Dear All,

If you are considering running for a position on the Lambda board, nominations are due to Dennie Zastrow ( by Wednesday. After that, statements of intent will be due by Saturday at midnight. Elections take place December 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the LGBT Center. BE THERE!

Also, please consider signing up for the LGBT Center’s weekly newsletter. It offers a great chance to learn about events and programming that goes beyond the scope of this newsletter, and will keep you updated on all the great changes going on at the Center this year.

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To submit an event, visit:


Enjoy your Thanksgiving Break!


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



Wharton Alliance General Body Meeting

Date: Monday, Nov. 23

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: SHDH 1206

Join the Wharton Alliance for our next General Body Meeting: "Exploring Summer Opportunities." Our board members and other volunteer upperclassmen will share their experiences in a variety of industries and non-traditional occupations, including investment banking, government, marketing, and corporate finance.

Free food (some delicious signature salads and bread from Cosi) will be served - at least come to save money on dinner!

You need not be a Wharton student or interested in business to attend! We hope to have an active discussion about the many different kinds of summer opportunities that are out there, and will do our best to answer your questions and put you in contact with other students we know that can help get you on track, no matter your interests.



QPOC Explores the Ballroom Scene

Date: Saturday, Nov. 28

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Location: Ukrainian Hall, 847 N. Franklin St. (off 7th and Poplar St.)

Thanks to everyone who attended the screening of Bangycunt: the Evolution of Black Queer Space, the documentary about a Ballroom Subculture of Philadelphia.  Jerome Wright, who produced the documentary, gave QPOC a heads up on the following Ball.  Because so many people seemed so interested in gaining a firsthand experience of the ballroom scene, if you are going to be around you should definitely consider going.

If you would like to go, email John Paul Farala at and hopefully we can set up a fieldtrip!

It's a unique opportunity because it is an early ball. Doors open at 5pm, and it goes until 2 am.

Saturday, November 28: House of Prestige presents “In the Heat of the Night” Part 14 19th Anniversary Ball @ Ukrainian Hall, 847 N. Franklin St. (off 7th & Poplar St.) 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. B4 8PM, $30 after hosted by Jack Mizrahi * Music by DJ Lucky



PATH and Penn AIDS Awareness Film Screening of Rent

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 1

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Location: LGBT Center

Come support PATH and Penn AIDS Awareness at our first annual joint film screening to promote the National AIDS Awareness Day and the 3 v. 3 soccer tournament fundraiser! We will be watching the award-winning crowd-pleasing RENT!


Based on Puccini's 'La Boheme', 'Rent' tells the story of one year in the life of friends living the Bohemian life in modern day East Village, New York City, 1989-1990. Among the group are our narrator, nerdy love-struck filmmaker Mark Cohen; the object of Mark's affection, his former girlfriend, Maureen Johnson; Maureen's Harvard-educated public interest lawyer and lesbian lover Joanne Jefferson; Mark's roommate, HIV-positive musician and former junkie, Roger Davis; Roger's new girlfriend, the HIV-positive drug addicted S&M dancer, Mimi Marquez; their former roommate, HIV-positive computer genius Tom Collins; Collins' HIV-positive drag queen street musician/lover Angel; and Benjamin Coffin III, a former member of the group who married for money and has since become their landlord and the opposite of everything they stand for. Shows how much changes or doesn't change in the 525,600 minutes that make up a year.




Date: Tuesday, Dec. 2

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: LGBT Center

Vote (or run!) for next year’s Lambda board! We will be voting on the position of Chair, Vice-Chair for Internal Affairs, Vice-Chair for Political Affairs, Vice-Chair for Finance and Development and Vice-Chair for Communications. It should be a competitive election, so come out and have your voice heard!



Lose the Shoes 3 v. 3 Soccer Tournament

Date: Friday, Dec. 11

Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Location: LGBT Center

Do you love free Chipotle? How about Friday night open bar's at Blarney? If yes, then help "Kick AIDS Out of Africa" by participating in the 2nd annual "Lose the Shoes" 3v3 indoor soccer tournament to benefit Grassroot Soccer

There will be raffles, free food, refreshments, and music. Registration costs $10 per player, and must be completed by December 2nd on our event website ( Registration is limited to the first 24 teams that sign up, so we highly recommend you put a team together asap!


Now for the fun part...


On December __ (date TBD), the first 100 participants to make their $10 registration payment at Chipotle will receive a FREE Grassroot Soccer-Chipotle t-shirt, along with a FREE BURRITO. Additionally, we will be holding an open bar after party at The Blarney Stone from 9-11pm, $15 cover charge.


Please check out our website for additional information, and join our facebook event as well!




What else is new?



QSA Advocacy Survey

The Queer Student Alliance Advocacy/Awareness Campaign needs your help. Please take (literally) 3 seconds to fill out the survey. All we need are three adjectives that define you (other than Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans, or Queer). Examples of what is needed: Asian, Greek, Filipino. Feel free to be creative!



Elections for the 2010 United Minorities Council Executive Board

UMC elections are coming up on Wednesday, December 2 from 6-10pm (approximately) at the Greenfield Intercultural Center. Nominations (for yourself or others) may be sent to by midnight on Wednesday, November 18. The board will be holding a casual meet-and-greet for candidates on Friday, November 20 from 6-7pm in the Huntsman Forum,  for interested nominees / candidates.  All those interested in running may attend the info session, regardless of whether they have been nominated yet.  Please see the attached UMC constitution for more information. Thank you!


These positions are available (Chair and Vice Chair will have 5 minutes to speak and 10 minutes for Q & A, all other positions will have 2 minutes to speak and 5 minutes Q & A at elections):

·         Chair

·         Vice Chair 

·         Political Chair

·         Financial Chair

·         Admissions Chair

·         (3) Programming Tri-Chairs

·         Communications Chair


Fellowship in Building Intercultural Communities


Where do you fit in?  How will you lead?


Apply at by 11 December 2009!


What is interculturalism?  What is leadership?  And how do these two ideas intersect?  The Fellowship in Building Intercultural Communities, a new program at Penn, will explore these questions.  Sponsored by the United Minorities Council, the Fellowship in Building Intercultural Communities seeks freshmen and sophomores without regard to ethnicity or identity who demonstrate engagement in a wide variety of university activities.  Applicants should be interested in increasing interactions between campus communities and interested in applying ideas of intercultural leadership in their own activities. 


Fellows will attend two one-day programs, and meet five times throughout the semester on Thursday nights from 8 pm to 9:30 pm.  A schedule will be distributed upon acceptance.  As a culminating project, the Fellows will plan an intercultural event to be held in late April.


Got questions?  Email!