Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Rainbow Report, April 13, 2011

Rainbow Report

University of Maryland, College Park

“The unstoppable & QUEER.”

“My lesbianism is an act of Christian charity.

All those women out there praying for a man, and I'm giving them my share. “

-Rita Mae Brown

LGBT Equity Programs:

* LGBT398Q / EDCP318Q – Leadership in LGBTQA Organizations

o Leadership and Facilitation Skills in LGBTQA Organizations.

o See Testudo for details.

* LGBT350 – Speakers Bureau

o See Testudo for details.

* Safe Space Discussion

o Mondays, 7:30pm-9pm, Jimenez 1122

o A discussion group on personal coming out, transition, and/or identity.

o Co-sponsor: Pride Alliance

* Queer Lunch

o Thursdays, 11:30am-12:30pm, 0119 Cole Student Activities Bldg.

o Bring your own lunch, we bring the fun!

o Co-sponsor: MICA

* Résumé Drop In Hours in LGBT Equity

o April 14, 12pm-3pm, 0119 Cole Student Activities Bldg.

o Bring your résumé and/or questions for a University Career Center professional to review in the Office of LGBT Equity

o Co-sponsor: University Career Center and President’s Promise

* Queering Poetry

o April 19, 4:30pm, 0119 Cole Student Activities Bldg.

* Lavender Graduation: A Pre-Commencement Planning Party

o April 21, 6:30pm-8pm, Pyon Su Room, Stamp

o Co-sponsor: MICA

* Lavender Graduation

o May 19, 6pm-8pm, Colony Ballroom, Stamp

o More info and RSVP:

o Co-sponsors: MICA & LGBT Studies

* Rainbow Terps


Additional Announcements:

* TransU talks about your health

o April 13, 5pm-6pm, Jimenez Room, Stamp

o TransU, a discussion group for trans people, and gender nonconforming folk friends, and allies, welcomes Thomas Coughlin from Whitman Walker Clinic.

o Sponsors: TransU & Pride Alliance

* Kissing Jessica Stein

o April 14, 7:30pm-10pm, Hoff Theater, The Stamp

o A showing of the movie & a discussion about exploring sexuality & being bi in the Jewish community.

o Sponsors: HAMSA & BAM


o April 14, 7pm-8:30pm, PLS 1117

o Join us for the final installment of the "The" Series. Why do young people find the term queer so easy to use when for so long it was used as a derogatory term? What does being queer mean?

o Sponsor: The ONE Project

* Spectrum

o April 17, 7pm-10pm, Hoff Theater, Stamp

o Sponsors: Pride Alliance & The Echelon Fashion Society

* Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley “To Love Another Woman in the Caribbean”

o April 18, 5pm-7pm, Ulrich Recital Hall, Tawes

o Join us for the third lecture in our ninth annual lecture series in LGBT Studies, "Queering the Archive/Archiving the Queer." Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley is associate professor of English at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Thiefing Sugar: Eroticism Between Women in Caribbean Literature and of numerous essays, including “Black Atlantic, Queer Atlantic: Queer Imaginings of the Middle Passage.

o Sponsor: LGBT Studies Program

* Out in Academics Panel

o April 18, 5pm-6pm, Pepco Room, Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building

o Sponsor: oSTEM @ Maryland

* F U: Fluidity & you

o April 21, 7pm-8:30pm, BPS 1232

* Queer Kickball

o April 22, 5pm-6:30pm, McKeldin Mall

o Sponsors: BAM & TCOM

* Queer Grads Happy Hour

o April 22, 5pm-7pm, Nellies Sports Bar, 900 U Street NW Washington DC

o Sponsor: Queer Grads

* Breaking Boundaries

o April 25. 5pm-6:30pm, The Stamp

o Sponsors: Help Center, Alpha Theta Gamma, & oSTEM @ Maryland

* Let’s go OUT to the Ball Game- National’s Game

o April 28, 5:30pm-9pm, National's Park

o $10 for ticket, RSVP to by April 7
Join students from HAMSA and Pride Alliance as we go OUT to the ballgame for some fun and friends. Take a break from your end of semester work to relax for a night. We'll leave from the Union at 5:30 for a 7:00pm game time. RSVP by April 7, bring your $10 to Stamp.

o Sponsor: The One Project

* A Girl, A Boy, A Virus

o April 28, 7pm-8pm, Hoff Theater, Stamp

o Sponsor: University Health Center

* DC Queer Studies Symposium

o April 29, 9:30am-7pm, Tawes Hall

o Please join us April 29th for the Fourth Annual DC Queer Studies Symposium, a day-long event. Events include Quickanddirty VII: A Graduate Symposium and "In Treatment: The Queer Archive of Mid-20th-Century Psychiatry," a keynote address by Regina Kunzel. DC Queer Studies is a group of faculty from schools in the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area formed in 2006 to discuss new works in the field and to exchange, support, and cultivate new ways of engaging with LGBT/Queer/Sexuality Studies across the disciplines and across institutions.

§ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm: quickanddirty VII: A Graduate Queer Studies Symposium

§ 4:30 - 6:30 pm: Regina Kunzel "In Treatment: The Queer Archives of Mid-20th-Century Psychiatry"

o Sponsor: LGBT Studies Program

* Pride Prom

o April 29, 8pm-12am, the Atrium, Stamp

o Sponsors: Pride Alliance, LGBT Studies Program & Satanic Mechanics

* LGBTQQIA Open House

o April 30, 2pm-4pm, the Atrium, Stamp

o Sponsors: LGBT Studies Program, Lambda Pride, & Alumni Association

* Transgender Panel

o April 6, 7pm-9pm, Prince Georges Room, Stamp

o What do you know about transgender people? Do you know what transgender means? How about transsexual? Ever met someone who is transgender? Now you can! Come with an open mind and respectful attitude. This will be a panel discussion, so plenty of time for questions.

o Sponsor: Help Center.

* Education Abroad

o April 19, 2pm-3pm, Holzapfel Hall 1101

o Come join a group of study abroad students who wish to share their experiences as we enter a discussion about cultural assumptions, and what it means to identify as LGBTQ in the eyes of communities abroad. This discussion will enter into topics of sexual orientation, sexual identity, the importance of language and other current LGBTQ topics.

o Sponsor: Education Abroad

Would you like your announcement or program to appear in Rainbow Report? The Report is typically sent out on Mondays. To ensure your announcement’s consideration for publication, submit it via this form at least one week in advance:

Would you like the Office of LGBT Equity to consider co-sponsoring one of your events by lending our name, resources, or other support? Please submit all co-sponsorship requests through this web form at least one week prior to a desired decision, two weeks if requesting resources beyond name-only co-sponsorship. Resources are limited. If you wish to engage in a deeper collaboration beyond event co-sponsorship, please talk and meet with us directly.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to contact us at 301-405-8720, by e-mail at, or come to our office. We are located in 0119 Cole Student Activities Building.