SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION
LGBT SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES
FREE RÉSUMÉ AND
JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS
South Seattle Community College's WorkSource Center is partnering with the Seattle Public Library to offer résumé 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.
TACOMA RAINBOW CENTER
COMMUNITY SURVEY 2010
The Tacoma Rainbow Center throughout the month of March is conducting a population survey for LGBTQ people in the general Pierce County area. The survey results will provide a more detailed and comprehensive view of the LGBTQ community in the region. Data from the survey will be used to help get funding for programs aimed at the LGBTQ community, and will have the potential for other positive political and social implications for LGBTQ people.
A summary of survey results will be shared. The survey is anonymous and takes about 10 minutes to fill out. The survey can be accessed March 1-31 through a link ("Rainbow Center Community Survey") at the Tacoma Rainbow Center website, www.rainbowcntr.org, or call the Center, 253-383-2318 for other ways to access the survey. "We want the participation of everyone in the community, and we will accommodate participants with no computer access."
AN EVENING WITH
The incomparable Dina Martina presents a new evening (or matinee, if you prefer) of hilarious songs, stories, videos and audience gifts that will knock your socks off. Because Dina Martina's performances have been described as "totally fresh" and "unlike anything you've ever seen," it's next to impossible to effectively describe what a Dina Martina show is like. It is, however, easy to list some things the show IS: hysterically funny, surprisingly smart, hilariously stupid, occasionally obscure, surreal, sweet, full of pathos. The show runs March 5-April 18 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Doors open one hour prior to show time. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. 1-800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/93619. NOTE: No one under 21 years old will be admitted.
ORCA SWIM TEAM
EMERALD CITY SWIM MEET
On Saturday, March 13, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., the Orca Swim Team, Seattle's LGBT swimming club, hosts their annual swim meet at the Helene Madison Pool, 13401 Meridian Ave. N. (Registration for the meet is now closed, but spectators are welcome. Sign-in for meet participants who have already pre-registered will take place at the pool from 10 a.m.-11 a.m.) Most weeks the Orca Swim Team hosts swim workouts on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Seattle University. www.orcaswimteam.org.
SEATTLE GAY FLAG FOOTBALL
LEAGUE SPRING GAMES
Seattle Gay Flag Football League seeks players of all skill levels for weekly Saturday practices and games. Games are currently scheduled for Saturdays March 13 at 11:30 a.m. at Georgetown Playfield, S. Homer & Corson Ave. S.; March 20 at 4:30 p.m. at Lower Woodland Park #2, N. 50th St. & Stone Way N.; March 27 at 9 a.m. at Lower Woodland Park #2; and April 3 at 3 p.m. at Georgetown Playfield. Practices and games are open to spectators. There will be a summer break with pick-up games scheduled during the summer. League practice and play will return in the fall. For more information, contact Manager Rich at email@example.com or join the Seattle Gay Flag Football League group on Facebook.
SEATTLE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
MUSIC OF REMEMBRANCE
"SPARKS OF GLORY" CONCERT
AT GOOD SHEPHERD CENTER
On Saturday, March 13, at 2 p.m., Music of Remembrance presents "Sparks of Glory: Fathers" - a FREE concert featuring the song cycle "Fathers," with the premiere of a new version sung by Portland Opera mezzo Angela Niederloh, at the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N. Contemporary composer Lori Laitman's "songs represent outpouring of great beauty," says Fanfare. Here, Laitman explores the father-child relationship combining the Holocaust poetry of Sri Lankan poet Anne Ranasinghe and the work of Russian poet David Vogel. Ernest Bloch's "Baal Shem" is a deeply touching musical portrait of Chassidic life. Nazis banned Erwin Schulhoff's music as "degenerate"; his sparking "Duo" bears the influence of its dedicatee, Leos Janacek. MOR Artistic Director Mina Miller introduces each piece. www.musicofremembrance.org.
"PALESTINIAN WOMEN RESIST
THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION" -
A PANEL DISCUSSION
"Palestinian Women Resist the Israeli Occupation" is the theme of an International Women's Day forum to be held on Saturday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m., at New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. Globally celebrated, International Women's Day was initiated in 1910 by German socialist Clara Zetkin to honor a March 8 strike by female garment workers in New York City.
Seattle Radical Women's event features a panel discussion on the leadership of women in the daily struggle against the U.S.-backed Israeli blockade of Gaza. Speakers will address ways to support the Palestinian movement, including the effort to build an international boycott of Israeli products.
Panelists include Nada Elia, co-chair of the Incite! Anti-Miltarism Taskforce and an organizer for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, and Adrienne Weller, a Jewish defender of Palestinian rights and a signer of the Cairo Declaration, which denounced "Israel's ongoing collective punishment of Palestinians through the illegal occupation and siege of Gaza."
