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

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

LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE CARE TO SHOP FOOD DRIVE
Chicken Soup Brigade, Lifelong AIDS Alliance's food program, sponsors an on-going food drive program to provide bags of groceries to people living with HIV/AIDS in Seattle/King County. "Care to Shop" is held between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the following stores:

The first Saturday of the month at QFC, 416 15th Ave. E., Seattle; the second Saturday of the month at QFC, 417 Broadway E. (Broadway Market), Seattle; and the third Saturday of the month at Thriftway, 9740 S.W. Bank Rd., Vashon Island.

CLEAN & GREEN SEATTLE PROJECT IN PIKE/PINE NEIGHBORHOOD
Meet at Rosebud Restaurant & Bar, 719 E. Pike St., on Saturday, July 12, at 8:30 a.m., to help spruce up the Pike/Pine neighborhood and make Seattle an even better place to live. Equipment for the clean-up will be provided.

BINET SEATTLE HOSTS ANNUAL PICNIC FOR THE BISEXUAL COMMUNITY
On Saturday, July 12, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., BiNet Seattle hosts their 9th annual picnic for the Bisexual community. The event will be held at Ravenna Park, NE 58th St. and 20th Ave. NE, rain or shine. Bring your significant others and family and some food to share. BiNet will provide burgers, sausages, and veggie burgers. BiNet Seattle is a Bisexual non-profit, mixed gender, social and support organization created to foster a visible community for Bisexual, Bi-curious people, and their partners in the Puget Sound area. "We support the community through educational speakings, support groups and social events." www.BiNetSeattle.org.

IMPERIAL COURT OF SEATTLE PRESENTS THE KING & QUEEN OF THE SEAS PAGEANT
On Saturday, July 12, 2008, the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle and King of the Seas 32, Michael Dean and Queen of the Seas 32, De De De'licious, present "Pearls of the Deep," the 33rd annual King & Queen of the Seas Pageant. The pageant will be held at Neighbours Nightclub, 1509 Broadway (entrance in alley off E. Pike St., between Broadway and Harvard). $10 admission at the door. www.imperialcourtofseattle.com

EMERALD CITY SOFTBALL LEAGUE 2008 SOFTBALL SEASON
The regular 2008 ECSA softball season ended June 22nd. However, there will be a weekend of play-offs on Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13 for second berth positions for the Gay Softball World Series that will be held in Seattle, August 26-30. The Second Berth Play-Offs will be held at the North SeaTac fields, S. 128th St. & 20th Ave. S., easily accessible by Metro bus route #132. For complete information about the league, including the schedule for the July play-offs, see the league website at www.emeraldcitysoftball.org. For complete information about the Gay Softball World Series, see the GSWS website at www.series2008.org

SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL HOSTS PUBLIC FORUMS ON EXPANDING STREETCAR LINES
With the South Lake Union Streetcar line complete, the City of Seattle has begun to look at an expanded Streetcar Network. Four potential new lines have been identified that would connect such neighborhoods as Fremont, Ballard, Eastlake, the University District, Capitol Hill and the Central District to Downtown and South Lake Union.

The Seattle City Council wants your input and ideas on these proposed lines, and will be holding a series of community forums on the expanded network in early July. Each forum will offer a presentation on the four lines and then give community members a chance to view them up close and offer feedback.

The forums are taking place as follows:

Wednesday, July 2 - Proposed Central Line at Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Bertha Knight Landes Room, First Floor, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, July 8 - Proposed Ballard/Fremont Line at the Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th St., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, July 9 - Proposed U-District Line at University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, July 15th - Proposed First Hill-Capitol Hill Line at Yesler Community Center, 917 E. Yesler Way, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on the proposed Streetcar Network expansion, visit: http://www.seattlestreetcar.org/future.asp

SEATTLE CITY LIGHT HOSTS COMMUNITY DISCUSSION ON SEATTLE'S ENERGY FUTURE
On Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m., in Building 30 at Magnuson Park, 7110 62nd Ave. NE, and on Tuesday, July 15, at 7 p.m. at the Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S., Seattle City Light invites the public for a conversation about Seattle's energy future to discuss how we will meet our electricity needs at least for the next generation.

