Seattle Gay News
posted Friday, July 9, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 28
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NOTE: Phone numbers accompanying listings are within area code (206) & locations of meetings/events are in Seattle unless otherwise noted.
Freedom Socialist Party National Convention in Olympia (7/9-7/12). Evergeen State College, Olympia. Features speakers from New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco & Australia plus organizers’ workshops & small group discussions. Strategy sessions focus on rekindling a militant labor movement; justice for immigrants, Queers & people of color; the effort to save public education from privatization; Cuba today & creating a socialist feminist alternative to Wall Street & the Tea Party. Daily registration $20, students & strikers $10. 985-4621, www.socialism.com
A Gathering of Men in Edmonds. 8:15-11:30am. Edmonds UUC, 8109 224th St SW, Edmonds. Meets 2nd Saturday each month. Men gather monthly for drumming, singing, storytelling & sharing of life experience. www.agatheringofmen.org
Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 9am. Greenlake (outside Evans Pool). Every Saturday. GLBT running & walking club sponsors weekly runs, monthly potlucks, track & field activity, annual Run With Pride. 448-8518. www.seattlefrontrunners.org.
OUT in the Park 2010 - Tacoma/Pierce County Pride Celebration. 12 noon-5pm. Wright Park, 6th Ave between I and G Sts, Tacoma. www.outintacoma.com.
Oasis Youth Center in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 6pm-12 midnight. Call for location & details. Every Saturday. (253) 671-2838. www.oasisyouth center.org. (Also meets Thursdays & Fridays 4-10pm.)
Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 6pm. Bus-accessible Central Area location. Every Saturday. Games also on Tuesdays & Thursdays. $4 fee includes coffee & snacks. www.rainbowbridgeclub.org or email email@example.com
Together We Can Make Al-Anon Family Group. 6-7:15pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St. Meets every Saturday. LGBTQ supported. The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives & friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength & hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness & that changed attitudes can aid recovery. Greater Seattle AIS 24-hour number 625-0000.
Trans & Genderqueer Support Group for Survivors. 6-8pm. Every week. For survivors of sexual assault & domestic violence. For information & location, call the SafePlace crisis line, (360) 754-6300.
Strength Over Speed. 7-8:30pm. Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 1002 E Seneca (lower entrance off parking lot). FREE drop-in support group (not a 12 step) for Gay & Bi men who desire recovery from meth. www.strengthoverspeed.org
Freedom Socialist Party National Convention in Olympia (7/9-7/12). Evergeen State College, Olympia. See listing for Saturday 7/10. 985-4621, www.socialism.com
Hiking Group. 8:45am. Uptown Espresso, 500 Westlake Ave N. Every Sunday year-round, rain or shine for moderate to strenuous day hikes. 323-8382. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheSeattleGayHiking Group/
Gay Men’s Bowling in Everett. 10am. Evergreen Lanes, 5111 Claremont Way, Everett. Every Sunday. Spectators welcome. Join us for lunch afterwards! For info email John at firstname.lastname@example.org
Seattle Sunday Bowlers. 10am. West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave SW (at SW Oregon St). Open bowl every Sunday for the GLBT community & friends. You don’t have to worry about how you bowl! $4.25 + $1 shoe rental. 329-1515.
B Proud Bellingham Pride Parade & Festival. 11am-Pride Parade steps off from Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham via Cornwall Ave to Pride Festival, 12 noon-6pm, at Depot Market Square/Bellingham Farmers Market, E Chestnut St & Railroad Ave, Bellingham. www.bhampride.org. (See website for additional Bellingham Pride events 7/7-7/11.)
Camp Ten Trees Potluck in the Park #2. 12noon-2pm. Edwin T Pratt Park, 20th Ave & Yesler Way. For campers, potential campers, families, loved ones & volunteers to come together, enjoy tasty food & ask questions/share answers about the summer camp sessions. Please bring a dish with serving utensil to share. Camp Ten Trees will provide plates, eating utensils, napkins & drinks. 288-9568, www.campten trees.org
Live & Let Live Make Al-Anon Family Group. 12:30-1:45pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St. Meets every Sunday. LGBTQ supported. The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives & friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength & hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness & that changed attitudes can aid recovery. Greater Seattle AIS 24-hour number 625-0000.
Rain City Soccer Club - Ripple Effect. Every Sunday afternoon. Location varies. Ripple Effect soccer team plays a weekly recreational scrimmage game for Gay guys in Seattle. To sign up visit www.raincity soccer.org
No Safeword Writers Group. 1-3pm. Meets 2nd Sunday each month. NSWG exists to provide mutual support for members’ efforts. Support is in the form of critique & commentary on each other’s work, information about publishing opportunities, & discussion of issues facing writers. NSWG@sexpositiveculture.org; www.nosafewordwritersgroup.org. (Also meets 4th Monday, 7-9pm.)
