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Calendar Listings from Saturday, September 29 to Sunday, October 7

TO GET A CALENDAR LISTING: To have your 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 Jean’s List webpage www.scn.org/activism/calendar/disabilities.html for Marla’s disabilities accommodations lists.

Following is a 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 Women’s 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 AA, NA, SLAA, OA, & other related meetings serving the GLBT community. 860-9560 (office), www.capitol hillalanoclub.org.

Center for LGBT Health, 511 E Pike St. A shared space for the Gay City Health Project (men), 860-6969; and Verbena (women), 323-6540.

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 LGBT 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 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.

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

MEN: 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://maturefriends.org; Northwest Bears: 903-9288, www.nwbears.com; The Olympians: www.The Olympians.net; Q-Squared: www. qsquared.org; Rain City Jacks: 339-JACK, www.raincityjacks.org, Romp Naked: www.rompnaked.org; Seattle Gay Couples:  www. seattlegaycouples.org; Seattle Men in Leather: www.seattlemeninleather. org; Seattle Prime Timers: Gay & Bi men 40 & over, 329-0793; www.seattle primetimers.org. (Also see listings under Bisexual, Parenthood, People of Color, Transgender.)

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 Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus: 323-0750, www.flyinghouse. org

Northwest Rainbow Alliance for the Deaf:  www.nwrad.org.

Olympia/Thurston County:  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; 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; Maybe Baby, 323-5428; 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.

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.

Q Law: The GLBT Bar Association of WA:  682-6711; www.q-law.org

Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities. 684-4503.

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; Border Riders Motorcycle Club: 686-4176, www.borderriders.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/Ethylforever CarClub/; Hiking Group: 632-5405; Olympic Yacht Club: www.oycnw.org; OutVentures: outdoor education & recreation activities, www.outventures.org; Puddletown Squares: www.puddletowndancers.org; Rain Country: a country-western dance organization catering to the LGBTQ community but open to all, www.raincountrydance.org; Seattle Gay Basketball: Michael Coleman, 349-1660, mcoleman66@hotmail. com; Ski Buddies: www. skibuddies.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. rainbowcntr.org.

TRANSGENDER: Emerald City Social Club: 425-827-9494; Gender Odyssey: www.genderodyssey. com; Ingersoll Gender Center: 329-6651, www.ingersollcenter.org; Pacific Gender Support: 323-2162, www.pacificgender.org; Washington Gender Alliance: 360-445-2411, www.washington genderalliance.com

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; WOWS: a fun, member-driven social group for Lesbians, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/womenofwestseattle (Also see listings under Bisexual, Parenthood, People of Color, Transgender.)

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 GSA’s 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 People’s 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 - September 29

21st Annual AIDS Walk. 8am. Volunteer Park. Lifelong AIDS Alliance is proud to honor 21 years of walking & fighting AIDS in Seattle & thruout King County. Your participation as a walker, team captain, donor or volunteer makes a huge impact on the event’s success! Sign up today www.lifelongevents.org

Seattle Geneological Society Fall Seminar. 8:15am-4pm. Lake City Elks Club, 14540 Lake City Way NE. Henry Z “Hank” Jones is the featured speaker. Hank’s 40 years of experience as a professional geneologist is well utilized in his presentations & his delightful personality engages his audience. www.rootsweb.com/~waseags/

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.

Q-Squared Book Group. 11am. Capitol Hill Branch Library, Harvard Ave E & E Republican St. The book to be discussed is “Selfish & Perverse” by Bob Smith. Q-Squared Book Group is open to anyone who is interested in Gay literature & is actively seeking new members. www.qsquared.org

Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Volunteer Orientation. 12noon. Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. Get the scoop on volunteering for SLGFF, hear about all the ways to volunteer & learn how to earn coupons to see movies for free. 323-4276, volunteer@ seattlequeerfilm.org

Line Dance Explosion: Country Western Dancing & Potluck. Line Dance lessons 4pm, Potluck 6pm, Line Dancing 7pm, Partner Dancing 8pm. St Andrews Episcopal Church, 111 NE 80th St. www.raincountry dance.org

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 5:30pm. Bus-accessible 1st Hill/Central Area location. 1st & 3rd Saturdays, beginners welcome; 2nd & 4th Saturdays, open game; 5th Saturday, women’s 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: Dan, dantuttle@yahoo. com, 992-3351.

