Pride Guide

BE ACTIVE: PLACES TO GET INVOLVED

Camp Ten Trees Strives to help youth build self-confidence and strength in diversity while staying at an overnight summer camp. Contact: info@camptentrees.org. 1122 E. Pike St., 206-985-2864, www.epiphanic.com/ctt.

Equal Rights Washington Lobbies for the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons of Washington and encourages voter registration and the election of pro-LGBT political leaders. Contact: Jenna. 206-324-2570, www.equalrightswashington.org.

Gay City Health Project A health organization for gay, bisexual, and transgender men that promotes HIV prevention by building community, fostering communication, and nurturing self- esteem. Contact: Dan Smith. 1505 Broadway Ave., 206-860-6969, www.gaycity.org.

Gay Community Social Services Through education and positive activities and programs, this organization strives for human rights for all people, especially sexual minorities. Contact: President Carol Gard. www.geocities.com/gcssseattle.

Lambert House A center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth and their friends to empower themselves through the development of leadership and social and life skills. Contact: Rob Thomas (ext. 814). Between East Howell Street and East Denny Way, 206-322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org.

Legal Marriage Alliance Provides a public voice for the rights of same-sex or transgender couples to marry. Contact: President Roger Winters. 1122 E. Pike St., www.lmaw.org.

LGBT Community Center Provides a meeting place for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community of Seattle. Contact: Shannon Thomas. 1115 E. Pike St., 206-323-2227, www.seattlelgbt.org.

Lifelong AIDS Alliance Committed to preventing the spread of HIV and to providing support for those living with AIDS. Contact: volunteers@lifelongaidsalliance.org. 1002 E. Seneca St., 206-957-1653, www.lifelongaidsalliance.org.

Northwest Network of Bisexual, Transgender, Lesbian, and Gay Survivors of Abuse Provides support and safety to gay survivors of abuse through education and open communication. Contact: info@nwnetwork.org. 206-568-7777, www.nwnetwork.org.

Northwest Two-Spirit Society Strives to educate the community about First Nations and Two-Spirit history and traditions and promote health and provide training and outreach to Native and non-Native communities of the Northwest. Contact: Calf Looking. 1122 E. Pike St., hiram_c@hotmail.com, www.nwtwospiritsociety.org.

Pride Foundation Raises money to support the gay community with grants and scholarships; collaborates with other LGBT leaders and organizations to coordinate community strategies and resources. Contact: Michael Goodnow. 2014 E. Madison St., Ste. 300, 206-323-3318, www.pridefoundation.org.

Q Center, University of Washington Facilitates an open, safe, celebratory environment for bisexual, lesbian, gay, queer, two-spirit, transgender, intersex, questioning, differently oriented, and allied students, faculty, and staff. Contact: coordinator Jennifer Self. Schmitz Hall, Room 450, 206-897-1430, www.depts.washington.edu/qcenter.

Seattle Bisexual Women's Network Promotes bisexuality as a valid sexual identity. Contact: SBWN@hotmail.com. 206-517-7767, www.geocities.com/WestHollywood/Park/3089.

Seattle Chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgenders) Promotes the health and well-being of sexual minorities and their friends and families through support, education, and advocacy and provides a respectful forum for dialogue about sexual orientation. Contacts: co-presidents Anne Melle and Barbara Clark-Elliott. 1122 East Pike St., 206-325-7724, www.seattle-pflag.org.

Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities Voices the concerns of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Contacts: co-chairs Katie Kolan and Ryan Conley. 700 Third Ave., Ste. 250, 206-684-4500, www.cityofseattle.net/scsm.

The Safe Schools Coalition A public- private partnership in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth that strives to make schools a safe place for families, teachers, and children, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. Contact: Heidi Rettke-Bischoff. 10501 Meridian Ave. N., 206-849-5513, www.safeschoolscoalition.org.

Trikone-Northwest Strives to create a social, supportive, educational, and political space for differently oriented South Asians and their families, friends, and communities. Contact: Chandan Reddy. 1122 E. Pike St., #1174, 425-985-4376, www.trikone-nw.org.

GO PLAY: WAYS TO LET IT ALL HANG OUT

A Little Drag After the parade, POCAAN and the Broadway Torero's restaurant offer music, dancing, and, of course, a little drag. 2–10 p.m. Sun., June 26. No cover. Torero's Mexican Restaurant, 401 Broadway Ave. E., 206- 860-1363.

Seattle Dyke March and Queer Women's Rally It begins with mingling, talk, speeches, and entertainment and evolves into a march downtown to Westlake Park. Rally at 5:30 p.m., march at 7 p.m. Sat., June 25. Seattle Central Community College, Broadway Avenue and Pine Street.

Seattle Pride 2005 Pride Explosion, the two-day rally and festival, kicks into gear at Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill with Debby Holiday headlining the musical lineup and various other performers and speakers. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat., June 25–Sun., June 26. The second annual Gay Bingo in the Park will be 6:30–8:30 p.m. on Sat., June 25, in Park Amphitheater. The Pride celebration also offers a chance to browse booths that represent a variety of community organizations, food and beverage vendors, arts, crafts, and many other things "The Running of the Gays"—gotta quote Dina Martina, because it's just so damn clever—aka the Pride Parade, starts at the corner of Broadway Avenue and Pike Street and continues north until it reaches the park. Parade begins 11 a.m. Sun., June 26. See www.seattlepride.org for more information.

The Cuff Complex Live performers and guest DJs, including DJ Wayne Shepherd, Robin S, Bonnie Pointer, and CeCe Peniston, will be on hand for the party in the blocked-off street fronting the bar. Beer specials will be offered. 1 p.m.–2 a.m. Sun., June 26. $10. 1533 13th Ave., 206-323-1525.

The Elite's annual celebration features a beer garden, with early opening on Sunday morning, $2 beers, and no cover charge. Opens at 9 a.m. Sun., June 26. No cover. 622 Broadway Ave. E., 206-324-4470.

Three Dollar Bill Cinema Take in four movies. Bachelor Farmer, about the gay community in rural Idaho, screens at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wed., June 22, at Northwest Film Forum; D.E.B.S., on national security and secret agents (who wear lipstick), is at 7 p.m. Thurs., June 23, at the Harvard Exit; a gay ex–porn star is the subject of Naked Fame at 9 p.m. Thurs., June 23, at the Harvard Exit; Clueless is the free Volunteer Park film at approximately 9:15 p.m. (around dusk) Sat., June 25. All other movies are $8 adv./ $10 door.

Thumpers Restaurant & Lounge Lisa Koch and Peggy Platt will be on hand as the comic duo Dos Fallopia. 8 p.m. seating for dinner and drinks, 9 p.m. show. Fri., June 24–Sat., June 25. $15 cover (food, drinks, and gratuities not included). 1500 E. Madison St., 206-772-4612.

Wildrose The seventh annual Wet T-Shirt Contest kicks off the weekend in the beer garden 7–11 p.m. Fri., June 24, while inside, DJ Shezahipchick and DJ Amateur Youth will spin. The beer garden will be open all weekend: with music from Tracy & the Plastics, Kuma, Gossip, and others, 1 p.m.– 2 a.m. Sat., June 25; with music and entertainment featuring DJ Miss A, drag kings, DJ Colby B, and many others, noon–midnight, Sun., June 26. Cover charge on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, donations are suggested to benefit Verbena and the LGBT Community Center. 1021 E. Pike St., 206-324-9210.

 
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