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posted Friday, February 17, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 07


 

Calendar Listings
from Saturday, February 18 to Sunday, February 26

FOR A CALENDAR LISTING: Send details to: SGN, Attn: Community Calendar, 1605 12th Ave, Ste 31, Seattle, WA 98122. SGN phone: 324-4297. Fax: 322-7188. E-mail: sgn2@sgn.org. INCLUDE: Date, time, location, contact phone # for publication (if possible), brief description of event & sponsoring organization. DEADLINE: Tuesday 5pm.

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 - February 18

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.

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

Seattle Women’s Chorus “Shot Through the Heart” Concert (2/18 & 2/19). 2pm. Benaroya Hall, 3rd Ave & Union St. A concert of contemporary & classical love songs & songs from the Great American Songbook. Tickets $22-$52. 388-1400. www.flyinghouse.org

Bi & Bi Mixed-Gender Social Group. 4-6pm. Wayward Coffee, 8570 Greenwood Ave N. Meets 3rd Saturday each month. Social get-together for Bisexual men & women, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks. www.binetseattle.org.

Imperial Court of Seattle’s Coronation 2012 - “Channel 41: A Year to Remember.” Door 5pm, Pageant 6pm. Seattle Renaissance Hotel, 515 Madison St. An evening of fine drag entertainment & pageantry paying tribute to the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle, culminating in the crowning of the Court of Seattle’s new reigning Emperor & Empress. Tickets $50. www.imperialcourtofseattle.com

Oasis Youth Center in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 6pm-12 midnight. Call for location & details. Every Saturday. (253) 671-2838. www.oasisyouth center.org. (Also meets Thursdays & Fridays 4-10pm.)

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 6pm. Bus-accessible Central Area location. Every Saturday. Games also on Tuesdays & Thursdays. $4 fee includes coffee & snacks. For more information visit www.rainbowbridge club.org or email rainbowbridgeclub@gmail.com

Red Dress Party. 9pm-2am. Fremont Studios, 155 N 35th St. Join Gaysha Starr & special guest performer Deborah Cox & DJs Brian Gorr & Almond Brown. Proceeds benefit Gay City, Lifelong AIDS Alliance, Multifaith Works & Rise N’ Shine. Tickets: general admission $40 in advance, $60 at the door; VIP $100 in advance, $120 at the door. 21+. MUST wear a red dress to attend. www.seattlereddressparty.org

SUNDAY - February 19

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

Hiking Group. 8:45am. Uptown Espresso, 500 Westlake Ave N. Every Sunday year-round, rain or shine for moderate to strenuous day hikes. 323-8382. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheSeattleGayHiking Group/

Gay Men’s Bowling in Everett. 10am. Evergreen Lanes, 5111 Claremont Way, Everett. Every Sunday. Spectators welcome. Join us for lunch afterwards! Sponsored by the Snohomish County Gay Men’s Task Force. For info email John at johndmarsh@mac.com

Seattle Sunday Bowlers. 10am. West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave SW (at SW Oregon St). Open bowl every Sunday for the GLBT community & friends. You don’t have to worry about how you bowl! $4.25 + $1 shoe rental. 329-1515.

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. ethylforever@hotmail.com

Imperial Court of Seattle’s 2012 Victory Brunch. 10:30am. Seattle Renaissance Hotel, 515 Madison St. Celebrate the newly crowned Rainier XXXVII & Olympia XLI. $25. www.imperialcourtofseattle.com

Meditation for GBT Men. 11am-1pm. Cal Anderson House, 400 Broadway. Suitable for beginning & experienced meditators. Sponsored by Dharma Buddies. Contact Forrest Rode, 920-6177, or Mike Chin (509) 990-0007. Women may wish to contact our sister meditation group via lotus.sisters@yahoo.com. www.dharmabuddies.org

Just for Today. 12-1:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Sunday. Drop-in 12-step group (Narcotics Anonymous) open to anyone in recovery. 322-2437; www.sasgcc.org

Paths to Recovery Al-Anon Family Group. 12-1:30pm. Seattle University Student Center, 901 12th Ave, Room 122. 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; www.seattle-al-anon.org

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. To sign up visit www.raincity soccer.org

Book Launch - “At Second Glance.” 2pm. University Bookstore, 4326 University Way NE. Join Gay City & several local Gay authors for an afternoon of readings from Gay City’s fourth literary anthology. FREE. www.gaycity.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. $4 door fee covers hall rental. 329-0793.

