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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for location information.
TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE
On Saturday, November 20 at 7 p.m. at Cal Anderson Park (11th Ave. & E. Olive St), the Q Center will be joining the greater Seattle community in holding a candlelight vigil in honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance. This will be a space to show love and respect for those murdered due to anti-Transgender hatred. If you would like to bring a poem, song, prayer, or loving words, you are more than welcome and encouraged to do so. This event is open to the public. Also, if you would like to go to the vigil with a group, people will be meeting in the lobby of Schmitz Hall at 6 p.m.. At 6:30, those who gathered will leave for the vigil together via bus.Â
For more information, visit http://depts.washington.edu/qcenter/.
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.
PANEL DISCUSSION FOR
TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE
On Sunday, November 21 at 4 p.m. at Antioch University, Room 200 A&B (6th and Battery), The Ingersoll Gender Center, Pride at Work, and Equal Rights Washington are proud to be able to invite you to a free event at Antioch University. Please join us to attend a panel discussion featuring Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, and moderated by Marsha Botzer. This event corresponds with other weekend events planned to commemorate the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR).
IN THE LIFE PRESENTS
On Sunday, November 21 at midnight on KCTS Seattle, channel 9, In the Life presents Gen Silent, a moving documentary about the very seniors whose generation organized the LGBT community into a movement, but now face so much fear and discrimination that they're driven back into isolation; featuring the story of KrysAnne Hembrough, a Transwoman struggling to find acceptance and community in the midst of battling a terminal illness. The film's director, Stu Maddux, speaks about the power of change.
For more information, visit www.kcts.org.
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.
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 email@example.com or contact Dunshee House at 206-322-2437.
THANKSGIVING FEAST TRIBUTE
TO NATIVE AMERICANS
On Thursday, November 25 from 3-5 p.m. at New Freeway Hall (5018 Rainier Ave. S.), enjoy a home-cooked roast turkey dinner accompanied by new world foods in a Thanksgiving feast tribute to Native Americans. Doors open at 2 p.m. Relax after dinner with games and good conversation. Dinner donation $12; children $6.50 (sliding scale or work exchanges available for low-income people). Sponsored by the Freedom Socialist Party.
For information, call 206-722-2453 or email FSPseattle@mindspring.com. Wheelchair accessible.
NORTHWEST LEATHER SIR
AND LADY LINDA HOST
THIRD ANNUAL SPANKSGIVING
On Thursday, November 25, from 9 p.m. to midnight, join Northwest Leather Sir, Darian, and Lady Linda, for the third annual Spanksgiving celebration at The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave., at E. Pine St. Proceeds will benefit the Capitol Hill Alano Club and Generic Leather Productions of Washington.
SEATTLE LEATHER DADDY
& DADDY’S BOY CONTEST
Seattle Men in Leather present the Seattle Leather Daddy and Daddy’s Boy Contest on Saturday, November 27, at 7 p.m., at The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave., at E. Pine St. $5.00 cover.
On Friday, November 26, join SML members and contestants for a pre-contest Meet & Greet social (no cover) from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Cuff Complex. On Sunday, November 28, at 11 a.m., join SML members and contest winners for a Victory Brunch celebration at Rosebud Restaurant, 719 E. Pike St.
For more information, including contestant applications, visit www.seattlemeninleather.org.
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.
SEATTLE POETS READ AT
“LANDSCAPE AND MEMORY”
FOR DAY WITH(OUT) ART
On Wednesday, December 1 at 7 p.m. at Life Enrichment Bookstore (5023 Rainier Avenue South in Columbia City), in remembrance of World AIDS Day, two of Seattle’s poet populists, Jourdan Imani Keith and Tara Hardy, revive the tradition of a Day With(out) Art by reading from their memoirs, Coyote Autumn and Must Have Tasted Salt.
Hedgebrook alum Jourdan Keith received a 2010 City Artist award for her memoir, Coyote Autumn, which takes you where “Yellowstone blinks her eyes and the scene changes.” Keith’s journey as a black woman loving women and Wyoming is the tale of three women’s lives thrust into the howling recovery of failed relationships and comical moments including 8,000 miles of Greyhound bus travel from Philadelphia with a human-sized bag of popcorn.
Seattle Grand Slam Champion Tara Hardy will read from Must Have Tasted Salt. She writes, "I never thought I'd willingly put myself inches from the eyes that feasted upon me as a child (while holding the hands that did), so my father could, through his glaucoma, get a decent look at his daughter. I never thought I'd come out of hiding. And if I did, it certainly would not be to take the man who raped me yellow roses."
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.
INGERSOLL GENDER CENTER
PRESENTS KATE BORNSTEIN
& SNOWBALL 2010
For decades, Kate Bornstein has been a thinker, an author, playwright, speaker, performer, raconteur and all around gender agent provocateur who has been challening ideas about gender inside and outside the LGBT community. She has been instrumental in re-defining, shaping, crafting and warping the ideas and words that are used to discuss gender and how we present it personally. The concepts of gender fluidity were radical and dangerous back in the early 90s when Kate surged onto the scene with her seminal book Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us. Since then, she has continued to develop, expand and exploit her ideas in her books My Gender Workbook, Hello Cruel World, recently released Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, and in her speaking and performance art.
As we approach the end of the first decade of the 21st Century, Kate is still pushing buttons, for fun and for effect. For those who cling to rigid or essentialist ideas about gender and its performance, Kate Bornstein is still dangerous.
On Saturday, December 4, from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., join Ingersoll Gender Center and special guest Kate Bornstein, at the Mt. Baker Community Club, 2811 Mt. Rainier Dr. S., for Snowball 2010: “Double Diamond” Community Holiday Celebration.
The most dangerous ski runs on the mountain are labeled Double Diamond. Only the most daring, the most courageous point their skis and board down these slopes. This isn’t for everyone but the thrill and the reward are unparelleled. We think it is the perfect metaphor for the spirit of personal and collective challenge we embrace.
Snowball 2010: “Double Diamond” features special guest, the always provocative and dangerous Kate Bornstein, and our own, the international sensation, DJ Michelle Love. Come for good food and friends. Stay for entertainment, excitement, schmooze and dancing to the beats of DJ Michelle Love. Annual awards ceremony. Tickets: $25 in advance; $35 at the door. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/136601.
On Sunday, December 5, from 7 pm to 9:30 p.m., Kate Bornstein will give a public reading of her work at the Museum of History & Industry, 2700 24th Ave. E. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/136013 and at the door.
Additional events with Kate Bornstein include a booksigning at Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave., on Sunday, December 5, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Bornstein will also be presenting a workshop for at-risk youth and a workshop at Toys in Babeland.
For complete information visit http://ingersollcenter.org.
2010 AIDS & STIGMA
PEOPLE OF COLOR:
HIV/AIDS STIGMA &
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.