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Calendar Listings from Saturday, April 30 to Sunday, May 8

TO GET A CALENDAR LISTING: To have your meeting or event considered for the Community Calendar, please mail, fax, or drop off details to: SGN, Attn: Community Calendar, 1605 12th Ave, Ste 31, Seattle, WA 98122. SGN phone: 324-4297. Fax: 322-7188. E-mail: sgn2@sgn.org. INCLUDE: Date, time, location, contact phone # for publication (if possible), brief description of event & sponsoring organization. DEADLINE: Wednesday at 6pm.

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

Following is a partial list of community organizations:

Aubrey’s Playroom. 60 minute internet talk show hosted by Aubrey Hart Sparks features diverse conversations for the Leather, Fetish, BDSM & Alternative Sexuality Communities. www.aubreysplayroom. com.

Bi Men Network, free worldwide social & support organization for bi & gay men. www.bimen.org; BiNet Seattle is a mixed gender, social group for Bisexuals, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks - www.binetseattle.org; Seattle Bisexual Men’s Union - www.binetseattle.org; Seattle Bisexual Women’s Network - 517-7767, www.geocities.com/sbwn.

Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1222 E Pine St (corner of 13th & E Pine St), offers an extensive schedule of AA, NA, SLAA, OA, & other related meetings serving the GLBT community. For details, call the Capitol Hill Alano Club at 322-9590 (lobby) or 860-9560 (office).

Domestic Violence (Same-Sex): Crisis Clinic, 461-3222 (24 hour line). King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) - 24-hour crisis line for information, support, & medical & legal assistance: 1-888-99VOICE; The Northwest Network - support & advocacy for Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse & Dating Violence - formerly called AABL (Advocates for Abused & Battered Lesbians), 568-7777 (voice), 517-9670 (tty); Pierce County Domestic Violence Helpline: Teresa, 253-798-4166; Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities - offers on-going support groups for men: 323-1768, 323-0220, 800-527-7683; Seattle Police Dept Domestic Violence Unit, 684-0330; State Wide Domestic Violence Hot Line, 800-562-6025. In an emergency call 911. Report domestic violence!

Dunshee House (formerly SASG) offers free, facilitated & confidential support, discussion & skills groups & coordinates retreats, 1 to 1 peer mentoring & special events for Queer/LGBTQ individuals & communities & for those affected by HIV/AIDS. 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org.

Forty & Over: Elder Lesbian Initiative/RedDotGirls for Lesbians 40 & over - www.reddotgirls.org; 559-2992; Lesbians Over 40 - 328-4895; Mature Friends for Gay men & women 40 & over - 781-7724, http://maturefriends.org; Seattle Prime Timers for Gay & Bi men 40 & over - 329-0793.

Gay City offers an extensive program of events & activities for Gay & Bi men. Gay City Wellness Center offers anonymous & confidential HIV/STD testing. For information or to schedule an appointment, 860-6969. www.gaycity.org

GLBT Parenthood: Gay Fathers’ Association of Seattle, 324-4359, www.gfas.org; PFLAG/Puget Sound, 325-7724; Rainbow Families of Puget Sound, 1-866-896-1430, www.rainbowfamiliesps.org

Gay & Lesbian National Hotline (GLNH): 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564). Non-profit, peer-counseling, information & local resources telephone hotline for GLBT people across the country.

HIV/AIDS Program, Seattle/King County Dept of Public Health, provides confidential/anonymous information about & testing for HIV/AIDS. 205-7837. (For a comprehensive list of HIV/AIDS service organizations see the GSBA Guide or call Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 329-6923.)

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

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) - 24-hour crisis line for information, support, & medical & legal assistance: 1-800-825-7273.

Kitsap County (Bainbridge Island, Bremerton & Kitsap Peninsula) - OUTKitsap, 360-373-6150; www.outkitsap.org; info@outkitsap.org, 360-830-4578; www.outkitsap.org/programs/women.htm

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

Musical Organizations: Rainbow City Band: 505-1553, ext 2172; rainbowcityband@onebox.com; www.rainbowcityband.org. Seattle Lesbian & Gay Chorus: 860-SLGC, www.slgc.org Seattle Men’s Chorus/Seattle Women’s Chorus: 323-0750.

People of Color Organizations: Asian Lesbian & Bisexual Alliance, PO Box 14232, Seattle 98114; Asian/Pacific AIDS Council, 467-0884; Brother to Brother, same gender loving men of African descent, 726-1600; Dragon Women, Queer Asian Women, dragonwomen@email.com; Entre Hermanos, GLBT Latinos/as, 322-7700; The HONESTY Project, peer-to-peer community support group for African American men on the “Down Low,” 551-5524, http://seattlehonestyproject.atspace.org; Long Yang Club, 264-4304; www.longyangclub.org/seattle; Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT), 333-0991; Northwest Two Spirits, GLBT Native Americans, 322-7061 ext 233; Ile Tawo Lona - Seattle Chapter, 781-3565, forcesofnature@mindspring.com; PFLAG/FOCUS (Families of Color United in Support), 325-7724; People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN), 322-7061; Queer & Asian, 606 Maynard Ave Ste 102, Seattle 98104; Sistah 2 Sistah, LBT women of African descent, 322-7061 ext 235; Trikone-Northwest, GLBT South Asians, 425-985-4376; Two-Spirit Society of Washington, GLBT Native Americans, 424-4661; TYGAMOS (The Young Gay Asian Men of Seattle), a project of ICHS, 467-0884 ext 3401.

