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SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION LGBT SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES
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FREE RÉSUMÉ AND JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS
South Seattle Community College's WorkSource Center is partnering with the Seattle Public Library to offer résumé and job search workshops at the downtown Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Room 4 on Level 4. The one-hour workshops are conveniently scheduled on weekdays and Saturdays. No registration is required, but seating may be limited. For more information, contact the Seattle Public Library at 206-386-4636, www.spl.org, or South Seattle Community College WorkSource at 206-764-5304, www.southseattle.edu.

SEATTLE QUAKE RUGBY HOME GAMES
The Seattle Quake Rugby hosts next homes games this season on Saturdays, February 27 (vs. Orsu), and April 3 (vs. Corvallis). All games are played at Magnuson Park, Field #5, 7400 Sand Point Way NE. Kickoff at 1 p.m. www.quakerugby.org.

SEATTLE GAY FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE SEEKING PLAYERS
Seattle Gay Flag Football League seeks players of all skill levels for weekly Saturday practices and games. Upcoming practices on February 27, 4:30 p.m., at Bobby Morris Playfield, 11th Ave. & E. Pine St. (just south of Cal Anderson Park), and March 6, 1 p.m., at Miller Playfield, 19th Ave. E. & E. Thomas St. The complete game schedule will be out soon. Games are currently scheduled for Saturdays March 13, 20, 27 and April 3 - time and location to be determined. Practices and games are open to spectators. There will be a summer break with pick-up games scheduled during the summer. League practice and play will return in the fall. For more information, contact Manager Rich at atlasrich@hotmail.com or join the Seattle Gay Flag Football League group on Facebook.

NIGHT FANTASIA RETURNS
On Saturday, February 27, Kwanchai presents "Night FantAsia 2010 - Anniversary 11," a celebration of the GLBT Asian community, at the Nijo Sushi Bar & Grill, 83 Spring St., from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. "Join us for great entertainment, with a live DJ and your host Aleksa Manila! Enjoy great food and drink amongst friends and guests." Raffle drawing. Happy Hour menu available throughout the event. All are welcome (21+). www.kwanchai.net.

GAY OL' PURIM PARTY
On Sunday, February 28, Kolenu hosts Seattle's annual GLBTQ Purim Party at Pravda Studios, 1406 10th Ave. E. With DJ Mathematix, Purim Burlesque by Honeysuckle, singer-songwriter Moorea Malatt, costume contest with prizes, dancing, drinks and more. Doors at 7 p.m., admission is $5 at the door.

"Don't miss the biggest GLBTQ Purim Party that Seattle has ever seen! Purim is often viewed as the Jewish coming out story, and to honor Esther's "coming out" as a Jew, we will be throwing a huge bash. There will be plenty of pink hamantaschen, drinks and dancing. Don't forget that Purim is a holiday to dress up on, so come in costume 'cause we're giving out some fabulous prizes!"

TACOMA RAINBOW CENTER COMMUNITY SURVEY 2010
The Tacoma Rainbow Center throughout the month of March is conducting a population survey for LGBTQ people in the general Pierce County area. The survey results will provide a more detailed and comprehensive view of the LGBTQ community in the region. Data from the survey will be used to help get funding for programs aimed at the LGBTQ community, and will have the potential for other positive political and social implications for LGBTQ people.

A summary of survey results will be shared. The survey is anonymous and takes about ten minutes to fill out. The survey can be accessed March 1-31 through a link ("Rainbow Center Community Survey") at the Tacoma Rainbow Center website, www.rainbowcntr.org, or call the Center, 253-383-2318 for other ways to access the survey. "We want the participation of everyone in the community, and we will accomodate participants with no computer access."

GSBA HOSTS PRIME TIME EAST
On Tuesday, March 2, from 5:30-7 p.m., GSBA hosts a Prime Time Mixer on the Eastside at Grand Cru Wine Bar, 1020 108th Ave. NE, Bellevue. This event is FREE. For more information, visit www.thegsba.org or call 206-363-9188.

