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WASHINGTON STATE LEATHER PRIDE WEEK THRU MARCH 22
Last year over 50 events were held around the state in celebration of Washington State Leather Pride Week. A complete schedule of Washington State Leather Pride Week events is available at www.wsmlo.org.

This year's Washington State Mr. & Ms. Leather Contest will be held on Saturday, March 21, at 7 p.m., at The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave.

In conjunction with the contest, a community Meet & Greet, to meet the contestants, judges and organizers of the contest, will be held on Friday, March 20, from 8:30-10 p.m., at the Lifelong AIDS Alliance Conference Room, 1002 E. Seneca St. (entrance off the sunken parking lot adjacent to the building).

On Sunday, March 22, at 11:30 a.m., a Victory Brunch will be held at The Cuff Complex, to toast the contest winners and to honor the recipients of WSMLO's 2009 Emerald Awards.

Q-SQUARED BOOK GROUP TO DISCUSS MYSTERIOUS SKIN
On Saturday, March 21, the Q-Squared Book Group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Capitol Hill Branch Library, 425 Harvard Ave. E., to discuss Scott Heim's novel, Mysterious Skin. Kirkus Review called the novel, "as searing and unforgettable as an electric shock." It was made into a movie in 2005 by openly Gay director Gregg Araki. Q-Squared Book Group is open to men who are interested in Gay literature and always welcomes new members. For more information, visit www.qsquared.org.

EMERALD CITY SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION'S WOMEN'S DIVISION PLAY DAY & SKILLS CLINIC
The ECSA Women's Division will hold their play day/skills clinic on Sunday, March 22, from 9:30 a.m.-noon at Lower Woodland Fields south of Green Lake. For information on the Women's Division (for women only), visit www.seattlegaysoftball.com.

HELLO, DOLLY! ONLINE DISCOUNT TICKET SALES TO BENEFIT POCAAN & DUNSHEE HOUSE
Get tickets to see Jenifer Lewis in Hello, Dolly! at a special discount rate of only $50 (down from the general public $69-$81) plus $4.50 processing fee for each ONLINE ticket sold for select performances at the 5th Avenue Theatre. Total ticket price = $54.50 and POCAAN or Dunshee House will receive a $20 donation for each ticket sold for the following performance dates only: Sunday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m., and Wednesday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m.

To order the special discount tickets, visit http://www.5thavenue.org/account/Login.aspx? To begin placing your ticket order, sign in or register for a new account. Enter your promotion code: Either POCAAN or DUNSHEE. The words "Discount Price" will appear above the ticket cost when you have logged in successfully for applicable dates. Once you have selected your seats, you will see a screen that shows your totals and fees. There is a $4.50 processing fee on every ticket sold; total ticket price is $54.50. Please note that the $20 donation will show up in the free line - this is NOT a fee, but rather the way the 5th Avenue Theatre directs a $20 donation back to POCAAN or Dunshee House. You will only be charged $54.50 per ticket. This special discount benefit offer is available only online. This offer is not valid on previously purchased tickets or in conjunction with any other offers. Once purchased, tickets are nonrefundable. All sales are final.

BONNIE BEERS, FIRST SEATTLE WOMAN FIREFIGHTER, TO SPEAK
On Tuesday, March 24, at 2 p.m., at Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Ave, 2nd floor, in the Bertha Knight Landes Room, in honor of Women's History Month, Bonnie Beers will discuss her experiences as the first woman firefighter in the Seattle Fire Department.

The story of the women who changed the image of female firefighters from the unusual to the usual is one of courage, hard work, and perseverance. The sheer physicality of the job and a Fire Department culture that rose out of male traditions cast male firefighters as warriors while women were limited to stenographer, clerical and other support roles. Even in these roles, the turnover rate for women in the Fire Department was high due to dissatisfaction with the work and the demands of marriage, child-rearing and other family responsibilities.

In 1975, the Seattle Fire Department broke with tradition and recruited women specifically to apply as firefighters. Six out of 125 women were admitted to the class in 1976, of these, five resigned and the sixth was dismissed. The following year, three of these women applied again and ultimately, only one, Bonnie Beers, went on to complete training and begin her six-month probation as a firefighter in January 1978. Beers retired last year after 30 years of service.

