Calendar Listings from Saturday, December 24 to Sunday, January 1
TO GET A CALENDAR LISTING: To have your meeting or event considered for the Community Calendar, please mail, fax, or drop off details to: SGN, Attn: Community Calendar, 1605 12th Ave, Ste 31, Seattle, WA 98122. SGN phone: 324-4297. Fax: 322-7188. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. INCLUDE: Date, time, location, contact phone # for publication (if possible), brief description of event & sponsoring organization. DEADLINE: Wednesday at 6pm.
ACCESSIBILITY: Is your event accessible to LGBTQ people with visible or hidden disabilities? See Jean's List webpage www.scn.org/activism/calendar/disabilities.html for Marla's disabilities accommodations lists.
For a list of GLBT (Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgender) community organizations pick up a copy of the GSBA Guide & Directory available at neighborhood bars, bookstores, businesses & the SGN. The Greater Seattle Business Association is a networking organization that promotes & supports the GLBT business & professional community.
Following is a PARTIAL list of community organizations:
Bellingham/Whatcom County - www.theslowlane. com/guide.html.
BiNet Seattle is a mixed gender, social group for Bisexuals, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks - www.binetseattle.org. Seattle Bisexual Men's Union - www.binetseattle.org; Seattle Bisexual Women's Network - 517-7767, www.geocities.com/sbwn.
Bremerton/Kitsap County - OUTKitsap, 360-373-6150; www.outkitsap.org.
Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St, offers an extensive schedule of AA, NA, SLAA, OA, & other related meetings serving the GLBT community. 860-9560 (office), 322-9590 (lobby), www.capitolhillalano club.org.
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: 1-888-99VOICE; Northwest Network - support & advocacy for Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse & Dating Violence, 568-7777 (voice), 517-9670 (tty), www.nwnetwork; 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, 800-562-6025. In an emergency call 911. Report domestic violence and sexual assault.
Dunshee House (formerly SASG) offers free, facilitated & confidential support, discussion & skills groups & coordinates retreats, 1 to 1 peer mentoring & special events for Queer/LGBTQ individuals & communities & for those affected by HIV/AIDS. Dunshee House envisions individuals in communities connected by the shared values of health & well-being, personal development & compassionate support of one another. 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org.
Everett/Snohomish Cty - www.gaysnohomish.org.
Gay City organizes events & activities for Gay & Bi men & offers anonymous & confidential HIV/STD testing thru their Wellness Center. More info or to schedule an appointment, 860-6969. www.gaycity.org
Gay & Lesbian National Hotline (GLNH): 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564). Non-profit, peer-counseling, information & local resources telephone hotline for GLBT people across the country.
Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) - 363-9188, www.thegsba.org
HIV/AIDS Program, Seattle/King County Dept of Public Health, provides confidential/anonymous information about & testing for HIV/AIDS. 205-7837. (For a comprehensive list of HIV/AIDS service organizations see the GSBA Guide or call Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 329-6923.)
Ingersoll Gender Center is a service agency for the Transsexual, Transvestite, & Transgender community offering support groups, referrals to therapists, publications, & trainings. Private consultation available. 329-6651; www.ingersollcenter.org.
LGBT Community Center - 1115 E Pike St. 323-LGBT (5428), www.seattlelgbt.org.
Lifelong AIDS Alliance - 328-8979, www.lifelongaids alliance.org.
MEN'S COMMUNITY: Border Riders Motorcycle Club: 686-4176, www.borderriders.com; Gay City: 860-6969, www.gaycity.org; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over, 781-7724, http://maturefriends. org; Northwest Bears: 903-9288, www.nwbears.org; Seattle Men in Leather: 686-2594, www.seattlemenin leather. org; Seattle Prime Timers: Gay & Bi men 40 & over, 329-0793; . (See also listings under Bisexual, Ingersoll Gender Center, Parenthood, People of Color.)
MUSIC: Rainbow City Band: 866-841-9139 ext 2126; email@example.com; www.rainbowcity band.com. Seattle Lesbian & Gay Chorus: 860-SLGC, www.slgc.org Seattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Women's Chorus: 323-0750.
Olympia/Thurston County - The Rainbow Center, a virtual community center, www.rainbowcenteroly.org.
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. org; Gay Fathers' Association of Seattle offers support groups & social activities, 324-4359, www.gfas. org; Rainbow Families of Puget Sound, www.rainbowfamiliesps.org.
Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)/Puget Sound - 325-7724, www.seattle-pflag.org - with directory of PFLAG chapters in Washington state; National PFLAG, www.pflag.org.
