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.
FORBIDDEN FASHION SHOW
On Friday, June 4, at 9:30 p.m. in the Spanish Ballroom at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel (411 University St.), join Eduardo Khawam and Project Runway's Nick Verreos for the third annual Forbidden Fashion Show, featuring the hottest international and national men's underwear and swimwear brands, women's swimwear, lingerie, and accessories. Dress to impress. Cocktail reception begins at 8:30 p.m. Tickets $35, priority seating $50, celebrity circle $50 at www.brownpapertickets.com.
SEATTLE CENTER FESTÁL:
On Saturday, June 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., celebrate Philippine independence at Center House (305 Harrison St.) at the Seattle Center. Pagdiriwang commemorates the end of Spanish rule in 1898 and highlights the beauty of the country and its people with pageantry, dance, music, food, children's activities, drill teams, rock bands, Filipino literature, exhibits, and martial arts. The festival includes actor-singer Ronald Bregendahl, local bands and singers in a musical jam, a dance extravaganza, Filipino variety show, ethnic fashion show, and a literary-musical contest.
For more information, visit www.seattlecenter.com.
LATINO PAGEANT 2010
On Saturday, June 5, Entre Hermanos will host their 2010 Latino Pageant at 6 p.m. at Seattle University's Campion Ballroom (914 E. Jefferson St.). This annual pageant is the signature event of Entre Hermanos and brings together the Latino LGBT community and friends in a wonderful celebration. The pageant culminates with the selection of Mr. Gay Latino, Miss Gay Latina, and Mr. Lesbian Latina, who then go on to represent and create visibility and a positive image of Entre Hermanos. The pageant brings adults together to socialize, meet new people, and find a space where sexual diversity is valued. There will be dinner and a no-host bar. General tickets are $30, with special tickets $35 and preferred tickets $50. www.brownpapertickets.com/99957.
For more information, call (206) 322-7700 visit www.entrehermanos.org.
FORBIDDEN FASHION SHOW
On Saturday, June 5, from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., join the models and talent behind the June 4 Forbidden Fashion Show for an exclusive afterparty at the Little Red Studio (400 Dexter Ave. N.) featuring drinks, dancing, and hot entertainment. Special appearance by Project Runway's Nick Verreos.
Visit www.emeraldcitysoftball.org for information about the Emerald City Softball Association's Open League for Gay and non-Gay men and women. Sundays through June 20.
Visit www.eteamz.com/womensecsa for information about the Emerald City Softball Association's Women's League for Gay and non-Gay women only. Sundays through June 20.
SHIFTING ARTS SPECTACULAR
On Sunday, June 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dunshee House (303 17th Ave.), join SHIFT for the SHIFTing Arts Spectacular fundraising brunch. Take some time to express yourself creatively through art. Create a recovery project and enjoy some pancakes. Art supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring along magazines or other materials. Come whether you're creative or not.
SHIFT is a peer recovery network supporting dynamic recovery paths by uniting our LGBTQ community to experience freedom through empowerment. Learn more about SHIFT at www.shiftrecovery.org. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
MCC SEATTLE BECOMES
EMERALD CITY MCC SEATTLE -
NEW WORSHIP TIME IN JUNE,
NEW LOCATION IN JULY
Metropolitan Community Church Seattle has renamed their church the Emerald City Metropolitan Church Seattle, and starting Sunday, June 6, will be holding worship services at 11 a.m. The church will continue to meet in the Chapel of Temple de Hirsch Sinai (1441 16th Ave.) throughout the month of June, except, there will be no ervice on Sunday, June 27, as the church will be participating in the Seattle Pride Parade that day. The church encourages attendance of the Interfaith Pride worship service on Saturday, June 26, at 2 p.m., at All Pilgrims Church (500 Broadway E.). On Sunday, July 4, the church will relocate to the Chapel of University Temple United Methodist Church (1415 N.E. 43rd St.), with worship service at 11 a.m.
