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TO GET A CALENDAR LISTING: To have your event considered for the Community Calendar, please mail, fax, or drop off details to: SGN, Attn: Community Calendar, 1605 12th Ave, Ste 31, Seattle, WA 98122. SGN phone: 324-4297. Fax: 322-7188. E-mail: sgn2@ sgn.org. 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 www.scn.org/activism/calendar/disabilities.html for Marla Nonken’s disabilities accommodations lists.

Following is a list of community organizations:

American Veterans for Equal Rights - www.aver.us

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

Bent Arts is the nation’s only non-profit Queer writing institute. info@bentwriting.com, www.bentwriting.com

BiNet Seattle is a mixed gender, social group for Bisexuals, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks - www.binetseattle.org. Seattle Bisexual Women’s Network - 331-4810, www.geocities.com/sbwn.

Bremerton/Kitsap County - www.outwestsound.org

Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St, offers an extensive schedule of 12-step meetings serving the GLBT community. 860-9560 (office), www.capitolhill alanoclub.org.

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

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

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), www.nwnetwork.org; 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.

Dunshee House (Home of SASG) offers free, facilitated & confidential support, discussion & skills groups, retreats, 1 to 1 peer mentoring & special events for those affected by HIV/AIDS & the greater LGBT communities. 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org.

Equal Rights Washington - 324-2570; www.equalrightswashington.org.

Everett/Snohomish Cty - www.gaysnohomish.org.

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. www.gaycity.org
 
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.

Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) - 363-9188; www.thegsba.org

HIV/AIDS Program, Seattle/King County Dept of Public Health, provides confidential/anonymous information about & testing for HIV/AIDS. 205-7837.

Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle & the Olympic & Rainier Empire. www.imperialcourtofseattle.com.

In The Life - www.inthelifetv.org

Lifelong AIDS Alliance - 328-8979, www.lifelongaids alliance.org.

MEN: Gay City: 860-6969, www.gaycity.org; Knights of Malta: 329-0886, mailbox@jetchapterkofm.com; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over, 781-7724, http://maturefriends.org; Northwest Bears: 903-9288, www.nwbears.com; The Olympians: www.The Olympians.net; Q-Squared: www. qsquared.org; Rain City Jacks: 339-JACK, www.raincityjacks.org, Romp Naked: www.rompnaked.org; Seattle Gay Couples:  www. seattlegaycouples.org; Seattle Men in Leather: www.seattlemeninleather. org; Seattle Prime Timers: Gay & Bi men 40 & over, 329-0793; www.seattle primetimers.org.

MUSIC: Diverse Harmony: www.diverseharmony.org; Rainbow City Band: 1-866-841-9139 ext 2126; rainbowcityband@onebox.com; www.rainbowcity band.com; Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus: 323-0750, www.flyinghouse. org; Sound Mosaic: 860-SLGC, www.slgc.org

Northwest Rainbow Alliance for the Deaf:  www.nwrad.org.

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. www.outandequal.org/affiliates/seattle

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.familyworks. org; Gay Fathers’ Association of Seattle offers support groups & social activities: www.gfas. org; Maybe Baby, info@maybebabyseattle.org; Queer Parent Networking Dinners: Deann, 568-7777, deann@nwnetwork. org; Rainbow Families of Puget Sound: www.rainbowfamiliesps.org.

Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)/Puget Sound: 325-7724, www.seattle-pflag.org, with directory of PFLAG chapters in Washington state; National PFLAG, www.pflag.org.

Peninsula Pride Alliance (North Olympic Peninsula):  PO Box 1988, Port Townsend, WA 98368; info@peninsulapride.org; www.peninsulapride.org.

PEOPLE OF COLOR: Entre Hermanos, GLBT Latinos/as, 322-7700, www.entrehermanos.org; Ile LaiLai, 781-3565, iya@ilelailai.org; Long Yang Club, 264-4304; www.longyangclub.org/seattle; Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT), 932-8313, macctseattle@yahoo.com; PFLAG/FOCUS (Families of Color United in Support), 325-7724; People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN), 322-7061; Sistah 2 Sistah, LBT women of African descent, 322-7061 ext 235; Sojourner Truth Unity Fellowship Church, 723-9395; Trikone-Northwest, GLBT South Asians, (425) 985-4376, www.trikone-nw.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. www.crystalneon.org

Public Health-Seattle & King County Online Comprehensive Health Information for Sexual Minorities: www.metrokc.gov/health/glbt.

Q Law: The GLBT Bar Association of WA:  682-6711; www.q-law.org

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 LGBT Community Center - 323-LGBT (5428), www.seattlelgbt.org.

