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Volume 53 Issue 4
October 25, 2013
The "I" Exists: 

Promoting Intersex Politics/Awareness in the LGBT Community 

October 29 | 6:00 p.m.   

LGBT Resource Center  


 This program is a space to talk about intersex issues that are otherwise not really talked about in our communities. As an intersex awareness program we will come together to talk about intersex issues and politics in the LGBT community. The "I" exist will be composed of the film, "Intersexion" and followed by a discussion.  

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Bayard Rustin Intern for Activism & Education
Hey Everyone! My name is Sofia Beltran and I'm the new Bayard Rustin Intern for Activism and Education. I love freestyling, poetry, rugby, most other sports, and spontaneous activities with friends. I'm really excited about speaking about topics that strongly affect not only me, but also the whole community. I also can't wait to do some fun activities that will release some stress throughout the quarter! See y'all around! 

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 3

Undergrad: 221
Grad : 8
Staff: 4
Faculty: 0
Alumni: 1
Guest: 3

Total: 237

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Since 2004 UC San Diego has been the #1 college/university fundraising team for San Diego AIDS Walk, the largest HIV/AIDS fundraiser in the county.

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Out of Bounds: Gender Policing in Sports 

November 7 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  

LGBT Resource Center Conference Room 


Enjoy an educational conversation on gender identity and its intersections with athletics then get a good workout in some basketball games at the Muir Courts! Sign up your team! 5 players per team. No gender restrictions per team. 5-7pm starting at the conference room in the LGBT RC!!
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 
Pick Up Your Stuff, Please! 

November 1    

LGBT Resource Center  


Hi friends,
Over the past few years the LGBT RC has accumulated of folks' personal belongings and items from student organizations.  Please stop by the RC before November 1, 2013 and pick up your things before they're donated or put into storage.  For more information please contact 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 .
Speaker's Bureau Facilitator Training 

November 13 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  

LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room 


SB Are you currently a trained Speaker's Bureau panelist looking forward to taking your involvement in this program to the next level? Come be facilitator trained! Without these folks, Speakers Bureau can't function.

As long as you have done one panel, you are eligible to be trained.

Already trained? Come on back and get a refresher course. Want more practice being on a panel? Come to the last hour of training when we will be doing mock panels. If you have any questions, contact Robyn Grand at 
Honor & Respect: QTPOC art gallery

Reception: October 30 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Exhibition: October 28 - November 7   

Cross-Cultural Center  


This art gallery will combine Day of the Dead and Transgender Day of Remembrance. This is one way to honor Queer and Trans* People of Color lives and connect the spirit of the living to those of the dead. This is to give name to radical QTPOC lives, whose suicides, murders, and poetry continue to haunt the living. This haunting doesn't have to be only deathly or foreboding. It can also give light and ánimo to those who are living and working to make this world more live-able. For more information, connect with Eliseo @  

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Do it Yourself: Tea Light Jars

October 31 | 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cross-Cultural Center Artspace   

Come join us for the Cross-Cultural Center's first Breather Series Program of the year. We will provide you all with jars and materials so that you all can create your own unique decorative tea light jar. 


Questions? E-mail the Cross-Cultural Center at, call (858) 534-9689, or visit


 Link to Facebook event  here!

1) Show & Drag and 2) Non-Sexist Dance

October 26 1) 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. and 2) 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.  

1) Ocean View Lounge, Marshall College and 2) Price Center West Ballroom   


Free Drag Show, snack, Mock tails, glowsticks and red carpet.

Prepare for the amazing Non-Sexist Dance by watching some great queens

(drags) perform for you!


Visit the Facebook event pages for more info: 

Student Orgs at the LGBT Resource Center: 

Times & Locations   


Monday: LGBTQIA, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Family Room
Wednesday: SAAC Board Meeting, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Conference Room
Wednesday: Men's Group, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Heritage Room
Thursday: QPOC, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  



Register Deadline November 1st   


T*Camp is an intercampus retreat to explore gender identity and expression and to engage in dialogue with our peers. *Camp brings together trans* and gender questioning students for an intercampus retreat January 3-5, 2014. Both undergraduates and graduates who are currently enrolled are welcome to apply. This event is specifically for students who are transgender, genderqueer, or gender questioning (TGQQ).


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

For questions about T*Camp contact the UCSD campus representative,  

Maribel Gomez, (858) 822-3493.   

Tabla Conference  

January 18  

University of California, Riverside   
The purpose is of this conference is to build coalitions between Queer and Trans* students and allies with ties to South Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and neighboring countries.


At the conference, we intend to *assemble more collaboration with youth and youth organizers, *elevate knowledge about our homelands and respond to U.S. foreign policies in those regions, *unpack queerness, trans identity, and homosexuality in the family, *redefine national identity, gender expressions, masculinity and femininity, *deepen and recognize the complexities within these women's, men's, transgender spaces, and queer spaces, *heal oppression through artistic expression, and provide education and knowledge through film screenings, lectures, and workshops. 


Click here to register by December 6, 2013 and if you have any further questions email or contact NAMES & Neighbors advisor and center director Nancy Jean Tubbs at (951)827-2267.

The Real World Career Series: Preparing for Grad School

October 30 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

Cross-Cultural Center   


 Learn more about the grad school application process from Professional & Grad School Advisors!  This session will cover the application process, timeline for applying, entrance exams, financial aid, scholarships & much more!  

Dare to Dream College: The African American Experience      

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

University of California, San Diego 


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.

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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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