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The Betty Pages - January 2013 Betty’s Corner

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By Betty Desire, The Betty Pages NW Photo

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A Musical Fable

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By Bridget Adams By Bishoo Vrischik

Happy New Year

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Village Books Events January 2013

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By Marcy

About our Contributors... Miss Betty Desire has been entertaining anyone who would listen in Bellingham for nearly 10 years, and is proprietor of The Betty Pages, the monthly publication that you are reading at this very moment. It is her hope that your perusal of the Betty Pages will enrich your life one chuckle at a time. Writer Bridget Adams currently resides in Washington State but that is always subject to change. Lucky enough to be a full-time, if poor, writer, she is most likely somewhere in front of her computer with a cup of coffee. Lots and lots of coffee. Queer Film Historian Bichoo Vrishchik (Scorpio Scorpion) has published in Film Quarterly Sight and Sound, International Film Guide, Filmfare, Youth Times, and Manshots. With a BA from Pacific Lutheran College (1959) and a MA from San Francisco State College (1968), he has also taught film at Western Washington University. Naomi graduated Whatcom Community College with an Associates in Visual Communications -Graphic Design but prefers more hands on tinkering such as wire craft & random projects (of which she has many still to finish). She believes that everyone has a right to pursue their happiness as long as it doesn’t harm others

Staff Photographer John Phillip, after 40+ years of television production work John has settled down in B’ham to semi retirement. He now drives late night shuttle for WWU and has revised his love of photography. His education touched on Theology, pre-med, law enforcement, fire protection engineering and film production. John likes to keep broad horizons.  “Don’t Dream It, Be It”

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Betty’s Corner

Betty Desire, The Betty Pages

If you are reading this then we have all survived the Mayan Apocalypse. I had a wonderful end of the world gathering, but the only thing apocalyptic was the headache endured the morning after. The start of the new year is a time for reflection as well as a time of new beginnings. In Betty’s world 2012 was the end of an Era. The weekly Wednesday Night Betty Desire Show is no more. For the last 16 years Betty has strut her stuff at Rumor’s Cabaret for an hour every Wednesday night. In all those years there was only one canceled show. Alas all good things come to an end. Or in this case morph into something else. You will still see Betty, but now her show will be the fourth Sunday of every month. I envision it to be a Month in Review with Betty Desire. The first of these endeavors begin Sunday January 27th I am really looking forward to hosting a variety of entertaining and informing guests and performers. There is so very much talent in our City and most of it goes unrecognized. Let’s see what we can do together to change that. 2012 brought with it great change for the glbt community in Washington State. Thanks to the wisdom of the voters we all are now treated equal in the eyes of the law. You can no longer legally lose your home or your job because someone dislikes the fact you are Gay, and you can marry the person you love just like everyone else. It is a change that few people my age and older ever thought possible, and yet here it is. What more is there to say than thank you. Thank You to all who fought so hard for so long to get us to this point. Thank You to all our neighbors and allies. It is awesome to be alive in the new normal.

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As we begin a new year there will be resolutions made and broken. Here is my thought on that. I resolve to do my part in making 2013 a year of gratefulness. I think it is time to acknowledge the good in our lives. Even those of us who struggle with day to day challenges as simple as paying the electric bill can find moments of satisfying success. I am reminded every time I am with my 6 year old Granddaughter of the wonder in the world that we old adults take for granted. This new year brings with it renewed hope that we can rise above our differences and learn to embrace them. Yes there will be tragic moments, but lets not lose sight of the little joys we experience daily. Taylor, at her young age has discovered a “truism” “just keep breathing” she says. I am going to remind her of that as she gets older and faces more challenging times. Our family has experienced its share of loss this last year with the passing of My brother and his wife, yet death is part of the cycle of life. I am so grateful for the time spent with those I know who have gone before. We who are left have an obligation to carry on. Immerse yourself in the sea of life around you this year. Enjoy the high points to the fullest, walk through the low points with courage, and if all else seems to fail “just keep breathing” Cheers for an exciting,fulfilling and prosperous 2013!

