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posted Friday, June 24, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 25
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MASSAGE THERAPISTS NEEDED FOR BABES NETWORK RETREAT
BABES Network-YWCA is seeking volunteer licensed massage therapists for their summer retreat Friday to Sunday, July 8-10, on Vashon Island. A 3-day commitment is preferred from noon on Friday through 3 p.m. on Sunday, but a 2-day commitment from Saturday to Sunday would also be accepted. Volunteer massage therapists would provide three to six 45-minute massages each day to women attending the retreat. Volunteers would provide their own massage table or chair. Evenings can be spent off-site or with the group. Volunteers would need to provide a copy of their massage therapy certification and liability insurance, complete a short application, and get clearance on a criminal background check. Volunteers must be willing to learn about HIV/AIDS issues for women. Volunteers would receive free meals, lodging and ferry tickets, and would need to provide their own vehicle transportation. For more information and to volunteer, contact YWCA Volunteer Services, 206-490-4376 or email volunteer@ywcaworks.org. For more information about BABES Network, visit www.babesnetwork.org.

DEMIAN'S VIDEO - FREMONT SOLSTICE PARADE'S NAKED BICYCLE RIDERS
2011 - 'Being Shy' - http://vimeo.com/25390586 2010 - 'Body Pain(t)'- http://vimeo.com/25327597

SEATTLE ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION MODEL EXHIBIT - 'TRANSITIONS' JUNE 21-JULY 24
Seattle Architecture Foundation presents their annual model exhibit featuring more than 100 physical architectural models, renderings and digital images, at Pacific Place (600 Pine St.), on the first floor in the former Restoration Hardware retail space. Open Tuesday-Thursday, 1:30-6:30 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, noon-6:30 p.m.; closed Mondays. Free admission, small donation suggested. www.seattlearchitecture.org.

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.

'LGBT POWER + UNION POWER = EQUALITY!' - AN LGBT COMMUNITY FORUM FEATURING CLEVE JONES
On Tuesday, June 28, at 4:30 p.m., at Kaladi Brothers Cafe (511 E. Pine St.), legendary LGBT activist Cleve Jones, founder of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and co-chair of the 2009 Equality March in Washington, DC, will join with local UniteHere! hotel workers union organizers to discuss how you can support LGBT hotel workers.

SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN BOOK CLUB - ANDRE GIDE'S THE COUNTERFEITERS
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 June is Andre Gide's The Counterfeiters, one of the all-time masterpieces by a Gay author. The novel won Gide the Nobel Prize in 1924 and mixes Gay and straight characters in the same way as Iris Murdoch's A Fairly Honourable Defeat and Alan Hollinghurst's The Line of Beauty.

The Counterfeiters has nothing to do with fake money. It's about people who are fake and deceive, and it's an unforgettable reading experience. There are a zillion things to discuss and it's so rich we may well continue with our discussions into July.

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

OLYMPIC MUSIC FESTIVAL - 'CONCERTS IN THE BARN' QUILCENE, WA JUNE 25-SEPT. 4
www.olympicmusicfestival.org

PUBLIC MEETING FOR WASHINGTON PARK ARBORETUM MASTER PLAN IMPLEMENTATION
On Wednesday, June 30, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Washington Park Arboretum, Graham Visitor Center (2300 Arboretum Dr. E.), Seattle Parks and Recreation, the University of Washington Botanic Garden, and the Arboretum Foundation are hosting a public meeting to educate the community on the continuing implementation of the master plan for the Arboretum. The community is encouraged to attend.

REEL QUEER YOUTH FILMMAKING WORKSHOP FOR LGBTQ & ALLIED YOUTH
Film is a powerful way to tell stories. Reel Queer Youth, now in its third year, is a filmmaking workshop for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) youth and their allies, allowing their unique perspectives to be shown. Three Dollar Bill Cinema, producers of the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and Reel Queer Youth, is currently accepting applications for this year's program. The week-long workshop will be held July 18-22, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in Seattle's Central District. Participants will use professional camera and editing equipment to create a short film along with a team of professional filmmakers and mentors in a safe, open, and fun environment. A 'Friends and Family' screening of the completed works will be held on the afternoon of July 23. Applications are available at www.threedollarbillcinema.org/programs/RQY. The application deadline is June 30.

GENDER ODYSSEY SHOW SEEKS ART SUBMISSIONS
As part of Gender Odyssey's 10th anniversary conference, the 'We Made This Road by Walking' art show is an opportunity for reflection and celebration. 'We Made This Road by Walking' references creating a path for oneself when the road to a desired destination doesn't already exist. Our theme is not limited to Transgender topics, but contextualizes our individual and collective experiences in terms of the actions we have taken to move our lives and our community forward.

The submission deadline is June 30, 2011, and the exhibition dates are August 4-7, 2011.

