Calendar Listings from Saturday, August 19 to Sunday, August 27
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: firstname.lastname@example.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 - 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 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), www.capitolhillalanoclub.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.org; 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 those affected by HIV/AIDS & the greater LGBT communities. 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, 328-8979.)
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.
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.com; Seattle Men in Leather: www.seattlemeninleather. 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; email@example.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.
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, www.gfas. org; Rainbow Families of Puget Sound, www.rainbow familiesps.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; Ile Tawo Lona - Seattle Chapter, 781-3565, firstname.lastname@example.org; 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; 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 sliding 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. Now a part of Lifelong Aids Alliance, 328-8979, 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.gayseattlesoftball. com.; Olympic Yacht Club: www.oycnw.org; OutVentures: outdoor education & recreation activities, www.outventures.org; Ski Buddies: www.skibuddies.org; Team Seattle Gay Sports Network is an umbrella organization for a wide range of local GLBT sports activities, 367-4064, www.teamseattle.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. email@example.com, 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; Tacoma Lesbian Concern (TLC): 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 (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; 632-0662 ext 49 (non-emergency), 1-888-99-VOICE (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 - August 19
Hempfest (8/19 & 8/20). Myrtle Edwards Park, Pier 70. The nation’s leading cannabis policy reform event turns 15 this year. Hempfest has been bringing you the nation’s leading experts, activists & advocates for industrial hemp & marijuana law reform amid multiple stages of music & hundreds of food, craft & information vendors. www.hempfest.org
The Masters of Lindy Hop & Tap (8/16-8/20). Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St. An unprecedented gathering of jazz dance greats from the Swing Era, the legends & creators of Lindy Hop & Tap. For a complete listing of events & venues, visit www.century masters.com
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. 448-8518. www.seattlefrontrunners.org.
Art at Marymoor (8/19 & 8/20). 10am-6pm. Marymoor Park, 6064 W Lake sammamish Pkwy NE, Redmond. A premier art show providing an opportunity for the public to interact with over 150 of the region’s finest & most creative artists & the chance to discover unique & unusual handcrafted artwork to satisfy a wide variety of tastes & budgets. Specific media include basketry, ceramics, dolls, fiber/fashion, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, painting, paper, photography, printmaking & wood. www.nwcraftsalliance.com
Queer Teen Ensemble Theatre (QTET). 10am-1pm. 608 19th Ave E. Meets every Saturday 7/15-9/30. Join other LGBT teenagers & their friends in a new city-wide theatre project. For information & APPLICATION visit http://washingtonensemble.org/qtet, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Picnic at the East Precinct. 1-4pm. 12th Ave & Pine St. Picnic is sponsored by the Seattle Police Foundation & provides an opportunity for neighbors & businesses to come together to enjoy a day of celebration with their local police. Activities include a tour of the precinct, meet the officers that work the area & enjoy great food & music.
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
Bi & Bi Mixed-Gender Social Group. 4-6pm. Caffe Vita, 1005 E Pike St. Meets 3rd Saturday each month. Social get-together for Bisexual men & women, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks. Sponsored by BiNet Seattle, a multi-gender, multi-cultural, pro-feminist group dedicated to providing information about Bisexuality, promoting Bisexual visibility & developing community. www.binetseattle.org.
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
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.
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, email@example.com
Fremont Outdoor Movies: “Bend It Like Beckham.” Doors 7:30pm, Pre-show 8pm, Movies at dusk. 35th St & Phinney Ave N. Suggested donation $5. www.fremontoutdoormovies.com
Girl4GIRL Dance Party. doors 7pm. Premier Club, 1700 1st Ave S. 3rd Saturday each month. Hot caged dancers, sexy bartenders, huge dance floor. Cover $10. Women only. 21+ with valid ID. www.girl4girl seattle.com
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 & created by The Swedish Housewife. $10 cover. 21+.
Julia’s on Broadway Presents “Le Faux.” Seating 10pm, Show 10:30pm. Seattle’s finest female impersonators have a full night of pure out of control fun! Make reservations early, this show sells out. 334-0513.
