Monday, April 2, 2012

Rainbow Report

Rainbow Report

University of Maryland, College Park

“The unstoppable & QUEER.”

There will not be a magic day when we wake up and it’s now okay to express ourselves publicly. We make that day by doing things publicly until it’s simply the way things are.”

~Tammy Baldwin

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* WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE: Career Pathways Briefing for LGBT College Students

o Friday, April 13th.

o This is a unique opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students (and allies closely involved in LGBT groups) to learn about careers and internships in the federal government (foreign service, military, agencies, White House, etc.), and also to meet college students from across the DC area. There will be remarks from John Berry, the highest ranking openly-gay official to ever work in the executive branch of the U.S. government.

o The RSVP deadline for UMD students is by the end of Tuesday, April 3, 2012. There are a very limited number of spaces available at this event. To RSVP, you should know the following: 1. You must be a University of Maryland, College Park student (undergrad or grad). Please include your UID number in your RSVP email. 2.You must make sure you can attend the ENTIRE event before you RSVP. Check on your courses and other obligations BEFORE committing. 3. You must completely fill out the security information in the attached spreadsheet, and this information needs to match the government issued ID you are bringing to enter the building.

o To RSVP, send Nick Sakurai ( an email with your request to hold a spot, your UID number, along with the spreadsheet filled as required by the White House for entry to this event. We will compile your RSVP's and send on your security information to our White House contact. Please also note that as lunch is not provided, you will need to either pack a lunch or bring some cash.

* Queer Social Justice—LGBTQA Students and Resident Life Share/ Learn

o Monday, April 9, 5-6PM, 2218 Marie Mount Hall.

o Join a panel discussion about UMD housing policies which impact LGBT students and LGBTQ issues in residence life. What's going well for you and what could be even better? Representatives from campus housing will present their policies and take questions.

LGBT Equity Programs:

* Queer Wellness

o Monday, April 2, 5-6PM, 2218 Marie Mount Hall.

o Collage Studio! Decompress and socialize while engaging in self-soothing activities such as art, drinking some tea, or talking with other friendly folks.

* Queer Study Time (Every Wednesday)

o 2-4PM at 2218 Marie Mount Hall.

o Come and study with others in a queer-friendly space! Bring your books/laptop/work. We'll have some snacks and friendly faces

* Queer Luncheon (Every Thursday)

o 11:30 AM- 1 PM at 2218 Marie Mount Hall.

o Join us for some queer lunch!. Bring your food, we'll bring the games and good conversation!

* Safe Space (Every Tuesday)

o April 3rd, 7:30 PM-9PM, 2308 Marie Mount Hall.

o A supportive environment for students navigating identity, coming out, or transitioning. It is a partnership between the LGBT Equity Center and Pride Alliance.

* Rainbow Terrapin Network Return & Learn

o Tuesday, April 3rd, 2-3PM, 2218 Marie Mount Hall.

o Join Rainbow Terps and allies from across campus to learn more about transgender issues! This Return and Learn session is focused on the everyday experiences of transgender people. What issues come up in school, at work, on the street, and at home? Now is your chance to become a better ally to transgender people!

Co-Sponsored Programs:

Additional Announcements:.

* Bro to Bro:

o Wednesday, April 4th 6-7PM, in 2218 Marie Mount Hall.

o a group for LGBTQQIA- identified men.

* Bisexuals at Maryland (BAM):

o Thursday, April 5th, 6-7PM, in 2218 Marie Mount Hall.

o a discussion group for those who inhabit the wide expanse that lay between gay and straight.

* Queer Grads Happy Hour

o Thursday, April 19th 6-8PM at Nellie’s Sports Bar

o Please save the date for the University of Maryland LGBTQA Graduate and Professional Student Happy Hour. Wear your Terp gear so we can all easily identify ourselves. The event is co-sponsored by Queer Grads and Smith Pride Alliance. All graduate and professional students (and guests) are welcome!

o RSVP via Facebook

* 1 Girl 5 Terps Auditions

o Interested in having a fun conversation about being gay? Want to answer questions about love, sex, relationships, and being a Terp? Audition for 1 Girl 5 Terps! Auditions are currently being held for gay males who are energetic and interested in participating. If you or someone you know is interested please email

* Conversation Series Blurbs

o Veteran Student Life (VSL) & Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy (MICA) Presents: Post Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Sexual Orientation & Inclusion in Military Culture A Conversation Series on Military & Society. Thursday, April 5th Time: 1:00PM – 2:00PM, Calvert Room, Stamp. Join us for an engaging discussion on sexual orientation post Don't Ask, Don't Tell in the military. Exploring social issues and identities associated with serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. The liberation from secrecy as well as the adaptation and challenges that will affect the military culture. Free Pizza and Prize Drawing.

