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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
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. For more information about Camp Ten Trees, visit www.camptentrees.org or call 206-288-9568.

"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

IN THE LIFE LGBT NEWSMAGAZINE ON KCTS
On Sunday evening, July 27, at midnight, KCT-TV, Channel 9, in Seattle, will broadcast an encore presentation of In the Life's "Inside Out." Hosted by Tony-award winning actor, Cherry Jones, this episode features a collection of stories, including, "A Call to Duty," that looks at the U.S. Army's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy through the experience of one person who had to go back into "the closet" in order to re-enlist following the events of 9/11; "Madame Speaker," recounting Christine Quinn's historic rise as the first women - and openly Gay one - in the predominantly male maelstrom of New York City politics to becoming the most influential legislator in the city's government; and "Real to Reel" that recounts the hysteria that swept Smith College in 1960, when three Gay professors were ensnared in an undercover sting operation, through the film: "The Great Pink Scare."

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.

LAMBERT HOUSE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR DROP-IN CENTER
Lambert House, Seattle's resource center for LGBTQ youth, is seeking dedicated volunteer, who are available Monday-Friday, 4-7p.m., for the drop-in center. Volunteers are responsible for the daily operation of the drop-in center, maintaining a safe and respectful environment, and listening to youth talk about their lives. Drop-in center volunteers must be 24 years of age or older, comfortable working with youth, willing to commit to a weekly three-hour shift for a minimum of a year, and available for the next training (September 6, 7 and 13). Please email Kristina@lamberthouse.org or call 206-322-2515 ext *814 for an application.

THREE DOLLAR BILL CINEMA'S OUTDOOR MOVIE SERIES CONTINUES AT 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. This year's outdoor movie series debuted last week on Friday, July 18. Next Friday, August 1, Frogs, a campy "cautionary tale" will be shown. And 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.

LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE CARE TO SHOP FOOD DRIVE
Chicken Soup Brigade, Lifelong AIDS Alliance's food program, sponsors an on-going food drive program to provide bags of groceries to people living with HIV/AIDS in Seattle/King County. "Care to Shop" is held between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the following stores:

The first Saturday of the month at QFC, 416 15th Ave. E., Seattle; the second Saturday of the month at QFC, 417 Broadway E. (Broadway Market), Seattle; and the third Saturday of the month at Thriftway, 9740 S.W. Bank Rd., Vashon Island.

They particularly need: cereal, canned tuna, canned meals (soup, stew, etc.), juice, canned beans, peanut butter, jam/jelly, canned fruits and vegetables, macaroni and cheese, dry pasta, canned or jarred spaghetti sauce. Store gift cards and cash donations are also always appreciated. You can also help by organizing your own food drive at an office gathering or holiday party. For more information, call 206-328-8979.

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.

GLSEN/WA GSA SUMMER LEADERSHIP CAMP
GLSEN/WA (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network of Washington State) is looking for GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) leaders and adult supervisors to take part in the GLSEN/WA GSA Network Summer Leadership Camp, August 4 and 5. The camp is a two day gathering of the WA GSA Network Leadership Team, a youth-led group that will work together to build bridges between GSA clubs and other community groups throughout Washington State. During the camp, students and adult GSA advisors will develop leadership skills and help to build peer support through programs, workshops, and trainings. If selected to participate, you'll be encouraged to join the Leadership Team. Participation in this leadership camp is FREE.

If you are interested in participating in this summer leadership training, contact Joseph R. Bento, M. Ed., by calling 206-330-2099 or by emailing joe@glsenwa.org. Applications are available online at www.glsenwa.org, or through the GLSEN/WA office by calling 206-330-2099 or emailing mail@glsenwa.org.

"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 five 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 a.m.; 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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 2008 GAY SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES IN SEATTLE
Emerald City Softball Association will be hosting the 2008 Gay Softball World Series in Seattle, August 22-30. 4,000 athletes from all over the U.S. and Canada will be participating in this event. The Series 2008 host committee is looking for 200 to 300 volunteers. The committee needs volunteers to do everything from registering players to ensuring there is fresh water and ice in the dugouts for every game to answering questions about our area to the thousand of out-of-state visitors to assisting with opening and closing ceremonies.

To volunteer, send an email to volunteer@series2008.org.

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.

"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, fundraising, 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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