Week 9, Fall Quarter 2014
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center


"It's not my responsibility to be beautiful. I'm not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me."

-Warsan Shire


the lgbtrc is hiring! 



LGBT Resource Center Internship Program Hiring for 2015-2016

8 Undergraduate Internship Positions Offered:

  • Audre Lorde Programming and Facilitation Intern
  • Bayard Rustin Programming and Facilitation Intern
  • Community Engagement Intern
  • Library Intern
  • Rainbow Newsletter and Marketing Intern
  • Speakers Bureau and Social Justice Education Intern
  • Sylvia Rivera Programming and Facilitation Intern
  • Art and Activism Intern

Deadline to Apply: January 16, 2015 at 4pm.

Applications and Job Descriptions can be found at lgbt.ucsd.edu

Info Sessions

Come to one of the following info sessions to learn about the internships we offer!

Fall Quarter

Week 10 | 12/9| Tues|12-1pm


Winter Quarter

Week 1|  1/6|  Tues| 4-5pm

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. 



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.)








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"Straight-Passing Privilege" and Other Biphobic Mythology!

Thurs. Dec. 4th | 1:30-3:30P | Conference Room


Tired of hearing that bisexuals have "straight-passing privilege"? Angry every time people incorrectly define pansexuality? Annoyed every time you have to explain fluidity in attraction? Come to this program hosted by the LGBT RC! This program will give a primer to terminology around bi/pan/fluid attraction as well as teach folks how to identify and challenge interpersonal and institutionalized forms of monosexism! There will be free snacks as well!

For more resources, check out UCSD Fluid Attractions' amazing tumblr here. Check out the facebook event 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-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!

Winter QCamp

Week 1 Winter Quarter|  1/7|  Weds| 4-5pm


Winter Q Camp rings in the new quarter by welcoming new members

to the community and welcoming back old ones.  This is a time for ALL

of us to (re)connect and to hear about this quarter's upcoming events. 


Come have some cocoa and tea with us!


Now hiring Group Facilitator for Queer and Trans Women of Color Group for Winter 2015 and Spring 2015 (2 positions open).


For application go to lgbt.ucsd.edu and more information contact mpgomez@ucsd.edu by December 12th.


24 Hour Study Jam

December 15th
Sun-Mon| 6pm on Sunday-9pm on Monday| LGBT RC


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

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. 3rd | 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 





Participate in the BRC Student Success Series 

Thur. Dec. 4th | 5-6:30p | Black Resource Center


The Student Success Series provides an opportunity for students to learn strategies for success for the university experience. The topic for this week's success series will be successful study habits. Register to attend. The next session will be held Week 9 in the BRC at 5pm. Food will be provided!

Please Register at here.

brc.ucsd.edu | 858-534-0471 



Fiesta Fridays at the Raza Resource Centro

Fri. Dec. 5th | 11-1p | RRC


Come out to the RRC for FUN and FOOD every Friday! Does the end of the quarter have you stressed out? Come de-stress and get in the holiday spirit at the RRC. We will be watching a holiday movie and enjoying some hot chocolate and pan dulce!


raza.ucsd.edu | 858-822-0072




Gender Buffet: Police Violence and Women of Color

Fri. Dec. 5th | 12-1:30p | Women's Center


In the wake of Ferguson and increasing police brutality against communities of color, we hope to engage you in a conversation about the impact of police violence on women of color, and how we can support and further movements against mass incarceration and violence. Bring an open mind...snacks provided. For more information, contact us!


women.ucsd.edu | 858-822-0074 

community classifieds 


UCSD's Black Student Union Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

Mon. Dec. 8th | 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!

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.




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.




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



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 hereCheck out the event websitehere. For more information contact Sarah Turner here or 858 534-4004.




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.