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posted Friday, April 29, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 17

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GENDER ODYSSEY SHOW SEEKS ART SUBMISSIONS
As part of Gender Odyssey's 10th anniversary conference, the We Made This Road by Walking art show is an opportunity for reflection and celebration. We Made This Road by Walking references creating a path for oneself when the road to a desired destination doesn't already exist. Our theme is not limited to Transgender topics, but contextualizes our individual and collective experiences in terms of the actions we have taken to move our lives and our community forward.

The submission deadline is June 30, 2011, and the exhibition dates are August 4-7, 2011.

Entry of artwork to this show is open to members of our collective transgender communities. Original 2- and 3-dimensional works and original multimedia works - subject to technical requirements - will be accepted. Display space may be limited so please get your submissions in early. Gender Odyssey 2011 does not guarantee space for all art submissions.

Please visit http://www.genderodyssey.org/submit-art/ for further details, as well as an entry form.

'DINA MARTINA: LIVE AT RE-BAR PLACE'
On Fridays and Saturdays, 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.

SEATTLE PRIDE IDOL
On Sundays through 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 complete details, visit www.seattlepride.com.

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 April is We Think the World of You by J.R. Ackerley. The book was made into a movie in the '80s starring Alan Bates and a very young Gary Oldman.

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

STONEWALL UPRISING COMMUNITY BROADCAST AND KCTS TV
On Saturday, April 16 from 2-4 p.m. at Northwest Film Forums (1515 12th Ave.), the public is invited to a FREE screening of American Experience's 90-minute documentary, Stonewall Uprising, which tells the dramatic story of the Stonewall Riots in Greenwich Village, NYC in 1969. KCTS-TV, channel 9, will broadcast the documentary on Monday, April 25 at 9 p.m.

SAKURA-CON 2011
From Friday, April 22 to Sunday, April 24 at the Washington State Convention Center, Sakura-Con 2011 will be held. Come experience anime, gaming, and music, with musical guests Berryz Kobo and Exist Trace. Fan, industry, and guest panels, Japanese arts and culture, dances, art shows, cosplay, and much more. For more information, visit www.sakuracon.org.

CAMP TEN TREES ANNUAL DINNER & AUCTION
On Saturday, April 23, at 6 p.m., at Herban Feast's SODO Park (3200 1st Ave. S.), join Camp Ten Trees staff and supporters for 'BELIEVE: A magical evening in support of Camp Ten Trees.' Believe in the children and youth of LGBTQA comunities. Believe in the possibilities created in their lives when they find support and connection at this loving, engaging summer camp. This annual dinner and auction raises the vital funds necessary to ensure that every child and youth who needs this camp can attend, regardless of ability to pay. Tickets are $55-individual; $125-VIP individual. Register online at www.camptentrees.org or call 206-288-9568.

IMPROV FOR JAPAN FUNDRAISER IN SEATTLE AND EMI JAPAN RELIEF AUCTION ONLINE
On Sunday, April 24, at 7 p.m., Wing-It Productions presents 'Improv for Japan' at the Historic University Theater (5510 University Way NE). Local Seattle improv groups will gather together to help raise money and awareness for stricken areas of Japan in need of aid. Wing-It Productions is organizing the event, which is completely volunteer. All performing groups will be waiving their performing fees. Groups performing include Carskee, Unexpected Productions, The Collective, Safeword, Wing-It Productions and more. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door and online at www.jetcityimprov.com/improvforjapan. All proceeds will benefit Mercy Corps.

EMI around the world have united to help raise money for the Japanese Red Cross with a very special auction on Ebay, which started April 5. Artists and songwriters from across the EMI family are raising funds for the disaster relief effort through an incredible worldwide auction of personal items and memorabilia. www.ebay.com/EMIfamily4Japan.

SALLY CLARK'S RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF
On Tuesday, April 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Mary's Place (314 Bell St.), join Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark along with friends and supporters to kick-off Sally's reelection campaign. Suggested donation: $50-friend, $100-host, $250-sponsor. For more information and to volunteer, visit www.electsallyclark.com.

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 Tuesday, April 26, 2011.

GAY CITY PRESENTS THE MAGIC PILL
On Wednesday, April 27 at 7 p.m. at Erickson Theater Off Broadway (1524 Harvard Ave.), Gay City presents The Magic Pill, a community forum about all sides of the important issue of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). Featuring speakers from the SW School of Public Health, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Center for Multicultural Research, and the Gay City Health Project. Hosted by Aleksa Manila and Tony Buff.

For more information, visit www.gaycity.org.

DINING OUT FOR LIFE TO BENEFIT LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE
On Thursday, April 28, the 18th Annual Dining Out For Life event will take place. Participating restaurants, bars, grocery stores, and cafes in King, Kitsap, and Snohomish Counties will donate up to 30% of your dining bill to support Lifelong AIDS Alliance and our mission to care for those living with HIV and AIDS.

Dining Out For Life is the one day each year where you make a difference simply by dining out - any time of day! For you early risers, it's as easy as grabbing a coffee and pastry on your way to work. Or plan an office lunch with colleagues. Dining Out For Life is a perfect day to plan a special evening out with friends and family at your favorite restaurant. There has never been a better reason to order an extra appetizer or indulge in a decadent dessert.

