from Saturday, December 10 to Sunday, December 18
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. INCLUDE: Date, time, location, contact phone # for publication (if possible), brief description of event & sponsoring organization. DEADLINE: Tuesday 5pm.
ACCESSIBILITY: Is your event accessible to LGBTQ people with disabilities? See Jean’s List webpage www.scn.org/activism/calendar/disabilities.html for Marla Nonken’s disabilities accommodations lists.
NOTE: Phone numbers accompanying listings are within area code (206) & locations of meetings/events are in Seattle unless otherwise noted.
SATURDAY - December 10
A Gathering of Men in Edmonds. 8:15-11:30am. Edmonds UUC, 8109 224th St SW, Edmonds. Meets 2nd Saturday each month. Men gather monthly for drumming, singing, storytelling & sharing of life experience. www.agatheringofmen.org
Mobile Mammogram Screening. 9am-3pm. Wildrose, 1021 E Pike St. YWCA-LBTQ Health & Swedish Breast Center conduct a mobile mammogram screening for women 40 & over who are un- or under-insured & income eligible. Includes pap test, breast exam, mammogram & blood pressure check. For appointment call 461-4493 or email lbthealth@ ywcaworks.org
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.
Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT) December Potluck. 6pm. Everett area. RSVP to 923-8313 or email@example.com for info & location
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. www.rainbowbridgeclub.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
LGBTQ Teen Social. 8-11pm. Yesler Community Center, 917 E Yesler Way. For Queer youth of color, all Queer youth, and friends & allies. Live DJ. Ages 14-19. FREE but you will need a ticket in advance. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/213017
SML “Pictures with Santa” (12/9 & 12/10). The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave. Get your picture taken with a hunky Santa. Proceeds benefit Chicken Soup Brigade, Lifelong AIDS Alliance’s food program for people living with HIV/AIDS. www.seattlemeninleather
SUNDAY - December 11
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/
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.
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. www.raincitysoccer.org
No Safeword Writers Group. 1-3pm. Meets 2nd Sunday each month. NSWG exists to provide mutual support for members’ efforts. For info & location, NSWG@ sexpositiveculture.org; www.nosafewordwriters group.org. (Also meets 4th Monday, 7-9pm.)
Daring Divorced Divas. 3-5pm. SASG, 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 email@example.com
Hep C. 5-6:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. NEW GROUP. Meets every Sunday. A support group for individuals coming to terms with the challenges of Hepatitis C. 322-2437.
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. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Sunday. Peer support for recovery from substance abuse. www.sasgcc.org
Shame to Grace Sunday SAA. 6-7:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Sunday. SAA is a fellowship of men & women who share their experience, strength & hope with each other so they may overcome their sexual addiction & help others recover from sexual addiction or dependency. Seattle SAA helpline 237-8828, SAA International Service Organization 1-800-477-8191.
Ski Buddies Monthly Potluck. 6pm. Meets 2nd Sunday each month (Oct-Feb). Come & hear about all the great ski trips & winter activities Ski Buddies has planned. Whether you snow board, downhill, cross-country, or telemark, there are trips & events for you. Bring a potluck dish to share. www.skibuddies.org
Uncle Samantha’s Group. 6-7:30pm. SASG, 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.sasgcc.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.
“Cool Yule - The Big Band Theory” - Seattle Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert. 7:30pm. Benaroya Hall, 3dr Ave & University St. Tickets $27-$77. 388-1400, www.flyinghouse.org
Cris Williamson & Friends. 7:30pm.. The Triple Door, 216 Union St. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. www.thetripledoor.com, www.criswilliamson.com
Rise N’ Shine Benefit. 8pm. Grim’s 1512 11th Ave. Hosted by Carmen Sense & co-hosted by Ursula Major. Starring Xandria Cox, Diamond St James, Lexi Lasso & Drew Paradisco. No cover.
Noche Latina - Latino Night. 10pm. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway. Every Sunday.
MONDAY - December 12
Women Facing HIV. 12noon-1:30pm. SASG, 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.sasgcc.org
SOBER - On Meds. 1-2pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Monday. Ongoing 12-step group open to anyone in recovery & living on a medicine regimen. 322-2584, www.sasgcc.org
Strength Over Speed. 2-3:30pm. SASG, 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. For information, location & to RSVP contact Ricardo at socialdinnerclub@ yahoo.com or phone (360) 722-1664.
LCS Foster Care Monthly Information Meeting. 6-8pm. 433 Minor Ave N. Meets 2nd Monday each month. LCS is a non-profit foster care program in King & Snohomish counties. Couples & singles encouraged to apply. RSVP to April at 694-5713.
