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posted Friday, October 30, 2009 - Volume 37 Issue 44

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OCTOBER IS GLBT HISTORY MONTH
Equality Forum has launched the GLBT History Month 2009 website, www.glbtHistoryMonth.com. Throughout the month of October, a GLBT icon will be posted daily, with a video, biography, bibliography, downloadable images and other resources - all provided for FREE. The icons with resources for 2006, 2007 and 2008 are archived on the site. www.equalityforum.com.

"TVLAND WITH RAINBOW CITY BAND"
On Friday, October 30, at 8 p.m., join Rainbow City Band at Broadway Performance Hall, Broadway & E. Pine St., as they tour the tunes of television from decades past and present - the music from sitcoms and dramas that glowed in our living room each week. Come out for an evening of entertainment and even a Brady Bunch sing-along! General admission is $15. www.rainbowcityband.com.

"NUNS GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT" TO BENEFIT LAMBERT HOUSE
On Friday, October 30, the Sisters of the Mother House of Washington State, present "Nuns Go Bump in the Night," a costumed benefit for Lambert House, from 8 p.m. - midnight, at Café Metropolitain, 1701 E. Olive Way. Come in your Halloween best and participate in the costume contest where prizes, including a $100 gift certificate to Ruth's Chris Steak House, will be awarded for different categories of costume. Suggested donation of $3 at the door and plenty of Jell-o shots, drink specials and magnificent food to eat.

"BUMP" HALLOWEEN PARTY - A BENEFIT FOR GAY CITY, SEATTLE WOMEN'S CHORUS & SEATTLE MEN'S CHORUS
"BUMP," the Northwest's hottest Halloween party, will be held on Friday, October 30, from 9 p.m. - 2 a.m., at the Showbox at the Market, 1416 1st Ave. The event will feature performances by Pure Cirkus, a kinky circus spectacle of freaks, geeks and fire, plus an amazing light show and wicked dance party with DJ Kyler and DJ Joe King. Plus The 3 Ring Lounge - a substance-free space hosted by SHIFT! Costume contest with a $1,000 grand prize plus a prize drawing for a one-week Hawaiian vacation. Tickets: $35 advance/$45 at the door; VIP - $60/$70; Platinum VIP - $125/$150; with group discounts. Tickets are available online at www.gaycity.org and at the door. Enjoy FREE shuttle service to and from the BUMP from the following Capitol Hill bars: The Elite, Julia's on Broadway, Martins Off Madison, R Place, and Rosebud Restaurant & Bar. Shuttles begin pick ups at 9 p.m. and run until 2:30 a.m. The shuttle will also stop at Chapel (site of the Afterhours Party) and Steamworks starting at 1 a.m. PLEASE DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE.

The Official BUMP Afterhours Party will be held at Chapel, 1600 Melrose Ave. Tickets $12 at the door with discounts for VIP and Platinum VIP ticket holders.

DIA DE MUERTOS/ DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION
Saturday, October 31, from noon - 8 p.m., and Sunday, November 1, from noon - 6 p.m., in the Center House at Seattle Center.

This year's celebration will be honoring the life of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata (1879 - 1919) on the 130th anniversary of his life and 90th anniversary of his death. All are invited to participate in the community altar dedicated to Zapata, with flowers, photos, poems, etc. for him or for loved ones that you want to remember on this Dia de Muertos.

The free program includes altars and ofrendas, a monumental sand painting, art and photography exhibits, lectures, crafts demonstrations, short films and animations, activities for children and adults, print making, sugar skulls, face painting, paper skeletons, traditional music and dance, pan de muerto, and a procession on Saturday evening. For more information and a complete schedule of activities, visit www.tallermexicano.org.

MEN OF ALL COLORS & CULTURES TOGETHER HOST A POTLUCK HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY
On Saturday, October 31, starting at 7 p.m., Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT) will host a Potluck Halloween Costume Party. For more information and Seattle location, contact MACCT at 206-923-8313 or email macctseattle@yahoo.com. www.macctsea.org.

UNDERGROUND HALLOWEEN TO BENEFIT LAMBERT HOUSE
On Saturday, October 31, from 8 p.m. - 2 a.m., join 200 costumed revelers at the Howard Building, 614 1st Ave., in the Pioneer Square Underground, for a spooky party to raise money for Lambert House, Greater Seattle's Community Center for GLBTQ Youth, ages 11-22. Enjoy a hosted bar! A fixed price of $20 at the door includes entertainment by the 13th Grade, local DJs, and all your drinks for the night. Imagine a Halloween party in the Seattle Underground.