PEOPLE OF COLOR: Brother to Brother, same gender loving men of African descent, 726-1600; Entre Hermanos, GLBT Latinos/as, 322-7700, www.entrehermanos.org; The HAKIKA Project, peer-to-peer community support group for African American men on the "Down Low," 551-5524, http://hakikaproject.atspace.org; Ile Tawo Lona - Seattle Chapter, 781-3565, firstname.lastname@example.org; Long Yang Club, 264-4304; www.longyangclub.org/seattle; Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT), 333-0991; Northwest Two Spirits, GLBT Native Americans, www.nwtwospiritsociety.org; PFLAG/FOCUS (Families of Color United in Support), 325-7724; People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN), 322-7061; Queer A/PI (Asian/Pacific Islander) Collective, Justine, 467-0884; Sistah 2 Sistah, LBT women of African descent, 322-7061 ext 235; Sojourner Truth Unity Fellowship Church, 723-9395; Trikone-Northwest, GLBT South Asians, 425-985-4376, www.trikone-nw.org
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. www.crystalneon.org
Public Health-Seattle & King County Online Comprehensive Health Information for Sexual Minorities: www.metrokc.gov/health/glbt.
Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities is a community mental health service for GLBT persons & their families providing comprehensive mental health services on a slide scale. 323-1768.
Seattle LGBT Community Center - 1115 E Pike St. 323-LGBT (5428), www.seattlelgbt.org.
Seattle Police Dept/LGBTQ Advisory Council: LGBTQliaisonofficer@seattle.gov
Seattle Treatment Education Project (STEP) E-zine is an electronic resource distributed to people affected by HIV/AIDS, case managers, front line workers & other health professionals. 329-4857, 888-388-STEP, www.thebody.com/step/steppage.html.
Snohomish Health District HIV/AIDS Program provides free confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing 1-5pm Monday-Friday. 425-339-5298.
Spokane/Inland Northwest - www.outspokane.com; www.stonewallnews.net.
SPORTS & RECREATION: Bottom Dwellers Scuba Club: www.bottomdwellers.org; Emerald City Softball Association: 938-7402, www.emeraldcitysoftball. org.; Olympic Yacht Club: 709-BOAT, www.oycnw.org; OutVentures: outdoor education & recreation activities, www.outventures.org; Seattle Unified Bowling Association: 933-7844; Ski Buddies: www.skibuddies.org; Team Seattle Gay Sports Network is an umbrella organization for a wide range of local GLBT sports activities, 322-7769, www.teamseattle.org (see website for comprehensive list of sports clubs); Triangle Recreation Camp at Bender Creek: recreational camping for GLBT folks. Must be 21; ID required. email@example.com, www.camptrc.org, 1122 E Pike St #1069, Seattle 98122-3934.
Tacoma/Pierce County - Rainbow Center, a resource center for the LGBTIQA community of Pierce County, 253-383-2318, www.rainbowcntr.org.
WOMEN'S COMMUNITY: BABES: support groups for HIV+ women. 720-5566, 888-292-1912; Lesbians Over 40: 328-4895; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over, 781-7724, http://maturefriends.org; Push: www.pushmagazine.org. S.Q.U.A.W. (Seattle Queer Urban Alliance for Women): www.seattlesquaw.org. Tacoma Lesbian Concern (TLC): 253-752-6724; www.tacomalesbianconcern. org; Verbena provides health care (sliding fee scale - no one turned away due to inability to pay), education & advocacy services for Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender women. 323-6540, www.verbenahealth.org; UW Breast Care & Cancer Research Center: www.uwbreastcare.com (See also listings under Bisexual, Ingersoll Gender Center, Parenthood, People of Color.)
YOUTH: Lambert House: an activities & resource center for GLBT youth, ages 14-22: 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org; Safe Schools Coalition: www.safeschoolscoalition.org; www.safeschool zine.org (youth), 632-0662 ext 49 (non-emergency), 1-888-307-9275 (intervention help, M-Th, 2-8pm); Seattle Young People's Project (Queer Youth Resource Board): 860-9606, www.sypp.org; Teen Link: 461-4922, 1-888-431-TEEN; YouthCare/Orion Center: 622-5555; YouthCare/Isis Program (Transitional Living Home for LGBTQ Young Adults, 18-22): 522-8412.
NOTE: Phone numbers accompanying listings are within area code (206) & locations of meetings/events are in Seattle unless otherwise noted.
SATURDAY - December 24
Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 9am. Greenlake (outside Evans Pool). Every Saturday. GLBT running & walking club sponsors weekly runs, monthly potlucks, track & field activity, annual Run With Pride. 923-1974; 448-8518. www.seattlefrontrunners.org.
Ingersoll Gender Center FTM Support Group. 11am-1pm. IGC, 1812 E Madison St #106. Meets 4th Saturday each month. This meeting is open to anyone born with a female body, but has a male gender identity, or is questioning their gender, or is intersexed & was raised as a girl but has a male gender identity. www.ingersollcenter.org
WaterWomen Swim. Sat: 11am-12 noon; Mon: 6:30-7:30pm; Wed: 6:30-7:30pm. Fircrest Pool, 15th NE & NE 155th St. Every Saturday, Monday, Wednesday. A womyn-only private swim which provides a safe space for fat women & their female allies who want to exercise, socialize & play in the water. $4 per session. firstname.lastname@example.org.
