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TO GET A CALENDAR LISTING: To have your meeting or event considered for the Community Calendar, please mail, fax, or drop off details to: SGN, Attn: Community Calendar, 1605 12th Ave, Ste 31, Seattle, WA 98122. SGN phone: 324-4297. Fax: 322-7188. E-mail: sgn2@sgn.org. INCLUDE: Date, time, location, contact phone # for publication (if possible), brief description of event & sponsoring organization. DEADLINE: Tuesday 5pm.

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

Following is a list of community organizations:

American Veterans for Equal Rights - www.aver.us

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

Bent Arts is the nation’s only non-profit Queer writing institute. Bent promotes written & spoken word among LGBTIQ people & in our communities. 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 - www.geocities.com/sbwn.

Bremerton/Kitsap County - www.outwestsound.org

Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St, offers an extensive schedule of AA, NA, SLAA, OA, & other related 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 Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse & Dating Violence, 568-7777 (voice), 517-9670 (tty), www.nwnetwork.org; Pierce County Domestic Violence Helpline: Teresa, (253) 798-4166; Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities - offers on-going support groups for men: 323-1768; Seattle Police Dept Domestic Violence Unit, 684-0330; State Wide Domestic Violence Hot Line, 1-800-562-6025. In an emergency call 911. Report domestic violence and sexual assault.

Dunshee House (Home of SASG) offers free, facilitated & confidential support, discussion & skills groups & coordinates retreats, 1 to 1 peer mentoring & special events for those affected by HIV/AIDS & the greater LGBT communities. Dunshee House envisions individuals in communities connected by the shared values of health & well-being, personal development & compassionate support of one another. 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org.

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

Everett/Snohomish Cty - www.gaysnohomish.org.

Gay City organizes events & activities for Gay & Bi men & offers anonymous & confidential HIV/STD testing at the Center for LGBT Health, 511 E Pike St. More info or to schedule an appointment, 860-6969. www.gaycity.org
 
Gay & Lesbian National Hotline (GLNH): 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564). Non-profit, peer-counseling, information & local resources telephone hotline for GLBT people across the country.

Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) - 363-9188; www.thegsba.org

HIV/AIDS Program, Seattle/King County Dept of Public Health, provides confidential/anonymous information about & testing for HIV/AIDS. 205-7837. (For a comprehensive list of HIV/AIDS service organizations see the GSBA Guide or call Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 328-8979.)

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

In The Life - www.inthelifetv.org

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

MEN: Gay City: 860-6969, www.gaycity.org; Knights of Malta: 329-0886, mailbox@jetchapterkofm.com; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over, 781-7724, http://maturefriends.org; Northwest Bears: 903-9288, www.nwbears.com; The Olympians: www.The Olympians.net; 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. (Also see listings under Bisexual, Parenthood, People of Color, Transgender.)

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.

Olympia/Thurston County:  www.RainbowCenterOly. org.

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates/Seattle Regional Affiliate supports the work of LGBT employees and the growing number of ERGs (Employee Resource Groups) making a difference within local companies, including Alaska Airlines, Amazon.com, Amgen, AT&T, Bank of America, Deloitte, Macy’s, Microsoft, Russell Investments, Safeco Insurance, Starbucks Coffee, Xerox. www.outandequal.org/affiliates/seattle

PARENTHOOD: Families Like Ours provides a gateway for LGBT families interested in adoption & provides a network of safe placement agencies, training, support & resources: 441-7602, www.familieslikeours. org; Family Works offers support, information & activities for LGBT families: 694-6727, www.familyworks. org; Gay Fathers’ Association of Seattle offers support groups & social activities: www.gfas. org; Maybe Baby, info@maybebabyseattle.org; Queer Parent Networking Dinners: Deann, 568-7777, deann@nwnetwork.org; Rainbow Families of Puget Sound: www.rainbowfamiliesps.org.

Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)/Puget Sound: 325-7724, www.seattle-pflag.org, with directory of PFLAG chapters in Washington state; National PFLAG, www.pflag.org.

