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AFSC SPEAKER'S BUREAU LOOKING FOR QUEER YOUTH
The American Friends Service Committee's speaker's bureau, Out Spoken, is looking for Queer youth to interview about their life experiences and hopes for the future to expand and enrich their panel presentations. Participants will receive a gift card and much appreciation for helping out. Contact LT at ltan@AFSC.org for more information and to set up an interview.

PROM RESOURCES FOR LGBT STUDENTS
http://www.aclu.org/lgbt/youth/39462res20090424.html

NATIONAL GAY & LESBIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOLDS SIXTH ANNUAL BUSINESS & LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE, "OUT FOR BUSINESS," IN SEATTLE MAY 28-30
The NGLCC will hold their sixth annual Business & Leadership Conference, "Out for Business," May 28-30, at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel. The three-day event includes a series of business symposia, keynote speakers, panel discussions and special events designed to educate and connect attendees. Various tracks of programming are designed to meet the interests and needs of LGBT business owners and entrepreneurs, allied companies and NGLCC affiliate chambers from around the country. The Out for Business Conference also connects local and national LGBT businesses with NGLCC's corporate partners for contracting opportunities. For a complete list visit www.nglcc.org/corporate/partners. For complete information and to register for the conference, visit www.nglcc.org/Seattle2009.

MISS ECSA PAGEANT
On Friday, May 29, the Emerald City Softball Association hosts the Miss ECSA Pageant, doors at 6 p.m., contest from 6-9 p.m., at R Place, 619 E. Pine St.

CAPTAIN SMARTYPANTS PRESENTS AIR SMARTY CONCERTS IN COLUMBIA CITY
When a luxury airliner nosedives in the Pacific, the shipwrecked Air Smarty crew takes to the airwaves. Part Tempest, part Gilligan's Island, part Lost, and part American Idol, this show demonstrates just how creative, and desperate, a group of nine survivors can get. Air Smarty features songs by Annie Lennox, a tribute to Gay and straight composers, and a medley of songs shown to drive people clinically insane. Peppered with commercials for new and cryptic products, the evening features a parade of undaunted, unbalanced, and unearthly characters who will keep you laughing. Joining Captain Smartypants on May 29, 30 and 31 is Waxie Moon, Seattle's own gender-bending boylesque sensation. On June 5, 6 and 7, the bubbly, bawdy and brilliant local singing legend Bobbi Kotula will join the Pants. Sensible Shoes, the small ensemble of the Seattle Women's Chorus, will perform a 10 to 15 minute curtain warmer at Saturday and Sunday performances. The performances will be presented at the Columbia City Theater, 4918 Rainier Ave. S. on May 29, 30 and June 5, 6 at 8 p.m., on May 31 at 2 p.m., and on June 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. 206-388-1400; www.flyinghouse.org. Captain Smartypants is a small ensemble of the Seattle Men's Chorus.

EMERALD CITY SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION SPRING LEAGUE UNDERWAY
The Open Division Spring League is underway every Sunday through June 21 (except Memorial Day weekend) at the North SeaTac Park, S. 128th St. & 20th Ave. S., SeaTac, WA (C Division Teams) and Celebration Park, 11th Pl. S. & S. 324th St. (1111 S. 324th St.), Federal Way (A, B & D Division Teams). (Check website for possible rainout announcements and Saturday rainout day schedules.) Both fields are accessible by public transit. For further information, including teams, league sponsors and schedule of play, visit www.emeraldcitysoftball.org.

VIXXXEN'S LOUNGE - LOUNGING WITH THE SISTERS - VOLUME II AT MARTIN'S OFF MADISON
On Sunday, May 31, from 5-8 p.m., join The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Abbey of St. Joan, and friends, at Martins Off Madison, 1413 14th Ave., for an evening of live piano, performances, schmoozing and a chance to win a fantastic gift basket. Proceeds from this event will go towards The Sisters' International Conclave Fund - a conference this July bringing Sisters from around the world to Seattle to learn and share ideas that will make for stronger communities wherever The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence call home. www.theabbey.org.

BARTELL DRUGS AND NORTHWEST HARVEST ORGANIZE "STOCK THE PANTRY" FOOD DRIVE - JUNE 1-14
From June 1 to June 14, all 55 Bartell Drugs locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish County will be accepting nonperishable food donations for Northwest Harvest. www.bartelldrugs.com.

