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

FREE RESUME AND
JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS
South Seattle Community College's WorkSource Center is partnering with the Seattle Public Library to offer resume and job search workshops at the downtown Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Room 4 on Level 4. The one-hour workshops are conveniently scheduled on weekdays and Saturdays. No registration is required, but seating may be limited. For more information, contact the Seattle Public Library at 206-386-4636, www.spl.org, or South Seattle Community College WorkSource at 206-764-5304, www.southseattle.edu.

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 plus refreshments. 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'
AT NEIGHBOURS
TO BENEFIT GLSEN WA
On Saturday, January 23 - doors at 6 p.m., cabaret at 7 p.m. - Gaysha Starr, one of Seattle's premier drag entertainers, presents 'Bedazzled,' at Neighbours, 1509 Broadway - entrance in the 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 State, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. A minimum $5 donation will be requested at the door at this 21-and-over event. Enjoy a special auction and raffle and a special BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION for Gaysha Starr this evening! www.gayshstarr.com; www.glsenwa.org.

WA DOMESTIC
PARTNERSHIP LAW:
WHAT COUPLES SHOULD KNOW
On Sunday, January 24, from 1:30-3:30 p.m., and on Saturday, January 30, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N., Bainbridge Island, Bainbridge attorney Elizabeth M. Dronkert, will discuss, from a legal perspective, the personal and property implications of being registered as Washington Domestic Partners, the immediate legal effect of registering or being registered given Referendum 71's passage, and what crucial self-help actions couples might take either proactively or, if registered, retroactively to compensate for shortcomings in the state's boilerplate registration forms. Time will also be allowed for question. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, call 206-780-4455.

SUNDAY DISCUSSION SERIES
AT REVOLUTION BOOKS
Revolution Books, 89 S. Washington St., will host a three-part Sunday discussion series, January 10, 17 and 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.'

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.

'HELP FOR HAITI'
CLASSICAL MUSIC
BENEFIT CONCERT
On Tuesday, January 26, at 7 p.m., Happy Hour Concerts and Gethsemane Lutheran Church invite you to a special benefit concert at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 911 Stewart St., to raise money to aid the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Many of Seattle's finest performing ensembles have been invited to participate. Gifts will be forwarded to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) International Disaster Response to provide immediate and effective support to communities in need. ELCA International Disaster Response is already working through longstanding partnerships on the ground to provide emergency food, water, shelter and medical supplies. 100% of your gift will be used to bring life-sustaining support to this crisis. Admission is free, suggested donation of $25 per person - any gift welcome. Checks can be made out to Gethsemane Lutheran (Memo: 'Haiti Earthquake Relief') or ELCA Disaster Response (Memo: 'Haiti Earthquake Relief'). Gethsame is an open and affirming church.

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.

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.

EAST PRECINCT
CRIME PREVENTION COALITION
On Thursday, January 28, the East Precinct Crime Prevention Coalition will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Seattle Vocational Institute, 2120 S. Jackson St., Room 401, to address community concerns, precinct updates, and meet with Seattle's new city attorney, Pete Holmes. Volunteers are also needed for the Safe School Zones neighborhood walking project. For more information, email sita@sngi.org or call 206-322-9330.

SISTERS ORGANIZE
FOR SURVIVAL
WORKING TO SAVE
WA STATE BASIC HEALTH PLAN
Sisters Organize for Survival is working on a campaign to save the WA State Basic Health Plan. Upcoming meetings are scheduled for Thursdays, January 28, February 4, and February 25 at 7 p.m., at New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S. Everyone welcome. Wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 206-722-6057 or email rwseattle@mindspring.com.

'BLAZING HABITS' -
A SISTER HOEDOWN
TO BENEFIT NW NETWORK
On Friday, January 29, from 8-11 p.m., join the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Abbey of St. Joan, and the Rain Country Dance Association, for a 'goll-durn knee-slappin', two-steppin' hoedown' at The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave., at E. Pine St., to 'rustle up a fistful of dollars for the Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse. 'It's pesos for prancin', sawbucks for swingin' and dollars for dancin' with your favorite fillies.' Plus a fundraising raffle. www.theabbey.org; www.nwnetwork.org.

MISS INDIGO BLUE'S
ACADEMY OF BURLESQUE -
INAUGURAL
ALUMNI SPECTACULAR
On Friday, January 29, at 9 p.m., at West Hall, OddFellows Building, 915 E. Pine St., 2nd Fl., Miss Indigo Blue's Academy of Burlesque presents a new monthly event: The Alumni Spectacular! The academy has produced a bevy of talent over the years, and this event will showcase a sampling of graduates. From nubile newbies to seasoned starlets, there's a little something for everyone!
The inaugural show will star The Shanghai Pearl, Polly Wood, and Waxie Moon, and feature talented grads: Verilee Faux, VaGina Velvet, Honey Moon, Ultra Vixen, Bella Bijoux, Lolita 'Tatas' Valentino and Hottie McNaughty. The inaugural event will be hosted by the academy's headmistress, Miss Indigo Blue. Tickets are $10 if purchased from a performer, $12 advance at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/95862, $15 at the door.

