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NORTHWEST NEWS (for 07/17/09) EAST PIKE ST. SUMMER SALE & FOOD DRIVE
The weekend of July 17-19, bring non-perishable food items for Northwest Harvest to the following businesses on Capitol Hill's E. Pike St. - B-Bam! (Friday only), City Home Store, 8 Limbs Yoga Centers & Boutique, Emerson Salon, Feed Bag, Kaladi Brothers Coffee, Lavender & Vine (in Fiori Floral Design), Retail Therapy, Rosebud Restaurant & Bar, Stitches, Throwbacks Northwest, Toys in Babeland, Triple Crown, Verdis Clothier - and receive discounts and special offers from these businesses. www.babeland.com/summersale.

THREE DOLLAR BILL PRESENTS "UNDER THE STARS, THE EIGHTIES STRIKE BACK!" OUTDOOR CINEMA IN CAL ANDERSON PARK
This summer Three Dollar Bill Outdoor Cinema presents a slate of three fun and campy films from 1980, the premiere year of the decade that made sexual power plays, alien encounters and shameless success all the rage. The films are Friday, July 17 - Little Darlings; Friday, July 31 - Flash Gordon; Friday, August 21 - 9 to 5. The FREE screenings will be shown at sunset (around 8:30-9 p.m.) at the southeast corner of Cal Anderson Park, near the park's shelter house off 11th Ave. & E. Olive St. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase on-site with proceeds benefiting Three Dollar Bill Cinema's non-profit efforts to produce and promote Queer-friendly film events in the Pacific Northwest. Three Dollar Bill Cinema produces the annual Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. www.threedollarbillcinema.org.

PRIDE AROUND WASHINGTON STATE
Kitsap Pride (Bremerton)
- Saturday, July 18, noon-5 p.m. at Evergreen Rotary Park. http://kitsappride.org.

Mid-Columbia "Coming Home with PRIDE" Parade and Festival (Pasco) - On Saturday, July 18, starting at 11 a.m., enjoy the Women's Softball Expo at Memorial Park, 1520 W. Shoshone. A Woman 4 Woman Social will be held at Out & About, 327 W. Lewis St. starting at 4 p.m. From 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Out & About will host the Miss Gay Columbia Basin Pageant 2009. On Sunday, July 19, the parade steps off from Out & About at 10 a.m., and travels via Clark St. to Memorial Park. www.vistayouthcenter.org. The festival at Memorial Park follows from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The weekend celebration continues with The Pink Party at Out & About from 6 p.m.-2 a.m.

GLSEN WA HOSTS 2ND ANNUAL "SCHOOL'S OUT FOR SUMMER" FUNDRAISER AT C.C. ATTLE'S
On Saturday, July 18, at C.C. Attle's, 15th Ave. E. & E. Madison St., from 7-9 p.m., the Washington State Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN WA) will host their second annual "School's Out for the Summer" fundraising event. The event will feature a raffle with many prizes. Jello shots will also be sold. "We hope to raise money in order to continue our work of supporting and encouraging Gay/Straight Student Alliances (GSAs) in state-wide high schools and work to end harassment and bullying incidents of GLBT youth in Washington State." All members of the LGBTQ community and allies (who are at least 21 years of age) are welcome.

THE SISTERS OF PERPETUAL INDULGENCE, THE ABBEY OF ST. JOAN, PRESENT THE SISTERS' ANNIVERSARY GRANTS PARTY WITH GUEST DJ CHI CHI LARUE
Calling all good witches, bad witches and every munchkin in between! Join not only your favorite Abbey, but Sisters from around the world, on Saturday, July 18, for a knock out celebration at The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave. at E. Pike St.

The final event of the 2009 International SPI Conclave hosted by Seattle's SPI, The Abbey of St. Joan, kicks off at 8:00 p.m. to award thousands of dollars in grants to some fantastic and deserving charities (the same money that YOU helped donate!). Then stay for an awesome dance party at 10:00 p.m. with DJ Chi Chi LaRue. Yes, THAT Chi Chi LaRue!

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence from every nook and cranny will be promulgating their buns off before they have to catch the morning flight, so you'd better bring a camera. www.theabbey.org.

