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posted Friday, March 25, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 12
Northwest News
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THREE DOLLAR BILL CINEMA'S 4TH ANNUAL DINNER & AUCTION
On Friday, March 25, at 6 p.m. (doors at 5:30 p.m.), at Sodo Park (3200 1st Ave. S.), join Three Dollar Bill Cinema for 'Velvet Goldmine,' their 4th annual dinner and auction. Enjoy silent and live auctions, appetizers, sit down dinner, hosted wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and some cinematic surprises! All proceeds from the auction will help further Three Dollar Bill Cinema's mission to enrich, strengthen, and connect diverse communities by supporting and exhibiting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender film. Tickets: $125-regular; $100-members. www.threedollarbillcinema.org

SEATTLE UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE
On Friday, March 25, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at 88 Keys (315 2nd Ave. S.), the Seattle United Soccer League hosts their kick-off league lottery and draft. On Saturday, March 26, the league hosts their kick-off jamboree from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Genesee Soccer Complex (4316 S. Genessee St.). League play begins on Saturday, April 2. www.seattleunitedsl.com.

'DINA MARTINA: LIVE AT RE-BAR PLACE'
On Fridays and Saturdays, March 18 through April 30, at 8 p.m., at Re-bar (1114 Howell St.), join the talent-stuffed Dina Martina and ultra-gifted accompanist Chris Jeffries for their semi-awaited return to Re-bar for a Spring show that's oozing with razzle-dazzle - minus the dazzle! Dina Martina's shows are brimming with unwittingly hilarious songs, point-free stories, astoundingly funny videos, bizarre audience gifts, costumes on their deathbeds and, as The Village Voice says, 'comedy that'll make you piss your pants!' Tickets are $20 and available online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/143300 and at the door. NOTE: There are two Sunday matinees on Sundays, April 17 and 24, at 2 p.m.

ARTISTS FOR JAPAN ART SALE TO BENEFIT RELIEF EFFORTS IN JAPAN
On Saturday, March 26, from noon to 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 27, from noon to 5 p.m., at KOBO Gallery at Higo (604 S. Jackson St.), a number of artists with connections to Japan will be donating work - paintings, drawings, calligraphy, sumi-e, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, prints, and more - to be exchanged for donations that will go directly to relief efforts helping those affected by the Japan earthquake and tsunami. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Japanese Red Cross or the International Red Cross. No commissions will be paid and all the hard costs for the event have been donated. The Wing Luke Museum is a community sponsor and supporter of this event.

The Murukami Family (Higo Variety Store where the gallery is now located) will also match up to $10,000 in donations raised.

SISTER GLO'S 40TH BIRTHDAY BENEFIT FOR CAMP TEN TREES
On Saturday, March 26, starting at 6 p.m., at Stuart Hall (509 10th Ave. E.), celebrate Sister Glo Euro N'Wei's '40 is a Drag' birthday celebration to raise money for Camp Ten Trees with your best interpretation of drag! $5 suggested donation.

Drag workshop from 6-8:30 p.m. will feature local drag kings, drag queens, burlesque/boylesque performers, makeup artists and more sharing their best tips.

Youth Dance from 8:30-11 p.m., will feature a drag runway, photo booth, performances, music, food, and more! Youth-focused (15-ish to 21-ish).

21+ Drag Bucket Run from 8:30-11 p.m. - The 21+ crowd will head throughout Capitol Hill to collect donations for Camp Ten Trees. Drag attire strongly encouraged! Meet at Stuart Hall at 8:30 p.m.

21+ After Party from 11:30 p.m.-??? - Join Sister Glo at Chapel (1600 Melrose Ave.) to toast a successful evening with a drink special provided by the bar!

Camp Ten Trees provides a summer camp experience for GLBTQ youth and for youth with GLBTQ parents. www.camptentrees.org.

A BENEFIT CABARET FOR THE JAPAN EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI
On Saturday, March 26, cocktails at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m., at Neighbours (1509 Broadway, entrance in alley between Broadway and Harvard off E. Pike St.), the Asian Pacific Islander Council of Seattle presents 'A Benefit Cabaret for the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.' Join hosts Gaysha Starr and Aleksa Manila for an evening of fine cabaret with fundraising raffle and auction and the entertainers donating their tips. Open donation at the door. 100% proceeds will benefit the Rainbow World Fund. www.rainbowfund.org. 21+ with ID.

WASHINGTON STATE MR. & MS. LEATHER CONTEST
On Saturday, March 26, door at 6 p.m., contest at 7 p.m., at The Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave. at E. Pine St.), join members of Seattle's and the statewide Leather community for the Washington State Mr. & Ms. Leather Contest - $10 donation at the door.