These community conversations will help create the framework for energy planning initiatives and for determining strategies for the types, amounts and timing of City Light's new resource acquisition through 2026. This is City Light's Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and the utility is seeking public input on issues such as planning for climate change, geothermal, wind, biomass, and other renewable energy sources, the use of plug-in hybrid cars, federal action on carbon emissions such as "cap-and-trade" carbon systems and more.

David Clement, Seattle City Light's Resource Planning Director, describes the IRP as "important for helping to set public policy objectives for Seattle's energy future," adding that the city recognizes the need to factor in multiple environmental and social considerations.

GSBA MONTHLY NETWORKING EVENT AT AZTLAN HOME DÉCOR
On Wednesday, July 16, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Aztlan Home Décor, 1427 Western Ave., will host the Greater Seattle Business Association's monthly networking event. Come to the beautiful Aztlan Home Décor, which features authentic Mexican arts and crafts with an environmental and fair trade focus, and enjoy some Latin and Mexican food, drink and good company. There will be some giveaways and plenty of time to network. Don't forget to bring your business cards. Cost is $5-GSBA members, $10-non-members, $5-students. To RSVP, call 206-363-9188 or visit www.thegsba.org.

ROCK CLIMBING FOR QUEER, QUESTIONING AND ALLIED GIRLS
Passages Northwest will once again offer Rock Climbing for Queer, Questioning and Allied Girls in Seattle. This year's program will run from July 16-21, 2008. It is open to any girl entering the 9th through 12th grades, regardless of where she lives or her ability to pay - scholarships are available. For information, call 206-286-8601. Passages Northwest was a Pride Foundation grantee in 2007 with a grant that supported the inaugural Rock Climbing for Queer, Questioning and Allied Girls. CAMP TEN TREES INFORMATION SESSION AT LAMBERT HOUSE & POTLUCK AT VOLUNTEER PARK
Learn more about Camp Ten Trees, how we serve LGBT youth and families, and our upcoming sessions in August on Friday, July 18, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. just south of E. Denny Way. For more information about Camp Ten Trees, visit www.camptentrees.org or call 206-288-9568. Come to Volunteer Park for a fun and family-filled afternoon on Saturday, July 26, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. This is a great opportunity for Camp Ten Trees campers and their families to meet each other. You can also meet camp staff, play games and sing camp songs. This event will be hosted by Camp Ten Trees' amazing staff, so you know it is going to be great. Please bring a dish to share; beverages will be provided.

THREE DOLLAR BILL CINEMA'S OUTDOOR MOVIE SERIES RETURNS TO CAL ANDERSON PARK
"Features From the Black Lagoon" strikes again this summer with three FREE eco-minded, tongue-in-cheek films presented under the stars and on the grass at Cal Anderson Park, 11th Ave. & E. Howell St. The series gets off to a big start on Friday, July 18, with Lily Tomlin in The Incredible Shrinking Woman. On Friday, August 1, Frogs, a campy "cautionary tale" will be shown. Lastly, on Friday, August 15, join Carmen Miranda, the Benny Goodman Orchestra and Busby Berkeley in The Gangs All Here, a must-see musical comedy from 1943, with Carmen Miranda as "The Lady in the Tutti-Frutti Hat." All screenings are free and begin at dusk (around 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.). www.threedollarbillcinema.org.

GLSEN/WA HOSTS "SCHOOL'S OUT!" ADULT SOCIAL & SUMMER FUNDRAISER
On Saturday, July 19, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., GLSEN/WA (the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network/Washington State) and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence hosts a 21 and over fundraising social event at C.C. Attle's, 1501 E. Madison St. Enjoy raffles, prizes, Jell-O shots and drink specials and support the important work of GLSEN/WA. www.glsen.org/washington

LGBTQI INDIVIDUALS & COUPLES OF SOUTH ASIAN DESCENT SOUGHT FOR LOCAL DOCUMENTARY
The Asian Pacific Islander Community Leaders Program Class of 2008 and Tasveer, a South Asian Film organization, are partnering to produce a documentary, multimedia film to provide a voice for LGBT individuals of South Asian descent who are in a mixed orientation relationship. The term "mixed orientation relationship" refers to a relationship in which the members' sexual orientations differ. An example may include, but is not limited to, a couple where one person identifies as Bisexual and the other identifies as Gay or straight. The goal of the documentary is to create awareness of the issues specific to this population, which has had little exposure in the media.

