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Volume 33,
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Calendar Listings from Saturday, April 9 to Sunday, April 17

TO GET A CALENDAR LISTING: To have your meeting or 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: Wednesday at 6pm.

TO GET A CALENDAR LISTING: To have your meeting or 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: Wednesday at 6pm.

For a list of GLBT (Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgender) community organizations pick up a copy of the GSBA Guide & Directory available at neighborhood bars, bookstores, businesses & the SGN. The Greater Seattle Business Association is a networking organization that promotes & supports the GLBT business & professional community.

Following is a partial list of community organizations:

Aubrey’s Playroom. 60 minute internet talk show hosted by Aubrey Hart Sparks features diverse conversations for the Leather, Fetish, BDSM & Alternative Sexuality Communities. www.aubreysplayroom. com.

Bi Men Network, free worldwide social & support organization for bi & gay men. www.bimen.org; BiNet Seattle is a mixed gender, social group for Bisexuals, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks - www.binet seattle.org; Seattle Bisexual Men’s Union - www.bi netseattle.org; Seattle Bisexual Women’s Network - 517-7767, www.geocities.com/sbwn.

Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1222 E Pine St (corner of 13th & E Pine St), offers an extensive schedule of AA, NA, SLAA, OA, & other related meetings serving the GLBT community. For details, call the Capitol Hill Alano Club at 322-9590 (lobby) or 860-9560 (office).

Domestic Violence (Same-Sex): Crisis Clinic, 461-3222 (24 hour line). King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) - 24-hour crisis line for information, support, & medical & legal assistance: 1-800-825-7273; The Northwest Network - support & advocacy for Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse & Dating Violence - formerly called AABL (Advocates for Abused & Battered Lesbians), 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, 323-0220, 800-527-7683; Seattle Police Dept Domestic Violence Unit, 684-0330; State Wide Domestic Violence Hot Line, 800-562-6025. In an emergency call 911. Report domestic violence!

Dunshee House (formerly SASG) offers free, facilitated & confidential support, discussion & skills groups & coordinates retreats, 1 to 1 peer mentoring & special events for Queer/LGBTQ individuals & communities & for those affected by HIV/AIDS. 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org.

Forty & Over: Elder Lesbian Initiative/RedDotGirls for Lesbians 40 & over - www.reddotgirls.org; 559-2992; Lesbians Over 40 - 328-4895; Mature Friends for Gay men & women 40 & over - 781-7724, http://maturefriends.org; Seattle Prime Timers for Gay & Bi men 40 & over - 329-0793.

Gay City offers an extensive program of events & activities for Gay & Bi men. Gay City Wellness Center offers anonymous & confidential HIV/STD testing. For information or to schedule an appointment, 860-6969. www.gaycity.org

GLBT Parenthood: Gay Fathers’ Association of Seattle, 324-4359, www.gfas.org; PFLAG/Puget Sound, 325-7724; Rainbow Families of Puget Sound, 1-866-896-1430, www.rainbowfamiliesps.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.

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 call Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 329-6923.)

Ingersoll Gender Center is a service agency for the Transsexual, Transvestite, & Transgender community offering support groups, referrals to therapists, publications, & trainings. Private consultation available. 329-6651; www.ingersollcenter.org.

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) - 24-hour crisis line for information, support, & medical & legal assistance: 1-800-825-7273.

Kitsap County (Bainbridge Island, Bremerton & Kitsap Peninsula) - OUTKitsap, 360-373-6150; www.outkitsap.org; info@outkitsap.org, 360-830-4578; www.outkitsap.org/programs/women.htm

LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. 323-LGBT (5428), www.seattlelgbt.org

Musical Organizations: Rainbow City Band: 505-1553, ext 2172; rainbowcityband@onebox.com; www.rainbowcityband.org. Seattle Lesbian & Gay Chorus: 860-SLGC, www.slgc.org Seattle Men’s Chorus/Seattle Women’s Chorus: 323-0750.

People of Color Organizations: Asian Lesbian & Bisexual Alliance, PO Box 14232, Seattle 98114; Asian/Pacific AIDS Council, 467-0884; Brother to Brother, same gender loving men of African descent, 726-1600; Dragon Women, Queer Asian Women, dragonwomen@email.com; Entre Hermanos, GLBT Latinos/as, 322-7700; The HONESTY Project, peer-to-peer community support group for African American men on the “Down Low,” 551-5524, http://seattlehonestyproject.atspace.org; Long Yang Club, 264-4304; www.longyangclub.org/seattle; Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT), 333-0991; Northwest Two Spirits, GLBT Native Americans, 322-7061 ext 233; Ile Tawo Lona - Seattle Chapter, 781-3565, forcesofnature@mindspring.com; PFLAG/FOCUS (Families of Color United in Support), 325-7724; People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN), 322-7061; Queer & Asian, 606 Maynard Ave Ste 102, Seattle 98104; Sistah 2 Sistah, LBT women of African descent, 322-7061 ext 235; Trikone-Northwest, GLBT South Asians, 425-985-4376; Two-Spirit Society of Washington, GLBT Native Americans, 424-4661; TYGAMOS (The Young Gay Asian Men of Seattle), a project of ICHS, 467-0884 ext 3401.

Project NEON is a program of Seattle Counseling Service providing FREE information & services to gay & bi men to reduce health risks associated with methamphetimine use. 323-1768. www.crystalneon. org

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

Queerfest Collective plans seasonal events creating a community of activists who support, challenge & sustain each other. seattle_queerfest@hotmail.com

Rainbow Center in Tacoma. A community of pride for the GLBT community in the Greater Pierce County. Info line & newsletter: 253-383-2318.

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

Seattle Police Dept/LGBTQ Advisory Council: LGBTQliaisonofficer@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. 329-4857 or 1-877-597-STEP; www.thebody.com/step/steppage.html

Snohomish Health District HIV/AIDS Program provides free confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing. (425) 339-5398

Team Seattle Gay Sports Network is an umbrella group for a wide range of local GLBT sports activities. 322-7769. www.teamseattle.org. Emerald City Softball Association: 938-7402, www.emeraldcity softball.org. Seattle Unified Bowling Association: 933-7844.