"ENDA NOW" - AN INTERACTIVE FORUM FOR EQUALITY!
On Tuesday, March 2, Seattle OUT Protest hosts "ENDA Now - Fighting for LGBT Justice in the Workplace Nationally," an interactive forum for equality, at Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 1st Ave., 7-9 p.m. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act would prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity across the U.S. In 29 states it is legal to be fired or not be hired for being Gay or Lesbian. In 38 states it is legal to be fired or not be hired for being Transgender. For more information, contact Seattle OUT Protest at seattleoutprotest@yahoo.com.

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 title to be discussed in their ongoing reading and discussion series: March - The Pure and the Impure by Colette. 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.

MOHAI PRESENTS FREE PROGRAM ON JAPANESE INTERNMENT
On Thursday, March 4, the Museum of History & Industry presents a FREE evening program focusing on the Japanese Internment during World War II. From 6:30-9 p.m., MOHAI will present a theatrical performance, a short film and a Q&A session. Admission to the museum is free from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., as is customary the first Thursday of every month. The program is presented in conjunction with the exhibit "The Enemy Within: Terror in America 1776 to Today" that runs through May 2.

UW'S QUEER PEOPLE OF COLOR (AND ALLIES) ALLIANCE HOSTS "(RE)VISITING QUEER HISTORY"
On Friday, March 5, from 3:30-5:30 p.m., The University of Washington's Queer People of Color (and Allies) Alliance hosts "(Re)Visiting Queer History" at the UW Q Center, Schmitz Hall, 4th Floor, NE 41st St. & 15th Ave. NE. "We hope to spark interest, strengthen identity, create and maintain a more inclusive community, and understand our past. We will be examining NON-MAIN stream Queer history, exploring communities, people, and events that have been under-represented." FREE.

PUDDLETOWN SQUARES PRESENTS "RAIN FESTIVAL 2010 - FORBIDDEN ISLAND"
On the weekend of March 5-7, Puddletown Squares, Seattle's LGBT square dancing club, presents "Rain Festival 2010 - Forbidden Island," their annual square dancing convention hosting LGBT square dancers and LGBT square dancing clubs from around the U.S. and Canada for a weekend of festivities and square dancing in Seattle. The event will be held at Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave., just north of E. Thomas St. www.iagsdc.org/puddletown.

"DREAMS COME TRUE" - THE IMPERIAL PRINCE & PRINCESS BALL XXI IN EVERETT
On Friday, March 5, the Imperial Sovereign Court of Snohomish County - Empire of Dreams presents the "Out of Town Show" at Twisted, 1212 California St., Everett, door at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. The show will feature performances by out-of-town dignitaries who are in-town for the ball on Saturday. Cost is $10 at the door.

On Saturday, March 6, join the Empire of Dreams for "Dreams Come True," the Imperial Prince & Princess Ball XXI, at the Sons of Norway Normanna Hall, 2705 Oaks Ave., Everett, door at 5 p.m., show at 6 p.m. Cost is $25.00.

"AN EVENING WITH DINA MARTINA"
The incomparable Dina Martina presents a new evening (or matinee, if you prefer) of hilarious songs, stories, videos and audience gifts that will knock your socks off. Because Dina Martina's performances have been described as "totally fresh" and "unlike anything you've ever seen," it's next to impossible to effectively describe what a Dina Martina show is like. It is, however, easy to list some things the show IS: hysterically funny, surprisingly smart, hilariously stupid, occasionally obscure, surreal, sweet, full of pathos. The show runs March 5-April 18 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Doors open one hour prior to show. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. 1-800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/93619. NOTE: No one under 21 years old will be admitted.

NORTHWEST SASH BASH 2010
Generic Leather Productions present "Northwest Sash Bash 2010" the weekend of March 5-7. On Friday, March 5, "Meet & Greet" from 9-11 p.m. at The Cuff Complex, 13th Ave. & E. Pike St. On Saturday, March 6, "Brunch" from 11 a.m.-noon at The Center for Sex Positive Culture (CSPC), 1602 15th Ave. W., "Workshops" from 12-3 p.m. at the CSPC, "Fantasies/Leather and Lace Auction" from 7-9 p.m. at The Cuff Complex, "Play Party" from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at CSPC. On Sunday, March 7, "Farewell Brunch" from noon-2 p.m. at The Rosebud Restaurant & Bar, 719 E. Pike St. For more information, email nwsashbash2010@gmail.com.

SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY MARCH & RALLY
On Saturday, March 6, join a broad coalition of Seattle area women's organizations for Seattle's International Women's Day March and Rally focusing on poverty, militarization, and violence against women and children. The March begins at noon at Powell Barnett Park, MLK Jr. Way & E. Alder St., and travels to Occidental Park, Occidental Ave. S. & S. Washington St. for a Rally at 2 p.m. Additional events will be held later in the day. On Monday, March 8, the Seattle International Women's Day Celebration will be held from 7-9 p.m., at POCAAN, 1609 19th Ave. For more information, 206-722-0729; inter.womensday2010@gmail.com; or visit Seattle International Women's Day on facebook.com.

EQUAL RIGHTS WASHINGTON HOSTS FOURTH ANNUAL GALA - "THE POWER OF US"
On Saturday, March 6, join ERW at the W Hotel, 1112 Fourth Ave., for a celebration of the amazing work of the past year, with many surprises, live and silent auction, with entertainment by Emmy award-winning comedienne and actress, Judy Gold. Enjoy cocktails and silent auction, 6-7:30 p.m.; seated dinner, live auction and entertainment, 7:30-10 p.m.; after party 10 p.m. to late. Tickets: $200 per person; $2000 table. Dress: Feel free to define where fancy meets expressive: black tie and denim, cocktail chic, fashionably classy but comfortable.

AARON'S RAINBOW PROJECT PRESENTS "OUT" CHRISTIAN SINGER/SONGWRITER SHAWN THOMAS AT GRACE GOSPEL AND MCC
On Saturday, March 6, at 7 p.m., Grace Gospel Chapel, 2052 NW 64th St., presents Gay Christian musician, Shawn Thomas, in concert. On Sunday, March 7, at 1 p.m., MCC Seattle, in the Chapel at Temple de Hirsch Sinai, 1441 16th Ave., between E. Union & E. Pike Sts., hosts a worship service featuring Shawn Thomas and his music. www.shawnthomasonline.com.

GAY CITY & THREE DOLLAR BILL CINEMA'S 5TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS PARTY
On Sunday, March 7, starting at 4:30 p.m. (VIP champagne and wine reception, premium seating and Oscar gift bag at 3:30 p.m.), join Gay City Health Project and Three Dollar Bill Cinema for their Fifth Annual Academy Awards Party at SoDo Park, 3200 First Ave. S. Watch the Oscars on big screens, enjoy hors d'oeuvres all evening, and win some fantastic prizes - including tickets to see legendary comic Lily Tomlin at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Tickets: $25-general & $40-VIP in advance; $5 more at the door. www.gaycity.org.

LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE "CARING FOR OUR COMMUNITY BREAKFAST"
On Tuesday, March 9, from 7:30-9 a.m., join Lifelong AIDS Alliance at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 6th Ave. & Pike St., for their inaugural "Caring for Our Community" Benefit Breakfast in support of Lifelong AIDS Alliance. Help make a difference in the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS. Suggested minimum donation is $125. Please email Sage Marts at sagem@llaa.org or call 206-957-1742 or visit www.llaa.org for more information.

WILLAMETTE VALLEY WINERIES HOST BLOCK PARTY WINE TASTING EVENT
On Thursday, March 11, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., the Willamette Valley Wineries Association hosts a block party wine-tasting event at Sodo Park by Herban Feast, 3200 1st Ave. S., featuring over 50 Oregon wineries representing all viticultural areas of the Valley.

The block party will be an opportunity to tell the rich story of Willamette Valley wine and "invite our neighbors from the north to pay us a future visit."

The Willamette Valley's prized Pinot noir will headline the event, but other cool-climate varieties such as Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Riesling will also be poured.

"Guests will have the unique opportunity to pair wines with Oregon and Pacific Northwest food including Carlton Farm's pork, Willamette Valley Cheese Company cheeses, Grand Central Bakery's bread and Oregon hazelnuts followed by Stumptown coffee."

