Volume 53 Issue 10
December 6, 2013
24 Hour Stress Less Study Jam 

December 8-9 |  

LGBT Resource Center   


During final's week, one of the Campus Community Centers, OASIS, and SPACES will be open 24 hours each day of the week for students to study. The LGBT RC will be open for on from 6pm on Sunday, 12/8 to 8am on Monday, 12/9. There will be study snacks and copious amounts of coffee. The LGBT RC will be open Sunday afternoon to Monday morning. For more info view the flyer here .




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Finals Week & Holiday Schedule

December 9-12 |
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

December 13 |
(Professional Development Training)

Dec. 23 - January 2
(Christmas & New Year Holiday)

January 2-3 |
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Regular Hours resume January 6, 2014   
LGBT RC Visitors:
Fall Quarter
Week 7

Undergrad: 73
Grad : 5
Staff: 5
Alumni: 1
Guest: 2

Total:  86


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Winter Q Camp  

January 8 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

LGBT Resource Center   


Winter Q Camp is different than Fall Q Camp, because it's a less formal way to re-connect with community members and with the LGBT Resource Center. It's also our tradition for kicking off the new quarter together. You'll get to hear what's coming up winter quarter at the LGBT Resource Center, find out when groups are meeting, and share some snacks with old friends.


I do hope you allow us to welcome in the new quarter and the new year with you!


OUT at the Game: 

UC San Diego vs. Cal State Monterey Bay Softball 

February 28  | 1:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Triton Softball Field next to RIMAC     


Join the UC San Diego LGBT community as we go OUT to the game: UC San Diego vs Cal State Monterey Bay in a Softball double header! UC San Diego Intercollegiate Athletics will be recognizing Shaun Travers, Director of UC San Diego's LGBT Resource Center, as the honorary coach for the 1:00 p.m. game, and we will gather in the RIMAC Annex Dugout Room in between the two games for hotdogs, peanuts and Cracker Jack! Come out with all of your Triton LGBT pride and support the UC San Diego Tritons as they take on Cal State Monterrey Bay! RSVP to Shaun Travers, stravers@ucsd.edu, so we have enough food!  


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.


Book Club 

December 10 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

UCSD Bookstore    


Women's Center Logo The next book club will meet in the small meeting room to discuss The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak.  This book will be available at the UCSD Bookstore at a discount.

The group is open to new members at all times and is for anyone who loves to read. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month.

Sponsored by the UCSD Bookstore and the Women's Center.  
Apply to Become a Resident Assistant 

Apply to become a Resident Assistant for year 2014-2015!  RAs work in their residence halls and apartment communities as leaders, helpers and peer advisors to assist residents with academic, social and emotional issues or concerns. Resident Assistants help build community and encourage residential engagement.  Applications open November 25, 2013-  January 16, 2014. Click here to apply http://reslifeapp.ucsd.edu

Ethnic Studies Practicum 


Looking for a course that allows you to explore themes of social justice, critical media studies, and self-expression? SPACES Practicum Co-Coordinators will be facilitating a lower division Ethnic Studies course this upcoming Winter Quarter in order to provide a space for UCSD students to begin or continue to explore these topics. The course will be taking place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-3:20pm in the Cross Cultural Center. If you are interested in enrolling in the course or would like more information, please send an email to spacespracticum2014@gmail.com.



EDS 198: College Academic Mentor Program for Winter 2014   
week 2 of Winter Quarter   

Muir Academic Advising Office  


Your College Experience Can help change Students' Live!  

Register Now to become a College Academic Mentor.


You can get real world experience working with local high school students helping with academic advising such as helping prepare for college and applying for financial aid.


Click here to register before week 2 of Winter Quarter.  

You can pick up the form at the Muir Academic Office. To qualify for this course, students need a 2.5 cumulative GPA and upper-division standing. 

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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