SUNDAY - August 20
(For a comprehensive list of open & affirming churches, parishes, synagogues & other religious/spiritual organizations in the area contact Multifaith Works - 324-1520.)
Hempfest (8/19 & 8/20). Myrtle Edwards Park, Pier 70. See listing for Saturday 8/19. www.hempfest.org
The Masters of Lindy Hop & Tap (8/16-8/20). Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St. An unprecedented gathering of jazz dance greats from the Swing Era, the legends & creators of Lindy Hop & Tap. For a complete listing of events & venues, visit www.century masters.com
Art at Marymoor (8/19 & 8/20). 10am-6pm. Marymoor Park, 6064 W Lake sammamish Pkwy NE, Redmond. See listing for Saturday 8/19. www.nwcraftsalliance. com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
Ethyl Forever Car Club General Membership Meeting. 11:30am. Emerald Green Restaurant, 13100 48th Ave S, Tukwila.
Queer Women’s Potluck Brunch. 11:30am. Call for location, 412-2687. What’s it like to be queer in a traditional society? What’s it like to live under Israeli occupation. Features Alex from the Palestinian Gay Women’s group ASWAT. Informal gathering for queer women to get to know Alex & Alex to get to know us. Bagels & beverages provided. Bring other potluck dishes. All events wheelchair accessible. Please no fragrances.
Different Spokes Queer Cycle Sunday. 12noon. Cal Anderson Park, NE corner. Every Sunday. LGBT bike ride open to all. Helmets are required. Show up 10 minutes early if you are new to group cycling & want to go over basics. 679-8767, www.differentspokes.org
Duo En Performs. 1:30pm. Japanese Garden, Washington Park Arboretum, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd E. John Falconer & Elizabeth Falconer play the shakuhachi (traditional japanese flute) & koto (Traditional stringed instrument) respectively. $5 adults, $3 seniors/students/disbaled.
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. $4 door fee covers hall rental. SPT is a social club for Gay men & their friends. 329-0793.
Orca Swim Team Workout. Sun: 5-6:15pm; Mon/Weds/Thurs: 7:30-8:45pm; Fri: 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, www.teamseattle.org/org/orca/orcas-workouts.htm
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.
Pride League Bowling. 6:30pm. West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave SW. Meets every Sunday (except during the summer). 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. This Sunday: Belly Dancing. SBWN also publishes a newsletter North Bi Northwest. 517-7767. www.geocities.com/sbwn.
MONDAY - August 21
FamilyWorks LGBT Playgroup. 9:30am-12noon. 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
Strength Over Speed. 2:30-4pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. This is a FREE drop-in support group (not a 12 step) for staying off speed. www.dunshee house.org
Gay City Bulk Mail Party. 5-9pm. 1513 Broadway. Meets 3rd Monday each month. Free pizza, beverages & great company. Drop in whenever you can for as long as you can & help Gay City get out the monthly newsletter. Gay City’s mission is to promote Gay & Bisexual men’s health & prevent HIV transmission by building community, fostering communication, & nurturing self-esteem. 860-6969; email@example.com; www.gaycity.org.
Seattle Women’s Commission Meeting. 5:30-8pm. Municipal Bldg, 600 4th Ave Rm 221. Meets 3rd Monday each month (except December). SWC is a 20-member volunteer advisory board that advises the Mayor, City Council, & all City of Seattle departments on matters concerning women & women’s rights. Meetings open to the public. 684-4537.
Get Your Flirt On! 8-10pm. Babeland, 707 E PIKE St. Join Babeland & our sexiest, most flirtatious customers for a night of frisky flirting & (hopefully) some hooking up. Dance to some staff favorites played by DJ Library Science. Sample HE’BREW - the chosen beer - learn some new techniques to catch the eye of that special someone & get your flirt on! All safer sex items will be 10% off during this event.
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-AIDS, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 206-789-1267.
