from Saturday, December 12 to Sunday, December 20
FOR A CALENDAR LISTING: Send details to: SGN, Attn: Community Calendar, 1605 12th Ave, Ste 31, Seattle, WA 98122. SGN phone: 324-4297. Fax: 322-7188. E-mail: email@example.com. INCLUDE: Date, time, location, contact phone # for publication (if possible), brief description of event & sponsoring organization. DEADLINE: Tuesday 5pm.
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NOTE: Phone numbers accompanying listings are within area code (206) & locations of meetings/events are in Seattle unless otherwise noted.
SATURDAY - December 12
A Gathering of Men in Edmonds. 8:15-11:30am. Edmonds UUC, 8109 224th St SW, Edmonds. Meets 2nd Saturday each month. Men gather monthly for drumming, singing, storytelling & sharing of life experience. www.agatheringofmen.org
Mobile Mammography Screening. 9am-3pm. The Wildrose, 1021 E Pike St. FREE for income-eligible LBT people 40+ who lack insurance or are underinsured. Those with insurance also welcome. For appointment call 436-8671 or email lbthealth@ ywcaworks.org
Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 9am. Greenlake (outside Evans Pool). Every Saturday. GLBT running & walking club sponsors weekly runs, monthly potlucks, track & field activity, annual Run With Pride. 448-8518. www.seattlefrontrunners.org.
Gay City TV Film - “Mirrored.” 2pm. Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. “Mirrored” explores the relationships between Gay men, our body image & its impact on our community. Free event! Free popcorn! www.gaycitytv.org
Health Care 4 the Holidays Rally. 2pm. Occidental Park, Occidental Ave S & S Main St. Demand health care reform now! Organized by Health Care for America Now & the Healthy Washington Coalition, this rally is part of the final push for reform that makes health insurance more accessible & more affordable for working families.
Oasis Youth Center in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 6pm-12 midnight. Call for location & details. Every Saturday. (253) 671-2838. www.oasisyouth center.org. (Also meets Thursdays & Fridays 4-10pm.)
Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 6pm. Bus-accessible Central Area location. Every Saturday. Games also on Tuesdays & Thursdays. $4 fee includes coffee & snacks. For more information visit www.rainbowbridge club.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Together We Can Make Al-Anon Family Group. 6-7:15pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St. Meets every Saturday. LGBTQ supported. The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives & friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength & hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness & that changed attitudes can aid recovery. Greater Seattle AIS 24-hour number 625-0000.
Trans & Genderqueer Support Group for Survivors. 6-8pm. Every week. For survivors of sexual assault & domestic violence. For information & location, call the SafePlace crisis line, (360) 754-6300.
“A Holiday Show to Remember.” Doors 6pm, Show 6:30pm. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway - entrance in alley between Broadway & Harvard off E Pike St. An evening of fine drag entertainment, with a silent auction & a 50/50 raffle. $5 at the door along with an unwrapped toy or food donation. Sponsored by the Imperial Court of Seattle, the Knights of Malta, and the Imperial Court of Tacoma.
Strength Over Speed. 7-8:30pm. Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 1002 E Seneca. FREE drop-in support group (not a 12 step) for Gay & Bi men who desire recovery from meth. www.strengthoverspeed.org
Grace Gospel Chapel Christmas Concert. 7pm. 2052 NW 64th St. Features concert pianist Jee Wong. Bring a friend or two & enjoy a great time of music, friends & family. Dessert bar & refreshments follow the concert.
Pictures with Santa (12/11 & 12/12). 8pm-12midnight. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. Seattle Men in Leather annual fundraiser. Come get your picture taken with a hot & hunky Santa!
SUNDAY - December 13
(For a list of open & affirming religious/spiritual organizations in the area contact Multifaith Works - 324-1520; www.multifaith.org.)
Hiking Group. 8:45am. Uptown Espresso, 500 Westlake Ave N. Every Sunday year-round, rain or shine for moderate to strenuous day hikes. 323-8382. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheSeattleGayHiking Group/
Gay Men’s Bowling in Everett. 10am. Evergreen Lanes, 5111 Claremont Way, Everett. Every Sunday. Spectators welcome. Join us for lunch afterwards! For info email John at email@example.com
Seattle Sunday Bowlers. 10am. West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave SW (at SW Oregon St). Open bowl every Sunday for the GLBT community & friends. You don’t have to worry about how you bowl! $4.25 + $1 shoe rental. 329-1515.
Live & Let Live Make Al-Anon Family Group. 12:30-1:45pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St. Meets every Sunday. LGBTQ supported. The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives & friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength & hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness & that changed attitudes can aid recovery. Greater Seattle AIS 24-hour number 625-0000.
No Safeword Writers Group. 1-3pm. Meets 2nd Sunday each month. NSWG exists to provide mutual support for members’ efforts. Support is in the form of critique & commentary on each other’s work, information about publishing opportunities, & discussion of issues facing writers. For info & location, NSWG@ sexpositiveculture.org; www.nosafewordwriters group.org. (Also meets 4th Monday, 7-9pm.)
