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Calendar Listings

 

Calendar Listings from Saturday, May 20 to Sunday, May 28

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.

ACCESSIBILITY: Is your event accessible to LGBTQ people with visible or hidden disabilities? See Jean's List webpage www.scn.org/activism/calendar/disabilities.html for Marla's disabilities accommodations lists.

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:

American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) - 425-255-4916; www.aver.us

Bellingham/Whatcom County - www.theslowlane. com/guide.html.

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 - 331-4810, www.geocities.com/sbwn.

Bremerton/Kitsap County - OUTKitsap, 360-373-6150; www.outkitsap.org.

Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St, offers an extensive schedule of AA, NA, SLAA, OA, & other related meetings serving the GLBT community. 860-9560 (office), 322-9590 (lobby), www.capitolhillalano club.org.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT: 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; Northwest Network - support & advocacy for Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse & Dating Violence, 568-7777 (voice), 517-9670 (tty), www.nwnetwork; Pierce County Domestic Violence Helpline: Teresa, 253-798-4166; Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities - offers on-going support groups for men: 323-1768; 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 and sexual assault.

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. Dunshee House envisions individuals in communities connected by the shared values of health & well-being, personal development & compassionate support of one another. 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org.

Everett/Snohomish Cty - www.gaysnohomish.org.

Gay City organizes events & activities for Gay & Bi men & offers anonymous & confidential HIV/STD testing thru their Wellness Center. More info or to schedule an appointment, 860-6969. www.gaycity.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.

Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) - 363-9188; www.thegsba.org

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.

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

Lifelong AIDS Alliance - 328-8979, www.lifelongaids alliance.org.

MEN'S COMMUNITY: Border Riders Motorcycle Club: 686-4176, www.borderriders.com; Gay City: 860-6969, www.gaycity.org; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over, 781-7724, http://maturefriends. org; Northwest Bears: 903-9288, www.nwbears.org; Seattle Men in Leather: 686-2594, www.seattlemenin leather. org; Seattle Prime Timers: Gay & Bi men 40 & over, 329-0793; . (See also listings under Bisexual, Ingersoll Gender Center, Parenthood, People of Color.)

MUSIC: Diverse Harmony: www.diverseharmony.org; Rainbow City Band: 866-841-9139 ext 2126; rainbowcityband@onebox.com; www.rainbowcity band.com. Seattle Lesbian & Gay Chorus: 860-SLGC, www.slgc.org Seattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Women's Chorus: 323-0750.

Olympia/Thurston County - The Rainbow Center, a virtual community center, www.rainbowcenteroly.org.

PARENTHOOD: Families Like Ours provides a gateway for LGBT families interested in adoption & provides a network of safe placement agencies, training, support & resources - 441-7602, www.familieslikeours. org; Family Works offers support, information & activities for LGBT families - 694-6727, www.familyworks. org; Gay Fathers' Association of Seattle offers support groups & social activities, 324-4359, www.gfas. org; Rainbow Families of Puget Sound, www.rain bowfamiliesps.org.

Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)/Puget Sound - 325-7724, www.seattle-pflag.org - with directory of PFLAG chapters in Washington state; National PFLAG, www.pflag.org.

PEOPLE OF COLOR: Brother to Brother, same gender loving men of African descent, 726-1600; Entre Hermanos, GLBT Latinos/as, 322-7700, www.entre hermanos.org; The HAKIKA Project, peer-to-peer community support group for African American men on the "Down Low," 551-5524, http://hakikaproject. atspace.org; Ile Tawo Lona - Seattle Chapter, 781-3565, forcesofnature@mindspring.com; Long Yang Club, 264-4304; www.longyangclub.org/seattle; Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT), 333-0991; PFLAG/FOCUS (Families of Color United in Support), 325-7724; People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN), 322-7061; Queer A/PI (Asian/Pacific Islander) Collective, Justine, 467-0884; Sistah 2 Sistah, LBT women of African descent, 322-7061 ext 235; Sojourner Truth Unity Fellowship Church, 723-9395; Trikone-Northwest, GLBT South Asians, 425-985-4376, www.trikone-nw.org

Pride Foundation - 323-3318; www.pridefoundation. org.

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

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

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

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, 888-388-STEP, www.thebody.com/step/steppage.html.

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network - 202-328-3244; www.sldn.org

Snohomish Health District HIV/AIDS Program provides free confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing 1-5pm Monday-Friday. 425-339-5298.

Spokane/Inland Northwest - www.outspokane.com; www.stonewallnews.net.

SPORTS & RECREATION: Bottom Dwellers Scuba Club: www.bottomdwellers.org; Emerald City Softball Association: 938-7402, www.emeraldcitysoftball. org.; Olympic Yacht Club: 709-BOAT, www.oycnw. org; OutVentures: outdoor education & recreation activities, www.outventures.org; Seattle Unified Bowling Association: 933-7844; Ski Buddies: www.skibuddies.org; Team Seattle Gay Sports Network is an umbrella organization for a wide range of local GLBT sports activities, 322-7769, www.team seattle.org (see website for comprehensive list of sports clubs); 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.

