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Volume 51 Issue 3
April 12, 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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 Mon. - Thurs.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Sat. & Sun.
LGBT RC Visitors
  Spring Quarter
 Week 1
Students: 198          
Staff: 14         
Alumni: 6        
Faculty: 1         
Guest: 11          
Total: 230      



Engelberto Macias

Preuss Intern 




I am Engelberto Macias, the new Preuss Intern at the LGBT Resource Center. I'm a Senior at the Preuss School UCSD, and I'm excited to intern here! A fun fact about me, is that I'm

I wanted to work at the LGBT RC because I wanted to learn more about the LGBT community, meet people, and get the experience of being able to intern here. Also I'm dedicated to trying to educate people about equality for people of all types.


I like to read, surf, run, and spend long periods of time on the internet. That's normal right? When I graduate highschool I plan on attending CSU Fullerton, or Northridge, (haven't decided) and study Mechanical Engineering. Something people don't know about me, is that I'm the oldest of six, so I have five younger siblings. So I've learned to be patient, and I'm used to loud constant noise. Well that's me, and I'm looking forward to interning!


What do people at the LGBT RC do to destress?


Eat comfort food.



Find someone to hug.

Watch Gilmore Girls.

Watch movies.


Play Mindcraft or Sin City.


Do a little dance

"Some women wait for something to change and nothing does change so they change themselves."
-- Audre Lorde

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Volunteers Needed for Out and Proud Week

April 22 - April 26


volunteers Out and Proud week is an exciting week of LGBTQ community visibility, celebration, and private reflection. The success of Out and Proud Week depends on the work of volunteers. If you're interested in lending your energetic support, please sign up at resource center's front desk or email Vinny at 
with your availability! Even one hour of your time is appreciated. There will be a party on Friday to celebrate your involvement.

Here's the volunteer schedule:

Monday - Friday, April 22- April 26
8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Build the rainbow balloon arch (at the RC)
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Set up on library walk
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Tabling and community building
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Clean up


Funky Fresh Fridays              

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!


Every Friday the LGBT Resource Center will host weekly fitness sessions in collaboration with Recreations. Join us in relieving stress in healthy, supportive, and fun ways. 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.

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Dear community,


As many of you may know, I have been preparing for graduate school this year. I was accepted to the University of Maryland, College Park's Student Affairs Concentration program and will be leaving the LGBT Resource Center. My last day at UC San Diego will be June 14. Please reach out to me before the quarter ends, as I would love to stay goodbye. If you can't connect with me individually, please come to my goodbye party on Friday of week 9, May 31 at 3pm at the LGBT Resource Center. You all have made my time here at the LGBT Resource Center so meaningful and I truly hope our relationships withstand the long distance.


In terms of the next steps, there is currently a search committee in process for the Operations Coordinator position. We will be looking to interview late Spring and hiring a new person in the Summer. If you have any questions, please contact Shaun Travers at


While it is difficult to say goodbye, I am looking forward to the next steps. I really appreciate all of the energy you all have given me throughout my time at UC San Diego.


In community,


Michelle Strange


Help Plan UCSD's Participation in San Diego Pride!


It's that time of the year! The LGBT Resource Center will be gathering a small committee to help plan UCSD's participation in San Diego Pride. The committee will discuss ideas for what our group should do in the parade, routines/dances, arts and designs, and more. If you are interested in being a part of the committee, please write a short paragraph expressing your interests and skills you might bring to the planning committee. Please email your paragraph by April 19 or any questions you may have to Shaun Travers

Rainbow Graduation - Register Now! 



This year's Rainbow Graduation is June 8th, 4-6pm at the Great Hall in ERC. If you are graduating this year, we encourage you to be a part of the ceremony! Please register online the LGBT Resource Center website, Just look in the lower right hand corner under Events! Contact Shaun Travers at if you have any questions.

LGBT RC Intern Alumni Reflections: The Ins and Outs 

Val Burns, Intern Class 2000-2002

When I worked at the lgbt resource center from 2000 until 2002, we were a fledgling organization. It was Shaun, Miley and I. Debbie got hired in 2001 I think. We put booths up at all the school fairs and I tried to connect with the local community in SD by creating fliers, and bilingual at that. This job inspired me to write lgbt op Ed articles in the guardian (google me and guardian), intern for Toni Atkins as well as the ngltf in dc and work on legislation at the federal level. Shaun is a great leader and very inspiring person. Without him I may not be the person I am today. I am no longer as connected to the community here in Portland, but I do little things to advocate: donate to Hrc and ACLU and coach youth rugby and serve as a mentor. Great memories at UCSD!

Staff & Faculty Highlight 

Out to 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 Highlight

Grad Student Kickback 

April 22 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Home Plate  


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.

UCSD Library New LGBT Resource

Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement - Marc Stein


This engaging book examines the history of the gay and lesbian movement in the United States, focusing on the years 1950-1990. Noting that many college textbooks on U.S. history offer only passing reference to the LGBT past, Stein seeks to fill that gap and, in the process, synthesize what we know of the gay and lesbian movement's successes and failures. The book offers a close look at homophile activism of the 1950s and 1960s, moves on to the rise of gay liberation and radical lesbian feminism of the 1970s, and then to the issue-driven (e.g. AIDS, legal reforms, media representation) activism of the 1980s. An introductory chapter looks at the early history (1500-1940) of same sex love in America, while a concluding chapter gives a brief overview of the social and political landscape since 1990. A "suggestions for further reading" bibliography offers an excellent topical breakdown of important works in the field. This book is available online at a .

