Monday, December 3, 2012

Rainbow Report

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

“We who believe in freedom cannot rest.”
 —Ella Baker
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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:
* 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. Tuesdays at 7:00 PM in the LGBT Equity Center.
* Bro to Bro
o   A group for LGBTQQIA- identified men. 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. 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. Thursdays at 7:00 PM in the LGBT Equity Center
* Pride Alliance General Body Meeting
o   Sunday, December 9th at 7PM in the Pride Alliance office—0207J in the student involvement suite.

Additional Announcements:
* Closeted Faith: Integrating Our Spiritual and Sexual Selves
o   Wednesday, December 5th 12-1:30 pm in the Grand Ballroom Lounge in Stamp.
o   We invite you to listen to a panel of faith leaders, students, faculty and staff affirming the integration of sexuality, spirituality, and faith.
o   The goal of this program is to encourage overall wellbeing by exploring ways integrate our sexual orientation/gender identity and spiritual selves. We will identify LGBTQ-affirming spiritual resources within the university community as well as highlight other sexual wellness resources on campus. 
o   There will be a free dessert buffet so don’t miss out!
* 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!
* Internships available at Where The Girls Go
o   Where The Girls Go is a local queer lady events website experiencing major growth…including a new sweet website in the works.
o   We are currently seeking a few interns to help us out with event coverage, events, PHOTOGRAPHY, graphic design, marketing, writing and business development.
o   Ideally, you're interested in events, media and queers.  Passionate about community and building it.  And sharing it.  You should also be bright and fun and can commit about 5 hours per week on your respective duties.   
o   We can't pay you (YET) but have lots of perks including free event tickets and can arrange for school credit if you're school allows it.
o   Positions begin in January.
o   Please send a note with your experience and which department you'd like to help expand to
* Queer Activist Coalition
o   The Queer Activist Coalition is a new political activism group for the LGBTQA community.
o   The next meeting is TBA. Look out for more updates!

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.