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Calendar Listings from Saturday, October 8 to Sunday, Oct 16

TO GET A CALENDAR LISTING: To have your meeting or event considered for the Community Calendar, please mail, fax, or drop off 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: Wednesday at 6pm.

Accessibility: Is your event accessible to LGBTQ people with hidden & visible disabilites? See Jean's List webpage www.scn.org/activism/calendar/disabilities.html for Marla's disabilities accommodations lists.

For a list of GLBT (Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgender) community organizations pick up a copy of the GSBA Guide & Directory available at neighborhood bars, bookstores, businesses & the SGN. The Greater Seattle Business Association is a networking organization that promotes & supports the GLBT business & professional community.

Following is a partial list of community organizations:

Bellingham/Whatcom County - www.theslowlane. com/guide.html.

Bremerton/Kitsap County - OUTKitsap, 360-373-6150; www.outkitsap.org.

Seattle Bisexual Men's Union - www.binetseattle.org; Seattle Bisexual Women's Network - 517-7767, www.geocities.com/sbwn; BiNet Seattle is a mixed gender, social group for Bisexuals, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks - www.binetseattle.org.

Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St, offers an extensive schedule of AA, NA, SLAA, OA, & other related meetings serving the GLBT community. 860-9560 (office), 322-9590 (lobby), www.capitolhillalano club.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: 1-888-99VOICE; The Northwest Network - support & advocacy for Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse & Dating Violence, 568-7777 (voice), 517-9670 (tty), www.nwnetwork; 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, 800-562-6025. In an emergency call 911. Report domestic violence and sexual assault.

Dunshee House (formerly SASG) offers free, facilitated & confidential support, discussion & skills groups & coordinates retreats, 1 to 1 peer mentoring & special events for Queer/LGBTQ individuals & communities & for those affected by HIV/AIDS. Dunshee House envisions individuals in communities connected by the shared values of health & well-being, personal development & compassionate support of one another. 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org.

Everett/Snohomish County - www.gaysnohomish. org.

Forty & Over: Lesbians Over 40 - 328-4895; Mature Friends for Gay men & women 40 & over - 781-7724, http://maturefriends.org; Seattle Prime Timers for Gay & Bi men 40 & over - 329-0793.

Gay City offers an extensive program of events & activities for Gay & Bi men. Gay City Wellness Center offers anonymous & confidential HIV/STD testing. For information 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.

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 call Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 329-6923.)

Ingersoll Gender Center is a service agency for the Transsexual, Transvestite, & Transgender community offering support groups, referrals to therapists, publications, & trainings. Private consultation available. 329-6651; www.ingersollcenter.org.

Music: Rainbow City Band: 866-841-9139 ext 2126; rainbowcityband@onebox.com; www.rainbowcity band.com. Seattle Lesbian & Gay Chorus: 860-SLGC, www.slgc.org Seattle Men's Chorus/Seattle Women's Chorus: 323-0750.

Olympia/Thurston County - The Rainbow Center, a virtual community center, www.rainbowcenteroly.org.

OutVentures offers a variety of outdoor education & recreation activities for LGBT people - www.out ventures.org

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.familieslike ours.org; Family Works offers support, information & activities for LGBT families - 694-6727, www.familyworks.org; Gay Fathers' Association of Seattle offers support groups & social activities, 324-4359, www.gfas.org; Rainbow Families of Puget Sound, www.rainbowfamiliesps.org.

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

People of Color: Brother to Brother, same gender loving men of African descent, 726-1600; Entre Hermanos, GLBT Latinos/as, 322-7700, www.entrehermanos.org; The HAKIKA Project, peer-to-peer community support group for African American men on the "Down Low," 551-5524, http://hakikaproject.atspace.org; Ile Tawo Lona - Seattle Chapter, 781-3565, forcesofnature@mindspring.com; Long Yang Club, 264-4304; www.longyangclub.org/seattle; Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT), 333-0991; Northwest Two Spirits, GLBT Native Americans, www.nwtwospiritsociety.org; PFLAG/FOCUS (Families of Color United in Support), 325-7724; People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN), 322-7061; Queer A/PI (Asian/Pacific Islander) Collective, Justine, 467-0884; Sistah 2 Sistah, LBT women of African descent, 322-7061 ext 235; Sojourner Truth Unity Fellowship Church, 723-9395; Trikone-Northwest, GLBT South Asians, 425-985-4376, www.trikone-nw.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.metrokc.gov/health/glbt.

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

Seattle LGBT Community Center - 1115 E Pike St. 323-LGBT (5428), www.seattlelgbt.org.

Seattle Police Dept/LGBTQ Advisory Council: LGBTQliaisonofficer@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. 329-4857, 888-388-STEP, www.thebody.com/step/steppage.html.

Snohomish Health District HIV/AIDS Program provides free confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing 1-5pm Monday-Friday. 425-339-5298.

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

Tacoma/Pierce County - Rainbow Center, a resource center for the LGBTIQA community of Pierce County, 253-383-2318, www.rainbowcntr.org.

Team Seattle Gay Sports Network is an umbrella group for a wide range of local GLBT sports activities. 322-7769. www.teamseattle.org. Emerald City Softball Association: 938-7402, www.emeraldcitysoftball. org. Seattle Unified Bowling Association: 933-7844.

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.

Women's Community: Dunshee House: 322-2437; PUSH, www.pushmagazine.org; Seattle Women's Network: 498-8811; S.Q.U.A.W. (Seattle Queer Urban Alliance for Women): www.seattlesquaw.org. Tacoma Lesbian Concern (TLC): 253-752-6724; www.tacomalesbianconcern.org.

Women's Health: BABES offers support groups for HIV+ women. 720-5566, 888-292-1912; Verbena provides health care (sliding fee scale - no one turned away due to inability to pay), education & advocacy services for Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender women. 323-6540, www.verbenahealth.org; UW Breast Care & Cancer Research Center, www.uwbreastcare.com

Youth Resources: Lambert House - an activities & resource center for GLBT youth, ages 14-22: 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org; Safe Schools Coalition: www.safeschoolscoalition.org; www.safeschool zine.org (youth), 632-0662 ext 49 (non-emergency), 1-888-307-9275 (intervention help, M-Th, 2-8pm); Seattle Young People's Project (Queer Youth Resource Board): 860-9606, www.sypp.org; Teen Link: 461-4922, 1-888-431-TEEN; YouthCare/Orion Center: 622-5555.