Seattle Women’s Chorus “Shot Through the Heart” Concert (2/18 & 2/19). 2pm. Benaroya Hall, 3rd Ave & Union St. A concert of contemporary & classical love songs & songs from the Great American Songbook. Tickets $22-$52. 388-1400. www.flyinghouse.org

Daring Divorced Divas. 3-5pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Sunday. A support group for Lesbian women dealing with divorce, separation & transformation. To attend this group please contact the facilitator at daringdivorceddivas@yahoo.com. SASG 322-2427; www.sasgcc.org

Imperial Court of Seattle’s Alaska Bird-Water Party. 3pm. CC Attle’s, 1701 E Olive Way. Features visiting guests from Alaska. No cover. www.imperialcourtofseattle.com

Seattle Rainbow Contra Dance. Lesson 3pm, Dance 3:30-6pm. Dance Underground, 340 15th Ave E. Live music & gender-free dancing for LGBTQ folks & friends & all who want to dance. Features Seattle Farm Report, Mariah Pepper calling. $10.

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

Orca Swim Team Workout. Sun: 5-6:15pm; Mon/Weds/Fri: 7:30-8:45pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. Every Sun, Mon, Wed & Fri. Pre-registration required. Orca Swim Team workouts are for both competitive & recreational swimmers. www.orcaswimteam.org

Simply Sundays. 5:30-7pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Sunday. Peer support for recovery from substance abuse. 322-2437; www.sasgcc.org

Shame to Grace Sunday SAA. 6-7:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. 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. SASG 322-2437; www.sasgcc.org

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

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

MONDAY - February 20

Presidents Day

(Because of the Presidents Day holiday, some regularly scheduled events may be cancelled or rescheduled. Please check with the sponsors of your event to confirm date, time & place.)

Women Facing HIV. 12noon-1:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Monday. 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. Every Monday. 12-step group open to anyone in recovery & living on a medicine regimen. 322-2437; 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. SASG 322-2437; www.sasgcc.org

Gay Social Dinner Club of Snohomish County. Every Monday. An informal group of Gay men living in Snohomish County meet for dinner at Snohomish County restaurants. For information, location & to RSVP contact Ricardo at socialdinnerclub@ yahoo.com or phone (360) 722-1664.

Healing Words. 6:30-8pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Monday. Drop-in group open to all who are healing from trauma, addiction, or just the challenges of life in general.  322-2437; www.sasgcc.org.

Catholic Parents Support Group. 7pm. St Benedict’s Parish Center, 1805 N 49th St. Meets 3rd Monday each month. This is a drop-in peer support group for parents, family members & friends of GLBT persons. The group offers a safe, supportive & welcoming space where concerned persons can share their experiences, struggles, joys & resources. (425) 462-9411, 542-2549.

PFLAG/Bremerton Monthly Meeting. 7pm. St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 700 Callahan Dr, Bremerton. Meets 3rd Monday each month. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724.

PFLAG/Everett Monthly Meeting. 7pm. First Congregational Church of Everett, 2624 Rockefeller Ave, Everett. Meets 3rd Monday each month. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724.

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

Les Be Honest. 8-9pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Monday. Open women only AA group. 322-2437; www.sasgcc.org.

TUESDAY - February 21

Fat Tuesday

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. Every Tuesday. Drop-in support & social group for anyone HIV/AIDS positive. 322-2437; www.sasgcc.org

Safe Schools Coalition Monthly Meeting. 3-5pm. Planned Parenthood, 2001 E Madison. Meets 3rd Tuesday most months (schedule varies in summer). The Safe Schools Coalition: A Public-Private Partnership in Support of LGBT youth. All are welcome at meetings; lots of volunteer opportunities are discussed. 632-0662 ext 49; CRISIS LINE: 1-877-SAFE-SAFE; www.safeschoolscoalition.org.

