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Volume 52 Issue 2
June 28, 2013

San Diego LGBT Pride Parade

July 13 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.



Come join us celebrate, for justice has prevailed! Prop 8 is done and DOMA is defeated. So march with UCSD in the San Diego LGBT Pride Parade. We will be meeting around Normal Street and Washington and will be marching to Balboa Park. The event is really fun and a great way to build community. So far, we know that we are marching with the UC San Diego Medical Centers in the parade. More details to come on our exact location soon.
Check out our Facebook event at
Contact Chris Datiles at if you have any questions or concerns.
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8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Sat. & Sun.
LGBT RC Visitors
Week 2
Staff:    26     
Alumni: 1      
Faculty:  6        
Guest:  4      
Total:  55  


"Because you are alive, everything is Possible."
-Thich Nhat Hanh

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Pride Pizza and Work Party!          

July 12 | 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
LGBT Resource Center 
 We need your help to make Pride happen this year! Please come to our Pride and Pizza Work Party. We will need help with finalizing logistics for the parade and getting our signs ready for a most wonderful UCSD contingent at this year's Pride. Pizza will be provided.
Check out our Facebook event at
If you have questions, email Chris Datiles at or call (858) 822-3493.

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

Congrats to Gibran Guido!

July 12 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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Our very own Graduate Student Gibran Guido has been recognized for his exceptional contribution to the LGBT community in this past year. Therefore, during this years San Diego LGBT Pride Parade, he will be awarded with the Stonewall Service Award. So if you have the chance get in contact with Gibran this summer, congratulate him for his this extraordinary accomplishment.

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.         


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.

San Diego's Clean Syringe Exchange Program (CSEP)

Volunteers Needed! Help prevent the spread of HIV.

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Thursday | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

HIV Prevention Center 


 We are currently looking for new volunteers to help us with this exciting public health intervention designed to curb the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C. We are in need of motivated people from a variety of academic backgrounds to help our program excel, and that's why I am contacting you! The issues related to injection drug use are complex and require diverse interdisciplinary perspectives to be solved. Make a difference in the local San Diego community as a volunteer for the county's only Clean Syringe Exchange Program, so that the likelihood of HIV and HCV being passed on to others can be reduced.
For any questions or concerns, email Cary Klemmer at and/or call (619) 906-4661. 

AIDS Walk San Diego

September 29 | 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

 By joining team "UCSD Communities" and walking, running, donating or volunteering for AIDS Walk San Diego, you will help to provide much-needed resources to some of San Diego's most invaluable HIV/AIDS service organizations. With your amazing support, our Team "UCSD Communities" can make a real difference to the many people impacted by HIV/AIDS in our area. UC San Diego has consistently raised the most amount for any college/university team in the county! The process for this is completely online, very simple, and only takes some time at the computer so do it now! And don't forget to invite folks to join the team, too, especially in those first e-mails! We usually have between 20 and 30 folks on our UCSD team, but with the size of UCSD, we can increase the team membership exponentially!
Just go to, and register!
10th Annual Out for Undergraduate Business Conference
October 4 - 5
New York City
Have you ever wondered if Finance and Consulting companies good for LGBT people to work? This conference is for individuals who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer (LGBTQ), and are interested in business (though all majors are eligible to apply). The conference helps exceptional LGBT undergraduates develop strategies for managing and leveraging their identity in the workplace. The students have an opportunity to network with junior and senior professionals from across the sponsoring firms (including Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Bain, BCG, Deloitte, KPMG, Wells Fargo, etc.) and listen and learn from individual professionals' personal experiences. The 2013 Conference will be held in early October in New York City, and merit scholarships to cover travel expenses and lodging are available for strong applicants.
 The final deadline is September 9th, and it can be found on the OUBC website -
Queerness and Games Conference
October 26 - 27
UC Berkeley Center for New Media 


The Queerness and Games Conference brings together academics and developers to embark on an innovative and interdisciplinary exploration of the intersection between LGBT issues and video games. The event will combine traditional paper presentations with design discussions and creative workshops. It will establish a dialogue between academics and practitioners, articulate the stakes of the newly forming field of queer games studies, and help us imagine a future for a queer presence in video games and the games industry. 


If you have any questions or concerns, contact

Registration info at Submission Deadline is July 1, 2013.



Research Survey


Researchers at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) are conducting a study on social and relationship experiences (including those characterized by aggression) among LGBTQ+ young adults. The results of this study will be used to tailor programming specific to LGBTQ+ young adults, their allies, and broader communities.

We are recruiting young adults, ages 18 to 25, who might be questioning or unsure of their sexual identity or sexuality to complete a confidential online survey.


Participants who complete the survey can help researchers better understand important social issues and have the chance to receive a $50 Gift Card!


Go to the Website below to participate:
For questions, contact 603-862-3720 or
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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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