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

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

Queerfest Collective plans seasonal events creating a community of activists who support, challenge & sustain each other. seattle_queerfest@hotmail.com

Rainbow Center in Tacoma. A community of pride for the GLBT community in the Greater Pierce County. Info line & newsletter: 253-383-2318.

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

Seattle Police Dept/LGBTQ Advisory Council: LGBTQliaisonofficer@seattle.gov

Seattle Treatment Education Project (STEP) E-zine is an electronic resource distributed to people affected by HIV/AIDS, case managers, front line workers & other health professionals. 329-4857 or 1-877-597-STEP; www.thebody.com/step/steppage.html

Snohomish Health District HIV/AIDS Program provides free confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing. (425) 339-5398

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

Triangle Recreation Camp at Bender Creek. Recreational camping for GLBT folks. Must be 21; ID required. trc@camptrc.org; www.camptrc.org; 1122 E Pike St #1069, Seattle 98122-3934.

Verbena provides health care, education & advocacy services for Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender women. Sliding fee scale. 323-6540, www.verbenahealth.org; Sisters 4 Sisters is a neighborhood healthcare helpline offering info & referrals. 860-6304; BABES offers support groups for HIV+ women. 720-5566 or 888-292-1912; UW Breast Care & Cancer Research Center, www.uwbreastcare.com

Women’s Support Organizations: Dunshee House Programs for Queer/Bisexual/Lesbian Women & Gender-Queer/Transfolks: 322-2437. Seattle Women’s Network: 498-8811; www.geocities.com/seattlewomen. Sister Friends: 253-759-1900. S.Q.U.A.W. (Seattle Queer Urban Alliance for Women): www.seattlesquaw.org. Tacoma Lesbian Concern (TLC): 253-752-6724; www.tacomalesbian concern.org.

Youth Resources: Lambert House: 322-2515. www.lamberthouse.org (activities & resource center for GLBT youth, ages 14-22; mentors available to GLBT youth thru Lambert House); Queer Youth Rights: 860-9606 ext 3, queeryouthrights@yahoo. com; Safe Schools Coalition: www.safeschools coalition.org; www.safeschoolzine.org (youth), 632-0662 ext 49 (non-emergency), 1-888-307-9275 (intervention help, M-Th, 2-8pm); Seattle Young People’s Project: 860-9606; Teen Link: 461-4922, 1-888-431-TEEN; Youth Info Line: 547-7900; YouthCare/Orion Center: 622-5555.

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

SATURDAY - April 30

Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 9am. Greenlake (outside Evans Pool). Every Saturday. GLBT running & walking club sponsors weekly runs, monthly potlucks, track & field activity, annual Run With Pride. 923-1974; 448-8518. www.seattlefrontrunners.org.

Elder Lesbian Initiative/RedDotGirls Saturday Walk at Green Lake. 10am. Tully’s Coffee, 7900 E Green Lake Dr N. Every Saturday. RedDot Girls is an intergenerational community development organization addressing issues of aging. 559-2992. www.reddotgirls .org.

Radical Faeries Coffee Klatch. 11am-1pm. Vivace, 901 E Denny Way. Every Saturday. Informal social get-together for Gay/Bi/Hetero men who seek friendship with heart connection. 366-2132. http://communities.msn.com/SeattlerADICALfAERIES

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

Ooh La La! Poncho Auction. 5pm. Seattle Sheraton Hotel & Towers. Featuring unique auction items & live performances from three of Seattle’s most exciting arts organizations. Black tie please. 623-6233, www.poncho.org

Taste of Katmandu & Silent Auction. Registration 5:30pm, Auction 6-7:30pm, Dinner 7:30-8:30pm. Silent auction with handcrafted goods from Nepal & traditional Nepali dinner. $30 donation for auction & dinner. For location & to RSVP, 328-2479.

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

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

Capitol Hill Tennis Club. Call for exact time - schedule varies between 7pm & 9pm depending on availability of courts. Every Saturday at Seattle Tennis Center. $6 per session. This GLBT group has been meeting for the past 13 years! John, 725-3730.

Fallen Women Follies (4/29 & 4/30). Doors 7pm, Show 8pm. ReBar, 1114 Howell St. 10th anniversary show. The much-anticipated erotic variety show is back again to take you on a wild ride! A portion of the proceeds benefits Verbena Health Center. Tickets $15.

ICON: A Celebration of Drag, Art & Life. 8pm. Neumo’s, 925 E Pike St. A benefit for Seattle Counseling Service, hosted by Aleksa Manila & featuring performances by many local artists. Tickets $15. www.seattlecounseling.org

Midnight Mass. 12midnight. Egyptian Theater, 805 E Pine St. Three Dollar Bill Cinema hosts a sing-along to “Purple Rain” starring Prince in his 1980s heyday. Features local drag performers & an 80s Slut Pageant judges by Sylvia O’Stayformore. Tickets $9.

SUNDAY - May 1

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

Seattle Unity Church. 8:15am & 11am-Sunday Services. 200 8th Ave N. 622-8475; www.seattleunity.org.

