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posted Friday, October 19, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 42
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REGISTER TO VOTE
The deadline for mail-in and on-line voter registration and changes of address has past.

If you moved since the last election and haven't submitted a change of address, contact the Washington State Elections Office, 360-902-4180 to find out what your voting options for the November 6 election are.

The FINAL deadline for NEW Washington State voter registration is Monday, October 29. The only option to register to vote in Washington State after October 8 is to go in person to your county elections office. Seattle/King County voters have TWO options. King County Elections Offices are located at both the King County Administration Building, 500 4th Ave. in downtown Seattle and at 919 SW Grady Way in Renton. 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 20-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, to ensure that your ballot is postmarked November 6. (Earlier voting is recommended.) If your ballot is postmarked after November 6, your ballot will not be counted. 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, Attorney 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 on the 2012 election, contact the Washington State Elections Office, 360-902-4180; 800-448-4881 (voter hotline); www.vote.wa.gov.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - WASHINGTON UNITED FOR MARRIAGE 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.

SEATTLE LESBIAN & GAY FILM FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 11-21

www.threedollarbillcinema.org

EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 13-NOVEMBER 4

www.earshot.org

THE TREVOR PROJECT COMEDY FUNDRAISER
On Friday, October 19, from 6:30-10 p.m., at Melrose Market Studios (1532 Minor Ave.), the national organization The Trevor Project, whose main function is to help prevent Gay teen suicide, will be holding a fundraising event call 'Laughlines.' This family-friendly event, including music, Improv, a silent auction, and Comedy Central comedian Kyle Cease, will be engaging and uplifting, and will explore how guests can either financially support The Trevor Project or become involved in other ways with the organization. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased online at www.thetrevorproject.org/laughlines. The Trevor Project operates three core program areas to provide life-saving and life-affirming resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or questioning youth. It strives to create safe, accepting, and inclusive environments for all young people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Trevor Lifeline is the only nationwide, around-the-clock, suicide prevention hotline for LGBTQ youth. The Trevor Lifeline is 1-866-488-7386. Ask Trevor and TrevorSpace.org are two additional services managed by The Trevor Project. For more information, visit www.thetrevorproject.org.

'HOW SWEET THE SOUND' - SEATTLE WOMEN'S CHORUS IN CONCERT
On Friday, October 19, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, October 20, at 8 p.m., at St. Mark's Cathedral (1245 10th Ave. E.), the 200+ voice Seattle Women's Chorus performs contemporary work by Eric Whitacre, Morton Lauridsen, Greg Gilpin, Gwyneth Walker and Craig Hella Johnson, as well as classic French pieces from Ravel, Faure, and Delibes in the gorgeous, acoustically rich sanctuary at St. Mark's Cathedral. Tickets: $27, $37, and $47. 206-388-1400; www.flyinghouse.org.

MEN IN DANCE
On Friday, October 19, at 8 p.m., Saturday, October 20, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, October 21 at 8 p.m., at Broadway Performance Hall (1625 Broadway), Men in Dance concludes a two week-end festival showcasing a broad spectrum of dance forms in which male dancers can excel. Male dancers from major dance organizations such as Cornish College of the Arts, Pacific Northwest Ballet and the University of Washington will be participating, along with many local community choreographers and three out-of-state choreographers. Tickets: $20-$25. 1-800-838-3006; www.brownpapertickets.com/event/265661. Credit card purchases through Brown Paper Tickets; cash and check sales ONLY at the door.

SEATTLE CENTER FESTAL - TURKFEST
OCTOBER 20-21

On Saturday, October 20, and Sunday, October 21, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Seattle Center's Armory/Center House, explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Turkey through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, an authentic Turkish tea house and a lively marketplace. This enriching, engaging and entertaining festival of friendship celebrates the multiple cultures that link modern Turkey to the East and West. www.turkfest.org.

NORTHWEST BEARS POTLUCK
On Saturday, October 20, from 6-8 p.m., at The Cuff Complex (13th Ave. & E. Pine St.), the Northwest Bears hosts their Northwest Bears Potluck. For more information, visit www.nwbears.com.

