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Volume 51 Issue 7
May 17, 2013

Meet the Candidates for the Operations Coordinator Position at the LGBT Resource Center

LGBT Resource Center, Family Room    
LGBT RC Our search for a new Operations Coordinator at the LGBT Resource Center has begun, and we need YOUR input! Please join us for an open-forum lunch with candidates as they interview for this position. This person is an invaluable asset to our team and to our community; every person who enters the physical space of the LGBT Resource Center will interact with the Operations Coordinator. Bring your questions for the candidates. We would love your feedback on who YOU think will make a great fit for our Center and our team. Lunch will be provided.


Monday, May 20, 2013 | 12-1 p.m

Candidate: Vinny Uy 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | 12-1 p.m 

Candidate: Chris Datiles 

Thursday, May 23, 2013 | 12-1 p.m.

Candidate: Sy Simms 


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What show are people at the LGBT RC hooked on?
House of Cards

Adventure Time
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The Walking Dead
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Breaking Bad
New Girl
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Healing Through Racism              

May 30 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room


A  program which explores ways that we as a community, can come together and process through the trauma of racism. There will be conversations about different methods to stimulate healing. Come join us in arts and crafts, writing, and meditation.


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.


Funky Fresh Fridays              


May 31 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 .m.
LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room 

Zumba is the workout of the moment; you get your cardio workout to music with easy to learn moves.

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

LGBT RC Intern Alumni Reflections: The Ins and Outs 

Anthony Nunez, Intern Class 2006-2007

UC San Diego is like that lover who was originally supposed to be a one night stand, but someway, somehow, eight years later you're sitting at a coffeehouse (on your day off) figuring out how to describe your (seemingly) eternal love affair! My original plan when I transferred was to go to class, take my finals, and get the heck out of there. No friends, no social b.s., just business. But then I ran into this nondescript trailer next the Gilman Parking Structure, and attended the second annual Q Camp (or was it third? first? whatever, it was a long time ago). It was there that my career at UC San Diego was forever changed. My plan to remain aloof and unattached was shredded to pieces by many, many fierce, powerful, epic, and most of all, loving queers.

Staff & Faculty Highlight 

SFA Meeting   

June 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


Congratulations to Gibran Guido, a PhD candidate at UCSD, for being named one of  San Diego Pride's Spirit of Stonewall Honorees. The award is given out to individuals and organizations who have greatly impacted the Greater San Diego Community. Gibran has done vast amounts of work with the communities of Color here in San Diego and more recently, publishing an anthology in Queer Chicana/o studies. Thank you Gibran for all of your hard work!!


UCSD Library New LGBT Resource 

That's so gay! : microaggressions and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community / Kevin L. Nadal


Microaggressions are the casual verbal or behavioral slights, intentional or unintentional, that routinely communicate hostile or negative messages to people of a marginalized group. Research has shown microaggressions to affect a person's sense of identity, mental and physical health, and quality of life; at the institutional level, microaggressions contribute to inequities in education, employment and health care. While much of the literature on microaggressions focuses on race and racism, Nadal uses case studies and narratives to illustrate how these subtle forms of discrimination are directed at, and perceived by, those in the LGBT community. Separate chapters examine sexual orientation and gender identity microaggressions, while another looks at the "intersectional microaggression" experiences of LGBT people with multiple oppressed identities (e.g. race, economic class). The final chapter offers families, schools, employers and other institutions suggestions for easing microaggressions against LGBT people.  This book is available at Geisel Library.


Black Women's Collective 

May 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

Open Conversation: Microaggressions and Women in Higher Education

May 21 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.   

Women's Center 

Please join fellow women graduate students and Dr. Doriane Besson as we participate in an open conversation focused on microaggressions and our experiences in higher education. Microaggressions are offensive exchanges, whether intentional or unintentional, which include sublte derogatory, hostile or insulting attitudes.

Finding A Me Within Family

May 23 | 1:00 p.m.    

Women's Center 

Come join us as we discuss the influences our family made in shaping the person we are today. This is an opportunity for us to engage in dialogue and share about our own experiences! 

Kiki with Queers: A Celebration of Generations among Queer People of Color

May 26 |11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

Cross Cultural Center, Comunidad Room     


Come sit a spell and have some casual and/or critical conversations with our long loved alumni who have paved the way for some of us to have the knowledge on navigating different spaces at UCSD while enjoying a delicious lunch!


QxAPI: Spoken Word Workshop ft. DJ Kuttin' Kandi 

May 21 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:45 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  


UCSD Cross-Cultural Center Senior Dinner 

May 30 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.    

The annual Senior Dinner hosted by UCSD Cross-Cultural Center is approaching (TH, May 30th 5:00 - 7:00p) and we want to APPRECIATE YOU. Please provide some information about yourself here so that we make this a memorable moment.


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.

Religion, Sexuality and AIDS Coverage in the 1980s

May 30 |7:00 p.m.

UCSD, Great Hall


Diane Winston holds the Knight Chair in Media and Religion at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California. A national authority on religion and the media as both a journalist and a scholar, her expertise includes religion, politics and the news media as well as religion and the entertainment  

The talk will be followed by a panel session and Q&A with the audience. The panelists are Babak Rahimi, Associate Professor in the Department of Literature and Program for the Study of Religion; David Serlin, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Communication; Roshanak Kheshti, Assistant Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies; and Richard Madsen, Distinguished Professor, Department of Sociology.


Chican@ Legacy Mural

May 25  


Volunteer Trainings Chicano/a-Latino/a Arts & Humanities (CLAH) Program is very excited to host the Re-Dedication of "Chican@ Legacy Mural" with a series of events that include blessing of the mural, a screening of the new film "Cycles of Change" a Panel of Chicano Park Muralists and more!


All are welcome.  Come and bring a friend!

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.


July 4-6

San Francisco


 DesiQ 2013 is a conference of South Asian queer leaders, activists, artists and students coming together to advance issues important to the South Asian queer LGBTQIA community.  It happens every 5 years so don't miss this opportunity!  If you're interested in learning more about the event or would like to register, please visit our website at Early bird registration ends on May 15th!

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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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