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In The Mix Bridget Adams

Bishoo Vrischik

In Bellingham I used to hang out at a little shop called Graffiti Shirts, run by a Pakistani woman named Azma Khan, to practice my Hindustani. I was learning Hindi and Azma speaks Urdu. The grammar is the same, the main difference being some vocabulary, with more Arabic and Persian in Urdu and more Sanskrit in Hindi; Hindustani falls in between. Azma was always happy when I also did some business, and because of that, and because I thought they would be fun to wear if and when I returned to India, I also had her print some faces of Indian film personalities and posters on T-shirts for me. The first was Guru Dutt, the actor-director I once compared to Orson Welles in a FILMFARE magazine, who had integrated song and comedy into serious drama more effectively than any Hindi director before him; the second the comedian Johnny Walker (named after the whiskey, but spelled differently), who had often appeared in Guru Dutt films; the third and fourth were ads for Mehboob’s MOTHER INDIA (1957), perhaps the most popular Indian film ever made, and Raj Kapoor’s SANGAM (CONFLUENCE,1964), a romantic triangle metaphorizing the convergence of the Ganga (Ganges), Jamuna (Jamna) and the mythological, subterranean Saraswati rivers. Raj Kapoor marries Vijanthimala, unaware of the mutual attraction between her and Rajendra Kumar. During my first two months in India this time, I had worn one of those Ts every day, but no one had commented on any of them except the Guru Dutt T, misidentified by a ricksha driver in Ahmadabad and one of those women on the Hardwar Mail as Kishore Kumar, a lighter singer-comedian-director. Now, I locked the door to the Pali Marwar railway dorm with my own lock, having found myself not very welcome in Marwar Junction, and headed for one of the two teastalls on the train platform. “Guru Dutt!” explained the tea-shopkeeper, better dressed than most, when he saw my T, and burst into a Hindi song  from a Dutt masterpiece, PYAASA (THIRST, 1957). “This world, where man is nothing, Loyalty is nothing, friendship is nothing, Where there is no respect for love, What is this world, even if I win it?” I told the shopkeeper who I was, and how I got there. “My name is Kishore Kumar. I am a singer,” he replied. His parents had perhaps named him after the singer-actor and he had certainly  fulfilled his part of the bargain, even in a teastall. We conversed in his excellent and my token-broken Hindi until I headed back to my dorm to nap, with a Rs.15 (28c) plastic litre of water. Then I slipped into my Johnny Walker T and headed back to the stall..

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Back when I worked in human services, I had an exercise I did with my groups. Take a piece of paper and brightly colored pens and write everything you liked about yourself all over the paper. It was good for these women to see it, have it there in front of them. One woman, though - it was eighteen years ago, but I remember her so clearly. When it came time for me to show off everyone’s papers, hers was almost blank. In one corner, in little tiny letters, in black ink, she had printed “I’m a good friend.” All I could do at first was look at it. Finally, I looked at her and asked if that was really all she liked about herself. She nodded. My heart broke. I did the only thing I knew to do; I told her it was the saddest thing I had ever seen. I told her we were going to fix this. The rest of the group chimed in. They loved her. They knew there was more to her than that to like. As much as I wanted to let them go, the point of the exercise was to acknowledge what we liked about ourselves. In this instance, the group didn’t matter. Instead, I turned her paper over and handed her a hot pink marker. This time, though, she wrote I AM A GOOD FRIEND! It filled the page. Those five words took over those 8.5 x 11 inches in hot pink. She started to weep, saying “it’s so beautiful…it’s so beautiful…” Poppets, let me tell you, there wasn’t a dry eye in that room. On that note, I have a recommendation. For many years, now, I have gone on record as being…less than excited, shall we say…about New Year’s resolutions. Starting a new year that way inherently requires us to make a list of things we don’t like about ourselves. Why would we do that?? Instead, this year, let’s celebrate the things we like about ourselves. Get your piece of paper. Get your colored markers. Fill your page. Make it big. Make it loud. Make it yours. I promise you, there is something wonderful about you. You are worth hot pink letters pouring off the page. What better way to start a new year than by remembering those things? When you’re done with it, tuck it away somewhere safe, frame it and hang it on your wall, tape it to your bathroom mirror. Whatever you do, don’t just throw it away. We can revisit them next year and see what we can add in a year. May your 2013 be even better than your 2012, Poppets. Until next month, take care of you.

