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posted Friday, March 16, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 11


Calendar Listings
from Saturday, March 17 to Sunday, March 25

FOR A CALENDAR LISTING: Send details to: SGN, Attn: Community Calendar, 1605 12th Ave, Ste 31, Seattle, WA 98122. SGN phone: 324-4297. Fax: 322-7188. E-mail: INCLUDE: Date, time, location, contact phone # for publication (if possible), brief description of event & sponsoring organization. DEADLINE: Tuesday 5pm.

ACCESSIBILITY: Is your event accessible to LGBTQ people with disabilities? See Jean’s List webpage for Marla Nonken’s disabilities accommodations lists.

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

SATURDAY - March 17

St Patrick’s Day

Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 9am. Greenlake (outside Evans Pool). Every Saturday. GLBT running & walking club sponsors weekly runs, monthly potlucks, track & field activity, annual Run With Pride. 448-8518.

Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington Open House & 100th Anniversary Celebration (3/17 & 3/18). 12noon-4pm. 1414 S Weller St. Features live taiko & karate performances, the opening of the NW Nikkei Museum’s new exhibit showcasing arts & crafts created in incarceration camps during World War II & many cultural activities throughout the site. 568-7114,,

Lambert House Queer Rec. 1pm. 1818 15th Ave. 3rd Saturday each month. Outdoor & indoor adventures for youth ages 22 & under.

Film Showing: A Dialogue Between Cornel West & Carl Dix. 3pm. Revolution Books, 89 S Washington St. In December 2011 an extraordinary event featuring Carl Dix & Cornel West was filmed at UC Berkeley. Join us in viewing & discussing this timely & provocative dialogue. This event benefits the “BA Everywhere” campaign to make RCP chairman Bob Avakian’s name a household word. 325-7415,

Bi & Bi Mixed-Gender Social Group. 4-6pm. Wayward Coffee, 8570 Greenwood Ave N. Meets 3rd Saturday each month. Social get-together for Bisexual men & women, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks. Sponsored by BiNet Seattle, a multi-gender, multi-cultural, pro-feminist group dedicated to providing information about Bisexuality, promoting Bisexual visibility & developing community.

Oasis Youth Center in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 6pm-12 midnight. Call for location & details. Every Saturday. (253) 671-2838. www.oasisyouth (Also meets Thursdays & Fridays 4-10pm.)

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 6pm. Bus-accessible Central Area location. Every Saturday. Games also on Tuesdays & Thursdays. $4 fee includes coffee & snacks. For more information visit www.rainbowbridge or email

Seattle girls of Leather Leather Leprechaun. 7:30pm-2am. The Garage, 1130 Broadway. SgoL hopes you’ll join them for this very special holiday invasion event. SgoL hosts monthly “invasions” of area businesses bringing their special brand of fun with them. St Patrick’s Day has SgoL breaking away from their traditional black & pink to interject a little green into the atmosphere.

“Dina Martina - Ample Wattage!” 8pm. Rebar, 1114 Howell St. Brimming with new songs, new stories, new costumes, new audience gifts and BRAND NEW VIDEO! Like all of Miss Martina’s shows, it’s also brimming with (as the Village Voice says) “comedy that’ll make you piss your pants!” Get your tickets now and see why, over the years, Dina Martina has been the recipient of countless awards and suggestions! Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door.

SUNDAY - March 18

For a directory of GLBT-friendly religious organizations in Washington state, visit and scroll down the first page of either section to see Multifaith Works’ 2007-2008 Directory of Inclusive Faith Communities (some information may not be current). For information on GLBT-friendly Christian churches around the world visit

Hiking Group. 8:45am. Uptown Espresso, 500 Westlake Ave N. Every Sunday year-round, rain or shine for moderate to strenuous day hikes. 323-8382. Group/

Gay Men’s Bowling in Everett. 10am. Evergreen Lanes, 5111 Claremont Way, Everett. Every Sunday. Spectators welcome. Join us for lunch afterwards! Sponsored by the Snohomish County Gay Men’s Task Force. For info email John at

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.