'LET'S PLAY! RATED E FOR EVERYONE' - RAINBOW CITY BAND IN CONCERT
On Saturday, October 20, at 7 p.m., at Edmonds Center for the Arts (410 4th Ave. W.), join the Rainbow City Band for an evening of video game music. Anne Kreider will debut in her new role as Artistic Director and Rainbow City Band Conductor. She will lead the symphonic band as they perform exciting new arrangements from popular sell-out video games including Halo, Final Fantasy, World of Warcraft, Civilization, Kingdom Hearts, Myst, and more. Conductor Jerilynn Harris-Kilgore will also lead the orchestra in her own arrangements of music from Assassin's Creed 2, Legend of Zelda, and Tetris. The night promises to inspire an audience of all ages with magical and captivating music from the video game world. Tickets: $20-general admission, $15-seniors and youth. 425-275-9595 or http://ec4arts.org. www.rainbowcityband.com.

TRINITY PARISH - MATTHEW SHEPARD MEMORIAL SERMON
On Sunday, October 21, at 8 a.m.(said) and 10:30 a.m. (choir and organ), Trinity Parish Church (609 8th Ave., at James St.), an open and affirming Episcopal congregation, hosts a Mass of Hope & Reconciliation, their fourteenth annual celebration of Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion) commemorating the death and life of Matthew Shepard. Reverend Stan Fowler will deliver the serman 'Marriage Equality is the Gospel Mandate of Our Time.' This is a church service and, of course, is free of charge. All are welcome at the Lord's Table for Holy Communion. For more information, visit www.trinityseattle.org or phone 206-624-5337. The Episcopal Church welcomes All! No Exceptions! Not because it's politically correct, but because it's what Jesus teaches.

SEATTLE MEN IN LEATHER - LEATHER BRUNCH
On Sunday, October 21, at 11 a.m., at CC Attle's (1701 E. Olive Way), join Seattle Men in Leather for their monthly Sunday brunch. All members of the leather community are invited to attend. www.seattlemeninleather.org.

SEATTLE PRIME TIMERS MONTHLY POTLUCK
On Sunday, October 21, at 2 p.m., at Seattle First Baptist Church (1111 Harvard Ave., enter through the Harvard Ave. glass doors). There is a $4 per person door fee to help pay the cost of renting the hall. Please bring a dish to share that will serve eight or more people. The #2 Metro bus route stops right next to the church and is within walking distance of bus routes 10, 11, 12, 49 & 60. www.seattleprimetimers.org.

'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, Edmonds and Olympia. The remaining concert schedule is:

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.

OCTOBER 22 NATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST TO STOP POLICE BRUTALITY
On Monday, October 22, gather at 5 p.m. at Westlake Park (4th Ave. & Pine St.), rally begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by march. 'An epidemic of police murder and beatings, courts of injustice, mass imprisonment, the demonization of Black and Latino youth - all this is not just still going on, it's getting worse.... October 22, 2012 is the 17th National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. This is a day for people all over the U.S. to take to the streets, act in many creative ways, and let it be known: We will NOT TOLERATE the epidemic of police brutality and murder. Say NO to police brutality, mass incarceration, and political repression.' For more information: 206-264-5527; oct22seattle@hotmail.com; and on facebook. National contact: www.october22.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 restored.

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.

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.)

SEATTLE WEAVER'S GUILD ANNUAL SHOW AND SALE
OCTOBER 25-27

Thursday, October 25, 5-8 p.m., Friday, October 26, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, October 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bloedel Hall at St. Mark's Cathedral (lower level), 1245 10th Ave. E. http://seattleweaversguild.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 welcoming 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.

'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, Edmonds and Olympia. The remaining concert schedule is:

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.

SEATTLE BUTOH FESTIVAL
DAIPANbutoh Collective presents Seattle Butoh Festival 2012 from October 22-28, a week of workshops, performances and community conversations with two top international Butoh masters, and the artists in the collective and workshop participants.

On Friday, October 26, at 8 p.m., at Velocity Dance Center (1621 12th Ave.), SU-EN Butoh Company from Sweden and DAIPAN members Kaoru Okumura, Helen Thorsen, and Will Fredo perform.

On Saturday, October 27, at 8 p.m., at Velocity Dance Center, Atsushi Takenouchi (Jinen Butoh) and DAIPAN members Joan Laage, Kaoru Okumura, Diana Garcia-Snyder and Maureen 'Momo' Freehill/Sheri Brown perform.

On Sunday, October 28, at 6 p.m., at Velocity Dance Center, DAIPANbutoh presents the 'BUTOH OPEN' featuring experienced butoh students from this year's festival workshop series.

Tickets: Fri/Sat: $25-at the door, $22 pre-purchase (student/seniors $15); Sun: $10; and workshop registration: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/273073. www.daipanbutoh.com.

