Thursday, September 8, 2011

Rainbow Report

Rainbow Report
University of Maryland, College Park
“The Unstoppable Starts QUEER.”
“Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge.”
-Toni Morrison
LGBT Equity Programs:
* Fall Welcome Reception (This Monday)
o Monday, September 12 from 4PM-6PM, Atrium of Stamp Student Union
o FREE FOOD! And fabulous door prizes.
o A campus-wide welcome reception for LGBTQ people and allies to foster networking and to showcase some of the resources and opportunities on campus/ in the community.
* Sexual Rights and Health in Nigeria (This Tuesday)
o Tuesday, September 13 at 6PM, Maryland Room - 0100 Marie Mount Hall
* Queer Luncheon (Every Thursday)
o Thursdays from 11:30AM-12:30PM, 0119 Cole Student Activities Bldg.
o Come bring your lunch, and your friends. We'll bring the board games, the card games, the music, and the queer space. Allies are encouraged to join us!
* Queer Study Time (Every Wednesday)
o Wednesdays at 2PM, 0119 Cole Student Activities Bldg.
o Don’t forget to study! Even though the semester is just beginning you can bring your homework for some low-key study time in a relaxed environment.
* Safe Space (every Thursday)
o Thursdays from 7:30PM-9PM, 3215 Art/Soc. Bldg.
o A peer-facilitated Safe Space for students to discuss lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and questioning issues.
* National LGBTQA College Student Career Conference
o Saturday & Sunday, September 24 & 25
o Weekend-long conference in Washington, DC
* LGBTQA Networking Reception During Campus Career Fair
o Wednesday, September 28, 5:30PM-7:30PM
o Colony Ballroom – Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park
o Meet employers who want to hire LGBTQA students and alumni at UMD.
Co-sponsored Programs:
* State Senator Rob Garagiola
o Thursday, September 22 at 7:30PM, 0220Benjamin Building Room
o Hamsa, UMD's Jewish LGBTQQIA student organization, is proud to host State Senator Rob Garagiola.
o Sen. Garagiola will speak to us about critical and exciting issues affecting the LGBTQQIA community in Maryland, including the struggle for marriage rights and equality in the workplace. Don't miss this exciting evening, complete with free food.
o All are welcome. Feel free to contact Hannah at with any questions
Additional Announcements:
* Monuments, Museums and More!
o Sunday, September 18 at 11AM, Stamp Student Union Front Stairs
o A social event to meet other new LGBTQA students and explore Washington, DC.
o Learn how to use the metro and hangout with other LGBTQA students!
* Back In The Mix
o Friday, September 23 at 8:30PM, Prince George’s Room, Stamp Student Union
o Welcome (back) to UMD! Come hang out with your current and future friends at Pride Alliance’s BACK IN THE MIX event.
o Featuring music by DJ Baronhawk of Urban Artistry. There will be refreshments. New and returning students welcome!
* oSTEM First General Body Meeting
o Tuesday, September 13 at 7:00PM, 0110 EGR Hall
o Join oSTEM for our first General Body Meeting of the semester!
o We'll have pizza, a Wii (or two), and lots of LGBTQA students in science and engineering!!!
* Equality MD: Trans Advocacy and Empowerment Bootcamp
o Saturday & Sunday, September 10 & 11, 10AM-6PM each day, GLCCB, 214 West Chase Street, Baltimore, MD 21210
o $5 suggested donation
o Designed to educate and empower transgender people and their allies to advocate and become leaders in efforts to pass anti-discrimination laws and beyond. The workshops will focus on concrete methods to successfully advocate about the concerns that impact their communities.
* Hamsa First General Meeting
o Thursday, Sept. 8 from 5-6PM, Student Center conference room in Hillel
o All are welcome!
Would you like your announcement or program to appear in Rainbow Report? The Report is typically sent out on Mondays. (We are currently determining our regular release cycle for Fall 2011.) 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.