Daring Divorced Divas. 3-5pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Sunday. A support group for Lesbian women dealing with divorce, separation & transformation. To attend this group please contact the facilitator at email@example.com
Gay City Out-To-Quit Open House. 5pm. 511 E Pike St. FREE smoking cessation services in a Queer-friendly environment, Out To Quit is a six-week workshop series for LGBT folks who want to make a plan to quit smoking & stick to it, learn skills to handle stress & get support from the Queer community. 388-1710, firstname.lastname@example.org (Also Tuesday, 7/13 at 7pm.)
Orca Swim Team Workout. Sun: 5-6:15pm; Mon/Weds/Fri: 7:30-8:45pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. Every Sun, Mon, Wed & Fri. Pre-registration required. www.orcaswimteam.org
Simply Sundays. 5:30-7pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Every Sunday. Peer support for recovery from substance abuse. www.dunsheehouse.org
Noche Latina - Latino Night. 10pm. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway. Every Sunday.
Freedom Socialist Party National Convention in Olympia (7/9-7/12). Evergeen State College, Olympia. See listing for Saturday 7/10. 985-4621, www.socialism.com
Women Facing HIV. 12noon-1:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Monday. Women Facing HIV is a drop-in peer support group for women living with HIV/AIDS. 322-2437. www.dunshee house.org
Homeless Services for Youth, Ages 14-22. 1-4pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Monday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org
Strength Over Speed. 2-3:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. FREE drop-in support group (not a 12 step) for Gay & Bi men who desire recovery from meth. For information visit www.strengthoverspeed.org
Gay Social Dinner Club of Snohomish County. Meets every Monday. An informal group of Gay men living in Snohomish County meet for dinner at Snohomish County restaurants. For information, location & to RSVP contact Ricardo at socialdinnerclub@ yahoo.com or phone (360) 722-1664.
Positively Mondays. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. An informal social & discussion group for men with HIV or AIDS. For info, call 322-2437; www.dunsheehouse.org
Sex, Dating & Relationships. 6-7pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Monday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org
Gay City University Night School: Who’s Your Daddy? 6:30-9pm. 511 E Pike St. This interactive workshop will help us explore the relationship - past, present & future - between our fathers & ourselves, to come to a better understanding of who we are as men & as Gay men. www.gaycity.org
Freely Speaking Toastmasters. 7pm. Virginia Mason Hospital, 1100 9th Ave. Every Monday (except holidays & the last Mondays in August & December). Seattle’s only Gay & Lesbian speaking club. Please check website for current room information: www.toastmasterspride.org
Orca Swim Team Workout. 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)
PFLAG/Seattle Monthly Meeting. 7pm. Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. Meets 2nd Monday each month. (A spouse’s support group runs concurrently with this meeting; PFLAG/FOCUS meets concurrently with this meeting.) PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724. www.seattle-pflag.org.
PFLAG/Skagit County Monthly Meeting. 7pm. Skagit Valley Food Co-op Bldg, Room 309, 202 South 1st St., Mt. Vernon. Meets 2nd Monday each month. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724.
Trans Youth Group. 7-8:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Meets every Monday. A facilitated support & discussion group for Trans, Genderqueer, gender variant & gender questioning youth, ages 14-22. www.lamberthouse.org
Lambert House Art Night. 7:15-8:45pm. 1818 15th Ave. Every Monday. Bring your ideas & let’s have some fun. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org
Knights of Mantra Monthly Meeting. 7:30pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. Meets 2nd Monday each month. K of M/Jet Chapter is a fun-loving leather/Levi social & charitable organization that raises money for various causes & organizations, including Pennies from Heaven, Rosehedge House, & Three Cedars. 329-0886, email@example.com
Simply Positive. 2:30-4pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Ongoing drop-in support & social group for anyone HIV/AIDS positive. For info, call 322-2437; www.dunsheehouse.org.
Artful Expression. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Tuesday. This is an ongoing art group to visualize the journey thru creative expression. 322-2437. www.dunsheehouse.org
Hepatitis C Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. ARRIVE BY 6pm. FREE peer-facilitated emotional support group for anyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender, who is living with Hepatitis C. For info, call 322-2437; www.dunsheehouse.org
Strength Over Speed. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. FREE drop-in support group (not a 12 step) for Gay & Bi men who desire recovery from meth. For information visit www.strengthoverspeed.org
Alzheimer’s Association’s LGBT Caregivers’ Support Group. 6:30-8pm. Elderhealth Northwest, 6555 Ravenna Ave NE (entrance on NE 68th St). Meets 2nd Tuesday each month. A free information and support group for care partners, family members and friends of individuals with dementia. For more information, contact group facilitator Caila Nickerson, 781-248-3524 (cell) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diverse Harmony. 6:30-9pm. Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. Meets every Tuesday. Diverse Harmony is the nation’s first Gay/Straight Alliance Youth Chorus. Youths ages 13-22 are welcome regardless of sexual orientation. www.diverse harmony.org
LGBT MS Connection. 6:30-8pm. Swedish Education & Conference Center, Room E, James Tower, 550 17th Ave. Meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month. MS Connection is a support group for LGBT persons with MS and their partners and their caregivers. Contact Shelly Henry at 250-5002 or lgbtmsconnection@ comcast.net. Sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Seattle Bisexual Women’s Network. 6:30pm-Social; 7pm-Open Rap. Capitol Hill Group Health, South Building, 201 16th Ave E, Room A6/7. 2nd Tuesday each month. Meet & mingle in an engaging, feminist, Bi-supportive environment. For information visit www.geocities.com/sbwn.
