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posted Friday, September 24, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 39
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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: sgn2@sgn.org. INCLUDE: Date, time, location, contact phone # for publication (if possible), brief description of event & sponsoring organization. DEADLINE: Tuesday 5pm.

 

ACCESSIBILITY: Is your event accessible to LGBTQ people with disabilities? See Jeans List webpage www.scn.org/activism/calendar/disabilities.html for Marla Nonkens disabilities accommodations lists.

 

NOTE:  Phone numbers accompanying listings are within area code (206) & locations of meetings/events are in Seattle unless otherwise noted.

 

SATURDAY - September 25

 

24th Annual Seattle AIDSWalk & 5K Run. www.seattleaidswalk.org

 

Fremont Oktober Fest 2010 (9/24-9/26). For details & tickets visit fremontoktoberfest.com

 

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.

 

Seattle Public Library Fall Book Sale (9/24-9/26). Preview for Friends of Seattle Public Library, Fri 9/24 - 6:30pm; General Sale, Sat 9/25 - 9am-5pm & Sun 9/26 - 11am-4pm. Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Building #30. www.friendsofspl.org.

 

Pike Place Market Artisan Food Festival (9/25 & 9/26). Sat 9/25 - 10am-6pm; Sun 9/26 - 10am-5pm. for information visit www.pikeplacemarketfoundation.org

 

St Demetrios Greek Festival (9/24-9/26). Fri 9/24 - 12noon-9pm; Sat 9/25 - 10:30am-9pm; Sun 9/26 - 12noon-7pm. 2100 Boyer Ave E. Authentic Greek food, folk dancing, church tours & Greek deli. www.seattlegreekfestival.com

 

Fishermans Fall Festival. 11am-6pm. Fishermans Terminal, 1900 W Nickerson St. All proceeds benefit the Seattle Fishermens Memorial & their efforts to honor the local fishing community & their families. Features live music, food, games & kids activities. FREE.

 

Overeaters Anonymous. 12noon-1pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St, Room 101. Meets every Saturday. Contact Dominic at 499-2266.

 

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 rainbowbridgeclub@gmail.com

 

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.

 

Mr & Miss Gay Asian/Pacific Islander Pageant. Door 5:30pm, Pageant 7pm. Neighbours Nightclub, 1509 Broadway. Special performances by Massive Monkeys, Arnaldo!, Smokee as Cher & Shanghai Pearl. Tickets $12 pre-sale, $15 at the  door. www.brownpapertickets.com

 

The Power of Words. 7-8:30pm. Lifelong AIDS Alliance Conference Room, 1002 E Seneca St. An interactive discussion about words & their impact on our internal & external beliefs. Participants will learn how their words/actions can have a positive or negative effect on themselves & those around them. www.gaycity.org

 

Strength Over Speed. 7-8:30pm. Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 1002 E Seneca (lower entrance off parking lot). FREE drop-in support group (not a 12 step) for Gay & Bi men who desire recovery from meth. www.strengthoverspeed.org

 

Birthday Party for Chris Smith. Play 7:30pm; After-Party 9:30pm. Erickson Theatre, 1524 Harvard Ave. Features a production of Breaking the Code - a drama about British math genius Alan Turing, a Gay man who broke the Nazi Enigma code during WWII. Cost: Play tickets $18; after-party donation $7. Hosted by FSP. For RESERVATIONS call Su at 953-5601 or email sudocekal@comcast.net

 

Diverse Harmony Presents Best Friends Forever. 7:30pm. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway. Seattles own Glee - Diverse Harmony - the countrys first Gay/straight alliance youth chorus. Tickets: $15; 21 & under FREE. 389-5858, info@diverseharmony. org, www.diverseharmony.org (Also Sunday, 9/26 at 2pm.)

