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Out and Proud Week: Special Edition
April 22, 2013

Out and Proud Week

April 22-26

Mark your calendars for this year's Out and Proud Week! Out and Proud Week presents the largest opportunity for community visibility on the UCSD campus. It is a week-long group celebration and private reflection on the achievements of LGBTQI-identified students, staff, and faculty and our allies. It is also a time for public awareness and discussion of current LGBT issues on the state and national levels. We will table on Library Walk all week and will also have events each day. Vanidy Bailey will be a guest speaker. For more information or if you'd like to volunteer, please contact Shaun at

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8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
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Out for Lunch

April 22 | 12:00 p.m.
Library Walk 


Kick off this year's Out and Proud Week with a brown bag lunch on Library Walk by the rainbow balloon arch! We want ALL members of the LGBT community and our allies to be visible at the center of campus. Enjoy your lunch with friends and community around you.


Graduate Student Kick-Back

April 23 | 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m.   

Home Plate, next to RIMAC 


This event is a kick-back for graduate students to relax and connect with one another. Refreshments are provided. RSVP to This event is hosted by the quEST, LGBT Resource center,and the GSA.



Queer Mentor Appreciation Party

April 23 | 6:00pm-8:00 pm 

LGBT Resource Center, Family Room


Celebrate Out & Proud Week by showing appreciation to your mentor(s). This process looks different to every individual. Our mentors may help us to be out to ourselves, to others, or even just to help us to get in life. We will be creating community art that will be displayed in the Resource Center to value those mentors, and creating thank you cards to give to our mentors.

Queer Black Film Series Showing: "The Skinny"

April 24 | 5:00pm-7:00 pm

LGBT Resource Center



This film series focuses on the intersection of sexuality, race and gender as they are enacted through cinema and film. It seeks to bring to light how Blackness is performed within cinematic spaces, and how the multiple intersections of blackness are deployed through film. The Skinny is a feature film from award-winning writer/director Patrik-Ian Polk, tells the story of five black Brown University classmate s- four gay men and one lesbian - reuniting in the Big Apple for a weekend of sin, fun, secrets, lies and drama.

Dine Out for Life

All Day, Various Locations in San Diego


Don't miss The Center's sixth annual Dining Out for Life® San Diego! On Thursday, April 25, 2013, more than 100 restaurants, bars, coffee houses, nightclubs and more will donate 25-100% of sales to The Center's HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. Grab your family and friends and dine out for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Thursday, April 25 and 25%-100% of sales benefit The Center's HIV/AIDS initiatives.For more information, visit

Take Back the Night

April 25 | 7:00 p.m.  

Price Center Plaza


April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and UC San Diego remembers and activates our community on these issues with a speak out called Take Back The Night. Please attend this powerful evening, as we acknowledge the intersection of sexual violence and our community, and support those most deeply impacted by the sexual violence in our community. For more information, please visit  


Queer People of Color (QPOC) Out and Proud Week meeting

April 25 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.  

LGBT Resource Center, Family Room 


Are you a out and proud QPOCer? The don't miss QPOC's weekly meeting, which will feature the former Assistant Director of UC San Diego's LGBT Resource Center, Dr. Van Bailey, the current Director of the Office of BGLTQ Student Life for Harvard College.


Funky Fresh Friday's Out and Proud Week Edition! Zumba Party

April 26 |12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  

Library Walk


It's time to be proud and DANCE! Let's be happy, healthy and have some fun! Get your seat on Library Walk as we honor Out and Proud Week with some great self-care!


Feeling Myself: A Boi's Story on Empath Leadership by Dr. Van Bailey

April 26 | 3:00 p.m.  

Huerta/Vera Cruz rooms directly below the LGBT Resource Center


Join us for our closing keynote speaker, Dr. Van Bailey, the Director of the Office of BGLTQ Student Life for Harvard College and former Assistant Director of UC San Diego's LGBT Resource Center for his talk "Feeling Myself: A Boi's Story on Empath Leadership"

Celebrate Out and Proud Week Volunteers  

April 26 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

Dolores Huerta Room


Every year, volunteers in our community make Out and Proud Week happen; this is our chance to thank them.


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