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Volume 52 Issue 4
July 19, 2013
Meet Candidates for the Assistant Director for Education Position    

LGBT Resource Center 


LGBT RC Mark Gardner | Monday, July 29, 2013

    Presentation, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Location TBA

    Open Lunch, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - LGBT Resource Center

Maribel Perez Gomez | Tuesday, July 30, 2013

    Presentation, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Location TBA

    Open Lunch, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - LGBT Resource Center

Tiffany Lane | Tuesday, August 6, 2013

    Presentation, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Location TBA

    Open Lunch, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - LGBT Resource Center

Our search for a new Assistant Director for Education at the LGBT Resource Center has begun, and we need YOUR input! Please join us for both the presentation and open lunch with the 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 Assistant Director for Education. 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. Please RSVP to Shaun Travers at with which days you will join us.

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Pride Thanks!         


 Working with everyone for San Diego Pride this year has been a blast. I appreciated collaborating with so many key people who made Pride a success this year with their thoughts, supportive energy, and contributions.

To the Pride Planning Committee- I greatly appreciate your ideas, critical feedback, and dedication during this time of transition.  Thanks, Sy, Jasmine, Dana, Jesica, Justin and Vinny.


I would also like to express my appreciation for Shaun and Michelle for their support and setting us up for success.  Thank you for your energy, encouragement, and presence during Pride this year, we miss you Michelle!  To the UCSD Pep Band! Your live music and upbeat energy always keeps us excited and dancing. We appreciate you so much.


Thank you to all of the people who attended the Pride and Pizza Work Party and marched with us. To everyone else who helped out with Pride this year- we really appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you all next year!



Christopher Datiles

Operations Coordinator



Staff & Faculty Highlight 

SFA Meeting   

August 6 | 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
Q Camp Fall 2013

September 25  

LGBT Resource Center


Q Camp is an orientation program that will help acquaint students with LGBTQIA-specific organizations, help students make connections with continuing and other incoming students, allow students to get connected with resources on and off campus (including the LGBT Resource Center), and give students an opportunity to ask questions about UCSD LGBTQIA life. Registration for Q Camp and Q Fair will be available later on, so keep an eye out for it in the next following Rainbow Newsletters.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Chris Datiles at or come stop by at the LGBT Resource Center.   
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.         


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.

Free Trip to Israel for LGBTQ Community Members 

Registration: September 10     

 Diversity Rainbow PeopleExperience Israel with Taglit-Birthright Israel: Israel Experience's LGBTQ Rainbow Trip! If you're looking for a way to see Israel in a safe and inviting environment along with others from the LGBTQ community, we're happy to show you around.  See Israel through a LGBTQ lens, travel with LGBTQ identified Israelis, and explore the classic site and attractions. Visit the Jerusalem Open House to meet with the gay community of Jerusalem and hear of their struggle for acceptance in their city, as individuals and as a community as a whole; visit the Gay Center in Tel Aviv; live it up in lively LGBTQ clubs; and meet top LGBTQ identified Israeli performing artists and filmmakers.


Registration lasts for only a few days and opens on September 10th. Sign up for important registration updates here:

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!

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. 
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 open for a couple more weeks.

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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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