 

Cabaret with Sylvia Tor & the Little Darlings (9/24 & 9/25). Doors 7pm, Show 8pm. Re-ber, 1114 Howell St. If Auntie Mame had a night club act, this would be it! Features old Girl Groups, Vaudeville favorites & Burt Bacharach. www.brownpapertickets.com

 

OCTV Does Threes Company (9/24 & 9/25). 10pm. Open Circle Theater, 2222 2nd Ave. Directed by Jason Sharp. A guy living with two women becomes a guy living with two women played by men. Tickets: pay what you can.

 

SUNDAY - September 26

 

Fremont Oktober Fest 2010 (9/24-9/26). For details & tickets visit fremontoktoberfest.com

 

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 Mens Bowling in Everett. 10am. Evergreen Lanes, 5111 Claremont Way, Everett. Every Sunday. Spectators welcome. Join us for lunch afterwards! Sponsored by the Snohomish County Gay Mens Task Force. For info email John at johndmarsh@mac.com

 

Pike Place Market Artisan Food Festival (9/25 & 9/26). Sat 9/25 - 10am-6pm; Sun 9/26 - 10am-5pm. for information visit www.pikeplacemarketfoundation.org

 

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 dont have to worry about how you bowl! $4.25 + $1 shoe rental. 329-1515.

 

Seattle Public Library Fall Book Sale (9/24-9/26). Preview for Friends of Seattle Public Library, Fri 9/24 - 6:30pm; General Sale, Sat 9/25 - 9am-5pm & Sun 9/26 - 11am-4pm. Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Building #30. www.friendsofspl.org.

 

St Demetrios Greek Festival (9/24-9/26). 12noon-7pm. 2100 Boyer Ave E. See 9/24 listing at 10:30am.

 

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.

 

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

 

Diverse Harmony Presents Best Friends Forever. 2pm. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway. Seattles own Glee - Diverse Harmony - the countrys first Gay/straight alliance youth chorus. Tickets: $15; 21 & under FREE. 389-5858, info@diverseharmony. org, www.diverseharmony.org (Also Saturday, 9/25 at 7:30pm.)

 

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 daringdivorceddivas@yahoo.com

 

Orca Swim Team Workout. Sun: 5-6:15pm; Mon/Weds/Fri: 7:30-8:45pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. Every Sun, Mon, Wed & Fri. Pre-registration required. Orca Swim Team workouts are for both competitive & recreational swimmers. www.orcaswimteam.org

 

Simply Sundays. 5:30-7pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Every Sunday. Peer support for recovery from substance abuse. www.dunsheehouse.org

 

Pride League Bowling. 6:30pm. West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave SW. Meets every Sunday (except during the summer). Jeff, 932-3731.

 

Noche Latina - Latino Night. 10pm. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway. Every Sunday.

 

MONDAY - September 27

 

Women Facing HIV. 12noon-1:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Monday. Women Facing HIV is a drop-in peer support group for women living with HIV/AIDS. 322-2437. www.dunshee house.org

 

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

 

Gay Social Dinner Club of Snohomish County. Meets every Monday. An informal group of Gay men living in Snohomish County meet for dinner at Snohomish County restaurants. For information, location & to RSVP contact Ricardo at socialdinnerclub@ yahoo.com or phone (360) 722-1664.

 

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

 

Discussion Series - Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor & A New Path Toward Social Justice (8/23-11/15). 7-9pm. Cafe Allegro, 1408 NE 42nd St. Every Monday. This timely book by author-activists Bill Fletcher & Fernando Gapasin provides food for thought about why labor has declined & poses action proposals for reviving the union movement. Co-sponsored by Radical Women & the Freedom Socialist Discussion Series. 722-2453, fspseattle@mindspring.com

 

Freely Speaking Toastmasters. 7pm. Virginia Mason Hospital, 1100 9th Ave. Every Monday (except holidays & the last Mondays in August & December). Seattles only Gay & Lesbian speaking club. Please check website for current room information: www.toastmasterspride.org

 

No Safeword Writers Group. 7-9pm. Meets 4th Monday each month. NSWG exists to provide mutual support for members efforts. Support is in the form of critique & commentary on each others work, information about publishing opportunities, & discussion of issues facing writers. For info & location, NSWG@ sexpositiveculture.org; www.nosafewordwriters group.org (Also meets 2nd Sunday, 1-3pm.)

