Monday, November 5, 2012

Rainbow Report

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

“No I do not weep at the world—I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.”
-Zora Neale Hurston

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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:
o   TOMORROW, November 6, in the Kim Engineering Building.
o   Room is TBA, but check the oSTEM Facebook group for updates.
o   There will be board games!
* Pride Alliance General Body Meeting
o   Sunday, November 11th at 7PM in the Pride Alliance office—0207J in the student involvement suite.
* 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:
* Rally For Marriage Equality
o   TODAY, Monday, November 5th in the Prince George’s Room in Stamp from 3-5PM
o   Governor Martin O’Malley will be speaking from 3-3:30! Don’t miss him!
* Native American Heritage Month Events
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!
* 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!

* Courses in LGBT Studies for Spring 2013

o   For advising appointments contact JV Sapinoso at
o   To see the full list of classes visit
o   The courses listed may be used to fulfill individual requirements for the minor and certificate in LGBT Studies, as well as some General Education and CORE requirements.
o   LGBT Courses for Spring 2013
o   LGBT 200 – Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
o   LGBT 265 – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Literatures
o   LGBT 285 – Homophobia in the U.S. Society in the New Millennium
o   LGBT 327 – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Film and Video
o   LGBT 359M – Queer Comedy
o   LGBT 386 – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Organization Internship
o   LGBT 448C – Sex and the City
o   LGBT 448M – Advanced Study of Queer Latina/o Cultures:  Migration and Sexuality
o   LGBT 494 – Lesbian Communities and Differences
o   LGBT 499 – Independent Study
o   Also being offered are the following approved LGBT electives:
o   AASP 498Y – Special Topics in Black Culture: Sex Work
o   AMST 289A – Shifting Sands: Constructing Cultural Mainstreams and Margins in the U.S.
o   EDCP 418I – Special Topics in Leadership: LGBT Leadership
o   EDHI 338N – Teaching & Learning about Cultural Diversity through Intergroup Dialogue: LGBT/Heterosexual
o   FMSC 330 – Family Theories and Patterns
o   HIST289N – The Politics of Sex in America: A Historical Approach
o   HLTH 377 – Human Sexuality
o   HONR 258W – Exploring Homophobia: Demystifying Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues
o   ISRL 449W – Advanced Topics in Israel Studies: Women and Gender in Israel
o   JWST 491 – Judaism and the Construction of Gender
o   PSYC 332 – Psychology of Human Sexuality
o   SOCY 325 – The Sociology of Gender
o   SOCY498X – Selected Topics in Sociology: Love and Marriage in Modern Society
o   WMST 400 – Theories of Feminism
o   WMST 498Q – Science Fiction Feminisms
o   GRADUATE LEVEL courses of interest:
o   AMST 6290 – Seminar in American Studies: Performance and Culture
o   AMST 629T – Seminar in American Studies: Body, Sexuality, and Society
o   ENGL 668A – Readings in Modern Literary Theory:  Queer Theory
o   SPAN 798P – Queer Readings of Spanish Romantic, Realist and Naturalist Writings
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.