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Volume 48 Issue 7
August 10, 2012

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 rainbow@ucsd.edu.
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Monday, August 13

Wednesday, August 15

Monday, September 3

 

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Summer Session: 
Week 7
 
Students: 30
 
Total: 30

 

WELCOMING...
Conor McLaughlin
 
Conor 
 This summer Conor McLaughlin will be serving full time with UC San Diego's LGBT Resource Center in a Program Assistant position. As many know, Conor was a volunteer Program Coordinator for LGBT Interest Housing with the Resource Center all last year, and has deep and extensive knowledge of our values, work and style.

Conor will assist with summer educational outreach and programs, center coverage, designing and implementing fall intern training for the LGBT Resource Center, and coordinating all aspects of Q Camp and Q Fair. 

Conor will be with us through Welcome Week and/or until a new Assistant Director is in place. Conor can be reached at his e-mail, 
or through our main phone line, 
(858) 822-3493. Welcome Conor!

 

"The most common way people give up their power

is by thinking

they don't have any."

 

-- Alice Walker

 


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Meet the Candidates for the Assistant Director of Education Position at the LGBT Resource Center  

LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room

         Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room

         Thursday, August 16, 2012 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room

         Friday, August 17, 2012 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

 

Meet the candidates for the Assistant Director of Education position at the LGBT Resource Center, and have some lunch! Our search for the new Assistant Director of Education at the LGBT Resource Center has begun, and we need YOUR input! Please join us for an open-forum lunch with candidates as they interview for this position. This person is an invaluable asset to our team and to our community. Bring your questions for the candidates. We would love your feedback on who YOU think will make a great fit for our center and our team. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to the center at rainbow@ucsd.edu with which day(s) you will join us.

Formal Presentations from the Candidates for the Assistant Director of Education Position at the LGBT Resource Center

  

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Cross-Cultural Center Art Space

"Learn, Share, Grow: Components of Holistic Education & Training fostering LGBT Inclusivity On-campus"

 

Thursday, August 16, 2012 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Cross-Cultural Center Art Space

"Transgender Issues on the College Campus: A Professional Development Opportunity"

 

Friday, August 17, 2012 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room

"Our Evolving Closets: A Lifetime Journey of Coming Out"

 

Please join us! Our search for a new Assistant Director of Education at the LGBT Resource Center has begun, and we need YOUR input! Please join us for the candidates' formal presentations. Each candidate will give a formal presentation to the community - title will be announced August 10th in this newsletter. This person is an invaluable asset to our team and to our community. We would love your feedback on who YOU think will make a great fit for our center and for our team. Coffee and tea will be provided. Please RSVP to the center at rainbow@ucsd.edu with which day(s) you will join us.

Staff & Faculty Highlight 

University of California Postdoc Union

 

The University of California Postdoc Union, UAW Local 5810, represents over 6,000 postdocs throughout the 10 UC campuses, and over 1,200 postdocs here in San Diego. Our Union bargains collectively for better wages, benefits, and working conditions. The Monthly Membership Meetings are a great opportunity for postdoc members to learn about our Union and meet other postdocs. In recent meetings, we have discussed our pay scales, professional development, health care, leaves, and our retirement plan. 

Graduate Student Highlight

  

 

LGBT RC The UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center would like to invite any and all graduate students to Q Camp: an orientation to the UC San Diego Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender community for incoming and current students. This year's Q Camp will be Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the LGBT Resource Center.

 

We offer a Graduate Student specific track within the Q Camp experience, so that other LGBT-identified graduate students and allies are able to meet one another, build community, and create connections across the university. This also offers grads opportunities to connect with faculty and staff in smaller groups, as well as become more familiar with the resources available on campus and in the LGBT Resource Center. 

 

I encourage you to RSVP for Q Camp by following the link below and submitting the RSVP form: RSVP form. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the LGBT Resource Center at rainbow@ucsd.edu. See you soon! 

Asian American Lesbian and Bisexual Women Stress and Resilience Survey

 

Dear Participant:

 

I am conducting a study to explore challenges, coping strategies, and positive aspects of being an Asian American woman who experiences attraction to members of the same sex. Historically, researchers have neglected the lives of Asian American lesbian or bisexual persons, and very little research has been published thus far regarding the lives of lesbian and bisexual women of color; therefore this study aims to shed light on Asian American lesbian and bisexual women's experiences. I sincerely invite you to participate in this survey to help me learn more about the Asian American lesbian and bisexual women in our communities!