St Aelred's Independent Catholic Church in Tacoma. 4pm. First United Methodist Church, 423 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Tacoma. Meets 4th Saturday each month. Worship for the GLBT community & friends in the Roman Catholic, Anglican & other liturgical faiths tradition. Fr. Bob Withrow, 360-664-5449.
Trans & Genderqueer Support Group for Survivors. 6-8pm. Every week. For survivors of of sexual assault & domestic violence. For information & location, call the SafePlace crisis line, (360) 754-6300.
Capitol Hill Tennis Club. Call for exact time - schedule varies between 7pm & 9pm depending on availability of courts. Every Saturday at Seattle Tennis Center. $7 per session. This GLBT group has been meeting since1986! John, 725-3730.
Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. Capitol Hill location. Meets every Saturday. Players of all abilities welcome to play with this non-profit GLBTQ duplicate bridge group in a fun laid-back atmosphere. We also have games on Tuesday & Thursday evenings at 7pm. Cost: $3 fee includes soft drinks & snacks. For partners & to make reservations: Chris, 709-9331, email@example.com
Ingersoll Gender Center Saturday Evening Group. 7:30pm. 1812 E Madison St. An open social/support group. Less formal facilitator-guided discussion may cover a range of topics in one evening. www.ingersoll center.org
Yiddish Erotika, a Hanukkah Party in 8 Unorthodox Acts (12/15, 12/17 & 12/24). 8pm. Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St. Seattle's only Jewish burlesque show, with live klezmer music. It's a frolicking fun-filled evening with lots of audial & visual pleasures. Great live music & chanteuse Sheila Fox frames provocative, bawdy, sensuous & queer creations in every sense of the word. Cover $10 at the door. www.sheilajfox.com
Le Freak! 9pm. The Wildrose, 1021 E Pike St. Every 4th Saturday. Live DJS spinning a queerious mix of HipHop, Dance Punk, 80s & more! Cover $4. 21+. www.lefreakyou.com
SUNDAY - December 25
Merry Christmas! - 1st Night of Hannukah
(Because of the Christmas & Hannukah holidays, regularly scheduled events may be cancelled or rescheduled. Please check with the sponsors of your event to confirm date, time & place.)
Seattle Unity Church. 8:15am & 11am-Sunday Services. 200 8th Ave N. "Come join our Gay & Lesbian-friendly, spiritual family at Seattle Unity Church. Our mission is to bring love, miracles & spiritual awakening into everyday life!" 622-8475; www.seattleunity.org.
Center for Spiritual Living. Services 8:25, 9:45, 11:30am. 5801 Sand Point Way NE. Blessings & we hope to see you soon! Info 527-8801 ext 203, www.cslseattle.org
Wallingford United Methodist Church. 8:30am & 11am-Worship. 2115 N 42nd St. A progressive congregation. In 1984 Wallingford UMC became the 9th reconciling Methodist church in the U.S. 547-6945 (office); 285-5077 (George).
Seattle Soto Zen. Zazen Instruction 8:40am, Zazen 8:55am. 902 65th St NE, Suite D. A new Zen Buddhist group in the tradition of Shunryu Suzuki & San Francisco Zen Center. Beginners & experienced sitters welcome. 323-1659.
Hiking Group. Depart 9am. Meet at SE corner of Terry Ave & Mercer St. Every Sunday year-round, rain or shine for day hikes. 632-5405. http://groups.yahoo. com/group/TheSeattleGayHikingGroup/
University Congregational United Church of Christ. All ages education 9am, Worship 10am. 4515 16th Ave NE. UCUCC is an open & affirming congregation. 524-2322; www.universityucc.org.
Tacoma First United Methodist Church. 9:30am-worship, 11am-adult education. 423 Martin Luther King Way, Tacoma. This reconciling congregation welcomes with warm hands, warm hearts & open minds GLBT persons seeking a spiritual home. (253) 627-0129.
All Pilgrims Christian Church. 10am-worship. 500 Broadway E. Come as you are. All are welcome. A congregation of the Disciples of Christ & the United Church of Christ. 322-0487, www.allpilgrims.org
Central Lutheran Church. 10am-Worship. 1710 11th Ave (just north of E Pine St). An open & affirming church, which in Lutheran churches is called "Reconciled in Christ." "We seek to share God's love with all people regardless of race, age, gender or sexual orientation." All are welcome. 322-7500.
Different Spokes Bicycle Ride. 10am. Every Sunday. For information visit www.differentspokes.org. This GLBT cycling club sponsors rides & social events for bicyclists of all levels - easy, moderate, brisk, strenuous. Bicycle helmets are required for all rides.
East Shore Unitarian Church. 10am-Sunday Service. 12700 SE 32nd St, Bellevue. An open & affirming congregation. 425-747-3780.
Gay Men's Bowling in Everett. 10am. Tyee Lanes, 914 N Broadway, Everett. Every Sunday. Spectator's welcome. Eric, 425-339-5238. Sponsored by the Gay Men's Task Force.
