TRIANGLE RECREATION CAMP’S
MARDI GRAS MADNESS
From Friday, September 3 to Monday, September 6, join Triangle Recreation Camp for their 2010 fundraiser event Mardi Gras Madness XII. A $25 donation gets you a weekend party pass. Friday: meet and greet. Saturday: costume extravaganza. Sunday: “Fright night” tea dance.
For more information, location, or directions, visit www.camptrc.org.
LABOR DAY BASH
On Saturday, September 4 at 7 p.m. at Café Metropolitain (1701 E. Olive Way), Miss Jane and Quyen Luu of Nubian Pride will hold their Labor Day Bash. Celebrate with drink specials, food, and special performances by Miss Diamon St. James, Miss Regine, and Miss Victoria Love. Music by DJ Dana Dub.
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.
GSBA’S PRIME TIME EAST
On Tuesday, September 7, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Embassy Suites Hotel (3225 158th SE, Bellevue), the GSBA will hold Prime Time East. Mix and mingle with others in the elegant atrium while enjoying complimentary appetizers, wine, beer, and a coffee bar. This event is free.
For more information, visit www.thegsba.org/events.
OFF AND RUNNING
On Tuesday, September 7 at 10 p.m. on KCTS TV, channel 9, the POV (Point of View) series on PBS will show Off And Running, the story of Brooklyn teenager Avery Brooks Klein-Cloud, a track star with a bright future. She is the adopted African American child of white Jewish Lesbians. After a letter from her birth mother throws her world into chaos, Avery struggles with her true identity as her life begins to unravel. See a trailer at www.pbs.org/pov/offandrunning.
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 Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Dunshee House (303 17th Ave. E. at E. Thomas St.). All GLBTQ folks in the community are welcome to participate in this FREE book club. The book for September will be Portrait of the Addict as a Young Man by Bill Clegg. Get ready to learn the real ferocity of addiction, as a very human young man tells you about his battle. It's harrowing and gorgeously written, and by the time you finish it, you realize it's also a work of art. 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, e-mail email@example.com or contact Dunshee House at 206-322-2437.
THE LOGIC OF MARXISM
On Wednesdays through September 15 at the Old Firehouse (402 15th Ave. E.) from 7-9 p.m., 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.
COMES TO SEATTLE CINEMA
Running Wednesdays through September 29, Columbia City Cinema will be showing current productions from famous European opera houses (and London’s Globe Theatre). The productions will show at 4 p.m. ($15) and 7 p.m. ($20) each Wednesday. Screenings will be shown a block down across the street from the Cinema at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S. Alaska St.).
For more information, visit www.seedseattle.org/seedarts/rvcc/rvcc_index.html.
Register by September 8 to take part in the Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse's Fall 2010 Relationship Skills Class. Topics include identifying cultural norms and personal values, accountability, naming and setting boundaries, strengthening support networks, and more! This class is open to Bisexual people and their friends and loved ones, Trans people and their friends and loved ones, other LGBTQ people, and all people regardless of relationship status or history. Suggested donation $90, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Scholarships and trades available.
For more information, accessibility questions, or to register, contact Yecelica at 206-568-7777 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may subscribe to the list by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
On Thursday, September 9 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Cal Anderson Park (11th Ave. & E. Olive St.), the ACLU of Washington will hold its 75th birthday party. Join special guest Constance McMillen to celebrate the freedom to love whomever you choose. There will be cupcakes, prom photos, and merriment. Free and open to the public.
For more information, visit www.aclu-wa.org.
CAL ANDERSON PARK
On Thursday, September 9 at 6 p.m. at Cal Anderson Park (11th Ave & E. Olive St.), Wallrus, an animated wall project lasting four years and involving eight animators, will be shown. Initial artist Clyde Petersen begins his animation at 6PM during the Capitol Hill art. The spectacle is free and open to the public. He will be working on a music video for Portland based band, The Thermals. The project will celebrate the wonders of travel in outer space.