Ethyl Forever Car Club, Pacific NW Region Lambda Car Club Monthly Tire Kick/Social. 10:30am. Randy’s Restaurant, 10016 E Marginal Way S (south of the Museum of Flight). Meets the 3rd Sunday each month. This monthly informal auto enthusiasts event starts with breakfast at this location with a show & tell and continues to a chosen point of interest. Open to all LGBTQ persons & friends who have an interest in the automobile, not just collector or performance vehicles.

Meditation for GBT Men. 11am-1pm. Cal Anderson House, 400 Broadway. Suitable for beginning & experienced meditators. Sponsored by Dharma Buddies. Contact Forrest Rode, 920-6177, or Mike Chin (509) 990-0007. Women may wish to contact our sister meditation group via

Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington Open House & 100th Anniversary Celebration (3/17 & 3/18). 12noon-4pm. 1414 S Weller St. (See Saturday listing at noon for complete details.)

Just for Today. 12-1:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Sunday. Drop-in 12-step group (Narcotics Anonymous) open to anyone in recovery. 322-2437;

Paths to Recovery Al-Anon Family Group. 12-1:30pm. Seattle University Student Center, 901 12th Ave, Room 122. Every Sunday. LGBTQ supported. The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives & friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength & hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness & that changed attitudes can aid recovery. Greater Seattle AIS 24-hour number 625-0000;

Rain City Soccer Club - Ripple Effect. Every Sunday afternoon. Location varies. Ripple Effect soccer team plays a weekly recreational scrimmage game for Gay guys in Seattle. Perfect for guys looking for more relaxed play, who are just getting back into soccer, just learning the game and/or want to supplement their competitive play with a recreational team. To sign up visit

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. $4 door fee covers hall rental. SPT is a social club for Gay men & their friends. 329-0793.

Daring Divorced Divas. 3-5pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Sunday. A support group for Lesbian women dealing with divorce, separation & transformation. To attend this group please contact the facilitator at SASG 322-2427;

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

Seattle PolyFidelity Discussion Group Potluck Meeting. 5-7:30pm. Meets 3rd Sunday of odd-numbered months at a poly-friendly location. PolyFidelity welcomes persons of all sexual orientations who are interested in discussing responsible alternatives to monogamy. Followed by a Poly Party. For more information & location,

Simply Sundays. 5:30-7pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Sunday. Peer support for recovery from substance abuse. 322-2437;

Shame to Grace Sunday SAA. 6-7:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Sunday. SAA is a fellowship of men & women who share their experience, strength & hope with each other so they may overcome their sexual addiction & help others recover from sexual addiction or dependency. Seattle SAA helpline 237-8828, SAA International Service Organization 1-800-477-8191. SASG 322-2437;

Pride League Bowling. 6:30pm. West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave SW. Every Sunday (except during the summer). Regular league bowling. Jeff, 932-3731.

Noche Latina - Latino Night. 10pm. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway. Every Sunday.

MONDAY - March 19

Women Facing HIV. 12noon-1:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Monday. Drop-in peer support group for women living with HIV/AIDS. 322-2437.

SOBER - On Meds. 1-2pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Monday. 12-step group open to anyone in recovery & living on a medicine regimen. 322-2437;

Strength Over Speed. 2-3:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. FREE drop-in support group (not a 12 step) for Gay & Bi men who desire recovery from meth. For information visit SASG 322-2437;

Gay Social Dinner Club of Snohomish County. Every Monday. An informal group of Gay men living in Snohomish County meet for dinner at Snohomish County restaurants. For information, location & to RSVP contact Ricardo at socialdinnerclub@yahoo. com or phone (360) 722-1664.

Seattle Women’s Commission Meeting. 5:30-8pm. Municipal Bldg, 600 4th Ave Rm 221. Meets 3rd Monday each month (except December). SWC is a 20-member volunteer advisory board that advises the Mayor, City Council, & all City of Seattle departments on matters concerning women & women’s rights. Meetings open to the public. 684-4537.

Healing Words. 6:30-8pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Monday. Drop-in group open to all who are healing from trauma, addiction, or just the challenges of life in general.  322-2437;

Catholic Parents Support Group. 7pm. St Benedict’s Parish Center, 1805 N 49th St. Meets 3rd Monday each month. This is a drop-in peer support group for parents, family members & friends of GLBT persons. The group offers a safe, supportive & welcoming space where concerned persons can share their experiences, struggles, joys & resources. (425) 462-9411, 542-2549.