Seattle Police Department Sexual Minorities Community Advisory Council: kim.bogucki@seattle.gov

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, www.thebody.com/step/steppage.html.

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network - (202) 328-3244; www.sldn.org

Snohomish Health District HIV/AIDS Program provides free confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing 1-5pm Monday-Friday. (425) 339-5298.

Spokane/Inland Northwest - www.outspokane.com; www.stonewallnews.net.

SPORTS & RECREATION: Bent Car Guys: www.bentcarguys.com; Border Riders Motorcycle Club: 686-4176, www.borderriders.com; Bottom Dwellers Scuba Club: www.bottomdwellers.org; Different Spokes Bicycle Club: www.differentspokes. org; Emerald City Softball Association: 938-7402, www.gayseattlesoftball. com; Ethyl Forever Car Club: http://Clubs.Hemmings.com/EthylForever CarClub/; Hiking Group: 632-5405; Olympic Yacht Club: www.oycnw.org; OutVentures: outdoor education & recreation activities, www.outventures.org; Pacific Northwest Gay Rodeo Association: www.pacific nwgra.org; Puddletown Squares: www.puddletown dancers.org; Rain Country: a country-western dance organization catering to the LGBTQ community but open to all, www.raincountrydance.org; Seattle Gay Basketball: Michael Coleman, 349-1660, mcoleman66@hotmail.com; Ski Buddies: www. skibuddies.org; Team Seattle Gay Sports Network is an umbrella organization for a wide range of local GLBT sports activities, 367-4064, www.teamseattle.org (see website for comprehensive list of sports clubs); Triangle Recreation Camp at Bender Creek: recreational camping for GLBT folks. Must be 21; ID required. trc@camptrc.org, www.camptrc.org, 1122 E Pike St #1069, Seattle 98122-3934.

Tacky Tourist Clubs of America, Seattle Chapter. www.ttca.org; bruce@ttca.org; 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. rainbowcntr.org.

TRANSGENDER: Emerald City Social Club: (425) 827-9494; Gender Odyssey: www.genderodyssey. com; Ingersoll Gender Center: 329-6651, www.ingersollcenter.org; Pacific Gender Support: 323-2162, www.pacificgender.org; Washington Gender Alliance: (360) 445-2411, www.washington genderalliance.com

WOMEN: BABES: support groups for HIV+ women. 720-5566, 1-888-292-1912; www.LesBeHealthy.org; Lesbians Over 40: 328-4895; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over, 781-7724, http://maturefriends.org; Older Lesbians Organizing for Change/WA State Chapter: gloria@oloc.org, mary@ oloc.org, www.oloc.org; Push: www.pushmagazine.org; RainshadowWomen: RainshadowWomen@ aol.com, http://rainshadow women.tripod.com/; Tacoma Lesbian Concern (TLC): www.tacomal esbianconcern.org; WOWS: a fun, member-driven social group for Lesbians, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/womenofwestseattle

Yakima:  First Fridays - (509) 576-0276. www.gayakima.com/1stfridays.html

YOUTH: Diverse Harmony: www.diverseharmony. org; GLBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention Program: 206-297-5922, ext 116; GLSEN/Washington State (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) & Washington State GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) Network: GLSEN works to create safe schools for LGBT students. As a program of GLSEN/WA, WA GSA Network supports youth-led GSA’s to fight harassment & homophobia in Washington state schools. 330-2099; www.glsenwa.org; www.wagsa.org. GLOBE (Gay, Lesbian, Open-Minded, & Bisexual Empowerment): a support group & HIV/STD prevention program for GLBTQ youth, ages14-20, in Everett, David/Brenda, (425) 263-2908, www.globeyouth.org; Lambert House: an activities & resource center for LGBT youth, 14-22, in Seattle, 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org; www.MatthewsPlace.com;  Oasis Youth Group: for GLBTQ youth,14-25, in Tacoma, (253) 671-2838, www.oasisyouthcenter.org; Safe Schools Coalition: www.safeschoolscoalition.org; 632-0662 ext 49 (non-emergency), 1-888-99-VOICE (crisis line); Seattle Young People’s Project (Queer Youth Resource Board): 860-9606, www.sypp.org; Teen Link: 461-4922, 1-888-431-TEEN; YouthCare/Orion Center: 622-5555; YouthCare/Isis Program (Transitional Living Home for LGBTQ Young Adults, 18-22): 522-8412.

