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Calendar Listings

 

Calendar Listings from Saturday, August 26 to Sunday, September 3

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 - 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; 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.

 

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, 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; 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.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; 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 26

 

Northern Exposure 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

 

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.

 

Community Walk, Bite & Jazz Festival. 10am-6pm. Pratt Park, 20th Ave & E Yesler Way. Music, food, arts & crafts, African clothing & jewelry. For details visit www.blackdollar.org

 

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 marc@washingtonensemble.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

 

Nat Turner Teach-In. Daytime Sessions11am-5:30pm, Evening Celebration 7-9pm. E Cherry YMCA, 2820 E Cherry St. Communities Against Rape & Abuse (CARA) hosts this day-long event for people of color to explore historical moments & movements of Black resistance to enslavement in honor of the Nat Turner slave rebellion (8/22/1831). Food & childcare will be provided FREE. www.cara-seattle.org

 

TibetFest (8/26 & 8/27). 11am-6pm. Seattle Center. Features performances by Grammy-nominated Tibetan composer & musician Nawang Khechog, Tibetan heartthrob Phurbu T Namgyal & a rendition of Tibetan opera called “Ache Lhamo.” For a complete schedule of performers and venues visit www.seattlecenter.com/festal/

 

“Hot Stuff” - Come n’ Get It! 1-5pm. Cal Anderson Park, 11th Ave & Howell St. YES invites you to a FREE BBQ for LGBT youth. FREE BBQ! FREE Health Fair! FREE HIV testing! For information, 322-7061. www.pocaan.org

 

Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT) Potluck Social. 3pm. Call for location, 333-0991. MACCT is a gay/bi multi-racial, multi-cultural organization committed to fostering supportive environments wherein racial & cultural barriers can be overcome & the goal of human equality realized.

 

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.

 

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

 

Working Women - A Vibrant Force for Labor Militancy. 7:30pm. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S. Women’s Rights Day celebration. A panel of feminists, activists & unionists will discuss the unique position of female workers to revitalize the US labor movement. Refreshing salad buffet available at 6pm for a $10 donation. Hosted by Radical Women. 722-6057, 722-2453.

 

Esoterics Helsinki Benefit Concert. 8pm. Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 4139 42nd Ave SW. The Esoterics is honored to have been chosen to represent the US & North America in the 2nd Harald Andersen International Choral Competition in Helsinki 9/9 & 9/10. This is a one-night-only benefit concert. Suggested donation $20.

 

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

 

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 27

 

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

 

Northern Exposure 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

 

Center for Spiritual Living. Services 8:25, 9:45, 11:30am. 5801 Sand Point Way NE. Blessings & we hope to see you soon! Info 527-8801 ext 203, www.cslseattle.org

 

Wallingford United Methodist Church. 8:30am & 11am-Worship; Summer schedule, services 10am. 2115 N 42nd St. A progressive congregation. In 1984 Wallingford UMC became the 9th reconciling Methodist church in the U.S. 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, www.seattlesotozen.com

 

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/

 

Seattle Unity Church. 9am & 11am-Sunday Services. 200 8th Ave N. “Come join our Gay & Lesbian-friendly, spiritual family at Seattle Unity Church. Our mission is to bring love, miracles & spiritual awakening into everyday life!” 622-8475; www.seattleunity.org.

 

University Congregational United Church of Christ. All ages education 9am, Worship 10am. 4515 16th Ave NE. UCUCC is an open & affirming congregation. 524-2322; www.universityucc.org.

 

Tacoma First United Methodist Church. 9:30am-worship, 11am-adult education. 423 Martin Luther King Way, Tacoma. This reconciling congregation welcomes with warm hands, warm hearts & open minds GLBT persons seeking a spiritual home. (253) 627-0129, www.fumctacoma.org

 

All Pilgrims Christian Church. 10am-worship. 500 Broadway E. Come as you are. All are welcome. A congregation of the Disciples of Christ & the United Church of Christ. 322-0487, www.allpilgrims.org

 

Central Lutheran Church. 10am-Worship. 1710 11th Ave (just north of E Pine St). An open & affirming church, which in Lutheran churches is called “Reconciled in Christ.” “We seek to share God’s love with all people regardless of race, age, gender or sexual orientation.” All are welcome. 322-7500.