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

PEOPLE OF COLOR: Entre Hermanos, GLBT Latinos/as, 322-7700, www.entrehermanos.org; Ile LaiLai, 781-3565, iya@ilelailai.org; Long Yang Club, 264-4304; www.longyangclub.org/seattle; Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT), 932-8313, macctseattle@yahoo.com; PFLAG/FOCUS (Families of Color United in Support), 325-7724; People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN), 322-7061; Sistah 2 Sistah, LBT women of African descent, 322-7061 ext 235; Sojourner Truth Unity Fellowship Church, 723-9395; Trikone-Northwest, GLBT South Asians, (425) 985-4376, www.trikone-nw.org; Two-Spirit Honor Project, 1-866-685-0164.

Pride Foundation - 323-3318; www.pridefoundation. org.

Project NEON is a program of Seattle Counseling Service providing FREE information & services to Gay & Bi men to reduce health risks associated with methamphetamine use. 323-1768. www.crystalneon.org

Public Health-Seattle & King County Online Comprehensive Health Information for Sexual Minorities: www.metrokc.gov/health/glbt.

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

Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities. 684-4503.

Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities is a community mental health service for GLBT persons & their families providing comprehensive mental health services on a sliding scale. 323-1768.

Seattle LGBT Community Center - 323-LGBT (5428), www.seattlelgbt.org.

Seattle Police Department Sexual Minorities Community Advisory Council: kim.bogucki@seattle.gov

Seattle Treatment Education Project (STEP) E-zine is an electronic resource distributed to people affected by HIV/AIDS, case managers, front line workers & other health professionals. Now a part of Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 328-8979, www.thebody.com/step/steppage.html.

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network - (202) 328-3244; www.sldn.org

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.

Spokane/Inland Northwest - www.outspokane.com; www.stonewallnews.net.

SPORTS & RECREATION: Bent Car Guys: www.bentcarguys.com; Border Riders Motorcycle Club: 686-4176, www.borderriders.com; Bottom Dwellers Scuba Club: www.bottomdwellers.org; Different Spokes Bicycle Club: www.different spokes.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.festival ofthebabes.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.pacificnwgra.org; Puddletown Squares: www.puddletowndancers.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.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://maturefriends.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.tacomalesbianconcern.org; WOWS: a fun, member-driven social group for Lesbians, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/womenofwestseattle (Also see listings under Bisexual, Parenthood, People of Color, Transgender.)

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

YOUTH: Diverse Harmony: www.diverseharmony. org; GLBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention Program: 206-297-5922, ext 116; GLSEN/Washington State (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) & Washington State GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) Network: GLSEN works to create safe schools for LGBT students. As a program of GLSEN/WA, WA GSA Network supports youth-led GSA’s to fight harassment & homophobia in Washington state schools. 330-2099; www.glsenwa.org; www.wagsa.org. GLOBE (Gay, Lesbian, Open-Minded, & Bisexual Empowerment): a support group & HIV/STD prevention program for GLBTQ youth, ages14-20, in Everett, David/Brenda, (425) 263-2908, www.globeyouth.org; Lambert House: an activities & resource center for LGBT youth, ages 14-22, in Seattle, 322-2515, www.lambert house.org; www.MatthewsPlace.com;  Oasis Youth Center: for GLBTQ youth, ages 14-25, in Tacoma, (253) 671-2838, www.oasisyouthcenter.org; Safe Schools Coalition: www.safeschoolscoalition.org; 632-0662 ext 49 (non-emergency), 1-888-99-VOICE (crisis line); Seattle Young 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 27

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.

