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TO GET A CALENDAR LISTING: To have your 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: Tuesday 5pm.

ACCESSIBILITY: Is your event accessible to LGBTQ people with disabilities? See Jean’s List webpage www.scn.org/activism/calendar/disabilities.html for Marla Nonken’s disabilities accommodations lists.

Following is a list of community organizations:

American Veterans for Equal Rights - www.aver.us

Bellingham/Whatcom County - www.theslowlane. com/guide.html.

Bent Arts is the nation’s only non-profit Queer writing institute. info@bentwriting.com, www.bentwriting.com

BiNet Seattle is a mixed gender, social group for Bisexuals, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks - www.binetseattle.org. Seattle Bisexual Womens Network - 331-4810, www.geocities.com/sbwn.

Bremerton/Kitsap County - www.outwestsound.org

Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St, offers a schedule of 12-step meetings serving the LGBT community. 860-9560 (office), www.capitolhillalanoclub.org.

Central Washington University GALA Hotline: (509) 963-1994.

DIFFA/Seattle (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS). 763-8885; www.diffa.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: 1-888-99-VOICE; Northwest Network - support & advocacy for LGBT 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, 1-800-562-6025. In an emergency call 911. Report domestic violence and sexual assault.

Dunshee House (Home of SASG) offers free, facilitated & confidential support, discussion & skills groups, retreats, 1 to 1 peer mentoring & special events for those affected by HIV/AIDS & the greater LGBT communities. 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org.

Equal Rights Washington - 324-2570; www.equalrightswashington.org.

Everett/Snohomish Cty - www.gaysnohomish.org.

Gay City organizes events & activities for Gay & Bi men & offers anonymous & confidential HIV/STD testing at the Center for LGBT Health, 511 E Pike St. 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.

Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle & the Olympic & Rainier Empire. www.imperialcourtofseattle.com.

In The Life - www.inthelifetv.org

Lifelong AIDS Alliance - 328-8979, www.lifelongaids alliance.org.

MEN: Gay City: 860-6969, www.gaycity.org; Knights of Malta: 329-0886, mailbox@jetchapterkofm.com; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over, 781-7724, http://maturefriends.org; Northwest Bears: 903-9288, www.nwbears.com; The Olympians: www.The Olympians.net; Q-Squared: www. qsquared.org; Rain City Jacks: 339-JACK, www.raincityjacks.org, Romp Naked: www.rompnaked.org; Seattle Gay Couples:  www. seattlegaycouples.org; Seattle Men in Leather: www.seattlemeninleather. org; Seattle Prime Timers: Gay & Bi men 40 & over, 329-0793; www.seattle primetimers.org.

MUSIC: Diverse Harmony: www.diverseharmony.org; Rainbow City Band: 1-866-841-9139 ext 2126; rainbowcityband@onebox.com; www.rainbowcity band.com; Seattle Mens Chorus and Seattle Womens Chorus: 323-0750, www.flyinghouse. org; Sound Mosaic: 860-SLGC, www.slgc.org

Northwest Rainbow Alliance for the Deaf:  www.nwrad.org.

Olympia/Thurston County:  www.RainbowCenterOly. org.

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates/Seattle Regional Affiliate supports the work of LGBT employees and the growing number of ERGs (Employee Resource Groups) making a difference within local companies. www.outandequal.org/affiliates/seattle

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; Maybe Baby, info@maybebabyseattle.org; Queer Parent Networking Dinners: Deann, 568-7777, deann@nwnetwork.org; Rainbow Families of Puget Sound: www.rainbowfamiliesps.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.

Peninsula Pride Alliance (North Olympic Peninsula):  PO Box 1988, Port Townsend, WA 98368; info@peninsulapride.org; www.peninsulapride.org.

PEOPLE OF COLOR: Entre Hermanos, GLBT Latinos/as, 322-7700, www.entrehermanos.org; Ile LaiLai, 781-3565, iya@ilelailai.org; Long Yang Club, 264-4304; www.longyangclub.org/seattle; Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT), 932-8313, macctseattle@yahoo.com; 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; Two-Spirit Honor Project, 1-866-685-0164.

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.

