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AFSC SPEAKER'S BUREAU LOOKING FOR QUEER YOUTH
The American Friends Service Committee's speaker's bureau, Out Spoken, is looking for Queer youth to interview about their life experiences and hopes for the future to expand and enrich their panel presentations. Participants will receive a gift card and much appreciation for helping out. Contact LT at ltan@AFSC.org for more information and to set up an interview.

LAMBERT HOUSE SEEKING VOLUNTEER GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Lambert House, Seattle's LGBTQ youth center, is currently seeking a volunteer graphic designer. This position requires experience working in graphic design at a professional level. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Katie@lamberthouse.org or call 206-322-2515 ext *814.

BARTELL DRUGS AND NORTHWEST HARVEST ORGANIZE "STOCK THE PANTRY" FOOD DRIVE - JUNE 1-14
From June 1 to June 14, all 55 Bartell Drugs locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish County will be accepting nonperishable food donations for Northwest Harvest. www.bartelldrugs.com.

POZ SEATTLE LAUNCHES POZ ADVENTURES WITH SUMMER KAYAKING OUTINGS
This summer POZSeattle is pleased to present Saturday morning POZAdventures' kayaking outings on Seattle's historic Lake Union. "Join us from June through September for a series of kayaking adventures. Enjoy scenic postcard views of the Seattle skyline and the Space Needle, Lake Union's houseboat communities, and Gas Works Park."

Kayaking dates (and trip themes) are June 13 & 27 - Getting to know you month: looking at the house boats around Lake Union; July 4 & 18 - Lewis & Clark adventure month: checking out more distant locations; August 1, 15 & 29 - Where's Waldo? - open to suggestions and ideas; September 12 - Season final event - some kind of party!

Outing schedule: Meet at the Northwest Outdoor Center, 2100 Westlake Ave. N., Ste 1, at 9 a.m. SHARP! Be on time. "We will not wait for late comers." 9-11 a.m., get kayak, get gear on, review tour plan suggestions, review safety rules, paddle around and have fun. 11-11:30 a.m., check in kayaks and make plans if anyone wants to get-together to eat nearby.

For more specific details on cost, gear, preparations, food, itinerary, clothing, safety message, etc. and a map to the Northwest Outdoor Center, visit www.pozseattle.org/images/NW Outdoor Center.gif. If you have questions or would like additional information, email POZadventures@googlegroups.com. The Northwest Outdoor Center requires all persons who will be paddling their boats to sign of waiver of liability. Participants should be in proper physical condition. The Northwest Outdoor Center provides kayaks with life-vest, paddle, and a drybag to store wallet and water-sensitive items while on the trip. Come to the event self-sufficient with drinking water, sun screen, snacks, etc.

POZSeattle is a social organization run for and by Seattle-area HIV-positive guys that is committed to planning and promoting fun, social activities. For questions or more information about this event, to plan your own social event, or to be added to the POZSeattle event promotions email list, email info@pozseattle.org or visit us on the web at www.pozseattle.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.

TEXT DONATE TO LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE CHICKEN SOUP BRIGADE
Chicken Soup Brigade, Lifelong's nutrition-based food program, packs 1,000 grocery bags and distributes 3,000 meals a week to hungry people in the greater Seattle area. But they can't do it alone. You can help. Your $5 donation will give two meals to a hungry person today. Use your cell phone to donate $5 to Chicken Soup Brigade: 1) Text LIFELONG to 90999; 2) Reply to the automated text message with YES; 3) That's it! You just provide two meals with two texts! Visit the Lifelong AIDS Alliance website - www.lifelongaidsalliance.org - for more information or to donate online.

(NOTE: A one-time charge of $5 will be added to your mobile phone bill. Standard messaging rates and additional fees may apply. All charges are billed and payable to your mobile service provider. Proceeds benefit Lifelong AIDS Alliance and are collected by the MGF. Service is available on most carriers. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting "STOP" to 90999. For full terms, visit mgive.com/a.)

CAPITOL HILL COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE DAY
On Saturday, June 13, from 10am-4pm, garage sales, parking lot sales, rummage sales and yard sales will be held on Capitol Hill on the 2nd Annual Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day sponsored by Sustainable Capitol Hill, the Capitol Hill Community Council's Unpaving Paradise open space committee, the People's Parking Lot group and Capitol Hill Seattle Blog. Included will be an parking lot sale on E. Pine St. at Belmont - see website to sign-up for a free table. For a complete list of participating sale locations and/or to register your sale, visit www.capitolhillgaragesale.com. Junk + hidden treasures + neighbors = good times.

RADICAL WOMEN HOSTS BON VOYAGE PARTY
On Saturday, June 13, Radical Women Seattle hosts a summer picnic potluck to help send National Radical Women Organizer Anne Slater on her Bread and Roses Tour of West Coast and New York Radical Women chapters. She will look at how the current economic crisis affects women and the most vulnerable and propose solutions on what we can do - now! The bon voyage party will be held at 2940 36th Ave. S. starting at 4 p.m. Bring your favorite dish. Donations will benefit the tour. For more information or rides, call 206-722-6057 or email RWSeattle@mindspring.com. Everyone welcome.