Ray Fidel, an Israeli-American feminist, critic of the Zionist state and professor at the University of Washington, will serve as chair.
A Middle Eastern dinner will be served prior to the program at 6 p.m. for a $10 donation. A $2 donation is requested. Sliding scale and work exchanges are available. For more information, rides or childcare, call 206-722-6057 or 722-2452 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is wheelchair accessible. www.radicalwomen.org.
CELEBRATES CULTURE &
CUSTOMS OF IRELAND
On Saturday, March 13 and Sunday, March 14, from noon-6 p.m., Seattle Center Festal presents a weekend of non-stop live music, dancing and cultural activities at the Center House. Festival-goers can participate in genealogy and Irish language workshops and take in the colorful cultural exhibits and booths selling Irish and Celtic products. Contemporary Irish short films will be screened during the Irish Reels Film Festival. Family-oriented activities include high-spirited Irish musicians and champion Irish stepdancers from around the Pacific Northwest, along with children's activities. FREE. www.seattlecenter.com.
FUNDRAISER AT C.C. ATTLE'S
On Saturday, March 13, from 8 p.m.-12 a.m., The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Abbey of St. Joan, Northwest Bears and Seattle Men in Leather, hosts a fundraising event to benefit Lifelong AIDS Alliance. Bring a non-perishable food item and get a dollar off your first drink. Buy Jell-O shots. Spank a nun or maybe a Bear or Leather boy. www.theabbey.org.
OPEN & WOMEN'S LEAGUES
SEEKING SOFTBALL PLAYERS
FOR UPCOMING SEASON
The Emerald City Softball Association's Open League for Gay and non-Gay men and women is holding a New Player Skills Assessment on Sunday, March 14, 11 a.m., at Rainier Playfield, 3700 S. Alaska St. (at Rainier Ave. S.) to meet and evaluate new players who are interested in joining one of four skills levels baseball teams in the ECSA Open League. You can also sign up on the ECSA Open League "New Player Matchmaker" roster by creating a new player profile on the ECSA Open League website - www.emeraldcitysoftball.org.
The Emerald City Softball Association's Women's League for Gay and non-Gay women only is hosting a Play Day on Sunday, March 28, from 9:30 a.m.-noon, for players who are looking to be picked up on a team. Players will run through three drills - hitting, fielding and throwing. The Play Day will be held at Lower Woodland Ball Field #4, off Greenlake Way N. & N. 50th St. www.seattlewomenecsa.com.
When Referendum 71 triumphed in the polls last November, it was the testimony of pro-equality people of faith who helped put it over the top. Despite the stereotype of religious voters as being opposed to LGBT rights, the fact is that many people of faith strongly support them. Their message to their fellow believers: Don't act as though homophobia speaks for all of us.
Building up support for LGBT rights is easy in progressive Protestant and Jewish circles. It is more difficult among Catholics because the Church's hierarchical structure keeps pro-LGBT voices effectively silenced. But John Reardon, an intern with Equal Rights Washington, is convinced that many of his fellow Catholics are open to marriage equality. Reardon, who holds several masters degrees in theology and is working on a doctorate, argues, "There is a big difference between having a theological understanding of how to define marriage and looking at the practical economic and safety implications of having the state recognize all marriages."
On Sunday, March 14, Reardon will be joining Thomas Pitchford, Director of Development for Equal Rights Washington, and State Senator Ed Murray in meeting with members of Dignity/Seattle, an organization of LGBT Catholics, and other interested people who want to build a coalition of Catholics who support marriage equality and who want to reach out to fellow Catholics who may be persuadable on this issue.
The meeting will take place at Ravenna United Methodist Church, 5751 33rd Ave. NE. It will begin with Mass starting at 6 p.m. and continue until 8:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served; all are welcome.
For more information, please contact Dignity/Seattle at 206-659-5519 or email@example.com.
MONTHLY BUSINESS LUNCHEON
On Wednesday, March 17, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., join GSBA members and friends at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 1400 Sixth Ave. at Pike St., with guest speaker, JJ McKay, who will give a presentation on networking.
It's not a lack of opportunity that prevents you from making connections. There are plenty of networking events and parties to attend.
When it comes to networking, what works? What doesn't? How do you make meaningful connections and leave a lasting impression?
JJ McKay, Seattle's #1 Connector, is here to hook you up with the secrets to networking success. Learn how to feel comfortable working a room of five or 50. Make those lasting, meaningful connections that can jumpstart business in today's fast-paced marketplace.
There will be opportunities to move around tables and put JJ's tips to work! You'll meet lots of people and have a great time.
Cost: $32 for members and students; $37 for nonmembers. Walk-ins $10 more. To register, call 206-363-9188 or visit www.thegsba.org.