GAY SOCIAL DINNER CLUB OF SNOHOMISH COUNTY
Every Monday a group of Snohomish County Gay men meet at a different Snohomish County restaurant to socialize, network, share a joke or a life experience, meet new people, and make new friends. There are no dues to join this dinner club. The only cost is your meal. All ages welcome. For more information, contact Ricardo Hernandez at socialdinnerclub@yahoo.com or at 360-722-1664.

DUNSHEE HOUSE GAY & LESBIAN BOOK CLUB
Come discuss the best of Gay and Lesbian novels at the new Seattle Gay and Lesbian Book Club. Join other book-lovers on a drop-in basis every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave. E. Come only once or come every meeting. Each month a different title will be discussed. The title for June is Fun Home by Alison Bechdel. For more information, call 206-322-2437; nickdimartin@earthlink.net.

GAY CITY HOSTS NEW VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION
On Wednesday, June 3, at 6:30 p.m., hosts an inaugural training to introduce Gay City's programming and the principles which guide them. This is a mandatory training for all new volunteers, but all current volunteers are welcome to participate. Please email chris@gaycity.org with questions and to sign-up. For information on the Gay City Health Project, visit www.gaycity.org.

ADRIENNE RICH TO SPEAK AT CENTRAL WA UNIVERSITY
On Wednesday, June 3, internationally renowned poet and social critic Adrienne Rich will be speaking at Central Washington University. Ms. Rich will give a rare public talk when she reads and comments on some of her recent poetry. The public talk will begin at 7 p.m. in McConnell Auditorium, followed by a reception and book signing at Gallery One. This is a ticketed event. Tickets are free and available by contacting the Douglas Honors College at 509-963-1445 or dhc@cwu.edu.

COUNTRY DOCTOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC OFFERS HEALTH CARE NIGHT FOR LGBTQ COMMUNITY
Spectrum Natural Health at Country Doctor Community Health Clinic, 500 19th Ave. E., offers primary and naturopathic care for the LGBTQ community every Thursday, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Providers have been serving the LGBTQ community for many years. Cost is sliding scale - no one turned away for lack of funds. For information and to make an appointment, call 206-299-1600.

RADICAL WOMEN PRESENTS DOCUMENTARY ON EARLY DAYS OF LGBT RIGHTS MOVEMENT
On Thursday, June 4, at 7:30 p.m., at New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Radical Women presents Outrage '69, a documentary that delves into the heady days of the LGBT rights movement, beginning with the Stonewall rebellion, when bar patrons fought back against police harassment, igniting the struggle for Queer liberation. A dinner, with vegetarian option, will be available at 6:30 p.m. for a $7.50 donation. For more information, rides or childcare, call 206-722-6057 or 206-722-2453. All welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

Q-LAW FOUNDATION SEEKS VOLUNTEER ATTORNEYS FOR GLBT LEGAL CLINIC; SPONSORS GLBT LAW CLE
On Friday, June 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Q-Law Foundation of Washington, in cooperation with the King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinics and Equal Rights Washington, are excited to announce the addition of a new legal clinic designed to address the unique and complex legal needs of the LGBT community in King County. The clinic will be open one evening a month.

The Q-Law Foundation is currently recruiting volunteer attorneys to meet with clients in 30-minute sessions. They are looking for attorneys who will commit to volunteer at the clinic twice over the course of six months. Volunteer attorneys are required to attend an upcoming CLE titled "GLBT Law from A to Z" that will cover several broad topics of concern to the LGBT community. The CLE will take place Friday, June 5. The CLE is approved for 4.25 general and 1.5 ethics credits. For more information and to sign-up, visit www.q-law.org.

GLSEN/WA PRESENTS 5TH ANNUAL GSA AWARDS
On Friday, June 5, join GLSEN/WA (the Washington state chapter of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) for their 5th Annual GSA (Gay/Straight Alliance) Awards. The evening will be held at the Bush School, 3400 E. Harrison St., starting with a reception at 6 p.m. The awards ceremony follows at 7 p.m. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, good conversation, live entertainment, silent auction and an inspiring and heart-warming awards ceremony. Celebrate the courageous youth and allies who seek to end anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in Washington's K-12 schools. These kids are doing incredible work in our state to support each other, raise consciousness and fight bigotry in their schools! Tickets are $25-general; $10-students and can be purchased in advance at 1-800-838-3006 or online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/58138. For more information and to support the work of GLSEN/WA, visit www.glsenwa.org, email mail@glsenwa.org or call 206-330-2099.

LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE CARE TO SHOP FOOD DRIVE
Chicken Soup Brigade, Lifelong AIDS Alliance's food program, sponsors an on-going food drive program to provide bags of groceries to people living with HIV/AIDS in Seattle/King County. "Care to Shop" is held between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the following stores:

The first Saturday of the month at QFC, 416 15th Ave. E., Seattle; the second Saturday of the month at QFC, 417 Broadway E. (Broadway Market), Seattle; and the third Saturday of the month at Thriftway, 9740 SW Bank Rd., Vashon Island. They particularly need: cereal, canned tuna, canned meals (soup, stew, etc.), juice, canned beans, peanut butter, jam/jelly, canned fruits and vegetables, macaroni & cheese, dry pasta, canned or jarred spaghetti sauce. Store gift cards and cash donations are also always appreciated. You can also help by organizing your own food drive at an office gathering or holiday party. For more information, call 206-328-8979.

TEXT DONATE TO LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE CHICKEN SOUP BRIGADE
Chicken Soup Brigade, Lifelong's nutrition-based food program, packs 1,000 grocery bags and distributes 3,000 meals a week to hungry people in the greater Seattle area. But they can't do it alone. You can help. Your $5 donation will give two meals to a hungry person today. Use your cell phone to donate $5 to Chicken Soup Brigade: 1) Text LIFELONG to 90999; 2) Reply to the automated text message with YES; 3) That's it! You just provide two meals with two texts! Visit the Lifelong AIDS Alliance website - www.lifelongaidsalliance.org - for more information or to donate online.

(NOTE: A one-time charge of $5 will be added to your mobile phone bill. Standard messaging rates and additional fees may apply. All charges are billed and payable to your mobile service provider. Proceeds benefit Lifelong AIDS Alliance and are collected by the MGF. Service is available on most carriers. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting "STOP" to 90999. For full terms, visit mgive.com/a.)

SEATTLE REP HOSTS GIANT COSTUME & PROP SALE
On Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the Seattle Repertory Theatre opens their costumes and props collection to the public for sale for the second time in their history at the Bagley Wright Theatre, Seattle Center, Mercer St. at Second Ave. N. The last time was 1974. More than 300 costumes, accessories and props from the past 36 seasons will be on sale - everything from Oberon's cape from A Midsummer Night's Dream to Queen Elizabeth's gown from The Bard of Avon to dresses, suits, wigs and hats. Prices range from $10-$1,000, and there are many sizes available. In addition to the sale, a dozen of the most elaborate and intricate show pieces will be part of a silent auction. Bidding will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cash, check and credit cards accepted. All proceeds will benefit the Seattle Rep.

CASCADE FLYERS HOST LUNCH MEETING IN GEORGETOWN
On Saturday, June 6, the Cascade Flyers, an LGBT Pilots and Aviation Enthusiasts Group of the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, will be hosting a lunch meeting at noon at the Hangar Café, 6261 13th Ave. S., near Boeing Field. For more information, visit www.cascadeflyers.org or email cascadeflyers@cascadeflyers.org.

MAJESTICS FINAL HOME GAME
On Saturday, June 6, at 7 p.m., catch the Seattle Majestics women's football team in action at the final home game of the 2009 regular season. Standing at a strong 6-0 record this season, the Majestics rank third in the IWFL Western Conference. Pending late season victories, the team is teetering on an away playoff game, most likely to the LA Amazon team. Seattle faces the Portland Shockwave at French Field, Kent Meridian High School, 10020 SE 256th St., Kent. Tickets: $12-adults, $10-student/senior, military (with ID), $5-youth.

www.theseattlemajestics.com/store or at the gate day of game.

IMPERIAL VOTING DAY & IMPERIAL PRINCE & PRINCESS BALL
On Sunday, June 7, from 12-6 p.m., in the lobby entrance to the Richmark Building, 12th Ave. & E. Pine St. next to the liquor store, the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle and the Olympic & Rainier Empire will hold elections to select their new Imperial Prince and Princess. All King County residents (ID required) are invited and encouraged to participate in this election.

On Sunday, June 13, the LGBT community is invited to the 2009 Imperial Prince and Princess Ball, which will be held at Russian Hall, 704 19th Ave. E., door at 6 p.m., pageant at 7 p.m. Tickets: $20 at the door. www.imperialcourtofseattle.com.

