5.2.10

Guide by topic

Customize guide under labels, such as "Yahoo groups." Labels on left sidebar, or click title of this entry for label page. Another choice is to scroll down and find whole guide from the top. All 61 entries not sorted by label.

3.2.10

GLBTA Newsletter

It's a Yahoo Group called "Alternative Bellingham. One need not subscribe to see newsletter on line.

Newsletter announces weekly location of Wednesday Dinner and also has other notices from local GLBTA community. Contact Robert directly with your information for posting in this newsletter. It's an edited newsletter that comes out roughly once per week.

See also:

* Wall for my Gay Bellingham Facebook Group. Join to post comments and so forth.
* Some images from past pride festivals in Bellingham.
* And some features from past newsletters.

1.2.10

Wednesday Dinner

Meets 5:30 PM each Wednesday around a table (or tables) in different restaurants each week. Potluck in a house on first Wednesday of each month. Mostly men. Always a different mix and also a lot of regulars come. Welcomes new people. A good place to start and see who's around town. Weekly locations announced in my newsletter.

26.1.10

The Betty Pages (print publication)


Betty Desire

Famous for her local humor and her Drag shows now held on the fourth Sunday Evening of each month at Rumor's Cabaret.

She has a monthly publication called "Betty Pages." Available at Rumors, Village Books and a few other places.

Youtube video from when Betty did her show in Mount Vernon a while back.

Mailing address:
Betty Pages, PO box 2724, Bellingham, WA. 98227.

Betty's Myspace site.
Betty's fan club on Facebook.

25.1.10

Bellingham Sex Positive Center

The Bellingham Sex Positive Center promotes the discovery and enjoyment of our personal desires. We offer a diverse calendar of events in order to provide education and to activate conversation and exploration of open, consensual, and safe gratification. The BSPC is an inclusive, all-embracing venue that is available to adults who are open-minded and interested in exploring the innumerable aspects of non-traditional relationships, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual expression.
Thebspg on Facebook.
They also list their things on the web site for Fet Life and they plan to have their own web site eventually.

24.1.10

Evergreen Empire

Bellingham's drag court social and fund raising organization has new web site.

23.1.10

Bellingham Bi/Pan & Friends Meetup Group

Bisexual and pansexual people, their partners, family and friends are welcome to join us to gather and connect. Bellingham Bi Pan Meetup Group.

22.1.10

PFLAG, Bellingham-NW Washington

A local chapter for parents, family and friends of gay people as well as gay people, themselves, who want to get involved.

More information about P-FLAG visit their website, or write to:
PO Box 28704; Bellingham, WA. 98228-0704

See some images, videos, information about the Yearly Fourth Corner Pride Festival.
Whatcom PFLAG on Facebook.

20.1.10

Skagit County PFLAG

Skagit County PFLAG

Phone: 360-856-4676
Join us for Monthly Support Meetings Located at:
Skagit Valley Food Co-op Bldg. Room 309
202 S. 1st. St.
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
7:00-8:30 PM the second Monday of each month.
Also ask about the FAB 5 youth program (14-19)
meets twice monthly for support and education.
Skagit chapter PFLAG.
National PFLAG web site.

18.1.10

Gay Inside Out community center nonprofit organization in Bellingham

Community center developing in Bellingham, a nonprofit organization.

Gay Inside Out also known as Village Vida Center

Survey for gay community center in Bellingham

Hi everyone,

I am extremely passionate about starting a community center for our LGBTI folks.
If you have time please go to (click on) the site below to fill out the survey.
If you already have filled one survey out - either on paper or the internet -
please don't fill out another.

Survey.

Pass it on ...Peace, dalia.

16.1.10

Cascade Rainbow Community Center

Recently moved to Mount Vernon. Located in Center for Spiritual Living Church, 1508 N. 18th St.Mount Vernon, WA.

Weekly social gatherings. Community center volunteers also reach out and network for entire Northwest Washington region centered in Skagit, Whatcom, Island and San Juan Counties.

Web site.

Phone 360-840-8499.

14.1.10

Front Runners of Bellingham


Bellingham Frontrunners is a running and walking group for the Bellingham GLBTQ community. We meet every Sunday morning at 10:00 AM at Lake Padden in front of the bath house at the swimming area (West Entrance off Samish Way). Please join us for a brisk run or a leisurely walk around Lake Padden (2.6 miles). We usually go out for brunch after the run.

There is also a hiking group.

Hike planned once per month. Announcements in Robert's newsletter, or contact the hiking group / Frontrunners phone number. Hiking group carpools to a trail head.
For more info - contact (360) 527-0711.