An online version of the exhibit can be viewed on the City of Seattle Archives' website at http://www.seattle.gov/CityArchives/Exhibits/SFDwomen/default.htm.

NORTHWEST NETWORK PRESENTS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ASSESSMENT TRAINING
On Tuesday, March, 24, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., the Northwest Network of Bisexual,Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse will conduct a one-day training on Domestic Violence Assessment. The Northwest Network has developed a nationally recognized assessment tool and will be training on the practical application of their assessment process in this one-day workshop. "Assessment" refers to an intentional process of learning about what is happening in a caller's life in order to 1) identify how power, control and exploitation is working in their relationship and 2) connect that person with the best possible resource available. The workshop will be held at the American Red Cross office, 1900 25th Ave. S. The cost is $65. Lunch will be provided. Information and registration can be found at www.nwnetwork.org. For questions or more information, please contact Shannon at Shannon@nwnetwork.org or call 206-568-7777.

DUNSHEE HOUSE GAY & LESBIAN BOOK CLUB
Come discuss the best of Gay and Lesbian novels at the new Seattle Gay and Lesbian Book Club. Join other book-lovers on a drop-in basis every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave. E. Come only once or come every meeting. Each month a different title will be discussed. The titles for the next four months are: March - I Am Not Myself These Days by Josh Kilmer-Purcell; April - The City and The Pillar by Gore Vidal; May - The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith; June - Fun Home by Alison Bechdel. For more information, call 206-322-2437; nickdimartin@earthlink.net.

SEX, SPEED & SANITY PRESENTS "RANT AND RAVE: A LIVE ONLINE EXPERIENCE"
On Wednesday, March 25, at 6 p.m., Sex, Speed & Sanity presents an interactive discussion about Gay men, crystal meth, and the internet. The event will be held at Kaladi Bros. Coffee, 511 E. Pike St. and online. For more information, visit www.gaycity.org.

COUNTRY DOCTOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC OFFERS HEALTH CARE NIGHT FOR LGBTQ COMMUNITY
Spectrum Natural Health at Country 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.

"VICTOR/VICTORIA" - THREE DOLLAR BILL CINEMA HOSTS 2ND ANNUAL GALA DINNER & AUCTION
On Friday, March 27, Three Dollar Bill Cinema, sponsors of the annual Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, hosts "Victor/Victoria," their second annual gala dinner & auction at Sodo Park, 3200 First Ave. S. Guests will enjoy silent and live auctions, appetizers, sit-down dinner, hosted wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and some cinematic surprises! A cash bar will also be available for part of the evening. Dinner will be family-style dining at your table. Both meat and vegetarian options will be available for all guests. Tickets are: $100, $90 for Three Dollar Bill Cinema members; $1500 VIP Oscar tables of 10 (which includes a gift bag for each guest, valet parking and premium wine).

www.brownpapertickets.com/event/55272); 323-4274;
www.threedollarbillcinema.org.

"HOMELAND INSECURITY: DEFENDING IMMIGRANTS FROM CHECKPOINTS, DETENTION & DEPORTATION"
On Friday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m., the Freedom Socialist Party hosts their 4th Friday Forum Series, at New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S. $3 door donation; $6 tasty snack plates. For rides, childcare or work-exchanges, please call three days in advance. Bring food for the local food bank. For more information, call 206-722-2453 or email fspseattle@mindspring.com.

AN EXHIBIT ON WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE IN SEATTLE
Through May 31, the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, located in the former Cadillac Hotel at 319 2nd Ave. S., is presenting a tribute to Catherine Blaine (1829-1908), the suffragist who opened Seattle's first school in 1854 in a house at the intersection of what is now First Avenue and Madison St. The museum will be open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Special events will be held throughout the run of the exhibit. Special lectures and presentations will be held on March 28 at 2:30 p.m. (a national perspective on the women's rights movement), April 4 at 2 p.m. (a dramatization of the story of prim-and-proper Emma Smith DeVoe and flamboyant May Arkwright Hutton who, despite contrasting styles, helped win the vote for women in Washington State), April 5 at 2 p.m. (a fashion show demonstrating how the women's rights movement influenced women's clothing styles up to the time women gained the right to vote in 1910), and May 9 at 2 p.m. (a presentation on Fay Fuller, the first woman to climb Mt. Rainier [in 1910]; Helen Thayer, an adventurer and explorer; and Minnie Peterson, a mountain guide).