Participating is as easy as Dining Out! One Day, All Day!

Please visit our at website www.diningoutforlife.com for a complete list of restaurants, bars, grocery stores, and cafes.

GSBA APRIL WOMEN AT THE TOP WITH KATE KENDALL, NATIONAL CENTER FOR LESBIAN RIGHTS
On Thursday, April 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., join GSBA (Greater Seattle Business Association) women members and women friends at Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 6th Ave. and E. Pike St., for wine, hors d'oeuvres and a special presentation by Kate Kendall, Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights in San Francisco. Cost is $10-members, $15-nonmembers, $10-students. To RSVP, visit www.thegsba.org or call 206-363-9188.

Women at the Top is THE quarterly cocktail hour for professional LGBTA women. Whether you're in business, nonprofits, academia or government, Women at the Top is a social melting pot for women to meet and mingle atop beautiful GSBA member venues. Please continue the buzz around Women at the Top and invite other colleagues and friends to kick back, raise a glass and chat with 100+ women colleagues. The GSBA is Seattle's LGBTA chamber of commerce.

LADY CHABLIS BIRTHDAY FUNDRAISER FOR YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION
On Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 at 9:30 p.m. at R Place (619 E. Pine St.), join Lady Chablis for an evening of entertainment with the incomparable Lady Chablis and friends to celebrate Chablis' birthday and raise money for Seattle Youth Suicide Prevention's OUTLoud Program.

FREE HEALTH CLINIC
On Saturday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Tacoma Dome (2727 E. D St.), the National Association of Free Clinics and the Washington Free Clinic Association will hold a free health clinic. This event is free and for individuals who do not have health insurance. Space is still available, and patient appointments must be made in advance at 1-877-233-5159. Volunteers, medical and non-medical, are needed for the clinic. Volunteers can register at www.regonline.com/wacare.

For more information, visit http://freeclinics.us/event/Washington-state-care-clinic

THREE DOLLAR BILL CINEMA PRESENTS 'OUTLAW: JEAN GENET ON FILM'
Three Dollar Bill Cinema's 6th Annual Spring Film Series 'Outlaw: Jean Genet on Film' ends on Saturday, April 30, at 7 p.m., at the Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave.) with the screening of groundbreaking German director Rainier Werner Fassbinder's Querelle, which follows a muscular French sailor's surreal sexual adventures in a seedy seaport. Tickets: $12. For more information, visit www.threedollarbillcinema.org/calendar/outlaw-genet-on-film.

LANGSTON HUGHES AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
From Saturday, April 30 to Sunday, May 8 at Central Cinema (21st and Union), the 8th Annual Langston Hughes African American Film Festival will be screening films in Seattle. LHAAFF, co-sponsored locally by 4Culture and Comcast, offers a unique blend of returning filmmakers whose careers have grown much in line with LHAAFF's amazing growth (Alrick Brown, Ava Duvernay, Charles Officer, and Joe Doughrity).

Among the 22 Seattle premieres are two films which will screen on the GLBT Interest Night on Tuesday, May 3:

1 In A Million (5/3 at 7 p.m.) is a re-creation of the creation myth. It is the story of a Lesbian couple's dogged pursuit of suitable sperm to start their family. The film is a fast-paced, funny action flick - a story of moms-to-be on a precarious journey in cars, 'copters and cyberspace, relentlessly pursuing and welcoming new life.

Children of God (5/3 at 7 p.m.) is set against the backdrop of a nation grappling with violent, homophobic crime and offers a scathing examination of the underlying hatred for Gays rampant in Caribbean societies. This is an uncommon portrayal of love, loneliness, tolerance, secrets and self-acceptance.

Tickets are $5 for youth under 16 and seniors and $8 for adults. The All-Access Langston Pass is $50. All film details, including show times, locations and ticketing information, are available at www.langstonblackfilmfest.org or by calling 206-326-1088.

LGBTQ IMMIGRANT RIGHTS CONTINGENT
On Sunday, May 1 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Church (20th and S. Weller St), join LGBTQ allies and LGBTQ immigrants at the Washington-Arizona-Wisconsin immigrant rights march and rally. Organized by El Comite and the May 1st Coalition. For more information, email allyship@yahoo.com or call 206-279-8169 or visit lgbtqallyship.org. TEN MORE GOOD YEARS DOCUMENTARY SCREENING
On Sunday, May 1 at 3 p.m. at the Community Hall at the Phinney Neighborhood Association (6532 Phinney Ave. N.), watch a screening of Ten More Good Years, a documentary about the unique challenges facing Gay and Lesbian seniors. The one-hour films will be followed by a 45-minute discussion. To RSVP or for more information, email katiep@phinneycenter.org or call 206-783-2244.

SEATTLE RAINBOW CONTRA DANCE
On Saturdays, 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.

KNIGHTS OF MANTRA CAMPOUT 2011 AT MILLER RIVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND MAY 27-30
Includes meals, entertainment, and hot showers. Bring your own camping gear or contact the Knights of Mantra for assistance. Cost: $95 through April 30, $110 from May 1-16, $125 from May 17-27. For more information, email kofmnews@comcast.net.

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.

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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