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Please Follow Our New Tumblr!

Hello everyone! Lambda Student Union has officially changed their name to volOUT as a means to streamline the LGBT resources on campus. As a result we have revamped our tumblr page to allow more content for our followers. Please follow the new page at volout.tumblr.com 

Have a wonderful day, and see you all soon :)

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Meeting Tonight!

Hey guys, welcome back from spring break! Hope it was a good one :)

We have a meeting tonight and will be getting ready for a busy month ahead! Hope to see you all in HSS 53B at 6pm. 

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Meeting Today!

Don’t forget we are meeting at 6pm in HSS 53B after our week long hiatus for Sex Week! Hope you all can find time to come and unwind during midterm season. See you all in a bit :) 

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What an amazing Drag Show! Thank you to everyone who helped make this the best year yet! We had a full house and amazing performances. Next year will be ever bigger and better! 

What an amazing Drag Show! Thank you to everyone who helped make this the best year yet! We had a full house and amazing performances. Next year will be ever bigger and better! 

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Tonight is the night! Come to the Lambda Student Union annual Drag Show that starts at 9pm in the UC auditorium! Admission is free, but tipping performers is highly recommended and fun. See you all tonight! 

Tonight is the night! Come to the Lambda Student Union annual Drag Show that starts at 9pm in the UC auditorium! Admission is free, but tipping performers is highly recommended and fun. See you all tonight! 

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I don’t know if any of you realise how groundbreaking this is — the monarch is NOT SUPPOSED TO DO THIS. They are supposed to be impartial and not publicly speak out about their personal political views, although this rule has been broken and bent in the past. But this is a REALLY HUGE DEAL.

I don’t know if any of you realise how groundbreaking this is — the monarch is NOT SUPPOSED TO DO THIS. They are supposed to be impartial and not publicly speak out about their personal political views, although this rule has been broken and bent in the past. But this is a REALLY HUGE DEAL.

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No Meeting Today

Remember we don’t have meeting today due to sex week events. Hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week! 

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lgbtgivesmehope:

About fifteen minutes ago, my sister asked me, “If I tell you something, promise you won’t tell Mom or Dad or anyone.” 
I agreed, and she told me that she and her best friend have been secretly dating for seven months. 
They’re both female. 
K and D, your LGMH.

lgbtgivesmehope:

About fifteen minutes ago, my sister asked me, “If I tell you something, promise you won’t tell Mom or Dad or anyone.” 

I agreed, and she told me that she and her best friend have been secretly dating for seven months. 

They’re both female. 

K and D, your LGMH.

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Sex Week

Hope you all are enjoying Sex Week! Friendlly reminder we will not be having a meeting this week. Several of our members will be going to the Sex Week event during our normal meeting time in Buehler 555. 

Don’t forget drag show this Thursday at 9pm in the UC Auditorium! Bring your dollars to tip the performers. All tips go to support Lambda Student Union and it is our only major fundraiser. 

Normal meetings will resume next week.

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outrising:

Seven Businesses To Give Your Money To If You’re Pro-LGBT Equality

While McDonalds hide behind their Big Macs and Coca-Cola get flustered with their confused concept of equality, it’s good to know there are some companies unashamed of standing up to Russia’s anti-gay laws. You’ll have heard of some of them. Others, perhaps not. So while the main Olympic sponsors keep schtum in the hope they won’t be exposed for putting their profits before people, I thought now would be a good opportunity to celebrate some business role models: those proclaiming their support for LGBT people: 

Ben & Jerry’s – staunch supporters of LGBT equality for many years, Ben & Jerry’s Dutch arm posted a sweet little image of two cows smooching under a set of heart-shaped Olympic rings on their social media pages. With flowers in both cows’ ears, it could be argued that these were, in fact, two lady-lovin’ cows (not that I’m one for gender stereotypes). Anyway, the intention is awesome. And if you ever needed an excuse to guzzle more B&J’s, this might just be it.

Channel 4 – if you’re based in the UK, you probably know about loud mouth broadcaster Channel 4’s notoriety for speaking out for minorities. Along with their hilarious Russian-bear-meets-gay-bear musical pastiche, they’ve given their logo a seven-coloured makeover to celebrate sexual and gender diversity. And to stick two fingers up to the Russian government, no doubt. If you’re not familiar with their work, the station are the brains behind TV hits such as Skins, Misfits and the original Queer as Folk.

Chobani – How’s this for lactose intolerance? America’s number 1 Greek yoghurt brand recently failed to pass Russian border control laws and has since been sitting in transit in New Jersey; meaning no yummy Chobani for the American athletes. Now, the company are an official US sponsor, so you’d expect they’d be more than a little peeved. Their subsequent move may have sealed their fate in Russia, but it’s worth a round of applause:  a photo of multi-coloured stacked yoghurt cartons, that just so happens to be presented like a rainbow. Stomach that, Putin!

Lush Cosmetics – it’s not an issue for me when a company combines their latest PR campaign with a bold message of equality – particularly when said company has a presence in the country said PR exercise is targeting. A courageous move then by Lush, whose Valentine’s Day Sign of Love campaign declares “We believe in love for everyone, between everyone”, specifically citing Russia’s ‘gay propoganda’ laws. They’re encouraging people to paint pink triangles on themselves with lipstick and share photos on social media with the hashtag #signoflove and will deliver these, along with a petition, to Russian embassies around the world.

Google – Probably the most high-profile company to reach out, Google replaced their usual logo with a six-colour salute to equality. OK, so it was technically one shade short of a full rainbow, but who cares when it’s violet that’s MIA? And underneath the image, a quote from the Olympic Charter stating that ‘the practice of sport is a human right’. The image has since changed, but will forever be immortalised in their Google Doodle Museum

Stoli Vodka – a vodka of Russian origin, now bottled in Latvia, Stoli are not only braving the bullies by splashing a rainbow across their logo, they’re also donating $150,000 to LGBT equality in Russia. The sizeable donation is going to the Russian Freedom Fund, who are based in New York, but work remotely with Russian LGBT citizens to offer support in their home country. That’s just one more excuse to fill my glass with vodka (but hold the Coke). 

American Apparel – the international clothes giant have teamed up with LGBT advocates Athlete Ally and AllOut to release a range of items upholding Principle 6 in the Olympic Charter. Yeah, that’s the part that states “Any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic Movement”. The ‘otherwise’ part is something the IOC themselves are conveniently side-stepping. Fortunately, American Apparel are calling out the hypocrites. And I’m going online shopping for a new hoodie.

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