Contestants will be judged based on their Private Interview with the judges, Social Interactions at the free and open-to-the-public Meet & Greet on Friday, March 25, 8:30-10 p.m., at Doghouse Leathers (1312 E. Pine St.) and throughout the next day. Contestants will also be judged on their Cruise-Bar Wear, a Pop Question, Physique (Mr. Only), Fantasy (Ms. Only), Leather Image, and a 2-minute Speech at the contest.

Winners will represent the Washington State Leather Community in the coming year, working to promote safer sex and breast cancer awareness and to unify the community. Winners will also organize two community fundraisers.

The Victory Brunch and Leather Emerald Awards presentation will be held on Sunday, March 27, at 11:30 a.m., at The Cuff Complex. Brunch at 11:30 a.m., awards presentation at noon.

The National Leather Emerald Award goes to a person or organization who has either assisted the Seattle leather community in the past or has provided positive leadership to the Leather community in general. The Washington Leather Emerald Award goes to a person or group who has had a positive impact on behalf of the Washington State Leather Community. This award is Leather community specific. The Community Service Award goes to a person or group who has given both heart and soul to the greater Washington State Leather Community or the general Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, BDSM community.

The Washington State Mr. & Ms. Leather Contest is sponsored by the Washington State Mr. & Ms. Leather Organization. For more information, visit www.wsmlo.org. SEATTLE PRIDE IDOL
On Sundays, March 27 to June 19, doors at 6 p.m., competition at 7 p.m., at Neighbours (1509 Broadway. entrance in alley off E. Pike St. between Broadway and Harvard), join Seattle Out and Proud (SO&P) for Seattle's Pride Idol talent competition to see who will represent Seattle Out & Proud on the Pride Idol Float in the Seattle Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26. For complee details, visit www.seattlepride.com.

IN THE LIFE TV - 'OUR BODIES, OUR RIGHTS' ON KCTS-TV
On Sunday, March 27, at midnight, KCTS-TV, Channel 9, broadcasts In the Life's March program: 'Our Bodies, Our Rights.' The program can also be viewed online at your convenience at www.ITLMedia.org.

LGBT youth who go through the juvenile justice system are likely to encounter discrimination and abuse. In the lead segment, 'Juvenile Injustice,' In the Life features the stories of youth in ill equipped correctional institutions and the advocates who are fighting for change. Next, young people are trancending the boundaries of gender-normative behavior more than any previous generation, but our schools continue to enforce traditional gender roles and dress codes. 'Policing Gender' looks at the consequences young people face for not conforming to gender 'appropriate' dress and behavior in school and at home.

THE ELITE HOSTS FREE ASL LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS
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.

'SAFE FROM BULLIES - SAVING LIVES' A COMMUNITY TRAINING ON BULLYING AND NEGATIVE MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES
On Wednesday, March 30, from 4-6 p.m., at the 2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave. S., join Heather Carter, OUTLoud Project Manager, Youth Suicide Prevention Program, for an open, community-wide training on bullying and bias-based harassment and the links these experiences have to long-term, negative mental health outcomes. Youth suicide intervention will also be discussed as these two issues are linked as well.

The desired outcomes for this training are:

Be able to define bullying and bias based harassment (as it pertains to LGBTQ youth) and who's involved in the behaviors.

Identify the relationship between bullying and bias-based harassment and negative mental health outcomes such as depression and thoughts of suicide.

Identify negative emotions associated with these experiences - for the bully, the target, and the bystander.

Understand the risks and experiences that LGBTQ youth face.

Recognize protective factors against bullying and bias-based harassment.

Recognize the warning signs for suicide.

Demonstrate the suicide intervention strategies of showing you care, asking the question and getting help.

Understand what schools, families, and community partners can do to prevent and intervene in bullying incidents.

Identify resources for help at school and in the community.

This training is open to everyone and is specifically geared toward: school staff, community organizations, and families. The fee for this training is $25. To register, contact Heather Carter at 206-297-5922 ext 116 or heather@yspp.org.

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.

On March 30 the book club will be showing the controversial documentary, The Origin of AIDS.

The book for April is We Think the World of You by J.R. Ackerley. The book was made into a movie in the '80s starring Alan Bates and a very young Gary Oldman.

For more information, e-mail nickdimartin@earthlink.net or contact Dunshee House at 206-322-2437.

ROCK IT IN RED BENEFIT FOR LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE
On Thursday, March 31, door at 9:30 p.m., at Neighbours Underground (1509 Broadway, entrance in alley between Broadway and Harvard off E. Pike St.) join Gaysha Starr and friends for an evening of fine drag entertainment to benefit Lifelong AIDS Alliance. Cover is a suggested cash donation and canned food - bring cash for silent auction and raffle. All proceeds donated to Lifelong AIDS Alliance.