Rain City Soccer Club - Ripple Effect. Every Sunday afternoon. Location varies. Ripple Effect soccer team plays a weekly recreational scrimmage game for Gay guys in Seattle. Perfect for guys looking for more relaxed play, who are just getting back into soccer, just learning the game and/or want to supplement their competitive play with a recreational team. To sign up visit www.raincitysoccer.org
Imperial Court of Seattle General Membership Meeting. 2pm. C.C. Attle’s, 1501 E. Madison St. Meets 2nd Sunday each month. The Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle and the Olympic & Rainier Empire, Seattle’s premier drag society, is a social & charitable organization that sponsors numerous shows & balls thruout the year to provide entertainment, showcase community talent & raise money for community organizations. Meetings open to all. www.imperialcourtofseattle.com.
Daring Divorced Divas. 3-5pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Sunday. A support group for Lesbian women dealing with divorce, separation & transformation. To attend this group please contact the facilitator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Orca Swim Team Workout. Sun: 5-6:15pm; Mon/Weds/Thurs: 7:30-8:45pm; Fri: 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. Every Sun, Mon, Wed, Thursday & Friday. Orca Swim Team workouts are for both competitive & recreational swimmers. www.orcaswimteam.org
Ski Buddies Monthly Potluck. 6pm. All Pilgrims Church, 500 Broadway E. Meets 2nd Sunday each month (Oct-Feb). Come & hear about all the great ski trips & winter activities Ski Buddies has planned. Bring a potluck dish to share. www.skibuddies.org
Pride League Bowling. 6:30pm. West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave SW. Meets every Sunday (except during the summer). Regular league bowling. Jeff, 932-3731.
A Cabaret Winter Wonderland with Arnaldo! (12/13 & 12/20). Dinner Seating 5:30pm, Show 7pm. Julia’s, 300 Broadway E. Traditional & non-traditional tunes will be showcased in this American style cabaret. Features Victor Janusz Jazz Trio. $18 + 2 drink minimum, seniors & students $10. 21+ with ID. www.brownpapertickets.com
Charity Drag Bingo. 8-11pm. Cafe Metropolitain, 1701 E. Olive Way. Play bingo, win cash & prizes, benefit local GLBT charities. Hosted by Giggles Galore. $5.
Noche Latina - Latino Night. 10pm. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway. Every Sunday.
MONDAY - December 14
Homeless Services for Youth, Ages 14-22. 1-4pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Monday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org
Strength Over Speed. 2-3:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. FREE drop-in support group (not a 12 step) for Gay & Bi men who desire recovery from meth. For information visit www.strengthoverspeed.org
LCS Foster Care Monthly Information Meeting. 6-8pm. 433 Minor Ave N. Meets 2nd Monday each month. LCS is a non-profit foster care program in King & Snohomish counties. LCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion or sexual orientation. Couples & singles encouraged to apply. RSVP to April at 694-5713.
Positively Mondays. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. An informal social & discussion group for men with HIV or AIDS. For info, call 322-2437; www.dunsheehouse.org
Sex, Dating & Relationships. 6-7pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Monday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org
Freely Speaking Toastmasters. 7pm. Swedish Hospital, 836 Minor Ave. Every Monday (except holidays & the last Mondays in August & December). Seattle’s only Gay & Lesbian speaking club. Please check website for current room information: www.toastmasterspride.org
Orca Swim Team Workout. 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)
PFLAG/Seattle Monthly Meeting. 7pm. Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. Meets 2nd Monday each month. (A spouse’s support group runs concurrently with this meeting; PFLAG/FOCUS meets concurrently with this meeting.) PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724. www.seattle-pflag.org.
PFLAG/Skagit Monthly Meeting. 7pm. Central United Methodist Church, 1013 Polte Rd, Sedro Woolley. Meets 2nd Monday each month. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724.
PFLAG/Wenatchee Area Weekly Meeting. 7pm. Trinity Methodist Church, 850 N James Ave, East Wenatchee. Every Monday (including any & all holidays). PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724.
Trans Youth Group. 7-8:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Meets every Monday. A facilitated support & discussion group for Trans, Genderqueer, gender variant & gender questioning youth, ages 14-22. www.lamberthouse.org
Lambert House Art Night. 7:15-8:45pm. 1818 15th Ave. Every Monday. Bring your ideas & let’s have some fun. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org
Knights of Malta Monthly Meeting. 7:30pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. Meets 2nd Monday each month. K of M/Jet Chapter is a fun-loving leather/Levi social & charitable organization that raises money for various causes & organizations, including Pennies from Heaven, Rosehedge House, & Three Cedars. 329-0886, email@example.com
TUESDAY - December 15
Simply Positive. 2:30-4pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Ongoing drop-in support & social group for anyone HIV/AIDS positive. For info, call 322-2437; www.dunsheehouse.org.
Safe Schools Coalition Monthly Meeting. 3-5pm. Planned Parenthood, 2001 E Madison. Meets 3rd Tuesday most months (schedule varies in summer). The Safe Schools Coalition: A Public-Private Partnership in Support of LGBT youth. All are welcome at meetings; lots of volunteer opportunities are discussed. 632-0662 ext 49; CRISIS LINE: 1-877-SAFE-SAFE; www.safeschoolscoalition.org.
Family of Choice. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Tuesday. Weekly drop-in group for LBTQ women to cultivate community in their lives. 322-2437; www.dunsheehouse.org.
