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posted Friday, January 27, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 04


Calendar Listings
from Saturday, January 28 to Sunday, February 5

FOR A CALENDAR LISTING: Send details to: SGN, Attn: Community Calendar, 1605 12th Ave, Ste 31, Seattle, WA 98122. SGN phone: 324-4297. Fax: 322-7188. E-mail: INCLUDE: Date, time, location, contact phone # for publication (if possible), brief description of event & sponsoring organization. DEADLINE: Tuesday 5pm.

ACCESSIBILITY: Is your event accessible to LGBTQ people with disabilities? See Jean’s List webpage for Marla Nonken’s disabilities accommodations lists.

NOTE:  Phone numbers accompanying listings are within area code (206) & locations of meetings/events are in Seattle unless otherwise noted.

SATURDAY - January 28

Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 9am. Greenlake (outside Evans Pool). Every Saturday. GLBT running & walking club sponsors weekly runs, monthly potlucks, track & field activity, annual Run With Pride. 448-8518.

Music of Remembrance Sparks of Glory Series: “Between Two Worlds.” 2pm. Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N. This event showcases the avant garde art music of Russian composer Joel Engel. Engel’s “Dybbuk Suite” was influenced by folk legends & melodies transmitted across generations by Hassidic Jews from Russia’s Pale of Settlement. FREE.

Oasis Youth Center in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 6pm-12 midnight. Call for location & details. Every Saturday. (253) 671-2838. www.oasisyouth (Also meets Thursdays & Fridays 4-10pm.)

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 6pm. Bus-accessible Central Area location. Every Saturday. Games also on Tuesdays & Thursdays. $4 fee includes coffee & snacks. For more information visit www.rainbowbridge or email

“An Evening at the Mocambo.” 6pm-door; 7pm-show. The Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle and the Olympic & Rainier Empire College of Monarchs presents an evening of fine drag entertainment featuring the Emperors and Empresses of Seattle from 1972 to 2011, including Queen Mother Scotty I and King Father John Frangelico, La Trina Bidet, Coco Vaughn, Larry Ryan, Candace Derriere, Eric Bonesteel, Bruce Butler, and more! Hosted by Nina Maxwell and Aleksa Manila. $7 suggested donation at the door.

Gaysha Starr’s 40th Birthday Celebration at Neighbours. Doors at 9pm. Neighbours Nightclub, 1509 12th Ave, entrance in alley. You are cordially invited to cocktails to celebrate the 40th birthday of Robert Matencio (aka Gaysha Starr). Must be 21+ with ID.

SUNDAY - January 29

For a directory of GLBT-friendly religious organizations in Washington state, visit and scroll down the first page of either section to see Multifaith Works’ 2007-2008 Directory of Inclusive Faith Communities (some information may not be current). For information on GLBT-friendly Christian churches around the world visit

Center for Spiritual Living. Services 8:25, 9:45, 11:30am. 5801 Sand Point Way NE. Info 527-8801 ext 203,

Ravenna United Methodist Church. 5751 33rd Ave NE. 8:30am-A reconciling congregation, fully inclusive and affirming of LGBTQ persons. 525-7988.

Wallingford United Methodist Church. 8:30am & 11am-Worship (10am during summer). 2115 N 42nd St. A progressive congregation. I547-6945 (office); 285-5077 (George).

Hiking Group. 8:45am. Uptown Espresso, 500 Westlake Ave N. Every Sunday year-round, rain or shine for moderate to strenuous day hikes. 323-8382. Group/

Seattle Unity Church. 9am & 11am-Sunday Services. 200 8th Ave N. 622-8475;

University Congregational United Church of Christ. All ages education 9am, Worship 10am. 4515 16th Ave NE. UCUCC is an open & affirming congregation. 524-2322;

Seattle Soto Zen. 9:15am-Zazen Instruction, 9:30am-Zazen. 101 Nickerson St, Lower Level. Follow the traditional forms of the Soto school of Zen in a spirit of warmth & inclusion. 323-1659, www.seattlesoto

Tacoma First United Methodist Church. 9:30am-Worship, 11am-Adult Education. 423 Martin Luther King Way, Tacoma. (253) 627-0129, www.fumc

All Pilgrims Christian Church. 10am-Worship. 500 Broadway E. A congregation of the Disciples of Christ & the United Church of Christ. 322-0487,

Central Lutheran Church. 10am-Worship. 1710 11th Ave (just north of E Pine St). An open & affirming church, which in Lutheran churches is called “Reconciled in Christ.” 322-7500.
East Shore Unitarian Church. 10am-Sunday Service. 12700 SE 32nd St, Bellevue. An open & affirming congregation. (425) 747-3780.

