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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.

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 & 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. QLAW FOUNDATION LEGAL CLINIC COMMITTEE
Have you read about the new GLBT Legal Clinic put on by the QLaw Foundation? It's a monthly clinic under the umbrella of the King County Neighborhood Legal Clinic Program to provide free one-on-one legal advice and information for members of the GLBT community. If you are interested in joining the committee to help run the legal clinic, create materials for legal clinic clients, and explore possibilities to improve and expand the Legal Clinic, we would love to have you join our committee. The Legal Clinic Committee is having a retreat on Saturday, August 1, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. We also have meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:15 p.m. Please email clinic@q-law.org for more information on joining the committee.

MPOWERMENT HOSTS "QUEERS AT PLAY IN THE PARK" FREE PICNIC FOR QUEER YOUTH
On Saturday, August 1, from 1-5 p.m., MPowerment hosts "Queers at Play in the Park," a FREE picnic for Queer youth, ages 22 and under, at the Cal Anderson Shelter House, Cal Anderson Park, 11th Ave. & E. Olive St., with food, music and HIV testing. For more information, visit www.youthmpower.org or call 206-957-1725.

VANCOUVER, BC PRIDE
Vancouver, BC Dyke March and Festival - Saturday, August 1. March begins at noon at 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.

QUEER ALLY COALITION SPONSORS WEEKLY COMMUNITY ORGANIZING MEETINGS
The Queer Ally Coalition sponsors weekly Community Organizing Meetings on Tuesdays, at 7:30 p.m., at Cascade People's Center, 309 Pontius Ave. N. The Queer Ally Coalition is a grassroots democratic alliance of LGBT people and allies committed to the fight for Queer rights, culture, and liberation. Points of Unity: We are committed to: 1) democratic grassroots organizing and strategy: our community, our voices, our future, our vision; 2) fighting for Queer rights, culture and liberation; 3) embracing and publicizing the inclusive, multi-gendered, and sexually-liberated meanings of the word "Queer;" 4) active solidarity with other oppressed groups and their struggles around the world; 5) raising all voices, especially those of people of color, women, the trans community and youth; 6) having fun while changing the world!

Current Projects: 1) Referendum 71/Marriage Equality in Washington; 2) Nationwide Kiss-In at local Mormon temple; 3) Hate Crimes Rapid Response Network; 4) LGBT Youth Shelter/Housing Proposal with the Mayor's Office; 5) National March for Equality in Washington, DC (October 10-11); 6) building a grassroots, democratic, statewide network of LGBT and allied activists and organizations.

Any questions, call 206-612-6139 or email queerallycoalition@gmail.com or visit www.queerallycoalition.org. SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN BOOK CLUB 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.

OUT FOR SUSTAINABILITY CO-HOSTS SAM REMIX PARTY AT OLYMPIC SCULPTURE PARK
On Friday, August 7, from 8 p.m.-midnight, join OUT for Sustainability at the Olympic Sculpture Park, 2901 Western Ave. at Broad St., for the SAM Remix party, with DJs spinning dance music, performances and tours of the sculpture park at this special late-night event. The first 100 guests at Remix the night of the event get in free. As a co-host for this evening's party, OUT for Sustainability members get in for $5 - just mention that you are a member of OUT for Sustainability to receive this discounted rate.

MEN OF ALL COLORS & CULTURES TOGETHER HOSTS AUGUST POTLUCK SOCIAL
On Saturday, August 8, starting at 5 p.m., Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT) will be hosting their August Potluck Social at a location near Discovery Park. For more information including location/directions, call 206-923-8313 or email macctseattle@yahoo.com. MACCT is a Gay/Bisexual multi-racial, multi-cultural organization committed to fostering supportive environments wherein racial and cultural barriers can be overcome and the goal of human equality realized.

HOT SUMMER BURLESQUE 101 STUDENT GRADUATION RECITAL
On Saturday, August 8, Miss Indigo Blue's Academy of Burlesque presents a hot summer Burlesque 101 Student Graduation Recital, at 7 p.m. (18+) and 9 p.m. (21+), at the Oddfellows Hall Building, 915 E. Pine St., West Hall on 2nd Fl. A brand new crop of naughty students will be ready to amuse, tease and titillate you with a hot summer Tassel Ceremony unlike any other. Attendees are encouraged to bring confetti and flowers for their favorite students. As is customary, prizes will be raffled off, including tickets to upcoming shows, previously-worn undergarments and other authentic burlesque memorabilia. Tickets are $10 when purchased from any student, $12 at brownpapertickets.com/event/76382 and $15 at the door. Food and beverage service will be provided by The Tin Table. This event is wheelchair accessible - call 206-478-9475 for front seating. Miss Indigo Blue's Academy of Burlesque will be moving to West Hall on September 1. For more information about this show and for information about upcoming classes, phone 206-478-9475 or email academy@twirlygirl.net.

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.

QUEER ALLY COALITION HOSTS BIWEEKLY LGBT HISTORY STUDY GROUP
As part of their ongoing efforts to educate the LGBT and allied community about the history of the LGBT struggle in this country, the Queer Ally Coalition is hosting a series of study groups around the book, Gay Power: An American Revolution by David Eisenbach. The group will meet Sundays, August 9 & 23, and September 6 at 7 p.m., at Kaladi Brothers, 511 E. Pike St. The group will adopt the following format: 10 minute summary, 10 questions, discussion. The explosion of Gay visibility following the street rebellion at the Stonewall Inn in 1969 brought tens of thousands of Lesbians and Gay men out of the closets and into headline news around the world for the first time. Never before had so many Gay people at one time stepped into the spotlight of mainstream American politics, culture, and entertainment. More than any city, New York became the center of the new "Gay Power" movement, and served as the focal point for Gay protest and politics for the next decade.

Gay Power chronicles the tumultuous first wave of the modern Gay rights movement. From the first ever Gay student group launched at Columbia University in 1965 to the Gay Liberation Front, the Gay Activist Alliance, and the vanguard organizations that emerged from the Stonewall Riots, the author draws on archival material and firsthand accounts from individuals who built the movement. Unlike their predecessors, this new generation of Lesbians and Gay men spoke as a community, established political clout with elected officials, appeared openly in the media, demanded equal rights with heterosexuals, and pioneered protest tactics.

This book presents a complex portrait of the birth of the modern Gay rights movement.

GAY CITY HOSTS "EDEN: A GARDEN PARTY"
On Thursday, August 13, enjoy hors d'ouevres, cocktails, good company and a stunning view of Puget Sound at "Eden: A Garden Party" - Gay City's annual summer soiree fundraiser. "The flower boys return with all their sinful surprises." RSVP required. Please email peter@gaycity.org or call 206-388-1711.

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.

SAME LOVE SAME RIGHTS LGBTQ WEDDING & FAMILY EXPO RETURNS
On Sunday, August 16, from 12:30-3:30 p.m., the Rainbow Wedding Network presents their Same Love Same Rights LGBTQ Wedding & Family Expo at Waterways Cruises and Events' Lakeside Event Center, 2501 N. Northlake Way. With the stunning Seattle skyline as a backdrop, Seattle-area same-sex couples, singles, and their friends and families will have the opportunity to meet with dozens of Gay-friendly businesses in the wedding industry and related markets. Guests will have the opportunity to tour Waterways Cruises luxurious yachts as well as enjoy vendor samples, helpful planning tips, and giveaways.Whether planning a ceremony, expanding their families, or looking to becoming homeowners, this FREE event offers something for everyone. For more information, visit www.SameLoveSameR ights.com.

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.

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 for more information and to set up an interview.

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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