LISA MILLS COMEDY HYPNOSIS SHOW
On Sunday, November 1, the Wildrose Tavern, 11th Ave. & E. Pike St., will host Lisa Mills, former lead singer for the band Swamp Mama Johnson and a Wildrose bartending alumnus, for a hilarious evening of interactive comedy. Laugh your head off, alter your reality, enhance your natural abilities, and have a great time! You know you've always wanted to try it ... or get your friend to try it.... Show starts at 7 p.m. sharp - don't be late! Come early for a seat and a treat. Come on out and BE A STAR!

SEATTLE VOLLEYBALL CLUB FALL 2009 LEAGUE SEASON
The Seattle Volleyball Club Fall 2009 League Season will run from Monday, September 21 to Monday, December 7. (The Winter 2010 League Season will run from Monday, January 25 to Monday, March 31.) Seattle Volleyball Club is an organization for Gay volleyball players and their friends. For complete details, visit www.seattlevolleyball.com.

PUBLIC ACCESS TV DEBATE ON REF. 71
On Monday, November 2, at 8 p.m., Hour Forum presents a televised debate on Referendum 71 on PSA TV 77 in South King County or watch online at www.pugetsoundaccess.org.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3 IS ELECTION DAY - PLEASE VOTE TO APPROVE REF. 71
Ballots for the General Election must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, November 3. If you mail your ballot, make sure you deposit your ballot in a mailbox in time for the last mail pick-up on Tuesday at that mailbox so that your ballot is postmarked on Tuesday. You can also deposit you ballot in person at several neighborhood community service centers up until 8 p.m. (See the information sheet that accompanied your ballot.) The Approve Ref. 71 Campaign encourages you to mail in your ballot before the Tuesday deadline, if possible.

SMASH THE CHURCH, SMASH THE STATE: THE EARLY YEARS OF GAY LIBERATION
Starting Tuesday, November 3, at 6:30 p.m., Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party hosts a free seven-week discussion series on a new anthology, Smash the Church, Smash the State: The Early Years of Gay Liberation, at Kaladi Brothers Coffee, 511 E. Pike St. "The book represents a snapshot of that moment when Queers weren't obsessed with tying the knot or picking up a rifle to go off and fight 'terrorists.' Revolution was in the air," says editor Tommi Avicolli Mecca. These essays by dykes, drag queens, Transsexuals, and Queers of color, who built the radical movement of sexual minorities in the 1960s and '70s, provide often overlooked insights into modern Queer history and useful lessons for today's Generation Q activists. For more information, 206-722-2453 or www.socialism.com/seattle. Wheelchair accessible.

THE ELITE HOSTS FREE ASL LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS
Have you ever wanted to learn basic American Sign Language? If so, you can get some beginning ASL instruction at the Elite, 1520 E. Olive Way. The FREE lessons will be held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the loft.

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: 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.

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.

COPING WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS - A FREE SIX-WEEK WORKSHOP
This 6-week workshop for people suffering from arthritis, diabetes, depression, chronic pain, and other chronic conditions is proven to help you learn to control your symptoms and live well. Workshop will be held every Thursday, November 5 - December 17, 1-3:30 p.m., at Southeast Seattle Senior Center, 4655 S. Holly St. Preregistration is required. Call Jean at 206-722-0317 ext 202 to pre-register.

SEATTLE OUT & PROUD CO-HOSTS SAM REMIX
On Friday, November 6, from 6 p.m. - midnight, join Seattle Out and Proud (SOaP), organizers of Seattle's annual Pride Parade, at the Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave. at University St., for a great line-up of music, performances and special guests. As a "Friend of SOaP," you'll get the $5 SAM member rate. To get the discounted rate, please mention SOaP when purchasing tickets. The first 100 guests at Remix on the night of the event get in free at the door. This is an 18+ ages event. www.seattleartmuseum.org.

WASHINGTON WOMEN IN THE TRADES 3RD ANNUAL DREAM BIG DINNER WITH THE LAURA LOVE BAND
On Saturday, November 7, Washington Women in the Trades is delighted to present Laura Love with a full-band, playing a dance show for the first time in Seattle since Ballard Seafood Fest 2004! Yes, you may have seen her in an intimate acoustic sit-down performance, but it's time to strap on those struttin' shoes, 'cause this one's gonna be like old times, with that funky trademark bass and all out yodel. Band members Rod Cook, Jen Todd and Chris Leighton will help Laura celebrate her new release, The Sweeter the Juice, an earthy collection of songs with Orville Johnson.

Showtime is 9:30 p.m. at the Lake City Elks Club, 14540 Bothell Way NE, an incredible cool, hep-cat hall that screams Sinatra, martinis and bouffant hair.

