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Volume 52 Issue 7
August 9, 2013
Help Welcome the New Black Resource Center!    

UC San Diego  


The Black Resource Center was established this year in 2013 and resides here on the University of California, San Diego Campus. It is a supportive community space for the general campus population which focuses on African and African American experience of students.


For the interest of the students, the Black Resource Center will be hiring this Fall Quarter. So go check job posting #774640 on Port Triton to see if this shall be the job for you. Email for any questions.   

If you are interested in joining or acquiring further knowledge about the Black Resource Center, fill free to visit them on Facebook at  and/or Twitter: @BRC_UCSD.  


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Mon. - Fri.

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  
Sat. & Sun.

Closed for Staff Training:

Monday, August 12 & Thursday, August 16  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

LGBT RC Visitors
Summer Session  2 
Week 1  
Students: 20           
Staff:     14         
Alumni:      0             
Faculty:   1          
Guest:  1       
Total:   36      


"I change myself, I change the world."
- Gloria Anzaldua

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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.   

Open Assistant Director position at the UCLA's LGBT Campus Resource Center

Application Deadline August 23  

University of California, Los Angeles 


The UCLA LGBT Campus Resource Center has an exciting opportunity for someone to join their dynamic team and contribute to the well-being of LGBTQIA constituents across campus.


The Assistant Director sets goals that align with the mission of the department and of Student Affairs as a whole, while assuming responsibility for the successes and failures of the LGBT Center programs, establishing and prioritizing short and long term goals for the programs, and identifying measurable outcomes for the programs' implementation, growth, and assessment. This includes participation in the development of organizational goals and objectives, strategic planning and assessment, and participation on campus-wide committees. The Assistant Director is the second senior member of the staff and acts on behalf of the Director in their absence and represents the Director at campus-wide committee and meetings. 

The activities of this position will include the supervision of professional, graduate and student staff and volunteers involved in the LGBT Center initiatives, consultation and coordination with other campus departments (e.g., Bruin Resource Center, Financial Aid, the Community Programs Office, Counseling and Psychological Services, etc.), and interfacing with off-campus service providers (e.g. L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, OutFest, etc.) to broaden the array of resources available to the various constituents supported by the LGBT Center.  This is a two-year contract position.


More information can be found at: 

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.

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

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. 

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:

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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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