Week 3, Fall Quarter 2014
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center

"Telling the truth is powerful medicine. It is a fire that lights the way for others. When we speak our 'Fire Power,' we join a long & honored line of warriors against injustice."


LGBT RC 15th Anniversary Symposium



We Cannot Live Without Our Lives: A conversation on Anti-blackness, Trans Resistance and Prison Abolition 

Tues. Nov 4 | 7-9p | UCSD Student Services Center Multipurpose Room

Join us for critical dialogue and a historic panel that will bring together formally incarcerated Black trans women and organizers to talk about the specific ways trans women of color are impacted by imprisonment and to highlight strategies of growing prison abolition.

Panelist include CeCe McDonald, Reina Gossett, Janetta Johnson, moderated by Eric A. Stanley, UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Communication and Critical Gender Studies. Check back every week to learn more about the panelists.

Facebook Event 


Janetta Johnson is an Afro-American Transsexual from Tampa, Florida. She moved to San Francisco in 1997, where she has worked in various capacities at non-profits and social service agencies. She recently survived 3 years in federal prison and is committed to developing strategies and interventions to reduce the recidivism rate of the transgender community. Janetta's involvement with TGI Justice dates back to 2006.

what's happening at the rc


Fluid Attraction Group

Tuesdays | 5-6p | LGBT RC

This group is an open dialogue and supportive space for those who identify with bisexual, biromantic, fluid, pansexual, panromantic, queer and questioning experiences. We welcome you to attend, listen, participate, and connect with others as we explore fluid sexualities and/or fluid romantic attractions. This is a community space where confidentiality will be respected.


Contact ucsdfluidgroup@gmail.com for more info.


Trans* Collective 

Thurs. 10/23 | 5-6p | LGBT RC

Trans* Collective is a support and discussion group designed for trans*, gender variant/fluid, intersex folks including individuals who are questioning and/or identify outside of their assigned gender/sex. 

Contact rainbow@ucsd.edu for more info. 



Dressing Up and Stepping In: Cosplay, Consent, & Bystander Intervention

Weds. Oct. 29 | 12pm


Join SARC and the LGBTRC for an interactive and informative workshop about consent and bystander intervention just in time for All Hallows Eve. Cosplay is the act of dressing up as a favorite character from films, tv, or comics. Whether dressing up for a party, a partner or a favorite fan convention, this workshop will give practical skills on how to respond and prevent harassment and non-consensual behavior in cosplay situations/communities. For questions please contact rainbow@ucsd.edu.



Undergrad                        194

Graduate Student              11

Staff                                      6

Faculty                                 1

Alumni                                 0

Guest                                   4

Total                                 216 

Breaking the Binary: Rethinking Gender

Wed. Oct. 29 | 5-7 p  | LGBTRC Conference Room


AKA, "Gender 101." Topics include gender and biological sex binaries, trans identities, gender v. presentation v. performance, and a Q&A. This is intended for cis allies and trans-questioning folks, but all are welcome!


Contact rainbow@ucsd.edu for more information! 

Queer Women of Color Social

Fri. Oct. 24 | 11:30-1p | LGBTRC Conference Room


Please join us for the first Queer  Women of Color Mixer of the academic year.

This informal mixer will get you connected to other self-identified Queer Women of Color students, staff, and faculty.


Please note that this event is a closed space for self-identified Queer Women of Color. 

Asexual Meet Up

Tues. October 28 | 3-4pm | LGBT Resource Center


Looking to meet other Asexual people on campus? Join us for an informal meeting space to meet new friends and discuss creating asexual visibility. For questions please contact rainbow@ucsd.edu.

Closed Trans Women of Color Space

Tues. Nov 4 | 5pm | LGBT Resource Center


Join CeCe McDonald, Janetta Johnson and Reina Gossett in a closed conversation space for Trans Women of Color.  This space is inclusive of non-binary trans feminine people of color as well as people who identify as third gender and genderqueer. For questions please contact rainbow@ucsd.edu.


12 Step Recovery Group

Mondays, 5-6p | Heritage Room

Come find support and connect with others!


More info: rainbow@ucsd.edu 





Intersex V(i)sibility: Re-Imagining Intersex Identity

Wed. Nov. 5th | 5-6:30p | LGBTRC Conference Room


This program aims to bring visibility to the lives and experiences of intersex individuals through exploring the ways by which intersex identity has been medicalized and has often been perceived to be in need of "fixing". Through engaging dialogue, the hope is to affirm and validate the lived experiences of intersex folks.


Questions? Contact lgbtliberation@ucsd.edu


 LGBT Resource Center 15th Anniversary Reception hosted by the LGBT Staff and Faculty Association

Tues. Nov 4 | 5pm | UCSD Student Services Center Multipurpose Room



Student Orgs & Staff Announcements
Every other Monday, 7-9p | LGBT RC
LGBTQIA is committed to providing safe spaces for the community.  For more information please email lgbtqia@gmail.com.
Men's Group
Wednesdays, 7-9p | LGBT RC
Men's group is a social support group that strives to establish a safe, comfortable space for discussions being male and queer.
More Info: rainbow@ucsd.edu

Queer & Trans* People of Color
Thursdays, 7-9p | LGBT RC
Connect with other Queer and Trans* People of Color!   Discuss issues around navigating homophobia and transphobia, resisting racism, and fighting misogyny among other things.
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An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States book launch 

Wed. Oct. 29 | 3:30-5p | Cross Cultural Center, Comunidad 

Join Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz for the launch of her new book. Light refreshments will be provided.