RAINBOW CITY BAND PRESENTS "MADE IN AMERICA!"
On Saturday, March 28, at 7 p.m., and on Sunday, March 29, at 3 p.m., the Rainbow City Band, Seattle's non-audition LGBTQA community concert and marching band, presents their Spring concert, "Made in America!." The concert will feature a variety of musical styles from classical and contemporary American composers, including a world premiere performance.

Join the Rainbow City Band, the Purple Passion Swing Band, and the SpinOUT Color Guard for a high-energy ride that will include the whimsy of Aaron Copland's "Rodeo," the powerful music of John Williams, and the breathtaking beauty of the American classic, "Shenandoah." RCB will also be performing two unpublished works for wind band, Steve Reisteter's "Welsh Folk Rhapsody," and Joel Kurzynski's "Musical Chair Rag," composed just for the concert. The concert will be held at the Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway (at E. Pine St.). Tickets are $15 and are available online at

www.brownpapertickets.com/event/56428 and at the door. For more information, call 1-866-841-9139 ext 2126 or visit www.rainbowcityband.com.

SEATTLE MEN'S CHORUS PRESENTS "SINGING&IN THE RAIN" WITH AMERICA'S SWEETHEART, DEBBIE REYNOLDS
On Saturday, March 28, at 8 p.m., and on Sunday, March 29, at 2 p.m., the Seattle Men's Chorus presents their spring concert, "Singin&In The Rain," with special guest, Debbie Reynolds at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St.

"Singing&In The Rain" will salute the golden age of Hollywood musicals and when silver screen legend Debbie Reynolds joins forces with the Seattle Men's Chorus you can be sure history will be made. The classic movie musicals of the 1940s and 1950s are feted in this toe-tapping and tuneful extravaganza. Several famous production numbers will be recreated, including "Hallelujah!" from Hit the Deck and, of course, "Singin' in the Rain." An entire section will be devoted to favorite songs from classic westerns such as How the West Was Won, High Noon, and Blazing Saddles. Another section features Oscar-winning songs from the era such as "Moon River" and "The Way You Look Tonight." Ms. Reynolds will perform songs from her celebrated roles in Tammy, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and Singin' in the Rain, as well as a tribute to the songs Judy Garland brought to life in film. A gifted storyteller as well, Ms. Reynolds will treat the audience to some of her saucy, riotous, and touching tales from the Hollywood back-lots.

In addition to the spectacle and harmony, a generous splash of the ridiculous is planned: singing nuns do battle with the Van Trapp Family Singers, Captain Smartypants sends up movie musicals with a bouncy song fraught with double entendre, and "Think Pink" from Funny Face comes fully furnished with the actual video from movie, in all its rosy, Technicolor glory.

Available tickets are $35 and are available in advance at 206-388-1400 and online at www.flyinghouse.org. GAY CITY TV PRESENTS "RACE BEHIND THE RAINBOW: IT'S MORE THAN JUST BLACK & WHITE"
On Sunday, March 29, at 1 p.m., Gay City Health Project and Three Dollar Bill Cinema present the latest Gay City TV short film, which explores race, homophobia, and Gay community. The event will be held at Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. "Join us for this free film and discussion!"

GAY CITY HEALTH PROJECT PRESENTS "EXPOSED: A CELEBRATION OF QUEER ARTISTRY"
On Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m., Gay City Health Project presents its second annual exhibit, "Exposed: A Celebration of Queer Artistry." The exhibit will be held at the Century Ballroom's West Hall, 915 E. Pine St. The juried show will feature some of Seattle's most gifted artists, presenting a wealth of queer art in a variety of media - visual, sculpture, ceramic and functional. All artwork will be available for purchase. Tickets in advance are $40-VIP, $25-general, $20-student at www.gaycity.org. All tickets are $5 more at the door. All proceeds benefit Gay City Health Project.

