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COUNTRY DOCTOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC OFFERS HEALTH CARE NIGHT FOR LGBTQ COMMUNITY
Spectrum Natural Health at County Doctor Community Health Clinic, 500 19th Ave. E. offers primary and naturopathic care for the LGBTQ community every Thursday, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Providers have been serving the LGBTQ community for many years. Cost is sliding scale - no one turned away for lack of funds. For information and to make an appointment, call 206-299-1600.

EMERALD CITY SOFTBALL LEAGUE 2008 SOFTBALL SEASON
Open Division games will be played primarily at the North SeaTac fields again this year, S. 128th St. & 20th Ave. S., and the Women's Division games will be played at the Lower Woodland Complex, Aurora Ave. N. & N. 59th St. For complete details about the league, including game times and field locations, see the league website at www.emeraldcitysoftball.org. In addition to regularly scheduled games, the league will also be hosting the Gay Softball World Series.

LIBERATION MINISTRIES CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY
Liberation Ministries is celebrating its First Year Pastor and Church Anniversary on Friday, May 30, at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, June 1, at 1:30 p.m., at Epiphany Parish of Seattle, 1805 38th Ave., in the old Chapel building, just off 38th Ave. & E. Denny Way. Liberation Ministries is a radically inclusive, multicultural congregation with a charismatic worship experience. Founded by Rev. Darrell L. Goodwin, the mission of Liberation is to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to those that are physically, mentally, and spiritually captive, and to open the mental prisons of those that are bound. The Friday Night Service will feature Guest Minister Rev. Freda Lenoix from Los Angeles and the Sunday Anniversary Worship Service will feature Guest Minister Rev. Wayne from Boston. A Fellowship Dinner and Celebration immediately follows the Sunday Service. Kabby Mitchell III will perform Fix Me Jesus, a dance solo; short film clips from Liberation Ministries Consecration service will be shown; the Liberation Ministries & Praise Team with special guest soloist will perform. All are welcome.

DIVERSE HARMONY PRESENTS "AWAKE!" - FREE SPRING CONCERT
On Friday, May 30, Diverse Harmony, the nation's first Gay-Straight Alliance Youth Chorus, will present a FREE concert at 8 p.m. at Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. at E. Seneca St. "Awake!" is a remembrance. "Awake!" is a celebration. "Awake!" is a call to examine our relationship with the past and appreciate our relationship with the present. "Awake!" is a musical collage that journeys from a dark past, through a better today, and into a hopeful tomorrow. "Join us for a moving evening of diverse young voices lifted in song to celebrate where the journey has led us thus far." www.DiverseHarmony.org.

IRAQ VETERANS AGAINST THE WAR PRESENT "WINTER SOLDIER NORTHWEST"
To raise awareness about the reality of the occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan, local members of Iraq Veterans Against the War have planned a day of speaking out and protesting against the wars on May 31, noon to 4 p.m., at Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave. at Seneca St. IVAW is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization that rallies around three causes: an immediate and unconditional end to the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, reparations to the Iraqi and Afghani people for destroyed life and property caused by occupying forces, and full funding for the Veterans Administration so returning veterans get the state-of-the-art medical treatment and facilities they deserve.

The speakers will be arranged in one of three panels. The first panel will consist of veterans and military families. The second panel will consist of students, labor organizers, and Arab/Muslim Americans. The second panel will include guest speaker Antonia Juhasz, author of The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time. The third panel will address the future of GI resistance and will include recorded messages from war resisters living in Canada.

"VISIONS FROM OUR ANCESTORS" NATIVE ARTS & CRAFTS & CULTURAL FESTIVAL AT LANGSTON HUGHES
On Saturday, May 31, Spinning Wind Productions presents a celebration of Native art, crafts and performance, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 17th Ave. S. Enjoy performances by Native artists, including the Unangaz Dancers, drummers, a flutist, spoken word, and the Red Eagle Soaring Youth. Enjoy Native arts and crafts, including beading, leather work, jewelry, and carvings. Admission is $10, which includes one free raffle ticket toward the raffle of a Native arts and crafts piece made by an artist in the show. Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase. Children 12 and under get in free with a paying adult. This event features work and performance by both Two-Spirit and Non-Two-Spirit Natives.

