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Volume 52 Issue 8
August 16, 2013
Welcome Maribel Gomez!    
New Assistant Director for Education at UCSD LGBT Resource Center
It is with great excitement to share with you all that Maribel Gomez will be joining UC San Diego's LGBT Resource Center team as the Assistant Director for Education.    
Maribel comes to us from San Jose State University, where she completed her Master's degree in Mexican American studies with an emphasis on policy, and where she worked in the MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center.  She completed her undergraduate at UC Davis, with a dual degree: Chicana/o Studies with in emphasis in Cultural Studies and Design.  Maribel minored in Women's Studies.  She worked at the UC Davis LGBT Resource Center while an undergraduate.
Maribel will begin on Monday, August 19th, 2013. So come by and meet the new Assistant Director for Education!
If you have any questions or concerns, contact Shaun Travers at
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Open Program Assistant Position for Black Resource Center
Filing Deadline: August 23
UCSD logo A unit within the portfolio of the Vice Chancellor-Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, the Black Resource Center (BRC) is a supportive community space with offerings that include academic support services, mentoring/leadership development, co-and extra-curricular programming, and non-academic counseling among other things, for all UC San Diego students. The Center is not intended to be duplicative but will leverage existing resources and bring them together in a single location thus creating a sense of place and community and providing an important support system particularly for African and African American students on campus.
Under the general supervision of the Director the incumbent develops, plans, and implements, programs, services and activities for BRC constituents, providing extensive program promotional support including development and dissemination of marketing materials, both in print and online. In conjunction with the Director the position also implements long-range planning and outreach that increases constituent engagement with the Center and is the first point of contact for outside requests by community and campus groups for visits-to, partnerships with, and usage of the Center. Additionally, this position provides administrative and logistical support for the Center, including policy and procedure implementation, budget monitoring and expense reconciliation, calendaring, travel arrangements, and event planning in support of Director and/or Center operations, and oversight of student staff.
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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.  


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: 

Y.E.S. San Diego Summit

October 5 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
San Diego State University 

It's time to register for the 2013 Y.E.S. San Diego Summit this fall! By "pre-registering", you can keep up to date on speakers, topics and entertainment options as they are confirmed! Also, you will be invited to youth & young adult pizza discussions over the the summer to help make this the event that YOU want to attend. Register for your spot today and plan to join us on October 5th on SDSU campus for a great day of empowerment, networking with peers and LGBTQ professionals, workshops about the issues that we deal with and great LGBTQ entertainment.

This is a free event for youth, young adults and parents/guardians of LGBTQ children!


In addition, every youth (13-17) or young adult (18-24) that registers BEFORE the end of SUNDAY, August 18 will be entered in a raffle to win a $50 Dave & Busters gift card. 


Also, on August 19th, we will be putting out a poll to help choose the workshops for this year's event to REGISTERED attendees! If you want to help direct the content for this year's conference, you HAVE to be registered!!!








Out for Undergraduate Tech Conference

October 19 - 20
Facebook's Silicon Valley eadquarters

Interested in technology?

Want to learn about being LGBTQ and out in Silicon Valley?


Apply for the Out for Undergraduate Tech Conference hosted October 19-20 at Facebook's Silicon Valley headquarters . Last year we had over 120+ students attend from across the country and 25+ sponsor companies including Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo!, Groupon, Adobe, Accenture and more. Students from both technical and non-technical backgrounds are encouraged to apply!


Full scholarships that cover lodging and travel are available for accepted students!


Our regular deadline is August 25, 2013 , while our late deadline is September 22, 2013.


Application: register here!

More information:

Questions? Check out our FAQs and email


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

4th Annual OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit

September 18 - 22

Washington, DC


The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people as it works to achieve the mission of eradicating racism and homophobia.


 As America's leading Black LGBT civil rights organization focused on federal public policy, NBJC is hosting the Fourth Annual  OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit in Washington, DC, September 18-22, 2013.


This unique and important convening brings together hundreds of the nation's top Black LGBT activists, thought leaders, elected officials, faith leaders and youth to participate in social action on the national stage to demonstrate that all politics are local. We will educate our Congressional leaders, the Obama Administration and federal agencies on public policy concerns of Black LGBT people and our families.
To register or to request more information click here.

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  


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