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Friday, March 5, 2010

International Women's Day March and Rally

Saturday will have a March starting at noon with the Rally beginning at 2pm.  You can find out additional information at the email address provided.  It is the 100-year anniversary of the Declaration of International Women's Day.  Certainly something to honor!  Ms T


Saturday, March 6, 2010, Noon
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY MARCH
Powell Barnett Park, MLK Way S & E Alder St, Seattle

The World March of Women 2010 calls for women of all nations to raise our voices together and demand an end to militarization, violence against women, and poverty. Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Declaration of International Women's Day! See 2 pm rally, below. Info 206-722- 0729 or inter.womensday2010@gmail.com

Saturday, March 6, 2010, 2:00 PM
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY RALLY
Occidental Park, S Washington St & Occidental Ave S, Seattle

The World March of Women 2010 calls for women of all nations to raise our voices together and demand an end to militarization, violence against women, and poverty. Celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Declaration of International Women's Day. Info 206-722- 0729 or inter.womensday2010@gmail.com


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Equal Rights Washington’s Fourth Annual Gala - March 6th

Seattle Out and Proud is excited to support
Equal Rights Washington’s Fourth Annual Gala
Saturday, March 6, 2010
W Hotel Great Room – Downtown Seattle

The annual gala, in its fourth year, is the largest fundraising event of the year for Equal Rights Washington

Cocktails & Silent Auction: 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Seated Dinner, Live Auction & Entertainment: 7:30 to 10:00 PM
After Party: 10pm to Late
Tickets:  Individual Ticket $200 | Table $2,000

    * Special guest, Emmy-award winning actress and comedienne, Judy Gold
    * Early evening cocktail reception
    * Silent and Live Auction
    * “May I Take Your Order” 5-course meal (ordered at your table)
    * After-dinner party at the W Hotel

About the Entertainment
Judy Gold (born November 15, 1962) is an American stand-up comedienne and actress. She won two Daytime Emmy Awards for her work as a writer and producer on The Rosie O'Donnell Show. She has also been involved in many projects in various roles, including the television series All American Girl and HBO At the Multiplex segments where she asks humorous questions of unexpecting moviegoers.

Thanks to Seattle Out and Proud!

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Prodigal Sons

This is a must see film!  If you missed it at SIFF 2009, make time to see it this weekend as it is suppose to be fab!  Ms T


Prodigal Sons
86 minutes
Early on in this very personal film, the audience learns that the director, Kimberly Reed, was once known as Paul, a star quarterback in high school before her sex-change operation. Reed’s gender reassignment, however, turns out to be a mere side note—and hardly the most surprising one—in this exploration of her family’s past.

While visiting her hometown of Helena, Montana, to attend a high-school reunion, she reconnects with her adopted brother, Marc, whom she hasn’t seen in more than a decade. Growing up, Marc lived in the shadow of his overachieving then-brother Paul (now Kimberly). Since suffering a traumatic brain injury at age 21, Marc is prone to mercurial mood swings and violent behavior. But Marc takes center stage after it is revealed that he is the biological grandson of Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth.

The jaw-dropping revelations continue as Kimberly and Marc travel to Croatia to visit Welles’ longtime partner Oja Kodar to learn more about Marc’s mysterious origins. The raw emotions and sibling resentments uncovered in Prodigal Sons make it one of the strangest first-person documentaries in recent years and one that is sure to ignite many “nature versus nurture” arguments among viewers.

Played at SIFF 2009!

Presented in association with Three Dollar Bill Cinema

March 5, 2010 7:30 PM
March 6, 2010 2:00 PM
March 6, 2010 7:30 PM
March 7, 2010 2:00 PM
March 7, 2010 7:30 PM
March 10, 2010 7:30 PM
March 11, 2010 7:30 PM

Tickets

SIFF Cinema is located at 321 Mercer Street at 3rd Avenue, McCaw Hall, in the heart of Seattle Center’s Theatre district.
SIFF Cinema is located in the Nesholm Family Lecture Hall on the lower level of Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at Seattle Center. The main entrance is directly below the skybridge from the Mercer garage at the Corner of 3rd Avenue North and Mercer Street. In addition to the Mercer garage, parking is available on the street (metered and zoned) or in adjacent pay parking lots and garages.

