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posted Friday, September 28, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 39
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REGISTER TO VOTE
Register to vote at myvote.wa.gov. Mail-in voter registration forms can also be obtained in person at city and county public libraries and county election offices around the state. For more information on the 2012 election, visit www.vote.wa.gov.

The deadline for online and mail-in voter registration as well as CHANGES OF ADDRESS and other updates is Monday, October 8. (Because Monday, October 8, is a federal holiday, if you are planning to mail in your voter registration, you are advised to mail it in no later than Saturday, October 6, before the last mailbox pick up time that day, because the post office will not be processing mail on October 8.)

Because Washington State has a vote-by-mail system, it is important to submit changes of address to ensure you receive your ballot in the mail. If you have not submitted a change of address by October 8, you can still vote, but you will need to pick up your ballot from your previous address or contact your county elections office for information on other voting options.)

The FINAL deadline for NEW (in person only) Washington State voter registration is Monday, October 29. After October 8, the only option to register to vote in Wash-ington State is to go in person to your county elections office. The King County Elections Office is located at 919 SW Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057. The Snohomish County Elections Office is located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave. #505, Everett, WA 98201. The Pierce County Elections Office is located at 2501 S. 35th St., Tacoma, WA 98409. For other county locations contact the Washington State Elections Office, 360-902-4180.

The 18-day mail-in voting period for the 2012 General Election is October 19-November 6.

Ballots must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, November 6. If you mail your ballot on Tuesday, November 6, be sure to put your ballot in the mail box before that mail box's last scheduled pick up of the day so that it is postmarked November 6. (Earlier voting is recommended.) Your county elections office can also provide you with locations where you can drop off your ballot in person.

The November 6 General Election has several important candidates and issues on the ballot - including President of the United States, Governor of the State of Washington, At-torney General of the State of Washington, Referendum 74 to APPROVE Marriage Equality (LGBTQ Marriage) in Washington State, and Initiative 502 to Decriminalize Marijuana in Washington State.

For more information, contact the Washington State Elections Office, 360-902-4180; 800-448-4881 (voter hotline).

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - WASHINGTON UNITED FOR MARRIAGE'S CAMPAIGN TO APPROVE REFERENDUM 74
Washington United for Marriage is seeking volunteers to help with a myriad of tasks to ensure passage of Referendum 74. If approved, the referendum will uphold the decision made by the Washington state legislature and signed by Christine Gregoire to legalize Gay marriage, marriage equality, the freedom to marry for all couples. To get involved, email volunteer@washingtonunited.org, phone 206-486-0359, or stop by the Capitol Hill Action Center (517 E. Pike St.).

There are volunteer opportunities around the state. To find out how you can get involved, visit www/washingtonunitedformarriage.org or call 425-954-3252.

DECIBEL - INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC, PERFORMANCE, VISUAL ART & NEW MEDIA SEPTEMBER 26-30
www.decibelfestival.com

LATRICE ROYALE AT R PLACE SEPTEMBER 28-29
On Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29, at R Place (619 E. Pine St.), RuPaul's Drag Race season 4 breakout star and soon to be seen on RuPaul's Drag Race Allstars, Latrice 'Mothaf*cking' Royale will be at R Place. She'll be headlining a drag show featuring some of Seattle's top Drag Queens. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., show time is 9:30 p.m. General Admission tickets are $12 and it's standing room only. There are a limited number of $25 VIP tickets available. VIP includes side and first four front rows of seating, cocktail service, and you'll be the first to have your picture taken with Latrice after the show. Both shows are 21 and over only. Tickets: $12-general admission; $25-VIP. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/272722.

WASHINGTON PARK ARBORETUM'S FALL ABUNDANCE PLANT SALE
On Saturday, September 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Washington Park Arboretum Foundation hosts their annual FallAbundance Plant Sale at the nurseries near the Graham Visitors Center (2300 Arboretum Drive E.) at the north end of the Arboretum. Shop for trees, shrubs, and perennials, including many unusual species and varieties. www.arboretumfoundation.org.

NORTHWEST CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 29-30

Washington State Convention & Trade Center (8th Ave. & Pike St.). 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tickets: $25-advance, $30 at the door. www.nwchocolate.com.

ENTRE HERMANOS LATINO PAGEANT 2012
On Saturday, September 29, at 7 p.m., at Seattle University Campion Ballroom (12th Ave. & E. Marion St.), Entre Hermanos presents Latino Pageant 2012, culminating in the selection of Miss Gay Latino, Mr. Gay Latino and Ms. Latina Lesbian. Tickets: $35-general, $50-Friends of the Board. For more information and tickets: 206-322-7700, www.entrehermanos.org, or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/272724.

