Dear All,


Attention everyone: Lambda Alliance will be holding a special General Body Meeting on Thursday to discuss the proposed amendments to Lambda Alliance’s constitution. Be there, or be square….like Webberz. Attached are meeting notes from the last meeting. Stay tuned for Lambda Alliance’s NEW WEBSITE!


Your Lambda Board,

Dennie Zastrow, Chair

Baylee Feore, Vice Chair of Finance and Development

Enmanuel Martinez, Vice Chair of Internal Affairs,

Matthew Feczko, Vice Chair of Communications

Mr. Alec Webley, Vice Chair of Political Affairs



Calendar of Events



Final Nurses’ PUSH GBM of the Semester

Date: Monday, Nov 17

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Location: Nursing Education NEB 212

Come join us for the final GBM of the semester. We will be talking about the direction of Nurses’ PUSH in the future, things you liked, as well as areas for improvement. We will also be talking about the impact of Proposition 8 on the legal powers of attorneys and hospital visitation rights and nominating a faculty member for our award. Pizza will be provided!


“Transgender Lives: Reflections of the Transgender Community”

Date: Monday, Nov 17

Time: 6:00pm

Location: LGBT Center, 3907 Spruce

The panel will be a frank discussion of diverse, local transgender people and their allies’ experiences moderated by local activist Leslie Townsend.  It will be followed by an open Q&A session.  Moreover, the first Leslie Townsend Fund recipient, Temple junior Alexandria Schneider, will be introduced.  The Fund supports local college students who are undergoing a gender transition and in unique in the US.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Erin at 215-898-5044 or <>.


QUEST General Body Meeting

Date: Tuesday, Nov 18

Time: 8:00-9:00pm

Location: LGBT Center

QUEST will be holding our second General Body Meeting on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 8:00 pm at the Penn LGBT Center.  Join us to find out what's going on this semester and beyond!  Dr. Robert Carpick, Penn professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, will be there for a discussion of his experiences of being out in the academic workplace. Refreshments will be provided!



Queer Christian Fellowship Dinner
Date: Wednesday, Nov 19
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Location: Christian Association House (118 South 37, behind Pottruck Gym next to Tabernacle Church)
Guest: Beth Stroud

Enjoy great conversation over a delicious home cooked meal. Our guest, Beth Stroud, was an ordained United Methodist pastor for six years before losing her clergy credentials in a 2004 church trial. In the trial, which made national headlines, Beth was found guilty of "practices declared by the United Methodist Church to be incompatible with Christian teaching" because she acknowledged living in a committed relationship with another woman. Please RSVP to



Dating Violence in the Queer Community
Date: Wednesday, Nov 19

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Amado Hall (Irvine Auditorium), 3401 Spruce St
Think that dating violence only happens between a man and a woman?  Unfortunately, same-sex violence is a very real and serious issue that faces people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.  Join QSA next Wednesday for a discussion and panel on dating violence in the queer community, moderated by Ninah Harris, sexual and relationship violence resource consultant.
The panelists will include:
- J. Mason, The Attic
- Dr. Theodore Burnes, CAPS
- Saida Agnosti, Candidate for M.A. in Social Work
- Jennifer Storm, author of Blackout Girl: A Memoir


Lambda Alliance General Body Meeting

Date: Thursday, Nov 20

Time: 8:00pm

Location: LGBT Center

Attention Lambda Alliance members: We will be discussing the proposed attachments. We would request that anyone with a vested interest in this organization to attend.



Delaware Valley Legacy Fund TOY Benefit 2008 Volunteering

Due By: Friday, Nov 21

Volunteers needed on December 5th for the 2nd annual TOY Benefit, held by the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund, from 5-10pm at the Marketplace Design Center at 2400 Market.  The Delaware Valley Legacy Fund (DVLF) strives to increase philanthropy and grantmaking to support the community needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex (LGBTI) and straight-allied communities.  The benefit supports both the DVLF and children at CHOP with HIV.  Volunteers are needed for staffing the sign-in table, collecting money and toys, and taking photos of the event.  Please contact Tom Martin at if interested.



J-BaGeL and Kesher Present Judaism and Homosexuality

Date: Friday, Nov 21

Time: 6:00pm for services and 7:30pm for dinner

Location: Harnwell Dungeon

Come Join Kesher and J-BaGeL on November 21st for services followed by a dinner and discussion on Judaism and Homosexuality led by Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz. Services will be held at the LGBT center at 6:00pm. Dinner and Discussion will begin around 7:30. Come for one or both!



PATH (Penn Athletes and Allies Tackling Homophobia and Heterosexism) General Body Meeting

Date: Monday, Nov 24

Time: 8:15pm

Location: LGBT Center

Come get involved and help plan our Holiday Event and a participating in a 3 v. 3 Soccer Tournament with Penn's AID's Awareness.

Snacks will be provided - hope to see you there!  As always, new members are always welcome. :)

Email for more info!



QSA Questioning Event
Date: Tuesday, Dec 2
Time: 8:00 pm
Location will be sent out to emails anonymously.
QSA will be hosting a questioning event next month for people who are either in the closet or who have any questions about sexuality.  If you know anyone who'd benefit from this service, please pass on the following information:
Please e-mail:



General Body Meeting/Goldman Sachs Event
Date: Wednesday, Dec 3
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Steinberg-Deitrich 109

We will be holding our last general body meeting of the semester, proposing constitutional amendments, and mingling with Goldman Sachs representatives.  This is only our second banking event of the semester so we encourage everyone to come! Please RSVP to by Tuesday, 11/25 if you plan to attend.



QSA Board Elections
Date: Wednesday, Dec 3
Time: 8:00pm
Location: LGBT Center, 3907 Spruce Street

Wanted to get more involved with QSA, but didn't know how?  The solution is here!  It's time for QSA's annual board elections!  Details on the available positions are attached as a document to this email.
Elections will take place during our General Body meeting on the first Wednesday of December.  If you are interested or would like more info please contact