SEATTLE CHERRY BLOSSOM & JAPANESE CULTURAL FESTIVAL APRIL 1-3
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Seattle Center's Center House, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center Pavilion and Skatepark. www.seattlecenter.org., 206-684-7200.

SEATTLE EDIBLE BOOK FESTIVAL
On Saturday, April 2, from noon to 3 p.m., at The Good Shepherd Center (4649 Sunnyside Ave. N.), the Seattle Center for Book Arts presents the 6th Annual Seattle Edible Book Festival. Every type of book - children's classics, detective novels, biographies, fiction and non, poetry, short stories - will be sculpted from a smorgasbord of foodstuffs. Imagine The Brothers Karamatzah, S'more and Peace, Alice in Wonderbread, The Bun Also Rises, Goodnight Moon Pie, Curd Vonnegut... and so many more brainy, beautiful, silly, clever and tasty transubstantiations of books we love into treats we eat! Over 150 entries are expected this year.

Event schedule: 11 a.m. - 12 noon, edible entries accepted, installed and photographed; 12 noon - 1:30 p.m., public viewing; 1:30 p.m., celebrity judges award prizes; 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., edible books will be eaten with tea, coffee and milk.

Admission is $10; FREE with an edible entry. www.seattlebookarts.org.

SEATTLE RAINBOW CONTRA DANCE
On Saturdays, 4/2, 4/16, 5/7, 5/21, 6/4, 6/18, no dance 7/2, resumes 7/16, at Ballard Odd Fellows Hall (1706 NW Market St.), join LGBTQ folks and friends (and all who want to dance) for this fun, easy-to-learn, easy-to-dance, gender-neutral contra dance, with live calling and live bluegrass music. No experience or partner necessary. All dances taught. Free lesson at 7 p.m. Dance from 7:30-10 p.m. Cost is $8.

Organizers suggest bringing water to drink. A bin for non-perishable food donations is available at the hall. Please come fragrance free in consideration of those with allergies. Bring a dry shirt to change into if you sweat a lot. No drunkenness, rude or abusive behavior will be tolerated.

http://seattledance.org/contra/rainbow; YouTube: Seattle Rainbow Contra Dance.

FREEDOM SOCIALIST PARTY HOSTS BIRTHDAY FIESTA FUNDRAISER
On Saturday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Chris Smith, Doug Barnes and Doreen McGrath, (5236 S. Fontanelle Place, in Seattle's Seward Park neighborhood), you are warmly invited to a birthday Fiesta for Guerry Hoddersen and a benefit for the Freedom Socialist newspaper.

Guerry Hoddersen, as the first female driver for UPS in the Northwest, initiated and won a resolution from Teamsters 174 to oppose the anti-Gay initiative in the late '70s during fundamentalist Anita Bryant's crusade against the post-Stonewall surge towards Gay rights. She and George Bakan of the Seattle Gay News also led the successful coalition effort by the United Front Against Fascism to expose and counter neo-Nazi bigots trying to enlarge their foothold in Washington and Idaho.

The party features a tapas buffet for a $7 donation, salsa dancing and great conversations. In lieu of gifts, Guerry prefers donations to the Freedom Socialist, an important voice for change. If you are unable to come to the event, but would like to make a donation to the paper in her honor, please mail a check payable to 'FS,' 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118, and put 'Guerry's birthday' in the memo line. For more information call 206-722-2453 or email FSPseattle@mindspring.com. Sponsored by the Freedom Socialist Party.

RAINBOW CITY BAND - 'APRIL IN PARIS' SPRING CONCERT
On Saturday, April 2, at 8 p.m., at Edmonds Center for the Arts (410 4th Ave. N., Edmonds), the Rainbow City Band presents 'April in Paris,' their Spring concert featuring the majesty of Ravel's 'Bolero,' the eloquence and tranquility of Satie's 'Trois Gymnopedies,' the passion of Bezet's 'Carmen,' the sweet elegance of Count Basie's 'April in Paris,' and much, much more. Also, joining the band will be celebrated Seattle pianist Matthew Goodrich, who will grace the hall with the rich, tonal lushness of Debussy's masterpiece for piano, 'L'isle joyeuse.' Tickets at 425-275-9595, www.rainbowcityband.com., or www.ec4arts.org.

SEATTLE MEN'S CHORUS - 'FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN' & HOLOCAUST MUSEUM EXHIBIT
On Saturday, April 2, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 3, at 2 p.m., at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., the Seattle Men's Chorus presents 'Falling in Love Again,' a richly varied concert using music to powerfully highlight the lives of Gay men in Germany before and during the Nazi era.

