Dear All,


If you call one day off from classes a “break,” then we hope you had a good one! Check out the events below and have a gay old time this week. Especially think about attending the planning meeting for IvyQ – the first annual all-Ivy LGBT conference which will be held AT PENN in February. Now is the time to start brainstorming. Get to it!

Your Lambda Board,

Dennie Zastrow, Chair

Baylee Feore, Vice Chair of Political Affairs

Kyle Lutkewitte, Vice Chair of Internal Affairs

Tyler Ernst, Vice Chair of Finance and Development

Paul Richards, Vice Chair of Communications



Calendar of Events




QUEST General Body Meeting

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 20

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Place: LGBT Center

Join QUEST for our second general body meeting! We've got a lot that we would like to do and talk about so here's a little taste of what's to come:
     -Discussion on charitable allocation of National Coming Out Day proceeds
     -Discussion on IvyQ in February and QPenn in March
     -Thoughts on QUEST Movie Night
     -Playing Twister!
     -Consuming delicious TREATS and milk!
     -Better know a board member (and their duties) over coffee.
     -T-Shirt Contest - Bring your Penn Engineering t-shirts!***

***So a little side note for the t-shirt contest. We are entering an ESAC competition to take the best picture while wearing the Penn Engineering t-shirt. So that means, bring ALL your t-shirts. Yes, ALL of them. (if you don’t have any, don’t worry about it)

This whirlwind evening will be in the LGBT Center at 9pm on October 20th (TOMORROW). Be there, or be unentertained and unfed.



IvyQ Planning Meeting

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 21

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Place: LGBT Center

Join members of all the constituent groups to brainstorm events to be held during February’s IvyQ conference. Please come and please have an idea for an event your group would like to host.  We really need someone at the meeting from each group if possible.  This conference is the perfect opportunity to have an event that really reaches a lot of people, on this campus and off.  Please send someone from each of your groups so that we can have productive discussion.



QSA Screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 21

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Place: LGBT Center

Get into the spirit of Halloween! Join the Queer Student Alliance for a screening for this cult classic and take a study break from those even scarier midterms you've been having! We will also be collecting voluntary $1 donations for Giovanni's Room. Hot Apple Cider will be provided. RSVP here:



QSA Advocacy Committee Meeting

Date: Thursday, Oct. 22

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Place: LGBT Center

Want to help out with QSA's Fall Awareness Campaign? Have brilliant ideas? Are you un-apathetic? Then come out and discuss/brainstorm/implement Awareness/Advocacy ideas!



Gay-ming Night with the Wharton Alliance

Date: Thursday, Oct. 22

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Place: TBA

Join the Wharton Alliance for an informal night of board games, food, and fun to unwind after your stressful week! Highlights will most certainly include Twister, Apples to Apples, and more Twister. We're looking to hold more social events this semester and especially want to reach out to underclassmen who may not be as familiar with the Wharton Alliance yet - although the event will be open to all! 


Come and bring a friend - we want to continue to strengthen the network of LGBT students on campus. Talk to a Wharton Alliance board member this week if you're interested so that we can be sure to get the location information out.



Spooky Shabbat Dinner

Date: Friday, Oct. 30

Time: TBA

Place: LGBT Center

J-BaGeL and QSA team up for our first ever Spooky Shabbat Dinner together!  RSVP to Jason at to make sure you have a spot!



QSA Questioning Event

Date: Thursday, Nov. 5

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Place: email to find out location

Do you or anyone you know need help figuring things out? Come to a confidential, no risk meeting with questions involving sexual identity and the coming out process. Email to get the confidential location. If you cannot attend, individual appointments can be scheduled (future dates this semester include Dec 3)



QUEST trip to Body Worlds 2 Exhibit at the Franklin Institute

Date: Sunday, Nov. 8

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Place: Franklin Institute

QUEST is planning a field trip to the "Body Worlds 2 & The Brain” exhibit at the Franklin Institute. We are planning on purchasing group tickets for 2pm on Sunday, November 8th. For more info about the Institute & Body Worlds 2 see the following:


We are covering half the ticket price for 15 people so far, so it's going to be $9 a ticket. First come first serve, please RSVP to Vivian Huang at to reserve a spot.



Young Christians Living in the Hook-Up Culture: Communicating, Negotiating, and Enjoying

Date: Saturday, Nov. 14

Time: 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Place: University Lutheran Church, 37th and Chestnut Sts

Join members of the Queer Christian Fellowship for this exceptional and unique opportunity that affirms sexuality, women and the variety of sexual orientations is designed to help young adults become more comfortable with their own sexual decision-making.


The choice of workshops will include: "Bodies, Behaviors & Boundaries: How to Talk about Sex," "How to Say No and How to Say Yes," "LGBT Friendly Black Theology: It Ain't Your Grandmother's Church anymore," and "Healing After Sex Goes Wrong." The plenaries will focus on reproductive choice and the movie Juno, an intergenerational panel revealing what they wish they had known about sexuality and a viewing of the new DVD "Body Without Fear" featuring Penn students and the sexuality ministry at the Christian Association.To choose your workshops and reserve your place, go to

Registration is limited and cost is $5.00 (includes lunch). Need not be a Christian to participate. Sponsored by the Christian Association at the University of Pennsylvania.





What else is new?


Join the QPenn Board


Interested in taking a leadership position in the LGBT community? Have experience with Photoshop or similar design programs? If so, consider joining the QPenn Board as Publicity Chair. Responsibilities include designing fliers for QPenn week and other marketing/publicity activities. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the LGBT community. Please contact Co-Chair Paul Richards at if you are interested or if you have questions.



What Does Stonewall Mean to You?


The LGBT Center of the University of Pennsylvania is producing a unique publication to mark the 40-year-anniversary of the beginning of the gay rights movement. We are looking for submissions from Penn students and employees alike to answer the simple question: What does Stonewall mean today? We are living in an America that can be described not only as post-Stonewall, but post-gay, post-AIDS, post-queer, existing after yet, in a strange way, within these movements and events, still shivering in the aftershocks. Stonewall, for many young people, means nothing; they've never heard of it; it has no effect on their identity, personal histories, lives. But Stonewall is, as its very name suggests, indelibly situated in the historical past like a megalithic barrier that must be confronted. We welcome nonfiction reflections, creative responses, and artistic expressions of your experiences living in this POST* world.

If you are interested in submitting, editing, or design, please email Lee Huttner at



Barclays Capital “Boot Camp”


Do you have the ambition, dedication, and thirst for a career in Finance, Operations, or Technology? We invite you to apply to the Wall Street Scholars Infrastructure Boot Camp to learn more about the important and exciting opportunities we have in Infrastructure. The Boot Camp will take place November 12th - 13th with travel and hotel costs paid for by Barclays. The deadline to apply for this is Friday, October 23rd, so don't delay! For more information, please contact Wayne Taylor at



Healthy Living Task Force


The Healthy Living Task Force is an opportunity to recognize and offer needed support and strengthen the network of advice and support between students. 
Come to two days of training:
11/01 12pm-4pm and 11/08 12pm-4pm

Did you ever have a friend or classmate who was
...overly stressed
…seriously depressed
… struggling with an eating disorder
…or some other healthy living issue?
Do you want to learn how to help your friend or classmate? 

Students attending both trainings will be placed in a raffle to win a $100 model of healthy living prize.

 If you are interested, please apply now at 

Questions, email Melissa at