Hepatitis C Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. ARRIVE BY 6pm. FREE peer-facilitated emotional support group for anyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender, who is living with Hepatitis C. For info, call 322-2437; www.dunsheehouse.org
Seattle Police Department LGBTQ Advisory Council Monthly Meeting. 6-8pm. Seattle Police Department East Precinct Community Meeting Room, 12th Ave & E Pine St. Meets 3rd Tuesday most months. An opportunity for the GLBT community to speak openly with the SPD to dialog on public safety issues, plan officer training on sexual-minority topics, suggest ways to improve communications & procedures, explore protection strategies to minimize Gay-bashing incidents, & address other related concerns. kim.bogucki@ seattle.gov
Strength Over Speed. 6-7:30pm. Seattle Counseling Service, 1216 Pine St. FREE drop-in support group (not a 12 step) for Gay & Bi men who desire recovery from meth. www.strengthover speed.org
Diverse Harmony. 6:30-9pm. Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. Meets every Tuesday. Diverse Harmony is the nation’s first Gay/Straight Alliance Youth Chorus. Youths 13-22 are welcome regardless of sexual orientation. www.diverseharmony.org
Gay/Bi Prostate Cancer Group. 6:30-8pm. Gilda’s Club, 1400 Broadway. Meets 3rd Tuesday each month. For Gay & Bi men diagnosed with prostate cancer. A safe space for emotional support on issues of treatment, sexuality, relationships & topics specific to Gay/Bi men. FREE. 709-1400, www.gildasclubseattle.org
Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 6:30pm. Madison Beach House. Every Tuesday. 3 mile flat walk & run. Dog walkers welcome. (See Saturday at 9am.)
Smash the Church, Smash the State: The Early Years of Gay Liberation (11/3-12/15). 6:30pm. Kaladi Brothers Coffee, 511 E Pike St. Meets every Tuesday 11/3-12/15. These essays by dykes, drag queens, transsexuals & Queers of color, who built the radical movement of sexual minorities in the 1960s & 70s, provide often overlooked insights into modern Queer history & useful lessons for today’s generation Q activists. Sponsored by Radical Women & the Freedom Socialist Discussion Series. 722-2453, www.socialism. com/seattle.
ASL for Beginners. 7pm. The Elite “Loft,” 1520 E Olive Way. Meets every Tuesday. FREE lessons & tutor for those interested in learning basic ASL. 860-0999.
Different Drummers. Intermediate 7-8:15pm, Beginners 8:20-9:30pm. Meets every Tuesday. Hand drumming classes for Gay men. Learn traditional African & Afro-Caribbean rhythms & basic hand drumming techniques. Drums are provided. For info & location call Dennis, 363-4500 or differentdrummers@ mac.com
Over 40’s Group - For Lesbian Women 40 & Older. 7-8:30pm. Seattle Mental Health Institute, 1600 E Olive St (in Conference Room. Every Tuesday. Open group for Lesbian women, 40 & older, in every stage of coming out or being out. Lots of social activities in addition to Tuesday meetings. Sandra Jo, 328-4895.
Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. Bus-accessible Central Area location. Every Tuesday. (See Saturday listing at 6pm.)
Ageless. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Tuesday. Ongoing drop-in social, support & discussion group for maturing Gay & Bi men of all ages. 322-2437; www.dunshee house.org.
Queer Ally Coalition Community Organizing Meeting. 7:30pm. Cascade People’s Center, 309 Pontius Ave N. Meets every Tuesday. QAC is a grassroots democratic alliance of LGBT people & allies committed to the fight for Queer rights, culture & liberation. 612-6139, www.queerallycoalition.org
Spiritual Empowerment. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. A group for all LGBT & friends of any spiritual belief to explore how spiritual practice can enrich their life. 322-2437; www.dunshee house.org
Tuesday Night Sex Addicts Anonymous. 7:30-9pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St. GLBTQ supported. Meets every Tuesday. SAA is a fellowship of men & women whose primary purpose is to stop addictive sexual behavior & help others recover from sexual addiction. Seattle SAA Hotline 781-4490. SAA International Service Organization 1-800-477-8191.
Seattle Otters Water Polo Team. 8-9:30pm. Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave E (at E Cherry St). Every Tuesday & Thursday. GLBT & GLBT-friendly co-ed water polo team is open to all who want to play. Beginners & experienced players welcome. Check our website for up to the minute details, or call the Otter Hotline 217-9271, ext 3. www.otterpolo.com.
Holiday Bizarre: A Jewish Christmas! (12/15-12/17). 10:30pm. Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. A blasphemous musical comedy featuring a gangster-rapping Easter Bunny, and anti-Semitic Santa, the Pope & many more with an original score & a three-humped camel into the bargain. $12, 21+. www.holidaybizzare.net
WEDNESDAY - December 16
Mature Friends Morning Exercise/Health & Fitness Get-Together. 10am. Ballard Odd Fellows Hall Bldg, 1706 NW Market St. Every Wednesday. An hour of health-related activities, followed by a walk around Greenlake & lunch at a local restaurant. MF is a social group for Gay men & women, 40 years & over. www.maturefriends.org
GSBA Business Luncheon. 11:30am-1:30pm. Renaissance Hotel, 515 Madison St. With holiday entertainment by Sylvia O’Stayformore. Outgoing and incoming board members will be honored. Advance tickets: $30 GSBA members, $35 non-members, $30 students. $10 more at the door. www.thegsba.org
Women’s HIV+ Support Group in Tacoma. 1-3pm. Pierce County AIDS Foundation, 625 Commerce, Ste 10, Tacoma. Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesday each month. (253) 383-2565.