 Presented by the Department of Ethnic Studies; part of the Cross-Cultural Center's Author in Residence Program

ccc.ucsd.edu | 858-534-9689 





Globe Tritons

Wed. Oct. 22nd | 12-1:30p | BRC


Come out to meet representatives to learn more about study abroad opportunities and engage with previous UCSD students participants as they share and reflect on their own experiences in these student abroad programs!



brc.ucsd.edu | 858-534-0471 






Careers In Student Affairs 

Thurs. Oct. 23rd | 12p | RRC


Turn your on campus job into a full time job! Come hear about what it means to be in Student Affairs this Thursday. Refreshments will be served.  


raza.ucsd.edu | 858-822-0072 




VOICES Leadership Retreat

Sat. Oct. 25th | 8:00a-4:30p | UCSD Women's Center


The VOICES Leadership Retreat is a day-long retreat open to first-year women students at UCSD. Through community building, reflection, and interactive workshops, participants will develop their voice and uncover their leadership potential. Applications are available at women.ucsd.edu and are due by Thursday, October 16th. Please contact Cecily Nelson-Alford at cnelsona@ucsd.edu for more information.  


women.ucsd.edu | 858-822-0074 

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UCLA MSW Diversity Recruitment Fair 

Nov. 8th in Perloff Hall's DeCafe Room (1302)


The purpose of this event is to inform and empower potential applicants to pursue a career in social work and to give them the tools to apply to the MSW program with confidence. We will also host a Personal Statement Workshop, so please bring drafts of your personal statements and get some feedback! The event is also open for students that aren't applying this year, but are still interested in the social work field. 


Register here.


Remembering Queer Korea: An International Symposium, Film Festival, and Exhibition

Nov. 13th to 15th


"Remembering Queer Korea" the first event of its kind, combines scholarship, film, and art in an attempt to critically reflect upon the place of non-normative sexuality and gender variance in the peninsula's history and culture. To be sure, these topics have become an increasingly important part of South Korean society since the 1990s, as evidenced by the upsurge of human rights organizations, representations in film and on television, and in practices of queer consumption
   Okaeri: a Nikkei LGBTQ gathering

Sun. Nov. 15 | 8:30a-4:30p

Japanese American National Museum

OKAERI, meaning "Welcome Home" in Japanese, is a one-day gathering of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning individuals, family and allies who seek to find support and resources, information and motivation, and 
who wish to connect with others to build greater inclusion in the Nikkei community. It will be a day of connecting, education and storytelling in workshops and plenary sessions. You will leave the gathering inspired and motivated! 

For more information & to register: www.okaeri-la.org 


Survey for LGBT and other sexual minority students 


The survey focuses on the experiences of people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, or Transgender (LGBT) and/or identify as a sexual minority, within student organizations. Participation is voluntary, confidential, and participants can withdraw their consent and stop participating at any time. If you are interested in participating, click here

QuEST (Queer Engineers, Scientists, and Technical professionals) Welcome Back Social

Thurs. Oct. 23, 6-9:30p | SIO Surfside; 8622 Kennel Way


Food, ethanol, and music will be provided. We look forward to reconnecting with our existing members and meeting new ones. 


Join the facebook event here!

The Asterisk Trans* Conference: Submit a Workshop


The Asterisk Trans* Conference is seeking program proposals that focus on building trans* community, the health and well-being of trans* people, and education and resources for trans* youth advocates. All accepted workshops will be presented over 60 minutes on Saturday, February 28, 2015. 

Submit a proposal online here by November 15th. For more information visit here


 HITO 165/265  Topics-LGBT History: "Queer Formations and the Global Sexual Revolution" (Winter 2015)
Tuesday, 1-3:50p
Since the late 1960s, the world has changed dramatically, especially in making visible (if not legitimizing) gender variance and non-normative sexualities.  This observation is the starting point for an exploratory seminar on the global history of the sexual revolution.  By examining a myriad of social, cultural, and economic transformations across different culture-areas, the class will investigate this phenomenon in comparative and transnational terms. 

UC Global Food Initiative Student Fellowship/Internship Opportunity


Interested in urban agriculture, sustainable food systems and food justice? Apply for the UC Global Food Initiative Student Fellowship/Internship Opportunity! There are three $2,500 awards, which are open to all registered students. To apply click here. The application is open from Oct 13-30th. More information contact scholarships@ucsd.edu or call Becky Obayashi (858) 534-1067.

 T*Camp: An InterCampus Retreat for Trans/Genderqueer & Gender Questioning Students

January 9-11th, 2015

T*Camp is an intercampus retreat to explore gender identity and expression and to engage in dialogue with our peers. This event is specifically for students who are transgender, genderqueer, or gender questioning (TGQQ). Retreat facilitators include transgender and genderqueer community members, as well as campus LGBT resource professionals.


Apply online by October 30 here!