Q Law: The GLBT Bar Association of WA:  682-6711; www.q-law.org

Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities. 684-4503.

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 - 323-LGBT (5428), www.seattlelgbt.org.

Seattle Police Department Sexual Minorities Community Advisory Council: kim.bogucki@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: Bent Car Guys: www.bentcarguys.com; Border Riders Motorcycle Club: 686-4176, www.borderriders.com; Bottom Dwellers Scuba Club: www.bottomdwellers.org; Emerald City Softball Association: 938-7402, www.gayseattlesoftball. com; Ethyl Forever Car Club: http://Clubs.Hemmings.com/EthylForever CarClub/; Hiking Group: 632-5405; Olympic Yacht Club: www.oycnw.org; OutVentures: outdoor education & recreation activities, www.outventures.org; Pacific Northwest Gay Rodeo Association: www.pacific nwgra.org; Puddletown Squares: www.puddletown dancers.org; Rain Country: a country-western dance organization catering to the LGBTQ community but open to all, www.raincountrydance.org; Seattle Gay Basketball: Michael Coleman, 349-1660, mcoleman66@hotmail.com; 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.teamseattle.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.

Tacky Tourist Clubs of America, Seattle Chapter. www.ttca.org; bruce@ttca.org; 1122 E Pike St PMB 905, Seattle, WA 98122-3934.

Tacoma/Pierce County - Rainbow Center, 741 St Helens Ave, a resource center for the LGBTIQA community of Pierce County, (253) 383-2318, www. rainbowcntr.org.

TRANSGENDER: Emerald City Social Club: (425) 827-9494; Gender Odyssey: www.genderodyssey. com; Ingersoll Gender Center: 329-6651, www.ingersollcenter.org; Pacific Gender Support: 323-2162, www.pacificgender.org; Washington Gender Alliance: (360) 445-2411, www.washington genderalliance.com

WOMEN: BABES: support groups for HIV+ women. 720-5566, 1-888-292-1912; Lesbians Over 40: 328-4895; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over, 781-7724, http://maturefriends.org; Older Lesbians Organizing for Change/WA State Chapter: gloria@oloc.org, mary@oloc.org, www.oloc.org; Push: www.pushmagazine.org; RainshadowWomen: RainshadowWomen@aol.com, http://rainshadow women.tripod.com/; Tacoma Lesbian Concern (TLC): www.tacomalesbianconcern.org; WOWS: a fun, member-driven social group for Lesbians, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/womenofwestseattle

Yakima:  First Fridays - (509) 576-0276. www.gayakima.com/1stfridays.html

YOUTH: Diverse Harmony: www.diverseharmony. org; GLBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention Program: 206-297-5922, ext 116; GLSEN/Washington State (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/WA, WA GSA Network supports youth-led GSA’s to fight harassment & homophobia in Washington state schools. 330-2099; www.glsenwa.org; www.wagsa.org. GLOBE (Gay, Lesbian, Open-Minded, & Bisexual Empowerment): a support group & HIV/STD prevention program for GLBTQ youth, ages14-20, in Everett, David/Brenda, (425) 263-2908, www.globeyouth.org; Lambert House: an activities & resource center for LGBT youth, ages 14-22, in Seattle, 322-2515, www.lamberthouse. org; www.MatthewsPlace.com;  Oasis Youth Group: for GLBTQ youth, ages 14-25, in Tacoma, (253) 671-2838, www.oasisyouthcenter.org; Safe Schools Coalition: www.safeschoolscoalition.org; 632-0662 ext 49 (non-emergency), 1-888-99-VOICE (crisis line); Seattle Young Peoples 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 2

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.

Care to Shop. 10am-3pm. QFC, 416 15th Ave E. 1st Saturday of every month. Benefits the Lifelong AIDS Alliance food program, Chicken Soup Brigade. Pick up a shopping list on your way into the store, as you do your shopping throw an extra item or two in your cart & deposit them in our food barrels as you exit.