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Northwest Sash Bash 2010 March 5th – 7th in Seattle, Washington

Northwest Sash  Bash 2010
March 5 – 7 in Seattle, Washington
Location to be announced via direct contact with them.

Set against the magnificent backdrop of the Cascade mountains and the Puget Sound, Leather titleholders from across North America will converge in Seattle, Washington on March 5 - 7 for Northwest Sash Bash 2010.  Produced by Generic Leather Productions of  Washington, the weekend will offer a variety of events, including workshops and discussion groups held at our sponsors, The Center for Sex Positive Culture, play parties, an evening of Leather fantasy performances, and a kinky pajama party co-hosted by Seattle’s Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.  Northwest Sash Bash will give titleholders and their friends an opportunity to enjoy themselves without the frantic pace of contests and the stress of the titleholders responsibilities.

Cost for the Northwest Sash Bash weekend is $40.00 , with all proceeds to benefit the Tony Deblase Scholarship.  Admission per event will also be offered during the weekend.  Lodging for all current titleholders will be supplied by members of Seattle’s Leather community. Two of this year’s generous sponsors are The Center for Sex Positive Culture and The Cuff.

To attend this year’s Northwest Sash Bash, please send your request via e-mail to nwsashbash2010@gmail.com as that will also tell you the location.  Also, see us on Northwest Sash Bash 2010 on facebook.

Northwest Sash Bash was first produced in 2004 by Andy Mangels, Mr. Oregon State Leather 2004, and Teresa 'Darklady' Reed, Ms Oreon State Leather 2004.  They invited current Leather titleholders from around the United States to visit Portland, Oregon for a weekend of events not centered around a title contest.  The first Northwest Sash Bash was such a success that attendees decided to make it a Northwest tradition, trading hosting responsibilities between Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington.  Since its inauguration, Blackout Productions of Portland has supported the event.

Northwest Sash Bash 2010 is produced this year by Generic Leather Productions of Washington.  Co-Directors of the weekend are Hugh B Russell, Northwest LeatherSir 2010, and Mercea Strecker, American Leatherwoman 1998.

The Tony Deblase Scholaship supports students entering the fields of sex education, sex therapy, research, or furthering the understanding of human sexuality, especially alternative sexuality.  All donations go directly to the Tony Deblase Scholarship at the Pride Foundation, a 501 © 3 non-profit organization, and may be tax-deductible.

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Courtesy of The Center for Sex Positive Culture newsletter.

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Over the Rainbow Festival - Success & Link to 2008 Youth Activist Award

Mt Vernon High School Gay/Straight Alliance 'Over The Rainbow' Festival featured 1 1/2 days of workshops and finished with an evening of entertainment.  The workshops provided topics on gay history, addressing homophobia, religion and being gay, gender identity, healthy relationships/healthy sex, and queer people of color.  Mt Vernon had it going on!

I met with good friends Bec and Mickey after dropping off the teen for her chorus practice and went to the local Chuck Wagon for dinner.  As the trains whistled around the tops of our heads we attempted to solve life's problems over some hot food before returning for the entertainment.  Life's problems are always better when shared with good friends...this is the one thing I know for sure and I felt blessed in Mt Vernon for a couple reasons on Saturday.   

There are many ways that an event can be counted as successful.  Sometimes it is by the tickets sold, the amount of monies raised or by surveys gathered.  Or as was the case last Saturday evening by the feeling in the audience at Mt Vernon High School as each performer gave of themselves for Mt Vernon's Gay/Straight Alliance program's entertainment that celebrated it's 3rd annual 'Over the Rainbow' festival.  It is not often that a large city High School offers the range of diversity education that lil ole Mt Vernon had on their schedule. 

I am going to oohh and ahhh so be prepared.  First, the entertainment was MC'd by well known, amazing, (have you see those legs-omg and that hot bod) fabulous and so sincere Aleksa Manila.  It was obvious that Aleksa aka Arnold Martin cared about doing this gig and was invested in the lives of the teens that are mentored by this event.  I have been to plenty of events where the talent acted bored and was more interested in their own egos.  Aleksa was AMAZING and indeed such a honey!