REEL GRRLS PRESENTS REEL QUEER FOR LGBTQ TEENS
A video production and media literacy training course for LGBTQ teens (ages 13-19) of all genders will be held starting July 20. Learn to use professional camera and editing equipment to make your voice heard in a safe environment for Queer and questioning youth and mentors. Make a video in four days with Queer and questioning youth media makers. Explore issues of gender, sexuality, and representation in the media, then learn the tools to make your own media in response to these issues. Classes will be held on July 20, 22, 27 and 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Reel Grrls New Media Lab, 1409 21st Ave., in Seattle. Cost is FREE thank to generous support from the Pride Foundation. For more information and to register, contact reid@reelgrrls.org or rq@reelgrrls.org.

SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN BOOK CLUB AT DUNSHEE HOUSE
The Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave. E. at E. Thomas St. The club is pleased to announce the following titles to be discussed in their ongoing reading and discussion series: July - Queer by William S. Burroughs; August - A Fairly Honourable Defeat by Iris Murdoch; September - The Thief's Journal by Jean Genet; October - Wild Dogs by Helen Humphreys; November - The Gifts of the Body by Rebecca Brown; December - Death in Venice by Thomas Mann. All GLBTQ folks in the community are welcome to participate in this free book club. The reading list is chosen and the discussion facilitated by Nick DiMartino, published novelist and playwright, currently a book reviewer for ShelfAwareness.com, and a 30-year employee of University Book Store. For more information, email nickdimartin@earthlink.net or contact Dunshee House at 206-322-2437.

SEATTLE COUNSELING SERVICES FOR SEXUAL MINORITIES HOSTS "PICNIC IN THE PARK" FOR THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY
On Thursday, July 23, from 5-9 p.m., join staff, friends, board members and both former and present clients for a fun evening at Cal Anderson Park, 11th Ave. & E. Olive St. "Join us for food, fun and games to celebrate our community and its health." For more information, call 206-323-1768 or visit www.seattlecounseling.org.

VOICES OF YOUTH: POETRY FROM THE EDGE AT MAGNUSON PARK
On Thursday, July 23, YouthCare and Mosaic Multicultural Foundation present Voices of Youth, a special evening in which underserved and homeless youth express their experiences of living in these troubled times.

In Voices of Youth, young people work together for a week to craft an artful expression of their inner dreams and outer concerns. The local community is invited to witness, to discuss, and to bless the aspirations and efforts of its disadvantaged young people.

In this approach, youth are not simply "the problem," rather their lives are a reflection of serious issues troubling the culture at large. When viewed this way, youth can be seen as valuable agents of change who play a necessary part in cultural education, healing, and transformation.

Voices of Youth inspires and empowers local youth, fosters ongoing cross-generational dialogues, and leads to the development of unique local forms of mentoring. Amidst changing times and all-too-common violence, all are invited to witness the expression of youth and hear the voice of the soul seeking to make community again.

This FREE performance will be held at the Magnuson Auditorium (Building 47) at the Sand Point Naval Base (aka Magnuson Park), 7400 Sand Point Way NE at 7 p.m.

Join author, mythologist, and storyteller Michael Meade and local mentors in this evening that celebrates youth and community.

FORECLOSURE PREVENTION WORKSHOP
On Friday, July 24, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle hosts a FREE foreclosure prevention workshop at Cleveland High School, 5511 15th Ave. S. Get answers to the question "What are my options to keep or save my home?" from government agencies, lenders and non-profit agencies. Discuss refinancing or modifying your loan, learn about foreclosure prevention programs, understand foreclosure process (avoid scams). For an immediate referral to a mortgage counselor, call Washington Information Network by dialing 211. Bring copies of: photo ID, social security number, closing documents, last 2 years of W-2s and tax returns, last 2 months of pay stubs, last 2 bank statements, monthly mortgage payment statements or notices, layoff notice from employer (if applicable), medical letter from doctor (if applicable). For more information and to register, call the Urban League at 800-368-1455.

MEN OF ALL COLORS & CULTURES TOGETHER TO HOST JULY POTLUCK BBQ
On Saturday, July 25, Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT) will be hosting their July Potluck BBQ at Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW starting at 1 p.m. For additional location information and directions and suggestions on what to bring to the potluck, call 206-923-8313 or email macctseattle@yahoo.com.