Gay Men’s Bowling in Everett. 10am. Evergreen Lanes, 5111 Claremont Way, Everett. Every Sunday. Spectators welcome. Join us for lunch afterwards! Sponsored by the Snohomish County Gay Men’s Task Force. For info email John at

Gethsemane Lutheran Church. 10am-Worship. 911 Stewart St. A downtown faith community centered in justice. An open & affirming congregation. 682-3620.

Rainier Valley Unitarian Congregation. 10am. 835 Yesler Way. 722-4880,

Seattle Sunday Bowlers. 10am. West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave SW (at SW Oregon St). Open bowl every Sunday for the GLBT community & friends. You don’t have to worry about how you bowl! $4.25 + $1 shoe rental. 329-1515.

Living Water Fellowship. 10:30am-Worship. 7204 NE 175th St, Kenmore. All GLBT welcome. Pastor Susan George. 963-0807. www.livingwaterwa. com

Grace Gospel Chapel. 11am-Worship. 2052 NW 64th St. Oldest independent church ministering primarily to the Gay & Lesbian community. 784-8495.

Emerald City Metropolitan Community Church Seattle. 11am-Worship. Chapel at University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd St. MCC is Seattle’s oldest Gay-friendly church. 325-2421,

Meditation for GBT Men. 11am-1pm. Cal Anderson House, 400 Broadway. Suitable for beginning & experienced meditators. Sponsored by Dharma Buddies. Contact Forrest Rode, 920-6177, or Mike Chin (509) 990-0007. Women may wish to contact our sister meditation group via

St Paul’s United Church of Christ. 11am-Worship. 6512 12th Ave NW. An “open & affirming” congregation.  783-6733;

Holy Covenant International Christian Community Church. 12pm. 4525 19th Ave NE. Outreach to the LGBT community.

Just for Today. 12-1:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Sunday. Drop-in 12-step group (Narcotics Anonymous) open to anyone in recovery. 322-2437;

Paths to Recovery Al-Anon Family Group. 12-1:30pm. Seattle University Student Center, 901 12th Ave, Room 122. Every Sunday. LGBTQ supported. The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives & friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength & hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness & that changed attitudes can aid recovery. Greater Seattle AIS 24-hour number 625-0000;

Sojourner Truth Unity Fellowship Church. 12pm-Worship & Fellowship. Rainier City Bldg, 1265 S. Main St. #106 (14th & Main). All are welcome. Rev. Harriet Walden, 380-1710.

Rain City Soccer Club - Ripple Effect. Every Sunday afternoon. Location varies. Ripple Effect soccer team plays a weekly recreational scrimmage game for Gay guys in Seattle. Perfect for guys looking for more relaxed play, who are just getting back into soccer, just learning the game and/or want to supplement their competitive play with a recreational team. To sign up visit

Sno-GLOBE Equality Alliance Winter Film Festival in Everett. 1-6pm. Everett PUD Theatre, 2320 California St, Everett. Features films that draw attention to the lives & hearts of LGBT people & their stories young & old. For a list of films & showtimes visit Tickets $10.

Daring Divorced Divas. 3-5pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Sunday. A support group for Lesbian women dealing with divorce, separation & transformation. To attend this group please contact the facilitator at SASG 322-2427;

Meditation Class. 5-6:30pm. Rainbow Natural Remedies, 409 15th Ave. Every Sunday. Every class includes guided meditation, teachings from Buddha that have practical application in our busy modern lives & time for questions & discussion. You do not need to be a Buddhist to benefit from the class. Everyone is welcome. We ask a $10 donation but no one is turned away for lack of funds. The class is a branch of Kadampa Meditation Center Washington. 526-9565,

Orca Swim Team Workout. Sun: 5-6:15pm; Mon/Weds/Fri: 7:30-8:45pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. Every Sun, Mon, Wed & Fri. Pre-registration required. Orca Swim Team workouts are for both competitive & recreational swimmers.

Simply Sundays. 5:30-7pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Sunday. Peer support for recovery from substance abuse. 322-2437;

Shame to Grace Sunday SAA. 6-7:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Sunday. SAA is a fellowship of men & women who share their experience, strength & hope with each other so they may overcome their sexual addiction & help others recover from sexual addiction or dependency. Seattle SAA helpline 237-8828, SAA International Service Organization 1-800-477-8191. SASG 322-2437;

Pride League Bowling. 6:30pm. West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave SW. Every Sunday (except during the summer). Regular league bowling. Jeff, 932-3731. [NO June, July, August - resumes after Labor Day]

Integrity/Puget Sound. 7pm-Worship & Fellowship. St. Mark’s Cathedral, Thomson Chapel, 1245 10th Ave E. Integrity is an international ministry of Gay & Lesbian Episcopalians, their friends & families, dedicated to education, support & service within the Church & the GLBT community. (425) 226-2746.

