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Volume 52 Issue 6
August 2, 2013
Meet the LGBT RC Assistant Director for Education Candidates!    

LGBT Resource Center 


LGBT RCTiffany Lane | Tuesday, August 6, 2013

    Presentation, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - John Muir Room

    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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Presentations from Assistant Director Candidates 
August 6 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
John Muir Room


Tiffany Lane will present:


The Pink Elephant in the Room

Race is still a difficult subject to discuss and for some believed to be a "non-issue."  In this presentation, audience members will participate in an activity followed by a discussion addressing how race and racism impacts the LGBTQ community and how to make the invisible more visible on campus.


Tiffany received her Master's degree in Social Work, with an concentration in Community Practice, from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and her Bachelor's degree from Michigan Statue University in Philosophy, with a concentration in bioethics, humanities and society.





UCSD logo Please join us in welcoming Frank Silva as the Chief of Staff for the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.  Mr. Silva holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from UC Riverside and a Masters Degree in Health Services Administration from San Diego State University. He will begin his new role on September 3, 2013.


Mr. Silva brings a wealth of experience from his 20 years of administration and management of publicly funded health and social service programs in academic, clinical and community-based settings. He was the Director of Patient Education Services for the UC San Diego Owen Clinic, where he developed, implemented and evaluated patient education programs for the HIV/AIDS primary care clinic. Prior to this, he served as the Director of Education and Outreach and the Director of Volunteer Resources for AIDS Foundation San Diego. Most recently he was currently the Director of Programs and Administration with the Division of Academic General Pediatrics, Child Development and Community Health at the UC San Diego Department of Pediatrics, where he was responsible for human resources, facilities and space planning, fiscal budgeting and forecasting, and program management.


For the past thirteen years, Mr. Silva's diversity work has focused on health equity and cultural proficiency education. He served as a guest lecturer for three years for the UC San Diego School of Medicine Program in Medical Education - Health Equity (PRIME-HEq) course PEDS 250 Influences on Health: From Genes to Communities. He was the Administrative Director of the Dyson Initiative in San Diego CA, a nationally recognized Community Pediatrics training initiative.  Moreover, for the past three years, he served as the Cultural Competency Curriculum Developer for the UC San Diego Hispanic Center of Excellence (HCOE) where, with community partners, he created and institutionalized a four-year longitudinal cultural proficiency curriculum for the UC San Diego School of Medicine. 

UCOP Update on Supreme Court Rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act & Prop 8


Good afternoon UC San Diego colleagues and friends~


I urge you to review this link, as it provides important information regarding marriages, tax implications, periods of benefit enrollment for new spouses, and verification processes for the University of California.


Because benefit queries and questions at the departmental level are often filtered through a staff member who may not work directly for campus human resources, I encourage you to be in touch with Jo Morales at (858) 534-5244 or, and Ron Lieberman at (858) 534-2154 or, in the Campus Benefits Office if you experience any confusion,  different information or difficulty in appropriately making the changes necessary to ensure you and your family have access to benefits, and are taxed equitably and appropriately.


As always, if you experience any concerns, do not hesitate to be in touch with the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (, the Ombuds Office (, the Faculty and Staff Assistance program (http://, and your own LGBT Resource Center (


The Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Issues has been involved in conversations as recently as last week at its retreat regarding this issue, and the LGBT Resource Center continues to be involved in the efforts regarding equity for our LGBT employees as part of the division of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.  There are a number of issues which will invigorate our work, including increasing access to information regarding transgender health benefits for employees, cultural competency at all levels of our campus and the Medical Centers, gender inclusive practices through the system, and demographic information regarding the presence of our diverse LGBT community at the institution. 


This is one issue of many that intersect and impact our community.  Many thanks are due to all of those who have been involved in moving our campus forward to a more inclusive environment.