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

SATURDAY - October 8

Chicken Ranch Fall Playday (10/6-10/9). Mike Hartman's Equine Ranch, Estacada OR. Presented by the Pacific Northwest Gay Rodeo Association. For a full calendar of events visit www.pacificnwgra.org/playday

Seattle Interior Show (10/6-10/9). Washington State Convention Center, 7th Ave & Pike St. A unique consumer-focused event bringing the exciting world of interior design to the Northwest. Tickets: $12.50 regular admission, $10 advance tickets. www.seattle interiorshow.com

Water's Edge Quiltart Exhibition (10/8/05-1/31/06). Seattle Aquarium, Pier 59. A juried exhibition includes 22 art quilts by 20 artists. Subjects are both representational & abstract, including interpretations in fiber of coral, kelp, stream life, starfish & turtles. Aquarium admission: Adults $12; Youth 6-12 $8; Children 3-5 $5; Children 2 & younger FREE. www.seattle aquarium.org

A Gathering of Men in Edmonds. 8:15-11:30am. Edmonds UUC, 8109 224th St SW, Edmonds. 2nd Saturday of every month. Men gather monthly for drumming, singing, storytelling & sharing of life experience. We create a safe, confidential & sacred space in which a man can speak his truth from the heart, to heal & empower himself. We are fiercely non-political, non-sectarian & non-judgmental. all men are welcome. www.agatheringofmen.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. 923-1974; 448-8518. www.seattlefrontrunners.org.

WaterWomen Swim. Sat: 11am-12 noon; Mon: 6:30-7:30pm; Wed: 6:30-7:30pm. Fircrest Pool, 15th NE & NE 155th St. Every Saturday, Monday, Wednesday. A womyn-only private swim which provides a safe space for fat women & their female allies who want to exercise, socialize & play in the water. $4 per session. waterwomenswim@aol.com.

Indigenous People's Day March & Rally in Blaine. 12noon. Sallshan Park, Blaine. Caravan for Justice leaves Seattle at 8:30am from 23rd Ave & Jackson St. Hosted by the American Indian Movement.

MAVIN Foundation Gala & Auction. 5:30pm. Seattle Center McCaw Hall. The lack of awareness about multiracial issues can deeply affect the lives of the millions of Americans who identify with multiple races. MAVIN Foundation is the leading organization that builds healthy communities by celebrating & advocating for mixed heritage people & families. www.mavin foundation.org

Spectrum. 6-9pm. Call for location. Meets 2nd Saturday each month. Christian group for all people in 20s, 30s & early 40s. Sponsored by University Congregational United Church of Christ. More info: David Shull, 524-2322.

Trans & Genderqueer Support Group for Survivors. 6-8pm. Every week. For survivors of of sexual assault & domestic violence. For information & location, call the SafePlace crisis line, (360) 754-6300.

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 6:30pm. Capitol Hill location. Meets every Saturday. Players of all abilities welcome to play with this non-profit GLBTQ duplicate bridge group in a fun laid-back atmosphere. We also have games on Tuesday & Thursday evenings at 7pm. Cost: $3 fee includes soft drinks & snacks. For partners & to make reservations: Chris, 709-9331, chris@purpus.com

Ballard's Second Saturday Artwalk. 7-10pm. Pick up maps at participating shops & galleries located in the Ballard business district (Ballard Ave NW & NW Market St area). Meets 2nd Saturday each month. Enjoy an evening of art as local galleries & businesses showcase artists from Ballard & beyond. 784-9705.

Capitol Hill Tennis Club. Call for exact time - schedule varies between 7pm & 9pm depending on availability of courts. Every Saturday at Seattle Tennis Center. $7 per session. This GLBT group has been meeting since1986! John, 725-3730.

Ingersoll Gender Center Saturday Evening Group. 7:30pm. 1812 E Madison St. An open social/support group. Less formal facilitator-guided discussion may cover a range of topics in one evening. www.ingersoll center.org

Bent Writing Institute Mentor Showcase 2005 (10/7-10/9). 8pm. Broadway Performance Hall, Broadway & Pine St. The queers are here again! Bent Writing Institute brings queer voices to the stage. Featured tonight: Juba Kalamka. Tickets: one night $12, two nights $24. www.bentwriting.com

SUNDAY - October 9


(For a comprehensive list of open & affirming churches, parishes, synagogues & other religious/spiritual organizations in the area contact Multifaith Works - 324-1520.)

Chicken Ranch Fall Playday (10/6-10/9). Mike Hartman's Equine Ranch, Estacada OR. Presented by the Pacific Northwest Gay Rodeo Association. For a full calendar of events visit www.pacificnwgra.org/playday

Seattle Interior Show (10/6-10/9). Washington State Convention Center, 7th Ave & Pike St. A unique consumer-focused event bringing the exciting world of interior design to the Northwest. Tickets: $12.50 regular admission, $10 advance tickets. www.seattle interiorshow.com

Seattle Unity Church. 8:15am & 11am-Sunday Services. 200 8th Ave N. "Come join our Gay & Lesbian-friendly, spiritual family at Seattle Unity Church. Our mission is to bring love, miracles & spiritual awakening into everyday life!" 622-8475; www.seattleunity.org.

Center for Spiritual Living. Services 8:25, 9:45, 11:30am. 5801 Sand Point Way NE. Blessings & we hope to see you soon! Info 527-8801 ext 203, www.cslseattle.org

Wallingford United Methodist Church. 8:30am & 11am-Worship. 2115 N 42nd St. A progressive congregation. In 1984 Wallingford UMC became the 9th reconciling Methodist church in the U.S. 547-6945 (office); 285-5077 (George).

