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SISTAH 2 SISTAH ORGANIZING STREAMLINED HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE TO BENEFIT HIV+ CLIENTS
Sistah2Sistah is soliciting cash donations to purchase $25 Safeway gift cards to give to their clients for their holiday meals. Their goal is to raise $1,250 so they can purchase 50 gift cards for their 50 clients.

To make a financial contribution, please mail a check payable to POCAAN (fiscal agent for Sistah2Sistah) with a memo note on the check indicating that the donation is for the Sistah2Sistah Holiday Food Drive. And mail or hand-deliver it to: POCAAN, ATTN: Sistah2Sistah Holiday Food Drive, 1609 19th Ave., Seattle 98122. Donations need to be received at POCAAN by Friday, December 19.

This is the 14th year that Sistah2Sistah has been sponsoring the Holiday Food Drive and they appreciate all the community support they have received for this project over the years. For more information, call Aaliyah Messiah at POCAAN, 206-322-7061, or at 206-255-8951.

5TH ANNUAL WORLD AIDS DAY LUNCHEON
On Thursday, December 4, Multifaith Works, in conjunction with the collaborating agencies of Gay City Health Project, Seattle Counseling Service and Dunshee House, presents the 5th Annual World AIDS Day Luncheon at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center, 800 Convention Place, 11:30 a.m. registration; 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. lunch. The event will honor Trudy James, Pioneering AIDS Advocate and the late Doris Wood, A Mother of the Revolution (co-founder of PFLAG Seattle and AIDS activist). The event will also feature a video presentation by Gay City Health Project, guest speaker Rev. David Strong, vocalist Dennis Saffer and a Bent Arts spoken word performance. The luncheon is complimentary. A request for your generous donation will be made. Please RSVP by Monday, December 1 to Nikki Plaid, Event Manager, 206-782-5450, nikki@mcwevents.com or www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, visit www.strongertogetherlunch.com.

COUNTRY DOCTOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC OFFERS HEALTH CARE NIGHT FOR LGBTQ COMMUNITY
Spectrum Natural Health at Country 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.

HIV IS STILL A BIG DEAL ONLINE VIDEO SERIES SEEKS TO PREVENT HIV AMONG GAY MEN
HIV Is Still a Big Deal follows Josh, a young Gay man living in Manhattan, as he deals with everything from love and friendships to online hookups and unsafe sex. To view the first two episodes, go to www.hivbigdeal.org.

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 SW 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 & 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.

INGERSOLL GENDER CENTER REORGANIZES & HOSTS ANNUAL "SNOWBALL" HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
On Saturday, December 6, from 6-10 p.m., Ingersoll Gender Center presents "Snowball - Engendered Species," a celebration of Ingersoll's continuing three-decade presence as a resource for the Puget Sound Transgender community. The event will be held at Neighbours Nightclub, 1509 Broadway. Enjoy a buffet spread and the music of special guest acoustic band Coyote Grace (www.coyotegrace.org) with emcees Sara Michelle Fetters and Aleksa Manila. Attire is dressy to semi-formal, and proceeds benefit the organization's efforts toward Transgender employment. Tickets are $15 at the door.

At a time when America prepares for serious change, Ingersoll itself has undergone significant change in a dramatic year that saw its one-time parent organization, Seattle's LGBT Center, dissolve and reorganize. Ingersoll has re-chartered itself as an independent organization with a new board and new determination to serve a growing Trans community in the Puget Sound metropolitan area. Ingersoll holds regular group meetings at Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities on Capitol Hill and shares office space with Equal Rights Washington. Ingersoll Founder Marsha Botzer continues to chair the organization's new board.

For more information about "Snowball" or Ingersoll Gender Center, visit www.ingersollcenter.org or contact Elayne Wylie at ilovefilm@gmail.com.

FREEDOM SOCIALIST PARTY PRESENTS A MARXIST LOOK AT CAPITALISM'S MELTDOWN
On Saturday, December 6, 7:30 p.m. at New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., feminist journalist and economic analyst Megan Cornish examines the origins of today's world financial chaos, explains why budget cuts, layoffs, and bailouts only deepen the crisis, and looks at why socialists advocate a planned economy as a solution. Door donation $3. A Proletarian Pot Roast Dinner (with vegetarian option) will be served at 6 p.m. for a $9.00 donation. Sponsored by the Freedom Socialist Party. For info or childcare, call 206-722-2453, email FSPseattle@mindspring.com or visit www.socialism.com. Wheelchair accessible.

PRIDE FOUNDATION & GSBA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR 2009-2010 SCHOOL YEAR NOW AVAILABLE
The Pride Foundation and the Greater Seattle Business Association are seeking scholarship applicants for the 2009-2010 school year. Over $350,000 is available in scholarships. Applications must be post-marked by January 23, 2009. For more information about the scholarship program, to download the application and find out about upcoming application workshops in your area, visit www.pridefoundation.org/scholarships.

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