Dear All,


There’s certainly a lot going on in the LGBT community this week – you can get free dinner, watch a couple movies, volunteer for a good cause, or talk about some serious issues. You can also audition for the QPenn drag show (applications due by the end of this week! See below), apply to join a Healthy Living Task Force, or submit your writing or artwork to the QPenn supplement. Also, come out this Thursday at 8 pm for the Lambda General Body Meeting.

Lambda Alliance Agenda:

I. Introductions

II. Board Resignation/Appointment

III. Constitutional Amendment

IV. Constituent Group Updates

V. Board Updates

            A. Campus Climate

            B. IvyLGBT

            C. Athletics, Admissions, and Academics

            D. Greek Life

            E. 5B, UA, University Council

VI. Other things


Your Lambda Board,

Dennie Zastrow, Chair

Baylee Feore, Vice Chair of Political Affairs

Kyle Lutkewitte, Vice Chair of Finance and Development

Danielle Heitmann, Vice Chair of Internal Affairs

Paul Richards, Vice Chair of Communications



Calendar of Events



QCF Screening of “Straight to Heaven” – The Musical
Date: Tuesday, February 3
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: The Christian Association, 118 South 37th St. (37th and Sansom)
This musical combines showtunes and comedy with a solid Christian message. "Straight to Heaven" is a parody telling the story of Cory, a young gay Christian struggling to find his place in the world. Hope to see you there!

Send any questions to



QPOC Race, Gender & Sexuality Task Force: Open Community Forum

Date: Wednesday, February 4

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: LGBT Center

There is often an assumption that members of marginalized communities have an inherent understanding of one another's "issues." However, members of multiple communities, such as people who identify as racial and sexual minorities, often find their race becomes silenced in queer communities and their sexuality made invisible in communities of color. 



QSA General Body Meeting: “Where is the T? How Transgender Fits in LGBT”

Date: Wednesday, February 4

Time: 8:00 – 9:00 pm

Location: LGBT Center

Don't miss out on the Queer Student Alliance's video-based discussion on transgender topics this Wednesday night!  In addition to exploring ways transgender issues overlap/differ from those of lesbians, gays, and bisexuals, we'll examine types of transgender advocacy that the entire LGBT community can stand behind.  This meeting will be fun and interactive, and there will be all sorts of refreshments starting with the letter "T".  See you there!



Lambda Alliance General Body Meeting

Date: Thursday, February 5

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: LGBT Center

What exactly does the Lambda Alliance do? Come find out at this education meeting. We will be discussing Lambda’s recent successes (they’re really great!) in gauging campus climate, the possibility of forming an IvyLGBT group, as well as our continuing efforts in academics, admissions and athletics. Come find out what we’re advocating for, how we’re doing it, and how you can help!



J-BaGeL and QSA and Allies Shabbat Dinner

Date: Friday, February 6

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Location: Harnwell Dungeon

J-BaGeL and QSA and Allies are hosting an awesome potluck dinner this Friday.  Be there and
start your weekend right with amazing food and even more amazing people!  Dinner will be informal and fun! RSVP to Yana at, and let her know what you would like to bring (no dairy and pork items).  See you Friday!


QPenn General Body Meeting
Date: Monday, February 9
Time: stay tuned
Location: LGBT Center

Come participate in the planning efforts for the LGBT communities biggest celebration of the year, QPenn. Get involved with advertising, marketing, or contribute content to the supplement.



QCF Dinner at the Newman Center – “LGBT Identities & Communities of Faith”
Date: Monday, February 9
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: The Newman Center, 3720 Chestnut St. (near Pottruck)
The Newman Center, a Catholic campus ministry, invites LGBT students for an evening of fellowship, dinner, and open discussion centered around our common experiences of faith. We pushed the dinner back a week from the original date. 

Please RSVP or send any questions to by Monday, February 2



QSA Questioning Event
Date: Monday, February 9
Time: 8:00 pm
Location will be sent out to e-mails 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: 



Allies General Body Meeting
Date: Monday, February 9
Time: 8:30 pm
Location: TBA

Join Allies as we plan our upcoming Freedom to Marry Day events.



