Week 2, Winter Quarter 2015
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center


"We asked ourselves what it meant to be accountable: how to differentiate loyalty from truth, and how to hold truth gently."


 -Ana-Maurine Lara


welcome moe to our team!



Moe Abugan is the RC's new part-time office manager. Moe is a UC San Diego alum, having majored in Visual Arts and Communications. As a student, Moe was active in Kamalayan Kollective, SPACES, and the Cross-Cultural Center. Moe has been working for the last two years in marketing and operations at Summa Education, a local educational consulting company. Currently, Moe is pursuing a Master's degree in Leadership Studies at the University of San Diego. Moe enjoys reading, playing on Canva, and hanging out with their cool dog Rocky. Moe is very excited to be a part of the LGBT RC team - feel free to come by and say hi!


what's happening at the rc 


Fluid Attraction Group

Thursday 1/15 | 6-7p | 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 

Thursday 1/15 | 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







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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.

Volunteer Training

Wed. Jan. 21st | 6-8p | LGBTRC


Session 1 - 6:00pm - 6:45pm

Mixer for Session 1 & 2 - 6:45pm - 7:15pm

Session 2 - 7:15pm - 8:00pm

We will be capping each session at 15 people so make sure to RSVP for Volunteer Training here!

Please attend one of the sessions and the Mixer is optional, but there will be FOOD!

QTWOC Film Night
Tues. Jan. 20th | 5-7p | LGBTRC

Come hang out with other Queer and Trans women of color. 

*Snacks will be provided. 
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, 3:15-4:15p | 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


Yoga and Yums


Mon. Jan. 26th | 12-2p | Black Resource Center

Come by the Black Resource Center to take care of your body and do Yoga with a professional instructor. Refreshments will be provided!


brc.ucsd.edu | 858-534-0471




Call For Submissions

Winter quarter is approaching and the Cross-Cultural center's Common Ground Newsletter would like to invite you to submit your work for a chance to be formally published in our winter issue. 
This issue's theme is "Finding Common Ground"and is dedicated to you, Community! 

Deadline: January 23, 2015 @ 11:59PM to ccc.ucsd@gmail.com

ccc.ucsd.edu | 858-534-9689 


Chavez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story

Fri. Jan. 16th | 11a-12p | RRC


Do you know the history of the glorified Dodger Stadium? Come join us in viewing a documentary regarding the history of Chavez Ravine the home to generations of Mexican Americans and a discussion following the documentary about gentrification and displacement. Food will be provided! 

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 


PCI Committee Info Session

Thurs. Jan. 15th | BRC | 1-2p


PCI stands for pre-collegiate initiative. It's an outreach group that helps motivate black youth into a science field and higher education. Do you love working with kids? Do you want to help the youth pursue a higher education? Are you ready to make a change? Come join us! 




PFLAG 2015 Scholarships

Application deadline is March 16, 2015


PFLAG San Diego and its collaborators are pleased to offer these scholarships in 2015. Minimum scholarship amounts are $1,000, and more than one scholarship may be awarded in a given category. Applicants are encouraged to address the additional award factors considered for these named scholarships when they submit their essays.

For more information visit here!



Directing Change Student Video Contest 

Deadline: February 16, 2015


Students throughout California are invited to Direct Change by submitting 60-second videos in two categories: "Suicide Prevention" and "Ending the Silence about Mental Illness". The winning teams will win cash prizes and will be recognized at a statewide award ceremony. Visit the campaign website for contest rules and information click 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.

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.




Trajectories in Black Studies: Interdisciplinary Foundations & New Formations

A UC Wide Symposium & Public Gathering

Fri. Jan. 30th | 10a-6p | Price Center


10a: Morning Plenary-An Intergenerational Conversation on the State of Black Studies

1:30p: Afternoon Breakout Sessions-Inhibition, Instruction, Interdisciplinarity, Internationalism

4p: Evening Plenary-Multidisciplinary Voices in Black Studies



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


Fathers, Fathering, and Fatherhood: Queer Chicano Desire and Belonging


The editors invite contributions to an anthology that brings together work by queer/gay Chicanos/Mexicanos on their fathers, the act of fathering, and/or notions of fatherhood whether fathers are/were present or absent, accessible, inaccessible, engaged, disengaged, accepting or rejecting of sons.


Please submit an abstract (ideas or thoughts about your topic) or first draft of your work with a title by March 15th, 2015 to here and here.

Sprinkle: An undergraduate journal of feminist and queer studies

Sprinkle was originally conceived in 2007 as a collection of student works from the McGill Introduction Sexual Diversity Studiescourse, seeks academic submissions for the spring 2015 edition. Papers should be no more than 3000 words in length and show critical engagement with issues of gender and sexuality from all disciplines. We encourage submissions to explore the intersection of gender and sexuality with other social identities (race, class, dis/ability, etc.), however this is not required. We may also consider a small number of creative submissions (i.e. poetry, short stories, etc.). For more information vist out website 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.

City Year Information Session: Career Services Center

Wed. Jan. 14th | 5-6:30p 


Any seniors considering taking a gap year before pursuing graduate school or looking for an opportunity that can lead to full-time job? Interested in making a difference in someone's life while potentially traveling the nation? City Year is an education based non-profit organization that is working towards decreasing the drop out rates in school by focusing on attendance, behavior and coursework performance. All members who participate in the 1 year leadership program are able to receive scholarship benefits, loan forbearance, bi-weekly living stipends, graduate school partnerships, and access to networking with Fortune 500 companies, such as Disney!

Please check out the website beforehand here. Contact Cynthia Kaui, for any questions here

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