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CAMP TEN TREES STILL HAS OPENINGS FOR BOTH CAMPERS & VOLUNTEER STAFFERS THIS SUMMER
Camp Ten Trees offers a loving and engaging residential summer camp program for LGBTQA youth (ages 13-17) and for children/youth of LGBT and/or non-traditional families (ages 8-17). Camper spots are still available, and volunteer staffers are still needed, for this summer's camp sessions. Visit www.camptentrees.org today to register for camp, apply to volunteer, or learn more about Camp Ten Trees.

2009 Camp Ten Trees Sessions: August 16-22 - LGBTQA Youth (ages 13-17); August 23-29 - Children and Youth (ages 8-17) from LGBT and/or non-traditional families. For more information, visit www.camptentrees.org; info@camptentrees.org; 206-288-9568.

MEN OF ALL COLORS & CULTURES TOGETHER TO HOST JULY POTLUCK BBQ
On Saturday, July 25, Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT) will be hosting their July Potluck BBQ at Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW starting at 1 p.m. For additional location information and directions and suggestions on what to bring to the potluck, call 206-923-8313 or email macctseattle@yahoo.com.

Q-SQUARED MONTHLY BOOK GROUP FOR GAY, BI & TRANSGENDER MEN
Come spend an hour with a group of men who love Gay literature. On Saturday, July 25, the group will meet at the Seattle Public Library, Capitol Hill Branch, Harvard Ave. E., & E. Republican St., at 1 p.m., to discuss The Scarecrow's Bible by Martin Hyatt. For more information, visit www.qsquared.org and click on "On-going Programs."

2009 SEATTLE PRIDE ART AUCTION
On Saturday, July 25, from 6-9 p.m., join Seattle Out and Proud, sponsors of Seattle's annual Pride Parade for their first annual Seattle Pride Official Art Show and Silent Auction. The evening will feature elegant entertainment, memorable artwork and a world-class setting with spectacular views at The Olivian, 809 Olive Way. The show and auction will exhibit work by Seattle Out and Proud's Official Artists for 2009 Pride: Lance Carleton, sculptor; Michele Salazar, painter; Juli Sipe, glass artist. To learn more about the artists and their artwork, visit www.seattlepride.org.

In addition to the three pieces to be auctioned off, each artist will show 10 other pieces of their work. These additional pieces will be available for sale, not auction. A percentage of any sales of these pieces goes to Seattle Out and Proud. Of the auction pieces, 100% of the proceeds goes to Seattle Out and Proud. As a special bonus, everyone over 18 will be eligible to enter a free drawing to win a vacation getaway for two to New York City. Admission to the show and valet parking are FREE.

IMPERIAL COURT OF SEATTLE PRESENTS KING & QUEEN OF THE SEAS PAGEANT
On Saturday, July 25, the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle and the Olympic & Rainier Empire presents "Ride the Showboat" - the 34th annual King & Queen of the Seas Pageant - at Neighbours Nightclub, 1509 Broadway (entrance in alley between Broadway & Harvard), doors at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. $7 donation at the door. www.imperialcourtofseattle.com.

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS
On Sunday, July 26 at 2 p.m., Seattle Shakespeare Company presents their outdoor production of The Taming of the Shrew at the Seattle Center. Later at 6 p.m. that day they present their outdoor production of Richard III also at the Seattle Center. Shakespeare in the Parks will be presented at locations in Seattle, Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Lynnwood, Edmonds, Redmond, Mercer Island, Sammamish, SeaTac, Federal Way, and Bonney Lake from July 9 through August 2. FREE. For complete information, visit www.seattleshakespeare.org and select "Wooden O" from the menu at the top of the home page.

Also this summer GreenStage will present King John and Comedy of Errors at 11 outdoor locations in the Seattle area. FREE. Visit www.greenstage.org for complete schedule.

SEATTLE EAGLE & GAY CITY PRESENT TRASH: HOT & BOTHERED
Summer heats up at the Eagle - prepare to get wet! With DJ KC and DJ Up Above. Sunday, July 26, from 4-8 p.m. Seattle Eagle, 314 E. Pike St. $5 cover benefits Gay City. www.gaycity.org.

OUT FOR SUSTAINABILITY LOOKS AT HEALTHY HOMES
On Sunday, July 26, from 5-7 p.m., at The Sylvie, 311 14th Ave. E., join DB2, OUT for Sustainability, and healthy home experts from the American Lung Association and Master Builders for healthy home tips, plus tours of a LEED-Platinum home, refreshments and socializing. Please RSVP to event@DB2seattle.com.

SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN BOOK CLUB ANNOUNCES NEXT READING SERIES AT DUNSHEE HOUSE
The Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave. E. at E. Thomas St. The club is pleased to announce the following titles to be discussed in their ongoing reading and discussion series: July - Queer by William S. Burroughs; August - A Fairly Honourable Defeat by Iris Murdoch; September - The Thief's Journal by Jean Genet; October - Wild Dogs by Helen Humphreys; November - The Gifts of the Body by Rebecca Brown; December - Death in Venice by Thomas Mann. All GLBTQ folks in the community are welcome to participate in this free book club. The reading list is chosen and the discussion facilitated by Nick DiMartino, published novelist and playwright, currently a book reviewer for ShelfAwareness.com, and a 30-year employee of University Book Store. For more information, email nickdimartin@earthlink.net or contact Dunshee House at 206-322-2437.

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.