Cineoke. 7-9:30pm. Jewelbox Theater at the Rendezvous, 2322 2nd Ave. It’s like karaoke - only better! You’re the star of your favorite movie musical. Pick any scene to sing along to, while the film & lyrics are projected onto the screen. $5 cover. www.threedollarbill cinema.org
Freely Speaking Toastmasters. 7pm. FredLind Manor, 1802 17th Ave. Every Monday (except holidays & the last Mondays in August & December). www.FreelySpeaking.org
Orca Swim Team Workout. 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)
PFLAG/Seattle Monthly Meeting. 7pm. Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. Meets 2nd Monday each month. (A spouse’s support group runs concurrently with this meeting; PFLAG/FOCUS meets concurrently with this meeting.) PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724. www.seattle-pflag.org.
PFLAG/Skagit County Monthly Meeting. 7pm. Skagit Valley Food Co-op Bldg, Room 309, 202 South 1st St., Mt. Vernon. Meets 2nd Monday each month. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724.
Trans Youth Group. 7-8:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Meets every Monday. A chance for youth to talk with others about their experiences & concerns related to identifying as Transgender. www.lambert house.org
Ageless. 7:30-9pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Monday. Ongoing drop-in social, support & discussion group for maturing Gay & Bi men of all ages. For info, call 322-2437; www.sasgcc.org.
Knights of Mantra Monthly Meeting. 7:30pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. Meets 2nd Monday each month. K of M/Jet Chapter is a fun-loving leather/Levi social & charitable organization that raises money for various causes & organizations, including Pennies from Heaven, Rosehedge House, & Three Cedars. 329-0886, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lambert House Art Night. 7:30-9:30pm. 1818 15th Ave. Every Monday. Bring your ideas & let’s have some fun. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org
TUESDAY - December 13
Homeless Services for Youth, Ages 14-22. 1-4pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Tuesday & Friday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org
Simply Positive. 2:30-4pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Ongoing drop-in support & social group for anyone HIV/AIDS positive. For info, call 322-2437; www.sasgcc.org.
Peace & Pride: Year-End Celebration of the Seattle LGBT Commision’s Accomplishments & Future Goals. 5:30-7pm. Kaladi Brothers Coffee, 511 E Pike St. This event will provide an opportunity for LGBT community members & the general public to mix & mingle with Commissioners, City officials & community leaders, discuss & help plan the Commission’s goals for 2012 & celebrate the Commission’s accomplishments in 2011. www.seattle,gov/LGBT
Artful Expression. 6-7:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Tuesday. This is an ongoing art group to visualize the journey thru creative expression. 322-2437. www.sasgcc.org
Strength Over Speed. 6-7:30pm. SASG, 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
Alzheimer’s Association’s LGBT Caregivers’ Support Group. 6:30-8pm. Elderhealth Northwest, 6555 Ravenna Ave NE (entrance on NE 68th St). Meets 2nd Tuesday each month. A free information and support group for care partners, family members and friends of individuals with dementia. For more information, contact group facilitator Caila Nickerson, 781-248-3524 (cell) or email: email@example.com
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/National MS Society. 6:30-8pm. Swedish Conference Center, Cherry Hill Campus, James Tower, 550 17th Avenue, Room E, 1st Floor. Meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month. MS Connection is a support group with the goal of providing a safe environment for the LGBT community to express their experiences and the impact of MS on their lives and the lives of their loved ones, as well as provide support for one another. Contact Shelly at 206-250-5002 or LGBTMSConnection@gmail.com.
Queer Young Females Group - For Female-Identified Youth, Ages 22 & Under. 6:30-7:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Meets every Tuesday. Topics range from family issues to school happenings to like/lust/love relationships. All Queer females welcome. Come discuss how smart. strong Queer women live their lives. 322-2515, www. lamberthouse.org
Seattle Bisexual Women’s Network. 6:30pm-Social; 7pm-Open Rap. Capitol Hill Group Health, South Building, 201 16th Ave E, Room A6/7. 2nd Tuesday each month. Meet & mingle in an engaging, feminist, Bi-supportive environment. For information visit www.geocities.com/sbwn.
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. Call Dennis, 363-4500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Maybe Baby. 7-8:30pm. Kaladi Brothers Coffee, 511 E Pike St. Meets the 2nd Tuesday each month. A support group for LGBTQ people who are interested in becoming parents. email@example.com , www.maybebabyseattle.org
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.)
Positive Outlook. 7:30-9pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Tuesday. A confidential support group for Gay & Bi men who have been living long-term with HIV. 322-2437.
