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Volume 48 Issue 3
July 13, 2012

Alumni Gathering for Pride

July 22 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Bamboo Lounge in Hillcrest

Are you going to be in San Diego during Pride and want to hang out with other UCSD people? Join us for an alumni gathering to build community at Pride. This is an open event so come reunite with your classmates, and invite your friends and favorite staff & faculty members. Bamboo Lounge is located at 1475 University Avenue San Diego, CA 92103 on the corner of University and Normal St. Bamboo Lounge will have their regular food and beverage specials that range between $3- $12 and can be viewed here is no cost for entry, but donations to the LGBT Resource Center are gladly accepted either online at or at the venue. We look forward to seeing you! If you are interested in attending, please RSVP with Michelle Strange at 
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-- Audre Lorde

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Pride and Pizza Work Party  

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

LGBT Resource Center


Please come out to the Pride and Pizza Work Party. There you can pick up your free parade t-shirt, eat free pizza and snacks, and help to make the signs that we will be marching with for the parade. Also, we will be personalizing our parade t-shirts. The front of the t-shirts will ask: what are you proud of? The back of the t-shirts will respond: community, solidarity, and resistance. The best part is that there are 2 spaces for you to fill in your own response. So start thinking now about what bold statements you want to make in regards to pride. 


The Pride and Pizza Work Party is where we really pull things together for the parade. We can't do it without you so please come out, show your support and bring a friend! For more information, please email Michelle Strange at

March with the LGBT Resource Center in the SD Pride Parade 

July 21 | 10:00 a.m.

Hillcrest, Number 78 in Zone A near Normal St. and Harvey Milk St.


March with UCSD in the LGBT Pride Parade. We will be meeting around Normal St. and Harvey Milk St. and will be marching to Balboa Park. More information about the exact location will be given at the Pride and Pizza Work Party. We will be marching with the award winning Pep Band who's lively and dynamic music give our contingent such good energy. The parade is 1 mile long, and will be done no later than 2pm. Please use sunscreen, drink lots of water and wear comfortable shoes! The event is really fun and a great way to build community. We look forward to seeing you. For more information, please email Michelle Strange at

Fall Q Camp 2012 

September 26 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

LGBT Resource Center

Q Camp 2012: An orientation to the UC San Diego Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender community for incoming students! Q Camp will help acquaint students with LGBTQI-specific organizations, help students make connections with continuing and other incoming students, allow students to get connected with resources on and off campus (including the LGBT Resource Center), and give students an opportunity to ask questions about UCSD LGBTQI life.


Please register for the Fall 2012 Q Camp using this form. If you have any questions please contact us at

Staff & Faculty Highlight 

LGBT Staff and Faculty Association Games Night

July 19 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 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 LGBT SFA is pleased to  host a games night. This event is scheduled for the third Thursday of each month. Our next games night will be Thursday, July 19, 6:30-8:30pm. The location is the LGBT Resource Center Conference Room. Grab some dinner before or bring it with you to eat while you play. We look forward to seeing you there. 

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.


LGBT RCGrad 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.

Free Pride Passes 



Who wants to go to the San Diego LGBT Pride Festival free? Free Pride passes! San Diego LGBT Community Center and San Diego Pride are teaming up to make sure that we register as many Equality Voters as possible during the setup for the Pride Parade on Saturday, July 21. Everyone who volunteers and works the brief shift will receive passes to the festival for BOTH Saturday and Sunday! For more information, email! Limited number, email today!

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. Thanks!

Celebration for HEI "Leader" Designation 

July 13 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

West Arbor Drive, outside of UC San Diego Medical Center's main entrance


It is with great pride to announce that UC San Diego Health System has received the prestigious Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) "Leader" designation from the Human Rights Campaign. This designation could not have been received without the hard work of fantastic, culturally competent staff and those who are committed to inclusion and diversity. 


The annual HEI surveys and rates respondents on their policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients and their families. It also serves as a unique benchmarking tool for identifying emerging best practices in LGBT patient-centered care. We are currently one of only two hospitals in the region to have exceeded the standards set by the Human Rights Campaign.


Please join our leadership, staff, local elected officials and LGBT community leaders for this fun event. A free beverage and giveaway will be provided to the first one hundred people who RSVP. RSVP to now through July 11.

Be a Volunteer for Summer Summit!


spaces summer summit 2012Interested in working with high school students? Experienced in planning events around access to higher education? Committed to having an awesome summer while still being productive? Summer Summit is a 4-day, 3-night summer residential program for 10th-12th grade high school students within the San Diego region to experience life on a college campus while building up their interpersonal and leadership skills, gaining information and resources about 4-year university admission, and developing and strengthening their critical thinking skills.


Volunteer Opportunities include...

- Planning Committee*,

- Workshop Facilitator, and

- Weekend-Of Volunteer!


*Planning Meetings will take place from 1:30 to 3:30pm in the SPACES Audre Lorde Library on 6/26, 6/28, 7/2, 7/3, 7/10, 7/12, 7/16, and 7/17. Note that the meeting location is subject to change. 


Email for more info, and visit our website at

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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 Shaun Travers or (858) 822-3493.


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