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posted Friday, March 18, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 11
Northwest News
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SEATTLE BUDDHIST CHURCH TO HOLD SERVICES FOR QUAKE/TSUNAMI VICTIMS
On Friday, March 18, The Seattle Buddhist Church (1427 S. Main St.) will hold the first in a series of memorial services for earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan. Between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., the public is invited to ring the temple bell in memory of the earthquake and tsunami victims. Temple bells were once rung repeatedly in rural Japan to warn townspeople of tsunamis. The church's sanctuary will also be open between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. for those who want to pray or offer incense. At 6 p.m., the church will hold a seventh-day memorial, which expresses the disaster victims' spiritual oneness with Buddha. Every Friday for seven weeks afterward, there will be a memorial service at the temple at 5:30 p.m. to reflect the traditional Buddhist mourning period.

SEATTLE PRIDE PARADE REGISTRATION
Seattle Out and Proud (SO&P) will host Seattle's annual LGBT Pride Parade/March on Sunday, June 26, along 4th Ave. between Union St. and Denny Way, starting at 11 a.m. Contingent registration is now underway at www.seattlepride.org

'DINA MARTINA: LIVE AT RE-BAR PLACE'
On Fridays and Saturdays, March 18 through April 30, at 8 p.m., at Re-bar (1114 Howell St.), join the talent-stuffed Dina Martina and ultra-gifted accompanist Chris Jeffries for their semi-awaited return to Re-bar for a Spring show that's oozing with razzle-dazzle - minus the dazzle! Dina Martina's shows are brimming with unwittingly hilarious songs, point-free stories, astoundingly funny videos, bizarre audience gifts, costumes on their deathbeds and, as The Village Voice says, 'comedy that'll make you piss your pants!' Tickets are $20 and available online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/143300 and at the door. NOTE: There are two Sunday matinees on Sundays, April 17 and 24, at 2 p.m.

WASHINGTON STATE LEATHER PRIDE WEEK MARCH 18-27
www.wsmlo.org

MOISTURE FESTIVAL THROUGH APRIL 10
Comedy/Variete/Burlesque performance featuring colorful, uncompromising local, national and international artists. www.moisturefestival.org

SEATTLE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL THROUGH MARCH 20
Now in it's 16th year, the annual American Jewish Committee's Seattle Jewish Film Festival is a 10-day international cinematic exploration and celebration of Jewish life, culture, identity and history that strives to build bridges of mutual understanding between diverse groups in our Puget Sound region. AJC-SJFF uses film to both entertain and educate the Jewish and general communities about the complex issues facing the Jewish people and world community alike, while challenging conventional perspectives. This year's thematic programming is 'Building Bridges' of mutual understanding through cinema, dialogue, interfaith dialogue and cultural crossings in community and globally. The new 'AJC Bridge Series' features four vibrant films and speakers, panelists and chances for audiences to build bridges in dialogue. www.seattlejewishfilmfestival.org.

SEATTLE COMMUNITY GATHERING AT KOBE BELL
On Saturday, March 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Kobe Bell at Seattle Center, a community gathering will be held to remember the victims of the recent Japanese earthquake and tsunami. www.jcccw.org.

SEATTLE RAINBOW CONTRA DANCE
On Saturdays, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 5/7, 5/21, 6/4, 6/18, no dance 7/2, resumes 7/16, at Ballard Odd Fellows Hall (1706 NW Market St.), join LGBTQ folks and friends (and all who want to dance) for this fun, easy-to-learn, easy-to-dance, gender-neutral contra dance, with live calling and live bluegrass music. No experience or partner necessary. All dances taught. Free lesson at 7 p.m. Dance from 7:30-10 p.m. Cost is $8.

Organizers suggest bringing water to drink. A bin for non-perishable food donations is available at the hall. Please come fragrance free in consideration of those with allergies. Bring a dry shirt to change into if you sweat a lot. No drunkenness, rude or abusive behavior will be tolerated.

http://seattledance.org/contra/rainbow; YouTube: Seattle Rainbow Contra Dance.

SEATTLE MEN IN LEATHER PRESENTS 'WAX A BEAR' - A BENEFIT FOR LAMBERT HOUSE
On Saturday, March 19, at 9 p.m., at The Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave., at E. Pine St.), join Seattle Leather Daddy and Daddy's Boy 2011 with hostess Sylvia O'Stayformore, for 'Wax a Bear,' a benefit for Lambert House. www.seattlemeninleather.org; www.lamberthouse.org.

