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TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE
On Friday, November 20, at 6 p.m., the University of Washington Q Center will host a candlelight vigil in front of the UW's entrance stairs at Montlake Blvd NE & NE Pacific St. 'This will be a space to show our love and respect for those murdered due to anti-Transgender hatred - 105 this year alone.' The vigil will include an open mic for those with a poem, prayer, song or loving words.

Entre Hermanos invites you to participate on Friday, November 20, at 7 p.m., at 1505 Broadway, to celebrate and remember Transgender Day with group conversation, entertainment and food. 206-322-7700.

Te invitamos a participar el viernes 20 de noviembre a las 7 p.m. en Entre Hermanos, 1505 Broadway, para celebrar y conmemorar el dia de la/el transgénero, con una amena conversación, entretenimiento y comida. Te esperamos! 206-322-7700.

"PROJECT PIE" LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE'S THANKSGIVING BAKE SALE
Dozens of Northwest bakers, chefs and caterers are donating their time, talent and resources to provide apple, pecan, pumpkin and sweet potato pies for Project Pie. Order as many pies as you need for your Thanksgiving table and/or order a pie to be placed on a Lifelong AIDS Alliance client's table. Pies will be ready for pick-up on Tuesday & Wednesday, November 24 & 25. Each pie is $25 with proceeds benefitting Chicken Soup Brigade and Lifelong AIDS Alliance's client programs. For more information and to order a pie, visit www.projectpie.org. Deadline for ordering pies is this Sunday, 11/22. Call 206-957-1633 to make your pie order over the phone. All phone orders must be received before 5 p.m. on Sunday, 11/22.

NEW CITY THEATER PRESENTS CLIT NOTES BY HOLLY HUGHES
New City Theater, 1404 18th Ave. at E. Union St., presents Clit Notes by Holly Hughes, performed by Jessica Robinson. Writes Hughes, "The first time I was in love with another woman? Actually, she was a woman; I was just thirteen. In fact, this little anecdote might have a happier ending if there'd been some sort of Gay youth organization in my hometown. Some sort of North American Woman-Girl Love Association. But, nooooo! The men, they get everything good. The Lesbian chicken, who worries about them, huh?" The play will be performed Saturday, November 21 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 at brownpapertickets.com, 1-800-838-3006, and at the door.

SEATTLE'S 2ND ANNUAL RED DRESS PARTY TO BENEFIT HIV/AIDS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
On Saturday, November 21, Seattle's second annual Red Dress Party will be held from 9 p.m.-3 a.m. at the South Lake Union Naval Reserve Center, 860 Terry Ave. N. Beneficiaries for this year's event are Multifaith Works, Gay City Health Project and Seattle Humane Society's "Pet Project." A portion of the proceeds will also go to sponsor Seattle's World AIDS Day.

While the color red is commonly accepted as the international symbol of AIDS awareness, the Seattle Red Dress Party builds on that idea by encouraging all guests, despite age, gender or sexual orientation, to attend the event and wear a red dress. The visual of all attendees donning red dresses whether male, female, Gay, straight, old or young, serves as a powerful symbol of solidarity of people living with HIV/AIDS. The event will kick off at 9 p.m. with musical guests, The Perry Twins. Red dress required; attitude optional. This is a 21 and over event. Tickets are: $25 advance, $35 at the door; VIP $50 advance; $60 at the door. www.seattlereddressparty.org; www.twitter.com/seattlereddress.

BUDDY WAKEFIELD CD RELEASE PARTY AT FREMONT ABBEY
On Saturday, November 21, 9 p.m. door, 9:30 p.m. show, at the Fremont Abbey, 4272 Fremont Ave. N., Ani DiFranco's Righteous Babe Records celebrates the latest CD, Live at the Typer Cannon Grand, of Seattle's own two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion, Buddy Wakefield, with a spoken word musical performance featuring the final show of the Elephant Engine High Dive Revival featuring Buddy Wakefield, Derrick Brown, Ania Mojgani, Shira Erlichman and special guests. $10 general admission and $16 front row seats. www.fremontabbey.org.

GAY SKATE PARTY AT BELLEVUE SKATE KING
On Monday, November 23, from 7-10 p.m., at Skate King Bellevue, 2301 140th Ave. NE, enjoy an evening of roller skating at this community social event for friends and family. Cost is $8 at the door; $5 under 18. Regular skate rentals: FREE. Inline skate rentals: $4 or bring your own skates. For more information and directions, call 425-458-4707. (Next Gay Skate Party will be held on Monday, December 21.)

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.

"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.

SPANKSGIVING EVENT TO BENEFIT TONY DEBLASE SCHOLARSHIP FUND AT THE CUFF COMPLEX
On Thursday, November 26, from 9-12 p.m., Northwest LeatherSir 2010 Hugh BR and Seattle's beautiful Lady Lydia McLane host the second annual Spanksgiving at The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave. at E. Pine St. to benefit the Tony Deblase Scholarship Fund.

Participants throughout the evening will have the opportunity to buy spanks for their companions and friends. And they will either receive their gifts at the hands of Sir Hugh and Lady Lydia, or opt out for an additional fee. Adding spice to this alternative family fare, TitanMen exclusive, Tony Buff will auction off leather and fetish items throughout the evening.

