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PRIDE FOUNDATION & GSBA OFFERING $300,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2010-11
Pride Foundation and the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) are accepting application for 2010-11 scholarships to eligible LGBT students and straight allies. Currently, $300,000 in scholarship money is available during this cycle. Pride Foundation along with the GSBA offers 50 different scholarships, all through a single streamlined application. For more information on previous scholars, the scholarship process, or how to start a scholarship fund, visit www.pridefoundation.org/scholarships/ or www.PrideFoundationScholar.org or thegsbascholarship.org. Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2010 at 5 p.m. PST.

"GLOBAL JUSTICE FORWARD" THE PEOPLE'S SUMMIT - WTO+10
The People's Summit will present a weekend of speakers, a film, workshops, and a community dinner this weekend, addressing social and environmental issues focused on achieving global justice. On Friday, November 27, Amy Goodman will speak at Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave. at Seneca St. and the Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave., will screen The Yes Men.

The opening plenary - "The Climate is Changing - It's Time for Solutions!" will be held on Saturday, November 28, at 9 a.m. at Seattle University, 12th Ave. & E. Marion St. On Saturday and Sunday, workshops will be held at Seattle University, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. On Saturday evening, "Reclaiming Community," a dinner event featuring speakers, performance and music, will be held at New Hope Baptist Church, 116 21st Ave. from 6-10 p.m. On Sunday, there will also be a strategy session at Seattle U, "Catch the Buzz: Cross-Pollinating Our Movements." The closing plenary - "Global Justice Forward!" - on Sunday evening, 6-9pm, will be held at Town Hall.

All events are FREE or by donation (except the Amy Goodman benefit for KBCS and The Yes Men film screenings). For more information, visit www.seattleplus10.org. [NOTE: Debbie Carlsen will be leading a workshop on Saturday from 4:15-5:45 p.m. that will feature a documentary on the making of Queers Fight the WTO, as well as some amazing speakers.]

SEATTLE LEATHER DADDY & DADDY'S BOY CONTEST AT THE CUFF COMPLEX
On Friday, November 27, from 7-10:30 p.m., Seattle Men in Leather will host a Meet & Greet for their Seattle Leather Daddy and Daddy's boy contest at The Cuff Complex, 13th Ave. & E. Pine St. Come meet SML members and contestants at this lively social gathering.

On Saturday, November 28, the contest will be held at The Cuff Complex, door at 6 p.m., contest from 7-9 p.m.

A Victory Brunch will be held on Sunday, November 29. Details will be available at the contest.

MOVIE ABOUT 1999 WTO PROTESTS TO BE SHOWN AT UW
On Monday, November 30, at 6 p.m., the world premiere of a new movie about WTO and spiritual activism will be shown at the University of Washington, Johnson Hall, Room 102. Today We Have The Power: Spirituality and the Seattle WTO Protests is a documentary that delves beneath the mayhem and madness of the 1999 WTO protests, goes deep into the issues that brought people to Seattle, and even deeper into the spiritual crisis at the root of the problems that inspired the event. The screening will be followed by a short talk and Q&A with David Korten. www.todaywehavethepower.com.

GAY CITY HOSTS "CHATROOM"
On Monday, November 30, at 7 p.m., Northwest LeatherSir 2010 Hugh BR facilitates a discussion regarding the tradition of mentorship in the Gay Men's Leather community at Gay City's monthly drop-in discussion series. The event will be held at the Gay City offices, 511 E. Pike St. For more information visit www.gaycity.org or call 206-860-6969.

"SMASH THE CHURCH, SMASH THE STATE: THE EARLY YEARS OF GAY LIBERATION"
Starting Tuesday, November 3, at 6:30 p.m., Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party hosts a free seven-week discussion series on a new anthology, Smash the Church, Smash the State: The Early Years of Gay Liberation, at Kaladi Brothers Coffee, 511 E. Pike St. These essays by Dykes, drag queens, Transsexuals, and Queers of color, who built the radical movement of sexual minorities in the 1960s and '70s, provide often overlooked insights into modern Queer history and useful lessons for today's Generation Q activists. For more information, 206-722-2453 or www.socialism.com/seattle. Wheelchair accessible.

