Dear All,


Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving break and are gearing up for the last week of the semester. This week, Lambda Alliance will be hosting board elections on Thursday, December 4th, at 8:00PM at the LGBT Center. Anyone interested in running for a position or having a voice in elections, please come.  Descriptions of the board positions can be found on Lambda Alliance's website under our constitution.


In other news, Lambda Alliance has completed construction of its new website:

The website will have weekly updates (same as the ones that are emailed out each week), as well as pictures and news items about Lambda and its constituents, and contact information for the groups.


Finally, this will be the last email that I, Matthew Feczko, Vice Chair of Communications, will be sending out to our lovely listserv. If anyone has any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to reply to this e-mail, and someone from the board will be in touch. Have a great week everyone!


Your Lambda Board,

Dennie Zastrow, Chair

Alec Webley, Vice Chair of Political Affairs

Baylee Feore, Vice Chair of Finance and Development

Enmanuel Martinez, Vice Chair of Internal Affairs,

Matthew Feczko, Vice Chair of Communications



Calendar of Events



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!

See blurb below for more information and please visit for more information



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:



Queer Christian Fellowship Dinner
Date: Wednesday Dec 3
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Location: Christian Association House (118 South 37th St, behind Pottruck Gym next to Tabernacle Church)
Join QCF for the last (free and home-cooked) dinner of the semester! Please RSVP to



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 St

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



Lambda Alliance Board Elections

Date: Thursday, Dec 4

Time: 8:00pm

Location: LGBT Center, 3907 Spruce St

It’s that time of year again! Lambda Alliance will be having elections for its executive board. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the executive board by sending an email to We hope to see you there.



Yoga Pop! (Beginners through Intermediate)
Date: Friday, Dec 5
Time: 3:00-4:30pm

Location: Penn Women Center, 37th and Locust

Combine traditional yoga techniques with upbeat music. Instructor Matt Feczko will teach stress relieving movements to songs by Britney, Madonna and the like.  Please wear comfortable yet not loose-fitting clothes; bring a water bottle and yoga mat (if you have one).




3 v. 3 "Lose the Shoes" Soccer Tournament, presented by Penn AIDS Awareness.

**Come play and cheer on the team for PATH (Penn Athletes and Allies Tackling Homophobia and Heterosexism)!**

Date: Saturday, Dec 6

Time: 1:00-4:00pm

Location: Hutchinson Gym

If you would like to participate in the soccer tournament, we'd love to have you join us!  There will be a raffle, prizes, FOOD, and music!

Email if you are interested by MONDAY! 

See for more information.



QSA-QPOC Study Break
Date: Sunday, Dec 7
Time: 7:30pm
Location: LGBT Center, 3907 Spruce Street

QSA and QPOC will be co-sponsoring a finals study break next Sunday evening in the LGBT Center.  Come take a breather from cramming for finals and enjoy some food, drinks, and games!  Good luck with finals, and we hope to see you there.

QUEST Board Elections

Date: Monday, Dec 8

Time: 7:00pm

Location: LGBT Center, 3907 Spruce St

QUEST will be holding elections for its 2008-2009 Executive Board on Monday, December 8th at 7:00PM at the LGBT Center (3907 Spruce Street). The positions available include: Two Executive Co-Chairs (one of which must be from the engineering school), Finance Chair, Social Chair, Diversity Recruiting Chair, Professional Outreach Chair, and Communications Chair. Please see the attached constitution for more information on those positions specifically and the jobs and requirements that each position entails.  If you have ideas for the future of QUEST or are interested in getting more involved, you should consider running for a position! If you have any questions, please reach out to current board members by sending an email to



PATH (Penn Athletes and Allies Tackling Homophobia and Heterosexism) Study Break Holiday Party

Date: Tuesday, Dec 9

Time: 500-7:00pm

Location: LGBT Center

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but PATH promises our first holiday party will be delightful! Join us for FREE FOOD (Hot Pizza and Cookie Decorating!!)....PLUS and a holiday movie while taking a break from the monotony of studying :)

Email for more info!




Useful Tidbits



Human Rights Campaign Internships Available

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. HRC effectively lobbies Congress, provides campaign support to fair-minded candidates and works to educate the public on a wide array of topics affecting LGBT Americans, including workplace, family, health, religious, and youth issues.  The HRC Foundation engages in extensive research and provides educational resources and programming around these issues.


Our internship program pairs interns with specific departments or programs ensuring a valuable, in-depth experience.  We treat our interns as junior staff members; an intern should expect both substantive and administrative work. Along with the duties listed in the internship descriptions, interns receive special projects that will allow them to grow and explore their interests while here at HRC.  Our internship program also includes a series of educational brownbag lunches, through which every intern will learn about all aspects of the organization.


We are currently looking to fill internships in a variety of different departments, all with many opportunities to be actively involved in the fight for LGBT equality.  The internships are PAID with a stipend of $750/month for full-time interns and $375/month for part-time interns.  Course credit is also available upon request.


Please note that the application deadline for Spring 2009 is December 1, 2008.  The deadline for Summer 2009 is April 10, 2009.  All of our internships are based out of our offices in Washington, DC. 

To find out more about HRC’s internship program, learn what positions are available and to complete the internship application please visit:



Positions available at the Daily Pennsylvanian

My name is Alyssa Schwenk, and I'm the editorial page editor at The Daily Pennsylvanian. We're looking for witty, creative, and dedicated people to author weekly or bi-weekly print columns and to pen weekly cartoons for one of the nation's best and most widely read college newspaper. The role of a columnist or artist is to tell stories with opinion and color.  Doing the job properly requires a lot of time, research and reporting, but is extremely rewarding. Applications are due January 4th, 2009. Please contact me at if you would like me to send you the application or if you have any questions.



Information Regarding Lose The Shoes

Just a reminder to please register your team by Tuesday Dec 2nd at for the tournament this Saturday!
Registration costs $7 per player, or $15 if you would like a t-shirt. T-shirts otherwise cost $10 the day of the tournament.
Please find us on Locust Walk between 10am-3pm to hand in your registration fee!

Raffle prizes include:
- signed Philadelphia Flyers memorabilia
- autographed Cole Hamels baseball
- Grassroot Soccer gift package with signed Ethan Zohn Survivor photo
... and much much more!

Come to the after party @ Mikey's Sports Bar on 32nd & Chestnut. There will be food and drink specials for all participants!