"Our sole purpose is to give a personal voice to South Asian LGTBQIs and even heterosexual South Asians in mixed-orientation relationships. We would like to explore how their ethnic communities have shaped their values and contributed to their personal choices in relationships and openness regarding their sexual orientation. We also want to show a sensitivity to the personal stories, triumphs, and challenges faced by South Asian LGBTQIs and those in mixed-orientation relationships. At all times we will do our best to show the utmost respect for confidentiality and personal preferences."

The film will be entered into the 5th Annual Independent South Asian Film Festival in Seattle in September. Organizers are looking for individuals or couples who would like to be interviewed and/or featured in the documentary. Filming will take place during the last two weeks of July. If you have any questions or would like to participate, please contact Joyce Tseng at 206-579-5330. Organizers also welcome any ideas, feedback, or concerns in developing this film. Please feel free to email your thoughts on or experiences with the above relationships to aclf.film2008@gmail.com.

Tasveer, meaning "picture" in Hindi/Urdu, is a grassroots, community-based organization that is committed to bringing independent progressive films from South Asia and the South Asian Diaspora to the Pacific Northwest. Tasveer sponsors the annual Independent South Asian Film Festival (ISAFF). This year's ISAFF will encompass Queer themes from South Asia and its diaspora. www.tasveer.org.

QUEERS! GEARS! & CHEERS!
Queers! Gears! & Cheers! is hosting a FREE open bike shop and clinic on Tuesday, July 22, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event will be held at King St. House, 1643 S. King St. (Go around back on right-hand side.) All skill levels welcome. Drop in and work on your bike in a Queer-identified space. Tools and helpful hands provided. All identities welcome. Queers! Gears! & Cheers! is a not-for-profit volunteer-run collective aimed at creating a more visible Queer presence in Seattle's bike culture and providing a fun, safe environment for underrepresented folks to become empowered through the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) theology. For more information, contact 206-276-5837.

ROSEHEDGE AIDS HOUSING & HEALTHCARE CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF CARING WITH COMMUNITY SUMMER BBQ
On Saturday, July 26, from noon to 4 p.m., Rosehedge House is hosting a summer BBQ in celebration of 20 years of caring for people with HIV/AIDS. The event will be held at the Jude Jackson House, 12718 15th Ave. NE, in Seattle. (Please park at St. Matthew's Church across 15th Ave. NE from Rosehedge.) Please RSVP by July 17 at 206-365-6806 ext 229 or jwilliams@rosehedge.org. Donations welcome.

When Rosehedge welcomed its first residents in 1988, some were so sick they died within days. 20 years later, most residents of Rosehedge have years in front of them. Compassionate 24-hour care and medication makes all the difference.

Rosehedge was the first care facility for people with HIV/AIDS in Washington State, and it remains the only organization in Seattle providing assisted living care for people living with HIV/AIDS. Two decades of experience make them the go-to expert in this field. The agency houses and cares for the most needy and vulnerable of people with AIDS: those with mental illness, substance dependency, and AIDS dementia. www.rosehedge.org.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: TWO-SPIRIT LITERATURE & ART
Two-Spirit authors and project editors Qwo-Li Driskill, Daniel Heath Justice, Deborah Miranda, and Lisa Tatonetti are seeking poetry, fiction, non-fiction, creative non-fiction, essay, memoir, photography, performance texts, and art for a new anthology of indigenous Two-Spirit/GLBTQ creative work. "We envision this anthology as a collection of maps and stories for those who come after and for those why may already be on their journey, but without guides. This project is for those who - like so many of us - had no role models, no one to tell us that we were valuable human beings, just as we are. This project is by and for the People." Participants must be Indigenous Two-Spirit/GLBTQ people from the Americas and the Pacific. For complete information on how to participate in this project, email twospiritcollection@gmail.com. Deadline for submission is August 15, 2008.

