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September 2016

Opening Night

September 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

Join us for a very special Opening Night event! Tickets include a Double Feature of THE WEDDING GIFT (West Coast premiere) and THE SUMMER HOUSE (World premiere), complimentary valet parking donated by our friends at LUXE (must download app), a free drink upon arrival, a hosted wine and appetizer party at Revolution Wine between performances and an invitation to the cast party after the shows! We will be joined by special guest Chisa Hutchinson, playwright of THE WEDDING GIFT, in…

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April 2017

Queer Geek Anime Night – April!

April 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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This is hosted by Javion Smith (the Gay City staff member on hand for the space), Danny Rosado, Granger Auker and John Sanders. Come hang and watch some anime with us! This Month, We'll be watching some anime movies in preparation for Cinerama's Anime Festival! If there's a movie or anime you'd like to see or think people would enjoy, please add it to the list here: https://goo.gl/forms/VYHqhLagRoicQZ5c2 And vote for what you'd like to see here: https://goo.gl/forms/FL07xNiwoG5C0JiG3 Bringing snacks/drinks…

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May 2017

Q Patrol Planning Meeting

May 3, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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This is a planning meeting for the Q Patrol of Seattle. We are members and allies of the LGBTQIA+ community. We are working towards establishing a community patrol for Capitol Hill and the CD. In the wake of Trump and rapid gentrification in Seattle, working people are under attack - especially LGBTQIA+ folks and people of color. It is imperative that we come together and build our capacity to protect the community. Right now we are in the planning stages…

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December 2018

The Bitter Single Guy’s Holiday Survival Guide: A Reading

December 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Admission: Free Join Gay City: Seattle's LGBTQ Center as we celebrate the holidays in festive style with cookies, coffee, apple cider and a reading from Greg Brisendine, author of The Bitter Single Guy’s Holiday Survival Guide. We'll be distributing copies of the book to attendees, and Greg will be available to sign copies. Plus, check out our expanded Michael C. Weidemann LGBT Library while you're here.

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January 2019

Power Connect: Weather January with GSBA

January 16, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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It's going to take more than the "via-doom" to keep us from welcoming in 2019 with our community. On Jan. 16, we'll gather a little earlier in the evening at 4:30 p.m. to make sure everyone can beat the traffic and meet us at the newly expanded Gay City: Seattle's LGBTQ Center. You'll love this warm winter evening of drinks, appetizers, and of course - forging new bonds across the GSBA family. About Power Connect Power Connect is a quarterly…

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And Then I Got Fired: On Being Trans, Unemployed & Surviving

January 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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by J Mase III A show that gives space for Trans Artists of Color to share the reality of (un)employment for Trans people. Through performance and stories, we will address the various ways Trans folks get shut out of 9-5 work and still make a living. Each night we will spit poems, share stories, and dance on the graves of broken promises from the mainstream LGBTQ community. Featuring: Scarlett D'Giacomo J Mase III Déjà Baptiste Jade Vogelsang

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Gay City 101

January 23, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Want to join Gay City’s Volunteer Crew? This is where you start!! Our Volunteer Coordinator will take you through the history of Gay City and show you the ropes! Light refreshments are served! You don’t need to bring any extra materials.

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QTPOC in Sci-fi and Fantasy: Alice isn’t Dead

January 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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QTPOC in Sci-Fi and Fantasy is a monthly book club exploring race, sexuality and gender in Fantasy and Sci-fi settings. This is a public book club that's open to new members and allies. This month's choice is: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Alice Isn't Dead by Joseph Fink “This is not a story. It’s a road trip.” Keisha Lewis lived a quiet life with her wife, Alice, until the day that Alice disappeared. After months of searching, presuming she was dead, Keisha held a…

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March 2019

Lourdes Rivas in Seattle: Bilingual Queer Teacher & Author

March 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Representation matters! Join us for an evening with an inspirational author who developed a bilingual children's book to teach kids about gender pronouns. Acompáñanos a escuchar la increíble historia Lourdes Rivas, maestre de primaria que no se identifica con ningún género. Lourdes escribió el libro “They Call Me Mix” para enseñar a los niños la diversidad de géneros bilingüemente.