Tacoma/Pierce County - Rainbow Center, a resource center for the LGBTIQA community of Pierce County, 253-383-2318, www.rainbowcntr.org.

WOMEN'S COMMUNITY: BABES: support groups for HIV+ women. 720-5566, 888-292-1912; Lesbians Over 40: 328-4895; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over, 781-7724, http://maturefriends.org; Push: www.pushmagazine.org. S.Q.U.A.W. (Seattle Queer Urban Alliance for Women): www.seattle squaw.org. Tacoma Lesbian Concern (TLC): 253-752-6724; www.tacomalesbianconcern.org; Verbena provides health care (sliding fee scale - no one turned away due to inability to pay), education & advocacy services for Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender women. 323-6540, www.verbenahealth.org; UW Breast Care & Cancer Research Center: www.uwbreastcare.com (See also listings under Bisexual, Ingersoll Gender Center, Parenthood, People of Color.)

YOUTH: Diverse Harmony: www.diverseharmony. org; GLSEN/Puget Sound (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) & Washington State GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) Network: GLSEN works to create safe schools for LGBT students. As a program of GLSEN/PS, WA GSA Network supports youth-led GSA's to fight harassment & homophobia in Washington state schools. 206-330-2099; www.glsenpuget sound.org; www.wagsa.org. Lambert House: an activities & resource center for LGBT youth, ages 14-22: 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org; Safe Schools Coalition: www.safeschoolscoalition.org; www.safeschool zine.org (youth), 632-0662 ext 49 (non-emergency), 1-877-SAFE-SAFE (crisis line); Seattle Young People's Project (Queer Youth Resource Board): 860-9606, www.sypp.org; Teen Link: 461-4922, 1-888-431-TEEN; YouthCare/Orion Center: 622-5555; YouthCare/Isis Program (Transitional Living Home for LGBTQ Young Adults, 18-22): 522-8412.

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

SATURDAY - May 20

Gay City University. SCCC, 1701 Broadway. Register online at www.gaycity.org

Mae West Fest 2006 (5/18-5/21). Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW. Seattle's premier festival dedicated to promoting the works of female theatre artists. For complete information visit www.youngstownarts.org

U District Street Fair (5/20 & 5/21). Over 300 booths featuring Northwest artists & artisans, live entertainment, fabulous food, intriguing people. FREE.

Washington State NOW Conference of Action in Ellensburg. CWU Student Union Bldg, Ellensburg. Features keynote speech by activist & author Kristen Rowe-Finkbeiner. For information call 909-8653.

Out of Our Closets & Into the Community (5/20 & 5/21). 7am-5pm. Old Safeway Bldg, 530 Broadway E. What happens when 283 queens plus 4 straight guys & their sisters clean out their closets? Rummage sale benefits Seattle Men's Chorus & Seattle Women's Chorus.

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. 320-0428; 448-8518. www.seattlefrontrunners.org.

Teen Transitions Conference. 9am-5pm. Yesler Community Center, 917 E Yesler Way. The conference, with workshops, is designed to recognize & address the real issues of real teens. For information & to REGISTER visit www.seattle.gov/parks

Hands Off Venezuela & Cuba. 1-3pm. Victor Steinbrueck Park, Western Ave & Virginia St. Part of a national day of action against US intervention.

Walk for Peace & Healing. 1-4PM. Greenlake Community Center. Walk to raise money for specialized medical care at a Northwest Hospital for a war-injured Iraqi child & to put a human face on war. For information visit www.walkforpeaceandhealing.com

PNW G/B/Q Longhaired Men. 2pm. Julia's, 300 Broadway Ave E. An informal social group for longhairs, growers, longhair admirers & their friends. We gather for brunch on the 3rd Saturday of every month to socialize & chat & often go out afterwards for coffee or some activity. Please join us! For information & to RSVP, 309-0510 or www.longhair.shorturl.com

Trans-Ally Community Forum. 3-5pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. An open community forum where a panel will be sharing stories around different issues, followed by an open discussion with facilitator. Allies are encouraged to attend.

Bi & Bi Mixed-Gender Social Group. 4-6pm. Vivace Roasteria, 901 E Denny Way. Meets 3rd Saturday each month. Social get-together for Bisexual men & women, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks. www.binet seattle.org.

Reading - Confessions of the Other Mother: Nonbiological Lesbian Moms Tell All. 4pm. Capitol Hill Public Library, Harvard Ave E & E Republican St. Heather DeRosier, one of the contributors to this anthology, reads from the book. FREE.

