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Volume 50 Issue 3
January 25, 2013

comm[UNITY]: a collaborative art project

January 28 - February 1 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.          

LGBT Resource Center      

What is community? What does community mean to you? What do you find valuable in community? Express your thoughts about the community, to the community through small postcards that you can design and whatever you like on them. At the start of each day there will be new postcards up on the Family Wall along with the old ones, with the complete collage being available to view starting Week 5. For any questions and/or concerns please feel free to email Kevin at
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"I know I'm not perfect and I don't claim to be, but before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean."


-- Bob Marley          


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If you would like to submit an item to the newsletter, please send it by Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. to and type "For Newsletter" in the subject line. News items should be UCSD & LGBT focused.
Film Screening: "Black is Black Ain't"
February 5 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.          

LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room    


This documentary by filmmaker Marlon Riggs explores issues of black cultural identity in America, intermixing footage of performers like poet Essex Hemphill and choreographer Bill T. Jones with insight and analysis by prominent voices in culture, race relations, and media such as Angela Davis, Bell Hooks, and Cornel West. 

Funky Fresh Fridays              

Session 3: Pilates Strength    

January 25 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.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

Campus Climate Intern, Jahmese Fort  

Hey everyone!

My name is Jahmese and this is my second year in the Communication Ph.D. program. I'm serving as the Campus Climate Intern for this school year. My responsibilities include organizing events that provide a forum for graduate students to build supportive communities with one another. I work closely with each of the campus community centers and am holding office hours this quarter in the LGBT Resource Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 - 5:00PM. You can also reach me by email at I look forward to meeting you all and hearing your ideas for community building events.


Jahmese Fort

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  



Baby Shower for Alanna, You're Invited! 


We hope you can join us

for a baby shower for

Alanna Aiko Moore

in anticipation for her and Jan Estrellado's little one


Thursday, February 7th, 2013


at the UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center


Sweets and drinks provided


Hosted by friends and staff of the LGBT Resource Center

for our long-time Advisory Board member and former Board chair, Alanna,

and the former Assistant Director of the LGBT Resource Center, Jan


Please RSVP to Michelle Strange at by Monday, February 4th
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.

Gender Buffet: Cyberstalking and Healthy Relationships 

January 25 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.   

Women's Center  


Twitter. Tumblr. Facebook. Google. There are so many ways to stay connected, but sometimes it's hard to tell who is checking up on you... Come to a discussion facilitated by Lana Tamalpas from SARC and sairah-awan khan from the Women's Center on internet privacy and get  tips about online safety, privacy settings, texting/sexting, social networks, and how to protect personal information.


If you'd like updates on the event, find the event on FB: "Gender Buffet: Cyberstalking and Healthy Relationships":!/events/225029517632867/


Caffeine and snacks will be served. And the Women's Center isn't just for women.


Questions/Concerns about our programs and accessibility? Contact us by phone (858) 822-0074, email (, come by our physical space, or find us on Facebook! 

Abreast Magazine Submissions  

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Interested in expressing your creativity and having your work published in a quarterly social justice magazine? The UCSD Women's Center is looking for submissions for the Winter issue of its ABREAST magazine. The theme for Winter Quarter is "I Am An Emotional Creature: In What Ways Do Our Perceptions Of Masculinity and Femininity Affect Our Emotional Selves And Relationships With Others?" The theme is open to your interpretation, however possible topics include discussions of mental health and illness, prevention or allowance of emotional expression, emotion within the family, and the stereotyped relationship between emotional expression and womanhood. Please email edited submissions to by Monday, February 4th, with "newsletter" in the subject line, or stop by the Women's Center located in the Original Student Center.

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. 

Careers for Ethnic Studies Majors Panel

January 29 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Career Services Center, Horizon Room   


Learn about the diverse career paths of professionals that graduated with a degree in Ethnic Studies! Through our panel discussion, gain personal insight on how your studies can be applied to your professional development and learn about the various career resources available. You will have the opportunity to hear from alumni working in the fields of education, community development, medicine, and law. All majors welcome! Food will be provided.

For more information, please contact Daisy Rodríguez at


UCSF LGBT Health Conference Info Session

February 5 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room   


The UCSF Annual LGBT Health Conference is coming up!  Are you interested in attending? Be sure to come to our meeting for more information about the conference and the opportunity to meet new club members!


Everyone regardless of sexual orientation is welcome! Contact email:


Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Thank you to the LGBT Resource Center community for participating in the donation drive for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2013. The donations were delivered to the San Diego Rescue Mission and were greatly needed and appreciated.


Thank you all again for your participation and support!


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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