Impromptu Brunch with LGBTQ Students in NYC

WHEN: THIS SATURDAY, February 19, 12:30-2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Pio Pio Salon, 702 Amsterdam Ave. (at 94th St.)

We just learned that 25 LGBTQ Dartmouth undergrads are going to be in town this weekend for a conference at Columbia, so we’ve planned a brunch to welcome them to town. Come meet the students and enjoy some Peruvian food.

Food is FREE courtesy of DGALA, drinks are on your own tab.

RSVP to Brendan Connell ’87

Film by Rashaad Ernesto Green ’00 about Transgender Teen A Hit At Sundance

Gun Hill Road, a film written and directed by Rashaad Ernesto Green ’00, premiered to a sold-out crowd and standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival last month.

Set on the titular Bronx thoroughfare, Gun Hill Road is about the struggles of a sensitive, transgender teen (Harmony Santana), his patriarchal father (Esai Morales) and supportive but passive mother (Judy Reyes). Learn more about the film on its website, www.gunhillroad.com, and more about Green here.

Intercollegiate Ivy LGBTQ Happy Hour in Boston

WHEN: Thursday, February 17, 5-8 PM

WHERE: Hard Rock Cafe, 22-24 Clinton St., Boston, MA

Join us for an evening of relaxing fun at the Hard Rock Cafe! Free pool on their brand new pool tables and complimentary hors d’oeuvres — say no more. Buy one/get one free appetizers for anyone who would like to order food outside of the complimentary offerings.

For more information , click here.

All Out Bundle Up – An Intercollegiate LGBTQ Happy Hour

Co-hosted by DGALA, Brown TBGALA, PennGALA and Yale GALA

WHEN: Wednesday, February 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Vlora, 545 Boylston St., Boston, MA

COST: No cover. Pay for your own beverages and food. Some free appetizers will be provided courtesy of Vlora.

RSVP: Requested, but not required, by Feb. 16. RSVP now.

We invite all of our Ivy League, Seven Sisters, MIT, NYU, Stanford, Tufts, & Amherst LGBT friends. Alumni, faculty, staff, and students that are over 21 are welcome.

Thanks to our hosts, Bill Barnert of Brown TBGALA, Shounak Simlai & Jesse Beach of DGALA, Donna Albino of Mount Holyoke Lyon’s Pride, Bill Burdick of PennGALA, and Zen Chuang of Yale GALA.

10th Annual Lambda Legal “Freedom to Marry” Event in Chicago

WHEN: Tuesday, February 8, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
WHERE: The National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St., Chicago, IL
COST: FREE

For the last ten years, Lambda Legal has hosted the “Freedom to Marry” Gala. After this year’s passage of the Illinois Civil Unions Bill, the tenth anniversary of Freedom to Marry is sure to be an energetic celebration.

There will be food, cake-cutting, entertainment, and liquor. Freedom to Marry 2011 is a free event and open to the public. This year guests will also be invited to participate in a secret Valentine game. Guests can pick up a number from our Cupid station. If another guest wants to say hello, or send a nice message over, there will be valentines available that Cupid will be delivering throughout the night.

To RSVP for the event: 1) Contact Simon Aronoff at Lambda Legal either by email or at (312) 663-4413 ext. 327, AND 2) email William Boulware ’90 so that he can give you the scoop on where to meet the DGALA group.