Week 2 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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Since this is Sexual Assault awareness month, I'd like to take this moment to say that no one is ever alone. Even though some experiences have left us in a world of chaos and we may feel that we won't ever recover from certain incidents, but stay strong and eventually things will get better. I'm constantly on a road of recovery, but I still haven't given up on myself, so don't give up on yourself.

Please Take the Time to listen to this song if you have the chance because sexual assault can lead to people feeling this way.

-Jes, Rainbow Newsletter Intern
Out and Proud Week!

Out and Proud Week 2014

Week 4: 4/2104/25


Out and Proud Week presents the largest opportunity for community visibility on the UC San Diego campus.  It is a week-long group celebration and private refection on the achievements of LGBT-identified students, staff, and faculty and our allies.  It is also a time for public awareness and discussion of current LGBT issues on the state and national levels.


Check out the full listing of events here.

A Conversation with Janet Mock

A Conversation with Janet Mock 
May 1 | 7:00 p.m. 
Price Center Theater

Join UC San Diego in a conversation with Janet Mock. 
Parking at Gilman Parking Structure for $2 per hour. Parking and map information at parking.ucsd.edu

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. 
This event is Free and open to the public

View the full flyer here. 

what's happening at the rc

Week 1 Stats

Undergrad: 152
Grad: 34
Staff: 12
Faculty: 1
Alumni: 2
Guest: 13

Total: 214 

GPSAW Celebrates QGrad Students
Wednesday, April 9 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
LGBT Resource Center

This week, campuses across the nation celebrate the annual Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week. In celebration of GPSAW there will be various events in celebration of Grads and Prof Students at UCSD. The LGBT RC will be participating by celebrating QGRad students!


We hope you will come to the LGBT RC on this day. Relieve some stress with a free massage, replenish your energy with tasty refreshments and  coffee, and build community through friendly interaction with peers. Look forward to seeing you all there! 


For questions or suggestions, contact  



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!

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.

  • 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."
San Diego's Social Justice Comic Con
April 16 | 12:00-2:30p

Do you enjoy pop-culture, games, series, TV shows, movies, fantasy? Do you also feel that these mediums sometimes further sexist, racist, heterosexist, ablest or other oppressions? Come talk about Batman, Game of Thrones, vampires, and more!
*Free Food, Cosplay, Dialogue, Prizes & Panels.

For more information contact 
858.822.0074 or e-mail women@ucsd.edu |
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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.  


The Nicholas Papadopoulos Endowed Lecture in Gay & Lesbian Studies featuring:
Zanele Muholi 
Tuesday, April 28 | 6:00 p.m.
Calit2 Auditorium - Atkinson Hall

Focus on South Africa BLACK QUEER BORN FREES featured in Faces and Phases 

A lecture series exploring the visual culture of black LGBTI youth from various South African townships.

For more info on the event, click here.
Seeing U in GradUate School 
Tuesday, April 15 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thurgood Marshall Room (PC West, 2nd Floor)

Come find out more about Graduate and Professional School with the Career Services Center. In addition, meet real-life Grad School students in the San Diego area. Free refreshments and catered dinner are included!
Sponsored by SPACES. 

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
UCSD Women's Conference
May 6 | 8:15a-2:00p
PC West Ballroom    
The UC San Diego Women's Conference brings together business professionals, healthcare providers, scientists and award-winning faculty to share ideas on motivating today's working woman.

Free and Open to all UCSD faculty, staff and students.

Need for volunteers. If interested email  angarrison@ucsd.edu 

 Creating New Connected Economies April 16 | 5:00p
The Great Hall, UCSD

In this conversation, Chris Locke and Craig McIntosh will discuss how emerging economics benefit from leapfrogging to a 21st century technology industry model, as well as the opportunities and challenges this brings to governments and policy makers.

Free to attend, but registration is required.
Click here for more info.  

Victory Congressional Internship
deadline: May 5

The Victory Institute will bring outstanding LGBTQ college students to Washington, D.C., for an intensive leadership program, including a Congressional internship with an LGBT-friendly member of Congress.

For more info, click here.
Iten 150: gender, text, and culture 
Racialized Hauntings Ghosted Embodiments 
Mon./ Wed. | 2:00-4:50p 
Summer Session II 2014

Instructor: June J. Yuen Ting 
This course will explore "hauntings" as a 
genre of critical inquiry that attends to the surplused, unclaimed, and uncontainable relations of 
social reproduction/attrition. In doing so, we will examine how these relations pose questions to 
the empirical, juridical, and rational modes of knowing and embodying-as well as unknowing and 
disembodying-the enduring violence of slavery, genocide, imperialist war, and primitive 

Portraitures and Alebrijes
April 12 | 6:00-10:00p
Centro Cultural De la Raza

Artist, Sergio Vasquez, will be having a reception April 12 and from April 5 - May 11 will be having an exhibit, 12-4pm.

"I paint only people I love and for people I love. Our faces are the landscapes and the objects of the universe."
- Sergio Vasquez
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

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.

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

Talent Show @ 6:00pm

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