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posted Friday, October 7, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 40
Northwest News
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BORN THIS WAY KAFE FOR URBAN QUEER TEENS AT CAL ANDERSON PARK
On Fridays, 5-9 p.m., at Cal Anderson Shelterhouse (1635 11th Ave., one block north of E. Pine St.), Seattle Parks & Recreation hosts Born This Way Kafe, a welcoming place where LGBTQ youth, friends and allies (ages 13-19) can gather, be themselves, and have fun. Meets every Friday. For more information and to help make it happen, contact Randy at Seattle Parks, 206-883-6110 txt/phone, email randy.wiger@seattle.gov or google "SeattleParksCOD."

VETERANS & SOLDIERS SPEAK OUT AGAINST WAR
On Friday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m., at New Freeway Hall (5018 Rainier Ave. S.) veterans and soldiers speak out against war on the 10th anniversary of the U.S. incursion into Afghanistan. Army Reservist LeAnna Waldbauer, who has served in Iraq, Navy veteran and labor organizer Steve Hoffman, and Gulf War conscientious objector Warren Davis will examine the human and economic costs of U.S. military actions, including the rise of anti-war sentiment and suicide rates among the troops. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Door donation $3. Hearty snack plates for $7. Sliding scale for students, strikers and the unemployed. Sponsored by Freedom Socialist Party. For more information, call 206-722-2453 or email FSPseattle@mindspring.com. Wheelchair accessible.

SISTAH SINEMA - FINDING JULIET AND ROBIN'S HOOD
On Friday, October 7, at 8 p.m., at Chao Bar & Bistro (12th Ave. & E. Pike St.), Sistah Sinema will screen Finding Juliet by Kanithea Powell followed by Robin's Hood by Sara Millman. Both directors will be on-hand during the Q&A following the screenings. After the movie, stay for a night of gaymes, streaming neo-soul music, and Chao's amazing happy hour menu until 1:30 a.m. Tickets: $5. Sistah Sinema = black, womyn, queer, film. "QUEER IT YOURSELF: BE IT, DO IT, MAKE IT"
On Saturday, October 8, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with registration at 9:30 a.m., at Seattle University, Pigott Building, Rooms 202, 203 and 204 (12th Ave. & E. Marion St.), attend a day-long conference for Queer artists in the Northwest. The "Queer It Yourself: Be It, Do It, Make It" conference will provide a space for LGBTQ artists to talk, collaborate, skill share and intellectualize about art, creativity and social justice. Cost is $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. SU students, staff and faculty get in free.

To celebrate the conference, organizers will also present a Queer artist showcase, with shows at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., at the Wyckoff Auditorium on the Seattle University campus. Cost is $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

Advance tickets for the conference and the showcase are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/200477. This event is presented by The Producers' Collective. www.theproducerscollective.weebly.com.

SEATTLE CENTER FESTAL - ARAB FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 8 & 9

On Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., at Fisher Pavilion and Seattle Center Pavilion, the Arab Festival offers exploration and insights into the rich and complex cultures of 22 countries and two continents in the Arab world. The 2011 theme, "Al Noor: Illuminating the Faces of Arab Culture," invites visitors to dance to Arab music, play backgammon, and engage in the culture through exhibits, films, children's music, dance workshops and panel discussions on Arab history and current affairs. Food vendors will offer Middle Eastern fare, including Moroccan and Algerian food and traditional favorites of falafel and shwarma sandwiches. For a full event schedule, visit www.arabcenterwa.org.

"ICON: A CELEBRATION OF DRAG, ART & LIFE" - A BENEFIT FOR SEATTLE COUNSELING SERVICE
On Sunday, October 9, at 5:30 p.m. (VIP reception with hors d'oeuvres and live entertainment plus dinner and show), 6 p.m. (general registration includes dinner and show), 7 p.m. (ICON! begins) at the Grand Hyatt Hotel (721 Pine St.), join Seattle's celebrated entertainer and social activist Aleksa Manila and friends for "Icon: A Celebration of Drag, Art & Life" - a benefit for Seattle Counseling Service. Featuring live entertainment from Jennifer Wagner, Arnaldo! Drag Chanteuse with Victor Janusz, and Jinkz Monsoon. To celebrate the glamour and history of the '80s are Isaac Scott and Ryan Stone of Julia's on Broadway's "Le Faux," plus Nina Maxwell, Diamond St. James, Gaysha Starr and the reigning Queen of Burlesque, Miss Indigo Blue. Plus surprise performances. Tickets: $100-general admission; $125-VIP admission. Advance tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/200461. For more information, visit www.seattlecounseling.org/ICON or 206-323-1768.

