SEE this week’s edition for a list of upcoming PRIDE EVENTS around Washington state and British Columbia.
THE ELITE HOSTS
FREE ASL LESSONS
Have you ever wanted to learn basic American Sign Language? If so, you can get some beginning ASL instruction at the Elite (1520 E. Olive Way). The FREE lessons will be held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the loft.
SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN
BOOK CLUB AT DUNSHEE HOUSE
THE POETRY OF WALT WHITMAN
The Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Dunshee House (303 17th Ave. E. at E. Thomas St.). In July, the club will discuss the Poetry of Walt Whitman. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Dunshee House at 206-322-2437.
COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC
OFFERS HEALTH CARE NIGHT
FOR LGBTQ COMMUNITY
Spectrum Natural Health at Country Doctor Community Health Clinic (500 19th Ave. E.) offers primary and naturopathic care for the LGBTQ community every Thursday, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Providers have been serving the LGBTQ community for many years. Cost is sliding scale – no one turned away for lack of funds. For information and to make an appointment, call 206-299-1600.
UNDER U 4 MEN
HOSTS UNDERWEAR/ART MASHUP
Local artist Chris Collins will have an exhibit of work done in his signature bubblegum/baroque style at Under U 4 Men (400 Broadway E.) through July 23. “Gods and Athletes” introduces the characters of classical mythology – with a twist. Collins, who is known about town for his stylish commissioned portraits, recruited ripped personal trainers and muscular college athletes to pose for such subjects as Mars, Poseidon, and Apollo. Collins is a New York native, where he honed his style as a freelance paparazzo and painter of tiny watercolor and gold leaf portraits of society children. A portion of any proceeds will be donated to the artist's favorite local non-profit, the Lifelong AIDS Alliance, which is committed to preventing the spread of HIV and to providing practical support services and advocating for those whose lives are affected by HIV and AIDS.
Preview the artist's work at www.theNEWportrait.com.
HOLDS OPEN MODEL EXHIBIT
The Seattle Architecture Foundation (1121 First Ave.) presents their annual open model exhibit, Monday to Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., through July 31. Admission is free.
“The design profession has suffered greatly this past year with layoffs, budget cuts and projects put on hold indefinitely. We believe these achieved ideas, projects and dreams deserve to see the light of day.
“This year’s model exhibit, ‘HOPE,’ is dedicated to all the un-built work waiting for its debut. We may not be able to fix the economy, but we can collectively celebrate what will someday become a part of our built world.”
For more information, visit seattlearchitecture.org.
“OUR WORLD AT WAR”
AT SEATTLE CENTER
HIGHLIGHTS RED CROSS
Poignant images documenting the consequences of war are the focus of “Our World at War: Photojournalism Beyond the Front Lines,” hosted by the American Red Cross Serving King & Kitsap Counties and Seattle Center Productions, and presented by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), VII Photo Agency, and the Newseum of Washington, DC. In conjunction with this exhibit, the American Red Cross Servicing King & Kitsap Counties will present a series of public events that will take a closer look at violence and refugee issues, and how they affect the Greater Seattle metropolitan area.
The photo exhibit runs through Sunday, August 15, at the Seattle Center’s Harrison Street Gallery, located upstairs in the Center House. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The show is FREE to the public.
WINNERS OF THE 2010
ON DISPLAY AT BURKE MUSEUM
Through September 5, the Burke Museum (UW Campus, NE 45th St. & 17th Ave. NE) will display more than 75 images from the 2010 International Conservation Photography Awards founded by Art Wolfe, a Seattle native and well-known nature photographer and published author.
The museum is open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. Admission is $9.50-general, $7.50-senior, $6 student/youth. First Thursdays are FREE. www.burkemuseum.org.
THE LARAMIE PROJECT &
The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman explores the reaction to the murder of Matthew Shepard – a Gay student who was tortured and murdered near Laramie, Wyoming in 1998. The play draws on hundreds of interviews conducted by the theatre company (Tectonic Theater Project) with inhabitants of the town, company members’ own journal entries, and published news reports.