Spiritual Empowerment. 7:30-9pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. A group for all LGBT & friends of any spiritual belief to explore how spiritual practice can enrich their life. For info, call 322-2437; www.sasgcc.org
Tuesday Night Sex Addicts Anonymous (GLBTQI). 7:30-9pm. All Pilgrims Christian Church, 500 Broadway E. 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 helpline 237-8828. 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. Otter Hotline 414-8797. www.otterpolo.com.
WEDNESDAY - December 14
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. www.mature friends.org
GSBA Holiday Luncheon & Annual Meeting. 11:30am-1:30pm. Renaissance Hotel, 515 Madison St. With Bodacious Ladyhood and spotlight on YouthCare’s ISIS House. Cost: $34-members/students; $39-nonmembers. 363-9188; www.thegsba.org.
Mature Friends Dining Out Luncheon. 12:30pm. Call for details, location & to RSVP. Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday most months. MF is a social organization for Gay men & women, 40 years & over. www.mature friends.org
True Colors: Connecting LGBTQ Teens in Shoreline. 4-5pm. Meets every Wednesday. Discussing your important issues, building a supportive community. For information, location & to REGISTER call Lindsay Bagley 362-7282 x 8018 or email firstname.lastname@example.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. email@example.com
Grief & Loss. 6-7:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. LGBTQ peer support group for issues surrounding grief & loss. 322-2437. www.sasgcc.org
POZSeattle Holiday Chili Feed Social. 6-8pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. Meet us at the downstairs bar for drinks, home-made chili - two kinds, vegetarian & meat - cornbread & holiday desserts, socializing & a whole lot of fun. This event is free (except for the cost of beverages) & is for all HIV+ men & their friends regardless of age, shape, size, or color. www.pozseattle.org
Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club. 6-7:15pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Wednesday. Discuss the best LGBT novels with other book-lovers in a safe, comfortable conversation. Come once or come every week. Check our website for this month’s book. http://faculty.washington.edu/swittet/sglbookclub/
Courage to Thrive. 6-7:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Wednesday. Peer support for survivors of childhood sexual assault. firstname.lastname@example.org
Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 6:30pm. Volunteer Park (in front of Black Sun across for museum). Every Wednesday. (See Saturday at 9am.)
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. www.ingersollcenter.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 always welcome. NWLGHMP researches, interprets, & communicates the history of the GLBT community in the Pacific NW. email@example.com; 903-9517.
Rain City Jacks. West Queen Anne/Interbay. 1st Sunday each month, 2pm; 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month, 7pm. Location & membership details provided upon request. RCJ is a friendly, sex-positive & non-profit private club. Membership required. Adult men only. Enrollment available at the door. www.raincityjacks.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-809-5033.
Seattle Movie Bears Movie Night. Check website for details. Every Wednesday night. More info: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seattlemoviebears; email@example.com
Brothers of Prometheus. 7:30-9pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Wednesday This is a group for Gay & Bi men overcoming religious wounding. www.sasgcc.org
HIV/AIDS Support Group. 7:30-9pm. SASG, 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.sasgcc.org
Imperial Court of Seattle General Membership Meeting. 7:30pm. Neighbours Nightclub (Underground), 1509 Broadway (entrance in alley between Broadway and Harvard off E. Pike St). Meets 2nd Wednesday each month. The Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle and the Olympic & Rainier Empire, Seattle’s premier drag society, is a social & charitable organization that sponsors numerous shows & balls thruout the year. www.imperialcourtofseattle.com.
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.)
“StageFright” - Youth Open Mic - For Aspiring Writers & Performers, Ages 14-24. 7:30pm. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. Meets 2nd Wednesday each month. FREE. Everyone welcome to attend. StageFright not only features young folk, but is also MC’d by young folk & attended in great majority by young folk. 322-7030; www.hugohouse.org.
Washington Gender Alliance Open Support Meeting in Everett. 7:30-9pm. Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave, Everett. Every Wednesday. A structured support meeting helping people deal with issues of gender identity & 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.washingtongenderalliance.com.
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.
The Dina Martina Christmas Show (11/25-12/31). 8pm. Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. Brimming with botched carols, ungraceful dances, overburdened costumes & truly bizarre audience gifts, this all new holiday extravaganza guarantees Dina’s sidesplitting blend of low-brow, top-notch comedy & near acid trip surrealism. Tickets: $20-advance; $25 at the door. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/203891
THURSDAY - December 15
Alcoholics Anonymous “Sober & Safe Group.” 12noon-1pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Open meeting of AA. For info, call 322-2437; www.sasgcc.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.
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 (Also Fridays 4-10pm & Saturdays 6pm-12 midnight.)