Acronyms Recovering Together AA Meeting. 6-7pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Meets every Saturday. This is a closed AA meeting for those who think they may have a problem with substance abuse. All are welcome! Queer, transgender, Gay youth, straight allies, all acronyms! 323-5428.

“Dehiscence: The Art of Matt Wencl” Closing Reception. 6-9pm. LGBT Commnuity Center, 1115 E Pike St. With nearly half of the pieces sold from this exhibit, this will be the public’s final chance to view or purchase these amazing pieces of art. For information email qarts@seattlelgbt.org

Peninsula Pride Alliance Fall Dance - Olympic Peninsula. 6-10pm. Gardiner Community Center, off old Gardiner Rd near the Jefferson/Clallam County line. All-ages alcohol-free event features DJ Audrey Luiz. Snacks & beverages available. Admission $5.

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. John, 725-3730.

Puddletown Squares Community Square Dance. 7-9:30pm. Tibbets Methodist Church, 3940 41st Ave SW. Features caller Susan Morris. Square dancing is fun for all ages & is a great alternative to the bars for the Gay community. Admission $10 at the door. www.puddletowndancers.org

Che Guevara: Irrepressible Revolutionary. 7:30pm. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S. The galvanizing ideas of this 20th century icon will be the topic of a public forum honoring his life on the 40th anniversary of his death in Bolivia. Door donation $2. A zesty Cuban dinner will be served at 6pm for a $8.50 donation. Sponsored by the FSP. 722-2453. fspseattle@ mindspring.com

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/

The Femme & Butch Ball 2007. 9pm-2am. 500 30th Ave S. Lively competition for the titles “Ms Femme 2007” & “The Baddest Butch 2007.” Cash prizes, trophies, tiaras! Live DJ, free food. BYOB. Cover $20 per person, $15 in advance. Come & strut your stuff! 973-7225, backboneproductions@hotmail.com

SUNDAY - September 30

(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/

Gay Men’s Bowling in Lynnwood. 9:30am. Majestic Lanes, 1300 164th St SW, Lynnwood. Every Sunday. Spectators welcome. Join us for lunch afterwards! Sponsored by the Snohomish County Gay Men’s Task Force. For info email John at johndmarsh@mac.com

Sacred Sexuality - Our Sacred Body Wisdom. 9:30am-5pm. BodySong Healing Arts Center, 943 N 89th St. Features Kathy Kali, Susan Tate & Selah Martha. Presented by Women of Wisdom Foundation. Admission $45 for WOW members, $55 for non-members. www.womenofwisdom.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 don’t have to worry about how you bowl! $4.25 + $1 shoe rental. 329-1515.

Rain City Jacks. 1-4pm. Eastlake neighborhood. Meets 1st & 3rd Thursday & the last Sunday of every month. Event location & other details available by email or phone. RCJ is a friendly, sex-positive & non-profit private club. Membership is required to attend club events. Enrollment available online or at the door. Email rc@raincityjacks.org or call 339-JACK. Adult men only. www.raincityjacks.org

Seattle Gay Basketball. 2-4pm. Ingraham High School, 1819 N 135th St. Every Sunday. Basketball players ranging in age from early 20s to 50s, including all skill levels. Looking for more Gay players to join us for full-court basketball games. This is recreational play, not a league, so it’s OK if you can’t make it every Sunday. For information call 349-1660 or email mcoleman66@hotmail.com

