SEATTLE GAY PRIDE DAY VIDEOS
NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
Pride Day took place on June 27, 2010. The parade and festival included all financial and social segments of society, all religions, races, and gender expressions. The parade had an estimated 450,000 people in attendance. After the Parade, some 70,000 attendees flowed into the Seattle Center for the PrideFest. This combined cross-section of humanity is most noted for its astonishing diversity.
The following videos were shot by Demian over a four-hour period:
Gay Pride Day Seattle 2010 Part 1 â¬ http://youtube.com/watch?v=ITmRcnX0VFs
Gay Pride Day Seattle 2010 Part 2 â¬ http://youtube.com/watch?v=M69Q_z3E74I
Demian's YouTube Channel All Videos â¬ http://youtube.com/777demian
GSBA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
Pride Foundation/GSBA Scholarship Applications are now available at www.PrideFoundationScholar.org. This year, $500,000 is available in scholarships to support education and leadership development for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer students of any age; students who have an LGBT parent; and students who are straight allies and are committed to civil rights for the LGBTQ community. Since 1990, more than $3 million in scholarships have been awarded. Pride Foundation and the GSBA Scholarship Fund would like to encourage you to share this excellent opportunity for students of any age or sexual orientation from Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Washington who are pursuing any post-secondary education (including community college, public or private colleges and universities, trade apprenticeships, or certificate programs)! There are 50 different types of scholarships with awards up to $10,000, but only one web-based application to complete!
Applications can be completed online at www.PrideFoundationScholar.org and are due by 5:00 p.m. PST on Friday, January 31, 2011.
For information on other LGBT scholarship programs, visit the Safe Schools Coalition’s scholarship resource list at www.safeschoolscoalition.org/youth.
GOD, GENDER AND JUSTICE:
EXPLORING THE CONNECTIONS
POLITICS, AND SEXUALITY
On Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13 at Queen Anne United Methodist Church (1606 5th Ave. W.), Bet Alef Learning Institute ( BALI ) presents “God, Gender and Justice: Exploring the Connections Between Spirituality, Politics, and Sexuality.”
“All of us deal, at some point or another, with issues of identity. As we grow and evolve throughout our lives we continuously define and redefine who we are. With us, our society as a whole goes through the same process. In our days, our changing society is confronted with the issue of greater acceptance of sexual minorities, manifesting as a struggle for equal rights. But the conversation â¬ at times violent â¬ which is taking place nationally, is only a reflection of the evolution of personal and individual ways of thinking. This day we will be sharing together, surrounded by expert teachers of international renown, will help us make sense of what is taking place both in the inner dimensions of self and in the outer world. It will support our exploration of the new edge of identity, help us make friends with what challenges us, and bring clarity to what confuses us. It promises to be a day that will expand our minds and heal what divides us.
Join us and spend an entire Shabbat with these gifted teachers: Jay Michaelson, Rabbi Olivier BenHaim, Joe Perez, Yael Sachs, Terri O'Fallon, PhD, and special guest Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi via live video conversation.
Tickets: $85 Bet Alef members, $95 non-members, senior and student discounts available. For a full schedule of events, visit http://www.betalef.org/bali.html#SCHEDULE.
LEATHER REIGN CONFERENCE
AND LEATHER ARCHIVAL DISPLAY
From Friday, November 12 to Sunday, November 14 at Holiday Inn Hotel (1 South Grady Way, Renton), Evergreen Leather Events will display the Pacific Northwest portion of the Leather Archives of Chicago at the annual Leather Reign conference. The Leather Archives will be available for viewing, at the following times: 4-8 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday outside the hotel ballrooms. Evergreen Leather Events are also providing a curator for the weekend to answer any questions about the archives. The Leather Archives are free to view, although Evergreen Leather Events is accepting donations to help keep Leather history safe for the future.
For more information, visit http://www.leatherreign.org.
