Week 4, Fall Quarter 2014
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center

"I / don't need to assimilate / don't need / Your 'marriage equality' / Your white picket fence / 2.5 children / I don't need / Your lie / I / Want justice / Justice for my sisters / Justice for myself / Justice for all of the people / Marginalized by life / Justice without police brutality / I want to bring my ancestors back / And raze this world / To the ground / So it can rise / Anew / a phoenix / Reborn"

-Morgan Robyn Collado

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 





Miss Major is a veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion and a survivor of Attica State Prison, a former sex worker, an elder, and a community leader and human rights activist. She is simply "Mama" to many in her community. If history is held within us, embodied in our loves and losses, then Miss Major is a living library, a resource for generations to come to more fully understand the rich heritage of the Queer Rights movement that is so often whitewashed and rendered invisible. 

Miss Major's personal story and activism for transgender civil rights intersects LGBT struggles for justice and equality from the 1960s to today. At the center of her activism is her fierce advocacy for her girls, transwomen of color who have survived police brutality and incarceration in men's jails and prisons. Miss Major is currently the executive director of the San Francisco-based
Transgender GenderVariant Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), advocating for transwomen of color in and outside of prison. 

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. 10/30 | 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                         152

 Graduate Student                8

 Staff                                        7

  Faculty                                  0

 Alumni                                   0

 Guest                                     3

 Total                                   170

Breaking the Binary: Rethinking Gender

Wed. Oct. 29 | 5-7p | 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! 

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 

Q LEAGUE: Queer Leaders' Summit


LGBTQIA student organization leaders, you are invited to the Q LEAGUE: Queer Leaders' Summit on November 15th from 12-4pm (lunch will be provided). It will be an opportunity to connect with the LGBT Resource Center staff and other students.


The objectives of the summit are to:

*foster leadership development

*collaboration among LGBTQIA  organizations at UCSD

*discuss intersecting and multiple identities

*building community


The link to register is below. Deadline to register is November 12th.



For questions contact mpgomez@ucsd.edu


The Asterisk Trans* Conference

February 27-28, 2015 UC Riverside


People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome to attend. Featured speakers and performers include: Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, D'Lo, Bamby Salcedo, Ollie Schminkey, Marsha Aizumi, Dr. Tey Meadow. Join us for a college conference to build community for trans* people and allies, to address trans* health and well-being, and to provide education and resources for trans* youth advocates. For more information and to register click here


**You should not pay to register. The LGBT RC has it covered!


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.


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

 **CORRECTION: this event will begin at 6p

Tues. Nov 4 | 6p | UCSD Student Services Center Multipurpose Room 





12 Step Recovery Group

Mondays, 5-6p | Heritage Room


Come find support and connect with others!


More info: rainbow@ucsd.edu 


Library Highlight of the Week



Make Love to Rage by Morgan Robyn Collado


This collection of poetry is a cleansing and transformative journey that takes us from rage to love with a depth of emotion and beauty in words that is breathtaking. The first part, 'Rage,' communicates the rage and anger caused by injustice, in immediate and visceral ways. The transition into 'Making' has all the mess and beauty inherent in the seasons of autumn and spring. After the rage, after the making, we have 'Love.' And the sweetness, caring, and compassion of these poems is a soothing balm after the rage. Yet, it also underscores that deep love, more than anything, fuels rage over injustice.


If you have any recommendations, comments, or concerns, please contact Sandra J., the Library Intern, at lgbtlibrary@ucsd.edu

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.




BAM: Queer and Trans* People of Color Bonding and Mentoring Program!
Do you want more QT*POC friends? Do you want the chance to form a relationship with someone who could possibly understand your struggles, support you, and laugh with you? Would you like to have a mentor to help you navigate the university as someone living at the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality? Would you like to pass on some knowledge to a mentee? Apply for the Queer and Trans* People of Color Bonding and Mentoring Program (BAM)!

The QT*POC BAM program pairs QT*POC undergraduates at UCSD with a fellow QT*POC-identified mentor or mentee! You could even be part of a mentorship family!


Fill out the application here. The application period closes on midnight of Friday, November 7. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please contact Dana Ayuyao at dayuyao@ucsd.edu.


campus community centers






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 





Student Success Series

Thurs. 30th | 5-6:30p | BRC


Want to gain some insights on how to SUCCEED & THRIVE during your first year at UC San Diego?  JOIN US for the Student Success Series! Refreshments will be provided. Click here to RSVP.



brc.ucsd.edu | 858-534-0471 





Dia de l@s Muertos Celebracion

Fri. Oct. 31st 11a-1p  | UCSD RRC


What is "Dia de l@s Muertos"? The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday observed throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Join the UCSD Raza Resource Centro in celebrating Dia de l2s Muertos! Activities will include: face painting, sugar skull making, arts and crafts, music, and more! The RRC will also have an altar displayed in the Centro Oct. 30th-Nov. 7th. Feel free to come by and add to our community altar.


raza.ucsd.edu | 858-822-0072 




Know Your Ballot  

Wed. Oct. 29th l 6-7p | Women's Center


Want to learn more about the upcoming elections? Feeling unsure about what your vote means? Join the Women's Center and the League of Women Voters at this upcoming event. A representative from the League of Women Voters will be here to talk about the upcoming election and the importance of voting for college students. Food will be provided.

Don't forget to vote on November 4th!


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

The Film Studies Minor: Second Annual Rocky Horror Picture Show

Thurs. Oct. 30th | 8p | PC Theatre


Come celebrate a cult classic in costume the day before Halloween!

Please invite your students, org, friends for a night of outrageous fun. "It's a guaranteed party." 

There will be s live performing cast!

If you could please send out this invite to interested members, that would be greatly appreciated.


The event is free and open to the general public

FB: 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!