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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

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 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.dunshee house.org.

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

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; POZSeattle: www.pozseattle.org; 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.

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 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

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 (Basketball): 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; 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.team seattle.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://maturefriends.org; Older Lesbians Organizing for Change/WA State Chapter: gloria@oloc.org, mary@oloc.org, www.oloc.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

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, 14-20, in Everett, (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.Matthews Place.com;  Oasis Youth Group: for GLBTQ youth, 14-25, in Tacoma, (253) 671-2838, www.oasisyouth center.org; Safe Schools Coalition: www.safeschools coalition.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 - December 6

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. For information email rippleeffectsoccer@yahoo.com. To sign up visit www.raincitysoccer.org

Richard Hugo House Write-O-Rama. 10am-5pm. 1634 11th Ave. An eight-hour extravaganza of mini writing workshops, readings, lunch & dinner. To attend, participants must raise $45 or more in pledges & come ready to write. Prizes awarded for those who raise the most money. For information visit www.hugohouse.org/giving/writeorama

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

Ingersoll Gender Center Sonwball: “Endangered Species.” 6-10pm. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway. Snowball is a celebration of Ingersoll’s three-decade presence as a resource for the Puget Sound Transgender community. Attire is dressy to semi-formal. Proceeds benefit Ingersoll’s efforts toward Transgender employment. www.ingersollcenter.org

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

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 6pm. Bus-accessible 1st Hill/Central Area location. Every Saturday. Games also on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Players of all abilities welcome to play with this non-profit LGBTQ duplicate bridge group in a fun laid-back atmosphere. $3 fee includes coffee & tea. For more information visit www.rainbowbridgeclub.org. For partners & to make reservations: seattletuttle@gmail.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. This GLBT group has been meeting since 1986! 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. For information visit www.strengthover speed.org

A Marxist Looks at Capitalism’s Meltdown. 7:30pm. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S. Feminist journalist & economic analyst Megan Cornish will examine the origins of today’s world financial chaos, explain why budget cuts, layoffs & bailouts only deepen the crisis & look at why socialists advocate a planned economy as a solution. Door donation $3. A Proletarian Pot Roast Dinner (with vegetarian option) will be served at 6pm for $9 donation. 722-2453, fspseattle@ mindspring.com, www.socialism.com

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/

Mt Baker Theatre Grand Opening Gala Featuring Bernadette Peters in Bellingham. 8pm. 104 N Commercial St, Bellingham. Tickets $59, $79 & $99. Order early for best seats (360) 734-6080. www.mountbaker theatre.com

“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 - December 7

(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 Men’s Bowling in Everett. 10am. Evergreen Lanes, 5111 Clarement Way, Everett. Every Sunday. Spectators welcome. Join us for lunch afterwards! 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

Daring Divorced Divas. 3-5pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Sunday. A support group for Lesbian women dealing with divorce, separation & transformation. www.dunsheehouse.org

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

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.

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

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 - December 8

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

Homeless Services for Youth, Ages 14-22. 1-4pm. 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

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 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.Cost:  $4. www.seafattle.org/waterwomen.html; waterwomenswim@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.

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

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 - December 9

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

Family of Choice. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Tuesday. Weekly drop-in group for LBTQ women to cultivate community in their lives. www.dunsheehouse.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

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group. 6:30-8pm. 6555 Ravenna Ave NE. A consistant & caring place for people to team, share & gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. (781) 248-3524, cailanickerson@gmail.com

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 ages 13-22 are welcome regardless of sexual orientation. www.diverse harmony.org

MS Association of King County Rainbow Connection. 6:30-8pm. 753 N 35th, Suite 208. Meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month (in December, 2nd Tuesday only). MS Rainbow Connection is a support group with the goals of 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. 517-7767. For location & other information visit www.geocities.com/sbwn.

Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 6:30pm. Madison Beach House. Every Tuesday. 3 mile flat walk & run. Dog walkers welcome. (See Saturday at 9am.)

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 info & location call Dennis, 363-4500 or differentdrummers@ mac.com

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 email info@maybebabyseattle.org or 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. Every Tuesday. Games also on Thursdays & Saturdays. $3 fee includes coffee & tea. For more information visit www.rainbowbridge club.org. For partners & to make reservations: seattletuttle@gmail.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.

Venus Envy Reunion Concert. 7:30pm. The Triple Door, 216 Union St. The local ‘90s cult quartet Venus Envy is reuniting for one night only. The popular folk-funk foursome first started performing together in 1990 and disbanded in 1995 after two recordings and a slew of national touring dates. The quartet, featuring Laura Love, Lisa Koch, Linda Severt, and Linda Schierman, produced two recordings: “Unarmed and Dangerous” and their oh-so-Gay twisted holiday classic, “I’ll Be a Homo for Xmas.” Famous for their live shows, the band put on some legendary Seattle holiday concerts at the now-defunct Backstage in Ballard. Tickets: $25. 206-838-4333 or www.tripledoor.com.

