COMMUNITY CAR WASHES
On Saturday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Abbey of St. Joan, host a car wash at C.C. Attle's, 15th Ave. and E. Madison St., to benefit the Sisters' Charity Grant Fund.
Also on Saturday, June 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Seattle Gay Flag Football hosts a car wash at 14th Ave. E. and E. John St. in support of their activities.
SEATTLE CENTER FESTÁL:
On Saturday, June 12, from noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday, June 13, from noon to 8 p.m., celebrate "Festival Sundiata" at the Seattle Center's Center House. This lively festival celebrates art, entertainment, and education about the people of African descent, where participants and visitors from all communities may have an opportunity to peak into the window and experience the richness of black culture.
This year, the festival features a compelling and touching exhibit, "The American History Exhibit," divided into three parts. "The Unspoken Truths" chronicles the rich history of Africans in Africa and their significant contributions to the world. "Black Holocaust: Middle Passage/Chattel Slavery" explores the challenges African Americans endured during the Jim Crow Era. "African American Inventors/Inventions" showcases their perseverance and accomplishments.
Other weekend highlights include a "Best of Both Worlds" fashion show, African performance showcase and Literary Café. A special Saturday evening concert features popular 1970s group Cookin Bag and other special guest artists.
For more information, visit www.seattlecenter.com.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE VICTORY FUND'S
"VICTORY IN SEATTLE"
On Monday, June 14, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Marjorie's (1412 E. Union St.), The Victory Fund will hold a "Victory in Seattle" event featuring Robin Brand, Seattle City Councilmembers Sally Clark and Tom Rasmussen, Tacoma City Councilmember Ryan Mello, Port Commissioner Rob Holland, State Senator Joe McDermott, State Representative Marke Liias, Anne Levinson, Tina Podlodowski, Michael Mattmiller and Jay Petterson, Kevin Thompson and Greg Ratliff, and Brady Walkinshaw. Tickets are $50 and go to benefit the Victory Fund's Leadership Institute.
For more information, visit www.victoryfund.org/about_us/events.
NW FILM FORUM SCREENS
FIELD GUIDE TO
On Monday, June 14 at 7 p.m. at the NW Film Forum (1515 12th Ave.), a Queer filmmaker from Portland, OR will screen Field Guide to November Days, a film that looks at coping with loss, social isolation, and exploring sexual identity. The film focuses on Matt and Natalie, recently separated, who resume their relationship after a chance meeting. However, they soon fall back into old destructive patterns, and they separate once again. To cope with the loss, Natalie isolates herself and experiments with radically different places in society. Matt finds solace in his friendship with Christian, who is Gay. Confused by their companionship, he begins to question his own sexual identity.
For more information, visit www.nwfilmforum.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. 363-9188.
For more information, visit www.thegsba.org/events.
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 title for 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. All GLBTQ folks in the community are welcome to participate in this free book club. For more information, email email@example.com or contact Dunshee House at 206-322-2437.
TWISTED! COMEDY SHOW
On Wednesday, June 16, at 8:30 p.m. at Comedy Underground (109 S. Washington St.), TWISTED!, a sex-positive comedy event, will question and stretch the 1950s sex/sexuality morality prevalent in America. Comedians and variety acts from the LGBTQA and BDSM communities sizzle with suggestibility 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 BDSM play will be demonstrated, courtesy of the Center for Sex-Positive Culture.
For more information, visit www.comedyunderground.com; www.sexpositiveculture.org. Next shows 7/14 and 8/11.
FREMONT SOLSTICE PARADE
On Saturday, June 19, the Fremont Solstice Parade steps off at noon from Leary Way N. and N. 36th St. and travels through Fremont to Gasworks Park.
For more information, visit www.fremontfair.org.
The 39th annual Fremont Fair will be held on Saturday, June 19, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, July 20, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., on N. 34th St. just west of Fremont Ave. N, in the heart of the Fremont neighborhood. The weekend fair features over 300 arts and crafts booths, plus food vendors, beer gardens, 2 music stages. Visit www.fremontfair.org for more information.
SEATTLE CENTER FESTÁL:
2010 IRANIAN FESTIVAL
On Saturday, June 19, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Seattle Center's Center House, join a celebration and exploration of Persian/Iranian life. The festival offers a melting pot of new experiences as it unites a multifaceted community - young and old - from all walks of life. Music and dance performances, Rumi poetry, food, and libations, puppet shows and face-painting provide a glimpse into this rich and diverse culture. The 2010 Iranian Festival is proud to present the award-winning documentary film Hayedeh: Legendary Persian Diva. The film is a celebration of the life and art of one of Iran's most beloved singers and a cultural icon, Hayedeh. Hayedeh will screen at the Charlotte Martin Theatre at 7:30 p.m. immediately following the festivities in the Center House.
For more information, visit www.seattlecenter.com.
Q-SQUARED BOOK GROUP:
On Saturday, July 19, at 1 p.m. at Capitol Hill Branch Library (425 Harvard Ave. E.), the Q-Squared Book Group will discuss the novel Dream Boy by Jim Grimsley. From Publisher's Weekly: "With this heartbreaking story of first love, Grimsley, recipient of the 1995 Sue Kaufman Prize for his first novel, Winter Birds, has crafted another potential award winner." 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.
5TH AVE 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 our 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 your 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.
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 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 service 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
"UNTIL THE FAT LADY SINGS 2"
TO BENEFIT AIDS HOUSING
ASSOCIATION OF TACOMA
On Friday, June 25, at 8 p.m. at The Blue Moose Theater (2611 N. Proctor, Tacoma), the AIDS Housing Association of Tacoma presents "Until the Fat Lady Sings 2," a drag benefit show. The show will feature some of the Best Impersonators from the Northwest, including Ms. Gay Vancouver, Diva Deveraux, Taylor Courtour, and Victoria Eyslie. Admission to the Preshow VIP Reception (at 6:30 p.m.) is $20. General admission is $10. AIDS Housing Association of Tacoma's mission of service is to provide people living with HIV/AIDS a circle of caring that empowers them to stabilize their health and to maintain diverse housing options through support services, life skills education, and in home professional services.
For more information, visit www.aidshousingtacoma.org.
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Abbey of St. Joan, is currently accepting 2010 grant applications. The deadline for the 2010 Charity Granting Cycle is 5 p.m. on June 30. The Sisters have given grants for the past several years to 501(c)3 organizations in Washington state. The organizations who have qualified for grants in the past have all been supportive of the LGBT community, providing services for every type of need from HIV/AIDS services, STD prevention, LGBT veterans, LGBT youth, LGBT rights, and more.
To apply to receive funds, visit the Abbey's website aw www.theabbey.org and follow the "Sisters Charity Grant Fund" link. The application can be printed out or filled out online.
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 (email@example.com), 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.
"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 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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