Nurses PUSH General Body Meeting

Date: Tuesday, February 10
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: TBA

Come to the Nurses PUSH meeting! We will be brainstorming ideas for an awareness campaign and electing a new board (Contact Yana Sigal at if you want to run!).
Think Nurses PUSH is only for those who identify as LGBT students?
Check out our YouTube video for a quick peek of why it's not!
So now that you're convinced, come to our meeting and check it out for yourself!



PATH Planning Meeting: GET INVOLVED in the Visibility Campaign and Pride Games!

Date: Tuesday, February 10 (Note: the Feb 3 meeting is canceled)
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Harrison Mezzanine

Come help plan the 1st EVER Penn STUDENT ATHLETE LGBTQ Visibility Campaign (help us think of a better name too!, lol)! We need you and your awesome ideas!  YUMMY YUMMY Snacks will be provided!  Those who are interested but cannot attended please email or 



Wharton Alliance: Gold & Chocolate, A Valentine's Day Celebration for the LGBT Community and Straight Allies!
Date: Wednesday, February 11

Time: 5:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: The Ritz-Charlton Philadelphia at 10 South Broad Street

This is a great opportunity to network with 2 prominent local LGBT organizations and the upper levels of their donor bases! Come volunteer at this joint fundraiser for DVLF and William Way Community Center. The event will be also celebrating a HUGE, recent $100,000 gift. Guests are being asked to donate their unwanted jewelry, in addition to a cash ticket, which will be valued by an appraiser on-site. The cash value will be donated to DVLF and WWCC. These "jewelry" parties are popular in L.A. and now in the Main Line.

Volunteers will be staffing the registration table, greeting guests, aiding DVLF Board members in assisting the jeweler, some setup/breakdown. Please arrive by 5pm and staying until 8:30pm. Please email if you are interested in volunteering for this event.



PATH Visibility Week: Sunday, Feb. 15 – Friday, Feb. 20
Date: Sunday, February 15
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Hill Field, then Mikey’s Bar and Grill on 31st and Chestnut

Come learn or show off your RUGBY skills in this pick-up game/mixer with the Phildelphia Gryphons.  The games begin at 3, and the food and social at Mikey's (specials on food/beverages) starts around 5 (when we finish). NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

RSVP here:



Homophobia in Athletics – Speaker’s Panel

Date: Wednesday, February 18

Time: 6:30 pm, dinner included

Location: Dunning Coaches’ Center

Come to this first ever Homophobia in Athletics Panel. This will be an incredible dialogue with athletic professionals from Penn and the surrounding community. More details to come.




What else is new?




All That Drag: QPenn 2009 Drag Show!!!

It's that time of year again, where gender bending is the name of the game. Take part in the Queer Student Alliance's annual charity Drag Show! We're calling for performers: queers, allies, dancers, athletes, scholars and Whartonites... it's time to show your wild side! Grab some friends, or fly solo. If you're interested or would like to receive more information, please contact Phil Shecter ( Show date is Friday, March 27th!



Submit to the QPenn Supplement!

Calling all writers, artists, and creative minds of all sorts. February is the month to submit your queer-related writing, art, or design skill to the creation of the QPenn supplement. We are looking for pieces of all variety, whether it be political, personal, humorous, or a fun feature on an aspect of gay culture at Penn or in Philadelphia. Artists, photographers, or those with graphic design skills are also encouraged to contribute. If you’re interested, email, and I will put you on the email list. Even if you don’t have a specific idea, I have a lot and am happy to work with you in developing a piece. Deadline: February 28



Healthy Living Task Force – Apply Now!!

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?  Apply now to join the Healthy Living Task Force!

The Healthy Living Task Force is a network of students committed to helping their peers with mental health issues. We currently have trained over 110 students since the spring of 2006. These students now participate in events to continue their training and knowledge of mental health issues their peers are dealing with on Penn's campus.

Training will be held on Sunday 2/15 and 2/22, 2-4 pm. New members who join the Task Force will receive two days of training led by professors in the Penn community, as well as psychiatrists and psychologists in stress management, relationships, and addiction. Members of the Healthy Living Task Force will have the opportunity to:

Receive training on mental health issues

Interact & learn from experienced professionals

Connect with their peers in meaningful ways

Enjoy great food & events