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posted Friday, September 17, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 38
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HEART BREAKS OPEN INTERVIEWS SOUGHT WITH HIV-POSITIVE INDIVIDUALS
The creative team behind the upcoming film Heart Breaks Open is curating an anthology about coming to terms with being HIV-positive. They are looking for anyone who is HIV-positive and willing to be interviewed. Interviews will be recorded over the phone, then transcribed and edited for the anthology. Participants have the choice to remain anonymous. Please help by telling your story. To participate or for more information, call (206) 925-3163 or e-mail heart@dualpowerproductions.com.

STRAWBERRY THEATRE WORKSHOP PRESENTS BREAKING THE CODE
Running Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. at Erickson Theatre Off Broadway (1524 Harvard Ave.) through October 9, Strawberry Theatre Workshop presents Hugh Whitemore's Breaking the Code, a story of espionage and betrayal about Alan Turing, a British mathematical genius and Gay man, considered the father of the modern digital computer, who is credited with cracking the German Enigma code during World War II. Tickets through September 25: $10, September 30-October 9: $30 general, $15 student, $15 for Thursday performances.

For tickets, call 800-838-3006. For more information, visit www.strawshop.org.

RADICAL WOMEN RUMMAGE SALE
On Saturday, September 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Freeway Hall (5018 Rainier Ave. S.), Radical Women will hold their giant rummage sale. Thousands of items, including house wares, sports equipment, collectibles, furniture, books, and clothing. On Sunday, everything is half-price 10 a.m. to noon, and all you can fit in a bag for $2 from noon to 3 p.m.

To donate rummage, volunteer or for more information, call 206-722-6057, 722-2453, or e-mail RWFSPRummageSale@gmail.com.

TELENY AND CAMILLE BOOK RELEASE PARTY
On Saturday, September 18, at 7 p.m. at the BottleNeck Lounge (2328 Madison St.), there will be a release party for Jon Macy's graphic novel Teleny and Camille. The book is an adaptation of the anonymous Gay erotic novel Teleny, published in London in 1893 and attributed to Oscar Wilde and his circle of writers and poets. Macy will be in attendance to sign copies of the book, do sketches, and mingle with readers. Attendees will also be able to enjoy featured drink specials and green carnations for their lapels. Teleny and Camille is about a secret love affair between a wealthy young gentleman and an exotic pianist. Though it's a period piece, Macy assures readers the novel is anything but dry; he has attempted to create a work that evokes the period without becoming a costume drama and keeping its audience at arm's length. The characters in Teleny and Camille are treated as real people, overcome and undone by long-suppressed passions.

For more information, check out their website at bottlenecklounge.com.

SEVEN DEADLY SINS: SLOTH
On Saturday, September 18, from 9 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Neumos (925 E. Pike St.), Two Knights Events presents Sloth, the latest in the Seven Deadly Sins dance party series. Sloth will feature amazing music, visuals, and eye-popping entertainment. Advance tickets available now at The Lobby Bar and the Baltic Room for $12. A portion of the proceeds benefits Gay City.

For more information, visit www.gaycity.org.

RUMMAGE FOR RECOVERY TO BENEFIT CAPITOL HILL ALANO CLUB
On Sunday, September 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Dunshee House (303 17th Ave. E.), SHIFT - A Peer Recovery Network will hold their Rummage for Recovery rummage sale to benefit the Capitol Hill Alano Club. Includes BBQ and goodies all day. Creative arts project will take place inside from noon-3 p.m.

SOJOURNER TRUTH MINISTRIES HOSTS STONE SOUL GATHERING FAMILY BBQ
On Sunday, September 19 at noon at El Centro de la Raza (2524 16th Ave. S.), the Sojourner Truth Ministries Christian United Church will hold their Stone Soul Gathering and Family Day BBQ. This is an annual summer community event in appreciation of fellowship in the spirit. Everyone is welcome! This is a great way to meet others while having great food and fun. For more information, visit www.sojournertruthministries.org.

