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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.

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, 4-7pm, 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
On Friday, August 1, Three Dollar Bill Cinema, sponsors of the annual Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, presents Frogs, a campy "cautionary tale." On Friday, August 15, join Carmen Miranda, the Benny Goodman Orchestra and Busby Berkeley in The Gangs 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 are held at Cal Anderson Park, 11th Ave. & E. Olive. St. beginning 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 2-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.

OLIVE & BELLEVUE NEIGHBORHOOD BLOCK PARTY BRING YOURSELF & YOUR ARTWORK
On Tuesday, August 5, the small section of Howell St. at the corner of Bellevue Ave. will be closed off for the evening from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for a neighborhood meet and greet block party. Enjoy food, music, art, BBQ, neighbors, conversation. Neighborhood artists are invited to bring a piece of their work to spark conversation and to display (set-up at 4:30 p.m., only bring what you can carry; artists are responsible for their own display/easel). Hot dogs, burgers and chicken will be provided courtesy of City Market. Please contact Michael at 206-324-4735 with questions or to help, or Doug at 206-335-0676 if you have questions about displaying your art.

RAIN CITY SOCCER TO PLAY TOPLESS/BOTTOMLESS EXHIBITION GAME
On Saturday, August 9, starting at 10 a.m., Rain City Soccer, Seattle's Gay and Lesbian soccer organization, is hosting an exhibition game in which one team is playing topless and the other team is playing bottomless (that is to say, without soccer shorts).

The game will be held at the Broadway Playfield, 11th Ave. & E. Olive St., adjacent to Cal Anderson Park. Following the game, join the team at the Elite Tavern, 1520 E. Olive Way, for post-game socializing. This event is a fundraiser to support Rain City Soccer, the largest Gay and Lesbian soccer organization in the world. www.raincitysoccer.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 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.

THE GAY EVERETTS PRESENT "BALI HAI" A NIGHT TO BENEFIT G.L.O.B.E.
On Saturday, August 9, doors 6 p.m., show 7 p.m., The Gay Everetts in conjunction with the Imperial Sovereign Court of Snohomish County Empire of Dreams presents "Bali Hai" - A Night to Benefit G.L.O.B.E. $5 suggested donation benefits the Gay, Lesbian, Open-Minded, & Bisexual Empowerment organization supporting LGBT youth in Snohomish County. The event will be held at Castle Ristorante & Lounge, 11501 Hwy 99 S, Everett - 425-438-4111.

GAY CITY PRESENTS "EDEN" - A FUNDRAISING GARDEN PARTY
On Thursday, August 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. give into temptation and join Gay City for "Eden," a garden party benefiting Gay City Health Project. Indulge in some original sin with Adam & Steve. Take in some amazing views of Puget Sound and enjoy hors d'ouevres and cocktails. The party will be held at a private location in Seattle's Blueridge neighborhood (south of Carkeek Park). A request for your generous contribution will be made. RSVP required. Please email peter@gaycity.org.

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.

A WORKSHOP FOR MAXIMIZING M4M PLEASURE: ENJOYING MORE SLICES OF YOUR SEXUAL PIE
Do you sometimes find sex confusing, complicated, or difficult? Do you feel stuck or frustrated in your sex-life? Do you want to be more sexually self-confident? Do you desire to open yourself to greater sexual possibilities?

Break through long-held beliefs that keep you locked in unconscious shame. Learn healing techniques to release negative emotions that hold back your sexual freedom. Experiment with options to fulfill more of your sexual desires. Receive and give intentional, arousing touch with respect for your personal boundaries. Build a stronger "sex-esteem."

On Saturday, August 16, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Center for Sex Positive Culture Annex, 1608 15th Ave. W., at W. Garfield St., explore your sexuality with other men in a safe and nurturing environment. Participate in sexy group exercises, honest sharing, lively facilitation and a few fun surprises, to more fully experience a rich, satisfying and open-hearted sex life.

For more information and to register online, visit www.GaySexpert.com/maxsex.html or call 415-720-1075 to receive registration by mail. Cost is $165, lunch included. Portions of the day will be clothing optional.

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, 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.

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.

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