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

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.strength overspeed.org

Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music Concert in Bellevue. 7:30pm. First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, 1717 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue. Presented by Earshot Jazz & KCBS. Features the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra with guest vocalist Dee Daniels, the 30-voice Northwest Chamber Choir & tap dancer Alex Dugdale. Tickets: preferred seating $28; general admission $24. 547-6763, www.brownpapertickets.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/

SUNDAY - December 28

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

Generations - Film & Discussion on Issues of Age in the Gay Community. 2pm. Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. Gay City Health Project and Three Dollar Bill Cinema take a candid look at the diversity of our generations at this premiere of a new GCTV short film by Austen Hoogen. Discussion follows. FREE FILM! FREE POPCORN! www.gaycitytv.org.

 

 

  

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Center for Spiritual Living. Services 8:25, 9:45, 11:30am. 5801 Sand Point Way NE. Blessings & we hope to see you soon! Info 527-8801 ext 203, www.cslseattle.org

Wallingford United Methodist Church. 8:30am & 11am-Worship; Summer schedule, services 10am. 2115 N 42nd St. A progressive congregation. In 1984 Wallingford UMC became the 9th reconciling Methodist church in the U.S. 547-6945 (office); 285-5077 (George).

Seattle Soto Zen. Zazen Instruction 9:15am, Zazen 9:30am. 101 Nickerson St, Lower Level. Follow the traditional forms of the Soto school of Zen in a spirit of warmth & inclusion. Anyone interested in meditation, whether new or experienced in Zen practice or other traditions, is welcome. 323-1659, www.seattle sotozen.com

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/TheSeattleGay HikingGroup/

Seattle Unity Church. 9am & 11am-Sunday Services. 200 8th Ave N. “Come join our Gay & Lesbian-friendly, spiritual family at Seattle Unity Church. Our mission is to bring love, miracles & spiritual awakening into everyday life!” 622-8475; www.seattleunity.org.

University Congregational United Church of Christ. All ages education 9am, Worship 10am. 4515 16th Ave NE. UCUCC is an open & affirming congregation. 524-2322; www.universityucc.org.

Tacoma First United Methodist Church. 9:30am-worship, 11am-adult education. 423 Martin Luther King Way, Tacoma. This reconciling congregation welcomes with warm hands, warm hearts & open minds GLBT persons seeking a spiritual home. (253) 627-0129, www.fumctacoma.org

All Pilgrims Christian Church. 10am-worship. 500 Broadway E. Come as you are. All are welcome. A congregation of the Disciples of Christ & the United Church of Christ. 322-0487, www.allpilgrims.org

Central Lutheran Church. 10am-Worship. 1710 11th Ave (just north of E Pine St). An open & affirming church, which in Lutheran churches is called “Reconciled in Christ.” “We seek to share God’s love with all people regardless of race, age, gender or sexual orientation.” All are welcome. 322-7500.
                                                                                  
East Shore Unitarian Church. 10am-Sunday Service. 12700 SE 32nd St, Bellevue. An open & affirming congregation. (425) 747-3780.

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

Gethsemane Lutheran Church. 10am-Worship. 911 Stewart St. A downtown faith community centered in justice. An open & affirming congregation. 682-3620.

Rainier Valley Unitarian Congregation. 10am. 835 Yesler Way. 722-4880, www.rvuuc.org

Seattle Front Runners Track & Field Training Program. 10am. West Seattle Stadium. Every Sunday. A 23-week training program for LGBT people & their friends. For information email evelynnj@yahoo.com or scott-britt@att.net. www.seattlefrontrunners.org

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.

Living Water Fellowship. 10:30am - Worship. 7204 NE 175th St, Kenmore. All GLBT welcome. Pastor Susan George. 963-0807. www.livingwaterwa. com

Dharma Buddies. 11am. Cal Anderson House, 400 Broadway. Every Sunday. Sitting instruction is provided as needed. For more information visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dharma_buddies

Grace Gospel Chapel. 11am - Worship. 2052 NW 64th St. Oldest independent church ministering primarily to the Gay & Lesbian community. An exciting fellowship ... a place to believe, a place to belong. 784-8495.

St Paul’s United Church of Christ. 11am-Worship. 6512 12th Ave NW. An “open & affirming” congregation. “We celebrate our diversity in religious background, sexual orientation, race, age & abilities.” 783-6733; www.stpauluccseattle.com.

