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COUNTRY DOCTOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC OFFERS HEALTH CARE NIGHT FOR LGBTQ COMMUNITY
Spectrum Natural Health at County Doctor Community Health Clinic, 500 19th Ave. E. offers primary and naturopathic care for the LGBTQ community every Thursday, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Providers have been serving the LGBTQ community for many years. Cost is sliding scale - no one turned away for lack of funds. For information and to make an appointment, call 206-299-1600.

HIV IS STILL A BIG DEAL ONLINE VIDEO SERIES TO RESHAPE HIV PREVENTION AMONG GAY MEN
HIV Is Still a Big Deal follows Josh, a young Gay man living in Manhattan, as he deals with everything from love and friendships to online hookups and unsafe sex. To view the first two episodes, go to www.hivbigdeal.org.

CAMP TEN TREES INFORMATION SESSION AT LAMBERT HOUSE & POTLUCK AT VOLUNTEER PARK
Learn more about Camp Ten Trees, how we serve LGBT youth and families, and our upcoming sessions in August on Friday, July 18, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. just south of E. Denny Way. For more information about Camp Ten Trees, visit www.camptentrees.org or call 206-288-9568.

Come to Volunteer Park for a fun and family-filled afternoon on Saturday, July 26, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. This is a great opportunity for Camp Ten Trees campers and their families to meet each other. You can also meet camp staff, play games and sing camp songs. This event will be hosted by Camp Ten Trees' amazing staff, so you know it is going to be great. Please bring a dish to share; beverages will be provided.

THREE DOLLAR BILL CINEMA'S OUTDOOR MOVIE SERIES RETURNS TO CAL ANDERSON PARK
"Features From the Black Lagoon" strikes again this summer with three FREE eco-minded, tongue-in-cheek films presented under the stars and on the grass at Cal Anderson Park, 11th Ave. & Howell St. The series gets off to a big start on Friday, July 18, with Lily Tomlin in The Incredible Shrinking Woman. On Friday, August 1, Frogs, a campy "cautionary tale" will be shown. Lastly, on Friday, August 15, join Carmen Miranda, the Benny Goodman Orchestra and Busby Berkeley in The Gang's All Here, a must-see musical comedy from 1943, with Carmen Miranda as "The Lady in the Tutti-Frutti Hat." All screenings are free and begin at dusk (around 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.). www.threedollarbillcinema.org.

BREMERTON/KITSAP PRIDE, TRI-CITIES PRIDE
On Saturday, July 19, the Bremerton/Kitsap County LGBT community presents "Kitsap Pride - Live-Love-Be," a picnic celebration, noon to 5 p.m., at Evergreen Park, 1400 Park Ave., Bremerton.

On Sunday, July 20, the Tri-Cities LGBT community presents the "Mid-Columbia Pride Parade & Mid-Columbia "Got Pride" Celebration" in Pasco, WA. 11 a.m. parade steps-off from Out & About, 327 W. Lewis, via 3rd Ave. to Sylvester St. and on to Sylvester Park, 5th Ave. & Sylvester St. Celebration at Sylvester Park from noon to 6 p.m. Pink Party at Out & About, 327 W. Lewis St., beginning at 6 p.m. Additional events Friday, July 18, and Saturday, July 19. www.visayouthcenter.org.

GLSEN/WA HOSTS "SCHOOL'S OUT!" ADULT SOCIAL & SUMMER FUNDRAISER
On Saturday, July 19, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., GLSEN/WA (the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network/Washington State) and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence hosts a 21 and over fundraising social event at C.C. Attle's, 1501 E. Madison St. Enjoy raffles, prizes, Jell-O shots and drink specials and support the important work of GLSEN/WA. www.glsen.org/washington

LGBTQI INDIVIDUALS & COUPLES OF SOUTH ASIAN DESCENT SOUGHT FOR LOCAL DOCUMENTARY
The Asian Pacific Islander Community Leaders Program Class of 2008 and Tasveer, a South Asian Film organization, are partnering to produce a documentary, multimedia film to provide a voice for LGBT individuals of South Asian descent who are in a mixed orientation relationship. The term "mixed orientation relationship" refers to a relationship in which the members' sexual orientations differ. An example may include, but is not limited to, a couple where one person identifies as Bisexual and the other identifies as Gay or straight. The goal of the documentary is to create awareness of the issues specific to this population, which has had little exposure in the media.