Tickets for the event are $45 before March 1st and $55 after March 1st. Visit www.willamettewines.com for event information and event tickets.

A luxury Wine Country Getaway Weekend will be raffled off as part of the event. A maximum of 2,000 raffle tickets will be sold. To purchase raffle tickets in advance, email info@willamettewine.com or call 503-646-2985.

To request a wine touring map, visit website or phone.

SEATTLE ECSA OPEN & WOMEN'S LEAGUES SEEKING SOFTBALL PLAYERS FOR UPCOMING SEASON
The Emerald City Softball Association's Open League for Gay and non-Gay men and women is holding a New Player Skills Assessment on Sunday, March 14, 11 a.m., at Rainier Playfield, 3700 S. Alaska St. (at Rainier Ave. S.) to meet and evaluate new players who are interested in joining one of 4 skill levels baseball teams in the ECSA Open League. You can also sign-up on the ECSA Open League "New Player Matchmaker" roster by creating a new player profile on the ECSA Open League website - www.emeraldcitysoftball.org.

The Emerald City Softball Association's Women's League for Gay and non-Gay women only is hosting a Play Day on Sunday, March 28, from 9:30 a.m.-noon, for players who are looking to be picked up on a team. Players will run through 3 drills - hitting, fielding and throwing. The Play Day will be held at Lower Woodland Ball Field #4, off Green Lake Way N. & N. 50th St. www.seattlewomensecsa.com.

GAY SKATE PARTY AT BELLEVUE SKATE KING
On Monday, March 15, from 7-10 p.m., enjoy an evening of roller skating at Bellevue Skate King, 2301 140th Ave. NE, Bellevue, at this LGBTQ 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 is Monday, April 19. www.GaySkateSeattle.com; info@gayskateseattle.com.

GAY BINGO TO BENEFIT LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE
Lifelong AIDS Alliance's long-running Gay Bingo season continues on Saturday, March 20 with "When in Rome Gay Bingo" at Fremont Studios, 155 N. 35th St. - doors at 6 p.m., game starts promptly at 7 p.m. The season continues on April 17 with "Biker Babe Gay Bingo," May 22 is "Blue Hair Gay Bingo," and June 19 is "Beach Blanket Gay Bingo." Tickets are $25 and a full bar will be available. Due to Washington State Liquor Control regulations, all guests must be 21 years of age or older.

Visit the Lifelong AIDS Alliance Gay Bingo website at www.gaybingoseattle.com for more information and to buy your tickets. Or contact Gay Bingo at 206-323-0069 or gaybingo@llaa.org

GAY CITY: VOLUME 3 REPULPED - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Lurid covers, sensational titles, scandalous storylines: the books of Gay pulp were denounced and sometimes even banned, but they also informed and delighted readers. Gay City Anthologies is currently seeking fiction, poetry, art, comics and photography that revisits, renews, reacts, reshapes and reinterprets the Gay pulp genre of the '50s and '60s. Don't just imitate the genre; raise the bar as far as you can and make it relevant to modern issues. Happy endings are not always required, but the work must reclaim positive representations of Gay people and culture. Despite pulp's sometimes pornographic roots, we are not looking for erotica at this time unless it has something unique and very literary to say. Deadline is Thursday, April 1. For complete details, visit www.gaycity.org

Each Gay City anthology supports the Gay City Health Project mission of reducing HIV infection by building community, communication and self-esteem among Gay men. As always, you DO NOT have to be either male or Gay to contribute.

GAY CITY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR RESOURCE & REFERRAL LINE AND LGBT LIBRARY
Gay City Health Project's newest program needs your help! They have taken charge of the 323-LGBT community resource line and need your help to make it successful! Some duties include answering phones, connecting people to resources, updating material for their records, checking out books and reshelving. If you are interested, please contact Susan at 206-388-1707 or email her at susan@gaycity.org.

"COMMUNITY STORIES" DOCUMENTS THE CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUES & HEALTH CARE STRUGGLE AROUND THE AIDS CRISIS IN SEATTLE IN THE 1980S
The onset of AIDS "was a health crisis, but it was also a civil rights crisis," recalls Carol Sterling, former director of the Chicken Soup Brigade. 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.

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