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posted Friday, October 8, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 41
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FOR A CALENDAR LISTING: Send details to: SGN, Attn: Community Calendar, 1605 12th Ave, Ste 31, Seattle, WA 98122. SGN phone: 324-4297. Fax: 322-7188. E-mail: sgn2@sgn.org. INCLUDE: Date, time, location, contact phone # for publication (if possible), brief description of event & sponsoring organization. DEADLINE: Tuesday 5pm.

 

ACCESSIBILITY: Is your event accessible to LGBTQ people with disabilities? See Jeans List webpage www.scn.org/activism/calendar/disabilities.html for Marla Nonkens disabilities accommodations lists.

 

NOTE: Phone numbers accompanying listings are within area code (206) & locations of meetings/events are in Seattle unless otherwise noted.

 

SATURDAY - October 9

 

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.

 

NARAL Pro-Choice Washington 30th Anniversary Liberty Ball Auction. 5-10pm. Bell Harbor Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way. Join us for hors doeuvres, 3 silent auctions, dinner & a live auction. Proceeds benefit every womans right to choose. Tickets: $125. www.prochoicewashington.org

 

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. For more information visit www.rainbowbridge club.org or email rainbowbridgeclub@gmail.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. Greater Seattle AIS 24-hour number 625-0000.

 

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.strength over \speed.org

 

Men in Dance - The 8th Festival of Against the Grain (10/8-10/10 & 10/15-10/17). Fri & Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway. Information at www.menindance.org, tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com

 

SUNDAY - October 10

 

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 Mens Bowling in Everett. 10am. Evergreen Lanes, 5111 Claremont Way, Everett. Every Sunday. Spectators welcome. Join us for lunch afterwards! For info email John at johndmarsh@mac.com

 

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 dont have to worry about how you bowl! $4.25 + $1 shoe rental. 329-1515.

 

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. 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. www.raincitysoccer.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 others work, information about publishing opportunities, & discussion of issues facing writers. For info & location, NSWG@ sexpositiveculture.org; www.nosafewordwriters group.org. (Also meets 4th Monday, 7-9pm.)

 

Men in Dance - The 8th Festival of Against the Grain (10/8-10/10 & 10/15-10/17). Fri & Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway. Information at www.menindance.org, tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com

 

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 daringdivorceddivas@yahoo.com

 

NW Network Documentary Film Showing. 3pm. Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. After the documentary, stay to laugh thru the 1990s Gay comedy classic But Im a Cheerleader. www.northwestnet work.org

 

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. Orca Swim Team workouts are for both competitive & recreational swimmers. 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

 

Ski Buddies Monthly Potluck. 6pm. Meets 2nd Sunday each month (Oct-Feb). Come & hear about all the great ski trips & winter activities Ski Buddies has planned. Whether you snow board, downhill, cross-country, or telemark, there are trips & events for you. Bring a potluck dish to share. www.skibuddies.org

 

Pride League Bowling. 6:30pm. West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave SW. Meets every Sunday (except during the summer). Jeff, 932-3731.

 

Juega Bien! (Play Fair!) - A Special Latino Night. 10pm. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway. Your $7 cover will benefit your community thru Entre Hermanos & the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

 

MONDAY - October 11

 

National Coming Out Day

 

Columbus Day - Dia de la Raza

 

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

 

SOBER - On Meds. 1-2pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Monday. Ongoing 12-step group open to anyone in recovery & living on a medicine regimen. 322-2584, www.dunsheehouse.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.

 

Gay Fathers Association National Coming Out Day Celebration in Issaquah. 6-10pm. Issaquah Brew House, 35 W Sunset Way, Issaquah. Coming out is still one of the most important things we can do to make our communities aware of ineqaulities & improve understanding.

 

LCS Foster Care Monthly Information Meeting. 6-8pm. 433 Minor Ave N. Meets 2nd Monday each month. LCS is a non-profit foster care program in King & Snohomish counties. LCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion or sexual orientation. Couples & singles encouraged to apply. RSVP to April at 694-5713.

