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FOR A CALENDAR LISTING: Send 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

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 Women’s Network - 331-4810, www.geocities.com/sbwn.

Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St, offers a schedule of 12-step meetings serving the GLBT 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 discussion & skills groups, retreats, 1 to 1 peer mentoring &  events for those affected by HIV/AIDS & the greater LGBT communities. 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org.

Equal Rights Washington - 324-2570; www.equal rightswashington.org.

Gay City organizes events 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.

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+ 781-7724, http://maturefriends.org; Northwest Bears: 903-9288, www.nwbears.com; The Olympians: www.The Olympians.net; POZSeattle: www.pozseattle.org; Q-Squared: www.qsquared.org; Rain City Jacks: 339-JACK, www.raincityjacks.org, Romp Naked: www.romp naked.org; Seattle Gay Couples:  www. seattlegay couples.org; Seattle Men in Leather: www.seattlemen inleather. org; Seattle Prime Timers: Gay & Bi men 40 & over, 329-0793; www.seattle primetimers.org.

Multifaith Works - 324-1520; www.multifaith.org

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

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

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. 323-1768.

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

Shanti - 324-1520; www.multifaith.org/shanti/

Snohomish Health District HIV/AIDS Program provides free confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing 1-5pm Monday-Friday. (425) 339-5298.

SPORTS & RECREATION: Bent Car Guys: www.bentcarguys.com; Border Riders Motorcycle Club: 686-4176, www.borderriders.com; Bottom Dwellers Scuba Club: www.bottomdwellers.org; Different Spokes Bicycle Club: www.differentspokes. org; Emerald City Softball Association: 938-7402, www.gayseattlesoftball. com; Ethyl Forever Car Club: http://Clubs.Hemmings.com/EthylForever CarClub/; Festival of the Babes: www.festivalofthebabes.com; Hiking Group: 632-5405; Jet City Hoops: www.jetcityhoops.org; Olympic Yacht Club: www.oycnw.org; OutVentures: outdoor education & recreation activities, www.outventures.org; Pacific Northwest Gay Rodeo Association: www.pacificnw gra.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; Festival of the Babes: www.festivalofthebabes.com; www.LesBeHealthy. org; Lesbians Over 40: 328-4895; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over, 781-7724, http://mature friends.org; Older Lesbians Organizing for Change/WA State Chapter: gloria@oloc.org, mary@oloc.org, www.oloc.org; Push: www.push magazine.org; RainshadowWomen: Rainshadow Women@aol.com, http://rainshadow women.tripod. com/; Tacoma Lesbian Concern (TLC): www.tacoma lesbianconcern.org; WOWS: a fun, member-driven social group for Lesbians, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/womenofwestseattle

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, 14-22, in Seattle, 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org; www.MatthewsPlace.com;  Oasis Youth Group: for GLBTQ youth,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 People’s 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 - October 11

NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY
www.hrc.org

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. 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 in your cart & deposit it 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. For information email rippleeffectsoccer@yahoo.com. To sign up visit www.raincitysoccer.org

Seattle Majestics Tryouts in Kent. 11am. Kent Meridian High School, 10200 SE 256th St, Kent. Tryouts for women’s tackle football 2009 squad. Players will be tested for speed, agility & specific football skills. For information call 331-5881 or eamil krivas@ theseattlemajestics.com

Q-Squared Book Group. 1pm. Capitol Hill Branch Library, 425 Harvard Ave E. The Q-Squared Book Group will discuss Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman. Q-Squared Book Group is open to men who are intereted in Gay literature and is actively seeking new members. www.qsquared.org

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

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. $3 fee includes coffee & tea. For partners & to make reservations: Dan, dantuttle @yahoo.com, 992-3351.

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.  John, 725-3730.

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. 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/

Against the Grain/Men in Dance (10/10-10/12). 10/10 & 10/11 - 8pm; 10/12 - 2pm. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway. Features the best & brightest of Seattle choreographers, both male & female, representing a broad cross-section of dance, from classical ballet to the most current contemporary techniques & ideas. Tickets $20 general admission, $17 students & seniors, $12 children under 12. www.brownpapertickets.com

DIFFA Party at the Mansion. 8pm. The Rainier Club. Features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres & a luxury silent auction. Tickets start $150, Bunny Club $250. 698-8949 ext 210, diffaseattle@yahoo.com, www.diffa.org

SUNDAY - October 12

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

Matthew Shepard Sunday. Preacher 8am & 10:30am, Speaker 9:15am & 12noon. Trinity Parish Church, 609 8th Ave. Featuring Keynote Speaker Jordan Goldwarg.