Seattle Tennis Alliance Social Doubles. 6:30-8pm. Meadowbrook Playfield, 10533 35th Ave NE (tennis courts at 32nd Ave NE). Every Tuesday & Thursday thru Sept. STA is Seattle’s premier Gay & Lesbian tennis club. $3 for members & first-time guests, $5 for returning guests. http://sta.clubexpress.com.
ASL for Beginners. 7pm. The Elite “Loft,” 1520 E Olive Way. Meets every Tuesday. FREE lessons & tutor for those interested in learning basic ASL. 860-0999.
Different Drummers. Intermediate 7-8:15pm, Beginners 8:20-9:30pm. Meets every Tuesday. Hand drumming classes for Gay men. Learn traditional African & Afro-Caribbean rhythms & basic hand drumming techniques. For information & location call Dennis, 363-4500 or email@example.com
Maybe Baby. 7-8:30pm. Kaladi Brothers Coffee, 511 E Pike St. Meets the 2nd Tuesday each month. Maybe Baby is a support group for LGBTQ people who are interested in becoming parents. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.maybebaby seattle.org
Gay City Out-To-Quit Open House. 7pm. 511 E Pike St. FREE smoking cessation services in a Queer-friendly environment, Out To Quit is a six-week workshop series for LGBT folks who want to make a plan to quit smoking & stick to it, learn skills to handle stress & get support from the Queer community. 388-1710, email@example.com (Also Sunday, 7/11 at 5pm.)
Over 40’s Group - For Lesbian Women 40 & Older. 7-8:30pm. Seattle Mental Health Institute, 1600 E Olive St (in Conference Room. Every Tuesday. Open group for Lesbian women, 40 & older, in every stage of coming out or being out. 722-0729..
Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. Bus-accessible Central Area location. Every Tuesday. (See Saturday listing at 6pm.)
Ageless. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Tuesday. Ongoing drop-in social, support & discussion group for maturing Gay & Bi men of all ages. For info, call 322-2437; www.dunshee house.org.
Spiritual Empowerment. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. A group for all LGBT & friends of any spiritual belief to explore how spiritual practice can enrich their life. For info, call 322-2437; www.dunshee house.org
Tuesday Night Sex Addicts Anonymous. 7:30-9pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St. GLBTQ supported. Meets every Tuesday. SAA is a fellowship of men & women whose primary purpose is to stop addictive sexual behavior & help others recover from sexual addiction. Seattle SAA Hotline 781-4490. SAA International Service Organization 1-800-477-8191.
Washington Gender Alliance Open Support Meeting in Bellingham. 7:30-9pm. St James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. Every Tuesday. (360) 445-2411; www.washingtongenderalliance.com. (See Wednesday listing at 7:30pm for details.)
Lowdown Hoedown. 8pm-12midnight. Seattle Eagle, 314 E Pike St. 2nd Tuesday each month. For anyone who wants a mid-week dose of classic country music that you simply can’t hear on the radio any more but which you love to breathe in & maybe sing along to. Sponsored by the Seattle Eagle & the Rain Country Dance Association.
LGBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention/Intervention Training in SeaTac. 10am-12noon. YMCA, 3595 S 188th St, SeaTac. An icreased number of risk factors & typically fewer protective factors place our LGBTQ youth at higher risk for suicide & self-harm. FREE. To REGISTER call Hannelore Ferber Makhani at 787-1181.
Mature Friends Morning Exercise/Health & Fitness Get-Together. 10am. Ballard Odd Fellows Hall Bldg, 1706 NW Market St. Every Wednesday. An hour of health-related activities, followed by a walk around Greenlake & lunch at a local restaurant. www.mature friends.org
Mature Friends Dining Out Luncheon. 12:30pm. Call for details, location & to RSVP. Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday most months. MF is a social organization for Gay men & women, 40 years & over. www.mature friends.org
True Colors: Connecting LGBTQ Teens in Shoreline. 4-5pm. Meets every Wednesday. Discussing your important issues, building a supportive community. For information, location & to REGISTER call Lindsay Bagley 362-7282 x 8018 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Speed, Sex & Sanity. 5-7pm. Gay City Health Project, 511 E Pike St. Meets every Wednesday. A drop-in informational & educational night for Gay & Bi men, friends & family. Activities include social events, lecture series & brainstorming sessions. 323-1768, www.crystalneon.org, www.gaycity.org
GSBA Prime Time Mixer. 5:30-7:30pm. Foodz Catering & Acalia Events & Receptions, 301 Queen Anne Ave N. GSBA members $10; non-members $15; students $10. www.thegsba.org
GLOBE (GLBTQ Loving Ourselves, Becoming Empowered): A Support Group & HIV/STD Prevention for Youth (14-20) in Everett. 6-8pm. CCA Building, 3331 Broadway - Bottom Floor, Everett. Every Wednesday. Sponsored by PFLAG Everett chapter. (425) 263-2908. email@example.com
Job Networking. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Every Wednesday. A peer to peer job search support group featuring occasional speakers to help with job hunting skills. www.dunsheehouse.org
POZSeattle July Social. 6-8pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. Meet us on the outside patio for grilled burgers & dogs (we will have veggie fare too) & all the fixins, socializing, catching up with old friends, making new ones & a whole lot of fun. This event is FREE (except for the cost of beverages) & is for all HIV+ men & their friends, regardless of age, shape, size or color. www.pozseattle.org
Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club. 6pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Every Wednesday. Come & discuss the best Gay novels with us. Come only once or come to every meeting. For info, call 322-2437; firstname.lastname@example.org
Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 6:30pm. Volunteer Park (in front of Black Sun across for museum). Every Wednesday. (See Saturday at 9am.)