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

SATURDAY - August 23

2008 Gay Softball World Series (8/22-8/30). For a schedule of events and games visit www.series 2008.org

BiNet Seattle Vashon Weekend Campout (8/23-8/24). To make RESERVATIONS at the Vashon Island Hostel visit www.vashonhostel.com. No reservations req if you plan to stay in tents. www.binet seattle.org

Northern Xposure (8/21-8/24). An all-weekend fundraiser benefitting Lambert House. For a complete listing of events visit www.nxposure.com

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. www.seattlefrontrunners.org.

Rain City Soccer Club - Special Effect. 10am-12noon. Location varies. Every Saturday. Special Effect is open to anyone in the LGBT community. For information email rippleeffectsoccer@yahoo.com. To sign up visit www.raincitysoccer.org

5th Annual Sheilah Robinson Day. 3-6pm. POCAAN, 1609 19th Ave. People of Color Against AIDS Network and friends and family celebrate the life of community activist Sheilah Robinson. Please join us for prayer, healing and uplifting for families and the community. 206-322-7061.

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 5:30pm. Bus-accessible 1st Hill/Central Area location. 1st & 3rd Saturdays, beginners welcome; 2nd & 4th Saturdays, open game; 5th Saturday, women’s game. $3 fee includes coffee & tea. For partners & to make reservations: Dan, dantuttle@yahoo.com, 992-3351.

Trans & Genderqueer Support Group for Survivors. 6-8pm. Every week. For survivors of sexual assault & domestic violence. For information & location, call the SafePlace crisis line, (360) 754-6300.

Capitol Hill Tennis Club. Call for exact time - schedule varies between 7pm & 9pm depending on availability of courts. Every Saturday at Seattle Tennis Center. $7 per session. This GLBT group has been meeting since 1986! John, 725-3730.

Strength Over Speed. 7-8:30pm. Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 1002 E Seneca. FREE drop-in support group (not a 12 step) for Gay & Bi men who desire recovery from meth. More info:  www.strength overspeed.org.

Pacific Gender Support Social & Support Meeting. 7:30-9:30pm. 1812 E Madison St, #204. Meets every Saturday. 1st Saturdays are Movie Night, with a Trans theme; other Saturdays are in a traditional support format. All are welcome: CDs, TVs,TGs, TSs & all those concerned with gender issues such as family, friends, employers,  etc. Donations appreciated. 323-2162, www.pacificgender.org/support/

SUNDAY - August 24

(For a comprehensive list of open & affirming religious/spiritual organizations in the area contact Multifaith Works - 324-1520; www.multifaith.org.)

2008 Gay Softball World Series (8/22-8/30). For a schedule of events and games visit www.series 2008.org

Northern Xposure (8/21-8/24). An all-weekend fundraiser benefitting Lambert House. For a complete listing of events visit www.nxposure.com

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. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheSeattleGayHiking Group/

Different Spokes Bicycling Club Sunday Ride. For details, visit www.differentspokes.org or email contact@differentspokes.org.

Gay Men’s Bowling in Everett. 10am. Evergreen Lanes, 5111 Clarement 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 johndmarsh@mac.com

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.

Stone Soul Gathering & Cookout. 1-5pm. Madrona Park, Shelter #1. Come join us as we celebrate our faith, gather for fun & fellowship. We will remember our Founding Pastor Gwen Hall, who transitioned to her reward on August 24, 2007. All are welcome. Please bring a side dish, dessert, drinks to share. We are providing the main course. RSVP to 478-6718.

Seattle Gay Basketball. 2-4pm. Ingraham High School, 1819 N 135th St. Every Sunday. Basketball players ranging in age from early 20s to 50s, including all skill levels. Looking for more Gay players to join us for full-court basketball games. This is recreational play, not a league, so it’s OK if you can’t make it every Sunday. 349-1660 or mcoleman66@hotmail.com

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

Drag Bingo - Benefits Lambert House. 7-10pm. Cafe Metropolitain, 1701 E Olive Way. Play Bingo, win cash & prizes & help benefit Lambert House youth. Hosted by Giggles Galore. $5.

In The Life. 12midnight. KCTS TV, Channel 9, Seattle. This month’s episode: Talking It Out.