Rain City Soccer Club - Special Effect. 10am-12noon. Location varies. Every Saturday. Special Effect is open to anyone in the LGBT community. It actively welcomes women & men. New & returning players are welcome, as are people who already play in a competitive league such as Co-Rec. For information email rippleeffectsoccer@yahoo.com. To sign up visit www.raincitysoccer.org

Country Western Dancing. Lesson 4-6pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. Dance lesson by donation. No partner required. www.raoncountrydance.org

Sizzling Sendoff Party. 4pm. 5236 S Fontanelle Pl. Wish bon voyage to travelling FSP organizer Luma Nichol, a multi-talented mover & shaker who will continue her work with the San Francisco branch of the FSP. She will arrive in the Bay Area just in time to pitch in with support for Radical Women’s National Conference held there in October 2008. All are welcome whether you know Luma or not. Festivities include a grilled burger buffet, plus roasts, toasts & stimulating conversation. Dinner donation $9. 722-2453. www.socialism.com

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 5:30pm. Bus-accessible 1st Hill/Central Area location. 1st & 3rd Saturdays, beginners welcome; 2nd & 4th Saturdays, open game; 5th Saturday, women’s game. This non-profit LGBTQ club provides a fun, safe, laid-back atmosphere for playing bridge. $3 fee includes coffee & tea. For partners & to make reservations: Dan, dantuttle @yahoo.com, 992-3351.

Northwest Bears Beer/Soda Bust & Bear Meet. 6-9pm. Men’s Room, 1501 E Madison St. Meets 1st Saturday each month. A beer bust for Bears, Cubs & like-minded friends with happy hour prices. An informal get-together & a chance for prospective members to meet men already in the club. NWB is a Gay men’s social & service organization for Bears, Cubs & Trappers. 903-9288. www.nwbears.org

Trans & Genderqueer Support Group for Survivors. 6-8pm. Every week. For survivors 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 since 1986! John, 725-3730.

Off the Cuff: Innovators of Improvisational Dance in Concert. 7pm. Erickson Theatre, 1524 Harvard Ave. An evening of innovative performance with leading improvisational dance artists from around the world. For a list of performers visit www.sfadl.org. Tickets: $14 faculty show, $8 student show. For tickets visit www.brownpaper tickets.xom

Strength Over Speed. 7-8:30pm. Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 1002 E Seneca. FREE drop-in support group (not a 12 step) for Gay & Bi men who desire recovery from meth. For information visit www.strengthover speed.org

Pacific Gender Support Social & Support Meeting. 7:30-9:30pm. 1812 E Madison St, #204. Meets every Saturday. 1st Saturdays are Movie Night, with a Trans theme; other Saturdays are in a traditional support format. All are welcome: CDs, TVs,TGs, TSs & all those concerned with gender issues such as family, friends, employers,  etc. Donations appreciated. 323-2162, www.pacificgender.org/support/

Ignition. 8pm. Magnuson Park Auditorium, Bldg 47, 7400 Sandpoint Way NE. Seven dancers of Open Flame dance Theater will light up the stage with intricate & stylized modern dance fused with fire performance, presenting a spectacle of dance never seen before. Tickets $18 adult, $15 child/student/senior. www.brownpaper tickets.com

Whos Your Daddy TV Broadcast. 1st & 3rd Saturday 11pm; 2nd & 4th Thursday 7pm. Comcast Channel 77. The longest running LGBT affirming TV program in the greater Seattle area. www.whosyourdaddy tv.org

SUNDAY - August 3

(For a comprehensive list of open & affirming religious/spiritual organizations in the area contact Multifaith Works - 324-1520; www.multifaith.org.)

Hiking Group. 8:45am. Uptown Espresso, 500 Westlake Ave N. Every Sunday year-round, rain or shine for moderate to strenuous day hikes. 323-8382. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheSeattleGayHiking Group/

Border Riders Motorcycle Club First Sunday Ride. 10am-rendezvous; 10:30am. Broadway Grill, 314 Broadway E. Meets 1st Sunday each month. BRMC provides a social & educational fraternity for individuals interested in recreational motorcycle touring. www.borderriders.com

Gay Mens Bowling in Everett. 10am. Evergreen Lanes, 5111 Clarement Way, Everett. Every Sunday. Spectators welcome. Join us for lunch afterwards! Sponsored by the Snohomish County Gay Men’s Task Force. For info email John at johndmarsh@mac.com

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.