GAY SOCIAL DINNER CLUB OF SNOHOMISH COUNTY EXPANDS TO SEATTLE
On Saturday, June 13, the first Seattle Gay Social Dinner Club will meet at the RAM Restaurant in University Village at 5 p.m. If you are interested in joining the group for dinner, please RSVP via email no later than Friday night, June 12. A section of the restaurant will be reserved in the name of Ricardo. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. To RSVP and for information on future get-togethers, email Ricardo at knead2feelgood@yahoo.com.

IMPERIAL PRINCE & PRINCESS BALL
On Saturday, June 13, the LGBT community is invited to Seattle's 2009 Imperial Prince and Princess Ball, which will be held at Russian Hall, 704 19th Ave. E., door at 6 p.m., pageant at 7 p.m. Tickets: $20 at the door. Sponsored by the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle and the Olympic and Rainier Empire. www.imperialcourtofseattle.com.

PINK PROM '09 IN SHORELINE
On Saturday, June 13, from 8 p.m.-midnight, the Dale Turner Family YMCA, 19290 Aurora Ave. N, Shoreline, will host "Pink Prom '09: An Alternative to the Traditional," a FREE dance with live DJ for LGBTTQQIF youth and their allies (high-school-age teens, ID required). This event is sponsored by Shoreline Teen Programs, the City of Shoreline, King County Community Organizing Programs, and YMCA of Greater Seattle.

A PEACEFUL COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO FRED PHELPS & WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH IN SEATTLE THIS WEEKEND
Virulently anti-Gay homophobe Fred Phelps and members of his Topeka, KS Westboro Baptist Church will be in Seattle on Sunday, June 14. Seattle OUT Protest is organizing a peaceful community response that day at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1634 19th Ave. at E. Madison St., from 10-10:45 a.m., and at St. James Cathedral, 809 9th Ave. at Columbia St. There will be music, performers, and free food. Complete information at www.seattleOUTprotest.org.

EMERALD CITY SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION SPRING LEAGUE UNDERWAY
The Open Division Spring League is underway every Sunday through June 21 (except Memorial Day weekend) at the North SeaTac Park, S. 128th St. & 20th Ave. S., SeaTac, WA (C Division Teams) and Celebration Park, 11th Pl. S. & S. 324th St. (1111 S. 324th St.), Federal Way (A, B & D Division Teams). (Check website for possible rainout announcements and Saturday rainout day schedules.) Both fields are accessible by public transit. For further information, including teams, league sponsors and schedule of play, visit www.emeraldcitysoftball.org.

MUSIC OF REMEMBRANCE PRESENTS UNSILENCED! AT MOHAI
On Sunday, June 14, at 6 p.m., at the Museum of History and Industry, 2700 24th Ave. E., Music of Remembrance presents the world premiere of Unsilenced!, a new documentary by John Sharify, six-time winner of the Edward R. Murrow prize for journalism. The hour-long film chronicles MOR's first decade of performing and recording Holocaust-related chamber music, and focuses on MOR's path-breaking work commissioning new music from some of today's leading composers. Eric Slocum, a former KOMO anchorman, hosts this FREE screening, followed by a Q&A with the Seattle Symphony's Gerard Schwarz, producer John Sharify, and MOR Artistic Director Mina Miller.

www.musicofremembrance.org. GAY SOCIAL DINNER CLUB OF SNOHOMISH COUNTY
Every Monday a group of Snohomish County Gay men meet at a different Snohomish County restaurant to socialize, network, share a joke or a life experience, meet new people, and make new friends. There are no dues to join this dinner club. The only cost is your meal. All ages welcome. For more information, contact Ricardo Hernandez at socialdinnerclub@yahoo.com or at 360-722-1664.

GAY CITY HOSTS "CHATROOM" DROP-IN DISCUSSION GROUP
On Monday, June 15, at 7 p.m., join Gay City's informal discussion group to chat about "Gay is Good!" Meet at Gay City offices, 511 E. Pike St. FREE.

GSBA HOSTS JUNE BUSINESS LUNCHEON WITH WEB MARKETING EXPERT
On Wednesday, June 17, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., join GSBA members and friends for lunch at the Red Lion Hotel, 1415 Fifth Ave. Keynote speaker, Matt Skallerud of Pink Banana Media, a recognized leader in web 2.0 marketing and digital media, will discuss how to take advantage of current marketing trends and new media to grab the maximum impact for your business. Cost is $30-members, $35-nonmembers with advance reservations; $10 more at the door for walk-ins. For more information and to register, visit www.thegsba.org or call 206-363-9188.

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 title for June is 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.

BORDER RIDERS MOTORCYCLE CLUB HOSTS WEEKEND RUN TO GRANITE FALLS, WA
On Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 21, Border Riders Motorcycle Club will hosts a weekend run and campout to Granite Falls, WA. For more information on Border Rides day rides in the city or their weekend camping runs, visit www.borderriders.com.

