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posted Friday, April 8, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 14
Northwest News
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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR SEATTLE PRIDE PARADE
www.seattlepride.org

NORTHWEST BEARS SPRING THAW APRIL 7-10
www.nwbears.com;
www.springthaw.org.

'DINA MARTINA: LIVE AT RE-BAR PLACE'
On Fridays and Saturdays, through April 30, at 8 p.m., at Re-bar (1114 Howell St.), join the talent-stuffed Dina Martina and ultra-gifted accompanist Chris Jeffries for their semi-awaited return to Re-bar for a Spring show that's oozing with razzle-dazzle - minus the dazzle! Dina Martina's shows are brimming with unwittingly hilarious songs, point-free stories, astoundingly funny videos, bizarre audience gifts, costumes on their deathbeds and, as The Village Voice says, 'comedy that'll make you piss your pants!' Tickets are $20 and available online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/143300 and at the door. NOTE: There are two Sunday matinees on Sundays, April 17 and 24, at 2 p.m.

2011 MR., MISS & MS. GAY WASHINGTON PAGEANT
On Saturday, April 8, 5 p.m. door, show at 6 p.m., at The Poodle Dog (1522 54th Ave. E., Fife), join current Gay Washingtons, Sir Awesum and Ifeelya Bottoms, for the 2011 Mr., Miss & Ms., Gay Washingon Pageant. Cost: $35.

Host hotel is Days Inn - Fife, Washington (5601 Pacific Highway E., Fife). Mention 'Court of Tacoma' for special $55/night rate - 253-926-2301.

EMERALD CITY SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION OPEN DIVISION GAMES UNDERWAY
On Sundays (except Memorial Day weekend) through June 12. the Emerald City Softball Association Open Division is coordinating league softball games at North SeaTac, Riverview, and Russell Road ballfields. For complete details, visit www.emeraldcitysoftball.org. Spectators are welcome!

SEATTLE PRIDE IDOL
On Sundays, through June 19, doors at 6 p.m., competition at 7 p.m., at Neighbours (1509 Broadway. entrance in alley off E. Pike St. between Broadway and Harvard), join Seattle Out and Proud (SO&P) for Seattle's Pride Idol talent competition to see who will represent Seattle Out & Proud on the Pride Idol Float in the Seattle Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26. For complete details, visit www.seattlepride.com.

CRIS WILLIAMSON & FRIENDS AT THE TRIPLE DOOR
On Sunday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m., at The Triple Door (216 Union St.), join singer/songwriter Cris Williamson for an evening of new songs and old favorites. Doors at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $20-advance; $22.50 at the door. 206-838-4333; www.tripledoor.com.

THE ELITE HOSTS FREE ASL LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS
Have you ever wanted to learn basic American Sign Language? If so, you can get some beginning ASL instruction at the Elite (1520 E. Olive Way). The FREE lessons will be held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the loft.

SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN BOOK CLUB AT DUNSHEE HOUSE
The Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Dunshee House (303 17th Ave. E. at E. Thomas St.). All GLBTQ folks in the community are welcome to participate in this FREE book club.

The book for April is We Think the World of You by J.R. Ackerley. The book was made into a movie in the '80s starring Alan Bates and a very young Gary Oldman.

For more information, e-mail nickdimartin@earthlink.net or contact Dunshee House at 206-322-2437.

POZ SEATTLE EASTER BUFFET
On Wednesday, April 13, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at The Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave. at E. Pine St., in the downstairs bar), join HIV-Positive men and their friends for an Easter buffet catered by MCC Seattle, a gracious supporter of POZ Seattle. Enjoy Easter ham, chicken, potatoes, and all the fixins. This event will have a suggested donation of $5, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

POZ Seattle is a social organization run for and by Seattle-area HIV-positive guys that is committed to planning and promoting fun social activities. POZ Seattle meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at The Cuff. For more information, visit www.pozseattle.org.

Emerald City Metropolitan Community Church Seattle is rooted in the LGBTIQ communities. 'With respect for spiritual diversity, we exemplify inclusivity in worship and community, provide spiritual education, community outreach, and promote social transformation by advancing our call to social action and justice.' For more information, visit http://mccseattle.org.

