It shouldn't matter who you love; if the blood is clean, other people might need it.

For Friday

National Gay Blood Drive

Why can't the LGBT community donate blood? A 1992 law, passed during the peak of the HIV/AIDS crisis, has remained unchanged (and discrimantory) despite advances in HIV/AIDS prevention within the LGBT community and the country as a whole. 
This Friday, gay men will be bringing their straight friends to donate blood at Seattle Central Community College and raise their voices en masse against the restriction on their ability to contribute positively to society. 
National Gay Blood Drive, Fri, July 11, 1–7pm, Seattle Central Community College, 1701 Broadway, free. 

July Friday Forum

July's edition of Transportation Choices Coalition's Friday Forum will focus on Seattle's 2035 Comprehensive Master Plan. The question on the table: How should we plan for growth. Get takes from nerds who obsess over this stuff like Futurewise executive director Hilary Franz, King County Equity and Social Justice manager Matias Valenzuela, and a surprise representative from the Seattle Department of Planning and Development. 

Join the discussion this Friday to find out what alternatives are in play—an urban village approach, a transit approach, or a city center focus—and possibly help sculpt Seattle's future.

July Friday Forum, Fri, July 11, noon—1pm, Chinook Building rm 121, 401 5th Avenue, free.

For Saturday and Sunday

Unspoken Angel Golf Invitational

Tessera, a local organization dedicated to creating opportunities for autistic adults, recently partnered with Seattle Children's hospital to turn their former headquarters into the Seattle Children’s Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center. The center offers those suffering from Autistic Spectrum Disorders classes on life skills, health, and wellness, and social and recreational events.

The two-day Unspoken Angel Golf tournament has raised over $5 million for Tessera over the last 8 years, and hopes to continue to generate resources for the Adult Life Center.

Unspoken Angel Golf Invitational, Sat and Sun, July 12 and 13, The Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane, Newcastle, $400 per person for both events; $1,500 per foursome; $175 auction only.

For Sunday

Yoga in the Park

Yoga Behind Bars, the organization that provides yoga lessons to inmates in Puget Sound prisons, jails, and detention centers, will kick off its weekly summer yoga sessions at Green Lake Sunday, July 13. Classes are free, but the suggested donation of $20 is a big help to YBB's efforts to help rehabilitate people who will soon rejoin society.

Yoga instructors will be at Green Lake every Sunday through August.

Yoga in the Park, Sun, July 13, 10am, Green Lake Park, 7201 East Green Lake Dr N, free (donations accepted).

Advance Notice for July 20 

2014 Puget Sound Lymphomathon

Lymphoma is among the most common cancers in the United States, so much so that the American Cancer Society has estimated a total of 18,990 people will die from one of the forms of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2014. 
Join families and friends of those afflicted with the disease, along with many community members and businesses yet to have their lives impacted by it, at Magnuson Park next Sunday for a fundraising walk to benefit the Lymphoma Research Foundation.
There is no required donation, but participants are encouraged to form teams and strive to reach one of the three prize-garnering fundraising levels, starting at $500.
Lymphomathon, Sun, July 20, 9am, Magnuson Park picnic shelter #3, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, various donation levels. 

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