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.

YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM'S OUTLOUD PROGRAM HOSTS BENEFIT/ SHOWS YOU ARE NOT ALONE
On Tuesday, September 21 from 6-9 p.m. at Richard Hugo House (1634 11th Ave.), the Youth Suicide Prevention Program's OUTLoud program presents: You Are Not Alone, a YSPP video spotlighting the lives of three local LGBTQ youth, risk for suicide, self-harm, and depression, and how to intervene with a suicidal youth. Hosted by Aleksa Manila, with special guest Ed Murray. Enjoy a screening of the film, a youth panel and discussion, a silent auction, and food and drink. Suggested $25 donation at the door.

EUROPEAN OPERA COMES TO SEATTLE CINEMA
Running Wednesdays through September 29, Columbia City Cinema will be showing current productions from famous European opera houses (and London's Globe Theatre). The productions will show at 4 p.m. ($15) and 7 p.m. ($20) each Wednesday. Screenings will be shown a block down across the street from the Cinema at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S. Alaska St.).

For more information, visit www.seedseattle.org/seedarts/rvcc/rvcc_index.html.

GSBA CANDIDATE FORUM
On Wednesday, September 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Hotel (721 Pine St.), the GSBA will hold their Candidate Forum. Deborah Brandt has agreed to be the fabulous emcee, and over lunch she will question those running for some of the important races in the Seattle area. Unfortunately, there is not time to feature every race, but candidates from many of the other races will be there to mingle before and after the luncheon. Make sure you are an informed voter on issues important to both the LGBT community and to business. These are critical times and the people who represent us can make a huge difference to our lives. Tickets $32, $37 for non-members.

For more information, visit www.thegsba.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.). All GLBTQ folks in the community are welcome to participate in this FREE book club. The book for September will be Portrait of the Addict as a Young Man by Bill Clegg. Get ready to learn the real ferocity of addiction, as a very human young man tells you about his battle. It's harrowing and gorgeously written, and by the time you finish it, you realize it's also a work of art. 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, e-mail nickdimartin@earthlink.net or contact Dunshee House at 206-322-2437.

GAY SKATE PARTY
On Wednesday, September 22 and Wednesday, October 20 from 7-10 p.m. at Skate King Bellevue (2301 140th Ave. NE), Skate King holds their monthly Gay Skate Party. Regular skate rentals free, inline skate rental $4, or bring your own skates. Entry $8 at the door, $5 kids under 18.

For more information, visit www.gayskateseattle.com or e-mail info@gayskateseattle.com.

MANY VOICES/ONE SONG CONCERT TO BENEFIT MULTIFAITH WORKS
On Friday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark's Cathedral (1245 10th Ave. E.), the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia sponsors Many Voices/One Song, a musical benefit for Multifaith Works. Featured performers include Japanese American drumming group Seattle Kokon Taiko, Seattle Men's Chorus ensemble Captain Smartypants, Northwest-based community gospel choir Rob-A-Live Productions, and the Flentrop Organ. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and can be purchased at www.multifaith.org/tickets or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/122873.

For more information, call (206) 324-1520.

FREMONT OKTOBERFEST
On September 24, 25, and 26, at locations around the Fremont neighborhood, join Fremont Oktoberfest's fall kick-off celebration. Voted by USA Today and Orbitz.com as one of the top places to toast Oktoberfest, this three-day event has an activity for kids and adults of all ages, and it's all for a good cause! The Fremont Chamber of Commerce is the beneficiary of Fremont Oktoberfest. A portion of the proceeds goes toward funding local schools, art groups, community events and promoting Fremont as the "Center of the Universe." Come run, drink, and play at Fremont Oktoberfest!

For tickets, locations, a full schedule of events, or more information, visit www.fremontoktoberfest.com.