Q Hour. 4:30-5:30pm. Orion Center, 1828 Yale Ave. 1st & 3rd Thursday each month. A group for LGBTQ youth 13-21 & their allies. Sponsored by Youthcare. FREE. 622-5555 x 212.
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. 322-2515, www.lambert house.org
Come Out For Yourself (COFY). 6-7:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Thursday. Peer support for people dealing with issues of sexual orientation. www.sasgcc.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 LGBT Commission. 6:30-8:30pm. Municipal Bldg, 600 4th Ave, Room 221. Meets 3rd Thursday each month. SCSM is made up of 15 volunteer members who work to ensure that the City of Seattle fairly & equitably addresses sexual minority concerns. Meetings open to the public. 684-4514.
Boys’ Group - For Male-Identified Youth, Ages 14-22. 7-8:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Thursday. Youth take the opportunity to talk about issues that relate to their everyday lives, with the facilitation of a male volunteer. 322-2515 ext 16. www.lamberthouse.org
GLBT Legal Clinic. 7-9pm. Meets the 3rd Thursday each month. QLaw Foundation holds a monthly legal clinic addressing the legal needs of LGBT individuals & couples. Volunteer attorneys provide 30-minute consultations. FREE. For APPOINTMENT call Tuesdays 12noon-3pm, 235-7235. For information visit www.q-law.org/legalclinic
PFLAG/Bellevue Monthly Meeting. 7pm - study group meets at 6pm. First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave NE, Bellevue. Meets 3rd Thursday each month. (A spouse’s support group runs concurrently with this meeting.) PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724. www.bellevue-pflag.org.
Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. Bus-accessible Central Area location. Every Thursday. (See Saturday listing at 6pm.)
Buddhism & Recovery. 7:30-9pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Thursday. A meditation/recovery group. www.sasgcc.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. www.gfas.org or our message board at http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/gayfathersseattle
Shifting Gears. 7:30-9pm. SASG, 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.sasgcc.org
The Dina Martina Christmas Show (11/25-12/31). 8pm. Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. See 12/14 listing for details. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/203891
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 - December 16
Homeless Services for Youth, Ages 14-22. 1-4pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Tuesday & Friday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.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 (Also Thursdays 4-10pm & Saturdays 6pm-12 midnight.)
Born This Way Kafe. 5-9pm. Cal Anderson Park Shelterhouse, 1635 11th Ave. Every Friday. A welcoming place where LGBTQ youth ages 13-19, friends & allies can gather, be themselves & have fun. 883-6110, firstname.lastname@example.org
La Movida. 6-7pm. SASG, 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. SASG, 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
Al-anon Meeting. 7-9pm. CHAC, 1900 E Madison St. LGBTQ-supported. 625-0000, email@example.com
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.
Seattle Prime Timers Coffee Reunion. 7pm. Starbucks, 1600 E Olive Way. Meets the 1st & 3rd Friday each month. Metro routes 8, 9, 14, 43, 49 & 60. 329-0793; http://seattleprimetimers.usa-50.com
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. SASG, 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.sasgcc.org
GaYme Night 4 Gay & Bi Men. 8pm-1am. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Meets the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Friday of every month. Board games, cards & fun for Gay & Bi men. www.sasgcc.org
Girl4Girl. 9pm. Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St, 2nd Fl. Monthly women-only dance meets 3rd Friday most months; check calendar on website to confirm. $10 before 11pm; $12 after 11pm. Must be 21+. www.girl4girlseattle.com; www.centuryballroom.com; 206-324-7263.
SATURDAY - December 17
(See previous Saturday for ongoing activities.)
Lambert House Queer Rec. 1pm. 1818 15th Ave. 3rd Saturday each month. Outdoor & indoor adventures for youth ages 22 & under. www.lamberthouse.org
The Dina Martina Christmas Show (11/25-12/31). 2pm. Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. See 12/14 listing for details. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/203891
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. www.binetseattle.org.
International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers - Vigil & Procession. 5-7pm. Cal Anderson Park, 11th Ave & E Howell St. This candlelight vigil will be a space to show our love & respect for sex workers murdered due to marginalization, stigmatization & hatred. We invite our allied community to mourn collectively. Participants are more than welcome & encouraged to bring a poem, song, prayer or loving words. www.nw-swop.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.
SUNDAY - December 18
(See previous Sunday for ongoing activities.)