Rebel Reading Circle. 11am-12:30pm. 900 Hiawatha Pl S. Meets 1st & 3rd Sundays. Share ideas as you study Viva la Raza: A History of Chicano Identity & Resistance by Yolanda Alaniz & Megan Cornish. Discover a wealth of little-known information about campus, farmworker & Chicana organizing at the UW, in the Yakima Valley & in the Seattle community. FREE. Sponsored by the Freedom Socialist Party. 722-2453. www.socialism.com

Seattle Gay Basketball. 2-4pm. Ingraham High School, 1819 N 135th St. Every Sunday. Basketball players ranging in age from early 20s to 50s, including all skill levels. Looking for more Gay players to join us for full-court basketball games. This is recreational play, not a league, so it’s OK if you can’t make it every Sunday. For information call 349-1660 or email mcoleman66@hotmail.com

PFLAG/Kittitas County. 4-5:30pm. First United Methodist Church, 3rd & Ruby Sts, Ellensburg. Meets the first Sunday of every month. For information, (509) 925-7937.

Sistah 2 Sistah Social/Organizing Meeting. 4-6pm. POCAAN, 1609 19th Ave. Meets 1st Sunday each month. An opportunity to socialize & discuss/plan future activities. Sistah 2 Sistah is a social/support group for Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender women of African descent. 322-7061 ext 235.

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 Sun, Mon, Wed, Thursday & Friday. Orca Swim Team workouts are for both competitive & recreational swimmers. www.orcaswimteam.org

Deaf Queer Coffee Night. 7pm. Starbucks, E Olive Way & Summit Ave E. Meets 1st Sunday each month. Sponsored by the NW Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf. www.nwrad.org

Drag Bingo - Benefits Lambert House. 7-10pm. Cafe Metropolitain, 1701 E Olive Way. Play Bingo, win cash & prizes & help benefit Lambert House youth. Hosted by Giggles Galore. $5.

MONDAY - August 4

FamilyWorks LGBT Playgroup. 10:30am-12noon. Family Works, 1501 N 45th St. Every Monday. For LGBT families with children ages 0-5. It’s free, friendly & fun! 694-6727. www.familyworksseattle.org

Strength Over Speed. 2:30-4pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. FREE drop-in support group (not a 12 step) for Gay & Bi men who desire recovery from meth. For information visit www.strengthoverspeed.org

Allies Discussion Group. 6-7:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Meets the 1st Monday of every month. Lambert House has launched a group who want to talk about what it means to be an ally, so if you’re straight & want to talk about how to act as an ally to GLBT people, if you’re white & want to talk about how to act as an ally to people of color, if you’re male & want to talk about how to act as an ally to women, etc...this group’s for you. 322-2515 ext 13, www.lamberthouse.org.

Positively Mondays. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. An informal social & discussion group for men with HIV or AIDS. For info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

Sex, Dating & Relationships. 6-7pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Monday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.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; 789-1267.

Freely Speaking Toastmasters. 7pm. Group Health, 200 15th E. Every Monday (except holidays & the last Mondays in August & December). Seattle’s only Gay & Lesbian speaking club. Please check website for current room information: www.toastmasterspride.org

Men Group Yoga. 7-8:15pm. Mekosun Studio, 905 20th Ave S. Meets every Monday. All levels. $15/class. 412-7079; www.mekosun.com.

PFLAG/Wenatchee Area Weekly Meeting. 7pm. Trinity Methodist Church, 850 N James Ave, East Wenatchee. Every Monday (including any & all holidays). PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724.

Rebel Reading Circle. 7-8:30pm. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S. Meets 1st & 3rd Mondays. Share ideas as you study Viva la Raza: A History of Chicano Identity & Resistance by Yolanda Alaniz & Megan Cornish. Discover a wealth of little-known information about campus, farmworker & Chicana organizing at the UW, in the Yakima Valley & in the Seattle community. FREE. 722-2453. www.socialism.com

Country Western Dancing in Kent. Lesson 7:30-8:30pm, Open Dancing 8:30-10pm. Swank, 24437 Russell Rd, Kent. Dance lesson by donation. No partner required. www.raoncountrydance.org

Knights of Malta Board Meeting. 7:30pm. The Cuff, 1533 15th Ave. mailbox@jetchapterkofm.com

Unity Gay Mens AA Group in Tacoma. 7:30pm. New Heart MCC, 759 S 45th St. Tacoma. Every Monday. (253) 474-8897.

