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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: Tuesday 5pm.

ACCESSIBILITY: Is your event accessible to LGBTQ people with visible or hidden disabilities? 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:

American Veterans for Equal Rights - www.aver.us

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

BiNet Seattle is a mixed gender, social group for Bisexuals, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks - www.binetseattle.org. Seattle Bisexual Womens Network - 331-4810, www.geocities.com/sbwn.

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

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), www.capitolhillalanoclub.org.

DIFFA/Seattle (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS). 763-8885; www.diffa.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; Northwest Network - support & advocacy for Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse & Dating Violence, 568-7777 (voice), 517-9670 (tty), www.nwnetwork.org; 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 (Home of SASG) offers free & confidential support, discussion & skills groups & coordinates retreats, 1 to 1 peer mentoring & special events for those affected by HIV/AIDS & the greater LGBT communities. 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org.

Everett/Snohomish Cty - www.gaysnohomish.org.

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. 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.

Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) - 363-9188; www.thegsba.org

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.)

Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle & the Olympic & Rainier Empire. www.imperialcourtofseattle.com.

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

Lifelong AIDS Alliance - 328-8979, www.lifelongaids alliance.org.

MEN: Border Riders Motorcycle Club: 686-4176, www.borderriders.com; Gay City: 860-6969, www.gaycity.org; Knights of Malta: 329-0886, mailbox@jetchapterkofm.com; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over, 781-7724, http://mature friends.org; Northwest Bears: 903-9288, www.nw bears.com; Q-Squared: www.qsquared.org; Seattle Gay Couples: www.seattlegaycouples.com; Seattle Men in Leather: www.seattlemeninleather. org; Seattle Prime Timers: Gay & Bi men 40 & over, 329-0793; www.seattleprimetimers.org. (See also listings under Bisexual, Ingersoll Gender Center, Parenthood, People of Color.)

MUSIC: Diverse Harmony: www.diverseharmony.org; 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 and Seattle Womens Chorus: 323-0750.

Olympia/Thurston County: www.RainbowCenterOly. org.

Pacific Gender Support: 323-2162; www.pacific gender.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; 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 familiesps.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.

PEOPLE OF COLOR: Entre Hermanos, GLBT Latinos/as, 322-7700, www.entrehermanos.org; Ile Tawo Lona - Seattle Chapter, 781-3565, forcesof nature@mindspring.com; Long Yang Club, 264-4304; www.longyangclub.org/seattle; 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; Seattle Black Pride, 324-1520; www.seattleblackpride.org; 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, www.trikone-nw.org; Two-Spirit Honor Project, 866-685-0164 (toll free).

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. 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 sliding 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. Now a part of Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 328-8979, www.thebody.com/step/steppage.html.

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network - 202-328-3244; www.sldn.org

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

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

SPORTS & RECREATION: Bent Car Guys: www.bentcarguys.com; Bottom Dwellers Scuba Club: www.bottomdwellers.org; Emerald City Softball Association: 938-7402, www.gayseattlesoftball. com.; Ethyl Forever Car Club: http://Clubs. Hemmings.com/EthylforeverCarClub/; Hiking Group: 632-5405; Olympic Yacht Club: www.oycnw.org; OutVentures: outdoor education & recreation activities, www.outventures.org; Puddletown Squares: www.puddletowndancers.org; Ski Buddies: www.ski buddies.org; Team Seattle Gay Sports Network is an umbrella organization for a wide range of local GLBT sports activities, 367-4064, www.teamseattle.org (see website for comprehensive list of sports clubs); 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.

Tacoma/Pierce County - Rainbow Center, 741 St Helens Ave, a resource center for the LGBTIQA community of Pierce County, 253-383-2318, www.rainbow cntr.org.

WOMEN: 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, http://maturefriends.org; Older Lesbians Organizing for Change/WA State Chapter: gloria@oloc.org, mary@oloc.org, www.oloc.org; Push: www.pushmagazine.org; RainshadowWomen: RainshadowWomen@aol.com, http://rainshadow women.tripod.com/; Tacoma Lesbian Concern (TLC): www.tacomalesbianconcern.org; 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 (See also listings under Bisexual, Ingersoll Gender Center, Parenthood, People of Color.)