Gethsemane Lutheran Church. 10am-Worship. 911 Stewart St. A Downtown faith community centered in justice. An open & affirming congregation. 682-3620.
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.
Living Water Fellowship. 10:30am - Worship. 16000 Mill Creek Blvd, Mill Creek. All GLBT welcome. Pastor Susan George. (425) 337-5037, www.livingwaterwa. com
Grace Gospel Chapel. 11am - Worship. 2052 NW 64th St. Oldest independent church ministering primarily to the Gay & Lesbian community. An exciting fellowship ... a place to believe, a place to belong. 784-8495.
Dharma Buddies. 11am. 303 17th Ave E (corner of 17th Ave E & E Thomas St). Every Sunday. A Buddhist meditation & discussion group for gay, bi & transgendered. Peer led. Instruction provided, if needed. Eric, 709-2534. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dharma_buddies
New Heart Metropolitan Community Church in Tacoma. 11am-Worship. 2150 S Cushman, Tacoma. MCC is a progressive Christ-centered faith community committed to providing a nurturing environment for individual & community growth thru Jesus Christ while celebrating unity in diversity. 253-272-2382. (Also, Wednesday evening service at 7pm.)
St Paul's United Church of Christ. 11am-Worship. 6512 12th Ave NW. An "open & affirming" congregation. "We celebrate our diversity in religious background, sexual orientation, race, age & abilities." 783-6733; www.stpauluccseattle.com.
Metropolitan Community Church Seattle. 12:30pm-Worship. Temple DeHirsch Sinai, 1441 16th Ave. MCC is a progressive Christ-centered faith community committed to providing a nurturing environment for individual & community growth thru Jesus Christ while celebrating unity in diversity. MCC is Seattle's oldest Gay-friendly church. 325-2421.
Sojourner Truth Unity Fellowship Church. 1pm-Worship & Fellowship. El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S #309. All are welcome. God loves you just as you are, won't you do the same for yourself? Rev Gwen Hall, 723-9395. http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/unityfellowshipchurchamerica.
Pacific Northwest Gay Rodeo Association Meet & Greet. 2-6pm. Full Circle, 1413 14th Ave. Meets the 4th Sunday every month. For information, call Tam 234-9114.
Orca Swim Team Workout. Sun: 5-6:15pm; Mon/Fri: 7-8:15pm; Weds/Thurs: 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. Every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. Orca Swim Team is comprised of competitive & fitness GLBT & GLBT-friendly swimmers. 320-7949.
Rainier Valley Unitarian Congregation. 5pm. 4620 S Findlay St. Evensong service. All are invited to a potluck after the service. 722-4880, www.rvuuc.org
Integrity/Puget Sound. 7pm-Worship & Fellowship. St. Mark's Cathedral, Thomson Chapel, 1245 10th Ave E. Integrity is an international ministry of Gay & Lesbian Episcopalians, their friends & families, dedicated to education, support & service within the Church & the GLBT community. (425) 226-2746.
MONDAY - December 26
First Day of Kwanzaa - Boxing Day
FamilyWorks LGBT Playgroup. 10-11:30am. Family Works, 1501 N 45th St (at Woodlawn Ave N). Every Monday. For GLBT families with children age 0-5. Come by for fun parent-child activities, song-time, story-time & snacks. Share support, activities & parenting information with other LGBT families. 694-6727. www.familyworksseattle.org
KUOW Holiday Music Blowout Special. 1-3pm. KUOW, 94.9 FM. Just when you thought you've heard everything! DJ extraordinaire Ken Vincent plays 2 hours of delightfully fractured holiday tunes and otherwise non-Public Radio-ish (NPR) holiday music. A non-stop medley of unexpected, off-beat, off-the-wall and out-of-this-world music to lift your spirits.
Water Womyn Swim. 6:30-7:30pm. Pool on Fircrest Grounds, 15th NE & NE 155th St. (See Saturday listing at 11am.)
Freely Speaking Toastmasters. 7pm. Group Health, South Bldg, 200 15th E (downstairs). Every Monday (except holidays & last 2 Mondays in Aug & Dec). Seattle's only gay & lesbian speaking club. 866-841-9134 ext 5998.
No Safeword Writers Group. 7-9pm. Meets 4th Monday each month. NSWG exists to provide mutual support for members' efforts. Support is in the form of critique & commentary on each other's work, information about publishing opportunities, & discussion of issues facing writers. NSWG's primary focus is erotic writing - but they welcome anyone who writes. The only requirements are to write, to attend, & to be respectful. For info & location, NSWG@wetspot.org; www.scn.org/~spg/nsw.htm
Orca Swim Team Workout. 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)
PFLAG/South King County Monthly Meeting. 7pm. Unitarian Universalist Church, 25701 14th Pl S, Kent. Meets 4th Monday each month. Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays is a national support organization for parents, spouses & families of GLBT persons, as well as those sexual minorities. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 206-325-7724.