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/

Gay Men’s 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.

Against the Grain/Men in Dance (10/10-10/12). 10/10 & 10/11 - 8pm; 10/12 - 2pm. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway. See Saturday 10/11 listing @ 8pm. www.brownpaper tickets.com

SEAMEC Garden Party. 2pm. Come to eat, drink, enjoy new & old friends & support your favorite LGBT election ratings organization. SEAMEC has been interviewing, educating & rating candidates on issues of importance to the LGBT comunity since 1977. Space is limited. For location & to RSVP email seamec.sc@ gmail.com

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

Pride League Bowling. 6:30pm. West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave SW. Meets every Sunday (except during the summer). Regular league bowling. Jeff, 932-3731.

Charity Drag Bingo. 8-11pm. Cafe Metropolitain, 1701 E. Olive Way. Play bingo, win cash & prizes, benefit local GLBT charities. Hosted by Giggles Galore. $5.

MONDAY - October 13

Indigenous Peoples Day - Columbus Day

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

Moving Meditation - A Hybrid Centering - A SHIFT Peer Recovery Network Workshop. 6-7:30pm. Seattle Counseling Service, 1216 Pine St Ste 300 (at Melrose Ave). Every Monday. Bring your open mind for a restorative cleansing meditation and exercise session with basic yogic and martial arts principles. www.shiftrecovery.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

Progress, a Recovery Group. 7:30-8:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Monday. A new group for LGBTQ folks in recovery from substance abuse to explore themselves thru spoken & written word. www.dunsheehouse.org, www.shiftrecovery.org

Sex, Dating & Relationships. 6-7pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Monday. Lambert House is an activities & resource center for LGBTQ youth, 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.

BiWomen’s Reading Group in Bellingham. 7-8:30pm. Bellis Fair Food Court, Bellingham. Meets 2nd Monday each month. A few of the books we’ll read are Bi-themed, but we’ll be looking at all the books thru the lens of Bisexuality & how women form supportive communities. For information & list of books, rsaxton@fastmail.fm

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.

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

PFLAG/Seattle Monthly Meeting. 7pm. Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. Meets 2nd Monday each month. (A spouse’s support group runs concurrently with this meeting; PFLAG/FOCUS meets concurrently with this meeting.) PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724.

PFLAG/Skagit Monthly Meeting. 7pm. Central United Methodist Church, 1013 Polte Rd, Sedro Woolley. Meets 2nd Monday each month. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724.

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.

Knights of Malta Monthly Meeting. 7:30pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. Meets 2nd Monday each month. K of M/Jet Chapter is a fun-loving leather/Levi social & charitable organization that raises money for various causes & organizations. 329-0886, mailbox@ jetchapterkofm.com

TUESDAY - October 14

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

ERW Debate Party. 5:30-8pm. Cafe Metropolitain, 1701 E Olive Way. Come watch the debate with Equal Rights Washington. www.equalrightswashington.org

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

BABES Women’s 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

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 13-22 are welcome regardless of sexual orientation. www.diverseharmony. org

MS Association of King County Rainbow Connection. 6:30-8pm. 753 N 35th, Suite 208. Meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month. MS Rainbow Connection is a support group providing a safe environment for the LGBT community to express their experiences & the impact of MS on their lives & the lives of their loved ones, as well as provide support for one another. www.msakc.org

Seattle Bisexual Women’s Network. Social 6:30; Open rap 7pm. Location changes every month. 2nd Tuesday of every month. Meet & mingle in an engaging, feminist, Bi-supportive environment. Pose your most burning questions & hear the most interesting responses from a diverse group of self-identified women. 517-7767. For location & other information visit www.geocities.com/sbwn.

Different Drummers. Intermediate 7-8:15pm, Beginners 8:20-9:30pm. Call for location. Meets every Tuesday. Hand drumming classes for Gay men. Learn traditional African & Afro-Caribbean rhythms & basic hand drumming techniques. Drums are provided. 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

Maybe Baby. 7-8:30pm. Kaladi brothers Coffee, 511 E Pike St. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Maybe Baby is a support group for LGBTQ people who are interested in becoming parents. For information visit www.maybebabyseattle.org

Over 40’s 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 connections. 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.

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.dunshee house.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 group for people of all gender identities & expressions including butch dykes, cross dressers, TV, TS & feminine men. (360) 445-2411; www.washingtongender alliance.com

Lowdown Hoedown. 8pm-12midnight. Seattle Eagle, 314 E Pike St. 2nd Tuesday of every month. For anyone who wants a mid-week dose of classic country music. Sponsored by the Seattle Eagle & the Rain Country Dance Association.