IMPERIAL COURT OF SEATTLE - EMPRESS EXPRESS SHOW
On Saturday, September 29, doors at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m., at Neighbours Nightclub (1509 Broadway, entrance in alley off E. Pike St.), join Olympia 41 Beverley Peters-Lake and the Imperial Court of Seattle for an evening of fine drag entertainment. This show is celebrating the life of Olympia 22 Morai St. Charles, who passed away in August. $10 donation at the door. www.imperialcourtofseattle.com.

'VOICES UNITED FOR MARRIAGE' - SEATTLE MEN'S CHORUS/ SEATTLE WOMEN'S CHORUS ON TOUR
The SMC and SWC are showcasing their support for marriage equality with a series of free concert events (no tickets required) in five cities throughout Western Washington. Each program will feature a 90-minute set of music, stories, and speakers devoted to building awareness and engaging audience members to help Approve Referendum 74.

Concerts have already been held in Tacoma and Edmonds. The remaining concert schedule is:

Olympia: Saturday, September 29, 8 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE.
Bellingham: Sunday, October 21, 3 p.m., Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St.
Seattle: Friday, October 26, 8 p.m., Center for Spiritual Living, 5801 Sand Point Way NE

VOLUNTEER PARK TRUST - VOLUNTEER PARK CLEAN-UP
On Sunday, September 30, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., a large gathering of neighbors and friends will spend four hours cleaning up the areas surrounding the reservoir. Free Top Pot doughnuts and coffee with tools and supervision will be provided by Seattle Parks and Recreation. The fun volunteer clean-up is the launch of a major new organization, The Vol-unteer Park Trust, who in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Seattle Parks Foundation, are starting a major long term effort to restore, revitalize and protect Se-attle's world famous historic, Olmstead designed park.

NORTHWEST SEATTLE FAITH COMMUNITIES WALK FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY
On Sunday, September 30, members of several congregations in Northwest Seattle will be walking down Greenwood and Phinney Avenues N. to show support for marriage equality. Participants will gather at Woodland Park United Methodist Church at N. 78th St. and Greenwood Ave. N. The walk will begin at 12:30 p.m., proceeding 18 blocks south to St. John United Lutheran Church at N. 55th St. and Phinney Ave. N.

Other official sponsors of the walk include the Broadview United Church of Christ and St. Paul's United Church of Christ, but members of other faith communities will also be participating. Sponsors invite anyone who supports marriage equality to join in the event.

SWEAT & STRETCH FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY
On Sunday, September 30, from 2-5 p.m., at Knotty Yoga (2545 152nd Ave. NE, Redmond), for a fundraiser in support of Washington United for Marriage's campaign to Ap-prove Referendum 74. Enjoy a fun hour-long Knotty Yoga workout, aerial arts performances by some of Seattle's top aerialists, and a reception with snacks. Learn more about the fight for marriage equality in Washington State and show your support. Suggested minimum donation: $40. www.knottyyoga.com.

OUT FOR SUSTAINABILITY - 'COMING OUT LOCAL' ANNUAL DINNER
On Sunday, September 30, at 5 p.m., at Melrose Market Studios (1532 Minor Ave.), join guest of honor State Senator Ed Murray (D-43), and keynote speaker Jill Bamburg, a leader in the Local Living Economy movement, for Out for Sustainability's annual dinner, discussion and auction that highlights how a thriving local economy fosters a local community that celebrates diversity. Coming Out Local is for all who care about sustainability and want to enjoy remarkable local food while sampling local wine, bidding on wares and services from local businesses and learning from the evening's guests. This year Skillet will prepare a four-course main dinner, along with several local LGBTQ chefs for additional pre-dinner appetizers and dessert. Tickets: $75 at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/262113. www.out4s.org.

'IT'S ABOUT TIME' - 'MEMPHIS' CAST MEMBERS PRESENT CONCERT TO BENEFIT WA UNITED / APPROVE REF 74
On Monday, October 1, doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m., at Neumos (925 E. Pike St.), the National Touring Company of the Tony Award Winning Broadway Musical 'Memphis' in association with Washington United for Marriage proudly presents 'It's About Time,' hosted by 'Memphis' cast member Bryan Fenkart (www.bryanfenkart.com) with pre-show entertainment with KEXP and American Standard Time DJ Greg Vandy. Tickets: $15 general admission. www.neumos.com/buy.

