Week 1, Winter Quarter 2015
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center


"Racism should never have happened and so you don't get a cookie for reducing it."


-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


qcamp is today!  



Winter QCamp

Wed. Jan. 7th | 5-7p | LGBTRC 


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! We'll be making snow buddies out of marshmallows and candy.


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. 1/8 | 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. 



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!


Week 1 | 1/6 | Tues | 4-5pm








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 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!

Deadline to register February 6th.


Orientation Meeting for UCSD Delegation to Asterisk Trans* Conference
Wednesday Feb. 18, 5-6pm, LGBT Resource Center
Friday Feb. 20, 11am-12pm, LGBT Resource Center--you must attend one.

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!


congratulations amy!


Congratulations Amy for being number 10 on Velvetpark's Official Top 25 Significant Queer Women of 2014!


Amy Adler is an artist and a well-respected professor of Visual Art at the University of California San Diego. According to her colleagues, Adler "touches many lives as an educator and mentor." Adler's works have been shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, as well as in galleries worldwide. Her work is included in several permanent collections, including The Broad Foundation, The UCLA Hammer Museum, and MoCA. Adler's drawings in pastel explore ideas in originality and authenticity through the lens of still and moving images. Last year Adler produced and directed a critically acclaimed film, "Mein Schloss," documenting her family roots in Germany, and she closed 2014 with her first solo show in many years, "Location," at the ACME gallery in Los Angeles.


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.




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






The Black Resource Center is Hiring! 


Does promoting black student recruitment, retention, and matriculation on campus sound exciting to you? You might be interested in applying to be one of the Black Resource Center's Student Success Leaders! An internship with the BRC will provide you with an opportunity to contribute to the growth of the BRC while gaining personal and professional development. 


Applications due Winter Week 2

Friday | January 16, 2015 | 4:00 pm

*Applications available at the BRC 


brc.ucsd.edu | 858-534-0471 







Hiring Info Session

Thurs. Jan. 8th | 1-2p | CCC


Please visit the CCC to pick up an application. The deadline for submission isJanuary 16, 2015 4:00PM. DELIVER IN PERSON TO THE FRONT DESK. 


There are ten positions avalible: 
Affiliates and Leadership Intern
Community Outreach and Engagement intern
Common Ground and Marketing Intern
Joy De La Cruz Art and Activism Intern
 Programming Intern (2)
Social Justice Educator Intern (4) 


ccc.ucsd.edu | 858-534-9689 



We're Hiring!

If you are interested in becoming part of our staff for 2015-2016, applications for interns are now available! Find out more information by attending our information session this Tuesday Jan. 6th, 12-1pm or by visiting our website: here


raza.ucsd.edu | 858-822-0072




Gender Buffet: Week 2

Fri. Jan. 16th | 12-1:30p | Women's Center 


Join us for the first Gender Buffet of the quarter. Each week we'll have snacks and conversation about different topics. This week we'll be talking about catcalling and street harassment. 


women.ucsd.edu | 858-822-0074 

community classifieds 


January is Jewish Heritage Month at UCSD! 


Established in 2013, the Jewish American Heritage month (J-Month) is a month-long collaboration between Hillel of San Diego at UCSD, other student organizations in the UCSD community, and partners of the UCSD Jewish community. Events during January each year celebrate the diversity within our community and highlights the generations of Jewish Americans who have helped form the fabric of Jewish American history, culture, and society.

A full list of events can be found here




Resident Assistant/ House Advisor Applications OPEN!

Application Deadline:

Tuesday January 13 at 4:30pm
Become a leader in your residential community and across campus by applying to become a RA or HA!  For many students, this is one of the most transformative experiences of their college careers and offers excellent preparation for their careers after graduation.


Click here for the application. 


Please refer any college specific questions in each residential area's website and offices.






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.




Do you have what it takes to be a superstar?


If you can sing, you can win $5,000! Sign up now to audition for Campus SuperStar, a new event coming to San Diego in March. Auditions will take place in January on campus and all full-time college students in San Diego are eligible. More information here. Good luck!




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 information.


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 orhere (access code:


Contact MEDS Conference Coordinator Katherine Vilchez here for questions.



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.




CLAGS will host the LGBTQ Scholars of Color conference!


The LGBTQ Scholars of Color Network will gather a national group of LGBTQ people of color involved in research, evaluation, and scholarship. Our purpose is to build a vibrant network of LGBTQ Scholars of Color and to foster a pipeline for emerging LGBTQ Scholars of Color. Participants will have opportunities to be mentored by senior scholars, to meet other LGBTQ scholars of color from all over the country, and to gain skill sets in various areas.

Participation at the LGBTQ Scholars of Color Conference is limited. We will review and select participants based on a survey located hereThe deadline for the first round of submission is January 15th.

Flu season is still here!


Early data suggests that the current 2014-2015 flu season could be severe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges immediate vaccination for anyone still unvaccinated this season.  

Student Health Services (SHS) provides flu vaccinations for students. 

  • Students with UC SHIP = free
  • Students with RAFT or waived SHIP = $15.00. 
  • Upcoming clinics will be held on January 23 and January 30. Details here

SHS also sells over-the-counter items to reduce symptoms while sick, as well as "Get Well Kits" for just $5 (containing a digital thermometer, acetaminophen, throat lozenges, tissues and cough syrup).

The Victory Congressional Intership is accepting applications for Summer 2015.


The Victory Institute will bring outstanding LGBTQ college students to Washington, D.C., for an intensive leadership program, including a Congressional internship with an LGBT-friendly member of Congress. The program includes a generous stipend, housing in D.C., placement in a congressional internship and travel to/from Washington, D.C., as well as travel and registration to the LGBT Leaders 2015 Conference.


Applications for Summer 2015 are due Monday, January 19 - find out more and apply now here