Catholic Parents Support Group. 7pm. St Benedict’s Parish Center, 1805 N 49th St. Meets 3rd Monday each month. Catholic support organization for parents, spouses, & families of GLBT persons, as well as those minorities. 425-462-9411.
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.
Mekosun Yoga. 7-8pm. Velocity Dance Center, 915 E Pine St. Meets every Monday thru August. Men only, clothing optional. $15/class. For more details visit www.mekosun.com. 412-7079.
Orca Swim Team Workout. 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)
PFLAG/Bremerton Monthly Meeting. 7pm. St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 700 Callahan Dr, Bremerton. Meets 3rd Monday 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.
PFLAG/Everett Monthly Meeting. 7pm. First Congregational Church of Everett, 2624 Rockefeller Ave, Everett. Meets 3rd Monday 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.
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 Women Summer Reading Circle. 7-8:30pm. 1437 20th Ave. Meets every Monday, 7/17-9/25. Join a weekly discussion on the writings of Audre Lourde (1934-1992) compiled in “Sister Outsider: Essays & Speeches.” Lourde, a self-described Black lesbian, mother, warrior & poet grew up in Harlem, the daughter of Caribbean immigrants. Her works address the many issues she tackled in her life. Sponsored by Radical Women. 722-6057, rwseattle@mindspring. com
Resistance in the Americas. 7-8:30pm. Two locations simultaneously: The Wilsonian, 4710 University Way NE, Suite 100; New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S. Every Monday. A discussion series that centers on One Hemisphere, Indivisible, a sweeping investigation of Latin American revolts against free trade, crushing poverty & the rule of the dollar. Explore the impact of these upsurges on US workers. Interested readers are welcome to join anytime. 722-2453, www.socialism.com
Talk by Palestinian Woman Activist. 7pm. AFSC, 4001 9th Ave NE. A Talk by Alex from ASWAT, the Palestinian Gay women’s group. Chrystos will welcome her & us with poetry. Refreshments also. Sponsored by Dyke Community Activists & AFSC. 412-2687.
Unity Gay Men’s AA Group in Tacoma. 7:30pm. New Heart MCC, 759 S 45th St. Tacoma. Every Monday. 253-474-8897.
TUESDAY - August 22
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 & Thursday - HIV treatment. Every Wednesday - Cancer. Holistic care including acupuncture & Chinese herbal medicine in a compassionate setting. Insurance accepted. Sliding fee scale for low-income without insurance. 322-6945. www.kangwen clinic.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.
BABES Women’s Evening Support Group. 6-8:30pm. Call for location. Every Tuesday. The BABES Network is a peer led agency; a sisterhood of women facing HIV together. Dinner is served & childcare is available on request. 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. Questioning your sexuality or gender? Thinking of coming out as queer, lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender? FREE support/discussion. All ages. Call Angie, 323-1768 ext 203.
Here & Now Gay & Lesbian AA Meeting in Tacoma. 6pm. Christ Episcopal Church, 310 N “K” St, Tacoma. Every Tuesday.
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
Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 6:30pm. Madison Beach House. Every Tuesday. 3 mile flat walk & run. Dog walkers welcome. (See Saturday listing at 9am.)
Seattle Tennis Alliance Social Doubles. 6:30-8pm. Lower Woodland Park Courts 5, 6, 7 & 8. Every Tuesday & Thursday. STA is Seattle’s premier gay & lesbian tennis club. $2 for members & first-time guests, $5 for returning guests. www.teamseattle.org/sta
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 8:30-9:15pm. 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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org for contact info and location.
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
Shoulders. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. This is a support group for caregivers of loved ones with chronic, debilitating illnesses. For more info call Bob Fuller at 328-7821.
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. 322-2437.
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. 360-445-2411; 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 - August 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 Wednesday - Cancer treatments. 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
Supporting Vulnerable Adults: How Will Federal & State Budgets Reflect Our Concerns? 9am-3pm. Seattle Center Olympic Room. Features keynote speech by US Sen Patty Murray & presentations by Dr Maxine Hayes, Nancy Amadei & others. Coffee & lunch will be served at no charge. Please REGISTER, 684-0292 or email@example.com
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.