Artful Expression. 6-7:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Tuesday. This is an ongoing art group to visualize the journey thru creative expression. 322-2437; www.sasgcc.org

Seattle Police Department LGBTQ Advisory Council Monthly Meeting. 6-8pm. Seattle Police Department East Precinct Community Meeting Room, 12th Ave & E Pine St. Meets 3rd Tuesday most months. The Sexual Minority Community Advisory Council has been established by the SPD to increase relationships & communication between the community & the SPD. Members of the GLBT community are invited to attend. kim.bogucki@seattle.gov

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. SASG 322-2437; www.sasgcc.org

Diverse Harmony. 6:30-9pm. Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. Every Tuesday. Diverse Harmony is the nation’s first Gay/Straight Alliance Youth Chorus. Youths ages 13-22 are welcome regardless of sexual orientation. www.diverseharmony.org

Queer Young Females Group - For Female-Identified Youth, Ages 22 & Under. 6:30-7:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. 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

Different Drummers. Intermediate 7-8:15pm; Beginners 8:20-9:30pm. Every Tuesday. Hand drumming classes for Gay men. Learn traditional African & Afro-Caribbean rhythms & basic hand drumming techniques. Drums are provided. For information & location call Dennis, 363-4500 or differentdrummers@ mac.com

Over 40’s Group - For Lesbian Women 40 & Older. 7-8:30pm. University Congregational Church, 4515 16th Ave NE, Pilgrim 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. 545-3521.

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. Bus-accessible Central Area location. Every Tuesday. (See Saturday listing at 6pm.)

Ageless. 7:30-9pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Tuesday. Drop-in social, support & discussion group for maturing Gay & Bi men of all ages. 322-2437; www.sasgcc.org

FREE Beginning ASL Lessons. 7:30pm. The Elite, 1520 E Olive Way. Every Tuesday. Have you ever wanted to learn basic American Sign Language? If so, you can get some FREE beginning ASL instruction. Meets in the loft. 860-0999.

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

Positive Outlook. 7:30-9pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Tuesday. A confidential support group for Gay & Bi men who have been living long-term with HIV. We come together to share our journeys both in the success we have had living with HIV as well as the challenges HIV presents to us. 322-2437; www.sasgcc.org.

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. 322-2437; www.sasgcc.org

Tuesday Night Sex Addicts Anonymous (GLBTQI). 7:30-9pm. All Pilgrims Christian Church, 500 Broadway E. 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.

Washington Gender Alliance Open Support Meeting in Bellingham. 7:30-9pm. St James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St., Bellingham. Every Tuesday. (360) 445-2411; www.washingtongenderalliance.com. (See Wednesday listing at 7:30pm for details.)

Seattle Otters Water Polo Team. 8-9:30pm. Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave E (at E Cherry St).  Every Tuesday & Thursday. GLBT & GLBT-friendly co-ed water polo team is open to all who want to play. Beginners & experienced players welcome. Check our website for up to the minute details, or call the Otter Hotline 414-8797. www.otterpolo.com.

WEDNESDAY - February 22

Mature Friends Morning Exercise/Health & Fitness Get-Together. 10am. Ballard Odd Fellows Hall Bldg, 1706 NW Market St. Every Wednesday. An hour of health-related activities, followed by a walk around Greenlake & lunch at a local restaurant. MF is a social group for Gay men & women, 40 years & over. www.maturefriends.org

Mature Friends Dining Out Luncheon. 12:30pm. Call for details, location & to make reservations. Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday most months. MF is a social organization for Gay men & women, 40 years & over. www.maturefriends.org

True Colors: Connecting LGBTQ Teens in Shoreline. 4-5pm. Every Wednesday. Discussing your important issues, building a supportive community. For information, location & to REGISTER call Lindsay Bagley 362-7282 x 8018 or email lbagley@chs-nw.org