TASTE OF GSBA
“COME FLY WITH US”
On Saturday, November 13 from 5:30-10:30 p.m. at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel (1400 6th Ave.), the GSBA will hold its 2010 November TASTE of GSBA, “Come Fly With Us.” GSBA flight attendants will have fabulous food from our wonderful member caterers and restaurants, a signature drink (to be decided at the Cocktail Contest) and many wonderful items to bid on â¬ you will be dazzled. You will be able to fly away on exotic trips or to your favorite place in Puerto Vallarta, plus there will be local trips to all the wonderful places Washington has to offer. Then of course, our inflight cabin service will offer fabulous wines and dining experiences â¬ these are not to be missed. When you are not looking at the scenery out the window (or at the next table) we will have eye delighting art you can gaze upon and bid for. Be a part of the season’s best black tie affair â¬ fun and dressy at the same time. You will be entertained again by The 5th Avenue Theatre with songs from Guys and Dolls, so wear your best guys (and guys) and dolls (and dolls) outfits to fit right in with the crowd.
Host a table of 10 for $1,750, or a first-class table with priority seating and champagne for $2,250. Individual registration $175 members, $195 non-members, $100 students.
For more information or to register, visit www.thegsba.org/events.
BURLESQUE 202 GRADUATION RECITAL
HOSTED BY WAXIE MOON
On Saturday, November 13 at 9 p.m. at West Hall, Odd Fellows Building (915 E. Pine St.), come cheer the newest graduates to take their education to a higher level at Miss Indigo Blue's Academy of Burlesque. This graduating class features the talents of Velvet La Soie, Dahlia Ste Cyr, & Sylvester Stiffbreeze, as well as performances by 202 Alums, and the Bump & Grind Dance Class! This show will also be the hosting debut of Miss(ter) Waxie Moon, who co-taught the class with The Shanghai Pearl!
Doors at 8:30. You can see this spectacle for the bargain price of $12 in advance, or $15 at the door! Bring confetti and flowers for your favorite students. As is our custom, we give free door prizes including tickets to the upcoming shows and classes, previously worn undergarments, and other authentic burlesque memorabilia.
For more information, visit www.misspollywood.com.
On Sunday, November 14 at 5 p.m. at Gay City (511 E. Pike St.), the Tobactivism Team Meeting will address tobacco-related disparities in the LGBTQ community. All are welcome. RSVP to email@example.com or (206) 388-1710.
On Sunday, November 14 at 7 p.m. at Benaroya Hall (3rd Ave. and University St.), to honor the life and musical legacy of George Shangrow, Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers (OSSCS) will join together well-known local vocal and instrumental soloists closely associated with Mr. Shangrow and his ensembles to perform some of Mr. Shangrow’s favorite works. Roupen Shakarian conducts this evening of great music that exemplifies and celebrates George’s wide-ranging interests and areas of expertise. Together they will celebrate the life of the man who was friend, mentor and colleague. The program includes the works of Handel, Haydn, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Beyer, Sams and Kechley. Concert soloists include Catherine Haight, Jessica Robins-Milanese, Eleanor Stallcop-Horox, sopranos; Kathryn Weld, Melissa Plagemann mezzo-sopranos; Stephen Wall, tenor; Charles Robert Stephens, Brian Box, baritones; Jeffrey Cohan, flute; Mark Salman, Judith Cohen, piano.
This concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary, and it’s festival seating. For more information please call 206-682-5208, or visit www.osscs.org.
QLAW MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
RETURNING MENTOR RECEPTION
On Tuesday, November 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Seattle University School of Law (901 12th Ave.), join a QLaw’s reception for all new and returning mentors and mentees. Everyone is invited to take part in QLaw's mentorship program, from students to new attorneys, faculty members to retirees â¬ we all have something to share and something to learn. The evening will include fun, fast-paced activities to get students and new lawyers networking with both new and experienced attorneys. In today’s market, it’s all about who you know. Let QLaw be your ticket to meeting student leaders, the most promising new attorneys and the seasoned lawyers who have years of practice and experience to draw upon.