ANNUAL SEATTLE AIDS WALK AND 5K RUN
On Saturday, September 25, the 24th Annual Seattle AIDS walk and 5K Run will take place. Lifelong offers many programs and care services, including: The Chicken Soup Brigade, Lifelong's Food Program, provides nutritious meals and a grocery program that feeds people in our community The meals are specifically tailored to meet the medical and cultural needs of each client. The Mental Health Access Project (MHAP) helps break down the financial barriers our clients face in accessing mental health care. The Evergreen Health Insurance Program provides assistance to those who are having difficulties paying their insurance premiums. Lifelong is now caring for more people than ever before and our need for funds has never been greater. The Seattle AIDS Walk & 5K Run offers our biggest and best opportunity to fill our funding gap. The funds we raise make it possible for Lifelong to continue our mission of feeding those in need, preventing new infections and caring for those affected by HIV and AIDS.

For more information, to donate or volunteer, visit www.llaa.org.

SEATTLE CENTER FESTÁL: ITALIAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL
On Saturday, September 25 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Center House, Fisher Pavilion and Seattle Center Pavilion (Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St.), Seattle Center Festál: Italian Culture Festival, inaugurated in 1988, will feature food vendors, crafts, puppet theatre, Italian films, a grape-stomping contest, pizza tossing competition, and a bocce ball tournament that honor the "old country" and recognize the remarkable contemporary contributions of this dynamic and artful culture. Admission is free. Anne Burrell, host of Secrets of a Restaurant Chef and Worst Cooks in America on the Food Network, highlights "Great Italian Chefs" cooking demonstrations featuring local chefs from Seattle's best Italian restaurants. Special guest appearances by Public Broadcasting Service's Nick Stellino, host of Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen, and John and Caprial Pence. Burrell appears daily at 3 p.m. Also part of the festival: Opera previews. Local luminaries offer live excerpts from the 2010 / 2011 seasons of Seattle Opera, Bellevue Opera, and the Early Music Guild, all presented live on the Classical KING-FM Stage.

For more information, visit www.seattlecenter.com.

MR. & MISS GAY ASIAN/ PACIFIC ISLANDER PAGEANT
On Saturday, September 25, door at 5:30 p.m., pageant at 7 p.m., Neighbours Nightclub, 1509 Broadway (entrance in alley between Broadway and Harvard Ave. off E. Pike St.), and Gaysha Starr present the Mr. & Miss Gay Asian/Pacific Islander Pageant with $500 cash prize to both Mr. & Miss API 2010. Competition categories: National Costume, Swimsuit, Talent, Formal Wear, Q&A. With special performances by Massive Monkees, Smokee as Cher, Arnaldo! Drag Chanteuse and Shanghai Pearl. Tickets: $12 presale at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/126535 or $15 at the door. For advertising, contestant, and sponsorship information, please contact gayshastarr@gmail.com or teriyakitemple@aol.com.

DIVERSE HARMONY PRESENTS BEST FRIENDS FOREVER ENCORE PERFORMANCES
On Saturday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 26 at 2 p.m., Diverse Harmony, Seattle's own Glee, presents Best Friends Forever at the Broadway Performance Hall (1625 Broadway). Diverse Harmony is the nation's first Gay/straight alliance youth chorus founded in 2002.

In BFF, it's senior year, and the choir of Longmont High is preparing for a very important choral competition in another state. As the choir struggles to come up with the money to go on the trip, drama ensues as the control freak queen of the choir and the seemingly shallow but talented new girl vie for the attentions of a sweet, unwitting Gay boy. Tickets $15, free for those under 21.

For more information, visit www.diverseharmony.org.

FREEDOM SOCIALIST PARTY BIRTHDAY PARTY CELEBRATION FOR SEATTLE FSP ORGANIZER CHRIS SMITH - YOU'RE INVITED!
On Saturday, September 25, you are cordially invited to a birthday affair for Chris Smith, suave socialist and free speech agitator, Gay rights warrior and urbane Seattle FSP organizer.

