Autmn Leaves banner
Volume 50 Issue 4
February 1, 2013
Transitions at UC San Diego, Robin's Departure 

Dear LGBT Resource Center Community,


Robin Nussbaum's last day at UC San Diego was yesterday, January 29, 2013.  I encourage you to stay in touch with our Center, our community and the team during this transition time. Each of you is vital to our community, its success and our ability to be affect campus climate for the better.  With Robin's transition out of the position, Michelle and I will both take on interim responsibilities to cover the work.  We will also strategically manage our programmatic and educational outreach so as to continue to meet our mission while being short staffed.


Thank you for your commitment to our work, our Center and our community.  If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact me directly and I would be happy to address them.


Shaun Travers, Ed.D.
Campus Diversity Officer & Director of the
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center

Rainbow Header
Navigation Menu

  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 3     
Students: 220     
Staff: 8    
Alumni: 5   
Faculty: 1     
Guest: 1     
Total: 235     


Samuel Carrillo
Preuss Intern 




Howdy folks! I am Samy Carrillo a high school senior at the Preuss School UCSD and I am a current intern here at the LGBT Resource Center. I've enjoyed meeting so many new and interesting folks here at the center and look forward to learning a bit more from all of you. As a youngster among all of you I am eager to learn many new things and building a sense of community. I hope to take with me lessons I learn here at the center when I start my own college adventure. Peace, Love and Caffeine. 


"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."


-- Marianne Williamson           


Find us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter
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. 

comm[UNITY]: a collaborative art project

February 1 | 8:00 a.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
Speakers Bureau Facilitator Training
February 20 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.          

LGBT Resource Center, Heritage Room    


SBIf you have received panelist training, then coming soon is the Speakers Bureau Facilitator Training! Becoming a facilitator is a perfect way to further your skill in public speaking, learn how to initiate critical conversations, and bring empowerment to those that are finding/using their voices! This is a LOW TIME COMMITMENT, so stop on by! In order to receive Facilitator training you must have done Panelist Training prior to the program. These are crucial skills to be an effective facilitator for whatever event, so don't miss out! Can't wait to see you all there! Please contact Thomas if you have any questions at

Funky Fresh Fridays              

Session 3: HIIT Circuit    

February 1 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 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

Works in Progress

February 21 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room   

Be sure to save the date for the upcoming Works in Progress event! It will be geared toward UCSD graduate students and will focus on scholarship involving the topics of disability and queerness.

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

Queer Masculinities: A Critical Reader in Education 


Queer Masculinities: A Critical Reader in Education is a new book that is a substantial addition to the discussion of queer masculinities, of the interplay between queer masculinities and education, and to the political gender discourse as a whole.  Enriching the discourse of masculinity politics, the cross-section of scholarly interrogations of the complexities and contradictions of queer masculinities in education demonstrates that any serious study of masculinity-hegemonic or otherwise-must consider the theoretical and political contributions that the concept of queer masculinity makes to a more comprehensive and nuanced understanding of masculinity itself.


You can read this e-book here:  and remember, the UCSD Library has many books on issues that you care about!!!

QPOC's 10th Annual Kiss-In

February 14 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  

Library Walk  


Please join us for QPOC's 10TH ANNUAL KISS-IN and support this queer gathering of rainbows, friends, community & FIERCE QUEER LOVE--romantic, platonic & otherwise--by being visible and present in whatever ways you are comfortable with--kissing a partner, hugging a friend, or getting wrapped in CAUTION tape with someone you know or want to know better! If you are interested in being involved / volunteering (i.e. building rainbow balloon arch @ 8am at LGBTRC, assisting with Kiss-In work party, handing out condom roses + lollipops the day of, etc.), please fill out this volunteer form:  

Gender Buffet: Bathroom Talk 

February 1 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.   

Women's Center  


 Ever stood waaaaay too long in line for the restroom, and eyed the other set of bathrooms, but were aftraid to go in? Ever wondered "I'm not wearing a dress. Why am I using this bathroom?"


Come for a screening of "Toilet Training" to be followed by a discussion of gender norms and trans issues. Caffeine and snacks will be served.


Find the event on facebook: "Gender Buffet: Bathroom Talk"


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  

Women's Center Logo  

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.

Survivor: Workshops 

February 7 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Cross Cultural Center, Conference Room 


 A workshop about facilitating workshops for students who have facilitated workshops.


Facilitating workshops takes practice and a little bravery. This workshop will serve as a space to heal from past experiences, roleplay tough situations, and learn and share tips for facilitating workshops. Empower yourself and others!

 Open to UCSD students who have experience facilitating workshops.


Please contact Maggie Quan for more information: Join the facebook event here.

Cross Cultural Center Breather Series 

February 5 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Cross Cultural Center, Art Space   


Take a breather from your schedule and make time to come pet and play with fluffies. Please contact Kevin Pham at for more information. This program is a collaboration with UCSD's The Zone and Therapy Dogs International Chapter.


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:


Divas in Denial

February 9 | 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Price Center, Ballroom East   


Come to Divas in Denial, a drag show hosted by LGBTQIA at UCSD! Invite all your friends and come to Price Center BALLroom East to werk, twerk, vogue, pose, dance, cry, laugh and serve shade with the best drag performers from UCSD and beyond! Drag kings that light up your world like nobody else!

Drag queens that set fire to the rain! Gender expressions and performances to make you gag over their perfection! Stan for your faves! LIP-SYNC FOR YOUR LIFE!

If you're interested in volunteering and performing, send an e-mail to!

Community Coalition Breakfast featuring UCSD Chancellor Pradeep Khosla

February 22 | 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 am

Hillcrest LGBT Community Center


Please save the date for a Community Coalition Breakfast featuring our new Chancellor, Pradeep Khosla on Friday, February 22, 7:30-9am at the San Diego LGBT Community Center in Hillcrest. This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet the new chancellor and hear about the exciting things that are coming up at one of the nation's most prestigious universities, our own UC San Diego! Joining Chancellor Khosla will be Paul Viviano, the new CEO of the UC San Diego Health System, and the new Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Linda Greene. Admission is free and open to the public, and breakfast will be available for $10. RSVP to Denise Serrano at, and see the event on Facebook.

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!

Student Regent Forum


We will discussing the major issues facing students and public higher education, as well as the process for applying to be the next Student Regent. There is a facebook event page, check it out for more information

Rainbow Header

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.


Copyright  2011 UCSD LGBT Resource Center. All rights reserved.