Hiking Group. Depart 9am. Meet at SE corner of Terry Ave & Mercer St. Every Sunday year-round, rain or shine for day hikes. 632-5405. http://groups.yahoo. com/group/TheSeattleGayHikingGroup/

University Congregational United Church of Christ. All ages education 9am, Worship 10am. 4515 16th Ave NE. UCUCC is an open & affirming congregation. 524-2322; www.universityucc.org.

Tacoma First United Methodist Church. 9:30am-worship, 11am-adult education. 423 Martin Luther King Way, Tacoma. This reconciling congregation welcomes with warm hands, warm hearts & open minds GLBT persons seeking a spiritual home. (253) 627-0129.

All Pilgrims Christian Church. 10am-worship. 500 Broadway E. A congregation of the Disciples of Christ & the United Church of Christ. All are welcome. 322-0487, www.allpilgrims.org

Central Lutheran Church. 10am-Worship. 1710 11th Ave (just north of E Pine St). An open & affirming church, which in Lutheran churches is called "Reconciled in Christ." "We seek to share God's love with all people regardless of race, age, gender or sexual orientation." All are welcome. 322-7500.

Different Spokes Bicycle Ride. 10am. Every Sunday. For information visit www.differentspokes.org. This GLBT cycling club sponsors rides & social events for bicyclists of all levels - easy, moderate, brisk, strenuous. Bicycle helmets are required for all rides.

East Shore Unitarian Church. 10am-Sunday Service. 12700 SE 32nd St, Bellevue. An open & affirming congregation. 425-747-3780.

Gay Men's Bowling in Everett. 10am. Tyee Lanes, 914 N Broadway, Everett. Every Sunday. Spectator's welcome. Eric, 425-339-5238. Sponsored by the Gay Men's Task Force.

Gethsemane Lutheran Church. 10am-Worship. 911 Stewart St. A Downtown faith community centered in justice. An open & affirming congregation. 682-3620.

Pride Foundation 5K Run/Walk. 10am. Seward Park. In celebration of National Coming Out Day, join friends, family, co-workers & neighbors in support of a community where everyone can be who they are & live a life free of discrimination. Register online at www.pridefoundation.org. For information call 323-3318.

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.

Living Water Fellowship. 10:30am - Worship. 16000 Mill Creek Blvd, Mill Creek. All GLBT welcome. Pastor Susan George. (425) 337-5037, www.livingwaterwa. com

Grace Gospel Chapel. 11am - Worship. 2052 NW 64th St. Oldest independent church ministering primarily to the Gay & Lesbian community. An exciting fellowship ... a place to believe, a place to belong. 784-8495.

Dharma Buddies. 11am. 303 17th Ave E (corner of 17th Ave E & E Thomas St). Every Sunday. A Buddhist meditation & discussion group for gay, bi & transgendered. Peer led. Instruction provided if needed. Eric, 709-2534. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dharma_buddies

New Heart Metropolitan Community Church in Tacoma. 11am-Worship. 2150 S Cushman, Tacoma. MCC is a progressive Christ-centered faith community committed to providing a nurturing environment for individual & community growth thru Jesus Christ while celebrating unity in diversity. 253-272-2382. (Also, Wednesday evening service at 7pm.)

St Paul's United Church of Christ. 11am-Worship. 6512 12th Ave NW. An "open & affirming" congregation. "We celebrate our diversity in religious background, sexual orientation, race, age & abilities." 783-6733; www.stpauluccseattle.com.

Bent Writing Institute Mentor Showcase 2005 (10/7-10/9). 12noon-3pm. Broadway Performance Hall, Broadway & Pine St. Today: writing workshops led by Buddy Wakefield & Juba Kalamka. Tickets: one night $12, two nights $24. www.bentwriting.com

Metropolitan Community Church Seattle. 12:30pm-Worship. Temple DeHirsch Sinai, 1441 16th Ave. MCC is a progressive Christ-centered faith community committed to providing a nurturing environment for individual & community growth thru Jesus Christ while celebrating unity in diversity. MCC is Seattle's oldest Gay-friendly church. 325-2421.

Sojourner Truth Unity Fellowship Church. 1pm-Worship & Fellowship. El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S #309. All are welcome. God loves you just as you are, won't you do the same for yourself? Rev Gwen Hall, 723-9395. http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/unityfellowshipchurchamerica.

Orca Swim Team Workout. Sun: 5-6:15pm; Mon/Fri: 7-8:15pm; Weds/Thurs: 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. Every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. Orca Swim Team is comprised of competitive & fitness GLBT & GLBT-friendly swimmers. 320-7949.

Rainier Valley Unitarian Congregation. 5pm. 4620 S Findlay St. Evensong service. All are invited to a potluck after the service. 722-4880, www.rvuuc.org

Dignity/Seattle. 6pm-Prayer Service. Ravenna United Methodist Church, 5751 33rd Ave NE. Meets 2nd Sunday of every month. Dignity/Seattle is the local chapter of the nationwide organization of GLBT Roman Catholics. "We celebrate our inherent dignity with pride in liturgy, mutual support, work for justice, & social activities." Gender-inclusive & relationship affirming liturgies & prayer services. All welcome. 325-7314.

Ski Buddies Monthly Potluck. 6pm. Mt Baker Community Center, 2811 Mt Rainier Dr S. 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. Ski Buddies is a non-profit GLBT & GLBT-friendly club which meets regularly thruout the fall & winter, offering camaraderie & deeply discounted skiing adventures for all levels of skiers & snowboarders. 568-4030. www.ski buddies.org

South Sound Gay & Lesbian Couples Group. 6-8pm. First United Methodist Church, 423 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tacoma. Meets 2nd Sunday each month. Open to all GLBT couples interested in strengthening their relationship. 253-627-0129.

Pride League Bowling. 6:30pm. West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave SW. Meets every Sunday. Regular league bowling. For information call Jeff, 932-3731.