Lisa Koch Birthday Bash. Doors/Dinner 5pm, Show 7pm. The Triple Door, 216 Union St. Features singer/comedian Lisa Koch, Pianist Roxanna Ward & LA comic Jennie McNulty. Tickets $18 in advance, $20 at the door.

Noche Latina - Latino Night. 10pm. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway. Every Sunday.

MONDAY - January 30

Women Facing HIV. 12noon-1:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Monday. Drop-in peer support group for women living with HIV/AIDS. 322-2437.

SOBER - On Meds. 1-2pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Monday. 12-step group open to anyone in recovery & living on a medicine regimen. 322-2437;

Strength Over Speed. 2-3:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. FREE drop-in support group (not a 12 step) for Gay & Bi men who desire recovery from meth. For information visit SASG 322-2437;

Gay Social Dinner Club of Snohomish County. Every Monday. An informal group of Gay men living in Snohomish County meet for dinner at Snohomish County restaurants. For information, location & to RSVP contact Ricardo at socialdinnerclub@yahoo. com or phone (360) 722-1664.

Healing Words. 6:30-8pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Monday. Drop-in group open to all who are healing from trauma, addiction, or just the challenges of life in general.  322-2437;

Freely Speaking Toastmasters. 7pm. FredLind Manor, 1802 17th Ave. Every Monday (except holidays & the last Mondays in August & December).

Orca Swim Team Workout. 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)

Trans Youth Group. 7-8:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Monday. A chance for youth to talk with others about their experiences & concerns related to identifying as Transgender.

Lambert House Art Night. 7:30-9:30pm. 1818 15th Ave. Every Monday. Bring your ideas & let’s have some fun. 322-2515,

Unity Gay Men’s AA Group in Tacoma. 7:30pm. New Heart MCC, 759 S 45th St. Tacoma. Every Monday. (253) 474-8897.

Les Be Honest. 8-9pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Monday. Open women only AA group. 322-2437;

TUESDAY - January 31

Homeless Services for Youth, Ages 14-22. 1-4pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Tuesday & Friday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515,

Simply Positive. 2:30-4pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Tuesday. Drop-in support & social group for anyone HIV/AIDS positive. 322-2437;

Artful Expression. 6-7:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Tuesday. This is an ongoing art group to visualize the journey thru creative expression. 322-2437;

Strength Over Speed. 6-7:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. FREE drop-in support group (not a 12 step) for Gay & Bi men who desire recovery from meth. For information visit SASG 322-2437;

Diverse Harmony. 6:30-9pm. Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. Every Tuesday. Diverse Harmony is the nation’s first Gay/Straight Alliance Youth Chorus. Youths ages 13-22 are welcome regardless of sexual orientation.

Queer Young Females Group - For Female-Identified Youth, Ages 22 & Under. 6:30-7:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Tuesday. Topics range from family issues to school happenings to like/lust/love relationships. All Queer females welcome. Come discuss how smart. strong Queer women live their lives. 322-2515, www.

Different Drummers. Intermediate 7-8:15pm; Beginners 8:20-9:30pm. Every Tuesday. Hand drumming classes for Gay men. It’s easy, it’s fun & anyone can do it! Learn traditional African & Afro-Caribbean rhythms & basic hand drumming techniques. Experience a real sense of connection & spirituality. Drums are provided. For information & location call Dennis, 363-4500 or

Over 40’s Group - For Lesbian Women 40 & Older. 7-8:30pm. University Congregational Church, 4515 16th Ave NE, Pilgrim Room. Every Tuesday. Open group for Lesbian women, 40 & older, in every stage of coming out or being out. Lots of social activities in addition to Tuesday meetings. 545-3521.

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. Bus-accessible Central Area location. Every Tuesday. (See Saturday listing at 6pm.)

Ageless. 7:30-9pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Tuesday. Drop-in social, support & discussion group for maturing Gay & Bi men of all ages. 322-2437;

FREE Beginning ASL Lessons. 7:30pm. The Elite, 1520 E Olive Way. Every Tuesday. Have you ever wanted to learn basic American Sign Language? If so, you can get some FREE beginning ASL instruction. Meets in the loft. 860-0999.

Here & Now Gay & Lesbian AA Meeting in Tacoma. 7:30pm. Christ Episcopal Church, 310 N “K” St, Tacoma. Every Tuesday.

Positive Outlook. 7:30-9pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Tuesday. A confidential support group for Gay & Bi men who have been living long-term with HIV. We come together to share our journeys both in the success we have had living with HIV as well as the challenges HIV presents to us. 322-2437;

Spiritual Empowerment. 7:30-9pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. A group for all LGBT & friends of any spiritual belief to explore how spiritual practice can enrich their life. 322-2437;

Tuesday Night Sex Addicts Anonymous (GLBTQI). 7:30-9pm. All Pilgrims Christian Church, 500 Broadway E. Every Tuesday. SAA is a fellowship of men & women whose primary purpose is to stop addictive sexual behavior & help others recover from sexual addiction. Seattle SAA helpline 237-8828. SAA International Service Organization 1-800-477-8191.