Dinner & show doors at 6 p.m. Dinner & show tickets at $60/single; $500 table of 8. www.wawomenintrades.com. Show ONLY doors at 9 p.m. Show ONLY tickets: $20/adv; $30/door. www.brownpapertickets.com or www.wawomenintrades.com.

MUSIC OF REMEMBRANCE CONCERT FEATURES WORK COMMEMORATING ACTS OF JEWISH HEROISM DURING THE HOLOCAUST
On Monday, November 9, Music of Remembrance presents their fall concert, "Cantillations," commemorating the 71st anniversary of Kristallnacht. The concert will be held at the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, 3rd Ave. & Union St., at 7:30 p.m. The program features two contemporary works: acclaimed American composer Paul Schoenfield's inspiring Sparks of Glory, and Cantillations by Israeli-born Ofer Ben-Amots. It also highlights Yiddish art songs by Lazar Weiner, and chamber music by three murdered Holocaust-era composers: Czech composer Pavel Haas, and the less-known murdered Hungarian composers Sándor Vándor and László Weiner. Tickets are $36 and can be purchased by phone at 206-365-7770; by fax at 206-985-6924; online at www.musicofremembrance.org and at the door.

LT. DANIEL CHOI TO SPEAK IN TACOMA ON HIS FIGHT AGAINST "DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL"
In March, this year, Lt. Daniel Choi, a West Point graduate and Iraq veteran fluent in Arabic, announced that he was Gay on The Rachel Maddow Show. Less than one month later, the U.S. Army declared it would initiate discharge proceedings against him for violating "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Choi vowed to fight the discharge. Since then he has appeared on The Colbert Report, Anderson Cooper 360, ABC News, and elsewhere, seeking a change to the controversial Army policy.

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, a day before Veterans Day, Lt. Daniel Choi will give a talk at University of Puget Sound titled "Truth and Consequences: One Man's Fight to Openly Serve His Country." The free lecture, starting at 7 p.m., is open to the public and will be held in Rasmussen Rotunda in Wheelock Student Center.

Choi served for a decade under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," a policy that requires Gay American soldiers to hide their sexual orientation and forces others to tolerate the deception. Choi helped form Knights Out, an organization of West Point alumni advocating for the rights of Gays and Lesbian to serve openly in the military. He says the Army policy is opposed to all he learned at West Point about honesty and integrity, and that it leads to feelings of isolation among soliders fighting in dangerous circumstances.

Choi was born in Orange County, Calif. A first-generation American, his parents emigrated from Korea and founded a church. He resides in New York, and has become a full-time activist for the LGBT community.

The event is sponsored by Diversity Theme Year and ASUPS Lectures. www.pugetsound.edu.

BENT MENTOR SHOWCASE WITH LEAH LAKSHMI PIEPZNA-SAMARASHINHA
On Friday, November 13, and Saturday, November 14, Bent hosts a showcase of LGBTIQ spoken word at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 2700 24th Ave. E., doors at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15-$30. www.brownpapertickets.com/85356 and at the door. A writing workshop will also be held Saturday, November 14, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., at Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 1002 E. Seneca St. www.bentwriting.com.

HARMONY HILL RETREAT CENTER WILL HOST FREE 3-DAY CANCER RETREAT FOR SEXUAL MINORITY WOMEN DECEMBER 4-6
Harmony Hill's cancer retreats are weekend residential programs that help those facing cancer, and their loved ones, cope with the physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of cancer. The Sexual Minority Women Cancer Retreat is designed specifically to meet the needs of Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender women in an environment that is safe and supportive.

Harmony Hill's 12-acre facility on Hood Canal, in Union, WA, offers a tranquil retreat environment of gardens, nature trails, labyrinths, and spectacular mountain and water views. Participants enjoy whole-food meals grown in Harmony Hill's gardens or from local farmers.

Space is limited to 20 participants and is filled on a first-come first-served basis. Those placed on the waiting list will be notified as space becomes available. Cancer participants may have one companion/support person attend with them. All Harmony Hill Cancer Retreats are offered at no cost to participants. For more details and to register, visit www.harmonyhill.org.

SEATTLE OUT AND PROUD SEEKING BOARD & WORKING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Seattle Out and Proud (SOaP) producers of Seattle's LGBT Pride Parade is expanding and looking for passionate, committed volunteers to serve on the committee. For more information, visit www.seattlepride.org, email boarddev@seattlepride.org or call 206-322-9561.

"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. Produced by 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 LOVED 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.

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 Ken@lamberthouse.org or call 206-322-2515 ext *811.



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