YOUTH: Diverse Harmony: www.diverseharmony. org; GLSEN/Washington State (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/WA, WA GSA Network supports youth-led GSAs to fight harassment & homophobia in Washington state schools. 206-330-2099; www.glsenwa.org; www.wagsa.org. GLOBE (Gay, Lesbian, Open-Minded, & Bisexual Empowerment): a support group & HIV/STD prevention program for GLBTQ youth, ages14-20, in Everett, David/Brenda, 425-263-2908, www.globeyouth.org; Lambert House: an activities & resource center for LGBT youth, ages 14-22, in Seattle, 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org; Oasis Youth Group: for GLBTQ youth, ages 14-25, in Tacoma, 253-671-2838, www.oasisyouthcenter.com; Safe Schools Coalition: www.safeschoolscoalition.org; 632-0662 ext 49 (non-emergency), 1-888-99-VOICE (crisis line); 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; 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 - June 23

SEE PRIDE EVENTS CALENDAR

FOR ADDITIONAL EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Capitol Hill Pride March - QueerFest

Step off from Broadway & E Pike St at 11am via Broadway to Volunteer Park. No motorized vehicles. QueerFest at Volunteer Park, 14th Ave E & E Prospect St from 12 noon to dusk. Hairspray (the movie) shown outdoors at dusk (around 9:30pm). FREE. www.queerfest.org.

Dignity/Seattle Annual Pancake Breakfast. 8am-12noon. Central Lutheran Church, 1710 11th Ave. All-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, fruit, coffee, tea & juice. $5. There will also be a raffle with many prizes donated by local merchants & generous individuals, including grand prizes of B&B stays for 3 nights on the Oregon Coast & 4 nights in San Francisco. Raffle tickets: $1.50 each or 5 for $5.00. All proceeds benefit Multifaith Works, Verbena & Dignity/Seattle. www.dignityseattle.org

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. 448-8518. www.seattlefrontrunners.org.

From the Ground Up (6/23 & 6/24) in Burien. 10am-6pm. Dottie Harper Park, 4th Ave SW & SW 146th St, Burien. Six artists will transform the woods of Dottie Harper Park into a visual wonderland. Working with materials such as straw, string, wood, metal, cloth & feathers, these artists will create temporary site-specific artworks, integrating their ideas with the environment & offering a playful walk thru this beautiful park.

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 5:30pm. Bus-accessible 1st Hill/Central Area location. 1st & 3rd Saturdays, beginners welcome; 2nd & 4th Saturdays, open; 5th Saturday, womens game. This non-profit LGBTQ club provides a fun, safe, laid-back atmosphere for playing bridge. $3 fee includes coffee & tea. For partners & to make reservations: Chris, 463-2754, chris@chris purpus.com

Trans & Genderqueer Support Group for Survivors. 6-8pm. Every week. For survivors 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.

Pacific Gender Support Social & Support Meeting. 7:30-9:30pm. 1812 E Madison St, #204. Meets every Saturday. 1st Saturdays are Movie Night, with a trans theme; other Saturdays are in a traditional support format. All are welcome: CDs, TVs,TGs, TSs & all those concerned with gender issues such as family, friends, employers, etc. Donations appreciated. 323-2162, www.pacificgender.org/support/

Hero (6/23 & 6/24). 8pm. 608 19th Ave E. The premiere production of Queer Teen Ensemble Theater (QTET). Two young women wrestle with identity as they embark on an adventure to discover how a girl can save the damsel & still live happily ever after. Produced by QTET, a new program at WET giving voice to LGBT youth in the community. Tickets $10. 1-800-838-3006, www.brownpapertickets.com

Seattle Mainstage Comedy - Jen Kober & Thai Rivera. 8pm & 10pm. 315 1st Ave N. Lesbian comic Jen Kober & Gay comic Thai Rivera appear at the Mainstage; both will also appear at Queerfest in Volunteer Park on Saturday 6/23 at 2:15pm, and at Seattle Center PrideFest on Sunday 6/24 at 4:30pm.

SUNDAY - June 24

SEE PRIDE EVENTS CALENDAR

FOR ADDITIONAL EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Downtown Pride Parade

Step off from 4th & Union via 4th Ave to Denny. www.seattlepride.org

PrideFest

Music, speakers, vendors and community organization booths at Seattle Centers Fisher Pavilion, 11am-7pm, with major programming from 2-6pm immediately following Seattle Out & Prouds downtown Pride Parade. www.onemightypride.org.

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

Hiking Group. 8:45am. Uptown Espresso, 500 Westlake Ave N. Every Sunday year-round, rain or shine for moderate to strenuous day hikes. 632-5405. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheSeattleGayHiking Group/

From the Ground Up (6/23 & 6/24) in Burien. 10am-6pm. (See 6/23 listing at 10am.)

Gay Mens 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 Mens Task force. For information, email John at johndmarsh@mac.com

Seattle Front Runners Track & Field Training Program. 10am. West Seattle Stadium. Every Sunday. A 23-week training program for LGBT people & their friends. For information email evelynnj@yahoo.com or scott-britt@att.net. www.seattlefrontrunners.org

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.

