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posted Friday, November 5, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 45
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PRIDE FOUNDATION/ GSBA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
Pride Foundation/GSBA Scholarship Applications are now available at www.PrideFoundationScholar.org. This year, $500,000 is available in scholarships to support education and leadership development for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer students of any age; students who have an LGBT parent; and students who are straight allies and are committed to civil rights for the LGBTQ community. Since 1990, more than $3 million in scholarships have been awarded. Pride Foundation and the GSBA Scholarship Fund would like to encourage you to share this excellent opportunity for students of any age or sexual orientation from Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Washington who are pursuing any post-secondary education (including community college, public or private colleges and universities, trade apprenticeships, or certificate programs)! There are 50 different types of scholarships with awards up to $10,000, but only one web-based application to complete!

Applications can be completed online at www.PrideFoundationScholar.org and are due by 5:00 p.m. PST on Friday, January 31, 2011.

For information on other LGBT scholarship programs, visitthe Safe Schools Coalition's scholarship resource list at www.safeschoolscoalition.org/youth.

NW DANCE SYNDROME PRESENTS COLLIDE
From Friday, November 5 to Sunday, November 7 at 8 p.m. at Erickson Theater Off Broadway (1524 Harvard Ave.), NorthWest Dance Syndrome (NWDS) presents Collide. Dance artists and companies showing work, along with NWDS, are: Gabriel Bruya, BQdanza, Redd Legg Dance, Anne Motl, The Post Scripts and Maya Soto/Soto Style. After seven years of creating, performing and producing independent work, NWDS has invited some all star Seattle dance artists to join them. NWDS created Collide out of the deep need to continue connecting and intersecting with Seattle 's diverse dance community. Collide provides a space for dance artists to come together and share the stage. For audiences, Collide offers a real mix of dance perspectives, a variety of styles, and a broad spectrum of Seattle 's best local dance companies.

For more information, visit www.nwdancesyndrome.com.

BENT: 10TH ANNUAL MENTOR SHOWCASE
On Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6, Regie Cabico will headline the Bent Mentor Showcase, doors at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m., at the Museum of History and Industry's McEachern Auditorium, 2700 24th Ave. E. The showcase, an annual event that has become a fixture within the Seattle Queer arts scene, will include performances by Cabico and Bent writing students.

Cabico is described as an 'out and proud Filipino American Gay man who has been called the Lady Gaga of spoken word poets._ He has won several high awards at various national slam poetry contests, has written several plays and regularly performs stand-up comedy, and has twice been featured on HBO's Def Poetry Jam.'

A writing workshop will be held on Saturday, November 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at a location to be announced. The performances will take place over two nights, November 5 and 6, with doors at 7 p.m. For more information, e-mail terrakitty@gmail.com or visit www.bentwriting.com. Tickets may be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/128828.

STOP POLICE BRUTALITY PUBLIC FORUM
On Friday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. at New Freeway Hall (5018 Rainier Ave. S.), join the public forum 'Stop Police Brutality in Our Community.' Civil rights attorneys Lem Howell and Val Carlson, social worker Griffin Street and Native American activist Feanette Black Bear will kick off a community discussion and offer solutions to escalating police violence. Door donation $1-3 and snack plates will be available for a $6 donation. Sponsored by the Freedom Socialist Party. Wheelchair accessible.

For more information, call 206-722-2453 or e-mail FSPseattle@mindspring.com.

NORTHWEST BUTOH WAVE/AGOGO DAIPANBUTOH
On Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6 at 8 p.m. at Velocity Dance Center (1621 12th Ave.), experience the Northwest Butoh WAVE / AGOGO Performance DAIPANbutoh collective First performance. DAIPANbutoh is a performance collective formed to bring butoh to Seattle audiences. Our purpose is to devote our energy and talents to promote this deeply moving and evocative international performance movement that has been steadily growing in Seattle since the 1980s. Butoh is a creative force that arose out of the turmoil and confusion of Post World War II Japan. Featuring performances by Mizu Desierto, Danse Perdue, Kokoro, Doulgas Ridings, Diana Garcia-Snyder, Sharoni Stern Siegel, Haruko Nishimura, Joan Laage, MomoButoh Dance Co, and Sheri Brown.

Tickets: $15 - $35 sliding scale. No one under 16 admitted. For more information, visit daipanbutoh.com.

UNIVERSITY DISTRICT JAZZ WALK
On Saturday, November 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 4 a.m., LUCID Jazz Lounge (5241 University Way NE) and J&J Music are proud to present the 2nd Annual University District Jazz Walk 2010. Sixteen participating venues will feature 18 of the best jazz bands Seattle has to offer. Music at the Jazz Walk will cover all corners of the jazz world, including big band, straight-ahead, swing, funk, vocals, free jazz, modern jazz, Latin, gypsy and electronic. There is something for every music lover to appreciate, and some venues will be open to all ages so families can attend the Jazz Walk as well. Participants will not only be able to hear their favorite kind of jazz but will also be exposed to new genres they may not be familiar with. General admission for the Jazz Walk is $10 and includes admission to all the venues, exclusive drink specials, a complimentary LUCID Live Records compilation CD and entry into a raffle for a $150 LUCID Gift Card. There are a limited number of $35.00 tickets which include all of the above plus dinner at one of five participating venues.

