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REGISTER TO VOTE!!! UPDATE YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION!!! DEADLINES: OCTOBER 4 & 20.
The deadline for registering to vote in the November 4 General Election is coming up soon. To register online, to update an existing registration or to get registration requirements and additional information, visit the following websites: King County: www.kingcounty.gov/Elections/Registration.aspx; Washington State: www.secstate.wa.gov/elections/register.aspx. If mailed, your registration must be postmarked on or before Saturday, October 4. You may also register online or update/change your existing registration on or before Saturday, October 4. If you are a new voter registering for the first time, you may do so in person at your County Auditor's office until Saturday, October 20. The phone # for voter registration in King County is 206-296-8683.

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.

SEATTLE'S GAY BASKETBALL LEAGUE REGISTERING PLAYERS FOR FALL 2008 BASKETBALL SEASON
Jet City Hoops is a new Gay basketball league in Seattle that will begin play in October 2008. The league is open to players of all skill levels. Come out and play some ball this fall! Sign up at www.jetcityhoops.org.

Q-SQUARED BOOK GROUP HOSTS MONTHLY DISCUSSION
On Saturday, September 20, at 1 p.m., at the Capitol Hill Branch Library, 425 Harvard Ave. E., the Q-Squared Book Group will discuss A Boy's Own Life by Edmund White and Original Youth: The Real Story of Edmund White's Boyhood by Keith Fleming. Q-Squared Book Group is open to anyone who is interested in Gay literature and is actively seeking new members. For more information, visit www.qsquared.org.

"METH: PERSPECTIVES FROM VENUS & MARS"
In too many instances, we as individuals focus on differences rather than similarities. When it comes to addiction, are we really that different? On Saturday, September 20, from 3-4:30 p.m., join SHIFT Peer Recovery Network at Dunshee House, 17th Ave. E. & E. Thomas St., for an open discussion on Gay vs. Lesbian perspectives on addiction, followed by the positive changes recovery has inspired. For more information, contact Houston at wellth2000@aol.com.

"SHIFTING WORDS" - A NIGHT OF SPOKEN WORD, MUSIC & RECOVERY
On Saturday, September 20, from 7-9 p.m., SHIFT Peer Recovery Network hosts an evening of entertainment at Dunshee House, 17th Ave. E. & E. Thomas St., featuring Bent Writing Institute Performers with Patch Avery, Heatherann Bjork, Elaina Ellis and more& and musical guest Autumn K. Dial. For more information, contact Houston at wellth2000@aol.com.

MEN OF ALL COLORS & CULTURES TOGETHER HOSTS POTLUCK BBQ
On Saturday, September 20, from 5-10 p.m., Men of All Colors and Cultures will host a potluck BBQ at a Magnolia location near Discovery Park. Please bring a dish to share. The event is free to MACCT members and $5 for non-members. For location and more information, please call 206-932-8313 or email macctseattle@yahoo.com.

HRC PACIFIC NORTHWEST GALA DINNER 2008
On Saturday, September 20, the Human Rights Campaign hosts the 9th Annual HRC Pacific Northwest Dinner at The Westin Seattle, 1900 Fifth Ave. The evening schedule is: 5 p.m., registration; 5:30 p.m., cocktails and silent auction; 7:30 p.m., dinner and live auction; 10 p.m., after party. Tickets are $200 (Federal Club Member: $75; Senior/Student: $150) and can be purchased online at www.hrcseattle.org/dinner; dinner@hrcseattle.org. Television actor, Alec Mapa, who appears regularly on the popular comedy series Half & Half and Ugly Betty and plays Vern on the popular series Desperate Housewives, will be the dinner MC. Governor Christine Gregoire will be accepting the HRC Equality Award. Academy Award winning actress, Marlee Matlin, who won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Children of a Lesser God, will be the keynote speaker. DJ Kyler will be spinning the latest tunes at the After Party.