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 November is Stuck Rubber Baby by Howard Cruse. This Gay graphic novel classic is about a closeted Gay boy coming out during the Civil Rights Movement in the South. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Dunshee House at 206-322-2437.
MARXIST ECONOMICS 101
On Wednesdays through November 17 from 7-9 p.m. at the Old Firehouse (402 15th Ave. E.), the Freedom Socialist Discussion Series will hold Marxist Economics 101. This discussion series uses Karl Marx's Wage-Labor and Capital to determine what makes wages and profits rise or fall. $10 for entire series or $2 per session.
For more information contact Megan at 206-240-6463 or FSPseattle@mindspring.com.
AGE 55+ JOB SEARCH WORKSHOP
On Thursday, November 18 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Central Building, Suite 150 (810 Third Ave.), the City of Seattle Human Services Department presents the Senior Citizens Age 55+ Job Search Workshop. The Age 55+ Employment Resource Center helps hundreds of older workers find jobs to support their basic needs each year, and helps local employers find experienced, dedicated and reliable employees. Services are free to both job seekers and employers. Services for the Age 55+ job seeker include: Employer outreach, training resources to upgrade job skills including computer classes, computer access for resume writing and internet research, individual job counseling, quarterly employment workshops, and job listings.
For more information, visit http://www.seattle.gov/humanservices/seniorsdisabled/mosc/employment.htm.
UNIVERSITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH
RELIGIOUS COALITION FOR EQUALITY
On Thursday, November 18 at 7 p.m. at University Christian Church (4731 15th Ave. NE.), join the Religious Coalition for Equality, an autonomous program of Equal Rights Washington for a panel discussion about how faith communities are working to secure marriage equality and ensure the dignity of every LGBT individual and family. The panel will focus on work that has been done by faith communities but often goes unrecognized, how liberal and mainline faith communities are combating religious based bigotry, and work being done in Washington and Oregon for the 2011 legislative session and the upcoming battles to secure marriage equality. We will also discuss how the faith-based and secular LGBT civil rights movements, which have overlapping memberships, can understand each others contributions as we work together. It will be a night of deep reflection, great discussion and even some humor!
NORDIC HERITAGE MUSEUM’S
On Saturday, November 20 and Sunday, November 21 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Nordic Heritage Museum (3014 NW 67th St.), the Nordic Heritage Museum will hold its annual Christmas festival. This popular Nordic Christmas celebration offers hundreds of handcrafted gifts, a jubilee of Scandinavian musical performances, and traditional Nordic cuisine that will inspire holiday cheer.Â Santa will also be visiting the Museum for Yulefest.
Traditional Scandinavian entertainment will feature fiddlers, singers, folk dancers and more. Shop handcrafted gifts from our many Nordic-inspired vendors, and enjoy Scandinavian food and drink available at several locations in the Museum. The Nordic CafÃ© offers open-faced Scandinavian sandwiches, Ã bleskiver, krumkake, and lefse, among many other exciting traditional foods. And don’t miss Goodies to Go where you can purchase Scandinavian treats by the dozen! In the Bodega, enjoy special Scandinavian beverages such as glÃ¶gg â¬ hot spiced wine, a traditional beverage of the holiday season â¬ and a selection of Nordic beers. The Kaffestuga offers coffee, cookies, and pastries for sale. FREE children’s crafts and activities as well as Santa photos will also be found at Yulefest. Appropriate for all ages. No reservations needed.
Suggested donation is $3 for adults (plus a suggested donation of a non-perishable food item for the Ballard Food Bank), $1 for children under 12, and kids under 5 are admitted free. Limited parking is available for a suggested donation of $2.
For more information, visit www.nordicmuseum.org or phone (206) 789-5707.
MAACT CHILI POTLUCK SOCIAL
On Saturday, November 20 at 6:30 p.m. in Seattle, Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT) will be hosting a chili potluck social. MACCT is a Gay/Bisexual multi-racial, multi-cultural organization committed to fostering supportive environments wherein racial and cultural barriers can be overcome, and the goal of human equality be realized.
