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Volume 51 Issue 8
May 24, 2013

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.


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Michelle's Goodbye Party

May 31 | 3:00 p.m. 

LGBT Resource Center   


Dear friends,


As many of you may know, Michelle Strange, our Operations Coordinator, will be leaving the LGBT Resource Center and is heading to the University of Maryland, College Park's Student Affairs Concentration program. Her last day at UC San Diego will be June 14. Please join us for a goodbye party on Friday of week 9, May 31 at 3pm at the LGBT Resource Center. We will celebrate her many years here at the RC, and send her off with some food and festivities.


Please RSVP Shaun Travers at if you can make it.


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

Queer Black Social 

June 7 |12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

LGBT Resource Center, Conference 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


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 

Brian Schaefer, Intern Class 2003-2004

Looking back, I can't even remember what I accomplished but I have the sense that my co-Arts and Culture intern, Miccaela Baird-Rosecrans, who I still think is one of the most beautiful women I've ever met, probably did a lot more than me. But what I gained from that opportunity was the understanding of how my love of arts and culture and my gay identity could influence and feed each other in remarkably rewarding ways. Up until that point, I had been coming to terms with, and developing separately, all the parts of me I valued most: being an artist, being a gay man, being a proud Jew. Now, living in Tel Aviv as a writer and journalist, and reporting on the arts and LGBT issues in Israel, it's clear to me where I learned to mash up all my different parts so that they would support and inform each other: It was in a small office, in a makeshift trailer, in the middle of a parking lot.

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

Greg G. Goldgof wins Grand Challenges Explorations grant


Greg G. Goldgof, a graduate student in UC San Diego's Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program and the Medical Science Training Program will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled "Outsmarting Malaria: Developing next generation anti-malarials that prevent the evolution of drug resistance."

"I am very appreciative that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has funded my proposal to develop a new technology for drug development to treat malaria," said Goldgof.  "This information will be used to prioritize drug candidates for clinical trials and to identify new malaria drug targets for future therapies."


For the full story click here.  

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.


Gender Buffet: GTL  

May 24 |12:00 p.m. 

Women's Center    


Do not just think, know: Get Tested Literally. Come join the Women's Center for an open dialogue about STI/STD screening. Bring yourself, your appetite, and your open minds as we explore and challenge assumptions, expectations, and stigma of sex and testing.


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!


UCSD Cross-Cultural Center Senior Dinner 

May 30 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Cross Cultural Center, Comunidad Room   

The Graduate Senior Send-Off is an event to recognize this year's graduating seniors for their hard work and efforts in helping their respective communities and the UC San Diego campus. This event is for graduating seniors of 2013 class, faculty, staff, and community members who would like to provide words of wisdom, offer support, and/or congratulate our graduating student activists.


Please provide some information about yourself here so that we make this a memorable moment.


Calling for Submissions for 2013 LA Transgender Film Festival

The Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival (LATFF) features films by trans, genderqueer, and intersex filmmakers. In addition to film screenings, we emphasize dialogue and interaction through workshops, performances, and panel discussions. This aims to help audience members understand the motivations and inspirations behind the films, and to educate them about the various problems and issues faced by the trans community.

The Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival is interested in previewing your work!


If interested, please do the following:

1) Send your submission (either by emailing an online link or by mail) by May 31st

2) Completing the festival entry form

3) (Optional) Sending us some film stills for marketing purposes


For more information visit  


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!

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.


Blood Ivory: The Elephant Crisis

June 3 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

UCSD, Great Hall  

 Elephants are highly intelligent animals with complex social behaviors. A recent surge in illegal killings of African elephants has been fueled by increasing demand for ivory. Estimated tens of thousands of elephants have been killed every year, raising concerns about the survival of this iconic African species. If you want to learn more about the fascinating life of elephants and about what can you do to help protecting them, attend this event! Check out the facebook event here.

Summer Scholarship  

ANY College Student (grad or undergrad) may apply for the May 31st, 2013 deadline. It is a new year and applicants are needed for College Improvement's Cash Scholarship. Students may apply directly and get details at

Stress Free Zone

June 5 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Library Walk 

Come de-stress with CAPS Wellness Peer Educators with a day full of fun activities and free giveaways.

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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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