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posted Friday, May 20, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 20


 

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from Saturday, May 21 to Sunday, May 29

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.

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

SATURDAY - May 21

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.

U District Street Fair (5/21 & 5/22). Sat 5/21 - 10am-7pm; Sun 5/22 - 10am-6pm. University Way NE between NE Campus Parkway & NE 50th St.

Seattle Erotic Art Festival (5/20-5/22). Noon-2am. Fremont Studios, 155 N 35th St. For information & tickets visit www.seattleerotic. org

Lambert House Queer Rec. 1pm. 1818 15th Ave. 3rd Saturday each month. Outdoor & indoor adventures for youth ages 22 & under. www.lamberthouse.org

Bi & Bi Mixed-Gender Social Group. 4-6pm. Wayward Coffee, 8570 Greenwood Ave N. Meets 3rd Saturday each month. Social get-together for Bisexual men & women, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks. Sponsored by BiNet Seattle, a multi-gender, multi-cultural, pro-feminist group dedicated to providing information about Bisexuality, promoting Bisexual visibility & developing community. www.binetseattle.org.

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.

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

OUTDancing Gay Night. 7:30pm-lesson; 8-11pm-dance. Century Ballroom, East Hall, 915 E Pine St, 2nd Fl. Meets 3rd Saturday most months; check calendar on website to confirm. Featuring salsa, swing and dance favorites. Before 8:30pm-$5; after 8:30pm-$7. 21+. 206-324-7263; www.centuryballroom.com.

Seattle Rainbow Contra Dance. 7:30-10pm. Ballard Oddfellows Hall, 1706 NW Market St. Features the Toad Mountain ramblers & Suzanne Girardot calling. www.seattledance.org

SUNDAY - May 22

For a directory of GLBT-friendly religious organizations in Washington state, visit www.sgn.org and scroll down the first page of either section to see Multifaith Works’ 2007-2008 Directory of Inclusive Faith Communities (some information may not be current). For information on GLBT-friendly Christian churches around the world visit www.gaychurch.org.

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 Men’s 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 Men’s Task Force. For info email John at johndmarsh@mac.com

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 don’t have to worry about how you bowl! $4.25 + $1 shoe rental. 329-1515.

U District Street Fair (5/21 & 5/22). Sat 5/21 - 10am-7pm; Sun 5/22 - 10am-6pm. University Way NE between NE Campus Parkway & NE 50th St.

Queer Community Meditation. 10:30am-5pm. Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave SW. One day retreat for Queer, Bi, Trans, Non-Gender Identifying community. A time to explore in silence & dialog the unfolding of our lives in the environment of awareness & love. Facilitated by Arinna Weisman, co-sponsored by Lotus Sisters & Dharma Buddies. lotus.sisters@yahoo.com

Seattle Erotic Art Festival (5/20-5/22). 11am-8pm. Fremont Studios, 155 N 35th St. For information & tickets visit www.seattleerotic. org

Paths to Recovery Al-Anon Family Group. 12noon-1:30pm. 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

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

6th Annual GSA Reception, Awards & Auction. 5-8:30pm. Maritime Event Center at Bell Harbor, Pier 66, 2211 Alaskan Way. Washington’s signature event for LGBTQ youth & their allies. Tickets: $20 youth/student, $35 general admission. To REGISTER call 330-2099 or visit www.glsenwa.org

“A Sweet Fantasy” in Vancouver WA. 5-8pm. FOE Hall, 107 E 7th St, Vancouver WA. Benefit to help build a Queer Youth Center. Door $5, desserts $2-$3.

Meditation Class. 5-6:30pm. Rainbow Natural Remedies, 409 15th Ave. Meets every Sunday. Every class includes guided meditation, teachings from Buddha that have practical application in our busy modern lives & time for questions & discussion. You do not need to be a Buddhist to benefit from the class. Everyone is welcome. We ask a $10 donation but no one is turned away for lack of funds. The class is a branch of Kadampa Meditation Center Washington. 526-9565, www.meditateinseattle.org

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

Uncle Samantha’s Group. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Sunday. LGBTQ veterans group, for vets who served during peace time or conflict. All are welcome, uniforms optional. 322-2437, www.dunshehouse.org

