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posted Friday, February 8, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 6


Calendar Listings
from Saturday, February 9 to Sunday, February 19

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 Jeans List webpage for Marla Nonkens disabilities accommodations lists.

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

SATURDAY - February 9

Winter Pride Whistler BC (2/3-2/10). The evolution of Gay & Lesbian Ski/Snowboard Week. 866-787-1966,

A Gathering of Men in Edmonds. 8:15-11:30am. Edmonds UUC, 8109 224th St SW, Edmonds. Meets 2nd Saturday each month. Men gather monthly for drumming, singing, storytelling & sharing of life experience.

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.

Babes Annual One-Day Retreat for HIV+ Women. 10am-4pm. YWCA, 5th Ave & Seneca St. Join us for education, sisterhood, good food, massage & free giveaways. To RSVP 720-5566.

Emerald City Softball Association New Player Skills Clinic in Seatac. 10am. North Seatac Park, S 128th St & 20th Ave S, Seatac. Join one of the nations largest Gay softball leagues, home of two 2012 national champion teams. This practice is open to new & returning players of all skill levels. Team reps will be on hand to recruit new players. Please bring a mitt. Rain date 2/10, same time/place. Info:,

Ski Buddies 2nd Saturday on the Slope. 10am.

Between the Covers - Gay City LGBT Library Book Club. 1pm. Gay City, 517 E. Pike St. Meets 2nd Saturday each month. Informal group of Queer folks talking about Queer literature. Visit for monthly reading selection.

Les Faeries Vertes: 5th Annual Mardi Gras Ball. 6pm. 415 Westlake Ave. Join Les Faeries Vertes for an evening of dinner & celebration. Five years of Faeries Tales as they raise funds to benefit Gay City. Tickets $85, includes dinner & drinks. www.lesfaeries

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. or email

SUNDAY - February 10

For information on GLBT-friendly Christian churches around the world visit

Winter Pride Whistler BC (2/3-2/10). The evolution of Gay & Lesbian Ski/Snowboard Week. 866-787-1966,

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. HikingGroup/

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 dont have to worry about how you bowl! $4.25 + $1 shoe rental. 329-1515.

Imperial Court of Seattle Voting Day. 11am-4pm. Richmark Bldg, 1605 12th Ave. All King County residents are invited to cast their ballot for the Imperial Court of Seattles 2013 Emperor & Empress. Valid ID required.

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

Just for Today. 12-1:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Sunday. Drop-in 12-step (Narcotics Anonymous) group 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. Greater Seattle AIS 24-hour number 625-0000;

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

No Safeword Writers Group. 1-3pm. Meets 2nd Sunday each month. NSWG exists to provide mutual support for members efforts. Support is in the form of critique & commentary on each others work, information about publishing opportunities, & discussion of issues facing writers. For info & location, NSWG@; www.nosafewordwriters (Also meets 4th Monday, 7-9pm.)

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;

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;

Ski Buddies Monthly Potluck. 6pm. Meets 2nd Sunday each month (Oct-Feb). Come & hear about all the great ski trips & winter activities Ski Buddies has planned. Whether you snow board, downhill, cross-country, or telemark, there are trips & events for you. Bring a potluck dish to share.

Pride League Bowling. 6:30pm. West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave SW. Every Sunday (except during the summer). Regular league bowling. Jeff, 932-3731.

Imperial Court of Seattle In-Town Show & Awards. Door 6pm, Show 7pm. R Place, 619 E Pine St. Enjoy performances by Seattle area members and friends of the Court paying tribute to the current reigning Emperor and Empress, Rainier 38 Rick Peters-Lake and Olympia 41 Beverly Peters Lake. Awards will be bestowed to selected individuals to recognize their special contributions to the Court of Seattle this past year. No cover.

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

MONDAY - February 11

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.

LCS Foster Care Monthly Information Meeting. 6-8pm. 433 Minor Ave N. Meets 2nd Monday each month. LCS is a non-profit foster care program in King & Snohomish counties. Couples & singles encouraged to apply. RSVP to April at 694-5713.

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;

Pozitively Me! 6:30-8pm. Gay City Health Project, 517 E. Pike St. Every Monday. A group and conversation about HIV for Gay & Bi men newly diagnosed and for Gay & Bi men facing the challenges of living with HIV longterm.

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

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

PFLAG/Seattle Monthly Meeting. 7pm. Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. Meets 2nd Monday each month. (A spouses support group runs concurrently with this meeting; PFLAG/FOCUS meets concurrently with this meeting.) PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724.