Hermanos Trans Latino & Foreign-Born Support Group. 7pm. Entre Hermanos, 1505 Broadway. Bilingual (Spanish/English) Transsexual support group meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month to provide information, counseling, healthcare, sisterhood & social activities for Latino & foreign-born people in their transition. For more information contact Abby 322-7700, www.entrehermanos.org
Gay Skate Party in Bellevue. 7-10pm. Skate King Bellevue, 2301 140th Ave NE, Bellevue. 2nd Wednesday every month. A community social event for friends & family. $8 at the door, $5 under 18. Regular skate rentals free! Inline skate rental $4. www.gayskate seattle.com
Ingersoll All-Trans Drop-In Support Group. 7-9pm. Seattle Counseling Services, 1216 Pine St, Suite 300. All Transgender, Gender Variant, Gender Queer, Gender Questioning, allies, family & friends are welcome. www.ingersollcenter.org
Lambert House Movie Night. 7-9:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Wednesday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org
Northwest Lesbian & Gay History Museum Project Steering Committee Meeting. 7pm. Call for Capitol Hill location. Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month. New volunteers always welcome. NWLGHMP researches, interprets, & communicates the history of the GLBT community in the Pacific NW. email@example.com; 903-9517.
Puddletown Squares “Intro” Event. 7-9pm. St Andrew’ Episcopal Church, NE 8oth St & 1st Ave NE. Learn the ABCs of square dancing with internationally-known caller Mike DeSisto. FREE. www.puddle townsquares.org
Rain City Jacks. 1st Sunday of each month, 3pm; 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month, 7pm. Event location available by email or phone. RCJ is a friendly, sex-positive & non-profit private club for adult men only. Membership is required to attend club events. 888-809-5035, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.raincity jacks.org
HIV-Negative Gay & Bi Men. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. This emotional support group provides a forum for HIV- Gay & Bi men to share strategies for staying negative; to explore issues related to being HIV-; & to look at how to find meaning, purpose & lives worth living in the midst of HIV/AIDS. Please speak with the facilitator before attending. Call Scott at 725-2488. www.dunshee house.org
HIV/AIDS Support Group. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. ARRIVE BY 7:30pm. FREE peer-facilitated emotional support group for HIV+ men who are newly diagnosed or newly dealing. For info, call 322-2437; www.dunshee house.org
Imperial Court of Seattle General Membership Meeting. 7:30pm. Cafe Metropolitain, 1701 E. Olive Way. Meets 2nd Wednesday each month. The Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle and the Olympic & Rainier Empire, Seattle’s premier drag society, is a social & charitable organization that sponsors numerous shows & balls thruout the year. Meetings open to all. www.imperialcourtofseattle.com.
Mature Friends Weekly Bridge Group. 7:30pm. Call for location. Every Wednesday. All levels welcome. MF is a social organization for Gay men & women, 40 years & over. www.maturefriends.org
Orca Swim Team Workout. 7:30-8:45pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)
Queer Young Females Group - For Female-Identified Youth, Ages 22 & Under. 7:30-8:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Meets every Wednesday. QYF is a confidential group for Queer & questioning women ages 22 & under to talk about dating, relationships, coming out - you name it - in a fun, laid back environment. 322-2515, www. lamberthouse.org
Washington Gender Alliance Open Support Meeting in Everett. 7:30-9pm. First Congregational Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave, Everett. Every Wednesday. Confidential, informal group for people of all gender identities & expressions including butch dykes, cross dressers, TV, TS & feminine men. (360) 671-3358; www.washingtongenderalliance.com.
Crystal Meth Anonymous. 8-9:30pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St. Meets every Wednesday. A 12-step group for quitting & staying off crystal meth.
“Songs to Offend Almost Everyone!” (7/14 & 7/15). 8:30pm. Julia’s on Broadway, 300 Broadway E. Tony Award nominee, Theater World Award winner & MAC Award winner for Best Cabaret Show, Sharon McNight tackles the topics of society, sex, religion, sex, hypocrisy, sex & lust in song & commentary. 334-0513.
Alcoholics Anonymous “Sober & Safe Group.” 12noon-1pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Open meeting of AA. For info, call 322-2437; www.dunshee house.org.