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.

Verbena provides health care, education & advocacy services for Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender women. 323-6540, www.verbenahealth.org; Sisters 4 Sisters is a neighborhood healthcare helpline offering info & referrals. 860-6304; BABES offers support groups for HIV+ women. 720-5566 or 888-292-1912; UW Breast Care & Cancer Research Center, www.uwbreastcare. com

Women’s Support Organizations: Dunshee House Programs for Queer/Bisexual/Lesbian Women & Gender-Queer/Transfolks: 322-2437. Seattle Women’s Network: 498-8811; www.geocities.com/seattlewomen. Sister Friends: 253-759-1900. S.Q.U.A.W. (Seattle Queer Urban Alliance for Women): www.seattlesquaw.org. Tacoma Lesbian Concern (TLC): 253-752-6724; www.tacomalesbian concern.org.

Youth Resources: Lambert House: 322-2515. www.lamberthouse.org (activities & resource center for GLBT youth, ages 14-22; mentors available to GLBT youth thru Lambert House); Queer Youth Rights: 860-9606 ext 3, queeryouthrights@yahoo. com; Safe Schools Coalition: www.safeschools coalition.org; www.safeschoolzine.org (youth), 632-0662 ext 49 (non-emergency), 1-888-307-9275 (intervention help, M-Th, 2-8pm); Seattle Young People’s Project: 860-9606; Teen Link: 461-4922, 1-888-431-TEEN; Youth Info Line: 547-7900; YouthCare/Orion Center: 622-5555.

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

SATURDAY - April 9


African American Film Festival (thru 4/10). Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 17th Ave S. Features “The Edge of Each Others’ Battles” a documentary on the life of lesbian feminist poet Audre Lorde at 1pm Saturday. Tickets $7. For tickets & information, 684-4757.

Olympic Yacht Club Weekend Rendezvous at Gig Harbor (4/8-4/10). Call for details. OYC is a Gay & Lesbian yacht club for people who own boats of any size or type & for people who enjoy boating. The club sponsors monthly outings. 505-1558 ext 1391; olympicyachtclub@juno.com; www.oycnw.org.

Java League. 9-11am. Vivace Espresso, 901 E Denny Way (off Broadway). Meets 2nd Saturday each month. Monthly coffee get-together sponsored by the Seattle Women’s Network, a community-based organization seeking to bring women together for social, educational & networking events. NO DUES REQUIRED. 498-8811; www.geocities.com/seattlewomen.

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. 923-1974; 448-8518. www.seattlefrontrunners.org.

Elder Lesbian Initiative/RedDotGirls Saturday Walk at Green Lake. 10am. Tully’s Coffee, 7900 E Green Lake Dr N. Every Saturday. RedDot Girls is an intergenerational community development organization addressing issues of aging. 559-2992. www.reddotgirls .org.

PUSH Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser. 10am-2pm. Central Lutheran Church, 1710 11th Ave. PUSH is an all volunteer, queer feminist collective in Seattle, publishing PUSH magazine. Topics have ranged from revolution to taboos, inspiring dialogue on issues of politics, activism & identity.

Radical Faeries Coffee Klatch. 11am-1pm. Vivace, 901 E Denny Way. Every Saturday. Informal social get-together for Gay/Bi/Hetero men who seek friendship with heart connection. 366-2132. http://communities. msn.com/SeattlerADICALfAERIES

WaterWomen Swim. Sat: 11am-12 noon; Mon: 6:30-7:30pm; Wed: 6:30-7:30pm. Fircrest Pool, 15th NE & NE 155th St. Every Saturday, Monday, Wednesday. A womyn-only private swim which provides a safe space for fat women & their female allies who want to exercise, socialize & play in the water. $4 per session. waterwomenswim@aol.com.

“Life’s a Jungle” Concert. 2pm & 7:30pm. Broadway performance Hall, 1625 Broadway. Diverse Harmony, the nation’s first Gay/Straight Alliance Youth Chorus performs a musical journey into the challenges of growing up, being slightly different & finding a way to happiness. Tickets $9-$45. www.diverseharmony. org

Gay City Movie Day. Meets 2nd Saturday each month. For information call Dan, 860-6969. Gay City’s mission is to promote gay & bi men’s health & prevent HIV transmission by building community, fostering communication & nurturing self-esteem. www.gaycity. org

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 6:30pm. Capitol Hill location. Meets every Saturday. Players of all abilities welcome to play with this non-profit GLBTQ duplicate bridge group in a fun laid-back atmosphere. We also have games on Tuesday & Thursday evenings at 7pm. Cost: $3 fee includes soft drinks & snacks. For partners & to make reservations: Chris, 709-9331, chris@purpus.com

Trans & Genderqueer Support Group for Survivors. 6-8pm. Every week. For survivors of 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. $6 per session. This GLBT group has been meeting for the past 13 years! John, 725-3730.

La Femme Grotesque Competition “Chez Pousse Cafe.” 7pm. Freehold Theater, 10th Ave & E Pine st. Come vote for the campiest, tackiest, ugliest but most fun drag queen in the Northwest. Sponsored by Knights of Malta. $5 cover. mailbox@jetchapterkofm.com

Gay Wedding Bingo. Doors 6pm, Games 7pm. South Lake Union Naval Reserve Bldg, 860 Terry Ave N. A unique “Fun” raiser benefits Lifelong AIDS Alliance. Hosted by the gorgeous Glamazonia & magnificent Miss Intermission & assisted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Abbey of St Joan. Tickets $15 per person for table reservations, $20 general admission.

Seattle Gay Couples Wine Tasting. 7pm. Join us for an evening of conversation, wine & snacks. Bring an interesting & inexpensive bottle of wine &/or a yummy hors d’oeuvre to shae with the group. We’ll have fun rating the wines, dissing & praising them as only we can. Non-alcoholic alternatives will be available for those who wish. For location & to RSVP, 367-4279.

Hanky Panky in Bellingham. 7:30-10:30pm. Rumors, 1119 Railroad Ave, Bellingham. A celebration of the hanky code presented by Bellingham Leather Men. Come flagging your favorite colors. Leather dress is requested but not required.

