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Volume 51 Issue 5
May 3, 2013

Queer Black Socials               

May 6 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
LGBT Resource Center, Heritage Room

Community Queer Black Socials are closed spaces for Black people to talk about queer issues. Its primary focus is for Black students, staff, faculty, community members, and alumni to connect and build community with each other. This social's topic is on gender identity and expression. Please join us for community and conversation. If you can make it, please email Michelle Strange at If you are unavailable, the last social of the year will be June 7 from 12-1:30pm.
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8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Sat. & Sun.
LGBT RC Visitors
  Spring Quarter
 Week 4
Students: 194          
Staff: 16         
Alumni: 3        
Faculty: 1         
Guest: 6          
Total: 220      


Where do people at the LGBT RC love to eat?
Amarain Thai

Punjabi Tandoor

El Salvadoreno
The Boiling Crab 
Sushi Deli
Phils BBQ
Soup Plantation
"Because the truth is, we need each other. We need each other."
-- Mia Mingus

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Funky Fresh Fridays              

Triton Training (Outdoor Bootcamp)       

May 10 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 .m.
Meet at the LGBT Resource Center 

Get ready for the Triton Games with this outdoor bootcamp class that will challenge your strength, endurance and agility.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

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 

Deano Caisip, Intern Class 2007-2008

I'm very happy to hear that the UCSD LGBT RC internship program is now on its 10th year! I'm extremely grateful to have been a part of this program five years ago. I can't believe it has been that long! I learned so many things as an intern of the Resource Center, and I am very happy to say that I will not be the empowered, creative, and confident person that I am now without the experiences I learned there. Working with such skilled and dedicated people during my time as an intern/ student was one of the best things that has ever happened to me, and I could not be more proud to have had the opportunity to grow with my beautiful peers.

Staff & Faculty Highlight 

SFA Meeting 

May 7 | 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

Celebrating Moms    

May 10 | 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Mesa Grad Housing, Community Room #9126     


It's difficult not to be impressed by the hard work of graduate student parents which often goes without praise. Please bring your children and partners to Mesa Graduate Housing as we make gifts and enjoy refreshments in celebration of Mothers' Day.

UCSD Library New LGBT Resource

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launched a couple of weeks ago, providing access to a wide array of digitized material from American libraries, archives, museums and other cultural institutions. This resource is freely available online, so it doesn't technically count as a "new library resource" for UCSD. However, DPLA and similar digital repositories (including HathiTrust, and Google Books) are important resources to keep in mind when you're looking for research material. You can often find items such as pamphlets, interviews, government reports, images and newsletters, in addition to full text books. Due to copyright restrictions, much of what you'll find in these free online collections are older titles. Because of that, you'll need to be creative with keyword searches: "queer" may not be as useful as "homosexual" when looking for documents from many years ago. Most of the repositories provide a variety of ways to focus a search to a specific type of media, language, date and so on. If you need assistance, though, feel free to contact the Library for help or suggestions for other resources.


Gender Buffet 

May 3 & 10 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.   

Women's Center 

Week 5: Wellness for Activists
Feeling burnt out? Doriane from CAPS will share tools on how to transform stress into self-care. We all know spring quarter is cray...give yourself some love.

Week 6: Vision Boarding
Not sure what you want to do with your life? Don't freak out. Join us for a fun activity to get you thinking about it! 

Beyond the Model Minority: What's Really Going On With Asian American Students in College 

May 9 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.    

Cross Cultural Center, Comunidad Room 

Corinne Maekawa Kodama is project manager for the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership at Loyola University Chicago. She was the co-editor and contributor to Working With Asian American Students, the first sourcebook designed for college professionals on Asian American student issues. In addition to publishing research on Asian American student development and identity, she has presented workshops and trainings on a variety of Asian American college student issues around the country. Corinne is currently pursuing her Ph.D in Higher Education Administration at Loyola and has a M.A. in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland. 

Black Women's Collective 

May 8 & 22 |5:00 p.m. 

Women's Center    


Join us for food, fun, and conversation. Share your experiences and connect with each other Black women at UCSD.