ONE LOVE WEDDING SHOWCASE
On Saturday, October 27, from noon-5 p.m., at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel (515 Madison St.), One Love Wedding Showcase presents more than 60 vendors providing products and services to same-sex couples for every aspect of creating a life together - from planning a wedding, to legal and financial support, real estate advice and more. One Love is presented in association with GSBA and Washington United for Marriage. www.oneloveseattle.com.

SEATTLE CENTER FESTAL - DIA DE MUERTOS CELEBRATION
OCTOBER 27-28

On Saturday, October 27, from 12 noon-8 p.m., and Sunday, October 28, from 12 noon-6 p.m., at Seattle Center's Armory/Center House, Taller Mexicano Para la Cultura y Las Artes presents their annual 'Dia de Muertos' / 'Day of the Dead' celebration with a program of arts and entertainment, display of memorial altars and a stunning tapete (monumental sand painting.) www.tallermexicano.org.

SEATTLE EROTIC ART FESTIVAL PRESENTS 'SEDUCTION' - SEATTLE'S SEXIEST HALLOWEEN
On Saturday, October 27, from 8 p.m.-2 a.m., at Fremont Studios, 155 N. 35th St., see and be seen at this alluring night of amazing music and dancing, enticing performances, lavish erotic art showcase, sultry interactive installations, and, of course, lots of delicious eye-candy, plus costume contest with over $3,000 in prizes. Tickets: Individual - $28 limited tier 2 advance, $40 when tier 2 sells out and at the door or $115 Velvet VIP; Couple - $50 limited tier 2 advance, $75 when tier 2 sells out and at the door or $200 Velvet VIP. Plus after-party from 1-5 a.m. at Center for Sex Positive Culture. Last year Seduction drew 1500 of Seattle's sexiest and most creative people. www.seattleerotic.org.

GAY CITY PRESENTS BUMP! 2012 HALLOWEEN PARTY
On Saturday, October 27, from 9 p.m.-2 a.m., at Neumos (925 E. Pike St.), Gay City presents Bump! 2012 with DJ Almond Brown, DJ Spaceotter, Honey Bucket, the cast of Rocky Horror Picture Show, and their famous $1,000 costume contest. Advance tickets: $30-general admission; $65 VIP. Must be 21+/ID required. Tickets: www.gaycity.org/bump.

NORTHWEST NETWORK MIMOSA BRUNCH & 25TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY
On Sunday, October 28, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Southside Commons (3518 S. Edmunds St.), join Northwest Network for a scrumptious biscuit bar and raise a glass to the amazing community that has sustained Northwest Network through a quarter century of survivor-centered work. Price: $50. The Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse works to end violence and abuse by building loving and equitable relationships for our community and across the country. 206-568-7777; www.nwnetwork.org.

BISHOP GENE ROBINSON - 'STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT GAY MARRIAGE' AT TOWN HALL
On Monday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m., Town Hall (8th Ave. & Seneca St.) presents Bishop Gene Robinson, one of the world's leading religious spokesmen for Gay rights and Gay marriage.

The bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire in the Episcopal Church, Robinson was the first openly Gay person to become a bishop in the historic traditions of Christendom. He wore a bulletproof vest to his 2003 consecration and quickly stepped onto the world stage. In 2009, he delivered the invocation at the opening inaugural ceremonies for President Barack Obama, and a feature-length documentary on Bishop Robinson's ministry, Love Free or Die, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012. As a man who holds the Bible holy, the author of God Believes in Love makes the case for same-sex marriage using a religious argument - and personal insight: Robinson was married to a woman for two decades and has been married to a man the last four years. Tickets: $5 at www.townhallseattle.org or 888-377-4510 and at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m.

'EMERGING FROM THE MARGINS: MARRIAGE EQUALITY AND THE CHANGING LIVES OF LGBT OLDER ADULTS'
On Tuesday, October 30, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the UW School of Social Work, Room 305 (4101 15th Ave. NE), Karen I. Fredricksen-Goldsen, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Institute for Multigenerational Health at the UW School of Social Work, addresses the important issues in the lives of LGBT older adults in her lecture, 'Emerging from the Margins: Marriage Equality and the Changing Lives of LGBT Older Adults,' including key findings from the first national LGBT health and aging project, 'Caring and Aging with Pride.' Attendance is FREE, but RSVP is required at 206-543-7704 or http://engage.washington.edu/site/Calendar/514271146?view=RSVP&id=109461. This lecture is co-hosted by Senior Services and SAGE Seattle.

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