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A Musical Fable cont. Bishoo Vrischik

“Johnny Walker!” exclaimed Kishore, and broke into Johnny’s PYAASA song, as a head-masseur: “If you’re dizzy or your heart is low Come to us, why be afraid We have oil for a good head massage...” I stumbled through several lines of the song, which I had translated years ago, along with Kishore. We spoke again in Hindi before he said, “I have a ten-minute break coming up. I’ll come and see you in the dorm.” So I returned to the dorm and quickly laid all my Ts out on the next bed. Soon Kishore entered humming a film tune and sat on the edge of my bed. I handed him my T from MOTHER INDIA. “Come to me my son, let me hug you, let me keep you in my heart,” sang Kishore from MOTHER INDIA.

who had guided me to the dorm, now sitting on a freezer to the left of Kishore, asked in Hindi, “Will you return to Pali Marwar?” “Insha’Allah. (If god wills, or with an ironic twist, It’s not in my hands).” I boarded the train, the train with the middle-school students and their exotic Disney playing cards. I thought, Not only would I probably never return to Pali Marwar, this time in India I would probably not get any further north in a Hindi-speaking area. Much of the north has Hindi as its first language, the south as its second or, after English, third. To be sure, Mumbai uses Hindi extensively, but this might be as close as I would get to the mother land of India’s mother tongue. It was 11:00AM on a Saturday, and come Sunday morning, I would be in Mumbai, ready for my first film festival on Indian soil since the 1970s. P.S. I sent a postcard to Kishore Kumar.

“I’m not God, I’m not Satan, I’m human,” I countered as best I could from my own favorite MOTHER INDIA song. Then I handed Kishore my SANGAM shirt.

I explained how I had the shirts made and what I was doing in India. Kishore told me a little about his life before he had to go back to work. The next morning when I awoke he wasn’t at the stall. I stalked around the Station Manager’s office, telling various employees parts of my life story in broken Hindi, half-hoping one of them would ask me to pay for my night in the dorm without me having to ask. Finally I dragged my bags back onto the platform, and returned to the stall. Kishore was back. “No one has asked me to pay for the dorm,” I said in Hindi.

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“Free!” Kishore’s hands swept the air. Again we talked, and I returned to the platform proper. When I saw my train approaching from the north I rushed to the stall to say goodbye. Kishore extended the palms of both hands, as if in agape (non-romantic love). Not knowing quite what to do, I touched them, then touched my own forehead, and made a ‘Namaste’ (folded hands held upright) in front of him. The attendant

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“Shall l write kind, or beautiful or a stealer of hearts? I am puzzled by what I should write to you in this letter [Kishore paused to insert some English translations like “love-letter, so I wouldn’t get lost in the translation.] That you are my life, you are someone I am bound to I would have called you the moon, but it has a scar I would have called you the sun, but it also has fire in it. I am just going to say this to you, that I am in love with you. I will consider you the Ganga, I will consider you Jamuna You are so close to my heart that I will consider you mine If I were to die, then my soul would roam around in your anticipation.”

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Happy New Year! Marcymark

A key factor in my staying fit is knowing when to eat. We have gotten into a regiment of three meals a day. This is what the doctors recommend. This is what society has set for us to be the healthiest for our bodies. I am not going to deny these factors. However I do not follow them. What I do follow is what my body tells me, and when I say “body”, I don’t mean my mind. If I listen to my mind I’d be eating all the time until my stomach say “no more!” My stomach does tell me when to eat and sometimes what to eat and when it does that’s when I’m careful as to how much. There was a time when 3 Big Macs and fries was just enough to suffice. Now I’m lucky if I can get a burger and fries consumed. Oh, and water instead of pop. It took me a long time to get used to just plane ol water. Eating is the discipline. I listen to my stomach and not my brain. At least when it comes to eating. A big portion of my staying fit is on the dance floor. Accept for sex I can’t think of a better workout then dancing away the unwanted weight. The dance floor at Rumors is my place of dancing and it’s usually where you’ll find me. Keep in mind that all this information is nothing more than my own personal experience and every ones body is different. Back to my known saying: “ Do what feels right”.                                    Marcy

