Week 4 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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So far this year has probably been one of the most difficult times of my life. This past thursday my Uncle Leonard passed away. I will always remember the time I brought over my Senior pictures to my family's house for Thanksgiving. My Uncle was shocked that the girl in the picture was me. He said that I looked like a model and always said that I looked like actress Katie Holmes, which I thought was odd since I didn't see the resemblance whatsoever. I wasn't able to see him before he passed, but I do remember his voice filling up the house and the way he treated my Auntie Alina and his family. He may have cursed every other word while talking, but he always made us happy. He always cracked a smile on my face and had me rolling.

 I know that you are in a better place and your suffering is over. I love you Uncle Leonard and I'm going to miss you very much.

- Jes, Rainbow Newsletter Intern and Niece
Out and Proud Week!

Out and Proud Week 2014

Week 4: 4/21 - 04/25


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

Janet Mock is a writer, an advocate and the New York Times bestselling author.  After publicly proclaiming her identity as a trans woman in a 2011 profile in Marie Claire magazine, Janet focused her efforts on speaking about the struggles, triumphs and portrayals of girls and women like herself. In 2012, she launched #GirlsLikeUs, a movement that encourages trans women to live visibly. She currently writes and speaks about her experience of living at the intersections of identities.
View the full flyer here. 

what's happening at the rc

Week 3 Stats

Undergrad: 139
Grad: 9
Staff: 10
Faculty: 0
Alumni: 3
Guest: 4

Total: 165

Grads and Romance
Wednesday, April 23 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room

Thank you to all who attended last week's QGrad Appreciation event! Next week we will be holding an Open Conversation event entitled "Grads & Romance" where we will talk about the challenges graduate school presents for maintaining healthy romantic relationships. As graduate students, many of us rarely have spare time and money for dating and are often under immense stress which can spill over into our relationships. This is sure to be a discussion in which people of all relationship statuses can participate. Feel free to share your success and challenges along with peer graduate students and professional CAPS representatives.
 *refreshments will be served

Email climate-intern@ucsd.edu for question


Queer Talks: Community Specific Dialogues


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

- Trans UCSD (Tuesdays, 5-6pm)

- 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!

Out and Proud Week: Open Mic 

Wednesday, April 23 | 5:30p-7:30p
LGBT Resource Center 


Looking for a night filled with self-expression, talent and deep thought? Then you don't want to miss the Out and Proud Open Mic.


We strongly encourage you to sign up to perform at: bit.ly/outproudopenmic 


This is a great opportunity during Out and Proud Week to speak up and show off any talents you might have! There will be spoken word, some music, poetry and etc.

Snacks will be provided!  


For questions contact:


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.

  • Thursday, April 24, 4 - 5:30 pm, Location: Women's Center

Black Resource Center Events
Located in the Old Student Center, Above Food Co-op

Midterm Movie Marathon:  
Thurs., May 1 | 9:00am - 4:00pm
BRC Conference Room

Come to the BRC and kick-back, wind-down, de-stress & have a laugh during midterms. They will be showing black stand-up comedian acts.
Refreshments will be provided. 

Black Grad Ceremony  
June 13 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Student Services Center, Multipurpose Room
Respond by: May 16  

Participation Requirements:
  • Refundable fee of $20 by May 16, 2014. (Submit check or money order to Black Resource Center (BRC). This payment will be returned to you following your participation in the ceremony.
  • Mandatory participation at the ceremony rehearsal (Date and Time TBD)

Please submit a recent photo of yourself to brc@ucsd.edu for inclusion in the program booklet. 

Cross-Cultural Center Events Located in Price Center 2nd Floor, next to the Loft 

CCC Breather Series Presents" Therapy Fluffies 
Wed., April 23 | 6:30p-7:30p
CCC Art Space

Take a breather and de-stress by petting and playing with some adorable fluffies!

Link to flyer.

For more info contact: Sandy Garcia at smg006@ucsd.edu

Get Creative with Vinyl

Wed., April 30 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm  


Come join the CCC to get creative on recycled vinyl records! Take home your record and add some art to your wall!

For more info contact German Octaviano at goctavia@ucsd.edu.

To view Facebook event!  