SUNDAY - April 10

(For a comprehensive list of open & affirming churches, parishes, synagogues & other religious/spiritual organizations in the area contact Multifaith Works - 324-1520.)

African American Film Festival (thru 4/10). Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 17th Ave S. Tickets $7. For tickets & information, 684-4757.

Eyes Wide Open (4/10-4/13). Seattle Center. Eyes Wide Open is the AFSC’s exhibit memorializing the human cost of the war in Iraq. It features a pair of boots for each US soldier killed, civilian shoes & a wall of names commemorating Iraqi casualties & informational panels & videos examining the history & impact of the war. eyesseattle@afsc.org

Olympic Yacht Club Weekend Rendezvous at Gig Harbor (4/8-4/10). Call for details. OYC is a Gay & Lesbian yacht club for people who own boats of any size or type & for people who enjoy boating. The club sponsors monthly outings. 505-1558 ext 1391; olympicyachtclub@juno.com; www.oycnw.org.

Hiking Group. 8:30am. Meet at SE corner of Terry Ave & Mercer St. Every Sunday (year-round - rain or shine) for day hikes. 632-5405. http://groups.yahoo. com/group/TheSeattleGayHikingGroup/

Different Spokes Bicycle Ride. 10am. Call for rendezvous point & other details. Every Sunday. GLBT bicycle club schedules rides for bicyclists of all levels - easy, moderate, brisk, strenuous. Bicycle helmets are required for all rides. 264-5529.

Gay Men’s Bowling in Everett. 10am. Tyee Lanes, 914 N Broadway, Everett. Every Sunday. Spectator’s welcome. Eric, 425-339-5238. Sponsored by the Gay Men’s Task Force.

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.

Dharma Buddies. 11am. 303 17th Ave E (corner of 17th Ave E & E Thomas St). Every Sunday. A Buddhist meditation & discission group for gay, bi & transgendered. Peer led. Instruction provided if needed. Eric, 709-2534. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dharma_buddies

Seattle Volleyball Club. 12noon-5pm. Ingraham High School, 1819 N 135th St. Every Sunday 10/17-12/12/04. SVC is offering 3 divisions, Novice, Intwrmediate & Power. Players with all levels of experience are encouraged to participate. For information & to register, go to www.svcvball.homestead.com

Knights of Malta Meet & Greet. 2-6pm. Full Circle, 1413 14th Ave. Meets 2nd Sunday of every month. K of M/Jet Chapter is a fun-loving leather/Levi social & charitable organization that raises money for various causes & organizations. For information, call Joe at (425) 347-7418.

Dyke March 2005 Organizing Meeting. 4-6pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. All those who identify as dykes are welcome to attend. Members of community groups & individuals are all welcome. If you never organized an event before this is an exciting place to start.

Gay Men’s Spirituality Group. 5-6:15pm. Travelers, 501 E Pine St. 2nd Sunday of every month. The group is loosely centered on East Indian spirituality. It welcomes those interested in Hinduism, Buddhism & Indian philosophy, as well as those whose primary focus is Christianity, Judaism, comparative religion, or interfaith understanding. For info arjun-19@lycos.com

Orca Swim Team Workout. Sun: 5-6:15pm; Mon/Fri: 7-8:15pm; Weds/Thurs: 8-9:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. Every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. Orca Swim Team is comprised of competitive & fitness GLBT & GLBT-friendly swimmers. 329-6333.

Kings Wrestling Club Practice. 6:30-8:30pm. 340 15th Ave E. Every Sunday & Tuesday. New freestyle wrestling club open to Gay men, Lesbians & their friends. All levels of experience welcome. Spectators interested in joining the club are welcome. 287-9143; kingswrestlingseattle@yahoo.com. (Also Tuesdays at 7pm.)

Pride League Bowling. 6:30pm. West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave SW. Meets every Sunday. Regular league bowling. For information call Jeff, 932-3731.

MONDAY - April 11

“Who’s Your Daddy?” 1:30am. Comcast Cable TV 29/77. Inspiring interviews, topics & ministry to the GLBT community, with Rev Robert Christian. 736-9688.

Eyes Wide Open (4/10-4/13). Seattle Center. See listing for Sunday 4/10. eyesseattle@afsc.org

FamilyWorks GLBT Playgroup. 10-11:30am. Family Works, 1501 N 45th St (at Woodlawn Ave N). Every Monday. For GLBT families with children age 0-5. Come by for fun parent-child activities, song-time, story-time & snacks. Share support, activities & parenting information with other LGBT families. 694-6727. www.familyworksseattle.org

HIV/AIDS Program in Everett. 1-5pm. 3020 Rucker Ave, Suite 106, Everett. Every Mon-Fri. Snohomish Health District provides FREE confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing services. Rapid HIV Testing (results in about 20 minutes) Tues 1-4pm by appointment & 5-8pm on a first come, first served basis. For information or appointment, (425) 339-5398.

Seattle Restorative/Recovery Yoga Program. Session I 1-2pm, Session II 2:15-3:15pm. Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave E. Meets every Monday. A FREE program for people challenged by a disease, in recovery, or looking for a warm supportive community for restorative/preventive work. For info 860-4214.

HIV/AIDS Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. ARRIVE BY 6pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for anyone who is HIV+ or who has AIDS. For more info 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

Kinky Crones. 6-9pm. E-mail for details & location. Meets 2nd Monday each month. A social group & potluck for kinky women over 40. ladysun@eskimo. com.

Northwest Two-Spirit Society Drum Circle. 6:30pm. Labateyah, 9010 13th Ave NW. For directions, call Hiram, 781-8303. www.nwtwospiritsociety.org

Water Womyn Swim. 6:30-7:30pm. Pool on Fircrest Grounds, 15th NE & NE 155th St. (See Saturday listing at 11am.)