Act I, titled 'Life is a Cabaret,' recreates Berlin's free-wheeling pre-WWII Weimar period that ended with Hitler's ascendency in 1933. SMC's assistant artistic director, Eric Lane Barnes, created and arranged this act which features beloved tunes like Mack the Knife, Love for Sale, and Falling in Love Again. Local performer Nick Garrison will join the Chorus for Wilkommen and Cabaret, among other songs. Spectrum Dance Theater, under the direction of Donald Byrd, will join the Chorus to interpret this riveting chapter of Gay history through dance.

In sharp contrast, Act II will feature a new commission of Jake Heggie's For a Look or a Touch (originally commissioned by Seattle's Music of Remembrance). This musical drama chronicles the relatively untouched and unknown subject of Gay persecution during the Holocaust. This is Gad Beck (actor David Pichette) and Manfred Lewin's (operatic baritone Morgan Smith) tragic but true wartime love story. The commission is by Seattle Men's Chorus and Boston Gay Men's Chorus. Intiman Theatre's associate producer, Andrew Russell, will be staging the production.

Pre-show discussions (ticket to concert required) will be held on Saturday, April 2, at 7:15 p.m., and on Sunday, April 3, at 1:15 p.m. For complete details, visit www.flyinghouse.org.

A touring exhibition, 'Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals, 1933-1945,' on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will be on display in the McCaw Hall lobby, from Wednesday, March 30, to Saturday, April 2, from noon to 10 p.m., and on Sunday, April 3, from noon to 5 p.m. Docent tours on Saturday, April 2 at 1:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., and on Sunday, April 3, at 12:30 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

For tickets to the concerts, call 206-388-1400 or visit www.flyinghouse.org.

SEATTLE EROTIC ART FESTIVAL RED HOT LAUNCH PARTY
On Saturday, April 2, from 9 p.m to 2 a.m., at Cirque Event Center (121 Taylor Ave.), get a sneak peak into the Seattle Erotic Art Festival's 2011 Theme: 'Red Light District,' with non-stop Seattle DJ's and hand-picked performances. Tickets: $10 - advance purchase recommended as this event sold out last year. www.seattleerotic.org.

THREE DOLLAR BILL CINEMA PRESENTS JEAN GENET ON FILM
Beginning Thursday, April 7, Three Dollar Bill Cinema presents its 6th Annual Spring Film Series. Showcasing four provocative films based on the work of the radical Queer writer Jean Genet, these rarely seen prints showcase Genet's brilliant satire and celebration of beauty in evil. The films will screen on select Thursdays and Saturdays in April at the Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave.) at 7 p.m.

'In times when it's increasingly important to be politically active, we're proud to pay tribute to an esteemed artist who was both unapologetically Gay and a radical activist,' says Jason Plourde, Three Dollar Bill Cinema's programming director. 'Jean Genet rallied against censorship, fought for civil rights, and exposed the politics of oppression.'

The 'Outlaw: Jean Genet on Film' series provides an arousing mix of films, themes and performances. Filmgoers have an opportunity to see Susannah York, who never shied away from Queer or controversial roles, in The Maids on Thursday, April 7. Two films (Deathwatch on Saturday, April 16, and The Balcony on Thursday, April 21) feature a pre-Star Trek Leonard Nimoy. His support helped Three Dollar Bill Cinema acquire the rare print of Deathwatch, a homoerotic story behind bars that is not available on video. Finally, Querelle on Saturday, April 30, the final film from groundbreaking German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder, follows a muscular French sailor's surreal sexual adventures in a seedy seaport.

For complete schedule of all films featured, visit http://threedollarbillcinema.org/calendar/outlaw-genet-on-film/.

NORTHWEST BEARS SPRING THAW APRIL 7-10
www.nwbears.com;
www.springthaw.org.

Q-SQUARED MEN Q-SPRING 2011 APRIL 15-17
www.qsquared.org

BOSTON POPS 'OVER THE RAINBOW' NATIONAL SING-ALONG COLLAGE
To pay respect to the shared cultural heritage of the American Songbook, the Boston Pops is asking for video submissions of fans singing 'Over the Rainbow' for inclusion in a video collage to be shown at Boston Pops performances throughout the season. Voted number one on the RIAA and NEA's 'Songs of the Century' list, Harold Arlen's 'Over the Rainbow' is an American Songbook selection that unites generations and ties the 2011 Spring Pops Season together - from the opening-night Judy Garland tribute to the finale 'Triple Crown' performance celebrating America's Heartland. The signature Boston Pops sing-along has long been an audience favorite, so this year the orchestra is opening the sing-along to a national choir. Participants of all ages can submit video of themselves singing 'Over the Rainbow' by adding a video to YouTube and e-mailing a link and contact info to overtherainbow@bso.org. Videos will be featured on the Boston Pops YouTube channel, on the Boston Pops website www.bostonpops.org, and at Boston Pops performances throughout the season. All video submissions are due by Saturday, April 26, 2011.