3RD ANNUAL
INCLEMENT SPRINT
5K RUN/WALK AT GREEN LAKE
TO BENEFIT
SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION
& DELTA LAMBDA PHI
On Sunday, January 31, Safe Schools Coalition and Delta Lambda Phi (the University of Washington's Psi Chapter) hosts a 5K run/walk at Greenlake, 7:45-8:45 a.m. registration; 9 a.m. run/walk, starting at the southwest corner of Green Lake behind the crew stadium, to benefit their organizations. $10 registration fee. www.inclementsprint.com; www.safeschoolscoalition.org; www.dlp.org. Delta Lambda Phi is the national fraternity of Gay, Bisexual, and progressive men.

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.

GAY CITY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
FOR RESOURCE & REFERRAL
LINE AND LGBT LIBRARY
Gay City Health Project's newest program needs your help! They have taken charge of the 323-LGBT community resource line and need your help to make it successful! Some duties include answering phones, connecting people to resources, updating material for their records, checking out books and reshelving. If you are interested, please contact Susan at 206-388-1707 or email her at susan@gaycity.org.

2010 SPRING
SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
COMMUNITY POLICE ACADEMY
The Community Police Academy is a 10-week program designed to educate the public in the operations of the Seattle Police Department, while also giving the Department a chance to obtain valuable feedback from the community. The purpose of the Community Police Academy is to increase understanding between the Seattle Police Department and the community members of Seattle through education and interaction.
Community participants will become familiar with various facets of the Seattle Police Department and gain insight into law enforcement's role in the criminal justice system and the daily work of police employees. With increased understanding, Seattle's community and police can work together and achieve realistic solutions to neighborhood problems relating to crime, fear of crime, and neighborhood decay. It is hoped that increasing community awareness will respond to some of the myths and images of law enforcement and provide a realistic view of police procedures.
If you are interested in applying, please visit www.cityofseattle.net/police/programs/policeacademy/default.htm and scroll down for the application and mailing instructions. Be sure to include a copy of your Driver's License. Space is limited and applications are processed on a first come, first served basis. The application deadline is Friday, February 5. If you have any questions, please contact Tony Ramsey at 206-684-5758 or Margaret Olsen at 206-684-8672 or email Margaret.olsen@seattle.gov.

IMPERIAL COURT OF SEATTLE
PRESENTS CORONATION 2010 -
'THE PRESIDENT'S BALL:
A STAR-SPANGLED AFFAIR'
The Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle presents Coronation 2010 - 'The President's Ball: A Star-Spangled Affair' on Saturday, February 13. The gala affair, which includes a complete dinner, will be held at the Seattle Renaissance Hotel, 515 Madison St., starting at 5 p.m. Tickets for the Coronation Ball are $55.
As a prelude to Coronation, on Thursday, February 11, the Court presents the Denver/Salt Lake Show, 7 p.m., at Neighbours, 1509 Broadway, entrance in alley off E. Pike St., with fine drag entertainment performed by visiting dignitaries from the Imperial Courts of Denver and Salt Lake City, in town for Coronation.
On Friday, February 12, the Court presents the Out of Town Show, 7 p.m., at Neighbours, with fine drag entertainment performed by visiting dignitaries from Imperial Courts in the Northwest region outside of Seattle.
A Victory Brunch, celebrating Seattle's new reigning monarchs, will be held on Sunday, February 14, at 10:30 a.m., at the Seattle Renaissance Hotel.
For more information, visit www.imperialcourtofseattle.com.

CALLING ALL QUEER
AND TRANS YOUTH:
QUEER YOUTH SPACE
IN SEATTLE -
HELP MAKE IT HAPPEN!
On Saturday, February 20, from 3-6 p.m, come imagine and shape Queer Youth Space in Seattle at the 'Queer Youth Mutiny' meeting at Seattle Central Community College, 1701 Broadway, Room BE-1110. Bring your voice, your politics, and your perspective and help create a space or spaces for Queer youth, led by youth. www.queeryouthspace.com.

GAY BINGO
TO BENEFIT
LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE
Lifelong AIDS Alliance's long running Gay Bingo season continues on Saturday, February 20 with 'Racy and Lacy Bingo' at Fremont Studios, 155 N. 35th St. - doors at 6 p.m., game starts promptly at 7 p.m. The season continues on 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 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

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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