Week 1 Spring 2014
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
Phone: 858-822-3493
Website: lgbt.ucsd.edu 
How to get to the LGBT RC (click here!)
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"We must leave evidence. Evidence that we were here, that we existed, that we survived and loved and ached. Evidence of the wholeness we never felt and the immense sense of fullness we gave to each other. Evidence of who we were, who we thought we were, who we never should have been. Evidence for each other that there are other ways to live--past survival; past isolation."
-Mia Mingus
Spring Q CAMP!

Spring Q Camp re-connects existing members and forms new relationships at 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 this quarter at the LGBT Resource Center, find out when groups are meeting, and share some snacks with old friends.  If you are new to UCSD and/or new to the LGBT community, this is for you!  Refreshments will be provided.  
Questions?  Contact Maribel Gomez at mpgomez@ucsd.edu.

Introducing Jahmese Our Campus Climate Intern

Happy Spring Quarter!
My name is Jahmese and I am a third year PhD student as well as the Campus Climate intern serving graduate students and the campus community centers. I'm excited to be spending this quarter working closely with the LGBT Resource Center! One of the first events of the quarter will be an appreciation event on April 9th for queer grads with socializing, refreshments, and free massages. If you have ideas for other events, I'm open to suggestions. I hold office hours at the LGBT RC on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00am - 2:00pm feel free to stop by or send an email to climate-intern@ucsd.edu.

Looking forward to being in community with you all!

what's happening at the rc

 *Weekly Stats will resume in next week's Rainbow Newsletter, so stay tuned in.

Internship Info Session
Weds. April 2 | 1:00-2:00p
LGBT RC Conference Room

Download application at lgbt.ucsd.edu 

The UCSD LGBT Resource Center is pleased to announce that applications for the 2014-2015 internships are now available! For more information regarding position requirements and responsibilities, please go to our website: lgbt.ucsd.edu.  Also come to our info session to find out more!

Questions? Please e-mail Maribel Gomez at mpgomez@ucsd.edu.  

Out & Proud Week: Call for Programs
Last day for submissions: Thurs, April 3

Out and Proud Week presents the largest opportunity for community visibility on the UC San Diego campus. It is a week-long opportunity, to be in community, learn about the community, and a time to reflect on the struggles and achievements of LGBTQIA-identified students, staff, and faculty and our allies. It is also a time for public awareness and discussion of current LGBT issues on our campus, as well as local, state and national levels. The LGBT Resource Center is doing a call out for programs, events, educational  opportunities, and gatherings that represent the mission of Out and Proud Week. Out and Proud week will take place April 21-25

To submit an event go to: bit.ly/outandproud2014

Queer Talks: Community Specific Dialogues


Join the LGBT Resource Center in the following community specific dialogue groups:

- Trans UCSD

- LGBTQIA Women's Collective (Tuesdays, 3-4pm)

- Fluid Sexuality Group (Thursdays, 5-6pm) 


These groups meet for one hour on a weekly basis.  Check out our website to see when the groups will start meeting for Spring Quarter!  


SCREAMING QUEENS: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria 
 Fri. April 4 | 12:00p-1:30p
LGBT RC Conference Room 


Join us over lunch to learn more about early Transgender Activism. We will be showing Screaming Queens which depicts transgender women and drag queen's resistance to police harassment at Compton's Cafeteria in San Francisco's Tenderloin in 1966, three years before the famous riot at Stonewall Inn bar in NYC. 


*Refreshments will be provided.

Check out the Facebook event here.

Transgender Day of Empowerment

Fri. April 4 | 12:00p-1:30p
The LGBT Community Center in Hillcrest 


Join The LGBT Community Center in Hillcrest for an evening of celebration, education, and entertainment at the 11th Annual Transgender Day of Empowerment. The night's festivities will include inspiring speakers, artwork, musical performances, community awards, and light refreshments. This event is FREE to ALL and ALL are welcome.


Check out the Facebook event here.





The New Black: Film Screening

Thurs. April 10 | 12:00p-1:30p
LGBT RC Conference Room


"The New Black" documents the story of African-Americans grappling with the LGBT issue through the lens of the recent marriage equality movements and the fight over civil rights. Activists, families and clergy examines the issue in the black community's institutional pillar-the black church.



Check out the Facebook event here.


