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RAIN COUNTRY DANCE PRESENTS MONTHLY LINE DANCE EXPLOSION!
Join Rain Country Dance for dance lessons (4:00-6:00 p.m.), potluck (6:00-7:00 p.m.), and partner and line dancing (7:00-10:30 p.m.) on Saturday, January 26, at the Mt. Baker Park Presbyterian Church, 3201 Hunter Blvd S. $10 cover for Line Dance Explosion!

Rain Country Dance hosts country western dancing every Wednesday (starting at 8:30 p.m.) and every Friday (starting at 7:30 p.m.) at the Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave. at E. Pine St. www.raincountrydance.org.

ANNUAL MLK HIP HOP SHOW AT VERA PROJECT
On Saturday, January 26, the Vera Project at Seattle Center presents "The Good Life: What's Your Dream?" Doors at 7:00 p.m., show at 8:00 p.m. "Our annual show celebrates Dr. King and draws connections between current struggles and the Civil Rights Movement. As always, you can look forward to a deep lineup of homegrown talent, including the up-and-coming Dakota Camacho and Seattle faves El Dia and Beyond Reality. You won't want to miss our headliner, Skim. She's a stellar out-of-town performer that you may not know now, but won't ever forget!" $5 donation youth, $8 adults.

JEFFERY KARL OCHSNER SPEAKS ON THE LIFE & WORK OF ARCHITECT & TEACHER LIONEL PRIES AT SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Lionel Pries, one of the University of Washington's most influential teachers of architecture and design, who helped shape the vision of noted architects Victor Steinbrueck, Fred Bassetti, Minoru Yamasake, and many others, left the University in disgrace in 1958, his career ruined, when his homosexuality become known, a victim of institutional homophobia. On Sunday, January 27, at 2 p.m. at the downtown Seattle Public Library, 1000 4th Ave. in the Microsoft Auditorium, UW architecture professor and author, Jeffery Karl Ochsner speaks about the legacy of this Northwest master, whose life and work are celebrated in his new book, Lionel H. Pries, Architect, Artist, Educator: From Arts and Crafts to Modern Architecture. The event is free on a first-come, first serve basis. Limited parking in the Central Library garage will be available for a special $5 event rate.

MS (MULIPLE SCLEROSIS) RAINBOW CONNECTION SUPPORT GROUP BEGINS
MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Rainbow Connection is a support group with the goals of providing a safe environment for the LGBT community to express their experiences and the impact of MS on their lives and the lives of their loved ones, as well as provide support for each other. The group will meet every other Tuesday starting January 29, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Association of King County, 753 N. 35th St., Ste. 208, in Fremont. For more information, contact Lisa at 206-633-2606 or Shelly at 206-250-5002.

IN THE LIFE TV'S FEBRUARY EPISODE TO BE BROADCAST
The February episode of In the Life, "A Visible History," will be broadcast locally on Sunday evening, February 3, at 12 midnight, on KCTS, Channel 9, and on late Tuesday night, February 5/early Wednesday morning, February 6 at 1:00 a.m., on KBTC, Channel 28. From Larry Kramer to Audrey Lorde, this month's episode celebrates the extraordinary people and places that have defined the history and charted the course of the Gay community. In the Life will also profile the late author and activist, Vito Russo, best remembered as co-founder of GLAAD (the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) and as author of the book, The Celluloid Closet; chronicle the emergence of Gay spaces after the Stonewall Rebellion; and take a look at the early scientific and medical debates over the lives of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people. In this month's "Real to Reel," the segment revisits a film, Parting Glances, that hit theaters in 1986 as one of the first to address HIV/AIDS and the complexities of Gay relationships. Twenty years later, AIDS continues to spread in our communities, but thanks to the Outfest Legacy Project, this seminal work has been preserved to continue education, informing and putting human faces to the disease. Visit In the Life on the web, by going to www.inthelifetv.org.

