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COURT OF SEATTLE'S CORONATION WEEKEND
The Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle and the Olympic & Rainier Empire presents Coronation 2009 - "The President's Ball: A Red Affair" - on Saturday, February 14 (5 p.m.), at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 2100 Alaskan Way. The Court of Seattle is once again proud to host the Queen Mother of the Americas, Empress Nicole the Great, as she presents her State of the Empire address to the International Court community in Seattle. We are also honored that she and the International Court Council will present the 2009 Ascension Ceremony, with the appointment of Heirs Apparent to Her Majesty.

The schedule of coronation events is as follows:

Friday, February 13 at 7 p.m. - Out-of-Town Show, Neighbours Nightclub, 1509 Broadway. $20.

Saturday, February 14 at 5 p.m. - Coronation 2009, Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 2100 Alaskan Way. $95, includes 3-course dinner.

Sunday, February 15 at 11 a.m. - Victory Brunch, Purr Lounge, 1518 11th Ave. $25.

Sunday, February 15 at 3 p.m. - Alaska Bird Water Party, C.C. Attle's, 1501 E. Madison St.

For more information, visit www.imperialcourtofseattle.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 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.

RAINBOW FAMILIES HOST PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER
On Saturday, February 14, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., enjoy an "all-you-can-eat" breakfast of pancakes, sausage, fruit salad and breakfast beverages to benefit Rainbow Families of Puget Sound at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St. (a few blocks east of Greenwood Ave. N.) There will be loads of family fun, and a small, silent auction, with a chance to win 40,000 miles on Alaska Airlines. The fee is modest - $10 per person or $20 per family - and it open to anyone interested in supporting Rainbow Families. For more information on this and other Rainbow Family events, please visit www.rainbowfamilies.org/newEvents.

"BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE!" VALENTINE'S DAY QUEER YOUTH DANCE
On Saturday, February 14, Lambert House presents "Better Than Chocolate!" a FREE Queer Valentine's Day dance for LGBT youth and allies, 22 & under. The event will be held at the Oddfellows Hall Building, 915 E. Pine St., from 8 p.m.-midnight. Free food and DJ'd music. For more information, visit www.lamberthouse.org; myspace.com/lamberthouse.

PACIFIC NORTHWEST LESBIAN ARCHIVES HOSTS VALENTINE'S DAY GET-TOGETHER
On Saturday, February 14, the women of the Pacific Northwest Lesbian Archives will be playing cupid by shooting arrows at your loved ones or loved ones-to-be, by making old-school paper doily valentines for the world to see. Come sample vegan and traditional cupcakes baked with love and check out the happenings at the Archives in a fun and cozy setting. The event will be held at the Wildrose, 1021 E. Pike St, from 8-10 p.m. www.pnwlesbianarchives.org.

THE TRANSGENDER PUZZLE - A WORKSHOP AT GATHERING OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST RECONCILING MINISTRIES NETWORK
On Sunday, February 15, from 2-7:30 p.m., at the Des Moines United Methodist Church, 22225 9th Ave. S., in Des Moines, WA, the Pacific Northwest Reconciling Ministries Network will present a workshop at their 2009 Gathering titled "All This From God: The Transgender Puzzle." The Gathering will feature a performance piece by Peterson Toscano titled "Transfigurations, Transgressing Gender in the Bible" with a Q&A session with Mr. Toscano after the play. Following the play workshop sessions will be held which includes a Trans 101 panel presentation; a discussion on gender variant youth issues in the Puget Sound region; and the film Naming Jennifer. Worship will follow. All are welcome. Registration for the Gathering is $25 or scholarships are available. Dinner is included. Register in advance or at the door starting at 1:30 p.m. For more information visit www.pnw-rmn.org or call 206-870-8540.

GAY BINGO! FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT QUEER ALLY COALITION'S TAKE BACK THE NIGHT VIGIL & MARCH
On Sunday, February 15, at 8 p.m., Café Metropolitain hosts their weekly Drag Bingo, hosted by Giggles Galore and Bingo Boy Marc. This week's bingo will benefit the Queer Ally Coalition. Come have a cocktail, bring your mom, and take a stand against violence in our community. $5 donation at the door.