TUESDAY - August 5

Simply Positive. 2:30-4pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Ongoing drop-in support & social group for anyone HIV/AIDS positive. For information visit www.dunsheehouse.org

Seattle Young Peoples Project Education Justice Campaign. 4-6pm. SYPP, 2820 E Cherry St. SYPP is a youth-led group seeking social justice & youth liberation. The Education Justice Campaign is an effort to address the injustices that take place in our schools. 860-9606, www.sypp.org

Gay Mens Task Force of Snohomish County in Everett. 6-8pm. Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave Ste 309A, Everett. Meets 1st Tuesday each month. Open to all Gay & Bisexual men in Snohomish County. “We will be discussing issues concerning the local Gay community & value your opinion, voice, comments, suggestions & attendance.” David, (425) 339-5238.

Hepatitis C Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. ARRIVE BY 6pm. FREE peer-facilitated emotional support group for anyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender, who is living with Hepatitis C. For info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

Olive & Bellevue Neighborhood Block Party. 6-10pm. The small section of Howell St at the corner of Bellevue Ave will be closed for this evening, sponsored by the City of Seattle & your neighbors in the Olive/Bellevue vicinity. Neighborhood artists are invited to bring a piece of their work to spark conversation. Hot dogs, burgers & chicken will be provided courtesy of City Market.

BABES Womens Evening Support Group. 6:30-8pm. 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.

Beyond Exploration Northwest in Tacoma. 6:30-8pm. Tully’s, 764 Broadway, Tacoma. Every Tuesday. Men’s support group, indoor & outdoor adventure group. We explore ways of overcoming the obstacles that keep us trapped & prevent us from moving forward in life. (253) 389-6561, beyond-exploration-northwest@hotmail.com

Chronic Illness Support Group for LGBT/Sex Positive Folks. 6:30-8:30pm. Meets 1st Tuesday each month. Please join us for a lively on-going facilitated support group for LGBT & sex positive folks who have any chronic physical illness. We provide a safe emotional environment to explore positive ways to thrive while living with the specific problems related to having a chronic illness. Membership not required, $1 donation requested. Please email for information & location: cisupport@wetspot.org

Diverse Harmony. 6:30-9pm. Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. Meets every Tuesday. Diverse Harmony is the nation’s first Gay/Straight Alliance Youth Chorus. Youths ages 13-22 are welcome regardless of sexual orientation. www.diverse harmony.org

Olympic Yacht Club Meeting. 6:30pm. Northwest Yacht Brokers Association, 901 Fairview Ave N Ste A-190 (at Chandler’s Cove on South Lake Union). Meets 1st Tuesday each month. Monthly board meeting open to all OYC members & prospective members. OYC is a Gay & Lesbian yacht club for people who own boats of any size or type & for people who enjoy boating. The club sponsors monthly outings. 709-BOAT, www.oycnw.org

Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 6:30pm. Madison Beach House. Every Tuesday. 3 mile flat walk & run. Dog walkers welcome. (See Saturday 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

Different Drummers. Intermediate 7-8:15pm, Beginners 8:20-9:30pm. Meets every Tuesday. Hand drumming classes for Gay men. Learn traditional African & Afro-Caribbean rhythms & basic hand drumming techniques. Drums are provided. For information & location call Dennis, 363-4500 or differentdrummers@ mac.com

Lambert House Movie Night. 7-9:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Tuesday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org

Over 40s 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 Young Females Group - For Female-Identified Youth, Ages 22 & Under. 7-8pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Meets every Tuesday. QYF is a confidential group for Queer & questioning women ages 22 & under to talk about dating, relationships, coming out - you name it - in a fun, laid back environment. Join your co-facilitators weekly & start making conncetions. 322-2515, www. lamberthouse.org

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. Bus-accessible 1st Hill/Central Area location. Meets every Tuesday & Thursday. Players of all abilities welcome to play with this non-profit GLBTQ duplicate bridge group in a fun laid-back atmosphere. $3 fee includes coffee & snacks. For partners & to make reservations: Dan, dantuttle@ yahoo.com, 992-3351.