SOCIAL OUTREACH SEATTLE OFFICIAL LAUNCH PARTY & ONLINE VIDEOS PREVIEW
On Monday, October 1, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m., at The Grill on Broadway (314 Broadway E.), join members of the LGBTQ and allied communities to celebrate and support Social Outreach Seattle (SOSea), a new-Seattle based coalition working on behalf of Seattle's LGBTQ community.

SOSea is currently working on several projects in support of Washington United for Marriage's campaign to Approve Referendum 74. This evening, stop by and meet the found-ing committee members of SOSea, ask questions about the social outreach organization, and sign up to volunteer at one of their many upcoming events.

This evening will also be a great opportunity to preview ALL 10 of SOSea's Approve Referendum 74 video commercials before they are released online, October 1-10. These commercials will make you laugh, others will make you cry. Many of the community members that star in the commercials will be at the event for commentary. An amazing cast of entertainers will perform, including 2012 Pride Idol winner Chase Silva, Bio Bombshell Kitty Kitty Bang Bang, Ceasar Hart, Yee-Shin Huang, Jack Mozie, and more! Enjoy Happy Hour prices all night. To close the party, local politicians, business owners, and community leaders will join SOSea founder and executive director Shaun Knittel onstage as he talks about SOSea's mission and vision, and discusses what the rest of 2012 will look like for SOSea.

For more information, email SOSea at socialoutreachseattle@gmail.com.

'SEATTLE SPEAKS - A FORUM ON REFERENDUM 74: SAME SEX MARRIAGE'
On Tuesday, October 2, 6:30 p.m. registration, 7 p.m. audience instruction, 7:30-8:30 p.m. program, at Town Hall (1119 8th Ave. at Seneca St.) Seattle Channel host Brian Cal-lanan will lead a live televised discussion about Referendum 74 featuring Preserve Marriage Washington director Joseph Backholm, Washington United for Marriage adviser Anne Levinson, Former King County Executive Ron Sims, Sen. Dan Swecker (R-Rochester), and other leaders, critics and stakeholders including you. This event is FREE, but advance registration is required. www.townhallseattle.org.

SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN BOOK CLUB - UNCENSORED PICTURES OF DORIAN GRAY
The Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club meets every Wednesday from 6-7:15 p.m., at Seattle Area Support Groups Community Center (303 17th Ave. E. at E. Thomas St.).

For October, the club will be reading the recently published Uncensored Pictures of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. The homosexual passages, once chopped out, have been re-stored.

All GLBTQ folks are welcome to participate in this free book club. For more information email nickdimartin@earthlink.net, visit http://faculty.washington.edu/swittet/SGLBookClub/ or contact SASG at 206-322-2437; www.sasgcc.org. For discount on cost of books, email Nick.

WOMEN IN SALSA OCTOBER 3-7 AT CENTURY BALLROOM
A festival celebrating female Salsa DJs from across the country. Century Ballroom (915 E. Pine St.). www.CenturyBallroom.com.

BLACK NAIL KARAOKE AT JULIA'S ON BROADWAY WEDNESDAY EVENINGS
Black Nail Karaoke is now hosting karaoke on Wednesday evenings, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., at Julia's on Broadway (Broadway E. & E. Thomas St.)

SOCIAL OUTREACH SEATTLE - 'UNDERGRAD ROCK THE VOTE' AT NEIGHBOURS
On Wednesday, October 3, at 9 p.m., at Neighbours (1509 Broadway, entrance in alley off E. Pike St.), Social Outreach Seattle (SOSea), in association with Neighbours Night-club, presents 'Undergrad Rock the Vote.' Enjoy live music, cabaret show and voter awareness to Approve Referendum 74.

AROUET PRESENTS 'LAWFULLY WEDDED' - PLAYS ABOUT MARRIAGE. OR NOT.
Over six months of planning comes to fruition with the first of five performances of 'Lawfully Wedded.' Inspired by true stories and social research and propelled by Washing-ton State's Referendum 74 for Marriage Equality, Arouet explores what marriage is, or is not, through music, poetry, and theatre. Two playwrights, a poet, and a musician wrote original pieces for this emotionally charged evening, performed by eight actors who tackle multiple roles.