THE MARYS PROJECT& STRANGE, SENSUAL, SUBLIME
On Friday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m., Seattle Butoh artist Joan Laage presents The Marys Project&strange, sensual, sublime at the Good Shepherd Center Chapel, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N. Laage writes: "I've been fascinated by the 'cult' of Mary in its many forms and incarnations and intrigued by pilgrimages and passion plays for many years. After learning about the black Madonna phenomenon and visiting the most famous black Madonna while living in Poland, I created the solo Every Baby is Jesus. For The Marys Project I invited local Butoh performers to explore the 'cult' of Mary and female 'incarnations/goddesses' through history and across cultures." The piece will be performed by Sheri Brown, Mary Cutrera, Maureen Freehill, Diana Garcia-Snyder, Joan Laage and Helen Thorsen with music by In The Deep Museum. Tickets are $10-$15. For information or reservations email davidthornbrugh@hotmail.com or call 206-729-2054.

RADICAL WOMEN PRESENTS THE EDUCATION OF SHELBY KNOX
On Friday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m., Radical Women presents The Education of Shelby Knox, a documentary that looks at the life of 15-year-old Shelby Knox as she begins organizing for sex education as the answer to soaring teen pregnancy at her high school in Lubbock, Texas. Her Southern Baptist assumptions are challenged as she meets resistance from her family, friends and pastor and forges alliances with Queer students. The documentary will be shown at New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S. Door donation, $5; snack plates and desserts, $3-$5. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, rides, childcare, call 722-6057 or 722-2453. Everyone welcome. Wheelchair accessible. www.RadicalWomen.org.

THREE DOLLAR BILL PRESENTS "UNDER THE STARS, THE EIGHTIES STRIKE BACK!" OUTDOOR CINEMA IN CAL ANDERSON PARK
This summer Three Dollar Bill Outdoor Cinema presents a slate of three fun and campy films from 1980, the premiere year of the decade that made sexual power plays, alien encounters and shameless success all the rage. The films are Friday, July 17 - Little Darlings; Friday, July 31 - Flash Gordon; Friday, August 21 - 9 to 5. The FREE screenings will be shown at sunset (around 8:30-9 p.m.) at the southeast corner of Cal Anderson Park, near the park's shelter house off 11th Ave. & E. Olive St. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase on-site with proceeds benefiting Three Dollar Bill Cinema's non-profit efforts to produce and promote Queer-friendly film events in the Pacific Northwest. Three Dollar Bill Cinema produces the annual Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. www.threedollarbillcinema.org.

VANCOUVER, BC PRIDE

Vancouver, BC Dyke March and Festival - Saturday, August 1. March steps off at noon from McSpadden Park, E. 5th Ave. & Victoria Dr. Free music festival follows at Grandview Park, 1657 Charles St. at Commercial Dr. www.vancouverdykemarch.com.

Vancouver, BC Pride Parade & Sunset Beach Festival - Sunday, August 2. Pride Parade begins at noon from Robson and Thurlow and heads west down the hill to Denman, then follows Denman to Pacific and Beach, ending at the Sunset Beach Festival which begins at 11 a.m. www.vancouverpride.ca.

EMERALD CITY SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION FALL BALL LEAGUE
Emerald City Softball Association is sponsoring Fallball '09, an ECSA Open Division softball league for men and women of all skill levels. Play dates will be August 9 and 23, September 13, 20 and 27, and October 4. For complete details, visit www.emeraldcitysoftball.org.

NORTHWEST NETWORK HOSTS FIRST ANNUAL SUMMER SPECTACULAR
The Northwest Network is excited to host their first annual Summer Spectacular on Sunday, August 9, from 2-6 p.m., at Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Shelter Site #3. The Summer Spectacular celebrates the work of the Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse. Bring friends, partners, co-workers, and the whole family to this all-ages event. Build community with other supporters and have a fabulous time while enjoying a fabulous BBQ and field games. Win delicious cakes at the cakewalk and exciting items in the silent auction and raffle. Beat your friends in a hula-hooping contest! Hang out in the summer sun at Seward Park and have a blast. Tickets are $35 for adults and $12 for youth 18 & under. Buy tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/67409 or make checks payable to The Northwest Network and mail to: The Northwest Network, PO Box 18436, Seattle, WA 98118. For more information, call 206-568-7777, email maria@nwnetwork.org or visit www.nwnetwork.org.

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. Registration fee is $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.

Q-SQUARED HOSTS LABOR DAY WEEKEND CAMP (COME AND MEET PEOPLE) FOR GAY, BI & TRANS MEN
This coming Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 4-7), Q-Squared, a Seattle-based non-profit organization, is hosting its annual CAMP (Come And Meet People) getaway at the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in southwest Washington State. Celebrating its 14th year, CAMP provides camp-goers a unique opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors and connect with fellow GBT men in a healthy, fun-filled environment. Like traditional summer camps, the weekend event will offer a wide variety of fun-filled activities, including campfire sing-alongs, hiking trips, a talent show, a dance, and a variety of workshops and outdoor games. CAMPers will have the choice of staying in a modern cabin or roughing it in their own tent. Early registration is available until June 28. After June 28 the cost for the weekend will be $175. Scholarships are available. For more information and to register, visit www.qcamp.org.

PRISM COMICS SEEKING SUBMISSIONS FOR FIFTH ANNUAL QUEER PRESS GRANT
Prism Comics is seeking submissions for its fifth annual Queer Press Grant, established to support and encourage new LGBT comics creators. Application guidelines are available at www.prismcomics.org/grant. Deadline for application is October 1, 2009.

"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.

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.

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