PFLAG/Skagit County Monthly Meeting. 7pm. Skagit Valley Food Co-op Bldg, Room 309, 202 South 1st St., Mt. Vernon. Meets 2nd Monday each month. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724.

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.

Womens Liberation & Socialism. 7pm. 9525 Wallingford Ave N. Meets every Monday. Take part in discussions of Women & the Family by Russian revolutionary leader Leon Trotsky. This collection of essays shows how the Soviet transformation was a monumental victory for the second sex, though womens gains were largely rolled back under the bureaucratic Stalinist regime. The book demonstrates how the development of a worker-controlled cooperative economy is essential to achieving true gender equality. Books can be purchased at each meeting. 722-0657,,

Knights of Mantra Monthly Meeting. 7:30pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. Meets 2nd Monday each month. K of M/Jet Chapter is a fun-loving leather/Levi social & charitable organization that raises money for various causes & organizations, including Pennies from Heaven, Rosehedge House, & Three Cedars. 329-0886,

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

Washington Gender Alliance Support Group Meeting in Shoreline. 7:30pm. Center for Human Services, 17018 15th Ave NE, Shoreline. Meets every Monday. For information email info@washingtongender

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

TUESDAY - February 12

Mardi Gras

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;

LGBTQ Questioning & Allied Youth Drop-in Group in Renton. 6-8pm. Renton Area Youth Services (RAYS), 1025 S 3rd St, Renton. Meets every Tuesday. Confidential. Snacks provided. Bring friends or come alone - anyone 12-18 is welcome. Questions? Call Sarah Hardin, 425-271-5600 ext 155, or email

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;

Alzheimers Associations LGBT Caregivers Support Group. 6:30-8pm. Elderhealth Northwest, 6555 Ravenna Ave NE (entrance on NE 68th St). Meets 2nd Tuesday each month. A free information and support group for care partners, family members and friends of individuals with dementia. For more information, contact group facilitator Caila Nickerson, 781-248-3524 (cell) or email:

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

LGBT MS Connection/National MS Society. 6:30-8pm. Swedish Conference Center, Cherry Hill Campus, James Tower, 550 17th Avenue, Room E, 1st Floor. Meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month. A support group for the LGBT community to express their experiences and the impact of MS on their lives and the lives of their loved ones, as well as provide support for one another. Contact Shelly at 206-250-5002 or

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.

Tuesday Night Sex Addicts Anonymous (GLBTQI). 7-8:30pm. All Pilgrims Christian Church, 500 Broadway E (enter at 509 10th Ave E; buzz in, Dickson room). 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.

Over 40s 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. 545-3521.

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

Seattle Bisexual Womens Network. 6:30pm-Social; 7pm-Open Rap. Capitol Hill Group Health, South Building, 201 16th Ave E, Room A6/7. 2nd Tuesday each month. Meet & mingle in an engaging, feminist, Bi-supportive environment. For information visit

Maybe Baby. 7-8:30pm. Kaladi Brothers Coffee, 511 E Pike St. Meets the 2nd Tuesday each month. A support group for LGBTQ people who are interested in becoming parents. For information email info@maybe or visit

Different Drummers. 7:15-8:30pm. Every Tuesday. Hand drumming classes for Gay men. Learn traditional African & Afro-Caribbean rhythms & basic hand drumming techniques. Drums are provided. For info & location call Dennis at 363-4500 or

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;

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;

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. Beginners & experienced players welcome. Check our website for up to the minute details, or call the Otter Hotline 414-8797.

Sasha Scarletts Erotic Ball. Trinity Nightclub, 111 Yesler Way. Seattles biggest Mardi Gras party. Six sexy stages of non-stop entertainment. Features special guest Mr Peter Big, with DJ Jub Jub, burlesque dancers, Lady Alcyn, aerial performers, fetish demonstration including live suspension. www.sashas

WEDNESDAY - February 13

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.  www.mature

Mature Friends Dining Out Luncheon. 12:30pm. Call for details, location & to RSVP. Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday most months.

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 months 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.;

Queerituality. 6:30pm. Gay City, 517 E. Pike St. Meets 2nd Wednesday each month. Reading and discussion group for Gay, Bi, and Trans men focused on exploring our distinct spiritual experience, heritage, and gifts as Queer men. Visit for monthly reading selection.

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

Hermanos Trans Latino & Foreign-Born Support Group. 7pm. Entre Hermanos, 1505 Broadway. Bilingual (Spanish/English) Transsexual support group meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month to provide information, counseling, healthcare, sisterhood & social activities for Latino & foreign-born people in their transition. For more information contact Abby 322-7700,

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.