Center for Spiritual Living. Services 8:25, 9:45, 11:30am. 5801 Sand Point Way NE. Info 527-8801 ext 203, www.cslseattle.org

Hiking Group. 8:30am. Meet at SE corner of Terry Ave & Mercer St. Every Sunday (year-round - rain or shine) for day hikes. 632-5405. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheSeattleGayHikingGroup/

Wallingford United Methodist Church. 8:30am & 11am-Worship. 2115 N 42nd St. 547-6945 (office); 285-5077 (George).

CASA Spring Fling. 9am-7pm. Jeff Hengst Studios, 1506 Franklin Ave E. Features live musical performances, craft fair & food vendors. www.casanw.org

Border Riders Motorcycle Club First Sunday Ride. 10am-rendezvous; 10:30am. Rosebud, 719 E Pike. Meets 1st Sunday each month. BRMC provides a social & educational fraternity for individuals interested in recreational motorcycle touring. www.borderriders. com 725-0695.

Central Lutheran Church. 10am-Worship. 1710 11th Ave (just north of E Pine St). 322-7500.

Different Spokes Bicycle Ride. 10am. Call for rendezvous point & other details. Every Sunday. GLBT bicycle club schedules rides for bicyclists of all levels - easy, moderate, brisk, strenuous. Bicycle helmets are required for all rides. 264-5529.

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

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

Gethsemane Lutheran Church. 10am-Worship. 911 Stewart St. 682-3620.

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.

University Congregational United Church of Christ. 10:15am services. 4515 16th Ave NE. 524-2322; www.universityucc.org.

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

BiNet Brunch. 11am. Julia’s on Broadway, 300 Broadway E. BiNet Seattle is a mixed gender, social group for Bisexuals, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks. www.binetseattle.org

Grace Gospel Chapel. 11am - Worship. 2052 NW 64th St. 784-8495.

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

St Paul’s United Church of Christ. 11am-Worship. 6512 12th Ave NW. 783-6733; www.stpauluccseattle. com.

Seattle Volleyball Club. 12noon-5pm. Ingraham High School, 1819 N 135th St. Every Sunday 10/17-12/12/04. SVC is offering 3 divisions, Novice, Intwrmediate & Power. Players with all levels of experience are encouraged to participate. For information & to register, go to www.svcvball.homestead.com

Sojourner Truth Unity Fellowship Church. 1pm-Worship & Fellowship. El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S #309. Rev Gwen Hall, 723-9395. http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/unityfellowshipchurchamerica.

PFLAG/North Olympic Peninsula Monthly Meeting. 2pm. Call for details & location. Meets 1st Sunday each month. “We welcome all who care about GLBT people & their well-being.” Pat, 360-385-0942.

Viva Internationalism! 2pm. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S. A firsthand perspective on the 2005 World Social Forum in Brazil where over 100,000 activists met to oppose the horrors of capitalism. Features speeches by Guatemala native Hugo Orellana & Radical Women’s Guerry Hoddersen. Brazilian Feast served at 4:30pm. Door donation $2; buffet donation $9.95. 722-2453.

PFLAG/Kittitas County. 4-5:30pm. First United Methodist Church, 3rd & Ruby Sts, Ellensburg. Meets the first Sunday of every month. For information, 925-7937.

Sistah 2 Sistah Social/Organizing Meeting. 4-6pm. POCAAN, 2200 Rainier Ave S (at S Walker St). Meets 1st & 3rd Sunday each month. An opportunity to socialize & discuss/plan future activities. Sistah 2 Sistah is a social/support group for Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender women of African descent. 322-7061 ext 235.

Community Church of Joy. Mass - 5pm. Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. Rev David Strong. 764-1211, www.communitychurchofjoy.org

Orca Swim Team Workout. Sun: 5-6:15pm; Mon/Fri: 7-8:15pm; Weds/Thurs: 8-9:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. Every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. Orca Swim Team is comprised of competitive & fitness GLBT & GLBT-friendly swimmers. 329-6333.

Rainier Valley Unitarian Congregation. 5pm. 4620 S Findlay St. 722-4880, www.rvuuc.org

Metropolitan Community Church in Seattle. 5:30pm-Worship. University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave NE. 325-2421.

Pride Explosion! 6-10pm. Timberline, 1828 Yale Ave . Seattle Pride 2005 volunteer night. 322-9561, www.seattlepride.org

Spirit of the Sound in Federal Way. 6pm. Wayside United Church of Christ, 2000 SW Dash Point Rd, Federal Way. Meets 1st Sunday each month. 459-5767.

Spirituality for Gay Men Discussion Group. 6pm. Travelers Shop, 501 E Pine St. Meets 1st & 3rd Sunday of every month. Share thoughts on sexuality, and support others on their chosen spiritual path. Many spiritual paths are discussed from a personal perspective. No dues or fees. yogabksi@aol.com.

Kings Wrestling Club Practice. 6:30-8:30pm. 340 15th Ave E. Every Sunday & Tuesday. New freestyle wrestling club open to Gay men, Lesbians & their friends. All levels of experience welcome. Spectators interested in joining the club are welcome. 287-9143; kingswrestlingseattle@yahoo.com. (Also Tuesdays at 7pm.)