NW NETWORK QUEER YOUTH SUPPORT GROUP
On Wednesdays, April 13-May 18, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at a Capitol Hill location, a new Seattle-based Queer Youth Support Group facilitated by Megan Kennedy (MA, LMHC) and Shannon Perez Darby (NW Network advocate) will be held. Themes of the group will include Individual Identity and Interests, Healthy Relationships, Family, Community, School, Stressors and Wellness. The group will meet for six weeks. Young people between the ages of 13-20 years old who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer and/or questioning are encouraged to register by calling the Northwest Network, 206-568-7777. This group is not a drop-in support group. It will be closed to the first 15 participants who register. If the group is totally filled, there will be an opportunity to be placed on a waiting list and/or invited to participate in the next group.

Please email Megan Kennedy at mkennedy37@gmail.com if you have any questions about the group and call the NW Network at 206-568-7777 to register.

PLU HARMONY PRESENTS DRAG BINGO IN TACOMA
On Thursday, April 14, doors at 6:30 p.m., starts at 7 p.m., at Pacific Lutheran University's, Chris Knutzen Hall (12180 Park St. S., Tacoma), PLU's LGBT student organization, Harmony, presents an evening of drag bingo. Enjoy drag performances and bingo - $1 for a round of bingo.

WOMEN OF COLOR LIVING POSITIVE - HIV/AIDS CONFERENCE FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
On Friday, April 15, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., African Americans Reach & Teach Health Ministry and Northwest AIDS Education and Training Center UW present this day-long health conference at the Holiday Inn Seattle/SeaTac International Airport (17538 International Blvd). Sessions: Women and HIV, Strategies for Reducing HIV/AIDS Stigma, Keynote Address: Emerging Issues in HIV; women and HIV: Concurrency and Domestic Violence; Women of Color & HIV in Correctional Settings. Cost is $40; registration at www.aarth.org; registration deadline is Monday, April 11.

GLSEN SPONSORS DAY OF SILENCE AND NIGHT OF NOISE
On Friday, April 15, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) sponsors the National Day of Silence to bring attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying, and harassment in schools. Each year the event has grown and now hundreds of thousands of students around the country participate to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior. Started in 1996, the Day of Silence has become the largest single student-led action towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. For more information about Day of Silence and to register, go to www.dayofsilence.org. If you are interested in having a Day of Silence at your school, contact joe@wagsa.org.

GLSEN WA presents Night of Noise at Gameworks (1511 7th Ave. at Pike St.). The event is open to all youth in the Puget Sound region. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance at http://bit.ly/gsuy2j and at the door, but PLEASE pre-register. mail@glsenwa.org; www.glsenwa.org. This includes 90 minutes of unlimited gameplay at the arcade with a buffet of pizza, cookies, and beverages.

EVELYN HARRIS TO HEADLINE VOICES RISING SHOW
On Friday, April 15, doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m., at Washington Hall (153 14th Ave.), Voices Rising presents Evelyn Harris. Evelyn Harris has dedicated her voice to giving depth and meaning to an extensive array of musical styles. Her 18-year tenure with the internationally acclaimed Black women's acapella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock guided her studies as an artist, performer, arranger and composer. The show will also feature: Rosco Kickingstone, Fabiola Romero, Christine Cruz Guiao and April Nishimura.

Tickets: $10-$25 sliding scale. www.brownpapertickets.com. www.voicesrisingseattle.org.

Q-SQUARED MEN Q-SPRING 2011 APRIL 15-17
A celebration of Self and Spring for Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Men held at a comfortable retreat center on Vashon Island. Enjoy delicious meals. Towels and linens provided. Q-Spring is a chance to gather with other men to reflect on, embrace, and celebrate who you are, where you have been, and where you are headed. This year's theme is a nautical theme: charting your own course, navigating the future, and celebrating the journey along the way. Discover new parts of yourself and enjoy the company of other men in a non-judgmental, attitude-free atmosphere. www.qsquared.org

MUJERES DIVERSAS AND THE LGB LATINO COMMUNITY COMMUNITY FORUM - 'WOMEN OPENING PATHS TOWARD CHANGE'
On Saturday, April 16, from noon to 4:30 p.m., at Miller Community Center (303 19th Ave. E.), Mujeres Diversas invite you to a community forum to: discover the power of community involvement, improve services for the Latina Lesbian community, enhance communication networks in the pursuit of social justice, strengthen women's presence in the community. All women who want to work for social change, regardless of sexual orientation, creed, race, etc. are invited. To RSVP, call 206-856-8267; 206-322-7700. Free lunch and childcare. Co-sponsored by Entre Hermanos.