PFLAG/Wenatchee Area Weekly Meeting. 7pm. Trinity Methodist Church, 850 N James Ave, East Wenatchee. Every Monday (including any & all holidays). Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays is a national support organization for parents, spouses, & families of GLBT persons, as well as those minorities. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 206-325-7724.
The Road to Revolution - A Marxist History Study Group. 7-8:30pm. 4710 University Way NE, Suite 100. Meets every Monday. A lively, informal reading & discussion seminar on the dynamics of the Russian Revolution, sponsored by the Freedom Socialist Party. 722-2453, www.socialism.com
Eastside Gay Men's Recovery - Men's AA Meeting - in Kirkland. 7:30-9pm. Kirkland First Congregational Church, 106 5th Ave (upstairs meeting room), Kirkland. Every Monday. 425-829-7478.
Unity Gay Men's AA Group in Tacoma. 7:30pm. First Congregational Church, 209 S "J" St, Tacoma. Every Monday. 253-383-2318.
Young Men's Group - For Male-Identified Youth, Ages 14-22. 7:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Support/discussion group meets every Monday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16.
TUESDAY - December 27
Kang Wen Clinic - Traditional Chinese Medicine for HIV/AIDS. 9am-1pm. 1111 Harvard Ave. Every Tuesday. Compassionate & holistic care, including acupuncture & herbs, to low-income men, women & youth living with HIV/AIDS. Sliding fee scale, $5 minimum requirement. 322-6945. (Also Thursdays, 3:30-7pm.)
Lesbian & Gay Child Care Task Force Monthly Meeting. 12 noon-2pm. Call for location. Meets 4th Tuesday each month. The task force, in conjunction with Child Care Resources of King County, offers referrals to GLBT-welcoming child care centers & provides training, support & curriculum materials to child care providers. (To access this, call 329-1011 & ask for the "Gay-welcoming" child care programs in your zip code area.) The task force meets monthly to assess their progress in achieving their goals.
Intermediate Bridge. 1pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Come join our Bridge Group for seniors. Interested people can just show up & have fun! Refreshments provided. For info, 783-1233.
InsideOut - A Support Group for GLBTQ Youth Ages 13-18 in Shoreline. 3:30-5pm. Center for Human Services, 17018 15th Ave NE, Room 230, Shoreline. Every Tuesday. InsideOut is a group for Lesbian, Transgender, Bisexual, Gay & Questioning Youth to develop positive self-identities in a professional & supportive environment. 362-7282 ext 242. Sponsored by the Center for Human Services.
BABES Women's Evening Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Call for location. Every Tuesday. The BABES Network is a peer led agency; a sisterhood of women facing HIV together. BABES reduces isolation, promotes self empowerment, enhances quality of life & serves the needs of women facing HIV thru peer support, advocacy, education & outreach. 720-5566 or 888-292-1912; www.babesnetwork.org.
Coming Out Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities, 1216 Pine St. Every Tuesday. For Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgender individuals. Confidential, relaxed, informal environment, open door policy, age 18+. FREE. Linda, 323-1768 ext 325.
Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 6:30pm. Madison Beach House. Every Tuesday. 3 mile flat walk & run. Dog walkers welcome. (See Saturday listing at 9am.)
All Genders Group - For Youth, Ages 14-22. 7pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Tuesday. Support/discussion group for all youth interested in exploring their gender identities. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & question youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16.
Different Drummers. Advanced Beginners 7-8:15, Beginners 8:30-9:30pm. Meets 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lesbian Cancer Support Group. 7-9pm. Cancer Lifeline, 6522 Fremont Ave N. Meets every 2nd & 4th Tuesday. Professionally facilitated group for lesbians affected by any type of cancer, ranging from those recently diagnosed to long-term survivors. Co-sponsored by Verbena & Cancer Lifeline. 297-2100 ext 114.
Over 40's Group - For Lesbian Women 40 & Older. 7-8:30pm. Seattle Mental Health Institute, 1600 E Olive St (in Conference Room. Every Tuesday. Open group for Lesbian women, 40 & older, in every stage of coming out or being out. Lots of social activities in addition to Tuesday meetings. Sandra Jo, 328-4895.
Queer Ladies Stitch & Bitch. 7pm. Meets every Tuesday. We are a small group of fun & funny ladies who meet for knitting & crocheting. No experience required. E-mail: email@example.com for contact info and location.
Sexual Minority Women Cancer Survivors Northend Support Group. 7-9pm. Cancer Lifeline, 6522 Fremont Ave N. Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month. 323-6540. Sponsored by Seattle Lesbian Cancer Project.
Here & Now Gay & Lesbian AA Meeting in Tacoma. 7:30-9pm. Christ Episcopal Church, 310 N "K" St, Tacoma. Every Tuesday.
Tuesday Night Sex Addicts Anonymous. 7:30-9pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St. GLBTQ supported. Meets 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 Hotline 781-4490. SAA International Serivce Organization 1-800-477-8191.
