Dear All,


Don’t let midterms and papers get you down this week. Use Lambda events as a way to give yourself that study break you really need. So many opportunities coming up to de-stress! Also, this week is the Lambda general body meeting. Come join us! Agenda is below:


1. Leadership Retreat

2. IvyQ

3. QPenn

4. Sorority Diversity Training

5. Health Insurance

6. Listserv Solicitation

7. Open Forum



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



QCF Dinner & Reflections on Queer-Friendly Scripture Passages
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 28
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Christian Association (behind Pottruck, next to Tabernacle Church) 118 South 37th St.
Come join Queer Christian Fellowship for dinner and discussion next Wednesday night (the 28th). Throughout the meal (of delicious tacos!), we will be reflecting on Scripture passages that tell of Christ's acceptance and inclusion of all people, looking specifically how this applies to LGBT people. We also hope to consider how we, as disciples, can better live the message of true Christian inclusion towards others.



Lambda Alliance General Body Meeting
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 28
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: LGBT Center
Have your voice heard in our effort to lobby the University on important LGBT issues. This meeting we’ll be discussing trans-inclusive student health insurance and Greek diversity training, as well as updating everyone on IvyQ and QPenn planning efforts. Reminder: All constituent groups must have a representative at Lambda meetings, but of course everyone is welcome to attend. See you there!



J-BaGeL and QSA Present: A Spooky Shabbat Dinner
Date: Friday, Oct. 30
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: LGBT Center
Come join J-BaGeL and QSA (Queer Students Alliance) for a spooky shabbat dinner on October 30th at the LGBT Center. As usual, this dinner will be potluck style, so please RSVP to Jason Goodman at and let us know what you would like to bring! The theme is Halloween, so we will leave that up to your imagination.



QPOC presents The Girl Next Door [SOARS: Story of a Rape Survivor]
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 3
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Houston Hall of Flags
QPOC will be collaborating with other constituents of the UMC to host a reception which will be followed by the SOARS performance. The tragedy of rape transcends social, economic, and color boundaries, negatively affecting all communities. This event is party of UMC Unity Week. To see the full schedule, scroll down to the very bottom of the newsletter.



QSA Goes Behind the Scenes at Woody’s!
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 4
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Location: LGBT Center

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at Woody’s? Ever think what else goes into running a club than a bumping dance floor and a stocked bar? Want to meet the person ultimately responsible for those sweaty Wednesday nights? Come meet Tre from Woody’s who will give us a glimpse into Philly’s LGBT nightlife and fill us in on what it’s like running a business in the Gayborhood.  



QSA Questioning Event
Date: Thursday, Nov. 5
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Location: 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.

Location: 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.

Location: 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.





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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



Wharton Alliance Board Member Applications – due November 14


Since 2003 we have been serving the pre-professional interests of LGBT undergrads on campus by providing diverse programming, including:

·  Targeted recruiting events with top firms in a variety of industries

·  Professional mentorship and education

·  Social community-building and support among undergrads with an interest in business 

Our board looks to recruit outgoing, friendly new members with some level of pre-professional interest and a desire to serve Penn's LGBT community. Board members do NOT need to be in Wharton or pursuing careers in finance or consulting.


If you're interested, please fill out the attached application and email it to Brandon Ahler at by Saturday, November 14th. Also, feel free to contact any board member before the deadline if you are considering applying or have any other questions about joining The Wharton Alliance.



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



UMC’s Unity Week

Neighborhood Block Party [Battle of the Spices]

Sunday, 11/1, 4-6pm in Harrison's Rooftop Lounge
FREE Cultural food from UMC groups and performances by campus groups.

Good Care for our Neighbors [Healthcare Reform Student Dialogue]

Monday, 11/2, 7-8 in Harrison's Rooftop Lounge
What challenges to quality care do minorities face in the US system? Come see our student documentary and discuss with your peers.
Co-sponsor: Minority Association of Pre-Health Students

The Girl Next Door [SOARS: Story of a Rape Survivor, a project by Penn Professor Salamisha Tillett]

Tuesday, 11/3, 7-10 in Houston's Hall of Flags

QPOC will be collaborating with other constituents of the UMC to host a reception which will be followed by the SOARS performance. The tragedy of rape transcends social, economic, and color boundaries, negatively affecting all communities.
Co-sponsors: Multi-cultural Sororities, Penn One-in-Four, Penn Women's Center

Organizing our Neighbors [Keynote: "Race and Grassroots Organizing in the Age of Obama" by Princeton Professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell]

Wednesday 11/4, 6:30-8 in College Hall 200
Professor Harris-Lacewell figures prominently in today's political commentary and will give us an inside look at race in the Obama administration and youth grassroots organizing.
Co-sponsors: Asian Pacific Student Coalition, Latino Coalition, UMOJA

*On Thursday, 11/12, we will have a follow-up discussion to the keynote. We will show clips from Melissa Harris-Lacewell's talk and apply concepts to Penn! You don't have to have attended the keynote to come. We welcome all!

UMC's Neighborhood Culture Share [Identity Games]

Thursday, 11/5, 6-8pm in Du Bois MPR
Participate in team-building activities that provide the opportunity for cultural exchange and enlightenment.

"Innovations in Education Reform: New Solutions for Philadelphia" Panel

Friday, 11/6, 2-3:15pm in Cohen Hall's Terrace Room
Part of the Greenfield Intercultural Center's 25th Anniversary Symposium. Panelists include:

Chris Bower, Netter Center for Community Partnerships
Johnny Irizarry, School Reform Commission
Marc Mannella, KIPP Philadelphia Charter School
Sheyla Medina C’10, West Philadelphia Recess Initiative