BABES Women’s Support Group/Lunch Meeting. 12 noon-2pm. Call for location. Every Thursday. The BABES Network is a peer led agency; a sisterhood of women facing HIV together. 720-5566 or 888-292-1912; www.babesnetwork.org.
Strength Over Speed. 2-3:30pm. Harborview’s Madison Clinic, Ground Floor, West Wing, 325 9th Ave. (If people are uncertain which room, the folks up in Madison Clinic, 2 West Clinic, can give directions.) FREE drop-in support group (not a 12 step) for Gay & Bi men who desire recovery from meth. www.strength overspeed.org
Oasis Youth Center in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 4-10pm. Call for location & details. Every Thursday. (253) 671-2838, www.oasisyouthcenter.org (Also Fridays 4-10pm & Saturdays 6pm-12 midnight.)
Q Hour. 4:30-5:30pm. Orion Center, 1828 Yale Ave. 1st & 3rd Thursday each month. A group for LGBTQ youth 13-21 & their allies. Sponsored by Youthcare. FREE. 622-5555 x 212.
Spectrum Natural Health. 5:30-8:30pm. Country Doctor Community Health Clinic, 500 19th Ave E. Every Thursday. Spectrum Natural Health offers primary & naturopathic care for the LGBTQ community. Providers have been serving the LGBTQ community for years. Sliding scale, no one turned away. For info or appointment, call 299-1600. www.cdchc.org
Write Your Heart Out - A Queer Youth & Allies Writing Group. 5:30-6:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Thursday. We all have a story to tell. What is yours? Write Your Heart Out is a safe place for Queer youth & allies 22 & under to explore one’s self thru the written word. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org
Thrivor Trees. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Every Thursday. Peer support for survivors of childhood sexual assault. email@example.com
B-GLAD (Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Trans & Questioning Adolescent Drop-In Group). 6:30-8pm. Call for location. Every Thursday. Sponsored by Youth Eastside Services, which offers many programs for GLBT youth. (425) 747-4937.
Queer Parent Networking Dinner. 6:30-8:30pm. 6230 Beacon Ave S. Meets 3rd Thursday each month. Join us for a monthly dinner, meet other LGBT families & talk about the parenting issues that affect your life. Dinner & childcare is on us! RSVP to Deann at 568-7777 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities. 6:30-8:30pm. Municipal Bldg, 600 4th Ave, Room 221. Meets 3rd Thursday each month. SCSM is made up of 15 volunteer members who work to ensure that the City of Seattle fairly & equitably addresses sexual minority concerns. Meetings open to the public. 684-4514.
Seattle Tennis Alliance Social Doubles. 6:30-8pm. Lower Woodland Park Courts 5, 6, 7 & 8. Every Tuesday & Thursday. STA is Seattle’s premier Gay & Lesbian tennis club. $2 for members & first-time guests, $5 for returning guests. http://sta.clubexpress.com.
Boys’ Group - For Male-Identified Youth, Ages 14-22. 7-8:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Support/discussion group meets every Thursday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16. www.lamberthouse.org
GLBT Legal Clinic. 7-9pm. Meets the 3rd Thursday each month. QLaw Foundation holds a monthly legal clinic addressing the legal needs of LGBT individuals & couples. Volunteer attorneys provide 30-minute consultations. FREE. For APPOINTMENT call Tuesdays 12noon-3pm, 235-7235. For information visit www.q-law.org/legalclinic
PFLAG/Bellevue Monthly Meeting. 7pm - study group meets at 6pm. First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave NE, Bellevue. Meets 3rd Thursday each month. (A spouse’s support group runs concurrently with this meeting.) PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724. www.bellevue-pflag.org.
Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. Bus-accessible Central Area location. Every Thursday. (See Saturday listing at 6pm.)
Buddhism & Recovery. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Every Thursday. A meditation/recovery group. www.dunsheehouse.org
Gay Fathers Association of Seattle. 7:30-9pm. Group Health, 201 16th Ave E, Central Bldg, Lower Atrium. Meets every Thursday. Support meetings for Gay fathers & Gay men who are currently or previously married. Safe, anonymous, non-judgmental environment of caring fathers & friends. You are not alone. For information, community events & “questioning” visit www.gfas.org or our message board at http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/gayfathersseattle
Shifting Gears. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Ongoing drop-in support group (non 12-step) for anyone of any orientation or gender who desires recovery from drugs or alcohol. For info, call 322-2437; www.dunsheehouse.org
THINK Speaker Meeting Al-Anon Family Group. 7:30-9pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St. Meets every Thursday. LGBTQ supported. The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives & friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength & hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness & that changed attitudes can aid recovery. Greater Seattle AIS 24-hour number 625-0000.
Oasis Youth Center in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 4-10pm. Call for location & details. Every Friday. (253) 671-2838, www.oasisyouthcenter.org (Also Thursdays 4-10pm & Saturdays 6pm-12 midnight.)
La Movida. 6-7pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Todos los Viernes. Una junta bilingue para la comunidad GLBTQ en recuperacion de adicciones. Para mas informacion visita entrehermanos.org o llame 322-7700.