MONDAY - August 25

2008 Gay Softball World Series (8/22-8/30). For a schedule of games and events visit www.series 2008.org

FamilyWorks LGBT Playgroup. 10:30am-12noon. Family Works, 1501 N 45th St. Every Monday. For LGBT families with children ages 0-5. It’s free, friendly & fun! 694-6727. www.familyworksseattle.org

Strength Over Speed. 2:30-4pm. Dunshee House, 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 www.strengthoverspeed.org

Positively Mondays. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. An informal social & discussion group for men with HIV or AIDS. For info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

Sex, Dating & Relationships. 6-7pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Monday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org

WaterWomen Swim. 6:30-7:30pm. Fircrest Pool, 15th NE & NE 155th St. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. For fat, fat-friendly & differently-abled women of all sexual orientations. Easy access pool with warmer water and room for both lap lanes & free swim. Large therapy pool with jets usually at 95-97 degrees F. Cost:  $4. www.seafattle.org/waterwomen.html; waterwomen swim@aol.com; 789-1267.

Freely Speaking Toastmasters. 7pm. Group Health, 200 15th E. Every Monday (except holidays & the last Mondays in August & December). Seattle’s only Gay & Lesbian speaking club. Please check website for current room information: www.toastmasterspride.org

Men Group Yoga. 7-8:15pm. Mekosun Studio, 905 20th Ave S. Meets every Monday. All levels. $15/class. 412-7079; www.mekosun.com.

No Safeword Writers Group. 7-9pm. Meets 4th Monday each month. NSWG exists to provide mutual support for members’ efforts. Support is in the form of critique & commentary on each other’s work, information about publishing opportunities, & discussion of issues facing writers. For info & location, NSWG@ wetspot.org; www.scn.org/~spg/nsw.htm

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

PFLAG/South King County Monthly Meeting. 7pm. Unitarian Universalist Church, 25701 14th Pl S, Kent. Meets 4th Monday each month. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724.

PFLAG/Wenatchee Area Weekly Meeting. 7pm. Trinity Methodist Church, 850 N James Ave, East Wenatchee. Every Monday (including any & all holidays). PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724.

Country Western Dancing in Kent. Lesson 7:30-8:30pm, Open Dancing 8:30-10pm. Swank, 24437 Russell Rd, Kent. Dance lesson by donation. No partner required. www.raincountrydance.org

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

TUESDAY - August 26

2008 Gay Softball World Series (8/22-8/30). For a schedule of games and events visit www.series 2008.org

Lesbian & Gay Child Care Task Force Monthly Meeting. 12 noon-2pm. Call for location. Meets 4th Tuesday each month. The task force, in conjunction with Child Care Resources of King County, offers referrals to GLBT-welcoming child care centers & provides training, support & curriculum materials to child care providers. (To access this, call 329-1011 & ask for the “Gay-welcoming” child care programs in your zip code area.) The task force meets monthly to assess their progress in achieving their goals.

Queers! Gears! & Cheers! 1-6pm. The King St House, 1643 S King St. Come work on your bike in a Queer identified space. All tools & helpful hands provided. Our mission: to create a more visible & empowered Queer Bike Community in Seattle. FREE. 276-5837.

Simply Positive. 2:30-4pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Ongoing drop-in support & social group for anyone HIV/AIDS positive. For information visit www.dunsheehouse.org

Seattle Young People’s Project Education Justice Campaign. 4-6pm. SYPP, 2820 E Cherry St. SYPP is a youth-led group seeking social justice & youth liberation. The Education Justice Campaign is an effort to address the injustices that take place in our schools. 860-9606, www.sypp.org

Gender DynamiX and Dynamics:  Discussing Transgender Politics in South Africa. 5:30pm. Johnson Hall Room 75, University of Washington. Two South African activists will discuss transgender politics in contemporary South Africa. FREE.

Hepatitis C Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. ARRIVE BY 6pm. FREE peer-facilitated emotional support group for anyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender, who is living with Hepatitis C. For info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

BABES Women’s Evening Support Group. 6:30-8pm. Call for location. Every Tuesday. The BABES Network is a peer led agency; a sisterhood of women facing HIV together. Dinner is served & childcare is available on request. 720-5566 or 888-292-1912; www.babesnetwork.org.

Beyond Exploration Northwest in Tacoma. 6:30-8pm. Tully’s, 764 Broadway, Tacoma. Every Tuesday. Men’s support group, indoor & outdoor adventure group. We explore ways of overcoming the obstacles that keep us trapped & prevent us from moving forward in life. (253) 389-6561, beyond-exploration-northwest@hotmail.com

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

MS Association of King County Rainbow Connection. 6:30-8pm. 753 N 35th, Suite 208. Meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month. MS Rainbow Connection is a support group with the goals of providing a safe environment for the LGBT community to express their experiences & the impact of MS on their lives & the lives of their loved ones, as well as provide support for one another. www.msakc.org

Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 6:30pm. Madison Beach House. Every Tuesday. 3 mile flat walk & run. Dog walkers welcome. (See Saturday at 9am.)

