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Volume 50 Issue 2
January 18, 2013

Volunteer Training

January 22 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.          

LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room    


Volunteer Training is coming up soon! Learn about the ins and outs of volunteering at the LGBT Resource Center with Vinny Uy, the LGBT RC Trent Lawley Volunteer Program Intern. For more information, please email 
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  LGBT RC Hours

  Mon. - Thurs

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sat. & Sun.
LGBT RC Visitors
Winter Quarter: 
Week 1    
Students: 220    
Staff: 25   
Alumni: 1  
Faculty: 1    
Guest: 11     
Total: 258    



" Intersectionality tries to make visible the multiple factors that structure our experiences of oppression, and against which we have to struggle."


-- Anna Carasthasis         


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LGBT Speakers Bureau Training

January 23 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.          

LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room    


SB Speakers Bureau is a group of LGBT and allied community members (students, staff, and faculty) trained to represent the diversity of the UCSD LGBT Community to a variety of groups and organizations. These groups and organizations are particularly interested in providing knowledge on LGBT issues, issues such as perpetuation of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and the need for more representation of queer people of color, queer womyn of color, trans folks, etc. Participation is Speakers Bureau is completely voluntary. For more information, please contact 

Funky Fresh Fridays              

Session 2: Barre Tone   

January 18 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room 

Every Friday of Winter quarter the LGBT Resource Center will host weekly fitness sessions in collaboration with Recreations. Join us in relieving stress in healthy, supportive, and fun ways. Winter quarter usually tends to be the quarter of burnout, so let's make it a healthy burn! The activities, levels of intensity, and times will vary each Friday. Wear comfortable clothes and supportive shoes. You may also want to bring water and a towel. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Michelle Strange at


For the full schedule of sessions click here.

Staff & Faculty Highlight 

SFA Meeting 

February 5 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room 


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. For more information, please visit the website or email Helen Mout at

Graduate Student Highlight


Hello All! My name is Anthony Del Real and I am the current Community-Based Block (CBB) Intern here at the LGBT Resource Center for this academic year. I am also a recent graduate from UCSD this past June. The CBB Program is a 1-year graduate program at San Diego State that promotes the development of its student's skills in effective multi-cultural counseling. Through my internship this year at the LGBT Resource Center, I am hoping to be able to make personal connections with community members at the Center; to learn, grow and develop with one another. Therefore, I am offering myself as a resource to you all. If you are interested in having a conversation, have lunch, and/or just chill, you can usually find me at the LGBT Resource Center on Thursday and Friday. I hope to meet more folks soon and thank you for your time! :)

UCSD Library New LGBT Resource


We have recently acquired the brand new database LGBT Thought and Culture  which can be accessed here

This rich resource will continuously have materials added to it, but we have access NOW to the current and all future content!   LGBT Thought and Culture is an online resource hosting the key works and, in future releases, archival documentation of LGBT underground political and social movements throughout the twentieth century and into the present day.  The collection will include select rare works from Alyson Books, Cleis Press, and Firebrand Books and major winners of both the Stonewall Book Awards and Lambda Literary Awards.  Also included will be personal papers of key figures and archival materials from local and national organizations; and seminal texts, letters, speeches, interviews, and ephemera covering the political evolution of gay rights as well as memoirs, biographies, poetry, and works of fiction that illuminate the lives of lesbians, gays, transgendered, and bisexual individuals and the community.

Nicholas Papadopoulos Endowed Lecture in Gay & Lesbian Studies  

Tea Time: Performance and the Making of Southern Black Gay History

January 28 | 6:00 p.m. Performance & 8:00 p.m. Reception

Atkinson Hall, Calit2 Auditorium


E. Patrick Johnson is a scholar, artist, and activist who has performed nationally and internationally and has published widely in the area of raced, gender, sexuality, and performance. For more information about the lecture please contact the Critical Gender Studies Program at  



Post-Apocalyptic QueEST Hike

January 26 | 10:00 a.m. 

Los Penasquitos   


We would like to welcome all of you to a new year with an organized hike in the beautiful Los Penasquitos, just several minutes drive from UCSD! Some sun and nature will also help your work or research - guaranteed!  


Please RSVP here so that we can see how many people are coming, as well as who needs/offering a ride. 

Inclusive Bible Study


If you're an LGBT* person of faith, you know how hard it is to find a community that affirms both your faith and your sexuality. If you're a straight ally, you know how frustrating it is to encounter people who share your faith but fail to love your LGBT* friends and family.


Any who are interested are invited to join us for a bi-weekly small group Bible study meeting in the Coast Apartments: every other Thursday at 7:30pm, starting this week. (Please reply to for the specific location & directions.) The group is affiliated with the Graduate Christian Fellowship at UCSD, and is open to non-LGBT* people; straight/cis folks make up about half the group. However, we are committed to maintaining a safe space for LGBT* people and those who love them to explore and express their faith.

CALL ME KUCHU Film Screening


CALL ME KUCHU is a compelling and intimate portrait of an ordinary man with extraordinary courage and conviction. The film also provides rare insight into a lesser examined sexual and gender rights movement, and sheds light on the shocking role of American evangelicals in fueling state-sanctioned homophobia in Uganda. It illustrates by example the ways in which grassroots human rights activists are working through international bodies such as the UN to change the situation in their countries.  

Full details about the San Diego screening can be found here:    

San Diego Foundation Scholarships      


The San Diego Foundation's 2013-2014 Common Scholarship Application is now available. The Foundation is the largest scholarship provider in San Diego County (outside of the university system). Our Common Scholarship Application uses one online form to access more than 100 scholarships. The online application has now launched; the last day to start an application is February 4, 2013 and the last day to submit an application is February 6, 2013. The San Diego Foundation's 2013-2014 Common Scholarship Application is now available. For more information visit 

TILs Talk Celebrate Diversity

February 21 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
UC San Diego, Robinson Auditorium   


The Triton International Leaders (TILs) would like to celebrate the diversity at UCSD and beyond our campus, by holding a TILs Talk Conference sometime between 6th and 8th week. We are currently looking for talented and creative students to audition for the chance to share with the community their appreciation and love for diversity! Students can share their thoughts in any art form, centering on the theme of "Celebrate Diversity". For auditions, please fill out the Google form here and we will be in contact with you. Deadline to sign up for auditions is Thursday, January 31. 

Contact: Shabnam Pedram at or by phone at (858)692-9288

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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 at or (858) 822-3493.


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