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posted Friday, September 23, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 38
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BORN THIS WAY KAFÉ FOR URBAN QUEER TEENS AT CAL ANDERSON PARK
On Fridays, from 5-9 p.m., at Cal Anderson Shelterhouse (1635 11th Ave., one block north of E. Pine St.), Seattle Parks & Recreation hosts the Born This Way Kafé, a welcoming place where LGBTQ youth, friends and allies (ages 13-19) can gather, be themselves, and have fun. Meets every Friday. For more information and to help make this happen, contact Randy at Seattle Parks, 206-883-6110 (txt/phone), email randy.wiger@seattle.gov or Google 'SeattleParksCOD.'

LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE - 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEATTLE AIDS WALK & 5K RUN
On Saturday, September 24, join Lifelong AIDS Alliance and community members from all walks of life for the 25th Anniversary Seattle AIDS Walk & 5K Run. The event will be held at Volunteer Park (14th Ave. E. & E. Prospect St.) with day-of registration, donation drop-off and T-shirt pick-up from 9-9:30 a.m. The stage program will take place from 9:30-10 a.m. The run begins promptly at 10 a.m., followed by walkers at 10:05 a.m. The after party at the park will be held from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. A post-walk after party will be held from 6-10 p.m. at Grim's (1512 11th Ave.). Buy a drink with Absolut San Francisco vodka and a portion of the proceeds will go to Lifelong AIDS Alliance. For complete information on how you can participate as a walker, runner, donor or volunteer, visit www.SeattleAIDSWalk.org or call 206-328-8979.

SEATTLE PAINT OUT - 2011 TO CLEAN AND PAINT OUT GRAFFITI ON CAPITOL HILL
On Saturday, September 24, join your Capitol Hill neighbors to clean and paint out graffiti on Capitol Hill. Your volunteer efforts will have a significant impact on removing tags, stickers and litter. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. at Fire Station #25 (1300 E. Pine St.). Light refreshments will be served. The orientation will begin shortly after to discuss areas of impact and map zones. Wear comfortable clothes so that paint splatters won't matter. www.paintout.org.

'PHONE WHORE' & 'SLUT (R)EVOLUTION'
On Saturday, September 24, Cameryn Moore presents her two one-woman shows, at the Center for Sex Positive Culture (1602 15th Ave., Main Space). 'Phone Whore' (a one-act play with frequent interruptions) plays at 1 p.m. In this intimate, one-hour visit with a phone sex operator, trash and taboo collide. Listen closely: she may change your views on sex forever. A Q&A with the artist follows this performance. 'Slut (R)evolution plays at 4 p.m. Part flashback, part memoir, part in-the-moment slut, this play explores some of the incendiary events in the artist's very sexual life. Tickets: $20 per show or $30 for a two-show pass. Advance tickets through fspc.ticketleap.com. Must be 18+ to attend.

MR. & MISS GAY ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER PAGEANT
On Saturday, September 24, door at 5:30 p.m., pageant at 7 p.m., Neighbours Nightclub (1509 Broadway) hosts the Mr. & Miss Gay Asian/Pacific Islander Pageant with competition categories in National Costume, Swimsuit, Talent, Formal Wear and Q&A with $250 cash prize to both Mr. & Miss API 2011. Tickets: $15-advance; $18 at the door. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/196920. For contestant sign-up, program advertising or sponsorship info, email gaysha@gayshastarr.com or teriyakitemple@aol.com. Partial proceeds to benefit the Youth Suicide Prevention Program.

'RAISE THE ROOF' HOUSEPARTY
On Saturday, September 24, at 7 p.m., join Freedom Socialist Party members and friends for a 'Raise the Roof' house party at 900 Hiawatha Pl. S. to celebrate social justice. Take a night off from jobless times and austerity measures to celebrate the persistent and unshakeable efforts to keep the social justice movement alive. Enjoy music, amiable conversation and good food. A Mexican feast will be served for an $8.50 donation. For more information, call 206-722-2453 or email FSPseattle@mindspring.com.

THE SEATTLE AIDS MEMORIAL: '30 YEARS OF SORROW, COMFORT & HOPE' - A MULTI-FAITH OBSERVANCE IN READINGS, SONG AND CANDLELIGHT
On Saturday, September 24, at 7 p.m., at St. Mark's Cathedral (1245 10th Ave. E.), join the Seattle Choral Company and Seattle area religious communities for this multi-faith service observing 30 years of sorrow, comfort and hope in the face of AIDS. www.saintmarks.org.