BiWomen’s Reading Group in Bellingham. 7-8:30pm. Bellis Fair Food Court, Bellingham. Meets 2nd Monday each month. A few of the books we’ll read are bi-themed, but we’ll be looking At all the books thru the lens of bisexuality & how women form supportive communities. For information & list of books, rsaxton@fastmail.fm

FSP Study Group: The Politics of Anti-Semitism. 7-8:30pm. SCCC, 1701 Broadway, Room 3201. Meets every Monday. Vicious anti-Semitism - a far-right ideology with ancient origins - is on the rise & must be exposed & fought. But at the same time, the label of anti-Semitism is sometimes wrongly applied to all critics of Zionism or Israel. Thru study of the new book edited by Alexander Cockburn & Jeffrey St Clair, participants will gain an understanding of the nature of Jewish oppression & learn to differentiate valid criticisms of Israel from dangerous ethnic stereotypes. For information, contact Adrienne at 328-2509.

Freely Speaking Toastmasters. 7pm. Group Health, South Bldg, 200 15th E (downstairs). Every Monday (except holidays & last 2 Mondays in Aug & Dec). Seattle’s only gay & leasbian speaking club. 866-841-9134 ext 5998.

Marriage Equality Now Meeting. 7pm. SCCC, Room 4144. Open to all marriage-equality advocates.

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 spouse’s support group runs concurrently with this meeting; PFLAG/FOCUS meets concurrently with this meeting.) Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays is a national support organization for parents, spouses, & families of GLBT persons, as well as those minorities. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 206-325-7724.

PFLAG/Skagit Monthly Meeting. 7pm. Central United Methodist Church, 1013 Polte Rd, Sedro Woolley. Meets 2nd Monday each month. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 206-325-7724.

PFLAG/Wenatchee Area Weekly Meeting. 7pm. Trinity Methodist Church, 850 N James Ave, East Wenatchee. Every Monday (including any & all holidays). PFLAG/Puget Sound: 206-325-7724.

Radical Women Weekly Roundtable Discussion. 7-8:30pm. UW Ethnic Cultural Center, 3931 Brooklyn Ave NE. Meets every Monday. Discussion of Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice. The book examines contributions of African American, Native American, Latina & Asian & Pacific Islander American women & explores a vision for reproductive health that demands an end to social & economic inequalities. 722-6057, 722-2453.

Eastside Gay Men’s Recovery - Men’s AA Meeting - in Kirkland. 7:30-9pm. Kirkland First Congregational Church, 106 5th Ave (upstairs meeting room), Kirkland. Every Monday. 425-829-7478.

Knights of Malta 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. mailbox@jetchapterkofm.com

Unity Gay Men’s AA Group in Tacoma. 7:30pm. First Congregational Church, 209 S “J” St, Tacoma. Every Monday. 253-383-2318.

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

TUESDAY - April 12

Tobacco Intervention Skills Workshop Part II. 7:30-9:30pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Pre-registration required. Call Mary, 323-6540.

Eyes Wide Open (4/10-4/13). Seattle Center. see listing for Sunday 4/10. eyesseattle@afsc.org

Kang Wen Clinic - Traditional Chinese Medicine for HIV/AIDS. 9am-1pm. 1111 Harvard Ave. Every Tuesday. Compassionate & holistic care, including acupuncture & herbs, to low-income men, women & youth living with HIV/AIDS. Sliding fee scale, $5 minimum requirement. 322-6945. (Also Thursdays, 3:30-7pm.)

Toddler Playgroup for GLBT Families. 10am-12noon. Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge way SW. Open to all children 5 & under. Sponsored by Rainbow Families & Open Arms Campaign. $2 per child. For info call OAC, 1-877-534-1723.

Seattle Restorative/Recovery Yoga Senior’s Session. 12:15-1:15pm. Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave E. Meets every Tuesday. This is a lively session to meet the unique needs of our senior citizens as they bring individual challenges & the teachers offer suggestions for their practice. For info 860-4214.

HIV/AIDS Program in Everett. 1-5pm. 3020 Rucker Ave, Suite 106, Everett. Every Mon-Fri. Snohomish Health District provides FREE confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing services. Rapid HIV Testing (results in about 20 minutes) Tues 1-4pm by appointment & 5-8pm on a first come, first served basis. For information or appointment, (425) 339-5398.

Intermediate Bridge. 1pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Come join our Bridge Group for seniors. Interested people can just show up & have fun! Refreshments provided. For info, 783-1233.

Women’s Group. 4-5:30pm. 4511 Densmore Ave N, suite B. For women who’ve experienced childhood sexual abuse. For info or no-charge consultation, Ellen Rugg, MPysch. at 547-7844

Speed, Sex & Sanity: Free Drop-In Support Group for Gay/Bi Crystal Meth Users. 5-6pm. 1216 Pine St. Meets every Tuesday. Project NEON, a program of Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities. For more information, 323-1768, www.crystalneon.org

BABES Women’s Evening Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Call for location. Every Tuesday. The BABES Network is a peer led agency; a sisterhood of women facing HIV together. 720-5566 or 888-292-1912; www.babesnetwork.org.

Coming Out Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities, 112 Broadway Ave E. Every Tuesday. For Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgender individuals. Confidential, relaxed, informal environment, open door policy, age 18+. FREE. Linda, 323-1768 ext 325.

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

WROC (Welfare Rights Organizing Coalition) Parents Support Group. 6-7pm. Douglas-Truth Branch Library, 23rd Ave & Yesler Way. Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month. Provides support for low income parents, friends & community members as well as sources of information about local resources & what’s happening in welfare politics. Child care & snacks offered at all meetings. 324-3063.

InsideOut - A Support Group for GLBTQ Youth Ages 13-18 in Shoreline. 6:30-8:30pm. Center for Human Services, 17018 15th Ave NE, Shoreline. Every Tuesday. Formerly known as Anything but Straight, InsideOut is a group for Lesbian, Transgender, Bisexual, Gay & Questioning Youth to develop positive self-identities in a professional & supportive environment. 362-7282 ext 271. Sponsored by the Center for Human Services.

Kings Wrestling Club Practice. 6:30-8:30pm. 340 15th Ave E. Every Sunday & Tuesday. (See Sunday listing at 6:30pm.)