Broadway Sunday Farmers Market (5/13-11/18). 11am-3pm. Bank of America parking lot, Broadway E & E Thomas St. Features an array of Washington farm products & locally produced food.

Orca Swim Team Workout. Sun: 5-6:15pm; Mon/Weds/Thurs: 7:30-8:45pm; Fri: 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, www.teamseattle.org/org/orca/orcas-workouts.htm

Hero (6/23 & 6/24). 8pm. 608 19th Ave E. The premiere production of Queer Teen Ensemble Theater (QTET). Two young women wrestle with identity as they embark on an adventure to discover how a girl can save the damsel & still live happily ever after. Produced by QTET, a new program at WET giving voice to LGBT youth in the community. Tickets $10. 1-800-838-3006, www.brownpapertickets.com

MONDAY - June 25

Latino Life in the Northwest Exhibition (6/25-7/31). 10am-3pm. M Rosetta Hunter Gallery, SCCC. (For details, see Artist Reception listing, Thursday 6/28, 5:30pm.)

Strength Over Speed. 2:30-4pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. This is a FREE drop-in support group (not a 12 step) for staying off speed. www.dunshee house.org

Positively Mondays. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. This is an informal social & discussion group for men with HIV or AIDS For more info 322-AIDS, www.dunsheehouse.org

Diverse Harmony. 6:30-9pm. Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. Meets every Monday. Diverse Harmony is the nations first Gay/Straight Alliance Youth Chorus. Youths ages 13-22 are welcome regardless of sexual orientation. www.diverse harmony.org

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. www.seafattle.org/waterwomen.html; waterwomen swim@aol.com; 206-789-1267.

Freely Speaking Toastmasters. 7pm. Group Health, 200 15th E. Every Monday (except holidays & the last Mondays in August & December). Seattles only gay & lesbian speaking club. 866-841-9134 ext 5998. Please check website for current room information: www.toastmasterspride.org

Mekosun Yoga. 7-8pm. Mekosun Loft, 905 20th Ave S. Meets every Monday. Men only, clothing optional. $15/class. For more details visit www.mekosun.com. 412-7079.

No Safeword Writers Group. 7-9pm. Meets 4th Monday each month. NSWG exists to provide mutual support for members efforts. Support is in the form of critique & commentary on each others work, information about publishing opportunities, & discussion of issues facing writers. NSWGs primary focus is erotic writing - but they welcome anyone who writes. The only requirements are to write, to attend, & to be respectful. For info & location, NSWG@wetspot.org; www.scn.org/~spg/nsw.htm

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

PFLAG/South King County Monthly Meeting. 7pm. Unitarian Universalist Church, 25701 14th Pl S, Kent. Meets 4th Monday each month. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 206-325-7724.

PFLAG/Wenatchee Area Weekly Meeting. 7pm. Trinity Methodist Church, 850 N James Ave, East Wenatchee. Every Monday (including any & all holidays). PFLAG/Puget Sound: 206-325-7724.

Queer Youth Activism. 7pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Monday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org

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

TUESDAY - June 26

Lesbian & Gay Child Care Task Force Monthly Meeting. 12 noon-2pm. Call for location. Meets 4th Tuesday each month. The task force, in conjunction with Child Care Resources of King County, offers referrals to GLBT-welcoming child care centers & provides training, support & curriculum materials to child care providers. (To access this, call 329-1011 & ask for the Gay-welcoming child care programs in your zip code area.) The task force meets monthly to assess their progress in achieving their goals.

AIDS Long-Term Survivors Support Group. 2:30-4pm. 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. For information call 322-AIDS. www.dunsheehouse.org

Seattle Young Peoples Project Education Justice Campaign. 4-6pm. SYPP, 2820 E Cherry St. SYPP is a youth-led group seeking social justice & youth liberation. The Education Justice Campaign is an effort to address the injustices that take place in our schools. 860-9606, www.sypp.org

BABES Womens Evening Support Group. 6-8:30pm. Call for location. Every Tuesday. The BABES Network is a peer led agency; a sisterhood of women facing HIV together. Dinner is served & childcare is available on request. 720-5566 or 888-292-1912; www.babesnetwork.org.

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, www.dunsheehouse.org

Sex, Dating & Relationships. 6-7pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Tuesday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org

Beyond Exploration Northwest in Tacoma. 6:30-8pm. Tullys, 764 Broadway, Tacoma. Every Tuesday. Mens support group, indoor & outdoor adventure group. We explore ways of overcoming the obstacles that keep us trapped & prevent us from moving forward in life. (253) 389-6561, beyond-exploration-northwest@hotmail.com

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

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

Different Drummers. Advanced Beginners 7-8:15pm, Beginners 8:30-9:15pm. Meets every Tuesday. Hand drumming classes for gay men. Its easy, its 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 differentdrummers@mac.com

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.