Freely Speaking Toastmasters. 7pm. FredLind Manor, 1802 17th Ave. Every Monday (except holidays & the last Mondays in August & December). Seattle’s only LGBT speaking club. www.Freely

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

PFLAG/Bremerton Monthly Meeting. 7pm. St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 700 Callahan Dr, Bremerton. Meets 3rd Monday each month. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724.

PFLAG/Everett Monthly Meeting. 7pm. First Congregational Church of Everett, 2624 Rockefeller Ave, Everett. Meets 3rd Monday each month. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724.

Sex, Dating & Relationships. 7-8pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Meets the 1st & 3rd Monday of every month. Talk about sexual health & safety, as well as different types of relationships. Ask questions and get answers from people who really know their stuff. 322-2515,

Trans Youth Group. 7-8:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Monday. A chance for youth to talk with others about their experiences & concerns related to identifying as Transgender.

Lambert House Art Night. 7:30-9:30pm. 1818 15th Ave. Every Monday. Bring your ideas & let’s have some fun. 322-2515,

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

Les Be Honest. 8-9pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Monday. Open women only AA group. 322-2437;

TUESDAY - March 20

1st Day of Spring

Homeless Services for Youth, Ages 14-22. 1-4pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Tuesday & Friday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515,

Simply Positive. 2:30-4pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Tuesday. Drop-in support & social group for anyone HIV/AIDS positive. 322-2437;

Safe Schools Coalition Monthly Meeting. 3-5pm. Planned Parenthood, 2001 E Madison. Meets 3rd Tuesday most months (schedule varies in summer). The Safe Schools Coalition: A Public-Private Partnership in Support of LGBT youth. All are welcome at meetings; lots of volunteer opportunities are discussed. 632-0662 ext 49; CRISIS LINE: 1-877-SAFE-SAFE;

Artful Expression. 6-7:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Tuesday. This is an ongoing art group to visualize the journey thru creative expression. 322-2437;

Seattle Police Department LGBTQ Advisory Council Monthly Meeting. 6-8pm. Seattle Police Department East Precinct Community Meeting Room, 12th Ave & E Pine St. Meets 3rd Tuesday most months. The Sexual Minority Community Advisory Council has been established by the SPD to increase relationships & communication between the community & the SPD. Members of the GLBT community are invited to attend.

Strength Over Speed. 6-7:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. FREE drop-in support group (not a 12 step) for Gay & Bi men who desire recovery from meth. For information visit SASG 322-2437;

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

Queer Young Females Group - For Female-Identified Youth, Ages 22 & Under. 6:30-7:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Tuesday. Topics range from family issues to school happenings to like/lust/love relationships. All Queer females welcome. Come discuss how smart. strong Queer women live their lives. 322-2515, www.

Different Drummers. Intermediate 7-8:15pm; Beginners 8:20-9:30pm. Every Tuesday. Hand drumming classes for Gay men. It’s easy, it’s fun & anyone can do it! Learn traditional African & Afro-Caribbean rhythms & basic hand drumming techniques. Experience a real sense of connection & spirituality. Drums are provided. For information & location call Dennis, 363-4500 or

Over 40’s Group - For Lesbian Women 40 & Older. 7-8:30pm. University Congregational Church, 4515 16th Ave NE, Pilgrim 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. 545-3521.

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. Bus-accessible Central Area location. Every Tuesday. (See Saturday listing at 6pm.)

Ageless. 7:30-9pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Tuesday. Drop-in social, support & discussion group for maturing Gay & Bi men of all ages. 322-2437;

FREE Beginning ASL Lessons. 7:30pm. The Elite, 1520 E Olive Way. Every Tuesday. Have you ever wanted to learn basic American Sign Language? If so, you can get some FREE beginning ASL instruction. Meets in the loft. 860-0999.

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

Positive Outlook. 7:30-9pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Tuesday. A confidential support group for Gay & Bi men who have been living long-term with HIV. We come together to share our journeys both in the success we have had living with HIV as well as the challenges HIV presents to us. 322-2437;

Spiritual Empowerment. 7:30-9pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. A group for all LGBT & friends of any spiritual belief to explore how spiritual practice can enrich their life. 322-2437;

Tuesday Night Sex Addicts Anonymous (GLBTQI). 7:30-9pm. All Pilgrims Christian Church, 500 Broadway E. Every Tuesday. SAA is a fellowship of men & women whose primary purpose is to stop addictive sexual behavior & help others recover from sexual addiction. Seattle SAA helpline 237-8828. SAA International Service Organization 1-800-477-8191.