InsideOut - A Support Group for GLBTQ Youth Ages 13-18 in Shoreline. 3:30-5pm. Center for Human Services, 17018 15th Ave NE, Room 230, Shoreline. Every Wednesday. InsideOut is a group for Lesbian, Transgender, Bisexual, Gay & Questioning Youth to develop positive self-identities in a professional & supportive environment. 362-7282 ext 242. Sponsored by the Center for Human Services.
Speed, Sex & Sanity. 5-7pm. Gay City Health Project, 511 E Pike St. Meets every Wednesday. A drop-in informational & educational night for Gay & Bi men, friends & family. Activities include social events, lecture series & brainstorming sessions. A program of Project NEON & Gay City. For more information, 323-1768, www.crystalneon.org, www.gaycity.org
GLOBE (GLBTQ Loving Ourselves, Becoming Empowered): A Support Group & HIV/STD Prevention for Youth (14-20) in Everett. 6-8pm. CCA Building, 3331 Broadway - Bottom Floor, Everett. Every Wednesday. Sponsored by PFLAG - Everett Chapter. David/Brenda, (425) 263-2908. globeleaders@ hotmail.com
Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club. 6pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Every Wednesday. Come & discuss the best Gay novels with us. Join other book-lovers in a safe, comfortable conversation. Come only once or come to every meeting. For info, call 322-2437; firstname.lastname@example.org
Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 6:30pm. Volunteer Park (in front of Black Sun across for museum). Every Wednesday. (See Saturday at 9am.)
Ingersoll All-Trans Drop-In Support Group. 7-9pm. Seattle Counseling Services, 1216 Pine St, Suite 300. All Transgender, Gender Variant, Gender Queer, Gender Questioning, allies, family & friends are welcome. This is a drop in group to get & give support, social interaction & information for the whole Gender community. No fee, donations welcome. www.ingersoll center.org
Lambert House Movie Night. 7-9:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Wednesday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org
Light the Night: A GLBTQ Hanukkah. 7-9pm. Sole Repair, 1001 E Pike St. Celebrate the miracle of Hanukkah as we honor eight community leaders who have been influential in our local fight for equality. We’ll have everything from latkes to dreidels & the evening will also include a beautiful candle lighting ceremony symbolizing both the miracle of Hanukkah & the idea that great leadership & community action will prevail against oppression. FREE. email@example.com
Red Cedar Circle. 7-9pm. Interfaith Community Church, 1763 NW 62nd St. Every Wednesday. Songs, dances, teachings & ceremonies of the Pacific Northwest Coast spiritual tradition & culture called SiSiWiss (Scared Breath). Open to all people. 312-6181, www.johnnymoses.com
Seattle Movie Bears Movie Night. Check website for details. Every Wednesday night. Gay & Bi men enjoy a movie at a local theater with opportunity to socialize before & after movies. More info: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
HIV-Negative Gay & Bi Men. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. This emotional support group provides a forum for HIV- Gay & Bi men to share strategies for staying negative; to explore issues related to being HIV-; & to look at how to find meaning, purpose & lives worth living in the midst of HIV/AIDS. Please speak with the facilitator before attending. Call Scott at 725-2488. www.dunshee house.org
HIV+ Support Group. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. ARRIVE BY 7:30pm. FREE peer-facilitated emotional support group for HIV+ men. For info, call 322-2437; www.dunsheehouse.org
Mature Friends Weekly Bridge Group. 7:30pm. Call for location. Every Wednesday. All levels welcome. MF is a social organization for Gay men & women, 40 years & over. www.maturefriends.org
Orca Swim Team Workout. 7:30-8:45pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)
Progress - A Recovery Group. 7:30-8:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Wednesday. A new group for LGBTQ folks in recovery from substance abuse to explore themselves thru spoken & written word. For info, call 322-2437; www.dunsheehouse.org; www.shiftrecovery.org
Queer Young Females Group - For Female-Identified Youth, Ages 22 & Under. 7:30-8:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Meets every Wednesday. QYF is a confidential group for Queer & questioning women ages 22 & under to talk about dating, relationships, coming out - you name it - in a fun, laid back environment. Join your co-facilitators weekly & start making connections. 322-2515, www. lamberthouse.org
Rain Country Line Dance Night & Country Christmas Party. 7:30-10:15pm, Lesson 8:30-9pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. Lesson by donation. No Partner required. www.raincountrydance.org
Washington Gender Alliance Open Support Meeting in Everett. 7:30-9pm. First Congregational Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave, Everett. Every Wednesday. Confidential, informal group for people of all gender identities & expressions including butch dykes, cross dressers, TV, TS & feminine men. (360) 671-3358; www.washingtongenderalliance.com.