WAYNE BESEN OF TRUTH WINS OUT CANCELS VISIT TO SEATTLE
Due to a scheduling conflict, Wayne Besen of Truth Wins Out (TWO) has had to cancel his visit to Seattle. His planned visit had been mentioned in last week's SGN.

ALIX DOBKIN IN CONCERT
On Saturday, April 16, at 7 p.m., at Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church (14724 1st Ave. NE, Shoreline), legendary Lesbian singer/songwriter Alix Dobkin will give a rare Seattle area concert.

Alix was out and in front of microphones three years before the first Michigan Womyn's Festival. To hear a Lesbian sing of being out, proud and beautiful was a revolutionary act in the 1970s and '80s. And she is still singing for us! To this day, Alix Dobkin's music has the ability to move women to tears, fire them up, and most importantly, get them to sing along.

Tickets: $10-$20. For reservations, 206-545-3521.

SEATTLE RAINBOW CONTRA DANCE
On Saturdays, 4/16, 5/7, 5/21, 6/4, 6/18, no dance 7/2, resumes 7/16, at Ballard Odd Fellows Hall (1706 NW Market St.), join LGBTQ folks and friends (and all who want to dance) for this fun, easy-to-learn, easy-to-dance, gender-neutral contra dance, with live calling and live bluegrass music. No experience or partner necessary. All dances taught. Free lesson at 7 p.m. Dance from 7:30-10 p.m. Cost is $8.

Organizers suggest bringing water to drink. A bin for non-perishable food donations is available at the hall. Please come fragrance free in consideration of those with allergies. Bring a dry shirt to change into if you sweat a lot. No drunkenness, rude or abusive behavior will be tolerated.

http://seattledance.org/contra/rainbow; YouTube: Seattle Rainbow Contra Dance.

THREE DOLLAR BILL CINEMA PRESENTS JEAN GENET ON FILM
Three Dollar Bill Cinema presents its 6th Annual Spring Film Series. Showcasing four provocative films based on the work of the radical Queer writer Jean Genet, these rarely seen prints showcase Genet's brilliant satire and celebration of beauty in evil. The films will screen on select Thursdays and Saturdays in April at the Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave.) at 7 p.m.

'In times when it's increasingly important to be politically active, we're proud to pay tribute to an esteemed artist who was both unapologetically Gay and a radical activist,' says Jason Plourde, Three Dollar Bill Cinema's programming director. 'Jean Genet rallied against censorship, fought for civil rights, and exposed the politics of oppression.'

The 'Outlaw: Jean Genet on Film' series provides an arousing mix of films, themes and performances. Filmgoers have an opportunity to see the late Susannah York, who never shied away from Queer or controversial roles, in The Maids on Thursday, April 7. Two films (Deathwatch on Saturday, April 16, and The Balcony on Thursday, April 21) feature a pre-Star Trek Leonard Nimoy. His support helped Three Dollar Bill Cinema acquire the rare print of Deathwatch, a homoerotic story behind bars that is not available on video. Finally, Querelle on Saturday, April 30, the final film from groundbreaking German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder, follows a muscular French sailor's surreal sexual adventures in a seedy seaport.

For complete schedule of all films featured, visit http://threedollarbillcinema.org/calendar/outlaw-genet-on-film/.

CAMP TEN TREES ANNUAL DINNER & AUCTION
On Saturday, April 23, at 6 p.m., at Herban Feast's SODO Park (3200 1st Ave. S.), join Camp Ten Trees staff and supporters for 'BELIEVE: A magical evening in support of Camp Ten Trees.' Believe in the children and youth of LGBTQA comunities. Believe in the possibilities created in their lives when they find support and connection at this loving, engaging summer camp. This annual dinner and auction raises the vital funds necessary to ensure that every child and youth who needs this camp can attend, regardless of ability to pay. Tickets are $55-individual; $125-VIP individual. Register online at www.camptentrees.org or call 206-288-9568.