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

Feminism and the Quiet Revolution: Call for Submissions
Deadline: Friday, April 25

Do you identify as an introvert? Are you soft-spoken or prefer to express yourself on paper? If so, then here is your opportunity to express yourself through art, writing, poetry, cartoons, or any other creative outlet of your choice!
Submissions will be displayed in a gallery format during a discussion about women and introversion Gender Buffet Week 5. Feel free to come out and speak about your work!

For more info contact Dana Tumbaga at dtumbaga@ucsd.edu.

Gender Buffet
Friday, May 2 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm 

Join the Women's Center through a discussion challenging the stereotypes about introversion and explore feminism and leadership through the lens of quiet power. Introverts and Extroverts welcome!
*Refreshments provided!

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

LGBT 12-Step Recovery Meeting 
Beginning April 22, Every Tuesday | 6:30-8:00p
LGBT RC, Heritage Room

The LGBT 12-Step Recovery Meeting is open only to those who participate in any of the 12-step programs or are questioning whether or not they have an addiction problem. If you are new and still deciding if a 12-step program is right for you, you are most certainly welcome! If you are concerned with your anonymity and would like to speak to someone one on one to ask questions about recovery please contact the Recovery Community Intern, Christina Carter at cacarter@ucsd.edu. The 12-step meeting is one hour long, with an optional half an hour time slot available to hang out or ask questions.


Workshop on Visual Activism with
Zanele Muholi 
Tuesday, April 29 | 10:00am - 12:00pm 
LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room

Join 2014 Nicholas Papadopoulos Lecturer and South African Photographer and Visual Activist, Zanele Muholi, for an intimate workshop on Visual Activism. Zanele will share with attendees how grassroots visual media can be employed in academia as an advocacy tool and how it is beneficial to educators, scholars and participants to exercise equal powers, as well as to undo hierarchies.

To reserve a spot in this workshop please email cgs@ucsd.edu.

Links to some of Zanele Muholi's work: Berlin Performance and Video on Gender Violence.
The Nicholas Papadopoulos Endowed Lecture in Gay & Lesbian Studies featuring:
Zanele Muholi 
Tuesday, April 29 | 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.

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
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!

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.
FAQ: A Salon Series in Feminist and Queer of Color Critique -Graduate Student Conference 
May 2 - 3
Cross-Cultural Center, Comunidad Room

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 

community classifieds
Issues Binding Seven Billion: Oil, Blood, & Water
Tuesday's | 12:00p
International Center

How has your community been shaped by these issues? Join the discussion over a free light lunch in the International Center Courtyard. This participatory discussion series supports the exchange of ideas and viewpoints among students from around the globe. No need to register. 

For more info, contact Martin Lahtov at mlahtov@ucsd.edu

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.  

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  
All Aboard the SPACES Programming Train
April 28 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bear Room  

This is a great opportunity for incoming board members and future program coordinators of your orgs to become more familiar with how to program for next year! Other session will be held on May 15 from 7-8pm in the Marshall Room. Let Shelley or Harrison know ASAP if you or your boards will be attending any of these sessions.
Triton 5k
Saturday, June 7

Race for the future!
All proceeds collected through registration fees for the Triton 5k will go to support UC San Diego student scholarships.

For info about the Triton 5k, visit 5k.ucsd.edu

Let Your Voice Be Heard!
Deadline: Fri., May 26

The San Diego HIV Youth Leadership Council, a part of the UCSD Youth HIV Program (ages 13-24), is conducting a survey to learn more about the successes and challenges youth in San Diego have experienced around 1) HIV education 2) HIV testing and 3) HIV treatment and care (if it applies).
Here's the survey.

For questions contact Christian Fuentes at (619)543-8089 or cfuentes@ucsd.edu.

Visit their webpage here.

GAPA Foundation Scholarship

Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) Foundation Scholarship awards up to three scholarships of $1000 each to students who have demonstrated outstanding activism and leadership within the API LGBTQ community.

Visit www.gapafoundation.org for updates about the scholarship process and for more info.     

National Competitive Scholarships 


UCSD's National Competitive Scholarships program helps undergraduates and graduating college seniors win major national scholarships and fellowships.

Info Session will be held April 24 from 4-5pm at the Natural Sciences Building (NSB) Auditorium in Revelle College.  




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