AA Sober & Free Group. 8-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. LGBTQ friendly meeting of AA. www.dunsheehouse.org
Border Riders Motorcycle Club Meet & Greet. 8-9pm. The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave (at E Pine St). Meets the Wednesday before the 3rd Saturday each month. BRMC provides a social & educational fraternity for individuals interested in recreational motorcycle touring. www.borderriders.com
Crystal Meth Anonymous. 8-9:30pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St. Meets every Wednesday. A 12-step group for quitting & staying off crystal meth.
THURSDAY - December 17
Alcoholics Anonymous “Sober & Safe Group.” 12noon-1pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Open meeting of AA. For info, call 322-2437; www.dunshee house.org.
BABES Women’s Support Group/Lunch Meeting. 12 noon-2pm. Call for location. Every Thursday. The BABES Network is a peer led agency; a sisterhood of women facing HIV together. 720-5566 or 888-292-1912; www.babesnetwork.org.
Strength Over Speed. 2-3:30pm. Harborview’s Madison Clinic, Ground Floor, West Wing, 325 9th Ave. (If people are uncertain which room, the folks up in Madison Clinic, 2 West Clinic, can give directions.) FREE drop-in support group (not a 12 step) for Gay & Bi men who desire recovery from meth. www.strengthover speed.org
Oasis Youth Center in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 4-10pm. Call for location & details. Every Thursday. (253) 671-2838, www.oasisyouthcenter.org
Q Hour. 4:30-5:30pm. Orion Center, 1828 Yale Ave. 1st & 3rd Thursday each month. A group for LGBTQ youth 13-21 & their allies. Sponsored by Youthcare. FREE. 622-5555 x 212.
Spectrum Natural Health. 5:30-8:30pm. Country Doctor Community Health Clinic, 500 19th Ave E. Every Thursday. Spectrum Natural Health offers primary & naturopathic care for the LGBTQ community. Providers have been serving the LGBTQ community for years. Sliding scale, no one turned away. For info or appointment, call 299-1600. www.cdchc.org
Write Your Heart Out - A Queer Youth & Allies Writing Group. 5:30-6:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Thursday. We all have a story to tell. What is yours? Write Your Heart Out is a safe place for queer youth & allies 22 & under to explore one’s self thru the written word. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org
B-GLAD (Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Trans & Questioning Adolescent Drop-In Group). 6:30-8pm. Call for location. Every Thursday. Sponsored by Youth Eastside Services, which offers many programs for GLBT youth. (425) 747-4937.
Queer Parent Networking Dinner. 6:30-8:30pm. Harry Thomas Community Center in Holly Park, 7315 39th Ave S. Meets 3rd Thursday each month. Join us for a monthly dinner, meet other LGBT families & talk about the parenting issues that affect your life. Hosted by Northwest Network. Dinner & childcare is on us! RSVP to Deann at 568-7777 or email@example.com
Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities. 6:30-8:30pm. Municipal Bldg, 600 4th Ave, Room 221. Meets 3rd Thursday each month. SCSM is made up of 15 volunteer members who work to ensure that the City of Seattle fairly & equitably addresses sexual minority concerns. Meetings open to the public. 684-4514.
Boys’ Group - For Male-Identified Youth, Ages 14-22. 7-8:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Support/discussion group meets every Thursday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16. www.lamberthouse.org
GLBT Legal Clinic. 7-9pm. Meets the 3rd Thursday each month. QLaw Foundation holds a monthly legal clinic addressing the legal needs of LGBT individuals & couples. Volunteer attorneys provide 30-minute consultations. FREE. For APPOINTMENT call Tuesdays 12noon-3pm, 235-7235. For information visit www.q-law.org/legalclinic
Orca Swim Team Workout. 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)
PFLAG/Bellevue Monthly Meeting. 7pm - study group meets at 6pm. First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave NE, Bellevue. Meets 3rd Thursday each month. (A spouse’s support group runs concurrently with this meeting.) PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724. www.bellevue-pflag.org.
Rain City Jacks. 7pm. Eastlake neighborhood. Meets 1st & 3rd Thursday and the last Sunday each month. Event location & other details available by email or phone. RCJ is a friendly, sex-positive & non-profit private club. Membership is required to attend club events. Enrollment available at the door. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 339-JACK. Adult men only. www.raincityjacks.org
Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. Bus-accessible Central Area location. Every Thursday. (See Saturday listing at 6pm.)
Gay Fathers Association of Seattle Support Group. 7:30-9pm. Group Health, 201 16th Ave E, Central Bldg, meeting room varies. Meets every Thursday. Support groups for (1) Gay fathers & (2) for Gay men who are married & may or may not have children. The two groups meet on alternate Wednesdays. For schedule, check http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/gayfathers seattle or drop in regardless of parental status to make initial contact. www.gfas.org
Shifting Gears. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Ongoing drop-in support group (non 12-step) for anyone of any orientation or gender who desires recovery from drugs or alcohol. For info, call 322-2437; www.dunsheehouse.org
THINK Speaker Meeting Al-Anon Family Group. 7:30-9pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St. Meets every Thursday. LGBTQ supported. The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives & friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength & hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness & that changed attitudes can aid recovery. Greater Seattle AIS 24-hour number 625-0000.
Seattle Otters Water Polo Team. 8-9:30pm. Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave E (at E Cherry St). Every Tuesday & Thursday. (See Tuesday listing at 8pm.)