Womens Welcoming Committee. 7-9pm. The Wet Spot, 1630 15th Ave W (at W Garfield St). Meets 1st Tuesday each month. A meeting for all women interested in BDSM. Especially geared for women new to the community. $1 donation.  www.bent.org/wwc; www.wetspot.org

Gay N Gray. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Tuesday. Ongoing drop-in social, support & discussion group for maturing Gay & Bi men of all ages. For more info visit www.dunsheehouse.org

Here & Now Gay & Lesbian AA Meeting in Tacoma. 7:30pm. Christ Episcopal Church, 310 N “K” St, Tacoma. Every Tuesday.

Spiritual Empowerment. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. A group for all LGBT & friends of any spiritual belief to explore how spiritual practice can enrich their life. For info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

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.

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. (360) 445-2411; www.washington genderalliance.com

In The Life. 1am. KBTC TV, Channel 28, Tacoma. This episode: Talking it Out.

WEDNESDAY - August 6

Mature Friends Morning Exercise/Health & Fitness Get-Together. 10am. 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

Womens HIV+ Support Group in Tacoma. 1-3pm. Pierce County AIDS Foundation, 625 Commerce, Ste 10, Tacoma. Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesday each month. (253) 383-2565.

4 The Moment. 2-4pm. POCAAN, 1609 19th Ave. 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.

Speed, Sex & Sanity. 5-7pm. 511 E Pike St. Meets every Wednesday. A drop-in informational & educational night for Gay & Bi men, friends & family. Activities include social events, lecture series & brainstorming sessions. A program of Project NEON & Gay City. For more information, 323-1768, www.crystalneon.org, www.gaycity.org

Equal Rights Washington Volunteer Drop-In Night. 6-8pm. ERW Offices, 209 Harvard Ave E. Meets every Wednesday. Contact us at 324-2570 or info@equalrightswashington.org

GLOBE (GLBTQ Loving Ourselves, Becoming Empowered): A Support Group & HIV/STD Prevention for Youth (14-20) in Everett. 6-8pm. CCA Building, 3331 Broadway - Bottom Floor, Everett. Every Wednesday. Sponsored by PFLAG - Everett Chapter. David/Brenda, (425) 263-2908. globeleaders@ hotmail.com

Transgender Youth Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Wednesday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.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.)

Ingersoll All-Trans Drop-In Support Group. 7-9pm. Seattle Counseling Services, 1216 Pine St, Suite 300. 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 welcome. www.ingersoll center.org

Men Group Yoga. 7-8:15pm. Mekosun Studio, 905 20th Ave S. Meets every Wednesday. Beginners. $15/class. 412-7079, www.mekosun.com

PFLAG/Renton Monthly Meeting. 7pm. St Luke’s Episcopal Church, 99 Wells Ave S, Renton. Meets 1st Wednesday each month. PFLAG/Renton: 425-226-8783. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724.

Red Cedar Circle. 7-9pm. Interfaith Community Church, 1763 NW 62nd St. Every Wednesday. Songs, dances, teachings & ceremonies of the Pacific Northwest Coast spiritual tradition & culture called SiSiWiss (Scared Breath). Open to all people. 312-6181, www.johnnymoses.com

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

Lambert House Art Night. 7:15-8:45pm. 1818 15th Ave. Every Wednesday. Bring your ideas & let’s have some fun. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org

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. Please speak with the facilitator before attending. Call Scott at 725-2488. www.dunsheehouse.org

HIV+ Support Group. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. ARRIVE BY 7:30pm. FREE peer-facilitated emotional support group for HIV+ men. For info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

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. 7:30-8:45pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)

Washington Gender Alliance Open Support Meeting in Everett. 7:30-9pm. First Congregational Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave, Everett. Every Wednesday. (360) 671-3358; www.washingtongender alliance.com. (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.

Country Western Dancing. Lesson 8:30-9pm, Open Dancing 9-10:30pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. Dance lesson by donation. No partner required. www.rain countrydance.org

THURSDAY - August 7

Alcoholics Anonymous Sober & Safe Group. 12noon-1pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Open meeting of AA. For info, call 322-2437, www.dunshee house.org.