Seattle Tennis Alliance Social Doubles. 6:30-8pm. Lower Woodland Park Courts 5, 6, 7 & 8. Every Tuesday & Thursday. STA is Seattle’s premier Gay & Lesbian tennis club. $2 for members & first-time guests, $5 for returning guests. www.teamseattle.org/sta

Different Drummers. Intermediate 7-8:15pm, Beginners 8:20-9:30pm. Meets 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, 363-4500 or differentdrummers@ mac.com

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

Over 40’s Group - For Lesbian Women 40 & Older. 7-8:30pm. Seattle Mental Health Institute, 1600 E Olive St (in Conference 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. Sandra Jo, 328-4895.

Pacific Gender Support Significant Others & Friends Meeting. 7-9pm. 1812 E Madison St, #204. Meets every 4th Tuesday. This is a professionally facilitated meeting for SOS & friends concerned with Trans issues. Donations appreciated. 323-2162, www.pacificgender.org/support/

Queer Young Females Group - For Female-Identified Youth, Ages 22 & Under. 7-8pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Meets every Tuesday. QYF is a confidential group for Queer & questioning women ages 22 & under to talk about dating, relationships, coming out - you name it - in a fun, laid back environment. Join your co-facilitators weekly & start making conncetions. 322-2515, www. lamberthouse.org

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. Bus-accessible 1st Hill/Central Area location. Meets every Tuesday & Thursday. Players of all abilities welcome to play with this non-profit GLBTQ duplicate bridge group in a fun laid-back atmosphere. $3 fee includes coffee & snacks. For partners & to make reservations: Dan, dantuttle@yahoo.com, 992-3351.

Out at Safeco Field - LGBTQ Baseball Night with the Seattle Mariners. 7:10pm. Safeco Field, 1250 1st Ave S. Join 2008 Gay Softball World Series participants & Seattle’s LGBT community & see the Seattle Mariners vs the Minnesota Twins. For tickets call the Seattle Mariners at 346-4001.

Gay N Gray. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Tuesday. Ongoing drop-in social, support & discussion group for maturing Gay & Bi men of all ages. For more info visit www.dunsheehouse.org

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

Spiritual Empowerment. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. A group for all LGBT & friends of any spiritual belief to explore how spiritual practice can enrich their life. For info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

Tuesday Night Sex Addicts Anonymous. 7:30-9pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St. GLBTQ supported. Meets 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 Hotline 781-4490. SAA International Service Organization 1-800-477-8191.

Washington Gender Alliance Open Support Meeting in Bellingham. 7:30-9pm. St James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. Every Tuesday. Confidential, informal group for people of all gender identities & expressions including butch dykes, cross dressers, TV, TS & feminine men. (360) 445-2411; www.washington genderalliance.com

WEDNESDAY - August 27

2008 Gay Softball World Series (8/22-8/30). For a schedule of games and events visit www.series 2008.org

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. 781-7724. http://maturefriends.org

Mature Friends Dining Out Luncheon. 12:30pm. Call for details, location & to make reservations. Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday most months. MF is a social organization for Gay men & women, 40 years & over. 781-7724. www.gayscape.com/maturefriends/

4 The Moment. 2-4pm. POCAAN, 1609 19th Ave. Meets every Wednesday. This group is peer-facilitated & open to any GLBT person of color who is dealing with both HIV & substance use. You do not have to be abstinent to attend. But you should be at least willing to “deal openly” about your drug or alcohol use & desire positive change. For information contact Sam, 322-7061 x 212.

InsideOut - A Support Group for GLBTQ Youth Ages 13-18 in Shoreline. 3:30-5pm. Center for Human Services, 17018 15th Ave NE, Room 230, Shoreline. Every Wednesday. InsideOut is a group for Lesbian, Transgender, Bisexual, Gay & Questioning Youth to develop positive self-identities in a professional & supportive environment. 362-7282 ext 242. Sponsored by the Center for Human Services.