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

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

Noche Latina (9/30 & 10/7). 10pm-2am. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway. Benefits Entre Hermanos. Features drink coupons, cover charge passes & raffle drawings. www.entrehermanos.org

MONDAY - October 1

FamilyWorks LGBT Playgroup. 10:30am-12noon. Family Works, 1501 N 45th St. Every Monday. For LGBT families with children ages 0-5. It’s free, friendly & fun! 694-6727. www.familyworksseattle.org

Rally to End Domestic Violence. 12noon-1pm. Seattle City Hall Plaza, 4th Ave & James St. King County Exec Ron Sims, King County Sheriff Sue Rahr & Interim King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg join forces to urge the community to end domestic violence. www.kingcounty.gov/exec

Strength Over Speed. 2:30-4pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. FREE drop-in support group (not a 12 step) for staying off speed. For info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

Verbena Open House. 5:30-7:30pm. Center for LGBT Health, 511 E Pike St. Tour the new Wellness center, meet & greet your friends & the new staff of Verbena. Enjoy a special reading by Dawn Darrington, local author of “The View from the Closet, Essays on Gay Life & Liberation.” www.verbenahealth.org

Positively Mondays. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. An informal social & discussion group for men with HIV or AIDS. For info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

Diverse Harmony. 6:30-9pm. Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. Meets every Monday. Diverse Harmony is the nation’s first Gay/Straight Alliance Youth Chorus. Youths ages 13-22 are welcome regardless of sexual orientation. www.diverseharmony. 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). Seattle’s only Gay & Lesbian speaking club. 866-841-9134 ext 5998. Please check website for current room information: www.toastmasterspride.org

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

No Safeword Writers Group. 7-9pm. Meets 4th Monday each month. NSWG exists to provide mutual support for members’ efforts. NSWG’s 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 Men’s AA Group in Tacoma. 7:30pm. New Heart MCC, 759 S 45th St. Tacoma. Every Monday. 253-474-8897.

TUESDAY - October 2

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. (Call 329-1011 & ask for the “Gay-welcoming” child care programs in your zip code area.)

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.

AIDS Long-Term Survivors Support Group. 2:30-4pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. FREE peer-facilitated emotional support group for people who are long-term survivors living with AIDS. For info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

Seattle Young People’s 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

Yoga for People with Disabilities or Chronic Illness. 5;30-6:30pm. CSPC 1608A 15th Ave W. A centering practice taught by a certified yoga instructor with gentle & restorative stretches & conditioning movements, conscious focused breathing & visualization techniques specifically designed for people with disabilities. Open to all levels of movement or yoga experience. Membership not required but must be 18+. Contact Autumn at 697-6943, autumn@homebodyyoga. com. www.homebodyyoga.com

BABES Women’s 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. FREE peer-facilitated emotional support group for anyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender, who is living with Hepatitis C. For info, call 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. Tully’s, 764 Broadway, Tacoma. Every Tuesday. Men’s 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 listing at 9am.)

Different Drummers. Advanced Beginners 7-8:15pm, Beginners 8:30-9:15pm. Meets every Tuesday. Hand drumming classes for Gay men. Learn traditional African & Afro-Caribbean rhythms & basic hand drumming techniques. Drums are provided. For information & location call Dennis, 363-4500 or differentdrummers@ mac.com

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 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.

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: Dan, dantuttle@ yahoo.com, 992-3351.

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.

Spiritual Empowerment. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. A group for all LGBT & friends of any spiritual belief to explore how spiritual practice can enrich their life. For info, call 322-2437, www.dunshee house.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 Women’s Group. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. A casual social/discussion group for Lesbian, Bi & other Queer LGBTQ women in their 20’s. Build community & connection with other young women thru off-site activities, discussion nights & on-site game nights. For info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org.

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. 360-445-2411; www.washington genderalliance.com

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.

WEDNESDAY - October 3

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. 12:30pm. 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 & brainstorming 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.

