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Friday, February 5, 2010

LeatherLife V schedule is relevant for the leather times

If you are looking for a small intimate and relevant workshop consider attending LeatherLife V which takes place in a beautiful warm setting as it should meet your needs in multiple ways.  There is still time to register and the fees to attend are EXTREMELY reasonable especially considering it is a 3 day workshop.  I have updated the Seattle Announcements Calendar with the daily information.  Ms T

LeatherLife V is a small, intimate discussion workshop in which we explore our values, experiences and passions.
LeatherLife V
February 19th, 20th and 21st, 2010
Sandia Courtyard Hotel
$60 for the weekend
Albuquerque, NM
Applications available at

Topics this year will include:  traditions, mastery, submission and community leadership, as well as topics the participants choose.


6:00 - 6:30 Silent conversation on traditions (requested topic)
6:30 - 7:00 Introduction and introductions
7:00 - 7:30 dyke traditions/feminist foundations (Amber)
7:45 - 8:30 Traditions: What do you keep and what will you drop?
8:30 - 8:55 Schedule and topic selection
8:55 Formative evaluations

9:00 - 9:15 Response to formative evaluations
9:15 – 10:00 Common objects exercise
10:00 – 10:30 Dominance and submission between equals
10:45 - 11:30 Mastery: myth, theory and practice
11:30 -12:30 Submission
1:30 - 2:15 Service: cultural comparisons (guest presenter)
2:15 - 3:00 Leather culture exercise
3:15 - 4:45 Participant selected topic(s)

9:00- 9:15 Formative evaluations
9:15 - 10:30 Leadership
10:45 - 12:00 Leaders as masters; leaders in service
12:00- 12:30 Wrap-up exercise
12:30 Summative evaluations


Women's Party discussion gets the party started at 7pm Friday

The Women's Community Party welcomes all women, transmen, gender queer and intersexed folks. We supply food, music and play space. People make the party, so please come ready to play, talk and have fun.
February features forum, led by discuss our party, how we describe it and what we call it.

If you can't make it, and you would like your comments included, please e-mail and indicate if we are free to list your name with your comments.
Friday February 5th, 7PM-9PM/ID/18+/$20 ($15 for members arriving between 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM) Suggested donation includes party afterwards/CSPC.

1st Friday Women’s Event Discussion and Education, different discussion planned each month. 

Updated Seattle Announcements Calendar.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Bear is out of hibernation - GRRiffic

You will find the gang at HotFlash this Saturday as there will be a rare Bear sighting this weekend. As a Dutch lovely wondered...does this mean spring is here? Spring may not be here in weather but certainly will be seen in the light and fancy steps of those of us that come out to play this Saturday.

6 - 10 PM
$10 cover

Be there or be unBEARable!


Gilda's Club 4th Annual Bags & Bottles Event

If you would love to own a purse that was previously owned by a famous person the 4th Annual 'Bags & Bottles' event will be your gig!  This is for a great cause and is sure to be fun while held at The Westin Seattle, 1900 5th Ave 98101, Mar 14,2010 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Cost: $40.00 per person
Attention, fashionistas!

The 4th Annual 'Bags & Bottles' will be a blast and you can participate!

-Bring in a new or gently used handbag for the silent auction.
-25 Northwest Wineries will be pouring an array of delicious wines
-Local boutiques will be showcasing their newest handbags
-Exciting live auction featuring handbags donated by celebrities
-Firefighters will be on hand to sell and sign their 2010 calendars!

Live Auction of fantastic CELEBRITY handbags, including:

TINA FEY, award-winning actress, comedienne, writer and producer - star of 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live.
ELISABETH MOSS, stars as Peggy Olson on the Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG award-winning Mad Men, earning her critical acclaim and Best Actress nominations; notable stage and screen performances, including as first daughter Zoey Bartlet on The West Wing for seven years.
SHAWN JOHNSON, world champion gymnast, Olympic gold medalist and 2009 Champion on Dancing with the Stars - the youngest ever!
CAROL BURNETT, legendary comedienne, singer, and actress, winner of Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Tony Awards, Kennedy Center Honors Award, Presidential Medal of Freedom Award.  Inducted into the Academy's Hall of Fame.
SHARON OSBOURNE, British music manager, promoter, TV personality, actress and presenter, Emmy Award winner for The Osbournes reality show.
SCARLETT JOHANSSON, critically acclaimed, award-winning actress for such superb starring performances as in The Horse Whisperer, Lost in Translation, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Match Point, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona; Global Ambassador for Oxfam, political advocate, and international Dolce and Gabbana model.
SWEET P VAUGHN, hot clothing designer and Project Runway favorite from Season 4.
OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN, world-renowned singer and actress, with over 25 Top 40 single hits, will forever be remembered for her amazing performance as Sandy in Grease; breast cancer survivor and tireless advocate for health awareness, environmental and animal rights causes.
REGINA KING, award-winning actress, recognized for her breakout role in Jerry Maguire, an unforgettable performance in Ray, also Boyz n The Hood, Enemy of the State, and currently starring in the TNT hit show Southland.
AYA SUMIKA, grew up in Seattle, now an actress starring in the hit  TV show Numb3rs.
LILI TAYLOR, critically acclaimed actress, recognized for her brilliant performances in such films as Mystic Pizza, Short Cuts, High Fidelity, State of Mind, I Shot Andy Warhol, and HBO's Six Feet Under, winner of numerous acting awards including Seattle's Golden Space Needle at SIFF.
AMY RAY, hugely successful singer, songwriter of the Indigo Girls; political and social activist championing environmental causes, gay rights, and women's issues.
RACHAEL RAY, celebrity chef, cookbook author, magazine publisher, and loveable host of the Emmy-award winning Rachael Ray TV show; launched 'Yum-O Organization' to combat childhood hunger and 'Rachael's Rescue' for at-risk animals.
REBECCA WELLS, bestselling award-winning author of four incredible novels: The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Little Altars Everywhere, Ya-Yas in Bloom, and her latest hit, The Crowning Glory of Cally Lily Ponder.
DALE CHIHULY,  renowned glass artist.  Dale will decorate a handbag especially for  Bags & Bottles.

Best of all, you'll be supporting Gilda's Club Seattle!

Event produced by Sommelier David LeClaire and Wine Events & Promotions.


The Bowled and the Beautiful Annual 8

The Human Rights Campaign Seattle is having their 8th Annual Bowled and the Beautiful Bowl-A-Thon at the West Seattle Bowl on February 20th.

This is a popular event so do not wait until the last minute to get tickets as you could end up disappointed.  It is only $35 if you purchase more then a week in advance and $40 closer to the date. This  includes two hours of bowling, pizza, soda AND a one year membership to HRC. With all the important LGBT issues currently occurring this is a great way to obtain your membership so you can stay involved and be in touch and get it while having a great time.

Family Session 5:30pm, Everyone Welcome 8:00pm & More Party Oriented 10:30pm.
$35 per person, 6 people per lane.
You can be a Lane Captain by getting 5 friends to join you.
Tickets at

A full bar is available and the bowling alley is well prepared for this crowd.


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