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

Seattle Bisexual Women’s Network. 6:30-8:30pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. First Sunday of every month. Discussion topics: Bi 101: The basics of being bisexual (5/1). SBWN also publishes a newsletter North Bi Northwest. 517-7767. www.geocities.com/sbwn.

Integrity/Puget Sound. 7pm-Worship & Fellowship. St. Mark’s Cathedral, Thomson Chapel, 1245 10th Ave E. (425) 226-2746.

7:30 Mass Community at St Joseph’s Parish. 7:30pm-Mass. 18th Ave & E Aloha St. 324-2522.

MONDAY - May 2

“Who’s Your Daddy?” 1:30am. Comcast Cable TV 29/77. Inspiring interviews, topics & ministry to the GLBT community, with Rev Robert Christian. 736-9688.

FamilyWorks GLBT Playgroup. 10-11:30am. Family Works, 1501 N 45th St (at Woodlawn Ave N). Every Monday. For GLBT families with children age 0-5. Share support, activities & parenting information with other LGBT families. 694-6727. www.familyworks seattle.org

HIV/AIDS Program in Everett. 1-5pm. 3020 Rucker Ave, Suite 106, Everett. Every Mon-Fri. Snohomish Health District provides FREE confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing services. Rapid HIV Testing (results in about 20 minutes) Tues 1-4pm by appointment & 5-8pm on a first come, first served basis. For information or appointment, (425) 339-5398.

Seattle Restorative/Recovery Yoga Program. Session I 1-2pm, Session II 2:15-3:15pm. Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave E. Meets every Monday. A FREE program for people challenged by a disease, in recovery, or looking for a warm supportive community for restorative/preventive work. For info 860-4214.

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

Northwest Two-Spirit Society Drum Circle. 6:30pm. Labateyah, 9010 13th Ave NW. For directions, call Hiram, 781-8303. www.nwtwospiritsociety.org

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

Dragon Women Monthly Meeting. 7pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Meets 1st Monday each month. Dragon Women is a safe space for Queer Asian women to discuss issues & build community. Dragon Women is open to women who identify as Asian/mixed Asian & Queer. Shannon, dragonwomen@email.com.

FSP Study Group: The Politics of Anti-Semitism. 7-8:30pm. SCCC, 1701 Broadway, Room 3201. Meets every Monday. Vicious anti-Semitism - a far-right ideology with ancient origins - is on the rise & must be exposed & fought. But at the same time, the label of anti-Semitism is sometimes wrongly applied to all critics of Zionism or Israel. Thru study of the new book edited by Alexander Cockburn & Jeffrey St Clair, participants will gain an understanding of the nature of Jewish oppression & learn to differentiate valid criticisms of Israel from dangerous ethnic stereotypes. For information, contact Adrienne at 328-2509.

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

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

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

Radical Faeries Heart Circle. 7-9pm. Call for location. Meets 1st & 3rd Monday each month. Meet other Gay/Bi/Hetero men who seek friendship with heart connection. 366-2132. http://communities.msn.com/SeattlerADICALfAERIES

Radical Women Weekly Roundtable Discussion. 7-8:30pm. UW Ethnic Cultural Center, 3931 Brooklyn Ave NE. Meets every Monday. Discussion of Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice. The book examines contributions of African American, Native American, Latina & Asian & Pacific Islander American women & explores a vision for reproductive health that demands an end to social & economic inequalities. 722-6057, 722-2453.

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

Knights of Malta Board Meeting. 7:30pm. The Cuff, 1533 15th Ave. mailbox@jetchapterkofm.com

SIGN (Self-Identified Gender Nuisance) Discussion/Support Group. 7:30-9:30pm. Ingersoll Gender Center, 1812 E Madison St. Meets 1st & 3rd Monday each month. Discussion group for male-identified, female-bodied people interested in diverse topics including, but not limited to, gender, sexuality, body issues, etc. For more info go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SIGNelist

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

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

Cabaret for Choice. Doors 7pm, Show 8pm. Re-Bar, 1114 Howell St. Benefits the CAIR Project. Inspires & entertains with music, dance & spoken word while raising money for Northwest women who are unable to access a full range of reproductive options due to financial barriers. Tickets $11.

TUESDAY - May 3

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

Toddler Playgroup for GLBT Families. 10am-12noon. Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge way SW. Open to all children 5 & under. Sponsored by Rainbow Families & Open Arms Campaign. $2 per child. For info call OAC, 1-877-534-1723.

Seattle Restorative/Recovery Yoga Senior’s Session. 12:15-1:15pm. Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave E. Meets every Tuesday. This is a lively session to meet the unique needs of our senior citizens as they bring individual challenges & the teachers offer suggestions for their practice. For info 860-4214.

HIV/AIDS Program in Everett. 1-4pm. 3020 Rucker Ave, Suite 106, Everett. Every Mon-Fri. Snohomish Health District provides FREE confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing services. Rapid HIV Testing (results in about 20 minutes) Tues 1-4pm by appointment & 5-8pm on a first come, first served basis. For information or appointment, (425) 339-5298.