SEATTLE JAPANESE GARDEN
On Sunday, June 6, at 11 a.m. the Seattle Japanese Garden will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the Washington Park Arboretum (1075 Lake Washington Blvd.). The formal celebrations are open to members of the public, who will receive complementary admittance to the garden to enjoy its beauty and displays of history, culture, and traditional entertainment from noon until 3 p.m.
For more information, visit www.seattle.gov/parks.
PRIDE IDOL CONTEST
Seattle Out and Proud (SOaP), producers of the annual Seattle Pride Parade, in association with Esurance, presents Pride Idol 2010, Seattle's talent search contest to find the best vocalists in the area. The Pride Idol contest runs every Sunday through June 20. The contest will be held at R-Place (619 E. Pine St.), door at 7 p.m., contest at 8 p.m. Winners will be awarded cash and additional prizes and get to ride on the official Seattle Pride Idol float in the Seattle Pride Parade on Sunday, June 27. For more information, visit www.seattlepride.org, call the Pride office at 206-322-9561 or email email@example.com.
MEMORIES OF LENNY
BY MARTIN CHARNIN
FREE AT THE
On Monday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m., Seattle Theatre Group and Showtunes presents West Side Story Stories - Memories of Lenny by Martin Charnin (one of the original West Side Story Jets) at the Paramount Theatre (911 Pine St.). The free event includes Martin Charnin's personal reminiscences of Leonard Bernstein, and features a never-before-heard reading of a 1987 conversation recorded at the Dramatist Guild in New York between Bernstein, Sondheim, Lawrence, and Robbins, with Seattle actors portraying the four giants. Bernstein songs performed by a Showtunes cast member will round out the event.
For more information, visit www.seattlecelebratesbernstein.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.
POZSEATTLE PRIDE SOCIAL
On Wednesday, June 9, from 6-8 p.m. at The Cuff (13th Ave. and Pine St.), join the POZSeattle Pride Social. This month's theme is "Pride." Meet up on the outside patio for grilled burgers and dogs (we will have veggie fare, too) and all the fixings, socializing, catching up with old friends, making new ones, and a whole lot of fun. This event is free (except for the cost of beverages), and is for all HIV-positive men and their friends, regardless of age, shape, size, or color. Please spread the word about us!
For more information, visit www.pozseattle.com.
GAY SKATE PARTY AT
BELLEVUE SKATE KING
NEW MONTHLY DATE
On Wednesday, June 9, from 7-10 p.m., enjoy an evening of roller-skating at Bellevue Skate King (2301 140th Ave. NE, Bellevue) at this monthly (2nd Wednesdays) LGBTQ community social event for friends and family. Cost is $10 at the door; $7 under 18 (a portion of proceeds benefit Dunshee House). Regular skate rentals: FREE. Inline skate rentals: $4 or bring your own skates. For more information and directions, call 425-458-4707. www.GaySkateSeattle.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: June - Maurice by E. M. Forster, an intense book about an ordinary college guy. Forster wanted to write a novel in which Gayness actually made a man better, and to tell a story in which the Gay hero didn't end up swinging at the end of a rope. Though some critics at first dismissed the work as "minor Forster," Wendy Moffat now calls the work "his one honest novel." 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.
GARFIELD JAZZ BANDS
On Wednesday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m. at McCaw Hall (321 Mercer St.), two of the nation's leading high school jazz bands (who happen to call Seattle home) will perform. Roosevelt and Garfield High School jazz bands again garnered the top prizes at the prestigious Essentially Ellington Festival. Garfield Jazz Band won first place, and Roosevelt received an honorable mention. You can hear both bands in concert as they perform the great jazz standards, including the renowned works of Duke Ellington. Please join us for an evening of outstanding music and celebration. The event is part of Seattle Center efforts to invite the community to activities on the campus that delight and inspire the human spirit. "Pay what you can" - suggested donation $20 at the door to benefit Garfield and Roosevelt High School Music Programs and Seattle Center Foundation.
For more information, visit www.seattle.com.
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.