Aleksa tailored his style to the audience, was age appropriate, was not too racy but still hip enough for the teens.  He was funny, cute, charming and left just enough to the imagination (ok, I fell a bit in love).  I also had the honor of eavesdropping on Aleksa interacting with a few of the teens and was so impressed with the respectful way he talked with them.   I now have another way to spell role model A L E K S A.  This may have been some to these kids' first experience with a Drag Queen and what a great first!



We had the pleasure of hearing Chris Riffle, a MVHS graduate who is now a New York singer/song writer who sang several songs with his back up band.  He has just released his first album in January and the GayZette wishes him great success.  Brock Madden who is with the Seattle Men's Chorus was most entertaining as he provided humor as he sang.  He wrapped the evening up and had the audience laughing with his dry sense of humor and fabulous facial expressions.  He is one that watching is half the fun.

The middle act was 'Diverse Harmony', the first Gay/Straight Alliance Chorus from Seattle and they definitely have my heartstrings.  Seven members of the chorus performed 5 songs for this event.  The chorus boasts 21 members with 6 males this year.  They preformed 'Over the Rainbow' which was perfect for the event but the crowd favorite seemed to be 'The First Day of School' from their upcoming new musical 'Best Friends Forever'.  It is a fun, upbeat and realistic song that takes the listener back to high school in a hot second!  Best Friends Forever will debut Memorial Day Weekend and is entirely written by one of the very talented members of Diverse Harmony, Kat Miller who I will be highlighting in a future GayZette!

A Shout-Out has to go out to school librarian Cathy Pfahl who fought tirelessly for 3 years to get the Gay/Straight Alliance to be a reality at Mt Vernon High.  In fact, there is an article in this weeks Seattle Gay News about the recipient of the 2008 Youth Activist Award given by the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington to Mt. Vernon High School graduate Ian Feis.  He and Cathy were instrumental in the beginnings of the Gay/Straight Alliance.  I LOVE it when a good deed is rewarded!

From the heart,

Ms T

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Seattle Men's Chorus FREE Children's Concert - April 10th 2PM

The Seattle Men's Chorus is always great about hosting a concert for families.  This season they have announced that it will be April 10th, Saturday at McCaw Hall at 2pm.  If you are a fan you know what to expect.  If you have not been for a long time or never, grab a kid and enjoy!  Ms T

Children's Concert
Saturday, April 10 - 2 pm
FREE MATINEE CONCERT
McCaw Hall
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109

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Flying House Productions has long appreciated the impact our Choruses have on people of every age, especially children. In addition to sponsoring an active Youth Ticket Program, Seattle Men’s Chorus (SMC) and Seattle Women’s Chorus (SWC) come together each spring to perform a family-friendly Kid’s Concert in order to extend the reach of the Choruses’ mission to young people. Now in its eleventh year, this year’s Kid’s Concert is a collaboration with Village Theatre’s KIDSTAGE program.

According to artistic director Dennis Coleman, the annual Kid’s Concert was originally conceived to fulfill a two-fold purpose. First, it gives kids a concert hall experience and an introduction to choral music that is both fun and entertaining. Second, it provides an opportunity for LGBT families to share safe, enjoyable performance experience together.

Dennis is delighted to welcome KIDSTAGE actors to the Choruses stage this year. 'This is a perfect opportunity for both of our organizations to contribute to a cross-cultural and cross-generational experience,' he said. 'There is always a great deal of costuming, dance, and visual interest that goes into the Kid’s Concert, and we are genuinely looking forward to working with KIDSTAGE to put on a wonderful, high-energy, family-friendly show.'

 LOGO: Village Theatre - KIDSTAGE

Since 1988, KIDSTAGE has 'used theatre to foster life skills in children aged 4-20,' said Kati Nickerson, director of youth education for Village Theatre. In classes and rehearsals, the kids cultivate their creative talent and learn flexibility and improvisation in ways that 'increase self-confidence and improve their futures' whether or not they are on a path to Broadway.

