Volume 53 Issue 7
November 15, 2013
Transgender Awareness Week is next week!
Check out a listing of events and programs here!
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8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.   
Sat. & Sun.
LGBT RC Visitors:
Fall Quarter
Week 6

Undergrad: 168
Grad : 10
Staff: 8
Alumni: 1
Guest: 3

Total:  190


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If you would like to submit an item to the newsletter, please send it by Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. to rainbow@ucsd.edu and type "For Newsletter" in the subject line. News items should be UCSD & LGBT focused.
Trans* Lives Matter:  Reflecting/Honoring/Processing  the lives of passed Trans*folks

November 19 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  

LGBT Resource Center | Conference Room


This event is to reflect/honor/process the lives of trans*folks who have passed before us, to collectively think about, celebrate, and mourn their lives. This event provides a space for dialogues about the complexities of existing as a Trans*gender /Gender-queer / Gender Non-binary person in a cis-binary society within the context of the United States. There will also be a time for the people involved to collectively create an art piece that can be displayed in a Resource Center to really acknowledge the emotional impact of these lives who have passed. So please come, think, share, eat, celebrate,
cry, process and build community with us.


For more info contact rainbow@ucsd.edu.

Collective Care & Self-Care

November 26 | 6:00p

LGBT Resource Center Conference Room  


Come join us for an Anti-Racism Program on Self/Collective Care.  We hope to have a productive conversation on how to re-think our self/collective care practices in our communities. 


 For more information please email rainbow@ucsd.edu.
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 mpgomez@ucsd.edu
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 mpgomez@ucsd.edu.  

New Additions to the Library!
We have 11 new additions to our library this quarter.  Check out this section each week as we highlight them! 


Gun Hill Road (DVD)

An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three year in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.





Drowning in Fire


Josh Henneha has always been a traveler, drowning in dreams, burning with desires.

As a young boy growing up within the Muskogee Creek Nation in rural Oklahoma, Josh experiences a yearning for something he cannot tame. Quiet and skinny and shy, he feels out of place, at once inflamed and ashamed by his attraction to other boys. Driven by a need to understand himself and his history, Josh struggles to reconcile the conflicting voices he hears--from the messages of sin and scorn of the non-Indian Christian churches his parents attend in order to assimilate, to the powerful stories of his older Creek relatives, which have been the center of his upbringing, memory, and ongoing experience. 

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 stravers@ucsd.edu.  The committee meets on Thursday from 1-1:50pm.  Get involved in this powerful, educational event! 
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.  


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.


Please check out more info here.


*Light Refreshments will be provided.    

Social Justice Educators Presents: Fashion & Resistance

November 21 | 2-3p-Workshop, 3p-Swap Meet

Cross-Cultural Center


Join the "Social Justice Educators (SJE) Presents" workshop to discuss how fashion has been used to resist, how we can create our own fashion of resistance, and how we can sustain our own thirst for fashion. 

For more info contact Eliseo
Pre-Med/Pre-Health Student Mixer

November 20 | 6:00p-7:00p

Raza Resource Centro


Are you interested in pursuing a health career upon graduation from UCSD? Join us next Wed, Nov 20th for a Pre-Med/Pre-Health Student Mixer. It'll be a time to mingle with other pre-med students, learn about the different resources on campus, and meet with current UCSD med students.


For more info contact Mandy

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 namesandneighbors@gmail.com 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 (http://www.psychsurveys.org/kamclemore/ucd_lgbid).


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 kamclemore@ucdavis.edu.  


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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 rainbow@ucsd.edu. Newsletters are archived at http://lgbt.ucsd.edu/newsletter.asp.  


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 stravers@ucsd.edu or (858) 822-3493.


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