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Volume 53 Issue 2
October 11, 2013
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


Speakers Bureau Panelist Training 

October 16 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  

LGBT Resource Center Conference Room 


Find your voice and speak out to empower/educate others. Get trained, be on a panel, and make a difference! Speakers Bureau is a group of LGBT and allied community members (students, staff, and faculty) trained to represent the diversity of the UCSD LGBT Community to a variety of groups and organizations. These groups and organizations are particularly interested in providing knowledge on LGBT issues, issues such as perpetuation of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and the need for more representation of queer people of color, queer womyn of color, trans folks, etc. Participation is Speakers Bureau is completely voluntary.
For more information, please contact


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Trent Lawley Volunteer Intern

Hey everyone,

My name is Dana Ayuyao, and I'm the Trent Lawley Volunteer Intern for the

2013-2014 school year. I'll be training all interested volunteers and connecting folks to the volunteer opportunities available throughout the school year. I'm a second year Cognitive Science Major from Muir College.

You can spot me with a bowtie and suspenders on most days, and a few times throughout the year you all can see me dancing in drag as Damien. I'm really excited to get to know all of ya'll volunteers, and chat with you folks around the Resource Center.

Mon. - Thurs.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.   
Sat. & Sun.
LGBT RC Visitors:
Fall Quarter
Week 1

Undergrad: 259
Grad : 17
Staff: 9
Faculty: 1
Alumni: 2
Guest: 5

Total: 293

"We have no patterns for relating across difference as equals. As a result, those differences have been misnamed and misused in the service of separation and confusion."
- Audre Lorde

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Transgender Awareness Week Planning Committee   
October 15 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00pm

LGBT Resource Center Conference Room   


Each year the UCSD LGBT Resource Center honors Transgender Day of Remembrance to memorialize those who have died due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. This year we plan to have a series of Transgender Awareness events. If you would like to be on the planning committee for Transgender Awareness week, please contact Maribel Gomez at The first committee meeting will be on Tuesday October 15, from 5-6pm at the LGBT Resource Center Conference Room.
Our Resource Center is in Need of Some ART! 

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Hey y'all! There is a need for community art in the center! Any type of art will do!

If you are interested in having some of your art on display in the center contact Jaylin, the Library Intern, at!

Men's Group

Wednesdays | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  

LGBT Resource Center Heritage Room 


Men's Group is a space for male-bodied and/ or male-identified members of the UCSD community to discuss what it means to be bisexual, gay, transgender, queer, straight, or questioning within the context of UCSD and beyond. The setting is personal and confidentiality is a prime objective. Thus, a safe discussion space is created for discussing these issues with trained and friendly facilitators. For more information, please e-mail Cyrus Montes De Oca at
Coming Out Group 

October 15 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

Women's Center Conference Room 


The Coming Out group is a place to meet and gain support while discussing your sexual and/or gender identities in a confidential setting. This group is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, straight, or questioning folks who are coming out, considering coming out or may already be out. Topics are determined by group participants and can include stress, fear, anxiety, loneliness, excitement and celebration with regard to coming out. For more info, please contact Cat Thompson at 
or Greg Koch at
Demand More Gender-Neutral Restrooms at UCs!  


Sign the petition to demand that the University of California respect LGBT, transgender, gender non-confirming people and people with disabilities by providing at least one all-gender, wheelchair accessible restroom in every campus building! 


To demand more Gender-Neutral Restrooms at the University of California, click here

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!
Queer/ Trans* Artists of Color Call-Out!

Submissions due October 16   

Cross-Cultural Center  


Submissions will be for an art for a gallery bridging day of the dead & trans* day of remembrance.


The purpose of this exhibition is to celebrate the life and legacies of queer/trans* people of color (qtpoc). This exhibition will honor the struggle, importance, and dignity of qtpoc- both living and ghostly.


Art welcome: performances, poetry, paintings, photography, & spoken word. If interested, connect with Eliseo @  


The art gallery will be displayed Oct 28th- Nov 7th & the program will be October 30th @ 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in UC San Diego's Cross-Cultural Center.

Love Your Body Day    

October 16 | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Women's Center   

Join the Women's Center for our annual event all about healthy body image and pushing back against negative messages from the media. We'll engage in dialogues as well as have FREE massages, snacks, and activities to help you love your body.  


Treat yo self!


FACES of Leadership Retreat Applications DUE     

October 18  

Women's Center   
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This retreat will be held on
Saturday, November 2nd
and provides an opportunity for first-year women at UCSD to connect with and empower one another.  Participants will explore the ways that gender and leadership connect, and what it means to be a "woman leader". Feminism and social justice will be explored in fun and new ways, and participants will be given tools to impact their campus and community!


For more information contact: Pick up applications in the Women's Center!


*All woman-identified first year and new transfer students are encouraged to apply. Space is limited.  

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!


January 3-5, 2014 

Pilgrim Pines Camp    


T*Camp is an intercampus retreat to explore gender identity and expression and to engage in dialogue with our peers. This event is specifically for students who are transgender, genderqueer, or gender questioning (TGQQ). Retreat facilitators include transgender and genderqueer community members, as well as campus LGBT resource professional.


Online Applications are due November 1st, 2013, click here to register. 

General questions about T*Camp may be directed to or call (951)827-2267. 

Latest Issue of GLBTRT Newsletter is Out!  


The most recent GLBTRT newsletter is available at



Columns from Chair Roland Hansen and Chair-Elect Ann Symons show future round table plans with highlights on getting involved in the round table through volunteering for committees and running for offices.


Shawn Vaillancourt provides information about last summer's round table programs at ALA, and Jenna Goodall has a YA roundup of LGBT youth resources. You will also find other news about LGBT books, bookstores, technology, and more.


As always, there is a wealth of LGBT book reviews for both youth and adult readers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.  
Support the Cause by Signing this Petition!
In case you all haven't heard, APU is asking Prof. H. Adam Ackley, who recently came out as transgender, to step down from his position at the university. A dear friend of mine who is active in the APU LGBTQ community has passed along the following petition to make change that supports and protects LGBTQ community members at APU. It would mean a lot to me if you could sign and circulate the petition. To do so, click 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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