October is LGBT History Month!

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Tax Equalization

This news is a few months old, but still very important! Penn will now provide tax assistance to same-sex couples affected by the lack of federal recognition for same-sex relationships!

Read the announcement here, as well as the Daily Pennsylvanian article providing further explanation!

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The Website’s Back! And Other Exciting Updates

We now once again have a functioning website that will be updated on a consistent basis! At least whenever there’s news to share.

More importantly, great things have been happening at Penn this semester. After years of hard work by the LGBT Center, Lambda, and many dedicated individuals, the university expanded transgender health benefits to faculty and staff. Our Chair, Hugh, sent out a personal note in the newsletter after it happened. Check it out!

Hello all –

After years of work by Lambda, the LGBT Center, faculty, and staff, the University has extended trans health benefits to faculty and staff. This is wonderful news for those of us who have been invested in the process, and I want to thank the University as well as the LGBT community as a whole for its commitment to an atmosphere of acceptance and affirmation. A special thanks goes to Victor Galli and Jake Tolan for their dedication to this project.

Hugh Hamilton

Awesome! Another great thing that happened was Penn’s annual LGBT celebration week – QPenn! With the theme of DO ASK, DO TELL, QPenn 2012 featured many wonderful events by our constituent groups, an amazing supplement in the Daily Pennsylvanian, and a fantastic speech by keynote speaker Alan Cumming. He even tweeted about us afterwards!

Alan Cumming's Tweets

Our event being tweeted about by Alan Cumming - very exciting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The semester may be winding down (and finals are rapidly approaching), but there are still many more events happening on campus, including tonight’s Lambda GBM which will cover IvyQ and QPenn chair elections.

Stay tuned!

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The website is coming along

We are in the process of rebuilding our website. Keep checking back for improvements and more news and resources!

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Welcome back!

The Spring 2012 semester has begun, and we are looking forward to a productive year. We hope everyone had a restful break and is excited to get back into the thick of things. Lambda has a number of projects ahead of it, so make sure to stay tuned for our first general body meeting!

-The 2012 Lambda Exec Board

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