BOSTON POPS 'OVER THE RAINBOW' NATIONAL SING-ALONG COLLAGE
To pay respect to the shared cultural heritage of the American Songbook, the Boston Pops is asking for video submissions of fans singing 'Over the Rainbow' for inclusion in a video collage to be shown at Boston Pops performances throughout the season. Voted number one on the RIAA and NEA's 'Songs of the Century' list, Harold Arlen's 'Over the Rainbow' is an American Songbook selection that unites generations and ties the 2011 Spring Pops Season together - from the opening-night Judy Garland tribute to the finale 'Triple Crown' performance celebrating America's Heartland. The signature Boston Pops sing-along has long been an audience favorite, so this year the orchestra is opening the sing-along to a national choir. Participants of all ages can submit video of themselves singing 'Over the Rainbow' by adding a video to YouTube and e-mailing a link and contact info to overtherainbow@bso.org. Videos will be featured on the Boston Pops YouTube channel, on the Boston Pops website www.bostonpops.org, and at Boston Pops performances throughout the season. All video submissions are due by Saturday, April 26, 2011.

KNIGHTS OF MANTRA CAMPOUT 2011 AT MILLER RIVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND MAY 27-30
Includes meals, entertainment, hot showers. For more information, email kofmnews@comcast.net

ALLYSHIP SEEKING VOLUNTEERS
Allyship is an organization that does multi-issue organizing in the social justice community as out Queers and connects social justice issues within LGBTQ communities. For several years Allyship has been sponsoring a discussion series called 'Queerly Classed,' as well as mobilizing for marches and actions, and building relationships in the labor, feminist, immigrant rights, housing and health care movements. This year Allyship will be creating campaigns around health care, workers' rights and Queer youth and is looking for volunteers to help with campaign research, social media, and outreach. For more information, including a description of tasks and time commitment for volunteer positions of researcher, social media assistant, and outreach assistant, email ladyking6k@yahoo.com or allyship@yahoo.com.

LGBT LIBRARY NOW OPEN
The LGBT Library houses a wide range of fiction and non-fiction works of interest to those in the LGBT community and its allies. The Library is located at Gay City's offices, 511 E. Pike St., on the ground floor behind Kaladi Brothers Coffee (just follow the signs). Library hours are Mon-Fri, 2-8 p.m., and Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Items may be borrowed free of charge; however, ID is required. For your convenience, a drop box for returning borrowed items is available next to the front door when the library is closed.

LGBT RESOURCE & REFERRAL LINE
The Resource & Referral Line can connect you to LGBT-friendly resources throughout Puget Sound and beyond. Coming out and just learning what is out there? Visiting and want to know about nightlife options? Interested in drug or alcohol counseling? For these or any other LGBT issues, call 206-323-LGBT. Phone line hours are Mon-Fri, 2-8 p.m., and Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Leave a voice message at all other times and your call will be returned. Alternatively, you can view our resource lists at www.gaycity.org under the resources menu.

GAY CITY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR LGBT LIBRARY AND RESOURCE & REFERRAL LINE
Gay City Health Project's newest program needs your help! They have taken charge of the 323-LGBT community resource line and need your help to make it successful! Some duties include answering phones, connecting people to resources, updating material for their records, checking out books and reshelving. If you are interested, please contact Susan at 206-388-1707 or email her at susan@gaycity.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. Produced by 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.

SEATTLE GAY PRIDE DAY VIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
Pride Day took place on June 27, 2010. The parade and festival included all financial and social segments of society, all religions, races, and gender expressions. The parade had an estimated 450,000 people in attendance. After the Parade, some 70,000 attendees flowed into the Seattle Center for the PrideFest. This combined cross-section of humanity is most noted for its astonishing diversity. The following videos were shot over a four-hour period:

Gay Pride Day Seattle 2010 Part 1 - http://youtube.com/watch?v=ITmRcnX0VFs
Gay Pride Day Seattle 2010 Part 2 - http://youtube.com/watch?v=M69Q_z3E74I
Demian's YouTube Channel All Videos - http://youtube.com/777demian

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.

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