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Volume 48 Issue 1
June 22, 2012

Remebering Angela August 

Angela August


From Shaun Travers, Director of UC San Diego's LGBT Resource Center


Dear friends~


As many of you know, Thurgood Marshall student Angela August's life was cut short last week in a tragic car accident on June 11th, just as she was about to graduate from UC San Diego.  Many in our community knew Angela, and her artwork was proudly on display in our Center last year.  To honor her life, we will display Angela's work from now and throughout the month of July in the Community Art Section of UC San Diego's LGBT Resource Center's library.  For those of you in San Diego for the summer, please stop by during July and take a moment to remember Angela, her life and her artistry. 


For any students who are in need of support and assistance during this difficult time, you are encouraged to contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Counselors are on call on a 24-hour basis and can be reached after hours at (858) 534-3755. If you are a faculty or staff member looking for counseling and support, you can contact the Faculty Staff Assistance Program at (858) 534-5523.



Shaun Travers

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LGBT RC Visitors
Week 10


Students: 178
Staff: 19
Faculty: 1
Alumni: 1
Guests: 14  
Total: 213


"The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is a normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave."


-- Assata Shakur

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San Diego LGBT Pride: Planning Committee

Work Party: July 20 | 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Pride Parade: July 21 | 11:00 a.m.


The LGBT Resource Center is really excited for this year's San Diego LGBT Pride. We have a Pride Planning Committee set to help put ideas into action for this year's theme "America's Pride." If you are interested in becoming involved with the LGBT Resource Center's contingent in the San Diego Pride Parade in Hillcrest on Saturday, July 21 at 11am, please email Michelle Strange at to get updated information about our progress.  Also, we look forward to seeing you at the Pride & Pizza Work Party Friday, July 20 from 12-4pm.

Staff & Faculty Highlight 

LGBT Staff and Faculty Association Meeting

July 3 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Welcome all UC San Diego Faculty and Staff! The UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center serves our entire community including students, staff, alumni, and our faculty. We are proud to have YOU as a part of our family.   


The UCSD LGBT Staff and Faculty Association is the official faculty and staff association for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender folks at UCSD. We provide the opportunity for faculty and staff to meet new people at the University and make connections that will last your entire career. All of our events are open to faculty, & staff regardless of one's sexual orientation and gender identity. To join the electronic mail list for the UCSD LGBT Staff and Faculty Association, go
here To join the Yahoo group, go here. For more information,  Click Here.

Graduate Student Highlight

Your Space

Welcome graduate students to the UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center. Our Center serves all constituents of the UC San Diego community, including and especially our graduate students. Our space is open to all constituents, although we know from our statistics that the majority of the folks who use our space on a daily basis are undergraduate students. However, our second largest category is graduate students, so we encourage you to make the Resource Center your own.    



Grad students: this space is yours! Please use the LGBT Resource Center to hold your office hours and small seminar classes. You can fill out a room reservation form here. Our conference room provides a great study space for many graduate student study groups, presentations, and research based work. The Heritage room is also a great space to work or take a nap after reading and grading. If you feel too isolated already by the summer's energy, hang out in the Family room. Between the library, computers with free printing, and cozy couches, you are certain to find community at the LGBT Resource Center.


Research Study: Gay Asian American Male 


Are you a gay Asian American adult male?  Participate in this study in order to help build understanding regarding gay Asian American males' thoughts and feelings in relation to gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.  Participants will  be prompted with a variety of questions regarding their beliefs, attitudes, and behavior.  Thank you! To access the survey, please visit 

Research Study: Protective Factors Among Non-Suicidal Young Gay Males 


A research study is being conducted in hopes of learning more specifically about what protects young gay males from wanting to harm themselves and what specifically about their life experience has been protective. To participate, you must self-identify as a gay male, be between 13 and 22 years of age, have never attempted suicide, and obtain parental consent if under 18. For more information and/or to be considered for participation in this study, please contact Susan O'Brien, M.A. at 619-665-7781 and leave a confidential voice message with your name, age, and phone number to contact you on. Thanks!

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This publication is a regular compilation of news and information from the UCSD LGBT Resource Center to help keep you informed about news and events relevant to the UCSD LGBT community. For more information about the Rainbow Newsletter or to offer your comments or suggestions, please contact the LGBT Resource Center at (858) 822-3493 or Newsletters are archived at  


The UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center is committed to being accessible to all who frequent our space, participate in our programs, and attend our events.  Our physical location is accessible to anyone who utilizes assisted mobility.  If you require specific accommodations to fully access any of our programs or events, please contact Vanidy Bailey or (858) 822-3493.


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