Google map meet at Lake Padden. Images of Lake Padden. Photos taken by Carl, posted by Robert.

www.frontrunners.org or Bellingham listing

12.1.10

Evergreen Aids Foundation

Support services and volunteer opportunities. Sponsors community events, fund raisers and work for AIDS prevention. Offices at 115 Unity Street #302. Bellingham, WA. 98225 Phone 360-671-0703

11.1.10

Fourth Corner Polyamory Group

Fourth Corner Poly is a discussion and support group for people who are open to more than one loving and honest relationship in their lives.

We meet every 3rd Thursday evening of the month in Bellingham. Details, locations and more information available in Yahoo Group.

Web page.
Yahoo Group.

10.1.10

Gay Dating Sites Net

Welcome and thank you for visiting Gay Dating Sites, where we provide information on how to safely use online gay dating sites in a manner that minimizes the risk to the individual of assault or violence. Gay men face some unique risks when it comes to online dating, and many of the incidents which are occurring go largely unreported in the media. Consequently it is the goal of Gay Dating Sites, to inform the GLBT community of those risks and how to minimize them.

9.1.10

Literary Magpie

Literary Magpie is a blog that focuses on gay and lesbian literature by interviewing LGBTQ authors, performance artists and publishers and reviewing queer books and literature. Literary Magpie also explores the writing life and features monthly guest bloggers from the U.S. and abroad.
jorymickelson.blogspot.com.

8.1.10

Queer Youth Project

Formerly called "Just Us Youth."

A safe and confidential weekly support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and ally 14-18 year olds.

Queer Youth Project Facebook page

WHAT - A support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning youth and their allies

WHEN - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:30 P.M.

WHERE - Call for location

CONTACT US:
Northwest Youth Services - 360.734-9862
NWYS Safe Home Hotline - 360.676-1022/800.456-1022
PFLAG helpline - 360.733-1500

Facilitated by Northwest Youth Services trained volunteers.

A safe, confidential, supportive environment for sexual minority youth, youth with sexual minority parents, youth questioning their sexual orientation, and for youth allies.

We all can manage so much better with a little support.

Safe Schools Coalition state wide web site.

6.1.10

North Sound Lesbians Meetup Group

We are a group of lesbians that live all over but mostly in the Whatcom/Skagit counties and Southern BC. We are a social group that gets together for potlucks, game nights, girls night out, camping, hiking, coffee, book clubs, motor cycle rides, dancing, volunteering, picnics, fishing and any other ways we can think of to socialize.

North Sound Lesbians.

4.1.10

Whatcom County Health Department

Testing and so forth. Lisa Shoemaker has sent me a packet of flyers. One of the things is an invitation to a Tuesday night group for young men ages 19-25. "Young Men Together," it's called. A place to learn, share and grow. Every other Tuesday 5:30-7:00pm beginning 4/15/03. Call or stop by for more information. 360-676-4593 or visit HIV/STD Program 1500 N. State #201, Bellingham.

Other groups are possible as well. I met with Lisa and mentioned interest in things for older men, such as an over 40s group. She said the conference room is available and she can put energy toward different aspects of the community if the interest is there.

They also sent a brochure with clinic hours for things like HIV testing including some new Tuesday evening hours.

3.1.10

Queer Women of Bellingham

Ultimately meant to be a social networking site for all identifying women (Lesbian, Bi, Transgender, etc.) of all ages of the local community. There are forums for discussions about issues, planned "get togethers", or anything else you can think of. Local female identified queer musicians, artists, authors, shop owners, etc. will be promoted as well so that we can help to support each other as well. Eventually I would like it to be something where we meet once a month in real life over dinner, however, there would need to be enough dedicated people who really want to build a community within our community.

30.12.09

WOW! Women of Whatcom

Announcing a new Yahoo group for creating and sharing events of interest to women in Whatcom County....

We need a central place where women can go to find out what's happening. WOW! Women of Whatcom has a calendar where events can be posted, and messages can be sent to the group to arrange new events, find rides to events, etc.

Events aren't necessarily exclusively for women, but they are of particular interest to lesbian, bisexual, or straight women. Events are in Whatcom County or nearby (within an hour's drive or so).

26.12.09

Whidbey Out and About

A Yahoo Group connecting community on Whidbey Island. In towns like Oak Harbor, Coupville, Langley and so forth.

24.12.09

Anacortes LGBT

A Yahoo group and web site for Anacortes area in Skagit County.
Anacortes_LGBT Yahoo Group.

21.12.09

First Congregational Church


United Church of Christ, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Bellingham, 734-3720.
Web site

Every Sunday, at First Congregational Church, they say "No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here," and they seek to live it out in all that they do. An "Open and Affirming" congregation of the United Church of Christ (ucc.org), they called their first openly gay pastor in 2009. They host worship services at 10am on Sunday mornings and 6:30pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. They have also taken a strong stand in supporting marriage equality in Washington state: fccb.net/marriage-equality.