Q-SQUARED BOOK GROUP FOR GAY, BI & TRANS MEN
Come spend an hour with a group of men who love Gay literature. On Saturday, July 25, the group will meet at the Seattle Public Library, Capitol Hill Branch, Harvard Ave. E., & E. Republican St., at 1 p.m., to discuss The Scarecrow's Bible by Martin Hyatt. For more information on Q-Squared's monthly book group, visit www.qsquared.org and click on "Ongoing Programs."

IMPERIAL COURT OF SEATTLE PRESENTS KING & QUEEN OF THE SEAS PAGEANT
On Saturday, July 25, the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle and the Olympic & Rainier Empire presents "Ride the Showboat" - the 34th annual King & Queen of the Seas Pageant - at Neighbours Nightclub, 1509 Broadway (entrance in alley between Broadway & Harvard), doors at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. $7 donation at the door. www.imperialcourtofseattle.org.

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS
On Sunday, July 26 at 2 p.m., Seattle Shakespeare Company presents their outdoor production of The Taming of the Shrew at the Seattle Center. Later that day at 6 p.m. they present their outdoor production of Richard III at the Seattle Center.

Shakespeare in the Parks will be presented at locations in Seattle, Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Lynnwood, Edmonds, Redmond, Mercer Island, Sammamish, SeaTac, Federal Way, and Bonney Lake from July 9 through August 2. FREE.

For complete information, visit www.seattleshakespeare.org and select "Wooden O" from the menu at the top of the home page.

Also this summer GreenStage will present King John and Comedy of Errors at eleven outdoor locations in the Seattle area. FREE. Visit www.greenstage.org for complete schedule.

OUT FOR SUSTAINABILITY LOOKS AT HEALTHY HOMES
On Sunday, July 26, from 5-7 p.m., at The Sylvie, 311 14th Ave. E., join DB2, OUT for Sustainability, and healthy home experts from the American Lung Association and Master Builders for healthy home tips, plus tours of a LEED-Platinum home, refreshments and socializing. Please RSVP to event@DB2seattle.com.

VANCOUVER, BC PRIDE
Vancouver, BC Dyke March and Festival
- Saturday, August 1. Watch for more details. www.vancouverdykemarch.com.

Vancouver, BC Pride Parade & Sunset Beach Festival - Sunday, August 2. Pride Parade begins at noon from Robson and Thurlow and heads west down the hill to Denman, then follows Denman to Pacific and Beach, ending at the Sunset Beach Festival which begins at 11 a.m. www.vancouverpride.ca.

EMERALD CITY SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION FALL BALL LEAGUE
Emerald City Softball Association is sponsoring Fallball '09, an ECSA Open Division softball league for men and women of all skill levels. Play dates will be August 9 and 23, September 13, 20 and 27, and October 4. For complete details, visit www.emeraldcitysoftball.org.

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.

Q-SQUARED HOSTS LABOR DAY WEEKEND CAMP (COME AND MEET PEOPLE) FOR GAY, BI & TRANS MEN
This coming Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 4-7), Q-Squared, a Seattle-based non-profit organization, is hosting its annual CAMP (Come And Meet People) getaway at the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in southwest Washington State.

Celebrating its 14th year, CAMP provides camp-goers a unique opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors and connect with fellow GBT men in a healthy, fun-filled environment. Like traditional summer camps, the weekend event will offer a wide variety of fun-filled activities, including campfire sing-alongs, hiking trips, a talent show, a dance, and a variety of workshops and outdoor games. CAMPers will have the choice of staying in a modern cabin or roughing it in their own tent. Early registration is available until June 28. After June 28 the cost for the weekend will be $175. Scholarships are available. For more information and to register, visit www.qcamp.org.

PRISM COMICS SEEKING SUBMISSIONS FOR FIFTH ANNUAL QUEER PRESS GRANT
Prism Comics is seeking submissions for its fifth annual Queer Press Grant, established to support and encourage new LGBT comics creators. Application guidelines are available at www.prismcomics.org/grant. Deadline for application is October 1, 2009.

"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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