Lambert House Movie Night. 7-9:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Tuesday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org

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 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.

Pacific Gender Support Significant Others & Friends Meeting. 7-9pm. 1812 E Madison St, #204. Meets every 4th Tuesday. This is a professionally facilitated meeting for SOs & friends concerned with trans issues. Donations appreciated. 323-2162, www.pacificgender.org/support/

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: queerladiesstitchnbitch@yahoo.com for contact info and location.

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. Bus-accessible 1st Hill/Central Area location. Meets every Tuesday & Thursday. Players of all abilities welcome to play with this non-profit GLBTQ duplicate bridge group in a fun laid-back atmosphere. $3 fee includes coffee & snacks. For partners & to make reservations: Chris, 463-2754, chris@chrispurpus.com

Transgender Youth Support Group. 7-8:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Tuesday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org

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

Queer/LGBT Breakdance Class. 7:30-8:30pm. Home Alive, 1415 10th Ave. Every Tuesday 6/26-7/31. Classes will provide a ceative dance space centering queer/LGBT visibility, community connection & ultimately battle homophobia in the hip hop community. Sign up & reshape the social fabric of hip hop. $60 for 6 weeks or $12 for drop-ins. REGISTER at 412-9802, breakoutthecloset@gmail.com

Spiritual Empowerment. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. This is a group for all LGBT & friends of any spiritual belief to explore how spiritual practice can enrich their life. www.dunsheehouse.org

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 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 & connection with other young women thru a rotating schedule of off-site activities, discussion nights & on-site game nights. 322-2437.

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. 360-445-2411; 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.

Laugh OUT Loud. Doors 7:30pm, Show 8:30-10pm. The Comedy Underground, 222 S Main St. A night of comedy to benefit the Safe Schools Coalition. Tickets: $12 at the door; youth $6. Half the ticket price goes to Safe Schools.

WEDNESDAY - June 27

National HIV Testing Day

Mature Friends Morning Exercise/Health & Fitness Get-Together. 10am. 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

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

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.

Speed, Sex & Sanity. 5-7pm. 511 E Pike St. Meets every Wednesday. A drop-in informational & educational night for gay & bi men, friends & family. Activities include social events, lecture series & Brainstoriming sessions. A program of Project NEON & Gay City. For more information, 323-1768, www.crystalneon.org, www.gaycity.org

Verbena Health Clinic. 5:30-8:30pm. Country Doctor, 500 19th Ave E. Every Wednesday. Verbena is a full-service clinic for lesbians, bi women & transgendered people. Providers are sensitive & experienced sexual minority clinicians. Sliding scale, no one turned away. For info or APPOINTMENT 299-1600.

Equal Rights Washington Volunteer Drop-In Night. 6-8pm. ERW Offices, 209 Harvard Ave E. Meets every Wednesday. Contact us at 324-2570 or info@equalrightswashington.org

GLOBE (Gay, Lesbian, Open-Minded, & Bisexual Empowerment): A Support Group & HIV/STD Prevenion for Youth (14-20) in Everett. 6-8pm. Snohomish Health District, 3331 Broadway #1001, Everett. Every Wednesday. Sponsored by Snohomish Health District. David/Brenda, 425-263-2908. www.globeyouth.org

The Washington Bus Candidate Derby. 6-8pm. Central Area Senior Center, 500 30th Ave S. The Washington Bus introduces you to progressives across the state who are running for office in 2007. Hear their vision & get on the bus to support them. Features a Jean Godden look-alike contest, a cupcake reception & a spirited discussion on education, the environment, election reform, economic development, equal rights & transportation. Prizes for the best Godden get-up. 799-7775, washingtonbus@gmail. com

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.)

Lesbian & Gay Immigration Rights Task Force. 6:45pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Meets the 4th Wednesday of every month. This meeting is used to update members & others about immigration law affecting same sex binational couples. The chapter provides the LGBT community with emotional support & ;egal assistance to binational couples, asylum seekers & HIV+ gays & lesbians who may be held in an immigration detention facility. The meeting is open to anyone interested.

Ingersoll All-Trans Drop-In Support Group. 7-9pm. 1115 E Pike St. All transgender, gender variant, gender queer, gender questioning, allies, family & friends are welcome. This is a drop in group to get & give support, social interaction & information for the whole gender community. No fee, donations welcome. www.ingersollcenter.org

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

Queer Young Females Group - For Female-Identified Youth, Ages 14-22. 7-8:30pm. 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, www.lambert house.org

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