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

La Femme Magnifique Pageant. Doors 6pm, Pageant 7pm. Neighbours Nightclub, 1509 Broadway. Tickets $15. Partial proceeds benefit GLSEN WA. For tickets email gaysha@gayshastarr.com

Pride Idol (3/27-6/19). Doors 6pm, Competition 7pm. Neighbours Nightclub, 1509 Broadway. Every Sunday. Who will take home the Pride Idol trophy this year? The winner will perform on the Pride Idol float in the Seattle Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26. www.seattlepride.org

Collage Pink. 8pm. Annex Theatre, 1100 E Pike St. Features new work by Seattle choreographer Maya Soto performed by a cast of seven of Seattle’s most powerful dancers. $15 general admission. www.sotostyledance.com

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

MONDAY - May 23

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

SOBER - On Meds. 1-2pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Monday. Ongoing 12-step group open to anyone in recovery & living on a medicine regimen. 322-2584, www.dunsheehouse.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

Freely Speaking Toastmasters. 7pm. FredLind Manor, 1802 17th Ave. Every Monday (except holidays & the last Mondays in August & December). Seattle’s only Gay & Lesbian speaking club. www.FreelySpeaking.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 other’s 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 & let’s have some fun. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org

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

TUESDAY - May 24

North End Community Health Fair. 10am-6pm. North Seattle Family Center, 3200 NE 125th St, Suite 2. Provides basic health service & information to under-served individuals. 364-7930.

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.

“Spring into Central” Open House. 4:30-6:30pm. SCCC Main Campus, 1701 Broadway. Showcases college programs & services. www.seattlecentral.edu

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

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 nation’s first Gay/Straight Alliance Youth Chorus. Youths 13-22 are welcome regardless of sexual orientation. www.diverseharmony.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 Seattle’s 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 information & location call Dennis, 363-4500 or differentdrummers@ mac.com

Over 40’s 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.)

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. 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. 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 414-8797. www.otterpolo.com.

WEDNESDAY - May 25

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

Mature Friends Dining Out Luncheon. 12:30pm. Call for details, location & to make reservations. Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday most months. MF is a social organization 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 info, location & to REGISTER call Lindsay Bagley 362-7282 x 8018 or email lbagley@chs-nw.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

Grief & Loss. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. LGBTQ peer support group for issues surrounding grief & loss. 322-2437. www.dunsheehouse.org

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

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

Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 6:30pm. Volunteer Park (in front of Black Sun across for museum). Every Wednesday. (See Saturday at 9am.)

Dharma Buddies Book Club. 7pm. Call for location. You do not have to be a member of the group to join us. For location call 300-3321 or 920-6117 or email onlyonesf@yahoo.com

Hermanos Trans Latino & Foreign-Born Support Group. 7pm. Entre Hermanos, 1505 Broadway. Bilingual (Spanish/English) Transsexual support group meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month to provide information, counseling, healthcare, sisterhood & social activities for Latino & foreign-born people in their transition. For more information contact Abby 322-7700, www.entrehermanos.org

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

Northwest Lesbian & Gay History Museum Project Steering Committee Meeting. 7pm. Call for Capitol Hill location. Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month. New volunteers are always welcome. NWLGHMP researches, interprets, & communicates the history of the GLBT community in the Pacific Northwest. gayhistnw@aol.com; 903-9517.

Rain City Jacks. Lower Queen Anne/Interbay. 1st Sunday each month, 2pm; 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 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

Brothers of Prometheus. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Every Wednesday This is a group for Gay & Bi men overcoming religious wounding. 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. Everett Ubited Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave, Everett. Every Wednesday. Trained peer facilitators lead a structured support meeting helping people deal with issues of gender idnetity & expression. All adults are welcomed, including those who are questioning, allies, or identify as FTM, MTF, Transgender, Queer, or Intersex, among others. (360) 445-2411; www.washingtongender alliance.com.

4th Annual Bartender Auction. Bidding begins 8pm. Purr, 1518 11th Ave. Bid on a date with your favorite bartender. Hosted by Glamazonia. Benefits Rise N’ Shine.

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 - May 26

5th Annual Lewis County Pride - in Centralia. 10am-2pm. 600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia. Features speakers, live entertainment, raffle & food sales. Sponsored by Centralia College GSA.

