Monday, October 15, 2012

Rainbow Report

Rainbow Report
University of Maryland, College Park
“The unstoppable & QUEER.”

 “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”
-Oscar Wilde

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LGBT Equity Programs:
* Queer Lunch
o   Thursdays, 12:00PM- 1:30PM, 2218 Marie Mount Hall.
o   Come enjoy your lunch with us at the Equity Center! You can eat your lunch, chat with friends, meet new people and play fun games; don’t miss out!

Co-Sponsored Programs:
* Safe Space
o   A supportive environment for students navigating identity, coming out, or transitioning. It is a partnership with the Office of LGBT Equity Center.
o   Wednesdays at 7:30 in 2308 Marie Mount Hall

Student Group Meetings:
* SmithOUT
o   TODAY, Monday October 15th at 8PM in 1336 Van Munching Hall
o   They will be tie dying SmithOUT t-shits!
o   You can purchase one for only $5!
* Trans U
o   A discussion and safe space for those who identify as transgender, genderqueer, or otherwise feel restricted by conventional definitions of "man" and "woman". Mondays at 7:00 PM in the LGBT Equity Center.
* Women2Women (W2W)
o   A discussion group for LGBTQQIA- identified women.
o   Tuesdays at 7:00 PM in the LGBT Equity Center.
* Bro to Bro
o   A group for LGBTQQIA- identified men.
o    Wednesdays at 6:30 PM at the LGBT Equity Center.
* Bisexuals at Maryland (BAM)
o   A discussion group for those who inhabit the wide expanse that lay between gay and straight.
o    Thursdays at 6:00 PM in the LGBT Equity Center.
* True Colors of Maryland (TCOM)
o   A discussion group for LGBTQQIA people of all colors.
o   Thursdays at 7:00 PM in the LGBT Equity Center
* Pride Alliance (General Body Meeting)
o   October 20th at 7PM in 0207 J in the Student Involvement Suite

Additional Announcements:

*  Pride Alliance Presents: All Hallows Queen
o   THIS SATUDAY, October 20th at 8PM in the Stamp Atrium
o   All Hallows Queen is Pride Alliance’s Fall dance and social!
o   You won’t want to miss this! There will be a drag show!

*  FUEL the Pride Leadership Conference
o   Saturday October 27th from 10am-4pm in the Stamp Atrium
o   The AASU will be hosting a leadership conference that opens dialogue around LGBTQ identified people in Asian and Pacific Islander American issues.
o   Registration is $5 before October 5th and $7 after October 5th.
o   Click HERE to register or learn more about the AASU.
* Free STI Testing
o   Thursday, October 18 from 11AM-3 PM in the University Health Center
o   There will be testing for HIV, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia
o   Other testing dates: 10/24 and 11/28
o   These dates are both rapid HIV testing with same-day results.
* Terps For Marriage Equality
o   Wednesdays, 4-5PM, 2218 Marie Mount Hall
o   Meeting for students, faculty, and staff working to get UMD students to vote for
marriage equality
* The Last Closet Campaign
o   This campaign will help encourage the first athletes in US history to "come out" publicly while actively playing in any of the top five major sports. Our goal is to establish at least one positive role model in each sport (baseball, basketball, football, hockey and soccer). These gay sports heroes will make a world of difference to our gay youth.
o   Visit to see what you can do to help The Last Closet!
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.