Seattle Otters Water Polo Team. 8-9:30pm. Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave E (at E Cherry St).  Every Tuesday & Thursday. GLBT & GLBT-friendly co-ed water polo team is open to all who want to play. Beginners & experienced players welcome. Check our website for up to the minute details, or call the Otter Hotline 217-9271, ext 3. www.otterpolo.com.

WEDNESDAY - October 15

Women’s 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.

Speed, Sex & Sanity. 5-7pm. Gay City Health Project, 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, 720 7th Ave, 4th Floor. 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

Pierce County AIDS Foundation New Volunteer Orientation in Tacoma. 6-8pm. PCAF, Old City Hall, 625 Commerce St, Ste 10, Tacoma. Meets 3rd Wednesday each month. PCAF is seeking volunteers to provide practical & emotional support services for clients, assist with administrative needs, & plan & work at special events. More info & to receive application, call Colleen at (253) 383-2565 ext 206.

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

WART - Women & the Arts, Recovery & Transition. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Wednesday. A group for LGBTQA women in the process of recovery to express ourselves thru supportive communication & art. For information call 280-5645 or email wellth2000@aol.com

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. (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

Rainbow Women’s Cancer Support Group. 7-8:30pm. Cancer Lifeline, 6522 Fremont Ave N. Meets every 3rd Wednesday. Professionally facilitated group for sexual minority women with cancer & their family members or friends. If you are interested in attending, please call 832-1297.

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 (Sacred 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

“Intersex: For Lack of a Better Word” and “So Many Ways to Sleep Badly” - A  Reading at Elliott Bay Book Co. 7:30pm. 101 S. Main St. Two of today’s most original and provocative young Queer activist writers, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore and Thea Hillman, appear here on a compelling double bill. 624-6600; www.elliottbaybook.com

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.)

Border Riders Motorcycle Club Meet & Greet. 8-9pm. The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave (at E Pine St). Meets the Wednesday before the 3rd Saturday each month. BRMC provides a social & educational fraternity for individuals interested in recreational motorcycle touring. www.borderriders.com

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 - October 16

Fall Wellness Fair. 10am-7pm. Kerala Ayurveda, 4210 Stone Way N. Learn ancient techniques for detoxification, life balance & well-being. Features live demonstrations, food & prizes. FREE. 729-9999, wwwayurvedaonline.com

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 Women’s 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

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

QLaw Falltacular. 5:30pm. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 3rd Ave S. An evening of art, cocktails & entertainment that supports the charitable programs of the QLaw Foundation. Suggested donation $20. www.q-law.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.

Queer Parent Networking Dinner. 6:30-8:30pm. Harry Thomas Community Center in Holly Park, 7315 39th Ave S. Join us for a monthly dinner, meet other LGBT families & talk about the parenting issues that affect your life. Hosted by Northwest Network. Dinner & childcare is on us! RSVP to Deann at 568-7777 or deann@nwnetwork.org

Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities. 6:30-8:30pm. Municipal Bldg, 600 4th Ave, Room 221. Meets 3rd Thursday each month. SCSM is made up of 15 volunteer members who work to ensure that the City of Seattle fairly & equitably addresses sexual minority concerns. Meetings open to the public. 684-4514.

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.

LGBT MS Support Group. 7-9pm. Group Health Clinic, 201 16th Ave E. Meets 3rd Thursday of every month. This group is open to members of the LGBT community & allies who have Multiple Sclerosis or are caregivers for people who have MS. We welcome people of all ages & stages of MS. For information, 234-1574.

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/Bellevue Monthly Meeting. 7pm - study group meets at 6pm. First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave NE, Bellevue. Meets 3rd Thursday each month. (A spouse’s support group runs concurrently with this meeting.) PFLAG/Bellevue: (425) 62-6636. 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. (See Tuesday listing at 7pm for details.)

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. www.dunsheehouse.org

Seattle Otters Water Polo Team. 8-9:30pm. Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave E (at E Cherry St). Every Tuesday & Thursday. (See Tuesday listing at 8pm.)

FRIDAY - October 17

13th Annual Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (10/17-10/26). For a complete list of films & venues, or to buy tickets visit www.threedollarbillcinema.org

National Gay Men’s Health Summit (10/17-10/21), Madison Renaissance Hotel, 515 Madison St. For information & to REGISTER visit www.gmhs2008.org

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

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. (See Monday listing at 6:30pm.)