ALLYSHIP SEEKING VOLUNTEERS
Allyship is an organization that does multi-issue organizing in the social justice community as out Queers and connects social justice issues within LGBTQ communities. For several years Allyship has been sponsoring a discussion series called 'Queerly Classed,' as well as mobilizing for marches and actions, and building relationships in the labor, feminist, immigrant rights, housing and health care movements. This year Allyship will be creating campaigns around health care, workers' rights and Queer youth and is looking for volunteers to help with campaign research, social media, and outreach. For more information, including a description of tasks and time commitment for volunteer positions of researcher, social media assistant, and outreach assistant, email ladyking6k@yahoo.com or allyship@yahoo.com.

FORECAST: COMMUNICATING WEATHER AND CLIMATE - ARTS & SCIENCE EXHIBIT AT WASHINGTON STATE CONVENTION CENTER
Through Saturday, April 9, EcoArts Connections presents an arts and science based exhibit, Forecast: Communicating Weather and Climate, at the Washington State Convention Center (800 Pike St. - North and South Gallerias). Commissioned by the American Meteorological Society for their 91st AMS annual meeting at the WSCC (January 24-27), the exhibit features the work of 36 regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized artists based in Washington State whose work has been inspired and/or informed by weather and climate.

Eight scientists from four states and two countries collaborated with the artists for the exhibition.

'I can say from personal experience that working with an artist, you discover the commonality between the sciences and the arts. The creative process is similar: both can end up looking at our world in way that no one has before, and both are compelled to communicate that insight to others,' comments Peggy LeMone, 2010 AMS President and Senior Scientist Emerita at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. 'These scientist-artist dialogues give us a better chance of communicating this vision - and through the arts we can avoid the barriers people might have to learning something new.'

Forecast works will range from documenting nature or science, to science informing and/or inspiring art, to co-equal science/arts collaboration. In addition to being an exhibit that is exciting, interesting, and attracts new audiences, Forecast is designed to engage scientists, artists, and the general public in cross-disciplinary dialogue on innovative ways to communicate and understand weather and climate issues. www.box.net/shared/rgz4mos84j

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.

LGBT RESOURCE & 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 susan@gaycity.org.

'COMMUNITY STORIES' DOCUMENTS 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.

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 - http://youtube.com/watch?v=ITmRcnX0VFs
Gay Pride Day Seattle 2010 Part 2 - http://youtube.com/watch?v=M69Q_z3E74I
Demian's YouTube Channel All Videos - http://youtube.com/777demian

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.

THREE DOLLAR BILL CINEMA'S 4TH ANNUAL DINNER & AUCTION
On Friday, March 25, at 6 p.m. (doors at 5:30 p.m.), at Sodo Park (3200 1st Ave. S.), join Three Dollar Bill Cinema for 'Velvet Goldmine,' their 4th annual dinner and auction. Enjoy silent and live auctions, appetizers, sit down dinner, hosted wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and some cinematic surprises! All proceeds from the auction will help further Three Dollar Bill Cinema's mission to enrich, strengthen, and connect diverse communities by supporting and exhibiting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender film. Tickets: $125-regular; $100-members. www.threedollarbillcinema.org

SEATTLE UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE
On Friday, March 25, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at 88 Keys (315 2nd Ave. S.), the Seattle United Soccer League hosts their kick-off league lottery and draft. On Saturday, March 26, the league hosts their kick-off jamboree from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Genesee Soccer Complex (4316 S. Genessee St.). League play begins on Saturday, April 2. www.seattleunitedsl.com.

'DINA MARTINA: LIVE AT RE-BAR PLACE'
On Fridays and Saturdays, March 18 through April 30, at 8 p.m., at Re-bar (1114 Howell St.), join the talent-stuffed Dina Martina and ultra-gifted accompanist Chris Jeffries for their semi-awaited return to Re-bar for a Spring show that's oozing with razzle-dazzle - minus the dazzle! Dina Martina's shows are brimming with unwittingly hilarious songs, point-free stories, astoundingly funny videos, bizarre audience gifts, costumes on their deathbeds and, as The Village Voice says, 'comedy that'll make you piss your pants!' Tickets are $20 and available online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/143300 and at the door. NOTE: There are two Sunday matinees on Sundays, April 17 and 24, at 2 p.m.

