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REGISTER TO VOTE!!! DEADLINE: OCTOBER 20.
If you missed the October 4 deadline for mail-in and online voter registration, there is still time to register for the November 4 General Election in Washington State - but you have to register IN PERSON at your County Auditor's office. The deadline for in-person registration is Saturday, October 20. In Seattle/King County, you can register in person at King County Elections, 919 SW Grady Way, Renton, WA. - with extended office hours on Saturday, October 18, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Monday, October 20, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The phone # for voter registration information in King County is 206-296-VOTE (8683). www.kingcounty.gov/elections/

If you live outside King County, call the Washington State Secretary of State's office, 1-800-448-4881; 1-800-422-8683 TDD/TTY; or visit

www.secstate.wa.gov/elections/ for the location of your County Auditor's office - select "Register to Vote;" under "Registration Deadlines" select "County Auditor."



OCTOBER IS GLBT HISTORY MONTH
Philadelphia's Equality Forum presents their redesigned GLBT History Month 2008 website spotlighting 31 notable GLBT individuals. Starting October 1, visit www.glbthistorymonth.com. Logo and Logo's 365Gay.com celebrate LGBT History Month with launch of LGBT History Video Library.

www.logoonline.com. Noted Gay historian Jonathan Ned Katz announces a test run of www.outhistory.org.



EM'MA GAWD! & ANNA REXIA ON YOUTUBE
On Saturday, October 4, Em'ma Gawd! and Anna Rexia performed two skits at Re-Bar's Bacon Strip show. In the first, they featured the talents of Ade, and poked fun at Capitol Hill, hipsters, and themselves.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BHGID8qenw. They also did a mash-up of Showgirls (Em'ma as Nomi, and Anna as Cristol) and that scandalous viral video (you know the one) for something called "2 Showgirls, 1 Cup." www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pOc_UimJKg.



13TH SEATTLE LESBIAN & GAY FILM FESTIVAL RUNS 10/17-10/24 INCLUDES FREE ON-LINE FILMS
The 13th annual Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival is joining the digital revolution with its own FREE indie-fest online film competition. Running through October 22, audiences will be able to participate in the festival!

Go to http://www.indie-fest.com/SLGFF to watch the three features and five shorts hand-picked by SLGFF programmers. After watching, vote for your favorite! The winning filmmaker receives a cash award, theatrical screening and a preferred IndieFlix distribution deal.

For complete information on the 13th annual Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, visit www.threedollarbillcinema.org.



DIVERSE HARMONY PRESENTS "IT'S A SCREAM" A HALLOWEEN CONCERT
On Friday, October 17, 8 p.m., Diverse Harmony, Seattle's and the nation's first Gay/Straight Alliance youth chorus, is putting on their Halloween concert at Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door; admission is FREE for youth 22 and under. www.diverseharmony.org.



GAY CITY HEALTH PROJECT TO HOST NATIONAL GAY MEN'S HEALTH SUMMIT OCTOBER 17-21 IN SEATTLE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Summit is expected to draw hundreds of people from across the United States in an effort to focus on long-term strategic goals for Gay/Bi/Queer men's health and wellness and will cover a full range of health concerns, ranging from physical and mental health, to social issues, to community building and organizing. The five-day conference will present more than 75 speakers, panels, workshops, and organizing meetings and will be held at the Madison Renaissance Hotel, 515 Madison St. This event is open to the public and offers a unique opportunity to learn about the Gay Men's Health Movement. Leaders in the movement are coming to Seattle from all over the world and have a great deal to share with all of us. For more information on the 2008 National Gay Men's Health Summit, visit www.gmhs2008.org

To learn about volunteer opportunities and volunteer discounts on conference registration, please contact Eleazar Juarez, Volunteer Coordinator, 206-388-1707; eleazar@gaycity.org.



VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CAPITOL HILL NEIGHBORHOOD STREET SWEEP
On Saturday, October 18, residents, business owners, and other interested volunteers will join together to help clean a stretch of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Volunteers will rendezvous at the Cal Anderson Park Shelterhouse, 11th Ave. & E. Olive St., at 10 a.m. to pick up trash, clean windows and get to know one another along E. Denny and Olive Way E. between Cal Anderson Park and Interstate 5. The clean up is a bi-annual event and an opportunity for community members to help keep the neighborhood clean, as well as to meet with one another and build a stronger community. There will be music, pastries and coffee in the morning and the event will be followed by pizza and entertainment in the afternoon. For more information, contact Allyson Fredericksen at allyson.alive@gmail.com or go to www.caphillchamber.org.



WASHINGTON STATE STONEWALL DEMOCRATS DOORBELLING AND MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
On Saturday, October 18, the Washington State Stonewall Democrats, will be doorbelling in Issaquah/Sammamish to support the election of Darcy Burner to the 8th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives and Phyllis Huster to the 5th Legislative District Senate seat in Olympia. Darcy Burner is a terrific LGBT ally and Phyllis Huster will be the first OUT Lesbian elected to serve in Olympia! The Washington State Stonewall Democrats is looking for 25 people to help turn out the vote for Darcy Burner and Phyllis Huster and turn the Eastside BLUE. Email anita@stonewalldemswa.org for the 11 a.m. meet-up location. Doorbelling will be held from noon to 3 p.m.

The Washington State Stonewall Democrats cordially invite you to a general meeting and membership drive on Saturday, October 18, from 6-10 p.m., in West Seattle. Come join the Washington State Stonewall Democrats. By building the number of Stonewall Democrats in Washington State, we can have a larger voice in the state's political and social agenda. For location, visit http://stonewalldemswa.org/calendar.php



EQUAL RIGHTS WASHINGTON PRESENTS COMMUNITY ACTION MOBILIZATION PROGRAM WORKSHOP
On Saturday, October 18, from noon to 4 p.m., Equal Rights Washington presents their Community Action Mobilization Program (CAMP). The goal of this workshop is to train community members in ERW political activism and implement strategies throughout Washington communities. They are seeking motivated individuals from across Washington State to participate in this day-long training workshop. Learn how to engage your local community and raise awareness for issues affecting GLBT individuals and families. For more information, contact ERW/David Walega at 206-324-2570 or email david@equalrightswashington.org.



RAINBOW CITY BAND PRESENTS HALLOWEEN CONCERT
On Saturday, October 18, 7 p.m., The Rainbow City Band presents "Things That Go BUMP in the Night" - a haunting Halloween-themed concert. The concert will be held at Nathan Hale High School Performing Arts Center, 10750 30th Ave. NE. The concert will feature Edvard Grieg's In the Hall of the Mountain King, Modest Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, Saint-Saens' Danse Macabre, Stephen Schwarz' Wicked, and selections by contemporary composers Danny Elfman and Frank Tichelli. Tickets are $15. www.rainbowcityband.com



SIR GUY ALEX & WA STATE MR LEATHER TOBY PRESENT "RESCUE THE ROMAN CAPTIVES" BARTENDER AUCTION
On Saturday, October 18, from 8-10 p.m., Sir Guy 2008, Alex Knight, on behalf of the Knights of Malta/Jet City Chapter, and Washington State Mr. Leather 2008-2008, Toby Noon, on behalf of the Washington State Mr./Ms. Leather Organizations (WSMLO), present "Rescue the Roman Captives," a fundraising bartender auction at The Cuff Complex 1533 13th Ave. at E. Pine St. Come bid on your favorite bartender. www.jetchapterkofm.com



13TH ANNUAL NATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST TO STOP POLICE BRUTALITY
Tired of police repression of dissent? Tired of homeless sweeps? Tired of ICE raids? Tired of police getting away with MURDER? Then wear black, fight back and join the 13th Annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation to be held on Wednesday, October 22, at Seattle Central Community College South Plaza, Broadway & E. Pine St. - rally at 4 p.m., march at 5:30 p.m. Sponsored by the October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, 206-264-5527; oct22seattle@hotmail.com.



