Week 8, Fall Quarter 2014
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center


"A system cannot fail those it was never meant to protect."


  -W.E.B. Du Bois



world aids day 2014




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!


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. 12/4 | 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. 



This week we will be CLOSED on Thursday and Friday due to the holiday. Regular hours will begin again next Monday. Enjoy your week! 






 Undergrad                             205

 Graduate Student                    9

 Staff                                             9

 Faculty                                        0

 Alumni                                         2

 Guest                                           2

 Total                                         227


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.)


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-GracyD'Lo,Bamby SalcedoOllie SchminkeyMarsha 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!




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! 



The Q-Class List is out for Winter 2015! 



The Q-Class List is a list of all the classes offered at UCSD which pertain to gender or sexual orientation. To view the list, click here



library highlight of the week




Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love & Fashion by Virgie Tovar


In this fun, fresh, fat-positive anthology, fat activist and sex educator Virgie Tovar brings together voices from an often-marginalized community to talk about and celebrate their lives. Hot & Heavy rejects the idea that being thin is best, instead embracing the many fabulous aspects of being fat-building fat-positive spaces, putting together fat-friendly wardrobes, turning society's rules into personal politics, and creating supportive, inclusive communities. Writers, activists, performers, and poets-including April Flores, Alysia Angel, Charlotte Cooper, Jessica Judd, Emily Anderson, Genne Murphy, and Tigress Osborn-cover everything from fat go-go dancing to queer dating to urban gardening in their essays, exploring their experiences with the word "fat," pinpointing particular moments that have impacted the way they think and feel about their bodies, and telling the story of how they each became fat revolutionaries.


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


student orgs & staff announcements

Every odd 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.






Overnight Program 2015

We would like to invite you to apply to be a host for the Overnight Program 2015. The Overnight program is a free 3-day, 2-night program that provides UCSD-admitted high school seniors an opportunity to experience the university environment and campus life at UC San Diego, network with other admitted high school seniors and current college students and learn about campus resources. The high school participants will be paired up with a current UC San Diego undergraduate who will serve as their host and mentor/femtor throughout the duration of the program. This is a great opportunity to build leadership and community, so apply to be a host! Applications are now out and they are due by December 8, 2014 at 11:45pm! Click here to apply!


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 


campus community centers


Volunteer Info Session

Wed. Dec. 3 | 1-2:30p | CCC Comunidad


Looking for a way to become more involved with the CCC? Want to have fun, make friends, and lerarn pratical skills for the real world? Join us in learning more about this excioting opportunity to join the CCC family. Volunteer Interest Forms are now available at the CCC Front Desk. Submit them in person by December 5th at 4pm. For more information contact Sandra Amon at

ccc.ucsd.edu | 858-534-9689 





Donate Your Books!

Mon.-Thurs. 9a-6:30p & Fri. 9a-4p

Do you have iClickers, textbooks, research based books, novels and/or interesting books in generl? We are striving to expand our library to help support our students academically. Feel Free to bring your iotems by or to let us know if there's an on campus location where we can pick them up from you! 

 brc.ucsd.edu | 858-534-0471 



HIV/AIDS Workshop

Mon. Dec. 1st | 10a | Raza Resource Centro


We invite you attend a special workshop on how HIV/AIDS affects the Latin@ community. As a cross-border region, San Diego's HIV/AIDS epidemic is different than what is seen nationally and globally. Learn how Latino/as are affected by HIV/AIDS. It is very important that you stay informed for yourself and for others. This event is part of World AIDS Day as part of Campus Community Centers Educational Sessions. Session will be given in Spanish. Community members are welcomed. Light refreshments provided. 

raza.ucsd.edu | 858-822-0072




Book Club 

Tues. Dec. 9th | 12-1p | Women's Center 


The next book club will meet in the small meeting room to discuss 
Case Histories, a novel by Kate Atkinson. This book will be available at the UCSD Bookstore at a discount. The group is open to new members at all times and is for anyone who loves to read. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month, unless the date falls on a campus holiday.

women.ucsd.edu | 858-822-0074 

community classifieds 


UCSD's Black Student Union Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

Mon. Dec. 8 | 6:30-9p | PC East Ballroom


Kwanzaa is an African-American celebration created to encourage the seven principles which include: unity, self-determination, collective work/responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. Although it is an African-American holiday, everyone is welcome and

encouraged to celebrate Kwanzaa through the purpose of strengthening family, community, and cultural bonds.




So You Want to Become a Teacher!

Dec. 3rd | 5:30-7p | The Bear Room (Above PC Theater)


Be an educator of change and social justice! Be a tutor, mentor, and a role model, join us for an info session with Education Studies and Ethnic Studies. Learn about some of the programs offered by the department of education studies. Meet with faculty, staff, current,. Andformer EDS students while enjoying some snacks and refreshments. For questions contact EDS at (858) 534-8834. 




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!

Topsy-Turvy Tarp

Reception: Wed. Dec. 3rd | 
UCSD Faculty Club, Seuss Library Room | 3-4:30p
By Angela Jennings


The new public arts installation Topsy-Turvy Tarp provokes constructions of class and identity while engaging the public with its uncanny relationship to the past and present.  Located next to the busy pedestrian pathway on UCSD's Solis Hall measuring over 15 feet in length has had the effect of stopping people in their tracks. The high resolution scan of the 1950's topsy-turvy doll was chosen in relation to the Kenneth and Mamie Clark's Doll Test used by Thurgood Marshall as NAACP's lead attorney in the Supreme Court case Brown vs. Board of Education, deeming segregation in public schools to be unconstitutional. RSVP here Check out the event website here. For more information contact Sarah Turner here or 858 534-4004.


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. 

For more information visit here




Enrolled students are responsible for attending lecture, writing field notes, and spending three hours per week engaging with youth and adults at a specially-designed after-school community setting. This experience "in the field" is supplemented by a weekly lecture at UCSD which provides students with background in ethnographic research methodology and exposes them to topics such as intergenerational learning and development, the role of storytelling in the development of shared perspectives and identity formation across socio-cultural contexts, as well as systems of power and equality. 


Email the course instructor, Dr. Camille Campion here for more infomation



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!