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posted Friday, January 15, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 03

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SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION
LGBT SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES
www.safeschoolscoalition.org/RG-scholarships.html

POZ SEATTLE
GAYME NIGHT
AT DUNSHEE HOUSE
On Friday, January 15, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., POZ Seattle will host a Gayme Night at Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave. E., at E. Thomas St. Dunshee House has many board games on hand, but if you have a favorite you want to bring, please do so. This event is FREE and for all HIV-positive men and their friends, regardless of age, shape, size or color.

CITY YEAR &
SEATTLE/KING COUNTY’S
DAY OF SERVICE TO HONOR
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
On Saturday, January 16, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., join City Year and more than 400 Seattle area community members for a day of transformative community service projects in the Central District to build community and honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Meet at Washington Middle School, 2101 S. Jackson St. – registration from 8-8:30 a.m., with coffee and pastries; kickoff event from 9-10 a.m., with the Eriam Sisters from America’s Got Talent; service projects (including painting, landscaping and community mural projects) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Lace up your boots and make a difference by joining us in a powerful day of service. To pre-register, contact Lauren at 206-219-5008 or emal Lguzauskas@cityyear.org.

Q-SQUARE BOOK GROUP
TO DISCUSS
IN A SHALLOW GRAVE
On Saturday, January 16, at 1 p.m., at the Capitol Hill Branch Library, 425 Harvard Ave. E., the Q-Squared Book Group will discuss the novel In a Shallow Grave by James Purdy. Publisher’s Weekly called the book, “A marvelous tour-de-force. A novel that engages as it entertains, draws the reader in as it draws something out of him. In other words, a very impressive book.” Tennessee Williams had this praise for the author: “Purdy may shock and offend some partisans of the well-trodden paths in fiction, but he will surely enchant the reader who values a new expression of new feeling and experience in our very new times.” 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.

GAY BINGO
RETURNS JANUARY 16
TO BENEFIT
LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE
Lifelong AIDS Alliance’s long running Gay Bingo season returns on Saturday, January 16 with “Boot Camp Gay Bingo” at a NEW VENUE – Fremont Studios, 155 N. 35th St. – doors at 6 p.m., game starts promptly at 7 p.m. The season continues on February 20 with “Racy and Lacy Bingo,” March 20 is “When in Rome Gay Bingo,” April 17 is “Biker Babe Gay Bingo,” May 22 is “Blue Hair Gay Bingo,” and June 19 is “Beach Blanket Gay Bingo.” Tickets are $25 and a full bar will be available. Due to Washington State Liquor Control regulations, all guests must be 21 years of age or older.
Visit the NEW Lifelong AIDS Alliance Gay Bingo website at www.gaybingoseattle.com for more information and to buy your tickets. Or contact Gay Bingo at 206-323-0069 or gaybingo@llaa.org.

“SEVEN DEADLY SINS” -
“LUST” DANCE PARTY
On Saturday, January 16, from 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Two Knights Event and Colt Studio present “Lust” - with DJ Ted Eiel and Colt Man Darin Hawk at Neumos, 925 E. Pike St. Tickets are $12 advance & at the door before 10 p.m.; $15 at the door after 10 p.m. and can be purchased at Purr Cocktail Lounge, The Seattle Eagle (with no service charge fee) and at Mo Bar, Rudy’s Barbershops and at www.ticketswest.com (with additional service charge fee). A portion of proceeds benefit Gay City. www.twoknightsevent.com.

SUNDAY DISCUSSION SERIES
AT REVOLUTION BOOKS
Revolution Books, 89 S. Washington St., will host a 3-part Sunday discussion series, January 10, 17 & 24, from 3-5 p.m., on a new talk by Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, titled: “Unresolved Contradictions, Driving Forces for Revolution,” available to read at www.revcom.us.
Topics are: January 10, Part I: “Once More on the Coming Civil War… and Repolarization for Revolution;” January 17, Part II: “(Some Observations on) The International Movement;” January 24, Part III: “The New Synthesis and the Woman Question: The Emancipation of Women and the Communist Revolution – Further Leaps and Radical Ruptures.”