"Our sole purpose is to give a personal voice to South Asian LGTBQIs and even heterosexual South Asians in mixed-orientation relationships. We would like to explore how their ethnic communities have shaped their values and contributed to their personal choices in relationships and openness regarding their sexual orientation. We also want to show a sensitivity to the personal stories, triumphs, and challenges faced by South Asian LGBTQIs and those in mixed-orientation relationships. At all times we will do our best to show the utmost respect for confidentiality and personal preferences."

The film will be entered into the 5th Annual Independent South Asian Film Festival in Seattle in September. Organizers are looking for individuals or couples who would like to be interviewed and/or featured in the documentary. Filming will take place during the last two weeks of July. If you have any questions or would like to participate, please contact Joyce Tseng at 206-579-5330. Organizers also welcome any ideas, feedback, or concerns in developing this film. Please feel free to email your thoughts on or experiences with the above relationships to aclf.film2008@gmail.com.

Tasveer, meaning "picture" in Hindi/Urdu, is a grassroots, community-based organization that is committed to bringing independent progressive films from South Asia and the South Asian Diaspora to the Pacific Northwest. Tasveer sponsors the annual Independent South Asian Film Festival (ISAFF). This year's ISAFF will encompass Queer themes from South Asia and its diaspora. www.tasveer.org.

QUEERS! GEARS! & CHEERS!
Queers! Gears! & Cheers! is hosting a FREE open bike shop and clinic on Tuesday, July 22, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event will be held at King St. House, 1643 S. King St. (Go around back on right-hand side.) All skill levels welcome. Drop in and work on your bike in a Queer-identified space. Tools and helpful hands provided. All identities welcome. Queers! Gears! & Cheers! is a not-for-profit volunteer-run collective aimed at creating a more visible Queer presence in Seattle's bike culture and providing a fun, safe environment for underrepresented folks to become empowered through the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) theology. For more information, contact 206-276-5837.

DRAG SHOW & AUCTION TO BENEFIT BAILEY/BOUSHAY
On Thursday, July 24, 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show, The Blarney Stone and Mercedes Michaels present a one-night-only drag show and auction to benefit Bailey/Boushay House. The Blarney Stone is located at 1909 3rd Ave., in Belltown. Enjoy drink specials! For more information, contact Luis Lorenzo at 206-307-6273.

KWANCHAI HAPPY HOUR TO SPOTLIGHT EQUAL RIGHTS WASHINGTON
On Friday, July 25, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Kwanchai hosts their July Happy Hour event featuring Equal Rights Washington - www,equalrightswashington.org - at their South Lake Union office, 511 Boren Ave. N., Ste 100. Kwanchai is happy to continue their monthly Happy Hours, which support a different local nonprofit/charity each month. Each month's event spotlights a community organization, raising money and collecting items from their "wish list." Please RSVP at 206-262-1022 or email Christina@kwanchai.net and visit www.kwanchai.net for more information and ERW's wish list. Past recipients include: Dearborn Elementary, Safe Schools Coalition, Jubilee Women's Center, Verbena Health, Art with Heart, Camp Ten Trees, Rise N' Shine, Gay City and Families Like Ours. Kwanchai is a design firm that started in Interior Design and has quickly grown into all areas of design, including: commercial, websites, business cards, corporate branding and logos, event and menu design, plus so much more. For more information about Kwanchai, visit www.kwanchai.net.