Northwest Two-Spirit Society. 6:30pm. LGBT Community Center. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month. For info www.nwtwospiritsociety.org

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

All Genders Group - For Youth, Ages 14-22. 7pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Tuesday. Support/discussion group for all youth interested in exploring their gender identities. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & question youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16.

“clubdiversitytv” with Kevin Thompson - A GLBT Cable TV Program. 7pm. SCAN/Public Access Channel 29/77. Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday. Interesting local & national guests on a free, 58 minute, unscripted talk show. 24 hr club-line: 333-5958; clubdiversityww@ hotmail.com

Lesbian Cancer Support Group. 7-9pm. Cancer Lifeline, 6522 Fremont Ave N. Meets every 2nd & 4th Tuesday. Professionally facilitated group for lesbians affected by any type of cancer, ranging from those recently diagnosed to long-term survivors. Co-sponsored by Verbena & Cancer Lifeline. 297-2100 ext 114.

The Lollipop League. 7pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. The Lollipop League is a social group for people interested in the arts. All are invited.

Out to Quit: 6-Week Tobacco Cessation Class. 7pm. BY REGISTRATION ONLY. Sponsored by Gay City for gay, bi & trans men. For information or to REGISTER, 860-6969.

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.

Queer Ladies Stitch & Bitch. 7pm. Meets every Tuesday. We are a small group of fun & funny ladies who meet for knitting & crocheting. No experience required. For contact info and location queerladiesstitchn bitch@yahoo.com

Seattle Bisexual Men’s Union. 7pm. Group Health, Central South Bldg, 201 16th Ave E (at E John St), Room A-3. Meets 2nd Tuesday each month for discussion & social events. Open to all men who have Bisexual interests or curiosity. www.binetseattle.org.

Sex Talk. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Re-occurring, short-term, BY REGISTRATION ONLY. Join other queer, bi & lesbian women for this adventurous discussion/skills series. Contact Jamie today for information & TO REGISTER. 322-3442.

Sexual Minority Women Cancer Survivors Northend Support Group. 7-9pm. Cancer Lifeline, 6522 Fremont Ave N. Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month. 323-6540. Sponsored by Seattle Lesbian Cancer Project.

Transgender Support Group. 7-9pm. Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 1002 E Seneca St. Meets every Tuesday. For more info, call Ms Rickey at 957-1742.

Here & Now Gay & Lesbian AA Meeting in Tacoma. 7:30-9pm. Christ Episcopal Church, 310 N “K” St, Tacoma. Every Tuesday.

Tuesday Night Sex Addicts Anonymous. 7:30pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1222 E Pine St. GLBTQ supported. Meets every Tuesday. For info 322-7188.

20 Somethings Queer Women’s Group. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. 20 Somethings is a casual social/discussion group for lesbian, bi & other queer LGBTQ women in their 20’s. Build community & conncetion with other young women thru a rotating schedule of off-site activities, discussion nights & on-site game nights. For information, contact Rachel, 999-3766 or Casey, 949-7561.

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. 360-671-3358; www.washington genderalliance.org.

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 217-9271, ext 3. www.otterpolo.com.

WEDNESDAY - April 13


Eyes Wide Open (4/10-4/13). Seattle Center. See listing for Sunday 4/10. eyesseattle@afsc.org

Mature Friends Morning Exercise/Health & Fitness Get-Together. 9:30am. 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

GSBA Monthly Luncheon. 11:30am. Shilshole Beach Club, 6413 Seaview Ave NW. Meets 2nd Wednesday most months. Reservations due 5pm Friday before the luncheon; seating for walk-ins without reservations not guaranteed. Cost: $25-members/$30-nonmembers at the door. The Greater Seattle Business Association is a networking organization that promotes & supports the Gay & Lesbian business & professional community. 363-9188.

HIV/AIDS Program in Everett. 1-5pm. 3020 Rucker Ave, Suite 106, Everett. Every Mon-Fri. Snohomish Health District provides FREE confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing services. Rapid HIV Testing (results in about 20 minutes) Tues 1-4pm by appointment & 5-8pm on a first come, first served basis. For information or appointment, (425) 339-5398.

Mature Friends Dining Out Luncheon. 1pm. Call for details, location & to RSVP. Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday most months. MF is a social organization for Gay men & women, 40 years & over. 781-7724. http://maturefriends.org

4 The Moment. 2-4pm. POCAAN, 2200 Rainier Ave S. 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.

Mothers’ Support Group. 4:15-5:45pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. ARRIVE BY 4:15pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for mothers of grown HIV+ children & for mothers grieving the HIV-related loss of an adult child. For information 322-2437 or www.dunsheehouse.org

Verbena Health Clinic. 5:30-8:30pm. 500 19th Ave E. Every Wednesday. Verbena is a full-service clinic for lesbians, bi women & transgendered people. Providers are sensitive & experienced sexual minority clinicians. Sliding scale, no one turned away. For info or APPOINTMENT 299-1600.

Gay Men’s HIV+ Support Group in Everett. 6-7:30pm. CCS, 1918 Everett Ave, Everett. Every Wednesday. Ask for Teresa. 425-257-2111 or 888-240-8572. Sponsored by HOPWA (Helpers of People With AIDS).

GLOBE (Gay, Lesbian, Open-Minded, & Bisexual Empowerment): A Support Group for Youth (14-20) in Everett. 6-8pm. Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave (in auditorium), Everett. Every Wednesday. Sponsored by Snohomish Health District. 425-339-5251.

Gender Outlaws Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Please arrive ON TIME at 6pm. This is Dunshee House’s free, peer-facilitated support group for transsexua;, transgender, genderqueer, gender questioning, etc. folks. 322-2437.