On Saturday, February 28, at 8 p.m., Queers Unite: Take Back the Night! will assemble at the Pillars at Boren Ave. & Pike St. "Three anti-Gay hate crimes on Capitol Hill in one month! Join the Queer Ally Coalition in a candlelight vigil and march through Capitol Hill to send a strong message that WE will not be silent against threats and violence. We carry on the tradition of ACT UP in saying Silence = Death." For more information, email queerallycoalition@gmail.com or call 661-889-4710.

LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE SPONSORS AIDS AWARENESS & ACTION DAY 2009 LOBBY DAY IN OLYMPIA
Over 15,500 people are estimated to be affected by HIV in our state. This number keeps growing by almost 5% annually, yet our state is proposing to cut life-saving services to people living with HIV/AIDS! This is our opportunity to speak out and be counted as a supporter of the HIV/AIDS community! On Wednesday, February 18, make your voice heard. Free to participate. You don't have to be HIV-positive. You CAN make a difference. Speak out and be heard! Register online at www.llaa.org.

DUNSHEE HOUSE GAY & LESBIAN BOOK CLUB
Come discuss the best of Gay and Lesbian novels at the new Seattle Gay and Lesbian Book Club. Join other book-lovers on a drop-in basis every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave. E. Come only once or come every meeting. Each month a different title will be discussed. The titles for the next five months are: February - Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson; March - I Am Not Myself These Days by Josh Kilmer-Purcell; April - The City and The Pillar by Gore Vidal; May - The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith; June - Fun Home by Alison Bechdel. For more information, call 206-322-2437; nickdimartin@earthlink.net.

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.

28TH ANNUAL GSBA BUSINESS & HUMANITIES AWARDS BANQUET
On Thursday, February 19, beginning at 5:30 p.m., the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA), Seattle's LGBT Chamber of Commerce and national LGBT Chamber of the Year, will host their 28th annual GSBA Business & Humanities Award Banquet, honoring Puget Sound area businesses and community leaders for their contributions to the Puget Sound area's LGBT community. The event will be held at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront, 2100 Alaskan Way.

The event will be emceed by Gary Tucker, Pacific Northwest Ballet. Charlie Rounds, CEO of RSVP Vacations, will deliver the keynote address. Entertainment will be provided by Sensible Shoes, an ensemble of the Seattle Women's Chorus. Governor Christine Gregoire will attend the gala, as will King County Executive Ron Sims, state Senators Ed Murray (D-Seattle) and Joe McDermott (D-West Seattle), and Seattle City Councilmembers Sally Clark and Tom Rasmussen. Tickets to the gala are $120 for GSBA members, $135 for non-members and $50 for students. Tables of 10 are available for $1,200. Tickets are available in advance at www.thegsba.org or by calling 206-363-9188. Tickets at the door will be $10 more.

CAL ANDERSON MEMORIAL LECTURE AT THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE
The Evergreen State College, Olympia, presents their annual Cal Anderson Memorial Lecture on Thursday, February 19, at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall/Communications Building. This year's lecture will feature distinguished historian Susan Stryker. Titled "A Queerly Disabled ENDA: A Few Cutting Remarks About Transgender Ex/Inclusion," Ms. Styker will survey the history of Transgender discrimination and activism in the United States in order to shed light on the current controversy over the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Susan Stryker, Ph.D., is a researcher, writer, Queer historian, artist, filmmaker and former executive director of the LGBT Historical Society in San Francisco (from 1999 to 2003).

In addition to numerous scholarly articles and magazine pieces, she is co-author of Gay by the Bay: A History of Queer Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area (1996); contributing editor of the Transgender studies special issue of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1998); author of Queer Pulp: Perverse Passions in the Golden Age of the Paperback (2001); co-director of the Emmy Award-winning public television documentary Screaming Queens: The Riot of Compton's Cafeteria (2005); co-editor of the Lambda Literary Award-winning Transgender Studies Reader; and author of Transgender History (2008). She held the Ruth Wynn Woodward Endowed Chair in women's studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC, 2007-2008, and currently teaches gender studies at Harvard University. The lecture is FREE and open to the public.

MOUNT VERNON HIGH SCHOOL GAY/STRAIGHT ALLIANCE HOSTS "OVER THE RAINBOW FESTIVAL"
On Friday, February 20, from 7-9:30 p.m., the MVHS GSA presents the award-winning documentary Ask Not, a stinging examination of the U.S. military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on homosexuals in the armed forces by Emmy-nominated filmmaker, Johnny Symons. A post-film discussion will be led by Mr. Symons, with input from special guests Admiral Alan Steinman (the highest-ranking officer to come out publicly), Colonel Grethe Cammermeyer (the highest-ranking officer to challenge the policy), and Major Margaret Witt (who recently won reinstatement in an ACLU-prosecuted lawsuit).