Strength Over Speed. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. FREE drop-in support group (not a 12-step) for Gay & Bi men who desire recovery from meth. www.strengthoverspeed.org
Gamblers Anonymous: Coming Out Winners! 7-8:30pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St. Meets every Friday. A 12-step meeting of Gamblers Anonymous. This is an open meeting, Gay & Lesbian preferred. All persons welcome. 1-888-GA HELPS.
Seattle Prime Timers Coffee Reunion. 7pm. Starbucks, 1600 E Olive Way. Meets the 1st & 3rd Friday each month. Metro routes 8, 9, 14, 43, 49 & 60. 329-0793; http://seattleprimetimers.usa-50.com
Speak the Speech Readers Theatre. 7-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Every Friday. A group experiencing wonderful plays being read aloud & what they mean in our lives. www.dunsheehouse.org
Orca Swim Team Workout. 7:30-8:45pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)
Out Dancing. Lesson 7:30pm, Dance 8:30pm. Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St. Gay night at the Century Ballroom, meets 3rd & 4th Friday each month. Dine & dance. Dinner reservations 324-7263. $5 dance lesson, $7 cover. www.centuryballroom.com
GaYme Night 4 Gay & Bi Men. 8pm-1am. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Friday of every month. Board games, cards & fun for Gay & Bi men. www.dunsheehouse.org
Tribal Instinct. 8-10pm. The Doghouse Bunker, 1202 E Pine St (underneath the Pine St Apts). Meets the 3rd Friday most months. FREE for SML members, $5 for non-members. tribalinstinct@seattlemenin leather.org, www.seattlemeninleather.org
(See previous Saturday for ongoing activities.)
Lambert House Queer Rec. 1pm. 1818 15th Ave. 3rd Saturday each month. Outdoor & indoor adventures for youth ages 22 & under. www.lamberthouse.org
Q-Squared Book Group. 1pm. Capitol Hill Branch Library, 425 Harvard Ave E. This month’s book: My Queer War by James Lord.
Bi & Bi Mixed-Gender Social Group. 4-6pm. Wayward Coffee, 8570 Greenwood Ave N. Meets 3rd Saturday each month. Social get-together for Bisexual men & women, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks. www.binetseattle.org.
Film Showing - “Waxie Moon”: Queer Teen Ensemble Fundraiser. 6-10pm. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway. Tickets $15, www.brownpaper tickets.com
(See previous Sunday for ongoing activities.)
Ethyl Forever Car Club Monthly Meeting. Board 10:30am, Membership 11:30am. Mark Restaurant, 914 SW 152nd St, Burien. Meets the 3rd Sunday each month. email@example.com
Seattle Prime Timers Monthly Potluck Social & General Meeting. 2-4pm. Seattle First Baptist Church Recreation Hall, 1111 Harvard Ave (at E Seneca St - enter thru glass doors on Harvard Ave.) Meets 3rd Sunday most months. Bring a dish to serve 6-8 people. $4 door fee covers hall rental. SPT is a social club for Gay men & their friends. 329-0793.
Seattle PolyFidelity Discussion Group Potluck Meeting. 5-7:30pm. Meets 3rd Sunday of odd-numbered months at a poly-friendly location. PolyFidelity welcomes persons of all sexual orientations who are interested in discussing responsible alternatives to monogamy. Followed by a Poly Party. For more information & location, www.scn.org/~spg
American Veterans for Equal Rights - www.aver.us
Another Gay Social Club! - www.meetup.com/Another-Gay-Social-Club/
Bellingham/Whatcom County - www.theslowlane. com/guide.html
Bent Arts is the nation’s only non-profit Queer writing institute. 860-3035, firstname.lastname@example.org, info@bend itbandits.org, www.bentwriting.com, www.myspace. com/bend-it.
BiNet Seattle is a mixed gender, social group for Bisexuals, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks - www.binetseattle.org. Seattle Bisexual Women’s Network - www.sbwn.net.
Bremerton/Kitsap County - www.outwestsound.org
Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St, offers LGBTQ-supported 12-step meetings. For current schedule of meetings visit www.chacseattle.org, 860-9560 or call 587-2838 - 24/7.
Central Washington University GALA Hotline: (509) 963-1994.
DIFFA/Seattle (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS). 763-8885; www.diffaseattle.org
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT: Crisis Clinic, 461-3222 (24 hour line); King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) - 24-hour crisis line for information, support, & medical & legal assistance: 1-888-99-VOICE; Northwest Network - support & advocacy for Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse & Dating Violence, 568-7777 (voice), 517-9670 (tty), www.nwnetwork.org; Pierce County Domestic Violence Helpline: Teresa, (253) 798-4166; Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities - offers on-going support groups for men: 323-1768; Seattle Police Dept Domestic Violence Unit, 684-0330; State Wide Domestic Violence Hot Line, 1-800-562-6025. In an emergency call 911. Report domestic violence and sexual assault.
Dunshee House (Home of SASG) offers free, facilitated & confidential support, discussion & skills groups & coordinates retreats, 1 to 1 peer mentoring & special events for those affected by HIV/AIDS & the greater LGBT communities. 322-2437; www.dunshee house.org
Equal Rights Washington - 324-2570; www.equal rightswashington.org
Everett/Snohomish Cty - www.gaysnohomish.org
Gay City organizes events & activities for Gay & Bi men & offers anonymous & confidential HIV/STD testing at the Center for LGBT Health, 511 E Pike St. More info or to schedule an appointment, 860-6969. www.gaycity.org
GLSEN/WA - Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network - 330-2099; www.glsenwa.org
Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) - 363-9188; www.thegsba.org
HIV/AIDS Program, Seattle/King County Dept of Public Health, provides confidential/anonymous information about & testing for HIV/AIDS. 205-7837. For a comprehensive list of HIV/AIDS service organizations see the GSBA Guide or visit www.thegsba.org or call Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 328-8979.
Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle & the Olympic & Rainier Empire - www.imperialcourtofseattle.com
Lambert House - 322-2515; www.lamberthouse.org
LGBT Library - 511 E Pike St. Open Mon-Fri 2-8pm; Sat 2-5pm. A wide range of fiction and non-fiction for the LGBT community and allies can be borrowed free of charge.
LGBT MS Connection - 250-5002; lgbtms email@example.com. Support group for LGBT persons with MS and their partners and their caregivers.
Lifelong AIDS Alliance - 328-8979, www.lifelongaids alliance.org
MEN: Gay City: 860-6969, www.gaycity.org; Knights of Mantra: 329-0886, www.jetchapterkofm.com; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over, www.maturefriends.org; Northwest Bears: www.nw bears.com; The Olympians: www.TheOlympians.net; POZSeattle: www.pozseattle.org; Q-Squared: www.qsquared.org; Rain City Jacks: 888-809-5035, www.raincityjacks.org; Seattle Gay Couples: www. seattlegaycouples.org; Seattle Men in Leather: www.seattlemeninleather. org; Seattle Prime Timers: Gay & Bi men 40 & over, 329-0793; www.seattle primetimers.org.
Multifaith Works - 324-1520; www.multifaith.org
MUSIC: Diverse Harmony: www.diverseharmony.org; Rainbow City Band: 1-866-841-9139 ext 2126; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.rainbowcity band.com; Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus: 388-1408, 323-0750. www.flying house. org.
Northwest Rainbow Alliance for the Deaf - www.nwrad.org
Olympia/Thurston County: www.RainbowCenterOly. org
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates/Seattle Regional Affiliate supports the work of LGBT employees and the growing number of ERGs (Employee Resource Groups) making a difference within local companies. www.outandequal.org/affiliates/seattle
PARENTHOOD: Families Like Ours provides a gateway for LGBT families interested in adoption & provides a network of safe placement agencies, training, support & resources: 441-7602, www.familieslikeours. org; Family Works offers support, information & activities for LGBT families: 694-6727, www.familyworks seattle. org; Gay Fathers’ Association of Seattle offers support groups & social activities: www.gfas. org; Maybe Baby, email@example.com; Queer Parent Networking Dinners: Deann, 568-7777, firstname.lastname@example.org; Rainbow Families of Puget Sound: www.rainbowfamiliesps.org
Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)/Washington State: 325-7724, www.seattle-pflag.org, with directory of PFLAG chapters in Washington State; www.pnwpflag.org; National PFLAG, www.pflag.org
PEOPLE OF COLOR: Asian/Pacific Islander Queer Network Project at the API Safety Center, April, 467-9976; Center for MultiCultural Health, 461-6910, www.multi-culturalhealth.org; Entre Hermanos, GLBT Latinos/as, 322-7700, www.entrehermanos.org; Ile LaiLai, 781-3565, email@example.com; Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT), 923-8313, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.macctsea.org; People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN), 322-7061; Seattle Two Spirit, SeattleTwoSpirit@ hotmail.com; Sistah 2 Sistah, LBT women of African descent, 322-7061, 255-8951; Trikone-Northwest, GLBT South Asians, (425) 985-4376, www.trikonenw. org; Two-Spirit Honor Project, 1-866-685-0164.
Pride Foundation - 323-3318; www.pridefoundation. org
Project NEON is a program of Seattle Counseling Service providing FREE information & services to Gay & Bi men to reduce health risks associated with methamphetamine use. 323-1768. www.crystalneon.org
Public Health-Seattle & King County Online Comprehensive Health Information for Sexual Minorities: www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/glbt.aspx
Q Law: The GLBT Bar Association of WA - 682-6711; www.q-law.org
Resource & Referral Line can connect you to LGBT-friendly resources throughout Puget Sound and beyond. Call 323-LGBT Mon-Fri 2-8pm; Sat 2-5pm. At other times leave voice mail and your call will be returned. Or visit www.gaycity.org to view list of resources online or through Facebook.
Safe Schools Coalition - www.safeschools coalition.org
SEAMEC interviews, researches & rates candidates for public office on issues of concern to the LGBT community. www.seamec.org
Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities - 684-4503.
Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities is a community mental health service for GLBT persons & their families. 323-1768.