HE'S MY GIRL AT SEATTLE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
On Sunday, March 20, at 5:30 p.m., at SIFF Cinema at McCaw Hall (321 Mercer St.), the Seattle Jewish Film Festival presents He's My Girl / La Folle Histoire D'Amour De Simon Eskenazy. Clarinetist Simon Eskenazy has so much going on that he can't finish his Klezmer record. His ailing, hypochondriac mother wants to move in with him and his ex-wife Rosalie and their son suddenly resurfaces after 10 years. He daydreams about conducting a great love affair with his current partner, Raphael, while a caring, young arab transvestite dazzles him. Based on the director's own life, first seen in the 1998 film Man is Woman, He's My Girl is a wry, intelligent 'rom-com' about lost souls finding love.

KOLENU PRESENTS LGBTQ PURIM PARTY
On Sunday, March 20, at 7 p.m., at The Lobby Bar (916 E. Pike St.), join Kolenu for their third annual Gay 'Ol Purim Party! Purim is often viewed as the Jewish coming out story, so to honor Esterh's 'coming out' as a Jew Kolenu is throwing the biggest LGBTQ Purim Party that Seattle has ever seen!

DJ Evalish will be on site mixing music, and the evening will feature a ton of live entertainment including incredible Queen Ester burlesque by Ms. Indog blue as well as the hilarious drag queen Lili Armani who was recently crowned La Femme magnifique 2010.

There will also be plenty of pink haman-taschen, drinks and dancing! $5 cover with 7 p.m. doors and 8:30 p.m. performances.

Don't forget that Purim is a holiday to dress up on, so come in costume because Kolenu is giving out some fabulous prizes!

RSVP requested by emailing kolenu.seattle@gmail.com or visiting the Kolenu's Facebook page.

EQUAL RIGHTS WASHINGTON EQUALITY DAY IN OLYMPIA
On Tuesday, March 22, join Equality Washington in lobbying our state legislature in Olympia on LGBT equality, HIV/AIDS awareness and other issues of importance. Equality Day 2011 will include a morning orientation and training session, noontime rally on the steps of the Capitol, and meetings with legislators in the afternoon. For more information and to register, call 206-324-2570 or visit www.equalrightswashington.org.

GSBA HOSTS YOUNG PROFESSIONALS WITH PRIDE
On Tuesday, March 22, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at City Catering (509 Dexter Ave. N.), the GSBA hosts a social/networking mixer for LGBT and allied professionals, 21-39 years of age. Cost is $10-members, $15-non-members, $10-students (21+). Register online at www.thegsba.org or by calling 206-363-9188.

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 March is Dry by Augusten Burroughs.

For more information, e-mail nickdimartin@earthlink.net or contact Dunshee House at 206-322-2437.

DADDY'S LEATHER TAG SALE
On Wednesday, March 23, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., at The Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave. at E. Pine St.), Seattle Men in Leather hosts Daddy's Leather Tag Sale, your chance to pick up some kink gear, leather-themed T-shirts and porn cheap, with proceeds to benefit the Leather Archives & Museum.

CENTRAL DISTRICT FORUM FOR ARTS + IDEAS PRESENTS U PEOPLE
On Thursday, March 24, at 7 p.m., at Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave.), CD Forum presents U People, an incidental documentary that brings you behind the scenes of a not-so-typical music video shoot. Recently winning the Jury Award at the IMAGE+NATION LGBT Film Festival in Canada and making its national debut on LOGO in 2010, U People was made from the downtime footage of an entire cast and crew of 30 Lesbian and straight women, and Trans folks of color. The first rockumentary of its kind, U People presents a cast and crew of 30 Gay, straight and trans people of color and a behind-the-scenes look at a not so typical music video shoot. The Make a Move music video was the first depiction of women of color across differing lines of sexuality and gender expression. One house, two days, thirty women and trans people of color bridged their differences in the creation of this video. U People highlights intimate stories of struggle and triumph over prejudice, mother-daughter relationships, and civil rights.