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Time Travel Along the Borderlands y Fronteras del Ser.

March 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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By Hijx De Su Madre: Alé Abreu, NormaAlicia Pino, Fabian Romero. Time Travel Along the Borderlands y Fronteras del Ser. Ritual Storytelling that crosses back and forth between the borders of performance and ritual, between ceremony and storytelling, and between the past/present/future. Hijx de Su Madre is an intergenerational Afro-Indigenous Two-Spirit art collaborative that explores the fluid landscape of bodies, borders, y ser. Together they expose the legacies and conjure the futures of indigeneity, land, language, ancestry, gender, spirit, sexuality,…

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Mannakigubat

March 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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“Mannakigubat” (mah • nah• key• ku • baht) is a multi-expressive ritual interpretation of original music by Julz Ilang-Bulan, featuring fellow Filipinx artists Kimmortal, Cheryl Delostrinos & Sammay Dizon. Join us for a memorable night of creative movement & visual art blossoming & flowing to the spirit of songs performed live by Julz. BIO Cheryl Delostrinos is a Filipino American born and raised in Seattle. She is one of the co-founders of Au Collective and is the Out of School…

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April 2019

QTPOC in Sci-fi and Fantasy: The Traitor Baru Cormorant

April 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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QTPOC in Sci-Fi and Fantasy is a monthly book club exploring race, sexuality and gender in Fantasy and Sci-fi settings. This is a public book club that's open to new members and allies. This month's choice is: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson Tomorrow, on the beach, Baru Cormorant will look up from the sand of her home and see red sails on the horizon. The Empire of Masks is coming, armed with coin and ink, doctrine and…

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May 2019

Seattle Small Business Owners Breakfast

May 2, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Join us for breakfast and networking with other small business in Seattle! Being a small business owner is tough, and we want to help. We're providing an opportunity to meet and collaborate with neighboring businesses to share successes and hardships to help each owner build their own wealth. Complimentary commercial lease consultation will be offered by Onpoint Real Estate Services if you have any real estate concerns. RSVP today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-small-business-owners-breakfast-registration-60144211957 This is a free event. For ADA accommodations or accessibility…

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Translations Film Festival: Ek Aasha

May 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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This moving drama follows Aasha from childhood to maturity as she comes to terms with her gender identity and leaves her home and family to join a traditional transgender (Hijra) community. WATCH TRAILER: https://youtu.be/rLIcbB-oRTI The film illustrates the harsh, oppressive realities (among them heartache and rape) and limited opportunities traditionally available to transwomen in India. However, it also portrays strong friendships, romance, the importance of chosen families, and the contributions Hijra women make to their larger communities. The cast includes…

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Translations Film Festival: Paternal Rites

May 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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A film so nice, we programmed it twice! Back from SQFF18 for your viewing pleasure! Part road movie, part experimental animation, part found-footage collage, PATERNAL RITES takes its inspiration from podcasts like This American Life and Radiolab and filmmakers such as Jenni Olson and Marlon Riggs to deeply explore the American family and its false dreams of normalcy. WATCH TRAILER: https://youtu.be/1Aprkravhro By painting a portrait in fragments, filmmaker Jules Rosskam creates an extraordinarily intimate examination of the relationship between trauma…

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Translations Film Festival: Bixa Travesty

May 3, 2019 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Passionate, provocative, and extremely unapologetic, Linn da Quebrada electrifies the stage with daring performances of resistance against heteronormativity and machismo—complete with extravagant costumes and lots of twerking. WATCH TRAILER: https://youtu.be/CKl5OjjwbLU Da Quebrada, a black transwoman (and self-proclaimed bixa travesty, reclaiming the Portuguese for “tranny fag”) uses spoken word, rap, and high-energy dance to explore gender, race, and sexuality in Brazil’s urban slums. Meanwhile, private moments reveal probing conversations with her mother and da Quebrada’s own cancer treatment. Winner of the…