 

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

 

Discussion Series - Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor & A New Path Toward Social Justice (8/23-11/15). 7-9pm. Cafe Allegro, 1408 NE 42nd St. Every Monday. This timely book by author-activists Bill Fletcher & Fernando Gapasin provides food for thought about why labor has declined & poses action proposals for reviving the union movement. Co-sponsored by Radical Women & the Freedom Socialist Discussion Series. 722-2453, fspseattle@mindspring.com

 

Freely Speaking Toastmasters. 7pm. Virginia Mason Hospital, 1100 9th Ave. Every Monday (except holidays & the last Mondays in August & December). Seattles 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 spouses 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 & lets 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, mailbox@jetchapterkofm.com

 

Writing Through Change. 7:30-9:30pm. Gay City, 511 E Pike St. Every Monday. Thru this six-week Queer-friendly, writing-intensive workshop, well explore the way change manifests in our own writing & the writing of others. The workshop is open to women & men & you dont have to be a writer to participate. Cost: $25 for the entire series. www.gaycity.org

 

TUESDAY - October 12

 

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

 

Alzheimers Associations 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: cailanickerson@gmail.com

 

Diverse Harmony. 6:30-9pm. Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. Meets every Tuesday. Diverse Harmony is the nations 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.

 

Seattle Bisexual Womens 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.

 

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. Drums are provided. For information & location call Dennis, 363-4500 or differentdrummers@ mac.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 info@maybebabyseattle.org or visit www.maybebaby seattle.org

 

Over 40s 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. Lots of social activities in addition to Tuesday meetings. 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.

 

Seattle Otters Water Polo Team. 8-9:30pm. Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave E (at E Cherry St). Every Tuesday & Thursday. GLBT & GLBT-friendly co-ed water polo team is open to all who want to play. Check our website for up to the minute details, or call the Otter Hotline 217-9271, ext 3. www.otterpolo.com.

 

WEDNESDAY - October 13

 

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. www.maturefriends.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 lbagley@chs-nw.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. A program of Project NEON & Gay City. For more information, 323-1768, www.crystal neon.org, www.gaycity.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. globeleaders@hotmail.com

 

POZSeattle October Social. 6-8pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. Meet us in the inside downstairs bar for socializing, with a light catered fare, provided by volunteers & donations, catching up with old friends, making new ones & a whole lot of fun! This event is free, except for the cost of beverages from the bar & 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. Join other book-lovers in a safe, comfortable conversation. Come only once or come to every meeting. For info, call 322-2437; nickdimartin@earthlink.net

 

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

 

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. This is a drop in group to get & give support, social interaction & information for the whole Gender community. 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

 

Marxist Economics 101 (10/6-11/17). 7-9pm. Old Firehouse, 402 15th Ave E. Meets every Wednesday. A 7-week discussion series using Karl Marxs Wage-Labor & Capital to determine what makes wages & profits rise or fall. $10 for the entire series or $2 per session. Sponsored by the Freedom Socialist Discussion Series. For information contact Megan at 240-6463 or fspseattle@mindspring.com

 

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. gayhistnw@aol.com; 903-9517.

 

Rain City Jacks. Lower Queen Anne. 1st Sunday each month, 3pm; 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month, 7pm. Locations & membership details provided upon request. RCJ is a friendly, sex-positive & non-profit private club. Membership required. Enrollment available at the door. Email info@raincityjacks.org for detailed info, or call 1-888-809-5033. Adult men only. www.raincityjacks.org

 

Seattle Movie Bears Movie Night. Check website for details. Every Wednesday night. Gay & Bi men enjoy a movie at a local theater with opportunity to socialize before & after movies. More info: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seattlemoviebears; or e-mail: seattlemoviebears-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

 

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.dunsheehouse.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. Neighbours Nightclub (Underground), 1509 Broadway (entrance in alley between Broadway and Harvard off E. Pike St). Meets 2nd Wednesday each month. The Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle and the Olympic & Rainier Empire, Seattles premier drag society, is a social & charitable organization that sponsors numerous shows & balls thruout the year. 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. Join your co-facilitators weekly & start making connections. 322-2515, www. lamberthouse.org

 

StageFright - Youth Open Mic - For Aspiring Writers & Performers, Ages 14-24. 7:30pm. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. Meets 2nd Wednesday each month. FREE. Everyone welcome to attend. StageFright not only features young folk, but is also MCd by young folk & attended in great majority by young folk. 322-7030; www.hugohouse.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.