Washington Gender Alliance Open Support Meeting in Bellingham. 7:30-9pm. St James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. Every Tuesday. Confidential, informal group for people of all gender identities & expressions including butch dykes, cross dressers, TV, TS & feminine men. WGA provides educational events & meetings & support groups on issues of gender & gender identity & expression. 360-671-3358; www.washingtongenderalliance.org.
Rain City Jacks. Meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month. Rain City Jacks is a private, members-only organization that meets twice a month for safe & highly erotic group JO events. Regular events are open to all club members & their accompanied guests. For time, location & other information call 339-JACK (5225) or visit www.raincityjacks.org
WEDNESDAY - December 28
Mature Friends Morning Exercise/Health & Fitness Get-Together. 9:30am. Ballard Odd Fellows Hall Bldg, 1706 NW Market St. Every Wednesday. An hour of health-related activities, followed by a walk around Greenlake & lunch at a local restaurant. MF is a social group for Gay men & women, 40 years & over. 781-7724. http://maturefriends.org
Mature Friends Dining Out Luncheon. 1pm. Call for details, location & to make reservations. Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday most months. MF is a social organization for Gay men & women, 40 years & over. 781-7724. www.gayscape.com/maturefriends/
4 The Moment. 2-4pm. POCAAN, 2200 Rainier Ave S. Meets every Wednesday. This group is peer-facilitated & open to any GLBT person of color who is dealing with both HIV & substance use. You do not have to be abstinent to attend. But you should be at least willing to "deal openly" about your drug or alcohol use & desire positive change. For information contact Sam, 322-7061 x 212.
Speed, Sex & Sanity: Free Drop-In Support Group for Gay/Bi Crystal Meth Users. 5-6pm. 1216 Pine St Ste 300. Meets every Wednesday. A place to talk about anything, learn about safer crystal use & to build community. No requirements, no rejections, completely confidential. For more information, 323-1768, www.crystalneon.org
Transgender Resource Center Support Group. 5-6:30pm. Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 1002 E Seneca St. Meets every Wednesday. All are welcome. Contact Ms Rickey, 957-1742.
Verbena Health Clinic. 5:30-8:30pm. 500 19th Ave E. Every Wednesday. Verbena is a full-service clinic for lesbians, bi women & transgendered people. Services include traditional Western & naturopathic care, gynecological services, transgender healthcare, fertitility counseling, allergy treatment, colds, flu, etc. Providers are sensitive & experienced sexual minority clinicians. Sliding scale, no one turned away. For info or APPOINTMENT 299-1600.
GLOBE (Gay, Lesbian, Open-Minded, & Bisexual Empowerment): A Support Group for Youth (14-20) in Everett. 6-8pm. Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave (in auditorium), Everett. Every Wednesday. Sponsored by Snohomish Health District. David/Brenda, 425-339-5251. www.globeyouth.org
Grief & Loss Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. ARRIVE BY 6pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for queer/LGBTQ folks & queer-friendly folks who are experiencing the loss of a loved one to death. For information, 322-2437 or www.dunsheehouse.org
NEON Rest Stop. 6-8pm. Seattle Counseling Service, 1216 Pine St Ste 300. Meets every Wednesday. A weekly health night for men who party, for HIV & STD testing, vein care tips, needle exchange & free food. For information, 323-1768, www.crystalneon.org, www.seattlecounseling.org
Center for Spiritual Living. Meditation 6:30pm, Services 7pm. 5801 Sand Point Way NE. Blessings & we hope to see you soon! Info 527-8801 ext 203, www.cslseattle.org
Equal Rights Washington Volunteer Drop-In Night. 6:30-8:30pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Meets every Wednesday. Contact Jenna, firstname.lastname@example.org
Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 6:30pm. Volunteer Park (in front of Black Sun across for museum). Every Wednesday. (See Saturday listing at 9am.)
Lesbian & Gay Immigration Rights Task Force. 6:45pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Meets the 4th Wednesday of every month. This meeting is used to update members & others about immigration law affecting same sex binational couples. The chapter provides the LGBT community with emotional support & ;egal assistance to binational couples, asylum seekers & HIV+ gays & lesbians who may be held in an immigration detention facility. The meeting is open to anyone interested.
Bible Study & Praise for GLBT Folks. 7pm. Sojourner Truth Unity Fellowship Church, El Centro de la Raza, 2524 15th Ave S #309. Meets every Wednesday. Taught by Rev Gwen Hall MA, 723-9395.
Northwest Lesbian & Gay History Museum Project Steering Committee Meeting. 7pm. Call for Capitol Hill location. Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month. New volunteers are always welcome. NWLGHMP researches, interprets, & communicates the history of the GLBT community in the Pacific Northwest by collecting oral histories, preserving historical materials, & presenting public programs such as exhibits, walking tours, & slide shows. email@example.com; 903-9517.