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The last few months of every year we spend celebrating. Halloween, ThanksGiving, Christmas, and the coming of a new year. Not to mention those personal celebrations that also occur during this time. And during these occasions are those wonderful treats and feasts that we all indulge ourselves with. “Ah” the rich tasting meals and though’s sweet chocolates that melt in your mouth. And those holiday Cookies with the red and green sprinkles. “Yum”. And then after each indulgement we spend our time relaxing, Finding ourselves searching for that warm place that we love to spend our time in contentment. Even though we may have touched the thought of what may be the outcome of our indulgences most of us never take it any farther then that. It ends up as just a thought. Now we are in a new year and that thought becomes more then just a thought. That’s right. I’m talking about that few extra pounds that seem to hang around like a bad habit. That good looking body that we all crave has possibly just moved further away from our reality by a few more pounds. And with even the new years resolutions that we all try to stick with sometimes seem to be so difficult. Well I’m here to tell you… It’s true.. It is difficult. There is no easy way out. Lol. I’ve had a lot of people ask me “ How do I stay Fit?” Two key words: Motivation, and Discipline I do believe that if you can hold these two words true to yourself the rest is easy. It is for me. I do have a 15min. workout in the morning that consists of mostly stretching. I feel that stretching is even more important then the actual workout. I do pushups,situps,and leg extensions. That’s it. The 15 min. workout is so simple. The most difficult part about the workout is motivating myself to do it every morning. I have a three-mile run that I do occasionally (well actually its more of a walking then running) and I mean occasionally means I try to do it at least once a month. I hate running but I know it’s good for my heart and it gets me to sweat which is another important factor in working out. Again it’s the motivation that I battle with every time. It’s so much easier to wake up, grab my coffee and relax a bit before I go to work, or come home from work and jump in the shower and relax after. My eating habit is a huge factor in my staying fit. Actually I should replace the latter word “habit” to “Discipline”. I still indulge but I’m careful as to how much. Two pieces of chocolate instead of the whole box. A handful of chips instead of the whole bag. And the meals most fast foods and resturaunts sell are doubled quantity then most all other countries would serve you. I tend to watch the quantity of foods more so then the quality. I love fast food.

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Village Books Events January 2013 Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and take place in the Readings Gallery at Village Books, 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA, 98225 For questions regarding events please contact our Events Coordinator, Christina Claassen at 360.733.1599 or events@villagebooks.com Changes, additions, and cancellations do occur. Please visit www.villagebooks.com for the most complete information about our author events. Mon., Jan. 7, 7pm VB Reads...General Literature Book Group Join Cindi and discuss books from a variety of genres at 7 pm, the first Monday of each month. Authors DO NOT Attend. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes Tues., Jan. 8, 3-5pm VB Writes…Nonfiction Writing Group Are you a writer in search of a writing group? Village Books is hosting a nonfiction writing group in the Readings Gallery of the store. Come meet other writers who can help you get organized, give feedback, and help you with your writing goals. This group is open to newcomers and drop-ins and will meet the second Tuesday of each month from 3-5pm. Wed., Jan. 9, 1pm VB Reads...Afternoon Book Chat Join Sittrea in the Readings Gallery on the 2nd Wednesday of each month for an open book chat, at 1pm. Authors DO NOT attend. Bring a latte and enjoy! Everyone welcome. A Dog's Purpose by Bruce Cameron

Fri., Jan. 11, 7pm—Live musical trio! Milt Krieger The Less Subdued Excitement Sat., Jan. 12, 4pm Neil Sogge Join local author Neil Sogge, aka Ole Juul as he reads from his novel, The Red Meadows. (fiction) Sat., Jan. 12, 7pm Caelyn AB Williams Eliza’s Journal—Young Adult Sun., Jan. 13, 2-3pm VB Reads...Motherhood by the Book Motherhood by the Book is led by Claire, VB staffer, mother of a toddler, and stepmother of an adolescent. The book group meets on the second Sunday