DHARMA BUDDIES HOST FIVE DAY SILENT RETREAT FOR GAY/BI & TRANS MEN
Dharma Buddies, a peer-led meditation and discussion group for Gay, Bi and Transgendered men that meets every Sunday at 11 a.m. at Cal Anderson House, 400 Broadway, will be sponsoring a five-day silent meditation retreat April 3-8 at Camp Shale on the Kitsap Peninsula on sixty-five wooded acres with a stream running through it. LarryYang, a meditation teacher from Spirit Rock in Marin County, CA, will be leading the retreat for the third year. This is an opportunity for queer-identified men to be together as spiritual family. It is suitable for beginning and experienced meditators alike. You will be invited to practice with the Buddha's instructions on freedom, mindfulness, and loving kindness. Each day consists of silent sitting, walking, movement, and eating meditations, question and answer sessions, and a Dharma talk. There will also be an opportunity to meet with the teacher in small group discussion.

The retreat is limited to twenty men. The registration varies from $380 to $475 and includes all meals and lodging for five days. Dana for the teacher is extra. For more information email Dharma@wamail.net or call James at 253-306-9880. The group has a website at www.dharmabuddies.org. You can go to Larry Yang's website-larryyang.org to get a feeling for his teachings. If you have more questions about the group, you can call Forrest at 206-920-6117.

CASCADE FLYERS HOST LUNCH MEETING IN GEORGETOWN
On Saturday, April 4, the Cascade Flyers, an LGBT Pilots and Aviation Enthusiasts Group of the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, will be hosting a lunch meeting at noon at the Hangar Café, 6261 13th Ave. S., near Boeing Field. For more information, visit www.cascadeflyers.org or email cascadeflyers@cascadeflyers.org.

"COMMUNITY STORIES" DOCUMENTS THE CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUES & HEALTH CARE STRUGGLE AROUND THE AIDS CRISIS IN SEATTLE IN THE 1980S
The onset of AIDS "was a health crisis, but it was also a civil rights crisis," recalls Carol Sterling, former director of the Chicken Soup Brigade. Debuting recently on the Seattle Channel (Cable Channel 21), "Community Stories" looks back to the 1980s and the start of the AIDS epidemic in Seattle. This history is told through the words of people - including Sterling, City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, Seattle Gay News editor George Bakan and King County AIDS Program Director Bob Wood - who lived and worked on the front lines in the community. Learn about this important history by following this link now: http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=3170902.

COMING OUT GROUP FOR WOMEN OF CONSERVATIVE RELIGIOUS BACKGROUNDS
This group is for women identifying as Lesbians (publicly or privately) who are also "coming out" of conservative religious backgrounds. Coming out is, and should be, an exciting time. However, when you face the loss of support from family and friends, and maybe even question your faith, it can feel like your foundation is crumbling. This group is designed to be a safe place to explore the questions, the loss, and the joy of coming out with other women on the journey. The group is led by a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and is eight weeks in length. For more information, please contact Stephanie Bender, MA, LMHC, 206-853-8349 or stephanie@stephaniebender.com.

"PINK AND BENT: ART OF QUEER WOMEN"
During the month of December, glbtq.com, the world's largest encyclopedia of GLBTQ culture, is celebrating contemporary art by Queer women with an online exhibition entitled "Pink and Bent: Art of Queer Women."

glbtq.com's online presentation features the work of 24 artists, each of whom is profiled on the site. The exhibition will be featured on glbtq.com's home page throughout December and will remain available on the website indefinitely.

SOLDIERS PROJECT NW OFFERS FREE COUNSELING FOR VETS/ACTIVE MILITARY & THEIR LOVES ONES
Soldiers Project NW is a 100% volunteer organization whose purpose is to provide free counseling to those who have served or are serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and to their families and loved ones, including LGBT active military/veterans and their loved ones. Many people choose to receive help directly from the military or the VA. Soldiers Project NW offers an alternative for those who, for whatever reason, do not or cannot utilize those benefits. Soldiers Project NW has put together a list of licensed private practice therapists from Olympia to Bellingham who are willing to see one client (or couple, or family) at no charge, for as long as they need to be seen to deal with any of the stressors that have come from being involved in combat or loving someone who has. For more information, call the Soldiers Project NW's 24-hour phone line, 206-290-1035.

HIV IS STILL A BIG DEAL ONLINE VIDEO SERIES TO HELP PREVENT HIV 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

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