BINGO NIGHT & DRAG SHOW AT AMORE INFUSED
On Saturday, September 24, 8 p.m. door, 9 p.m. bingo and show, at Amore Infused (522 Wall St.), join Taylor Couture, the current reigning Miss Gay Washington 2011-2012, for an evening of bingo and drag show entertainment. Tonight is the kick-off of this monthly event. Starting next month, this event will be held the 3rd Saturday of each month. $10 cover. A portion of all proceeds will go to charity. Tonight's proceeds will go to the Imperial Sovereign Courts of Tacoma and Seattle. 206-770-0606; www.tastofamore.com.

ARBORETUM FOUNDATION FALL ABUNDANCE PLANT SALE
On Sunday, September 25, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Pat Calvert Greenhouse and Plant Donations Nursery, located next to the Graham Visitor's Center (2300 Arboretum Dr. E.), you'll find a fabulous selection of your favorite trees, shrubs, and perennials, plus many unusual species and varieties - all at great prices. Proceeds benefit the Arboretum Foundation. www.arboretumfoundation.org.

MPOWERMENT IN TACOMA
Mpowerment In Tacoma is a new HIV prevention program from the Pierce County AIDS Foundation for Gay and Bisexual men aged 25 and older. The MPowerment In Tacoma program is an adaptation of a Center for Disease Controls evidence based model which has effectively worked to reduce rates of unprotected sex among young Gay and Bi men. This model is being structured to focus on older Gay and Bi men in Pierce County with the support of the University of California San Francisco's Center for AIDS Prevention Studies.

The mission of Mpowerment in Tacoma is to create a community of Gay and Bisexual men aged 25 and older who actively participate in the empowerment of themselves and each other. This is achieved through educating men in how to practice safer sex messaging, enabling them to become increasingly sex positive, and also encouraging them to diffuse awareness of the program to their friends, all while providing a fun and uplifting social focus. The success of the program requires volunteer participation by Gay and Bi men ages 25 and older to help establish a core group of members who will develop and implement ongoing educational and fun workshops, large events, outreach activities, and publicity campaigns.

Mpowerment in Tacoma will have it's first workshop on Tuesday, September 27, at 6 p.m., at Pierce County AIDS Foundation (3520 S. Pine St., Tacoma, WA 98405). For more information, contact Mpowerment in Tacoma Coordinator, Lorenzo, at 253-722-0706 or email lcervantes@piercecountyaids.org.

LGBT PARENTS AND THE LAW
On Tuesday, September 27, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Seattle University School of Law (901 12th Ave. at E. Columbia St.), in Sullivan Hall, Room C-6, learn more about the legal rights of LGBT parents in Washington state. Legal experts will explain the rapidly changing laws affecting LGBT parents in Washington and will be available to answer your questions.

Topics include: Starting and growing your family - including adoption, surrogacy, assisted reproduction and domestic partnerships; establising and protecting your parental rights, before and after a child is born; legal options for LGBT parents after a break-up. The event is FREE.

Sponsored by QLaw Foundation, Legal Voice, the Access to Justice Institute at Seattle University School of Law, ACLU of Washington and Equal Rights Washington, with support from the Pride Foundation.

A podcast of the event will be available at www.q-law.org/educationcommittee.

LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE AT SEATTLE MARINERS
On Wednesday, September 28, at 7:10 p.m., join Lifelong AIDS Alliance for a Seattle Mariners ballgame. Special discounted seating has been reserved and is available for purchase online only. Tickets are $12 View Reserved (normally $20) and $4 from each ticket will benefit Lifelong AIDS Alliance. Deadline for ticket purchase is Tuesday, September 27, at noon. To order, visit http://seattle.mariners.mlb.com/sea/ticketing/special_group.jsp?group=llaa.

SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN BOOK CLUB - MOFFIE
The Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Seattle Area Support Groups Community Center (formerly Dunshee House) (303 17th Ave. E. & E. Thomas St.). In September, the group will read the brand new South African novel, Moffie, by Andre Carl van der Merwe, about a frightened Gay white boy conscripted in the South African army. The story is set in South Africa about 20 years ago, and takes place during the Angola Bush War. The author will be getting in touch with the club toward the end of September for a conversation about the book and to answer any questions.