CD FORUM PRESENTS
THE BLACK CHURCH’S NEW POLITICS
On Thursday, September 9 at 7 p.m. at the Seattle University LeRoux Conference Center (910 12th Ave.), the Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas (CD Forum) presents “Only On Sundays: The Black Church’s New Politics.” Join moderator Reverend Flora Wilson Bridges, PhD and a panel of religious leaders for a lively discussion around the relevancy of the black church in Seattle and beyond. The event is co-sponsored by Seattle University Department of Theology and Ministries. “With this discussion, the CD Forum aims to provide a space for both members and non-members of the Seattle religious community to thoughtfully consider and respectfully debate the current impact of the black church in our area,” explains CD Forum Executive Director Kumani Gantt.
Tickets are $5 students and seniors, $7 advance, $10 door. Tickets can be purchased online at brownpapertickets.com/producer/1200 or by calling 1(800) 838-3006.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
On Thursday, September 9 from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Museum of History and Industry (2700 24th Ave. E.), MOHAI and the League of Women Voters are hosting a stimulating panel discussion focusing on how voting is changing in the digital age and how women have impacted voting in Washington state. Panelists include Sherril Huff, the director of King County Records and elections; Holly Jacobsen, Voter Action co-founder and executive director; and Shanna Stevenson, long-time local historian and the coordinator of the Washington State Women’s History Consortium. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit www.seattlehistory.org.
RAPTURE OF THE DEEP
AT BALAGAN THEATRE
On Thursday, September 9 through Saturday, September 25, The Balagan Theatre (1117 E. Pike St.) will run Rapture of the Deep, the final production for the Balagan’s Capitol Hill location. Loosely based on the playwright’s own experiences growing up in his own Uncle Jimmy’s shadow, Rapture of the Deep is a new semi-autobiographical play filled with ghosts and demon possession. The play runs Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 7 p.m. This play is presented in part by a grant from the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. Single tickets for all 11 performances are available at the door for $20 each or in advance online for $18 each at www.brownpapertickets.com. September 9 is a pay-what-you-will performance. Student and senior tickets are $15.
GAY CITY UNIVERSITY
On Saturday, September 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Northwest School (1415 Summit Ave.), Gay City University is going back in session. Sharpen your pencils, get out your backpacks, and choose your best back-to-school outfit, because Gay City University is back. Learn more about aging, financial strategies for Gay men, dating, film and theater, holistic medicine, fitness/exercise, Gay/Bi history, politics, literature and writing, home interiors, pop culture, arts and crafts, relationships, sexuality and erotica, gardening, travel, career development, and much more! Enrollment is $20 and includes lunch. Scholarships are available.
Gay City Health Project is a multicultural Gay men's health organization and the leading provider of HIV and STD testing in King County. Our mission is to promote Gay and Bisexual men's health and prevent HIV transmission by building community, fostering communication and nurturing self-esteem.
To register, go to www.gaycity.org.
PRIDE CAR WASH
On Saturday, September 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at C.C. Attle’s (1501 East Madison Street), Emerald City Metropolitan Community Church Seattle will hold its annual PRIDE Car Wash. Suggested donation: $5-$10. Proceeds will go to the church's "Let Our Light Shine" fund which will be used to present two community workshops during October's LGBT History Month and Coming OUT Month activities. These workshops are ECMCCS’s attempt to bridge the gap between need and required actions by adults to offer real hope and help to our Queer youth. Research indicates that Queer and Transgender young people are more than four times as likely to have attempted suicide in the past year than their peers, as well as face an increased risk of harassment at school, drug and alcohol use, and of being the victims of physical violence. Queer and Transgender youth are also over-represented in the juvenile justice system and in systems of state care, where policies and practices often don’t meet the most basic safeguards. Educators, health providers, service organizations, and state agencies often lack confidence and competency to help and address structural issues related to gender and sexuality.
For more information on the workshops, contact Rev. Ray Neal, pastor, Emerald City MCC Seattle, at 206-325-2421 or 206-325-2421. ECMCCS currently meets for worship on Sundays at 11:00 AM in the Chapel at University Temple UMC, 1415 NE 43rd St.
FRIENDS OF THE CONSERVATORY
FALL PLANT SALE
On Saturday, September 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Volunteer Park (1400 East Galer St.), the Friends of the Conservatory in Volunteer Park are having their annual Fall Plant Sale. Located on the lawn across from the Conservatory, the Fall Plant Sale will be selling plants featured in the Conservatory, as well as specimens from the Conservatory’s own collection. Afterward, step into the Conservatory and pay a visit to the Gift Shop for 20% off all containers.
For more information, visit www.volunteerparkconservatory.org.