BAILEY-BOUSHAY HOUSE’S
ANNUAL CHEF’S DINNER
AT BELL HARBOR
INT’L CONFERENCE CENTER
On Sunday, January 17, Virginia Mason hosts their annual Chef’s Dinner, a culinary extravaganza to benefit Bailey-Boushay House. Guests will enjoy the best that Seattle chefs have to offer at an hors d’oeuvres reception and silent auction. Then 300 guests will go on to an exclusive multi-course dinner prepared by more than a dozen celebrated area chefs. The event will be held at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center, beautifully situated on Elliott Bay at Pier 66, 2211 Alaskan Way, with reception and wine auction at 5 p.m. ($75 per person); dinner at 7 p.m. ($300 or $600 per person, which includes reception, wine auction and dinner). For more information and to make reservations, call 206-223-7504 or visit www.ChefsDinner.org.

GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCE (GSA)
SEVENTH ANNUAL
LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
On Monday, January 18, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., GLSEN Washington State/Washington GSA Network invites all educators, students, advisors and interested adults to the Seventh Annual Washington State Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Leadership Summit, presented by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Washington State. The event will be held at the Kirkland Teen Union Building, 348 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland.
“You are a vital part of the LGBTQA community! Educate yourself on new and interesting ideas that can help you work with your school, community, or those you come in contact with. GLSEN provides curriculum ideas, sensitivity trainings, and resources for all educators, students, advisors and interested adults.
“Learn about opportunities for your GSA, hear new ideas and meet other students in GSA’s across Washington State. Clock hours available for certified educators!”
Cost is $15, which includes lunch with advance registration. (If students can’t pay the full amount, they can pay what they can at the door.)  For more information, contact joe@glsenwa.org or call 206-330-2099 or 877-220-4213. To register, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/89894 or www.glsenwa.org.  To help underwrite this event, donations can be sent to GLSEN WA, 1605 12th Ave., Ste 35, Seattle, WA 98102.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., DAY
CELEBRATION IN SEATTLE
On Monday, January 18, the Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration Committee hosts the annual region-wide Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Celebration in Seattle with workshops, rally and march. This year’s theme is “Justice Now! Healthcare, Housing, Jobs & Education.” The day’s event will begin at Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave. E., with workshops, including several geared toward youth, from 9:30-10:45 a.m. The rally with speakers, poetry and music follows at 11 a.m. At noon, the march steps off from Garfield to the Jackson Federal Building, 2nd Ave. & Marion St., in downtown Seattle, for a brief outdoor rally. The day’s events are FREE and a collection will be taken to cover the cost of the event.
“Seattle has one of the largest annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Celebrations in the U.S. We honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., for his work toward racial equality and toward economic justice for all people, for his commitment to non-violence, and for his stand against war and militarism.” www.MLKseattle.org.

“RE-ENVISION THE DREAM” –
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
AT SEATTLE CENTER
On Monday, January 18, from noon to 5 p.m., the Center House at Seattle Center hosts an afternoon of entertainment and reflection on how we uphold the dream now that we have our first African-American president of the United States. The celebration takes on a youth focus this year with presentation of the MLK Youth Peace Awards, the MLK Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Awards and a full afternoon of activities in honor of Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. The Legacy of Leadership Exhibit in Harrison Street Gallery features visual art work by MLK award recipients of the past nine years. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.seattlecenter.com.

GAY SKATE PARTY AT
BELLEVUE SKATE KING
On Monday, January 18, from 7-10 p.m., enjoy an evening of roller skating at Bellevue Skate King, 2301 140th Ave. NE, Bellevue, at this LGBTQ community social event for friends and family. Cost is $8 at the door; $5 under 18. Regular skate rentals: FREE. Inline skate rentals: $4 or bring your own skates. For more information and directions, call 425-458-4707.

CAPITOL HILL
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
KICK-OFF MEETING
On Monday, January 18, at 7 p.m., come meet your Capitol Hill neighbors at Bluebird Homemade Ice Cream and Tea Shop, 1205 E. Pike St., and learn what emergency preparedness is all about, get empowered and organize with your neighbors.

GAY CITY HOSTS CHATROOM
ON “OPEN TO BEING OPEN”
On Monday, January 18, at 7 p.m., Kaijson and Leon Nolimar reprise their popular Gay City University class on negotiating open relationships at Gay City, 511 E. Pike St. FREE. For more information, call 206-860-6969 or visit www.gaycity.org.

