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posted Friday, December 10, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 50
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AN EVENING IN DECEMBER

WITH ARNALDO!

On December 10, 11, 12, 17, and 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Julia’s on Broadway (300 Broadway Ave. E.), join Arnaldo! drag chanteuse, Victor Janusz on piano and Troy Kendrick on bass for a An Evening in December, a holiday cabaret. Tickets $15 advance, $20 at the door (two drink minimum).

For dinner reservations, call (206) 334-0513. For tickets, visit www.brownpapertickets.com.


SEATTLE MEN IN LEATHER’S

PICTURES WITH SANTA

TO BENEFIT LAMBERT HOUSE

On Friday, December 10 and Saturday, December 11 from 8 p.m. to midnight at The Cuff (1533 13th Ave.), Get your picture taken with Santa Jay (on 12/10) or Santa Billy (on 12/11). $5 per photo. Presented by Seattle Men in Leather. Benefits Lambert House.


CRIS WILLIAMSON & FRIENDS

HOLIDAY CONCERT

WITH SEATTLE WOMEN’S CHORUS

On Friday, December 10 and Saturday, December 11 at 8 p.m. at Seattle Unity Church (200 8th Ave. N.), come to the Cris Williamson & Friends Holiday Concert, with special guest the Seattle Women’s Chorus. Cris Williamson sets the stage aglow with holiday spirit in an evening of gorgeous music. Seattle Women’s Chorus and other friends join Cris in presenting original gems and plenty of seasonal good cheer. A portion of the proceeds benefit ChorusCares.

Tickets at (800)-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com. For information, visit choruscares.com.


HOMOS ON ICE

On Friday, December 10 at 11 p.m. at Re-bar (1114 Howell St.), warm up your cold wintery evening with heart-scalding performances from some hot Queers! Get out from under your covers, show off your best leopard-print Snuggie, and get your hot toddy on for Homos On Ice! Get ready for another Gay-tastic, Lesbionic, Trannyrific Queer variety show with drag, burlesque, music, circus arts, and more! With Tamara the Trapeze Lady, Lili Delight, Romanteek, Last of the RedHot Mamas, Lily Divine, Dahlia Ste Cyr, Lucious LadyPop and Renten, Pidgeon Von Tramp, and more! This is a partial fundraiser for ChunkyDunks, an emerging Seattle group that sponsors body-positive swims. ChunkyDunks organizes intentional space where the natural diversity of human bodies is respected and creates a safer and fun environment to test the waters of your own empowerment to swim, lounge and splash. Open to all genders, ethnicities, ages, sexualities, sizes, abilities and classes. Tickets $5 at the door.


CELEBRATE OUR DIVERSITY:

AN EVENING 4 QUEER YOUTH OF COLOR

On Saturday, December 11 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Yesler Community Center (917 E. Yesler Way), join Celebrating Our Diversity: An Evening 4 Queer Youth of Color. Friends and allies welcome, ages 15-19. Free. Food and fun will be provided. Open mic, drag and fashion runway, performance by THEESatisfaction, DJs.

For more information, look up SeattleParksCOD on Facebook.


ARBORETUM GIFTS AND

GREENS GALORE SALE

On Saturday, December 11 and Sunday, December 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Washington Park Arboretum’s Graham Visitors Center (2300 Arboretum Drive E.), join the Arboretum Foundation’s Gifts & Greens Galore Sale. Along with a great selection of fresh-cut greens, wreaths and swags, the Arboretum Gift Shop will be offering an expanded selection of gifts, plus gift wrapping, seasonal refreshments, live music and more! To donate fresh cut greens for the sale, visit the Arboretum Foundation website for details.

For more information, call 206-325-4510 or visit www.arboretumfoundation.org.


RAINBOW CITY BAND

PRESENTS “JOY!

A BLISSFUL HOLIDAY CONCERT”

On Sunday, December 12 at 3 p.m. at the Edmonds Center for the Arts (410 4th Ave. N., Edmonds), join the Rainbow City Band for a holiday celebration the whole family will enjoy, as they lift spirits and make merry with the classics from your childhood and new music sure to delight. There'll be something for everyone as they fill ECA with such timeless works as Leroy Anderson's "A Christmas Festival," and energize the hall with the contemporary sounds of Mannheim Steamroller. At the heart of the holiday concert will be a brand-new piece for the band sure to make your heart sing, "Today's the Gift," a celebration of the life and work of Rosa Parks. Tickets $10-$25.

For more information, visit www.ec4arts.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.


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 December is My Father and Myself by J.R. Ackerley, the British author who worked with Graham Greene, E.M. Forster, W.H. Auden, and others. The memoir is about Ackerley as a Gay adult trying to understand the mystery of his sexually secretive father. And that’s not the only family mystery the book penetrates, with harrowing scenes in the trenches of World War One as well as a glimpse of the world that came before the Great War. Ackerley is fascinated by the trickiness of memory, as he tries to solve the riddles of his own past. The book is a mystery with all that entails of clues and surprises, but it’s also a true family memoir, a tribute to a fascinating and complex man, the Banana King. Through the fog of remembering, Ackerley struggles to put together answers for the mysteries that have haunted his life. His honest, elegant, educated literary voice is a joy to savor. For more information, e-mail nickdimartin@earthlink.net or contact Dunshee House at 206-322-2437.


