toys to tease & please. Open to all genders & orientations.


Me & My Shadow: A Swinging Evening of Jazz Favorites. 8pm. Thumpers, 1500 E Madison. Jazz standards with tenors Aaron Shanks & Samuel Pettit & pianist Mara Ostrand. Cover $10. Reservations not necessary but advised, 328-3800.


MONDAY - August 7


FamilyWorks LGBT 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.


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 you’re straight & want to talk about how to act as an ally to GLBT people, if you’re white & want to talk about how to act as an ally to people of color, if you’re male & want to talk about how to act as an ally to women, etc...this group’s for you. 322-2515 ext 13,


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,


WaterWomen Swim. 6:30-7:30pm. Fircrest Pool, 15th NE & NE 155th St. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. For fat, fat-friendly & differently-abled women of all sexual orientations. Easy access pool with warmer water and room for both lap lanes & free swim. Large therapy pool with jets usually at 95-97 degrees F. Cost:  $4.; waterwomen; 206-789-1267.


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


Mekosun Yoga. 7-8pm. Velocity Dance Center, 915 E Pine St. Meets every Monday thru August. Men only, clothing optional. $15/class. For more details visit 412-7079.


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 Summer Reading Circle. 7-8:30pm. 1437 20th Ave. Meets every Monday, beginning 7/17. Join a weekly discussion on the writings of Audre Lourde (1934-1992) compiled in “Sister Outsider: Essays & Speeches.” Lourde, a self-described Black lesbian, mother, warrior & poet grew up in Harlem, the daughter of Caribbean immigrants. Her works address the many issues she tackled in her life. Sponsored by Radical Women. 722-6057, rwseattle@mindspring. com


Resistance in the Americas. 7-8:30pm. Two locations simultaneously: The Wilsonian, 4710 University Way NE, Suite 100; New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S. Every Monday. A discussion series that centers on One Hemisphere, Indivisible, a sweeping investigation of Latin American revolts against free trade, crushing poverty & the rule of the dollar. Explore the impact of these upsurges on US workers. Interested readers are welcome to join anytime. 722-2453,


Eastside Gay Men’s Recovery - Men’s 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.


Lambert House Film Series: “High Art.” 7:30pm. 1818 15th Ave. Film series for LGBTQ youth & allies ages 22 & under. Youth 13 & under require signed parental permission.


SIGN (Seattle Independent Gender Network) Discussion/Support Group. 7:30-9:30pm. Ingersoll Gender Center, 1115 E Pike 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


Unity Gay Men’s AA Group in Tacoma. 7:30pm. New Heart MCC, 759 S 45th St. Tacoma. Every Monday. 253-474-8897.


Young Men’s 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 8


Intermediate Bridge. 1pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Come join our Bridge Group for seniors. Interested people can just show up & have fun! Refreshments provided. For info, 783-1233.


Kang Wen Clinic - Chinese Medicine for Chronic Viral Disease, Integrated Cancer Treatment & General Chronic Diseases. Tuesdays 2-6pm; Wednesdays 9am-5pm; Thursdays 3-7pm. 1111 Harvard Ave. Every Tuesday. Holistic care including acupuncture & Chinese herbal medicine in a compassionate setting. Insurance accepted. Sliding fee scale for low-income without insurance. 322-6945.


Academy of Burlesque Performance & Composition Classes (8/8 & 8/9). Performance workshop 6-7:30pm, Composition class 7:45-10pm. Velocity Studio, 915 E Pine. For two days only the extraordinary Julie Atlas Muz will be in Seattle teaching burlesque performance & composition classes. For prices & to REGISTER visit


BABES Women’s 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;


Coming Out Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities, 1216 Pine St. Every Tuesday. Questioning your sexuality or gender? Thinking of coming out as queer, lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender? FREE support/discussion. All ages. Call Angie, 323-1768 ext 203.


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 for anyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender, who is living with Hepatitis C. For information 322-2437,


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


Seattle Tennis Alliance Social Doubles. 6:30-8pm. Lower Woodland Park Courts 5, 6, 7 & 8. Every Tuesday & Thursday. STA is Seattle’s premier gay & lesbian tennis club. $2 for members & first-time guests, $5 for returning guests.


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 & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16.


Different Drummers. Advanced Beginners 7-8:15pm, Beginners 8:30-9:30pm. Meets every Tuesday. Hand drumming classes for gay men. It’s easy, it’s fun & anyone can do it! Learn traditional African & Afro-Caribbean rhythms & basic hand drumming techniques. Experience a real sense of connection & spirituality. Drums are provided. For information & location call Dennis, 363-4500 or


Lesbian Cancer Support Group. 7-9pm. Cancer Lifeline, 6522 Fremont Ave N. Meets every 2nd & 4th Tuesday. Professionally facilitated group for lesbians affected by any type of cancer, ranging from those recently diagnosed to long-term survivors. Co-sponsored by Verbena & Cancer Lifeline. 297-2100 ext 114.


Over 40’s 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. E-mail: for contact info and location.


Seattle Bisexual Men’s Union. 7pm. Group Health, Central South Bldg, 201 16th Ave E (at E John St), Room A-3.  Meets 2nd Tuesday each month for discussion & social events. Open to all men who have Bisexual interests or curiosity.


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


Queerly Spiritual. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Next session TBA. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Peer facilitated topical support/skills group. Guided by the belief that spirituality is an on-going process, this series will bring together individuals interested in sharing their personal connections to & experiences with spirituality. For information call 322-2437.