Women’s Group. 4-5:30pm. 4511 Densmore Ave N, suite B. For women who’ve experienced childhood sexual abuse. For info or no-charge consultation, Ellen Rugg, MPysch. at 547-7844

Speed, Sex & Sanity: Free Drop-In Support Group for Gay/Bi Crystal Meth Users. 5-6pm. 1216 Pine St. Meets every Tuesday. Project NEON, a program of Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities. For more information, 323-1768, www.crystalneon.org

BABES Women’s Evening Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Call for location. Every Tuesday. The BABES Network is a peer led agency; a sisterhood of women facing HIV together. 720-5566 or 888-292-1912; www.babesnetwork.org.

Coming Out Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities, 112 Broadway Ave E. Every Tuesday. For Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgender individuals. Confidential, relaxed, informal environment, open door policy, age 18+. FREE. Linda, 323-1768 ext 325.

Gay Men’s Task Force of Snohomish County in Everett. 6-8pm. Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave Ste 209A, Everett. Meets 1st Tuesday each month. Open to all Gay & Bisexual men in Snohomish County. Eric, 425-339-5238.

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

InsideOut - A Support Group for GLBTQ Youth Ages 13-18 in Shoreline. 6:30-8:30pm. Center for Human Services, 17018 15th Ave NE, Shoreline. Every Tuesday. Formerly known as Anything but Straight, InsideOut is a group for Lesbian, Transgender, Bisexual, Gay & Questioning Youth to develop positive self-identities in a professional & supportive environment. 362-7282 ext 271. Sponsored by the Center for Human Services.

Kings Wrestling Club Practice. 6:30-8:30pm. 340 15th Ave E. Every Sunday & Tuesday. (See Sunday listing at 6:30pm.)

Olympic Yacht Club Meeting. 6:30pm. Northwest Yacht Brokers Association, 901 Fairview Ave N Ste A-190 (at Chandler’s Cove on South Lake Union). Meets 1st Tuesday each month. Monthly board meeting open to all OYC members & prospective members. 505-1558 ext 1391.

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

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

Friends in Adoption Monthly Meeting. 7pm. Childhaven Community Center, 1345 22nd Ave NE, Auburn. Meets 1st Tuesday each month (Sept-June) with presentations by guest speakers on adoption-related issues. Friends in Adoption is an independent, non-profit support & educational group made up of families touched by adoption. More info & to RSVP, call 206-264-5136; friendsinadoption@yahoo.com.

Over 40’s Group - For Lesbian Women 40 & Older. 7-8:30pm. Seattle Mental Health Institute, 1600 E Olive St (in Conference Room. Every Tuesday. Open group for Lesbian women, 40 & older, in every stage of coming out or being out. Lots of social activities in addition to Tuesday meetings. Sandra Jo, 328-4895.

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

Sex Talk. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Re-occurring, short-term, BY REGISTRATION ONLY. Join other queer, bi & lesbian women for this adventurous discussion/skills series. Here’s a sneak preview of some topics: body anatomy, “female ejaculation,” hooking up, sex toys, anal sex, fisting, safer sex, S/M, erotic writing & more! Contact Jamie today for information & TO REGISTER. 322-3442.

SOFFA Support Group. 7-8:30pm. Ingersoll Gender Center, 1812 E Madison. Meets 1sy & 3rd Tuesdays of every month. For partners, spouses, significant others, family members, friends & allies of individuals exploring an alternative gender path. Open group. Drop-in welcome. Professional & peer facilitatiors. Voluntary donation. Jana: 328-4747.

Transgender Support Group. 7-9pm. Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 1002 E Seneca St. Meets every Tuesday. For more info, call Ms Rickey at 957-1742.

Women’s Welcoming Committee. 7-9pm. The Wet Spot, 1630 15th Ave W (at W Garfield St). Meets 1st Tuesday each month. A meeting for all women interested in BDSM. Especially geared for women new to the community. $1 donation. www.bent.org/wwc; www.wetspot.org

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

Imperial Court of Seattle Planning Meeting. 7:30pm. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway. Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday each month. The Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle and the Olympic & Rainier Empire, Seattle’s premier drag society, is a social & charitable organization that sponsors numerous shows & balls thruout the year to provide entertainment, showcase community talent & raise money for community organizations. Meetings open to all. Annual membership: $5. www.imperial courtofseattle.com.

Tuesday Night Sex Addicts Anonymous. 7:30pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1222 E Pine St. GLBTQ supported. Meets every Tuesday. For info 322-7188.

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

Washington Gender Alliance Open Support Meeting in Bellingham. 7:30-9pm. St James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. Every Tuesday. Confidential, informal group for people of all gender identities & expressions including butch dykes, cross dressers, TV, TS & feminine men. 360-671-3358; www.washington genderalliance.org.

Seattle Otters Water Polo Team. 8-9:30pm. Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave E (at E Cherry St). Every Tuesday & Thursday. GLBT & GLBT-friendly co-ed water polo team is open to all who want to play. Beginners & experienced players welcome. Check our website for up to the minute details, or call the Otter Hotline 217-9271, ext 3. www.otterpolo.com.

WEDNESDAY - May 4


HIV Wellness Seminars (2/16-3/23). Presented by Dunshee House & Bastyr University. For information, contact Jamie at Dunshee House, 322-2584.