All GLBTQ folks are welcome to participate in this free book club. For more information, email nickdimartin@earthlink.net, visit http://faculty.washington.edu/swittet/SGLBookClub/ or contact SASG at 206-322-2437.

EVERETT-SNOHOMISH COUNTY FRIENDSHIP DINNER FOR PEOPLE WITH HIV/AIDS
The Everett-Snohomish County Friendship Dinner for persons living with HIV and AIDS will be held on Thursday, September 29, at 6 p.m., at Spirit of Grace United Methodist Church (formerly First United Methodist) (3530 Colby Ave., Everett). The dinner will now be held the last Thursday of each month. This is a new venue and a new day of the month. A support group meets at 5 p.m. The event is free and everyone is welcome. For more info, call 425-252-7751.

'SEATTLE'S VERY OWN QUEER'S ANATOMY SOCIAL MIXER'
On Thursday, September 29, from 7-9 p.m., at The Lobby Bar (916 E. Pike St.), the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Allyship present 'Seattle's Very Own Queer's Anatomy Social Mixer.' Come out in your best hospital garb for the Best Queer's Anatomy Costume Contest. Nurses! Doctors! Patients! Insurance Claims Specialist! And Others! Enjoy Queer medicine trivia, raffle prizes, and entertainment by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. For more information, email allyship@yahoo.com.

Q CENTER & GBLTC HOST ANNUAL LUNCHEON AT UW
On Friday, September 30, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall (on Red Square), University of Washington, the UW's Q Center and GBLT Commission host a welcoming event for new and current UW LGBT students, faculty, staff, administrators and allies to kick off the new school year. www.uwqcenter.wordpress.com.

'ENGENDER BENDER' AT Q CAFE
On Friday, September 30, at Q Cafe (3223 15th Ave. W.), quiet presents quiet Speaks, an arts and literary showcase. The theme is: 'enGender Bender: Exploring our social blueprints.' Art exhibit 7-8 p.m., spoken word 8-10 p.m. $5 cover.

MUSIC OF REMEMBRANCE SPARKS OF GLORY - 'FROM THE MONKEY MOUNTAINS'
On Saturday, October 1, at 2 p.m., at Seattle Art Museum, Plestcheeff Auditorium (1st Ave. & University St.), Music of Remembrance presents a FREE 90-minute chamber music concert-with-commentary. MOR Artistic Director Mina Miller discusses the Seattle Art Museum's exhibit 'Our National Game' - exploring Jackie Robinson's 'athletic resistence' as a counterpoint to the artistic resistance to the Holocaust that MOR's music commemorates. Audiences will hear music from Pavel Haas, one of Janácek's most talented students, who wrote his String Quartet No. 2 ('From the Monkey Mountains') as a kind of musical postcard from a favorite vacation spot. Hear the true story of teenage boys imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp in their own words in this song cycle version of Lori Laitman's Vedem - based on the poetry the boys wrote for their secret magazine. Guest vocalists: Angela Niederloh, a Portland Opera mezzo soprano, Seattle tenor Ross Hauck. www.musicofremembrance.org.

SEATTLE WOMEN'S CHORUS - 'TRUE COUNTRY' WITH CHELY WRIGHT
OCTOBER 1 & 2

On Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2, at 2 p.m., at Benaroya Hall (3rd Ave. & Union St.), the Seattle Women's Chorus celebrates the uniquely American phenomenon that is country music, with a special focus on female country music legends like Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Marty McBride, Dixie Chicks, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, and Anne Murray.

Add to this illustrious line-up of standout performers, SWC's special guest artist, singer-songwriter Chely Wright. Wish Me Away, a new documentary film about Wright's courageous decision to come out as a Lesbian within the conservative world of country music recently (and remarkably) won 'Best Documentary' at the Nashville Film Festival. Backed by the rich harmonies of Seattle Women's Chorus, Chely Wright will share her unforgettable story and her unmistakable musical talent.

'True Country' will be hosted by the semi-popular mother-daughter country duo Euomi and Wynotta Spudd (The Spudds) bringing their songs and down-home dysfunction to SWC's stage. The Spudds are the creation of outrageous Seattle kamikaze comedy duo, Lisa Koch and Peggy Platt (Dos Fallopia).