The Coming Out Group 
Tuesdays | 3:30p-5:00p
Women's Center (Small Conference Room)

The Coming Out group is a place to meet and gain support while discussing your sexual and/or gender identities in a confidential setting. This group is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, straight, or questioning folks who are coming out, considering coming out or may already be out. Topics are determined by group participants and can conclude stress, fear, anxiety, loneliness, excitement and celebration with regard to coming out. The group is open to new members the first 3 weeks of each quarter and then closes to maintain safe space.

For more info, please contact Cat Thompson at cathompson@ucsd.edu or Agustin Orozco at aorozco@ucsd.edu.  

campus community centers

Campus Climate Listening Sessions

The Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is holding a series of Listening Sessions for students at the Campus Community Centers to identify and respond to important student issues in the Climate Survey.  At these sessions the Climate Survey results relating to students will be discussed and we invite your ideas and recommendations on areas that require action. We invite you to attend one of the following sessions. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Tuesday, April 8, 4 - 5:30 pm, Location LGBT Resource Center
  • Monday, April 14, 4 - 5:30 pm, Location: Black Resource Center
  • Tuesday, April 15, 4 - 5:30 pm, Location: Cross Cultural Center
  • Thursday, April 17, 3:30 - 5 pm, Location: Raza Resource Centro
  • Thursday, April 24, 4 - 5:30 pm, Location: Women's Center

Black Resource Center Events

The Black Grad Student Association (BGSA) Presents: Spring Mixer
Thurs, April 10 | 4:30pm-6:30pm
Located in the Old Student Center, Above Food Co-op
Join the BGSA and BRC for an opportunity to network with faculty members, graduate students & the campus community.
There will be door prizes & refreshments!  Please RSVP to brc@ucsd.edu by Tuesday 4/8/2014.
Cross-Cultural Center Events

NEPANTLA: A Collective Blog
Submissions will be accepted on a weekly basis. This blog is a brave space for womyn of color to express themselves, challenge one another, and grow together.

For more info contact Tania at t41romero@gmail.com.

For more info contact 858.534.9689

Raza Resource Centro Events 
Located on the east end of the Student Services Center

Grand Opening & Dedication
Wednesday, April 23 | 3:30p-5:30p
Matthews Quad & Student Service Center, #184, 1st Floor

You are cordially invited to the Grand Opening & Dedication to the Raza Resource Center. The Agenda for the event will consist of: a program, Ribbon Cutting, Tour of the RRC and Light Refreshments.

Please RSVP by Friday, April 18 to
vcedi-events@ucsd.edu or contact Margaret @
Ext. 24793


For more information, contact the RRC at raza@ucsd.edu | Visit the Facebook Page 

Women's Center Events

Living on the Hyphen: Latina Migrants
Deadline: April 15, 2014
Contribute to the discussion of immigration and the influence that Latina migrants have in our social world.  Please submit art, photographs, or written pieces that will be showcased in Spring Quarter 2014 to tomas32m@gmail.com with subject line "Migrant Project."

For more information contact 
858.822.0074 or e-mail women@ucsd.edu |
Visit Website for More Events 

Interested in social justice, making campus-wide impacts, contributing to Center growth, making new friends, and personal/professional development? Check out our information sessions taking place at each center!  We will be discussing the application process, our philosophies of working with student staff, and the responsibilities of our intern positions.


Information Sessions are Center Specific

  • Black Resource Center | 4/2 Wednesday 12-1pm
  • Cross-Cultural Center   | 4/3   Thursday 1-2pm
  • LGBT Resource Center | 4/2   Wednesday 1-2pm
student orgs

Come check out some of the student orgs that meet at the LGBT RC!
LGBTQIA - Mondays from 7:00-9:00p, Family Room

Men's Group - Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00p, Heritage Room

Queer People of Color (QPOC)
- Thursdays from 7:00-9:00p, Family Room

QPOC Youth Conference Planning Committee 
Mondays | 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
LGBT Resource Center

Come out tot he LGBT RC Mondays 4-5pm to be a part of planning for the QPOC Youth Conference which will take place May 24th, 2014.  


upcoming conferences

BlaqOUT Conference
April 18-19, 2014 | UC Riverside
UC Riverside cordially invites all folks who self identify as Black/African American or of African descent and as Same Gender Loving, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning or somwhere on the LGBT spectrum to apply to attend the inaugural BlaqOUT Conference on April 18-19, 2014.

Please check out their website for more info here.
Queer People of Color Conference
May 2-3, 2014 | San Diego State University
This year's Queer People of Color Conference aims to create a safe and inclusive environment for queer communities of color and allies to come together to engage in meaningful dialogues focused on the intersections of the multidimensional identities of queer people of color.
For more info check out their website here.

