Dear All,


As you’re thinking about what fabulous events to attend this week, also consider RSVPing for the Lambda Alliance Leadership Retreat on Nov. 21st. Whatever your class or group affiliation, the leadership retreat is a great chance to learn more about other members of the LGBT community and other ways that you can get involved. If you’re interested in attending, email before November 14th. Also try to make it to the last Lambda general body meeting of the semester this Wednesday. Agenda is below:


1. Health Insurance

2. Leadership Retreat

3. QPenn

4. IvyQ

5. Elections  

6. 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



Date: Tuesday, Nov. 10th
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Annenberg
Come see who has the BEST and most MUSCULAR BODIES ON CAMPUS!  This is an event that you won't want to miss and all of the proceeds help support the Women's Track and Field Team.



QPOC Movie Screening of “Bangycunt: The Evolution of Black Queer Space”

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 10

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: LGBT Center
Did you know that Paris is still burning right, here in Philadelphia? The ballroom scene is a predominately black space that can be found in most cities throughout the United States and even internationally.  QPOC and the LGBT Center, present Jerome Wright, SAS '08, who will screen his short documentary, "Bangycunt", which explores a subdivision of the culture that has evolved from this space.  The film will be followed by a discussion about the history of the ballroom scene in general and local Philadelphia culture. Free and open to the public.



Citi Diversity Networking Event with Wharton Alliance

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 10

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: JMHH G60

Join recruiters and representatives of Citigroup's many diversity networks at a networking event this Tuesday, November 10th. Speakers will include Ana Duarte McCarthy, Chief Diversity Officer at Citigroup. If you're interested, please RSVP (as soon as you can) to Katie Hoffman ( Pizza and refreshments will be served.

If you choose to apply, be sure to include that your club affiliation is The Wharton Alliance because this event is by invitation only.

If you're going to attend, also please send your resume in .doc or PDF format for our records to Thanks! 



QUEST Movie Night: Wet Hot American Summer

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 10

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Location: Wu and Chen Auditorium
QUEST is having a movie night! Take a break from your busy week to watch this quirky comedy. A synopsis is below. Food will be served.

The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while she falls in love with the local astrophysics professor. He is busy trying to save the camp from a deadly piece of NASA's Skylab which is hurtling toward earth. All that, plus: a dangerous waterfall rescue, love triangles, misfits, cool kids, and talking vegetable cans. The questions will all be resolved, of course, at the big talent show at the end of the day (IMDb).



Lambda Alliance General Body Meeting

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 11

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: LGBT Center
Join Lambda for our last GBM of the semester! We’ll be wrapping up our agenda for the year and talking about elections, which are coming up quickly at the beginning of December. Dinner will be served! It’s a once-in-a-semester opportunity.



J-BaGeL Green Potluck Shabbat Dinner

Date: Friday, Nov. 13

Time: 7:00 p.m. (cooking class at 3:00 p.m. beforehand)

Location: LGBT Center
Have you ever wondered if a "green" Shabbat dinner is possible? We have the solution! Join J-Bagel and the Penn Vegetarian Society for a cooking class and vegan Shabbat dinner. The Cooking Class will take place at 3:00pm at a kitchen TBD on campus. The list for the class includes vegan-kosher Matzo Ball Soup, Mun Cookies, and Kugel. After the class, we will break and reconvene for our regular potluck Shabbat dinner in the LGBT Center. It will be vegetarian this week (so no meat.) The point of this dinner is not to influence veganism or a carnivore diet, but to have a fun time cooking Jewish foods in an earth friendly way. RSVP is required for the cooking class, and usual for the dinner. Please do so as soon as possible to Jason Goodman at We hope to have you with us for a great green queer shabbatfest!



QSA Fall Dance: Party in the QSA!

Date: Friday, Nov. 13

Time: 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Location: XO Lounge [1437 South St.]

Join QSA and all your friends at our annual fall party! Put your hands up, move your hips (like yeah) and have a gay old time with us at XO. Buy your ticket on the walk on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday this week for $5, or get them at the door for $8.



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.



PATH General Body Meeting
Date: Sunday, Nov. 15th
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Einstein Bagels in Houston
Come hang out with your athlete and ally friends from PATH!  Get some delicious coffee and chat with us about the plans for the rest of the year.  We will be talking about having another screening of Training Rules, Lose the Shoes 4 v. 4 soccer, and the annual SAAC/PATH Holiday party!



QUEST General Body Meeting: Health Graduate Student Panel

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 17

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Location: LGBT Center
Join QUEST for our monthly general body meeting in addition a graduate student panel. Ever wondered what life is like as an out medical, dental or veterinary student? Bring your questions and find out! Our constitution will (finally) be voted on as well. In addition, we will be having a cheese and fruit platter.



Barclays Capital Panel and Networking Event with the Wharton Alliance

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 18

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: JMHH 270

Come out for the Wharton Alliance's exclusive upcoming panel and networking event with representatives from Barclays Capital. If you're interested, please RSVP by Thursday, November 12th at 10:00am with your resume in PDF format and business divisional interest to the e-mail address below:

If you're going to attend, also please send your resume in .doc or PDF format for our records to Thanks! 



J-BaGeL General Body Meeting

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 18

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Location: LGBT Center

J-BaGeL will be having its first General Body Meeting on November 18th at 8 PM at the LGBT Center. We will be discussing our past, present, and future, along with ratifying our new constitution and discussing elections which will be held in a month (TBD). Refreshments will be provided.



Lt. Dan Choi Speaking Event/Symposium

Date: Thursday, Nov. 19

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: Houston Hall
APSC, QPOC, and Sangam are collaborating to bring Lt. Dan Choi to speak at Penn, after which we will be serving dinner and facilitating a discussion.  Lt. Dan Choi is a former American infantry officer from the United States Army who served as a combat veteran of the Iraq war who has since become a LGBT rights activist.  He has become known for challenging America's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy which forbids lesbian and gay service members from serving openly when he came out of the closet in March 2009 on the The Rachel Maddow Show (that was all borrowed from his wiki page)... More details to come!!!



Lambda Alliance Leadership Retreat

Date: Saturday, Nov. 21

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: LGBT Center

The Lambda Alliance Leadership Retreat this semester will take place on November 21st.  Arrive at 10 AM to have a light breakfast before the retreat begins. This year's theme is LGBT Leaders: Past, Present, and Future and will feature David Azzolina and Nina Harris among the speakers. Please RSVP to before November 14th to tell him who in your groups will be attending. Each constituent group should aim at sending 4 representatives - preferably two board members and two general body members. As always, an amazing lunch will be served.




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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!



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.