First Fridays in Yakima. 7-9pm. 223 N 1st St, Yakima. Meets 1st & 3rd Fridays. Social, support, education & advocacy group for the Yakima area GLBTQ community & their allies. All are welcomed & invited. (509) 576-0276. www.gayakima.com/1stfridays.html

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

Seattle Prime Timers Coffee Reunion. 7pm. Starbucks, 1600 E Olive Way. Meets the 1st & 3rd Friday of every month. Metro routes 8, 9, 14, 43, 49 & 60. 329-0793; http://seattleprimetimers.usa-50.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.raincountrydance.org

Out Dancing. Lesson 7:30pm, Dance 8:30pm. Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St. Gay night at the Century Ballroom, every 3rd & 4th Friday of the month. Dine & dance. Dinner reservations 324-7263. $5 dance lesson, $7 cover. www.centuryballroom.com

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. For info, call 322-2437, www.dunshee house.org

“It’s a Scream!” - Diverse Harmony Halloween Concert. 8pm. Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. General admission $10; FREE admission for anyone 23 & under. Diverse Harmony is the nation’s first Gay-Straight Alliance youth chorus. www.diverseharmony.org

Tribal Instinct. 8-10pm. The Wet Spot, 1602 15th Ave W. Meets the 3rd Friday most months. FREE for SML members, $5 for non-members. Tribal Instinct is followed by The Wet Spot’s Men-Only Event; separate admission is required.

SATURDAY - October 18

(See previous Saturday for ongoing activities.)

13th Annual Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (10/17-10/26). For a complete list of films & venues, or to buy tickets visit www.threedollarbillcinema.org

National Gay Men’s Health Summit (10/17-10/21), Madison Renaissance Hotel, 515 Madison St. For information & to REGISTER visit www.gmhs2008.org

Washington State Stonewall Democrats Field Day. 11am-3pm. Help us doorbell in Issaquah/Sammamish to support the election of Darcy Burner to the 8th Congressional District seat in the US House of Representatives and Phyllis Huster to the 5th Legislative District seat in Olympia. Help turn the Eastside BLUE!!! For the 11am meet-up location, email anita@stonewalldemswa.org. Doorbelling 12noon-3pm, rain or shine. http://stonewalldemswa.org/calendar.  (Membership meeting 6-10pm.  See listing today at 6pm for details.)

ERW Community Action Mobilization Program. 12noon-4pm. 720 7th Ave, 4th Floor. The goal of this workshop is to train community members in ERW grass roots political activism & implement strategies throughout Washington communities. 324-2570; david@equalrightswashington.org

Shanti Four-Day Training (10/18, 10/19, 10/25, 10/26). 10am-5pm. Multifaith Works, 115 16th Ave. Non-judgmental listening & practical care for people who are isolated & alone. 324-1520 x 221, www.multifaith. org/shanti

Lambert House Queer Rec. 1pm. 1818 15th Ave. 3rd Saturday of every month. Outdoor & indoor adventures for youth ages 22 & under.

Bi & Bi Mixed-Gender Social Group. 4-6pm. Wayward Coffee, 8570 Greenwood Ave N. Meets 3rd Saturday each month. Social get-together for Bisexual men & women, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks. www.binetseattle.org.

Washington State Stonewall Democrats Membership Meeting. 6-10pm. See website for location. Come learn about the Stonewall Democrats and join the political voice of the LGBT community. For more information:  email anita@stonewalldemswa.org; www.stonewalldemswa.org/calendar. (Doorbelling 11am-3pm. See listing today at 11am for details.)

“Who’s 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 - October 19

(See previous Sunday for ongoing activities.)

13th Annual Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (10/17-10/26). For a complete list of films & venues, or to buy tickets visit www.threedollarbillcinema.org

National Gay Men’s Health Summit (10/17-10/21), Madison Renaissance Hotel, 515 Madison St. For information & to REGISTER visit www.gmhs2008.org

Shanti Four-Day Training (10/18, 10/19, 10/25, 10/26). 10am-5pm. Multifaith Works, 115 16th Ave. Non-judgmental listening & practical care for people who are isolated & alone. 324-1520 x 221, www.multifaith. org/shanti

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 Prime Timers Monthly Potluck Social & General Meeting. 2-4pm. Seattle First Baptist Church Recreation Hall, 1111 Harvard Ave (at E Seneca St - enter thru glass doors on Harvard Ave.) Meets 3rd Sunday most months. Bring a dish to serve 6-8 people. $4 door fee covers hall rental. 329-0793.

 





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