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

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 that you simply can’t hear on the radio any more but which you love to breathe in & maybe sing along to. 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 - December 10

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

GSBA Monthly Luncheon. 11:30am. Call/check website for location. Meets 2nd Wednesday most months. Reservations due 5pm Friday before the luncheon; seating for walk-ins without reservations not guaranteed. Cost: $27-members/$32-nonmembers/$27-students at the door. The Greater Seattle Business Association is a networking organization that promotes & supports the Gay & Lesbian business & professional community. 363-9188; www.thegsba.org.

Mature Friends Dining Out Luncheon. 12:30 pm. Call for details, location & to RSVP. Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday most months. MF is a social organization for Gay men & women, 40 years & over. 781-7724. http://maturefriends.org

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 LGBTQ 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. 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

POZSeattle Holiday Party. 6-8pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. Meet us at the downstairs bar for drinks, home-made sloppy joes & cookies, socializing & a whole lot of fun. This event is free (except for the cost of beverages) & is for all HIV+ men & their friends regardless of age, shape, size or color. The Holiday Party features an optional gift exchange. If you’d like to participate, bring a fun, funny or naughty wrapped gift for Santa POZ to deliver. www.pozseattle.org

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. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. For fat, fat-friendly & differently-abled women of all sexual orientations. (See Monday listing at 6:30pm.)

From Stonewall to Prop 8: How Do We Win LGBT Liberation? 7pm. SCCC, Room 1110. What lessons from the last period of radicalization can we learn from in building a new civil rights movement today? What will it take to turn back the right’s attacks & win full LGBT equality & liberation? Join fellow activists for this important discussion. Sponsored by ISO. 931-2922, info@seattleiso.org

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

Lambert House Movie Night. 7-9:30pm. 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

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

Northwest Lesbian & Gay History Museum Project Steering Committee Meeting. 7pm. Call for Capitol Hill location. Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month. New volunteers always welcome. NWLGHMP researches, interprets, & communicates the history of the GLBT community in the Pacific NW. gayhistnw@ aol.com; 903-9517.

Rebel Reading Circle. 7-8:30pm. Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave S. Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month. (See related listing Sunday at 11am for complete description.)

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: seattlemoviebears-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

“StageFright” - Youth Open Mic - For Aspiring Writers & Performers, Ages 14-24. 7:30-9pm. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. Meets 2nd Wednesday each month. FREE. Everyone welcome to attend. 322-7030; www.hugohouse.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.

THURSDAY - December 11

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.)

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

Queer Night at the Bremerton/Kitsap Health Department. 4:30-7pm. 109 Austin Dr, Bremerton. Meets 2nd Thursday each month. HIV/AIDS & STD testing in a GLBT positive environment. Call Sue or Steve at (360) 337-5235.

Q-Hour. 5:30-7:30pm. Cafe Metropolitain, 1701 E Olive Way. Q-Hour is a casual way to meet people from other organizations & groups doing work in the LGBTQ community. Our goal is to facilitate collaborative relationships & find out how the Sexual Minorities Commission can help support your efforts.

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

Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA). 6-7pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E, Room 2. Meets every Thursday. This is a weekly 12-step group open to anyone dealing with dual recovery issues. www.dunsheehouse.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.

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 LGBTQ youth, 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16.

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.)

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/

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. Bus-accessible 1st Hill/Central Area location. Every Thursday. Games also on Tuesdays & Saturdays. See Tuesday listing at 7pm 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

Country Western Dancing in Everett. Lesson 7:30-8:30pm, Open dancing to 10:30pm. Twisted, 1212 California St, Everett. www.raincountrydance.org

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

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 - December 12

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.

Q-Law Holiday Social. 5:30pm. Purr, 1518 11th Ave. Snacks provided. No host bar. This year’s social will also feature a food drive for Lifelong AIDS Alliance. Suggested contributions include cereal, canned tuna, canned meals, canned beans, peanut butter, jam/jelly, canned fruits & vegetables, macaroni & cheese, dry pasta, jarred or canned spaghetti sauce. Cash donations also welcome. Q-Law is Washington State’s LGBTQ Bar Association. www.q-law.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. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. For fat, fat-friendly & differently-abled women of all sexual orientations. (See Monday listing at 6:30pm.)

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

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

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. Come check us out! For info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

SATURDAY - December 13

(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

Mobile Mammography Screening. 9am-3pm. Wildrose, 1021 E Pike St. The YWCA Women’s Health Outreach Program and the Wildrose will conduct a mobile mammography screening for income eligible LBTQ people 40 & over. No insurance, no problem. For more info or an appointment, call the YWCA at 425-226-1266 ext 1001.

Care to Shop. 10am-3pm. QFC, 417 Broadway E. 2nd Saturday of every month. (For details, see related 12/6 listing at 10am.)

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. (Also meets Thursdays 4-10pm & Fridays 4pm-12 midnight.)

SUNDAY - December 14

(See previous Sunday for ongoing activities.)

Ski Buddies Monthly Potluck. 6pm. Meets 2nd Sunday each month (Oct-Feb). Come & hear about all the great ski trips & winter activities Ski Buddies has planned. Whether you snow board, downhill, cross-country, or telemark, there are trips & events for you. Bring a potluck dish to share. 568-4030. www.ski buddies.org

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.

 





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