Entry of artwork to this show is open to members of our collective transgender communities. Original 2- and 3-dimensional works and original multimedia works - subject to technical requirements - will be accepted. Display space may be limited so please get your submissions in early. Gender Odyssey 2011 does not guarantee space for all art submissions.

Please visit http://www.genderodyssey.org/submit-art/ for further details, as well as an entry form.

BOUNCE: THE SPORT OF STORYTELLING
A new spoken word competition rooted in the literary, jazz, and basketball legacies of the Harlem Renaissance joins Columbia City's Beatwalk on Friday, July 1. BoUnce combines African storytelling traditions, poetry, hip hop and the improvisational skills of basketball for a cash prize. BoUnce is an all-ages, all genres open mic held at Cultural Corner, 3651 S. Edmunds St. Sign-up at 7:30 p.m. Competition from 8-10 p.m. Seattle's 2007 Poet Populist, Jourdan Keith, invites others to accept the challenge to perform at the BoUnce kick-off, a spoken word and basketball game between storytelling sports teams.

'You can Slam, but can you BOUNCE?' is a challenge to all spoken word artists from storytellers, to poets and hip hop artists,' says Jourdan Keith, founder and director of Urban Wilderness Project, who designed the program. The challenge, which she calls 'The Sport of Storytelling' is that you must play and win as a team. The performance is a cooperative competition between two all-ages storytelling sports teams. Individuals sign up in advance to perform and are then randomly placed with 2-4 other individuals to form 3 on 3 or 5 on 5 teams. The competition alternates between basketball and storytelling skills. The winning team receives a cash prize. 206-464-8364; www.urbanwildernessproject.org.

EMERALD CITY CLASSIC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT JULY 1-3
www.seattlegaysoftball.com

SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL BEERFEST 2011 JULY 1-3
Seattle Center hosts Seattle International BeerFest 2011 featuring 160 beers from 15 countries with live entertainment. Hours: Friday/Saturday, noon-10 p.m.; Sunday, noon-9 p.m. Cost: $20-advance; $25-gate; VIP express pass $35 advance. www.seattlebeerfest.com.

TRIANGLE RECREATION CAMP 'BLACK FOREST PARTY' JULY 1-4
www.camptrc.org.

RAINBOW CITY BAND - 'LIGHTS ... CAMERA ... ACTION! MUSIC-A-THON'
On Saturday, July 2, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., at the KOMO/Fisher Plaza (4th Ave. and Denny Way) Rainbow City Band will present a 10 hour music-a-thon outdoor concert to raise funds in support of the 2011 Lesbian and Gay Band Association (LGBA) conference and concert to be held in Seattle, October 14-16. The day will be filled with music ranging from classical to pop tunes, by ensembles ranging from marching bands to jazz bands to small chamber ensembles. Stop by to enjoy the music and/or go online to http://rainbowcityband.com/lgba2011/musicathon.php and make a financial contribution.

The 2011 LGBA Conference Mass Band Concert 'Lights ... Camera ... Action!' will be held on Sunday, October 16, at 3 p.m., at McCaw Hall (321 Mercer St.), with 200+ visiting LGBT and allied musicians in town for the conference joining Rainbow City Band for this exciting concert. http://rainbowcityband.com.

CAPITOL HILL INDEPENDENCE DAY COMMUNITY PICNIC
On Saturday, July 2, from noon-5 p.m., at Cal Anderson Park (11th Ave. and E. Olive St., just north of E. Pine St.), the Cal Anderson Park Alliance hosts the 9th annual Capitol Hill Independence Day Community Picnic with live bands including the Not-Its and Land of Pines, plus feel-good, all-ages interactive fun, including the amazing Carbon Neutral Spin Art Bike, full-of-surprises Pet/Human Look Alike Contest, the fabled Root Beer Float Tasting Garden, Urban Family Photo Portraits and the unbelieveably funny Pie Eating Contest. Info: www.calandersonpark.org.

SEATTLE TENNIS ALLIANCE - SEATTLE CLASSIC 2011 JULY 2-4
www.seattletennisalliance.org

MOUNTAINS TO SOUND GREENWAY 20TH ANNIVERSARY TREK JULY 2-10
www.mtsgreenway.org

SEATTLE UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE SUMMER SEASON
The Seattle United Soccer League's summer season begins on Saturday, July 9, at Miller Soccer Complex (19th Ave. E. & E. Thomas St.). All skills levels welcome. Online registration deadline is June 30 at 11:30 p.m. To register for the league, visit http://seattleunitedsl.com.

FREE SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK AT VOLUNTEER PARK
On Friday, July 8, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, July 10, at 2 p.m., GreenStage presents Antony and Cleopatra at the Volunteer Park amphitheater (14th Ave. E. & E. Prospect St.). Additional performances of Antony and Cleopatra will be held in Volunteer Park on Thursday, August 11, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, August 13, at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, July 9, at 7 p.m., GreenStage presents The Tempest at the Volunteer Park amphitheater. Additional performances of The Tempest will be held in Volunteer Park on Sunday, July 17, at 7 p.m., Friday, August 12, at 7 p.m., and Saturday August 12, at 3 p.m. For a complete schedule of GreenStage's Shakespeare in the Park performances around Seattle and King County, visit www.greenstage.org.