GSBA PRIME TIME "PINK $ EXPO"
On Wednesday, October 12, from 4-8 p.m., at Herban Feast - SODO Park (3200 1st Ave. S.) join GSBA members and friends for "Pink $ Expo." Enjoy refreshments, good conversation and browse the tables of GSBA exhibitors at this beautiful venue. Cost: $10-GSBA members, $15-nonmembers, $10 students. RSVP to 206-363-9188; www.thegsba.org.

POZ SEATTLE "COMING OUT" SOCIAL
On Wednesday, October 12, from 6-8 p.m., at The Cuff Complex (13th Ave. & E. Pine St.), join POZSeattle members and supporters in the downstairs bar for socializing, to catch-up with old friends, to make new ones, and a whole lot of fun. There will be light finger food to share. This event is FREE of charge (except for the cost of beverages) and is for all HIV-Positive men, their friends and family, regardless of age, shape, size, gender, or color. POZSeattle is a volunteer social organization run for and by Seattle-area HIV-Positive guys. For more information and to be added to the POZSeattle event promotions email list, email info@pozseattle.org or visit www.pozseattle.org.

SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN BOOK CLUB - THE LADIES
The Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Seattle Area Support Groups Community Center (formerly Dunshee House) (303 17th Ave. E. & E. Thomas St.). Women members have been requesting a book about women, so the October selection is an elegant novel based on the very real, non-fiction, love of two women in the 1770s. Doris Grumbach's The Ladies is her telling of the true story of Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby who became known as the Ladies of Llangollen, two Irish women who defied convention way before their time, eloped and lived as a married couple to be visited by the celebrities of the day.

All GLBTQ folks are welcome to participate in this FREE book club. For more information, email nickdimartin@earthlink.net, visit http://faculty.washington.edu/swittet/SGLBookClub/ or contact SASG at 206-322-2437.

"COMING OUT LOCAL" - A DINNER, DISCUSSION & AUCTION FOR OUT FOR SUSTAINABILITY
On Thursday, October 13, from 5:30-10 p.m., at 415 Westlake (415 Westlake Ave. N.), join OUT for Sustainability for their third annual "Coming Out Local" dinner, discussion and auction, featuring a conscious and tasy, multiple course, locally sourced feast, with inspiring speakers and an auction of goods and services from local LGBTQ celebrating businesses.

Doors open for wine tasting at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark will be the keynote speaker. GSBA executive director Louise Chernin will be honored for her community service. Tickets: $65 at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/194058. www.outforsustainability.org.

COLUMBIA CITY BAKERY SIXTH ANNIVERSARY PARTY & COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING BAKE SALE
On Friday, October 14, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Columbia City Bakery (4865 Rainier Ave. S.) will celebrate their sixth anniversary by donating 100% of their sales dollars for that day to three local community organizations selected by their management team. This year's beneficiaries are Equal Rights Washington, Seward Park Audubon Center, and Homeward Pet Adoption Center.

Two years ago Columbia City Bakery supported the Approve Ref. 71 campaign by baking and selling their Equality Cookies in support of Washington state's Domestic Partnership Law.

Columbia City Bakery has established themselves as one of Seattle's premier scratch bakeries in the city. In addition to their Columbia City location, they are currently selling their baked goods on Sundays at the Broadway Farmers Market, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., through December 18. www.columbiacitybakery.com.

THREE DOLLAR BILL CINEMA - SEATTLE LESBIAN & GAY FILM FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 14-23

www.threedollarbillcinema.org

EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL
OCT. 14-NOV. 6

www.earshot.org

MOUNTAINS TO SOUND GREENWAY TRUST FALL TREE PLANTING
The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust will be hosting a series of native tree and shrub plantings starting Saturday, October 15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and continuing on weekends into December. Volunteers are invited to help with the project at Seattle and King County locations throughout the greenway. The kick-off on Saturday, October 15, at Lake Sammamish State Park, will feature food, music and booths plus plenty of trees to plant. You can sign-up for a full day or half-day of tree planting. For more information and to sign-up, visit www.mtsgreenway.org and look under the VOLUNTEER menu for Tree Planting.

SEATTLE CENTER FESTAL - TURKFEST
OCTOBER 15-16

On Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, from noon-7pm, at Seattle Center's Center House, savor a cup of Turkish coffee or tea and enjoy a taste of Turkish cuisine, while you experience how the Ottoman culture influenced Balkan food, music, dance, customs and language. Enjoy outstanding musical and dance performances. TurkFest offers entertainment, exploration and insights into the culture of Turkey. For a full schedule of events, visit www.turkfest.org.