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 Women’s 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. Harborview’s 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.strengthoverspeed.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! Get-togethers are highly social & offer “low impact” volunteer work & an opportunity to learn more about LAA. Please call before dropping in. 957-1776. www.lifelongaidsalliance.org

Activist Conversation: OversexualizatioNation. 5:30-7pm. SYPP, 2820 E Cherry St. This workshop breaks down the negative ideas about the values of intimate relationships in relation to the messages we internalize from the media about gender roles & sexual beauty. Particpants will gain an understanding of how valuing the type of beauty our society portrays as correct over internal substance can invoke deeper societal issues. www.sypp.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 one’s 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

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.

Seattle Tennis Alliance Social Doubles. 6:30-8pm. Lower Woodland Park Courts 5, 6, 7 & 8. Every Tuesday & Thursday. STA is Seattle’s 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

PFLAG/Tacoma Monthly Meeting. 7pm. St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 7410 S 12th (at Jackson), Tacoma. Meets 4th Thursday each month. PFLAG/Tacoma: (253) 383-2318. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724.

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

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.)

FRIDAY - May 27

Magnitude 15.11 - The North American Gay Rugby Tournament (5/27-5/29). For events & venues visit www.magnitude15.org, www.quakerugby.org

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

Town Hall Meeting About Bullying & Homophobia in Sports & Schools. 4:30pm. University of Washington, Kane Hall 210. Features international rugby star Ben Cohen, former UW Husky and NFL player Dave Kopay, and others. Seating is limited. RSVP by 5/23 to dawglife@uw.edu

Everett-Snohomish County Friendship Dinner for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS. 6pm. St Paul UMC, 2005 Colby Ave. Last Friday of every month. FREE. Everyone welcome. Sponsored by the Evergreen AIDS Foundation & SNOCO Gay Men’s Task Force. For information call (425) 252-7751.

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

Mature Friends Monthly Potluck. 6:30pm-appetizers & socializing; 7:30pm-dinner. Ballard Odd Fellows Hall Bldg, 1706 NW Market St. Meets last Friday most months. www.maturefriends.org [

Al-anon Meeting. 7-9pm. CHAC, 1900 E Madison St. LGBTQ-supported. 625-0000, ais@seattle-al-anon.org

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.

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.)

Pioneers & Warriors TM. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Peer support group for Gay & Bi men over 40: honoring the past, accepting the present & embracing the future. Group attendance requires facilitator approval. Please contact Joel Davis at 261-6616. www.dunsheehouse.org

GaYme Night 4 Gay & Bi Men. 8pm-1am. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Friday of every month. Board games, cards & fun for Gay & Bi men. www.dunsheehouse.org

SATURDAY - May 28

(See previous Saturday for ongoing activities.)

Magnitude 15.11 - The North American Gay Rugby Tournament (5/27-5/29). Round robin play to determine seeding for elimination matches and the championship match at Magnuson Park. For schedule, visit www.magnitude15.org, www.quakerugby.org

Film Showing - Dreams Deferred: The Sakia Gunn Film Project. 3pm. Broadway Grill, 314 Broadway E. Documentary tells the story of Sakia Gunn, a 15 year old student who identified as an Aggressive - a homosexual woman of color who dresses in masculine attire but does not necessarily identify as either Lesbian or FTM Transgender. Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. $5 of each ticket sold benefits Youth Eastside Service’s B-GLAD initiative. For tickets visit www.sistahsinema.webs.com. For info visit www.youtheastsideservices.org

Cirque du Gay. 7pm. Neighbours Nightclub, 1509 Broadway. Join us for an evening under the “Big Top” for over the top entertainment! Hosted by Aleksa Manila. Benefits Lambert House. No cover. www.neighboursnightclub.com

Magnitude 15.11 - Ben Cohen’s “Stand Up Tour Against Homophobia in Sports” Reception and Presentation. 7-9pm. Renaissance Madison Hotel, 515 Madison St. Meet and greet reception. Silent auction (Ben memorabilia). No-host bar and hors d’oeuvres. Presentation by international rugby star Ben Cohen. $35. www.magnitude15.org, www.quakerugby.org.