FIGHT THE FEAR CAMPAIGN -
WORKSHOPS FOR GAY MEN
On Sunday, June 13, from 1-3 p.m., location to be announced, Fight the Fear Campaign in partnership with the Seattle Police Department, the Seattle Police Foundation and Seattle Gay News will offer a FREE class in basic self-defense skills, including awareness, de-escalation, boundary setting and fighting techniques, and will also provide access to resources for survivors of violence or abuse. To sign up for the workshop, you must register online at www.fightthefearcampaign.org. Once you have registered, Fight the Fear Campaign officials will get in contact with you about the event's location.
SEAMEC HAPPY HOUR
On Sunday, June 13 from 4-8 p.m. at Changes in Wallingford (2103 N. 45th St.), join the Seattle Metropolitan Elections Committee (SEAMEC) for a happy hour fundraiser. Enjoy menu and drink specials, happy hour prices all day, plus raffles, gift baskets and silent auction. SEAMEC interviews, researches and rates candidates for public office for the LGBT community.
For more information, visit www.seamec.org.
FUNDRAISING RECEPTION FOR
CONGRESSMAN JAY INSLEE
On Sunday, June 13, from 5-7 p.m. at the home of the Daley-Watsons (1126 8th Ave. W.), join Christopher and Stephanie Daley-Watson and Todd and Davina Inslee for a fundraising reception in support of First District Representative Congressman Jay Inslee. Come meet Jay and enjoy stunning views of the Puget Sound, as well as piano entertainment. Catering by Kaspar's. Any and all donations welcome. Sponsor: $1,000, Friend: $500, Guest: $250.
Please RSVP to Dayna at (206) 328-2969 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To make a donation online or for more information, visit www.jayinslee.com.
ONE NIGHT ONLY -
"AN EVENING WITH
On Sunday, June 13, at 7 p.m. at Benaroya Hall (3rd Ave. & University St.), Shirley MacLaine will appear for "An Evening with Shirley MacLaine." This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will allow the audience to explore life's big questions with a woman who isn't afraid of the answers. What is the purpose of our lives? Are we alone in the universe? What is consciousness? Find out at this long-awaited appearance by one of the most visionary women of this century. Tickets are $50 at the Benaroya Box Office, (206) 215-4747.
For details, visit www.benaroyahall.org.
GAY CITY UNIVERSITY
"PRIDE PREP RALLY"
On Tuesday, June 15, at 7 p.m. at Gay City (511 E. Pike St.), Gay City University will present Joanne Stekler, MD, MPH, who will speak on emerging biomedical interventions for HIV, as well as new tests on the horizon. Dr. Stekler is the deputy director for public health - Seattle/King County HIV/STD Program.
GSBA BUSINESS LUNCHEON
TO FOCUS ON TRAVEL
On Wednesday, June 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Red Lion Hotel (1415 5th Ave.), the GSBA will hold their monthly Business Luncheon. How can Seattle leverage the estimated $84 billion LGBT travel industry for our region and businesses? Two powerhouse speakers will show you how. Bill Tilden is the president of Alaska Airlines. He helms a variety of divisions for the airline including marketing and operations. David Paisley is an expert in LGBT consumer marketing for Community Marketing, Inc. (CMI) where he is the senior projects director. Washington State Senator Ed Murray will also be in attendance and will be making a special announcement. $32 for members and students, $37 for non-members.
For more information, visit www.thegsba.org/events.
5TH AVENUE THEATRE -
"A NIGHT AT THE 5TH"
On Saturday, June 19, at 6 p.m. at the 5th Avenue Theatre (1308 5th Ave.), join the celebration at "A Night at the 5th." This eighth annual Gala puts the spotlight on the 5th's supporters and patrons with an evening that includes three acts of sophisticated fun. "Act One" is a cocktail reception in the theatre's lobby, accompanied by catered appetizers and a silent auction of exclusive goods and services from the region's best shops, wineries and businesses. "Act Two" features a live auction that includes such one-of-a-kind gifts as a cameo appearance in one of next season's shows or even a special song composed just for you! The auction is accompanied by live performances by an all-star cast of 5th Avenue performers. Finally in "Act Three" join fellow patrons onstage for a champagne dessert, and feel what it's like to be in the star's spotlight for a night.