 

THURSDAY - October 14

 

AMPLIFY! Fundraising Breakfast for Womens Funding Alliance. 7-8:30am. Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion. Music, food, inspirational stories & a challenge for all of us from author & activist Kathy LeMay, to give our time & talents to amplify our generosity to the most vulnerable in society. www.wfallaince.org

 

Alcoholics Anonymous Sober & Safe Group. 12noon-1pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Open meeting of AA. 322-2437; www.dunshee house.org.

 

BABES Womens 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. Harborviews 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

 

Queer Night at the Bremerton/Kitsap Health Department. 4:30-7pm. 109 Austin Dr, Bremerton. Meets 2nd Thursday each month. HIV/AIDS & STD testing in a GLBT positive environment. Call Sue or Steve at (360) 337-5235.

 

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 ones self thru the written word. Fiction, non-fiction & poetry will be encouraged & supported. 322-2515, www.lambert house.org

 

Come Out For Yourself (COFY). 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Thursday. Peer support for people dealing with issues of sexual orientation. www.dunsheehouse.org

 

Thrivor Trees. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Every Thursday. Peer support for survivors of childhood sexual assault. thrivortrees@gmail.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.

 

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

 

PFLAG/Whatcom County-Bellingham Monthly Meeting. 7pm. First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham. Meets 2nd Thursday each month. 360-733-1500; www.whatcompflag.com; PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724.

 

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. Bus-accessible Central Area location. Every Thursday. (See Saturday listing at 6pm.)

 

Recuerdos de las Mujeres/Women Remembering Women. Music 6pm, Readings 7pm. ArtXchange Gallery, 512 1st Ave S. A reading by four women writers from La Sala collective formed to coalesce & mobilize the growing Latino/a arts community of the Seattle area. www.lasalaseattle.org

 

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. 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. Greater Seattle AIS 24-hour number 625-0000.

 

Seattle Otters Water Polo Team. 8-9:30pm. Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave E (at E Cherry St). Every Tuesday & Thursday. (See Tuesday listing at 8pm.)

 

FRIDAY - October 15

 

Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (10/15-10/24). SLGFF has been part of the Seattle Queer community since 1996 & has become the largest festival of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. For a complete schedule visit www.threedollarbillcinema.org

 

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

 

A Coming Out Day Worship Service: Blessing the Journey of LGBTQ Individuals & Their Allies. 6pm. University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave NE. A worship service that celebrates the sacred act of coming out, recognizing that when we tell our stories, when we come out, God celebrates & rejoices with us. For info contact Jamie, jamie@uchristian.org

 

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

 

First Fridays in Yakima. 7-9pm. 223 N 1st St, Yakima. Meets 1st & 3rd Fridays. Social, support, education & advocacy group for the Yakima area GLBTQ community & their allies. All are welcomed & invited. (509) 576-0276. www.gayakima.com/1stfridays.html

 

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

 

Men in Dance - The 8th Festival of Against the Grain (10/8-10/10 & 10/15-10/17). Fri & Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway. Information at www.menindance.org, tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com

 

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@seattlemeninleather. org, www.seattlemeninleather.org

 

SATURDAY - October 16

 

(See previous Saturday for ongoing activities.)

 

Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (10/15-10/24). For details visit www.threedollarbillcinema.org

 

Market Street Singers Rummage Sale. 9am-4pm. St Lujes Episcopal Church, 5710 22nd Ave NW. www.marketstreetsingers.org

 

Fall Crafts Fair. 12noon-4pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Features all hand-made items crafted by local artists. All proceeds go to Dunshee House. www.dunsheehouse.org

 

Lambert House Queer Rec. 1pm. 1818 15th Ave. 3rd Saturday each month. Outdoor & indoor adventures for youth ages 22 & under. www.lamberthouse.org

 

Seattles Womens Chorus We Are Family (10/16 & 10/17). Sat: 2pm, Sun: 7:30pm. Benaroya Hall, 3rd Ave & Union St. Songs will include Broadway selections by Sondheim and Rodgers & Hammerstein, original compositions, ballads, classical anthems & upbeat pop numbers. Tickets: $20-$50. 388-1400, www.seattlemenschorus.org

 

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.