Integrity/Puget Sound. 7pm-Worship & Fellowship. St. Mark's Cathedral, Thomson Chapel, 1245 10th Ave E. Integrity is an international ministry of Gay & Lesbian Episcopalians, their friends & families, dedicated to education, support & service within the Church & the GLBT community. (425) 226-2746.

MONDAY - October 10

Indigenous Peoples Day - Columbus Day

FamilyWorks LGBT Playgroup. 10-11:30am. Family Works, 1501 N 45th St (at Woodlawn Ave N). Every Monday. For GLBT families with children age 0-5. Come by for fun parent-child activities, song-time, story-time & snacks. Share support, activities & parenting information with other LGBT families. 694-6727. www.familyworksseattle.org

HIV/AIDS Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. ARRIVE BY 6pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for anyone who is HIV+ or who has AIDS. For more info 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

Power Tools. 6:30-8:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. REGISTRATION REQUIRED - NEXT SESSION TBA. 8 week workshop to help you develop skills & uncover abilities you already possess for problem-solving & solution building. This is a FREE, peer-facilitated group. For information & TO REGISTER call Jamie, 322-2437.

Water Womyn Swim. 6:30-7:30pm. Pool on Fircrest Grounds, 15th NE & NE 155th St. (See Saturday listing at 11am.)

BiWomen's Reading Group in Bellingham. 7-8:30pm. Bellis Fair Food Court, Bellingham. Meets 2nd Monday each month. A few of the books we'll read are bi-themed, but we'll be looking At all the books thru the lens of bisexuality & how women form supportive communities. For information & list of books, rsaxton@fastmail.fm

Freely Speaking Toastmasters. 7pm. Group Health, South Bldg, 200 15th E (downstairs). Every Monday (except holidays & last 2 Mondays in Aug & Dec). Seattle's only gay & lesbian speaking club. 866-841-9134 ext 5998.

Living a Jewish Life Panel Discussion. 7pm. UW Hillel. Presented by Bashert, the LGBT initiative of the Jewish federation of Greater Seattle. The discussion will focus on daily personal life & how being Jewish & being LGBT impact each other. www.jewishin seattle.org

Movie Night for Gay & Bi Men in Tacoma. Call for details, including film title, time & location. Meets 2nd Monday each month. Monthly movie get-together for Gay & Bi men. Sponsored by Pierce County AIDS Foundation. Seth, 253-383-2565 ext 212.

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.) Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays is a national support organization for parents, spouses, & families of GLBT persons, as well as those minorities. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 206-325-7724.

PFLAG/Skagit Monthly Meeting. 7pm. Central United Methodist Church, 1013 Polte Rd, Sedro Woolley. Meets 2nd Monday each month. Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays is a national support organization for parents, spouses, & families of GLBT persons, as well as those minorities. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 206-325-7724.

PFLAG/Wenatchee Area Weekly Meeting. 7pm. Trinity Methodist Church, 850 N James Ave, East Wenatchee. Every Monday (including any & all holidays). Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays is a national support organization for parents, spouses, & families of GLBT persons, as well as those minorities. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 206-325-7724.

Radical Women Weekly Roundtable Discussion (6/20-10/1). 7-8:30pm. 1346 13th Ave S. Meets every Monday. Explore the hidden history of Women & American Socialism. Weekly discussion group on a book by Mari Jo Buhle that reveals the connections between the feminist movement, labor struggles & radical movements of the late 19th & early 20th centuries. FREE. Everyone welcome. 722-6057, 722-2453.

The Road to Revolution - A Marxist History Study Group. 7-8:30pm. 4710 University Way NE, Suite 100. Meets every Monday. A lively, informal reading & discussion seminar on the dynamics of the Russian Revolution, sponsored by the Freedom Socialist Party. 722-2453, www.socialism.com

Eastside Gay Men's Recovery - Men's AA Meeting - in Kirkland. 7:30-9pm. Kirkland First Congregational Church, 106 5th Ave (upstairs meeting room), Kirkland. Every Monday. 425-829-7478.

Knights of Malta 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. Social functions include Mr & Ms Wrangler Contest, La Femme Grotesque, Movie Auction Night, Memorial Day Weekend Camp-Out, Sir Guy Contest, Beggars Feast, holiday parties & other events. 329-0886, mailbox@jetchapterkofm.com

Unity Gay Men's AA Group in Tacoma. 7:30pm. First Congregational Church, 209 S "J" St, Tacoma. Every Monday. 253-383-2318.

Young Men's Group - For Male-Identified Youth, Ages 14-22. 7:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Support/discussion group meets every Monday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16.

TUESDAY - October 11

National Coming Out Day

Kang Wen Clinic - Traditional Chinese Medicine for HIV/AIDS. 9am-1pm. 1111 Harvard Ave. Every Tuesday. Compassionate & holistic care, including acupuncture & herbs, to low-income men, women & youth living with HIV/AIDS. Sliding fee scale, $5 minimum requirement. 322-6945. (Also Thursdays, 3:30-7pm.)

Intermediate Bridge. 1pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Come join our Bridge Group for seniors. Interested people can just show up & have fun! Refreshments provided. For info, 783-1233.

InsideOut - A Support Group for GLBTQ Youth Ages 13-18 in Shoreline. 3:30-5pm. Center for Human Services, 17018 15th Ave NE, Room 230, Shoreline. Every Tuesday. InsideOut is a group for Lesbian, Transgender, Bisexual, Gay & Questioning Youth to develop positive self-identities in a professional & supportive environment. 362-7282 ext 242. Sponsored by the Center for Human Services.

BABES Women's Evening Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Call for location. Every Tuesday. The BABES Network is a peer led agency; a sisterhood of women facing HIV together. BABES reduces isolation, promotes self empowerment, enhances quality of life & serves the needs of women facing HIV thru peer support, advocacy, education & outreach. 720-5566 or 888-292-1912; www.babesnetwork.org.

Coming Out Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities, 1216 Pine St. Every Tuesday. For Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgender individuals. Confidential, relaxed, informal environment, open door policy, age 18+. FREE. Linda, 323-1768 ext 325.