TWO PRIDE FOUNDATION FUNDS FOR ORGANIZATIONS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
The Pride Foundation's "Inland Northwest" grants are for organizations with projects based within Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Pierce, and/or Shoshone counties in Idaho; and/or within Adams, Asotin, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, and/or Whitman counties in Washington. Applications for "Inland Northwest" grants are due on Friday, August 22, 2008.

Organizations helping the LGBT community in Alaska, Seattle/King County, parts of Idaho, Oregon and Washington can apply for funding through the Pride Foundation's "Northwest Grants." Applications for "Northwest Grants" are due on Friday, August 29, 2008.

For complete details, visit www.pridefoundation.org or call 206-323-3318.

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR Q-SQUARED/ BOYZ IN THE WOODS CAMP 2008
Registration for Boyz in the Woods' Labor Day weekend Camp 2008 is now open. "We have some exciting changes in store for you at CAMP this year, but don't worry, the spirit of CAMP is alive and well and it will still be the CAMP that you have come to know and love. We don't want to spoil the surprises that we have in store for you, but one thing we can tell you is that CAMP is actually less expensive this year.

"While you're at the website, take a look at the Workshops page and sign up to do that fabulous workshop you've always wanted to do. We know everyone has special talents to share so why not teach your fellow CAMPers what you know." www.qcamp.org.

ONE-IN-TEN SCREENPLAY CONTEST
The One-In-Ten Screenplay Contest, a screenplay contest dedicated to the positive portrayal of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, Transgender and Queer individuals in film, celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2008. Entries are now being accepted online and are limited to the first 300 for 2008. The One-In-Ten Screenplay Contest has gained respect and notoriety from Hollywood studios, agents and producers. Prizes for 2008 include cash, industry exposure and merchandise. Entries for 2008 are being accepted at www.OneInTenScreenplayContest.com. The submission deadline is Monday, September 1, 2008. The contest is sponsored by Cherub Productions, Final Draft, Inc., scr(i)pt magazine, www.inktip.com, www.TopFilmFestivals.com, www.ScreenplayContests.com and Jungle Software.

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

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

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

LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE CARE TO SHOP FOOD DRIVE
Chicken Soup Brigade, Lifelong AIDS Alliance's food program, sponsors an on-going food drive program to provide bags of groceries to people living with HIV/AIDS in Seattle/King County. "Care to Shop" is held between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the following stores:

The first Saturday of the month at QFC, 416 15th Ave. E., Seattle; the second Saturday of the month at QFC, 417 Broadway E. (Broadway Market), Seattle; and the third Saturday of the month at Thriftway, 9740 S.W. Bank Rd., Vashon Island.

CLEAN & GREEN SEATTLE PROJECT IN PIKE/PINE NEIGHBORHOOD
Meet at Rosebud Restaurant & Bar, 719 E. Pike St., on Saturday, July 12, at 8:30 a.m., to help spruce up the Pike/Pine neighborhood and make Seattle an even better place to live. Equipment for the clean-up will be provided.

BINET SEATTLE HOSTS ANNUAL PICNIC FOR THE BISEXUAL COMMUNITY
On Saturday, July 12, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., BiNet Seattle hosts their 9th annual picnic for the Bisexual community. The event will be held at Ravenna Park, NE 58th St. and 20th Ave. NE, rain or shine. Bring your significant others and family and some food to share. BiNet will provide burgers, sausages, and veggie burgers. BiNet Seattle is a Bisexual non-profit, mixed gender, social and support organization created to foster a visible community for Bisexual, Bi-curious people, and their partners in the Puget Sound area. "We support the community through educational speakings, support groups and social events." www.BiNetSeattle.org.