FRIDAY - December 18
Oasis Youth Center in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 4-10pm. Call for location & details. Every Friday. (253) 671-2838, www.oasisyouthcenter.org
La Movida. 6-7pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Todos los Viernes. Una junta bilingue para la comunidad GLBTQ en recuperacion de adicciones. Para mas informacion visita entrehermanos.org o llame 322-7700.
Angela Reed at C & P Coffee. 6-8pm. 5612 California Ave SW. Angela performs her original music. FREE. Donations welcome. All donations will go toward funding the mastering & pressing of Angela’s newest record, due for release in 2010. www.angelareed.com
Strength Over Speed. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. FREE drop-in support group (not a 12-step) for Gay & Bi men who desire recovery from meth. www.strengthoverspeed.org
“An Evening With Author Geoff Ryman.” 7pm. University Bookstore, 4320 University Way NE. Fantastic Fiction reading and signing with award-winning Gay author from London. $5 suggested donation. (Ryman will also be teaching a writing workshop as part of the Fantastic Fiction Workshop Series at Richard Hugo House on 12/19 from 10am-5pm. 206-322-7030; hugohouse.org.)
Orca Swim Team Workout. 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)
Seattle Prime Timers Coffee Reunion. 7pm. Starbucks, 1600 E Olive Way. Meets the 1st & 3rd Friday each month. Metro routes 8, 9, 14, 43, 49 & 60. 329-0793; http://seattleprimetimers.usa-50.com
Intermediate Line Dance. Lesson 7:15-8:15pm, Open Dancing 8:15-10:30pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. Lesson by donation. No partner required. www.raincountry dance.org
Out Dancing. Lesson 7:30pm, Dance 8:30pm. Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St. Gay night at the Century Ballroom, meets 3rd & 4th Friday each month. Dine & dance. Dinner reservations 324-7263. $5 dance lesson, $7 cover. www.centuryballroom.com
Tribal Instinct. 8-10pm. The Doghouse Bunker, 1202 E Pine St (underneath the Pine St Apts). Meets the 3rd Friday most months. FREE for SML members, $5 for non-members. tribalinstinct@seattlemenin leather.org, www.seattlemeninleather.org
SHIFT Game Night. 9pm-1am. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Dinner & games for LGBTQ people in recovery & their friend. A substance-free event sponsored by SHIFT Peer Recovery Network.
SATURDAY - December 19
(See previous Saturday for ongoing activities.)
Lambert House Queer Rec. 1pm. 1818 15th Ave. 3rd Saturday each month. Outdoor & indoor adventures for youth ages 22 & under. www.lamberthouse.org
Bi & Bi Mixed-Gender Social Group. 4-6pm. Wayward Coffee, 8570 Greenwood Ave N. Meets 3rd Saturday each month. Social get-together for Bisexual men & women, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks. www.binetseattle.org.
Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT) Holiday Potluck Social. 5-10pm. Call for details & location. 206-923-8313; email@example.com.
SUNDAY - December 20
(See previous Sunday for ongoing activities.)
Ethyl Forever Car Club Monthly Meeting. Board 10:30am, Membership 11:30am. Mark Restaurant, 914 SW 152nd St, Burien. Meets the 3rd Sunday each month. firstname.lastname@example.org
MCC Seattle Christmas Service & Community Dinner. 12:30pm. Temple de Hirsch Sinai Chapel, 1441 16th Ave. Pianist & singer Tom Carlisle, long-time favorite of the Seattle Men’s Chorus, will be bringing the special music for the worship service. www.mccseattle.org
“A Child’s Holiday” - Rainbow City Band’s Holiday Concert. 3pm. Broadway Performance Hall, Broadway & E. Pine St. A magical journey back to childhood and those days when the Menorah shone brightly in the window and those Christmas presents were under the tree just BEGGING to be unwrapped. The celebration will feature such classics as You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch, and music from A Charlie Brown Christmas. The Purple Passion Swing Band will also make toes tap with their high energy take on the Holidays. Get ready to ride in Santa’s sleigh as they perform Hot Chocolate from the big screen hit, The Polar Express. Tickets $15 general admission at the door or online at www.rainbowcityband.com.
American Veterans for Equal Rights - www.aver.us
Bellingham/Whatcom County - www.theslowlane. com/guide.html
Bent Arts is the nation’s only non-profit Queer writing institute. Bent promotes written & spoken word among LGBTIQ people & in our communities. 860-3035, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bentwriting.com, www.myspace.com/bend-it.
BiNet Seattle is a mixed gender, social group for Bisexuals, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks - www.binetseattle.org. Seattle Bisexual Women’s Network - www.sbwn.net.
Bremerton/Kitsap County - www.outwestsound.org
Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St, offers a schedule of LGBTQ-supported 12-step meetings. For current schedule of meetings visit www.chacseattle. org, 860-9560 or call 587-2838 - 24/7.
Central Washington University GALA Hotline: (509) 963-1994.
DIFFA/Seattle (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS). 763-8885; www.diffaseattle.org
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT: Crisis Clinic, 461-3222 (24 hour line); King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) - 24-hour crisis line for information, support, & medical & legal assistance: 1-888-99-VOICE; Northwest Network - support & advocacy for Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse & Dating Violence, 568-7777 (voice), 517-9670 (tty), www.nwnetwork.org; Pierce County Domestic Violence Helpline: Teresa, (253) 798-4166; Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities - offers on-going support groups for men: 323-1768; Seattle Police Dept Domestic Violence Unit, 684-0330; State Wide Domestic Violence Hot Line, 1-800-562-6025. In an emergency call 911. Report domestic violence and sexual assault.