20.12.09

Center for Spiritual Living, Bellingham

Center for Spiritual Living, Bellingham
2224 Yew Street Road.

19.12.09

Saint James Presbyterian

On South Hill 14th street near Fairhaven District.
Web site.

28.8.09

Gudlife Port Townsed, WA.

The place to find out what's going on in the HBT community in and around Port Townsend and the Eastern Olympic Peninsula. Activities include The Out at Lunch Bunch" gathering Wednesdays, 1 p.m. at Madison Street Cafe, corner of Washington and Madison, downtown Port Townsend.

26.8.09

Gay Surrey.com

Serves the G.L.B.T. communities of Surrey, Delta, White Rock, Langley, Burnaby, New Westminster, East Richmond, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, Chilliwack and all of the Lower Fraser Valley.

24.8.09

Washington Gender Alliance

Bellingham based. Find Snohomish County group also via their web site.

22.8.09

Center for Gender Sanity

Po box 30313, Bellingham, WA 98228
Transitions That Work is a consulting service for transsexuals who plan to transition on the job, their coworkers, and their employers. We offer help in planning a successful transition, guidance for employers dealing with transition issues, and diversity training about transsexualism. See our website for more information.

16.6.09

Camp for gay men Labor Day Weekend

GBT Men Are Invited to Escape to the Great Outdoors this Labor Day Weekend at CAMP.
Q-Squared Men, a Seattle-based non-profit organization, is hosting its annual CAMP (Come And Meet People) getaway this Labor Day weekend for Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (GBT) men at the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in southwest Washington State.

CAMP provides camp-goers a unique opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors and connect with fellow GBT men in a healthy, fun-filled environment. Like traditional summer camps, the weekend event will offer a wide variety of fun-filled activities, including campfire sing-a-longs, hiking trips, a dance, talent show, and a variety of workshops and outdoor games. CAMPers will have the choice of staying in a modern cabin or roughing it in their own tent.

Transportation to and from the event is available.

To sign up, visit
QCamp.org
or call 253-216-3997.
P.O. Box 23129
Seattle, WA 98102

15.6.09

Garden Street Methodist in Bellingham




1326 N. Garden Street, (corner of Garden and Magnolia) Bellingham.

24.8.08

Gay into straight America


A fantastic voyage. Journey into people's hearts across America. Two women in a purple Suburban and trailer with a poodle. A spiritual awakening, touching lives. They are from Whatcom County!
See their video.

20.8.08

LGBTA at Western Washington University


The first openly gay organization in Bellingham that I am aware of. It is one of the first campus groups in the US. Started in 1969. Sponsored the first drag show to be held on a US. college campus in 1973. Mostly caters to students in their early 20s, but open to anyone. Has an office, discussion groups, provides speakers for classes, has an information library sponsors events such as educational films, lectures and art shows dealing with gay rights.

Office is room 515 Viking Union, Western Washington University. Phone 360-650-6120.

19.8.08

CPNWS Gay and Lesbian History and Archives Project


The Center for Pacific Northwest Studies is pleased to announce the CPNWS Gay and Lesbian History and Archives Project. It is our belief that the history of the GLBT community in Bellingham and the surrounding area is diverse, unique, and important.

The Center actively:

* Solicits archival material (photographs, documents, publications, posters, and other printed material). This material is cataloged and accessible to researchers through the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies.

* Conducts Oral History Interviews.

* Generates public programs, such as exhibits, workshops, and publications to disseminate the collective experience uncovered in the collecting process.

If you are interested in sharing your memories of the local gay and lesbian community, or you wish to donate photographs, drawings, videos, publications, or other materials, please contact Center For Pacific Northwest Studies and ask about the GLBT Collection.

Center For Pacific Northwest Studies main site

Some of the GLBT collections at the Center include:

Gay and Lesbian Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection:

Robert Ashworth collection on the Union of Sexual Minorities Center of Western Washington University, 1975-1984:

Hands Off Washington Whatcom County Coalition Records:

Motherlode Records.

13.8.08

Leather, Levi and Bear Social


Monthly gathering of men who like Leather, Kink, and Unabashed Masculinity. Info 360.380.6409

29.7.08

Triskeli Guild

A Bellingham Area and Pacific Northwest BDSM Social group promoting an alternative lifestyle community. We encourage participation by all genders, races, and sexual preferences. We advocate safe, sane, consensual play AND safe sex. We have all levels of experience from curious to experienced.

28.7.08

Pride Foundation

Fundraising, community building. Organization based in Seattle is now starting branches in other parts of the state including Whatcom/Skagit Counties.

27.7.08

MY RAINBOW FELLOWSHIP in Everett, WA.

HIV+ & GLBT Christian Worship at Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 2005 Colby Avenue, Everett, WA 98205

7:00 PM, Friday Evenings

Opening worship Friday, May 30th 2008

26.7.08

Faith Lutheran Church, Bellingham


As a Reconciling in Christ congregation, believing in a loving God, we welcome all people without regard to gender, ethnicity, race, economic and social status, or sexual orientation.