Mature Friends Morning Exercise/Health & Fitness Get-Together. 9:30am. Ballard Odd Fellows Hall Bldg, 1706 NW Market St. Every Wednesday. An hour of health-related activities, followed by a walk around Greenlake & lunch at a local restaurant. MF is a social group for Gay men & women, 40 years & over. 781-7724. http://maturefriends.org

HIV/AIDS Program in Everett. 1-5pm. 3020 Rucker Ave, Suite 106, Everett. Every Mon-Fri. Snohomish Health District provides FREE confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing services. Rapid HIV Testing (results in about 20 minutes) Tues 1-4pm by appointment & 5-8pm on a first come, first served basis. For information or appointment, (425) 339-5398.

Women’s HIV+ Support Group in Tacoma. 1-3pm. Pierce County AIDS Foundation, 625 Commerce, Ste 10, Tacoma. Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesday each month. 253-383-2565.

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

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

Verbena Health Clinic. 5:30-8:30pm. 500 19th Ave E. Every Wednesday. Verbena is a full-service clinic for lesbians, bi women & transgendered people. Providers are sensitive & experienced sexual minority clinicians. Sliding scale, no one turned away. For info or APPOINTMENT 299-1600.

Gay Men’s HIV+ Support Group in Everett. 6-7:30pm. CCS, 1918 Everett Ave, Everett. Every Wednesday. Ask for Teresa. 425-257-2111 or 888-240-8572. Sponsored by HOPWA (Helpers of People With AIDS).

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

Gender Outlaws Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Please arrive ON TIME at 6pm. This is Dunshee House’s free, peer-facilitated support group for transsexua;, transgender, genderqueer, gender questioning, etc. folks. 322-2437.

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

Naked Yoga Men’s Group Class. Intermediate/Advanced 6:00-7:15pm; Beginner 8-9pm. Hengst Art Studio, 1506 Franklin Ave E. Meets every Wednesday. Come prepared to work your body, calm your mind, feel your sexy-self & make new like-minded friends. All levels. 412-7079. www.mekosun.com

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

Center for Spiritual Living. Meditation 6:30pm, Services 7pm. 5801 Sand Point Way NE. Info 527-8801 ext 203, www.cslseattle.org

Public Safety Forum. 6:30pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. In light on the Micah Painter verdict & other violent crimes affecting our community we are going to discuss safety procedures, crime reporting, communication between the SPD & the community, self defense & funding programs to combat any backlash the community could receive as a result of victories we may achieve later in the year. www.actionnw.net

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

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

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

PFLAG/Renton Monthly Meeting. 7pm. St Luke’s Episcopal Church, 99 Wells Ave S, Renton. Meets 1st Wednesday each month. Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays is a national support organization for parents, spouses & families of GLBT persons, as well as those minorities. PFLAG/Renton: 425-226-8783. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 206-325-7724.

Queercore Volunteer Meeting. 7pm. Gay City Health Project, 1513 Broadway. Meets 1st Wednesday each month. Queercore’s volunteer meetings are where you get to decide what Queercore does & how it’s done. Free pizza & beverages. Queercore sponsors activities for Gay & Bi guys 18-29. 860-6969; bruce@gaycity. org.

Relationship Skills Class (4/20-5/25). PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. This NW Network class is open to queer, bi, trans, lesbian, two-spirit & gay people, their friends & loved ones & other queer or LBTTGQ identified people regardless of relationship status or history. Suggested donation $60; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For information or TO REGISTER, call Max at 568-7777.

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

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

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

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

HIV+ Newly Diagnosed. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. ARRIVE BY 7:30pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for those who are newly diagnosed as HIV+, have recently sero-converted, or are newly dealing with being HIV+. For info, call Jamie, 322-2437.

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

Mature Friends Weekly Bridge Group. 7:30pm. Call for location. Every Wednesday. All levels welcome. MF is a social organization for Gay men & women, 40 years & over. 781-7724. http://maturefriends.org

Rain City Symphony. 7:30-9:30pm. Wedgewood Community Church. Come out & play in the rain! If you can fiddle, toot, or tap a tune, please come & be part of the Rain City Symphony. Auditions not required. 525-4172.

Red Cedar Circle. 7:30pm. Queen Anne Christian Church, 1316 3rd Ave W (at W Lee St). Every Wednesday. Red Cedar Circle is a weekly gathering in the Northwest Coastal spiritual tradition for Two-Spirit and non-Two-Spirit people. Bill Cody, 230-7953.

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

Crystal Meth Anonymous. 8-9:30pm. Alano Club, 1222 E Pine St. Meets every Wednesday. A 12-step group for quitting & staying off crystal meth.

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

THURSDAY - May 5


Olympic Yacht Club Opening Day & Rendezvous at Andrews Bay (5/5-5/8). Call for details. OYC is a Gay & Lesbian yacht club for people who own boats of any size or type & for people who enjoy boating. The club sponsors monthly outings. 505-1558 ext 1391; olympicyachtclub@juno.com; www.oycnw.org.

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

HIV/AIDS Program in Everett. 1-5pm. 3020 Rucker Ave, Suite 106, Everett. Every Mon-Fri. Snohomish Health District provides FREE confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing services. Rapid HIV Testing (results in about 20 minutes) Tues 1-4pm by appointment & 5-8pm on a first come, first served basis. For information or appointment, (425) 339-5398.