Speed, Sex & Sanity. 5-7pm. 511 E Pike St. Meets every Wednesday. A drop-in informational & educational night for Gay & Bi men, friends & family. Activities include social events, lecture series & brainstorming sessions. A program of Project NEON & Gay City. For more information, 323-1768, www.crystalneon.org, www.gaycity.org

Arts Gumbo 2008 World Music Festival. 6-9pm. Columbia City Park, Rainier Ave S & S Alaska St. For  a schedule of Arts Gumbo events visit www.seed seattle.org/seedarts/rvcc/rvcc_artsgumbo.html

Equal Rights Washington Volunteer Drop-In Night. 6-8pm. ERW Offices, 209 Harvard Ave E. Meets every Wednesday. Contact us at 324-2570 or info@equalrightswashington.org

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. David/Brenda, (425) 263-2908. globeleaders@ hotmail.com

Transgender Youth Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Wednesday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org

WART - Women & the Arts, Recovery & Transition. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Wednesday. A group for LGBTQA women in the process of recovery to express ourselves thru supportive communication & art. Art is all inclusive - writing, knitting, drawing, paints, beading, collage, reading & more. If you can carry it into the meeting & work on it in group there is no limit. For information call 280-5645 or email wellth2000@aol.com

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

WaterWomen Swim. 6:30-7:30pm. Fircrest Pool, 15th NE & NE 155th St. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. For fat, fat-friendly & differently-abled women of all sexual orientations. (See Monday listing at 6:30pm.)

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. No fee, donations welcome. www.ingersoll center.org

Men Group Yoga. 7-8:15pm. Mekosun Studio, 905 20th Ave S. Meets every Wednesday. Beginners. $15/class. 412-7079, www.mekosun.com

Northwest Lesbian & Gay History Museum Project Steering Committee Meeting. 7pm. Call for Capitol Hill location. Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month. New volunteers are always welcome. NWLGHMP researches, interprets, & communicates the history of the GLBT community in the Pacific Northwest by collecting oral histories, preserving historical materials, & presenting public programs such as exhibits, walking tours, & slide shows. gayhistnw@aol.com; 903-9517.

Rebel Reading Circle. 7-8:30pm. Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave S. Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month. Share ideas as you study Viva la Raza: A History of Chicano Identity & Resistance by Yolanda Alaniz & Megan Cornish. Discover a wealth of little-known information about campus, farmworker & Chicana organizing at the UW, in the Yakima Valley & in the Seattle community. FREE. Sponsored by the Freedom Socialist Party. 722-2453. www.socialism.com

Red Cedar Circle. 7-9pm. Interfaith Community Church, 1763 NW 62nd St. Every Wednesday. Songs, dances, teachings & ceremonies of the Pacific Northwest Coast spiritual tradition & culture called SiSiWiss (Scared Breath). Open to all people. 312-6181, www.johnnymoses.com

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: http://groups.yahoo.  com/group/seattlemoviebears; or e-mail: seattlemovie bears-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Lambert House Art Night. 7:15-8:45pm. 1818 15th Ave. Every Wednesday. Bring your ideas & let’s have some fun. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org

HIV-Negative Gay & Bi Men. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. This emotional support group provides a forum for HIV- Gay & Bi men to share strategies for staying negative; to explore issues related to being HIV-; & to look at how to find meaning, purpose & lives worth living in the midst of HIV/AIDS. Please speak with the facilitator before attending. Call Scott at 725-2488. www.dunsheehouse.org

HIV+ Support Group. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. ARRIVE BY 7:30pm. FREE peer-facilitated emotional support group for HIV+ men. For info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

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. 781-7724. http://maturefriends.org

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

PUSH Magazine Release Party. 7:30pm. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. A release party for the 11th & final issue, titled “PUSH Magazine: A Retrospective.” Join us for a deliciously fun evening of celebration, with local Queer writers & spoken word artists, celebratory cake & free magazines for all. Suggested donation $5-$10.

Washington Gender Alliance Open Support Meeting in Everett. 7:30-9pm. First Congregational Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave, Everett. Every Wednesday. (360) 671-3358; www.washingtongender alliance.com. (See related listing Tuesday at 7:30pm for details.)

Crystal Meth Anonymous. 8-9:30pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St. Meets every Wednesday. A 12-step group for quitting & staying off crystal meth.

THURSDAY - August 28

2008 Gay Softball World Series (8/22-8/30). For a schedule of games and events visit www.series 2008.org

Alcoholics Anonymous “Sober & Safe Group.” 12noon-1pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Open meeting of AA. For info, call 322-2437, www.dunshee house.org.

BABES Women’s Support Group/Lunch Meeting. 12 noon-2pm. Call for location. Every Thursday. (See related listing Tuesday at 6:30pm.)