"SPARKING AN ANTIWAR RESURGENCE"
On Saturday, July 26, at 7:30 p.m., the Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women present an eyewitness report from the National Assembly to End the Iraq War and Occupation, held in Cleveland, June 28-29. Gina Petry, workshop presenter on "Women, War and Resistance," Queer activist, and Radical Women representative to National Assembly Coordinating Committee, and Jonathon Hurd, Seattle Central Community College nursing program graduate, SCCC Anti-War Collective member, and writer for the Freedom Socialist newspaper, will speak. The event will be held at New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S. $3 door donation. Enjoy a grilled chicken (or tofu) salad supper at 6 p.m. for a $9 dinner donation. Sliding scale and work exchange available. For more information, rides or childcare, call 206-722-2453 or email FSPseattle@mindspring.com. www.socialism.com; www.RadicalWomen.org

SEATTLE POLICE TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR COMMUNITY POLICE ACADEMY
Want to learn about the role of police officers? What is CSI (Crime Scene Investigation)? How about having the opportunity to ride along with a police officer while patrolling Seattle neighborhoods?

The Seattle Police Department is now taking applications for the Fall Community Police Academy to begin Thursday, September 18, 2008. Classes are held once a week for 10 weeks from 5:30 pm to 9:15 pm.

The Community Police Academy is designed to provide Seattle residents with an opportunity to learn first hand about how the Seattle Police Department works. Classes focus on patrol operations and procedures, narcotics, SWAT, CSI, use of force, domestic violence, arson/bomb, and arrest procedures, along with criminal law. Opportunities include ride-alongs with patrol officers. Graduates benefit from the facts and best practices of policing and receive a program certificate upon completion of the course.

Space is limited, so all are encouraged to apply early. The deadline to submit your application is Monday, July 28, 2008. To apply, go to http://www.seattle.gov/police/programs/policeacademy/default.htm or call 206-684-8672 for more information.

FREEDOM SOCIALIST PARTY HOSTS SIZZLING SENDOFF FOR LUMA NICHOL
On Saturday, August 2, the Freedom Socialist Party hosts a bon voyage party for long-time FSP organizer Luma Nichol, who will be moving to the Bay Area to continue her work with the San Francisco office of the FSP. She will arrive in the Bay Area just in time to help on the organizing for Radical Women's National Conference in October 2008.

Ms. Nichol began her political career in Seattle by helping put on the 1981 Lesbian/Gay Pride March in Pioneer Square. While she was organizing for Seattle Radical Women, she spearheaded the picket-line defense of abortion clinics in Everett and Seattle.

In the 1990s she headed the United Front Against Fascism, the Northwest coalition that led anti-fascist protests again the White Aryan Resistance on Whidbey Island, the Ku Klux Klan recruitment rally in Auburn, WA and the now defunct Aryan Nation from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Seattle's Queer community, with the help of Seattle Gay News, turned out in exceptional numbers to make these and other anti-bigotry rallies successful.

All are welcome, whether you know Luma or not. Festivities for the farewell party include a grilled burger buffet, plus roasts, toasts and stimulating conversation. Buffet at 4 p.m. ($9 dinner donation; sliding scale and work exchanges available for students and low-income people), program begins at 6:30 p.m. For information or rides, call or email the FSP office, 206-722-2453 or FSPseattle@mindspring.com, or visit www.socialism. com

CAFÉ METROPOLITAIN HOSTS DRAG BINGO TO BENEFIT LAMBERT HOUSE
Starting in August, Gay-owned Café Metropolitain will be launching Drag Bingo in their all-ages café area. Drag Bingo will be hosted by Giggles Galore and will be held every Sunday at 7 p.m. For the month of August, all Drag Bingo games will benefit Lambert House, Seattle's resource center for LGBT youth. For $5 enjoy a fun and relaxing time and raise money for LGBT youth. Bingo prizes will be awarded on the spot. Café Metropolitain is located at 1701 E. Olive Way at Boylston Ave. Light meals and a full range of beverages are available at the café. Enjoy Happy Hour all day on Sunday.