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 Wednesday. 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. Sponsored by the Center for Human Services.
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
Project NEON: Speed, Sex & Sanity. 5-7pm. 511 E Pike St. Meets every Wednesday. A weekly, FREE drop in informational group about crystal meth & the gay community of Seattle. For more information, 323-1768, www.crystalneon.org
GSBA Prime Time. 5:30-7:30pm. Rosebud, 719 E Pike St. Join us for an evening of fine food & spirits at one of Capitol Hill’s most popular establishments. GSBA members $5, non-members $10. 323-6636. www.rosebud-restaurant.com
Verbena Health Clinic. 5:30-8:30pm. 511 E Pike St. Every Wednesday. Verbena is a full-service clinic for lesbians, bi women & transgendered people. Services include traditional Western & naturopathic care, gynecological services, transgender healthcare, fertitility counseling, allergy treatment, colds, flu, etc. Providers are sensitive & experienced sexual minority clinicians. Sliding scale, no one turned away. For info or APPOINTMENT 299-1600.
Equal Rights Washington Volunteer Drop-In Night. 6-8pm. ERW Offices, 209 Harvard Ave E. Meets every Wednesday. Contact us at 324-2570 0r firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities Community Forum: Health & Well-Being of the LGBTQ Community. 6-7:45pm. Capitol Hill Library, 425 Harvard Ave E. How are we taking care of ourselves? What is Healthy? What are the trends & disparities? Where is the information on health & well-being? Is there a normative practice in the LGBTQ community? 684-4514.
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 chapter provides the LGBT community with emotional support & ;egal assistance to binational couples, asylum seekers & HIV+ gays & lesbians who may be held in an immigration detention facility. The meeting is open to anyone interested.
Ingersoll All-Trans Drop-In Support Group. 7-9pm. 1115 E Pike St. All transgender, gender variant, gender queer, gender questioning, allies, family & friends are welcome. This is a drop in group to get & give support, social interaction & information for the whole gender community. No fee, donations welome. www.ingersollcenter.org
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. email@example.com; 903-9517.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Show Brazil! 7pm. Richmond Beach Community Park, Richmond Beach Rd at 21st Ave. Features authentic Brazilian music & dance, covering everything from brazilian jazz, samba & bossa nova to Capoeira music, a form of music that originates from a Brazilian martial art developed by 17th century escaped African slaves. The show is a colorful journey thru the sights & sounds of Brazil with dancers, percussionists & instrumentalists playing traditional instruments, all in full costume. FREE.
“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. Richard Hugo House is a community gathering place where writing & reading is celebrated & explored thru events, performances & programs. 322-7030; www.hugohouse.org.
HIV-Negative Gay & Bi Men. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. This emotional support group provides a forum for HIV- gay & bi 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 Scott at 725-9174 or Keith at 324-6783. 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+ men. For information 322-2437, www.dunshee house.org
Kosher Red Hots: A Prairie Home Companion Adventure. 7:30-10pm. Fenomena Gallery, 200 Roy St. Klezmer, Jazz, Yiddish & Ladino music, hors d’oeuvre & no-host bar. $10.
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
Orca Swim Team Workout. 7:30-8:455pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)
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.
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.
Lambert House Youth Film Series: Gia. 8:30pm. 1818 15th Ave. Films for LGBTQ youth & allies, ages 22 & under. Youth 13 & under require signed parental permission. Please email email@example.com for permission form. www.lamberthouse.org
THURSDAY - August 24
Northern Xposure Weekend (8/24-8/27). A weekend of dancing, socializing, cruising & wildness. Benefits Lambert House. For a complete schedule of events visit www.nxposure.com
BABES Women’s Support Group/Lunch Meeting. 12 noon-2pm. Call for location. Every Thursday. (See related listing Tuesday at 6:30pm.)
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