Seattle Otters Water Polo Team. 8-9:30pm. Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave E (at E Cherry St).  Every Tuesday & Thursday. GLBT & GLBT-friendly co-ed water polo team is open to all who want to play. Check our website for up to the minute details, or call the Otter Hotline 414-8797.

WEDNESDAY - February 1

Mature Friends Morning Exercise/Health & Fitness Get-Together. 10am. Ballard Odd Fellows Hall Bldg, 1706 NW Market St. Every Wednesday. An hour of health-related activities, followed by a walk around Greenlake & lunch at a local restaurant. MF is a social group for Gay men & women, 40 years & over.

Women’s HIV+ Support Group in Tacoma. 1-3pm. Pierce County AIDS Foundation, 3520 S Pine St, Tacoma - 3 blocks east of Tacoma Mall. Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesday each month. (253) 383-2565.

True Colors: Connecting LGBTQ Teens in Shoreline. 4-5pm. Every Wednesday. Discussing your important issues, building a supportive community. For information, location & to REGISTER call Lindsay Bagley 362-7282 x 8018 or email

GLOBE (GLBTQ Loving Ourselves, Becoming Empowered): A Support Group & HIV/STD Prevention for Youth (14-20) in Everett. 6-8pm. CCA Building, 3331 Broadway - Bottom Floor, Everett. Every Wednesday. Sponsored by PFLAG Everett chapter. (425) 263-2908.

Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club. 6-7:15pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Wednesday. Discuss the best LGBT novels with other book-lovers in a safe, comfortable conversation. Come once or come every week. Check our website for this month’s book. SASG 322-2437;

Lotus Sisters with Arinna Weisman. 6:30pm. Columbia City Church of Hope, 3818 S Angeline St. Meets every Wednesday. Drop-in Buddhist meditation Sangha for LBTQ women.;

Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 6:30pm. Volunteer Park (in front of Black Sun across for museum). Every Wednesday. (See Saturday at 9am.)

Ingersoll All-Trans Drop-In Support Group. 7-9pm. Seattle Counseling Services, 1216 Pine St, Suite 300. All Transgender, Gender Variant, Gender Queer, Gender Questioning, allies, family & friends are welcome. This is a drop in group to get & give support, social interaction & information for the whole Gender community.

PFLAG/Renton Monthly Meeting. 7pm. St Luke’s Episcopal Church, 99 Wells Ave S, Renton. Meets 1st Wednesday each month. PFLAG/Renton: 425-235-4139. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724.

Seattle Movie Bears Movie Night. Check website for details. Every Wednesday night. Gay & Bi men enjoy a movie at a local theater with opportunity to socialize before & after movies. More info: com/group/seattlemoviebears; or e-mail: seattlemovie

Sex, Dating & Healthy Relationships. 7-8pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month. For LGBTQ youth that want to learn new things & explore all sorts of ideas around sex, identity & sexual relationships. 322-2515,

HIV/AIDS Support Group. 7:30-9pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Wednesday. Please arrive by 7:30pm. FREE peer-facilitated emotional support group for HIV+ men who are newly diagnosed or newly dealing. 322-2437;

Mature Friends Weekly Bridge Group. 7:30pm. Call for location. Every Wednesday. All levels welcome. MF is a social organization for Gay men & women, 40 years & over.

Orca Swim Team Workout. 7:30-8:45pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)

Washington Gender Alliance Open Support Meeting in Everett. 7:30-9pm. Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave, Everett. Every Wednesday. Trained peer facilitators lead a structured support meeting helping people deal with issues of gender identity & expression. All adults are welcomed, including those who are questioning, allies, or identify as FTM, MTF, Transgender, Queer, or Intersex, among others. (360) 445-2411; www.washingtongender

Pride Skate Seattle. 9-11pm. Southgate Roller Rink, 9646 17th Ave SW. First Wednesday of every month. $7 admission includes skate rental. Must be 18+. After-party at Company, 9608 16th Ave SW, with drink specials & karaoke.

THURSDAY - February 2

Alcoholics Anonymous “Sober & Safe Group.” 12noon-1pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Open meeting of AA. 322-2437;

BABES Women’s Support Group/Lunch Meeting. 12 noon-2pm. Call for location. Every Thursday. The BABES Network is a peer led agency; a sisterhood of women facing HIV together. 720-5566 or 888-292-1912;

Oasis Youth Center in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 4-10pm. Call for location & details. Every Thursday. (253) 671-2838, (Also Fridays 4-10pm & Saturdays 6pm-12 midnight.)