HRC holds dinners throughout the country every year to raise funds, generate awareness and build community. Now in its ninth year, the Pacific Northwest dinner has proven successful by raising over $1 million dollars for HRC and is well-attended by over a thousand supporters, allies, community leaders and high-profile guests. The gala dinner is a time to celebrate the GLBT community's accomplishments, to recognize our current struggles and upcoming challenges, and to draw inspiration from our leaders. It is an elegant evening to come together for a common cause - equality for everyone.

FOOTAGE OF SEATTLE PRIDE 2008 TO BE SHOWN ON CABLE ACCESS AND VIA INTERNET
Adventure TV presents a three-part broadcast of Seattle's June 29, 2008 Pride Parade & PrideFest on Saturdays, September 13, 20 & 27 on Comcast cable channel 77 and Broadstripe cable channel 23 at 10 p.m. The programs will stream simultaneously on the Internet at http://adventuretv.bravehost.com. T.J. Williamson, producer and host of Adventure TV, has been documenting and broadcasting Seattle's Pride Parade & Festival for the last decade. T.J. can be reached at adventuretv@yahoo.com.

"HERE'S TO THE LADIES WHO BRUNCH" - A WOMEN'S DISCUSSION ON THE SHIFT PEER RECOVERY NETWORK
On Sunday, September 21, 10-11:30 a.m., at Kaladi Brothers Coffee, 511 E. Pike St., join SHIFT for coffee and a light breakfast to discuss how the SHIFT Recovery Network can offer you new perspectives on and approaches to your recovery. SHIFT wants to make sure that its efforts, events, groups and activities are inclusive of women in the community. To that end, SHIFT wants your input on activities that will increase your participation. This discussion is open to all LBTQ women. FREE. For more information, email Houston at wellth2000@aol.com.

SEATTLE COUNSELING SERVICE PRESENTS "BRINGING BABY HOME" - A WORKSHOP FOR NEW LGBT PARENTS
Research shows two-thirds of couples experience a 67% decline in relationship satisfaction upon the birth of a new baby. This six-week workshop is designed to mitigate the stressors of sexual and gender minorities when they become parents.

The workshops meet Wednesday evenings, 6-8 p.m., beginning September 24. For details, contact Erin Brower at 206-323-1768.

SPEED, SEX & SANITY PRESENTS "THE POLITICS OF RECOVERY"
On Wednesday, September 24, starting at 6 p.m., Speed, Sex & Sanity presents "The Politics of Recovery," a community forum about Gay and Bi men, friends and family affected by crystal meth and HIV. This FREE event, to be held at Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave., just north of E. Pine St. across from Cal Anderson Park, will be a conversation about harm reduction, prevention, management and recovery and is open to everyone in the community. Speed, Sex & Sanity is a collaborative program of Project NEON and Gay City Health Project.

GRACE GOSPEL CHAPEL HOSTS FIVE-WEEK BIBLE STUDY "HOMOSEXUALITY & CHRISTIANITY - RECONCILED"
Grace Gospel Chapel, 2052 NW 64th St., the nation's oldest independent LGBT church, is hosting "Homosexuality and Christianity - Reconciled" - a five-week study and discussion series to provide an in-depth study of the Bible for those struggling with their sexuality and faith. The study group meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., from September 3 to October 1. For more information call 206-784-8495 or visit www.gracegospelwa.org and click "events" for more information and directions.

5TH INDEPENDENT SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL FEATURES MANY LGBTQ- RELATED FILMS & DISCUSSIONS
The 5th Independent South Asian Film Festival runs from Wednesday, September 24 through Sunday, September 28 and will feature many films and panel discussions related to LGBTQ issues in South Asian communities. The event will be held at the Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway @ E. Pine St. For complete information, visit www.tasveer.org; http://isaff.tasveer.org/2008.

Q-LAW HOSTS FALL SOCIAL
On Thursday, September 25, from 5:30-7 p.m., Q-Law, the GLBT Bar Association of Washington, will host their annual Fall Social at the W Hotel, 1112 4th Ave. www.q-law.org.