For tickets or more information, visit www.5thavenue.org/support/anightatthe5th.aspx.
LIFE OF CAL ANDERSON
TO BE CELEBRATED IN
CAL ANDERSON PARK
On Sunday, June 20, at 2 p.m. in Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave., near the fountain at the north end, the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, Seattle Parks and Recreation and POWER of PLACE Youth will present a short performance highlighting the life of Cal Anderson to coincide with LGBTQ Pride month activities.
Washington's first openly Gay legislator, Cal Anderson was a decorated Vietnam veteran who worked for inclusion, fairness, and participation in the democratic process until his death from AIDS in 1995. He was widely admired for his integrity, courage, and compassion.
Presented in collaboration with the Cal Anderson Park Alliance, the event is free and open to the public. The event will be approximately 30 minutes in length and Parks officials will be in attendance.
For more information about the Cal Anderson event, e-mail email@example.com. For more information about Seattle Parks and Recreation, visit www.seattle.gov/parks.
GAY CITY UNIVERSITY
"THE QUEEN CITY COMES OUT"
On Tuesday, June 22, at 7 p.m. at Gay City (511 E. Pike St.), Gay City University will present Professor Michael Brown, who will provide an introduction to the social histories and geographies for our community. Remember Madam Peabody's? How about Shelly's Leg? Want to learn about those places and others? Be sure to attend this presentation by Gay City University.
GAY CITY UNIVERSITY
"BOOSTING YOUR JOB SEARCH"
On Wednesday, June 23, at 7 p.m. at Gay City (511 E. Pike St.), Gay City University presents Joe Perez, CPRW, CJSS, who will show you how to shift from a lackluster job search to a career marketing campaign that gets better results faster. This workshop can help provide the motivation and tools for success.
INSTRUCTORS NEEDED FOR
GAY CITY UNIVERSITY 2010
Gay City hopes you'll join them for the 15th annual session of Gay City University on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at the Northwest School (1415 Summit Ave.). Gay City is seeking engaging individuals to teach informative and diverse classes to community members during our day-long event. This is an opportunity to teach a class to Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender men on the subject of your choice. No prior teaching experience is necessary, just be passionate and knowledgeable about what you're teaching. Classes range in size from 10 to 30 students, and are 75 minutes long, with limited instructor spots. In addition to this day event, course proposals will also be considered for Gay City University Night School, which happens a few times a month. Courses can be accepted for both, and if you are chosen for GCU Night School, it is a one-night event.
Proposals may be e-mailed (firstname.lastname@example.org), snail-mailed (511 E. Pike St., Seattle, 98122), faxed (206-860-0195) or dropped off not later than 5 p.m. on Friday, July 2nd.
GAY GAMES VIII
The Cologne Gay Games, July 31-August 7, is seeking volunteers to help with the presentation of the games. Visit the "Take Part" page at www.games-cologne.com for complete details.
"WAY OF THE QIN" EXHIBIT
The current exhibit at the Taoist Studies Institute (225 N. 70th St.) features over 50 items illustrating Chinese culture and philosophy. Accompanying the exhibit will be a rich array of educational public programs, as well as related items available for sale. The Qin, commonly known as the Guqin, is an ancient zither which has been played in China for over 2,000 years. The "Way of the Qin" exhibit will be accompanied by an array of public programs focusing on Taoist and Chinese culture, as well as Guqin concerts and workshops.
The exhibit runs Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. through October 24. For more information, visit www.taoiststudiesinstitute.org.
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, 511 E. Pike St., on the ground floor behind Kaladi Brothers Coffee (just follow the signs). Library hours are Mon-Fri, 2-8 p.m., and Saturday, 2-5 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.
& 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, 2-8 p.m., and Saturday, 2-5 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.
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.
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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