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Translations Film Festival: A Deal with the Universe

May 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Drawing from 15 years of archival home footage and personal video diaries, this visceral film documents Jason and Tracey’s unrelenting pursuit of parenthood. The focus is on Jason’s experiences as a trans man and his struggle to become pregnant and eventually give birth to their child. It maps out their physical terrain as they encounter medical interventions and pregnancy loss, how bodies in repose occupy their private space, and how they survive in an invalidating and sometimes hostile world. This…

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Translations Film Festival: Know Your Hirstory (Shorts Program)

May 4, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Travel back in time to uncover stories from our collective transgender past. Sponsored by FLUX Co-Presented by Black and Pink - Seattle Tacoma Shorts Included in this Program: YOUR HEART BREAKS: “OUR FORBIDDEN COUNTRY” The newest music video from Your Heart Breaks (Clyde Petersen, WE’VE BEEN AROUND, Translations 2016; TORREY PINES, TWIST 2016) travels back in time to the forbidden world of queer hookups then and now. MY GENDERATION: JOSIE & POPPY Josie and Poppy share their experiences, regrets, and…

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Translations Film Festival: How to be a Trans Ally (Free!)

May 4, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Are you new to transgender concepts? Want to learn how to be a good ally? Join us for two short films, and then stick around for a presentation and discussion with Nikki Neuen from of Gender Diversity, a local organization that provides education about gender-inclusive schools, support groups for families, and the Gender Odyssey conferences. Bring all your questions to this educational evening, and come away with a working vocabulary and a more solid understanding of how to be supportive…

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Translations Film Festival: Transfinite

May 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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In this sci-fi film featuring a series of standalone short stories, black and brown transgender, gender-nonconforming, and nonbinary persons resist oppression with their extraordinary powers: a girl in love uses her third eye to protect her relationship, a business professional resists capitalist patriarchy with magic, bullies are defeated with sacred dance, politicians are brought into submission with spells, and supernatural beings find intimacy with the earth. Expect to leave the theater realizing your own superpowers. WATCH TRAILER: https://youtu.be/JkU6kWQGpLw Co-Presented by…

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Translations Film Festival: Hold Me Like Before (Abrázame como antes)

May 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Translations Seattle Transgender Film Festival is a groundbreaking film festival that provides the Pacific Northwest with a venue for films by, for, and about transgender, non-binary, and gender-diverse people and the issues facing the community. Launched in 2006, Translations is one of only a few transgender film festivals in the world, and places emphasis on visibility and positive representations. Entre Hermanos, in collaboration with Translations Film Festival are inviting you to the screening of ABRÁZAME COMO ANTES (Hold me like…

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Translations Film Festival: The Devil’s Magnificent

May 4, 2019 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Manu (Manu Guevara), an eccentric trans immigrant living in France, plans on returning to her native Chile after 10 years of instability. WATCH TRAILER: https://youtu.be/xmQwjCf2O0E The camera floats with her, dancing her way through the iconic streets of partly hostile Paris as she tells her story of desire, romance, and sex. Manu’s friend David offers marriage and companionship to alleviate her visa troubles, but, a romantic at heart, she ultimately chooses the path of Eros. Guevara’s strong screen presence and…

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Translations Film Festival: Becoming Colleen

May 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Bagpiper, film projectionist, and self-proclaimed shoe fetishist are only a few of the terms that describe Colleen, the captivating subject of this Australian documentary. WATCH TRAILER: https://youtu.be/LbsqCiLzK88 At 85 years old, Colleen is finally able to live her life as the woman she’s always dreamt of becoming. However, she must juggle her transition with the burdens of aging: the death of a cherished loved one and her relocation to a Catholic retirement home begin to take their toll. With the…

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Translations Film Festival: Authentically Us Trans VR Shorts + Panel (Free Event)