 

Orca Swim Team Workout. 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)

 

PFLAG/South King County Monthly Meeting. 7pm. Unitarian Universalist Church, 25701 14th Pl S, Kent. Meets 4th Monday each month. 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 & lets have some fun. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org

 

Unity Gay Mens AA Group in Tacoma. 7:30pm. New Heart MCC, 759 S 45th St. Tacoma. Every Monday. (253) 474-8897.

 

Writing Through Change. 7:30-9:30pm. Gay City, 511 E Pike St. Every Monday. Thru this six-week Queer-friendly, writing-intensive workshop, well explore the way change manifests in our own writing & the writing of others. The workshop is open to women & men & you dont have to be a writer to participate. Cost: $25 for the entire series. www.gaycity.org

 

TUESDAY - September 28

 

Lesbian & Gay Child Care Task Force Monthly Meeting. 12 noon-2pm. Call for location. Meets 4th Tuesday each month. The Task Force, in conjunction with Child Care Resources of King County, offers referrals to GLBT-welcoming child care centers & provides training, support & curriculum materials to child care providers. (To access this, call 329-1011 & ask for the Gay-welcoming child care programs in your zip code area.) The task force meets monthly to assess their progress in achieving their goals.

 

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.

 

GSBA Young Professionals with Pride Mixer. 5:30-7:30pm. Chloe Apartments, 1408 E Union St. Dedicated to providing LGBT & allied professionals 21-39 years of age unique & valuable opportunities to enhance personal & professional development. Cost: GSBA members $10; non-members $15; students $10. www.thegsba.org

 

Artful Expression. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Tuesday. This is an ongoing art group to visualize the journey thru creative expression. 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

 

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. For information visit www.strengthoverspeed.org

 

Diverse Harmony. 6:30-9pm. Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. Meets every Tuesday. Diverse Harmony is the nations first Gay/Straight Alliance Youth Chorus. Youths ages 13-22 are welcome regardless of sexual orientation. www.diverse harmony.org

 

LGBT MS Connection. 6:30-8pm. Swedish Education & Conference Center, Room E, James Tower, 550 17th Ave. Meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month. MS Connection is a support group for LGBT persons with MS and their partners and their caregivers. Contact Shelly Henry at 250-5002 or lgbtmsconnection@ comcast.net.

 

Seattle Tennis Alliance Social Doubles. 6:30-8pm. Meadowbrook Playfield, 10533 35th Ave NE (tennis courts at 32nd Ave NE). Every Tuesday & Thursday thru Sept. STA is Seattles premier Gay & Lesbian tennis club. $3 for members & first-time guests, $5 for returning guests. http://sta.clubexpress.com.

 

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 40s 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. 722-0729..

 

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. Bus-accessible Central Area location. Every Tuesday. (See Saturday listing at 6pm.)

 

A Spiritual Support Group for the Transgender Community. 7pm. All Pilgrims Christian Church, 500 Broadway E. Meets the 4th Tuesday of every month.

 

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. For info, call 322-2437; www.dunshee house.org.

 

Here & Now Gay & Lesbian AA Meeting in Tacoma. 7:30pm. Christ Episcopal Church, 310 N K St, Tacoma. Every Tuesday.

 

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. For info, call 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.

 

WEDNESDAY - September 29

 

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

 

True Colors: Connecting LGBTQ Teens in Shoreline. 4-5pm. Meets every Wednesday. Discussing your important issues, building a supportive community. For information, location & to REGISTER call Lindsay Bagley 362-7282 x 8018 or email lbagley@chs-nw.org

 

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. (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; nickdimartin@earthlink.net

 

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

 

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: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seattlemoviebears; or e-mail: seattlemoviebears-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

 

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.dunsheehouse.org

 

HIV/AIDS 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 who are newly diagnosed or newly dealing. For info, call 322-2437; www.dunshee house.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.)