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.

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: seattle

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.)

StageFright - Youth Open Mic - For Aspiring Writers & Performers, Ages 14-24. 7:30pm. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. Meets 2nd Wednesday each month. FREE. Everyone welcome to attend. StageFright not only features young folk, but is also MCd by young folk & attended in great majority by young folk. 322-7030;

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

THURSDAY - February 14

Valentines Day

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

BABES Womens 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,

Queer Night at the Bremerton/Kitsap Health Department. 4:30-7pm. 109 Austin Dr, Bremerton. Meets 2nd Thursday each month. HIV/AIDS & STD testing in a GLBT positive environment. Call Sue or Steve at (360) 337-5235.

Happy Hour Meditation. 5:30-6:40pm. Gay City, 517 E Pike St. Every Thursday. Join us at the end of your day in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Drop-ins welcome. We meditate silently for 25 minutes, followed by a short open discussion. No admittance after 5:45pm to respect those who are meditating.

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;

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.

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. or our message board at

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;

Imperial Court of Seattle Denver/Salt Lake City Show. Doors 7pm, Show 7:30pm. R Place, 619 E Pine. Featuring dignitaries from Denver and Salt Lake City in town for Coronation. No cover.

Queer Variety Show - Special Valentines Day Edition. Doors 7pm, Show 8pm. Skylark West Seattle, 3803 Delridge Way SW. Jam-packed with talent & fun, featuring new & returning performers. Plus GoGo Bears. Need not be in love to enjoy. Cost: $10. Must be 21+. Tickets available online and at the door. Limited VIP tables can be reserved in advance.

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 15

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,

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,

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.

Imperial Court of Seattle Out-of-Town Show. Doors 6pm, Show 7pm. Neighbours Nightclub, 1509 Broadway. Featuring dignitaries and friends from outside Seattle in town for Coronation. $15 cover.

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,

Rain Country Dance Night. 7-11pm, lessons at 7:15pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. An evening of country-western dancing for the LGBTQ community. FREE.

Seattle Prime Timers Coffee Reunion. 7pm. Starbucks, 1600 E Olive Way. Meets the 1st & 3rd Friday each month.

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;

GaYme Night 4 the LGBT Community. 8pm-1am. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Meets the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Friday of every month. Board games, cards & fun.

LGBT Friday Night Al-Anon Family Group. 8pm. Gay City, 517 E Pike St (temporary meeting location). Every Friday. (See related listing Sunday at noon for complete details.) Greater Seattle AIS 24-hour number 625-0000;

SATURDAY - February 16

(See previous Saturday for ongoing activities.)

Lambert House Queer Rec. 1pm. 1818 15th Ave. 3rd Saturday each month. Outdoor & indoor adventures for youth ages 22 & under.

Bi & Bi Mixed-Gender Social Group. 4-6pm. Wayward Coffee, 8570 Greenwood Ave N. Meets 3rd Saturday each month. Social get-together for Bisexual men & women, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks.

Cupids Carnival. 6-10pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. Help Seattle girls of Leather provide the hospitality suite for Kink LINCS. $10 at the door. $1 raffle & ride tickets.

Imperial Court of Seattle Coronation 2013: The Presidents Ball: A Cruise Around the World, Lake Style. Doors 5pm, Pageant 6pm. An evening of command performances and tributes to the reigning Emperor and Empress, Rainier 38 Rick Peters-Lake and Olympia 41 Beverley Peters-Lake and the coronation and investiture of the Court of Seattles new Emperor and Empress. Features Queen Mother of the Americas, Empress Nicole the Great, presenting her 7th Annual State of the Empire address. Tickets $50.

SUNDAY - February 17

(See previous Sunday for ongoing activities.)

Ethyl Forever Car Club, Pacific NW Region Lambda Car Club Monthly Tire Kick/Social. 10:30am. Randys Restaurant, 10016 E Marginal Way S (south of the Museum of Flight). Meets the 3rd Sunday each month.

Imperial Court of Seattle Coronation Victory Brunch. 11 a.m. Seattle Renaissance Hotel, 515 Madison St. Celebrating the investiture of the Imperial Court of Seattles new Emperor and Empress. $35.

1st Annual Tacoma Gay & Lesbian Wedding Expo. 1:30-4pm. McGavick Conference Center, Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Seilacoom Blvd SW, Tacoma. Celebrate marriage rights with dozens of LGBT-friendly wedding vendors, enjoy a variety of delicious samples, music, LGBT-specific planning tips & much more.