 

To be eligible for this study, you must be an Asian/Asian American woman who is at least 18 years old, has experienced same-sex attraction, and currently resides in the United States. This survey is anonymous, and takes about 45-60 minutes or more to complete since it may vary depending on your commitment and what kind of experiences you have. As an incentive to participate, all participants will be given the chance to enter a raffle awarding $100 Amazon gift certificates to three randomly selected participants.

 

If you wish to participate in the study, please click on the following hypertext link (or cut and paste it into your browser):

 

http://d1919.psysurvey.com  

 

This will direct you to the Informed Consent. Please read the Informed Consent carefully. At the conclusion of the Informed Consent is a link to the survey. Proceeding to the survey means you are agreeing to let the researcher analyze and use the information provided.

Sexual Minority Women Study

 

Hello! My name is Melanie Fann, and I am a third year graduate student in the College of Education at Lehigh University. I am conducting a study on the life experiences and well-being of sexual minority women. It is my hope that with this study, I can contribute to the understanding of the experiences of women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, queer, or other sexual minority orientations. Your participation is essential to achieving this goal, so I hope that you will take part in this study.

 

In order to participate, you must identify as a woman, a sexual minority person (e.g. lesbian, bisexual, queer, or other sexual minority orientation), currently live in North America, and be 18 years of age or older. If you would like to participate in this study, please click on the link below (or cut and paste it into your browser) and you will be directed to the online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HRTJZ2B

 

Thank you VERY much in advance for your time! Please feel free to pass on this link to other people who might be eligible. If you have any questions about this study, please contact me at mef210@lehigh.edu or my research supervisor, Dr. Cirleen DeBlaere, at deblaere@lehigh.edu. This research has been approved by the Lehigh University Institutional Review Board (#12/227). 

Same-sex Relationship Development Study

 

The University of Cincinnati is conducting an online survey to learn about how same-sex relationships develop and how same-sex partners symbolize their commitment to one another. We also will examine how different relationship formation processes are related to relationship stability and emotional well-being. The important information we gather from this survey will be used to inform policy and relationship education programs designed to help same-sex attracted individuals initiate and maintain healthy relationships. 

 

If you are at least 18 years of age, are in a same-sex relationship that has lasted for at least 6 months, and are currently living with your romantic partner, then we would like to invite you to participate in our research study!

 

For more information or to participate, click here. Or type the following url into the address bar in your browser: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NB6XJ6V

 

For more information about The Today's Couples and Families Research Program, please visit our website: http://homepages.uc.edu/~whittosh/TCF/SSRDS.html.

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 behaviors.  Thank you! To access the survey, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GayAsianAmericanMalesSurvey 

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!

MTV is casting for another acclaimed "It Gets Better" special

 

We are looking for people who appear to be 15-25 and want to share their stories and experiences about growing up LGBTQ. 
 
The more information you share, the better we get to know you! You should be open to sharing your stories and struggles on camera. If you are interested, please email us your story and the following information at LGBTspecial@gmail.com.
 
Please include:
- Name
- Location 
- Phone Number
- Age
- Photo
 
Your story: 
- When did you become aware of your sexual orientation/gender identity?
- How "out" are you to your parents, family, friends, classmates, co-workers, etc.?
- What sort of relationship do you currently have with your family?
- What, do you think, are the unique challenges that you face as an LGBT person?
- What needs to get better for you? What has gotten better for you?
- What are the biggest challenges you currently face and how are you approaching these challenges?
- When you're not in school or at work, what do you do for fun? What makes you most happy? What are your future goals?
 
Thanks for your interest, and we look forward to hearing your story.
 
If you did not see MTV's first "It Gets Better" special and would like to check it out, here it is: http://on.mtv.com/Als5Ta.

Great paid intern opportunity!

 

Are you web savvy, into the social media scene, looking for a flexible work schedule, and comfortable working online? If so you could be the perfect fit for our small, hip and fun team at gaytravel.com located in Solana Beach.
 
Responsibilities include:
* Research
* Marketing
* Networking
 
Required skills/knowledge:
* Strong communication skills - written and oral
* Computer savvy
* Experience working within the LGBT community
* Creative
* Hard-working
* Organized
* Team player
 
Please e-mail your resume to kyle@gaytravel.com.
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