 

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

 

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.

 

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 - September 30

 

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 Womens 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. Harborviews 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.strength overspeed.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

 

Volunteer Drop-In Night at Lifelong AIDS Alliance. 4-7pm. LAA Volunteer Services Office, 1161 11th Ave. Every Thursday. Volunteer on LAA projects - assembling safer sex kits, helping with mailings, a different project every week! Please call before dropping in. 957-1776. www.lifelongaidsalliance.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 ones self thru the written word. Fiction, non-fiction & poetry will be encouraged & supported. 322-2515, www.lambert house.org

 

Come Out For Yourself (COFY). 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Thursday. Peer support for people dealing with issues of sexual orientation. www.dunsheehouse.org

 

Thrivor Trees. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Every Thursday. Peer support for survivors of childhood sexual assault. thrivortrees@gmail.com

 

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.

 

Crazy for You. 6:30pm. Gay City, 511 E Pike St. Discusses dual diagnosis & co-occuring disorder recovery with a diagnosed or undiagnosed mental health disorder. Learn about the differences in treatment & why we choose certain paths to recovery. www.gaycity.org

 

Seattle Tennis Alliance Social Doubles. 6:30-8pm. Lower Woodland Park Courts 5, 6, 7 & 8. Every Tuesday & Thursday. STA is Seattles premier Gay & Lesbian tennis club. $2 for members & first-time guests, $5 for returning guests. http://sta.clubexpress.com.

 

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

 

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. Bus-accessible Central Area location. Every Thursday. (See Saturday listing at 6pm.)

 

Buddhism & Recovery. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Every Thursday. A meditation/recovery group. www.dunsheehouse.org

 

Gay Fathers Association of Seattle. 7:30-9pm. Group Health, 201 16th Ave E, Central Bldg, Lower Atrium. Meets every Thursday. Support meetings for Gay fathers & Gay men who are currently or previously married. Safe, anonymous, non-judgmental environment of caring fathers & friends. You are not alone. For information, community events & questioning visit www.gfas.org or our message board at http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/gayfathersseattle

 

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.)

 

Super Heroes are So Gay!: A Dynamite Queer Variety Show. Doors 7pm, Show 8pm. Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. Another Producers Collective show featuring amazing Queer drag, burlesque, music, film & more! $12.

 

FRIDAY - October 1

 

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)

 

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project 26th Anniversary. 5:30-8pm. Washington State Convention Center Sky Bridge. Celebrate 26 years of immigrant rights work, reuniting families & creating critical change with a reception and hors doeuvres. www.nwirp.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.

 

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

 

First Fridays in Yakima. 7-9pm. 223 N 1st St, Yakima. Meets 1st & 3rd Fridays. Social, support, education & advocacy group for the Yakima area GLBTQ community & their allies. All are welcomed & invited. (509) 576-0276. www.gayakima.com/1stfridays.html

 

Gamblers Anonymous: Coming Out Winners! 7-8:30pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St. Meets every Friday. A 12-step meeting of Gamblers Anonymous. This is an open meeting, Gay & Lesbian preferred. All persons welcome. 1-888-GA HELPS.

 

Seattle Prime Timers Coffee Reunion. 7pm. Starbucks, 1600 E Olive Way. Meets the 1st & 3rd Friday of every month. Metro routes 8, 9, 14, 43, 49 & 60. 329-0793; http://seattleprimetimers.usa-50.com

 

Speak the Speech Readers Theatre. 7-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Every Friday. A group experiencing wonderful plays being read aloud & what they mean in our lives. www.dunsheehouse.org

 

Destiny Gay AA Group in Tacoma. 7:30pm. New Heart MCC, 759 S 45th St, Tacoma. Every Friday. (253) 474-8897.