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 414-8797.

WEDNESDAY - March 21

Mature Friends Morning Exercise/Health & Fitness Get-Together. 10am. Ballard Odd Fellows Hall Bldg, 1706 NW Market St. Every Wednesday. An hour of health-related activities, followed by a walk around Greenlake & lunch at a local restaurant. MF is a social group for Gay men & women, 40 years & over.

GSBA Business Luncheon: Port of Seattle & its Impact on Small Business. 11:30am-1:30pm. The Space Needle, Seattle Center. Features Port commissioners Rob Holland & John Creighton & Director of the Office of Social Responsibility Luis Navarro. To REGISTER visit

Women’s HIV+ Support Group in Tacoma. 1-3pm. Pierce County AIDS Foundation, 3520 S Pine St, Tacoma - 3 blocks east of Tacoma Mall. Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesday each month. (253) 383-2565.

True Colors: Connecting LGBTQ Teens in Shoreline. 4-5pm. Every Wednesday. Discussing your important issues, building a supportive community. For information, location & to REGISTER call Lindsay Bagley 362-7282 x 8018 or email

GLOBE (GLBTQ Loving Ourselves, Becoming Empowered): A Support Group & HIV/STD Prevention for Youth (14-20) in Everett. 6-8pm. CCA Building, 3331 Broadway - Bottom Floor, Everett. Every Wednesday. Sponsored by PFLAG Everett chapter. (425) 263-2908.

Pierce County AIDS Foundation New Volunteer Orientation in Tacoma. 6-8pm. Pierce County AIDS Foundation, 3520 S Pine St, Tacoma - 3 blocks east of Tacoma Mall. Meets 3rd Wednesday each month. PCAF is seeking volunteers to provide practical & emotional support services for clients, assist with administrative needs, & plan & work at special events. More info & to receive application, call Colleen at (253) 383-2565 ext 206.

Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club. 6-7:15pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Wednesday. Discuss the best LGBT novels with other book-lovers in a safe, comfortable conversation. Come once or come every week. Check our website for this month’s book. SASG 322-2437;

Lotus Sisters with Arinna Weisman. 6:30pm. Columbia City Church of Hope, 3818 S Angeline St. Meets every Wednesday. Drop-in Buddhist meditation Sangha for LBTQ women.;

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

Stengthening Lesbian Relationships. 6:30-8:30pm. Jewish Family Service, 1601 16th Ave. Explore how to build a healthier, stronger relationship with a woman you love. Facilitated by Lesbian psychologist Dr G Dorsey Green. RSVP to

Ingersoll All-Trans Drop-In Support Group. 7-9pm. Seattle Counseling Services, 1216 Pine St, Suite 300. All Transgender, Gender Variant, Gender Queer, Gender Questioning, allies, family & friends are welcome. This is a drop in group to get & give support, social interaction & information for the whole Gender community.

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. com/group/seattlemoviebears; or e-mail: seattlemovie

Sex, Dating & Healthy Relationships. 7-8pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month. For LGBTQ youth that want to learn new things & explore all sorts of ideas around sex, identity & sexual relationships. 322-2515,

HIV/AIDS Support Group. 7:30-9pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Wednesday. Please arrive by 7:30pm. FREE peer-facilitated emotional support group for HIV+ men who are newly diagnosed or newly dealing. 322-2437;

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.

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

Washington Gender Alliance Open Support Meeting in Everett. 7:30-9pm. Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave, Everett. Every Wednesday. Trained peer facilitators lead a structured support meeting helping people deal with issues of gender identity & expression. All adults are welcomed, including those who are questioning, allies, or identify as FTM, MTF, Transgender, Queer, or Intersex, among others. (360) 445-2411; www.washingtongender

Border Riders Motorcycle Club Meet & Greet. 8-9pm. The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave (at E Pine St). Meets the Wednesday before the 3rd Saturday each month. BRMC provides a social & educational fraternity for individuals interested in recreational motorcycle touring.