Long-Term Survivors of AIDS. 2:30-4pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. PLEASE CALL FIRST. This is SASG’s emotional support group for people who are long-term survivors living with AIDS. Please contact the group’s facilitator, Deborah, if you are interested in attending, 322-2734.

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

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

Queer Youth Rights. 4pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Meets every Thursday. QYR is one of Seattle Young Peoples Project’s longest running programs. Open to all queer youth & straight allies. Reach QYR at SYPP, 860-9606, www.sypp.org

GLBTQ Youth Support Group. 5-6pm. Ruth Dykeman Youth & Family Services, 15001 8th Ave SW, Burien. Come, meet, have fun & hang out with other GLBTQ youth. Ongoing drop-in group for youth 13-19 years old. 243-5544 ext 320.

Volunteer Drop-In Night at Lifelong AIDS Alliance. 5-8pm. LAA Volunteer Services Office, 1161 11th Ave. Every Thursday. Drop in to volunteer on LAA projects - assembling safer sex kits, helping with mailings, a different project every week! 957-1776. www.lifelong aidsalliance.org

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

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

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

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

Grief & Loss for Women. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. Please arrive by 6pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for queer/bi/lesbian women who have recently lost a loved one to death. For information, 322-2437or www.sasg.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.

Seattle Restorative/Recovery Yoga All Level Session. 6:30-7:30pm. Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave E. All levels are represented & the teacher adjusts the asanas for individual proficiency & comfort. All ages & levels warmly welcomed. For info 860-4214.

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

ERW Town Hall Meeting: What Do We Do Now? 7-9pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Join us as we evaluate the past legislative session & make plans for the future. Features Rep Ed Murray, Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown & ERW Board members. www.equalrightswashington.org

Ingersoll Gender Center Support Group. 7-9pm. 1812 E Madison #106. Every Thursday (including holidays). Open facilitated drop-in support group - all welcome! A good place to visit IGC for the first time. $5-$10. IGC is a service agency for the Transsexual, Transvestite, & Transgender community offering support groups, referrals to therapists, publications, & trainings. Private consultation available; publications may be purchased. 329-6651; www.ingersollcenter. org. (See related listing Friday at 8pm.)

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

PFLAG/Bellingham Monthly Meeting. 7pm. First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Meets 1st Thursday each month. Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays is a national support organization for parents, spouses, & families of GLBT persons, as well as those minorities. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 206-325-7724.

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

SEAMEC (Seattle Municipal Elections Committee for Sexual Minorities) Monthly Board Meeting. 7pm. SEAMEC Office, 1605 12th Ave Ste 21. Meets 1st Thursday most months. Each year SEAMEC interviews, evaluates & rates political candidates in Seattle/King County. 860-7583; www.seamec.org

Transgender Support Group. 7-9pm. Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 1002 E Seneca St. Meets every Thursday. Open-minded group for MTF & FTM. For more info, call Ms Rickey at 957-1742.

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

Emerald City Social Club. 7:30pm. Call for details & location - phone staffed most Tuesday evenings or leave message. Meets 1st Thursday each month. ECSC is a confidential crossdressing social & support organization for transvestite & transsexual individuals, primarily MTF, which offers confidential membership, private monthly meetings, frequent events on the town, & help in coming out. 425-827-9494.

Femme Talk 3. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Please arrive ON TIME at 7:30pm. “Femme Talk 3: We’re here. We’re powerful. We’re amazing. What next?” will take this Dunshee House series JUST for femmes & feminine identified queer women to the next level! Come join us & kick things up a couple of notches from deciding on a definition of “femme.” 322-2437.

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

Protect Mother Earth & Native American Sovereignty. 7:30pm. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S. Grandmother & Western Shoshone Nation activist Carrie Dunn will discuss indigenous resistance to the federal government’s attempts to seize native lands for exploitation by multinational mining corporations & the nuclear industry. Dinner with a vegetarian option is available at 6:30pm for a $6.50 donation. 722-6057, 722-2453.

Seattle Gay Fathers Support Group. 7:30-9pm. Group Health Central South Bldg, A1-A2. Every other week (next meeting 5/12). This meeting is for gay fathers who may or may not be married. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gayfathersseattle/

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

Seattle Otters Water Polo Team. 8-9:30pm. Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave E (at E Cherry St). Every Tuesday & Thursday. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)

Gay Men’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. 8:15-9:45pm. 825 Pike St. Want a fun, challenging self-defense work-out taught in a gay, beginner-friendly environment? Come check out this class! First class is FREE. Please bring sweat pants, t-shirt & towel. For information, call Gary at 718-3337.

FRIDAY - May 6

Olympic Yacht Club Opening Day & Rendezvous at Andrews Bay (5/5-5/8). See listing for Thursday 5/5. 505-1558 ext 1391; olympicyachtclub@juno.com; www.oycnw.org.

HIV/AIDS Program in Everett. 1-5pm. 3020 Rucker Ave, Suite 106, Everett. Every Mon-Fri. Snohomish Health District provides FREE confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing services. Rapid HIV Testing (results in about 20 minutes) Tues 1-4pm by appointment & 5-8pm on a first come, first served basis. For information or appointment, (425) 339-5398.

