Week 8 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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"For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed?"  
-bell hooks
Rainbow Graduation 2014

Rainbow Graduation & Induction into the LGBT Alumni Ceremony
Saturday, June 7th, 4:00pm
at the Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club
Please join the UC San Diego LGBT community as we come together to honor the students who are graduating, our volunteers, our scholarship recipients and all who have impacted our community over the last year. The event serves as the formal induction of the graduates into the family of the UC San Diego LGBT Alumni. Although many people do get dressed up for the event, it tends to be a queer little get together, with all the trappings of our community, so be yourself. We conclude our ceremony with a scrumptious spread of good food. 
Graduating and want to participate? Register here!
Want to help and volunteer? Click here!

From Dr. Shaun Travers, Director of UC San Diego's LGBT Resource Center

Dear community~

As many of you know Ricky Ambriz's life was cut short on Friday, May 16th. Ricky Ambriz was a third year Revelle College student, Summer Bridge Class of 2011 alum, and was an active member of the UC San Diego Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity. A fundraiser was started to financially support his family during this time of need, if you are able to donate, please go to the following website: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/fallen-lion-ricky-ambriz/179835

Also, Dr. Anouchka Mihaylova was killed last weekend. She was a Project Scientist in the Department of Bioengineering, and her family is still seeking out information on the hit and run.

For any students who are in need of support and assistance during this difficult time, you are encouraged to contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Counselors are on call on a 24-hour basis and can be reached after hours at (858) 534-3755. If you are a faculty or staff member looking for counseling and support, you can contact the Faculty Staff Assistance Program at (858) 534-5523.

As always, we remember how quickly things can change. Our LGBT community creates and supports each other with a sense of family, community and respect. As we experience these losses, I encourage you to take time with one another, and remember how precious our lives are.

what's happening at the rc

Week 7 Stats

Undergrad: 117
Grad: 6
Staff: 4
Faculty: 0
Alumni: 3
Guest: 2

Total: 132

Hours of Operation


May 22: Closed until 10am for the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast


May 26: Closed in observance of Memorial Day 

Queer API Dialogue 
Wednesday, May 21 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Interested in building community? Come share your experience and connect with other Queer Asian American and Pacific Islander American folks. Dialogue is open to faculty, staff, undergrads, graduate students and alumni.

*Refreshments provided.

Rainbow Book Fair 
Wednesday, May 28 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join us at the UC San Diego Resource Center for the 1st annual UCSD LGBT RC Rainbow Book Fair. Over 50 LGBT authors and 80 LGBT titles will be represented at this unique, exciting event. Take pride in our literature!

Books range from $7.99 to $19.95
For more info contact Chris Datiles atcdatiles@ucsd.edu

Transitioning from UCSD: Finding Community and Self 
Tuesday, June 3rd  | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

This workshop will cover the natural reactions that occur when we close one life chapter and begin a new one, exploring how to translate our values and passions from college into the next step, and strategies for continuing to find community after graduation. 
For more info contact rainbow@ucsd.edu.

campus community centers

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

All People's Celebration 2014 - It's Going to be a Party - The Prequel
Thursday, May 22 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

Join the CCC in their 19th Year Celebration! Part of the event is dedicated to recognizing individuals that have made a positive impact in the community, and we need your help! Check out the nominations link below.

Facebook link & Nominations link.

Graduating Senior Send-Off
Thursday, May 29 | 5:00pm-7:30pm
CCC Comunidad Room

The CCC would like to honor the graduating seniors for their hard work and commitment in helping their community. Please come for a dinner, toast, recognition, post-graduation resources, gifts, and special gifts. Please RSVP by May 14 either at the CCC front desk or by emailing Violeta Gonzales at violetag@ucsd.edu.

For more info contact 858.534.9689

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

Stay Tuned for event Updates!










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

Women's Center Events
Located next to the old student center, above
 Stay tuned for event updates!

For more information contact 
858.822.0074 or e-mail women@ucsd.edu
Visit Website for More Events 
student, staff, and faculty events

Come check out some of the student orgs that meet at th  e 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
International Summit Series 
Friday's | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Friday Cafe (Oceanid's Pavilion)

Rina Shul, our CAPS liaison, facilitates a forum of international graduate students each week during the International Friday Café. All international graduate students are invited to come and share experiences and discuss issues specific to them. 

Topics by Date:
May 16
- How to Manage Adviser Relationships, May 23 - Language and Communication,
May 30
- Career Plans 

End of the Year Gala: Lumination
Friday, May 9 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Institute of the Americas, ERC

Come join SPACES in recognizing all the amazing people that have contributed to SPACES programs and events throughout this past year! In addition, SPACES will be welcoming in the new cycle of student staff: Cycle VIII.


Eat some aamazing catered food, watch the new SPACES documentary, enjoy some entertainment, and just have a great time.


To RSVP click here

QT*POC Youth Conference
Saturday, May 24 | 9:00a-6:00p
Institute of the Americas, ERC

The QT*POC Youth Conference is a day-long conference at UCSD, where students will have the opportunity to attend workshops to learn more about gaining access to higher education, experience the university environment and campus life, and explore issues pertaining to their lives and communities. At the conference, students will have the opportunity to meet invited guest speakers and network other conference attendees from all over San Diego.


Check out the Facebook Event!

Want to attend? Register here!

Want to host a workshop? Click here!

Help out and Volunteer!

community classifieds
International Documentary Film Series Every Monday | 7:00pm
La Jolla Village Cinemas

Every Monday evening starting May 19 the International Rescue Committee in San Diego will be hosting three documentary films. 1) Stolen Seas: presents a chilling experience of the Somali pirate phenomenon. 2) Coach Zoran and his African Tigers: the film follows the team over its first year. What follows is a darkly comic and original portrait of the birth of the nation. 3) Call Me: This emotional film follows Uganda's first openly gay man as he fights for LGBTQ rights in court, on TV, and at the U.N.

For more info click here.

Gender Odyssey Conference
August 14-17
Seattle, Washington

Gender Odyssey is a conference for transgender/gender nonconforming people of all ages, their families and partners, allies, and providers who serve them. With a full schedule of workshops, social events, speakers, and films, the conference offers attendees education, resources, entertainment, and most importantly, community. They offer reasonable group rates for university students traveling together.

For more info click here.
TWOC Network Gathering
June 19-22

First ever International Trans* Women of Colour Network Gathering. The creators are hoping to create an international network that can be used to organize and address issues that this group faces.

Invite any TWOC that you know! To register click here.
They offer partial & full scholarships to select participants.

For more info on this event click here.

National Competitive Scholarships  

May 14 | 4pm 


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

Info Session will be held May 14 from 4pm at AEP Conference Room   




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.

Research on Asian American MSM Identity and HIV Risk

About the Survey: Are you an 18-24 year old Asian American MSM (man who has sex with men) who uses apps such as GRINDR and JACK'D? Are you interested in winning either $15 or $25 amazon gift cards? Then please fill out the following survey, which can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/apimsmsurvey2!

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.     

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Also check out this site for Scholarships!