SOJOURNER TRUTH CHURCH HOSTS WORLD AIDS DAY COMMUNION SERVICE
On Tuesday, December 1, at 7 p.m., Sojourner Truth Church invites the community to join them for a worship and communion service, praying for people living with HIV/AIDS and remembering those who have died of HIV/AIDS. The service will be held at the El Centro de la Raza building, 2524 16th Ave. S., Room A-209.

(See related articles in this week's SGN for additional World AIDS Day events.)

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: 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.

MOHAI MARKS 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF WTO PROTESTS IN SEATTLE WITH FILM & DISCUSSION AND ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
On Thursday, December 3, the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), in partnership with the Harry Bridges Center from the University of Washington and the Young Professionals International Network (YPIN) from the World Affairs Council, will mark the 10th anniversary of the WTO protests in Seattle with a screening of Jill Freidberg's award-winning film, This is What Democracy Looks Like. The 7 p.m. screening will be followed by a discussion with Freidberg, Matthew Sparke and Verlene Jones moderated by KUOW reporter Deborah Wang. Guests will examine how the actions of 1999 have influenced present-day events along with how they will continue to shape the future. A pre-screening reception will be held with Freidberg, Sparke and Jones for an additional cost.

MOHAI is also looking to gather first-person stories from those who were in Seattle for the protests for its oral history collection. Pepperspray Productions, an independent video activist collective, will be filming from 5-8 p.m. Additionally, MOHAI exhibit staff is creating a small display of WTO artifacts with an interactive element where visitors can express their opinions or share their stories.

December 3 is Free First Thursday at MOHAI and the museum is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. The museum is located at 2700 24th Ave. E. Admission to the film and panel is $10-general, $5-WAC/MOHAI members and students. For special reception at 6 p.m. with film and panel at 7 p.m., admission is: $35-general, $25-WAC/MOHAI members and students. Tickets are available through the World Affairs Council online at www.world-affairs.org or at 206-441-5910. Tickets will be sold at the door on a space available basis.

BAILEY/COY BOOKS WAKE & AUCTION
On Thursday, December 3, from 6-9:30pm, Bailey/Coy Books, 414 Broadway E., which closed on Friday, November 20, will be holding a wake for the bookstore, in memory of all those years, and celebrating the customers who've walked through the doors, the authors the bookstore has hosted, the generations of books they've sold, and their staff, who have served the store and their customers so well.

They are also holding an auction of the memorabilia they've collected over the years. They want to say goodbye in style and raise some cash to help the store.

Auctioneer Laura Michalek will oversee bidding on a pair of white boxer shorts signed by David Sedaris, original cartoons from their guestbook by Matt Groening and Lynda Barry, a poster signed by Annie Leibovitz, an original painting from the "Big Fucking Hands" series by Ellen Forney, signed first editions and other very special and very odd items. They'll also be auctioning off dates with two of Capitol Hill's celebrity politicians, State Senator Ed Murray and City Councilmember Sally Clark.

Entertainment will be provided by Fuchsia FoXXX and the magnificent Dina Martina. Food and champagne will be served, all provided by local Capitol Hill eateries such as Poppy, Table 219, Charlie's and High Five Pies. "We will pop the champagne open at 6 p.m. - the entertainment and the auction will begin promptly at 7 p.m."

Celebrate the end of an institution.

NOTE: No one under 21 years old will be admitted.

Tickets to the event are $40.00 and can be purchased in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/90672.