Q Hour. 4:30-5:30pm. Orion Center, 1828 Yale Ave. 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month. A group for LGBTQ youth 13-21 & their allies. Sponsored by Youthcare. FREE. 622-5555 x 212.

First Thursday Art Walk in Downtown Seattle/Pioneer Square. 5-9pm. Art galleries in Downtown Seattle/Pioneer Square host opening night receptions. Seattle Art Museum is free today.

Write Your Heart Out - A Queer Youth & Allies Writing Group. 5:30-6:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Thursday. We all have a story to tell. What is yours? Write Your Heart Out is a safe place for Queer youth & allies 22 & under to explore one’s self thru the written word. Fiction, non-fiction & poetry will be encouraged & supported. 322-2515, www.lambert

Come Out For Yourself (COFY). 6-7:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Thursday. Peer support for people dealing with issues of sexual orientation. 322-2437;

Seattle Human Rights Commission. 6-8pm. Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Ave. Meets 1st Thursday each month. SHRC is made up of 15 citizen representatives who advise the Mayor, the City Council, & all City of Seattle Depts in matters regarding human rights. Meetings open to the public. 684-4540.

Shifting Gears. 6-7:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Thursday. Drop-in support group (non 12-step) for anyone of any orientation or gender who desires recovery from drugs or alcohol. 322-2437;

B-GLAD (Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Trans & Questioning Adolescent Drop-In Group). 6:30-8pm. Call for location. Every Thursday. Sponsored by Youth Eastside Services, which offers many programs for GLBT youth. (425) 747-4937.

Boys’ Group - For Male-Identified Youth, Ages 14-22. 7-8:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Thursday. Youth take the opportunity to talk about issues that relate to their everyday lives, with the facilitation of a male volunteer. 322-2515 ext 16.

Lambert House Queer Movie Night. 7-9:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Friday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515,

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. Bus-accessible Central Area location. Every Thursday. (See Saturday listing at 6pm.)

Buddhism & Recovery. 7:30-9pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Thursday. A meditation/recovery group. 322-2437;

Gay Fathers Association of Seattle. 7:30-9pm. Group Health, 201 16th Ave E, Central Bldg, Lower Atrium. Every Thursday. Support meetings for Gay fathers & Gay men who are currently or previously married. Safe, anonymous, non-judgmental environment of caring fathers & friends. or our message board at

Emerald City Social Club. 7:30pm. Call for details & location - phone staffed most Tuesday evenings or leave message. Meets 1st Thursday each month. ECSC is a confidential crossdressing social & support organization for Transvestite & Transsexual individuals, primarily MTF, which offers confidential membership, private monthly meetings, frequent events on the town, & help in coming out. (425) 827-9494.

Gay Male Sexuality & Relationships. 7:30-9pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave. E. Every Thursday. A discussion group that is strictly focused on sexual topics and relationship issues related to being a Gay male. 322-2437;

Seattle Otters Water Polo Team. 8-9:30pm. Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave E (at E Cherry St). Every Tuesday & Thursday. (See Tuesday listing at 8pm.)

FRIDAY - February 3

Homeless Services for Youth, Ages 14-22. 1-4pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Tuesday & Friday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515,

Oasis Youth Center in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 4-10pm. Call for location & details. Every Friday. (253) 671-2838, (Also Thursdays 4-10pm & Saturdays 6pm-12 midnight.)

Born This Way Kafe. 5-9pm. Cal Anderson Park Shelterhouse, 1635 11th Ave. Every Friday. A welcoming place where LGBTQ youth ages 13-19, friends & allies can gather, be themselves & have fun. 883-6110,

La Movida. 6-7pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Todos los Viernes. Una junta bilingue para la comunidad GLBTQ en recuperacion de adicciones. Para mas informacion visita o llame 322-7700.

Strength Over Speed. 6-7:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. FREE drop-in support group (not a 12-step) for Gay & Bi men who desire recovery from meth. SASG 322-2437;

First Fridays in Yakima. 7-9pm. 223 N 1st St, Yakima. Meets 1st & 3rd Fridays. Social, support, education & advocacy group for the Yakima area GLBTQ community & their allies. All are welcomed & invited. (509) 576-0276.

Seattle Prime Timers Coffee Reunion. 7pm. Starbucks, 1600 E Olive Way. Meets the 1st & 3rd Friday of every month. Metro routes 8, 9, 14, 43, 49 & 60. 329-0793;

LGBT Friday Night Al-Anon Family Group. 8pm. Gay City, 511 E Pike St (temporary meeting location). Every Friday. The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives & friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength & hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness & that changed attitudes can aid recovery. Greater Seattle AIS 24-hour number 625-0000;

Destiny Gay AA Group in Tacoma. 7:30pm. New Heart MCC, 759 S 45th St, Tacoma. Every Friday. (253) 474-8897.