The mission of the documentary is to dismantle the blanket categorization and ignorance inherent in the phrase 'you people' to describe members of the LGBT community, by displaying unique individuals in possession of their personal power and self-determination. It upholds the vision that camaraderie and sisterhood are vibrant and sustaining, though not always easily attained among straight and Gay women and gender non-conformists in the African diaspora. The images the camera caught will introduce a hilarious, candid and very human voice into the discussion of gender, race and sexuality within the black community.

A post-film discussion follows, moderated by Ralina Joseph, Assistant Professor, Department of Communications at the University of Washington. Dr. Joseph is broadly interested in contemporary representations of race, gender, and sexuality in the United States and recently completed her manuscript, Transcending Blackness: Reading Mixed-Race African American Representations in the New Millenium. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/155512.

THREE DOLLAR BILL CINEMA'S 4TH ANNUAL DINNER & AUCTION
On Friday, March 25, at 6 p.m. (doors at 5:30 p.m.), at Sodo Park (3200 1st Ave. S.), join Three Dollar Bill Cinema for 'Velvet Goldmine,' their 4th annual dinner and auction. Enjoy silent and live auctions, appetizers, sit down dinner, hosted wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and some cinematic surprises! All proceeds from the auction will help further Three Dollar Bill Cinema's mission to enrich, strengthen, and connect diverse communities by supporting and exhibiting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender film. Tickets: $125-regular; $100-members. www.threedollarbillcinema.org

SEATTLE UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE
On Friday, March 25, the Seattle United Soccer League hosts their kick-off league lottery and draft from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at 88 Keys, 315 2nd Ave. S. On Saturday, March 26, the leagues hosts their kick-off jamboree from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Genesee Soccer Complex (4316 S. Genessee St., east of Rainier Ave. S.). League play begins on Saturday, April 2. www.seattleunitedsl.com.

BEST OF THE NORTHWEST
On Saturday and Sunday, March 26 and 27, from 10 a.m., to 6 p.m., at Magnuson Park, Hangar 30 (7400 Sandpoint Way N.E.), the Northwest Art Alliance presents the Spring Best of the Northwest art and fine craft show. Tickets: $5 online at www.nwartalliance.org or $7 at the door - children 12 and under free.

WASHINGTON STATE MR. & MS. LEATHER CONTEST
On Saturday, March 26, door at 6 p.m., contest at 7 p.m., at The Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave. at E. Pine St.), join members of Seattle's and the statewide Leather community for the Washington State Mr. & Ms. Leather Contest - $10 donation at the door.

Contestants will be judged based on their private Interview with the judges, Social Interactions at the free and open-to-the-public Meet & Greet on Friday, March 25, 8:30-10 p.m., at Doghouse Leathers (1312 E. Pine St.) and throughout the next day. Contestants will also be judged on their Cruise-Bar Wear, a Pop Question, Physique (Mr. Only), Fantasy (Ms. Only), Leather Image, and a 2-minute Speech at the contest.

Winners will represent the Washington State Leather Community in the coming year, working to promote safer sex and breast cancer awareness and to unify the community. Winners will also organize two community fundraisers.

The Victory Brunch and Leather Emerald Awards presentation will be held on Sunday, March 27, at 11:30 a.m., at The Cuff Complex. Brunch at 11:30 a.m., awards presentation at noon.

The National Leather Emerald Award goes to a person or organization who has either assisted the Seattle leather community in the past or has provided positive leadership to the Leather community in general. The Washington Leather Emerald Award goes to a person or group who has had a positive impact on behalf of the Washington State Leather Community. This award is Leather community specific. The Community Service Award goes to a person or group who has given both heart and soul to the greater Washington State Leather Community or the general Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, BDSM community.

The Washington State Mr. & Ms. Leather Contest is sponsored by the Washington State Mr. & Ms. Leather Organization. For more information, visit www.wsmlo.org.

SEATTLE PRIDE IDOL
On Sundays, March 27 to June 19, doors at 6 p.m., competition at 7 p.m., at Neighbours (1509 Broadway. entrance in alley off E. Pike St. between Broadway and Harvard), join Seattle Out and Proud (SO&P) for Seattle's Pride Idol talent competition to see who will represent Seattle Out & Proud on the Pride Idol Float in the Seattle Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26. For complee details, visit www.seattlepride.com.