"BAILEY-BOUSHAY HOUSE: A LIVING HISTORY" AT SIFF
On Saturday, May 31, at 6:30 p.m., the Seattle International Film Festival will premiere the documentary short, Bailey-Boushay House: A Living History, at SIFF Cinema, McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St. The 32-minute film follows the story of a grassroots effort to build the first skilled nursing facility in the U.S. that was planned, funded, built and staffed to meet the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. While there have been numerous documentaries about the AIDS crisis over the past 25 years, Bailey-Boushay House: A Living History looks at the impact of the epidemic through the lens of one community and one facility. In doing so, it provides an intimate portrayal of the unrelenting devastation that the early days of AIDS brought and, more importantly, the courage one community had to do something about it.

PINK PROM FOR LGBTQA YOUTH AT SHORELINE CENTER
Attention Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) members, LGBTQ youth, and youth allies in Washington state. Do you want to celebrate the end of the year with others interested in safer schools? What about learning about resources while having fun? What about being able to dance with a same sex or opposite sex partner in peace? If so, then this LGBTQA-friendly dance with LIVE music, for youth 22 years old and under - organized to strengthen the LGBTQ and allied youth community and to provide a drug-free and anti-violence event for youth - may be just what you're looking for. The dance will be held at the Shoreline Center, 18560 First Ave. N.E., in the Spartan Gym (located in the northeast corner of the center). For more information, visit www.myspace.com/shorelinepinkprom. Carpool and drive or take the 358, 346 or 348 bus lines to the Shoreline Center. Organizers include: Shorecrest GSA, Shoreline Community College, Lambert House (a Queer youth drop-in center), King County Community Organizing and other GSAs around the state.

QUEER CONTROL RECORDS "PASS THE TORCH" TOUR FEATURES RISING QUEER BANDS
On Saturday, May 31, the Queer Control Records "Pass the Torch" Tour arrives in Seattle for a one-night stand at The Doomnest, 2920 E. Olive St. - $5 cover, show begins at 8 p.m. The QCR artists that will be participating in the tour include Pariah Piranha, a Queer girl band from York, PA; Tough Tough Skin, a Trans-guy band from Minneapolis; 8 Inch Betsy, a Queer girl band from Chicago; Fruit Punch, a Queer punk band from Philadelphia; and Oi-Gays, a Queer girl band from San Francisco. www.queercontrol.com.

FREEDOM SOCIALIST PARTY LAUNCHES BOOK DISCUSSION AND STUDY GROUPS
The Freedom Socialist Party will be sponsoring three "Rebel Reading Circles" beginning in June. Share ideas as you study Viva la Raza: A History of Chicano Identity and Resistance, written by Yolanda Alaniz and Megan Cornish. Discover a wealth of little-known information about campus, farmworker and Chicana feminist organizing at the University of Washington, in the Yakima Valley, and in the Seattle community. Examine the strategies used in historic labor strikes and boycotts. The three FREE study groups will meet twice a month. Come to any or all session and choose the time and location that best fits your schedule: Sunday, June 1 - 900 Hiawatha Pl. S., 1st and 3rd Sundays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Monday, June 2 - New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7 p.m to 8:30 p.m.; Wednesday, June 11 - Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S., 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7 p.m to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 206-722-2453; FSPseattle@mindspring.com; www.socialism.com.

SOJOURNER TRUTH MINISTRIES CELEBRATES INSTALLATION OF NEW PASTOR
The Board of Trustees, Deacon, and Membership of Sojourner Truth Ministries is pleased to announce the completion of the Pastoral Search Process. "This coming Sunday at noon we will be officially installing Rev. David Strong as the Pastor of our Ministries. We invite you, your friends, and family to participate in this one-time event as we welcome Rev. Strong into our church family and an important leadership position in our community. The Ministries is located at El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave. S., in Seattle. Refreshments will be served.

WASHINGTON STATE STONEWALL DEMOCRATS HOST FUNDRAISER FOR PHYLLIS HUSTER
On Sunday, June 1, the Washington State Stonewall Democrats host a fundraising party for State Senate candidate Phyllis Huster, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Capitol Hill. Huster, a resident of Snoqualmie, WA, recently launched her campaign for State Senate in the 5th Legislative District, which includes Covington, Fall City, Issaquah, Maple Valley, North Bend, Sammamish and Snoqualmie. Huster, a passionate advocate for social justice for all, has a proven record of problem solving as a 20-year telecommunications executive and former Microsoft procurement manager. Huster's focus for the 5th District are fiscal responsibility, transportation options, affordable healthcare, higher pay for teachers, 100% funded schools and sustaining the environment. Dress for this event is casual. Come and bring all your LGBTQI and straight ally friends. RSVP to Rod at rodh@mac.com for directions.