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

Homeless Services for Youth, Ages 14-22. 12:30-3:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Thursday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org

Strength Over Speed. 2-3:30pm. Madison Clinic at Harborview, 2 West Clinic, 325 9th Ave. FREE drop-in support group (not a 12 step) for Gay & Bi men who desire recovery from meth. For information visit www.strengthoverspeed.org

Oasis Youth Group in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 4-10pm. Call for location & details. Every Thursday. (253) 671-2838, www.oasisyouthcenter.org (Also Fridays & 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!  Please call before dropping in. 957-1776. www.lifelongaidsalliance.org

Spectrum Natural Health. 5:30-8:30pm. Country Doctor Community Health Clinic, 500 19th Ave E. Every Thursday. Spectrum Natural Health offers primary & naturopathic care for the LGBTQ community. Providers have been serving the LGBTQ community for years. Sliding scale, no one turned away. For info or appointment, call 299-1600. www.cdchc.org

B-GLAD (Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Trans & Questioning Adolescent Drop-In Group). 6:30-8pm. Call for location. Every Thursday. Sponsored by Youth Eastside Services, which offers many programs for GLBT youth. (425) 747-4937.

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

Boys Group - For Male-Identified Youth, Ages 14-22. 7-8:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Support/discussion group meets every Thursday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16.

Imperial Court of Seattle Planning Meeting. 7pm. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway. Meets 1st Tuesday each month. The Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle and the Olympic & Rainier Empire, Seattle’s premier drag society, is a social & charitable organization that sponsors numerous shows & balls thruout the year to provide entertainment, showcase community talent & raise money for community organizations. Meetings open to all. www.imperialcourtofseattle.com.

Men Group Yoga. 7-8:15pm. Mekosun Studio, 905 20th Ave S. Meets every Thursday. All levels. $15/class. 412-7079; www.mekosun.com.

Orca Swim Team Workout. 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)

PFLAG/Bellingham Monthly Meeting. 7pm. First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Meets 1st Thursday each month. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724.

Pacific Gender Support Drop-In Meeting. 7-9pm. 1812 E Madison St, #204. Meets every Thursday. This is a drop-in group for all: CDs, TVs,TGs, TSs & all those concerned with Gender issues such as family, friends, employers, etc. Donations appreciated. 323-2162, www.pacificgender.org/support/

Rain City Jacks. 7-10pm. Eastlake neighborhood. Meets 1st & 3rd Thursday and the last Sunday of every month. Event location & other details available by email or phone. RCJ is a friendly, sex-positive & non-profit private club. Membership is required to attend club events. Enrollment available online or at the door. Email rc@raincityjacks.org or call 339-JACK. Adult men only. www.raincityjacks.org

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. Bus-accessible 1st Hill/Central Area location. Meets every Tuesday & Thursday. Players of all abilities welcome to play with this non-profit GLBTQ duplicate bridge group in a fun laid-back atmosphere. $3 fee includes coffee & snacks. For partners & to make reservations: Dan, dantuttle@yahoo.com, 992-3351.

PFLAG/Bonney Lake - Buckley Plateau. 7:05pm. Finn Hall, 10411 234th Ave E, Buckley. Meets the 1st Thursday of every month. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724.

Emerald City Social Club. 7:30pm. Call for details & location - phone staffed most Tuesday evenings or leave message. Meets 1st Thursday each month. ECSC is a confidential crossdressing social & support organization for Transvestite & Transsexual individuals, primarily MTF, which offers confidential membership, private monthly meetings, frequent events on the town, & help in coming out. (425) 827-9494.

Gay Fathers Association of Seattle Support Group. 7:30-9pm. Group Health, 201 16th Ave E, Central Bldg, meeting room varies. Meets every Thursday. Support groups for (1) Gay fathers & (2) for Gay men who are married & may or may not have children. The two groups meet on alternate Wednesdays. For schedule, check http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/gayfathers seattle or drop in regardless of parental status to make initial contact. 324-4359, www.gfas.org

Shifting Gears. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Ongoing drop-in support group (non 12-step) for anyone of any orientation or gender who desires recovery from drugs or alcohol. For more information visit www.dunsheehouse.org

FRIDAY - August 8

Oasis Youth Group in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 4pm-12 midnight. Call for location & details. Every Friday. (253) 671-2838, www.oasisyouthcenter.org (Also Thursdays 4-10pm & 2nd Saturdays 4pm-12 midnight.)