IMPERIAL COURT OF SEATTLE PRESENTS THE KING & QUEEN OF THE SEAS PAGEANT
On Saturday, July 12, 2008, the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle and King of the Seas 32, Michael Dean and Queen of the Seas 32, De De De'licious, present "Pearls of the Deep," the 33rd annual King & Queen of the Seas Pageant. The pageant will be held at Neighbours Nightclub, 1509 Broadway (entrance in alley off E. Pike St., between Broadway and Harvard). $10 admission at the door. www.imperialcourtofseattle.com

EMERALD CITY SOFTBALL LEAGUE 2008 SOFTBALL SEASON
The regular 2008 ECSA softball season ended June 22nd. However, there will be a weekend of play-offs on Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13 for second berth positions for the Gay Softball World Series that will be held in Seattle, August 26-30. The Second Berth Play-Offs will be held at the North SeaTac fields, S. 128th St. & 20th Ave. S., easily accessible by Metro bus route #132. For complete information about the league, including the schedule for the July play-offs, see the league website at www.emeraldcitysoftball.org. For complete information about the Gay Softball World Series, see the GSWS website at www.series2008.org

SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL HOSTS PUBLIC FORUMS ON EXPANDING STREETCAR LINES
With the South Lake Union Streetcar line complete, the City of Seattle has begun to look at an expanded Streetcar Network. Four potential new lines have been identified that would connect such neighborhoods as Fremont, Ballard, Eastlake, the University District, Capitol Hill and the Central District to Downtown and South Lake Union.

The Seattle City Council wants your input and ideas on these proposed lines, and will be holding a series of community forums on the expanded network in early July. Each forum will offer a presentation on the four lines and then give community members a chance to view them up close and offer feedback.

The forums are taking place as follows:

Wednesday, July 2 - Proposed Central Line at Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Bertha Knight Landes Room, First Floor, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, July 8 - Proposed Ballard/Fremont Line at the Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th St., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, July 9 - Proposed U-District Line at University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, July 15th - Proposed First Hill-Capitol Hill Line at Yesler Community Center, 917 E. Yesler Way, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on the proposed Streetcar Network expansion, visit: http://www.seattlestreetcar.org/future.asp

SEATTLE CITY LIGHT HOSTS COMMUNITY DISCUSSION ON SEATTLE'S ENERGY FUTURE
On Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m., in Building 30 at Magnuson Park, 7110 62nd Ave. NE, and on Tuesday, July 15, at 7 p.m. at the Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S., Seattle City Light invites the public for a conversation about Seattle's energy future to discuss how we will meet our electricity needs at least for the next generation.

These community conversations will help create the framework for energy planning initiatives and for determining strategies for the types, amounts and timing of City Light's new resource acquisition through 2026. This is City Light's Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and the utility is seeking public input on issues such as planning for climate change, geothermal, wind, biomass, and other renewable energy sources, the use of plug-in hybrid cars, federal action on carbon emissions such as "cap-and-trade" carbon systems and more.

David Clement, Seattle City Light's Resource Planning Director, describes the IRP as "important for helping to set public policy objectives for Seattle's energy future," adding that the city recognizes the need to factor in multiple environmental and social considerations.

GSBA MONTHLY NETWORKING EVENT AT AZTLAN HOME DÉCOR
On Wednesday, July 16, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Aztlan Home Décor, 1427 Western Ave., will host the Greater Seattle Business Association's monthly networking event. Come to the beautiful Aztlan Home Décor, which features authentic Mexican arts and crafts with an environmental and fair trade focus, and enjoy some Latin and Mexican food, drink and good company. There will be some giveaways and plenty of time to network. Don't forget to bring your business cards. Cost is $5-GSBA members, $10-non-members, $5-students. To RSVP, call 206-363-9188 or visit www.thegsba.org.

ROCK CLIMBING FOR QUEER, QUESTIONING AND ALLIED GIRLS
Passages Northwest will once again offer Rock Climbing for Queer, Questioning and Allied Girls in Seattle. This year's program will run from July 16-21, 2008. It is open to any girl entering the 9th through 12th grades, regardless of where she lives or her ability to pay - scholarships are available. For information, call 206-286-8601. Passages Northwest was a Pride Foundation grantee in 2007 with a grant that supported the inaugural Rock Climbing for Queer, Questioning and Allied Girls. CAMP TEN TREES INFORMATION SESSION AT LAMBERT HOUSE & POTLUCK AT VOLUNTEER PARK
Learn more about Camp Ten Trees, how we serve LGBT youth and families, and our upcoming sessions in August on Friday, July 18, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. just south of E. Denny Way. For more information about Camp Ten Trees, visit www.camptentrees.org or call 206-288-9568. Come to Volunteer Park for a fun and family-filled afternoon on Saturday, July 26, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. This is a great opportunity for Camp Ten Trees campers and their families to meet each other. You can also meet camp staff, play games and sing camp songs. This event will be hosted by Camp Ten Trees' amazing staff, so you know it is going to be great. Please bring a dish to share; beverages will be provided.

