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Compiled by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

CENTER FOR LGBT HEALTH NEARS COMPLETION

The Center for LGBT Health is a collaborative project of Verbena and Gay City Health Project. The final phase of construction for this project is in sight! Demolition is complete. The contractors are finishing up their work. Now we need your help to wrap up this exciting community project.

The Center for LGBT Health is looking for 4 people on Saturday (February 25th), 5 people on Sunday (February 26th), and 4 people on Wednesday (March 1st) to help.

All Saturday and Sunday dates are from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. All Wednesday dates are from 6:00 PM (or as soon as you can come from work) to 8:30 PM. All dates will have a lead person there to give you detailed instruction and support. Bring basic tools for carpentry or plumbing (depending on your skill area).

The Center for LGBT Health is located at 511 East Pike Street between Belmont and Summit on Capitol Hill. It is between Broadway and the I-5 overpass just east of CK Graphics. Most parking is on the street and metered.

Please RSVP to info@Gaycity.org.

FILM: INLAWS & OUTLAWS IS BACK

GLEAM (Gay & Lesbian Employees at Microsoft) is sponsoring two special screenings of the film Inlaws & Outlaws at the Broadway Performance Hall (1625 Broadway Ave, Seattle) to help raise funds for the final cut.

The two showings will be on Sunday, Feb. 26th at 6:30 PM, and again at 9:00 PM. Tickets are $10 and are available online, by phone, or in person through Ticket Window (206/325.6500), located in the Broadway Market, Pike Place Market, and the Meydenbauer Center .Tickets will also be available at the door, but selling out fast, so advance tickets purchases are suggested.

Learn more at inlawsandoutlawsfilm.com.

MARRIAGE EQUALITY DEBATE TO BE HELD AT UW, TOWN HALL

Longtime marriage equality advocate and community activist Bill Dubay will debate Rev. Ken Hutcherson, pastor of Antioch Bible Church at the University of Washington's Kane Hall, Rm 130, on Tuesday, February 28, at 10:30 AM. The event is open to the public, but seating is limited.

A second debate between King County Executive Ron Sims, a staunch ally in the fight for marriage equality, will also debate Hutcherson on Thursday, March 2, at Town Hall (1119 8th Ave., Seattle). Doors open at 7 PM, debate starts at 7:30 PM. A $5 admission charge will be requested.

COMMUNITY FORUM ON TRANSGENDER JAIL POLICY TO BE HELD

The Trans Jail Policy Group will be holding a forum at the LGBT Community Center on Sunday, March 12th, from 6 to 8 PM to get feedback on the recommendations they've developed for the King County Jail. The recommendations focus on ways to improve the treatment of Transgender, gender variant, and Intersex inmates at the jail.

The group, comprised of trans activists and allies from around Seattle, has been meeting at the Center regularly to research, discuss, and explore ideas for making incarceration safer for people whose gender identity and biology may not match up. After there's been community input, the recommendations will be forwarded to the administration at the King County Jail, and a meeting scheduled.

The forum and work-group are sponsored by Verbena Healthcare, Action NW, the King County Office of Civil Rights, Entre Hermanos, the Seattle LGBT Community Center, Ingersoll Gender Center, and Pink Fist Brigade. Food will be provided.

GSA BANQUET AND AWARDS CEREMONY TICKETS AVAILABLE

Tickets for the 2nd Annual Gay-Straight Alliance Banquet & Awards Ceremony are now available online at BrownPaperTickets.com or by phone (toll-free) at 1-800-838-3006.

The GSA Banquet and Awards Ceremony are part of the Washington State GSA Network, a program of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Puget Sound. Eight awards are given each year to GSAs, GSA leaders and educators in recognition of their courageous work to promote tolerance and end homophobia.

This year, the event will be held on Friday, May 19th, at the IKEA Performing Arts Center at Renton High School. Guests will enjoy live entertainment, a catered meal, and a silent auction.

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