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posted Friday, May 31, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 22
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PRIDE EVENTS CALENDAR
See this week's SGN for a comprehensive calendar of upcoming Pride events. Additional Pride events will be added each week as details become known. If you have a Pride event that is not yet listed in the SGN Pride, please forward details to the SGN at sgn2@sgn.org or drop off or mail information to: Seattle Gay News, 1605 12th Ave Ste 31, Seattle, WA 98122.

GAY CITY HEALTH PROJECT - 'THE SEATTLE PROJECT' PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
From May 9 through June 9, selections from 'The Seattle Project,' a body of photographic work from Portland, Oregon based photographer, R. Edward Jack will be on display at Gay City Health Project (517 E. Pike St.) along the wall just outside the Gay City library. 'The Seattle Project,' which began in 2001, is a collection of photographs that tell the stories of Pacific Northwest men who have faced significant challenges in their lives from serious health issues and death threats to their own self realizations. These men have offered their images to the Project to give hope and encouragement to others facing similar challenges. www.redwardjack.com.

'BIG JOY: THE ADVENTURES OF JAMES BROUGHTON'
On Friday, May 31, at 6 p.m., at SIFF Cinema Uptown (511 Queen Anne Ave. N.), and Saturday, June 1, at 1:30 p.m., at AMC Pacific Place (600 Pine St.), the Seattle International Film Festival presents 'Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton.'

Desire is a ferociously sweet revolutionary force. This film portrait follows openly-Gay poet and filmmaker James Broughton's creative evolution, from his early days as an experimental filmmaker, to his later embrace of all things desirous and poetic. A glorious celebration of art as liberation, 'Big Joy' is brimming with the sheet giddy pleasure of being alive in this world. Or, as the poet himself stated, 'I believe in ecstasy for everyone.'

QUEER YOUTH SPACE - QUEER POETRY NIGHT
On Friday, May 31, at 7 p.m., join Queer Youth Space (911 E. Pike St., buzz #202 at the door), for a poetry reading by Angel Nafis. Wheelchair accessible, please do not wear fragrances, always FREE. www.queeryouthspace.com.

BOOST: POETRY TO UPLIFT YOUR SPIRITS - A BENEFIT FOR TARA HARDY
On Friday, May 31, doors at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m., at Richard Hugo House (1634 11th Ave.), friends of Tara Hardy (local writer and founder of BENT Writing Institute) will host a poetry benefit to help Tara with her sizeable medical expenses ($18,000) not covered by her medical insurance as she continues treatment for her life-threatening illnesses. Tickets: $15-advance, $20-at the door. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/384642.

CAPTAIN SMARTYPANTS - 'TALES FROM THE PANTS'
On Friday, May 31, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., at Erickson Theatre (1524 Harvard Ave.), Captain Smartypants presents 'Tales from the Pants', drawing from the rich tradition of ghosts stories, urban legends, gothic novels, and horror comics in all their lurid, hysterical glory. Some tales are hilarious, some touching, some startling, some downright slapstick. But they all have Captain Smartypants' trademark, unforgettable stamp. You'll laugh. You'll scream. You'll laugh and laugh again in 'Tales from the Pants.' Tickets: $25. 206-388-1400; www.flyinghouse.org

PRIDEFEST GAY DAY OF SERVICE & CAPITOL HILL CLEAN SWEEP 2013
On Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m.-noon, starting and ending at Cal Anderson Park (11th Ave. & E. Olive St.), join PrideFest and Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce for the Seattle Gay Day of Service and Capitol Hill Clean Sweep 2013 as volunteers clean up Broadway between Roy Street and Union and the Pike/Pine corridor between Melrose Ave and 15th Ave. With breakfast and coffee provided by Starbucks and lunch provided by a local pizzeria, organizers will provide you with an event T-shirt and cleaning supplies. This is a great way to start Pride month. Last year over 200 people joined in on the Clean Sweep. This year it will be bigger! www.pridefest.org/gayday; www.caphillchamber.org.