Trikone Northwest Monthly Potluck. Call for time & location. Meets 3rd Saturdays most months (4th Saturdays in January & June). For South Asian queer-identified (lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex) or questioning individuals to gather together & get connected with each other's lives & discuss issues that affect our queer South Asian identities or explorations. (425) 985-4376, www.trikone-nw.org

Pratt Fine Art Auction. 5-11pm. Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1902 S Main St. A spirited evening for art enthusiasts & collectors featuring over 350 diverse works by established & emerging artists from the Northwest & around the world. 328-2200. www.pratt.org

CookBoys. 6-8pm. Your favorite potluck is going strong in 2006, brought to you by Gay City Crew. If you've never been, what are you waiting for?! CookBoys is an all-ages event. For location & to RSVP, 860-6969.

Kosher Red Hots. 6-8pm. Cafe Paloma, 93 Yesler Way. Join Liz, Eugene & Sheila for a lovely Mediterranean dinner and klezmer music. FREE, donations greatly appeciated.

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. $7 per session. This GLBT group has been meeting since1986! John, 725-3730.

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. 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. We also have games on Tuesday & Thursday evenings at 7pm. Cost: $3 fee includes soft drinks & snacks. For partners & to make reservations: Chris, 709-9331, chris@chrispurpus.com

Ingersoll Gender Center Saturday Evening Group. 7:30pm. 1115 E Pike St. An open social/support group. Less formal facilitator-guided discussion may cover a range of topics in one evening. www.ingersollcenter.org

"Thirst" (5/18-5/21). 7:30pm. Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave N. An original Masque Opera, featuring an ensemble of actors, singers & musicians including local activists Lamar Lewis & Tim Crist. Directed by Stan Hoffman. Tickets 1-877-278-4842. www.brownpapertickets.com

"Believe." 8pm. Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. Performance by Diverse Harmony, the nation's first Gay-Straight Alliance youth choir. $20 adults, $10 students. www.diverseharmony.org

Burlesque Behind the Pink Door. 10:30pm. 1919 Post Alley, Pike Place market. Every Saturday. Comedy, nudity, drinks & laughs! Come see for yourself what all the hubbub is about. We are serving up burlesque of every gender, novelty acts, song birds & puppets. Hosted & Curated by The Swedish Housewife. $10 cover. 21+.

SUNDAY - May 21

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

Mae West Fest 2006 (5/18-5/21). Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW. Seattle's premier festival dedicated to promoting the works of female theatre artists. For complete information visit www.youngstownarts.org

U District Street Fair (5/20 & 5/21). Over 300 booths featuring Northwest artists & artisans, live entertainment, fabulous food, intriguing people. FREE.

Out of Our Closets & Into the Community (5/20 & 5/21). 8am-4pm. Old Safeway Bldg, 530 Broadway E. What happens when 283 queens plus 4 straight guys & their sisters clean out their closets? Rummage sale benefits Seattle Men's Chorus & Seattle Women's Chorus.

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

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

Seattle Soto Zen. Zazen Instruction 8:40am, Zazen 8:55am. 902 65th St NE, Suite D. A new Zen Buddhist group in the tradition of Shunryu Suzuki & San Francisco Zen Center. Beginners & experienced sitters welcome. 323-1659.

Hiking Group. Depart 9am. 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/

University Congregational United Church of Christ. All ages education 9am, Worship 10am. 4515 16th Ave NE. 524-2322; www.universityucc.org.

All Pilgrims Christian Church. 10am-worship. 500 Broadway E. 322-0487, www.allpilgrims.org

Baha'i Prayer & Fellowship Circle. 10am. Pearl Warren Bldg, 606 12th Ave S. Meets the 3rd Sunday of every month. 391-2188.

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

Different Spokes Bicycle Ride. 10am. Every Sunday. For information visit www.differentspokes.org. This GLBT cycling club sponsors rides & social events for bicyclists of all levels - easy, moderate, brisk, strenuous. Bicycle helmets are required for all rides.

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

Gay Men's Bowling in Everett. 10am. Evergreen Lanes, 5111 Claremont Way, Everett. Every Sunday. Games start at 10am. Price: $7 for 3 games. Spectators welcome. Sponsored by the Snohomish County Gay Men's Task force. For information, email John at johndmarsh@mac.com

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

Gypsie Nation Dances. 10am-12:30pm. Loyal Heights Community Center, 2102 NW 77th St. Every Sunday. These playful village dances require no previous experience & are rituals for self-exploration, healing & community building. They are free-form ecstatic dances supported by an exotic tapestry of indigenous world music. Admission $9. 216-1722, www.gypsie nation.com

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.

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

Broadway Farmers Market (5/14-11/19). 11am-3pm. Bank of America parking lot, Broadway E & E Thomas. Support local farmers & get the freshest deal on Broadway! www.seattlefarmersmarkets.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 & discussion 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.stpaulucc seattle.com.