SEATTLE CENTER FESTÁL:
ALOHA HAWAIIAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL
On Sunday, September 12, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Center House and Mural Amphitheatre (Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St.), Seattle Center Festál: Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival provides a feast for the senses as visitors journey through the sights, sounds and tastes of Hawaii with Hawaiian music and hula, workshops, Hawaiian crafts, keiki-activities, exhibits and ono food. Join many of the over 50,000 Hawaiian Islanders who call Washington their home as they share their homeland’s colorful history. The 2010 Festival features local halau and Hawaiian music groups, hands-on lei making and lauhala weaving workshops, and Hawaiian craft vendors. Learn more about Hawaii’s history with Hawaiian history documentaries and exhibits. Visitors will also experience a day in the life of an ancient Hawaiian with the Hawaiian Living History exhibit where visitors can taste poi, learn to chant, and view ancient Hawaiian artifacts. Special guests this year include award winning ukulele players Herb Ohta, Jr. and Keoki Kahumoku as well as world-renowned Grammy Award Winning slack-key guitar player Cyril Pahinui.
For more information, visit www.seattlecenter.com.
On Sunday, September 12 from 7-9 p.m. at Seattle Town Hall (1119 8th Ave.), there will be a public forum for “Where Is Marijuana Reform Heading?” The ACLU of Washington presents a discussion on the history, current status, and future of marijuana-law reform in Washington and the United States. Local and national panelists include travel writer Rick Steves; Keith Stroup, founder of and legal counsel to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws; Washington state Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles; Rob Kampia, co-founder and executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project; and Ethan Nadelmann, founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance. Moderated by ACLU-WA Drug Policy Director Alison Holcomb.
For more information, please visit www.aclu-wa.org.
WRITING THROUGH CHANGE
Starting September 13 and continuing each Monday at Gay City Health Project (511 E. Pike St.), Gay City presents Writing Through Change. All literature and all people deal with change. Through this six-week, Queer-friendly, writing-intensive workshop, explore the way change manifests through writing. This workshop is open to both women and men. You do not have to be a writer to participate. Instructors: Susan Rees and Kevin Skiena. $25 for the entire six-week series.
For more information or to enroll, visit www.gaycity.org.
PRISM COMICS QUEER PRESS
The Prism Comics Queer Press Grant was established by Prism to assist in the publication and promotion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender comics. “The Queer Press Grant continues to be one of the most significant grants dedicated to supporting independent comic books,” says Justin Hall, Prism's Talent Relations Chair. “The Grant is given to a cartoonist, comics writer/artist or team working on a project with LGBT characters or themes, to assist them in publishing a new project or expanding an existing one. Since 2005, the annual Grant has provided recipients with a substantial sum of money, which has varied according to our fundraising efforts; for the past two years, we have awarded $2000, our highest Grant amount, and hope to continue to increase the amount with the generosity of our donors."
This year’s QPG deadline is September 15. For a full breakdown of the Grant’s guidelines and to fill out an application, please go to prismcomics.org/grant.
On Saturday, September 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Freeway Hall (5018 Rainier Ave. S.), Radical Women will hold their giant rummage sale. Thousands of items, including house wares, sports equipment, collectibles, furniture, books, and clothing. On Sunday, everything is half-price 10 a.m. to noon, and all you can fit in a bag for $2 from noon to 3 p.m.
To donate rummage, volunteer or for more information, call 206-722-6057, 722-2453, or e-mail RWFSPRummageSale@gmail.com.
OUTLOUD PROGRAM SHOWS
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
On Tuesday, September 21 from 6-9 p.m. at Richard Hugo House (1634 11th Ave.), the Youth Suicide Prevention Program’s OUTLoud program presents: You Are Not Alone,a YSPP video spotlighting the lives of three local LGBTQ youth, risk for suicide, self-harm, and depression, and how to intervene with a suicidal youth. Hosted by Aleksa Manila, with special guest Ed Murray. Enjoy a screening of the film, a youth panel and discussion, a silent auction, and food and drink. Suggested $25 donation at the door.