THURSDAY - March 22

Alcoholics Anonymous “Sober & Safe Group.” 12noon-1pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Open meeting of AA. 322-2437;

BABES Women’s Support Group/Lunch Meeting. 12 noon-2pm. Call for location. Every Thursday. The BABES Network is a peer led agency; a sisterhood of women facing HIV together. 720-5566 or 888-292-1912;

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

Volunteer Drop-In Night at Lifelong AIDS Alliance. 4-7pm. LAA Volunteer Services Office, 1161 11th Ave. Every Thursday. Volunteer on LAA projects - assembling safer sex kits, helping with mailings, a different project every week! Get-togethers are highly social & offer “low impact” volunteer work & an opportunity to learn more about LAA. Please call before dropping in. 957-1776.

Come Out For Yourself (COFY). 6-7:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Thursday. Peer support for people dealing with issues of sexual orientation. 322-2437;

Shifting Gears. 6-7:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Thursday. Drop-in support group (non 12-step) for anyone of any orientation or gender who desires recovery from drugs or alcohol. 322-2437;

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.

Boys’ Group - For Male-Identified Youth, Ages 14-22. 7-8:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Thursday. Youth take the opportunity to talk about issues that relate to their everyday lives, with the facilitation of a male volunteer. 322-2515 ext 16.

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

PFLAG/Tacoma Monthly Meeting. 7pm. St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 7410 S 12th (at Jackson), Tacoma. Meets 4th Thursday each month. PFLAG/Tacoma: (253) 383-2318. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 325-7724.

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. Bus-accessible Central Area location. Every Thursday. (See Saturday listing at 6pm.)

Buddhism & Recovery. 7:30-9pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Thursday. A meditation/recovery group. 322-2437;

Gay Fathers Association of Seattle. 7:30-9pm. Group Health, 201 16th Ave E, Central Bldg, Lower Atrium. Every Thursday. Support meetings for Gay fathers & Gay men who are currently or previously married. Safe, anonymous, non-judgmental environment of caring fathers & friends. You are not alone. For information, community events & “questioning” visit or our message board at

Gay Male Sexuality & Relationships. 7:30-9pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave. E. Every Thursday. A discussion group that is strictly focused on sexual topics and relationship issues related to being a Gay male. 322-2437;

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

FRIDAY - March 23

Homeless Services for Youth, Ages 14-22. 1-4pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Tuesday & Friday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515,

Oasis Youth Center in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 4-10pm. Call for location & details. Every Friday. (253) 671-2838,

Born This Way Kafe. 5-9pm. Cal Anderson Park Shelterhouse, 1635 11th Ave. Every Friday. A welcoming place where LGBTQ youth ages 13-19, friends & allies can gather, be themselves & have fun. 883-6110,

Strength Over Speed. 6-7:30pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. FREE drop-in support group (not a 12-step) for Gay & Bi men who desire recovery from meth. SASG 322-2437;

Rain Country Dance Night. 7-11pm, lessons at 7:15pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. An evening of country-western dancing for the LGBTQ community. FREE.

LGBT Friday Night Al-Anon Family Group. 8pm. Gay City, 511 E Pike St (temporary meeting location). Every Friday. (See related listing Sunday at noon for complete details.) Greater Seattle AIS 24-hour number 625-0000;

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

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

Pioneers & Warriors TM. 7:30-9pm. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Every Friday. Peer support group for Gay & Bi men over 40 - honoring the past, accepting the present & embracing the future. Group attendance requires facilitator approval. Please contact Joel Davis at 261-6616. SASG 322-2437;

GaYme Night 4 Gay & Bi Men. 8pm-1am. SASG, 303 17th Ave E. Meets the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Friday of every month. Board games, cards & fun for Gay & Bi men.

Washington State Mr & Ms Leather Contest 2012 Meet & Greet. 8:30-10pm. Doghouse Leathers, 1312 E Pike St.

SATURDAY - March 24

(See previous Saturday for ongoing activities.)

The Lavender Palette: Gay Northwest Artists in the Early 20th Century. 1pm. Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma. Lecture by David Martin who has done extensive research on this subject over the past 20 years.