Seattle Men in Leather Monthly Brunch. 12 noon. Broadway Grill, 314 Broadway E. Meets 3rd Sunday most months. All members of the leather community are invited to attend. SML is a Gay men's social organization, promoting with power & pride the Seattle Men's Leather Community. 686-2594; info@seattle meninleather.org; www.seattlemeninleather.org

Metropolitan Community Church Seattle. 12:30pm-Worship. Temple DeHirsch Sinai, 1441 16th Ave. 325-2421.

Boots N' Saddles - A Benefit for Dunshee House. 1-4pm. 17th Ave E & E Thomas St. Features BBQ wings & ribs with all the fixin's, ice cold beer or select wines, silent & live auctions, music & country-&-western dancing. $25 per person. RSVP to Kim or Jamie, 322-2437.

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

Seattle Prime Timers Monthly Potluck Social & General Meeting. 2-4pm. Seattle First Baptist Church Recreation Hall, 1111 Harvard Ave (at E Seneca St - enter thru glass doors on Harvard Ave.) Meets 3rd Sunday most months. Bring a dish to serve 6-8 people. $3 door fee covers hall rental. SPT is a social club for Gay men & their friends. 329-0793.

Seattle Quake Rugby Kickoff Party. 4-8pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. The Seattle Quake is the Northwest's first primarily gay rugby team. The club is committed to bringing one of the world's most popular games to the gay community to show how diverse the sport can be. www.quakerugby.org

Orca Swim Team Workout. Sun: 5-6:15pm; Mon/Fri: 7-8:15pm; Weds/Thurs: 7-8:15pm. 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. 320-7949.

Rainier Valley Unitarian Congregation. 5pm. 4620 S Findlay St. Evensong service. All are invited to a potluck after the service. 722-4880, www.rvuuc.org

Seattle Out & Proud (formerly Seattle Pride Committee) Community Meeting. 6-8pm. Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 1002 E Seneca St. Meets the 3rd Sunday of every month. Open SOP Board meeting followed by open community meeting.

Spirit of the Sound. 6pm. Prospect UCC, 1919 Prospect Ave. Meets 3rd Sunday each month. A safe & loving Christian fellowship for the GLBT community & their allies. 459-5767.

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. Meets 1st & 3rd Sunday each month. Good Bi Moments: a show & tell night for sharing favorite bi moments, music, movies & experiences. SBWN also publishes a newsletter North Bi Northwest. 517-7767. www.geocities. com/sbwn.

Bare Bones. 7pm. Velocity MainSpace Theater, 915 E Pine St, 2nd Floor. 11th annual benefit for the Seattle Festival of Alternative Dance & Improvisation. Bare Bones has become known to the Northwest arts community as an important & exciting forum for improvisational dance performance. Features performances, a silent auction, raffle & party. $10-$30 sliding scale. www.danceartgroup.org

Integrity/Puget Sound. 7pm-Worship & Fellowship. St. Mark's Cathedral, Thomson Chapel, 1245 10th Ave E. Integrity is an international ministry of Gay & Lesbian Episcopalians, their friends & families, dedicated to education, support & service within the Church & the GLBT community. (425) 226-2746.

"L Word" Viewing Party. 7pm. Theatre Off Jackson, 409 7th Ave S. Every Sunday. See the previous week's episode screened first, followed by the current week's episode. Concession proceeds & donations will support the LGBT Community Center & Theatre Off Jackson. FREE.

"Thirst" (5/18-5/21). 7:30pm. Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave N. An original Masque Opera, featuring an ensemble of actors, singers & musicians including local activists Lamar Lewis & Tim Crist. Directed by Stan Hoffman. Tickets 1-877-278-4842. www.brownpapertickets.com

Hip-Hop Appreciation Week Finale. 8pm. Neumo's, 925 E Pike St. All ages. Bar 21+. www.dredimovement. com

MONDAY - May 22


FamilyWorks LGBT Playgroup. 10-11:30am. Family Works, 1501 N 45th St (at Woodlawn Ave N). Every Monday. For GLBT families with children age 0-5. Come by for fun parent-child activities, song-time, story-time & snacks. Share support, activities & parenting information with other LGBT families. 694-6727. www.familyworksseattle.org

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

WaterWomen Swim. 6:30-7:30pm. Fircrest Pool, 15th NE & NE 155th St. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. For fat, fat-friendly & differently-abled women of all sexual orientations. Easy access pool with warmer water and room for both lap lanes & free swim. Large therapy pool with jets usually at 95-97 degrees F. Cost: $4. www.seafattle.org/waterwomen.html; waterwomen swim@aol.com; 206-789-1267.

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 & lesbian 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/South King County Monthly Meeting. 7pm. Unitarian Universalist Church, 25701 14th Pl S, Kent. Meets 4th Monday each month. Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays is a national support organization for parents, spouses & families of GLBT persons, as well as those sexual minorities. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 206-325-7724.

PFLAG/Wenatchee Area Weekly Meeting. 7pm. Trinity Methodist Church, 850 N James Ave, East Wenatchee. Every Monday (including any & all holidays). PFLAG/Puget Sound: 206-325-7724.

