Dear All,


Welcome back! Hopefully your breaks were relaxing and you’re ready for the best time of the semester – that’s right, QPENN is next week! Make sure to stop by the table on Locust Walk to learn what the week has to offer. Also, don’t forget the Lambda general body meeting this Thursday at 8 p.m. The agenda is below:


1.  Welcome/Intro

2.  Leadership Retreat

3.  IvyLGBT

4.  Gender Identity Proposal

5.  Collaboration Meeting

6.  QPenn

7.  Committees


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


QSA General Body Meeting: Biphobia

Date: Wednesday, March 18

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: LGBT Center
Come to the GBM this week for a study break to discuss biphobia in the LGBT community. We will be discussing how to tackle it as well as how it affects us in our everyday lives. Also, take our bisexuality survey beforehand:

QSA Questioning Event
Date: 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month
Time: 8:00 pm
QSA will be hosting a questioning event every 2nd and 4th Monday of the 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 this information. Location will be sent out to emails anonymously. Please e-mail:

Lambda Alliance General Body Meeting

Date: Thursday, March 19

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: LGBT Center

Join the Lambda board to hear what we’re up to and put the final touches on QPenn week. Your group is participating in QPenn. You should be here!


QPenn Event: Beyond Beats & Rhymes with Byron Hurt

Date: Tuesday, March 24

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Bodek Lounge

On Tuesday March, 24, QPOC and BSL will be bringing Byron Hurt to campus to speak on/discuss his documentary, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes. Here's an excerpt from his bio:


Byron Hurt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, a published writer, and an anti-sexist activist.  His most recent documentary, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.  It was later broadcast nationally on the Emmy award-winning PBS series Independent Lens, drawing an audience of more than 1.3 million viewers.  To date, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes has been selected to appear in more than 40 film festivals worldwide.


Wharton Alliance Screwball

Date: Wednesday, March 25

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Beijing

It’s a BYO Beijing blind date service!  Send the names of 3 people you would be comfortable choosing a blind date for you by this Tuesday, March 17.  The people with the most nominations will be chosen as “representatives” and will meet with other representatives to set up dates for their friends on the 25th. Check out the bottom of this email for more information.


Chris McCarthy, VP of MTVu

Date: Friday, March 27

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: JMHH F85

Wharton Alliance will be hosting Chris McCarthy, Senior Vice President of MTVu, on campus to speak about careers in media and entertainment and being out in the workplace.  He’ll share his experiences about being out and making it to the top.  Lunch will be served.


PATH Pride Games

Date: Sunday, March 30

Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Hill Field

On the last of QPenn SUNDAY, MARCH 29th, PATH will host the highly anticipated, 2nd annual "PRIDE GAMES."  The "Pride Games" will be a day of fun, athletic competitions combining the participation of the Penn and greater Philadelphia communities.

Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams!  So far, the top 3 teams will get a FREE CHIPOTLE MEAL! (dinner, chips, fountain soda). MORE PRIZES TO BE ANNOUNCED! ☺

REGISTER YOUR TEAM NOW!!  Team member list and shirt sizes due WEDNESDAY!
Sign up by clicking above!  Let us know if you have problems viewing this!



Foundations of Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics Lecture

Date: Wednesday, April 8

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Meyerson B5
Joan Lau is a Penn Alum and active in PennGALA. She also works at Merck and is a Penn professor. She will be giving a lecture with a few speakers from the scientific area in industry to talk about their experiences.  Interested students must let the professor know in advance (



What else is new?



Lambda Alliance Leadership Retreat

Get excited for the Lambda Alliance Spring Leadership Retreat on April 4th from 10-3!  This semester's retreat will feature Christopher Bartlett, a specialist in LGBT leadership methods.  Chris has studied Jewish leadership techniques as a way to understand leadership in the face of adversity.  He will speak on everything from the need to pay attention to the community's elders to effective networking techniques and even the importance of backing up your hard drive!  Please select two members of your group's general body to attend, as well as any interested board members.  Please send the names of those attending to Kyle Lutkewitte at  Food will be provided.  If you do not fit in any of these categories but are still interested, please don't hesitate to come to what will be a very interesting retreat!

LGBT Screw Ball nominations – Wharton Alliance

For QPenn 2009, the Wharton Alliance is presenting its inaugural Screw Ball event for Penn’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, including all 12 undergraduate and graduate schools. 

Screw ball is an event for other members of the LGBT community to pair you up with your potential soul mate on a blind date!  There will be a few representatives who will negotiate among themselves who would be great matches where you will get to choose who has control of your fate.  Essentially, the date may not go so well, in which case you would be screwed, or it could go extremely well and could possibly still be screwed.  The Wharton Alliance will provide a romantic venue for all of these dates to occur simultaneously, and the tentative time is at 8pm on Wednesday, March 25th

Nominations for Representatives

Because we want to make sure that you are matched with the best person, we need your help to find great representatives.  Please send us 3 possible names of people that you would be happy with to choose your date.  We will choose the ones with the highest number of nominations that represent our diverse community.  Representatives will be required to meet the weekend beforehand on Saturday March 21st to discuss pairing.

We need each person who is even considering attending to send their nominations for representatives to by Saturday March 15th.  This is important for us because we need to find an appropriate venue given the potential turnout.  Overall, this is a great opportunity to find true love, make a new friend, or just have a funny story to tell 5 years later, so let’s get screwed!

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: