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RuPaul's Drag Race
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Gay rights celebrated at 21st annual GLAAD Media Awards
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SGN Exclusive Interview: Jackie Beat
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The 75th Oregon Shakespeare Festival
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SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Rapace armors up for Dragon Tattoo's Lisbeth
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DISH! variety show benefits Lifelong AIDS Alliance
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Smart Sunlight exposes 9/11 controversies
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Herculina/Hercule's Transgender adventures
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VIDEO - Teen Sues District for Discrimination
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Noisy Jammer a unique presentation
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Runaways gives young actors a chance to stretch
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Paramount screens 'Silents from the South Seas'
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Remember Me unforgettable for all the wrong reasons
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Where It's At: March Shorts - Staples, Handler and Mayer on deck for March
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
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Silversun Pickups next week, Tom Gabel, Animal Collective
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Letters
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A Dyke About Town: Spyro Gyro and Rainbow City Band
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Overwrought Big Pink outdone by opening band
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Deep Inside Hollywood - Romeo San Vicente
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Filmmaker David DeCoteau perfects the Gay thriller
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Book Marks
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Broadway Divas dazzle at Neighbours
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Forgettable Wimpy Kid an insufferable waste
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Forgettable Wimpy Kid an insufferable waste
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Hear Me Out: New albums by Goldfrapp, Woodpigeon
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Deep Inside Hollywood
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Old school meets new school at New Found Glory show
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Recent Tragic Events fitfully amusing
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RuPaul's Drag Race
Rock 'n' roll competition sends another contestant home

by Bebe Zahara Benet - SGN Contributing Writer

Being able to lip-sync is a crucial skill for any drag queen, but so is the ability to deliver a song in your own voice. This week on RuPaul's Drag Race, the queens found that out with a musical competition that featured rock and roll as the chosen for
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Gay rights celebrated at 21st annual GLAAD Media Awards
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

On March 13, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), a media watchdog group promoting fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of LGBT individuals and issues in all media, held their 21st Annual Media Awards in New York City.

Cynthia Nixon, openly Lesbian act
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SGN Exclusive Interview: Jackie Beat
Seattle gets one night to catch razor-sharp drag superstar

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Jackie Beat
March 24 at 9 PM
Julia's on Broadway


Drag superstar Jackie Beat has been entertaining audiences across the U.S. and in Europe for over 10 years with her razor-sharp comed
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The 75th Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by Milton W. Hamlin - SGN A&E Writer

In the final days of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C., the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) opened its 75th anniversary season for four productions. If a sports analogy is ever correct in a theater situation, OSF took home three gold medals and one bronze. The Tony Award-winning company
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SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Rapace armors up for Dragon Tattoo's Lisbeth
by Gary M. Kramer - SGN Contributing Writer

The Girl with
the Dragon Tattoo
Opening March 19


Swedish actress Noomi Rapace gives a star-making performance as Lisbeth, the title character in the film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. She provides this dazzling thriller - based on the late Stieg
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DISH! variety show benefits Lifelong AIDS Alliance
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

DISH! variety show benefit
March 14
Vera Project


On Sunday March 14, Dual Power Productions presented DISH!, an all-ages Queer variety show at the Vera Project in Seattle Center. The fabulous variety show featured the glamorous emcees Sister Stella Standing
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Smart Sunlight exposes 9/11 controversies
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Sunlight
ArtsWest
Through April 3


Sunlight, by Sharr White, is an incredibly smart, thoroughly well-written play focusing on our modern ethics. How should we reconcile the legal about-face our country took after 9/11, when cadres of government lawyers gave per
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Herculina/Hercule's Transgender adventures
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

The Adventures of Herculina
Annex Theatre
Through March 27


The Adventures of Herculina by Kira Obolensky, currently staged by Macha Monkey at Annex Theatre, is based on a true story. Herculina was raised as a girl in the mid-1800s until she was "diagnosed" as
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Noisy Jammer a unique presentation
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

The Jammer
Balagan Theatre
Through April 3


And now for something completely different! Go to the theater to watch the roller derby? Really? Well, kinda, if Balagan Theatre has its way. It's presenting The Jammer by Rolin Jones. When Jones wrote his script
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Runaways gives young actors a chance to stretch
by Scott Rice - SGN Contributing Writer

The Runaways
Opening March 19


Hot teenage sex kittens who can make you swoon, kick your ass, and rock the house. It sold in 1975, and it still sells today - or will it?