Seattle Prime Timers Monthly Potluck Social & General Meeting. 2-4pm. Seattle First Baptist Church Recreation Hall, 1111 Harvard Ave (at E Seneca St - enter thru glass doors on Harvard Ave.) Meets 3rd Sunday most months. Bring a dish to serve 6-8 people.

Imperial Court of Seattle Alaska Birdwater Party. 3pm. CC Attles, 1701 Olive Way. Featuring dignitaries from Alaska in town for Coronation. No cover.

Kick Ass Queens & Femmes - 1st Annual Street Smart & Self-Defense Class. 6-9pm. Velocity Dance Center, 1621 12th Ave. Join SOSea & Velocity Dance Center for this self-defense class hosted by Robbie Turner. Internationally known martial artist Mac McGregor, SOSea Transgender & Gender Nonconforming Outreach Director, will instruct.


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

American Veterans for Equal Rights -

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

Bent Writing Institute promotes written & spoken word in our LGBTQI communities. bent.writing@ 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 Womens Network -

Bremerton/Kitsap County -

Capitol Hill Alano Club -

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 -

Freely Speaking Toastmasters - www.freely

Gay City organizes events & activities for Gay & Bi men & offers anonymous & confidential HIV/STD testing at the Center for LGBT Health, 517 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 -

Lambert House - 322-2515;

LGBT Library - 517 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.

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 Mens Chorus and Seattle Womens Chorus: 388-1408, 323-0750. www.flyinghouse. 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.

PARENTHOOD: Families Like Ours 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.familyworksseattle. 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 Program at API Chaya, 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, macctseattle@,; Nubian Pride Productions,; People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN), 322-7061; Seattle Two Spirit,; Sistah 2 Sistah, LBT women of African descent, 322-7061, 255-8951; Trikone-Northwest, GLBT South Asians, (425) 985-4376,; 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.

Rosehedge/Multifaith Works - 324-1520;

Safe Schools Coalition - www.safeschoolscoalition. org; 451-SAFE (451-7233).

SEAMEC interviews, researches & rates candidates for public office on issues of concern to the LGBT community. 905-9941,

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. 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. 323-1768.

Seattle Police Department Sexual Minorities Community Advisory Council:

Seattle PrideFest -

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.

Social Outreach Seattle (SOSea) - www.facebook. com/socialoutreachseattle

South Sound Q Calendar - LGBTQ events in Tacoma, Olympia & Sound Puget Sound area; www.South

SPORTS & RECREATION: Bent Car Guys:; Border Riders Motorcycle Club:; Capitol Hill Cyclers: join their Facebook group or email capitolhillcycling@ or jordan.l.simonson@; Cascade Flyers:; Different Spokes Bicycling Club: www.different; Emerald City Mudhen Rugby:; Emerald City Softball Association:, www.eteamz. com/womensecsa; Ethyl Forever Car Club: CarClub/; Hiking Group: 323-8382; Jet City Hoops: www.jetcity; 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 Dance Association: 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):,,, 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,  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 Alliance of the South Sound:; Gender Odyssey:; Hermanos Trans Latino & Foreign-Born Support Group: 322-7700; Ingersoll Gender Center: 329-6651, www.ingersollcenter. org; The New BoyZ Club: www.olympiaftmgroup.; Olympia Trans Discussion Group:; 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.tacomalesbian; WOWS: a fun, member-driven social group for Lesbians,; YWCA Womens Health Outreach: providing low or no-cost mammograms for income eligible 40+ LBTQ individuals. Follow us at, or email, 461-4493.

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. WA GSA Network supports youth-led GSAs 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,; Plus One Queer Youth: for LGBTQ youth, ages 16-24 - Bam Mendiola, 206-957-1665,; Prism: for LGBTQ youth, ages 14-21, in Puyallup - Cherise.Alexander@;; Renton Area Youth Services (RAYS): LGBTQ, questioning and allied youth drop-in group, ages 12-18 - Sarah Hardin, 425-271-5600, ext 155; sarahh@; Safe Schools Coalition: www.safeschools; 451-SAFE (451-7233) (non-emergency), 1-877-SAFE-SAFE (1-877-723-3723) (crisis line); Seattle Young Peoples 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,; Vista Youth Center: for LGBTQ, questioning and allied youth, ages 14-21, in Kennewick, 509-396-5198,; 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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