Week 7, Fall Quarter 2014
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center


"We hoped that the specific truth of our stories would be enough to split open the world."


-Muriel Rukeyser


transgender day of remembrance 



Transgender Day of Remembrance Altar 

Making and Conversation

Thurs. Nov. 19th | 2 pm | LGBTRC


The UCSD LGBT Resource Center honors Transgender Day of Remembrance to memorialize those who have died due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. Throughout the day, the conference room will be reserved as a reverent space for reflection and learning.


We will be having a conversation regarding combating violence against our transgender community, grief and remembering.


*We will collectively create a community altar and tin box altars to take with you; bring any photos or items you would like to offer to the space. Materials will be provided

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. 11/20 | 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. 




Queer Lunch with Guest Lecturer Ms Masha Gessen

Lecture: Mon. Nov. 24th 10:30a LGBTRC (to walk over to Library)
Lunch: Mon. Nov. 24th 1p LGBTRC

Join us for lunch and conversation at 1pm at the LGBT RC. Ms. Gessen will be answering graduate students follow up questions about her talk and about her most recent book on the recently incarcerated feminist punk band "Pussy Riot". Limited space is available, and we will distribute excerpts from "Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot" to all confirmed participants. (Graduate Students from Literature and Communication will join in the discussion.)






 Undergrad                             123

 Graduate Student                  10

 Staff                                             3

 Faculty                                        0

 Alumni                                         0

 Guest                                           0

 Total                                        136


World Aids Day 2014

Mon. Dec. 1st | All day | Price Center Ballroom East 


World AIDS Day began globally on December 1, 1988, as a means to raise funds, increase awareness, fight prejudice, and promote education related to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Since then the event has grown and is honored by governments, schools, businesses, and individuals around the world. At UC San Diego, the goal of World AIDS Day programming is to provide a forum for reflection, education, and action. We hope to engage our community in an ongoing dialogue that encourages each individual to be educated and take action to stop AIDS. More information is available here. We are pleased this year to have a wide variety of events planned for December 1, 2014. The full listing can be found on the Events page.


Join the facebook event here!



Trans Realness: The Social and Cultural Politics of Passing

Thurs. Dec. 4th | 5-6p | LGBTRC


This program will bring into conversation the ways by which trans folks negotiate their existence in a societal system bound within a gender binary. By centering trans voices in this conversation, the hope is to challenge the preconceived notions surrounding trans bodies and ultimately allow trans folks the opportunity to redefine their truth.


"... I grew confident in my choice to be true to myself, despite what anyone thought, despite the fear of what was to come. I knew that if I chose to make myself happy, to live in the pursuit of me and my dreams, that I would be free." - Janet Mock, "Redefining Realness" (73).


* This program is a closed space to folks who identify within the trans spectrum. *


Questions? Contact lgbtliberation@ucsd.edu


(Food will be provided.)


Centering (Femme)ininity: Social & Zine-Making!

Wed. Nov. 19th | 11:30-2:30p (open-house/drop-in style) | LGBTRC Conference Room


This is a CLOSED SPACE for queer and trans femme and feminine-identifying people to come together and share in community. There is no policing who comes in the space; if you feel that this program is for you, then it is! We'll talk, snack, and make a zine. In honor of Transgender Awareness Week and the Transgender Day of Remembrance, the program will emphasize trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming (femme)inine people and alternative femininities.

For more info, please contact Lenny Nee, the Sylvia Rivera Intern for Politics & Human Rights, here!


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!


12 Step Recovery Group

Fridays, 3-4p | Heritage Room


The open 12 step meeting is a safe space for folks who are in, seeking, or have questions about recovery. We meet weekly to support one another as a non-judgmental peer group that respects each individual's privacy and process. Topics include, but are not limited to recovery from substance abuse, eating disorders, sex and love addiction, and codependency.


More info: rainbow@ucsd.edu 



Volunteer Mixer/Destresser

Tues. Dec. 2nd | 1-2p | LGBT RC


All past, present, and interested volunteers are welcome! Come take time to just relax, get to know one another, do some crafty things, or just color or draw! 

Queer Black Social

Wed. Nov. 19th | 12:00-1:30p | Black Resource Center


Join us and build community with other Black identified people. Queer Black Socials are closed spaces for Black identified students, staff, faculty, and community members to talk about queer issues.


For more info and to RSVP, please contact






library highlight of the week



Trauma Queen by Lovemme Corazón

Lovemme Corazón's debut book, Trauma Queen, is a memoir documenting the struggles of being a child survivor of rape and abuse. Through the use of multi-genre writing (poems, prose, story-telling, etc), this book is a collection of years of journal/diary entries. Lovemme is unapologetically facing the taboo truths of what it means to be a survivor and how that trauma shapes their life 


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.





campus community centers


1st First Year Mixer

Wed. Nov. 19th | 12-1:30p | CCC Comunidad Room\


Want to hang out and relax with other first year students? Curious about the latest events happening in and around the CCC? Come to the CCC's 1st First Year Mixer. Boardgames, good company, pizza, and sundaes provided.

ccc.ucsd.edu | 858-534-9689 



It's All Greek to Me! 