The Runaways were the first all-girl rock band. They embodied everything that
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Paramount screens 'Silents from the South Seas'
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Silent Movie Mondays:
Silents From the South Seas
March 22 and 29
Paramount Theatre


All this month, Trader Joe's and Seattle Theatre Group are presenting Silent Movie Mondays at the Paramount Theatre. If you saw South Pacific during its run at the 5
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Remember Me unforgettable for all the wrong reasons
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Remember Me
Opening March 12


There is a moment in the new melodrama Remember Me starring Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson where the oxygen drains completely out of the theater in a way I can say I have never seen before. It is the penultimate sce
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Where It's At: March Shorts - Staples, Handler and Mayer on deck for March
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

We're inching closer to the peak concert season. In the meantime, March boasts some terrific live concerts. Here are five to wrap your head around.

Against Me!
March 1, Neumos

When super-hot and tattooed Tom Gabel interviewed with me two years ago, he
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Your brain is buzzing so furiously you may want a few drinks to drown out the noise. Drunk and druggy reveries only feel like genius at the time. Meditation and consultation with artistic friends could tune that noise into real brilliance.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Your friends do mean well, but thei
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Silversun Pickups next week, Tom Gabel, Animal Collective
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

If you love Silversun Pickups, be prepared to love them more. Brian Aubert, lead singer/guitarist of the Grammy-nominated four-piece, is my special guest in The Music Lounge next week. He opens up on a variety of topics, including Gay marriage, his own wedding this spring, his current tour
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION LGBT SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES
www.safeschoolscoalition.org/RG-scholarships.html

FREE RÉSUMÉ AND JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS
South Seattle Community College's WorkSource Center is partnering with the Seattle Public Library and the King County Library System to offer résumé and job searc
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Letters
GAY TEACHERS

In my opinion, many Gay men can be excellent teachers of children. Why? Because they are people of the gentle heart.

Leland Mellott
Mount Vernon, Washington


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A Dyke About Town: Spyro Gyro and Rainbow City Band
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Spyro Gyro's Down the Wire

Mercy and her friend Doright Fibrearts went to see Spyro Gyro at Jazz Alley, last week. The group was touring in support of their aptly titled new release Down the Wire.

Leader Jay Beckenstein alternated luscious performance
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Overwrought Big Pink outdone by opening band
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Your brain is buzzing so furiously you may want a few drinks to drown out the noise. Drunk and druggy reveries only feel like genius at the time. Meditation and consultation with artistic friends could tune that noise into real brilliance.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Your friends do mean well, but thei
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Overwrought Big Pink outdone by opening band
by Jessica Price - SGN A&E Writer

The Big Pink with A Place To Bury Strangers
March 12
Neumos


London-based fuzz-rock duo The Big Pink brought their bombastic live show to Seattle for the first time last week, selling out Neumos and leaving desperate fans scrambling at the door for extra t
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Deep Inside Hollywood - Romeo San Vicente
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Filmmaker David DeCoteau perfects the Gay thriller
by Gary M. Kramer - SGN Contributing Writer

Prolific out filmmaker David DeCoteau has two films on DVD this month: The Pit and the Pendulum, his latest Queer re-imagining/adaptation of an Edgar Allan Poe's story (after film versions of The Raven and The House of Usher) and Brotherhood V: Alumni, the newest installment of anoth
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Book Marks
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Broadway Divas dazzle at Neighbours
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Broadway Divas
March 14
Neighbours Nightclub


The LGBT community has long had a love affair with Broadway musicals and drag queens. On March 14 at Neighbours Nightclub, the two performance genres met, and the outcome was Broadway Divas, a fabulous drag show to
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Broadway Divas dazzle at Neighbours
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Broadway Divas
March 14
Neighbours Nightclub


The LGBT community has long had a love affair with Broadway musicals and drag queens. On March 14 at Neighbours Nightclub, the two performance genres met, and the outcome was Broadway Divas, a fabulous drag show to
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Forgettable Wimpy Kid an insufferable waste
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Opening March 19


Based on a series of best-selling illustrated novels by Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a movie that I knew nothing about. Coming out of the theatre afterwards, I could only fantasize about that still being
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Forgettable Wimpy Kid an insufferable waste
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Opening March 19


Based on a series of best-selling illustrated novels by Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a movie that I knew nothing about. Coming out of the theatre afterwards, I could only fantasize about that still bein
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Shortbus starts Seattle's Lesbian and Gay Film Festival with a bang, not a whimper -
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Your brain is buzzing so furiously you may want a few drinks to drown out the noise. Drunk and druggy reveries only feel like genius at the time. Meditation and consultation with artistic friends could tune that noise into real brilliance.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Your friends do mean well, but thei
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