THE PERSISTENT POWER OF SOCIALIST FEMINISM
Help build a Northwest contingent to "The Persistent Power of Socialist Feminism" conference, to be held October 3-6 in San Francisco. Share your ideas about how to revitalize the women's rights movement and discuss outreach opportunities, fundraising plans and travel logistics that will help build this event. This conference organizing meeting will be held on Thursday, September 25, at 6:30 p.m., at New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S. Light snacks will be served for a donation. For more information, call 206-722-6057 or visit www.RadicalWomen.org. Sponsored by Radical Women.

KWANCHAI HAPPY HOUR TO BENEFIT LAMBERT HOUSE
On Friday, September 26, from 5-8 p.m., Kwanchai hosts their monthly happy hour to benefit local non-profits. This month's beneficiary is Lambert House, Seattle's community resource center for LGBTQ youth. Enjoy complimentary appetizers, beer and cocktail and help support Lambert House. Kwanchai will be collecting items from their "wish list" (see www.kwanchi.net) and/or any monetary donations. To RSVP email Christina@kawnchai.net or call 206-262-1022. Kwanchai is located at 511 Boren Ave. N., Ste 100. For more information about Lambert House, visit www.lamberthouse.org.

JUST ART AUCTION TO BENEFIT SEATTLE MEN'S CHORUS/ SEATTLE WOMEN'S CHORUS
On Friday, September 26, Flying House Productions presents the Just Art fifth annual cocktail party and art auction in support of Seattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Women's Chorus. This scintillating affair will be held at Fremont Studios, 155 N. 35th St., 6-10 p.m, with catering by Seasoned in Seattle and City Catering. Elisa Jaffe of KOMO News will be the guest MC for the evening. Tickets are $95 and reservations can be made by calling 206-388-1400 or online at www.flyinghouse.org.

WASHINGTON STATE STONEWALL DEMOCRATS HOST "TEA FOR EQUALITY"
On Saturday, September 27, from 4-7 p.m., the Washington State Stonewall Democrats are hosting a "Tea for Equality" and special reception for Jon Hoadley, Executive Director of National Stonewall Democrats. The reception will be held at 905 12th Ave. E. in Seattle. The "Tea for Equality" will honor the LGBTQ delegates to the Democratic National Convention and raise critically important funds to elect pro-equality Democrats in Washington State and across the country. Tea, coffee, and light refreshments will be served. A minimum suggested contribution is $50. There are also $100, $250 and $500 host committee levels as well. To join the host committee for this event, please visit http://www.actblue.com/page/wssd

Stonewall Democrats is the voice of the LGBTQ community and our allies in the Democratic Party. As a national organization, Stonewall works to elect pro-equality Democrats and to make the Democratic Party more inclusive of LGBTQ issues and concerns. To learn more about the work that Stonewall does in Washington State and to join in the fight for equality, go to http://stonewalldemswa.org.

2008 KING & QUEEN OF HEARTS PAGEANT AT NEIGHBOURS
The Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle & The Olympic & Rainier Empire presents "One Heart, Two Heart," the 2008 King & Queen of Hearts Pageant. on Saturday, September 27, 7 p.m. door, 8 p.m. show, at Neighbours Niteclub, 1509 Broadway (entrance in alley off E. Pike St.). $10 admission includes ONE ballot for voting. For more information or a contestant application, visit www.imperialcourtofseattle.com.

SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAM LAUNCH PARTY AT BAILEY/COY BOOKS
Join Three Dollar Bill Cinema on Sunday, September 28, 4 p.m., at Bailey/Coy Books, 414 Broadway Ave. E., for a FREE sneak peak at highlights from the 13th Annual Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. Executive Director Rachael Brister and Programming Director Jason Plourde will be on hand to present trailers and scenes from selected films, along with more information on big events, special guests and must-see movies. Movie popcorn and candy will be served and full program guides will be available. For more information, visit seattlequeerfilm.com.

