We hope that you’ve survived midterms!
This week in Lambda Alliance:
LGBTQ Politics: On The Issues
Join us in our discussion on current issues and the importance of this election! Representatives from student political organizations will lay out each party’s respective views on LGBTQ issues and why your voice matters. Election day is right around the corner, and early voting has already started! Get out there and exercise your civic duty! We will be meeting at the usual time and place: Monday, Oct. 22nd at 5:30pm in Tate room 141. Click here for the Facebook Event!
Ally Outreach Week
Ready Allies? Ally Outreach is sponsoring five awesome events next week!
1. Queer Sexual Health Presentation
Time: Monday, 10/22 at 7 PM
Place: Sanford Hall Room 209
Time: Tuesday, 10/23 at 7:30 PM
Place: Sanford Hall 209
Join us for some delicious noms and fabulous songs~ It’ll be a blast!3. Street Painting
Time: Tuesday, 10/21 at 10 PM
Place: Tate Bus Stop
Ever wanted to paint something big, beautiful, and rainbow? We’ll be decorating the street at this popular stop to raise awareness of our organization, as well as our following event–4. THE ALLY OUTREACH FAIR
Time: Wednesday, 10/24 from 11 AM to 3 PM
Place: Tate Plaza
We’ve invited several organizations from all subjects, fields, and types on campus to table with us, and represent the wide range of LBGTQ-friendly groups at UGA. Come by to witnedss this show of support! Ally Outreach will also have its own booth, complete with fun fair activities.
5. Star Gazing
Time: Wednesday, 10/24 at 8 PM
Place: Myers Quad
To wrap up this crazy extravaganza, we’ll be holding a reflective star gazing gathering. It’ll be a cozy (dress warm, of course!), nice way to conclude the week and share in the world’s inherent beauty.
Don We Now Our Gay Apparel Drag Show
It’s that time of the year everyone . . . time for Lambda Alliance’s fall drag show, Don We Now Our Gay Apparel! Lambda Alliance has been sponsoring student-lead drag shows for five years, and this will be our biggest show yet!
The Don We Now Our Gay Apparel drag show features a student showcase of performance, talent and artistic expression but also serves to spread awareness and support for equality in regards to gender identity and expression.
This year we will have the lovely fan pick from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5, Penny Tration, as a guest and emcee! The show will also feature local performers, including Extasy Grey and Diego Wolf, to give the audience some of the Athens community flair that we all adore!
The Speakers Bureau of Lambda Alliance will hold a forum in conjunction with Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc and the Asian American Student Association to answer any and all questions about LGBTQ life and identity from a multicultural persepctive.
There are unique struggles within racial and ethnic minority groups when it comes to gender identity and sexual orientation and we want to give a voice to those who may not always get to speak for themselves.
Panelists will answer questions about what it means to be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trangender, or Queer, and will share from their own personal experiences about coming out, becoming conscious of their sexuality, dealing with homophobia, how their race and/or ethnicity play a role in their identity and much more. Students in attendance are free to ask questions or ask anonymously.
This will be a wonderful learning experience for anyone who would like to know more about, or to better understand, LGBTQ persons and lifestyles.
There will FREE PIZZA and DRINKS! Be sure to be there TONIGHT at 7:00pm in MLC 348!
Come one, come all…to Lambda’s Monster Ball!
This October, Lambda Alliance is hosting a “Monster Ball” as a part of our biannual dance series. We encourage everyone to come either dressed to impress or in COSTUME, as there will be a competition for the best dressed participants! The Ball will take place on Thursday, October 4th in Memorial Ballroom from 8:00-10:00pm. There will be refreshments, boomin’ music, and, of course, spooky scenery to set the mood! The Pamoja Dance Company will be making a guest appearance at 9:00pm!
The Grit and Momma’s Boy will be providing hors d’oeuvres!
Admission for UGA students is $5 and general admission is $10.
We look forward to dancing with you all and can’t wait to see your fabulous costumes!
Click here for the Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/226631870795535/
Thanks to all who came out to Queer Jeopardy!
This week in Lambda Alliance . . .
Queer Feminism 101!
Are feminists all lesbians? Do they all hate men? Why do they care about LGBTQ problems in the first place? Come learn from the esteemed Dr. Bethany Moreton and find out why the feminist movement benefits you and why you should care about race, class, gender, and sexuality! As usual, we will meet Monday at 5:30 in Tate Room 141. Click here for the Facebook Event!
Also coming up:
Monday, Sept. 24th is our Queer Poetry Slam! Come listen to some local talent . . . or perform your own spoken word! If you are interested in performing, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
And don’t forget about Lambda Alliance’s Monster Ball that’s coming up this Oct. 4th! Start getting those fabulous costume ready~ Click here for the Facebook Event!
