Monday, October 22, 2012

Rainbow Report

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

“Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.”
-Langston Hughes

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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:
* Forum on Immigration & the Election
o   TOMORROW, Tuesday October 23 at 4PM in the Nyumburu Multipurpose Room the Center for the History of the New America is hosting a forum on immigration issues and the upcoming election.
o   Guest speakers include Senator Victor Ramirez, Janelle Wong, Laura Vasquez, and President Wallace Loh.
* 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   Mondays at 8PM in 1336 Van Munching Hall
o   A group for LGBTQ and allied students in the Robert H. Smith School of Business.
* 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

Additional Announcements:
* Free Rapid HIV Testing
o   Wednesday, October 24 and Wednesday, November 28 from 10AM-2 PM in the University Health Center
o   You will receive the results the same day
o   It’s first come, first serve so get there early!
* Dream Act Rally
o   Thursday, October 25 at 4PM in the Nyumburu Amphitheater.
o   Join students, faculty, and staff as they gather in support of the Dream Act and Question 4.
*  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 $7.
o   Click HERE to register or learn more about the AASU.
* Native American Heritage Month Events
o   The American Indian Student Union will hold the Native American Heritage Month kick off event on Thursday, November 1 from 5:30PM-7:00PM in the South Wing of Hornbake Library Lobby.
o   OMSE and American Indian Student Union present the 8th annual Powwow on Saturday, December 8 from 10AM-6PM in the Riggs Alumni Center.
o   There will be Native American food, music, and dancing. You can even bring your own drum! Don’t miss it!
* 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.