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VERBENA SPONSORS "THE ART OF GENDER" WORKSHOP
Curious about gender, sexuality, appearance and how they relate? Has your identity changed over time? Who do you want to be? How do you want to be seen in the world? Come share in a supportive environment with art in a casual group therapy format. All gender identities welcome. Join facilitator Sharon Sanborn, LMHC, on Monday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m., at the Verbena Wellness Center, Center for LGBT Health, 511 E. Pike St., for this workshop. 206-323-6540; www.verbenahealth.org

JOIN GAY CITY'S SEATTLE TO PORTLAND BICYCLE RIDE TEAM
Interested in meeting other Gay bicyclists and supporting Gay City Health Project? Then consider joining Gay City's team for the 2008 Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic. Come learn more about STP, pick up registration materials, get tips for buying a bike, hear about team training opportunities, and strategize for easy and effective fundraising at an information meeting on Monday, February 4, 6:30 p.m., at Kaladi Brothers Coffee, 511 E. Pike St. A veteran STP rider will be on hand to answer your questions. For more information about STP, see www.cascade.org. If you are unable to make this gathering but are interested in participating, email tony@gaycity.org. www.gaycity.org

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.

SEATTLE BLACK PRIDE'S "IT'S A LOVE THANG!"
On Friday, February 8, Seattle Black Pride presents "It's a Love Thang!" featuring Hip Hop and R&B by DJ Catdaddy at J'ai Thai on Broadway, 235 Broadway E., 10:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. With raffles, prizes, and a whole lotta love. $10 cover. www.seattleblackpride.org

WASHINGTON STATE'S PRESIDENTIAL CAUCUSES
On Saturday, February 9, Washington State holds its presidential caucuses. All the delegates for the Democratic presidential candidates will be selected at the caucuses and half of the delegates for the Republican president candidates will be selected at the caucuses with the other half being selected through the February 19 presidential primary. To find out where to go for your neighborhood caucus on February 9, check the following: King County Democrats: http://41dems.org/gmap/caucus.html; King County Republicans: http://www.kcgop.org/caucus_locator.html. More information is available on the SEAMEC website at http://www.seamec.org

SEATTLE IMPERIAL COURT'S CORONATION EVENTS
February is Coronation Month for the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle and the Olympic and Rainier Empire. Voting Day is on Sunday, February 10, to select the Court's Emperor and Empress for 2008. Voting will be held 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Richmark Bldg, 12th Ave. & E. Pike St. All King County residents are eligible to vote - ID required. That evening, the Court presents the In Town Show & Awards at 6:00 p.m. at Neighbours Nightclub, 1509 Broadway. The State Dinner and Awards will be held on Wednesday, February 13, at 6:00 p.m. at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel (advance reservations required). On Thursday, February 14, the Court presents the Salt Lake City-Denver Show at 6:00 p.m. at Neighbours - $15 cover. On Friday, February 15, the Court presents the Out Of Town Show at 6:00 p.m. at Neighbours - $15 cover. On Saturday, February 16, the Court presents Coronation 2008: The President's Ball: "A Return to Camelot" with cocktail reception at 5:00 p.m. and dinner and the coronation ceremony at 6:00 p.m. at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 2100 Alaskan Way, Seattle. Tickets are $75. Later that evening, the Court presents the Las Vegas Dam Water Party at 11:00 a.m. - location to be determined. On Sunday, February 17, the Court hosts the Victory Brunch at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel. Later that afternoon, the Court hosts the Alaska Bird Water Party at 3:00 p.m. - location to be determined. For complete details, visit www.imperialcourtofseattle.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 MARSHALS
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 by 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! EQUAL RIGHTS WASHINGTON TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL GALA
On Saturday, February 23, ERW will host their second annual gala, "Be Who You Are: Come Out and Play," with gala host Charlene Strong, at the W Hotel, 1112 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, with cocktail reception and silent auction from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and seated dinner and entertainment from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $175 and $275. Dress: Creative Black Tie. RSVP by Friday, February 15 at 5:00 p.m. For complete details, visit www.equalrightswashington.org.

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 and application by February 25, 2008.

In keeping with Mayor Nickels' "Paper Cuts" program, electronic submissions are preferred, if possible. Please email you 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.

GAY CITY SEEKING LGBT ARTISTS, WRITERS AND CRAFTS PEOPLE
Gay City is currently seeking any and all LGBT artists to host workshops on a number of art forms. As part of their newly launched Peer Recovery Network, Gay City will be hosting local artists to spread their knowledge and share their art forms with the community. Whether it's painting, sculpting, dance, theatre, self-defense, puppetry, poetry, writing, spoken word, music, fashion design, crafts, photography, welding, carpentry or whatever it may be, join Gay City in building community through art and camaraderie. For more information, contact Eleazar Juarez at eleazar@gaycity.org or 206-388-1707 or Robert Yoon at Robert@gaycity.org or 206-388-1704.

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."

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

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.

SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION PROVIDES INFORMATION ON LGBT-RELATED STUDENT GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS
The Safe Schools Coalition lists national resources for LGBTQ youth, students with LGBTQ parents/guardians, and student activists on their website's Scholarships and Grants page. For details, go to www.safeschoolscoalition.org/RG-scholarships.html.

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