Pastors Sharon Swanson, R.L. Christensen
Faith Lutheran Church,
2750 McLeod Road, Bellingham, WA 98225
(360)733-3970

25.7.08

Scrabble Anyone?

Gay men's scrabble club starting up that would meet monthly on Sunday afternoons to play a few low-key rounds. Superiority in scrabble is not required, and the club is open to all ages. Interested players can contact 360- 650-9734.
Thanks much, Warren.

21.7.08

Stonwall Democrats

National organization with a local person (Michele) as one of it's main statewide officers. She is also involved with Gender Sanity.

10.7.08

Camp TRC

Nation's largest member owned gay campground. Located east of Granite Falls, WA. which is east of Everett. Gets many campers from all over the region; especially Seattle and Vancouver.

9.7.08

Border Riders motorcycle club

Members from BC and around Pacific Northwest. Gatherings, rides and friendship.

7.7.08

Washington Dykes

Statewide Yahoo Group for lesbians with link exchange to this guide.

2.7.08

Sean Humphrey House

A 6 unit apartment complex for people living with AIDS in Bellingham. Phone 733-9357

29.6.08

Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship

A welcoming congregation for GLBT people. There, many of the sermon topics and discussions at the church deal with gay issues. The building has been a great resource for various fundraisers and events in the gay community. Church located at 1207 Ellsworth St. near I St. in Bellingham Phone 733-3837

26.6.08

Equal Rights Washington

A state wide civil rights groups for glbt rights.

25.6.08

Mystical Massage

Retreats, workshops, the work of Sequoia mostly based in Vancouver area. Men in Touch.

24.6.08

Pacific Northwest Lesbian Archive

Lisa Cohen, director / archivist for this new community organization went to school at Western Washington University here in Bellingham. Organization based in Seattle and serving entire Pacific Northwest. Archiving lesbian history. Collecting things like business records, personal papers & manuscripts, audio and visual materials, printed things and ephemera.

23.6.08

Snohomish County Gay and Bisexual Men's Task force

Serving Everett and Snohomish County area. A calendar of social events and more sponsored by Snohomish County Health District. Info line 425-339-5294

22.6.08

Libido Events

Vancouver BC Canada
Alternative Sex Education & Event Production.

20.6.08

Whidwood on Whidbey Island

I enjoyed seeing your web site. You actually remind me of a good friend of mine in Spokane that has done some bike trips. Also, I wondered if you would be interested in listing a link to my web site in your "out of Bellingham area links."
Thanks, Ron.

19.6.08

Out and About, gay hiking group, Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, B.C.'s gay men's hiking club. They come down to Bellingham and do a lot of things with us also. Bellingham people often go up to their many events. Hikes, bicycling, potlucks and so-forth.

18.6.08

Ski Buddies

Seattle based Skiing and recreation group that has ask to be listed in this guide, even though we are north of Seattle. Local people have participated as well.

16.6.08

Gay Radio

Fruit Salad glbt show 7pm

The Lesbian Show 8pm

Thursday evenings on CFRO 102.7 FM. Vancouver Co-op Radio.

We get it in most parts of Bellingham with rabbit ears.
(Remember rabbit ears?)

20.5.08

Comprehensive consumer guide to real estate "LGBT mortgages"

The guide will help to explain the different approaches that same-sex couples can take in getting a mortgage, establishing ownership of a home and other legal issues.

17.5.08

Some National and Regional Listings

Search for your communities in some of these larger listings. Some friends of mine are working on a local yellow pages. Keep your fingers crossed, maybe someday they will do the walking.

Gayellowpages.com
A national gay and lesbian yellow pages listing since 1973. Publishes a guide. Is also on the net.

GayDatingSites.net
GayDatingSites.net is a free informational resource to help Gay singles safely participate in online dating.

Personal Finance Guide for LGBT by Aptus Insurance.

LBGT USA Net A new network of websites focusing on current news and resources for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual/Transgendered community. The LGBTUSA Network site is organized by US state and the LGBTUNIVERSE Network site is organized by world country.

Topics include: Jobs, Weather, Sports, Horoscopes, Coming Out, Pride, Parenting, Adoption, Nightlife, Restaurants, Shopping, Organizations, Social Groups, Travel, Retirement, Dating, Real Estate, Spirituality, Business, Celebrities, Movies, Finding Roommates, Household Repair, Wedding Planning, Hot Music, Politics, Pop Culture, and Life Change.

Also find:

Gay Vancouver Net
Gay business guide to Seattle Area
Northwest area LGBTQ buisness and other listings
GayFriendlyBiz.com

* To be listed in this site contact
Robert