Ethyl Forever Car Club, Pacific NW Region Lambda Car Club Monthly Tire Kick/Social. 10:30am. Randy’s Restaurant, 10016 E Marginal Way S (south of the Museum of Flight). Meets the 3rd Sunday each month. This monthly informal auto enthusiasts event starts with breakfast at this location with a show & tell and continues to a chosen point of interest. Open to all LGBTQ persons & friends who have an interest in the automobile, not just collector or performance vehicles. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dina Martina Christmas Show (11/25-12/31). 2pm & 8pm. Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. See 12/14 listing for details. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/203891
Seattle Rainbow Contra Dance. Lesson 3pm, Dance 3:30-6:30pm. Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave. Mariah Pepper will call the dance to warm us up for the holiday season. Band TBD. $10 general admission.
“Cool Yule - The Big Band Theory” - Seattle Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert. 7:30pm. Benaroya Hall, 3rd Ave & University St. Tickets $27-$77. 388-1400, www.flyinghouse.org
Allyship - an organization of LGBTQ individuals fighting for economic and social justice. www.LGBTQ Allyship.org, email@example.com, 279-8169.
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 classes & workshops for Queer-identified people. For more information or to sign up for a class, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.bentwriting.com or find us on Facebook. For upcoming events join our mailing list by emailing email@example.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. 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.
Equal Rights Washington - 324-2570; www.equal rightswashington.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.
LGBT MS Connection - 250-5002; LGBTMS Connection@gmail.com. Support group for LGBT persons with MS and their partners and their caregivers.
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.
MUSIC: Diverse Harmony: www.diverseharmony.org; Rainbow City Band: 1-866-841-9139 ext 2126; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.rainbowcity band.com; Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus: 388-1408, 323-0750. www.flying house. 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, email@example.com; Proud & Loud Families - Northwest, www.meetup.com/proud-and-loud-families-northwest, firstname.lastname@example.org; Queer Parent Networking Dinners: Deann, 568-7777, email@example.com; 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, firstname.lastname@example.org; Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT), 923-8313, email@example.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.
Rosehedge/Multifaith Works - 324-1520; www.rosehedge.org
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 Area Support Groups & Community Center (formerly Dunshee House and Seattle AIDS Support Group) 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.sasgcc.org
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 LGBT Commission - 684-4503.
Seattle Police Department Sexual Minorities Community Advisory Council: firstname.lastname@example.org
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network - (202) 328-3244; www.sldn.org
Shanti - 324-1520; www.rosehedge.org
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.
SPORTS & RECREATION: Bent Car Guys: www.bentcarguys.org; Border Riders Motorcycle Club: www.borderriders.com; Bottom Dwellers Scuba Club: www.bottomdwellers.org; Capitol Hill Cyclers: join their Facebook group or email capitol email@example.com or jordan.l. firstname.lastname@example.org; Cascade Flyers: www.cascadeflyers.org; Different Spokes Bicycling Club: www.differentspokes.org; Emerald City Mudhen Rugby: www.mudhenrugby.com; Emerald City Softball Association: www.emeraldcity softball.org, www.eteamz.com/womensecsa; Ethyl Forever Car Club: http://Clubs.Hemmings.com/EthylForever CarClub/; Hiking Group: 323-8382; Jet City Hoops: 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.puddletownsquares.org; Rain City Soccer: www.raincitysoccer.org; Rain Country: a country-western dance organization catering to the LGBTQ community but open to all, www.raincountrydance.org; Seattle Frontrunners: www.seattlefrontrunners.org; Seattle Orca Swim Team: www.orcaswimteam.org; Seattle Otters Water Polo: www.otterpolo.com; Seattle Quake Rugby: www.quakerugby.com; Seattle Tennis Alliance: www.seattletennisalliance.org; Seattle Unified Bowling Association (SUBA): email@example.com, www.teamseattle.org/bowling. htm, www.theprideleague.com, Century 21 League; Seattle United Soccer League: www.seattle unitedsl.com; Seattle Volleyball Club: www.seattle volleyballclub.com; 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. firstname.lastname@example.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; email@example.com; 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; Lesbians Over 40: 722-0729; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over, www.maturefriends.org; Older Lesbians Organizing for Change/WA State Chapter: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, www.oloc.org; Pacific Northwest Lesbian Archives: www.pnwlesbianarchives.org; RainshadowWomen: RainshadowWomen@aol.com; Tacoma Lesbian Concern (TLC): www.tacoma lesbianconcern.org; WOWS: a fun, member-driven social group for Lesbians, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/womenofwestseattle; YWCA Women’s Health Outreach: providing low or no-cost mammograms for income eligible 40+ LBTQ individuals. Follow us at http://lbtqhealth-ywca.blogspot.com, twitter.com/ingridWHO or email firstname.lastname@example.org, 436-8671.
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, email@example.com; 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