Grief & Loss Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. ARRIVE BY 6pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for queer/LGBTQ folks & queer-friendly folks who are experiencing the loss of a loved one to death. For information, 322-2437 or www.dunsheehouse.org

Naked Yoga Men’s Group Class. Intermediate/Advanced 6:00-7:15pm; Beginner 8-9pm. Hengst Art Studio, 1506 Franklin Ave E. Meets every Wednesday. Come prepared to work your body, calm your mind, feel your sexy-self & make new like-minded friends. All levels. 412-7079. www.mekosun.com

NEON Rest Stop. 6-8pm. Seattle Counseling Service, 1216 Pine St. Meets every Wednesday. A weekly health night for men who party, for HIV & STD testing, vein care tips, needle exchange & free food. For information, 323-1768, www.crystalneon.org, www.seattle counseling.org

PozSeattle Spring Social. 6-8pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. Meet us in the back bar for socializing, snacks & lots of fun. This event is FREE (except for the cost of beverages) & is for all HIV+ men & their friends, regardless of age, shape, size, or color. www.pozseattle. org

LGBT Community Center Board Meeting. 6:30pm. 1115 E Pike St. Meets 2nd Wednesday each month. Monthly planning meeting for the Seattle’s GLBT Community Center. All welcome. Queen City Community Development, 323-2227.

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

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

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

The Road to Revolution - A Marxist History Study Group. 7-8:30pm. 4710 University Way NE, Suite 100. Meets every Wednesday. A lively, informal reading & discussion seminar on the dynamics of the Russian Revolution, sponsored by the Freedom Socialist Party. 722-2453, www.socialism.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

Gay & Bisexual Men’s Support Group in Tacoma/Pierce County. 7:30-9pm. Call for location & details. Every Wednesday. For men 21 & over. 253-535-6853.

HIV-Negative Gay, Bisexual & Queer Men. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. PLEASE CALL FIRST. This emotional support group provides a forum for HIV- gay/bi/queer 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. For information or to attend, call Jamie, 322-2437.

HIV+ Newly Diagnosed. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. ARRIVE BY 7:30pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for those who are newly diagnosed as HIV+, have recently sero-converted, or are newly dealing with being HIV+. For info, call Jamie, 322-2437.

HIV+ Support Group. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. ARRIVE BY 7:30pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for HIV+ folks. For information 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse. org

Tony Kushner Reading. 7:30pm. Benaroya Hall. Celebrated gay author of “Angels in America” & “Caroline or Change.” Standby tickets only are available. www.nextbook.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

Rain City Symphony. 7:30-9:30pm. Wedgewood Community Church. Come out & play in the rain! If you can fiddle, toot, or tap a tune, please come & be part of the Rain City Symphony. If you miss playing with a group, even if it’s been a long time, we invite you to join us. Auditions not required. 525-4172.

Red Cedar Circle. 7:30pm. Queen Anne Christian Church, 1316 3rd Ave W (at W Lee St). Every Wednesday. Red Cedar Circle is a weekly gathering in the Northwest Coastal spiritual tradition for Two-Spirit and non-Two-Spirit people. Bill Cody, 230-7953.

Radical Gurls & Guyz Reading Group. Re-occurring. By REGISTRATION. This is Dunshee House’s free peer-facilitated book discussion group for queer/bi/lesbian women & trans/genderqueer folks. To join the email list & receive notice of upcoming RGRG installments, 322-2437.

Crystal Meth Anonymous. 8-9:30pm. Alano Club, 1222 E Pine St. Meets every Wednesday. A 12-step group for quitting & staying off crystal meth.

Queer Young Females Group - For Female-Identified Youth, Ages 14-22. 8pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Support/discussion group meets every Wednesday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16.

Abby Park Avenue’s Big Birthday Extravagnaza. Doors 8pm, Show 9pm. Full Circle, 1413 14th Ave. With special guests Miss Jesse Volt, Dominatrix Roxy, Georgia Miles, Miss D’Amanda Lott & many more! Come & experience a drag show as you never have before!

THURSDAY - April 14

Northwest Bears Spring Thaw XI (4/14-4/17). For a complete list of events 7 to REGISTER, www.nwbears.com/springthaw/index.html

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

HIV/AIDS Program in Everett. 1-5pm. 3020 Rucker Ave, Suite 106, Everett. Every Mon-Fri. Snohomish Health District provides FREE confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing services. Rapid HIV Testing (results in about 20 minutes) Tues 1-4pm by appointment & 5-8pm on a first come, first served basis. For information or appointment, (425) 339-5398.

Long-Term Survivors of AIDS. 2:30-4pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. PLEASE CALL FIRST. This is SASG’s emotional support group for people who are long-term survivors living with AIDS. Please contact the group’s facilitator, Deborah, if you are interested in attending, 322-2734.

Kang Wen Clinic - Traditional Chinese Medicine for HIV/AIDS. 3:30-7pm. 1111 Harvard Ave. Every Thursday. 322-6945. (See Tuesday listing at 9am.)

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. (Also meets Fridays 4pm-12 midnight.)

Queer Youth Rights. 4pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Meets every Thursday. QYR is one of Seattle Young Peoples Project’s longest running programs. Open to all queer youth & straight allies. Reach QYR at SYPP, 860-9606, www.sypp.org

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.

GLBTQ Youth Support Group. 5-6pm. Ruth Dykeman Youth & Family Services, 15001 8th Ave SW, Burien. Come, meet, have fun & hang out with other GLBTQ youth. Ongoing drop-in group for youth 13-19 years old. 243-5544 ext 320.

Volunteer Drop-In Night at Lifelong AIDS Alliance. 5-8pm. LAA Volunteer Services Office, 1161 11th Ave. Every Thursday. Drop in to volunteer on LAA projects - assembling safer sex kits, helping with mailings, a different project every week! Get-togethers are highly social & offer “low impact” volunteer work & an opportunity to learn more about LAA. 957-1776. www.lifelongaidsalliance.org

AIDS Long-Term Survivors Support Group. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. PLEASE CALL FIRST. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for people who are long-term survivors living with AIDS. Please call the group’s facilitator, Deborah if you are interested in attending. 322-2942.

40+ Queer, Gay & Bisexual Men. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. PLEASE CALL FIRST. This is Dunshee House’s on-going emotional support group for gay, bi & queer men over the age of forty. The group explores such topics as: relationships, spirituality, aging, family, friendships, coming out later in life, etc. For information or TO ATTEND, contact Jamie, 322-2584.

