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Carolina Wren Press seeks submissions of long fiction (novel or short story collection) or memoir. Prize: $2,000 plus publication. Final Judge: Quinn Dalton. Submit 150-400 pp. ms. and $15 entry fee by 12/1/05. Seeking diverse voices. For guidelines visit www.carolinawrenpress.com

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Commitment Ceremonies

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Community Events

Community Organizations

A Project of Historic Proportion
The 100 Year Words of Women project is an effort to expand opportunities for women; preserve history from our point of view; provide ways of encouraging each other; explore various experiences; and provide scholarships for the women who need them most. We invite you to participate with us. Please visit our web site for more information at www.wordsofwomen.org

The Youth Pride Alliance celebrates the dignity and courage of all young people as they discover their identities as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or straight, and challenges society to stop the hate, the violence, the fear, the isolation, and the denial. Every young person deserves to live, love, and be loved. www.youthpridedc.org

Dyke Events Calendar, Social, Political, Health, Queer Youth, Music and Dance, Parenting and Support Resources, Women's Services Listing, Travel, Stella Fortune's Star Shards, Accommodations, Food Faves, Advice From Betty Faux Queen, An Independent Book Shop and Free E-Cards. Visit us at www.hillgirlz.com

Professional Organization of Women in Entertainment Reaching UP!
THE MISSION:Êto promote, encourage, and support the visibility and integration of gay women in entertainment. Realizing the need for a professional organization for women to unite, create, share, grow, learn, give and belong, POWER UP was created and announced National Coming Out Day, October 11, 2000.Ê Designed as a networking group, POWER UP and its membership of talented, successful and powerful women represent all fields of entertainment, with occupations as diverse as the women themselves, but with the common goal of unity. For information please go to www.power-up.net


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KUNA Restaurant, Washington DC Conveniently located 1 mile from the NationalMonuments, KUNA is nestled in the heart of Washington's entertainment district. KUNA features the finest in Italian wines and Farmhouse cooking at affordable prices. Please visit Zagat's, Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, and AOL for current reviews. KUNA is located at 1324 U Street NW 202.797.7908
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The Lesbian Health Research Center @ UCSF presents their fourth annual
conference in conjunction with the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
on June 19, 2004 in San Francisco, CA. The theme of this year's event
addresses the need for the LBT (Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender)
community to understand our rights and responsibilities in planning for a
healthy future. Topics include: Coupling, Parenting, Having Children
(alternative insemination and adoption), Aging, Substance Abuse and many
more. Tickets: $50. Scholarships and Volunteer Opportunities are available!

Registration and info: www.lesbianhealthinfo.org or 415-502- 5209.

Lesbian Health Research Center Annual Gala Benefit
Saturday, June 19th - 6:30 PM ­ 11:30 PM -­ SF Jewish Community Center,
3200 California @ Presidio. Entertainment featuring lesbian musicians Deidre
McCalla and Roxanna Ward. Honoring four leaders who have made a difference
for lesbian health (Brenda Crawford, community activist; Esther Rothblum,
PhD, researcher; San Francisco Supervisor Bevan Dufty, civic leader; Jan
Zivic, community leader & philanthropist). Gala reception, silent auction,
program and dancing. Tickets: $150.

Online reservations: www.lesbianhealthinfo.org
Information: 415-502-8347 or scarter1@itsa.ucsf.edu

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DORIS BERSING, Ph.D Bring your daily life into alignment with your desired destiny! Clinical psychologist with 25 years international experience. Fluent in Spanish, English and French. Coming out issues, sexuality, self-esteem, depression, relationships, PTSD. Available in San Francisco and Marin. Supervised for CA lic. by PSY 10506. Contact 415-331 4521 or bersingdoris@aol.com for a free initial phone consultation.

