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Volume 48 Issue 10
August 31, 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
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Monday, September 3


Conor McLaughlin
 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!


"There is no such thing as neutrality. If you have privilege, you can never be neutral, because you are constantly benefiting off of that privilege--even at the same time as you are also being oppressed...It is about moving beyond single-issue politics; it's about understanding the complexities of our lives. It is understanding that fighting for racial justice IS queer; fighting for disability justice IS queer."


-- Mia Mingus


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Staff & Faculty Highlight

Ways for Staff and Faculty to get involved with Q-Camp 


The UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center would like to invite any and all UCSD staff to Q-Camp, an orientation to the UC San Diego LGBT community for incoming and current students, which will be on September 26, 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the LGBT Resource Center.


The Q-Camp experience is one that helps connect new and returning students to UCSD, to the LGBT community, and to the LGBT Resource Center, and the presence of university staff is an indispensable part of building those relationships. There are many ways that you can be involved:


1. You can come to the community building section of Q Camp and get to know the other folks attending by RSVP'ing here

2. You can also table for your department or with an organization at our Q Fair by RSVP'ing here

3. You can also bring a dish to the Q Camp Potluck.


And of course, you can come for all of Q Camp and utilize all of these opportunities to engage and connect with other members of the UCSD community. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the LGBT Resource Center at


Graduate Student Highlight

Grad Student Track at Q-Camp




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 LGBT community for incoming and current students. This year's Q Camp will be September 26, 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 submitting the RSVP form. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the LGBT Resource Center at


Cross-Cultural Center Block Party 

September 25 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cross-Cultural Center, Price Center East, 2nd floor


The Cross-Cultural Center's Annual Block Party brings together social justice oriented student organizations, campus departments, community organizations, and friends! We will have music, free food, and lots of information. Meet current student organization members and staff when you play our mingle mixer game. Enter to win raffle prizes! 


Admission to the CCC's Block Party is free. Please visit the Cross-Cultural Center's website at for more information, or contact Violeta Gonzales by e-mail at, or (858) 534-9689. See you there!

Women's Center Welcome Week Fest 

September 26 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Women's Center


Join us for the Women's Center Welcome Week Fest! The WC Welcome Week Fest is an opportunity to connect or reconnect with the Women's Center. New students will have a chance to learn all about the WC and other organizations at UCSD that focus on gender and social justice issues. There will be resources, arts and crafts, music, raffles and a make-your-own ice cream sundae bar! Co-sponsored by Critical Gender Studies Program and the Welcome Week Committee. 


Please contact the Women's Center at if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!


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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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