WASHINGTON STATE MR. & MS. LEATHER CONTEST
On Saturday, March 26, door at 6 p.m., contest at 7 p.m., at The Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave. at E. Pine St.), join members of Seattle's and the statewide Leather community for the Washington State Mr. & Ms. Leather Contest - $10 donation at the door.

Contestants will be judged based on their Private Interview with the judges, Social Interactions at the free and open-to-the-public Meet & Greet on Friday, March 25, 8:30-10 p.m., at Doghouse Leathers (1312 E. Pine St.) and throughout the next day. Contestants will also be judged on their Cruise-Bar Wear, a Pop Question, Physique (Mr. Only), Fantasy (Ms. Only), Leather Image, and a 2-minute Speech at the contest.

Winners will represent the Washington State Leather Community in the coming year, working to promote safer sex and breast cancer awareness and to unify the community. Winners will also organize two community fundraisers.

The Victory Brunch and Leather Emerald Awards presentation will be held on Sunday, March 27, at 11:30 a.m., at The Cuff Complex. Brunch at 11:30 a.m., awards presentation at noon.

The National Leather Emerald Award goes to a person or organization who has either assisted the Seattle leather community in the past or has provided positive leadership to the Leather community in general. The Washington Leather Emerald Award goes to a person or group who has had a positive impact on behalf of the Washington State Leather Community. This award is Leather community specific. The Community Service Award goes to a person or group who has given both heart and soul to the greater Washington State Leather Community or the general Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, BDSM community.

The Washington State Mr. & Ms. Leather Contest is sponsored by the Washington State Mr. & Ms. Leather Organization. For more information, visit www.wsmlo.org.

BEST OF THE NORTHWEST
On Saturday and Sunday, March 26 and 27, from 10 a.m., to 6 p.m., at Magnuson Park, Hangar 30 (7400 Sandpoint Way N.E.), the Northwest Art Alliance presents the Spring Best of the Northwest art and fine craft show. Tickets: $5 online at www.nwartalliance.org or $7 at the door - children 12 and under free.

SEATTLE PRIDE IDOL
On Sundays, March 27 to June 19, doors at 6 p.m., competition at 7 p.m., at Neighbours (1509 Broadway. entrance in alley off E. Pike St. between Broadway and Harvard), join Seattle Out and Proud (SO&P) for Seattle's Pride Idol talent competition to see who will represent Seattle Out & Proud on the Pride Idol Float in the Seattle Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26. For complee details, visit www.seattlepride.com.

THE ELITE HOSTS FREE ASL LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS
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.

'SAFE FROM BULLIES - SAVING LIVES' A COMMUNITY TRAINING ON BULLYING AND NEGATIVE MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES
On Wednesday, March 30, from 4-6 p.m., at the 2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave. S., join Heather Carter, OUTLoud Project Manager, Youth Suicide Prevention Program, for an open, community-wide training on bullying and bias-based harassment and the links these experiences have to long-term, negative mental health outcomes. Youth suicide intervention will also be discussed as these two issues are linked as well.

The desired outcomes for this training are:

- Be able to define bullying and bias based harassment (as it pertains to LGBTQ youth) and who's involved in the behaviors.

- Identify the relationship between bullying and bias-based harassment and negative mental health outcomes such as depression and thoughts of suicide.

- Identify negative emotions associated with these experiences - for the bully, the target, and the bystander.

- Understand the risks and experiences that LGBTQ youth face.

- Recognize protective factors against bullying and bias-based harassment.

- Recognize the warning signs for suicide.

- Demonstrate the suicide intervention strategies of showing you care, asking the question and getting help.

- Understand what schools, families, and community partners can do to prevent and intervene in bullying incidents.

- Identify resources for help at school and in the community.

This training is open to everyone and is specifically geared toward: school staff, community organizations, and families. The fee for this training is $25. To register, contact Heather Carter at 206-297-5922 ext 116 or heather@yspp.org.

***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 March is Dry by Augusten Burroughs.

For more information, e-mail nickdimartin@earthlink.net or contact Dunshee House at 206-322-2437.

SEATTLE RAINBOW CONTRA DANCE
On Saturdays, 4/2, 4/16, 5/7, 5/21, 6/4, 6/18, no dance 7/2, resumes 7/16, at Ballard Odd Fellows Hall (1706 NW Market St.), join LGBTQ folks and friends (and all who want to dance) for this fun, easy-to-learn, easy-to-dance, gender-neutral contra dance, with live calling and live bluegrass music. No experience or partner necessary. All dances taught. Free lesson at 7 p.m. Dance from 7:30-10 p.m. Cost is $8.