Hepatitis C Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. ARRIVE BY 6pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group fro anyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender, who is living with Hepatitis C. For information 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

Queer Conversations. 6pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. A peer facilitated topical discussion group. Current topic: Coming Out (10/11-11/8); The Invisible Divide (11/15-12/13); Fun, Spontaneity & Play (1/3-2/7); Sex & Relationships (2/14-3/21). For information, 322-2437 or www.dunsheehouse.org

Northwest Two-Spirit Society. 6:30pm. LGBT Community Center. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month. For info www.nwtwospiritsociety.org

Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 6:30pm. Madison Beach House. Every Tuesday. 3 mile flat walk & run. Dog walkers welcome. (See Saturday listing at 9am.)

All Genders Group - For Youth, Ages 14-22. 7pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Tuesday. Support/discussion group for all youth interested in exploring their gender identities. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & question youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16.

Lesbian Cancer Support Group. 7-9pm. Cancer Lifeline, 6522 Fremont Ave N. Meets every 2nd & 4th Tuesday. Professionally facilitated group for lesbians affected by any type of cancer, ranging from those recently diagnosed to long-term survivors. Co-sponsored by Verbena & Cancer Lifeline. 297-2100 ext 114.

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. Sandra Jo, 328-4895.

Queer Ladies Stitch & Bitch. 7pm. Meets every Tuesday. We are a small group of fun & funny ladies who meet for knitting & crocheting. No experience required. For contact info and location queerladiesstitchn bitch@yahoo.com

Seattle Bisexual Men's Union. 7pm. Group Health, Central South Bldg, 201 16th Ave E (at E John St), Room A-3. Meets 2nd Tuesday each month for discussion & social events. Open to all men who have Bisexual interests or curiosity. www.binetseattle.org.

Sexual Minority Women Cancer Survivors Northend Support Group. 7-9pm. Cancer Lifeline, 6522 Fremont Ave N. Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month. 323-6540. Sponsored by Seattle Lesbian Cancer Project.

Here & Now Gay & Lesbian AA Meeting in Tacoma. 7:30-9pm. Christ Episcopal Church, 310 N "K" St, Tacoma. Every Tuesday.

Queerly Spiritual (10/11-11/15). 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. A REGISTRATION REQUIRED. peer facilitated topical support/skills group. Guided by the belief that spirituality is an on-going process, this series will bring together individuals interested in sharing their personal connections to & experiences with spirituality. Call Jamie, 322-2437.

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 Serivce Organization 1-800-477-8191.

20 Somethings Queer Women's Group. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. 20 Somethings is a casual social/discussion group for lesbian, bi & other queer LGBTQ women in their 20's. Build community & connection with other young women thru a rotating schedule of off-site activities, discussion nights & on-site game nights. For information, contact Rachel, 999-3766 or Casey, 949-7561.

Washington Gender Alliance Open Support Meeting in Bellingham. 7:30-9pm. St James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. Every Tuesday. Confidential, informal group for people of all gender identities & expressions including butch dykes, cross dressers, TV, TS & feminine men. WGA provides educational events & meetings & support groups on issues of gender & gender identity & expression. 360-671-3358; www.washingtongenderalliance.org.

"clubdiversitytv" with Kevin Thompson - A GLBT Cable TV Program. 8pm. SCAN/Public Access Channel 29/77. The 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of every month. Interesting local & national guests on a free, 58 minute, unscripted talk show w/viewer call-in feature, special performances, community awareness programming & much more. 24 hr club-line: 333-5958; clubdiversityww @hotmail.com

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 217-9271, ext 3. www.otterpolo.com.

Rain City Jacks. Meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month. Rain City Jacks is a private, members-only organization that meets twice a month for safe & highly erotic group JO events. Regular events are open to all club members & their accompanied guests. For time, location & other information call 339-JACK (5225) or visit www.raincityjacks.org

WEDNESDAY - October 12

Mature Friends Morning Exercise/Health & Fitness Get-Together. 9:30am. 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. 781-7724. http://maturefriends.org

GSBA Monthly Luncheon. 11:30am. Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way (Pier 66). Meets 2nd Wednesday most months. Reservations due 5pm Friday before the luncheon; seating for walk-ins without reservations not guaranteed. Cost: $25-members/$30-nonmembers at the door. The Greater Seattle Business Association is a networking organization that promotes & supports the Gay & Lesbian business & professional community. 363-9188.

Mature Friends Dining Out Luncheon. 1pm. Call for details, location & to RSVP. Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday most months. MF is a social organization for Gay men & women, 40 years & over. 781-7724. http://maturefriends.org

4 The Moment. 2-4pm. POCAAN, 2200 Rainier Ave S. Meets every Wednesday. This group is peer-facilitated & open to any GLBT person of color who is dealing with both HIV & substance use. You do not have to be abstinent to attend. But you should be at least willing to "deal openly" about your drug or alcohol use & desire positive change. For information contact Sam, 322-7061 x 212.

Mothers' Support Group. 4:15-5:45pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. ARRIVE BY 4:15pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for mothers of grown HIV+ children & for mothers grieving the HIV-related loss of an adult child. For information 322-2437 or www.dunsheehouse.org

Speed, Sex & Sanity: Free Drop-In Support Group for Gay/Bi Crystal Meth Users. 5-6pm. 1216 Pine St Ste 300. Meets every Wednesday. A place to talk about anything, learn about safer crystal use & to build community. No requirements, no rejections, completely confidential. For more information, 323-1768, www.crystalneon.org

Transgender Resource Center Support Group. 5-6:30pm. Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 1002 E Seneca St. Meets every Wednesday. All are welcome. Contact Ms Rickey, 957-1742.

Port Commissioner Lawrence Molloy Fundraiser. 5:30-7pm. Broadway Grill, 314 Broadway E. Lawrence Molloy introduced the Port of Seattle Equal Benefits Ordinance to require Port contractors to offer Domestic Partner Benefits to their employees. Benefits his re-election campaign. 364-2344.