Performances will run through August 7 at 8:30 p.m. at the Erickson Theatre Off-Broadway (1524 Harvard Ave., between E. Pine and E. Pike Sts.) Tickets: $30-general; $100-group of 4; $15 half-price Thursdays – in advance through www.brownpapertickets.com; 1-800-838-3006; www.strawshop.org.
DRIFTWOOD PLAYERS’ FIRST ANNUAL
FESTIVAL OF SHORTS
On Friday and Saturday, July 9 and 10, at 8 p.m. at the Driftwood Players (950 Main St., Edmonds, WA), see the First Annual Festival of Shorts.Profound, innovative, and funny, these 10- to 15-minute plays represent the best in American playwriting. It’s an evening you can’t experience anywhere else! Please join us for our awards ceremony following Saturday’s performance. Peoples’ Choice awards will be presented and VIP judges will recognize the Festival Winner. Don’t miss this celebration of theater and our nation’s freshest voices! Tickets are $10.
For more information, visit www.driftwoodplayers.com.
SHINE: A Burlesque Musical
Through July 18 at Theatre Off Jackson (409 7th Ave. S.), SHINE: A Burlesque Musical will be performed in collaboration with the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. Internationally acclaimed comedy cabaret duo The Wet Spots (John Woods and Cass King) will present 12 performances of the recent winner of a Vancouver Ovation Award for Outstanding New Work. SHINEis a tassel-twirling original, full-book musical about an infamous burlesque theatre and the family of talented misfits who try to save it from demolition … or worse, respectability. Performances run through July 18, Thursdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Tickets are available now at Brown Paper Tickets, 18+ only, $25 or $45 VIP (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/111305).
FREEDOM SOCIALIST PARTY
The Freedom Socialist Party will hold their National Convention from Friday, July 9, to Monday, July 12, at The Evergreen State College in Olympia. With keynote speakers from New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Australia, plus organizers' workshops and small group discussions. Strategy sessions will focus on rekindling a militant labor movement; justice for immigrants, Queers, and people of color; the effort to save public education from privatization; Cuba today; and creating a socialist feminist alternative to Wall Street and the Tea Party. Daily registration $20; students and strikers $10.
For more information, call (206) 985-4621 or visit www.socialism.com.
GREENSTAGE PRESENTS FREE
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
Through August 14, GreenStage will perform Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and As You Like It in Seattle at Seattle and King County parks. All performances are free.
Romeo and Juliet will be performed at Volunteer Park on Friday, July 9 at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 10 at 7 p.m., Thursday, August 12 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, August 14 at 7 p.m. As You Like It will be performed at Volunteer Park on Sunday, July 11 at 2 p.m., Friday, August 13 at 7 p.m., Saturday, August 14 at 2 p.m. For a complete schedule of performances, visit www.greenstage.org.
SEATTLE SHAKESPEARE CO.
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
Through August 1, Seattle Shakespeare Co. and Wooden O perform Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and Othello in Seattle and King County parks. All performances are free.
Othello will be performed at Volunteer Park on Saturday, July 10 at 2 p.m. and at Seattle Center on Sunday, August 1 at 6 p.m. Much Ado About Nothing will be performed at Volunteer Park on Sunday, July 11 at 7 p.m., and at Seattle Center on Sunday, August 1 at 2 p.m. For a complete schedule of performances, visit www.seattleshakespeare.org.
2010 BALLARD SEAFOODFEST
On Saturday, July 10, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, July 11, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the heart of downtown Ballard (22nd Ave. NW. and NW Market St.), the Ballard Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce SeafoodFest 2010, featuring a salmon BBQ and a variety of great food vendors, arts and crafts from the northwest, kids’ activities, a beer garden, and three stages of entertainment.
For more information, visit www.seafoodfest.org.
BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION
On Sunday, July 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. celebrate Bastille Day at Seattle Center. This year's festival will feature numerous activities including cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, children's activities, art exhibitions, live music, and much more. A special feature of the Bastille Day Festival 2010 is the organization of a photo contest, where you could win a wonderful weekend getaway at the Heathman Hotel and Restaurant in Portland, OR. Send us your best pictures of France, to be presented at the Bastille Day Festival. The public will vote for the best picture. The 2010 Soccer World Cup Final will also be shown on a giant screen.
