Monday, April 25, 2011

Rainbow Report

Rainbow Report

University of Maryland, College Park

“The unstoppable & QUEER.”

“It's a helluva start,

being able to recognize what makes you happy.”

-Lucille Ball

LGBT Equity Programs:

* Español / Spanish in the LGBT Resource Center

o May 4, 12pm, 0119 Cole Student Activities Bldg

o Charla informal en español sobre temas lesbiana, gay, bisexual, y transgénero (o cualquier cosa - es informal!). Para tod@s (profesores, estudiantes, o empleados) sin respeto a nivel de español - nativo o principiante. Amig@s bienvenid@s. Informal chat in Spanish about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender topics (or whatever you want - it's informal!). For all (faculty, students, or staff), regardless of Spanish level - native or beginner. Friends/allies welcome.

* Lavender Graduation

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

o More info and RSVP:

o Co-sponsors: MICA & LGBT Studies

* LGBT398Q / EDCP318Q – Leadership in LGBTQA Organizations

o Fall course on Leadership and Facilitation Skills in LGBTQA Organizations.

o See Testudo for details.

* LGBT350 – Speakers Bureau

o Fall course in speaking on LGBTQA issues. 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

* Rainbow Terps


Additional Announcements:

* 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

* Queer Kickball

o April 29, 4pm-6pm, Frat Row Field

o Sponsors: BAM & TCOM

* Color Me Queer: A Water Balloon Extravaganza for STI Awareness

o April 29, 6pm-7pm, Frat Row Field

o Cool off after kickball with oSTEM! See how much force it takes to break a condom by tossing them.

o Sponsor: oSTEM @ Maryland

* 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

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.