Call (206) 923-8313 or e-mail email@example.com for location information.
THE BEAT GOES ON:
MR. & MISS GAY SEATTLE PAGEANT
On Saturday, November 20 at 7 p.m. at Club SUR (2910 1st Ave. S.), The Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle, Olympic and Rainier Empire presents The Beat Goes On: 2010/2011 Mr. & Miss Gay Seattle Pageant. Featuring Miss Gat Seattle XLV GLAMAZONIA and Mr. Gay Seattle XXXIV Michael McQueen. Tickets $15, $10 with donation of a new, unwrapped toy to Rise ‘n’ Shine.
REQUIEM AT THE BRIDGE:
IN HONOR AND PROTECTION
OF GLBT YOUTH
On Monday, November 22 at 7 p.m. at Richard Hugo House (1634 11th Ave.), Chad Goller-Sojourner, Okanomode’ SoulChilde, and Greg Bee will perform Requiem at the Bridge: In Honor and Protection of GLBT Youth. “Three of us will perform poetry about our experiences coming out and living as Gay men (the good, the bad, and the silly),” write the three spoken-work performers. “The show will be filmed and the film made available to educators (free if we raise enough money) who want to talk to students about GLBT issues. While we believe strongly that this conversation must happen among and between the bullies and the bullied, none of the three of us believe that this epidemic of suicides is exclusively a gay issue or a male issue or an anything-other-than-all-of-us issue. We’re starting here because it’s what we know.
Money collected will go to production of the show. Every dollar beyond what it takes to produce the show will be donated to the Safe Schools Coalition.
For more information, visit www.gregbeeonline.com.
AIDS MEMORIAL QUILT
From Monday, November 29 to Sunday, December 5 at the Queen Anne Columbarium (520 W. Raye St.), blocks from the internationally celebrated AIDS Memorial Quilt, which commemorates the lives of people lost to AIDS, will be on view. During the opening ceremony, teams of volunteers from Butterworth Arthur A. Wright Chapel will unfold the Quilt. The display is free and open to the public. An official American treasure, The AIDS Memorial Quilt is our most powerful tool to educate about AIDS and the largest ongoing community arts project in the world.
ROCK THE HOUSE: FIRST ANNUAL
WORLD AIDS DAY BENEFIT
On Wednesday, December 1 at 7 p.m. at Hard Rock CafÃ© (116 Pike St.), support the work of the Dunshee House and Seattle AIDS Support Group by partying at Rock the House: The First Annual World AIDS Day Benefit for Dunshee House with Purty Mouth, Lushy featuring Lynval Golding of the Specials, and DJ Hefe. Emcee Sister VixXxen will keep the crowd energized while her fellow Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence keep everyone in line. Raffle prizes include a trip from Alaska Airlines, nights in some of the finest hotels in Seattle, and gift baskets from sponsors.
Tickets are $15 presale or $20 at the door. For more information, visit http://www.hardrock.com/locations/cafes3/events.aspx?LocationID=500&MIBenumID=3.
2010 AIDS & STIGMA
PEOPLE OF COLOR:
HIV/AIDS STIGMA AND
ACCESS TO CARE
On Thursday, December 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Tukwila Community Center (12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila), the 2010 AIDS & Stigma Conference presents People of Color: HIV/AIDS Stigma and Access to Care. Examine the role HIV/AIDS-related stigma plays in HIV testing behavior, the disclosure of positive serostatus, and entry into HIV/AIDS care for people of color. Examine the impact HIV/AIDS-related stigma has on people of color. Explore possible strategies to reduce health disparities among people of color across their life span. Sponsored by AARTH, African Americans Reach and Teach Health. Registration fee $35.
To register, visit https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/aarth/114073
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 â¬ including Sterling, City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, Seattle Gay News editor George Bakan and King County AIDS Program Director Bob Wood â¬ 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.