Nickerson said that KIDSTAGE jumped at the chance to participate in this year’s Kid’s Concert. 'We provide a safe space for a diverse array of kids, and importantly we take kids outside of their comfort zone to give them opportunities to stretch, grow, and mature into young adults,' she said. 'All of us at KIDSTAGE are excited to showcase our kids’ talent in an on-stage partnership with the men and women of the Choruses.' FHP invited KIDSTAGE to perform this year because, as marketing director Frank Stilwagner puts it, 'We felt it would be great for the kids in the audience to ‘see themselves’ on stage, and a great way to expose a wonderful youth education program in our region to a potential new audience.'

For more information on Village Theatre’s KIDSTAGE program, please visit www.villagetheatre.org 
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Update on insurance issue for CSPC

I wanted to pass on the latest information on the news over at CSPC.  This has created much stress for those directly involved but also provides that sense of community pulling together.  We wish for a quick and painless resolve!  Much love from the GayZette to all those that devote their time and energy at CSPC, especially Allena who knows I send warm hugs and wet kisses with this post.  Ms T

Good Afternoon

I want to update all of you on where we stand right now with the whole insurance issue.  We have not procured insurances as of right now (2:30 March 3) however we do have a couple very promising leads and it looks a lot brighter than it did a few days ago.  I'm certain that we'll be able to obtain insurance it's just a matter of when and how much it will cost.

We have still suspended operations at the Center until further notice and are keeping our fingers crossed that we'll have coverage by tomorrow so we can be open for Grind.  That said, it still may take a day or two to get coverage even after we've found an underwriter.

We have moved our Hump discussion that I'm leading (Flirting tonight at 7:00PM)to the Little Red Studio.  They have generously offered their space.  Enter at the Little Red Bistro, 400 Dexter Ave N.  Please plan on buying dinner or at least a beverage or snack while you're there.

Max (of Max's Bondage Workshops) is pursuing several alternative spaces just in case we're not open by this weekend.  I'll be sending out a newsletter tomorrow to update you on  the location.

Sash Bash has found another location.  Please check with them on where it is being moved to.  nwsashbash2010@gmail.com

Finally, I want to thank all of you who have written me, posted to Fetlife or CenterSpace or talked to me personally for all your support and caring.  So many wrote that at this time I do not have the bandwidth to answer each of you.  Just know that your suggestions and leads are appreciated.

Thanks again for all of your caring.  We are working hard and as fast was we can to rectify this situation.

Allena

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Educational Free events at Babeland plus other great workshops March - April

As far as I am concerned Spring is in the air and so it is time for a sex tune up!  Babeland is offering a number of wonderful classes with MANY of them being free (and all on the Seattle Announcements Calendar) so take advantage of (until you can get home and take advantage of someone or find someone to take advantage of ;) ).  In April they are offering a sex education for kids that looks like it would be a great opening if you have not started that conversation and need a little help.  Truly ENJOY!  Ms T