Verbena Health Clinic. 5:30-8:30pm. 500 19th Ave E. Every Wednesday. Verbena is a full-service clinic for lesbians, bi women & transgendered people. Services include traditional Western & naturopathic care, gynecological services, transgender healthcare, fertitility counseling, allergy treatment, colds, flu, etc. Providers are sensitive & experienced sexual minority clinicians. Sliding scale, no one turned away. For info or APPOINTMENT 299-1600.

GLOBE (Gay, Lesbian, Open-Minded, & Bisexual Empowerment): A Support Group for Youth (14-20) in Everett. 6-8pm. Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave (in auditorium), Everett. Every Wednesday. Sponsored by Snohomish Health District. David/Brenda, 425-339-5251. www.globeyouth.org

Grief & Loss Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. ARRIVE BY 6pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for queer/LGBTQ folks & queer-friendly folks who are experiencing the loss of a loved one to death. For information, 322-2437 or www.dunsheehouse.org

NEON Rest Stop. 6-8pm. Seattle Counseling Service, 1216 Pine St Ste 300. Meets every Wednesday. A weekly health night for men who party, for HIV & STD testing, vein care tips, needle exchange & free food. For information, 323-1768, www.crystalneon.org, www.seattlecounseling.org

POZSeattle Very Spooky Social. 6-8pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. Meet us in the back bar for drinks & snacks, socializing & lots 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. Costumes are encouraged.

Center for Spiritual Living. Meditation 6:30pm, Services 7pm. 5801 Sand Point Way NE. Blessings & we hope to see you soon! Info 527-8801 ext 203, www.cslseattle.org

Equal Rights Washington Volunteer Drop-In Night. 6:30-8:30pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Meets every Wednesday. Contact Jenna, volunteer@equalrightswashington.org

LGBT Community Center Board Meeting. 6:30pm. 1115 E Pike St. Meets 2nd Wednesday each month. Monthly planning meeting for the Seattle's GLBT Community Center. All welcome. Queen City Community Development, 323-2227.

MS Support Group. 6:30-8:30pm. Group Health South Bldg, 125 16th Ave E. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Support for LGBT people & loved ones dealing with Multiple Sclerosis. 234-1574, titiana5@hotmail.com.

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

Bible Study & Praise for GLBT Folks. 7pm. Sojourner Truth Unity Fellowship Church, El Centro de la Raza, 2524 15th Ave S #309. Meets every Wednesday. Taught by Rev Gwen Hall MA, 723-9395.

Naked Yoga Men's Group Class. All levels, 7-8:15pm. Hengst Studio, 1506 Franklin Ave E. Meets every Wednesday. Come prepared to work your body, calm your mind, feel your sexy-self & make new like-minded friends. Beginners encouraged. 412-7079. www.meko sun.com

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 by collecting oral histories, preserving historical materials, & presenting public programs such as exhibits, walking tours, & slide shows. gayhistnw@aol.com; 903-9517.

Orca Swim Team Workout. 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)

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: seattlemovie bears-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Gay & Bisexual Men's Support Group in Tacoma/Pierce County. 7:30-9pm. Call for location & details. Every Wednesday. For men 21 & over. 253-535-6853.

HIV-Negative Gay, Bisexual & Queer Men. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. PLEASE CALL FIRST. This emotional support group provides a forum for HIV- gay/bi/queer men to share strategies for staying negative; to explore issues related to being HIV-; & to look at how to find meaning, purpose & lives worth living in the midst of HIV/AIDS. For information or to attend, call Jamie, 322-2437.

HIV+ Newly Diagnosed. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. Please arrive by 7:30pm. This is a FREE, peer-facilitated emotional support group for anyone who is newly diagnosed as HIV+ or recently sero-converted. For info, call Jamie, 322-2437.

HIV+ Support Group. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. ARRIVE BY 7:30pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for HIV+ folks. For information 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse. org

Ingersoll Gender Center Transitioners Group. 7:30pm. 1812 E Madison St. Written referral from the client's therapist is required for this group. This group is for individuals who are seriously exploring gender transition, either social transition, physical transition, or both. www.ingersollcenter.org

Kol Haneshamah Kol Nidre Service. 7:30pm. Town Hall, 8th Ave & Seneca St. Celebrate the High Holy Days with West Seattle's progressive synagogue community. We are an open & affirming congregation, welcoming people of all backgrounds. 935-1590, www.kol-haneshamah.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. 781-7724. http://maturefriends.org

Radical Gurls & Guyz Reading Group. Re-occurring. By REGISTRATION. This is Dunshee House's free peer-facilitated book discussion group for queer/bi/lesbian women & trans/genderqueer folks. To join the email list & receive notice of upcoming RGRG installments, 322-2437.

Sex Talk (10/12-11/30). 7:30-9:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. BY REGISTRATION. Here's a sneak peek at some topics: getting started, relationships/identities, getting what you want, erogenous zones, masterbation, sex toys, erotica/smut, safer sex. Contact Casey, 322-3442.

Washington Gender Alliance Open Support Meeting in Everett. 7:30-9pm. First Congregational Church, 2624 Rockefeller Ave, Everett. Every Wednesday. 360-671-3358; www.washingtongenderalliance.org. (See related listing Tuesday at 7:30pm for details.)

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.

Queer Young Females Group - For Female-Identified Youth, Ages 14-22. 8pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Support/discussion group meets every Wednesday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16.

THURSDAY - October 13


Yom Kippur

Kol Haneshamah Yom Kippur Service. Children's Service 9:30am, Service 10:30am. Town Hall, 8th Ave & Seneca St. Celebrate the High Holy Days with West Seattle's progressive synagogue community. We are an open & affirming congregation, welcoming people of all backgrounds. 935-1590, www.kol-haneshamah. org

Congregation Tikvah Chadashah Yom Kippur Service. 10:30am. Please bring a potluck dairy dish for the breakfast. All attendees should bring a chair or cushion to sit one. There are cats in residence & its is requested that people do not wear any perfume or cologne. To RSVP, 322-3436.

BABES Women's Support Group/Lunch Meeting. 12 noon-2pm. Call for location. Every Thursday. (See related listing Tuesday at 6pm.)