 

Orca Swim Team Workout. 7:30-8:45pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)

 

Bad Actor Productions Presents: Working Gurl! Doors 7pm, Show 7:30pm. Jewelbox Theater at the Rendezvous, 2322 2nd Ave. A parody of the 1980s favorite Working Girl. A full, primetime production with gender bending casting & the Bad Actors sick but loving sense of humor. Tickets: $10 advance, $12 cash at the door. www,brownpapertickets.com

 

SATURDAY - October 2

 

(See previous Saturday for ongoing activities.)

 

Sojourner Truth Ministries Blessing of the Animals Day. 12noon-1pm. Church parking lot at El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S. Pastor David Strong will bless the animals knowing many are like family members to their owners. Cookies, drinks & pet treats will be served.

 

Northwest Bears Beer/Soda Bust & Bear Meet. 6-9pm. Mens Room, 1501 E Madison St. Meets 1st Saturday each month. A beer bust for Bears, Cubs & like-minded friends with happy hour prices. An informal get-together & a chance for prospective members to meet men already in the club. 903-9288. www.nwbears.org

 

SUNDAY - October 3

 

(See previous Sunday for ongoing activities.)

 

Border Riders Motorcycle Club First Sunday Ride. 9am-rendezvous; 9:30am. Broadway Grill, 314 Broadway E. Meets 1st Sunday each month. BRMC provides a social & educational fraternity for individuals interested in recreational motorcycle touring. www.borderriders.com

 

Arts Crush Kick-Off. 11am-2pm. Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion. Over 150 arts organizations from all arts disciplines will participate. For a full schedule of events visit www.artscrush.org

 

Lotus Sisters. 1-3pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets the 1st Sunday of every month. Drop-in Buddhist meditation Sangha for LBTQ women. www.dunsheehouse.org

 

Rain City Jacks. Lower Queen Anne. 1st Sunday each month, 3pm; 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month, 7pm. Locations & membership details provided upon request. RCJ is a friendly, sex-positive & non-profit private club. Membership required. Enrollment available at the door. Email info@raincityjacks.org for detailed info, or call 1-888-809-5033. Adult men only. www.raincityjacks.org

 

Seattle Womens Chorus We are Family in Mt Vernon. 3pm. McIntyre Hall, 2501 E College Way, Mt Vernon. Features segments of Rosie ODonnells HBO film A Family is a Family is a Family complemented by a delightful collection of choral music. Tickets at www.mcintyrehall.org or 1-866-624-6897 x 2.

 

Perfect in Purple - Skagit Valley College 2nd Annual Homecoming/Coming Home Celebration. 5:30-9pm. Skagit Valley College, 2405 E. College Way, Mt Vernon, WA 98273. Light supper and beverages provided; no host bar. Entertainment by Mt Vernon High School grad and Grammy-nominee, Chris Riffle, playing acoustic guitar; dance music by DJ Mike in the Morning Yeoman of KAPS 660 AM. $5 suggested donation. PFLAG Skagit and Pride Foundation.

 

PFLAG/Kittitas County. 4-5:30pm. First United Methodist Church, 3rd & Ruby Sts, Ellensburg. Meets the first Sunday of every month. For information, (509) 925-7937.

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

 

American Veterans for Equal Rights - www.aver.us

 

Another Gay Social Club! - www.meetup.com/Another-Gay-Social-Club/

 

Bellingham/Whatcom County - www.theslowlane. com/guide.html

 

Bent Arts is the nations only non-profit Queer writing institute. Bent promotes written & spoken word among LGBTIQ people & in our communities. 860-3035, info@bentwriting.com, info@benditbandits.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 Womens Network - www.sbwn.net.

 

Bremerton/Kitsap County - www.outwestsound.org

 

Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St, offers an extensive schedule of LGBTQ-supported recovery meetings including AA, Alanon, CLA, CML, GA, NA, SAA, SLAA, OA, XA & Spanish-speaking AA. 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





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