THREE DOLLAR BILL CINEMA'S OUTDOOR MOVIE SERIES RETURNS TO CAL ANDERSON PARK
"Features From the Black Lagoon" strikes again this summer with three FREE eco-minded, tongue-in-cheek films presented under the stars and on the grass at Cal Anderson Park, 11th Ave. & E. Howell St. The series gets off to a big start on Friday, July 18, with Lily Tomlin in The Incredible Shrinking Woman. On Friday, August 1, Frogs, a campy "cautionary tale" will be shown. Lastly, on Friday, August 15, join Carmen Miranda, the Benny Goodman Orchestra and Busby Berkeley in The Gangs All Here, a must-see musical comedy from 1943, with Carmen Miranda as "The Lady in the Tutti-Frutti Hat." All screenings are free and begin at dusk (around 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.). www.threedollarbillcinema.org.

GLSEN/WA HOSTS "SCHOOL'S OUT!" ADULT SOCIAL & SUMMER FUNDRAISER
On Saturday, July 19, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., GLSEN/WA (the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network/Washington State) and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence hosts a 21 and over fundraising social event at C.C. Attle's, 1501 E. Madison St. Enjoy raffles, prizes, Jell-O shots and drink specials and support the important work of GLSEN/WA. www.glsen.org/washington

LGBTQI INDIVIDUALS & COUPLES OF SOUTH ASIAN DESCENT SOUGHT FOR LOCAL DOCUMENTARY
The Asian Pacific Islander Community Leaders Program Class of 2008 and Tasveer, a South Asian Film organization, are partnering to produce a documentary, multimedia film to provide a voice for LGBT individuals of South Asian descent who are in a mixed orientation relationship. The term "mixed orientation relationship" refers to a relationship in which the members' sexual orientations differ. An example may include, but is not limited to, a couple where one person identifies as Bisexual and the other identifies as Gay or straight. The goal of the documentary is to create awareness of the issues specific to this population, which has had little exposure in the media.

"Our sole purpose is to give a personal voice to South Asian LGTBQIs and even heterosexual South Asians in mixed-orientation relationships. We would like to explore how their ethnic communities have shaped their values and contributed to their personal choices in relationships and openness regarding their sexual orientation. We also want to show a sensitivity to the personal stories, triumphs, and challenges faced by South Asian LGBTQIs and those in mixed-orientation relationships. At all times we will do our best to show the utmost respect for confidentiality and personal preferences."

The film will be entered into the 5th Annual Independent South Asian Film Festival in Seattle in September. Organizers are looking for individuals or couples who would like to be interviewed and/or featured in the documentary. Filming will take place during the last two weeks of July. If you have any questions or would like to participate, please contact Joyce Tseng at 206-579-5330. Organizers also welcome any ideas, feedback, or concerns in developing this film. Please feel free to email your thoughts on or experiences with the above relationships to aclf.film2008@gmail.com.

Tasveer, meaning "picture" in Hindi/Urdu, is a grassroots, community-based organization that is committed to bringing independent progressive films from South Asia and the South Asian Diaspora to the Pacific Northwest. Tasveer sponsors the annual Independent South Asian Film Festival (ISAFF). This year's ISAFF will encompass Queer themes from South Asia and its diaspora. www.tasveer.org.

QUEERS! GEARS! & CHEERS!
Queers! Gears! & Cheers! is hosting a FREE open bike shop and clinic on Tuesday, July 22, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event will be held at King St. House, 1643 S. King St. (Go around back on right-hand side.) All skill levels welcome. Drop in and work on your bike in a Queer-identified space. Tools and helpful hands provided. All identities welcome. Queers! Gears! & Cheers! is a not-for-profit volunteer-run collective aimed at creating a more visible Queer presence in Seattle's bike culture and providing a fun, safe environment for underrepresented folks to become empowered through the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) theology. For more information, contact 206-276-5837.