'SAFE FROM BULLIES - SAVING LIVES' A COMMUNITY TRAINING ON BULLYING AND NEGATIVE MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES
On Wednesday, March 30, from 4-6 p.m., at the 2100 Building (2100 24th Ave. S.), join Heather Carter, OUTLoud Project Manager, Youth Suicide Prevention Program, for an open, community-wide training on bullying and bias-based harassment and the links these experiences have to long-term, negative mental health outcomes. Youth suicide intervention will also be discussed as these two issues are linked as well.

The desired outcomes for this training are:

Be able to define bullying and bias based harassment (as it pertains to LGBTQ youth) and who's involved in the behaviors. Identify the relationship between bullying and bias-based harassment and negative mental health outcomes such as depression and thoughts of suicide.

Identify negative emotions associated with these experiences - for the bully, the target, and the bystander

Understand the risks and experiences that LGBTQ youth face

Recognize protective factors against bullying and bias-based harassment

Recognize the warning signs for suicide

Demonstrate the suicide intervention strategies of showing you care, asking the question and getting help

Understand what schools, families, and community partners can do to prevent and intervene in bullying incidents

Identify resources for help at school and in the community

This training is open to everyone and is specifically geared toward: school staff, community organizations, and families. The fee for this training is $25. To register, contact Heather Carter at 206-297-5922 ext 116 or heather@yspp.org.

RAINBOW CITY BAND - 'APRIL IN PARIS' SPRING CONCERT
On Saturday, April 2, at 8 p.m., at Edmonds Center for the Arts (410 4th Ave. N., Edmonds), the Rainbow City Band presents 'April in Paris,' their Spring concert featuring the majesty of Ravel's 'Bolero,' the eloquence and tranquility of Satie's 'Trois Gymnopedies,' the passion of Bezet's 'Carmen,' the sweet elegance of Count Basie's 'April in Paris,' and much, much more. Also, joining the band will be celebrated Seattle pianist Matthew Goodrich, who will grace the hall with the rich, tonal lushness of Debussy's masterpiece for piano, 'L'isle joyeuse.' Tickets at 425-275-9595, www.rainbowcityband.com., or www.ec4arts.org.

SEATTLE MEN'S CHORUS - 'FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN'
On Saturday, April 2, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 3, at 2 p.m., at McCaw Hall (321 Mercer St.), the Seattle Men's Chorus presents 'Falling in Love Again,' a richly varied concert using music to powerfully highlight the lives of Gay men in Germany before and during the Nazi era.

Act I, titled 'Life is a Cabaret,' recreates Berlin's free-wheeling pre-WWII Weimar period that ended with Hitler's ascendency in 1933. SMC's assistant artistic director, Eric Lane Barnes, created and arranged this act which features beloved tunes like Mack the Knife, Love for Sale, and Falling in Love Again. Local performer Nick Garrison will join the Chorus for Wilkommen and Cabaret, among other songs. Spectrum Dance Theater, under the direction of Donald Byrd, will join the Chorus to interpret this riveting chapter of Gay history through dance.

In sharp contrast, Act II will feature a new commission of Jake Heggie's For a Look or a Touch (originally commissioned by Seattle's Music of Remembrance). This musical drama chronicles the relatively untouched and unknown subject of Gay persecution during the Holocaust. This is Gad Beck (actor David Pichette) and Manfred Lewin's (operatic baritone Morgan Smith) tragic but true wartime love story. The commission is by Seattle Men's Chorus and Boston Gay Men's Chorus. Intiman Theatre's associate producer, Andrew Russell, will be staging the production.

Pre-show discussions (ticket to concert required) will be held on Saturday, April 2, at 7:15 p.m., and on Sunday, April 3, at 1:15 p.m. For complete details, visit www.flyinghouse.org.

A touring exhibition, 'Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals, 1933-1945,' on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will be on display in the McCaw Hall lobby, from Wednesday, March 30, to Saturday, April 2, from noon to 10 p.m., and on Sunday, April 3, from noon to 5 p.m. Docent tours on Saturday, April 2 at 1:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., and on Sunday, April 3, at 12:30 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

For tickets to the concerts, call 206-388-1400 or visit www.flyinghouse.org.

THREE DOLLAR BILL CINEMA PRESENTS JEAN GENET ON FILM
Beginning Thursday, April 7, Three Dollar Bill Cinema presents its 6th Annual Spring Film Series. Showcasing four provocative films based on the work of the radical Queer writer Jean Genet, these rarely seen prints showcase Genet's brilliant satire and celebration of beauty in evil. The films will screen on select Thursdays and Saturdays in April at the Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave.) at 7 p.m.

