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Volume 53 Issue 6
November 8, 2013
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 
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Speaker's Bureau Intern

Hey everyone,

my name is Robyn and I am the Speaker's Bureau intern for this year! I am very passionate about Trans* rights and social justice.

I'm excited to meet new people, train new panelists and facilitators for the Speaker's Bureau this year, and make some new friends!


Closed November 11 for Veterans Day 

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 5

Undergrad: 203
Grad : 8
Staff: 12
Faculty: 2
Alumni: 1
Guest: 1

Total: 227

Did you Know...

Data from the University of California Undergraduate Experiences Survey in 2012 indicated that approximately 6% of the undergraduate student population reports a sexual orientation other than heterosexual, most often lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer identified.

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Our Space: Zines + More 

November 14 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  

LGBT Resource Center 


Interested in helping make changes to the LGBT Resource Center?   


Come by and learn how to make a zine, contribute to our first community zine on food justice, and create art for our kitchen.


For more info please email or call (858)822-3493. 

Join the World AIDS Day Planning Committee 

Thursdays | 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! 
San Diego Asian Film Festival

November 9 | 7:05 p.m.   

Digiplex Mission Valley  


UCSD LGBT Resource Center Co-sponsors San Diego Asian Film Festival.

The LGBT Resource Center is proud to once again co-sponsor a film at this year's San Diego Asian Film Festival. This year's film, Trending Queer, will be shown November 9, 2013 at 7:05 pm at Digiplex Mission Valley. We have a limited number of complimentary tickets for students only; please limit to 1 per person.

 If you are interested in attending, please e-mail Maribel Gomez at Tickets will be reserved on a first come, first served basis.
More information can be found here:
Trans* Resource Tabling and DIY Stenciling 
November 18-20 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Library Walk

Stop by for resources to learn more about trans* issues. 
Transgender Day of Remembrance 

November 20 | All day   

LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room 


All day at the LGBT Resource Center Conference Room the UCSD LGBT Resource Center will be honoring Transgender Day of Remembrance to memorialize those who have died due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.   

Throughout the day, the conference room will be reserved as a reverent space for reflection and learning.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Maribel Gomez at
Transgender Day of Remembrance: Brown Bag Discussion
November 20 | 12:00 p.m.
LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room

At 12:00 p.m. in the conference room, there will be a brown-bag discussion regarding combating violence against our transgender community.

Transgender Day of Remembrance: March and Ceremony 

November 20 | 6:00 p.m. 

The Center in Hillcrest 


At 6:00 p.m. on November 20, 2013 please join the San Diego community for a march and ceremony at The Center in Hillcrest.   


The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder in 1998 kicked off the "Remembering Our Dead" web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Since then, the event has grown to encompass memorials in dozens of cities across the world.


For more information or if you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact Maribel Gomez at  

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: Trans*, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Family Room
Thursday: QPOC, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  


BLACKness Around the World

November 13 | 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  

Black Resource Center  


Have you ever thought about how the African Diaspora is viewed in countries other than the United States of America?

Come and hear first-hand from the students who traveled abroad. They will share their experiences and pique your interests about programs abroad!

*Lunch will be provided.  
International Cafe: Featuring Korean Food   

November 8 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.  

International Center Patio   


The Office of Graduate Studies will provide free lunch to the first 20 UCSD Graduate Students with UCSD graduate student I.D. Bring a friend or meet new ones there! 


            Menu: - Beef Bulgogi

                         - Steamed White Rice

                          - Kimchi Salad

- Yakshik (Sweet Rice Pudding)

 * Vegetarian options are always available.


For more info contact:  


CCC Presents: Disney's WRECK-IT RALPH 

November 19 | 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.    

Cross-Cultural Center Library  


Join us for a viewing of the film "Wreck-it Ralph" like you have never seen it before. We will be watching and discussing the film through a social justice lens.


Link to online flyer:


*Light Refreshments will be provided.    

Chicana/os & Latina/os Aborad: 

Study Abroad Opportunities in Latin America and

Making it Count Towards CLAH Minor 

November 13 | 3:00 p.m.    

Raza Resource Centro 


Thinking about studying aboard but worried about time-to-graduate, courses, or having them count towards your major/minor? Interested in learning about Latin American cultures? Come to this special event catered to the Latina/o, Chicana/o population and learn about study abroad opportunities and how to connect your classes abroad to the Chicano/a-Latino/a Arts & Humanities (CLAH) minor.

Hear from student, Mireya Pinell-Cruz about the study adroad process, adn CLAH advisor, Haydee Cervantes, will share her experience doing University site visits to Peru and Colombia.
** You do not have to be a CLAH minor to attend**

For more into contact: Haydee Cervantes at or (858)882-4059. 
Queer Latinidad: Voices from Nueva York 

November 8 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.     

Centro Cultural de la Raza (2004 Park Blvd., 92101)  


The San Diego Multicultural LGBT Literary Foundation presents Queer Latinidad: Vocies from Nueva York. This exciting literary event will feature a reading by both   

Charles Rice-Gonzalez and Emanuel Xavier, two prolific, gay Puerto Rican writers from New York City who have never read in San Diego before. Help  celebrate the queer Latino experience and literature by queer people of color!


This event is free and open to the public! Please share the details with your students, friends, and colleagues.


For more information, contact or visit    


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.

Experiences with 'the Heterosexual Assumption' & Transgender Minority Stress Survey  


Psychologists at University of California, Davis, are currently seeking LGBT individuals for participation in two online research studies.


The  Experiences with 'the Heterosexual Assumption' is open to all members of the LGBT community and actively explores how experiences with the heterosexual assumption make you feel (


The Transgender Minority Stress Survey is open to transgender, genderqueer, and gender-variant individuals and explores how experiences with misgendering make you feel about yourself and the world around you.


You must be over 18 years old to participate. This research has been approved by UC Davis' Institutional Review Board (#394915-1). If you have any questions, please contact the principal investigator Kevin A. McLemore at  


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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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