SEATTLE MEN'S CHORUS UNPLUGGED CONCERTS WITH M-PACT
Seattle Men's Chorus presents an all a cappella concert at the UW's Meany Hall for the Performing Arts on Friday and Saturday, June 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, June 21 at 2 p.m. Joining the SMC at Meany Hall will be the vocally stunning a cappella sextet m-pact. Hear Sondheim and Schubert blend beautifully with Mendelssohn and Montoya. The repertoire for SMC Unplugged will cover lots of musical ground: from African anthems to barbershop, and beyond. m-pact's pop-jazz vocals and unique sound make a perfect pairing of two extraordinary vocal groups appealing to anyone who loves music. The SMC will also present their concert sans m-pact on Saturday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m., at McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon, WA. Tickets for Meany Hall performances are on sale at www.flyinghouse.org or 206-388-1400. Ticket prices range from $20-$55. Tickets for the Mount Vernon concert are available at ticketing.mcintyrehall.org or 360-416-7727.

Q SQUARED BOOK GROUP TO DISCUSS AMERICAN STUDIES
On Saturday, June 20, at 1 p.m., at the Capitol Hill Branch Library, 425 Harvard Ave. E., the Q-Squared Book Group will discuss the book, American Studies, by Mark Merliss. This debut novel won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction. Library Journal said, "Its simple, noble, graceful prose refreshes the very language, and its unsquinting portrayal of Gay men is searing and authentic. Merlis's novel belongs to the best of contemporary literature, Gay or other." Q-Squared Book Group is open to men who are interested in Gay literature and always welcomes new members. For more information, visit www.qsquared.org.

BAILEY/COY HOSTS PUBLICATION PARTIES
On Saturday, June 20, at 3 p.m., Bailey/Coy Books, 414 Broadway E., will host a publication party for Dani Cone, author of Tall, Skinny, Bitter: Notes from the Northwest Coffee Culture. Cone will bring coffee from Fuel and pies from High Five Pies. On Tuesday, June 23, at 7 p.m., Bailey/Coy Books will host a publication party for Gillian Gaar, author of Rough Guide to Nirvana, which celebrates one of rock's greatest bands.

BENT CAR GUYS IS BACK!!
"We went through some tough times in the past year, but we're back with a new, safe website and are also on Facebook! If you're a car enthusiast and are looking for a GLBT car club, check us out. Our website is www.bentcarguys.org or do a search for bentcarguys on Facebook. "If you used to be a member, check out our new website! We'll be in the Pride Parade this year and will also have a table at the Pride Festival, so look for us, or better yet, join up so you can be in the parade with us! Dues are $12 per year for a non-voting membership and $24 per year for voting members. We've made it easy to join using PayPal, or send payment to our PO Box. For more information, contact our President, Tom, at president@bentcarguys.org."

LGBTQA YOUTH CONFERENCE FOR HOPE - IN SPOKANE JULY 24-26
Participation is expected from youth and adults from Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, California, Alaska and Canada. In addition to a series of workshops for youth, there will be workshops for teachers, leaders, community members, service providers and parents. An estimated 500 LGBTQ individuals and straight allies are expected at this event to network, learn and support each other. For more information and to register, visit www.odysseyyouth.org or call 509-325-3637. Registration deadline is June 30. Sponsored by the Odyssey Youth Center.

SEATTLE HOSTS NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF LGBTQ ASIAN AMERICANS, SOUTH ASIANS & PACIFIC ISLANDERS
Seattle will be host to a national conference for LGBTQ Asian American, South Asians and Pacific Islander on the weekend of August 14-16 at the University of Washington. Titled "Transgress, Transform, Transcend," the conference will showcase the diversity of the LGBTQ Asian Pacific Islander experience and will expand the capacity and ability of LGBT Asian Pacific Islander activists and communities to organize. Conference organizers have lined up four keynote speakers and over 50 workshops, panel discussions, caucuses, and cultural performances, which will address a wide array of topics and issues. The event's many programs will provide attendees opportunities to network and to expand their knowledge and skills in advocacy and community building. Registration fee is $100, with a reduced rate of $75 for presenters and people with limited income. Some scholarships are available to assist attendees pay for the cost of conference registration. Registration is available online at www.nqapia.org/nc-2009.html.

HIV VACCINE AWARENESS DAY
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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

"COMMUNITY STORIES" DOCUMENTS THE CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUES & HEALTH CARE STRUGGLE AROUND THE AIDS CRISIS IN SEATTLE IN THE 1980S
The onset of AIDS "was a health crisis, but it was also a civil rights crisis," recalls Carol Sterling, former director of the Chicken Soup Brigade. Debuting recently on the Seattle Channel (Cable Channel 21), "Community Stories" looks back to the 1980s and the start of the AIDS epidemic in Seattle. This history is told through the words of people - including Sterling, City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, Seattle Gay News editor George Bakan and King County AIDS Program Director Bob Wood - who lived and worked on the front lines in the community. Learn about this important history by following this link now: http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=3170902.

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.

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