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 and the King County Library System to offer résumé and job search workshops. The Seattle Public Library events will be held at the downtown Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Room 4 on Level 4. No registration is required, but seating may be limited. For more information, contact South Seattle Community College WorkSource Center at 206-764-5304 or visit www.southseattle.edu for complete schedule.
BOOKS TO PRISONERS
DONATIONS IN SUPPORT OF
2-FOR-1 MATCHING GRANT
THROUGH MARCH 31
GAY GAMES VIII
SEEKING VISUAL ARTISTS
As part of the Cologne Gay Games this summer, July 31-August 7, artists are invited to discuss and present works based on the topic "movement," mobility within their inspiration, in their world view, and in their attitudes, for an exhibit titled "Move It!"
For complete details, visit www.games-cologne.com and visit the "Culture" and then "Visual Art" pages. Deadline for submission is March 31.
The Cologne Gay Games is also seeking volunteers to help with the presentation of the games. Visit the "Take Part" page at www.games-cologne.com for complete details.
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."
SEATTLE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
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.
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 buoyant, 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.
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 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, S. Homer St. & Corson Ave. S. 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.
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 St. Patrick's Day Potluck Social. For additional information and/or location information and directions, call 206-923-8313 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 can be realized. www.macctsea.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's downstairs lounge, 1509 Broadway, entrance in alley off E. Pike St (between Harvard Ave. and Broadway), for "Battle of the Courts," an 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, door 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. Plus after-party with DJ. Presented by Bird Cage Collective. Sponsored by Central Co-op.
RAINBOW CITY BAND
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 their spring concert featuring the work of Russian master composers Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and others, at Broadway Performance Hall, Broadway & E. Pine St. Tickets: $15 at the door and through www.rainbowcityband.com.
5TH AVENUE THEATRE'S
"SPOTLIGHT NIGHT" KICKS OFF
CITY-WIDE BERNSTEIN FESTIVAL
AND SNEAK PEEK AT
ON THE TOWN AND CANDIDE
On Monday, March 22, at 7 p.m., the 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 5th Ave., hosts "Spotlight Night." The evening will focus on the genius of Leonard Bernstein, composer of the 5th Avenue's two upcoming shows On The Town and Candide, and provide a sneak peek at the many events coming up in the city-wide "Seattle Celebrates Bernstein!" Festival. The event is FREE, but attendees must reserve their tickets, by calling 206-625-1900; 888-584-4849, in person at the box office or online at www.5thavenue.org.
The evening includes the backstage histories of these two landmark works by Bernstein, one his first musical from 1944 and the other his mid-career masterpiece, composed in 1956 but only finding success on the Broadway stage in 1974. The evening will also function as an unofficial kick-off to "Seattle Celebrates Bernstein!," a festival organized by a consortium of 19 of the region's leading arts organizations to celebrate the life and music of the legendary American composer/conductor/writer/activist, which will include concerts, theatrical performances, lectures, film screenings and special events that make up this unique, first-of-its-kind arts festival.
In the second part of the evening, a host of Seattle's finest singers will review the life and glorious songs of Bernstein's theatrical works, including selections from West Side Story, Wonderful Town, Trouble in Tahiti, Mass, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, On The Town and Candide.
Lastly, 5th Avenue Theatre's Executive Producer and Artistic Director, David Armstrong, is joined by On The Town's director Billy Berry and musical director Ian Eisendrath to provide an inside look at how they approach the challenges and rewards of translating a musical from the '40s to the tastes of a contemporary audience.
GSBA'S YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
WITH PRIDE GET-TOGETHER
On Tuesday, March 23, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the ultra-chic (and very green) Urbane Restaurant and Bar, 1635 8th Ave., at the Hyatt Olive 8, hosts the Greater Seattle Business Association's March YPP event. It's all about Earth Day as special guest organization OUT for Sustainability joins the gathering to celebrate everything green, including Urbane's commitment to a sustainable way of doing business. Cost: $10 members and students; $15 non-members.
The GSBA is Seattle's LGBT Chamber of Commerce. For more information on this event and the GSBA call 206-363-9188 or visit www.thegsba.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 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.
GAY CITY UNIVERSITY
On Wednesday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m., author Michael Sigmann will discuss his upcoming book, Homosexuality and the Preservation of Mankind, concerning the role of sexual orientation and the evolution of the species.
On Tuesday, March 30, at 7 p.m., join Dr. Katherine Ellison and learn how to better balance your physical, nutritional and emotional well-being. Live you life to your fullest potential!
The FREE classes will be held at Gay City offices, 511 E. Pike St. www.gaycity.org.
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.