MUFFIN TOPS VS. LAMBERT HOUSE - A SOFTBALL EXHIBITION GAME
On Sunday, June 7, starting at 3:10 p.m., the Emerald City Softball Association's Muffin Tops will take on youth, volunteers and staff from Lambert House, Seattle's Center for LGBT youth, in an exhibition softball game. The game will be held at the North SeaTac Park at 13735 24th Ave. S., in SeaTac, WA. Spectators are encouraged to attend. All proceeds will benefit Lambert House youth programs. For more information, contact Kristina at Lambert House at 206-322-2515 or email Kristina@lamberthouse.org. www.seattlegaysoftball.com; www.lamberthouse.org.

PACIFIC NW LESBIAN ARCHIVES SPONSORING WOMEN'S WEEKEND IN THE WOODS - JUNE 12-14
The gathering you've only dreamed about is happening! Join us for a relaxing weekend on Kitsap Peninsula this summer. Choose to sleep under the stars or in the cabins at Camp Indianola. Visit http://www.pnwlesbianarchives.org for all the details. When you are on the website, you may need to follow a few links in order to find pricing, registration, etc. If you know of any women who do not have internet access, but may be interested in attending, please spread the word and let them know how to get in touch with us. Pacific NW Lesbian Archives, PO Box 27671, Seattle, WA 98165; 206-654-4477. Please register by Saturday, May 30.

SEATTLE MEN'S CHORUS UNPLUGGED CONCERTS WITH M-PACT AT MEANY
Seattle Men's Chorus presents an all a cappella concert at the UW's Meany Hall for the Performing Arts on Friday and Saturday, June 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, June 21 at 2 p.m. Joining the SMC at Meany Hall will be the vocally stunning a cappella sextet m-pact. Hear Sondheim and Schubert blend beautifully with Mendelssohn and Montoya. The repertoire for SMC Unplugged will cover lots of musical ground: from African anthems to barbershop, and beyond. m-pact's pop-jazz vocals and unique sound make a perfect pairing of two extraordinary vocal groups appealing to anyone who loves music. The SMC will also present their concert sans m-pact on Saturday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m., at McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon, WA. Tickets for Meany Hall performances are on sale at www.flyinghouse.org or 206-388-1400. Prices range from $20-$55. Tickets for the Mount Vernon concert are available at ticketing.mcintyrehall.org or 360-416-7727.

LAMBERT HOUSE SEEKING VOLUNTEER GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Lambert House, Seattle's LGBTQ youth center, is currently seeking a volunteer graphic designer. This position requires experience working in graphic design at a professional level. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Katie@lamberthouse.org or call 206-322-2515 ext *814.

HIV VACCINE AWARENESS DAY
www.bethegeneration.org

HIV IS STILL A BIG DEAL ONLINE VIDEO SERIES TO HELP PREVENT HIV AMONG GAY MEN
HIV Is Still a Big Deal follows Josh, a young Gay man living in Manhattan, as he deals with everything from love and friendships to online hookups and unsafe sex. To view the first two episodes, go to www.hivbigdeal.org

"COMMUNITY STORIES" DOCUMENTS THE CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUES & HEALTH CARE STRUGGLE AROUND THE AIDS CRISIS IN SEATTLE IN THE 1980S
The onset of AIDS "was a health crisis, but it was also a civil rights crisis," recalls Carol Sterling, former director of the Chicken Soup Brigade. Debuting recently on the Seattle Channel (Cable Channel 21), "Community Stories" looks back to the 1980s and the start of the AIDS epidemic in Seattle. This history is told through the words of people - including Sterling, City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, Seattle Gay News editor George Bakan and King County AIDS Program Director Bob Wood - who lived and worked on the front lines in the community. Learn about this important history by following this link now: http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=3170902.

SOLDIERS PROJECT NW OFFERS FREE COUNSELING FOR VETS/ACTIVE MILITARY & THEIR LOVES ONES
Soldiers Project NW is a 100% volunteer organization whose purpose is to provide free counseling to those who have served or are serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and to their families and loved ones, including LGBT active military/veterans and their loved ones. Many people choose to receive help directly from the military or the VA. Soldiers Project NW offers an alternative for those who, for whatever reason, do not or cannot utilize those benefits. Soldiers Project NW has put together a list of licensed private practice therapists from Olympia to Bellingham who are willing to see one client (or couple, or family) at no charge, for as long as they need to be seen to deal with any of the stressors that have come from being involved in combat or loving someone who has. For more information, call the Soldiers Project NW's 24-hour phone line, 206-290-1035.
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Entre Hermanos' Latino Pageant 2009
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Zero to 60: 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV
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Gay mayor's illicit love shakes a Texas town
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