'In times when it's increasingly important to be politically active, we're proud to pay tribute to an esteemed artist who was both unapologetically Gay and a radical activist,' says Jason Plourde, Three Dollar Bill Cinema's programming director. 'Jean Genet rallied against censorship, fought for civil rights, and exposed the politics of oppression.'

The 'Outlaw: Jean Genet on Film' series provides an arousing mix of films, themes and performances. Filmgoers have an opportunity to see the recently departed Susannah York, who never shied away from Queer or controversial roles, in The Maids on Thursday, April 7. Two films (Deathwatch on Saturday, April 16 and The Balcony on Thursday, April 21) feature a pre-Star Trek Leonard Nimoy. His support helped Three Dollar Bill Cinema acquire the rare print of Deathwatch, a homoerotic story behind bars that is not available on video. Finally, Querelle on Saturday, April 30, the final film from groundbreaking German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder, follows a muscular French sailor's surreal sexual adventures in a seedy seaport.

For complete schedule of all films featured, visit http://threedollarbillcinema.org/calendar/outlaw-genet-on-film/.

BOSTON POPS 'OVER THE RAINBOW' NATIONAL SING-ALONG COLLAGE
To pay respect to the shared cultural heritage of the American Songbook, the Boston Pops is asking for video submissions of fans singing 'Over the Rainbow' for inclusion in a video collage to be shown at Boston Pops performances throughout the season. Voted number one on the RIAA and NEA's 'Songs of the Century' list, Harold Arlen's 'Over the Rainbow' is an American Songbook selection that unites generations and ties the 2011 Spring Pops Season together - from the opening-night Judy Garland tribute to the finale 'Triple Crown' performance celebrating America's Heartland. The signature Boston Pops sing-along has long been an audience favorite, so this year the orchestra is opening the sing-along to a national choir. Participants of all ages can submit video of themselves singing 'Over the Rainbow' by adding a video to YouTube and e-mailing a link and contact info to overtherainbow@bso.org. Videos will be featured on the Boston Pops YouTube channel, on the Boston Pops website www.bostonpops.org, and at Boston Pops performances throughout the season. All video submissions are due by Saturday, April 26, 2011.

ALLYSHIP SEEKING VOLUNTEERS
Allyship is an organization that does multi-issue organizing in the social justice community as out Queers and connects social justice issues within LGBTQ communities. For several years Allyship has been sponsoring a discussion series called 'Queerly Classed,' as well as mobilizing for marches and actions, and building relationships in the labor, feminist, immigrant rights, housing and health care movements. This year Allyship will be creating campaigns around health care, workers' rights and Queer youth and is looking for volunteers to help with campaign research, social media, and outreach. For more information, including a description of tasks and time commitment for volunteer positions of researcher, social media assistant, and outreach assistant, email ladyking6k@yahoo.com or allyship@yahoo.com.

FORECAST: COMMUNICATING WEATHER AND CLIMATE - ARTS & SCIENCE EXHIBIT AT WASHINGTON STATE CONVENTION CENTER
Through Saturday, April 9, EcoArts Connections presents an arts and science based exhibit, Forecast: Communicating Weather and Climate, at the Washington State Convention Center (800 Pike St. - North and South Gallerias). Commissioned by the American Meteorological Society for their 91st AMS annual meeting at the WSCC (January 24-27), the exhibit features the work of 36 regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized artists based in Washington State whose work has been inspired and/or informed by weather and climate.

Eight scientists from four states and two countries collaborated with the artists for the exhibition.

'I can say from personal experience that working with an artist, you discover the commonality between the sciences and the arts. The creative process is similar: both can end up looking at our world in way that no one has before, and both are compelled to communicate that insight to others,' comments Peggy LeMone, 2010 AMS President and Senior Scientist Emerita at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. 'These scientist-artist dialogues give us a better chance of communicating this vision - and through the arts we can avoid the barriers people might have to learning something new.'

Forecast works will range from documenting nature or science, to science informing and/or inspiring art, to co-equal science/arts collaboration. In addition to being an exhibit that is exciting, interesting, and attracts new audiences, Forecast is designed to engage scientists, artists, and the general public in cross-disciplinary dialogue on innovative ways to communicate and understand weather and climate issues. www.box.net/shared/rgz4mos84j

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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