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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

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.

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.

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.

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 June 5, 6 and 7 will be the bubbly, bawdy and brilliant local singing legend Bobbi Kotula. 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 June 5, 6 at 8 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.

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 3rd 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.

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.

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.

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.

POZSEATTLE HOSTS PRIDE SOCIAL
POZSeattle is pleased to present its annual Pride Social on Wednesday, June 10 from 6-8 p.m. at The Cuff Complex, 13th & E Pine St. Meet on the back patio for BBQ, socializing, to catch up with old friends, to make new ones, and a whole lot of fun. This event is free (except for the cost of beverages), and is for all HIV-Positive men and their friends, regardless of age, shape, size, or color. POZSeattle is a social organization run for and by Seattle-area HIV-Positive guys that is committed to planning and promoting fun, social activities. For questions or more information about this event, to plan your own social event, or to be added to our event promotions email list, email info@pozseattle.org or visit us on the web at www.pozseattle.org.

Mark your calendars: POZSeattle presents POZadventures: summer kayaking at Lake Union starting June 13 and June 27. Check out the POZSeattle website at www.pozseattle.org for details.

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 HOSTS BON VOYAGE PARTY
On Saturday, June 13, Radical Women Seattle hosts a summer picnic potluck to help send National Radical Women Organizer Anne Slater on her Bread and Roses Tour of West Coast and New York Radical Women chapters. She will look at how the current economic crisis affects women and the most vulnerable and propose solutions on what we can do - now! The bon voyage party will be held at 2940 36th Ave. S. starting at 4 p.m. Bring your favorite dish. Donations will benefit the tour. For more information or rides, call 206-722-6057 or email RWSeattle@mindspring.com. Everyone welcome.

MUSIC OF REMEMBRANCE PRESENTS "UNSILENCED!" AT MOHAI
On Sunday, June 14, at 6 p.m., at the Museum of History and Industry, 2700 24th Ave. E., Music of Remembrance presents the world premiere of Unsilenced!, a new documentary by John Sharify, six-time winner of the Edward R. Murrow prize for journalism. The hour-long film chronicles MOR's first decade of performing and recording Holocaust-related chamber music, and focuses on MOR's path-breaking work commissioning new music from some of today's leading composers. Eric Slocum, a former KOMO anchorman, hosts this FREE screening, followed by a Q&A with the Seattle Symphony's Gerard Schwarz, producer John Sharify, and MOR Artistic Director Mina Miller. www.musicofremembrance.org.

BORDER RIDERS MOTORCYCLE CLUB HOSTS WEEKEND RUN TO GRANITE FALLS, WA
On Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 21, Border Riders Motorcycle Club will hosts a weekend run and campout to Granite Falls, WA. For more information on Border Rides day rides in the city or their weekend camping runs, visit www.borderriders.com.

SEATTLE MEN'S CHORUS UNPLUGGED CONCERTS WITH M-PACT
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. Ticket prices range from $20-$55. Tickets for the Mount Vernon concert are available at ticketing.mcintyrehall.org or 360-416-7727.

Q SQUARED BOOK GROUP TO DISCUSS AMERICAN STUDIES
On Saturday, June 20, at 1 p.m., at the Capitol Hill Branch Library, 425 Harvard Ave. E., the Q-Squared Book Group will discuss the book, American Studies, by Mark Merliss. This debut novel won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction. Library Journal said, "Its simple, noble, graceful prose refreshes the very language, and its unsquinting portrayal of Gay men is searing and authentic. Merlis's novel belongs to the best of contemporary literature, Gay or other." Q-Squared Book Group is open to men who are interested in Gay literature and always welcomes new members. For more information, visit www.qsquared.org.

LGBTQA YOUTH CONFERENCE FOR HOPE - IN SPOKANE JULY 24-26
Participation is expected from youth and adults from Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, California, Alaska and Canada. In addition to a series of workshops for youth, there will be workshops for teachers, leaders, community members, service providers and parents. An estimated 500 LGBTQ individuals and straight allies are expected at this event to network, learn and support each other. For more information and to register, visit www.odysseyyouth.org or call 509-325-3637. Registration deadline is June 30. Sponsored by the Odyssey Youth Center.

SEATTLE HOSTS NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF LGBTQ ASIAN AMERICANS, SOUTH ASIANS & PACIFIC ISLANDERS
Seattle will be host to a national conference for LGBTQ Asian American, South Asians and Pacific Islander on the weekend of August 14-16 at the University of Washington. Titled "Transgress, Transform, Transcend," the conference will showcase the diversity of the LGBTQ Asian Pacific Islander experience and will expand the capacity and ability of LGBT Asian Pacific Islander activists and communities to organize. Conference organizers have lined up four keynote speakers and over 50 workshops, panel discussions, caucuses, and cultural performances, which will address a wide array of topics and issues. The event's many programs will provide attendees opportunities to network and to expand their knowledge and skills in advocacy and community building. Deadline for the early registration rate of $75 (or $50 for presenters and people with limited income) for the three-day conference is June 11. Starting June 12, the rate will be $100, with a reduced rate of $75 for presenters and people with limited income. Some scholarships are available to assist attendees pay for the cost of conference registration. Registration is available online at www.nqapia.org/nc-2009.html.

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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