Organizers suggest bringing water to drink. A bin for non-perishable food donations is available at the hall. Please come fragrance free in consideration of those with allergies. Bring a dry shirt to change into if you sweat a lot. No drunkenness, rude or abusive behavior will be tolerated.

http://seattledance.org/contra/rainbow; YouTube: Seattle Rainbow Contra Dance.

FREEDOM SOCIALIST PARTY HOSTS BIRTHDAY FIESTA FUNDRAISER
On Saturday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Chris Smith, Doug Barnes and Doreen McGrath, (5236 S. Fontanelle Place, in Seattle's Seward Park neighborhood), you are warmly invited to a birthday Fiesta for Guerry Hoddersen and a benefit for the Freedom Socialist newspaper. Guerry Hoddersen, as the first female driver for UPS in the Northwest, initiated and won a resolution from Teamsters 174 to oppose the anti-Gay initiative in the late '70s during fundamentalist Anita Bryant's crusade against the post-Stonewall surge towards Gay rights. She and George Bakan of the Seattle Gay News also led the successful coalition effort by the United Front Against Fascism to expose and counter neo-Nazi bigots trying to enlarge their foothold in Washington and Idaho.

The party features a tapas buffet for a $7 donation, salsa dancing and great conversations. In lieu of gifts, Guerry prefers donations to the Freedom Socialist, an important voice for change. If you are unable to come to the event, but would like to make a donation to the paper in her honor, please mail a check payable to 'FS,' 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118, and put 'Guerry's birthday' in the memo line. For more information call 206-722-2453 or email FSPseattle@mindspring.com. Sponsored by the Freedom Socialist Party.

RAINBOW CITY BAND - 'APRIL IN PARIS' SPRING CONCERT
On Saturday, April 2, at 8 p.m., at Edmonds Center for the Arts (410 4th Ave. N., Edmonds), the Rainbow City Band presents 'April in Paris,' their Spring concert featuring the majesty of Ravel's 'Bolero,' the eloquence and tranquility of Satie's 'Trois Gymnopedies,' the passion of Bezet's 'Carmen,' the sweet elegance of Count Basie's 'April in Paris,' and much, much more. Also, joining the band will be celebrated Seattle pianist Matthew Goodrich, who will grace the hall with the rich, tonal lushness of Debussy's masterpiece for piano, 'L'isle joyeuse.' Tickets at 425-275-9595, www.rainbowcityband.com., or www.ec4arts.org.

SEATTLE MEN'S CHORUS - 'FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN'
On Saturday, April 2, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 3, at 2 p.m., at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., the Seattle Men's Chorus presents 'Falling in Love Again,' a richly varied concert using music to powerfully highlight the lives of Gay men in Germany before and during the Nazi era.

Act I, titled 'Life is a Cabaret,' recreates Berlin's free-wheeling pre-WWII Weimar period that ended with Hitler's ascendency in 1933. SMC's assistant artistic director, Eric Lane Barnes, created and arranged this act which features beloved tunes like Mack the Knife, Love for Sale, and Falling in Love Again. Local performer Nick Garrison will join the Chorus for Wilkommen and Cabaret, among other songs. Spectrum Dance Theater, under the direction of Donald Byrd, will join the Chorus to interpret this riveting chapter of Gay history through dance.

In sharp contrast, Act II will feature a new commission of Jake Heggie's For a Look or a Touch (originally commissioned by Seattle's Music of Remembrance). This musical drama chronicles the relatively untouched and unknown subject of Gay persecution during the Holocaust. This is Gad Beck (actor David Pichette) and Manfred Lewin's (operatic baritone Morgan Smith) tragic but true wartime love story. The commission is by Seattle Men's Chorus and Boston Gay Men's Chorus. Intiman Theatre's associate producer, Andrew Russell, will be staging the production.

Pre-show discussions (ticket to concert required) will be held on Saturday, April 2, at 7:15 p.m., and on Sunday, April 3, at 1:15 p.m. For complete details, visit www.flyinghouse.org.

A touring exhibition, 'Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals, 1933-1945,' on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will be on display in the McCaw Hall lobby, from Wednesday, March 30, to Saturday, April 2, from noon to 10 p.m., and on Sunday, April 3, from noon to 5 p.m. Docent tours on Saturday, April 2 at 1:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., and on Sunday, April 3, at 12:30 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

For tickets to the concerts, call 206-388-1400 or visit www.flyinghouse.org.

THREE DOLLAR BILL CINEMA PRESENTS JEAN GENET ON FILM
Beginning Thursday, April 7, Three Dollar Bill Cinema presents its 6th Annual Spring Film Series. Showcasing four provocative films based on the work of the radical Queer writer Jean Genet, these rarely seen prints showcase Genet's brilliant satire and celebration of beauty in evil. The films will screen on select Thursdays and Saturdays in April at the Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave.) at 7 p.m.