Dustbowl Queer Dance Night. 7:30pm-lesson; 8pm-11pm-dance. Century Ballroom, East Hall, 915 E Pine St, 2nd Fl. Meets 2nd & 4th Saturdays most months; check calendar on website to confirm. Featuring two-step, swing and waltz. Before 8:30pm-$5; after 8:30pm-$7. 21+. 206-324-7263; www.centuryballroom.com.

SUNDAY - May 29

(See previous Sunday for ongoing activities.)

Magnitude 15.11 - The North American Gay Rugby Tournament (5/27-5/29). Elimination matches and championship match at Magnuson Park. For schedule, visit www.magnitude15.org, www.quakerugby.org

Good Karma 5K. 9am. Seward Park. Seattle’s only choose your own charity run. Benefits 10 local charities. www.goodkarma5k.com

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 Writing Institute promotes written & spoken word in our LGBT communities. Bent offers affordable classe & workshops for Queer-identified people. For more information or to sign up for a class, email bent.writing@gmail.com. Visit www.bentwriting.com or find us on Facebook. For upcoming events join our mailing list by emailing bant.news@gmail.com

BiNet Seattle is a mixed gender, social group for Bisexuals, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks - www.binetseattle.org. Seattle Bisexual Women’s 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. 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, retreats, 1 to 1 peer mentoring & special events for those affected by HIV/AIDS & the greater LGBT communities. 322-2437; www.dunsheehouse.org

Equal Rights Washington - 324-2570; www.equalrightswashington.org

Everett/Snohomish Cty - www.gaysnohomish.org

Gay City organizes events & activities for Gay & Bi men & offers anonymous & confidential HIV/STD testing at the Center for LGBT Health, 511 E Pike St. More info or to schedule an appointment, 860-6969. www.gaycity.org
 
Gay & Lesbian National Hotline (GLNH): 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564). Non-profit, peer-counseling, information & local resources telephone hotline for GLBT people across the country.

GLSEN/WA - Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network - 330-2099; www.glsenwa.org

Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) - 363-9188; www.thegsba.org

HIV/AIDS Program, Seattle/King County Dept of Public Health, provides confidential/anonymous information about & testing for HIV/AIDS. 205-7837. For a comprehensive list of HIV/AIDS service organizations see the GSBA Guide or visit www.thegsba.org or call Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 328-8979.

Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle & the Olympic & Rainier Empire - www.imperialcourtofseattle.com

Lambert House - 322-2515; www.lamberthouse.org

LGBT Library - 511 E Pike St. Open Mon-Fri 2-8pm; Sat 2-5pm. A wide range of fiction and non-fiction for the LGBT community and allies can be borrowed free of charge. (The Library is located at Gay City’s offices, on the ground floor behind Kaladi Brothers Coffee - just follow the signs.)

LGBT MS Connection - 250-5002; lgbtms connection@comcast.net. Support group for LGBT persons with MS and their partners and their caregivers. Sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Lifelong AIDS Alliance - 328-8979, www.lifelongaids alliance.org

MEN: Gay City: 860-6969, www.gaycity.org; Knights of Mantra: 329-0886, www.jetchapterkofm.com; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over, www.maturefriends.org; Northwest Bears: www.nw bears.com; The Olympians: www.TheOlympians.net; POZSeattle: www.pozseattle.org; Q-Squared: www.qsquared.org; Rain City Jacks: 888-809-5035, www.raincityjacks.org; Seattle Gay Couples:  www. seattlegaycouples.org; Seattle Men in Leather: www.seattlemeninleather. org; Seattle Prime Timers: Gay & Bi men 40 & over, www.seattle primetimers.org.

Multifaith Works - 324-1520; www.multifaith.org

MUSIC: Diverse Harmony: www.diverseharmony.org; Rainbow City Band: 1-866-841-9139 ext 2126; rainbowcityband@onebox.com; www.rainbowcity band.com; Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus: 388-1408, 323-0750. www.flyinghouse. org.