For more information, please visit http://www.lucidseattle.com or contact J&J Music at (206) 250-5457.

RAIN COUNTRY DANCE HARVEST HOEDOWN
On Saturday, November 6 at 6 p.m. at the Cuff Complex (13th Ave. and E. Pine St.), Rain Country Dance Association invites you to attend the Harvest Hoedown. The Harvest Hoedown will begin with a potluck with entrée provided by Rain Country, followed by a brief annual meeting, and several hours of open dancing starting at 7:30. The evening is free and open to all, regardless of gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, body type, and skill level, and no partner is required. Rain Country membership is not required to attend and enjoy the evening.

More details are available at www.raincountrydance.org.

YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE ALL-AGES DANCE FUNDRAISER
On Sunday, November 7 from 7-10 p.m. at Neighbours Nightclub (1509 Broadway), come to the 'You'll Never Walk Alone' all-ages dance benefit fundraiser for the Youth Suicide Prevention Program (YSPP). A donation at the door gets you in.

OUTLoud focuses on LGBTQ youth and their risk for suicide, self-harm, and depression. We do this through public education and community outreach. We also support organizations and schools (both staff and youth) in their process to become more supportive of LGBTQ youth (thereby reducing their risk).

For more information, visit www.yspp.org.

QLAW PRESENTS FREE LUNCHTIME CLE
On Tuesday, November 9 from noon to 1 p.m. at K&L Gates (925 Fourth Ave., Suite 2900), QLaw presents a free, lunchtime CLE on the essential skills required to surviving and thriving as a new lawyer. While the focus is on law students and new lawyers, all are invited. Join Grover E. Cleveland, Seattle lawyer, Q-Law member, and author of the new book: Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks: The Essential Guide to Thriving as a New Laywer, as he discusses his book and useful, practical advice for new lawyers. The cost is free, but registration is recommended.

To register, visit www.q-law.org/events.

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.

FREEDOM SOCIALIST DISCUSSION SERIES: MARXIST ECONOMICS 101
On Wednesdays through November 17 from 7-9 p.m. at the Old Firehouse (402 15th Ave. E.), the Freedom Socialist Discussion Series will hold Marxist Economics 101. This discussion series uses Karl Marx's Wage-Labor and Capital to determine what makes wages and profits rise or fall. $10 for entire series or $2 per session.

For more information contact Megan at 206-240-6463 or FSPseattle@mindspring.com.

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 November will be Stuck Rubber Baby by Howard Cruse. This Gay graphic novel classic is about a closeted Gay boy coming out during the Civil Rights Movement in the South. For more information, e-mail nickdimartin@earthlink.net or contact Dunshee House at 206-322-2437.

POZSEATTLE ANNUAL TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY SOCIAL
On Wednesday, November 10 at 6 p.m. at The Cuff (13th and Pine), POZSeattle is pleased to present its 2nd Annual Traditional Thanksgiving Holiday Social. Meet in the downstairs bar for a fully catered traditional Thanksgiving holiday meal generously provided by some of our wonderful volunteers and member of POZSeattle. Turkey w/ dressing, homemade cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, veggies, and holiday dessert is what's on the menu. Come for dinner, socializing, catching up with old friends, making new ones, and a whole lot of fun. 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.

POZSeattle is a social organization 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 second 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 promotions e-mail list, e-mail info@pozseattle.org or visit us on the web at www.pozseattle.org.

MATT ALBER WITH GUEST PARKER AINSWORTH
On Thursday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. at All Pilgrims Church (500 Broadway E.), Matt Alber will play live in Seattle with special guest Parker Ainsworth. Alber is a former member of the classical men's ensemble Chanticleer, with whom he recorded two Grammy Award-winning albums in San Francisco. His debut album, Hide Nothing, is a collection of original intimate and orchestral snapshots spanning three years of work. (It also generously streams in full from his website: www.mattalber.com.) Tickets $20 at the door. Seating is limited.

For more information, visit www.allpilgrims.org.

GOD, GENDER AND JUSTICE: EXPLORING THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN SPIRITUALITY, POLITICS, AND SEXUALITY
On Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13 at Queen Anne United Methodist Church (1606 5th Ave. W.), Bet Alef Learning Institute ( BALI ) presents 'God, Gender and Justice: Exploring the Connections Between Spirituality, Politics, and Sexuality.'

'All of us deal, at some point or another, with issues of identity. As we grow and evolve throughout our lives we continuously define and redefine who we are. With us, our society as a whole goes through the same process. In our days, our changing society is confronted with the issue of greater acceptance of sexual minorities, manifesting as a struggle for equal rights. But the conversation - at times violent - which is taking place nationally, is only a reflection of the evolution of personal and individual ways of thinking. This day we will be sharing together, surrounded by expert teachers of international renown, will help us make sense of what is taking place both in the inner dimensions of self and in the outer world. It will support our exploration of the new edge of identity, help us make friends with what challenges us, and bring clarity to what confuses us. It promises to be a day that will expand our minds and heal what divides us.

