Dear All,


Midterms aren’t here yet for most of us, so get your fill of gay events while you still have the time! Also, QPenn may seem far off, but the planning efforts are underway right now, so get involved! If you’d like to be in the drag show, an application to perform is attached, and submissions to the QPenn supplement are due on February 28.


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


QPenn General Body Meeting

Date: Monday, February 23 (TODAY!!)

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: LGBT Center

QPenn is right around the corner, and now is the time to get involved! Every group is participating in some way, so you should be at this meeting to help finalize the week’s schedule. Also, for the creative and funny, we will be brainstorming for the supplement’s Penn Kinsey scale (how gay are certain things at Penn?) and any other fun/interactive features we can think of.

Allies Study Break

Date: Monday, February 23 (TODAY!!)
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: LGBT Center

Dreading midterms?  Fed up with papers?  Come to our Allies study break!  Stay for a movie or else just drop by for some great food and conversation!  

National Security Agency – Information Session & Networking Event

Date: Tuesday, February 24
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: SHDH 1201 (3620 Locust Walk)

Come learn about the multitude of opportunities available to minorities at the National Security Agency! Refreshments will be provided. Brought to you by QUEST, NSBE, SWE, SHPE, and Wharton Alliance.


Who’s Sexy: Plastic Surgery and Racial Biyuty
Date: Tuesday, February 24

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: LGBT Center 
This week is OHE's Body Image week, and when looking at body image a discussion of plastic surgery always comes up.  But how does plastic surgery vary across races and ethnicities, and what are some of the implications of these differences?  For instance, why is it that one of the most common cosmetic surgical procedures for Asians and Asian Americans double eyelid surgery?  Join QPOC during our next GBM where we'll look at these and other important questions. To guide our discussion we'll have clips from the Korean movie 200 Pounds Beauty, the Tyra Banks show, and information from the American Association of Plastic Surgery.
And, of course, there will be snacks!


QCF Dinner with Soulforce
Date: Wednesday, February 25
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: The Christian Association,
118 South 37th Street (37th at Sansom)

Join us for discussion over FREE home-cooked dinner with Soulforce. The purpose of Soulforce is freedom for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from religious and political oppression through the practice of relentless nonviolent resistance.

Student Activities & Government: Diversity Recruitment Info Session

Date: Thursday, February 26

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: ARCH Lobby
Are you a minority? You can make a difference on campus in student activities and government! Meet student leaders and learn about / join prominent campus organizations at this event. Snacks provided!

QUEST General Body Meeting

Date: Thursday, February 26

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Raisler Lounge in Towne Building

Come join QUEST for our monthly general body meeting. We will be discussing plans for the upcoming semester, including an increased visibility campaign. Dinner will be provided.



What else is new?


All That Drag: QPenn 2009 Drag Show!!!
Fellow dragsters! This is your last chance to get involved with this year's drag show! The show will be Friday, March 27th, 7pm, so we really need an idea of who wants to take part. It's going to be a fun event, so get involved! Attached is an Act Proposal Form, which will only take two minutes to fill out. Let us know your name(s), the song you would like to perform, and a quick description of what you want in your dance. Send it to Phil Shecter ( by Tuesday, 7pm! If you have any questions, feel free to email him.

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

Volunteer for Foyer of Philadelphia

Foyer of Philadelphia ( is a new non-profit initiative seeking to provide transitional housing for LGBTQ youth who are homeless and/or aging out of foster care. Two youth have expressed an interest in studying for their SATs and are willing to commit two hours a week once a week to a tutoring session. If you are interested, please email Noel Ramirez at

Hosting for Scholars Weekend

MRP is looking for hosts for Scholars Weekend. If you are interested in being a host please sign up by clicking this link:


Hosting for Rethinking Sex Conference

Interested in hosting an undergraduate traveling to Penn for the Rethinking Sex Conference from March 4-6? Hosts of all genders, on- and off-campus are needed. If you’d like to host someone, please email