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Volume 50 Issue 5
February 8, 2013
UCOP Campus Climate Survey, Your Voice Counts! 

If you think your voice doesn't count, think again. UC San Diego students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to share their opinions by participating in the University of California Campus Climate Study Survey. The system wide effort-believed to be the largest survey of its kind ever conducted-asks more than 430,000 individuals about their experiences with diversity and inclusion at work and on campus.  


Check your inbox!  As of January 22 you should have received a personalized link in an e-mail to take the survey.  


The data will be used to assess the learning, living and working environment- the campus climate- for people who go to school or work at UC. The more people who participate, the better the data will be.  With your help, we can further our goal of creating a welcoming environment that is safe, productive and nurtures all parts of our diverse community.  


Some incentives include (1) $10,000 undergraduate scholarship, iPads, (2) $5,000 faculty research grants, and more! 


For more information visit:

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Allen Rios
Preuss Intern 




Hello everyone! My name is Allen Rios and I am one of the Preuss School interns for this winter quarter. I love spending time at the Resource Center because I love interacting with people of different backgrounds and being able to connect with each person. This fall, I will be attending Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and hopefully pursuing a degree in Musical Theater. I hope to connect with even more people during these next 6 weeks of my internship. Have a beautiful day, y'all!


"When we turn from anger, we turn from insight."


-- Audre Lorde            


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Trans* Intersex Alliance Meeting 

February 11 | 5:00 p.m.   

LGBT Resource Center, Heritage Room   


Hi Everyone,

The first Trans* Intersex Alliance meeting of the quarter will be this coming Monday 2/11 at 5pm in the Heritage room. Tia is a safe space for any individual who falls under/in the Trans* spectrum and those who support them. If you have any questions feel free to contact Sy Simms at 

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

LGBT Resource Center, Heritage Room    


SB If 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

Come OUT to the Game: UC San Diego vs. Cal State Cal State East Bay Women's Basketball

February 22 | 5:30 p.m.    



 Join the UC San Diego LGBT community as we come OUT to the game: UC San Diego vs Cal State East Bay's Women's Basketball! UC San Diego Intercollegiate Athletics will be recognizing Shaun Travers, Director of UC San Diego's LGBT Resource Center, as the honorary coach for the game. Come out with all of your Triton LGBT pride and support the UC San Diego Tritons as they take on Cal State L.A.! Free for students, $5 for alumni and $9 general admission.

Funky Fresh Fridays              

Session 4: Vinyasa Flow    

February 8 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 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

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.
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: Modern Love 

February 15 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.   

Women's Center 


Do you feel awkward when someone opens the door for you? Do others care more about your single status than you do? Does Cosmo seem like it's full of nonsense? Is it weird having a significant other who's on campus? Does love really exist?

Come for a conversation at the Women's Center on modern relationships!
Want updates? Find us on Facebook: "Gender Buffet: Modern Love:"!/events/325095980925733/?notif_t=plan_edite

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!

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


Diversity Rainbow People 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

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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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