Tickets: $20-$65 in advance at 206-388-1400 or www.flyinghouse.org and at the door.

LILY TOMLIN - EDMONDS CENTER FOR THE ARTS
On Saturday, October 1, at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at Edmonds Center for the Arts (410 4th Ave. N., Edmonds), see Lily Tomlin live in performance. Tickets are $75-$80. 425-275-9595; ww.ec$arts.org.

AN EVENING WITH DR. NORMAN ROSENTHAL - AUTHOR OF 'TRANSCENDENCE: HEALING AND TRANSFORMATION THROUGH TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION'
On Monday, October 3, at 7 p.m., at Kane Hall, Room 210, University of Washington, Dr. Norman Rosenthal will read from and discuss his New York Times best-selling book, Transcendence: Healing and Transformation through Transcendental Meditation. Tickets: $15. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/199451. www.tm.org.

QUEERLY CLASSED DISCUSSION SERIES - 'A CASE OF QUEER MEDICINE'
On Wednesday, October 5, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Lifelong AIDS Alliance, Annex Room, 1002 E. Seneca St., Allyship presents 'A Case of Queer Medicine,' a panel and community discussion featuring Marcos Martinez from Entre Hermanos, Sean Leao, a Transgender individual who will talk about Transgender health care disparities, and Gina Owen from Washington Community Action Network. For more information, email Debbie at allyship@yahoo.com.

PRIDE SKATE SEATTLE AT SOUTHGATE ROLLER RINK
On Wednesday, October 5, from 8:30-11 p.m., at the Southgate Roller Rink (9646 17th Ave. SW), come get your skates on at this new LGBT skating party that will be held the first Wednesday of each month. Admission is $8, which includes skate rental. The party continues afterwards at Company bar (9608 16th Ave. SW) with drink specials and karaoke! www.southgaterollerrink.com.

'QUEER IT YOURSELF: BE IT, DO IT, MAKE IT'
On Saturday, October 8, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., registration at 9:30 a.m., at Seattle University, Pigott Building, Rooms 202, 203 & 204 (12th Ave. & E. Marion St.), attend a day-long conference for Queer artists in the Northwest. Cost is $10, but no one turned away for lack of funds. SU students, staff and faculty get in free.

To celebrate the conference, organizers will present a Queer artist showcase, with shows at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Wyckoff Auditorium on the Seattle University campus. Cost is $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Advance tickets for the conference and the showcase available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/200477.

This event is presented by The Producers' Collective, www.theproducerscollective.weebly.com.

SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY SEEKS VOLUNTEER GARDENERS
The Seattle Public Library is seeking volunteers to help maintain attractive grounds at 12 neighborhood branches this summer and fall. Volunteers will weed gardens, rake leaves and pick up litter. Work parties will be scheduled June through October - on Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 9 a.m. and noon. For more information, contact Anne Vedella, Volunteer Services Coordinator, at anne.vedella@spl.org or 206-386-4614. Volunteer applications can be downloaded from www.spl.org - select 'Support Your Library' and go to the 'Volunteer Opportunities' page.

ANSEL ADAMS' MANZANAR PHOTOS AT BAINBRIDGE MUSEUM
'Ansel Adams: A Portrait of Manzanar' at the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum (215 Ericksen Ave. NE, Bainbridge Island, WA) examines the internment-camp experience of West Coast Japanese-Americans during World War II. This new exhibit of photos from the Library of Congress includes some of Ansel Adams' images that have never been exhibited before. The museum is open Monday-Sunday (closed on Tuesdays), 1-4 p.m. (with extended hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. during the summer) and is a short walk from the Bainbridge ferry terminal. Admission: $4 adults, $3 students/seniors, $6 family, museum members and children under 5 free. An outdoor picnic area is available nearby. 206-842-2773. www.bainbridgehistory.org. The exhibit runs through December 7, 2012.

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.

'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.

'INJUSTICE AT EVERY TURN' - COMPREHENSIVE TRANSGENDER DISCRIMINATION STUDY SHARES TWO PERSONAL STORIES ON 'IN THE LIFE'
http://www.itlmedia.org/html/other/Injustice%20at%20Every%20Turn.html

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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