Join us and spend an entire Shabbat with these gifted teachers: Jay Michaelson, Rabbi Olivier BenHaim, Joe Perez, Yael Sachs, Terri O'Fallon, PhD, and special guest Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi via live video conversation.

Tickets: $85 Bet Alef members, $95 non-members, senior and student discounts available. For a full schedule of events, visit http://www.betalef.org/bali.html#SCHEDULE.

TASTE OF GSBA 'COME FLY WITH US'
On Saturday, November 13 from 5:30-10:30 p.m. at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel (1400 6th Ave.), the GSBA will hold its 2010 November TASTE of GSBA, 'Come Fly With Us.' GSBA flight attendants will have fabulous food from our wonderful member caterers and restaurants, a signature drink (to be decided at the Cocktail Contest) and many wonderful items to bid on - you will be dazzled. You will be able to fly away on exotic trips or to your favorite place in Puerto Vallarta, plus there will be local trips to all the wonderful places Washington has to offer. Then of course, our inflight cabin service will offer fabulous wines and dining experiences - these are not to be missed. When you are not looking at the scenery out the window (or at the next table) we will have eye delighting art you can gaze upon and bid for. Be a part of the season's best black tie affair - fun and dressy at the same time. You will be entertained again by The 5th Avenue Theatre with songs from Guys and Dolls, so wear your best guys (and guys) and dolls (and dolls) outfits to fit right in with the crowd.

Host a table of 10 for $1,750, or a first-class table with priority seating and champagne for $2,250. Individual registration $175 members, $195 non-members, $100 students.

For more information or to register, visit www.thegsba.org/events.

BURLESQUE 202 GRADUATION RECITAL HOSTED BY WAXIE MOON
On Saturday, November 13 at 9 p.m. at West Hall, Odd Fellows Building (915 E. Pine St.), come cheer the newest graduates to take their education to a higher level at Miss Indigo Blue's Academy of Burlesque. This graduating class features the talents of Velvet La Soie, Dahlia Ste Cyr, & Sylvester Stiffbreeze, as well as performances by 202 Alums, and the Bump & Grind Dance Class! This show will also be the hosting debut of Miss(ter) Waxie Moon, who co-taught the class with The Shanghai Pearl!

Doors at 8:30. You can see this spectacle for the bargain price of $12 in advance, or $15 at the door! Bring confetti and flowers for your favorite students. As is our custom, we give free door prizes including tickets to the upcoming shows and classes, previously worn undergarments, and other authentic burlesque memorabilia.

For more information, visit www.misspollywood.com.

GEORGE SHANGROW MEMORIAL CONCERT
On Sunday, November 14 at 7 p.m. at Benaroya Hall (3rd Ave. and University St.), to honor the life and musical legacy of George Shangrow, Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers (OSSCS) will join together well-known local vocal and instrumental soloists closely associated with Mr. Shangrow and his ensembles to perform some of Mr. Shangrow's favorite works. Roupen Shakarian conducts this evening of great music that exemplifies and celebrates George's wide-ranging interests and areas of expertise. Together they will celebrate the life of the man who was friend, mentor and colleague. The program includes the works of Handel, Haydn, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Beyer, Sams and Kechley. Concert soloists include Catherine Haight, Jessica Robins-Milanese, Eleanor Stallcop-Horox, sopranos; Kathryn Weld, Melissa Plagemann mezzo-sopranos; Stephen Wall, tenor; Charles Robert Stephens, Brian Box, baritones; Jeffrey Cohan, flute; Mark Salman, Judith Cohen, piano.

This concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary, and it's festival seating. For more information please call 206-682-5208, or visit www.osscs.org.

QLAW MENTORSHIP PROGRAM RETURNING MENTOR RECEPTION
On Tuesday, November 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Seattle University School of Law (901 12th Ave.), join a QLaw's reception for all new and returning mentors and mentees. Everyone is invited to take part in QLaw's mentorship program, from students to new attorneys, faculty members to retirees - we all have something to share and something to learn. The evening will include fun, fast-paced activities to get students and new lawyers networking with both new and experienced attorneys. In today's market, it's all about who you know. Let QLaw be your ticket to meeting student leaders, the most promising new attorneys and the seasoned lawyers who have years of practice and experience to draw upon. We especially need mentors.

Please register for the event by November 9. If you are unable to attend but would like to apply to be a mentor or mentee, please fill out the application forms found at www.q-law.org/mentoring.

2010 AIDS & STIGMA CONFERENCE: PEOPLE OF COLOR
On Thursday, December 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Tukwila Community Center (12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila), the 2010 AIDS & Stigma Conference presents People of Color: HIV/AIDS Stigma and Access to Care. Examine the role HIV/AIDS-related stigma plays in HIV testing behavior, the disclosure of positive serostatus, and entry into HIV/AIDS care for people of color. Examine the impact HIV/AIDS-related stigma has on people of color. Explore possible strategies to reduce health disparities among people of color across their life span. Sponsored by AARTH, African Americans Reach and Teach Health. Registration fee $35.

To register, visit https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/aarth/114073

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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