GLOBE (GLBTQ Loving Ourselves, Becoming Empowered): A Support Group & HIV/STD Prevention for Youth (14-20) in Everett. 6-8pm. CCA Building, 3331 Broadway - Bottom Floor, Everett. Every Wednesday. Sponsored by PFLAG Everett chapter. (425) 263-2908. globeleaders@hotmail.com

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/ SASG 322-2437; www.sasgcc.org

Lotus Sisters with Arinna Weisman. 6:30pm. Columbia City Church of Hope, 3818 S Angeline St. Meets every Wednesday. Drop-in Buddhist meditation Sangha for LBTQ women. Lotus.sisters@yahoo.com; www.lotussisters.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. This is a drop in group to get & give support, social interaction & information for the whole Gender community. No fee, donations welcome. www.ingersoll center.org

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

Rain City Jacks. 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 info@raincityjacks.org or call 1-888-809-5033.

SEAMEC Monthly Meeting. 7pm. 1605 12th Ave, Suite 21. Meets the 4th Wednesday of every month. SEAMEC interviews, researches & rates candidates for public office on issues of concern to the LGBT community. www.seamec.org

Seattle Movie Bears Movie Night. Check website for details. Every Wednesday night. Gay & Bi men enjoy a movie at a local theater with opportunity to socialize before & after movies. More info: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seattlemoviebears; or e-mail: seattlemoviebears-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

HIV/AIDS Support Group. 7:30-9pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Wednesday. Please arrive by 7:30pm. FREE peer-facilitated emotional support group for HIV+ men who are newly diagnosed or newly dealing. 322-2437; www.sasgcc.org

Mature Friends Weekly Bridge Group. 7:30pm. Call for location. Every Wednesday. All levels welcome. MF is a social organization for Gay men & women, 40 years & over. www.maturefriends.org

Orca Swim Team Workout. 7:30-8:45pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)

Washington Gender Alliance Open Support Meeting in Everett. 7:30-9pm. Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave, Everett. Every Wednesday. 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.

THURSDAY - February 23

Alcoholics Anonymous “Sober & Safe Group.” 12noon-1pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Open meeting of AA. 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

Volunteer Drop-In Night at Lifelong AIDS Alliance. 4-7pm. LAA Volunteer Services Office, 1161 11th Ave. Every Thursday. Volunteer on LAA projects - assembling safer sex kits, helping with mailings, a different project every week! Get-togethers are highly social & offer “low impact” volunteer work & an opportunity to learn more about LAA. Please call before dropping in. 957-1776. www.lifelongaidsalliance.org

Write Your Heart Out - A Queer Youth & Allies Writing Group. 5:30-6:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Thursday. We all have a story to tell. What is yours? Write Your Heart Out is a safe place for Queer youth & allies 22 & under to explore one’s self thru the written word. Fiction, non-fiction & poetry will be encouraged & supported. 322-2515, www.lambert house.org

Come Out For Yourself (COFY). 6-7:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Thursday. Peer support for people dealing with issues of sexual orientation. 322-2437; www.sasgcc.org

Everett-Snohomish County Friendship Dinner for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS. 6pm. Grace UMC (formerly Firs United Methodist). Meets last Thursday most months. FREE. Everyone welcome. Sponsored by the Evergreen AIDS Foundation & SNOCO Gay Men’s Task Force. For information call (425) 252-7751.

Shifting Gears. 6-7:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Thursday. Drop-in support group (non 12-step) for anyone of any orientation or gender who desires recovery from drugs or alcohol. 322-2437; 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.

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

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

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. Bus-accessible Central Area location. Every Thursday. (See Saturday listing at 6pm.)