'In times when it's increasingly important to be politically active, we're proud to pay tribute to an esteemed artist who was both unapologetically Gay and a radical activist,' says Jason Plourde, Three Dollar Bill Cinema's programming director. 'Jean Genet rallied against censorship, fought for civil rights, and exposed the politics of oppression.'

The 'Outlaw: Jean Genet on Film' series provides an arousing mix of films, themes and performances. Filmgoers have an opportunity to see Susannah York, who never shied away from queer or controversial roles, in The Maids on Thursday, April 7. Two films (Deathwatch on Saturday, April 16, and The Balcony on Thursday, April 21) feature a pre-Star Trek Leonard Nimoy. His support helped Three Dollar Bill Cinema acquire the rare print of Deathwatch, a homoerotic story behind bars that is not available on video. Finally, Querelle on Saturday, April 30, the final film from groundbreaking German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder, follows a muscular French sailor's surreal sexual adventures in a seedy seaport.

For complete schedule of all films featured, visit http://threedollarbillcinema.org/calendar/outlaw-genet-on-film/.

BOSTON POPS 'OVER THE RAINBOW' NATIONAL SING-ALONG COLLAGE
To pay respect to the shared cultural heritage of the American Songbook, the Boston Pops is asking for video submissions of fans singing 'Over the Rainbow' for inclusion in a video collage to be shown at Boston Pops performances throughout the season. Voted number one on the RIAA and NEA's 'Songs of the Century' list, Harold Arlen's 'Over the Rainbow' is an American Songbook selection that unites generations and ties the 2011 Spring Pops Season together - from the opening-night Judy Garland tribute to the finale 'Triple Crown' performance celebrating America's Heartland. The signature Boston Pops sing-along has long been an audience favorite, so this year the orchestra is opening the sing-along to a national choir. Participants of all ages can submit video of themselves singing 'Over the Rainbow' by adding a video to YouTube and e-mailing a link and contact info to overtherainbow@bso.org. Videos will be featured on the Boston Pops YouTube channel, on the Boston Pops website www.bostonpops.org, and at Boston Pops performances throughout the season. All video submissions are due by Saturday, April 26, 2011.

ALLYSHIP SEEKING VOLUNTEERS
Allyship is an organization that does multi-issue organizing in the social justice community as out Queers and connects social justice issues within LGBTQ communities. For several years Allyship has been sponsoring a discussion series called 'Queerly Classed,' as well as mobilizing for marches and actions, and building relationships in the labor, feminist, immigrant rights, housing and health care movements. This year Allyship will be creating campaigns around health care, workers' rights and Queer youth and is looking for volunteers to help with campaign research, social media, and outreach. For more information, including a description of tasks and time commitment for volunteer positions of researcher, social media assistant, and outreach assistant, email ladyking6k@yahoo.com or allyship@yahoo.com.

FORECAST: COMMUNICATING WEATHER AND CLIMATE - ARTS & SCIENCE EXHIBIT AT WASHINGTON STATE CONVENTION CENTER
Through Saturday, April 9, EcoArts Connections presents an arts and science based exhibit, Forecast: Communicating Weather and Climate, at the Washington State Convention Center (800 Pike St. - North and South Gallerias). Commissioned by the American Meteorological Society for their 91st AMS annual meeting at the WSCC (January 24-27), the exhibit features the work of 36 regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized artists based in Washington State whose work has been inspired and/or informed by weather and climate.

Eight scientists from four states and two countries collaborated with the artists for the exhibition.

'I can say from personal experience that working with an artist, you discover the commonality between the sciences and the arts. The creative process is similar: both can end up looking at our world in way that no one has before, and both are compelled to communicate that insight to others,' comments Peggy LeMone, 2010 AMS President and Senior Scientist Emerita at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. 'These scientist-artist dialogues give us a better chance of communicating this vision - and through the arts we can avoid the barriers people might have to learning something new.'

Forecast works will range from documenting nature or science, to science informing and/or inspiring art, to co-equal science/arts collaboration. In addition to being an exhibit that is exciting, interesting, and attracts new audiences, Forecast is designed to engage scientists, artists, and the general public in cross-disciplinary dialogue on innovative ways to communicate and understand weather and climate issues. www.box.net/shared/rgz4mos84j

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.

LGBT RESOURCE & 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 susan@gaycity.org.

'COMMUNITY STORIES' DOCUMENTS 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.

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 - http://youtube.com/watch?v=ITmRcnX0VFs
Gay Pride Day Seattle 2010 Part 2 - http://youtube.com/watch?v=M69Q_z3E74I
Demian's YouTube Channel All Videos - http://youtube.com/777demian

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.

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