November 20th | 4:30pm | Black Resource Center 

Do you have questions about NPHC Organizations (also known as the Divine Nine)?  If so, join the BRC Staff for "It's ALL Greek to Me!". You will have the opportunity to ask questions, gain insight and learn basic history. You don't want to miss this event!

 brc.ucsd.edu | 858-534-0471 



Project for Success 

Mon. 2:30-4p Thurs. 10a-2p | Raza Resource Centro

Project for success is a peer tutoring program that is geared towards genetics, biology, chemistry, and other Sciences.
Come check it out!

raza.ucsd.edu | 858-822-0072 






F-Word Dining and Dialogue--Selling Paradise: Tourism, Gender, and Authenticity in Contemporary Cuba 

Thurs. Nov. 20th | 5-6:30p | Women's Center


Join the Women's Center for a dialogue with Dr. Gabriela Santizo, a guest lecturer in the Critical Gender Studies Department. She is currently teaching CGS 102: Gender, Sexuality & Tourism.  This event is cosponsored by the Critical Gender Studies Department. Gabriela Santizo received her Ph.D. in Literature, with an emphasis in Latin American literary and cultural studies, from UC San Diego. Her work focuses on constructions of urban space, gender, and sexuality in contemporary Cuban and Chilean cultural production. Dr. Santizo is also currently developing a study of representations of queer lives in Latin America. Her research interests include memory studies, urban studies, and the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality in Latin American literature and film.


women.ucsd.edu | 858-822-0074 

community classifieds 


"Transgender Women of Color Panel Discussion"


Wed. Nov. 19th | 12-2p | Scripps Cottage


This panel includes Trans* Women of Color participants from San Diego county who will share their experiences dealing with violence and information about continued marginalization and oppression this community faces. 


Facebook event link: here



Transgender Day of Remembrance Half Mast Flag Raising Ceremony

Thurs. Nov. 20th | 12-1p| Student Union (south side near the trolley staircase)


The transgender flag will be raised at half mast until 6pm in honor of those murdered for being trans*. San Diego Trans* Latina activist Prizila Vidal will be the keynote speaker for this event.



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. 


 Call For Papers, Hysterical Bodies: Disabling Normative Behavior in Contemporary Art

Mon. Dec. 29th


What is the current state of hysteria within contemporary art praxis? This symposium will focus on how might we begin to expand our definitions of hysteria, so that it is utilized as a critical tool for disabling normative behaviors. Papers and artist project presentations are welcome relating to a broad theme of hysterical bodies and ancillary behaviors in contemporary-based art practices with a special


emphasis on performance, film, video, and installation.
E-mail submissions here!

Trans* Lives Matter:Screening of "Transvisible: Bamby Salcedo's Story" followed by Q&A with Bamby Salcedo

Fri. Nov. 21st | 6-9p | Student Union Theatre


"An inspirational story about Bamby Salcedo, a Trans Latina woman, now a renowned international leader and Trans community advocate. At an early age, Bamby confronted entire systems of oppression that resulted in family rejection, police brutality, religious prejudice, and prison violence in Mexico and the U.S. This film will educate the public about the courage and resilience of Trans people in the face of adversity, and it will also reveal how connected we are through the shared values of love, commitment and compassion for one another."


Facebook event link: here


MEDS Conference


MEDS, Medical Education for Diverse Students, is an all-day conference designed especially for underrepresented, minority, or first generation UCSD students who are ­interested in applying to medical or pharmacy schools. MEDS highlights all components of the application process, in addition to giving attendees an exclusive hands-on look behind the scenes at UC San Diego Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy.  Register at here or here (access code:


Contact MEDS Conference Coordinator Katherine Vilchez here for questions.


Test Anxiety Reduction Workshop

Tues. Dec. 2nd | 3:30-4:40p | Warren Lecture Hall 2207


This workshop addresses the cognitive and behavioral causes of test anxiety, and provides skills/strategies to reduce anxiety in testing situations and improve performance. 


This is a drop in workshop, but please direct questions to: Ryan Stevenson (here) and Joanna Boval (here). 

27th All Peoples Celebration

Mon. Jan. 19th | 10-11:30a | Balboa Park Activity Center


You are invited to join us in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 27th All Peoples Celebration. The celebration includes a seated brunch and a dynamic program featuring local musical and spoken word entertainment. The theme for this year's event is "I Am a Human, I Am the Dream," and will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.


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


APSA's 21st Annual High School Conference

Sun. Nov. 23rd


Our conference aims at increasing access to higher education by bringing high school students onto UCSD campus to learn about college, gain mentors, and have fun. Our theme this year is "Adventure Is Out There".We are currently looking for workshops! Workshops can be on any topic relevant to high school students' experiences, whether it be academic based, awareness based, or fun based. Our proposal form is here

Interested in volunteering?Click here!

Interested in being a funcilitators? Click 
here! Interested in your high school participating? Click 


The UCSD BioClock Studio: Apply now for Winter 2015!


The BioClock Studio, developed as part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Professor program, is an innovative and collaborative writing/animation/design studio for scientific communication focused on the circadian clock - the daily internal clock that times biological processes across species, from sleep/wake cycles to rhythmic gene expression. We seek motivated students with diverse interests (science, computer science, writing, communication, art, media, etc.) to collaborate in the development of creative educational materials for students and the public. 

Contact us for questions. The application can be found here.


Survey: Are you interested in making your library more queer friendly? 

Interested in making your campus and library more queer-friendly? Do you identify as part of the LGBTIQ community? Want a chance to win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards? If you answered yes to these questions, come be a part of an exciting study being conducted by Kai Ewing, a genderqueer library science student and LGBTIQ activist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill!  The study is being done online and requires minimal time commitment (less than one hour total).  If interested, please send me an email at kai.ewing15@gmail.com for more information.  Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you!