At 7:30 p.m., enjoy the Strawberry Theatre Workshop's production of Breaking the Code, a drama about British mathematical genius Alan Turing, a Gay man who broke the Nazi Enigma code during World War II, as well as archaic social norms. Presented at the Erickson Theatre, 1524 Harvard Ave. (between E. Pike & E. Pine Sts.) Tickets: $18.00. To reserve, call Su at 206-953-5601 or email sudocekal@comcast.net.

At 9:30 p.m. enjoy the after-party in the theatre lobby, including roasts and toasts, no host bar, and delectable hors d'oeuvres. $7.00 donation.

In lieu of gifts Chris prefers donations to Seattle FSP, his favorite charity! If you are unable to attend the birthday celebration, but would like to make a donation to the Seattle FSP in Chris' honor, please send a check payable to "FSP" to 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118 - please put "Chris' Birthday" in the memo line.

GLSEN HOSTS CONFERENCE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF COLOR
Register by October 8 at www.glsen.org/washington for GLSEN Washington's High School Students of Color Organizing Conference on October 30. During the one-day conference, you will learn to build community organizing skills, explore connection between communities of color and the safe schools movement, network with LGBT and allied youth of color from Seattle and Tacoma, develop healthy partnerships with adult allies, and plan to make your school safer for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

"WAY OF THE QIN" EXHIBIT SHOWCASES CHINESE PHILOSOPHY
The current exhibit at the Taoist Studies Institute (225 N. 70th St.) features over 50 items illustrating Chinese culture and philosophy. Accompanying the exhibit will be a rich array of educational public programs, as well as related items available for sale. The Qin, commonly known as the Guqin, is an ancient zither which has been played in China for over 2,000 years. The "Way of the Qin" exhibit will be accompanied by an array of public programs focusing on Taoist and Chinese culture, as well as Guqin concerts and workshops.

The exhibit runs Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. through October 24. For more information, visit www.taoiststudiesinstitute.org.

CARING AND AGING WITH PRIDE
Are you a LGBT adult 50 years of age or older? Or can you pass this information on to someone who is? We need your help with a groundbreaking project: Caring and Aging with Pride, a partnership between Senior Services and The Institute for Multigenerational Health at the University of Washington. Our goal is to understand the aging and health needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender adults 50 years of age and older in our community for generations to come. You are eligible for a raffle drawing awarding a $500 Visa gift certificate to three randomly selected individuals. Visit http://bit.ly/SnrSvcs to enter the raffle and request a questionnaire. You are eligible for the raffle regardless of whether you complete a questionnaire or not. Please keep in mind your participation in the project is completely voluntary.

If you have any questions about the project, please contact us at 1-800-558-8703 or visit our website at CaringAndAging.org. Voice your needs!

LGBT LIBRARY NOW OPEN
The LGBT Library houses a wide range of fiction and non-fiction works of interest to those in the LGBT community and its allies. The Library is located at Gay City's offices, 511 E. Pike St., on the ground floor behind Kaladi Brothers Coffee (just follow the signs). Library hours are Mon-Fri, 2-8 p.m., and Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Items may be borrowed free of charge; however, ID is required. For your convenience, a drop box for returning borrowed items is available next to the front door when the library is closed.

LGBT RESOURCE & REFERRAL LINE
The Resource & Referral Line can connect you to LGBT-friendly resources throughout Puget Sound and beyond. Coming out and just learning what is out there? Visiting and want to know about nightlife options? Interested in drug or alcohol counseling? For these or any other LGBT issues, call 206-323-LGBT. Phone line hours are Mon-Fri, 2-8 p.m., and Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Leave a voice message at all other times and your call will be returned. Alternatively, you can view our resource lists at www.gaycity.org under the resources menu.

GAY CITY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR LGBT LIBRARY AND RESOURCE & REFERRAL LINE
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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