May 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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AUTHENTICALLY US: STORIES FROM THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY introduces viewers to a diverse group of transgender and gender-diverse people using interactive virtual reality (VR). This project comes at a critical time in the fight for transgender equality. Come put a headset on and view AUTHENTICALLY US using an Oculus VR headset. Shorts Included: WE’RE STILL HERE Aiden Crawford, a Two-Spirit artist and historian in Boise, Idaho, struggles to preserve his heritage and pass down the wisdom of his Two-Spirit elders. SHE…

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Translations Film Festival: Trans Joy (Shorts Program)

May 5, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Couldn’t we all use some trans joy? Check out this radiant collection of trans people living their best lives, and leave with a smile on your face. Sponsored by BECU Shorts included in the Program: MY GENDERATION: I LOVE MY TRANS BODY Trans people reflect on their bodies and what makes them beautiful. A celebration of trans bodies in all their diversity. theyTHEM Through honest and charismatic testimony across a spectrum of gender representations, races, and generations, this stylish documentary…

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Translations Film Festival: My Nature

May 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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How do we make ourselves whole again after we have spent a lifetime just trying to survive? WATCH TRAILER: https://youtu.be/MNyHU3STqYE In this documentary, Simone reveals how his choice to live more closely connected to nature and community in Umbria allowed him to finally accept himself and open up to love. Sweeping views of the Italian countryside and musings on his own spirituality take the viewer on a trip into Simone’s psyche as he continues to heal. Sponsored by Seattle Counseling…

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Translations Film Festival Closing Night Film + Party: Jack & Yaya

May 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Jack and Yaya’s friendship rivals the closest of bonds. WATCH TRAILER: https://youtu.be/iZTGMwywsJA Neighbors since toddlerhood, they have a deep, supportive connection that ensures that they are never alone as they endure the many trials associated with being trans. These two created safe spaces for one another to grow and explore their identities before they could truly understand it for themselves. This documentary follows their path to discovery as well as that of their friends and family and is a reminder…

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NW Black Pride 2019 Planning Meeting

May 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Join the crew planning the second annual Pacific Northwest Black Pride. Don’t know what PNW Black Pride is? Visit us at nwblackpride.org. If you have questions, please contact Autry@pocaan.org.

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DARK AT DUSK – The Final Suicide

May 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Nic Masangkay Presents... DARK AT DUSK - The Final Suicide After a medication overdose, our protagonist lays unconscious at a Seattle hospital. Piecing together their past via music, film, and spoken word poetry, we retrace what led Them to suicide - perhaps They aren’t the true killer. Find out if They live to tell Their own story: May 2019. Cast: Nic Masangkay - Artist Brian is Ze Falon Sierra Guayaba Son the Rhemic Queerbigan Vanna Zaragoza Zora Seboulisa More information…

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Butterfly: Una Transformacion

May 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Metamorphosis is an unapologetic act of faith. Queer Trans People of Color journey around the topic of reclaiming and rebirthing spirituality within their queer communities through spoken word, poetry, and music. Witness how each artist crosses a rainbow bridge that interconnects sexuality and spirituality by embodying their own unique transformation. La Espiritista's ‘Butterfly: Una Transformacion’ is a pre-release show for their first book of poetic prayer. The show features original pieces and spoken word music from the book, as well…

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31 Short Lectures About Taylor Swift

May 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Swift scholar Mocha James Herrup's presents their film Thirty One Short Lectures About Taylor Swift on May 24th, 2019. Grab your red lipstick and shake it off in style like you're 22 again after the screening with a T. Swift music video dance party! It's sure to be the Friday of your wildest dreams! #withaSWIFTness ...Ready for it? RSVP today! T. Swift music video dance party to follow screening. Way more fun than driving a new Maserati down a dead…

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Meditation and Mindfulness @ Gay City

May 29, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Greetings Everyone, We'll be having a group meditation and mindfulness discussion this Wednesday. If you've never meditated before, or have tried but found it difficult to do alone, this group is for you! If you're a seasoned meditator but would like to try meditating with a group, this is for you too! Please join if you can and I hope to see you. ** this is a FREE event