Orca Swim Team Workout. 7:30-8:45pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)

Pioneers & Warriors TM. 7:30-9pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Friday. Peer support group for Gay & Bi men over 40 - honoring the past, accepting the present & embracing the future. Group attendance requires facilitator approval. Please contact Joel Davis at 261-6616. SASG 322-2437;

SATURDAY - February 4

(See previous Saturday for ongoing activities.)

Book Reading & Bradley Manning Presentation. 3pm. Revolution Books, 89 S Washington St. Learn the truth about Bradley Manning who has been tortured awaiting trial & faces life imprisonment. The 24-year-old Army intelligence analyst is accused of leaking the “collateral murder” video of a US helicopter attack that killed 11 civilians & wounded 2 children in Baghdad & also faces charges of sharing documents with WikiLeaks. Gulf War resister Jeff Paterson is touring the West Coast with the Free Bradley Manning campaign & will read from the new book About Face: Military Resisters Turn Against War. www.revolution

SUNDAY - February 5

(See previous Sunday for ongoing activities.)

Border Riders Motorcycle Club First Sunday Ride. 9am-rendezvous; 9:30am. Broadway Grill, 314 Broadway E. Meets 1st Sunday each month. BRMC provides a social & educational fraternity for individuals interested in recreational motorcycle touring.

Lotus Sisters. 11am-1:15pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Meets the 1st Sunday of every month. Drop-in Buddhist meditation Sangha for LBTQ women.;

Rain City Jacks. West Queen Anne/Interbay. 1st Sunday each month, 2pm; 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month, 7pm. Location & membership details provided upon request. RCJ is a friendly, sex-positive & non-profit private club. Membership required. Adult men only. Enrollment available at the door., email or call 1-888-809-5033.

PFLAG/Kittitas County. 4-5:30pm. First United Methodist Church, 3rd & Ruby Sts, Ellensburg. Meets the first Sunday of every month. For information, (509) 925-7937.

St Aelred’s Independent Catholic Church in Olympia. 5pm. Olympia Unitarian Church, 2200 East End St NW, Olympia. Meets 1st & 3rd Sundays each month. Worship for the GLBT community & friends in the Roman Catholic, Anglican & other liturgical faiths tradition. Fr. Bob Withrow, (360) 664-5449.


Allyship - an organization of LGBTQ individuals fighting for economic and social justice. www.LGBTQ,, 279-8169.

American Veterans for Equal Rights -

Another Gay Social Club! -

Bellingham/Whatcom County - www.theslowlane. com/guide.html

Bent Writing Institute promotes written & spoken word in our LGBT communities. Bent offers affordable classes & workshops for Queer-identified people. For more information or to sign up for a class, email Visit or find us on Facebook. For upcoming events join our mailing list by emailing

BiNet Seattle is a mixed gender, social group for Bisexuals, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks - Seattle Bisexual Women’s Network -

Bremerton/Kitsap County -

Capitol Hill Alano Club is an umbrella organizing sponsoring LGBTQ-supported recovery meetings including AA, Al-Anon, CLA, CML, GA, NA, SAA, SLAA, OA, XA & Spanish-speaking AA. CHAC is currently looking for a new home., 860-9560 or call 587-2838. (Groups formerly meeting at CHAC are currently meeting at SASG (Seattle Area Support Groups) and other locations. Check out the SGN’s Community Calendar listings to find these groups.)

Central Washington University GALA Hotline: (509) 963-1994.

DIFFA/Seattle (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS). 763-8885;

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT: Crisis Clinic, 461-3222 (24 hour line); King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) - 24-hour crisis line for information, support, & medical & legal assistance: 1-888-99-VOICE; Northwest Network - support & advocacy for Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse & Dating Violence, 568-7777 (voice), 517-9670 (tty),; Pierce County Domestic Violence Helpline: Teresa, (253) 798-4166; Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities - offers on-going support groups for men: 323-1768; Seattle Police Dept Domestic Violence Unit, 684-0330; State Wide Domestic Violence Hot Line, 1-800-562-6025. In an emergency call 911. Report domestic violence and sexual assault.

Equal Rights Washington - 324-2570; www.equal

Everett/Snohomish Cty -

Gay City organizes events & activities for Gay & Bi men & offers anonymous & confidential HIV/STD testing at the Center for LGBT Health, 511 E Pike St. More info or to schedule an appointment, 860-6969.
Gay & Lesbian National Hotline (GLNH): 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564). Non-profit, peer-counseling, information & local resources telephone hotline for GLBT people across the country.