* The Queer Monologues

o TQM is currently in need of more readers. If you are interested or have any questions, contact Elysha at Check out the facebook group at

* How to Help a Friend 101 Workshops

o Course Description:Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. This FREE 1-hour "Question, Persuade, and Refer" training will teach you how to recognize the suicide warning signs and how to help a friend. The person your friend turns to for help could be you.

o Dates (pick one): Thursday, April 5, 2012, Thursday, May 3, 2012

o Register:

o This training is suitable for groups. Bring your lunch! Beverages and snacks will be provided.

o For questions, please contact Jeri Boliek, or call (301) 314-8106.

* Deloitte Diversity & Inclusion Event

o April 20th, 2012 9:30AM—1PM at Deloitte’s Rosslyn Office (1919 N. Lynn Street, Arlington, VA 22209) Rosslyn Metro Stop (Blue/Orange Line)

o Are you looking for a career with impact? Do you want to start your career as part of a collaborative and diverse team culture that brings out the best in you?

o Please join Deloitte’s GLOBE & Allies Business Resource Group to learn about the importance of identifying an organization that accepts you for who you are and thrives on professional diversity.

o There will be a panel of professionals discussing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered identification in the workplace; presentations from our recruiting team on Diversity & Inclusion at Deloitte; and the opportunity to network and ask any questions you may have about a career with Deloitte.

o *RSVP no later than April 9 to Kate Juhl at or 301.314.4040

o If you have any questions, please contact Alex Daly ( and Frank Garcia (

* Intercollegiate Council Chair Position

o Council Chairs are the most important link between the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and universities. They will lead the fight for marriage equality on their campus. ICC Chairs represent the HRC directly on their campus by co-hosting events, engaging students and faculty, advocating for equality and representing Human Rights Campaign on campus. ICC Chairs also utilize social media to help connect students on his/her campus with the Human Rights Campaign. Candidates must be outgoing, creative and involved on their campus. Preferred candidates will be politically active and informed and located in Maryland for Summer 2012.

o How to Apply: Please submit your resume, cover letter and writing sample To: with the subject title: Intercollegiate Council Chair

o DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Lead the ICC HRC group on your campus, recruiting and activating students in the fight for marriage equality in Maryland, 2. Initiate and support Human Rights Campaign initiatives and actions, 3. Author, schedule, and distribute bi-weekly emails detailing campus challenges and campaign action items, 4. Weekly ICC website and social media content management, 5. Develop and train student recruits and student organizations on advocacy and field organizing best practices, 6. Coordinate all logistics for, and help plan and execute bi-monthly on-campus meetings, and 7. Commit to attend one of the following campaign events: MD Primary Election (April 2), Baltimore Pride (June 15-17), Chesapeake Pride (August 4) or General Presidential Election (November 6)

o KNOWLEDGE, SKILL & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 1 year experience managing similar political campaign or issue advocacy tasks, Ability to develop creative, student driven, advocacy campaigns, Experience recruiting, leading and motivating volunteers, Team-player with superior interpersonal and collaboration skills, Knowledge of college campus and university life, Strong organizational skills; able to multitask and prioritize a number of projects, Superior writing and oral communication skills, Ability to produce under pressure and with tight deadlines, Genuine passion and interest for HRC’s issues and priorities.

* Victory Congressional Internship

o The Victory Congressional Internship is accepting applications for Fall 2012.

o The Victory Institute will bring outstanding LGBTQ college students to Washington, D.C., for an intensive leadership program, including a Congressional internship with an LGBT-friendly member of Congress.

o The program includes a generous stipend, housing in D.C., placement in a congressional internship and travel to/from Washington, D.C., as well as travel and registration to the International Gay & Lesbian Leadership Conference in Long Beach, California, in December 2012.

o Applications for Fall 2012 are due Monday, April 30 – find out more and apply now at

o The Victory Congressional Internship is open to current undergraduate students of all genders, orientations, abilities, races, and political affiliations, including people with majors other than political science.