                                                                                  

East Shore Unitarian Church. 10am-Sunday Service. 12700 SE 32nd St, Bellevue. An open & affirming congregation. 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. A Downtown faith community centered in justice. An open & affirming congregation. 682-3620.

 

Rainier Valley Unitarian Congregation. 10am. 835 Yesler Way. 722-4880, www.rvuuc.org

 

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. All GLBT welcome. Pastor Susan George. 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. Oldest independent church ministering primarily to the Gay & Lesbian community. An exciting fellowship ... a place to believe, a place to belong. 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. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dharma_ buddies

 

St Paul’s United Church of Christ. 11am-Worship. 6512 12th Ave NW. An “open & affirming” congregation. “We celebrate our diversity in religious background, sexual orientation, race, age & abilities.” 783-6733; www.stpauluccseattle.com.

 

TibetFest (8/26 & 8/27). 11am-6pm. Seattle Center. Features performances by Grammy-nominated Tibetan composer & musician Nawang Khechog, Tibetan heartthrob Phurbu T Namgyal & a rendition of Tibetan opera called “Ache Lhamo.” For a complete schedule of performers and venues visit www.seattlecenter.com/festal/

 

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

 

Metropolitan Community Church Seattle. 12:30pm-Worship. Temple DeHirsch Sinai, 1441 16th Ave. MCC is a progressive Christ-centered faith community committed to providing a nurturing environment for individual & community growth thru Jesus Christ while celebrating unity in diversity. MCC is Seattle’s oldest Gay-friendly church. 325-2421, www.mccseattle.org

 

Sojourner Truth Unity Fellowship Church. 1pm-Worship & Fellowship. El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S #309. All are welcome. God loves you just as you are, won’t you do the same for yourself? Rev Gwen Hall, 723-9395. www.stmsea.homestead.com

 

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

 

Queer People of Color Liberation Project Presents “Within.” Doors 5pm, Show 6pm. UW Ethnic Cultural Theater, 3940 Brooklyn Ave NE. The production features themes of community. After the performance there will be an opportunity for the audience to have dialogue with the actors & crew. General admission $8, students & seniors $5. www.brownpaper tickets.com

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Oral Ambitions: Fellatio. 7:30-9:30pm. Babeland, 707 E Pike St. Learn how to give great head! Babeland sex educator Kelly covers the lay of the land, discusses favorite fellatio tips & tricks & shares toys to tease & please. Open to all orientations & genders.

 

MONDAY - August 28

 

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

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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). 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

 

SEAMEC (Seattle Municipal Elections Committee for Sexual Minorities) Monthly Board Meeting. 7pm. SEAMEC Office, 1605 12th Ave Ste 21. Meets 4th Monday most months. Each year SEAMEC interviews, evaluates & rates political candidates in Seattle/King County to help the GLBT community identify & vote for GLBT-friendly & GLBT-supportive candidates at election time. 860-7583; www.seamec.org

 

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 29

 

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

 

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.

 

To Clone or Not to Clone: Is That the Question? 6-8pm. ACT Theatre. The rapid advance of emerging technologies leave many people bewildered & concerned. This FREE, accessible & interactive event is for anyone curious about what science, ethics & the arts have to say about cloning & related issues. To RSVP visit www.womensbioethics.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 differentdrummers@mac.com

 

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

 

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

 

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 30

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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@equal rightswashington.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.)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Cuff Country. Lessons 7:30pm, Dancing 8:30pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. Every Friday & every 1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesday of the month. Country-Western dancing - two-step, waltz, swing & line dances.

 

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.

 

THURSDAY - August 31

 

BABES Women’s Support Group/Lunch Meeting. 12 noon-2pm. Call for location. Every Thursday. (See related listing Tuesday at 6:30pm.)

 

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 Thursday - HIV 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

 

AIDS Long-Term Survivors Support Group. 2:30-4pm. 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-AIDS. www.dunsheehouse.org

 

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

 

Volunteer Drop-In Night at Lifelong AIDS Alliance. 4-7pm. LAA Volunteer Services Office, 1161 11th Ave. Every Thursday. Volunteer on LAA projects - assembling safer sex kits, helping with mailings, a different project every week! Get-togethers are highly social & offer “low impact” volunteer work & an opportunity to learn more about LAA. Please call before dropping in. 957-1776. www.lifelongaidsalliance.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

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