"PRETTY IN PINK" -
THREE DOLLAR BILL CINEMA'S
3RD ANNUAL DINNER & AUCTION
On Friday, March 26, from 6-10 p.m., Three Dollar Bill Cinema hosts "Pretty in Pink" at SoDo Park (by Herban Feast), 3200 First Ave. S. Guests will enjoy silent and live auctions, appetizers, sit down dinner, hosted wine, non-alcoholic beverages and some cinematic surprises. All proceeds from the auction will help further Three Dollar Bill Cinema's mission to enrich, strengthen and connect diverse communities by supporting and exhibiting LGBT film. Tickets are: $115-general; $100-Three Dollar Bill Cinema members; plus 10 person group table options. '80s attire encouraged. For more information about the event and how to get involved, call 206-323-4274 or visit www.threedollarbillcinema.org. Three Dollar Bill Cinema is the leading LGBT film arts organization in the Pacific Northwest and has produced the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival for 14 years.
MS. LEATHER COMPETITION
On Friday, March 26, starting at 7 p.m., The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave., at E. Pine St., hosts the Washington State Ms. Leather Competition.
"THE BALTIC RITES OF SPRING"
AT SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Celebrate the passage of the seasons with traditional Baltic dancers and singers on Saturday, March 27, from 2-4 p.m., at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Microsoft Auditorium, Level 1. Lithuanian, Estonian and Latvian dancers and singers will perform traditional folk songs in native costumes. The program is FREE and open to the public. No registration is required. Parking will be available in the Central Library garage for a $5 special event rate. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m.
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 seeking new players for their Spring 2010 season. To get involved visit www.emeraldcitysoftball.org and sign up on the ECSA Open League "New Player Matchmaker" roster.
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 #5, off N. 50th St. & Greenlake Way N. www.eteamz.com/womensecsa.
"PFLAG PRESENTS" -
Seattle Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is proud to introduce "PFLAG Presents," a periodic event series created to support the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Community by celebrating families, teaching tolerance, and advocating for justice by engaging the local community in dialogue about LGBT issues.
On Wednesday, March 31, from 7-9 p.m., PFLAG presents a panel discussion on local politics with Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark, Washington State Senator Joe McDermott, and Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen. C.R. Douglas, host of Seattle Channel's City Inside/Out, will be the moderator. The event will be held at the 5th Avenue Theatre's Producer's Club Lounge, 1308 5th Ave. Suggested donation is $15. Seattle PFLAG HelpLine - 206-325-7724; www.seattle-pflag.org.
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.
KNIGHTS OF MANTRA'S
SIR GUY 2010 CONTEST
On Saturday, April 3, door at 6 p.m., contest at 7 p.m., join the Knights of Mantra at The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave. at E. Pine St., for the Sir Guy 2010 men's leather title contest, with silent auction and 50/50 raffle fundraisers and leather fantasy. $5 donation at the door. www.JetChapterKofM.com.
"WE'VE GOT FRIENDS
'ROUND HERE" -
CAMP TEN TREES'
DINNER & AUCTION
Come celebrate the first ten years of Camp Ten Trees on Saturday, April 10, at the 10th Annual Camp Ten Trees Dinner and Auction. The event will be held at the Westin Cascade Ballroom, 1900 Fifth Ave., starting at 6 p.m. Enjoy dinner, fabulous auction and entertainment. Tickets: $90-individual; $125-VIP. Get your tickets by April 3 at www.camptentrees.org. Camp Ten Trees is a summer camp for LGBT kids and children of LGBT parents.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with "ARTIST" in the subject line for committee review. Deadline: April 15, 2010.
LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE
Lifelong AIDS Alliance's long-running Gay Bingo season continues on Saturday, April 17 with "Biker Babe 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 May 22 with "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 email@example.com
GAY SKATE PARTY AT
BELLEVUE SKATE KING
On Monday, April 19, 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, May 17. www.GaySkateSeattle.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
GAY CITY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
FOR LGBT LIBRARY AND
RESOURCE & REFERRAL LINE
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 email@example.com.
LGBT LIBRARY NOW OPEN
The LGBT Library houses a wide range of fiction and non-fiction works of interest to those in the LGBT community and its allies. The Library is located at Gay City's offices, on the ground floor behind Kaladi Brothers Coffee (just follow the signs). Library hours are Mon-Fri, 3-7 p.m., and Saturday, 3-5 p.m. Items may be borrowed free of charge; however, ID is required. For your convenience, a drop box for returning borrowed items is available next to the front door when the library is closed.
LGBT RESOURCE & REFERRAL LINE
The Resource & Referral Line can connect you to LGBT-friendly resources throughout Puget Sound and beyond. Coming out and just learning what is out there? Visiting and want to know about nightlife options? Interested in drug or alcohol counseling? For these or any other LGBT issues, call 206-323-LGBT. Phone line hours are Mon-Fri, 3-7 p.m., and Saturday, 3-5 p.m. Leave a voice message at all other times and your call will be returned. Alternatively, you can view our resource lists at www.gaycity.org under the resources menu.
"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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