THE ELITE HOSTS
FREE ASL LESSONS
FOR BEGINNERS
Have you ever wanted to learn basic American Sign Language?  If so, you can get some beginning ASL instruction at the Elite, 1520 E. Olive Way. The FREE lessons will be held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the loft.

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: January – The Immoralist by Andre Gide; February – A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood. 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.

TWISTED! COMEDY SHOW
AT THE COMEDY UNDERGROUND
On Wednesday, January 20, at 8 p.m., TK Kasnick hosts “TWISTED!,” a “Sex Positive Community” Comedy Show, at the Comedy Underground, 109 S. Washington St., featuring Toby Ro berts. Tickets are $10 at the door. Must be 18+ and 21+ to purchase alcohol. Wear something sexy!
“TWISTED!,” a sex positive event, questions and stretches the 1950’s sex/sexuality morals prevalent in America. Comedians and variety acts from the LGBTQA and BDSM communities sizzle with suggestability and laughter. TK Kasnick, a Bisexual comedienne from both communities, hosts the show with a hot sensuality that must be experienced. Every month, a different theme and a different experience from BSDM play will be demonstrated, courtesy of the Center for Sex Positive Culture – www.sexpositiveculture.org. Upcoming performances at Comedy Underground on 2/17 and 3/24. www.comedyunderground.com.

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.

KNIGHTS OF MALTA
HOSTS
BEGGARS FEAST 2010
On Saturday, January 23 – 5 p.m. doors, 6 p.m. feast – the Knights of Malta, Jet Chapter, presents the K of M Beggars Feast 2010 – “The Renaissance Knight” – at Russian Hall, 704 19th Ave. E., featuring a traditional five-course meal. The menu will feature Vatican Meatball Soup, Queen Maud’s Salad with Fennel and Orange Shrimp, Sir Lance-A-Lot Chicken Breast, with veggies and bread, Drawn-and-Quartered Pork Ribs, with potatoes and bread, and Jester’s Delight Cheesecake, plus beverages. The cost of the feast is $35. For more information and to RSVP, visit http://jetchapterkofm.com.

GAYSHA STARR
PRESENTS “BEDAZZLED” –
A BENEFIT FOR GLSEN
AT NEIGHBOURS
On Saturday, January 23 - door at 6 p.m., cabaret at 7 p.m. – Gaysha Starr presents “Bedazzled,” at Neighbours, 1509 Broadway – entrance in alley off E. Pike St. Over 15 of Seattle’s finest drag entertainers will be appearing on one stage for one night to dazzle and delight you with their extraordinary talent at this benefit for GLSEN Washington, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. A minimum $5 donation will be requested at the door at this 21 & over event. Enjoy a special auction and raffle and BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION for Gaysha Starr! www.gayshastarr.com.

PRIDE FOUNDATION
& GSBA OFFERING
$300,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS
FOR 2010-11
Pride Foundation and the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) are accepting applications 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.

QUEER FOUNDATION
OFFERING THREE $1,000
COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
To the top essayists in the 2010 high school seniors English essay contest, $1,000 scholarships are available for studies in Queer theory or a related field at the U.S. college or university of their choice in 2010-11. For complete information, visit http://queerfoundation.org/Documents/essay_contest.html. Application deadline is February 26, 2010.

GAY CITY: VOLUME 3
REPULPED
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Lurid covers, sensational titles, scandalous storylines – the books of Gay pulp were denounced and sometimes even banned, but they also informed and delighted readers. Gay City Anthologies is currently seeking fiction, poetry, art, comics and photography that revisits, renews, reacts, reshapes and reinterprets the Gay pulp genre of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Don’t just imitate the genre; raise the bar as far as you can and make it relevant to modern issues. Happy endings are not always required, but the work must reclaim positive representations of Gay people and culture. Despite pulp’s sometimes pornographic roots, we are not looking for erotica at this time unless it has something unique and very literary to say. Deadline is Thursday, April 1. For complete details, visit www.gaycity.org
Each Gay City anthology supports the Gay City Health Project mission of reducing HIV infection by building community, communication and self-esteem among Gay men. As always, you DO NOT have to be either male or Gay to contribute.

“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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