Music of Remembrance Sparks of Glory: “Not Martyrs, Not Saints.” 2pm. Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N. Features works by contemporary composers Simon Sargon & Osvaldo Golijov & a work by Erwin Schulhoff who died in the Wulzburg concentration camp. FREE.

Capitol Hill Fight Night. 6pm. Seattle Boxing Studio, 1432 Broadway Ave. A benefit for 12th Avenue Arts. Seats $50, SRO $25. Tickets available at

Washington State Mr & Ms Leather Contest 2012 Contest. 7pm. The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave.

SUNDAY - March 25

(See previous Sunday for ongoing activities.)

Washington State Mr & Ms Leather Contest 2012 Emerald Awards & Victory Brunch. 11:30am. CC Attle’s, 1701 Olive Way.

“Dina Martina - Ample Wattage!” 2pm. Rebar, 1114 Howell St. (See Saturday, March 17 listing at 8pm for complete details.)

Seattle Rainbow Contra Dance. Lesson 3pm, Dance 3:30-6pm. Dance Underground, 340 15th Ave E. Features Wild Hair from Oregon with Mariah Pepper calling. $10 general admission.

Emerald City Pride Bingo. 7-9pm. Julia’s on broadway. 300 Broadway E. Fundraiser for Capitol Hill Pride Festival 2012. For more information email

Queer Adult Rock Camp. 7:30pm. Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St. All ages event celebrates the debut of Queer Adult Rock Camp, a new program & fundraiser held in Seattle to benefit Queer Rock Camp, a free music camp for LGBTQQIA youth & allies in Olympia.

Fagtastic! A Queer Cabaret. Doors 7pm, Show 8pm. Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. A scintillating showcase of sass, sex & insanity to seduce the sense & boggle the brain. 21+. Tickets $12 in adavnce, $15 at the door.

In the Life TV: “Revisiting Hidden Histories.” 12midnight. KCTS Channel 9 Seattle/Yakima.


Allyship - an organization of LGBTQ individuals fighting for economic and social justice. www.LGBTQ,, 279-8169.

American Veterans for Equal Rights -

Another Gay Social Club! -

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

Bent Writing Institute promotes written & spoken word in our LGBT communities. Bent offers affordable classes & workshops for Queer-identified people. For more information or to sign up for a class, email Visit or find us on Facebook. For upcoming events join our mailing list by emailing

BiNet Seattle is a mixed gender, social group for Bisexuals, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks - Seattle Bisexual Women’s Network -

Bremerton/Kitsap County -

Capitol Hill Alano Club is an umbrella organizing sponsoring LGBTQ-supported recovery meetings. CHAC is currently looking for a new home., 860-9560 or call 587-2838. (Groups formerly meeting at CHAC are currently meeting at SASG (Seattle Area Support Groups) and other locations. Check out the SGN’s Community Calendar listings to find these groups.)

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

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

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT: Crisis Clinic, 461-3222 (24 hour line); King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) - 24-hour crisis line for information, support, & medical & legal assistance: 1-888-99-VOICE; Northwest Network - support & advocacy for Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse & Dating Violence, 568-7777 (voice), 517-9670 (tty),; Pierce County Domestic Violence Helpline: Teresa, (253) 798-4166; Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities - offers on-going support groups for men: 323-1768; Seattle Police Dept Domestic Violence Unit, 684-0330; State Wide Domestic Violence Hot Line, 1-800-562-6025. In an emergency call 911. Report domestic violence and sexual assault.

Equal Rights Washington - 324-2570; www.equal

Everett/Snohomish Cty -

Gay City organizes events & activities for Gay & Bi men & offers anonymous & confidential HIV/STD testing at the Center for LGBT Health, 511 E Pike St. More info or to schedule an appointment, 860-6969.
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.

GLSEN/WA - Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network - 330-2099;

Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) - 363-9188;

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 visit or call Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 328-8979.

Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle & the Olympic & Rainier Empire -

Lambert House - 322-2515;

LGBT Library - 511 E Pike St. Open Mon-Fri 2-8pm; Sat 2-5pm. A wide range of fiction and non-fiction for the LGBT community and allies can be borrowed free of charge.