GSBA HOLIDAY LUNCHEON

AND ANNUAL MEETING

On Wednesday, December 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel (515 Madison), join the GSBA’s Holiday Luncheon and Annual Meeting. Celebrate the year’s end and raise a glass with your GSBA colleagues, thank outgoing board members, and welcome the 2011 Board of Directors. Tickets $37 for non-members, $32 members and students.

For more information, visit www.thegsba.org.


2011 FIREFIGHTERS CALENDAR

SALE AND PARTY AT PURR

On Thursday, December 16 at 8 p.m. at Purr Cocktail Lounge (1518 11th Ave.), burn down the house with the firefighters of the 2011 Firefighters calendar. Proceeds of calendar sales go to benefit the Washington State Council of Firefighters Burn Foundation. Featuring Effen vodka drink specials.


NOMINATE AN ICON

FOR GLBT HISTORY MONTH

Equality Forum is accepting nominations for GLBT History Month 2011 Icons. Submit your nomination(s) to nominations@equalityforum.com by Friday, December 17, 2010. The nominee needs to be a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender person, living or deceased, who has distinguished him or herself in their field of endeavor, is a national hero, or has made a significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. For examples of past Icons, visit the archives at glbtHistoryMonth.com for the list of 155 Icons from 2006-2010. GLBT History Month co-chairs, Professor Katherine Sender, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, and Professor Kenji Yoshino, New York University School of Law, review all nominations and recommend 31 Icons to the Equality Forum Board of Directors. The 31 Icons for GLBT History Month 2011 will be announced at the International Equality Dinner at the National Constitution Center on Saturday, April 30th at Equality Forum 2011. "Around the globe, GLBT History Month has been embraced in high schools, colleges, social networking sites, workplaces, and by community organizations. For middle schoolers to senior citizens, GLBT History Month features roles models, teaches our history, provides narratives and inspires our movement. Shape GLBT History Month 2011 by nominating an Icon."


SEATTLE YOUNG PEOPLE'S PROJECT

BOWL-A-THON FUNDRAISER

On Saturday, December 18 from noon-6 p.m. at Imperial Lanes (2101 22nd Ave. S.), join the annual fundraising Bowl-A-Thon for SYPP. Bowl-A-Thon is a youth-organized grassroots fundraising event that brings together hundreds of youth, allies, and community members dedicated to supporting youth activism in Seattle. This year’s Bowl-A-Thon theme is Town-Folk Tales, Beyond the Lanes, a celebration of fairy tales, myths, and legends from across all times and cultures. There will be food, prizes, free T-shirts, and a rich parade of costumes and stories brought to life. Each team will dress up in fun and creative costumes. Sign up as a team captain today.

For more information, call 206-860-9606.


MACCT HOLIDAY POTLUCK SOCIAL

On Saturday, December 18 at 6 p.m. in Seattle, Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT) will be hosting their December Holiday Potluck Social. Please contact us at 206-923-8313 or macctseattle@yahoo.com for additional location information/directions.

MACCT is a Gay/Bisexual, multi-racial, multi-cultural organization committed to fostering supportive environments wherein racial and cultural barriers can be overcome and the goal of human equality realized.


SEATTLE EROTIC ART FESTIVAL

CALL FOR ART SUBMISSIONS

The Seattle Erotic Art Festival announces the Call for Art for its ninth annual event to be held May 20-22, 2011. Submissions will be accepted from January 1-31, 2011. All artists age 18 and older are encouraged to submit up to five works of erotic art of any medium. Sculptors, multimedia artists and painters are particularly encouraged to apply. Submissions can be made online at SeattleErotic.org throughout January. The Festival stands by its mission to support a vibrant creative community, supporting living artists with low submission fees and commission rates. Selected art will be showcased throughout the three-day event to thousands of patrons. Most importantly, the Festival sells far more art than any other erotic art festival. Artists may also choose to submit to the Festival Store, which has a later submission deadline (to be determined). Artists do not need to attend the Festival in order to participate.


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, visit the Safe Schools Coalition’s scholarship resource list at www.safeschoolscoalition.org/youth.


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.


SEATTLE GAY PRIDE DAY VIDEOS

NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

Pride Day took place on June 27, 2010. The parade and festival included all financial and social segments of society, all religions, races, and gender expressions. The parade had an estimated 450,000 people in attendance. After the Parade, some 70,000 attendees flowed into the Seattle Center for the PrideFest. This combined cross-section of humanity is most noted for its astonishing diversity.

The following videos were shot over a four-hour period:

Gay Pride Day Seattle 2010 Part 1 – http://youtube.com/watch?v=ITmRcnX0VFs

Gay Pride Day Seattle 2010 Part 2 – http://youtube.com/watch?v=M69Q_z3E74I

Demian's YouTube Channel All Videos – http://youtube.com/777demian


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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