Gay City University is back with more classes and opportunities to enhance your memory and brain cells, so come check it out! Now in its 16th year, this is a fantastic FABULOUS day of fun learning for gay, bi and trans men. Did we also mention it’s the longest running program out there? Well, we did now. Among the multitude of classes include “Research my ASS” and “Queer is a Verb: Writing for Badasses” and “Look Good At Any Age”. There are many more classes and you can get all of this for only $20 for the entire day. To view more details on other class offerings and to register, visit the Gay City website. This educational day of fabulousness happens on this Saturday, May 14th from 9am to 4pm at the Antioch University Seattle downtown (2326 6th Avenue / 6th and Battery / Belltown).
Starting off the day from 9:20am to 10:35am includes Holistic Health for Gay Men (taught by Robert Goode, MD) who will talk about holistic healthcare for gay men including a short discussion on four areas: physical, emotional, spiritual and sexual health. Next up, Look Good at Any Age: What everyone needs to know to guarantee a perfect body (taught by Heather Sage). There are three things everyone needs to know to guarantee a perfect body, shattering fitness myths and fad diets.
Some other options of classes throughout the day:
Queer is a Verb: Writing for Badasses | Evan J. Peterson
Some of the more provocative writing and art has come from queer men: Burroughs, Wilde, Shakespeare, Whitman, Ginsberg. In this class, you’ll learn how to transform the boldness of being yourself into the boldness to wield electrifying words. All genres, interests and levels of experience are welcome.
The Queen City Comes Out! Historical Geographies of Gay Seattle | Michael Brown
Remember Madame Peabody’s? The Garden of Allah? How about Dyke Corner or the LCR? Want to learn more about our history and geography? This course was developed by the Northwest Lesbian & Gay History Museum Project to provide just that! Come learn more about our community and/or share your own memories and perspectives.
JACKS: Exploring the JO Club Phenomenon | Paul Rosenberg & Paul Weiss
Everything you always wanted to know about jack off clubs, and a few things you never thought to ask. JACKS unveils the unique fraternal culture of social sexuality that emerged in the 70s and thrives today in Seattle and around the world. A brief presentation will be followed by discussion and QA.
Radical Faeries, Ancestors and Elders | David Kerlick
The Radical Faeries, in existence since the late 1970’s, revere as ancestors Walt Whitman, Edward Carpenter, and Lovers Harry Hay and John Burnside. I’ll talk about these men and their contribution to Faerie culture and add a few personal anecdotes along the way.
Being Gay and Religious/Spiritual | Dan Woodward
Do our sexual orientations affect our spiritual lives? Can one be healthy spiritually if one’s religion is condemning of persons who are sexual minorities? Who are you, and who is God/Goddess/higher power for you? Join in on this discussion and share your faith, religion, spirituality and sexuality, and receive the gift of others experiences as well. This workshop is open to all who are open to exploring matters of spirituality with others.
The Global Queer: Sexualities around the World | Aric Lane
Have you ever wondered what it is like to live as a queer person in other parts of the world? Come learn what sexual orientation looks like around the globe. This will involve group discussions. watching clips from documentaries, and recommendations on reading to further explore the relationship between the West and developing countries.
These are just a few selections from the entire list of classes and other topics include classes about parenting, health and HIV. Check these out because for only $20 you get so much knowledge that will enhance your life, both physically and mentally.