CAPITOL HILL COMMUNITY COUNCIL ELECTION 2008
Do you live or work on Capitol Hill? Do you care about your community? If so, then help elect a new set of officers to lead the newly reformed Capitol Hill Community Council! This is a great opportunity to meet other engaged neighbors like yourself and to help set the Council's new agenda. On Thursday, June 5, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at the Capitol Hill Arts Center (upper level), 1621 12th Ave. (a half block north of E. Pine St.), come hear the candidates speak and vote for your favorites. Crave will be providing light refreshments. For more information, see chcc.wikidot.com

CAPTAIN SMARTYPANTS PRESENTS CIRQUE DU SLAQUE
Captain Smartypants gives the circus a run for its money in their irreverent new show, Cirque du Slaque. a unique taste of homo-comedy at its talented and flagitious best; these nine funny guys take on bearded ladies, criminal magicians, bad candy, politics and more in this pastiche of songs, sketches and video that features at least one clown-related death. Cirque du Slaque is a raucous and sometimes bawdy send-up of circus life (in a sort of eerie and definitely offbeat way). This journey, running the gamut from ridiculous to sublime, will both amaze and frighten. The dark and disturbing underbelly of circus life is revealed through a musical story peppered with interesting and dangerous characters. Performances will be held at the Capitol Hill Arts Center, 1621 12th Ave., on June 6, 7, 8, 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. (lounge opens at 6 p.m.). Tickets are $20 - 206-388-1400; www.flyinghouse.org.

SEATTLE TENNIS ALLIANCE HOSTS 2008 NORTHWEST CUP TENNIS TOURNAMENT
On Saturday, June 7, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Seattle Tennis Alliance presents the Northwest Cup, an annual team tennis competition featuring the best Gay and Lesbian players in Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, BC. This year, the tournament returns to Seattle and Seattle Tennis Alliance wants to bring the Cup home. See some great tennis, meet new friends, nosh on some great appetizers courtesy of Seattle Tennis Alliance and Thomas St. Bistro and cheer our team to victory. The tournament will be held at the Nordstrom Tennis Center indoor tennis courts at the University of Washington (parking is free after noon both days). The Seattle Tennis Alliance is a not-for-profit corporation charged with providing great tennis and social events and programming for the Seattle area LGBT community and their friends. On the web at http://sta.clubexpress.com.

LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE CARE TO SHOP FOOD DRIVE
Chicken Soup Brigade, Lifelong AIDS Alliance's food program, sponsors an on-going food drive program to provide bags of groceries to people living with HIV/AIDS in Seattle/King County. "Care to Shop" is held between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the following stores: The first Saturday of the month at QFC, 416 15th Ave. E., Seattle; the second Saturday of the month at QFC, 417 Broadway E. (Broadway Market), Seattle; and the third Saturday of the month at Thriftway, 9740 S.W. Bank Rd., Vashon Island. They particularly need: cereal, canned tuna, canned meals (soup, stew, etc.), juice, canned beans, peanut butter, jam/jelly, canned fruits and vegetables, macaroni and cheese, dry pasta, canned or jarred spaghetti sauce. Store gift cards and cash donations are also always appreciated. You can also help by organizing your own food drive at an office gathering or holiday party. For more information, call 206-328-8979.

CHASING THE DEVIL: INSIDE THE EX-GAY MOVEMENT
Chasing the Devil: Inside the Ex-Gay Movement will have its West Coast premiere Saturday, June 7, 7 p.m., at the Capitol Hill Arts Center (CHAC), 1621 12th Ave., and Thursday, June 12, 8 p.m. at RPlace, 619 E. Pine St. This film is screening as part of Seattle's True Independent Film Festival and is co-presented by the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. Chasing the Devil: Inside the Ex-Gay Movement presents an unflinching look at the personal journeys of four people who claim to have changed their sexual orientation from Gay to straight. Their stories mark the first time documentary filmmakers have been allowed inside the ex-Gay movement and provide an empathetic and at times devastating portrait of those who claim homosexuality is an illness that can be healed.