The film will be shown in the Mount Vernon High School Auditorium, 314 N. 9th St., Mount Vernon, WA.

On Saturday, February 21, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., the MVHS GSA hosts a series of workshops on the topics: Religion & Homosexuality, Families Under the Rainbow, Gender Identity, Safe Sex, Coming Out, GLBT in the World of Work. The workshops will be held in the Mount Vernon High School Cafeteria, 314 N. 9th St., Mount Vernon, WA.

On Saturday, February 21, from 7-10 p.m., the MVHS GSA hosts a musical celebration in the school cafeteria featuring Chris Eger and the Black & Blues Band.

There will be fabulous cake walks and a cake sale throughout the day! Tasty treats from Java Jo's will be available. Admission is FREE to all "Over the Rainbow Festival" events; and donations will be gratefully accepted.

SEATTLE GAY SOFTBALL SEEKS NEW PLAYERS; SKILLS CLINIC COMING UP
On Saturday, February 21, the Open Division of the Emerald City Softball Association (ECSA) will host the first of two scheduled skills clinics from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Rainier Beach playfields, 8802 Rainier Ave. S., to allow new players a chance to hit, field and catch a few softballs and meet teams that are looking for new players. Prospective new players are encouraged, but not required, to bring their own equipment (a softball mitt and cleats) and to wear warm clothes. Extra equipment may be available to borrow. If Saturday is a rainout, please attend on Sunday, February 22, at the same time and place. The next and last opportunity to attend a skills clinic will be on Saturday, March 14, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the same location. Please visit www.seattlegaysoftball.com and register your profile now so teams can find you before the season begins.

Seattle Gay softball is a great way to meet new people and enjoy spending time outdoors in an organized activity. Games are played on Sundays, with the season running from early April through mid-July (including the playoff tournament). The ECSA Open Division league is open to everyone, regardless of skill level: men and women, Gay and non-Gay. For more information about the skills clinics or playing with the ECSA Open Division, visit www.seattlegaysoftball.com. For information on the ECSA's Women's Division (for women only), visit www.seattlegaysoftball.com. The Women's Division will hold their play day/skills clinic on Sunday, March 22, from 9:30 a.m.-12 noon at Lower Woodland Fields south of Green Lake.

MEN OF ALL COLORS & CULTURES TOGETHER HOST MARDI GRAS POTLUCK SOCIAL
On Saturday, February 21, Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT) will host their February Mardi Gras Potluck Social starting at 6 p.m. at a Bellevue (98008) location. Please contact MACCT at 206-923-8313 or macctseattle@yahoo.com for location information and directions.

FREEDOM SOCIALIST PARTY CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY
On Saturday, February 21, the FSP will show a film titled 10,000 Black Men Named George, starring Andre Braugher, that traces the founding of the first African-American union, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and Maids, against the backdrop of the Great Depression. The film will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S. A discussion follows the film. $3 door donation. A Down South Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. for a $9 donation. For more information or childcare, call 206-722-2453 or email FSPseattle@mindspring.com. Wheelchair accessible.

"FABULUXE" CABARET, BELLYDANCE, DRAG & BURLESQUE SHOW
On Saturday, February 21, join Fuchsia FoXXX, BenDeLaCreme, The Shanghai Pearl, Sassy DeLure, and Waxie Moon for a delightful evening of burlesque. Two shows at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. will be performed at Sonya's Bar & Grill, 1919 1st Ave. $12 show cover plus $5 drink minimum ($17 cash at the door). 21+ with ID.

SOJOURNER TRUTH MINISTRIES HOSTS THEIR ANNUAL CHURCH ANNIVERSARY PROGRAM
On Sunday, February 22, from noon-1:30 p.m., the Sojourner Truth Ministries, 2524 16th Ave. S., Suite A209 (on Beacon Hill in the El Centro de la Raza building), will hold their annual church anniversary program, "Embracing Our History with Grace and Gratitude." Rev. Monica Corsaro of the United Methodist Church will be the featured speaker. Other clergy and special guests scheduled to attend are: Rev. Eckert White, Rev. Harriett Walden, George Hampton of the Pride Foundation, Chad Goller-Sojourner and the Liberation Choir. A special Praise Dance will be performed by Sisters Sharail Butler and Natasha Burrows. Everyone in the community is invited to come and fellowship. "We especially hope to see all our family and friends who have supported and visited the ministry in the past." Food and other refreshments will be provided in the dining area directly after the service.