Babeland Brunch Series: Bend Over Buddy
Sunday, March 07, 11:00AM, Free
Learn why 'bending over your boyfriend' is all the rage. We’ll show you how to choose the toys and use it to give your partner a mind-blowing anal experience. We’ll answer all your questions and give you tips on safety, hygiene, and technique. This class is for anyone who wants to explore both giving and receiving anal penetration.
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Blitz Capitol Hill Arts Walk: Intimate Images by Mina Bast
Thursday, March 11, 05:00PM, Free
Loving, titillating and explicit photographs of real lovers by Seattle photographer Mina Bast highlight both sweet and tender moments of couples entangled, and explicit close ups of genitals entwined. Specializing in capturing intimate moments between couples, Bast has two sites to view her work, view the sweet stuff at www.thesmittenone.com and www.endlesserotic.com to see “Where debauchery is an art.' (5-8pm)
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Kiss Me I'm Irish: Flirting Tips from a Flirt
Wednesday, March 17, 06:00PM, Free
You don’t have to be Irish to get lucky! Audrey McManus, Babeland Sex Educator, shares some of her tricks and tips on how to use eye contact, body language, and suggestive conversation starters to meet that hot stranger and take it a step farther if you want. (6-7pm)
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Women: Get What You Want in Bed
Sunday, March 21, 07:30PM, $35
Do you know what you want? Do you know how to get it? Overcome the blocks that prevent women from having an orgasm. We’ll cover masturbation, the G-Spot, sex toys, show you chow to stimulate all your senses to have new, exciting sexual adventures whether you're solo or partnered.
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Making Open Relationships Work with Tristan Taormino
Sunday, March 28, 07:30PM, $35
Do open relationships really work? How do people create nontraditional partnerships that are loving and lasting? Tristan Taormino, relationship expert and author of Opening Up, shares some of the key principles that can help your open relationship(s) succeed. Tristan will offer tips on communication, negotiation, and boundary setting, as well as how to cope with change. Whether you're a newcomer or veteran to the world beyond monogamy, come discover strategies to help you nurture and grow your open relationship(s).
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Cheap Date Night: Sex Positions
Wednesday, March 31, 06:00PM, Free
You don’t need to be a yoga master to try new positions. Learn what positions will help you more easily reach the g-spot, spend longer downtown or use a toy during sex. The first 25 couples will receive a free gift bag with toys, tips and sweet ticket deals from The Central Heating Lab at ACT.
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April:
The Art of the Blow Job
Sunday, April 11, 07:30PM, $35
Learn how to give great head. Babeland Sex Educators tell you how to find the sweet spots, discuss never-fail oral sex tips, hand and tongue techniques, and demonstrate the perfect toys to blow his mind.
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Kinky Crafts: DIY Floggers
Thursday, April 22, 06:00PM, $5 materials fee
There's now a kinky upside to having a flat! Come to Babeland to find out how to make your very own flogger using recycled bike tires. All materials will be provided and you'll leave the store with one of your very own. *Smack*
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Talk with Your Kids About Sex, Amy Lang, MA
Sunday, April 25, 07:30PM, Free
Amy's lecture 'Birds + Bees + YOUR Kids' is for parents of elementary school age children and older. This interactive talk helps parents understand the need to start the conversations early and continue them throughout childhood and adolescence. Parents learn what works for kids, have time to talk about their own experiences and values, and learn about teen sexual behavior in an open and candid atmosphere. Amy Lang, MA has a 16-year history as a Sexual Health Educator. (7:30-8:30pm)
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All events can be found http://www.babeland.com/events/ and are on the Seattle Announcements Calendar.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Perfect 10 Speed Dating - Friday March 5th - Southlake Grill

This weekend is going to start out fabulous with a speed dating event that takes all the worry out of dating and leaves all the FUN in.  You can have dinner, bring your friends of either gender as they can enjoy a relaxing dinner while you are finding that special someone.  At 9pm there is a wonderful opportunity to socialize over Karaoke.  Ms T  


 


Perfect 10 Speed Dating* will take place FRIDAY, March 5th at Southlake Grill.

Event check-in will begin at 6:30pm. During this time, attendees are welcomed to order dinner from Southlake's award winning menu!

Speed dating will last from 7pm to 9pm with a 15 minute intermission. Attendees will have 10 minute dates with nine other singles. Meet members of the gayborhood in a fun and relaxing setting.

Registration will be available only online. To purchase your tickets, visit www.perfect10speeddating.webs.com. Attendance will be limited to the first 20 registrants.

After speed dating, both singles and couples are welcome to enjoy karaoke at Southlake Grill.

* Perfect 10 welcomes Gay men, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Transgender individuals.


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Kate Clinton - Friday March 5th at the Triple Door

Kate Clinton always is a hoot to see and she will be in town on Friday at the Triple Door.  This is sure to be a busy weekend and you will need to pick and chose the events that you want to attend as there are plenty!  Ms T

Fri, March 5th, 2010 7:30 PM (Doors open at: 6:00 PM) & 10:30 PM (Doors open at: 9:45 PM) Kate Clinton Triple Door 216 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101 (206 838-4333) All Ages. $35.00 Advance. $40.00 Day Of Show. Tickets available from TicketMaster
    Ticket Price: $35.00 Advance. $40.00 Day Of Show
    Door Time:6:00 PM
    Show Time:7:30 PM
    Ages: All Ages
    Tickets





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