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Focus Groups for LGBTQ Youth

May 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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This focus group is open to any LGBTQ+ youth ages 12-20. We are interested in talking with LGBTQ+ youth ages 12-20 about important health factors they face in their day to day lives. You will help inform a media campaign focused on improving the lives of LGBTQ youth across the state. There are two dates available: Thursday, May 30th from 5 to 6:30PM and Saturday, June 8th from 12:30 to 2PM. Snacks will be provided! Each person that participates will…

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June 2019

Mae West’s The Drag – A Homosexual Comedy in Three Acts

June 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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BRUTAL! VULGAR! DIRTY! The gay comedy that shocked 1920's America comes to Seattle. Get your tickets to Play Your* Part's production of The Drag, a play about overcoming the historical stigma associated with homosexuality and drag culture, written by the lightheartedly bawdy actress and sex symbol, Mae West. Play Your* Part is producing this play in partnership with the Gender Justice League, a civil and human rights organization dedicated to fighting for justice based on gender and sexuality. June 5th…

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4Culture Grant Workshop for Trans, GNC, & QTPOC Artists

June 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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4Culture Workshop: Grant Workshop for Trans and Gender Nonconforming Artists and QTPOC Artists Heather and Melissa of 4Culture are offering a casual workshop to demystify the grant process for artists working in the literary, music, media, dance, theater, visual arts, and interdisciplinary fields. We will share information about: • Where and how to find opportunities • Understanding and de-coding eligibility requirements • How to put together application materials • How to ask questions and get support • How to expand…

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Black Pride Planning Committee Meeting

June 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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There’s still time for you to get involved with Black Pride. Plan the celebration of your community by checking out the next planning meeting on Thursday, June 13. PNW Black Pride seeks to inspire communities of color to preserve our place in history and to advance new opportunities for future growth. We further seek to advance our community by embracing our diverse history, culture, and identities, through promoting community engagement and inclusivity, all while striving for visibility and respect.

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Sacred Sex: Rising Above the Stigma

June 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Celebrate the empowerment that allows us to rise above the stigma that disproportionately impacts our LGBTQ and QTPOC communities. Indulge in a night of performance art, storytelling, spoken word, and burlesque from some of Seattle’s brightest stars. Produced by Boom Boom L’Roux’s Late Night Revue, in association with Gay City Arts and the Department of Health RSVP for Free at gaycity.org/Tickets. To learn more, contact us at info@gaycity.org or call 206-860-6969.

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QTPOC in Sci-fi and Fantasy: The Poppy War

June 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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QTPOC in Sci-Fi and Fantasy is a monthly book club exploring race, sexuality and gender in Fantasy and Sci-fi settings. This is a public book club that's open to new members and allies. This month's choice is: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang (Goodreads Author) When Rin aced the Keju, the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies, it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war…

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Intersections of Displacement: Transportation and LGBTQ Seattle

June 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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The first of its kind hosted by both the Young Professionals in Transportation Seattle & Transportation Choices Coalition, an intentional space for the LGBTQ+ community to talk about transit/transportation. Join us for a community panel during Pride/Ride Transit Month to talk about the intersections of gentrification, transportation, and the LGBTQ+ Seattle community. Food and beverages from Cafetal Quilombo Cafe Official will be provided thanks to Car2Go! Panelists: Margo Dawes - Seattle Department of Transportation Eli Coffin - GSBA Alina Santillan…

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July 2019

Bearing Witness: The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Black LGBTQ People

July 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Bearing Witness: An evening of stories, spoken word and music exploring the impact of HIV/AIDS on Black and African American LGBTQ People Developed by Chad Goller-Sojourner Despite bearing the statistical brunt of this country’s HIV/AIDS epidemic, Black LGBTQ people and our stories have yet to secure our rightful seat at the collective HIV/AIDS narrative table. We are left with only two options - wait for an invitation that is never coming or answer the call of our ancestor Marlon Riggs,…