LAMBERT HOUSE STARTING NEW ACTIVITIES GROUP FOR YOUTH
Lambert House, Seattle's center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Ally youth, is organizing an exciting new activities group for youth ages 11-14. The group will provide LGBT youth, allies and youth from LGBT families with a safe space to explore identity and socialize through activities. The group will convene one Saturday per month during a trial four-month period starting in February and will include pottery, painting, a visit to Seattle Center, lunch and a tour of Capitol Hill, and a Storm women's basketball game. Group facilitators, Cori Jaeger and Gil Rich, have many years of experience working with youth as camp counselors, educators and challenge course facilitators. The group requires parent/guardian permission and cost of activities will be paid by parent/guardian. No one turned away for lack of money. For more information, contact Kristina@lamberthouse.org or call 206-322-2515 ext *814.

CENTER FOR LGBT HEALTH SEEKING LGBT VISUAL ARTISTS FOR JURIED SPRING ART SHOW
On Friday, April 4, at 7:00 p.m., The Center for LGBT Health presents "Exposed: A Celebration of Queer Artistry" at HaLo Studios, 500 E. Pike St. Artists are encouraged to submit their visual and functional pieces for review. Art work accepted for the show may be sold at the Opening Night Reception. Ticket sales for the event will benefit Verbena and Gay City Health Project. Artists interested in submitting work for consideration should contact wendy@verbenahealth.org for more information.

"Exposed" will feature the work of 20-25 artists and will present a wealth of Queer art in a variety of media - visual, sculpture, ceramic, and functional. Wendy Sloneker, event co-organizer, said "We're enthusiastic about this new artistic endeavor. Through the exhibit we hope to represent, celebrate, and reflect local Queer artists and their works, processes, visions, and journeys in self-expression."

EMERALD CITY SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION OPEN DIVISION GEARING UP FOR 2008 SEEKING NEW PLAYERS
The first of two New Player Skills Clinics is set for Saturday, February 9, noon to 2:00 p.m., at the Rainier Beach Playfields, Rainier Ave. S. & S. Cloverdale St. (Rain date is Sunday, February 10, same time and location.) The New Player Skills Clinic is a chance to hit, field, and catch a few softballs and meet teams that are looking for new players. Bringing a softball mitt is a great idea, but extra equipment should be available to borrow. For more information about the New Player Skills Clinics or playing Gay softball this year, visit www.seattlegaysoftball.com or send an email to membershipdirector@seattlegaysoftball.com.

ROSEHEDGE AIDS HOUSING & HEALTH CARE PRESENTS "LOVE WITHOUT BOUNDARIES" VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER
Rosehedge's 2008 Valentine's Day Dinner promises to be a unique fundraising event that combines the romance of the holiday with compassion for people living with HIV/AIDS. This fun and festive occasion will feature a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, and dancing to the sultry sounds of a live jazz band. The event will be held on Thursday, February 14, at the Shilshole Bay Beach Club, 6413 Seaview Ave. N.W., beginning at 6:00 p.m. Tickets: $85, $125 ($110 if purchased by 1/31), $150. For more information, contact Rosehedge at 206-365-6806 or caring@rosehedge.org

SEATTLE OUT & PROUD SEEKING BOARD MEMBERS, PARADE APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 15, SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR 2008 GRAND MARSHALL
Seattle Out & Proud, organizers of Seattle's downtown LGBT Pride Parade, is seeking new board members. Send resume and cover letter to info@seattlepride.org or call 206-322-9561 for more information.

2008 Parade Applications will be taken online ONLY starting February 15 at www.seattlepride.org.

Nominations for the Pride Parade's Grand Marshals are being sought. Nominees are selected based on their commitment and contributions to the community. Deadline for submission is April 1.

There are four Grand Marshal positions available. The Male Grand Marshal title is awarded to a self-identified Gay, Bisexual or Transgender man (residing in King our surrounding counties); the Female Grand Marshall title is awarded to a self-identified Gay, Bisexual or Transgender woman (residing in King or surrounding counties); the Honorary Grand Marshal title is awarded to a self-identified heterosexual, non-Transgender man or woman who has shown outstanding dedication to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender causes to the LGBT community (there is no residency restriction); the Honorary Grand Marshal Organization may be any organization that has significantly contributed to the positive image or outlook of and has supported the Seattle LGBT community. To nominate an individual or organization, please email info@seattlepride.org and describe in 300 words or less why this nominee should be chosen as a 2008 Seattle Pride Parade Grand Marshall. Be sure to include the nominee's activities and accomplishments.