LGBT MS Connection - 250-5002; LGBTMS Support group for LGBT persons with MS and their partners and their caregivers. Sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Lifelong AIDS Alliance - 328-8979, www.lifelongaids

MEN: Gay City: 860-6969,; Knights of Mantra: 329-0886,; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over,; Northwest Bears: www.nw; The Olympians:; POZSeattle:; Q-Squared:; Rain City Jacks: 888-809-5035,; Seattle Gay Couples:  www.; Seattle Men in Leather: www.seattlemeninleather. org; Seattle Prime Timers: Gay & Bi men 40 & over, www.seattle

MUSIC: Diverse Harmony:; Rainbow City Band: 1-866-841-9139 ext 2126;; www.rainbowcity; Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus: 388-1408, 323-0750. www.flyinghouse. org.

Northwest Rainbow Alliance for the Deaf -

Olympia/Thurston County:  www.RainbowCenterOly. org

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates/Seattle Regional Affiliate supports the work of LGBT employees and the growing number of ERGs (Employee Resource Groups) making a difference within local companies.

PARENTHOOD: Families Like Ours provides a gateway for LGBT families interested in adoption & provides a network of safe placement agencies, training, support & resources: 441-7602, www.familieslikeours. org; Family Works offers support, information & activities for LGBT families: 694-6727, www.familyworks seattle. org; Gay Fathers’ Association of Seattle offers support groups & social activities: www.gfas. org; Maybe Baby,; Proud & Loud Families - Northwest,,; Queer Parent Networking Dinners: Deann, 568-7777,; Rainbow Families of Puget Sound:

Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)/Washington State: 325-7724,, with directory of PFLAG chapters in Washington State;; National PFLAG,

PEOPLE OF COLOR: Asian/Pacific Islander Queer Network Project at the API Safety Center, April, 467-9976; Center for MultiCultural Health, 461-6910,; Entre Hermanos, GLBT Latinos/as, 322-7700,; Ile LaiLai, 781-3565,; Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT), 923-8313,,; People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN), 322-7061; Seattle Two Spirit, SeattleTwoSpirit@; Sistah 2 Sistah, LBT women of African descent, 322-7061, 255-8951; Trikone-Northwest, GLBT South Asians, (425) 985-4376, www.trikonenw. org; Two-Spirit Honor Project, 1-866-685-0164.

Pride Foundation - 323-3318; www.pridefoundation. org

Project NEON is a program of Seattle Counseling Service providing FREE information & services to Gay & Bi men to reduce health risks associated with methamphetamine use. 323-1768.

Public Health-Seattle & King County Online Comprehensive Health Information for Sexual Minorities:

Q Law: The GLBT Bar Association of WA - 682-6711;; Q Law GLBT Legal Clinic - 235-7235.

Resource & Referral Line can connect you to LGBT-friendly resources throughout Puget Sound and beyond. Call 323-LGBT Mon-Fri 2-8pm; Sat 2-5pm. At other times leave voice mail and your call will be returned. Or visit to view list of resources online or through Facebook.

Rosehedge/Multifaith Works - 324-1520;

Safe Schools Coalition - www.safeschools

SEAMEC interviews, researches & rates candidates for public office on issues of concern to the LGBT community.

Seattle Area Support Groups & Community Center (SASG) is a non-profit organization that builds community and cultivates powerful, healthy lives by providing emotional support and personal development services to those affected by HIV/AIDS, the Queer communities, and those who love them. 322-2437;

Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities - 684-4503.

Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities is a community mental health service for GLBT persons & their families. 323-1768.

Seattle Police Department Sexual Minorities Community Advisory Council:

Seattle Treatment Education Project (STEP) E-zine is an electronic resource distributed to people affected by HIV/AIDS, case managers, front line workers & other health professionals. Now a part of Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 328-8979,

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network - (202) 328-3244;

Shanti - 324-1520;

SHIFT: A Peer Recovery Network - www.shift

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Abbey of St. Joan - 860-3666;

Snohomish Health District HIV/AIDS Program provides free confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, until 7pm Tuesdays. (425) 339-5298.

