June 16, 2006
Volume 34
Issue 24
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All Arts and Entertainment Stories
A kick-ass, kick-off - QueerFest lineup announced!
Presented by The Seattle LGBT Community Center with Three Dollar Bill Cinema and Bent: A Queer Writing Institute, QueerFest will showcase music, spoken word, and movies on Saturday, June 24th, from noon-dark, at Volunteer Park on Seattle's Capitol Hill. This Pride celebration in Volunteer Park is a vehicle for out artists to be themselves and to showcase their talents in safe, independen more
Energy and excitement contagious at Bellingham Pride
by Stephanie Kountouros - SGN Contributing Writer

The energy and excitement was contagious last Sunday (June 4th 2006) as folks attended Bellingham Pride. Now in its fifth year, the festival seemed like a brand-new event.

One of the biggest changes was location. For four years, the Pride Festival's park setting created a warm, i
Seattle Black Pride to feature diverse programming
Seattle's Black Pride (SBP) is a newly organized non-profit organization dedicated to empowering, educating, and entertaining the Black same-gender loving community in the Seattle/Tacoma area. We have organized a variety of events that cater to the diverse interests of our community.

SBP welcomes this years featured speakers:

So "Pride 2006" arrives and many events are planned for a three-day period here in Seattle. So you ask yourself, which one of the many events would I choose? When so many of the "Pride" events seem to be similar in theme. Perhaps you might also ask yourself which of the events planned, assist in funding vital needs to our community.

Last y
This is the fourth annual contest event sponsored by POCAAN's YES program, it took place this past May 5 at Neighbours Night Club, with the purpose of choosing Mr. and Miss Gay Cinco de Mayo to represent our Latino community in Seattle.

On this occasion there were seven participants, 3 men and 4 women. It was an elegant event, opening wit
Outfest's Legacy Project: Racing to save our vanishing Queer history
The state of independent Queer film preservation is in crisis. Almost none of the major Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) films of the 70s, 80s and 90s have been preserved. There isn't a viable archive-quality print of PARTING GLANCES, DESERT HEARTS, POISON, EDGE OF 17, GO FISH and on and on. The film elements that make possible everythi more
Join the QPOC Liberation Project, a program of the Asian & Pacific Islander Women & Family Safety Center's Queer Network Project, for two public events concerning people of color.


QPOC Liberation Project

Presents: "Beneath"

UW Ethnic Cultural Theater,

3940 Brooklyn Ave. NE,

August 6-12 marks WorldPride in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM - WorldPride, a week-long international lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) event, will be held in the Holy City August 6-12, 2006. Jerusalem Open House, lead organizer of Jerusalem WorldPride, will collaborate with thousands of activists and organizers from around the globe for a week of discussion, camaraderie and community. more
Some great films that need to be on your Gaydar
by Ron Anders - SGN Contributing Writer

There are films with Gay appeal that are iconic because they are simply magnificent (Brokeback Mountain). Then we have movies which offer that peculiar ring of fantasy and yearning, often set to music (The Wizard of Oz). And, of course, there are those which deliver the concept of camp to our doo
SIFF 2006: LAST WEEKEND OF SIFF - Lots of good films yet to screen
by Herb Krohn - SGN A&E Writer


Rating: Excellent

Canada - Subtitled (Québécois French)

Friday June 16th - 9:00 p.m. - Egyptian Theatre

Sunday June 18th - 1:15 p.m. - Egyptian Theatre

A coming of age family drama told over a long time period, centers on Zac (Marc-André Grondin), w
Sistah 2 Sistah presents a tribute Nina Simone at Seattle Asian Art Museum
Sistah 2 Sistah is pleased to present Strange FRUIT: A Tribute to Nina Simone featuring vocalist Mercedes Nicole and her band, Saturday, June 24, 2006, 2 PM at Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park (1400 East Prospect Street Avenue, Seattle).

Strange FRUIT tells the story of Nina Simone, Honorary Doctor in Musicology and Humanities.
ICON SELLS OUT AT TOWN HALL - Benefit extravaganza raised funds for Seattle Counseling Service
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

ICON 3: a celebration of drag, art and life sold out Town Hall last Saturday night, the evening ending with cascading echoes of applause helping make the benefit show a star-studded success for local nonprofit Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities (SCS). "I can't believe how w
Where It's At : Out artist Andy Bey heats up Jazz Alley with cool vocals; Calexico on the verge of stardom at The Showbox
by Lorelei Quenzer - SGN A&E Writer

Seattle Gay News presents the Andy Bey Quartet


June 20-21 - 7:30pm both nights

Dimitriou's Jazz Alley - Call for

reservations: 206- 441-9729 or

visit / $21.50

If life even resembled fair, vocalist And
Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig

ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Invitations to play house should prove especially amusing. Open up and share long-hidden desires. Make sure you have a clear field in the kitchen and living room as well as in the bedroom. Spontaneity is good, but be prepared!

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): It's hard to find words for what you w

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