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posted Friday, October 26, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 43
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REGISTER TO VOTE - LAST DAY TO REGISTER
IS MONDAY OCTOBER 29

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 Oc-tober 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 Initia-tive 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 up-hold 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.

EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 13-NOVEMBER 4 www.earshot.org

SEATTLE WEAVER'S GUILD ANNUAL SHOW AND SALE
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.

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

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. 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 es-tate 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 re-quired. 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 MARRIGE' AT TOWN HALL
On Monday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m., Town Hall (8th Ave. & E. 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 Sun-dance 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 ar-gument - 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.

BISHOP GENE ROBINSON - 'LOVE FREE OR DIE' ON KCTS-TV CHANNEL 9
On Monday, October 29, at 10 p.m., on KCTS-TV, Channel 9, 'Independent Lens' presents 'Love Free or Die,' a Sundance Film Festival (2012) Special Jury Prize winning documentary about Bishop Gene Robinson, whose election to bishop in the Episcopal church strained relations throughout the Anglican communion.

Faith, love, marriage, homosexuality and the Episcopal Church collide in the first openly Gay Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire. Robinson is a man whose two primary passions are in direct conflict: his love for God and for his partner Mark. Robinson is the first openly Gay person to become a bishop in the his-toric traditions of Christendom. His consecration by the Episcopal Church, to which he wore a bullet-proof vest, caused an international stir. He became the focal point as American churches debated whether or not Lesbian and Gay people are equal to heterosexuals in the eyes of God, while the United States at large strug-gles with legal equality for Gays and Lesbians.

KAREN I. FREDRIKSEN GOLDSEN - 'EMERGING FROM THE MARGINS: MARRIAGE EQUALITY & 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. Fredriksen-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.

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.

BURLYCON 2012
NOVEMBER 1-4

BurlyCon, the educational and social convention for the burlesque community, will hold a Guiness Book of World Records Attempt for the 'World's Largest Fan Dance' during the November 1-4, 2012 event at the Seattle DoubleTree Inn (18740 International Blvd) near Sea-Tac Airport, featuring over 250 burlesque dancers executing fan dance choreography in 'traditional' costumes. Now in its fifth year, BurlyCon is a fixture of the booming burlesque festival circuit attracting hundreds of burleque performers, fans and aficionados from around the world for a full weekend of classes, panels, networking, shopping, and social events. www.BurlyCon.org.

SEATTLE CENTER FESTAL - HMONG NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
On Saturday, November 3, from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., at Seattle Center's Armony/Center House and Fisher Pavilion, explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of the people from the hilltops of China, Laos, and Thailand through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, and a lively marketplace. Gain insights into the customary courtship ritual of ball tossing and participate in flower cloth sessions. Presented in partnership with the Hmong Association of Washington. http://hmongofwa.org.

'SING OUT FOR WOMEN' - SEATTLE PEACE CHORUS & CRIS WILLIAMSON
On Saturday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m., at Town Hall (8th Ave. & Seneca St.), enjoy an extraordinary evening celebrating women's rights and social justice. Join us for a wonderful evening of music celebrating women's rights and social justice. After decades of progress, women around the world still lack freedom to vote, freedom from violence, freedom of choice over their own bodies, and freedom from repression. On the eve of our national election, as women's rights are debated, it is vital we do not fall silent. Pioneer of 'Women's Music' singer-songwriter Cris Williamson's albums became the soundtrack for a movement and helped foster the birth of an entirely new genre of music. She will sing many of her most loved songs, with new arrangements premiering with the chorus. Also featured will be Grammy award-winning singer/musician Nancy Rumbel of Tingstad & Rumbel and original compositions by Seattle composer-songwriter Carol Sams and other women composers. Tickets: $20-advance, $18-student/senior/disabled. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/280680, 800-838-3006, www.seattlepeacechorus.org. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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