"PROJECT GANGPLANK" THE UNOFFICIAL SEAFAIR QUEEN CITY CRUISE 2008
On Saturday, August 9, join the "Buoys of Summer" on the Seattle Chapter of the Tacky Tourist Clubs of America's 2008 Cruise - their 27th Annual Naughtycal Adventure on the High Seas. Enjoy a 5-hour tour of Seattle's harbor and inland passages combined with an outrageous party; featuring music and dancing, no-host bar, lavish buffet, entertainment and lots of scenery amidst the 480 passengers on board. This cruise has sold out every year since 1981. Enjoy a dockside pre-boarding show at Pier 55 on the downtown Seattle waterfront at 11 am; boarding at noon. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at www.ttca.org; must be 21, ID required. The cruise has sold out every year since 1981. Proceeds benefit Gay City Health Project, Emerald City Softball Association Gay Softball World Series in Seattle Organizing Committee, Action Northwest Backpack Project.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: TWO-SPIRIT LITERATURE & ART
Two-Spirit authors and project editors Qwo-Li Driskill, Daniel Heath Justice, Deborah Miranda, and Lisa Tatonetti are seeking poetry, fiction, non-fiction, creative non-fiction, essay, memoir, photography, performance texts, and art for a new anthology of indigenous Two-Spirit/GLBTQ creative work. "We envision this anthology as a collection of maps and stories for those who come after and for those why may already be on their journey, but without guides. This project is for those who - like so many of us - had no role models, no one to tell us that we were valuable human beings, just as we are. This project is by and for the People." Participants must be Indigenous Two-Spirit/GLBTQ people from the Americas and the Pacific. For complete information on how to participate in this project, email twospiritcollection@gmail.com. Deadline for submission is August 15, 2008.

TWO PRIDE FOUNDATION FUNDS FOR ORGANIZATIONS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
The Pride Foundation's "Inland Northwest" grants are for organizations with projects based within Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Pierce, and/or Shoshone counties in Idaho; and/or within Adams, Asotin, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, and/or Whitman counties in Washington. Applications for "Inland Northwest" grants are due on Friday, August 22, 2008.

Organizations helping the LGBT community in Alaska, Seattle/King County, parts of Idaho, Oregon and Washington can apply for funding through the Pride Foundation's "Northwest Grants." Applications for "Northwest Grants" are due on Friday, August 29, 2008.

For complete details, visit www.pridefoundation.org or call 206-323-3318.

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR Q-SQUARED/ BOYZ IN THE WOODS CAMP 2008
Registration for Boyz in the Woods' Labor Day weekend Camp 2008 is now open. "We have some exciting changes in store for you at CAMP this year, but don't worry, the spirit of CAMP is alive and well and it will still be the CAMP that you have come to know and love. We don't want to spoil the surprises that we have in store for you, but one thing we can tell you is that CAMP is actually less expensive this year.

"While you're at the website, take a look at the Workshops page and sign up to do that fabulous workshop you've always wanted to do. We know everyone has special talents to share so why not teach your fellow CAMPers what you know." www.qcamp.org.

ONE-IN-TEN SCREENPLAY CONTEST
The One-In-Ten Screenplay Contest, a screenplay contest dedicated to the positive portrayal of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, Transgender and Queer individuals in film, celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2008. Entries are now being accepted online and are limited to the first 300 for 2008. The One-In-Ten Screenplay Contest has gained respect and notoriety from Hollywood studios, agents and producers. Prizes for 2008 include cash, industry exposure and merchandise. Entries for 2008 are being accepted at www.OneInTenScreenplayContest.com. The submission deadline is Monday, September 1, 2008. The contest is sponsored by Cherub Productions, Final Draft, Inc., scr(i)pt magazine, www.inktip.com, www.TopFilmFestivals.com, www.ScreenplayContests.com and Jungle Software.

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& 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.

"MANY STORIES, ONE VOICE: THE NORTH AMERICAN CONVOCATION OF PRO-LGBT CHRISTIANS"
Registration is now open for "Many Stories, One Voice," the premier gathering of pro-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Christians, which will be held in New Orleans, LA, September 4-7.

"Many Stories, One Voice: The North American Convocation of Pro-LGBT Christians" is a conference that will offer new tools and training in the areas of faith-based community organizing, media training, board development, fund-raising, research, biblical studies, theology, capacity-building and other concrete skills. Participants will also engage in discussions about issues of race, class, ability, age, embodiment, gender identity and sexual orientation. Pro-LGBT faith leaders are urged to attend. Register online at www.manystoriesonevoice.org.

"Many Stories, One Voice" is convened by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, in partnership with more than 30 pro-LGBT Christian organizations representing progressive, moderate and conservative traditions. For more information or to register, please visit www.manystoriesonevoice.org.

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