GLSEN/WA - Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network - 330-2099;

Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) - 363-9188;

HIV/AIDS Program, Seattle/King County Dept of Public Health, provides confidential/anonymous information about & testing for HIV/AIDS. 205-7837. For a comprehensive list of HIV/AIDS service organizations see the GSBA Guide or visit or call Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 328-8979.

Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle & the Olympic & Rainier Empire -

In The Life -

Lambert House - 322-2515;

LGBT Library - 511 E Pike St. Open Mon-Fri 2-8pm; Sat 2-5pm. A wide range of fiction and non-fiction for the LGBT community and allies can be borrowed free of charge.

LGBT MS Connection - 250-5002; LGBTMS Support group for LGBT persons with MS and their partners and their caregivers. Sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Lifelong AIDS Alliance - 328-8979, www.lifelongaids

MEN: Gay City: 860-6969,; Knights of Mantra: 329-0886,; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over,; Northwest Bears: www.nw; The Olympians:; POZSeattle:; Q-Squared:; Rain City Jacks: 888-809-5035,; Seattle Gay Couples:  www.; Seattle Men in Leather: www.seattlemeninleather. org; Seattle Prime Timers: Gay & Bi men 40 & over, www.seattle

MUSIC: Diverse Harmony:; Rainbow City Band: 1-866-841-9139 ext 2126;; www.rainbowcity; Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus: 388-1408, 323-0750. www.flying house. org.

Northwest Rainbow Alliance for the Deaf -

Olympia/Thurston County:  www.RainbowCenterOly. org

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates/Seattle Regional Affiliate supports the work of LGBT employees and the growing number of ERGs (Employee Resource Groups) making a difference within local companies, including Alaska Airlines,, Amgen, AT&T, Bank of America, Deloitte, Macy’s, Microsoft, Russell Investments, Safeco Insurance, Starbucks Coffee, Xerox.

PARENTHOOD: Families Like Ours provides a gateway for LGBT families interested in adoption & provides a network of safe placement agencies, training, support & resources: 441-7602, www.familieslikeours. org; Family Works offers support, information & activities for LGBT families: 694-6727, www.familyworks seattle. org; Gay Fathers’ Association of Seattle offers support groups & social activities: www.gfas. org; Maybe Baby,; Proud & Loud Families - Northwest,,; Queer Parent Networking Dinners: Deann, 568-7777,; Rainbow Families of Puget Sound:

Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)/Washington State: 325-7724,, with directory of PFLAG chapters in Washington State;; National PFLAG,

PEOPLE OF COLOR: Asian/Pacific Islander Queer Network Project at the API Safety Center, April, 467-9976; Center for MultiCultural Health, 461-6910,; Entre Hermanos, GLBT Latinos/as, 322-7700,; Ile LaiLai, 781-3565,; Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT), 923-8313,,; People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN), 322-7061; Seattle Two Spirit, SeattleTwoSpirit@; Sistah 2 Sistah, LBT women of African descent, 322-7061, 255-8951; Trikone-Northwest, GLBT South Asians, (425) 985-4376, www.trikonenw. org; Two-Spirit Honor Project, 1-866-685-0164.

Pride Foundation - 323-3318; www.pridefoundation. org

Project NEON is a program of Seattle Counseling Service providing FREE information & services to Gay & Bi men to reduce health risks associated with methamphetamine use. 323-1768.

Public Health-Seattle & King County Online Comprehensive Health Information for Sexual Minorities:

Q Law: The GLBT Bar Association of WA - 682-6711;

Q Law GLBT Legal Clinic - 235-7235.

Resource & Referral Line can connect you to LGBT-friendly resources throughout Puget Sound and beyond. Call 323-LGBT Mon-Fri 2-8pm; Sat 2-5pm. At other times leave voice mail and your call will be returned. Or visit to view list of resources online or through Facebook.

Rosehedge/Multifaith Works - 324-1520;

Safe Schools Coalition - www.safeschools

SEAMEC interviews, researches & rates candidates for public office on issues of concern to the LGBT community.

Seattle Area Support Groups & Community Center (SASG) is a non-profit organization that builds community and cultivates powerful, healthy lives by providing emotional support and personal development services to those affected by HIV/AIDS, the Queer communities, and those who love them. Our work is done in a spirit of safety, trust, inclusiveness, and celebration of individual differences. 322-2437;

Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities - 684-4503.

Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities is a community mental health service for GLBT persons & their families providing comprehensive mental health services on a sliding scale. 323-1768.

Seattle Police Department Sexual Minorities Community Advisory Council:

Seattle Treatment Education Project (STEP) E-zine is an electronic resource distributed to people affected by HIV/AIDS, case managers, front line workers & other health professionals. Now a part of Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 328-8979,

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network - (202) 328-3244;

Shanti - 324-1520;

SHIFT: A Peer Recovery Network - www.shift

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Abbey of St. Joan - 860-3666;

Snohomish Health District HIV/AIDS Program provides free confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, until 7pm Tuesdays. (425) 339-5298.