DEAF LGBTQI LEADERSHIP & LIFESTYLE CAMP 2008
"While there are conferences held for Deaf LGBTQI such as the Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf, Deaf GLOW, the Deaf Lesbian Festival, GLADE and International Deaf Leather, the real question is, what makes the Deaf LGBTQI Leadership & Lifestyle Camp different from the other conferences? We realized that there is a strong decline of leadership in our Deaf LGBTQI community. We are concerned about the lack of participation in these organizations and lack of knowledge and understanding about members' rights, officers' conduct and so forth. On top of that, we are concerned about the lack of leadership among the Deaf LGBTQI youth.

"The main goal of the Deaf LGBTQI Leadership & Lifestyle Camp is for everyone to strengthen their skills as leaders, to exchange information and experiences, to gain confidence as well as to have fun and enjoy ourselves in a private campground rather than staying at a costly hotel and eating out at restaurants. For five nights at LLC, it will cost you $255 to register, which will include all meals, ready-made bed, towels, conference and more.

"The camp is ideal not only to meet new and old friends. We can be ourselves and not worry about how we look. We have the entire camp to ourselves for the whole weekend to relax in a beautiful natural setting! It is not very often that the Deaf LGBTQI community gets an opportunity like this to experience and enjoy a different kind of conference like this at a campground.

"For more information about the Deaf LGBTQI Leadership & Lifestyle Camp to be held June 11-15, please go to www.nwrad.org and click "LLC 2008."

KCTS AND PRIDE FOUNDATION NIGHT - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Have you ever wanted to be on television? Here is your chance - and you'll be helping Pride Foundation! On the evening of July 11, KCTS-TV, Seattle's PBS station, will be hosting their first Pledge Pride Night. Pride Foundation will be showcased as a charitable community partner and shows broadcast that night will focus on LGBT issues, including Inlaws & Outlaws, a Pride Foundation-sponsored production.

Pride Foundation is recruiting volunteers to help answer the phones (on camera) at the station and receive pledges. Volunteer shifts will run from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. and every participant will receive training, dinner, a station tour, a Pride Foundation T-shirt and a discount at the KCTS store. Questions and/or to sign up, contact Jody at 206-323-3318 ext 111. www.pridefoundation.org

GAY CITY PRESENTS "UNCORKED! A FABULOUSLY GAY WINE TASTING"
Learn more about and taste wines from around the world at this fun community event hosted by Gay City. The event will be held on Friday, June 13, at the Capitol Hill Loft Studio of Steve Jensen and Vincent Lipe, 1410 10th Ave. (between E. Pike & E. Union Sts.), doors at 5:30 p.m., tastings begin at 6:00 p.m. Wines will be paired with food from Rosebud Restaurant & Bar. Tickets are $40 and the first 60 tickets sold will include a complimentary bottle of wine. www.gaycity.org.

"OUT OF THE DARKNESS OVERNIGHT WALK" BENEFITTING SUICIDE PREVENTION RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
In Washington State, more than 820 people die by suicide each year, four times as many who die by homicide. It is the second leading cause of death across the state for those between 15 and 34 years old. Nationally suicide is a serious health problem that claims a life every 16 minutes.

This June, residents from throughout the Pacific Northwest and around the country will participate in the "Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk" in Seattle. The up to 20-mile overnight journey will begin at sundown on Saturday, June 21 and end at sunrise on June 22, 2008. Proceeds will support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, funding vital research, suicide prevention and awareness programs and support for survivors of suicide loss both locally and nationally. To register, donate or learn more, log on to www.theovernight.org or call 888-The-Overnight.

GAY CITY SEEKING LGBT ARTISTS, WRITERS AND CRAFTS PEOPLE
Gay City is currently seeking any and all LGBT artists to host workshops on a number of art forms. As part of their newly launched Peer Recovery Network, Gay City will be hosting local artists to spread their knowledge and share their art forms with the community. Whether it's painting, sculpting, dance, theatre, self-defense, puppetry, poetry, writing, spoken word, music, fashion design, crafts, photography, welding, carpentry& whatever it may be, join Gay City in building community through art and camaraderie. For more information, contact Eleazar Juarez at eleazar@gaycity.org or 206-388-1707 or Robert Yoon at Robert@gaycity.org or 206-388-1704.

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