Film Screening (SJ)

May 22 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Cross Cultural Center, Art Space  

 Come enjoy popcorn, nachos, and relax! We will be watching The Little Mermaid with a critical social justice lens and having a short discussion.


SIP Debunking the Asian Model Minority myth in Family and Academics with Guest Speaker Corinne Korama Week 6, May 9th 5:30-7:30pm Communidad ALL


Come out and listen to Asian American Guest Speaker Corinne Kodama talk about the myths of the Model Asian Minority relating to college, family, and academics! She will be sharing her experiences along with providing a space for students to ask questions

UCSD Hosts Traditional POWWOW 

May 4-5 

Warren Field


The University of California, San Diego will celebrate its 3rd annual Powwow from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 5 on the campus's Warren Field. The festival is open to the public and will feature a number of attractions including Native American arts and crafts, food, dancing and singing.


Themed "Empowering Our Native Women," the event will honor all Native American women in recognition of the recent passing of the Violence Against Women Act, which includes protection for Native Americans, as well as same-sex couples and immigrants. The event will also celebrate the cultural contributions and efforts of all Native American women who include mothers, grandmothers, aunts, daughters and sisters.

For more information on UC San Diego's 3rd annual Powwow, go to

Non-Sexist Dance: Spring Fling

May 11 |9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. 

Price Center Plaza    


 The Non-Sexist Dances are hosted by the LGBTQIA at UCSD. They are a time-honored campus tradition going strong for over 20 years. LGBTQIA is committed to providing a friendly, open, hate-free atmosphere where everyone, Queers and Allies, can come together in a safe space. If you have issues with queers, have misogynistic tendencies, etc. leave them at the door. Bust a move on the dance floor, meet new people, and enjoy a fabulous night with friends! Bring whomever you want, regardless of gender. This is a NON-SEXIST DANCE!

Gang Girl Film Screening 

May 7 | 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Cross Cultural Center


Gang Girl: A Mother's Journey to Save Her Daughter is a documentary that Goodloe hopes will shed important light on the growing problem of girls joining gangs.

Although Gang Girl is one woman's journey, it's a documentary that illuminates the universal themes of belonging, hopelessness and how the negative societal impact of gang activity affects us all.

Join us for a rich film that does gender, race, sexuality, class, and gang culture.  We encourage folks to think about their relation to the film and how they can foster solidarity and connections to communities they do and don't identify as.


For any questions: Please contact Eliseo at

QxAPI: Spoken Word Workshop ft. DJ Kuttin' Kandi 

May 21 | 6:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cross Cultural Center   


A collaboration between the QPOC WAF Retention Coordinator and the APSA Community RISE Coordinator of SPACES, the purpose of this QxAPI Spoken Word workshop is to collectively engage in a space that centers conversations around race, gender, sexuality, class, nationality, and (dis)ability, and to push for artistic interactions and experiences that bridge different communities. In recognition of the Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Celebration and Mental Health Awareness Month during May, this event will feature DJ Kuttin' Kandi, who will be performing and engaging in a spoken word workshop with community. Please join us for this event, and if you have any questions, feel free to contact Alina Sau at, or Irving Ling at  


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. 

QPOC 12th Annual High School Conference

May 25


qpocThe high school conference is a day-long event in which students from all over San Diego will have the opportunity to participate in a series of academic-based and social justice-based workshops.

This year's theme, "Out in Silence: Raising Our Resistance" is dedicated to connecting high school students, queer youth of color, and all participants to social justice issues that affect Queer/LGBT youth.


There are three sessions for the workshops, separated by the different topics: academic-based, LGBT youth issues, and action (what can you do?). 

We hope that you will join us as we collectively learn the knowledge and create the tools for youth and for ourselves to rise out multiple silences and raise resistance. The application can be accessed at: For any questions, please contact Victor Jacobo at, or UCSD QPOC at Thank you! Applications are due by May 15 at 7pm.

National Transgender Health Summit

May 17-18  


The 2013 National Transgender Health Summit (NTHS) integrates the expertise of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health in order to provide a unique and exceptional educational forum for disseminating cutting edge research, increasing clinical skills among health care professionals of all backgrounds.


Full program information including speakers and session available at the NTHS website.

Click here for more details.

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.
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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  


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