Tuesday Night Sex Addicts Anonymous. 7:30-9pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St. GLBTQ supported. Meets every Tuesday. SAA is a fellowship of men & women whose primary purpose is to stop addictive sexual behavior & help others recover from sexual addiction. Seattle SAA Hotline 781-4490. SAA International Service Organization 1-800-477-8191.


20 Somethings Queer Women’s 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 20’s. Build community & connection 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;


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.


“Tips 4 Tits.” 10pm. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway. A kick-off fundraiser for Red Door Cancer Gala & benefit for Gilda’s Club. Hosted by Aleksa Manila & the Rough Riders. Special appearances by many local performers & surprise guests. $5 cover. More info visit; www.gildasclub


WEDNESDAY - August 9


Kang Wen Clinic - Chinese Medicine for Chronic Viral Disease, Integrated Cancer Treatment & General Chronic Diseases. Tuesdays 2-6pm; Wednesdays 9am-5pm; Thursdays 3-7pm. 1111 Harvard Ave. Every Tuesday. Holistic care including acupuncture & Chinese herbal medicine in a compassionate setting. Insurance accepted. Sliding fee scale for low-income without insurance. 322-6945.


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.781-7724.


GSBA Monthly Luncheon. 11:30am. Call/check website for location. Meets 2nd Wednesday most months. Reservations due 5pm Friday before the luncheon; seating for walk-ins without reservations not guaranteed. Cost: $25-members/$30-nonmembers at the door. The Greater Seattle Business Association is a networking organization that promotes & supports the Gay & Lesbian business & professional community. 363-9188;


Mature Friends Dining Out Luncheon. 1pm. Call for details, location & to RSVP. Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday most months. MF is a social organization for Gay men & women, 40 years & over. 781-7724.


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.


InsideOut - A Support Group for GLBTQ Youth Ages 13-18 in Shoreline. 3:30-5pm. Center for Human Services, 17018 15th Ave NE, Room 230, Shoreline. Every Wednesday. InsideOut is a group for Lesbian, Transgender, Bisexual, Gay & Questioning Youth to develop positive self-identities in a professional & supportive environment. 362-7282 ext 242. Sponsored by the Center for Human Services.


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


Speed, Sex & Sanity: Free Drop-In Support Group for Gay/Bi Crystal Meth Users. 5-6pm. 1216 Pine St Ste 300. Meets every Wednesday. A place to talk about anything, learn about safer crystal use & to build community. No requirements, no rejections, completely confidential. For more information, 323-1768,


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.


Academy of Burlesque Performance & Composition Classes (8/8 & 8/9). Performance workshop 6-7:30pm, Composition class 7:45-10pm. Velocity Studio, 915 E Pine. For two days only the extraordinary Julie Atlas Muz will be in Seattle teaching burlesque performance & composition classes. For prices & to REGISTER visit


Casual Space for Transfolk. 6-7:15pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. This is a non-facilitated drop-in social time for self-identified trans, gender questioning, gender variant or gender queer individuals. For information call Jamie at 322-2437.


Coffee Conversations. 6-8pm. LGBT Community Center Library, 1115 E Pike St. 2nd Wednesday of every month. Join Emma Moreno, Neighborhood Matching Fund Senior Project Manager of the City of Seattle Dept of Neighborhoods for these monthly opportunities to learn more about funds potentially available for community building projects.


Equal Rights Washington Volunteer Drop-In Night. 6-8pm. ERW Offices, 209 Harvard Ave E. Meets every Wednesday. Contact us at 324-2570 0r


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.


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,,


Center for Spiritual Living. Meditation 6:30pm, Services 7pm. 5801 Sand Point Way NE. Info 527-8801 ext 203,


LGBT Community Center Board Meeting. 6:30pm. 1115 E Pike St. Meets 2nd Wednesday each month. Monthly planning meeting for the Seattle’s GLBT Community Center. All welcome. Queen City Community Development, 323-2227.


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


WaterWomen Swim. 6:30-7:30pm. Fircrest Pool, 15th NE & NE 155th St. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. For fat, fat-friendly & differently-abled women of all sexual orientations. (See Monday listing at 6:30pm for complete details.)


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.


Northwest Lesbian & Gay History Museum Project Steering Committee Meeting. 7pm. Call for Capitol Hill location. Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month. New volunteers always welcome. NWLGHMP researches, interprets, & communicates the history of the GLBT community in the Pacific NW by collecting oral histories, preserving historical materials, & presenting public programs such as exhibits, walking tours, & slide shows.; 903-9517.


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


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: com/group/seattlemoviebears; or e-mail: seattlemovie


Speed, Sex & Sanity. 7pm. Kaladi Brothers Coffee, 511 E Pike St. A special evening of slam poetry, spoken word & open mic for gay & bi men to exchange words about crystal meth. The first part of a 3-part campaign from Gay City & Project NEON, using arts & culture to examine the complex relationship of gay & bi men with crystal methamphetamine. “Speed” will be a platform to use words & voice to break our community’s silence. The other installments “Sex” & “Sanity” will follow later this year. Contact Robert Yoon, or 388-1704.


HIV-Negative Gay & Bi Men. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. This emotional support group provides a forum for HIV- gay & bi 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 call Scott at 725-9174 or Keith at 324-6783.


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+ men. For information 322-2437, www.dunshee


Ingersoll Gender Center Transitioners Group. 7:30pm. 1115 E Pike St. Written referral from client’s therapist is required for this group. This group is for individuals who are seriously exploring gender transition, either social transition, physical transition, or both.


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.


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