ROSEHEDGE AIDS HOUSING & HEALTHCARE CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF CARING WITH COMMUNITY SUMMER BBQ
On Saturday, July 26, from noon to 4 p.m., Rosehedge House is hosting a summer BBQ in celebration of 20 years of caring for people with HIV/AIDS. The event will be held at the Jude Jackson House, 12718 15th Ave. NE, in Seattle. (Please park at St. Matthew's Church across 15th Ave. NE from Rosehedge.) Please RSVP by July 17 at 206-365-6806 ext 229 or jwilliams@rosehedge.org. Donations welcome.

When Rosehedge welcomed its first residents in 1988, some were so sick they died within days. 20 years later, most residents of Rosehedge have years in front of them. Compassionate 24-hour care and medication makes all the difference.

Rosehedge was the first care facility for people with HIV/AIDS in Washington State, and it remains the only organization in Seattle providing assisted living care for people living with HIV/AIDS. Two decades of experience make them the go-to expert in this field. The agency houses and cares for the most needy and vulnerable of people with AIDS: those with mental illness, substance dependency, and AIDS dementia. www.rosehedge.org.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: TWO-SPIRIT LITERATURE & ART
Two-Spirit authors and project editors Qwo-Li Driskill, Daniel Heath Justice, Deborah Miranda, and Lisa Tatonetti are seeking poetry, fiction, non-fiction, creative non-fiction, essay, memoir, photography, performance texts, and art for a new anthology of indigenous Two-Spirit/GLBTQ creative work. "We envision this anthology as a collection of maps and stories for those who come after and for those why may already be on their journey, but without guides. This project is for those who - like so many of us - had no role models, no one to tell us that we were valuable human beings, just as we are. This project is by and for the People." Participants must be Indigenous Two-Spirit/GLBTQ people from the Americas and the Pacific. For complete information on how to participate in this project, email twospiritcollection@gmail.com. Deadline for submission is August 15, 2008.

TWO PRIDE FOUNDATION FUNDS FOR ORGANIZATIONS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
The Pride Foundation's "Inland Northwest" grants are for organizations with projects based within Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Pierce, and/or Shoshone counties in Idaho; and/or within Adams, Asotin, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, and/or Whitman counties in Washington. Applications for "Inland Northwest" grants are due on Friday, August 22, 2008.

Organizations helping the LGBT community in Alaska, Seattle/King County, parts of Idaho, Oregon and Washington can apply for funding through the Pride Foundation's "Northwest Grants." Applications for "Northwest Grants" are due on Friday, August 29, 2008.

For complete details, visit www.pridefoundation.org or call 206-323-3318.

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR Q-SQUARED/ BOYZ IN THE WOODS CAMP 2008
Registration for Boyz in the Woods' Labor Day weekend Camp 2008 is now open. "We have some exciting changes in store for you at CAMP this year, but don't worry, the spirit of CAMP is alive and well and it will still be the CAMP that you have come to know and love. We don't want to spoil the surprises that we have in store for you, but one thing we can tell you is that CAMP is actually less expensive this year.

"While you're at the website, take a look at the Workshops page and sign up to do that fabulous workshop you've always wanted to do. We know everyone has special talents to share so why not teach your fellow CAMPers what you know." www.qcamp.org.

ONE-IN-TEN SCREENPLAY CONTEST
The One-In-Ten Screenplay Contest, a screenplay contest dedicated to the positive portrayal of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, Transgender and Queer individuals in film, celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2008. Entries are now being accepted online and are limited to the first 300 for 2008. The One-In-Ten Screenplay Contest has gained respect and notoriety from Hollywood studios, agents and producers. Prizes for 2008 include cash, industry exposure and merchandise. Entries for 2008 are being accepted at www.OneInTenScreenplayContest.com. The submission deadline is Monday, September 1, 2008. The contest is sponsored by Cherub Productions, Final Draft, Inc., scr(i)pt magazine, www.inktip.com, www.TopFilmFestivals.com, www.ScreenplayContests.com and Jungle Software.

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

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