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Volume 53 - Welcome Week
September 27, 2013
QLeague Fall 2013!

October 12 | 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Black Resource Center


Are you currently a queer student leader? Are you interested in being a student leader in a queer organization? Do you want to participate in the LGBTRC's leadership retreat? Then register for the retreat!

Q LEAGUE is a leadership retreat for queer students interested in fostering leadership development, collaboration, discussing intersecting and multiple identities, and interested in planning student retreats and conference delegations.

*note: maximum space for the retreat is 25 students.


Register at! 

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Maribel Gómez at  or come stop by at the LGBT Resource Center.   
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Interested in Volunteering at the LGBT Resource Center? 

October 16 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room 


Volunteer Trainings Want to eventually become an intern at the LGBT Resource Center? Want to help the UCSD LGBT community? Have an urge to learn and become involved with social justice issues? Then come to the volunteer orientation at the LGBT Resource Center!


The orientation will be taking place from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm on Wednesday, October 16th! At the orientation interested volunteers will learn the basics of social justice, covering the front desk, giving tours, and tabling.


If you have any questions, concerns, or cannot make the date to be trained but are interested in volunteering, contact Trent Lawley Intern Dana Ayuyao at


Staff & Faculty Highlight


Register by September 27!


The UC San Diego Mentorship program is in search of seasoned career employees who will be willing to mentor fellow employees for six months. This is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and experience with other UC San Diego staff members. Mentors will only need to meet with their mentees for one hour each month over the six month period.


The next session begins on October 1, 2013. Register by Friday, September 27 at


Mentoring is an excellent chance to use your skills, talent, and experiences with your mentee. Mentors and mentees are matched by mutual interest, career goals and valued attributes. It is an opportunity to make a difference in another person's professional growth. You will encourage and guide a fellow employee to ensure that they will be equipped for the next phase of their career.


UC San Diego mentors benefit from:


- Mentor training and resources

- Personal contacts throughout the University from Networking Mixers

- A certificate of appreciation & a letter to your Vice Chancellor


Contact Career Connection at (858) 822-2633 or for more information.


Monday, September 30 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  

LGBT Resource Center Family Room 


lgbtqia logo LGBTQIA, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transexual, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual and Allies Association, is the oldest and largest queer student organization at UCSD.

We have weekly meetings, our Non-Sexist Dances twice a quarter, National Coming Out Day Rally, Thanksgiving Family Dinner, and Divas in Denial Drag Show.  Join us this Monday for our first meeting of the quarter.


Queer People of Color

Thursday, October 3 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  

LGBT Resource Center Family Room 



Looking to get connected with other QPOCs? Cultivate structural support with one another on- and off-campus, and beyond? Discuss issues around navigating homophobia, resisting racism, fighting misogyny, engaging queer love, facilitating wellness, and mediating multiple communities, among other things? Swing by the LGBT Resource Center on THURSDAYS, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM for UCSD QPOC's General Body Meetings (GBMs). Questions or concerns? Please feel free to connect with


First Trans * meeting of the Fall quarter!  
October 3 | 6:00pm

LGBT Resource Center  


First Trans * meeting of the Fall quarter!

Trans * is a group for UCSD staff, students, and faculty members who identify as part of the Trans* spectrum or who are looking to explore their gender identity. Join us this Thursday at the LGBT Resource Center at 6pm. We will be meeting every odd week of the quarter. Hope to see you there!

Queer Black Social  
October 8 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room 


Join us in the first queer Black social of the year and build community with other Black people at the LGBT Resource Center!

Queer Black Socials are closed spaces for Black identified students, staff, faculty, and community members to talk about queer issues.

For more information, please contact Jasmine Williams at or see

Calling all UC San Diego LGBT Alumni!   

October 19 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

LGBT Resource Center   

Are you an UC San Diego LGBT alumni?  The join us for brunch!

Calling all UC San Diego LGBT Alumni!  Join us for our annual LGBT Alumni Brunch during Homecoming and Family weekend on Saturday, October 19th from 11:30am-1:30pm.  For more details, or to RSVP, contact Shaun at!

AIDS Walk San Diego

September 29 | 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Balboa Park  

Hello Friends,


This year, more than ever, being a part of the UC San Diego AIDS Walk Team really counts!


AIDS Walk San Diego is donating back 85% of what our team raises (from $2,500-$10,000) to UCSD HIV/AIDS service programs. Additionally, both they and the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation are matching that donation, for a potential return of 255% of what the UC San Diego team raises. If we reach the maximum matched goal of $10,000, we stand to bring in $25,500.


UC San Diego programs that are eligible to receive matching are:


Please take a moment to look at these four amazing programs that give so much to the San Diego community. When you register for the team, please send an email to Ian Morton,, to let him know if you would like your percentage of the funds raised to go toward one specific program OR be split evenly between the four.


Also, please forward this email to your colleagues and friends who want to walk for a great cause. Hope to see you on Sunday, September 9th at AIDS Walk San Diego 2013!

Join the World AIDS Day planning committee!  

Thursday | 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. 

LGBT Resource Center

Each year UC San Diego honors World AIDS Day in December.  Students, faculty and staff come together to organize the events.  If you would like to be on the planning committee, please contact Shaun at  The committee meets on Thursday from 1-1:50pm.  Get involved in this powerful, educational event!
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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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