Spokane/Inland Northwest -;

SPORTS & RECREATION: Bent Car Guys:; Border Riders Motorcycle Club:; Bottom Dwellers Scuba Club:; Capitol Hill Cyclers: join their Facebook group or email or; Cascade Flyers:; Different Spokes Bicycling Club:; Emerald City Mudhen Rugby:; Emerald City Softball Association: www.emeraldcitysoftball. org,; Ethyl Forever Car Club: CarClub/; Festival of the Babes: www.festivalofthe; Hiking Group: 323-8382; Jet City Hoops:; Olympic Yacht Club:; OutVentures: outdoor education & recreation activities,; Pacific Northwest Gay Rodeo Association: www.pacific; Puddletown Squares: www.puddletown; Rain City Soccer: www.raincitysoccer. org;  Rain Country: a country-western dance organization catering to the LGBTQ community but open to all,; Seattle Frontrunners:; Seattle Orca Swim Team:; Seattle Otters Water Polo:; Seattle Quake Rugby:; Seattle Tennis Alliance:; Seattle Unified Bowling Association (SUBA):,, www.thepride, Century 21 League; Seattle United Soccer League:; Seattle Volleyball Club:; Ski Buddies: www.; Team Seattle Gay Sports Network is an umbrella organization for a wide range of local GLBT sports activities, 367-4064, (see website for comprehensive list of sports clubs); Triangle Recreation Camp at Bender Creek: recreational camping for GLBT folks. Must be 21; ID required.,, 1122 E Pike St #1069, Seattle 98122-3934.

Strength Over Speed -

Tacky Tourist Clubs of America, Seattle Chapter -;; 1122 E Pike St PMB 905, Seattle, WA 98122-3934.

Tacoma/Pierce County - Rainbow Center, 741 St Helens Ave, a resource center for the LGBTIQA community of Pierce County, (253) 383-2318, www.

TRANSGENDER: Emerald City Social Club: (425) 827-9494; Gender Odyssey: www.genderodyssey. com; Hermanos Trans Latino & Foreign-Born Support Group: 322-7700; Ingersoll Gender Center: 329-6651,; Washington Gender Alliance: (360) 445-2411, www.washington

WOMEN: BABES: support groups for HIV+ women. 720-5566, 1-888-292-1912; Festival of the Babes:; Lesbians Over 40: 722-0729; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over,; Older Lesbians Organizing for Change/WA State Chapter:,,; Pacific Northwest Lesbian Archives:; RainshadowWomen:; Seattle Girls of Leather:; Tacoma Lesbian Concern (TLC): www.tacomalesbianconcern. org; WOWS: a fun, member-driven social group for Lesbians, westseattle; YWCA Women’s Health Outreach: providing low or no-cost mammograms for income eligible 40+ LBTQ individuals. Follow us at, or email, 436-8671.

Yakima:  First Fridays - (509) 576-0276.

YOUTH: B-GLAD (Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Trans & Questioning Adolescent Drop-In Group): Youth Eastside Services offers many programs for GLBT youth, including B-GLAD, (425) 747-4937; Diverse Harmony: www.diverseharmony. org;  GLSEN/Washington State (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) & Washington State GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) Network: GLSEN works to create safe schools for LGBT students. A GSA Network supports youth-led GSA’s to fight harassment & homophobia in Washington state schools. 330-2099; www.glsenwa. org; GLOBE (GLBTQ Loving Ourselves, Becoming Empowered): a support group & HIV/STD prevention program for GLBTQ youth, 14-20, in Everett, (425) 263-2908,; It Gets Better Project:; Lambert House: an activities & resource center for LGBT youth, 14-22, in Seattle, 322-2515,; www.MatthewsPlace.comOasis Youth Center: for GLBTQ youth, ages 14-25, in Tacoma, (253) 671-2838, www.oasisyouthcen; Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)/Puget Sound: 325-7724,; Safe Schools Coalition:; 632-0662 ext 49 (non-emergency), 1-888-99-VOICE (crisis line); Seattle Young People’s Project (Queer Youth Resource Board): 860-9606,; Teen Link: 461-4922, 1-888-431-TEEN; The Trevor Project: 866-4-U-Trevor;; True Colors - Connecting LGBTQ Teens: in Shoreline, 362-7282 x 8018,; YouthCare/Orion Center: 622-5555; YouthCare/Isis Program (Transitional Living Home for LGBTQ Young Adults, 18-22): 522-8412; Youth Suicide Prevention Program (OUTLoud-GLBTQ): 297-5922, ext 116, 1-800-273-TALK,

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