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Volume 53 Issue 3
October 18, 2013
After the "Happily Ever After": Queer Issues Beyond Same Sex Marriage 

October 22 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  

LGBT Resource Center  


This Fall Quarter, Our very own Oscar Peter Gomez aka Sylvia Rivera Intern for Politics and Human Rights will be putting on a program that will incorporate: creating a space for dialogue about political issues and planning for action. So please come by to the LGBT Resource Center and bring your Radical Selves with you because you will definitely inspired for action.


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my name is Jaylin Stevenson and I am the Library Intern for the 2013-2014 school year! I am a sophomore Warren college student. I am an Ethnic Studies Major with an Educational Studies and History minor. I'm really excited for this upcoming year and everything it has to offer!


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 2

Undergrad: 200
Grad : 4
Staff: 5
Faculty: 2
Alumni: 3
Guest: 5

Total: 219

Did you Know...

UC San Diego has one of the largest scholarship programs for LGBT undergraduate students, awarding six $1,000 awards each year to continuing undergraduates.

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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!
Crafternoon: Sugar Skulls 

October 29 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

LGBT Resource Center Conference Room 


Come to our first crafternoon to decorate sugar skulls, learn more about Dia de los Muertos, remember your loved ones, and contribute to our altar!  For more info please contact Maribel Gomez at or Chris Datiles at 
Queer Grad Coffee Hour

November 5 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  

LGBT Resource Center Conference Room  


Are you a Queer Graduate Student? Want to meet other Queer Grad Students and build community? Stop by the LGBT Resource Center to chat and sip coffee.

For more information, please contact Maribel Gomez at .
Our Resource Center is in Need of Some ART! 

LGBT Resource Center  


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!

Transgender Awareness Week Planning Committee   
Tuesdays | 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
Queer/ Trans* Artists of Color Call-Out!

October 30 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.   

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.

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.  

Gentrify My Love:  

Latino Sexuality, Property, and the Borders of Neighborly Desire 

October 23 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Institute of the Americas Weaver Room       

Come meet noted Chicano Professor Richard T. Rodriguez and listen to hime lecture on his current research in the area of queer Latino studies.

Prof. Rodriguez most recently has been the chairman of the Latina/Latino Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has published widely on contemporary American literature with a focus on Latino studies, gender and sexuality, and film and visual cultures. His book, Next of Kin: The Family in Chicano/a Cultural Politics (2009), has a major impact on the field of sexuality studies and is used in graduate seminars across the nation. In 2011, the book won the prestigious National Association for Chicana & Chicano Studies award.  

Thinking Race, Gender, and Place: A Black Studies Project

October 24 | 4:00 p.m.  

Cross-Cultural Center Communidad Room        

The UC San Diego Critical Gender Studies Program will be sponsoring 
Thinking Race, Gender, and Place: A Black Studies Project on Thursday, October 24th at 4:00pm in the Comunidad Room at the Cross-Cultural Center. We would like to extend an invitation to you all to attend this special event featuring Professor Roderick Ferguson from University of Minnesota.


I have attached a flyer for the event with more details. Please consider helping us spread the word about this great opportunity to hear Professor Roderick Ferguson give the opening keynote address, "Thought and Politics in Black Queer Time."


If you have any questions about this FREE event please feel free to contact me at We hope to see you on Thursday, October 24th! 


October 23 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cross-Cultural Center Communidad Small Room      
Calling all writers, artists & student activists! The Collective Voice is looking for an array of rich and diverse voices to volunteer as staff for the upcoming school year. Serving as UCSD's progressive newspaper, The Collective Voice promotes social unity, justice, and awareness across the many communities that exist on the UCSD campus. Striving to create a safe space and community for students who may otherwise feel unwelcome at UCSD's challenging campus climate; this newspaper deeply values students' voices by providing an outlet for open dialogue and discussion surrounding issues affecting their communities. If you are interested in becoming a contributor to The Collective Voice come check us out at the info sessions located on the 2nd floor of PC East or send us an email at


The Collective Voice Co-Editors,

Amanda Mannshahia & Paola Pérez

Interested in Becoming a College Ambassador?     

October 18 | 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  

PC West Ballroom     


The Office of Admissions is hiring College Ambassadors to represent UC San Diego to our 40,000+ on-campus visitors and our online vistors!


College Ambassadors: - conduct walking tours - appear on student panels - participate at special recruitment events - enjoy flexible work schedules - enthusiastically share their campus experiences.  


Looking for students who are passionate about UC San Diego!

To apply or if you have any further questions, visit or Port Triton search "Tours".  

Dare to Dream College: The African American Experience      

November 2 | 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.    


On November 2, 2013, Dare to Dream College: the African American Experience  will be held on our campus.  This event, organized by Cal-SOAP, targets 4th through 12th grade students. An estimated 1,000 people are expected to attend.  Volunteers from UC San Diego are needed in various capacities to assist on the day of the event.  To volunteer, please contact Linda Doughty @ or 858-569-1866.

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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