Performances of 'Lawfully Wedded' are presented free of charge or pay-what-you-can as a featured event of Arts Crush, the month-long arts festival in the Puget Sound area:
Thursday, October 4, 7:30 p.m., FREE at Edmonds Community College Black Box Theatre (20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood);
Saturday, October 6, 7:30 p.m., FREE at King's Book (218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma);
Wednesday, October 10, 7:30 p.m., FREE at Theatre 47 at Magnuson Park (courtesy of Seattle Musical Theatre) (7400 Sand Point Way NE);
Thursday, October 11, 7:30 p.m., FREE at Kenyon Hall (presented in partnership with Twelfth Night Productions and Kenyon Hall) (7904 35th Ave. SW);
Wednesday, October 17, 7:30 p.m., pay-what-you-can at Odd Duck Studios (1214 10th Ave.).
'Lawfully Wedded' is made possible thanks to the support of Barbie Humphrey and Purr Cocktail Lounge.

SEATTLE LATINO FILM FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 5-14

www.slff.org ROSEHEDGE/MULTIFAITH WORKS - SHANTI PROGRAM AND CARETEAM PROGRAM TRAININGS
Shanti volunteers provide one-on-one supportive listening for people with HIV/AIDS, MS, addiction, or other life-challenging illnesses. A four-day training will be held on Oc-tober 13, 14, 21 & 22. To register, please sign-up by Friday, October 5. .

CareTeam volunteers provide practical and emotional support to people or households affected by HIV/AIDS and other life challenges. A training will be held on October 27. .

For more information and to sign-up, contact Cherie at 206-787-8412, cherie@rosehedge.org, www.rosehedge.org. .

SOCIAL OUTREACH SEATTLE - MARCH FOR MARRIAGE TO APPROVE REFERENDUM 74
On Saturday, October 6, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., join Social Outreach Seattle (SOSea) for public rallies at both locations and a march from Cal Anderson Park (11th Ave. & E. Olive St.) to Westlake Park (4th Ave. & Pine St.) in support of Washington United for Marriage's campaign to Approve Referendum 74. This event will be a passionate, non-violent, uplifting march and rally to thank all who support marriage equality and to remind everyone to vote to Approve Referendum 74. This is an all-ages, all-inclusive, welcom-ing public event. www.facebook.com/events/361479900595906 or email socialoutreachseattle@gmail.com. .

'MANY VOICES, ONE SONG' - BENEFIT CONCERT FOR ROSEHEDGE/MULTIFAITH WORKS
On Saturday, October 6, at 7 p.m., at Seattle First Baptist church (1111 Harvard Ave.), join the Total Experience Gospel Choir, Soul Jelly, Captain Smartypants, and Chava Mirel for 'Many Voices, One Song,' a concert to benefit Rosehedge/Multifaith Work and their work in support of people with HIV/AIDS, MS, addiction, and others with life-challenging illnesses. Tickets: $10 advance, $15 at the door. 206-324-1520, www.rosehedge.org. Sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia. .

SEATTLE LESBIAN & GAY FILM FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 11-21

www.threedollarbillcinema.org.

BORDER RIDERS MOTORCYCLE CLUB SUMMER CAMPING
The Border Riders Motorcycle Club is the largest and one of the oldest Gay motorcycle clubs in North America. Founded in 1969, BRMC currently has over 70 members pri-marily from Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. The club provides social and educational opportunities for our members and guests interested in recreational motorcycle touring. Our diverse, international membership is composed of both seasoned riders and beginners, and we come from all walks of life and professions. .

Border Riders hosts a short monthly Meet and Greet gathering on the Wednesday before the third weekend of each month at 7 p.m., at The Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave.). The next Meet and Greet will be held on Wednesday, October 17. .

From May through October, BRMC hosts monthly weekend camping trips - May 18-21, June 15-17, July 20-22, August 24-26, September 21-23, and October 19-21. For more information, visit www.borderriders.com. .

HAPPY HOUR MEDITATION AT GAY CITY
On Thursdays, from 5:30-6:35 p.m. (ingathering from 5:30-5:45 p.m.), at Gay City Health Project (517 E. Pike St.), come unwind at the end of the day in a relaxed and welcom-ing environment. Bill Grimsman (an openly Gay counselor and Buddhist practitioner) is pleased to offer FREE weekly half hour silent meditation followed by 20 minutes of open discussion. No admittance after 5:45 p.m. in order to avoid disrupting the meditation. .

'WICKED' FOR MARRIAGE
On Thursday, October 18, at 7:30 p.m., join the Washington United for Marriage campaign to Approve Referendum 74 at the Paramount Theatre (911 Pine St.) for a special fundraising performance of the musical 'Wicked.' For tickets, visit www.wickedformarriage.com.

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