Spokane/Inland Northwest -;

SPORTS & RECREATION: Bent Car Guys:; Border Riders Motorcycle Club:; Bottom Dwellers Scuba Club:; Capitol Hill Cyclers: join their Facebook group or email or; Cascade Flyers:; Different Spokes Bicycling Club:; Emerald City Mudhen Rugby:; Emerald City Softball Association: www.emeraldcitysoftball. org,; Ethyl Forever Car Club: CarClub/; Hiking Group: 323-8382; Jet City Hoops:; Olympic Yacht Club:; OutVentures: outdoor education & recreation activities,; Pacific Northwest Gay Rodeo Association: www.pacificnw; Puddletown Squares: www.puddletown; Rain City Soccer: www.raincitysoccer. org;  Rain Country Dance Association: a country-western dance organization catering to the LGBTQ community but open to all,; Seattle Frontrunners:; Seattle Orca Swim Team:; Seattle Otters Water Polo:; Seattle Quake Rugby:; Seattle Tennis Alliance:; Seattle Unified Bowling Association (SUBA):,,, Century 21 League; Seattle United Soccer League:; Seattle Volleyball Club:; Ski Buddies: www.; Team Seattle Gay Sports Network is an umbrella organization for a wide range of local GLBT sports activities, 367-4064, (see website for comprehensive list of sports clubs); Triangle Recreation Camp at Bender Creek: recreational camping for GLBT folks. Must be 21; ID required.,, 1122 E Pike St #1069, Seattle 98122-3934.

Strength Over Speed -

Tacky Tourist Clubs of America, Seattle Chapter -;; 1122 E Pike St PMB 905, Seattle, WA 98122-3934.

Tacoma/Pierce County - Rainbow Center, 741 St Helens Ave, a resource center for the LGBTIQA community of Pierce County, (253) 383-2318, www.

TRANSGENDER: Emerald City Social Club: (425) 827-9494; Gender Odyssey: www.genderodyssey. com; Hermanos Trans Latino & Foreign-Born Support Group: 322-7700; Ingersoll Gender Center: 329-6651,; Washington Gender Alliance: (360) 445-2411, www.washington

WOMEN: BABES: support groups for HIV+ women. 720-5566, 1-888-292-1912; Festival of the Babes:; Lesbians Over 40: 722-0729; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over,; Older Lesbians Organizing for Change/WA State Chapter:,,; Pacific Northwest Lesbian Archives:; RainshadowWomen:; Seattle Girls of Leather:; Tacoma Lesbian Concern (TLC): www.tacomalesbianconcern. org; WOWS: a fun, member-driven social group for Lesbians, westseattle; YWCA Women’s Health Outreach: providing low or no-cost mammograms for income eligible 40+ LBTQ individuals. Follow us at, or email, 436-8671.

Yakima:  First Fridays - (509) 576-0276.

YOUTH: B-GLAD (Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Trans & Questioning Adolescent Drop-In Group): Youth Eastside Services offers many programs for GLBT youth, including B-GLAD, (425) 747-4937; Diverse Harmony: www.diverseharmony. org;  GLSEN/Washington State (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) & Washington State GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) Network: GLSEN works to create safe schools for LGBT students. WA GSA Network supports youth-led GSA’s to fight harassment & homophobia in Washington state schools. 330-2099; www.glsenwa. org; GLOBE (GLBTQ Loving Ourselves, Becoming Empowered): a support group & HIV/STD prevention program for GLBTQ youth, 14-20, in Everett, (425) 263-2908,; It Gets Better Project:; Lambert House: an activities & resource center for LGBT youth, 14-22, in Seattle, 322-2515,; www.MatthewsPlace.comOasis Youth Center: for GLBTQ youth, ages 14-25, in Tacoma, (253) 671-2838, www.oasisyouthcen; Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)/Puget Sound: 325-7724,; Safe Schools Coalition:; 632-0662 ext 49 (non-emergency), 1-888-99-VOICE (crisis line); Seattle Young People’s Project (Queer Youth Resource Board): 860-9606,; Teen Link: 461-4922, 1-888-431-TEEN; The Trevor Project: 866-4-U-Trevor;; True Colors - Connecting LGBTQ Teens: in Shoreline, 362-7282 x 8018,; YouthCare/Orion Center: 622-5555; YouthCare/Isis Program (Transitional Living Home for LGBTQ Young Adults, 18-22): 522-8412; Youth Suicide Prevention Program (OUTLoud-GLBTQ): 297-5922, ext 116, 1-800-273-TALK,

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