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Job Market

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INTERN WANTED, Girlfriends magazine Learn all about how the content of a national magazine gets produced. A great opportunity for recent grads or students in journalism or the arts. Ten hours/week, 3 month tenure (renewable), small monthly honorarium, San Francisco office. Send your cover letter and resume to editorial@girlfriendsmag.com

INTERN WANTED H.A.F. Enterprises, the publishers of Girlfriends magazine and On Our Backs magazine seeks a Sales Intern to Assist the Marketing and Advertising departments with both publications. Please e-mail: sales@girlfriendsmag.com . Send cover letter & resume c/o H.A.F. Enterprises 3415 Cesar Chavez, suite 101, SF, CA 94110 or fax: 415-648-4705.

INTERN WANTED, ART DEPARTMENT H.A.F. Enterprises, the publishers of Girlfriends magazine and On Our Backs magazine seeks an art intern to assist the art department with both publications. Please e-mail: . Send cover letter & resume c/o H.A.F. Enterprises, Attn: Art Department, 3415 Cesar Chavez, Suite 101, SF, CA 94110 or fax: 415-648-4705.



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A new Icon with personality for the GAY Community. Original Custom Copyrighted Magnets. More items to come later.

More than just Lesbian, Gay, Bi & Transgender PRIDE items, but we have that too (under new ownership)!!

Cool clothing and accessories for lesbians. T-shirts that'll put you in the spotlight with the ladies. A fun website for shopping and browsing. Horoscopes, advice, and more! www.girlfiend.com

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WWW.ROSENCONE.COM Sculptures, Art, Collectibles and Gifts designed especially for our community. Check out our newest sculpture "Two Womyn in the Tub". Visit often, we are always adding new art.

GAY ART GALLERY Art by women for women. The premiere source online for art by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and gay-friendly artists. We are always looking for new artists to exhibit, and for all art lovers. www.gayartgallery.com www.gayartgallery.com/womenartists.com

ENGLISH LITERARY FICTION, a compelling account of life as a non-scene English lesbian in pre-liberation times, A Stone in Her Shoe is a novel loosely based on the life of its author, Jo Burgess. www.amazon.co.uk $14, plus shipping.

84 YEAR OLD ENGLISH LESBIAN, Barbara Bell, tells her life story in the acclaimed book, Just Take Your Frock Off. "Her many love affairs are recalled with surprising frankness and glee" The Guardian, London. "Bright and positive" Girlfriends. Approx $18 including shipping. www.libertas.co.uk; www.amazon.co.uk

WWW.LEZLOVEVIDEO.COM 2,500+ Lesbian Erotica Video & DVD titles. All ratings from R to Adult. Fast shipping, friendly customer service.

Enter The Pride Zone for all your gay and lesbian pride merchandise needs. We offer an array of greeting cards, jewelry, accessories, and much more. Order online today or request a free catalog by calling (800) 597-6597.


Sex Toys/Entertainment

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2006 DINAH SHORE WEEKEND - THE BIGGEST AND BEST Girlfriends is a proud sponsor of The Club Skirts 16th Annual Dinah Shore Weekend March 28-April 2nd, 2006 at The Riviera Resort and The Wyndham Hotel. For more information about The Dinah 2006, including information about booking your hotel room, reserving your weekend pass, the VIP Package, air travel, or viewing pictures from past events, go to www.thedinah.com/.

MULTI-ACTIVITY TRIPS for moderately fit adventure seekers who enjoy women's space and the outdoors. Fiji - New Zealand Nov 18 - Dec 6 and Feb 10 - 28. Costa Rica Nov 1 - 8. Alaska Northern Lights March 25 - 30. Hawaii April 10 - 16. www.canyoncalling.com

COSTA RICA - WOMEN'S TRIPS Rafting, snorkeling, kayaking, canopy, birding, volcanoes, beaches, rainforests (Feb 7 - 16); Magical Chirripo Hike (March 5 - 12); LGBT/Allies trip (March 19 - 28). Great food. Great lodging. Individually designed programs throughout the year. Adventuras Yemaya/JourneyWeavers. Contact Sandra Pollack at journeyweavers@aol.com or (607) 277-1416 for more details.