Q Camp Fall 2013

September 25 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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.
If you're interested in attending Q Camp Fall 2013, click on this link to register.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact Chris Datiles at or come stop by at the LGBT Resource Center.   
Queer Photographer Jess T. Dugan

Present - August 31

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Even though Jess T. Dugan gave an Artist's Talk at the San Diego Museum of Art yesterday, August 1st, please show support by visiting Duncan's exhibition Summer Break 2013: Double Portraits,which includes Dugan's work.
Jess is a gender variant artist whose work explores issues of gender, sexuality, identity, and community. For the past decade, Jess has photographed people within queer and transgender communitites, focusing on the complexities of identity, gender, intimacy, and community. Jess earned a BFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, a Master of Liberal Arts in Museum Studies from Harvard University, and is currently pursuing an MFA in  Photography from Colombia College Chicago. Jess regularly exhibits internationally and has work in several museum collections.

AIDS Walk San Diego

September 29 | 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Balboa Park  

Dear community~


Every year UC San Diego participates in San Diego's AIDS Walk with the UCSD Communities team, but this year is different.  10 years ago, our own Trent Lawley passed away from AIDS.  This year we are walking specifically in his memory, on the 10th anniversary of his passing, and I hope you will walk with our team.


Trent was a strong supporter of the UC San Diego LGBT community and the LGBT Resource Center from the day it opened back when we were a simple office in the Financial Aid building back in 1999.  He was a committed member of the LGBT Speaker's Bureau, and volunteered at the Resource Center before we transitioned to regular evening staff.  Trent kept us open every Wednesday afternoon.  The Resource Center benefited not only from his time, but from numerous donations of food throughout the year, and some fun pieces of decor and furniture.  Trent was honored as the first Volunteer of the Year at our Rainbow Graduation in 2002.  He was humble in receiving the recognition, and we had to beg him to come forward.  But he did.  He always stepped forward when needed.  Trent passed away from AIDS on September 8th, 2003.  I was at his memorial service at The Center in Hillcrest, with so many of his friends and family.  Soon after, we named our undergraduate intern who coordinates volunteers after him: the Trent Lawley Volunteer Intern.  I wish I would have known him longer - if AIDS hadn't cut his life short.  And this year, in 2013, we are walking in memory of 10 years since his passing and the ongoing fight to end HIV/AIDS.  I hope you will walk with us.


This year AIDS Walk is the single largest one-day HIV/AIDS fundraiser in San Diego. The annual event consists of a 5K AIDS Walk and a USA Track & Field certified 10K AIDS Run (which starts at 7:30am). Funds raised provide essential services - food, shelter, healthcare, counseling, etc. - to women, men and children fighting HIV/AIDS throughout San Diego County. AIDS Walk also serves as an important vehicle for HIV/AIDS education and prevention.


If you want to join us, visit the AIDS Walk & Run website at and click the "Register" tab at the top of the page, select "Join an Existing Team" then prompted, indicate your desire to "Join a Team" and then enter our team name - UCSD Communities -- and hit "Search for a Team." Click the Join button to the right of our name. It's that easy!


I am our AIDS Walk San Diego team leader and you can contact me with any questions about AIDS Walk, if you need to register or if you have any thoughts or ideas about what we should do this year for our participation in AIDS Walk.

Register and walk with us in memory of Trent. I hope I'll see you at the 24th annual AIDS Walk & Run San Diego.



Shaun Travers

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:

New Film, ASHLEY

August 9 | 6:00 p.m.
Digital Gym Center
New Films Cinema's dramatic new release, Ashley, hits on the extremely important topic of anti-bullying and homosexuality. Written by Domenic Migliore, Ashley introduces troubled Ashley Collins (NICOLE FOX, 2009 Winner of America's Next Top Model), a lesbian teenager who resorts to cutting herself in order to escape a life dominated by her emotionally abusive mother (JENNIFER TAYLOR, Two and a Half Men), her predatory step-father (MICHAEL MADSEN, Sin City, Kill Bill)) and the bullies at school who ridicule her sexuality.  With the guidance of her therapist Vincent (TOM MALLOY, The Alphabet Killer), Ashley gains the courage to push beyond the boundaries of her suburban prison, eventually finding romance with Candice (NICOLE BUEHRER, Cougar Town) who allows her to experience true intimacy for the first time and to confidently embrace her emerging sexual identity.  

Please feel free to contact Stephanie Byers at or visit with any questions or for further information.

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. 
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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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