LAMBERT HOUSE LGBT YOUTH CENTER DINNER & DRAG SHOW BENEFIT
On Wednesday, February 20, at 8:00 p.m., The Broadway Grill, 314 Broadway E., hosts "Synergy: A Dinner and Drag Show to Benefit Lambert House." The evening includes a delicious buffet dinner and a professional cabaret drag show with some of Seattle's best-known performers, including host Mark "Mom" Finley, DJ Kyler from C89.5 and Mr. and Miss Gay Seattle. Tickets are $30 per person - with $15 going to Lambert House for each ticket sold. Tickets can be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/25953 or in-person through February 20 at The Broadway Grill. Lambert House is a community center that assists and provides a safe place for LGBT and questioning youth - a vital part of our community!

MAYOR SEEKS CANDIDATES FOR SEATTLE COMMISSION FOR SEXUAL MINORITIES
Mayor Greg Nickels is seeking candidates for one position on the Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities. This member will be appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council to serve a two-year term. Members serve without compensation and must reside in Seattle.

The Commission is composed of 16 members: seven appointed by the Mayor, seven appointed by the City Council, one commissioner appointed by the Commission itself, and one Get Engaged youth member. Terms are for two years and all appointments are subject to City Council confirmation.

Commission membership requires a time commitment of approximately 10 hours per month. This includes attending the Commission's monthly meetings on the third Thursday of each month in the evening, and participating in a committee that also meets once per month. To apply for Commission membership, please submit a letter of interest and resume, or download an application at the Commission's website: www.cityofseattle.net/scsm/commissioners.htm#commissioner

Your letter of interest should indicate how your personal background might contribute to the diversity of the Commission. Submit your resume or application by February 25, 2008.

In keeping with Mayor Nickels' "Paper Cuts" program, electronic submissions are preferred, if possible. Please email your letter and resume to: Rosalinda.Hoskins@seattle.gov. (Please reference "Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities" in the subject line.)

To submit a paper copy, please mail to: Rosalinda Hoskins, Staff for Commission for Sexual Minorities, 810 Third Ave, Ste. 750, Seattle, WA 98104.

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the City's boards and commissions. Women, young persons, senior citizens, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, persons of color, and immigrants are encouraged to apply.

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: "ON THE WINGS OF WADADUGA: CHEROKEE TWO-SPIRIT LIVES"
Cherokee Two-Spirit/Queer activist, poet, and scholar Qwo-Li Driskill is looking for other Cherokee Two-Spirits to tell their stories as part of a research project. "On the Wings of Wadaduga" is an effort to bring the stories and histories of Cherokee Two-Spirit, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer-identified people to other Cherokees and to the broader public. This research has a goal of publishing the collected stories and creating a public performance of and based on these stories. These stories may also be used in scholarly articles and publications. For more information or to participate contact Qwo-Li Driskill, Michigan State University, Rhetoric & Writing, 5 Olds Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824 or email driskil3@msu.edu; www.dragonflyrising.com/wadaduga.php

HOWARD BROWN HEALTH CENTER SURVEYING LGBT PARENTS
Howard Brown's Department of Research has launched an online survey targeting LGBT parents. Responses to the survey are completely anonymous and it takes about 30 minutes to complete. At the end of the survey there is the option to include your email address in a drawing for a $50 gift card. To access this survey, please go to www.howardbrown.org and click on the link on the home page under the "Surveys" heading.

QLAW FOUNDATION'S 2008 PUBLIC INTEREST SUMMER GRANT PROGRAM
The QLaw Foundation, Washington state's GLBT Bar Association, will be sponsoring law student summer internships for the summer of 2008. Law students seeking low or unpaid summer internships serving the LGBTQ community or serving people living with HIV/AIDS are encouraged to apply. The QLaw Foundation's Public Interest Summer Grant Program is designed to encourage innovative new projects while developing the critical skills necessary for law students developing careers in the public interest. Students will design legal projects to be sponsored by non-profit, government, or tribal organizations. The sponsoring organizations will provide the student with legal supervision and administrative support over the course of the ten-week internship. The deadline for application is Friday, February 22, 2008. For more information and application, visit www.q-law.org.

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