COUNTRY DOCTOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC OFFERS HEALTH CARE NIGHT FOR LGBTQ COMMUNITY
Spectrum Natural Health at County Doctor Community Health Clinic, 500 19th Ave. E. offers primary and naturopathic care for the LGBTQ community every Thursday, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Providers have been serving the LGBTQ community for many years. Cost is sliding scale - no one turned away for lack of funds. For information and to make an appointment, call 206-299-1600.



ALLYSHIP PRESENTS "QUEERLY CLASSED" - A DISCUSSION SERIES ON ECONOMIC JUSTICE AND QUEER LIBERATION
The purpose of this discussion series is to encourage LGBTQ folks and allies to discuss their personal experiences with economic injustice. We also hope to connect participants to local economic justice organizations and to engage in a bigger picture analysis about intersecting oppressions. This year we are collaborating with Bend-It, a youth activist/artist collective, who will be offering writing/art workshops in conjunction with our discussions. Ultimately, we hope to create a sense of an artist/activist community of people interested in this work. This discussion series will meet monthly at Langston Hughes Cultural Arts Center, 104 17th Ave. S., starting with a social at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program from 7-8:30 p.m. Through this discussion series, Allyship works to build a progressive LGBTQ community of people fighting all oppressions and connecting everyday issues that affect all of us.

The next two dates and topics of the discussion series are: Thursday, October 23 - Beyond Marriage: Threats & Progress Regarding Health Insurance, Family Leave & Domestic Partnership.

Monday, November 24 - OUT of Queer Space: The History of Gentrification and the Exploration of Decreasing Queer Space on Capitol Hill.

Allyship activists are LGBTQ and Allies who believe that all oppressions are interconnected and in the possibility of a world free of oppression. We seek to work in solidarity with marginalized communities to understand the interconnectedness of oppression and to support the systematic liberation of all people.

This discussion series is being sponsored by Allyship, Student Labor Action Project (SLAP), Bend-It, Equal Rights Washington, Seattle NOW, Reclaim the Media and Comite Pro-Amnistia General y Justicia Social.



THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE HOSTS E. PATRICK JOHNSON IN "POURING TEA: BLACK GAY MEN OF THE SOUTH TELL THEIR TALES"
On Thursday, October 23, at 7 p.m., The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia, hosts E. Patrick Johnson, visiting author, professor and performance artist, in Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales, a one-man show featuring the stories of Southern Black Gay men ages 19 to 93 whom he interviewed over the past few years. Excerpted from his recently published book, Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South, his collection and his performance is a "living" archive of these men's stories - preserving the stories they shared in their own words. The performance will be held at The Evergreen State College Experimental Theater. Tickets: $10-general admission; $8-seniors; $5-students. 360-867-6833; www.evergreen.edu/expressions.



RAINBOW "HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR" BINGO IN WEST SEATTLE
On Friday, October 24, the Senior Center of West Seattle hosts their annual Halloween bingo event hosted by Sylvia O'Stayformore with assistance from the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. The fundraising event begins at 5:30 p.m. with "spooky music" and assorted food and beverages. Participants are encouraged to dress up for the occasion. A prize will be given for best costume. Donation of $15 includes bingo package. Bingos will be rewarded with fun prizes of gift certificates, baskets of goodies, wearing apparel, etc. There will also be a Split the Pot and an auction of wonderful items. Proceeds benefit the Senior Center of West Seattle. Call 932-4044 ext 1 for reservations. This event sells out so advance reservations are recommended. Walk-ins welcome as space allows. The Senior Center is located at 4217 SW Oregon St.



RICHARD HUGO HOUSE LITERARY SERIES PRESENTS "ROAD TRIP"
On Friday, October 24, at 7:30 p.m., Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave., presents "Road Trip," the first event of their 2008-2009 Hugo Literary Series, featuring new writing from Aimee Bender, Matt Ruff and Marie Howe and new songs by singer/songwriter Laurie Katherine Carlsson. "The road trip is a peculiarly American trope," says program director Alix Wilber. "Our economy, our culture - perhaps even our national identity - has grown up around the symbols of the car and the open road. So we thought it would be interesting to turn an idea that teeters on the edge of cliché over to three writers who are known for their spectacular originality and see what they make of it." Series passes are $50-$80; single tickets are $15-$25. www.brownpapertickets.com. Details at www.hugohouse.org or call 206-322-7030.