40+ Gay & Bisexual Men. 6:30-8pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going emotional support group for Gay & Bi men over the age of forty. The group explores such topics as:  relationships, spirituality, aging, family, friendships, coming out later in life, etc. For info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org.

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 Prevention 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

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.)

Rebecca Brown reads from “The Haunted House.” 7pm. Bailey/Coy Books, 414 Broadway E. Originally published in 1986 & being re-released this year by City Lights, Brown’s brilliant first novel explores the psychic repercussions of growing up in an alcoholic family & the ways in which one woman’s past continues to inform & inhabit her life. 323-8842.

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

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: seattlemoviebears-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

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 info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

HIV+ Support Group. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. ARRIVE BY 7:30pm. FREE peer-facilitated emotional support group for HIV+ men. For info, call 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

Orca Swim Team Workout. 7:30-8:45pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)

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

Crystal Meth Anonymous. 8-9:30pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St. Meets every Wednesday. A 12-step group for quitting & staying off crystal meth.

THURSDAY - October 4

Homeless Services for Youth, Ages 14-22. 12:30-3:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Thursday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org

Alcoholics Anonymous “Sober & Safe Group.” 12noon-1pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Open meeting of AA. For info, call 322-2437, www.dunshee house.org.

BABES Women’s Support Group/Lunch Meeting. 12 noon-2pm. Call for location. Every Thursday. (See related listing Tuesday at 6:30pm.)

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, www.oasisyouthcenter.com (Also Fridays & 2nd Saturdays 4pm-12 midnight.)

Volunteer Drop-In Night at Lifelong AIDS Alliance. 4-7pm. LAA Volunteer Services Office, 1161 11th Ave. Every Thursday. Volunteer on LAA projects - assembling safer sex kits, helping with mailings, a different project every week! Please call before dropping in. 957-1776. www.lifelongaidsalliance.org

Grief & Loss Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. ARRIVE BY 6pm. FREE peer-facilitated emotional support group open to ALL grieving in the recent loss of a loved one due to death. For info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

Seattle Human Rights Commission. 6-8pm. Arctic Bldg, 700 3rd Ave, Rm 1003. Meets 4th Thursday each month. SHRC is made up of 15 citizen representatives who advise the Mayor, the City Council, & all City of Seattle Depts in matters regarding human rights. Meetings open to the public. 684-4540.

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.

Boys’ Group - For Male-Identified Youth, Ages 14-22. 7-8:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Support/discussion group meets every Thursday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16.

Mekosun Yoga. 7-8:15pm. Mekosun Loft, 905 20th Ave S. Meets every Thursday. Men only, clothing optional. $15/class. 412-7079; www.mekosun.com.

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

PFLAG/Tacoma Monthly Meeting. 7pm. St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 7410 S 12th (at Jackson), Tacoma. Meets 4th Thursday each month. PFLAG/Tacoma: 253-597-6406. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 206-325-7724.

Pacific Gender Support Drop-In Meeting. 7-9pm. 1812 E Madison St, #204. Meets every Thursday. This is a drop-in group for all: CDs, TVs,TGs, TSs & all those concerned with gender issues such as family, friends, employers, etc. Donations appreciated. 323-2162, www.pacificgender.org/support/

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: Dan, dantuttle@ yahoo.com, 992-3351.

Transform Health Project. 7pm. Verbena, 500 19th Ave. Meets the 4th Thursday of every month. Whether you are worried about seeing a health care provider, angered about discrimination from insurance exclusion, want to have access to research about trans health, or have fears about violence towards trans folks, this may be the place for you. This group welcomes MTFs, FTMs, Two-Spirit, transgender, transexual & gender queer persons. 323-6540, www.verbenahealth.org

Gay Fathers Association of Seattle Support Group. 7:30-9pm. Group Health, 201 16th Ave E, Central Bldg, Rooms A1-A2. Meets every Thursday. Support groups for (1) Gay fathers & (2) for Gay men who are married & may or may not have children meet alternate Thursdays. For schedule, check http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/gayfathersseattle or drop in regardless of parental status to make initial contact. 324-4359, www.gfas.org

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

FRIDAY - October 5

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, www.oasisyouthcenter.com (Also Thursdays 4-10pm & 2nd Saturdays 4pm-12 midnight.)