Holy Covenant International Christian Community Church. 12noon. 4525 19th Ave NE. Outreach to the LGBT community. holycovenantccc@gmail.com

Sojourner Truth Unity Fellowship Church. 12noon-Worship & Fellowship. El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S #309. All are welcome. God loves you just as you are. Won’t you do the same for yourself? Rev David Strong, 723-9395. www.stmsea.homestead. com

Metropolitan Community Church Seattle. 12:30pm-Worship. Temple DeHirsch Sinai, 1441 16th Ave. MCC is a progressive Christ-centered faith community committed to providing a nurturing environment for individual & community growth thru Jesus Christ while celebrating unity in diversity. MCC is Seattle’s oldest Gay-friendly church. 325-2421, www.mccseattle.org

Rain City Jacks. 1-4pm. Eastlake neighborhood. Meets 1st & 3rd Thursday & 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

Musical Experiences - Sundays at the Frye. 2pm. Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave. A new concert every Sunday. For tickets call 368-9247, or visit www.musical experiences.org

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

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.

Integrity/Puget Sound. 7pm-Worship & Fellowship. St. Mark’s Cathedral, Thomson Chapel, 1245 10th Ave E. Integrity is an international ministry of Gay & Lesbian Episcopalians, their friends & families, dedicated to education, support & service within the Church & the GLBT community. (425) 226-2746.

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.

Noche Latina - Latino Night. 10pm. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway. Every Sunday.

MONDAY - December 29

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.shift recovery.org

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

WaterWomen Swim. 6:30-7:30pm. Fircrest Pool, 15th NE & NE 155th St. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. For fat, fat-friendly & differently-abled women of all sexual orientations. Easy access pool with warmer water and room for both lap lanes & free swim. Large therapy pool with jets usually at 95-97 degrees F. Cost:  $4. www.seafattle.org/waterwomen.html; water womenswim@aol.com; 789-1267.

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

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

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

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

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

TUESDAY - December 30

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

Seattle Young People’s Project Education Justice Campaign. 4-6pm. SYPP, 2820 E Cherry St. SYPP is a youth-led group seeking social justice & youth liberation. The Education Justice Campaign is an effort to address the injustices that take place in our schools. We will work to get rid of the WASL graduation requirement, fight racism in our school system, demand that students have more rights & a voice that is listened to! 860-9606, www.sypp.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

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

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. It’s easy, it’s fun & anyone can do it! Learn traditional African & Afro-Caribbean rhythms & basic hand drumming techniques. Experience a real sense of connection & spirituality. Drums are provided. For information & location call Dennis, 363-4500 or differentdrummers@mac.com

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. 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.

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, informal group for people of all gender identities & expressions including butch dykes, cross dressers, TV, TS & feminine men. WGA provides educational events & meetings & support groups on issues of gender & gender identity & expression. (360) 445-2411; www.washingtongenderalliance.com

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 31

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

4 The Moment. 2-4pm. POCAAN, 1609 19th Ave. Meets every Wednesday. This group is peer-facilitated & open to any GLBT person of color who is dealing with both HIV & substance use. You do not have to be abstinent to attend. But you should be at least willing to “deal openly” about your drug or alcohol use & desire positive change. For information contact Sam, 322-7061 x 212.

InsideOut - A Support Group for GLBTQ Youth Ages 13-18 in Shoreline. 3:30-5pm. Center for Human Services, 17018 15th Ave NE, Room 230, Shoreline. Every Wednesday. InsideOut is a group for Lesbian, Transgender, Bisexual, Gay & Questioning Youth to develop positive self-identities in a professional & supportive environment. 362-7282 ext 242. Sponsored by the Center for Human Services.