To see the whole Bastille Day program, please visit: www.seattle-bastille.org or contact at (206) 443-4703 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
PIONEER SQUARE FIRE FESTIVAL
On Saturday, July 10, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Occidental Square Park (South Main St. between 1st Ave. and 2nd Ave. S.), the Pioneer Square Fire Festival will take place. The annual festival commemorates the1889 fire that destroyed most of downtown Seattle and gave rise to the historic Pioneer Square District neighborhood. The Pioneer Square Fire Festival gives attendees a glimpse into Seattle’s past and features displays by the Last Resort Fire Department Museum, the Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum, and the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park-Seattle. Included will be 15 antique fire engines, police cars, a gold mining demonstration, live mural painting and lots of family friendly activities.
For more information, visit http://www.lastresortfd.org/Fire_Festival-09.htm.
CAMP TEN TREES
POTLUCK IN THE PARK 2
On Sunday, July 11, from noon to 2 p.m. in Edwin T. Pratt Park (20th and Yesler in Seattle Central District), Camp Ten Trees will hold their second Potluck in the Park. Bring a dish to share and a serving utensil, and Camp Ten Trees will provide plates, eating utensils, napkins, and drinks.
For more information, contact Camp Ten Trees at www.camptentrees.org or (206) 288-9568.
OUT TO QUIT
FREE SMOKING CESSATION
FOR THE LGBT COMMUNITY
Gay City Health Project offers FREE smoking cessation services in a Queer-friendly environment. If you’re ready to quit or reduce your tobacco use, they are here to support you!
OUT TO QUIT! is a six-week smoking cessation workshop series for LGBT folks who want to make a plan and stick to it, learn skills to handle stress, and get support from the Queer community.
Gay City has two OUT TO QUIT open houses coming up on Sunday, July 11 at 5 p.m., or Tuesday, July 13 at 7 p.m. The meetings will be held at the Gay City offices, 511 E. Pike St. in the same building where Kaladi Brothers Coffee is located.
Come learn about the basics of the program and how you can reduce your smoking or quit completely in a systematic way with a proven and effective structure and the support of other LGBT community members. For more information, contact Lark@gaycity.org or call 206-388-1710.
GAY CITY UNIVERSITY NIGHT SCHOOL:
"WHO’S YOUR DADDY?"
On Monday, July 12, from 6:30-9 p.m. at Gay City (511 E. Pike St.), Gay City University Night School presents "Who’s Your Daddy?" This interactive workshop will help us explore the relationship – past, present, and future – between our fathers and ourselves, to come to a better understanding of who we are as men and as Gay men. Facilitated by John Heller, Dennis McCarthy and Everett Considine.
For more information, visit www.gaycity.org.
GSBA PRIME TIME MIXER
On Wednesday, July 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Foodz Catering (301 Queen Anne Ave. N.), the GSBA will hold their Prime Time Mixer. This is your opportunity before the primary to mix and mingle with those who have filed to run for office. Being pre-primary, you will have a chance to ask questions before you have to vote. Join other guests for fine food created by Foodz Catering. Register early for this popular event. Cost $10 for GBSA members, $15 non-members, $10 students.
For information, call (206) 363-9188 or visit www.thegsba.org.
POZSEATTLE MONTHLY SOCIAL
On Wednesday, July 14, from 6-8 p.m. at the Cuff (13th Ave. and Pine St.), POZSeattle will hold their monthly social. Meet us on the outside patio for grilled burgers and dogs (we will have veggie fare, too) and all the fixins, 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! If you or your group or organization would like to sponsor one of our monthly socials by either donations, or a meal, or both...please contact us by e-mail. POZSeattle is a social organization run for and by Seattle-area HIV-positive guys that is committed to planning and promoting fun, social activities. Our primary social event is always held on the second Wednesday of each month. For questions or more information about this event, or to be added to our event promotions e-mail list, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at www.pozseattle.org.