Black Queer Film Series 

April 23-25   
 This film series will be in conjuction with Out and Proud Week. The film series focuses on the intersections of sexuality, race, and gender as they are enacted through cinema and how the multiple intersections of blackness are deployed through film.
Schedule of films:
Finding Me Truth, April 23: 3:30pm-5:30pm, CCC Communidad Lounge
Brother Outside, April 24: 5:30pm-7:00pm, CCC Communidad Lounge
The Skinny, April 25: 6:00pm-7:30pm, LGBT Resource Center

Abreast Call for Submissions 

Women's Center Logo The UCSD Women's Center is looking for submissions for the spring issue of its ABREAST magazine. In lieu of Sexual Assault Awareness month, the theme for Spring Quarter is, Allies to Survivors: What does care and support for survivors of grief and trauma look like? Or how should this care and support be given?

Please email edited submission to by May 15th. 

Gender Buffet 

Fridays | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.   

Women's Center 

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, each Gender Buffet this month will deal with issues around healthy sexuality, consent and support. Please join us every Friday from 12-1:30 for Gender Buffet at the Women's Center!
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! 

Cross-Cultural Center Presents: Community Workshop Series 

Thursdays | Various Times   

Cross Cultural Center, Art Space 


Do computer applications and social networking tools confuse you? Want to learn some basic skills to improve marketing and outreach for your programs? Come out to one or two (or all!) of our weekly workshops! These workshops touch upon different tools to improve communication, office skills, and marketing. Come learn how to access these expensive programs for free, gain useful tips on marketing, and develop technical skills that can translate to any field!


For more information, contact Maggie Quan at

VOX Voices for Planned Parenthood

Wednesdays | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.   

LGBT Resource Center, Family Room 


We're a pro-choice student org on campus that is directly affiliated with planned parenthood. We talk about current events and policies that apply to reproductive and women's health. We also hold group discussions about gender sexuality relationship related topics. But we need YOU! Currently we are looking for members to help us transition to the next school year!

Come through for more info! You'll find us in the LGBTRC family room, Wednesdays from 5-6pm. Or email us at

Made in Mexico: Globalized Capitalism, Labor, and Gender in Maquiladora Factories

April 24 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.    

Price Center, Warren College Room 

On April 24th, UCSD will welcome representatives from the Ollin Calli collective union based in Tijuana, Mexico. Ollin Calli is an independent worker-run union representing maquiladora factory workers in Tijuana. Maquiladoras are factories in Tijuana and other border towns along the US-Mexico Border that are within free-trade zones. These free-trade zones allow US companies to import manufactured goods on a tariff-free and duty-free basis. Maquilladoras have been associated with violence, particularly in the border town of Juarez in which huge numbers of femicides have taken place since 1993. Two former maquiladora workers will join us at 5:00pm.

We Are Tritons Audio Recordings  


Beginning in the fall of 2013, incoming undergraduate students will be taking an online program called "We Are Tritons" that will introduce them to the diverse UC San Diego community.  We are looking for volunteers to do voice recordings that will be used throughout this program!  In order to truly represent UC San Diego's diverse student culture, we need YOU!  If you are interested in participating, please contact Chris Higa, a staff member of UC San Diego's Health, Recreation & Well-Being department. You can reach him at, or 408.646.7222.  We look forward to hearing back from you and thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to help introduce incoming students to UC San Diego's welcoming community. 


UCSD Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus   


UC San Diego, along with all of the UC campuses, will be a Smoke and Tobacco-free campus by January 2014. UC San Diego's date to go Smoke and Tobacco-free is September 1, 2013. This will contribute to a healthy environment for all staff, students, faculty and visitors.

If you are a student and a smoker who would like to quit, Student Health Services can help. You can make an appointment with a Health Educator at Student Health Services by calling (858) 534-5571. Smoking cessation appointments at SHS are free, and cessation aids are available.  If you prefer phone counseling to help you quit, call the California Smokers' Helpline at (800) NOBUTTS.

Get Yourself Tested   


The UC San Diego Student Health Advocates present "Get Yourself Tested", a video about how to talk to partners about getting tested for sexually transmitted infections: 

Testing can be done on a walk-in basis at Student Health Services.

For more information visit


Sprinkles 2013 Call for Papers   


Sprinkle, a peer-reviewed, undergraduate Sexual Diversity Studies journal, seeks academic submissions for Fall 2013 edition. Papers should be 1500-2000 words in length and show critical engagement with contemporary feminist issues with an emphasis on law and policy implications.
Please send submissions via e-mail as .docx, .doc,  or .rtf files in APA format to with the subject heading: "submission for law & policy special issue." In the email please include the following information: name as you would like it to appear in the journal; email address; institution of study, and a 100 word bio. Your essays should be 'blinded' meaning that they should contain no information that would identify the author. Papers must be submitted by April 15th, 2013.
Sprinkle looks forward to diverse and innovative submissions!



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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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