Kang Wen Clinic - Traditional Chinese Medicine for HIV/AIDS. 3:30-7pm. 1111 Harvard Ave. Every Thursday. 322-6945. (See Tuesday listing at 9am.)

Oasis Youth Group in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 4-10pm. Call for location & details. Every Thursday. 253-671-2838. (Also meets Fridays 4pm-12 midnight & every 2nd Saturday 4pm-12 midnight.)

Queer Night at the Bremerton/Kitsap Health Department. 4:30-7pm. 109 Austin Dr, Bremerton. Meets 2nd Thursday each month. HIV/AIDS & STD testing in a GLBT positive environment. Call Sue or Steve at 360-337-5235.

Volunteer Drop-In Night at Lifelong AIDS Alliance. 5-8pm. LAA Volunteer Services Office, 1161 11th Ave. Every Thursday. Drop in to 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. 957-1776. www.lifelongaidsalliance.org

Congregation Tikvah Chadashah Yizkor & Ni'liah. 5:15pm. All attendees should bring a chair or cushion to sit one. There are cats in residence & its is requested that people do not wear any perfume or cologne. To RSVP, 322-3436.

AIDS Long-Term Survivors Support Group. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. PLEASE CALL FIRST. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for people who are long-term survivors living with AIDS. Please call the group's facilitator, Deborah if you are interested in attending. 322-2942.

40+ Queer, Gay & Bisexual Men. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. PLEASE CALL FIRST. This is Dunshee House's on-going emotional support group for gay, bi & queer men over the age of forty. The group explores such topics as: relationships, spirituality, aging, family, friendships, coming out later in life, etc. For information or TO ATTEND, contact Jamie, 322-2584.

Gay Men in Abusive Relationships Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Call for location. Every Thursday. On-going support group program. Professionally-facilitated, free of charge, held in a safe & confidential space. Info & to register: 323-1768. Sponsored by Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities.

Grief & Loss for LBQ Women. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. ARRIVE BY 6pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emptional support group for lesbian, bi & queer women grieving the recent loss of a loved one to death. For information 322-2437, 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.

Bisexual Etc. Re-occurring, by REGISTRATION ONLY. Next session TBA. This is Dunhee House's free peer-facilitated support/skills series by & for folks (men, women, transfolks etc.) who aren't solely hetero- or homosexual, straight or gay, etc. Intriguing weekly topics guide this series. 322-2437.

Gay & Lesbian Bowling Night in Shoreline. 7-9pm. Spin Alley Bowling Center, 1430 NW Richmond Beach Rd, Shoreline. Every Thursday. Spin Alley is a totally non-smoking bowling alley.

Ingersoll Gender Center Thursday Evening Group. 7pm. 1812 E Madison. Our open drop-in group. This is a good place to visit Ingersoll center for the first time. All are welcome in this facilitator-guided support group. Private consultation available & publications may be purchased. www.ingersollcenter.org. (See related listing Friday at 8pm.)

Naked Yoga Men's Group Class. All levels, 7-8:15pm. Banya 5, 217 9th Ave N. Meets every Thursday. Come prepared to work your body, calm your mind, feel your sexy-self & make new like-minded friends. Beginners encouraged. 412-7079. www.mekosun.com

Orca Swim Team Workout. 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)

QUEST - For GLBTQ 20-Somethings in Everett. 7-9pm. Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave Ste 208, Everett. Every Thursday. "We promote wellness by providing a place to explore physical, emotional, social & intellectual growth while affirming & empowering individuals." David/Brenda, 425-339-5251; gayinfo@shd.snohomish.wa.gov.

Bi & Questioning Group - For Youth, Ages 14-22. 7:30-9pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Meets every Thursday. Support/discussion/social group for Bisexual & Questioning youth. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & question youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16.

Gay Fathers Association of Seattle Support Group. 7:30-9pm. Group Health, 201 16th Ave E, Central Bldg, Rooms A1-A2. Meets every Thursday. Support groups for (1) gay fathers & (2) for gay men who are married & may or may not have children meet alternate Thursdays. For schedule, check http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/gayfathersseattle or drop in regardless of parental status to make initial contact. GFAS is an all volunteer support organization for gay & bi men who are confronting issues such as coming out, parenting, gay relationships, separation & divorce. 324-4359, www.gfas.org

Gender Outlaws Peer Support Group. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. New day & time starting 9/1/05. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for folks exploring trans, genderqueer & other non-"traditional" gender issues &/or identities IN THEIR OWN LIVES. If you think this is for you, please CALL FIRST 322-2437.

HIV-Negative Queer, Gay & Bisexual Men. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. PLEASE CALL FIRST. 322-2584 (See related listing for Wednesday.)

Women "Coming Out" After 30. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. ARRIVE BY 7:30pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for women who are coming out as lesbian, gay, bi, or queer, or who are questioning their sexualities. For information 322-2437 or 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 Sunday listing at 5pm.)

FRIDAY - October 14


Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (10/14-10/23). For a full schedule of films, www.seattlequeerfilm.com

Facing the Fear of Death. 8:30am-3:45pm. Swedish Medical Center/Providence Campus, 500 17th Ave. This interactive seminar is designed to help partcipants face & address their fears about death & integrate their concept of death with contempoary spiritualities. Registration $75. www.multifaith.org

Oasis Youth Group in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 4pm-12 midnight. Call for location & details. Every Friday. 253-671-2838. (Also meets Thursdays 4-10pm & every 2nd Saturday 4pm-12 midnight.)

40+ Gay & Bisexual Men I & II. 6:30-8pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. PLEASE CALL FIRST. 322-2584. (See related listing for Thursday.)

Orca Swim Team Workout. 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)

Puddletown Squares Square Dancing Class. 7pm. University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE. Meets every Friday. For new dancers & their friends. Singles, couples, gay, straight & whatever are welcome. Casual & comfortable attire & footwear is recommended. www.puddletowndancers.org

Rainbow Bingo. 7-9pm. El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S. Every Friday. Come & join us for a fun night of bingo! Easy to play & easy to pay. Meet some new & special people. Features Ms Rickey & other special guests. For more information, 723-9395.