ROSEHEDGE/MULTIFAITH WORKS - SHANTI TRAINING & CARETEAM TRAINING
Rosehedge/Multifaith Work is seeking volunteers for their Shanti and CareTeam programs. The next Shanti Training will be held over two weekends, October 15-16 and October 22-23. The next CareTeam Training will be held on Saturday, October 22. For more information, contact Cherie Schumacher, Volunteer Program Director, 206-787-8412 or cherie@rosehedge.org. Rosehedge/Multifaith Works serves vulnerable men and women living with HIV/AIDS by providing housing, compassionate health care and supportive services that enhance the quality of their lives. In addition, they unite communities of compassionate care with people living in isolation and loneliness.

COMMUNITY ALLIANCE FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE - 10 YEAR CELEBRATION!
On Saturday, October 15, from 7-11 p.m., at Historic Washington Hall (152 14th Ave., just north of E. Yesler St.), Community Alliance for Global Justice (CAGJ) celebrates 10 years of local organizing for justice in the global economy. Join CAGJ as they celebrate 10 years of accomplishments and take stock of broader social movement victories and get psyched for the next 10 years. Share your favorite activist stories, enjoy tamales, rice and beans, horchata and spirits, hear from CAGJ's founding director, Jeremy Simer, and dance the night away. With special musical guests: Seattle Fandango Project and Gravity Kings. $5-$20 sliding scale donation. Catering by El Rodeo: A Taste of El Salvador.

FALL MAPLE VIEWING WITH BUTOH EVENT AT JAPANESE GARDEN
On Sunday, October 16, from 11-3pm, the Washington Park Arboretum presents a special Fall Maple Viewing Event at the Seattle Japanese Garden (just north of the Arboretum's south entrance, Lake Washington Blvd. E. & E. Madison St.). From noon-1 p.m., five roving rogue ronin (Japanese samurai) butoh performers will be moving through the garden. Admission: $6-general, $4 seniors/students.

"LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!" - THE 2011 LESBIAN & GAY BAND ASSOCIATION CONCERT AT MCCAW HALL
On Sunday, October 16, at 3 p.m., at McCaw Hall (321 Mercer St.) Seattle's Rainbow City Band hosts the 2011 Lesbian & Gay Band Association Concert, "Lights, Camera, Action!" featuring music from the cinema - from silent film to contemporary blockbusters, from quiet romance to thrilling adventures - performed by a 200 member symphonic band comprised of LGBT and allied musicians from around the country. Tickets: $25-$45. Rainbow City Band is offering SGN readers a 25% discount through Ticketmaster. Go to www.LGBA2011.org, click on BUY TICKETS and you'll be taken to the Ticketmaster website. Enter the promotional code RCBLCA under "enter offer code/password" on the Ticketmaster order form to receive the discount.

HEINEKEN CITYARTS FEST2011
OCTOBER 20-22

www.CityArtsFest.com

NATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST TO STOP POLICE BRUTALITY
On Saturday, October 22, at 2 p.m., at Westlake Plaza (4th Ave. & Pine St.), join the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality. Wear black in memory of people murdered by law enforcement. Organized by the October 22 Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. 206-264-5527; oct22seattle@hotmail.com, october22.org.

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR SEATTLE NEIGHBORHOOD & COMMUNITY ARTS EVENTS
Festivals and events color the character of Seattle's neighborhoods. Community groups presenting a neighborhood arts or cultural event in 2012 can apply for funding through the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs' Neighborhood & Community Arts program. The funding program helps Seattle's neighborhood art councils and community-based groups produce annual festivals and events that enhance the visibility of neighborhoods, promote cultural participation, celebrate diversity and build community through arts and culture. Neighborhood arts councils and community-based groups may seek support for a recurring festival or event that has been in existence for at least one year, has a significant arts and cultural component, is open to the public and takes place in Seattle. Applicants are not required to have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

Funded organizations each receive $1,200 to support direct project expenses, including artist fees, marketing and promotional fees, venue and equipment rentals or other production-related expenses. Funds may not be used for fundraising or organizational administrative expenses. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 26. Link to the online application at www.seattle.gov/arts.

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. .

ANSEL ADAMS' MANZANAR PHOTOS AT BAINBRIDGE MUSEUM
"Ansel Adams: A Portrait of Manzanar" at the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum (215 Ericksen Ave. NE, Bainbridge Island, WA) examines the internment-camp experience of West Coast Japanese-Americans during World War II. This new exhibit of photos from the Library of Congress includes some of Ansel Adams' images that have never been exhibited before. The museum is open Monday-Sunday (closed on Tuesdays), 1-4 p.m. (with extended hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. during the summer) and is a short walk from the Bainbridge ferry terminal. Admission: $4 adults, $3 students/seniors, $6 family, museum members and children under 5 free. An outdoor picnic area is available nearby. 206-842-2773. www.bainbridgehistory.org. The exhibit runs through December 7, 2012.

"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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