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August 2019

LGBTQ+ Paths to Pregnancy: Using Donor Sperm to Build Your Family

August 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Date: August 20, 2019 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm Location: Gay City Calamus Auditorium, 517 East Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98122 Do you live in the Seattle area and need donor sperm to start or add to your family? If so, please join Family Equality and our distinguished faculty of experts for this relaxed, informative event. You will learn everything you need to know about family building with donor sperm, including these medical and legal dos and don’ts: Working with…

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Pacific Northwest Black Pride Opening Mixer

August 22, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Join us for the kick off of Pacific Northwest Black Pride 2019 follow the production "Black D*CK Matters", and meet fellow supporters. Hors d'ouevres and beverages will be available.

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September 2019

Gay City 101

September 18, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on October 22, 2019 at 3:30pm

Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Want to join Gay City’s Volunteer Crew? This is where you start. Our volunteer team will take you through the history of Gay City and show you the ropes. Light refreshments are served. You don’t need to bring any extra materials. No RSVP necessary.

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SQFF 24: Volunteer Orientation

September 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Community! Free movies! Fun! It's that time of year again! With the Seattle Queer Film Festival right around the corner (Oct 10-20) we are holding our Volunteer Orientation so you can learn all you need to know about the festival. For every shift you volunteer you earn a volunteer voucher than can be used to see a regularly-priced FREE MOVIE at the festival! Orientation is not required but is recommended strongly for new volunteers and returning volunteers who want to…

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October 2019

SQFF 24: No Box For Me: An Intersex Story

October 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Shedding light on a topic that is too often misunderstood, NO BOX FOR ME unveils the complex and far-reaching issues faced by intersex people, who are born with variations in their sex characteristics that often cause Western doctors to surgically assign a gender during infancy. In this very personal documentary, director Floriane Devigne gives voice to intersex people, their loved ones, and medical professionals who are coming to a new understanding of gender and urging the removal of stigma, bravely…

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November 2019

Gay City Arts: DOE: An Exploration to the End

November 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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DOE: An Exploration to the End DOE: An exploration of The End is an apocalyptic fairy-tale. It will be performed as a one-woman show by Scarlett Prestigiacomo. Using original poetry and music, she will weave together a surreal, mythic world around a cast of fantastical characters. The story follows the life of Doe, a human-like being with deer-like traits, as she discovers, experiences, and embodies her identity as a trans girl. After committing an act of violence aimed at stripping…

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Healthcare Enrollment Party

November 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Join us for our Healthcare Enrollment Party on Saturday, November 16! Our Healthcare navigators will help you enroll in Apple Health or other qualified health plans. Enjoy food, plus receive a $40 incentives for the first 100 people enrolling in Apple Health. When: Saturday, November 16, 12-5PM Where: Gay City, 517 E. Pike St, Seattle 98122 Why: Get health insurance, food, and a $40 incentive! How: Make an appointment today (encouraged, but not required) at https://gaycity.as.me/HealthcareEnrollmentParty Please note: All other…

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Odes to Lithium: Shira Erlichman in Conversation with Tara Hardy

November 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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In this remarkable debut, Shira Erlichman pens a love letter to Lithium, her medication for Bipolar Disorder. With inventiveness, compassion, and humor, she thrusts us into a world of unconventional praise. From an unexpected encounter with her grandmother's ghost, to a bubble bath with Bjӧrk, to her plumber's confession that he, too, has Bipolar, Erlichman buoyantly topples stigma against the mentally ill. These are necessary odes to self-acceptance, resilience, and the jagged path toward healing. With startling language, and accompanied…

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December 2019

The Roast of The L Word: A Comedy Show

December 7, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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TICKETS: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4423398 DOORS AT 7:30PM, SHOW AT 8:00PM SHARP The L Word: Generation Q, the highly anticipated sequel to The L Word, premieres on Showtime this December, and none of us are ready for it. The night before the Generation Q premiere, join local stand-up Max Delsohn (Second City's Break Out, 10,000 Laughs) as they host a night of queer and trans stand-up comedy culminating with a roast of the original L Word characters we've loved and loathed so much.…