* LGBT Studies Presents: Elizabeth A. Povinelli on Social and Other Forms of Suicide

o Thursday, April 5, 4:30PM at Ulrich Recital Hall, Tawes Hall

o Join us for the third event of Contact: Tenth Annual Lecture Series in LGBT Studies.

o Elizabeth A. Povinelli is professor of anthropology at Columbia University. Povinelli is author of four books, including, most recently, Economies of Abandonment: Social Belonging and Endurance in Late Liberalism. From 2000–2004, she edited the journal Public Culture.

* Spend a Week at Harvard Business School

o Apply for Harvard Business School's Summer Venture in Management Program. Application Deadline: May 16, 2012

o The Harvard Business School (HBS) Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP) is a one week management training program for rising college seniors designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education. This thirty-year HBS tradition demonstrates the many rewards of an MBA degree to students who may not otherwise have considered this path. Participants spend a week on campus living the MBA student experience – attending classes, analyzing case studies, and debating management issues with peers and faculty.

o This unique educational experience, in combination with a summer internship at a sponsoring company or organization, gives participants a broader understanding of the challenges business leaders face, the innumerable opportunities that exist in management, and the impact they can have on their community and the world through leadership.

o Participants will be selected based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and personal characteristics. Consistent with the objective of promoting educational diversity and opportunity in business leadership, additional criteria to be considered among others, are whether the applicant is: The first family member to attend college; A member of a group that is currently underrepresented in business schools and corporate America (e.g. African-American, Latino, Native American, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender); From a family with little business education or experience; and/or from a school whose graduates do not typically attend a top-tier university (e.g., attends a rural or predominantly minority college, or has attended a community college as part of a four-year degree).

o The SVMP Application will be available online in February 2012. The deadline is May 16, 2012. To apply and for more information about this program, please visit the SVMP website:

* Call for Applications: 2012 Summer Institute in LGBT Popular Health

o On July 16-August 10, 2012, The Center for Population Research in LGBT Health at The Fenway Institute and the Department of Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health are hosting a Summer Institute in LGBT Population Health in Boston, Massachusetts. The Institute will provide participants with foundational training in interdisciplinary theory, knowledge and methods for conducting population research in sexual and gender minority health. Current doctoral or Masters' students and recent doctoral program graduates are eligible to apply for one of 18 spots in the program.

o To be held over four weeks at Boston University and Fenway Health, the Summer Institute will include several components: 1. A dynamic Cornerstone Seminar in LGBT Health and Social Life that will overview key topics, methods, and perspectives in the interdisciplinary study of LGBT Health 2. Short-course instruction in statistics and quantitative data analysis at the intermediate and advanced-intermediate levels 3. Hands-on training in analysis of LGBT population health data in the Interactive Data Lab.

o There is no cost for tuition and participants may apply for free housing in Boston University dormitories during the Institute. The Summer Institute is funded by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (grant number R25HD064426).

o Please visit to download the Call for Applications. Applications will be accepted until April 16, 2012. For more information, please call 617-927-6348 or email

o *There are a limited number of slots for free housing available. Per grant funding guidelines, free housing is only available to U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals of the U.S., or those with legal permanent resident status. No temporary or student visas allowable. Non-citizens may apply for the program, but must cover their own housing and transportation costs.

* Whitman-Walker Health

o Need to talk? Whitman-Walker Health offers peer support.

o No matter what you are going through, there are others who have been there. Trained volunteers can provide individual and group support for issues related to HIV, life stressors, loneliness, coming out, relationships, and more.

o For more information, contact Nick Choksi at 202-797-3580, or email Whitman-Walker Health is located at Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center-- 1701 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009.

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 LGBT Equity Center to consider co-sponsoring one of your events by lending our name, resources, or outreach support? Please submit all co-sponsorship requests through this web form at least one week prior to requesting a decision on your co-sponsorship request. 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 2218 Marie Mount Hall.