PUDDLETOWN SQUARES HOST
SQUARE DANCE INTRO EVENT
On Wednesday, July 14, from 7-9 p.m. at St.Andrew's Episcopal Church (NE. 80th St. and 1st Ave. NE.), join Seattle GLBT favorite Puddletown Squares and learn the ABCs of square dancing at the first of our annual summer "intro" events. Led by internationally known, local favorite caller Mike DeSisto, this energetic, non-traditional, and fun evening will give beginners a chance to "get a taste" of what modern western square dancing is all about with help from experienced "angels" from Puddletown Squares.
For more information, visit www.puddletownsquares.org.
SONGS TO OFFEND ALMOST EVERYONE!
On Wednesday, July 14 and Thursday, July 15 at Julia’s on Broadway (300 Broadway E.), Sharon McNight will perform Songs to Offend Almost Everyone! McNight tackles the topics of society, sex, religion, sex, hypocrisy, sex and lust in song and commentary. The entire show is an updated “party” record from the 1950s made famous by artists like Belle Barth and Rusty Warren, only a little more risqué. Hey! It’s the 21st century. This show is definitely not for children, but it’s great fun for everyone else. The songs are by songwriters from pop to Broadway to country, including Randy Newman, Stephen Sondheim, Chet Atkins, Noel Coward, Kander & Ebb, Tom Lehrer, and many new songwriters with songs written especially for this show. Sharon McNight first rose to prominence in San Francisco’s cabaret scene during the 1980’s, winning five Cable Car Awards for Best Cabaret Artist in rapid succession.
For more information, call 206-860-1818.
LGBT YOUTH SUICIDE
On Wednesday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Matt Griffin YMCA (3595 S. 188th St., SeaTac, WA), join an LGBT youth suicide prevention/intervention training session. Join the workshop to gain increased knowledge about the risk and protective factors, heightened awareness of the warning signs for clinical depression and suicide, enhanced ability to differentiate suicidal attempts and self-harm, know the steps for intervening, and gain increased recognition of resources for GLBTQ youth.
For more information, visit www.safeschoolscoalition.org.
SEAFAIR INDIAN DAYS POW WOW
Starting at noon from Friday, July 16 to Sunday, July 18, at the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in Discovery Park (3801 W. Government Way) will be the Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow. This year marks both the 40th anniversary of the takeover at Ft. Lawton by Native activists that led to the foundation's founding, and the 25th anniversary of the annual pow wow itself. The three-day cultural celebration featuring contest dancing and drumming, Native crafts and traditional foods, and other intertribal exhibitions is one of the largest Native American pow wows in the Pacific Northwest. Event schedule: Friday, July 16, 2010: Family Night free admission, salmon bake dinner booth opens for weekend, Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow princess crowned, exhibition dancing in all categories. Saturday, July 17: Contest dancing in all categories, honoring of original Ft. Lawton invaders, coastal tribes exhibition dancing. Sunday, July 18: Bernie Whitebear Men’s Traditional Special Contest, Dance contest winners announced.
Admission is $5 and pow wow grounds open daily at noon. This is a drug and alcohol free event. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.unitedindians.org.
THREE DOLLAR BILL
OUTDOOR CINEMA PRESENTS
“BLONDE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN”
SUMMER OUTDOOR MOVIES
On Friday, July 16, Three Dollar Bill Cinema presents Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (featuring Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Russell) – the first of four fun and FREE movies shown at Cal Anderson Park, 11th Ave. & E. Olive St., this summer, under the stars!
The Legend of Billie Jean will be shown of Friday, July 30, Desperately Seeking Susan will be shown on Friday, August 13, Candleshoe will be shown on Friday, August 27.
All screenings start at dusk. To make your movie going experience complete, concessions will be sold at the screenings.
For more information and to see trailers for the “Blonde But Not Forgotten” movie series, visit www.threedollarbillcinema.org. Three Dollar Bill Cinema sponsors the annual Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival in October.