Sun., Jan. 13, 4pm Multi-author Reading Clover, A Literary Rag, Vol. 4 Mon., Jan. 14, 5-6pm VB Reads…Environmental Conservation Book Group Join us the second Monday of each month from 5-6pm in the Readings Gallery for the Village Books/Whatcom Land Trust co-sponsored Environmental Conservation Book Club. We discuss insightful contemporary and classic writings on the issues, inspirations, and interconnectedness related to the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Beautiful and challenging non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and more. We are always reading something interesting! Authors DO NOT attend. American Primitive by Mary Oliver Wed., Jan. 16, noon-1pm VB Reads...Engaged Citizens Book Group Read and discuss a variety of books exploring how to create a more civil and engaged community. Join Mary Dumas on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from noon to 1:30. Authors DO NOT attend. Meetings are in the Readings Gallery -- brown bag lunches are encouraged. Anyone interested in exploring their role as an engaged citizen is welcome. Take This Bread: A Radical Conversation by Sara Miles Thurs., Jan. 17, 7pm William Stafford Tribute Event: An Evening of Poetry Bellingham poet, Jim Bertolino, will host. Fri., Jan. 18, 7pm Joe Bianco The Story Never Ends: A Memoir of a Newspaper Reporter Sat., Jan. 19, noon Movie showing & discussion at the Pickford Film Center’s Limelight Cinema Martha Nussbaum: Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities on-screen author talk & interview

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Thurs., Jan. 10, 6-8pm VB Writes…Lummi View Fiction Writing Group Are you a writer in search of a writing group? Village Books is hosting a fiction writing group on the mezzanine level of the store near the poetry section and Book Fare Café. Come meet other writers who can help you get organized, give feedback, and help you with your writing goals. This group is open to newcomers and drop-ins and will meet the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 6-8pm.

of every month at 2pm beside the Book Fare Café (near the calendars) for an hour of spirited discussion of books that celebrate the trials, tribulations, and rewards of motherhood, and what it means to be a mother. This group is by no means exclusive to moms with kids still at home, but much of the selection may be geared toward issues that those moms face. We will read fiction, nonfiction, and parenting books. Authors DO NOT attend. Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place by Terry Tempest Williams

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Village Books Events Cont. Sat., Jan. 19, 4pm Monica McDowell Confessions of a Mystic Soccer Mom: A Life Played with Feet in Both Worlds Sun., Jan. 20, 4pm Evonne Agnello Shaking Shame From Mental Illness Mon., Jan. 21, 12:30-2:30pm Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Read-In In conjunction with city-wide celebrations for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the annual MLK Day Read-In will be held from 12:30-2:30 in the Readings Gallery at Village Books on Monday, January 21. Parents are encouraged to bring their children ages 3-8 years old to join Western Washington University student volunteers in activities and reading stories on social justice themes. The MLK Day Read-In is a chance for children to celebrate and gain a deeper appreciation for Dr. Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dream of equality and hope by engaging with this topic through literature and games with University students. Parents are welcome to participate.

More information about the MLK Day Read-In and other related events can be found by contacting Alyssa Jones at Alyssa.Jones@wwu.edu or 360.650.7542. Earlier in the day, a community-wide celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will kick off with a free breakfast at Bellingham High School at 10am, followed by a march that will begin at 11am (it will depart from and return to the high school).

Thurs., Jan. 24, 6-8pm VB Writesâ&#x20AC;ŚLummi View Fiction Writing Group

Sat., Jan. 26, 4pm Karen Robbins Care for Our Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Kids event!

Tickets for the Chuckanut Radio Hour are $5 and are available at BrownPaperTickets.com and at Village Books. Doors open at 6:30pm, and you must be seated by 6:45pm as the show begins promptly at 7pm. Co-sponsored by the Leopold Retirement Residence, 12th Street Shoes, Fairhaven Pizza, and the Fairhaven Village Inn.

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Thurs., Jan. 24, 7pm Ken Jennings Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids

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GLBT Organizations in Whatcom and Skagit Counties ISCEE The Imperial Sovereign Court of the Evergreen Empire is affiliated with the International Court System and has been actively raising money for charity for over 30 years by sponsoring drag shows and pageants. The group is open to all regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation, seeking to provide social activities and community service opportunities for gays, lesbians, and their friends and allies in Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan Counties. Leather, Levi & Bear Social Monthly gathering of men who like Leather, Kink, and Unabashed Masculinity. Second Saturday of the month, Rumors Cabaret, 7:30 to 10:30. Info 360.380.6409 www.theslowlane.com This website includes a gay resource guide for Bellingham located at www. theslowlane.com/guide.html.