Strength Over Speed. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. FREE drop-in support group (not a 12-step) for Gay & Bi men who want to stay off speed. For info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.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. (See Monday listing at 6:30pm.)

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

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

BiNet Seattle Support/Discussion Group. 7:30-9pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Meets the 4th Friday of every month. For Bi & Bi-curious men & women, their partners & other Bi-friendly people. For more info www.binetseattle.org

Destiny Gay AA Group in Tacoma. 7:30pm. New Heart MCC, 759 S 45th St, Tacoma. Every Friday. (253) 474-8897.

Out Dancing. Lesson 7:30pm, Dance 8:30pm. Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St. Gay night at the Century Ballroom, every 3rd & 4th Friday of the month. Dine & dance. Dinner reservations 324-7263. $5 dance lesson, $7 cover. www.centuryballroom.com

The Alternative. 8-9:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Please arrive by 7:30pm. FREE peer facilitated drop-in group for 20/30/40-ish men who are interested in connecting with others in a friendly & alternative setting. Come check us out! For info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org
 
SATURDAY - October 6

(See previous Saturday for ongoing activities.)

Seattle Women’s Summit. Seattle University. Features keynote speakers State Rep Sharon Tomiko-Santos & author Kristen Rowe-Finkbeiner. FREE. For details visit www.seattle.gov/womenscommission

Transgender Health Fair. 11am-5pm. SCCC, 1701 Broadway. A celebration of healthy bodies & healthy transitions. Services include pap tests, CBE, blood pressure, glucose, HIV/STD screenings, leg & vein health & more. Also features workshops & community vendors. FREE. For information or to sechedule APPOINTMENTS call 323-6540 ext 6, or visit www.verbenahealth.org

Buzz Cuts, Boot Black & BBQ. The Eagle, 314 E Pike St. Afternoons, 1st Saturday of every month. Buzz cutter will be 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.

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. 903-9288. www.nwbears.org

Independent South Asian Film Festival: “Yours Emotionally.” 7pm. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway. One of the rare films with a close look into the Gay sub-culture thru stories of friendship & love. www.tasveer.org

Vow of Silence. 7-11pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence host a benefit for the Northwest Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf’s Deaf LGBTIQ Leadership & Lifestyle Camp 2008. Features Jell-o shots, prizes & MC Sister Rubba Willie Duck.

SUNDAY - October 7

(See previous Sunday for ongoing activities.)

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. www.borderriders.com

Seattle Prime Timers 15th Anniversary Party. 2-5pm. Features BBQ chicken breast, Boca burgers, salads, chips & dips, ice cream & beverages. Enjoy an unheated swimming pool, pool table, music, intelligent conversation & friends. RSVP by 10/2 to Bob at 935-5683. www.seattleprimetimers.org

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.

Seattle Jazz Vespers. 6-8pm. Seattle First Baptist Church, Seneca St & Harvard Ave. 1st Sunday of every month. This month: Ham Carson Quintet. The historic gothic sanctuary of Seattle First Baptist Church is offered to the best jazz groups in the city to perform 100 minutes of their own popular music. FREE. For info 325-6051, www.seattlefirstbaptist.org/sjv

Deaf Queer Coffee Night. 7pm. Starbucks, E Olive Way & Summit Ave E. Meets 1st Sunday each month. Sponsored by the Northwest Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf. www.nwrad.org

Noche Latina (9/23, 9/30 & 10/7). 10pm-2am. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway. Benefits Entre Hermanos. Features drink coupons, cover charge passes & raffle drawings. www.entrehermanos.org

 

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