Orca Swim Team Workout. 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)
Seattle Movie Bears Movie Night. Check website for details. Every Wednesday night. Gay & Bi men enjoy a movie at a local theater with opportunity to socialize before & after movies. More info: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seattlemoviebears; or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
"StageFright" - Youth Open Mic - For Aspiring Writers & Performers, Ages 14-24. 7-9pm. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. Meets 4th Wednesday each month. FREE. Everyone welcome to attend. StageFright not only features young folk, but is also MC'd by young folk & attended in great majority by young folk. Richard Hugo House is a community gathering place where writing & reading is celebrated & explored thru events, performances & programs. 322-7030; www.hugohouse.org.
Gay & Bisexual Men's Support Group in Tacoma/Pierce County. 7:30-9pm. Call for location & details. Every Wednesday. For men 21 & over. 253-535-6853.
Ingersoll Gender Center Transitioners Group. 7:30pm. 1812 E Madison St. Written referral from client's therapist is required for this group. This group is for individuals who are seriously exploring gender transition, either social transition, physical transition, or both. www.ingersollcenter.org
Mature Friends Weekly Bridge Group. 7:30pm. Call for location. Every Wednesday. All levels welcome. MF is a social organization for Gay men & women, 40 years & over. 781-7724. http://maturefriends.org
Radical Gurls & Guyz Reading Group. Re-occurring. By REGISTRATION. This is Dunshee House's free peer-facilitated book discussion group for queer/bi/lesbian women & trans/genderqueer folks. To join the email list & receive notice of upcoming RGRG installments, 322-2437.
Washington Gender Alliance Open Support Meeting in Everett. 7:30-9pm. First Congregational Church, 2624 Rockefeller Ave, Everett. Every Wednesday. 360-671-3358; www.washingtongenderalliance.org. (See related listing Tuesday at 7:30pm for details.)
Crystal Meth Anonymous. 8-9:30pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St. Meets every Wednesday. A 12-step group for quitting & staying off crystal meth.
Queer Young Females Group - For Female-Identified Youth, Ages 14-22. 8pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Support/discussion group meets every Wednesday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16.
THURSDAY - December 29
BABES Women's Support Group/Lunch Meeting. 12 noon-2pm. Call for location. Every Thursday.
Kang Wen Clinic - Traditional Chinese Medicine for HIV/AIDS. 3:30-7pm. 1111 Harvard Ave. Every Thursday. 322-6945. (See Tuesday listing at 9am.)
Oasis Youth Group in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 4-10pm. Call for location & details. Every Thursday. 253-671-2838. (Also meets Fridays 4pm-12 midnight & 2nd Saturdays 4pm-12 midnight.)
Volunteer Drop-In Night at Lifelong AIDS Alliance. 5-8pm. LAA Volunteer Services Office, 1161 11th Ave. Every Thursday. Drop in to volunteer on LAA projects - assembling safer sex kits, helping with mailings, a different project every week! Get-togethers are highly social & offer "low impact" volunteer work & an opportunity to learn more about LAA. 957-1776. www.lifelongaidsalliance.org
Gay Men in Abusive Relationships Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Call for location. Every Thursday. On-going support group program. Professionally-facilitated, free of charge, held in a safe & confidential space. Info & to register: 323-1768. Sponsored by Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities.
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.
Gay & Lesbian Bowling Night in Shoreline. 7-9pm. Spin Alley Bowling Center, 1430 NW Richmond Beach Rd, Shoreline. Every Thursday. Spin Alley is a totally non-smoking bowling alley.
Ingersoll Gender Center Thursday Evening Group. 7pm. 1812 E Madison. Our open drop-in group. This is a good place to visit Ingersoll center for the first time. All are welcome in this facilitator-guided support group. Private consultation available & publications may be purchased. www.ingersollcenter.org. (See related listing Friday at 8pm.)
Orca Swim Team Workout. 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)
QUEST - For GLBTQ 20-Somethings in Everett. 7-9pm. Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave Ste 208, Everett. Every Thursday. "We promote wellness by providing a place to explore physical, emotional, social & intellectual growth while affirming & empowering individuals." David/Brenda, 425-339-5251; email@example.com.
Bi & Questioning Group - For Youth, Ages 14-22. 7:30-9pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Meets every Thursday. Support/discussion/social group for Bisexual & Questioning youth. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & question youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16.
Gay Fathers Association of Seattle Support Group. 7:30-9pm. Group Health, 201 16th Ave E, Central Bldg, Rooms A1-A2. Meets every Thursday. Support groups for (1) gay fathers & (2) for gay men who are married & may or may not have children meet alternate Thursdays. For schedule, check http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/gayfathersseattle or drop in regardless of parental status to make initial contact. GFAS is an all volunteer support organization for gay & bi men who are confronting issues such as coming out, parenting, gay relationships, separation & divorce. 324-4359, www.gfas.org
FRIDAY - December 30
Equal Rights Washington Open House. 2-5pm. 209 Harvard Ave E. Tour ERW's new office and meet the staff. Join us in welcoming Associate Director Lee Frankl & Office Manager Matthew Lee to the team & talk with Executive Director Fran Dunaway about our exciting plans for the year ahead. Light refreshments, hot cider & soft drinks will be provided.