Triskeli Guild The Triskeli Guild is Bellingham’s BDSM group that promotes community and education for safe, sane and consensual play. They encourage participation by all sexual preferences, race and age 18 and up people. www.triskeli.org Queries—triskeli@ triskeli.org Evergreen AIDS Foundation Evergreen AIDS Foundation provides support services for people living with

Washington Gender Alliance A support and educational organization for anyone dealing with issues of gender identity or expression, and the people in our lives. We have weekly Open Support meetings in Bellingham and Everett. For more information, please write to us at info@WashingtonGenderAlliance.com or call 360-445-2411, or visit our web site at www.WashingtonGenderAlliance.com. Sean Humphrey House A housing unit for people who need assistance living with HIV/AIDS in Bellingham. For more information call 360-733-9357 PFLAG of Skagit County Support meetings for Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people and GLBT individuals are held at Central United Methodist Church, 1013 Polte Rd, Sedro-Woolley on the second Monday of every month at 7 PM. For directions and information all 360-856-4676 and for additional information and events check online at www.pflagskagit.org. Bellingham Radical Faeries Community of queerfolk interested in lifestyles celebrating queer sexuality, spirituality and sustainability of the natural world. 18+ recommended. Meets every Saturday at Noon at Trapeze in the Bellingham Market on Cornwall h t t p : / / g r o u p s . y a h o o. c o m / g r o u p / BellinghamRadicalFaeries/ Cascade Rainbow Community Cntr is a community of LBGQT people that enjoy each other’s company. We gather every Friday @ 6:30 PM for community, sharing of food, conversation, ideas, and current events. Each Friday is either game or movie night. The group has a lending library, Pride participation, and educational support. We are located at The Center for Spiritual Living @ 1508

N 18th St., Mount Vernon, WA. For information call (360) 840-8499 and for additional information checkout and subscribe to our Facebook Page. Whatcom County PFLAG Whatcom County Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays meets the 2ND Thursday of each month, 7pm at First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham. For more information and events visit www. whatcompflag.com WCC’s Queer Straight Alliance is committed to supporting the GLBT community by promoting awareness of queer issues and entertaining and educating students and staff of WCC. We can be reached at wccqsa@gmail. com. Whatcom County KINK is a group to help organize events, munches, help if you have items to sell, or just a way for people to get to know each other. Meetings are the 1st Tuesday of the month at Rumor’s Cabaret. Happy Spankings! WWU LGBTA The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Alliance at Western Washington University is a student organization which supports lesbians, gays, bisexuals, people who identify as transgender, and their allies; in the various stages of their coming out process, in the creation and affirmation of positive self identities, and in the promotion and defense of their human and civil rights. The LGBTA is located on Western’s Campus in Viking Union 515 and is open from the first day of Fall quarter until the last day of Spring

quarter. For information call 360-6506120. Mount Baker Planned Parenthood Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood proudly demonstrates its commitment to the LGBTQ community in all of our educational and service areas, by partnering with LGBTQ service organizations and through sponsorship and participation in Bellingham Pride. Our goal is to ensure that every individual has the information, services, and freedom to make healthy, responsible decisions about sex, sexuality, and parenthood. We offer comprehensive reproductive care, affordable STD testing and treatment and annual exams. Sliding scale available. Make an appointment on-line! http://www.mbpp.org Bellingham Clinic: (360)734-9095 Mount Vernon Clinic: (360)848-1744

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4th Corner Poly Polyamory is the practice or acceptance of having more than one loving, honest relationship at a time. We’re a friendly, welcoming group for people involved in or curious about polyamorous relationships. Our group consists of and welcomes diverse sexual and gender identities . This is a family, kid-friendly get-together for sharing experiences and desires—not a dating or swing scene. we meet every 4th Thursday evening at alternating locations. For more information: http://groups. yahoo.com/group/4thcornerpoly

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