Q-SQUARED BOOK GROUP
On Saturday, July 17, at 1 p.m. at the Capitol Hill Branch Library (425 Harvard Ave. E.), the Q-Squared Book Group will discuss the book My Queer War by James Lord. Larry Kramer stated, “My Queer War is magnificent. It is beautifully written, it is very wise, and it’s a great read. There has never been anything quite like it and it deserves to be come a classic.” 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.
A CELEBRATION OF ADVENTUROUS MUSIC
On Saturday, July 17, at Cal Anderson Park (1635 11th Ave.), Monktail Creative Music Concern presents Sounds Outside: A Celebration of Adventurous Music & Community. Now in its fifth year, the annual, free to the public, jazz and creative music festival comes to Capitol Hill celebrate the diversity of the local and national music communities and encourage positive use of the centrally located urban park. Since the inception of the festival, organizers have emphasized the importance of the annual event, as Seattle's only free, outdoor, creative music festival, supported entirely by local businesses, foundations and individuals. This year, Sounds Outside touts another exciting line-up: 1 p.m. Non Grata; 2:30 p.m. Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble; 4 p.m. Zubatto Syndicate; 5:30 p.m. Wayne Horvitzp / Sonny Clark Memorial Sextet; 7 p.m. Father Figures (NYC).
For more information, visit www.soundsoutside.com.
QUEER TEEN ENSEMBLE
SCREENING OF WAXIE MOON
On Saturday, July 17, from 6-10 p.m., the Washington Ensemble Theatre, sponsors of the Queer Teen Ensemble Theatre (QTET), will host a fundraiser at the Broadway Performance Hall (1625 Broadway at E. Pine St.) to benefit the growth of Washington Ensemble Theatre’s QTET program. The evening will feature a reception with the Washington Theatre Ensemble, the QTET team, and the producers of the hit documentary Waxie Moon, along with a silent auction and a screening of Waxie Moon. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at 800-838-3006, at www.brownpapertickets.com, or at the door. All auction sales and donations are tax deductible. www.washingtonensemble.org.
GSBA BUSINESS LUNCHEON
On Wednesday, July 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Columbia Tower Club (7600 Columbia Center, 701 5th Ave.), join the GSBA for their Business Luncheon. At the July Business Tool Kit Luncheon, Washington state insurance commissioner Mike Kreidler will address the impact that the federal insurance legislation will have on small businesses. Come prepared to ask questions on this complicated legislation. Silas Potter, founder/CEO of the regional small business development program, will talk about business development and workshop offered by RSBDP to ensure small businesses meet with success. Event cost is $32 members, $37 non-members, and $32 students.
For information, contact (206) 363-9188 or visit www.thegsba.org.
FREEDOM SOCIALIST DISCUSSION SERIES
On Wednesday, July 21, from 7-9 p.m. and continuing every Wednesday until September 15 at the Old Firehouse (402 15th Ave. E.), The Logic of Marxism, by socialist scholar George Novack, will be discussed. This book provides an accessible introduction to Marx’s dialectical materialism and contrasts it with other political philosophies. Free. Drop-ins welcome. Sponsored by Freedom Socialist Discussion Series.
For information, call 206-722-2453 or visit www.socialism.com/seattle.
GAY CITY UNIVERSITY
Gay City is seeking engaging individuals to teach engaging, 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. Instructors will be selected by a volunteer committee. Individuals interested in offering a course at Gay City University should visit www.gaycity.org to fill out the proposal form. Proposal forms are also available at the Gay City Health Project (511 E. Pike St.). Proposals may be e-mailed (Jordan@gaycity.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 23.
SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS
OFFERS FREE TREES
Community members can get free trees for their neighborhood through the Tree Fund, a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. It is an easy way for residents to beautify their neighborhood and help the environment while connecting with their neighbors. Groups of neighbors from at least five households living on a street or block can request from 10 to 40 trees per project. In addition, every participating household can have a fruit tree for their own yard. Information on how to organize your neighborhood, the selections of trees, as well as the application form, can be found at www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/treefund.htm. Deadline for applications is August 16.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
FOR BOYZ IN THE WOODS
LABOR DAY WEEKEND CAMP
“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.