The Tony Deblase Scholarship supports students entering the fields of sex education, sex therapy, research, or furthering the understanding of human sexuality, especially alternative sexuality. All donations go directly to the Tony Deblase Scholarship at the Pride Foundation.

SEATTLE LEATHER DADDY & DADDY'S BOY CONTEST AT THE CUFF COMPLEX
On Friday, November 27, from 7-10:30 p.m., Seattle Men in Leather will host a Meet & Greet for their Seattle Leather Daddy and Daddy's boy contest, at The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave. at E. Pine St. Come meet SML members and contestants at this lively social gathering.

On Saturday, November 28, the contest will be held at The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave. at E. Pine St., door at 6 p.m., contest from 7-9 p.m.

A Victory Brunch will be held on Sunday, November 29. Details will be announced at the contest.

GAY CITY HOSTS CHATROOM
On Monday, November 30, at 7 p.m., Northwest LeatherSir 2010 Hugh BR facilitates a discussion regarding the tradition of mentorship in the Gay Men's Leather community at Gay City's monthly drop-in discussion series. The event will be held at 511 E. Pike St. For more information, visit www.gaycity.org or call 206-860-6969.

DR. BOB WOOD TO BE HONORED AT 6TH ANNUAL WORLD AIDS DAY BENEFIT LUNCHEON
An important event in the struggle to combat AIDS will take place in Seattle on World AIDS Day, Tuesday, December 1. Four local agencies, all working to support those living with AIDS, will gather to honor Dr. Bob Wood and to seek help from the community to maintain and expand that effort.

Dr. Bob Wood, HIV/AIDS Director for the Seattle-King County Health Department, says, "Too many new infections are occuring and highest risk populations are not getting enough prevention services." Dr. Wood, who has been an AIDS clinician and advocate since the early days of the epidemic, warns that there is a misconception about AIDS as a serious health threat.

Wood said that more than 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV or AIDS. Most at risk are racial/ethnic minorities, recent immigrants, and men who have sex with men. Dr. Wood says that because new drugs have made AIDS more manageable for many, the younger generation has become less careful about avoiding infection.

The World AIDS Day event will be at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center, 8th Ave. & Pike St. from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (with registration beginning at 11:15 a.m.) Featured speaker will be Kathi Goertzen, KOMO 4 TV evening news anchor, who herself has fought an ongoing battle against cancer.

"We think Kathi's message will resonate personally with many in our audience living with HIV and AIDS," said Arthur Padilla, Executive Director of Multifaith Works, one of the four sponsoring agencies. The other agencies are Dunshee House, Gay City Health Project, and Seattle Counseling Service. KING 5 TV news co-anchor Joyce Taylor will emcee the event.

The luncheon is complimentary; however, generous donations are encouraged. RSVP by Tuesday, November 24, is requested to facilitate organizing for this event. Registration for this important event can be accomplished by contacting www.strongertogetherlunch.com. There will be a flat $5 fee for parking at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center during the luncheon.

MOHAI MARKS 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF WTO PROTESTS IN SEATTLE WITH FILM & DISCUSSION AND ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
On Thursday, December 3, the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), in partnership with the Harry Bridges Center from the University of Washington and the Young Professionals International Network (YPIN) from the World Affairs Council, will mark the 10th anniversary of the WTO protests in Seattle with a screening of Jill Freidberg's award-winning film, This is What Democracy Looks Like. The 7 p.m. screening will be followed by a discussion with Freidberg, Matthew Sparke and Verlene Jones moderated by KUOW reporter Deborah Wang. Guests will examine how the actions of 1999 have influenced present day events along with how they will continue to shape the future. A pre-screening reception will be held with Freidberg, Sparke and Jones for an additional cost.

MOHAI is also looking to gather first person stories from those who were in Seattle for the protests for its oral history collection. Pepperspray Productions, an independent video activist collective, will be filming individuals wishing to share memories from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Additionally, MOHAI exhibit staff is creating a small display of WTO artifacts with an interactive element where visitors can express their opinions or share their stories.

December 3 is Free First Thursday at MOHAI and the museum is open 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. The museum is located at 2700 24th Ave. E. Admission to the film and panel is $10-general; $5-WAC/MOHAI and student. For special reception at 6 p.m., film and panel: $35-general; $25-WAC/MOHAI and student. Tickets are available through the World Affairs Council online at www.world-affairs.org or at 206-441-5910. Tickets will be sold at the door on a space available basis.

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 twelve-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.

SISTERS OF PERPETUAL INDULGENCE, THE ABBEY OF ST. JOAN, HOST AIDS QUILT PANEL MAKING WORKSHOP
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Abbey of St. Joan are hosting an AIDS Quilt Panel Making Workshop on Saturday, December 5, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Nova High School at Meany Middle School, 300 20th Ave. E. There is no cost for this event.

The purpose of this workshop is to give those who have lost loved ones to AIDS a chance to memorialize them through the making of a quilt panel. Once assembled, these panels will be shipped to the Names Project Foundation in Atlanta, GA, where they will join the approximately 45,000 other panels that make up the AIDS Memorial Quilt. These panels will be publicly displayed at various locations around the globe and will become a part of the largest community art project worldwide.

For more information or to register for the workshop, please send an email to aidsquiltseattle@gmail.com. For more information on the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Abbey of St. Joan, please visit www.theabbey.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 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.

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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