Building a Fighting Labor Movement for the 21st Century (4/17-6/19). 7-8:30pm. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S. Meets every Monday. A nine-week study group discusses From the Ashes of the Old: American Labor & America's Future by Stanley Aronowitz, which shows how racism, sexism & "labor-management cooperation" schemes have crippled today's unions. Sponsored by the Freedom Socialist Party. 722-2453, www.socialism.com

No Safeword Writers Group. 7-9pm. Meets 4th Monday each month. NSWG exists to provide mutual support for members' efforts. Support is in the form of critique & commentary on each other's work, information about publishing opportunities, & discussion of issues facing writers. NSWG's primary focus is erotic writing - but they welcome anyone who writes. The only requirements are to write, to attend, & to be respectful. For info & location, NSWG@wetspot.org; www.scn.org/~spg/nsw.htm

Why Read Comics? 7-8pm. Central Library, 1000 4th Ave, Level 1. Using images & examples, Gary Goth & Kim Thompson, co-founders of Lake City publisher Fantagraphics Books, will discuss the history of this evolving & popular medium. FREE.

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.

Unity Gay Men's AA Group in Tacoma. 7:30pm. New Heart MCC, 759 S 45th St. Tacoma. Every Monday. 253-474-8897.

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.

TUESDAY - May 23

Kang Wen Clinic - Chinese Medicine for Chronic Viral Disease, Integrated Cancer Treatment & General Chronic Diseases. Tuesdays 2-6pm; Wednesdays 9am-5pm; Thursdays 3-7pm. 1111 Harvard Ave. Every Tuesday. Holistic care including acupuncture & Chinese herbal medicine in a compassionate setting. Insurance accepted. Sliding fee scale for low-income without insurance. 322-6945. www.kangwenclinic.org

Lesbian & Gay Child Care Task Force Monthly Meeting. 12 noon-2pm. Call for location. Meets 4th Tuesday each month. The task force, in conjunction with Child Care Resources of King County, offers referrals to GLBT-welcoming child care centers & provides training, support & curriculum materials to child care providers. (To access this, call 329-1011 & ask for the "Gay-welcoming" child care programs in your zip code area.) The task force meets monthly to assess their progress in achieving their goals.

Intermediate Bridge. 1pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Come join our Bridge Group for seniors. Interested people can just show up & have fun! Refreshments provided. For info, 783-1233.

InsideOut - A Support Group for GLBTQ Youth Ages 13-18 in Shoreline. 3:30-5pm. Center for Human Services, 17018 15th Ave NE, Room 230, Shoreline. Every Tuesday. InsideOut is a group for Lesbian, Transgender, Bisexual, Gay & Questioning Youth to develop positive self-identities in a professional & supportive environment. 362-7282 ext 242.

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, 1216 Pine St. Every Tuesday. For Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgender individuals. Confidential, relaxed, informal environment, open door policy, age 18+. FREE. Linda, 323-1768 ext 325.

Connections: Queer Issues & Immigration Issues. 6-8pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Many of us in the queer South Asian communities face immigration issues either singly or in our intimate relationships. Many of us do not know much about immigration laws & do not have enough information about how immigration laws affect queer folks - directly or implicitly - to determine whether immigration is a queer issue or vice versa. Sponsored by Trikone Northwest.

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 for anyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender, who is living with Hepatitis C. For information 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

Queer Conversations. 6pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. A peer facilitated topical discussion group. Next session TBA. For information, 322-2437 or www.dunsheehouse.org

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 & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16.

Different Drummers. Advanced Beginners 7-8:15pm, Beginners 8:30-9:30pm. Meets every Tuesday. Hand drumming classes for gay men. It's easy, it's fun & anyone can do it! Learn traditional African & Afro-Caribbean rhythms & basic hand drumming techniques. Experience a real sense of connection & spirituality. Drums are provided. For information & location call Dennis, 363-4500 or differentdrummers@mac.com

Lesbian Cancer Support Group. 7-9pm. Cancer Lifeline, 6522 Fremont Ave N. Meets every 2nd & 4th Tuesday. Professionally facilitated group for lesbians affected by any type of cancer, ranging from those recently diagnosed to long-term survivors. Co-sponsored by Verbena & Cancer Lifeline. 297-2100 ext 114.

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. E-mail: queerladiesstitchnbitch@yahoo.com for contact info and location.

Sexual Minority Women Cancer Survivors Northend Support Group. 7-9pm. Cancer Lifeline, 6522 Fremont Ave N. Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month. 323-6540. Sponsored by Seattle Lesbian Cancer Project.

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

Queerly Spiritual. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Next session TBA. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Peer facilitated topical support/skills group. Guided by the belief that spirituality is an on-going process, this series will bring together individuals interested in sharing their personal connections to & experiences with spirituality. For information call 322-2437. www.dunsheehouse.org

Tuesday Night Sex Addicts Anonymous. 7:30-9pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St. GLBTQ supported. Meets every Tuesday. SAA is a fellowship of men & women whose primary purpose is to stop addictive sexual behavior & help others recover from sexual addiction. Seattle SAA Hotline 781-4490. SAA International Service Organization 1-800-477-8191.