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January 2020

Nonbinary Night

January 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Nonbinary Night is a casual, every-other-week hangout space away from the binary world, exclusively for nonbinary people to gather, socialize, and build connections. Bring all of you, whether that's your stories, anxieties, frustrations, dreams, pluralness, autism, jokes, or general strangeness. If you are new to the area or just stopping by, please assume that this is YOUR community. You are fully invited and in good company! ABOUT: Most nonbinary people spend our lives surrounded by a binary world. We need…

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F**k Coming Out, We’re Coming Home

January 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Ghetto Heaven Collective takes over Gay City, curating a four-night disruption with artists from multiple disciplines. Immerse yourself in a series of unique experiences that will remind you that we can create home wherever the fu** we want. Jan. 15: Drag Show/Tutorial/Practice Jan. 16: Community Writing Circle/Open Mic Jan. 17: All-Queer Jam Session Jan. 18: Queer Networking Event The QTBIPOC organizers of this event have requested that this be for QTPOC folks. DESCRIPTION: “F**K coming out, we’re coming home!” (FCOWCH)…

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February 2020

Academy Awards Party w/Three Dollar Bill and Gay City

February 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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HOST D DYNASTY! Get pink carpet ready and join us for our annual Academy Awards Party. With delicious snacks from Rhein Haus, Poquitos, Half-n- Half Doughnuts, cocktails, jello shots, and more all in support of Gay City: Seattle's LGBTQ Center and Three Dollar Bill Cinema

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Nonbinary Night

February 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Nonbinary Night is a casual, every-other-week hangout space away from the binary world, exclusively for nonbinary people to gather, socialize, and build connections. Bring all of you, whether that's your stories, anxieties, frustrations, dreams, pluralness, autism, jokes, or general strangeness. If you are new to the area or just stopping by, please assume that this is YOUR community. You are fully invited and in good company! ABOUT: Most nonbinary people spend our lives surrounded by a binary world. We need…

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Somos Seattle: Building a Legacy

February 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Join our Building A Legacy Brunch to help create a vision of hope for new generations living at the intersections of LGBTQ and Latinx. Brunch Provided - Please RSVP on eventbrite. While the LGBTQ movement in the US is coined to have sparked during the Stonewall Riots of 1969, we know that our existence has been resistance in our broader Latinx countries of heritage and origin long before. At Somos Seattle, we understand that our struggles and liberation have been…

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March 2020

Building Creative Power with Never Again Seattle

March 7, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Never Again Seattle, in solidarity with La Resistencia and WA Immigrant Solidarity Network -Red de Solidaridad de Inmigrantes en WA, is ramping up the next steps of our campaign to end ICE, and we are excited to share the details for our upcoming gathering on Saturday, March 7: Join us for an afternoon of writing and art making to share the personal and ancestral stories that brought you to organize for migrant justice. Through an artistic and storytelling framework, we’ll…

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21st Annual Rainbow Health Fair

March 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Join us for the 21st Annual Rainbow Health Fair featuring FREE health services for trans women, trans men, non-binary people, and lesbian/bi/queer women that include: • Free Massage • Free Acupuncture • Free Mammograms • Gender Affirming Hormones: Insurance or self-pay required, financial assistance also available • Free informed consent clinic (letters from therapists for gender-affirming health care) • Free cuddle therapy • Free reflexology • Free HIV/STI Testing • Free Mammogram Admission: FREE More information available at www.GayCity.org/Rainbow-Health-Fair-2019

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September 2021

Gay City Pride Pop Up Sale

September 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center, 517 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Join us on September 4 for the Gay City Pride Pop-Up Sale! We have new artwork, lots of books, and other fun items available in our Pop-Up Sale. Stop by our office at 517 E. Pike St. to check them out 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Coffee makers, kitchenware, furniture, and so much more are available! All proceeds will benefit the growth of our community-focused services in preparation for our move later this year as we open our new LGBTQ Center on…

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