ERW Proud & Loud Hour. 5:30-7:30pm. Julia’s on Broadway, 300 Broadway E. Hosted by Tom Rasmussen, with special guests from International Network of Gay & Lesbian Officials.

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

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

Women’s Words. 6:30-8pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. ARRIVE BY 6:30pm. This is a topical discussion group for lesbian, bi & queer women. A different topic is highlighted each month. www.dunsheehouse.org

First Fridays in Yakima. 7-9pm. Call for location. Social, support, education & advocacy group for the Yakima area GLBTQ community & their allies. All are welcomed & invited. (509) 576-0276. www.gayakima. com/1stfridays.html

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

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

Seattle Prime Timers Coffee Reunion. 7pm. Starbucks, 1600 E Olive Way. Metro routes 7, 8, 9, 43. 322-3004.

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

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

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

Verbena First Fridays. 7:30pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike. Film buffs - or anyone interested in good movies, food & LGBT company - Verbena First Fridays are for you! Bring a friend or come alone to see great cinematic selections while making new friends during Seattle’s rainy season. Popcorn, beverages & other treats provided. FREE. 323-6540, www.verbenahealth.org

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

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

Ingersoll Gender Center Support Group. 8-10pm. 1812 E Madison #106. Every Friday (including holidays). Open facilitated drop-in group for Transsexuals, Transvestites & Transgender people. Include structured discussions. $5-$10 fee. 329-6651. www. ingersollcenter.org (See related listing Thursday at 7pm.)

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

Puget Sound Pissers Society. 9-11pm. Seattle Eagle, 314 E Pike St. Meets 1st Friday each month. www.aubreysparks.com

SATURDAY - May 7

(See 4/30 listings for ongoing activities.)

Olympic Yacht Club Opening Day & Rendezvous at Andrews Bay (5/5-5/8). See listing for Thursday 5/5. 505-1558 ext 1391; olympicyachtclub@juno.com; www.oycnw.org.

Gay Rugby Tournament. 8am-4pm. Marymoor Park, Redmond. Over 150 rugby players converge on Seattle for a tournament. Post party at The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. www.quakerugby.org

The War Is Over If You Want It. 3pm. Seattle Center Mural Amphitheater. FREE concert presented by NION. www.notinourname-seattle.net

Ladies First: Liberating Expression. 6-8pm. Lottie Motts Cafe, 4900 Rainier Ave S. Meets 1st Saturday each month. Also known as Giving Birth to New Roots: an evening of poetry, spoken word & expressionism, followed by an open mic. More info & if you’re interested in performing: Wendy, 322-4856; wendy@cara-seattle.org. Sponsored by CARA’s Young People’s Liberation Project. www.cara-seattle.org/youth.html.

Northwest Bears Beer/Soda Bust & Bear Meet. 6-9pm. Men’s Room, 1501 E Madison St. Meets 1st Saturday each month. A beer bust for Bears, Cubs & like-minded friends with happy hour prices. NWB is a Gay men’s social & service organization for Bears, Cubs & Trappers. 903-9288. www.nwbears.org

Seattle Peace Chorus: Canto General, A Song of the People. 7pm. Town Hall, 8th Ave & Seneca St. Features the Potry of Pablo Neruda set to music. $17 at the door. 264-5532.

Long Yang Club Monthly Coffee Social. 7:30pm. Starbuck’s, Summit Ave & E Olive Way. Meets 1st Saturday each month. LYC-Seattle is an educational & social group for Gay Asians & those interested in Asian/Pacific Islander people & cultures which sponsors monthly socials, potlucks & special events. 264-4304. www.longyangclub.org/seattle.

SUNDAY - May 8

(See 5/1 listings for ongoing activities.)

Olympic Yacht Club Opening Day & Rendezvous at Andrews Bay (5/5-5/8). See listing for Thursday 5/5. 05-1558 ext 1391; olympicyachtclub@juno.com; www.oycnw.org.

Knights of Malta Meet & Greet. 2-6pm. Full Circle, 1413 14th Ave. Meets 2nd Sunday of every month. K of M/Jet Chapter is a fun-loving leather/Levi social & charitable organization that raises money for various causes & organizations. For information, call Joe at (425) 347-7418.

Seattle Bisexual Women’s Network. 4-6pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Poly Meeting. This is the regularly scheduled meeting for women of any orientation or gender identity who wish to meet with other women to discuss polyamory. Meets 2nd Sunday of every month. SBWN also publishes a newsletter North Bi Northwest. 517-7767. www.geocities.com/sbwn.

Gay Men’s Spirituality Group. 5-6:15pm. Travelers, 501 E Pine St. 2nd Sunday of every month. The group is loosely centered on East Indian spirituality. It welcomes those interested in Hinduism, Buddhism & Indian philosophy, as well as those whose primary focus is Christianity, Judaism, comparative religion, or interfaith understanding. For info arjun-19@lycos.com

Dignity/Seattle. 6pm-Prayer Service. Ravenna United Methodist Church, 5751 33rd Ave NE. Meets 2nd Sunday of every month. Dignity/Seattle is the local chapter of the nationwide organization of GLBT Roman Catholics. 325-7314.

South Sound Gay & Lesbian Couples Group. 6-8pm. First United Methodist Church, 423 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tacoma. Meets 2nd Sunday each month. 253-627-0129.




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