Dunshee House (Home of SASG) offers free, facilitated & confidential support, discussion & skills groups & coordinates retreats, 1 to 1 peer mentoring & special events for those affected by HIV/AIDS & the greater LGBT communities. 322-2437; www.dunshee house.org
Equal Rights Washington - 324-2570; www.equalrightswashington.org
Everett/Snohomish Cty - www.gaysnohomish.org
Gay City organizes events & activities for Gay & Bi men & offers anonymous & confidential HIV/STD testing at the Center for LGBT Health, 511 E Pike St. More info or to schedule an appointment, 860-6969. www.gaycity.org
Gay & Lesbian National Hotline (GLNH): 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564). Non-profit, peer-counseling, information & local resources telephone hotline for GLBT people across the country.
GLSEN/WA - Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network - 330-2099; www.glsenwa.org
Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) - 363-9188; www.thegsba.org
HIV/AIDS Program, Seattle/King County Dept of Public Health, provides confidential/anonymous information about & testing for HIV/AIDS. 205-7837. For a comprehensive list of HIV/AIDS service organizations see the GSBA Guide or visit www.thegsba.org or call Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 328-8979.
Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle & the Olympic & Rainier Empire - www.imperialcourtofseattle.com
Lambert House - 322-2515; www.lamberthouse.org
LGBT MS Connection - 250-5002; lgbtms email@example.com. Support group for LGBT persons with MS and their partners and their caregivers. Sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Lifelong AIDS Alliance - 328-8979, www.lifelongaids alliance.org
MEN: Gay City: 860-6969, www.gaycity.org; Knights of Malta: 329-0886, www.jetchapterkofm.com; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over, www.maturefriends.org; Northwest Bears: www.nwbears.com; The Olympians: www.The Olympians.net; POZSeattle: www.pozseattle.org; Q-Squared: www.qsquared.org; Rain City Jacks: 339-JACK, www.raincityjacks.org; Seattle Gay Couples: www. seattlegaycouples.org; Seattle Men in Leather: www.seattlemeninleather. org; Seattle Prime Timers: Gay & Bi men 40 & over, 329-0793; www.seattle primetimers.org.
Multifaith Works - 324-1520; www.multifaith.org
MUSIC: Diverse Harmony: www.diverseharmony.org; Rainbow City Band: 1-866-841-9139 ext 2126; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.rainbowcity band.com; Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus: 388-1408, 323-0750. www.flyinghouse. org.
Northwest Rainbow Alliance for the Deaf - www.nwrad.org
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates/Seattle Regional Affiliate supports the work of LGBT employees and the growing number of ERGs (Employee Resource Groups) making a difference within local companies. www.outandequal.org/affiliates/seattle
PARENTHOOD: Families Like Ours provides a network of safe placement agencies, training, support & resources: 441-7602, www.familieslikeours. org; Family Works offers support, information & activities for LGBT families: 694-6727, www.familyworksseattle. org; Gay Fathers’ Association of Seattle offers support groups & social activities: www.gfas. org; Maybe Baby, email@example.com; Queer Parent Networking Dinners: Deann, 568-7777, deann@ nwnetwork.org; Rainbow Families of Puget Sound: www.rainbowfamiliesps.org
Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)/Washington State: 325-7724, www.seattle-pflag.org, with directory of PFLAG chapters in Washington State; National PFLAG, www.pflag.org
PEOPLE OF COLOR: Entre Hermanos, GLBT Latinos/as, 322-7700, www.entrehermanos.org; Ile LaiLai, 781-3565, firstname.lastname@example.org; Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT), 923-8313, email@example.com, www.macctsea.org; PFLAG/FOCUS (Families of Color United in Support), 325-7724; People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN), 322-7061; Seattle Two Spirit, SeattleTwoSpirit@hotmail.com; Sistah 2 Sistah, LBT women of African descent, 322-7061, 255-8951; Sojourner Truth Unity Fellowship Church, 723-9395; Trikone-Northwest, GLBT South Asians, (425) 985-4376, www.trikonenw.org; Two-Spirit Honor Project, 1-866-685-0164.
Pride Foundation - 323-3318; www.pridefoundation. org
Project NEON is a program of Seattle Counseling Service providing FREE information & services to Gay & Bi men to reduce health risks associated with methamphetamine use. 323-1768. www.crystalneon.org
Public Health-Seattle & King County Online Comprehensive Health Information for Sexual Minorities: www.metrokc.gov/health/glbt
Q Law: The GLBT Bar Association of WA - 682-6711; www.q-law.org
Safe Schools Coalition - www.safeschools coalition.org
SEAMEC interviews, researches & rates candidates for public office on issues of concern to the LGBT community. www.seamec.org
Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities - 684-4503.
Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities is a community mental health service for GLBT persons & their families. 323-1768.
