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Volume 51 Issue 10
June 7, 2013

Rainbow Graduation - Come and Celebrate!

June 8 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

UCSD, Great Hall 



This year's Rainbow Graduation is this Saturday, 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, register at, or if you aren't come out and support our graduating seniors as they are inducted into the LGBT Alumni. Contact Shaun Travers at if you have any questions.
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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 8
Students: 210          
Staff: 29         
Alumni: 3        
Faculty: 0         
Guest: 8          
Total: 271      


"It's a beautiful thing when a career and passion come together."
-- Anonymous

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Funky Fresh Fridays              

Pi-Yo Strength          

June 7 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room 

PiYo Strength is not your average mind-body workout! It's a unique core-strengthening workout inspired by yoga and Pilates. With upbeat music and a constant flow of moves, it's a rhythmic, dynamic, and intense workout designed to build strength and flexibility.

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


Study Jam                        

June 9 - 10 | 6:00 p.m.
LGBT Resource Center
volunteers Need a place to study for finals? Come to the LGBT Resource Center this Sunday and get your Study Jam on. We will be open 24 hours starting 6 p.m. that day. So bring your books and friends and we hope to see you all there!  

Staff & Faculty Highlight 

SFA Meeting   

July 2 | 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

International Cafe: Food from Macedonia

June 7 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. 

International Center Patio


 Join us for a community lunch this Friday at the International Center Patio. All are welcome. Lunch is $5. The first group of graduate students with UCSD ID card receive FREE LUNCH!

UCSD Library New LGBT Resource 

Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation / Charlotte J. Patterson and Anthony R. D'Augelli, eds.


Recent years have seen a plethora of research on the psychology of sexual orientation. The Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation synthesizes that research, offering an excellent summary of the state of current understanding in the field.


The book is divided into four broad themes. "Concepts, Theories, and Perspectives" explores issues such as bisexual and transgender identities, biological foundations of sexual orientation, and demographic perspectives on sexual orientation.  "Development over the Life Course" looks at sexual orientation development from adolescence through middle adulthood and beyond. "Domains of Experience" examines sexual orientation in relation to careers, health, mental health and family. And, finally, "Communities and Contextual Issues" considers social implications of sexual orientation: societal attitudes, victimization and hate crime, and race/ethnicity among LGB communities. This book is available at Geisel Library.         


Gender Buffet: Craft'n Kick it

June 7 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Women's Center     

Women's Center Logo Studying for finals got you stressed? Join us for our last Gender Buffet of the year. We'll be decorating frames to unwind. Come  snack, craft, and kick it with us. Kids are welcome to join!

Summer Session I Course 

CGS 102: Intersectional and Trans Embodiments of Race and Gender     

  This course focuses on performances and narratives of boundary-crossing embodiments of gender and race, including trans and  genderqueer expressions, performances that make explicit the intersectionality of race, gender, and class, and narratives of counter-normative bodies in dissent. Readings include scholarly research, memoir, fiction, drama, and film presentations. Students will be assigned analytical as well as creative projects.

LGBT Healing Trauma Group for Survivors  

Tuesdays, June11- July 30 |5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Center for Community Solutions: Pacific Beach Office  


 The Center for Community Solutions (CCS) will be holding a Healing Trauma Group  for LGBT adults of all genders who have experienced physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse. CCS staff and volunteers are informed on issues, challenges, and barriers specific to the LGBT communities. It is part of our core values and organizational culture to work with LGBT individuals with respect, compassion, and confidentiality. We welcome everyone including lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, queer, questioning, transgender, genderqueer, and intersex people as well as those involved in the BDSM/Leather, polyamory, and tantric communities.
Please leave a message for Laura at (619)-697-7477 ext. 111 with questions or to express interest in this group.

An Evening for Edie

June 18 | 6:30 p.m.

San Diego LGBT Community Center    


This event is a free film screening of Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement at The Center in collaboration with the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties. It focuses on Edie Windsor's DOMA case which has currently reached the Supreme Court. There will be light snacks provided as well as a Q & A with some of the ACLU staff. 

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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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