Boost: Poetry to Uplift Your Spirits - A Benefit for Tara Hardy. Doors 6;30pm, Show 7:30pm. Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 4272 Fremont Ave N. A poetry benefit for spoken word artist & Bent Writing Institute founder Tara Hardy. Hardy recently developed a life-threatening illness that impacts her body’s ability to produce blood platelets. She has gone thru her savings to cover medical expenses & community members are rallying to help finance her medical struggle. Admission $15; $100 Booster tickets include a front-row seat & signed book & poster. www.brownpaper tickets.com/event/223558

Buddhism & Recovery. 7:30-9pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Thursday. A meditation/recovery group. 322-2437; www.sasgcc.org

Gay Fathers Association of Seattle. 7:30-9pm. Group Health, 201 16th Ave E, Central Bldg, Lower Atrium. Every Thursday. Support meetings for Gay fathers & Gay men who are currently or previously married. Safe, anonymous, non-judgmental environment of caring fathers & friends. You are not alone. For information, community events & “questioning” visit www.gfas.org or our message board at http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/gayfathersseattle

Gay Male Sexuality & Relationships. 7:30-9pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave. E. Every Thursday. A discussion group that is strictly focused on sexual topics and relationship issues related to being a Gay male. 322-2437; www.sasgcc.org

“The Car That Brought You Here Still Runs: A Portrait of Richard Hugo” (2/23-2/26). Thurs-Sat 2/23-2/25 8pm; Sun 2/26 2pm. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. A one-man performance by Turk Muller. Tickets: $16; students & seniors $14; groups of10-20 $12 each; groups of 20-30 $10 each.

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 - February 24

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

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, randy.wiger@seattle.gov

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. SASG 322-2437; www.sasgcc.org

Mature Friends Monthly Potluck. 6:30pm-appetizers & socializing; 7:30pm-dinner. Ballard Odd Fellows Hall Bldg, 1706 NW Market St. Meets last Friday most months. MF is a social organization for Gay men & women, 40 years & over. www.maturefriends.org

Lambert House Queer Movie Night. 7-9:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Friday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org

Destiny Gay AA Group in Tacoma. 7:30pm. New Heart MCC, 759 S 45th St, Tacoma. Every Friday. (253) 474-8897.

Orca Swim Team Workout. 7:30-8:45pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)

Pioneers & Warriors TM. 7:30-9pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Friday. 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. SASG 322-2437; www.sasgcc.org

“The Car That Brought You Here Still Runs: A Portrait of Richard Hugo” (2/23-2/26). Thurs-Sat 2/23-2/25 8pm; Sun 2/26 2pm. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. A one-man performance by Turk Muller. Tickets: $16; students & seniors $14; groups of10-20 $12 each; groups of 20-30 $10 each.

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.

LGBT Friday Night Al-Anon Family Group. 8pm. Gay City, 511 E Pike St (temporary meeting location). Every Friday. (For group description, see related listing on Sunday at 12pm.) Greater Seattle AIS 24-hour number 625-0000; www.seattle-al-anon.org

SATURDAY - February 25

(See previous Saturday for ongoing activities.)

Michael Randall Ealy Social Justice Foundation Annual Meeting. 1-3pm. Ebenezer AME Zion Church, 23rd Ave & E Olive St. Panel discussion to strategize on how to hold police in the Seattle area accountable for their crimes. Panelist include two mothers - from Detroit & New York City - who won wrongful death lawsuits against their respective cities. A small donation will be requested but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. 329-0562, mresjf@yahoo.com, www.seattlejusticenow.org

“The Car That Brought You Here Still Runs: A Portrait of Richard Hugo” (2/23-2/26). Thurs-Sat 2/23-2/25 8pm; Sun 2/26 2pm. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. A one-man performance by Turk Muller. Tickets: $16; students & seniors $14; groups of10-20 $12 each; groups of 20-30 $10 each.

SUNDAY - February 26

(See previous Sunday for ongoing activities.)

“The Car That Brought You Here Still Runs: A Portrait of Richard Hugo” (2/23-2/26). Thurs-Sat 2/23-2/25 8pm; Sun 2/26 2pm. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. A one-man performance by Turk Muller. Tickets: $16; students & seniors $14; groups of10-20 $12 each; groups of 20-30 $10 each.