Northwest Rainbow Alliance for the Deaf - www.nwrad.org

Olympia/Thurston County:  www.RainbowCenterOly. org

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates/Seattle Regional Affiliate supports the work of LGBT employees and the growing number of ERGs (Employee Resource Groups) making a difference within local companies. www.outandequal.org/affiliates/seattle

PARENTHOOD: Families Like Ours provides a gateway for LGBT families interested in adoption & provides a network of safe placement agencies, training, support & resources: 441-7602, www.familieslikeours. org; Family Works offers support, information & activities for LGBT families: 694-6727, www.familyworks seattle. org; Gay Fathers’ Association of Seattle offers support groups & social activities: www.gfas. org; Maybe Baby, info@maybebabyseattle.org; Proud & Loud Families - Northwest, www.meetup.com/proud-and-loud-families-northwest, plfnorthwest@aol.com; Queer Parent Networking Dinners: Deann, 568-7777, deann@nwnetwork.org; Rainbow Families of Puget Sound: www.rainbowfamiliesps.org

Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)/Washington State: 325-7724, www.seattle-pflag.org, with directory of PFLAG chapters in Washington State; www.pnwpflag.org; National PFLAG, www.pflag.org

PEOPLE OF COLOR: Asian/Pacific Islander Queer Network Project at the API Safety Center, April, 467-9976; Center for MultiCultural Health, 461-6910, www.multi-culturalhealth.org; Entre Hermanos, GLBT Latinos/as, 322-7700, www.entrehermanos.org; Ile LaiLai, 781-3565, iya@ilelailai.org; Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT), 923-8313, macctseattle@yahoo.com, www.macctsea.org; People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN), 322-7061; Seattle Two Spirit, SeattleTwoSpirit@ hotmail.com; Sistah 2 Sistah, LBT women of African descent, 322-7061, 255-8951; Trikone-Northwest, GLBT South Asians, (425) 985-4376, www.trikonenw. org; Two-Spirit Honor Project, 1-866-685-0164.

Pride Foundation - 323-3318; www.pridefoundation. org

Project NEON is a program of Seattle Counseling Service providing FREE information & services to Gay & Bi men to reduce health risks associated with methamphetamine use. 323-1768. www.crystalneon.org

Public Health-Seattle & King County Online Comprehensive Health Information for Sexual Minorities: www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/glbt.aspx

Q Law: The GLBT Bar Association of WA - 682-6711; www.q-law.org

Resource & Referral Line can connect you to LGBT-friendly resources throughout Puget Sound and beyond. Call 323-LGBT Mon-Fri 2-8pm; Sat 2-5pm. At other times leave voice mail and your call will be returned. Or visit www.gaycity.org to view list of resources online or through Facebook.

Safe Schools Coalition - www.safeschools coalition.org

SEAMEC interviews, researches & rates candidates for public office on issues of concern to the LGBT community. www.seamec.org

Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities - 684-4503.

Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities is a community mental health service for GLBT persons & their families providing comprehensive mental health services on a sliding scale. 323-1768.

Seattle Police Department Sexual Minorities Community Advisory Council: kim.bogucki@seattle.gov

Seattle Treatment Education Project (STEP) E-zine is an electronic resource distributed to people affected by HIV/AIDS, case managers, front line workers & other health professionals. Now a part of Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 328-8979, www.thebody.com/step/steppage.html

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network - (202) 328-3244; www.sldn.org

Shanti - 324-1520; www.multifaith.org/shanti/

SHIFT: A Peer Recovery Network - www.shift recovery.org

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Abbey of St. Joan - 860-3666; www.theabbey.org

Snohomish Health District HIV/AIDS Program provides free confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, until 7pm Tuesdays. (425) 339-5298.

Spokane/Inland Northwest - www.outspokane.com; www.stonewallnews.net

SPORTS & RECREATION: Bent Car Guys: www.bentcarguys.org; Border Riders Motorcycle Club: www.borderriders.com; Bottom Dwellers Scuba Club: www.bottomdwellers.org; Cascade Flyers: www.cascadeflyers.org; Different Spokes Bicycling Club: www.differentspokes.org; Emerald City Softball Association: www.emeraldcitysoftball.org, www.eteamz.com/womensecsa; Ethyl Forever Car Club: http://Clubs.Hemmings.com/EthylForever CarClub/; Festival of the Babes: www.festivalofthe babes.com; Hiking Group: 323-8382; Jet City Hoops (Basketball): www.jetcityhoops.org; Olympic Yacht Club: www.oycnw.org; OutVentures: outdoor education & recreation activities, www.outventures.org; Pacific Northwest Gay Rodeo Association: www.pacificnwgra.org; Puddletown Squares: www.iagsdc.org/puddletown; Rain Country: a country-western dance organization catering to the LGBTQ community but open to all, www.raincountrydance.org; Ski Buddies: www. skibuddies.org; Team Seattle Gay Sports Network is an umbrella organization for a wide range of local GLBT sports activities, 367-4064, www.teamseattle.org (see website for comprehensive list of sports clubs); Triangle Recreation Camp at Bender Creek: recreational camping for GLBT folks. Must be 21; ID required. trc@camptrc.org, www.camptrc.org, 1122 E Pike St #1069, Seattle 98122-3934.