Seattle Police Department Sexual Minorities Community Advisory Council: email@example.com
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network - (202) 328-3244; www.sldn.org
Shanti - 324-1520; www.multifaith.org/shanti/
SHIFT: A Peer Recovery Network - www.shift recovery.org
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Abbey of St. Joan - 860-3666; www.theabbey.org
Snohomish Health District HIV/AIDS Program provides free confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing 1-5pm Monday-Friday. (425) 339-5298.
SPORTS & RECREATION: Bent Car Guys: www.bentcarguys.org; Border Riders Motorcycle Club: www.borderriders.com; Bottom Dwellers Scuba Club: www.bottomdwellers.org; Cascade Flyers: www.cascadeflyers.org; Different Spokes Bicycling Club: www.differentspokes.org; Emerald City Softball Association: www.emeraldcitysoftball.org, www.eteamz.com/womensecsa; Ethyl Forever Car Club: http://Clubs.Hemmings.com/EthylForever CarClub/; Hiking Group: 323-8382; Jet City Hoops (Basketball): www.jetcityhoops.org; Olympic Yacht Club: www.oycnw.org; OutVentures: outdoor education & recreation activities, www.outventures.org; Pacific Northwest Gay Rodeo Association: www.pacificnwgra.org; Puddletown Squares: www.iagsdc.org/puddletown; Rain Country: a country-western dance organization catering to the LGBTQ community but open to all, www.raincountrydance.org; Ski Buddies: www. skibuddies.org; Team Seattle Gay Sports Network is an umbrella organization for a wide range of local GLBT sports activities, 367-4064, www.teamseattle.org (see website for comprehensive list of sports clubs); Triangle Recreation Camp at Bender Creek: recreational camping for GLBT folks. Must be 21; ID required. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.camptrc.org, 1122 E Pike St #1069, Seattle 98122-3934.
Strength Over Speed - www.strengthoverspeed.org
Tacky Tourist Clubs of America, Seattle Chapter - www.ttca.org; email@example.com; 1122 E Pike St PMB 905, Seattle, WA 98122-3934.
Tacoma/Pierce County - Rainbow Center, 741 St Helens Ave, a resource center for the LGBTIQA community of Pierce County, (253) 383-2318, www. rainbowcntr.org
TRANSGENDER: Emerald City Social Club: (425) 827-9494; Gender Odyssey: www.genderodyssey. com; Hermanos Trans Latino & Foreign-Born Support Group: 322-7700; Ingersoll Gender Center: 329-6651, www.ingersollcenter.org; Pacific Gender Support: 323-2162, www.pacificgender.org; Washington Gender Alliance: (360) 445-2411, www.washington genderalliance.com
WOMEN: BABES: support groups for HIV+ women. 720-5566, 1-888-292-1912; Festival of the Babes: www.festivalofthebabes.com; www.LesBeHealthy. org; Lesbians Over 40: 722-0729; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over, www.maturefriends.org; Older Lesbians Organizing for Change/WA State Chapter: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, www.oloc.org; Pacific Northwest Lesbian Archives: www.pnwlesbianarchives.org; RainshadowWomen: RainshadowWomen@aol.com, http://rainshadow women.tripod.com/; Tacoma Lesbian Concern (TLC): www.tacomalesbianconcern.org; WOWS: a fun, member-driven social group for Lesbians, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/womenofwestseattle
Yakima: First Fridays - (509) 576-0276. www.gayakima.com/1stfridays.html
YOUTH: B-GLAD (Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Trans & Questioning Adolescent Drop-In Group): Youth Eastside Services offers many programs for GLBT youth, including B-GLAD, (425) 747-4937; Diverse Harmony: www.diverseharmony. org; GLBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention Program: 297-5922, ext 116; GLSEN/Washington State (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) & Washington State GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) Network: GLSEN works to create safe schools for LGBT students. WA GSA Network supports youth-led GSA’s to fight harassment & homophobia in Washington state schools. 330-2099; www.glsenwa.org; www.wagsa.org. GLOBE (Gay, Lesbian, Open-Minded, & Bisexual Empowerment): a support group & HIV/STD prevention program for GLBTQ youth, 14-20, in Everett, David/Brenda, (425) 263-2908, www.globeyouth.org; Lambert House: an activities & resource center for LGBT youth, 14-22, in Seattle, 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org; www.MatthewsPlace.com; Oasis Youth Center: for GLBTQ youth, 14-25, in Tacoma, (253) 671-2838, www.oasisyouthcenter.org; Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)/Puget Sound: 325-7724, www.seattle-pflag.org; Safe Schools Coalition: www.safeschools coalition.org; 632-0662 ext 49 (non-emergency), 1-888-99-VOICE (crisis line); Seattle Young People’s Project (Queer Youth Resource Board): 860-9606, www.sypp.org; Teen Link: 461-4922, 1-888-431-TEEN; True Colors: Connecting LGBTQ Teens, in Shoreline, 362-7282 x 8018, firstname.lastname@example.org; YouthCare/Orion Center: 622-5555; YouthCare/Isis Program (Transitional Living Home for LGBTQ Young Adults, 18-22): 522-8412.
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