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Volume 50 Issue 7
February 22, 2013

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.


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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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Picture Day!
February 27 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room   


Explore identity and self-expression through photographic portraiture. Discuss posture, body language, and cultural expectations, then challenge and queer up traditional markers in a portrait session! 

Missed Intersections Part 2 
February 28 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
LGBT Resource Center, Family Room    


volunteers Come participate in a community dialogue about intersectionality. A dialogue which will not be a closed space, but a space for anyone who embodies any set of identities to come to this dialogue and speak about their experiences. There will be snacks and refreshments. Look forward to seeing you there!  

Queer Men of Color Space 
February 28 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
LGBT Resource Center, Heritage Room    


Community A space for Queer Men of Color to critically dialogue about healthy relationships, mentorships, and sex positivity. 

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.
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:

Funky Fresh Fridays              

Session 6: Zumba    

February 22 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 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 

Chris Gauthier, Intern Class 2008-2009


I find that for myself, times of great turbulence and change make me question whether or not what I am doing is worth pursuing. The UCSD LGBT Resource Center provided the perfect environment for a catalyst of growth, the speed of which resembles a beautiful hot mess. There were moments where I felt deeply connected to what was going on, like teaching about the inextricability of gender and all other ways of experiencing the self. Working at the LGBT Resource Center provided an opportunity for me to grow as a whole person, not just within my sexuality. It was a complex endeavor. I would trade nothing for my experience at the LGBT Resource Center: while being there was not always fabulous, the depth, knowledge and wisdom I gained as a human being far outreaches what I would have been able to grasp elsewhere.


*For full story and other intern reflections click here

Staff & Faculty Highlight 

SFA Meeting 

March 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

Your Space 

LGBT RC Welcome graduate students to the UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center. Our Center serves all constituents of the UC San Diego community, including and especially our graduate students. Our space is open to all constituents, although we know from our statistics that the majority of the folks who use our space on a daily basis are undergraduate students. However, our second largest category is graduate students, so we encourage you to make the Resource Center your own.


Grad students: this space is yours! Please use the LGBT Resource Center to hold your office hours and small seminar classes. You can fill out a room reservation form here. Our conference room provides a great study space for many graduate student study groups, presentations, and research based work. The Heritage Room is also a great space to work or take a nap after reading and grading. If you want to get more connected with others, hang out in the Family Room around our brand new table, ottomans, or chairs. Between the library, computers with free printing, and cozy couches, you are certain to find community at the LGBT Resource Center.

UCSD Library New LGBT Resource
Critical queer studies: law, film, and fiction in contemporary American culture

 Critical Queer Studies, written by Casey Charles, examines contemporary films and documentaries that dramatize the intersection of law and queer life. Through critical analysis of films such as Milk, Brokeback Mountain and Boys Don't Cry, the author illustrates how film and fiction integrate and influence queer legal issues such as jury selection, same sex marriage, unwanted sexual advance and hate crimes. The author acknowledges the still prevailing "mythos of catastrophe" in queer productions: Harvey Milk fatally shot by a homophobic colleague, the murder of Matthew Shepard, the rape and murder of Brandon Teena. Yet, Charles concludes with a suggestion that films such as these may ultimately help establish viewers' acceptance of queer individuals. This book is available in both print and electronic formats at the UCSD Library; find them by searching the library catalog at .

Diversity Toolkit Workshop Series: Workshop Part 2

February 22 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Cross Cultural Center, Art Space 


UCSD Native American/American Indian students will talk about their personal stories, their roles in the Native American Student Alliance (NASA) and their career goals for the future. Please RSVP to

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 

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:


Gender Buffet: Gender Equity Forum with CSW 

March 1 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.   

Women's Center 


The Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) and Gender Buffet will be hosting a forum to figure out what issues women encounter at UCSD, such as underrepresentation, lack of mentorship, and healthcare.


CSW is a committee that makes policy suggestions to the Chancellor. In the past, it has been forums like these that have led to the creation of lactation rooms- thanks to community members who raised awareness of their absence, simply by speaking about them. Please join us for food and let us know what is on your mind. Free caffeine and food will be served. 

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!

Racialization in the Media Lecture Series

February 25 | 6:30 p.m.

Price Center, East Ballroom

 We would like to invite you to attend the second of our quarterly Racialization in the Media Lecture Series of the 2012-13 academic year. This winter, Miles Maker, Marketing Producer of the film Pariah (2011) will be speaking.
In response to incidents following the Compton Cookout, Winter 2010, the lecture series was created that following fall to educate and bring awareness to the power of popular media and how it shapes how people view race, gender, sexuality and other forms of intersectional identities. This quarter, we hope to cater to many more with a screening of Pariah followed by a talk by Miles Maker along with some food from Louisiana Fried Chicken San Diego and the Secret Cookie Service.



Let it Flow: A Night of Spoken Word 

February 26 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price Center, East Ballroom

"Let It Flow": A Night of Spoken Word. Come enjoy some amazing spoken word performances by major artists Michael Klam and Viet Mai, free and delicious soul food, open mike spoken word student performances, and featured community projects from "Speak Out, Be Heard". All of this will be taking place on Tuesday, February 26th at 7:00pm in the Price Center, East Ballroom. Put on by Sixth College Residential Life. See you all there!

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.

Study Abroad: LGBT Concerns

March 5 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Dolores Huerta Room

Being LGBT can be a concern if you want to study abroad, so express it and get your questions answered! There will be information about University of California Education Abroad Program,and Professor Meg Wesling is our guest speaker. There will be free food, awesome people, and a very informative Q&A panel featuring returnees from all over the world. If you have any questions, please email

Volunteer Abroad: HIV/AIDS Prevention in Tanzania 


Our service-learning programs offer university students and young professionals from all backgrounds a chance to limit the impact of HIV/AIDS in Tanzania by leading HIV prevention and education campaigns in rural villages.  Be part of a team of international volunteers helping to deliver SIC's comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in remote and under-served areas. Volunteers live with a Tanzanian family, participate in community activities and mobile HIV testing campaigns, travel through East Africa, and get hands on experience with the complex realities of the global health field.  This is an incredible opportunity to volunteer with a proven organization that continues to make a sustainable impact on the communities we serve.

Programs are 8-12 weeks and course credit/research opportunities are possible. Please visit our website for more information about the program and to download the application. Application deadline is February 28th.

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.

Participation in Research Opportunity


UC Davis psychologists have exciting opportunities for you to tell us about your experiences as an LGBT-identified person.


Lesbians, gay men, bisexual women and men, and queer-identified people - Tell us about your experiences with discrimination in the Everyday Experiences with Discrimination Study ( 

If you are transgender, tell us about your past experiences with misgendering in the Transgender Social Identity Survey (

If you are a bear- or cub-identified gay or bisexual man, tell us about how you display that identity in the Men's Body Image Study (

These opportunities are open only to people over the age of 18 years. If you have any questions, please contact the principal investigator Kevin A. McLemore at

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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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