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 & connection 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. WGA provides educational events & meetings & support groups on issues of gender & gender identity & expression. 360-671-3358; www.washingtongenderalliance.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 24

Kang Wen Clinic - Chinese Medicine for Chronic Viral Disease, Integrated Cancer Treatment & General Chronic Diseases. Tuesdays 2-6pm; Wednesdays 9am-5pm; Thursdays 3-7pm. 1111 Harvard Ave. Every Tuesday. Holistic care including acupuncture & Chinese herbal medicine in a compassionate setting. Insurance accepted. Sliding fee scale for low-income without insurance. 322-6945. www.kangwenclinic.org

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

Mature Friends Dining Out Luncheon. 1pm. Call for details, location & to make reservations. Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday most months. MF is a social organization for Gay men & women, 40 years & over. 781-7724. www.gayscape.com/maturefriends/

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

Speed, Sex & Sanity: Free Drop-In Support Group for Gay/Bi Crystal Meth Users. 5-6pm. 1216 Pine St Ste 300. Meets every Wednesday. A place to talk about anything, learn about safer crystal use & to build community. No requirements, no rejections, completely confidential. For more information, 323-1768, www.crystalneon.org

Transgender Resource Center Support Group. 5-6:30pm. Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 1002 E Seneca St. Meets every Wednesday. All are welcome. Contact Ms Rickey, 957-1742.

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.

Casual Space for Transfolk. 6-7:15pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. This is a non-facilitated drop-in social time for self-identified trans, gender questioning, gender variant or gender queer individuals. For information call Jamie at 322-2437.

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. David/Brenda, 425-339-5251. www.globeyouth.org

Grief & Loss Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Now merging with the Thursday evening group; please see listing for Thursday 6:30-7pm. For information, 322-2437 or www.dunshee house.org

NEON Rest Stop. 6-8pm. Seattle Counseling Service, 1216 Pine St Ste 300. 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.seattlecounseling.org

Center for Spiritual Living. Meditation 6:30pm, Services 7pm. 5801 Sand Point Way NE. Blessings & we hope to see you soon! Info 527-8801 ext 203, www.cslseattle.org

Equal Rights Washington Volunteer Drop-In Night. 6-8pm. ERW Offices, 209 Harvard Ave E. Meets every Wednesday. Contact us at 324-2570 0r info@equalrightswashington.org

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

WaterWomen Swim. 6:30-7:30pm. Fircrest Pool, 15th NE & NE 155th St. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. For fat, fat-friendly & differently-abled women of all sexual orientations. (See Monday listing at 6:30pm for complete details.)

Lesbian & Gay Immigration Rights Task Force. 6:45pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Meets the 4th Wednesday of every month. This meeting is used to update members & others about immigration law affecting same sex binational couples. The meeting is open to anyone interested.

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.

Northwest Lesbian & Gay History Museum Project Steering Committee Meeting. 7pm. Call for Capitol Hill location. Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month. New volunteers are always welcome. NWLGHMP researches, interprets, & communicates the history of the GLBT community in the Pacific Northwest by collecting oral histories, preserving historical materials, & presenting public programs such as exhibits, walking tours, & slide shows. gayhistnw@aol.com; 903-9517.

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

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

"StageFright" - Youth Open Mic - For Aspiring Writers & Performers, Ages 14-24. 7-9pm. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. Meets 4th Wednesday each month. FREE. Everyone welcome to attend. StageFright not only features young folk, but is also MC'd by young folk & attended in great majority by young folk. 322-7030; www.hugohouse.org.

HIV-Negative Gay, Bisexual & Queer Men. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. 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 call 322-2437. www.dunsheehouse.org

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.dunshee house.org

Ingersoll Gender Center Transitioners Group. 7:30pm. 1115 E Pike St. Written referral from client's therapist is required for this group. This group is for individuals who are seriously exploring gender transition, either social transition, physical transition, or both. www.ingersollcenter.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

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.

Sex Talk (Next Session TBA). 7:30-9:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. BY REGISTRATION. Here's a sneak peek at some topics: getting started, relationships/identities, getting what you want, erogenous zones, masturbation, sex toys, erotica/smut, safer sex. Contact Jamie at 322-3442.

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

Crystal Meth Anonymous. 8-9:30pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison 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 25

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

Kang Wen Clinic - Chinese Medicine for Chronic Viral Disease, Integrated Cancer Treatment & General Chronic Diseases. Tuesdays 2-6pm; Wednesdays 9am-5pm; Thursdays 3-7pm. 1111 Harvard Ave. Every Tuesday. Holistic care including acupuncture & Chinese herbal medicine in a compassionate setting. Insurance accepted. Sliding fee scale for low-income without insurance. 322-6945. www.kangwenclinic.org

Oasis Youth Group in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 4-10pm. Call for location & details. Every Thursday. 253-671-2838. (Also meets Fridays 4pm-12 midnight & 2nd Saturdays 4pm-12 midnight.)