BAJA, MEXICO ! Sea Kayaking, Horse Packing, Mountain Biking, Sailing. Join Trudi Angell -Loreto, Baja's first sea kayak guide - for great All Women and coed tours. Over 20 years offering small groups wonderful adventures in Baja! Paddling South - 800 398-6200 ; www.tourbaja.com ; info@tourbaja.com

Mariah Wilderness Expeditions www.mariahwe.com 800-462-7424 Help us celebrate our 21st year as California's only woman-owned Adventure Travel/Whitewater Rafting company. Vacations for Active Women. Adventure Cruises, Small Resorts, Cultural and Ecological Explorations, Whitewater Rafting and Sea Kayaking worldwide.

herTours - Experience the Difference! Tours and Events for Lesbians. Sign up for Info. www.hertours.com

ARCTIC LADIES Adventure Traveling for Women Only Experience small group travel and join us for a great Alaskan summer adventure. Choose camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, leisure tours/sightseeing and wildlife viewing. You1ll find the Arctic Ladies trip that is perfect for you. For more information visit our website www.arcticladies.com Arctic Ladies Inc. P.O. Box 308, Girdwood, Alaska 99587 Toll free 1-877-783 1954

WOMEN SAIL ALASKA The adventure of a lifetime! WHALE WATCHING! Intimate wildlife tours for 2 to 4 guests aboard private yacht, with lesbian guides. Gourmet meals, beachcombing, hot springs and more. Call 1-888-272-4525 sailak@alaska.net www.alaska.net~sail ak


Travel Accommodations

ALLIGATOR POINT FLORIDA, MERMAIDS TALE Lovely Lesbian vacation home on the Gulf of Mexico. Every amenity for luxury living. 2 King-sized bedroom suites, screened in porch & open deck right on the water. Private 1-acre site. Weekly rentals only. www.mermaids-tale.us Toll free 1-866-794-9640

THE WILLOWS INN, SAN FRANCISCO Don't just visit the Castro, stay in the Castro and surround yourself with its many fine restaurants, bars, clubs, gyms, and shops. Mass transit is just across the street, and our many amenities include expanded continental breakfast, evening cocktails, in room TV, direct-dial phone, wireless internet, kimono robes and more. 800-431-0277, e-mail: innkeeper@WillowsSF.com, www.WillowsSF.com.

HAWAII-MAUI CONDOS Totally equipped, simple and small to large and elegant. Pool, jacuzzi laundry - all supers (the best) ocean adjacent. If you're going to remember this vacation be good to yourself and make it the best. Anfora's Dreams Maui Condos 800-788-5046 PO Box 74030 L.A., CA 90004

PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO Spectacular ocean views at ARCO IRIS Lesbian and Gay B&B. Relax in your private pool or join bay and jungle activities. Comfortable 1 to 4 bedroom villas on gates properly. Tropical Breakfasts and Sunset Margaritas included. www.lesbnb.com Tel: 011-52-322-221-5579

THE MERMAID COTTAGE Beautiful 3 bdrm for rent in Womyn's Resort in Fort Meyers FL. Has clubhouse with workout rom, art studio, pool and lg entertainment rom. Many activities such as womyn performers, dances, art shows & the biggest event of the year- Mardi Gras celebration week in Feb. Several beaches nearby. $450 wkly, $1600 monthly. phone: 920-499-9052 email: rnclewins@webtv.net

THE HIGHLANDS INN - A Lesbian Paradise Since 1983 With 19 charming rooms, peace & privacy, 100 acres, pool, 2 jacuzzis, hiking/x-country skiing trails, VT Civil Union honeymoons. P.O. Box 118GF, Bethlehem, NH 03574. 603-869-3978 or 1-800-LES-B-INN (537-2466) www.highlandsinn-nh.com email:vacations@highlandsinn-nh.com

HEY GALS, your perfect and affordable holiday is on the Sunshine Coast of BC, Canada. LES N' BO'S Escape for Womyn your safe, private cozy, cabin in the woods with your own Sauna. http://members.tripod.com/~leznbos 604-886-4227


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