TRANNYSHACK SEATTLE AT CHOP SUEY
On Friday, October 24, Heklina, Ursula Android & Peaches Christ host a stellar line-up of Seattle and San Francisco's finest drag provocateurs with DJ BABY J in the fourth installment of Seattle Trannyshack at Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., doors 9 p.m., show at 11 p.m. $10 cover. The last three Seattle Trannyshack installments were "off-the-charts awesome good times, with capacity crowds cheering, shaking, and getting freaky with the best, bawdiest, most bodacious drag artistes on the West Coast! Trannyshack Seattle #4 will be just as badass, so be there!!"



SEATTLE EAGLE HOSTS 2009 CALENDAR SIGNING NIGHTS
Meet some of the hottest guys featured in the Seattle Eagle's 2009 calendar on Saturdays, October 25, November 22 and December 20, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., at the Seattle Eagle, 314 E. Pike St. (Doors at 8 p.m.)

Calendars will be on sale at the bar for $15 and you can get them signed by the calendar men who are present at this event if you wish. If you have already picked up a calendar at the bar or at Bailey/Coy or The Crypt, feel free to bring it into the bar with you on any of these nights if you want to get it signed.

The evening will feature a Leather Fetish dress code, which means there is no cover if you come dressed in Fetish Gear. Without Fetish Gear, the cover is $2 before 11 p.m. and $4 after 11 p.m. $1 off all beverages with the purchase of a calendar at this event.



IN THE LIFE'S OCTOBER EPISODE ON KCTS-TV
On Sunday, October 26, at midnight, KCTS-TV, channel 9, broadcasts In The Life's October episode, "Civil Rites & Civil Rights." This month's In The Life looks at the battle for Marriage Equality in California and pairs two passionate Civil Rights activists: NAACP, Julian Bond, and Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post, discussing the role of Gays in the early days of the Black Civil Rights Movement and the dream of a world where there is full equality under the law for all Americans. This month's episode ends with a wedding - one over 50 years in the making: "When Del and Phyllis Got Married."



SEATTLE PFLAG ANNUAL MEETING FEATURING CONVERSATION WITH DAVID KOPAY
On Tuesday, October 28, from 7-9 p.m., the Seattle LGBT community and allies are invited to come and hear former UW Huskies and NFL football player, Dave Kopay, co-author of The David Kopay Story and outspoken Gay rights advocate, discuss his journey as a Gay man in the world of professional athletics and his ongoing work to bring honesty and respect to the LGBT community. The event is FREE and open to the public. Dave is looking forward to a conversation with audience members about the progress of Gay rights and the challenges ahead. www.seattle-pflag.org.



HIV IS STILL A BIG DEAL ONLINE VIDEO SERIES TO RESHAPE HIV PREVENTION AMONG GAY MEN
HIV Is Still a Big Deal follows Josh, a young Gay man living in Manhattan, as he deals with everything from love and friendships to online hookups and unsafe sex. To view the first two episodes, go to www.hivbigdeal.org.



GAY CITY SEEKING LGBT ARTISTS, WRITERS AND CRAFTS PEOPLE
Gay City is currently seeking any and all LGBT artists to host workshops on a number of art forms. As part of their newly launched Peer Recovery Network, Gay City will be hosting local artists to spread their knowledge and share their art forms with the community. Whether it's painting, sculpting, dance, theatre, self-defense, puppetry, poetry, writing, spoken word, music, fashion design, crafts, photography, welding, carpentry& whatever it may be, join Gay City in building community through art and camaraderie. For more information, contact Eleazar Juarez at eleazar@gaycity.org or 206-388-1707 or Robert Yoon at Robert@gaycity.org or 206-388-1704.

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