Do you like photography? Looking for a chance to gain experience covering large-scale events? Lambda Alliance is looking for a photographer for this fall’s Don We Now Our Gay Apparel Drag Show! Contact us at email@example.com if you are interested!
Interested in being a part of the Homecoming Parade this year? Then sign up to help Lambda create a fabulous FLOAT! Click here for more information about Homecoming. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested!
We hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend and are getting back into the swing of things! We have a lot of events coming up so keep your eyes peeled!
Our next Monday Meeting is . . .QUEER JEOPARDY! Come show of your knowledge on Queer Media and Icons, Politics, Health, and History! Naturally, there will be prize packages! Be sure to come with your Queer Caps on…this competition will be fierce and fabulous! This time we are meeting in Tate room 141. Click here for the Facebook Event. If you are interested in the Speaker’s Bureau and missed our last training session, we will be discussing future sessions during this meeting.
Also coming up next week: “Haters, Sinners, and the Rest of Us – The Gay Debate Today,” given by John Corvino on Wednesday, September 12th @ 7:30 PM in Tate Theater! FREE for students, $5 for general admission.
Program description: ”Is it possible to have a productive conversation about LGBT issues? One side labels the other sinners, perverts, or deviants and dismisses them as beyond redemption. The other side labels the first as haters or bigots and—in much the same way—treats them as lost causes. There’s a lot of name-calling, but very little effort at understanding. That’s where John Corvino comes in. In this keynote program, he draws on two decades of speaking experience as The Gay Moralist to promote a better conversation on these issues. Using his trademark combination of logical rigor, sensitivity, and humor, he challenges people from all sides to rethink easy assumptions in the increasingly divisive culture wars.”
Coming this October….Lambda Alliance’s Monster Ball!
There will be refreshments, music, and a spacious venue to just dance! Da doo doo~ Be sure to come dressed to impress or IN COSTUME, as there will be a Best Costume Contest! Click here for the Facebook Event.
See all you wonderful people next week!
What separates platonic and sexual relationships? What is romantic orientation? Are romance and sex mutually exclusive? How do social structures work to define our relationships, and why is monogamy the norm?
These are some questions we will address during this discussion on relationships in the context of social structures and queer identity. You can also look forward to an informal session of “speed dating” where you can get to know fellow Lambdalites in a structured setting!
Also, after this meeting there will be a training session for those who are interested in taking part in the Speaker’s Bureau! You *must* be trained if you wish to be on panels!
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/430898930295604/
Hello lovely Lambdalites!
Thanks to your awesome show of support and your innate fabulousness, our cookout was a smashing success! We look forward to working with you all to have an amazing semester!
Lambda is excited to kick off our Monday Meeting series with the Director of the LGBT Resource Center, Jen Miracle, who will lead a crash course on the queer alphabet and lingo! Join us in our discussion on sexuality, gender identity, and gender expression, and get to know your fellow Lambdalites! We will also talk about opportunities to get involved and join our various committees! There will be music, fun, icebreakers, and more! The Executive Board is excited to meet some new faces, as well as enjoy the company of returning freinds! The meeting will be on Monday, August 20th at 5:30pm in Tate room 138. We look forward to seeing you all! Click here for the Facebook Event
Also, the LGBT Resource Center will be having an Open House next Tuesday, August 21st in room 221 of Memorial Hall!! Come discover all the resources available to the LGBTQA community on campus while enjoying refreshments! Lambda’s office will also be open for those who wish to learn more about us! The Open House will last from 4:00-6:00pm. Click here for the Facebook Event
Hope everyone has had a great summer!
As our official kickoff to the semester, Lambda Alliance will be hosting a cookout/meet and greet on Reed Quad at 5:30 PM! There will be free food (vegan and vegetarian options provided), music, and a chance to meet and mingle with fellow LGBTQA students!
Hope to see you there!
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/268683696571047/
Fall semester is already around the corner! We hope y’all have been enjoying the break!
We will be hosting a Welcome Back Cookout in celebration of the upcoming fall semester on the first day of classes, August 13th, from 5:30 – 7:30pm. This will be a great opportunity to meet and mingle will fellow Lambdalites and learn about our organization if you are interested in getting involved. Vegetarian and vegan options will be available! Location TBA.
Hope to see you there!
We hope you are having an absolutely fabulous summer!
If you have any feedback regarding Lambda Alliance’s events and weekly meeting, please send an email to email@example.com or leave a comment! We always love to hear from you!
We can’t wait to see you back in the fall!