FREEDOM SOCIALIST PARTY - BENEFIT PARTY FOR FREEDOM SOCIALIST NEWSPAPER
On Saturday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m. at 5236 S. Fontanelle Pl. (Seattle), a birthday celebration for Andrea Bauer, managing editor of the Freedom Socialist newspaper, will be held. Bauer is a long time journalist, Queer feminist organizer, and muckraker. An appetizer buffet will complement the affair at a wooded home near Seward Park. Buffet donation $8.00. Proceeds to benefit the $100,000 Freedom Socialist Fund Drive. For more info, call 206-722-2453, email FSPseattle@mindspring.com, or visit www.socialism.com.

EMERALD CITY SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION
On Sunday, June 2, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at North Sea Tac Park (S. 128th St. & 20th Ave. S., SeaTac) and Moshier Park (430 S. 156th Pl,, Burien), the ECSA, the Northwest's largest LGBTQ softball league, continues its season at multiple locations. www.emeraldcitysoftball.org.

ROSEHEDGE/MULTIFAITH WORKS - 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
On Sunday, June 2, at 2 p.m., at Temple de Hirsh Sinai (1511 E. Pike St.), Rosehedge/Multifaith Works celebrates 25 years of community service and hope in the fight against HIV/AIDS with an afternoon of tapas, live music and a silent auction featuring artwork, adventures and airline tickets to support their work.

Rosehedge and Multifaith Works (then M.A.P.S.) started in 1988 in response to the AIDS epidemic in Seattle. After 25 years and a successful merger, they are unwavering in their commitment to supporting people living with HIV/AIDS.

With the help of over 500 volunteers annually, Rosehedge/Multifaith Works provides housing, compassionate healthcare, and supportive outreach services to men and women living with HIV/AIDS and other life-challenging illnesses.

Tickets: $50. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/380827.

GILDA'S CLUB SEATTLE - 'CAKES & QUEENS'
On Sunday, June 2, from 3-6 p.m., Gilda's Club Capitol Hill (1400 Broadway) presents an afternoon of 'Cakes & Queens.' Seattle's own DonnaTella Howe hosts 5 fierce drag queens at this afternoon soiree and fundraiser featuring a gourmet cake auction, with cakes donated by Seattle's top bakeries, music by DJ Skiddle from C89.5, BBQ lunch with beer and wine, along with surprises, fun, and more! For $10 advance tickets and additional information, visit www.gildasclubseattle.org. All proceeds benefit Gilda's Club Seattle.

SEATTLE OUT & PROUD - 'PRIDE IDOL' WILD CARD & FINAL COMPETITIONS
On Sunday, June 2, doors at 6:30 p.m. with community karaoke, contest at 8 p.m., at Neighbours (1509 Broadway), join Seattle Out & Proud and your host Robbie Turner for Seattle's Pride Idol competition. Every Sunday from April 7 to May 12 talented local amateur singers have been competing to become Seattle Out & Proud's 2013 Pride Idol. The final competitions will be held Sundays, June 2 (Wild Card) (with all the runners-up from the previous six weeks of competition competing for a spot in the final competition) and June 9 (Final) (with all the winners of the previous six weeks plus the winner of the Wild Card round vying for the title). Seattle Out & Proud organizes Seattle's annual Pride Parade in downtown Seattle. Seattle Out & Proud's 2013 Pride Idol winner will perform at the Parade Pre-Show and on the Pride Idol Float on Sunday, June 30. www.seattlepride.org

'THE VAUDEVILLIANS' WITH JINKX MONSOON
On Sunday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., at The Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center (201 Mercer St.), Cornish College presents Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales in their musical comedy, 'The Vaudevillians.' Seattle audiences have a rare opportunity to send Jinkx and Major Scales off to New York, where they've nearly sold out 10 performances in July. Tickets: $10 general; $25 VIP seating (first five rows). www.brownpapertickets.com/event/384393

NORTHWEST NETWORK - RELATIONSHIP SKILLS CLASS 'POP-CULTURE EDITION'
On Mondays, June 3 and 10, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at a convenient Capitol Hill location, the Northwest Network presents a condensed version of their Relationship Skills Class.

'Are you unable to stop watching reality television dating shows? Do you ever find yourself secretly crying your eyes out to Friday Night Lights? Are you oddly compelled by the hot mess that is Jersey Shore? Whether you love, hate or have mixed reviewes of pop culture, this two week series is for you!

'This fun and interactive class is based on the wildly popular Relationship Skills Class curriculum developed by the Northwest Network. We'll be using a variety of music and television clips as well as games and activities to explore topics such as expectation and negotiation, values, accountability, conflict, boundaries and community connections.'