Young Black & Gifted
African American Young Women's Conference 
Saturday, April 12

Ladies 18 years and older come out and gain a wealth of information about how to succeed and overcome. Co-sponsored by the San Diego Voice & Viewpoint Newspaper, Adaeze and the SDSU Center for Intercultural Relations, this general session conference is unlike any other. Young women will have an opportunity to hear first hand experiences from other women who are impacting their environments is a profound way.

Register here for just $10!
7th Annual Queer & Asian Conference for 2014: RefrAction 
May 2-4 | University of California, Berkeley 


QACON14 is fast approaching, and the sponsors would love to extend this invitation for you to join them. This conference is free and open for all to attend. Please register as soon as possible especially if you would like free housing.

Register by clicking here!

FAQ: A Salon Series in Feminist and Queer of Color Critique - Graduate Student Conference
Submissions due Saturday | February 1
Event May 2-3


UCSD is pleased to announce an inaugural graduate student conference in feminist and queer of color critique, which will take place May 2-3, 2014. The conference seeks to open dialogue about the intersections of women of color feminism and queer of color critique. Graduate students from UCSD and elsewhere are invited to participate in our two day conference, with a keynote and a closing musical performance. We are honored to have Professor Sharon Holland from Duke University as our keynote speaker. 


Submit your 250 word abstract to faq.ucsd@gmail.com or for more info 

Transgender Leadership Summit 2014
April 11-13 | CSU Northridge

Transgender Law Center is proud to present our 8th Annual Transgender Leadership Summit.  This one-of-a-kind leadersihp conference builds the foundation for community members to take action for transgender equality and justice through informative workshops ranging in topics from lebal, health care, organized development and much more.  

To register and for more info click here.
community classifieds
SPACES is now hiring  Deadline: April 4 by 11:59p

SPACES is in the middle of taking applications for Cycle  VIII Student Internships!

For more info, click here or contact SPACES at spaces@ucsd.edu or
(858) 534-7330 

 Outside the Box
Thursday's | 3:00p-4:00p
Cross Cultural Center
Tranquility Room

An open dialogue and safe space for people of multiracial/multiethnic and other non-dominant identities to share personal experiences and...be heard.

For more info, contact Cat Thompson: (858) 534-3987 or cathompson@ucsd.edu

Voice of Pride
April 14
San Diego State University

Do you have the talent to be the next voice of Pride? Then get ready to take stage and show us what you got during San Diego LGBT Pride's Voice of Pride Singing Competition.

To register and for more info visit: sdpride.org/voice
CGS 87: Reproductive Politics Today w/ Sara Kaplan
Tuesdays (week 3, 5, 7  9)
Women's Center, Conference Room

From the US Congress to the streets of global cities, reproductive rights and access remain highly contested topics. This class will explore these contemporary political struggles and debates from the perspective of reproductive justice scholars and activists.

Contact CGS Program at cgs@ucsd.edu if you're interested in enrolling!
Out at the Park 
April 19

On April 19th, Out at the Park, will be held at the Padres stadium which will be an exciting day to root for the San Diego Padres with the hundreds of folks from San Diego LGBTQ community and our supporters. Click here to visit the San Diego LGBT Pride website for any questions or concerns.    

Search Now for LGBT Scholarships
Across the Country

This new online dynamic database is free and provide LGBT and ally students with the largest, most comprehensive source of LGBT scholarship and funding resources in the nation. Learn more here.

Also check out this site for Scholarships!
LGBTQIA and Gender Inclusive Living Learning Communities

As you begin to think about housing options for the 2014-15 year, please remember that each college has LGBTQIA and Gender Inclusive Housing Options. Please make sure you visit your college's housing website for more information on the program's structure and requirements.
A.I.M For Law Deadline to apply: April 5

A.I.M for Law prepares students for the law school application process and the first year of law school. Program includes: Study aid for the LSAT, what to expect from 1st year of law school, learn how to apply & pay for law school, and more! And it's Free!!

To apply, contact Drew Lautemann at dlautemann@cwsl.edu or (619)204-4678

Survey of Immigrant Latina Queers

This is a research study on the life experiences of Latina LGBT/Queer women.

Participation in this study involves completing an online survey. For more info and to access to the survey, click here.

SDSU Big Queer BBQ              
 April 15 | 4:00p-8:30p
Scripps Cottage @ SDSU

Talent Show @ 6:00pm