Oasis Youth Group in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 4pm-12 midnight. Call for location & details. Every Friday. 253-671-2838. (Also meets Thursdays 4-10pm & 2nd Saturdays 4pm-12 midnight.)
40+ Gay & Bisexual Men I & II. 6:30-8pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. PLEASE CALL FIRST. 322-2584. (See related listing for Thursday.)
Orca Swim Team Workout. 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)
Puddletown Squares Square Dancing Class. 7pm. University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE. Meets every Friday. For new dancers & their friends. Singles, couples, gay, straight & whatever are welcome. Casual & comfortable attire & footwear is recommended. www.puddletowndancers.org
Rainbow Bingo. 7-9pm. El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S. Every Friday. Come & join us for a fun night of bingo! Easy to play & easy to pay. Meet some new & special people. Features Ms Rickey & other special guests. For more information, 723-9395.
Sistahs Drumming. 7-10pm. Meets every Friday. Sponsored by Sistah 2 Sistah. Want to invite drumming into your home? Call Sistah Lee, 722-2346.
The Alternative (starts 12/2). 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Please arrive by 7:30pm. This is a free, peer facilitated drop-in group for 20/30-ish gay, bi & queer men who are interested in connecting in a setting that is an "alternative" to the bar scene - for meaningful conversation, social interests & emotional support. Topics may include: realtionships, spirituality, coming out, friendships, etc. For info contact Jamie at 322-2437.
BiNet Seattle Weekly Support/Discussion Group. 7:30-9pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. For bi & bi-curious men & women, their partners & other bi-friendly people. For more info www.binet seattle.org
Destiny Gay AA Group in Tacoma. 7:30pm. First Congregational Church, 209 S "J" St, Tacoma. Every Friday.
Crystal Meth Anonymous. 8-9pm. 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Friday. A 12-step group for quitting & staying off crystal meth.
Dr Marci Bowers at Ingersoll Gender Center. 8pm. 1812 E Madison #106. Please join us in welcoming Dr Bowers for a discussion of her surgery techniques & other topics. www.ingersollcenter.org
Lesbian & Gay Al-Anon Family Group. 8pm. Swedish Hospital, 747 Broadway, B Floor, Conference Room 2. Meets every Friday. Everyone is welcome. Please use West Wing elevators to B Floor; Conference Room 2 is across from the Cafeteria. For information contact Tyler Joy, 242-9083.
"Who's Your Daddy?" 8pm. Comcast Cable TV 77. Inspiring interviews, topics & ministry to the GLBT community, with Rev Robert Christian. 736-9688.
SATURDAY - December 31
(See previous Saturday for ongoing activities.)
St Mark's New Years Eve Labyrinth Walk. 7pm-12midnight. 1245 10th Ave E. The labyrinth is an ancient scared symbol used as a meditative tool. The labyrinth that will be available at St Mark's is made of canvas & measures 42 feet in diameter. It is a replica of the stone labyrinth in the floor of Chartres Cathedral in France. A burning bowl will be available for prayers, along with plenty of opportunity for quiet reflection. Suggested donation $5 per person or $15 per family.
Washington Gender Alliance New Year's Eve Party in Mt Vernon. 8pm. 20408 James St, Mt Vernon. This is an adult event & dress is business casual/semi-formal. If you would enjoy an alcoholic beverage. please feel free to bring it with you, as well as any other snack or drink to share. Tickets $5. (360) 445-2411.
Black & White New Year's Party. 9pm-3am. Pravda Studios, 1406 10th Ave Suite 200. Features suprise guests & entertainment, live DJ playing R & B, house & hip hop. Prizes for Best Dressed, Most Festive & Best Afro-Centric Dress. Benefits Konnect II, a program of POCAAN. 25 years old or older please. Suggested donation: $25 advance, $30 at the door. www.inticketing.com
Festa de Ano Novo. 9pm-1pm. Tully's Coffee Factory, 3001 Airport Way S. New Year's Eve Party in a Brazilian way. Features capoeira, live music & feijoada (Brazilian dish). $15 at the door.
New Year's Eve Hip Hop Bash in Portland. 9pm. 1731 SE 10th St, Portland. Features dRed.i Movement, Silent Lambs Project, DJ Roc'phella & guests. $10. firstname.lastname@example.org
Putting on the Ritz in 2006. 9pm-1am. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1113 8th Ave. Dancing, party favors, appetizers, no host bar, smoke free with areas available for smoking. Benefits LGBT Community Center, Legal Marriage Alliance & Verbena. Tickets: $35 advance, $40 at the door. (253) 905-1510.
Snohomish County New Year's Eve Party. 9pm. For information, email@example.com or www.gay snohomish.org
SUNDAY - January 1
Happy New Year! - Final Day of Kwanzaa
In The Life: "Downsizing Stereotypes." 1am. KCTS TV, Channel 9, Seattle. This episode looks at some remarkable LGBT people who are living outside the closet while in the work place. www.inthelifetv.org.