Homeless Services for Youth, Ages 14-22. 12:30-3:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Thursday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org

Strength Over Speed. 2-3:30pm. Madison Clinic at Harborview, 2 West Clinic, 325 9th Ave. FREE drop-in support group (not a 12 step) for Gay & Bi men who desire recovery from meth. For information visit www.strengthoverspeed.org

Oasis Youth Group in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 4-10pm. Call for location & details. Every Thursday. (253) 671-2838, www.oasisyouthcenter.org

Volunteer Drop-In Night at Lifelong AIDS Alliance. 4-7pm. LAA Volunteer Services Office, 1161 11th Ave. Every Thursday. Volunteer on LAA projects - assembling safer sex kits, helping with mailings, a different project every week! Please call before dropping in. 957-1776. www.lifelongaidsalliance.org

Spectrum Natural Health. 5:30-8:30pm. Country Doctor Community Health Clinic, 500 19th Ave E. Every Thursday. Spectrum Natural Health offers primary & naturopathic care for the LGBTQ community. Providers have been serving the LGBTQ community for years. Sliding scale, no one turned away. For info or appointment, call 299-1600. www.cdchc.org

Seattle Human Rights Commission. 6-8pm. Arctic Bldg, 700 3rd Ave, Rm 1003. Meets 4th 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. The commission advocates for justice & equal opportunity & collaborates with & educates the public & private sectors about how to prevent & eliminate discrimination city-wide. Meetings open to the public. 684-4540.

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.

Conference Organizing Meeting. 6:30pm. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S. Help build a Northwest contingent to “The Persistent Power of Socialist Feminism” conference to be held Oct 3-6 in San Francisco. Share your ideas about how to revitalize the women’s rights movement & discuss outreach opportunities, fundraising plans & travel logistics that will help build for this exciting event! Light snacks served for a donation. Sponsored by Radical Women. 722-6057, www.radicalwomen.org

Seattle Tennis Alliance Social Doubles. 6:30-8pm. Lower Woodland Park Courts 5, 6, 7 & 8. Every Tuesday & Thursday. STA is Seattle’s premier Gay & Lesbian tennis club. $2 for members & first-time guests, $5 for returning guests. www.teamseattle.org/sta

Boys’ Group - For Male-Identified Youth, Ages 14-22. 7-8:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Support/discussion group meets every Thursday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16.

Men Group Yoga. 7-8:15pm. Mekosun Studio, 905 20th Ave S. Meets every Thursday. All levels. $15/class. 412-7079; www.mekosun.com.

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

PFLAG/Tacoma Monthly Meeting. 7pm. St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 7410 S 12th (at Jackson), Tacoma. Meets 4th Thursday each month. PFLAG/Tacoma: (253) 597-6406. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724.

Pacific Gender Support Drop-In Meeting. 7-9pm. 1812 E Madison St, #204. Meets every Thursday. This is a drop-in group for all: CDs, TVs,TGs, TSs & all those concerned with Gender issues such as family, friends, employers, etc. Donations appreciated. 323-2162, www.pacificgender.org/support/

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. 1st Hill/Central Area location. See Tuesday listing at 7pm.
A Taste of Square Dancing. 7-9pm. St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 111 NE 80th St. This is Puddletown Squares’ chance to introduce potential dancers to the fun of Modern Western Square Dancing. This will be a highly social activity, one of the few where Gay men, Lesbians, straight people & all the other groups that are part of the community all join hands (literally) to dance. www.iagsdc.org/puddletown/taste.ph

“Who’s Your Daddy” TV Broadcast. 1st & 3rd Saturday 11pm; 2nd & 4th Thursday 7pm. Comcast Channel 77. The longest running LGBT affirming TV program in the greater Seattle area. www.whosyourdaddy tv.org

Gay Fathers Association of Seattle Support Group. 7:30-9pm. Group Health, 201 16th Ave E, Central Bldg, meeting room varies. Meets every Thursday. Support groups for (1) Gay fathers & (2) for Gay men who are married & may or may not have children. The two groups meet on alternate Wednesdays. For schedule, check http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/gayfathers seattle or drop in regardless of parental status to make initial contact. 324-4359, www.gfas.org

Shifting Gears. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Ongoing drop-in support group (non 12-step) for anyone of any orientation or gender who desires recovery from drugs or alcohol. For more information visit www.dunsheehouse.org

FRIDAY - August 29

2008 Gay Softball World Series (8/22-8/30). For a schedule of games and events visit www.series 2008.org

Festival of the Babes - Lesbian Soccer Festival (8/29-8/31).  Kickoff Party 8/29 & games 8/30 & 8/31. All games played at Maplewood Playfield, 4801 Corson Ave S. www.festivalofthe babes.com

Oasis Youth Group in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 4pm-12 midnight. Call for location & details. Every Friday. (253) 671-2838, www.oasisyouthcenter.org.

