Volume 53 Issue 8
November 22, 2013
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.
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Closed Nov. 28-29


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 7

Undergrad: 93
Grad : 2
Staff: 5
Alumni: 1
Guest: 0

Total:  101


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Go with The Flow: Bisexuality and Fluidity 

December 3 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  

LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room


Join the LGBT RC community as we explore Bisexuality and Fluidity in the upcoming program, "Go with the flow: Biphobia and Fluidity Issues!" We will enjoy a beautiful discussion circle filled with critical thought. Please come to learn more in depth about fluidity and bisexuality as well as the biphobia that exists within the LGBT community. Food will be provided!   


For more info contact rainbow@ucsd.edu.

AIDS Memorial Quilt 

December 2  | 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Price Center, Ballroom East     


Many of our staff and faculty lived through the early years of the AIDS crisis, although some did not survive what early on was called the "gay plague." Each year UC San Diego's honors World AIDS Day by bringing portions of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, which documents the lives of those lost. Join us for the day's events, listed at http://worldAIDSday.ucsd.edu, and do not miss the moving experience of seeing the Quilt!!

Make Condom Roses for World AIDS Day 

Now until December 2 

LGBT Resource Center     


UC San Diego will honor World AIDS Day on Monday, December 2nd. Come join us at the LGBT Resource Center over the next few weeks, as we need your help!  World AIDS Day is a BIG campus event, and we'd love it if you joined our ongoing work to help us get ready.  We will be making condom roses for the rest of the month - they are easy to make and we have all the supplies. Take a break from studying and do something to make a difference!
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! 
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. 

Congrats to our own Fulbright Scholar - Sharon Seegers!

A recent alumni of UC San Diego, and proud member of our community, Sharon Seegers was highlighted in the UC San Diego news recently for receiving a Fulbright.  See the article below for the full story and congratulations to you, Sharon!


Click here for the full story! 

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 (Odd weeks)
Thursday: QPOC, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  


Nehirim Queer Jewish Student Retreat 

February 14-16

Boston, MA   


Join 80-100 LGBTQ Jewish students, plus friends and ­­­ allies, for a weekend of fun, learning, connection, and Judaism. It is a participatory, inclusive ­­­space that welcomes Super Jews, atheists,­­­ allies ­­­- and YOU. The program includes relevant workshops, inspiring services, evening activities, and plenty of chill time.­­­ It's presented by Nehirim, a national LGBT Jewish community, and cosponsored by The Hillel Council of New England, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays and The Florence & Chafetz Hillel House at Boston University.

Click here for access to the website.


Director Candidate Presentations and Student Panels  

Raza Resource Center 


RSVP to meet the Raza Resource Centro Director Candidates at either the candidate presentations, student panels, or both!  RSVP by emailing raza@ucsd.edu.

Candidate Presentations 
Mon, Nov 25th | 2:15-3:15pm | 401-UCTR Conference Room 
Tues, Dec 3rd | 1-2pm | SSC Conference Room 554 
Weds, Dec 4th | 2:15-3:15pm | SSC Conference Room 554 
Thurs, Dec 5th | 1-2pm | 401-UCTR Conference Room   


Student Panels 
Mon, Nov 25th | 3:30-4:15pm | Raza Resource Centro
Tues, Dec 3rd | 2:15-3pm | Raza Resource Centro
Weds, Dec 4th | 3:30-3:15pm | Raza Resource Centro
Thurs, Dec 5th | 2:15-3pm | Raza Resource Centro



Arts & Crafts   
December 5 | 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.    

Cross-Cultural Center ArtSpace   


Come to de-stress or take a break from work or school.

Take home what you create, whether it is a picture frame, wooden box, canvas, etc. All supplies are provided! All are welcome!

For more info contact Violeta Gonzales at vigonzales@ucsd.edu 


Link to event flyer:



Point Foundation Scholarship 

January 21


Point Foundation is the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit. Individuals are eligible to apply if they are enrolled full-time in either an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting program beginning or continuing in the fall of 2014. Point's scholarship application is only available online until January 21, 2014: https://www.pointfoundation.org/OnlineApplicationInfo 

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.

FEA Rainbow Scholarship Application 

Deadline January 17   


The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is pleased to announce that the application for the 2014-2015 Rainbow scholarship (summer 2014, fall 2014, or spring 2015) opens November 18! Applications can be accessed via our website at: http://www.fundforeducationabroad.com/applicants/ 


The Rainbow Scholarship is offered up to $5,000 per semester and is not limited to specific programs, destinations, or fields of study.  FEA awards funds to students planning to study abroad on academically rigorous programs with a strong preference for underrepresented students. The Rainbow Scholarship isawarded to a deserving LGBTQ student who aims to participate in an education abroad program. Thanks to your support, this year we will be able to award one Rainbow Scholarship.


To apply for the Rainbow Scholarship students must apply for the general FEA scholarship and indicate in their application that they would also like to be considered for the Rainbow Scholarship. The deadline for the Rainbow scholarship applications is January 17, 2014.  A list of frequently asked questions and a printable flyer for your office can be found at http://www.fundforeducationabroad.com/about-us/academic-partners/.

Get Covered!
December 15 


Finally uninsured folks can apply for affordable health care coverage. You can visit www.coveredca.com now to see your Affordable Care Act options or you can give The San Diego LGBT Community Center a call.

Certified Educators Ben Parmentier (619.980.9313) or Aldo Gallardo (619.980.7433, habla español) can answer your questions. If you enroll before Dec. 15, your benefits will begin on January 1!
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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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