SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION
LGBT SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES
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.
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 accommodate participants with no computer access."
"RAIN FESTIVAL 2010 -
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.
"AN EVENING WITH
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 time. 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.
"DREAMS COME TRUE" -
THE IMPERIAL PRINCE
& PRINCESS BALL XXI
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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; email@example.com; or visit Seattle International Women's Day on facebook.com.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or join the Seattle Gay Flag Football League group on Facebook.
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 auctions, 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; $2,000 table of 10. Dress: Feel free to define where fancy meets expressive: black tie and denim, cocktail chic, fashionably classy but comfortable. 206-324-2570; www.equalrightswashington.org.
AARON'S RAINBOW PROJECT
PRESENTS "OUT" CHRISTIAN
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 and E. Pike Sts., hosts a worship service featuring Shawn Thomas and his music. www.shawnthomasonline.com.
THE BOTTLENECK LOUNGE
On Saturday, March 6, from 8 p.m.-2 a.m., The BottleNeck Lounge, 2328 E. Madison St., between 23rd Ave. & E. John St., celebrates their third anniversary with $3 flutes of bubbly until 9 p.m., $1 off their new Hair of the Dog specialty cocktails from 9 p.m.-midnight, plus Skyy vodka specials all night. "Let us not forget our four-legged friends as we celebrate over 1000 days of doggie drinks and general debauchery. We will be giving away prizes throughout the night - including one night's free lodging at the dog-friendly Ace Hotel and a giant basket of goodies from Doghouse Leather." 206-323-1098.
GAY CITY &
THREE DOLLAR BILL CINEMA'S
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 get an entry to win some fantastic door prizes - including tickets to see legendary comic Lily Tomlin at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Tickets: $25-general and $40-VIP in advance; $5 more at the door. www.gaycity.org.
LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE
"CARING FOR OUR COMMUNITY
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 email@example.com or call 206-957-1742 or visit www.llaa.org for more information.
THE ELITE HOSTS
FREE ASL LESSONS
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.
GSBA PRIME TIME MIXER
On Wednesday, March 10, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA), Seattle's LGBT & Allies Chamber of Commerce, hosts their monthly social/networking event at Cupcake Royale & Verite Coffee, 1111 E. Pike St. Cost is $10-members/students and $15-non-members. For more information, call 206-363-9188 or visit www.thegsba.org.
POZ SEATTLE HOSTS
ST. PATRICK'S DAY SOCIAL
On Wednesday, March 10, from 6-8 p.m., POZSeattle hosts their monthly social at The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave., at E. Pine St. This month's theme is: "St. Patrick's Day."
"Meet us in the downstairs bar for light snacks, socializing, catching-up with old friends, making new ones, and a whole lot of fun - Corned Beef Reuben sandwiches included."
This event is FREE (except for the cost of beverages) and is for all HIV-Positive men and their friends, regardless of age, shape, size, or color.
"Please spread the word about us! If you or your group or organizaton would like to sponsor one of our monthly socials by either donations or by providing a meal, or both, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"POZSeattle is a social organizaton run for and by Seattle-area HIV-positive guys that is committed to planning and promoting fun social activities. Our primary social event is always held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. For questions or more information about this event, to plan your own social event, or to be added to our event promotion email list, email email@example.com or visit us on the web at www.pozseattle.org."
SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN
BOOK CLUB AT DUNSHEE HOUSE
The Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave. E. at E. Thomas St. The club is pleased to announce the following 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Dunshee House at 206-322-2437.
GAY CITY HOSTS
On Wednesday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m., Gay City Health Project hosts their monthly reading and discussion group about Gay/Bi men's spirituality at Kaladi Brothers Coffee, 511 E. Pike St. For more information, call 206-860-6969 or visit www.gaycity.org.
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.
Q-LAW HOSTS SOUTH SOUND
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE & SOCIAL
On Thursday, March 11, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Q-Law, the GLBT Bar Association of Washington, invites you to their Sound Sound Membership Drive and Social, at the Tempest Lounge, 913 Martin Luther King Jr., Way, Tacoma. www.tempestlounge.com. For more information, contact Christine Sanders at CSanders@gth-law.com. www.q-law.org.
SEATTLE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
MUSIC OF REMEMBRANCE
"SPARKS OF GLORY" CONCERT
AT GOOD SHEPHERD CENTER
On Saturday, March 13, at 2 p.m., Music of Remembrance presents "Sparks of Glory: Fathers" - a FREE concert featuring the song cycle "Fathers," with the premiere of a new version sung by Portland Opera mezzo Angela Niederloh, at the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N. Contemporary composer Lori Laitman's "songs represent outpourings of great beauty," says Fanfare. Here, Laitman explores the father-child relationship combining the Holocaust poetry of Sri Lankan poet Anne Ranasinghe and the work of Russian poet David Vogel. Ernest Bloch's "Baal Shem" is a deeply touching musical portrait of Chassidic life. Nazis banned Erwin Schulhoff's music as "degenerate"; his sparkling "Duo" bears the influence of its dedicatee, Leos Janácek. MOR Artistic Director Mina Miller introduces each piece. www.musicofremembrance.org.
"PALESTINIAN WOMEN RESIST
THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION" -
A PANEL DISCUSSION
"Palestinian Women Resist the Israeli Occupation" is the theme of an International Women's Day forum to be held on Saturday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m., at New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. Globally celebrated, International Women's Day was initiated in 1910 by German socialist Clara Zetkin to honor a March 8 strike by female garment workers in New York City.
Seattle Radical Women's event features a panel discussion on the leadership of women in the daily struggle against the U.S.-backed Israeli blockade of Gaza. Speakers will address ways to support the Palestinian movement, including the effort to build an international boycott of Israeli products.
Panelists include: Nada Elia, co-chair of the Incite! Anti-Militarism Taskforce and an organizer for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, and Adrienne Weller, a Jewish defender of Palestinian rights and a signer of the Cairo Declaration, which denounced "Israel's ongoing collective punishment of Palestinians through the illegal occupation and siege of Gaza."
Ray Fidel, an Israeli-American feminist, critic of the Zionist state and professor at the University of Washington, will serve as chair.
A Middle Eastern dinner will be served prior to the program at 6 p.m. for a $10 donation. A $2 donation is requested. Sliding scale and work exchanges are available. For more information, rides or childcare, call 206-722-6057 or 722-2452 or email email@example.com. This event is wheelchair accessible. www.radicalwomen.org
CELEBRATES THE CULTURE &
CUSTOMS OF IRELAND
On Saturday, March 13 and Sunday, March 14, from noon-6 p.m., Seattle Center Festál presents a weekend of non-stop live music, dancing and cultural activities at the Center House. Festival-goers can participate in genealogy and Irish language workshops and take in the colorful cultural exhibits and booths selling Irish and Celtic products. Contemporary Irish short films will be screened during the Irish Reels Film Festival. Family-oriented activities include high-spirited Irish musicians and champion Irish stepdancers from around the Pacific Northwest, along with children's activities. FREE. www.seattlecenter.com.
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 four skills 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 three drills - hitting, fielding and throwing. The Play Day will be held at Lower Woodland Ball Field #4, off Greenlake Way N. & N. 50th St. www.seattlewomenecsa.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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
GAY CITY: VOLUME 3
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.
SEATTLE QUAKE RUGBY
The Seattle Quake Rugby hosts their final home game this season on Saturday, 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.
GAY CITY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
FOR RESOURCE &
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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