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. For information call 322-2942. www.dunsheehouse.org

Diverse Harmony. 6-8pm. Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. Meets every Thursday. Diverse Harmony is the nation's first Gay/Straight Alliance Youth Chorus. Youths ages 13-22 are welcome regardless of sexual orientation. Join us now to perform at the Gay Games in Chicago. www.diverse harmony.org

40+ Queer, Gay & Bisexual Men. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. this 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 call 322-2584. www.dunshee house.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 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 lesbian, bi & queer women grieving the recent loss of a loved one to death. Now merged with the Wednesday evening group. For information 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

Mekosun Yoga. 6-7pm (Bears encouraged) & 7:15-8:15pm. Banya 5, 217 9th Ave N. Meets every Thursday. Great workout, great community. $15 class only, $40 yoga/soak combo. For more details visit www.mekosun.com. 412-7079. Aloha!

Seattle Human Rights Commission. 6-8pm. Arctic Bldg, 700 3rd Ave, Rm 1003. Meets 4th Thursday each month. SHRC is made up of 15 citizen representatives who advise the Mayor, the City Council, & all City of Seattle Depts in matters regarding human rights. 684-4540.

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.

Queer Parents Networking Dinner. 6:30-8pm. Cascade People's Center, 309 Pontius Ave N. Meets the 4th Thursday of every month. FREE & we provide free dinner & childcare. NW Network, 568-7777. www.nwnetwork.org

Gay & Lesbian Bowling Night in Shoreline. 7-9pm. Spin Alley Bowling Center, 1430 NW Richmond Beach Rd, Shoreline. Every Thursday. Spin Alley is a totally non-smoking bowling alley.

Ingersoll Gender Center Thursday Evening Group. 7pm. 1115 E Pike St. Our open drop-in group. This is a good place to visit Ingersoll Center for the first time. All are welcome in this facilitator-guided support group. Private consultation available & publications may be purchased. 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/Tacoma Monthly Meeting. 7pm. St Andrew's Episcopal Church, 7410 S 12th (at Jackson), Tacoma. Meets 4th Thursday each month. PFLAG/Tacoma: 253-597-6406. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 206-325-7724.

Transform Health Project. 7pm. Verbena, 500 19th Ave. Meets the 4th Thursday of every month. Whether you are worried about seeing a health care provider, angered about discrimination from insurance exclusion, want to have access to research about trans health, or have fears about violence towards trans folks, this may be the place for you. This group welcomes MTFs, FTMs, Two-Spirit, transgender, transexual & gender queer persons. 323-6540, www.verbenahealth.org

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.

Gay Fathers Association of Seattle Support Group. 7:30-9pm. Group Health, 201 16th Ave E, Central Bldg, Rooms A1-A2. Meets every Thursday. Support groups for (1) gay fathers & (2) for gay men who are married & may or may not have children meet alternate Thursdays. For schedule, check http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/gayfathersseattle or drop in regardless of parental status to make initial contact. GFAS is an all volunteer support organization for gay & bi men who are confronting issues such as coming out, parenting, gay relationships, separation & divorce. 324-4359, www.gfas.org

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

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 Tuesday listing at 8pm.)

FRIDAY - May 26

Anchors Aweigh - A Memorial Day Event at TRC (5/26 & 5/27). Triangle Recreation Camp, Bender Creek. Friday Meet & Greet. Saturday Seamens Ball. 21+. www.camptrc.org

Northwest Folk Life Festival (5/26-5/29). Seattle Center. This year's cultural focus is on the Arab communities of the Northwest. FREE, with a suggested donation of $5 per day. For complete information visit www.nwfolklife.org

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 & 2nd Saturdays 4pm-12 midnight.)

Women's Words. 6-7:30pm. Dunhsee House, 303 17th Ave E. Starts 5/12. Meets the 2nd & 4th Friday of every month. This is Dunshee House's ongoing drop-in discussion group for lesbian, bi & other queer women. Join other women in discussing the hot topic of the week. Here's a sneak preview of some of the topics we might discuss: sex, community, dating, fashion, family, work, marriage & more! This drop-in group will be loosely formatted, with each week sporting a general topic to get the conversation started. For information call Dunshee House, 322-2437.

40+ Gay & Bisexual Men. 6:30-8pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. (See related listing for Thursday.)

WaterWomen Swim. 6:30-7:30pm. Fircrest Pool, 15th NE & NE 155th St. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. For fat, fat-friendly & differently-abled women of all sexual orientations. (See Monday listing at 6:30pm for complete details.)