To register, call DeAnn at 206-568-7777 or email deann@nwnetwork.org. Sponsored by the Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse. www.nwnetwork.org.

SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN BOOK CLUB - MONEY BOY
The Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club meets every Wednesday from 6-7:15 p.m., at Seattle Area Support Groups Community Center (303 17th Ave. E. at E. Thomas St.) In June, the club will be reading Paul Lee's Money Boy, about an eighteen-year-old Chinese immigrant living in Toronto who is thrown out of his home when his father discovers the boy has been frequenting Gay websites and is forced to live on the street.

All GLBTQ folks are welcome to participate in this FREE book club. For more information, visit http://faculty.washington.edu/swittet/SGLBookClub/.

GAY CITY HEALTH PROJECT - MEET THE AUTHOR: AMBER DAWN AND MATTILDA BERNSTEIN SYCAMORE
On Thursday, June 6, from 6-8 p.m., Gay City (517 E. Pike St.) presents writer, filmmaker, and performance artist Amber Dawn reading from her latest work, How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler's Memoir. Joining Amber will be gender-bending author Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, author of the highly praised memoir, The End of San Francisco. The FREE readings will be held in the Calumus Auditorium at Gay City. www.gaycity.org

PIDGEON COOP PRODUCTIONS - 'FEMMETASIA' A CABARET OF QUEER FEMME ART
On Friday, June 7, doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m., at Re-bar (1114 Howell St.), Pidgeon Coop Producations presents 'Femmetasia,' a cabaret of Queer Femme Art. The show includes burlesque, spoken word, film, drag and circus arts. Tickets: $12-general admission; $50-table for 3, first row. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/374987. 21+. Proceeds go to the Femme Collective.

IMPERIAL COURT OF SEATTLE - 'THE EMPEROR'S TURN ABOUT'
On Saturday, June 8, doors at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m., at R Place (619 E. Pine St.) join the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle and the Olympic & Rainier Empire for 'The Emperor's Turn About' when the Emperor and his retinue dress up in drag. $7 suggested donation. Proceeds benefit the Imperial Court of Seattle and the Inspire Youth Project.

GENDER ODYSSEY - AUGUST 1-4 CALL FOR ARTISTS
In conjunction with their annual Seattle conference, Gender Odyssey is organizing the Gender Odyssey Art Exhibit. This art show is open to all members of the Transgender community, with the goal of providing support, community, and opportunities for artistic expression. Work submitted will be displayed in both the Gender Odyssey conference and the Gender Odyssey Family conference concourse areas at the Washington State Convention Center (8th & Pike St.). Previous shows have been well received and have included photography, mixed media, painting, textile, wood carving, and video. Share your creative expression with the community by contributing some of your art to this year's show! Submissions are due by June 15. Questions? Contact art@genderodyssey.org. www.genderodyssey.org.

SEATTLE WOMEN'S COMMISSION SEEKS CANDIDATES
The Seattle Women's Commision (SWC) is seeking candidates for 5 vacant seats on the Commission. The commission advises the Mayor, City Council and City departments on issues that impact women in Seattle.

'Seattle is committed to supporting women's rights,' said Mayor Mike McGinn. 'The members of the Women's Commission play an important role in helping City government address issues such as equal pay, as well as making sure that our legislation and practices promote equality and empowerment.'

The Commission identifies areas of concern and recommends policy and legislation, provides feedback and opinion on issues of city and state budget, and acts as a liaison between Seattle women and city government. As advisors to the Mayor, City Council and City departments, commissioners have the opportunity to address issues of concern for Seattle women and to work for positive change.

'I encourage anyone who has an interest in issues impacting women to apply for membership,' said Councilmember Bruce Harrell, Chair of the Energy, Technology and Civil Rights Committee. 'This group gives people who are passionate about women's issues the opportunity to be included in the discussion.

Terms are two-year with a three term maximum and are subject to confirmation by the City Council. Applicants must live or work in Seattle and be available for monthly meetings from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the 3rd Monday of the month at City Hall in downtown Seattle.

For information on how to apply and the deadline for applications, contact Marta R. Idowu, 206-684-4540; marta.idowu@seattle.gov

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