 

Men in Dance - The 8th Festival of Against the Grain (10/8-10/10 & 10/15-10/17). Fri & Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway. www.menindance.org, www.brownpapertickets.com

 

Rainbow City Band The Magic of Disney Music in Edmonds. 8pm. Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 4th Ave N, Edmonds. An evening of princes, dalmatians, beauties & beasts celebrates 80 years of Disney music. Tickets: $15 or $25, children under 12 $10. (425) 275-9595, www.ec4arts.org

 

Seattle Red Dress Party. 8pm-2am. Fremont Studios, 155 N 35th St. Red dress required; attitude optional. Featuring Gaysha Starr, DJ Brian Gorr and special performance by Shokra. Ticket: $40-advance; $50-at door; VIP-$80/$100 (limited availability). Must be 21+. Proceeds to local non-profits serving people with HIV/AIDS. www.seattlereddressparty.org

 

SUNDAY - October 17

 

(See previous Sunday for ongoing activities.)

 

Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (10/15-10/24). For details visit www.threedollarbillcinema.org

 

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. ethylforever@hotmail.com

 

Coming Out to Your Friends & Family. 12:30-4pm. UW Wesley Club, 1414 NE 42nd St, George Russell Hall Suite 202. A free workshop for youth & young adults. For information call Rev Ray Neal 325-2421 or eamil revray@comcast.net

 

Men in Dance - The 8th Festival of Against the Grain (10/8-10/10 & 10/15-10/17). Fri & Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway. www.menindance.org, www.brownpapertickets.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.

 

Seattles Womens Chorus We Are Family (10/16 & 10/17). Sat: 2pm, Sun: 7:30pm. Benaroya Hall, 3rd Ave & Union St. Songs will include Broadway selections by Sondheim and Rodgers & Hammerstein, original compositions, ballads, classical anthems & upbeat pop numbers. Tickets: $20-$50. 388-1400, www.seattlemenschorus.org

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

 

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 nations only non-profit Queer writing institute. 860-3035, info@bentwriting.com, 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 Womens Network - www.sbwn.net.

 

Bremerton/Kitsap County - www.outwestsound.org

 

Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St, offers LGBTQ-supported recovery meetings. www.chac seattle.org, 860-9560 or call 587-2838 - 24/7.

 

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 LGBT 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 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.dunsheehouse.org

 

Equal Rights Washington - 324-2570; www.equal rightswashington.org

 

Everett/Snohomish Cty - www.gaysnohomish.org

 

Gay City organizes activities for Gay & Bi men & offers 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

Gay & Lesbian National Hotline (GLNH): 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564). Non-profit, peer-counseling, information & local resources telephone hotline for GLBT people across the country.

 

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 connection@comcast.net. Support group for LGBT persons with MS, their partners & 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+, www.mature friends.org; Northwest Bears: www.nwbears.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+, 329-0793; www.seattleprime timers.org.

 

Multifaith Works - 324-1520; www.multifaith.org

 

MUSIC: Diverse Harmony: www.diverseharmony.org; Rainbow City Band: 1-866-841-9139 ext 2126; rainbowcityband@onebox.com; www.rainbowcity band.com; Seattle Mens Chorus and Seattle Womens 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 a growing number of ERGs (Employee Resource Groups) within local companies. www.outand equal.org/affiliates/seattle

 

PARENTHOOD: Families Like Ours 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.familyworksseattle. org; Gay Fathers Association of Seattle offers support groups & social activities: www.gfas. org; Maybe Baby, info@maybebabyseattle.org; Proud & Loud Families - Northwest, www.meetup.com/proud-and-loud-families-northwest, plfnorthwest@aol.com; Queer Parent Networking Dinners: Deann, 568-7777, deann@nwnetwork.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, iya@ilelailai.org; Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT), 92





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