IN THE LIFE ON KCTS
On Sunday, September 28, at midnight, KCT-TV, Channel 9, broadcasts In the Life's September episode: "A Festival of Film" - a collection of stories from the world of film: The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival; a revisit with the students in It's Elementary; Pratibha Parmar's cinematic celebration of food, family, and Lesbian love; Margaret Cho exploding the "Gay" bomb; gender-Queer, Trans Canadian punk rock band, The Cliks; and a retrospective interview with director John Schlesinger and Charles Busch. www.inthelifetv.org.

ALLYSHIP PRESENTS "QUEERLY CLASSED" - A DISCUSSION SERIES ON ECONOMIC JUSTICE AND QUEER LIBERATION
The purpose of this discussion series is to encourage LGBTQ folks and allies to discuss their personal experiences with economic injustice. We also hope to connect participants to local economic justice organizations and to engage in a bigger picture analysis about intersecting oppressions. This year we are collaborating with Bend-It, a youth activist/artist collective, who will be offering writing/art workshops in conjunction with our discussions. Ultimately, we hope to create a sense of an artist/activist community of people interested in this work.

This discussion series will meet monthly at Langston Hughes Cultural Arts Center, 104 17th Ave. S., starting with a social at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program from 7-8:30 p.m. Through this discussion series, Allyship works to build a progressive LGBTQ community of people fighting all oppressions and connecting everyday issues that affect all of us.

The dates and topics of the discussion series are:

Tuesday, September 30 - Closed Minds, Closed Borders: A Discussion on the Intersectionality of Immigrant Rights and LGBTQ Rights.

Thursday, October 23 - Beyond Marriage: Threats & Progress Regarding Health Insurance, Family Leave & Domestic Partnership.

Monday, November 24 - OUT of Queer Space: The History of Gentrification and the Exploration of Decreasing Queer Space on Capitol Hill.

Allyship activists are LGBTQ and Allies who believe that all oppressions are interconnected and in the possibility of a world free of oppression. We seek to work in solidarity with marginalized communities to understand the interconnectedness of oppression and to support the systematic liberation of all people.

This discussion series is being sponsored by Allyship, Student Labor Action Project (SLAP), Bend-It, Equal Rights Washington, Seattle NOW, Reclaim the Media and Comite Pro-Amnistia General y Justicia Social.

JOIN Q-SQUARED FOR LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE'S UPCOMING AIDSWALK
The men of Q-Squared, sponsors of Q-Spring, Glitterbomb, CAMP, and other social programs for Gay and Bi men in the Seattle area, invite you to join them in supporting Lifelong AIDS Alliance's 22nd annual AIDSWalk, which will be held on Saturday, October 4, starting at 9 a.m. at Volunteer Park, 14th Ave. E. & E. Prospect St. The goal of this year's walk is to raise $650,000, which will provide funding for the care of those living with AIDS, advocate for changes in policy, create a community of supportive networks and increase the awareness needed to stop the epidemic. The goal of Q-Squared is to help Lifelong AIDS Alliance exceed that goal by getting more Gay and Bi men involved. www.qsquared.org; info@qsquared.org; www.lifelongaidsalliance.org.

SEATTLE MAJESTICS ANNOUNCE OPEN TRYOUTS
On Saturday, October 11, the Seattle Majestics women's tackle football team will be holding open tryouts for their 2009 squad at French Field, Kent Meridian High School, 10200 SE 256th St, Kent, at 11 a.m. Players will be tested for speed, agility, and specific football skills.

The Majestics are coming off a stellar season, winning the Pacific Northwest Division, going undefeated (8-0) in the regular season. The Majestics made it to the Western Conference Championship game and ultimately lost to the eventual National Champions. The Majestics are looking to build on 2008 by finding strong, hard-working females to round out their veteran roster. No prior football experience is necessary (must be 18 years old), just a desire to work hard, learn, and do what it takes to win a National Championship.

For more information and to receive up-to-date information on how to become a Majestic, please contact Kasey Rivas (new player contact): krivas@theseattlemajestics.com or 206-331-5881. Check out the team website, www.theseattlemajestics.com, to see what the team is up to in the off-season!

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.

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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