CENTRAL DISTRICT FORUM FOR ARTS & IDEAS PRESENTS PANEL ON HISTORIC MIGRATION OF BLACKS TO THE WEST
On Thursday, December 3, at 7 p.m., the Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas celebrates its 10th Anniversary season by exploring the often ignored migration of Blacks to the West. "Seattle, in the best tradition of the Old West, continues to draw migrants from all over the nation," said Denee McCloud, CD Forum Program Director. "CD Forum explores history-making Black trailblazers and ask 'How did we get here? Why do we keep coming?'"

The evening's panel will trace the history of the Black migration and settling of the West, and discuss the influence of that history on Black westerners today. How does the history of Black westerners inform their culture and identity? Are Black communities in the West vastly different than in other areas?

This event will be held at the Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts. Tickets are $7-general admission, $5-senior/student. Advance tickets at 800-838-3006; www.brownpapertickets.com/event/72041. www.cdforum.org.

YOUNG AND IN THE STREETS: THE NEW WAVE OF QUEER RADICALISM
Domestic partnership legislation won in Washington. Same-sex marriage lost in Maine. On Friday, December 4, at 7:30 p.m., a panel of beginning and experienced leaders appraises the upsurge and examines the future direction of LGBT activism, at New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S. Door donation $3. Snack plates available at 6:30 p.m. for a $6 donation. For more information: 206-722-2453, FSPseattle@mindspring.com, www.socialism.com/seattle. To request childcare, please call in advance. Wheelchair accessible. Sponsored by Freedom Socialist Party.

THE SISTERS OF PERPETUAL INDULGENCE, THE ABBEY OF ST. JOAN, HOST AIDS QUILT PANEL MAKING WORKSHOP
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Abbey of St. Joan are hosting an AIDS Quilt Panel Making Workshop on Saturday, December 5, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Nova High School at Meany Middle School, 300 20th Ave. E. There is no cost for this event.

The purpose of this workshop is to give those who have lost loved ones to AIDS a chance to memorialize them through the making of a quilt panel. Once assembled, these panels will be shipped to the Names Project Foundation in Atlanta, GA, where they will join the approximately 45,000 other panels that make up the AIDS Memorial Quilt. These panels will be publicly displayed at various locations around the globe and will become a part of the largest community art project worldwide.

For more information or to register for the workshop, please send an email to aidsquiltseattle@gmail.com. For more information on the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Abbey of St. Joan, please visit www.theabbey.org.

STEAMPUNK EXHIBITION BALL AND VENDOR FAIRS PRESENTED BY CENTER FOR SEX POSITIVE CULTURE
On Saturday, December 5, the Center for Sex Positive Culture presents the Steampunk Exhibition Ball, at 8 p.m., at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), 2700 24th Ave. E. A night of whimsy and merriment, the Ball will showcase a number of local Steampunk dance and music performers in the setting of the MOHAI's Alaskan-Yukon-Pacific Expo exhibit. Tickets: $30. Must be 21+ with photo ID for the ball. 800-838-3006; www.brownpapertickets.com.

The Steampunk and Kink Vendor Fairs will be held from 12-6 p.m. at 1602 15th Ave. W. FREE admission. Must be 18+ with photo ID for the vendor fairs. "Steampunk," or "Victorian science fiction," has a strong following in Seattle. For complete information, visit www.steampunkexhibitionball.com

MUSIC OF REMEMBRANCE PRESENTS FREE CONCERT: "UNCONQUERED!"
On Saturday, December 5, at 2 p.m., Music of Remembrance (MOR) presents a free 90-minute chamber music concert featuring songs and music composed during The Holocaust. The concert will be held at the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N. (in Wallingford). The promising composer, Gideon Klein, only 23 when he was sent to the Terezin concentration camp, organized concerts there and gave talks on music. On this program, MOR will perform Klein's vibrant, melodic Trio, composed just nine days before his transport to Auschwitz in October, 1944. The wit and satire of Terezin's Czech and German cabaret songs by Karel Svenk and others represent a unique expression of spiritual resistance.