ANNUAL SEATTLE AIDS WALK
AND 5K RUN
On Saturday, September 25, the 24th Annual Seattle AIDS walk and 5k Run will take place. Lifelong offers many programs and care services, including: The Chicken Soup Brigade, Lifelong's Food Program, provides nutritious meals and a grocery program that feeds people in our community The meals are specifically tailored to meet the medical and cultural needs of each client. The Mental Health Access Project (MHAP) helps break down the financial barriers our clients face in accessing mental health care. The Evergreen Health Insurance Program provides assistance to those who are having difficulties paying their insurance premiums. Lifelong is now caring for more people than ever before and our need for funds has never been greater. The Seattle AIDS Walk & 5K Run offers our biggest and best opportunity to fill our funding gap. The funds we raise make it possible for Lifelong to continue our mission of feeding those in need, preventing new infections and caring for those affected by HIV and AIDS.
For more information, to donate or volunteer, visit www.llaa.org.
“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.
CARING AND AGING
Are you a LGBT adult 50 years of age or older? Or can you pass this information on to someone who is? We need your help with a groundbreaking project: Caring and Aging with Pride, a partnership between Senior Services and The Institute for Multigenerational Health at the University of Washington. Our goal is to understand the aging and health needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender adults 50 years of age and older in our community for generations to come. You are eligible for a raffle drawing awarding a $500 Visa gift certificate to three randomly selected individuals. Visit http://bit.ly/SnrSvcs to enter the raffle and request a questionnaire. You are eligible for the raffle regardless of whether you complete a questionnaire or not. Please keep in mind your participation in the project is completely voluntary.
If you have any questions about the project, please contact us at 1-800-558-8703 or visit our website at CaringAndAging.org. Voice your needs!
LGBT LIBRARY NOW OPEN
The LGBT Library houses a wide range of fiction and non-fiction works of interest to those in the LGBT community and its allies. The Library is located at Gay City’s offices, 511 E. Pike St., on the ground floor behind Kaladi Brothers Coffee (just follow the signs). Library hours are Mon-Fri, 2-8 p.m., and Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Items may be borrowed free of charge; however, ID is required. For your convenience, a drop box for returning borrowed items is available next to the front door when the library is closed.
& REFERRAL LINE
The Resource & Referral Line can connect you to LGBT-friendly resources throughout Puget Sound and beyond. Coming out and just learning what is out there? Visiting and want to know about nightlife options? Interested in drug or alcohol counseling? For these or any other LGBT issues, call 206-323-LGBT. Phone line hours are Mon-Fri, 2-8 p.m., and Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Leave a voice message at all other times and your call will be returned. Alternatively, you can view our resource lists at www.gaycity.org under the resources menu.
GAY CITY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
FOR LGBT LIBRARY AND
RESOURCE & REFERRAL LINE
Gay City Health Project’s newest program needs your help! They have taken charge of the 323-LGBT community resource line and need your help to make it successful! Some duties include answering phones, connecting people to resources, updating material for their records, checking out books and reshelving. If you are interested, please contact Susan at 206-388-1707 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUES
& HEALTH CARE STRUGGLE
AROUND THE AIDS CRISIS
IN SEATTLE IN THE 1980S
The onset of AIDS “was a health crisis, but it was also a civil rights crisis,” recalls Carol Sterling, former director of the Chicken Soup Brigade. Produced by the Seattle Channel (Cable Channel 21), “Community Stories” looks back to the 1980s and the start of the AIDS epidemic in Seattle. This history is told through the words of people – including Sterling, City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, Seattle Gay News editor George Bakan and King County AIDS Program Director Bob Wood – who lived and worked on the front lines in the community. Learn about this important history by following this link now: http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=3170902.
SOLDIERS PROJECT NW
OFFERS FREE COUNSELING
FOR VETS/ACTIVE MILITARY
& THEIR LOVES ONES
Soldiers Project NW is a 100% volunteer organization whose purpose is to provide free counseling to those who have served or are serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and to their families and loved ones, including LGBT active military/veterans and their loved ones. Many people choose to receive help directly from the military or the VA. Soldiers Project NW offers an alternative for those who, for whatever reason, do not or cannot utilize those benefits. Soldiers Project NW has put together a list of licensed private practice therapists from Olympia to Bellingham who are willing to see one client (or couple, or family) at no charge, for as long as they need to be seen to deal with any of the stressors that have come from being involved in combat or loving someone who has. For more information, call the Soldiers Project NW’s 24-hour phone line, 206-290-1035.