Speed, Sex & Sanity. 5-7pm. 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

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. Art is all inclusive - writing, knitting, drawing, paints, beading, collage, reading & more. If you can carry it into the meeting & work on it in group there is no limit. You don’t have to define yourself as an artist, just be open to creating new outlets to express your recovery. For information call 280-5645 or email wellth2000@aol.com

Center for Spiritual Living. Meditation 6:30pm, Services 7pm. 5801 Sand Point Way NE. Blessings & we hope to see you soon! Info 527-8801 ext 203, www.cslseattle.org

Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 6:30pm. Volunteer Park (in front of Black Sun across for museum). Every Wednesday. (See Saturday listing at 9am.)

WaterWomen Swim. 6:30-7:30pm. Fircrest Pool, 15th NE & NE 155th St. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. For fat, fat-friendly & differently-abled women of all sexual orientations. (See Monday listing at 6:30pm.)

Ingersoll All-Trans Drop-In Support Group. 7-9pm. Seattle Counseling Services, 1216 Pine St, Suite 300. All Transgender, Gender Variant, Gender Queer, Gender Questioning, allies, family & friends are welcome. This is a drop in group to get & give support, social interaction & information for the whole Gender community. No fee, donations welcome. www.ingersoll center.org

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

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

Seattle Movie Bears Movie Night. Check website for details. Every Wednesday night. Gay & Bi men enjoy a movie at a local theater with opportunity to socialize before & after movies. More info: http://groups.yahoo. com/group/seattlemoviebears; or e-mail: seattlemovie bears-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

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.)

Radical Gurls & Guyz Reading Group. Re-occurring. By REGISTRATION. FREE peer-facilitated book discussion group for Queer/Bi/Lesbian women & Trans/Gender Queer folks. To join the email list & receive notice of upcoming RGRG installments, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org.

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.

Cherry’s Queer New Year’s Eve Party. Doors 10pm. Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. A hot night for Lesbians, Queers & their friends. Featuring DJs Amateur Youth & Mathematrix. Cover $8 advance, $10 at the door. 21+. www.cherryseattle.com

THURSDAY - January 1

Happy New Year 2009!

(Because of the New Year’s Day holiday, some regularly scheduled events may be cancelled or rescheduled. Please check with the sponsors of your event to confirm date, time & place.)

7th Annual Polar Bear Plunge. Registration 11:30am. Matthews Beach, 9300 51st Ave NE. There will be refreshments & a “2009 Offical Patch of Courage” for all heroic polar bears who immerse themselves neck-deep in the lake, to prove to friends & loved ones that they actually braved the frigid waters. www,theofficial polarbearplunge.blogspot.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.

Oasis Youth Center in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 4-10pm. Call for location & details. Every Thursday. (253) 671-2838, www.oasisyouthcenter.org (Also Fridays 4-10 & Saturdays 6pm-12 midnight.)

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.dunshee house.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.

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

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

FRIDAY - January 2

Oasis Youth Center in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 4-10pm. Call for location & details. Every Friday. (253) 671-2838, www.oasisyouthcenter.org (Also Thursdays 4-10pm & Saturdays 6pm-12 midnight.)

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

WaterWomen Swim. 6:30-7:30pm. Fircrest Pool, 15th NE & NE 155th St. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. For fat, fat-friendly & differently-abled women of all sexual orientations. (See Monday listing at 6:30pm.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Columbia City Cabaret. Bar 7pm, Show 8pm. Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave S. Every Friday. Seattle’s sexiest cabaret & burlesque stars hosted by Tamara the Trapeze Lady. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 21+ with valid ID. www.brown papertickets.com

SATURDAY - January 3

(See previous Saturday for ongoing activities.)

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.

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. 903-9288. www.nwbears.org

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

“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.whosyour daddytv.org

SUNDAY - January 4

(See previous Sunday for ongoing activities.)

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

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

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.

St Aelred’s Independent Catholic Church in Olympia. 5pm. Olympia Unitarian Church, 2200 East End St NW, Olympia. Meets 1st & 3rd Sundays each month. Fr. Bob Withrow, (360) 664-5449.

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

 





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