A well-known actor, Svenk dared to write new morale-boosting lyrics for popular songs of the time, mocking camp authorities and the absurdities of camp life. The program also includes the second string quartet of the audaciously original Erwin Schulhoff. Schulhoff - whose music the Nazis banned as "degenerate" - was sent not to Terezin but to a camp in Bavaria, where he perished in 1942. He combined dance, jazz, and folk song melodies in compositions that are only now gaining the recognition they merit. At this concert-with-commentary, MOR artistic director Mina Miller will provide perceptive insights on the music's unique context and profound significance. For more information, visit www.musicofremembrance.org.

ADDENDUM TO SGN HOLIDAY EVENTS GUIDE:
Sunday, December 6

"From Heaven on High" - Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble presents music for choir and orchestra by Felix Mendelssohn, celebrating the 200th anniversary of his birth. Opus 7 will be performing two of his early compositions: his radiant cantata Von Himmel hoch and his brilliant Magnificat. Also on the concert is Canticum Mariae Virginis by the Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara, which captures the divine mystery of the Nativity as a movement from darkness to a glorious blaze of light. Finally, Georg Schumann's setting of Von Himmel hoch paints a vivid picture of the heavenly reaction to the earthly birth on Christmas night. 12/6-7:30pm. St. James Cathedral, 804 9th Ave. Tickets: $20-advance; $25-at the door. 206-782-2899; http://opus7.206host.com.

SEATTLE MEN IN LEATHER HOSTS "PICTURES WITH SANTA"
On Friday and Saturday evening, December 11 and 12, from 8 p.m.-midnight, the Seattle Men in Leather will host their annual "Pictures With Santa" fundraiser at The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave. at E. Pine St. Come get your picture taken with a hot and hunky Santa. Your $5 donation will benefit Lambert House, Seattle's LGBTQ youth resource center. Plus enjoy naughty elves and other guests both nights.

FREE MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENINGS AT THE WILDROSE
The YWCA LGBT Health Outreach program and the Wildrose Tavern will conduct mobile mammography screenings on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Wildrose, 1021 E. Pike St. The screenings are free for income-eligible people age 40 and over who lack insurance or are underinsured. Those with insurance are also welcome. To make an appointment, please call 206-436-8671 or email lbthealth@ywcaworks.org.

GAY CITY PRESENTS MIRRORED - A GCTV SHORT FILM
What's in your reflection? Gay City's latest GCTV short film, Mirrored, explores the relationships between Gay men, our body images, and its impact on our community. Join Gay City on Saturday, December 12, at 2 p.m., at the Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. for this FREE event, FREE popcorn, and lively post-film discussion. Presented by Gay City and Three Dollar Bill Cinema.

IMPERIAL COURT OF SEATTLE, IMPERIAL COURT OF TACOMA, AND THE KNIGHTS OF MALTA HOST HOLIDAY SHOW
On Saturday, December 12, door at 6 p.m., show at 6:30 p.m., the Imperial Court of Seattle, the Imperial Court of Tacoma, and the Knights of Malta, host "A Holiday Show to Remember" at Neighbours, 1509 Broadway (entrance in alley between Broadway and Harvard Ave. off E. Pike St.) Enjoy a festive evening of fine drag entertainment, plus silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Cost: $5 at the door along with an unwrapped toy or food donation.

INGERSOLL GENDER CENTER PRESENTS SNOWBALL 2009 "SIMPLY WONDERFUL!" HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
On Saturday, December 12, from 7 p.m.-midnight, the Ingersoll Gender Center hosts their annual holiday celebration at Café Metropolitain, 1701 E. Olive Way. Dress up or dress down, this event is for all ages. Enjoy music, dance, celebration and food. Only $9 at the door! www.ingersollcenter.org.

SEATTLE OUT AND PROUD SEEKING BOARD & WORKING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Seattle Out and Proud (SOaP) producers of Seattle's LGBT Pride Parade is expanding and looking for passionate, committed volunteers to serve on the committee. For more information, visit www.seattlepride.org, email boarddev@seattlepride.org or call 206-322-9561.

"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. Produced by 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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