Strength Over Speed - www.strengthoverspeed.org

Tacky Tourist Clubs of America, Seattle Chapter - www.ttca.org; bruce@ttca.org; 1122 E Pike St PMB 905, Seattle, WA 98122-3934.

Tacoma/Pierce County - Rainbow Center, 741 St Helens Ave, a resource center for the LGBTIQA community of Pierce County, (253) 383-2318, www. rainbowcntr.org

TRANSGENDER: Emerald City Social Club: (425) 827-9494; Gender Odyssey: www.genderodyssey. com; Hermanos Trans Latino & Foreign-Born Support Group: 322-7700; Ingersoll Gender Center: 329-6651, www.ingersollcenter.org; Washington Gender Alliance: (360) 445-2411, www.washington genderalliance.com

WOMEN: BABES: support groups for HIV+ women. 720-5566, 1-888-292-1912; Festival of the Babes: www.festivalofthebabes.com; www.LesBeHealthy. org; Lesbians Over 40: 722-0729; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over, www.maturefriends.org; Older Lesbians Organizing for Change/WA State Chapter: gloria@oloc.org, mary@oloc.org, www.oloc.org; Pacific Northwest Lesbian Archives: www.pnwlesbianarchives.org; RainshadowWomen: RainshadowWomen@aol.com, http://rainshadow women.tripod.com/; Tacoma Lesbian Concern (TLC): www.tacomalesbianconcern.org; WOWS: a fun, member-driven social group for Lesbians, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/womenofwestseattle

Yakima:  First Fridays - (509) 576-0276. www.gayakima.com/1stfridays.html

YOUTH: B-GLAD (Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Trans & Questioning Adolescent Drop-In Group): Youth Eastside Services offers many programs for GLBT youth, including B-GLAD, (425) 747-4937; Diverse Harmony: www.diverseharmony. org;  GLSEN/Washington State (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) & Washington State GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) Network: GLSEN works to create safe schools for LGBT students. WA GSA Network supports youth-led GSA’s to fight harassment & homophobia in Washington state schools. 330-2099; www.glsenwa. org; www.wagsa.org. GLOBE (GLBTQ Loving Ourselves, Becoming Empowered): a support group & HIV/STD prevention program for GLBTQ youth, 14-20, in Everett, (425) 263-2908, www.globeyouth.org; It Gets Better Project: www.itgetsbetter.org; Lambert House: an activities & resource center for LGBT youth, 14-22, in Seattle, 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org; www.MatthewsPlace.com;  Oasis Youth Center: for GLBTQ youth, ages 14-25, in Tacoma, (253) 671-2838, www.oasisyouthcen ter.org; Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)/Puget Sound: 325-7724, www.seattle-pflag.org; Safe Schools Coalition: www.safeschoolscoalition.org; 632-0662 ext 49 (non-emergency), 1-888-99-VOICE (crisis line); Seattle Young People’s Project (Queer Youth Resource Board): 860-9606, www.sypp.org; Teen Link: 461-4922, 1-888-431-TEEN; The Trevor Project: 866-4-U-Trevor; www.thetrevorproject.org; True Colors - Connecting LGBTQ Teens: in Shoreline, 362-7282 x 8018, lbagley@chs-nw.org; YouthCare/Orion Center: 622-5555; YouthCare/Isis Program (Transitional Living Home for LGBTQ Young Adults, 18-22): 522-8412; Youth Suicide Prevention Program (OUTLoud-GLBTQ): 297-5922, ext 116, 1-800-273-TALK, www.yspp.org




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