Strength Over Speed. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. FREE drop-in support group (not a 12-step) for Gay & Bi men who desire recovery from meth. For information visit www.strengthoverspeed.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. (See Monday listing at 6:30pm.)

Gamblers Anonymous: Coming Out Winners! 7-8:30pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St. Meets every Friday. A 12-step meeting of Gamblers Anonymous. This is an open meeting, Gay & Lesbian preferred. All persons welcome. 1-888-GA HELPS.

Orca Swim Team Workout. 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)

The Reflecting Pool Film Showing. 7pm. Trinity UMC, 6512 23rd Ave NW. A full length theatrical film about 9/11, “The Reflecting Pool” tells the story of an investigative journalist doing an expose on 9/11, approaching it from an angle other than the official story, passionately aided by the father of one of the victims & a supportive magazine editor. $10. www.reflecting poolfilm.com

Country Western Dancing. Lesson 7:15pm, Open Dancing 8:30-10:30pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. Dance lesson by donation. No partner required. www.raoncountrydance.org

Destiny Gay AA Group in Tacoma. 7:30pm. New Heart MCC, 759 S 45th St, Tacoma. Every Friday. (253) 474-8897.

Qcolors - Group for LGBTQ People of Color. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Every Friday. Ongoing drop-in group. Peer-led social alternative, support & discussion group for Queer identified people of color. For more information visit www.dunshee house.org

The Alternative. 8-9:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Please arrive by 7:30pm. FREE peer facilitated drop-in group for 20/30/40-ish men who are interested in connecting with others in a friendly & alternative setting. The weekly meetings are a time for meaningful conversation & sharing of personal experiences. We plan social events/activities every month for a way to connect with one another. Come check us out! For info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

SATURDAY - August 9

(See previous Saturday for ongoing activities.)

A Gathering of Men in Edmonds. 8:15-11:30am. Edmonds UUC, 8109 224th St SW, Edmonds. Meets 2nd Saturday each month. Men gather monthly for drumming, singing, storytelling & sharing of life experience. We create a safe, confidential & sacred space in which a man can speak his truth from the heart, to heal & empower himself. We are fiercely non-political, non-sectarian & non-judgmental. All men are welcome. www.agatheringofmen.org

Care to Shop. 10am-3pm. QFC, 417 Broadway E. 2nd Saturday of every month. Benefits the Lifelong AIDS Alliance food program, Chicken Soup Brigade. Pick up a shopping list on your way into the store, as you do your shopping throw an extra item or two in your cart & deposit them in our food barrels as you exit.

Queen City Cruise - Project Gangplank. Pre-boarding show 11am; boarding 12noon. Pier 55. A 5-hour tour of Seattle’s harbor & inland passages combined with an outrageous party. Features music & dancing, no-host bar, lavish buffet, entertainment & lots of scenery amidst the 480 passengers on board. $50. www.ttca.org

Country Western Dancing. Lesson 4-6pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. Dance lesson by donation. No partner required. www.raoncountrydance.org

Oasis Youth Group in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 4-12 midnight. Call for location & details. Meets 2nd Saturday each month. (253) 671-2838. www.oasisyouth center.org. (Also meets Thursdays 4-10pm & Fridays 4pm-12 midnight.)

SUNDAY - August 10

(See previous Sunday for ongoing activities.)

South Sound Gay & Lesbian Couples Group. 6-8pm. First United Methodist Church, 423 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tacoma. Meets 2nd Sunday each month. Open to all GLBT couples interested in strengthening their relationship. (253) 627-0129.

Drag Bingo - Benefits Lambert House. 7-10pm. Cafe Metropolitain, 1701 E Olive Way. Play Bingo, win cash & prizes & help benefit Lambert House youth. Hosted by Giggles Galore. $5.

 





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