On Saturday, July 9, at 2 p.m., Seattle Shakespeare Company/Wooden O presents Macbeth at the Volunteer Park amphitheatre.

On Sunday, July 10, at 7 p.m., Seattle Shakespeare Company/Wooden O presents A Comedy of Errors at the Volunteer Park amphitheatre.

For a complete schedule of Seattle Shakespeare Company/Wooden O performances around Seattle and King County, visit www.seattleshakespeare.org and select 'Wooden O' from the menu at the top.

BINET SEATTLE ANNUAL PICNIC AT RAVENNA PARK
On Saturday, July 9, from 3-7 p.m, at Ravenna Park (entrance on 20th Ave. NE and NE 58th St., about a block north of Ravenna Blvd. NE), at the picnic shelter, join Bi-Net Seattle for this family-friendly event. Bring your kids and your partners and enjoy the sun and the shade. They will provide burgers, sausages, vegetarian burgers, and plates. You bring a non-alcoholic beverage and something to share, such as a salad or dessert. Please RSVP to http://www.socializr.com/event/binetseattle/picnic2011.

THIRD ANNUAL QUEER TV SHOW TO BENEFIT ALLYSHIP
On Saturday, July 9, door at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m., at Re-bar (1114 Howell St.), Ladyking Productions presents the Third Annual Queer TV Show, a benefit show for Allyship, starring Sylvia O'Stayformore, Aleksa Manila, Gams Galore, Renten, Anita Goodman, Pidgeon von Tramp, Dahlia Ste. Cyr, Glitter Tribe, Luscious Ladypop, and much more, with MC Kosha. Sliding scale $10-$20 at the door. For more information, visit www.LGBTQAllyship.org.

SEATTLE RAINBOW CONTRA DANCE
On Saturdays, no dance 7/2 or 7/9, 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.

'THE NEXT FIFTY' - A CALL FOR TEMPORARY ART, CULTURE AND DESIGN PROJECTS AT SEATTLE CENTER
Seattle Center seeks up to 20 temporary projects to highlight, art, culture and design at 'The Next Fifty.' The temporary art, culture and design projects will help enhance the activities and experiences of 'The Next Fifty,' six-months of events and exhibitions celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, illuminating today's challenges and imagining tomorrow's possibilities. 'The Next Fifty' focuses on the themes of Arts, Culture and Design; History; Sustainable Futures; Science and Technology; Global Health; Learning; Commerce and Innovation Economy; and Civic Action. Letter of intent and application materials are due Friday, July 22, 2011. Final proposal and support materials are due Friday, October 21, 2011 at 5 p.m. http://www.TheNextFifty.org.

NORTH AMERICAN OUTGAMES VANCOUVER, BC JULY 25-31
www.vancouver2011outgames.com

THREE DOLLAR BILL OUTDOOR CINEMA - 'ROCK & ROLL FANTASY'
Three Dollar Bill Cinema presents 'Rock & Roll Fantasy' outdoor cinema. Unlock your mind and get ready to rock with these fantastic summer movies, full of music and fun! FREE screenings start at dusk. Concessions for sale onsite. Schedule of films: July 29, Xanadu; August 5, Labyrinth; August 12, The Apple; August 19, Footloose. www.threedollarbillcinema.org.

SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY SEEKS VOLUNTEER GARDENERS
The Seattle Public Library is seeking volunteers to help maintain attractive grounds at 12 neighborhood branches this summer and fall. Volunteers will weed gardens, rake leaves and pick up litter. Work parties will be scheduled June through October - on Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 9 a.m. and noon. For more information, contact Anne Vedella, Volunteer Services Coordinator, at anne.vedella@spl.org or 206-386-4614. Volunteer applications can be downloaded from www.spl.org - select 'Support Your Library' and go to the 'Volunteer Opportunities' page.

'17 SWEDISH DESIGNERS' AT NORDIC HERITAGE MUSEUM JUNE 3-AUGUST 21
The Nordic Heritage Museum's new exhibit, '17 Swedish Designers,' features the recent work of young, progressive women working in contemporary industrial and interior design. More than 60 examples of high design in the form of furniture, textiles, glass, and ceramics represent innovative development of objects for everyday use. The museum is located at 3014 NW 67th St. and is open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m. $6 general admission with discounts for seniors, college students, children. www.nordicmuseum.org.

'INJUSTICE AT EVERY TURN' - COMPREHENSIVE TRANSGENDER DISCRIMINATION STUDY SHARES TWO PERSONAL STORIES ON 'IN THE LIFE'
http://www.itlmedia.org/html/other/Injustice%20at%20Every%20Turn.html

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.

'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.

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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