Sistahs Drumming. 7-10pm. Meets every Friday. Sponsored by Sistah 2 Sistah. Want to invite drumming into your home? Call Sistah Lee 722-2346.

BiNet Seattle Weekly Support/Discussion Group. 7:30-9pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. For bi & bi-curious men & women, their partners & other bi-friendly people. For more info www.binet seattle.org

Destiny Gay AA Group in Tacoma. 7:30pm. First Congregational Church, 209 S "J" St, Tacoma. Every Friday.

Crystal Meth Anonymous. 8-9pm. 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Friday. A 12-step group for quitting & staying off crystal meth.

Ingersoll Gender Center Friday Evening Group. 8-10pm. 1812 E Madison #106. www.ingersollcenter.org (See related listing Thursday at 7pm.)

Lesbian & Gay Alanon Family Group. 8pm. Swedish Hospital, 747 Broadway, B Floor, Conference Room 2. Meets every Friday. Everyone is welcome. Please use West Wing elevators to B Floor; Conference Room 2 is across from the Cafeteria. For information contact Tyler Joy, 242-9083

"Who's Your Daddy?" 8pm. Comcast Cable TV 77. Inspiring interviews, topics & ministry to the GLBT community, with Rev Robert Christian. 736-9688.

SATURDAY - October 15

(See previous Saturday's listings for ongoing activities.)

Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (10/14-10/23). For a full schedule of films, www.seattlequeerfilm.com

Seattle Race Conference: Working Towards Healing. 9am. Broadway Performance Hall, Broadway & Pine St. Sponsored by the Seattle Office for Civil Rights & the King County Civil Rights Commission. Registration $10, includes lunch.

PNW G/B/Q Longhaired Men. 2pm. Julia's, 300 Broadway Ave E. An informal social group for longhairs, growers, longhair admirers & their friends. We gather for brunch on the 3rd Saturday of every month to socialize & chat & often go out afterwards for coffee or some activity. Please join us! For information & to RSVP, 309-0510 or www.longhair.shorturl.com

Booksigning - "Lives of Lesbian Elders: Looking Back, Looking Forward." 3-5pm. Santoro's Books, 7216 Greenwood Ave N. Based on interviews with 62 lesbians ranging in age from 55 to 95, "Lives of Lesbian Elders" provides an historical account of the shared experiences of the lesbian community that is often invisible or ignored in comtemporary society.

Bi & Bi Mixed-Gender Social Group. 4-6pm. Vivace Roasteria, 901 E Denny Way. 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.

Rep Dave Upthegrove Fundraiser. 5-7pm. Cal Anderson Shelter House, 1635 11th Ave. Features civil rights attorney Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry. Dave Upthegrove is an out gay legislator from south King County who has been targeted for deafeat by the Christian Coalition.

CookBoys. 6-8pm. Your favorite potluck is going strong in 2005, brought to you by Gay City Crew. If you've never been, what are you waiting for?! CookBoys is an all-ages event. For location & to RSVP, 860-6969.

Fanfare: Rainbow City Band Dinner, Auction & Dance. Registration 6pm, Cocktails 6:30pm, Dinner 7pm, Dance & Auction 9pm. Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave N. Help rainbow City Band raise money to fund a youth scholarship, purchase instruments & do outreach around the state. Tickets: Dinner, Auction, Dance $60; Dance & Auction only $15. RSVP, 1-866-841-9139 ext 2126.

Trikone Northwest Monthly Potluck. Call for details & location. 3rd Saturday every month (except 4th Saturday January & June). For South Asian queer-identified (lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex) or questioning individuals to gather together & get connected with each other's lives & discuss issues that affect our queer South Asian identities or explorations. . (425) 985-4376, www.trikone-nw.org

Girl4GIRL "Women Rock Against Cancer." Doors 7pm. Premier Club, 1700 1st Ave S. Hot caged dancers, sexy bartenders, huge dance floor. Proceeds shared with Verbena. Cover $15. Women only. 21+ with valid ID. www.girl4girlseattle. com

SUNDAY - October 16


(See previous Sunday's listings for ongoing activities.)

Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (10/14-10/23). For a full schedule of films, www.seattlequeerfilm.com

Baha'i Prayer & Fellowship Circle. 10am. Pearl Warren Bldg, 606 12th Ave S. Meets the 3rd Sunday of every month. Share prayers, readings, thoughts & music. All backgrounds, all faiths welcome. 391-2188.

Seattle Men in Leather Monthly Brunch. 12 noon. Broadway Grill, 314 Broadway E. Meets 3rd Sunday most months. $8-SML members; $9-non-members. It's a great way to meet new people. 686-2594; info@seattlemeninleather.org; www.seattlemenin leather.org

Seattle Prime Timers Monthly Potluck Social & General Meeting. 2-4pm. Seattle First Baptist Church Recreation Hall, 1111 Harvard Ave (at E Seneca St - enter thru glass doors on Harvard Ave.) Meets 3rd Sunday most months. Bring a dish to serve 6-8 people. $3 door fee covers hall rental. SPT is a social club for Gay men & their friends. 329-0793.

Sarah Waters Reads From "The Night Watch." 4pm. Bailey/coy Books, 414 Broadway E. Waters' forthcoming novel "The Night watch" takes place in World War II era London & will be in bookstores in April 2006.

Spirit of the Sound. 6pm. Prospect UCC, 1919 Prospect Ave. Meets 3rd Sunday each month. A safe & loving Christian fellowship for the GLBT community & their allies. 459-5767.

Spiritually Speaking. 6pm. 303 17th Ave E. Meets 1st & 3rd Sunday of every month. All genders & ages welcome. Share! Experience! Breathe! Conversation Cafe style - confidentiality respected. 325-3306. fsorganizing@gbnetx.com

Seattle Bisexual Women's Network. 6:30-8:30pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Bisexuals in the Media. 1st & 3rd Sunday of every month. SBWN also publishes a newsletter North Bi Northwest. 517-7767. www.geocities.com/sbwn.


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