Grief & Loss for LBQ Women. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. ARRIVE BY 6pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emptional support group for lesbian, bi & queer women grieving the recent loss of a loved one to death. For information 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

Gay Men in Abusive Relationships Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Call for location. Every Thursday. On-going support group program. Professionally-facilitated, free of charge, held in a safe & confidential space. Info & to register: 323-1768. Sponsored by Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities.

Grief & Loss for Women. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. Please arrive by 6pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for queer/bi/lesbian women who have recently lost a loved one to death. For information, 322-2437or www.sasg.org

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.

Queer & Asian Monthly Dinner Meeting. 6:30pm. Asian/Pacific AIDS Council Office, 606 Maynard Ave S, Ste 102, in the basement. Meets 2nd Thursday each month. Q & A is a Seattle-based organization dedicated to fostering leadership, community development & peer support among Gay Asian men. 467-0884 ext 3401.

Seattle Restorative/Recovery Yoga All Level Session. 6:30-7:30pm. Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave E. All levels are represented & the teacher adjusts the asanas for individual proficiency & comfort. All ages & levels warmly welcomed. For info 860-4214.

Bisexual Etc. Re-occurring, by REGISTRATION ONLY. This is Dunhee House’s free peer-facilitated support/skills series by & for folks (men, women, transfolks etc.) who aren’t solely hetero- or homosexual, straight or gay, etc. Intriguing weekly topics guide this series. 322-2437.

Brent Hartinger Reading. 7pm. Bailey/Coy Books, 414 Broadway E. Hartinger promotes his latest book The Order of the Poison Oak.

Ingersoll Gender Center Support Group. 7-9pm. 1812 E Madison #106. Every Thursday (including holidays). Open facilitated drop-in support group - all welcome! A good place to visit IGC for the first time. $5-$10. IGC is a service agency for the Transsexual, Transvestite, & Transgender community offering support groups, referrals to therapists, publications, & trainings. 329-6651; www.ingersollcenter. org. (See related listing Friday at 8pm.)

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

QUEST - For GLBTQ 20-Somethings in Everett. 7-9pm. Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave Ste 208, Everett. Every Thursday. “We promote wellness by providing a place to explore physical, emotional, social & intellectual growth while affirming & empowering individuals.” Eric/Brenda, 425-339-5251; gayinfo@shd.snohomish.wa.gov.

Transgender Support Group. 7-9pm. Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 1002 E Seneca St. Meets every Thursday. Open-minded group for MTF & FTM. For more info, call Ms Rickey at 957-1742.

Bi & Questioning Group - For Youth, Ages 14-22. 7:30-9pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Meets every Thursday. Support/discussion/social group for Bisexual & Questioning youth. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & question youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16.

Femme Talk 3. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Please arrive ON TIME at 7:30pm. “Femme Talk 3: We’re here. We’re powerful. We’re amazing. What next?” will take this Dunshee House series JUST for femmes & feminine identified queer women to the next level! Come join us. 322-2437.

Gay Fathers Association of Seattle Open Relationships Support Group. 7:30-9pm. Group Health, 201 16th Ave E, central South Bldg rooms A1-A2. Meets monthly. GFAS is an all volunteer support organization for gay & bi men who are confronting issues such as coming out, parenting, gay relationships, separation & divorce. 324-4359, www.gfas.org.

HIV-Negative Queer, Gay & Bisexual Men. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. PLEASE CALL FIRST. 322-2584 (See related listing for Wednesday.)

Women “Coming Out” After 30. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. ARRIVE BY 7:30pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for women who are coming out as lesbian, gay, bi, or queer, or who are questioning their sexualities. For information 322-2437 or www.dunsheehouse.org

Seattle Otters Water Polo Team. 8-9:30pm. Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave E (at E Cherry St). Every Tuesday & Thursday. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)

Gay Men’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. 8:15-9:45pm. 825 Pike St. Want a fun, challenging self-defense work-out taught in a gay, beginner-friendly environment? Come check out this class! First class is FREE. Please bring sweat pants, t-shirt & towel. For information, call Gary at 718-3337.

FRIDAY - April 15

Northwest Bears Spring Thaw XI (4/14-4/17). For a complete list of events 7 to REGISTER, www.nwbears. com/springthaw/index.html

Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2005 (4/15-4/17). Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave N. For details, www.seattleerotic.org

Best of the Northwest Arts & Crafts Show (4/15-4/17). 10am-6pm. Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE. Admission $6, children under 12 FREE.

Women in Trades Fair. 10am-4pm. Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion. An educational outreach fair to promote women in non-traditional jobs such as plumbing, firefighting or lineworking! Hands-on activities, demos & projects for youth are provided. FREE.

HIV/AIDS Program in Everett. 1-5pm. 3020 Rucker Ave, Suite 106, Everett. Every Mon-Fri. Snohomish Health District provides FREE confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing services. Rapid HIV Testing (results in about 20 minutes) Tues 1-4pm by appointment & 5-8pm on a first come, first served basis. For information or appointment, (425) 339-5398.

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. (Also meets Thursdays 4-10pm.)

No Taxation With Discrimination Protest. 5-6pm. Seattle Main Post Office, #rd Ave & Union St. www.dontamend.com

Rainshadow Women Monthly Potluck & Dance in Port Angeles. 6-10pm. Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 73 Howe Rd (off Barr Rd, 1 mile north of Hwy 101), Port Angeles. Meets 3rd Friday each month thru June. Bring a dish to share & your dancin’ shoes. 360-457-1376.

40+ Gay & Bisexual Men I & II. 6:30-8pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. PLEASE CALL FIRST. 322-2584. (See related listing for Thursday.)

Women’s Words. 6:30-8pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. ARRIVE BY 6:30pm. This is a topical discussion group for lesbian, bi & queer women. A different topic is highlighted each month. www.dunsheehouse.org

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

Puddletown Squares Square Dancing Class. 7pm. University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE. Meets every Friday. For new dancers & their friends. Singles, couples, gay, straight & whatever are welcome. Casual & comfortable attire & footwear is recommended. www.puddletowndancers.org

Rainbow Bingo. 7-9pm. El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S. Every Friday. Come & join us for a fun night of bingo! Easy to play & easy to pay. Meet some new & special people. Features Ms Rickey & other special guests. For more information, 723-9395.