Strength Over Speed. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 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 www.strengthoverspeed.org

Mature Friends Monthly Potluck. 6:30pm-appetizers & socializing; 7:30pm-dinner. Ballard Odd Fellows Hall Bldg, 1706 NW Market St. Meets last Friday most months. MF is a social organization for Gay men & women, 40 years & over. 781-7724. http://maturefriends.org

WaterWomen Swim. 6:30-7:30pm. Fircrest Pool, 15th NE & NE 155th St. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. For fat, fat-friendly & differently-abled women of all sexual orientations. (See Monday listing at 6:30pm.)

Gamblers Anonymous: Coming Out Winners! 7-8:30pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St. Meets every Friday. A 12-step meeting of Gamblers Anonymous. This is an open meeting, Gay & Lesbian preferred. All persons welcome. 1-888-GA HELPS.

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

Country Western Dancing. Lesson 7:15pm, Open Dancing 8:30-10:30pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. Dance lesson by donation. No partner required. www.raincountrydance.org

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

Qcolors - Group for LGBTQ People of Color. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Every Friday. Ongoing drop-in group. Peer-led social alternative, support & discussion group for Queer identified people of color. For more information visit www.dunsheehouse.org

The Alternative. 8-9:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Please arrive by 7:30pm. FREE peer facilitated drop-in group for 20/30/40-ish men who are interested in connecting with others in a friendly & alternative setting. The weekly meetings are a time for meaningful conversation & sharing of personal experiences. Come check us out! For info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

SATURDAY - August 30

(See previous Saturday for ongoing activities.)

2008 Gay Softball World Series (8/22-8/30). For a schedule of games and events visit www.series 2008.org

Festival of the Babes - Lesbian Soccer Festival (8/29-8/31).  Kickoff Party 8/29 & games 8/30 & 8/31. All games played at Maplewood Playfield, 4801 Corson Ave S. www.festivalofthe babes.com

Gender Odyssey Conference for Transgender People (8/30-9/1). Washington State Convention & Trade Center, 8th Ave & Pike St. Features plenary speaker author & poet Eli Clare, workshops & presentations. For a complete schedule visit www.genderodyssey.org

Q-Squared/Boyz in the Woods Camp 2008 (8/30-9/1). To REGISTER visit www.qcamp.org

Bumbershoot - Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival (8/30-9/1). www.bumbershoot.org.

Madame Pierre’s Other Tongue. Doors 8:30, Show 9pm. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway. A surrealist cabaret about cunning linguists & how gender & language are spoken. Starring Lazlo Pearlman. Presented by Gender Odyssey. Tickets: $13.50 in advance; $18 at the door; $15 with conference badge. www.brownpapertickets.com, www.ticketwindow online.com

SUNDAY - August 31

(See previous Sunday for ongoing activities.)

Festival of the Babes - Lesbian Soccer Festival (8/29-8/31).  Kickoff Party 8/29 & games 8/30 & 8/31. All games played at Maplewood Playfield, 4801 Corson Ave S. www.festivalofthe babes.com

Gender Odyssey Conference for Transgender People (9/30-9/1). Washington State Convention & Trade Center, 8th Ave & Pike St. For a complete schedule visit www.genderodyssey.org

Q-Squared/Boyz in the Woods Camp 2008 (8/30-9/1). To REGISTER visit www.qcamp.org

Bumbershoot - Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival (8/30-9/1). www.bumbershoot.org.

Rain City Jacks. 1-4pm. Eastlake neighborhood. Meets 1st & 3rd Thursday & the last Sunday of every month. Event location & other details available by email or phone. RCJ is a friendly, sex-positive & non-profit private club. Membership is required to attend club events. Enrollment available online or at the door. Email rc@raincityjacks.org or call 339-JACK. Adult men only. www.raincityjacks.org

Drag Bingo - Benefits Lambert House. 7-10pm. Cafe Metropolitain, 1701 E Olive Way. Play Bingo, win cash & prizes & help benefit Lambert House youth. Hosted by Giggles Galore. $5.

Southern Decadence Seattle Style. Cocktails 7pm, Underwear Dance Party 8pm. Mainstage Comedy Club, 315 1st Ave N. Live entertainment, Best Buns & Wet T-Shirt contests at midnight. All proceeds benefit the Imperial Court of Seattle’s Lady Graytop Memorial Scholarship Fund. Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 217-3700, www.mainstagecomedy.com





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