Boy Culture. 7pm. Egyptian Theatre, Harvard Ave & Pine St. A special Gala Presentation at SIFF, with a special "gay-la" party after the screening. For tickets visit www.seattlefilm.org/festival

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

Puddletown Squares Square Dancing Class. 7pm. University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE. Meets every Friday. For new dancers & their friends. Singles, couples, gay, straight & whatever are welcome. Casual & comfortable attire & footwear is recommended. www.puddletowndancers.org

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.

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

The Alternative. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Please arrive by 7:30pm. This is a free, peer facilitated drop-in group for 20/30-ish gay, bi & queer men who are interested in connecting in a setting that is an "alternative" to the bar scene - for meaningful conversation, social interests & emotional support. Topics may include: relationships, spirituality, coming out, friendships, etc. For info contact Stuart at 817-1064.

BiNet Seattle Support/Discussion Group. 7:30-9pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Meets the 4th Friday of every month. For bi & bi-curious men & women, their partners & other bi-friendly people. For more info www.binetseattle.org

Destiny Gay AA Group in Tacoma. 7:30pm. New Heart MCC, 759 S 45th St, Tacoma. Every Friday. (253) 474-8897.

Out Dancing. Lesson 7:30pm, Dance 8:30pm. Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St. Gay night at the Century Ballroom, every 3rd & 4th Friday of the month. Dine & dance. Dinner reservations 324-7263. $5 dance lesson, $7 cover. www.centuryballroom.com

Columbia City Cabaret. Bar 7pm, Theater 8pm, Show 9pm. Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave S. Every Friday. Seattle's sexiest cabaret & burlesque stars hosted by Tamara the Trapeze Lady. Tickets $15 at the door. 21+ with valid ID.

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 Friday Evening Group. 8-10pm. 1115 E Pike St. www.ingersollcenter.org (See related listing Thursday at 7pm.)

Lesbian & Gay Al-Anon Family Group. 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.

"Who's Your Daddy?" 8pm. Comcast Cable TV 77. Inspiring interviews, topics & ministry to the GLBT community, with Rev Robert Christian. 736-9688.

"Hell on Heels" Drag Show. Seating 10pm, Show 10:30pm. Julia's on Broadway, 300 Broadway E. Every Friday. Julia's is delighted to join in the revitalization of the Broadway district by presenting the incomparable talents of Seattle's best-loved drag queens in a frolicsome, fun & fabulously entertaining drag show. Tickets $10, includes a champagne toast. 334-0513.

SATURDAY - May 27

(See previous Saturday for ongoing activities.)

Anchors Aweigh - A Memorial Day Event at TRC (5/26 & 5/27). Triangle Recreation Camp, Bender Creek. Friday Meet & Greet. Saturday Seamens Ball. 21+. www.camptrc.org

Northwest Folk Life Festival (5/26-5/29). Seattle Center. This year's cultural focus is on the Arab communities of the Northwest. FREE, with a suggested donation of $5 per day. For complete information visit www.nwfolklife.org

Ingersoll Gender Center FTM Support Group. 11am-1pm. 1115 E Pike St. Meets 4th Saturday each month. This meeting is open to anyone born with a female body, but has a male gender identity, or is questioning their gender, or is intersexed & was raised as a girl but has a male gender identity. www.ingersoll center.org

Asian Pacific American Community Stories. 3-4:15pm. Central Library, 1000 4th Ave. Features four videos from the Seattle Channel's "Community Stories" series. FREE.

St Aelred's Independent Catholic Church in Tacoma. 4pm. First United Methodist Church, 423 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Tacoma. Meets 4th Saturday each month. Worship for the GLBT community & friends in the Roman Catholic, Anglican & other liturgical faiths tradition. Fr. Bob Withrow, 360-664-5449.

The Scarlet F. Doors 7pm, Show 8pm. Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. A fun, funky, in-your-face celebration of queer femininity & femme identity meant to promote visibility, break barriers, challenge assumptions, promote gender diversity & inspire dialogue. The Scarlet F seeks to subvert, queer & redefine ideas about gender, sex & sexuality thru a femme lens. $12.

All Women's Chicago House Party. 8:30pm-1:30am. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. A benefit to raise money for homeless women. Specialty drinks, DJ Bionic Bounce & Guest DJ MixMaster B. $10 cover. 21+.

Le Freak! 9pm. The Wildrose, 1021 E Pike St. Every 4th Saturday. Live DJS spinning a queerious mix of HipHop, Dance Punk, 80s & more! Cover $4. 21+. www.lefreakyou.com

SUNDAY - May 28

(See previous Sunday for ongoing activities.)

Northwest Folk Life Festival (5/26-5/29). Seattle Center. This year's cultural focus is on the Arab communities of the Northwest. FREE, with a suggested donation of $5 per day. For complete information visit www.nwfolklife.org

Spirit of the Sound in Tacoma. 6pm. First United Methodist Church, 423 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Tacoma. Meets 4th Sunday each month. A safe & loving Christian fellowship for the GLBT community & their allies. 206-459-5767.


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