Seattle Police Department Sexual Minorities Community Advisory Council: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seattle Treatment Education Project (STEP) E-zine is an electronic resource distributed to people affected by HIV/AIDS, case managers, front line workers & other health professionals. Now a part of Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 328-8979, www.thebody.com/step/steppage.html
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network - (202) 328-3244; www.sldn.org
Shanti - 324-1520; www.multifaith.org/shanti/
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Abbey of St. Joan - 860-3666; www.theabbey.org
Snohomish Health District HIV/AIDS Program provides free confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing 1-5pm Monday-Friday. (425) 339-5298.
Spokane/Inland Northwest - www.outspokane.com; www.stonewallnews.net
SPORTS & RECREATION: Bent Car Guys: www.bentcarguys.org; Border Riders Motorcycle Club: www.borderriders.com; Bottom Dwellers Scuba Club: www.bottomdwellers.org; Cascade Flyers: www.cascadeflyers.org; Different Spokes Bicycling Club: www.differentspokes.org; Emerald City Softball Association: www.emeraldcitysoftball.org, www.seattlewomensecsa.com; Ethyl Forever Car Club: http://Clubs.Hemmings.com/EthylForever CarClub/; Festival of the Babes: www.festivalofthe babes.com; Hiking Group: 323-8382; Jet City Hoops (Basketball): www.jetcityhoops.org; Olympic Yacht Club: www.oycnw.org; OutVentures: outdoor education & recreation activities, www.outventures.org; Pacific Northwest Gay Rodeo Association: www.pacificnwgra.org; Puddletown Squares: www.iagsdc.org/puddletown; Rain Country: a country-western dance organization catering to the LGBTQ community but open to all, www.raincountrydance.org; Ski Buddies: www. skibuddies.org; Team Seattle Gay Sports Network is an umbrella organization for a wide range of local GLBT sports activities, 367-4064, www.teamseattle.org (see website for comprehensive list of sports clubs); Triangle Recreation Camp at Bender Creek: recreational camping for GLBT folks. Must be 21; ID required. email@example.com, www.camptrc.org, 1122 E Pike St #1069, Seattle 98122-3934.
Strength Over Speed - www.strengthoverspeed.org
Tacky Tourist Clubs of America, Seattle Chapter - www.ttca.org; firstname.lastname@example.org; 1122 E Pike St PMB 905, Seattle, WA 98122-3934.
Tacoma/Pierce County - Rainbow Center, 741 St Helens Ave, a resource center for the LGBTIQA community of Pierce County, (253) 383-2318, www. rainbowcntr.org
TRANSGENDER: Emerald City Social Club: (425) 827-9494; Gender Odyssey: www.genderodyssey. com; Ingersoll Gender Center: 329-6651, www.ingersollcenter.org; Pacific Gender Support: 323-2162, www.pacificgender.org; Washington Gender Alliance: (360) 445-2411, www.washington genderalliance.com
WOMEN: BABES: support groups for HIV+ women. 720-5566, 1-888-292-1912; Festival of the Babes: www.festivalofthebabes.com; www.LesBeHealthy. org; Lesbians Over 40: 328-4895; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over, www.maturefriends.org; Older Lesbians Organizing for Change/WA State Chapter: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.oloc.org; Pacific Northwest Lesbian Archives: www.pnwlesbianarchives.org; RainshadowWomen: RainshadowWomen@aol.com, http://rainshadow women.tripod.com/; Tacoma Lesbian Concern (TLC): www.tacomalesbianconcern.org; WOWS: a fun, member-driven social group for Lesbians, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/womenofwestseattle
Yakima: First Fridays - (509) 576-0276. www.gayakima.com/1stfridays.html
YOUTH: B-GLAD (Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Trans & Questioning Adolescent Drop-In Group): Youth Eastside Services offers many programs for GLBT youth, including B-GLAD, (425) 747-4937; Diverse Harmony: www.diverseharmony. org; GLBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention Program: 297-5922, ext 116; GLSEN/Washington State (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) & Washington State GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) Network: GLSEN works to create safe schools for LGBT students. As a program of GLSEN/WA, WA GSA Network supports youth-led GSA’s to fight harassment & homophobia in Washington state schools. 330-2099; www.glsenwa.org; www.wagsa.org. GLOBE (Gay, Lesbian, Open-Minded, & Bisexual Empowerment): a support group & HIV/STD prevention program for GLBTQ youth, ages14-20, in Everett, David/Brenda, (425) 263-2908, www.globeyouth.org; InsideOut: a support group for GLBTQ youth ages 13-18, in Shoreline. 362-7282 ext 242; Lambert House: an activities & resource center for LGBT youth, ages 14-22, in Seattle, 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org; www.MatthewsPlace.com; Oasis Youth Center: for GLBTQ youth, ages 14-25, in Tacoma, (253) 671-2838, www.oasisyouthcen ter.org; Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)/Puget Sound: 325-7724, www.seattle-pflag.org; Safe Schools Coalition: www.safeschools coalition.org; 632-0662 ext 49 (non-emergency), 1-888-99-VOICE (crisis line); Seattle Young People’s Project (Queer Youth Resource Board): 860-9606, www.sypp.org; Teen Link: 461-4922, 1-888-431-TEEN; YouthCare/Orion Center: 622-5555; YouthCare/Isis Program (Transitional Living Home for LGBTQ Young Adults, 18-22): 522-8412.