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Volume 50 Issue 6
February 15, 2013
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

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"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."


        -- Maya Angelou             


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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.


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:

Communication Breakdown 

March 4 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room   


Hello Community! Having communication problems in community? Come join us in an attempt to begin addressing our communication breakdowns. Fofie Amina Bashir will be our guest helping navigate through activities on mindfulness, paired conversations, and art expression.

Funky Fresh Fridays              

Session 5: Court SKillz    

February 15 | 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.

LGBT RC Intern Alumni Reflections: The Ins and Outs 

Haley Ausserer, Intern Class 2001-2002


I volunteered and subsequently interned at the LGBTRC from 2001-2002. I was there when Shaun was hired, and what an exciting time that was! I worked with members of QPOC to coordinate two Generation Q youth conferences, visiting high schools all over the San Diego area to recruit attendees. With my passion for reading and LGBT history, I also made it a personal priority to grow our library. My experiences with the wonderful people I met through the LGBTRC are my favorite memories from the time I spent at UCSD. I learned so much about community organizing, effective communication, and being a responsible and respectful white ally from the amazing people with whom I had the great fortune to collaborate.


*For full story and other intern reflections 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!!!

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!

Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women

February 27 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

UC San Diego Women's Center  


Women's Center LogoPlease join us for the celebration of the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women's (CSW) 25th anniversary in partnership with the UC San Diego Women's Center. This event includes a networking reception, remarks from Linda S. Greene, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and a review of CSW's 25 years of accomplishments. For more information visit:


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.

At Least We Look Good: UCSD  

The Musical Art & Activism Film Screening 

February 22 |8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
UCSD, Multipurpose Room 


At Least We Look Good: The Musical tells the untold story of a remarkable odyssey and dramatic love. Join us in the epic journey of singing robots, monsters, and orphans. This is everything you have ever experienced before. Be prepared for an unforgettable night!
Admission is free and there will also be deli sandwiches.   

Gender Beyond Boundaries Graduate Conference for Gender Research

February 22 | 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 am

UCSD Social Sciences Building, Rooms 107 & 101 


This graduate student research conference will showcase gender scholarship across multiple disciplines at UC San Diego and San Diego State University. The goal of this conference is to examine the myriad historical roots of gender inequalities and their contemporary consequences. Research panels will highlight the significance of gender in diverse topics such as food and food movements, global and local politics, discursive representations, and modern social institutions.


The conference will conclude with a keynote address from Susan Cayleff, Professor of

Women's Studies at San Diego State University.


Lunch and refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact 

Vagina Monologues

February 27 | March 1-2 | 8:00 p.m.

Price Center, Ballroom East   


V-Day at UCSD is part of a larger international campaign that puts on the production of The Vagina Monologues every February. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, fundraise, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. We are selling "I <3 Vagina" bracelets and vagina shaped chocolate lollipops, everyday for on Library Walk for a $1 each, to help further raise funds for resource centers.


The show airs on Feb. 27th, March 1st, and March 2nd at the Price Center East Ballroom. Doors will open at 7pm, and the show starts at 8pm. The show sellouts, so buy tickets now at the box office or online at Tickets are $12.50 for students and $14.50 for non-UCSD students. 100% of the proceeds from the show go towards anti-violence campaigns.

New Course Announcement, BILD 95

Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Biology and Medicine 


This interactive, 1 unit, discussion-based course will examine the practice and philosophy of science from a multicultural perspective, the historical use and misuse of science in biomedical research and social policies, and issues of race and medicine in a post-genomic age. Two disease case studies will help us explore these themes in more depth. The last two sessions of the class will be reserved for presentation and discussion of ethical issues that arise throughout the course.

The course meets on the following Thursdays, 2-3:20 pm: April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16 at York 3010. The course title is BILD 95, Section ID: 776343.

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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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