THREE DOLLAR BILL CINEMA & GAY CITY HEALTH PROJECT HOST 4TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS PARTY
On Sunday, February 22, beginning at 4:30 p.m. (with VIP reception starting an hour earlier), join Three Dollar Bill Cinema (sponsors of the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival) and Gay City for a night at the Oscars. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, beverage, drawing for fantastic door prizes and a big screen broadcast of the Academy Awards with theatre-style seating plus four big-screen TVs throughout the stylish setting of SoDo Park. (VIPs enjoy a special champagne and wine reception and gift bag.) The event will be held at SoDo Park, 3200 First Ave. S. Tickets range from $20 to $35 and are available at www.gaycity.org. (Tickets at the door are $5 more.) www.threedollarbill.org; 206-323-4274. www.gaycity.org; 206-860-6969.

GLBTQ.COM CELEBRATES OSCAR MONTH WITH TWO SPECIAL FEATURES
glbtq.com, the world's largest encyclopedia of GLBTQ culture will celebrate the contributions of GLBTQ actors and actresses to cinematic history in two special features on its home page throughout the month of February. www.glbtq.com

CALL FOR QUEER ARTISTS FOR EXPOSED COMMUNITY ARTS EVENT
Are you a Queer visual or functional artist looking for exposure to a receptive and supportive crowd of art lovers? Then exposed: a celebration of Queer artistry is for you! This arts-based community fundraising event with beer, wine and hors d'oeuvre will feature work by over 20 Seattle Queer artists in a variety of media: including visual art, sculpture, ceramic and functional work. Deadline for submissions is Monday, February 23. The event will be held on Friday, April 3 at 7 p.m. in the West Hall at Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St. For more details, visit www.gaycity.org and look under the "events" menu for more information about exposed.

SEATTLE'S QUEER FOUNDATION SPONSORS 4TH ANNUAL NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS ESSAY CONTEST
$1,000 scholarships will be awarded to the top essayists to attend the U.S. college or university of their choice in 2009-2010. This year's deadline is Saturday, February 28. For complete information, visit www http://queerfoundation.org. Information about and essays by former contest winners are also posted on the website.

COMING OUT GROUP FOR WOMEN OF CONSERVATIVE RELIGIOUS BACKGROUNDS
This group is for women identifying as Lesbians (publicly or privately) who are also "coming out" of conservative religious backgrounds. Coming out is, and should be, an exciting time. However, when you face the loss of support from family and friends, and maybe even question your faith, it can feel like your foundation is crumbling. This group is designed to be a safe place to explore the questions, the loss, and the joy of coming out with other women on the journey. The group is led by a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and is eight weeks in length. For more information, please contact Stephanie Bender, MA, LMHC, 206-853-8349 or stephanie@stephaniebender.com.

"PINK AND BENT: ART OF QUEER WOMEN"
During the month of December, glbtq.com, the world's largest encyclopedia of GLBTQ culture, is celebrating contemporary art by Queer women with an online exhibition entitled "Pink and Bent: Art of Queer Women." glbtq.com's online presentation features the work of 24 artists, each of whom is profiled on the site. The exhibition will be featured on glbtq.com's home page throughout December and will remain available on the website indefinitely.

SOLDIERS PROJECT NW OFFERS FREE COUNSELING FOR VETS/ACTIVE MILITARY & THEIR LOVES ONES
Soldiers Project NW is a 100% volunteer organization whose purpose is to provide free counseling to those who have served or are serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and to their families and loved ones, including LGBT active military/veterans and their loved ones. Many people choose to receive help directly from the military or the VA. Soldiers Project NW offers an alternative for those who, for whatever reason, do not or cannot utilize those benefits. Soldiers Project NW has put together a list of licensed private practice therapists from Olympia to Bellingham who are willing to see one client (or couple, or family) at no charge, for as long as they need to be seen to deal with any of the stressors that have come from being involved in combat or loving someone who has. For more information, call the Soldiers Project NW's 24-hour phone line, 206-290-1035.

HIV IS STILL A BIG DEAL ONLINE VIDEO SERIES TO HELP 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

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