Sistahs Drumming. 7-10pm. Meets every Friday. Sponsored by Sistah 2 Sistah. Want to invite drumming into your home? Call Sistah Lee 722-2346.

BiNet Seattle Weekly Support/Discussion Group. 7:30-9pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. For bi & bi-curious men & women, their partners & other bi-friendly people. For more info www.binet seattle.org

Destiny Gay AA Group in Tacoma. 7:30pm. First Congregational Church, 209 S “J” St, Tacoma. Every Friday.

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

Crystal Meth Anonymous. 8-9pm. 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Friday. A 12-step group for quitting & staying off crystal meth.

Ingersoll Gender Center Support Group. 8-10pm. 1812 E Madison #106. Every Friday (including holidays). Open facilitated drop-in group for Transsexuals, Transvestites & Transgender people. Include structured discussions. $5-$10 fee. 329-6651. www. ingersollcenter.org (See related listing Thursday at 7pm.)

Lesbian & Gay AFG. 8pm. Swedish Hospital, 747 Broadway, B Floor, Conference Room 2. Meets every Friday. Everyone is welcome. Please use West Wing elevators to B Floor; Conference Room 2 is across from the Cafeteria. For information contact Tyler Joy, 242-9083

SATURDAY - April 16


(See 4/9 listings for ongoing activities.)

Crab Races & Crab Feed in Westport (4/16 & 4/17). 18th annual race is held inside a giant tent in the Westport Marina area. Participants race live crabs to the finish line for prizes. 1-800-345-6223.

Northwest Bears Spring Thaw XI (4/14-4/17). For a complete list of events 7 to REGISTER, www.nwbears.com/springthaw/index.html

Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2005 (4/15-4/17). Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave N. For details, www.seattleerotic.org

Lifelong AIDS Alliance Care to Shop Food Drive on Vashon Island. 8am-6pm. 3rd Saturday each month. Beck’s Vashon Market, 17639 100th Ave SW & Thriftway, 9740 SW Bank Rd, Vashon. Each month non-perishable food items & personal care non-food items are collected for LAA’s food bank to help people with HIV/AIDS. Volunteers are needed for variable shifts at stores. 567-5161.

Best of the Northwest Arts & Crafts Show (4/15-4/17). 10am-6pm. Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE. Admission $6, children under 12 FREE.

Mind, Body, Spirit Expo (4/16 & 4/17). 10am-7pm. Fisher Pavilion. Holistic exhibitors, vendors & lectures. (541) 482-3722.

PNW G/B/Q Longhairs Brunch. 2-4pm. Julia’s, 300 Broadway Ave E. Please join us for brunch! It’s always nice when longhaired folks gather & share smiles & break bread. Please RSVP by previous Friday, 309-0510.

Bi & Bi Mixed-Gender Social Group. 4-6pm. Vivace Roasteria, 901 E Denny Way. Meets 3rd Saturday each month. Social get-together for Bisexual men & women, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks. www.binet seattle.org.

Bowling with the Brothers. 6-9pm. Imperial lanes, 2101 22nd Ave S (just off Rainier Ave S). Meets 3rd Saturday each month. Come out & bowl with the brothers in lanes 19-24. Cost: $6 which includes 2 games plus shoe rental. More info: 726-1600. Sponsored by Brother to Brother, a social/support group for same gender loving men of African descent.

Camp Ten Trees Annual Dinner & Auction. 6pm. Seattle Design Center, 5701 6th Ave S. Camp Ten Trees is a summer camp located in Washington state offering one week for children with LGBTQ parents & one week for LGBTQ youth. $50 per person, $25 for youth & staff. 985-2864 ext 2.

Girl4Girl. 7pm. Premier Club, 1700 1st Ave S. 3rd saturday of every month. Women only, 21+ with valid ID. $10 cover.

SUNDAY - April 17

(See 4/10 listings for ongoing activities.)

Crab Races & Crab Feed in Westport (4/16 & 4/17). 18th annual race is held inside a giant tent in the Westport Marina area. Participants race live crabs to the finish line for prizes. 1-800-345-6223.

Northwest Bears Spring Thaw XI (4/14-4/17). For a complete list of events 7 to REGISTER, www.nwbears. com/springthaw/index.html

Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2005 (4/15-4/17). Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave N. For details, www.seattleerotic.org

Best of the Northwest Arts & Crafts Show (4/15-4/17). 10am-6pm. Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE. Admission $6, children under 12 FREE.

Mind, Body, Spirit Expo (4/16 & 4/17). 11am-6pm. Fisher Pavilion. Holistic exhibitors, vendors & lectures. (541) 482-3722.

Trikone Northwest Monthly Support Meeting. 11am-1pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 Pike St. 3rd Sunday every month. For South Asian queer-identified (lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex) or questioning individuals to gather together & get connected with each other’s lives & discuss issues that affect our queer South Asian identities or explorations. (425) 985-4376, www.trikone-northwest.org

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. $3 door fee covers hall rental. SPT is a social club for Gay men & their friends. 329-0793.

Sistah 2 Sistah Social/Organizing Meeting. 4-6pm. POCAAN, 2200 Rainier Ave S (at S Walker St). Meets 1st & 3rd Sunday each month. An opportunity to socialize & discuss/plan future activities. Sistah 2 Sistah is a social/support group for Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender women of African descent. 322-7061 ext 235.

Spirituality for Gay Men Discussion Group. 6pm. Travelers Shop, 501 E Pine St. Meets 1st & 3rd Sunday of every month. Share thoughts on sexuality, and support others on their chosen spiritual path. Many spiritual paths are discussed from a personal perspective. No dues or fees. yogabksi@aol.com.

Seattle Bisexual Women’s Network. 6:30-8:30pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Getting Ready for Pride Potluck. 3rd Sunday of every month. SBWN also publishes a newsletter North Bi Northwest. 517-7767. www.geocities.com/sbwn.


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