GAY SKATE PARTY AT
BELLEVUE SKATE KING
On Monday, March 15, 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. Next Gay Skate Party is Monday, April 19. www.GaySkateSeattle.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE ELITE HOSTS
FREE ASL LESSONS
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 title to be discussed in their ongoing reading and discussion series: March - The Pure and the Impure by Colette. 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 email@example.com or contact Dunshee House at 206-322-2437.
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.
ABOUT LGBTQ YOUTH
Are you a youth worker or community member interested in learning how to best support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer and Questioning youth?
The Northwest Network of LGBT Survivors of Abuse is offering a FREE 3 hour training for people interested in learning more about support for LGBT youth in general and specifically around issues of violence and healthy relationship skills.
This training is perfect for school counselors and administrators, youth workers, teachers, non-profit volunteers, LGBTQ folks who want to learn how to best support youth, youth workers who want to learn more about supporting Queer and Trans youth, domestic violence advocates, Americorps volunteers and community members not affiliated with any organizations who just want to learn more!
This training will cover broad information about LGBTQ youth and youth empowerment as well as practical day-to-day information about what supporting LGBTQ youth can look like.
This training is Friday, March 19, from 1-4 p.m., at the 2100 Building, Board Room, 2100 24th Ave. S., in Seattle.
If you or someone you know is interested in attending this training, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a copy of the application. Pre-registration is required and there is limited space available. 206-568-7777; www.nwnetwork.org.
Q-SQUARED BOOK GROUP
On Saturday, March 20, at 1 p.m., at the Capitol Hill Branch Library, 425 Harvard Ave. E., the Q-Squared Book Group will discuss the novel The Swimming Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst. Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Best Debut in 1988, The Swimming Pool Library was published to sensational acclaim and became a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic. "Easily one of [1988's] most important debuts. ... A bouyant, smart, irrepressibly sexy book ... that has the heft and resonance of a classic modernist novel, the sprawl and surprise of an intimate memoir." - Village Voice Literary Supplement. 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.
MEN OF ALL COLORS
& CULTURES TOGETHER
ST. PATRICK'S DAY
On Saturday, March 20, from 6-10 p.m., Men of All Colors and Cultures Together (MACCT) hosts their March Potluck Social. For additional information and/or location information and directions, call 206-923-8313 or email email@example.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. www.macctsea.org.
LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE
Lifelong AIDS Alliance's long-running Gay Bingo season continues on Saturday, March 20 with "When in Rome Gay Bingo" at Fremont Studios, 155 N. 35th St. - doors at 6 p.m., game starts promptly at 7 p.m. The season continues on April 17 with "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 firstname.lastname@example.org
"BATTLE OF THE COURTS"
On Saturday, March 20, door at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:00 p.m., join Seattle's Imperial Prince Kenith Anthony at Neighbours Night Club downstairs lounge, 1509 Broadway, entrance in alley off E. Pike St. between Harvard Ave. and Broadway, for "Battle of the Courts," a fun evening of drag entertainment sponsored by the Imperial Court of Seattle. $5 donation requested at the door.
"LET'S DO IT" -
A NIGHT OF
SEX WORKER MADE MEDIA
AT NW FILM FORUM
On Saturday, March 20, doors at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m., the Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave., hosts "Let's Do It," an evening of films and a panel discussion with Miss Indigo Blue, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, Billie Run and Sophia J. Russell and other special guests, to support a local resource guide by and for sex workers. Presented by Bird Cage Collective. Sponsored by Central Co-op. Plus after party with DJ.
RAINBOW CITY BAND
PRESENTS SPRING CONCERT -
"FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE"
On Saturday, March 20, at 8 p.m., and on Sunday, March 21, at 3 p.m., the Rainbow City Band presents a concert featuring the work of Russian master composers: Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and others. Tickets: $15 at the door and through www.rainbowcityband.com.
BOOKS TO PRISONERS
PROJECT SEEKS DONATIONS
IN SUPPORT OF
2 FOR 1 MATCHING GRANT
THROUGH MARCH 31
GAY CITY: VOLUME 3
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.
SEATTLE QUAKE RUGBY
The Seattle Quake Rugby hosts their final home game this season on Saturday, April 3 (vs. Corvallis). All games are played at Magnuson Park, Field #5, 7400 Sand Point Way NE. Kickoff at 1 p.m. www.quakerugby.org.
CAPITOL HILL PRIDE
CITY GRANT, ISSUES
OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS
The Capitol Hill Pride Committee is proud to announce it has received a Small and Simple Matching Fund Project Grant from the City of Seattle Mayor's office. We are delighted as this will afford better development and outreach for the community festival this year.
The committee is also announcing an open call to all artists and entertainers. Please submit your information to email@example.com with "ARTIST" in the subject line for committee review. Deadline: April 15, 2010.
GAY CITY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
FOR RESOURCE &
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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