7th Annual Academy Awards Party. VIP 4pm, General Admision 5pm. Cinerama, 2100 4th Ave. Join Three Dollar Bill Cinema & Gay City for their 7th Annual Aacademy Awards party. See Hollywood’s biggest stars shine on the biggest screen in town. Enjoy light bites & delicious drinks as you celebrate the Academy Awards while supporting Three Dollar Bill Cinema & Gay City Health Project. 21+, ID required. Tickets start at $30. www.gaycity.org/oscars

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Allyship - an organization of LGBTQ individuals fighting for economic and social justice. www.LGBTQ Allyship.org, allyship@yahoo.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 bent.writing@gmail.com. Visit www.bentwriting.com or find us on Facebook. For upcoming events join our mailing list by emailing bent.news@gmail.com

BiNet Seattle is a mixed gender, social group for Bisexuals, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks - www.binetseattle.org. Seattle Bisexual Women’s Network - www.sbwn.net.

Bremerton/Kitsap County - www.outwestsound.org

Capitol Hill Alano Club is an umbrella organizing sponsoring LGBTQ-supported recovery meetings. (Groups formerly meeting at CHAC are currently meeting at SASG (Seattle Area Support Groups) and other locations. Check out the SGN’s Community Calendar listings to find these groups.)

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. (The Library is located at Gay City’s offices, on the ground floor behind Kaladi Brothers Coffee - just follow the signs.)

LGBT MS Connection - 250-5002; LGBTMS Connection@gmail.com. Support group for LGBT persons with MS and their partners and their caregivers. Sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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

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

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

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

Olympia/Thurston County:  www.RainbowCenterOly. org

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

PARENTHOOD: Families Like Ours provides a 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.familyworksseattle. org; Gay Fathers’ Association of Seattle offers support groups & social activities: www.gfas. org; Maybe Baby, info@maybebabyseattle.org; Proud & Loud Families - Northwest, www.meetup.com/proud-and-loud-families-northwest, plfnorthwest@aol.com; Queer Parent Networking Dinners: Deann, 568-7777, deann@nwnetwork.org; Rainbow Families of Puget Sound: www.rainbowfamiliesps.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q Law GLBT Legal Clinic - 235-7235.

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 (SASG) is a non-profit organization that builds community and cultivates powerful, healthy lives by providing emotional support and personal development services to those affected by HIV/AIDS, the Queer communities, and those who love them. 322-2437; www.sasgcc.org

Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities - 684-4503.

Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities is a community mental health service for GLBT persons & their families. 323-1768.

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

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

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

Shanti - 324-1520; www.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.

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

SPORTS & RECREATION: Bent Car Guys: www.bentcarguys.org; Border Riders Motorcycle Club: www.borderriders.com; Bottom Dwellers Scuba Club: www.bottomdwellers.org; Capitol Hill Cyclers: join their Facebook group or email capitolhillcycling@groups.facebook.com or jordan.l.simonson@gmail.com; Cascade Flyers: www.cascadeflyers.org; Different Spokes Bicycling Club: www.differentspokes.org; Emerald City Mudhen Rugby: www.mudhenrugby.com; Emerald City Softball Association: www.emeraldcitysoftball. 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.pacificnw gra.org; Puddletown Squares: www.puddletown squares.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): magee98106@aol.com, www.teamseattle.org/bowling.htm, www.thepride league.com, Century 21 League; Seattle United Soccer League: www.seattleunitedsl.com; Seattle Volleyball Club: www.seattlevolleyballclub.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. trc@camptrc.org, www.camptrc.org, 1122 E Pike St #1069, Seattle 98122-3934.

Strength Over Speed - www.strengthoverspeed.org

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

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

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

WOMEN: BABES: support groups for HIV+ women. 720-5566, 1-888-292-1912; Festival of the Babes: www.festivalofthebabes.com; Lesbians Over 40: 722-0729; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over, www.maturefriends.org; Older Lesbians Organizing for Change/WA State Chapter: gloria@oloc.org, mary@oloc.org, www.oloc.org; Pacific Northwest Lesbian Archives: www.pnwlesbianarchives.org; RainshadowWomen: RainshadowWomen@aol.com; Seattle Girls of Leather: www.sgol.org; Tacoma Lesbian Concern (TLC): www.tacomalesbian concern.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 lbthealth@ywcaworks.org, 436-8671.

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

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




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