Week 3, Winter Quarter 2015
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
"Prisons do not disappear social problems, they disappear human beings. Homelessness, unemployment, drug addiction, mental illness, and illiteracy are only a few of the problems that disappear from public view when the human beings contending with them are relegated to cages."

-Angela Davis

join us for volunteer training!


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! 

what's happening at the rc 


Fluid Attraction Group

Thursday 1/22 | 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 1/22 | 4-5p | 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


Internship Application deadline has been extended to Friday January 23rd 

at 12p. Applications and Job Descriptions can be found here








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The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence within Our Communities
Tues. Jan. 27th | 6-8p | LGBTRC

This program hopes to bring into conversation intimate violence within our communities, and how this violence is affected by our other identities, as well as other forms of violence such as state violence and institutional violence. This program is meant for people who have experienced intimate violence to come together and share in community. That being said there is no policing who comes in the space, and if you feel that this program is for you, then it is! This is an open-house-style event. There will be arts and crafts, resources, educational documents, conversations, and food! 

If you have any questions or concerns please e-mail rainbow@ucsd.edu. Join the facebook event here


Femme QT's: Feminine Identity +Accessory Swap

Weds. Feb. 4th | 5-6:30p | Conference Room


What does your femme identity mean to you? How do you navigate Queer and Trans spaces as a feminine-identified person? Come discuss these questions and more. Along with a discussion we'll also be having an accessory swap.

How it works:
-Bring in your gently used clothing or fashion accessory (scarf, jewelry, etc.)
- You can take as many items out as you bring in- you don't have to participate in the swap to be part of the program.

Q LEAGUE: Queer Leaders' Summit.


LGBTQIA student organization leaders, you are invited to the Q LEAGUE: Queer Leaders' Summit on Saturday February 7th, 2015 from 12-4pm (lunch will be provided). It will be an opportunity to connect with other student leaders.


The objectives of the summit are to:

*foster leadership development

*collaboration among LGBTQIA organizations at UCSD

*discuss intersecting and multiple identities

*building community


RSVP to mpgomez@ucsd.edu by January 30th


LGBT Resource Center Open House

Thurs. Jan. 29th | 11:30a-1:30p | LGBTRC

The UC San Diego Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center cordially invites you to stop by our Open House on Thursday, January 29 between 11:30am-1:30 pm.  In honor of our 15th years on campus, we will have on display milestones and photographs from each of the last 15 years, as well as opportunities to browse our historical collection archives.  If you have never been to the LGBT Resource Center, it will be a great day to visit us, take a tour, and learn about who we are and the community we build at UC San Diego.

QTPOC After College: A conversation on power and privilege after college

Tues.  Feb. 10th | 4-5:30p | LGBTRC


As Queer and Trans People of Color you may experience multiple intersecting identities, simultaneously experiencing privileged and oppressed identities. How do these identities change as a college student and upon graduation? How are these complicated when you are a first generation college student/grad? Come have a conversation about power, privilege, and the workforce.


Financial Aid Pizza Night at LGBT Resource Center

Thurs. Feb. 5th | 5-6:30p | LGBTRC


*             Meet Financial Aid Counselors

*             Learn about the FAFSA & CA Dream App

*             Ask about the March 2 application deadline

Bring a Friend!

Contact the LGBT Resource Center at (858) 822-3493 or rainbow@ucsd.edu for more information


Queer Black Social with author Frederick Smith Fri. Feb. 20th | 2-3p | LGBTRC

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. This session will feature author Frederick Smith, fredericklsmith.com




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

Transfer Mixer

Thurs. Feb. 5th | 6-7:30p | Comunidad Room


Join us for food and networking. Relax with other transfer students and destress from classes.

ccc.ucsd.edu | 858-534-9689 



Raza Writing Collective

Fri. Jan. 23rd | 12p | Raza Resource Centro


Are you interested in being in a community of critical writers ansd finding support in your wrting? The Raza Resource Centro is creating a writing collective designed to take the isolation away from acasemic and grant writing. The iusdea is to be part of a community of writers in solidarity with each toehr. We are going to make time, support, and help each other through out the writing process. Anyone is invited to be part of the collective regardless of status within the university. 


raza.ucsd.edu | 858-822-0072



I'm Not a Feminist, But... 

Wed. Jan. 28th | 5-6:30p | Women's Center


Are you curious about feminism? Not sure exactly what it means, or if it's for you? Join us for an open dialogue about all things feminist. We'll talk about myths surrounding it and why some folks might not identify with the word. Light refreshments provided. 


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

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

Test Anxiety Reduction Workshop

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

All workshops will be held from 3 pm - 4:30 pm. The workshops are January 27 (Tuesday) in the Red Shoe Room-Price Center West, February 9 (Monday) in the Green Table Room-Price Center West, andMarch 2 (Monday) in the Red Shoe Room-Price Center West.


This is a drop in workshop, but please direct questions to: Ryan Stevenson or Joanna Boval  


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.

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


The Victory Empowerment Fellowship 


The Victory Empowerment Fellowship is a training program for transgender people and LGBT people of color that want to take their leadership potential to the next level. The fellowship will pay for your flight, your hotel and your registration to come to Victory's Candidate and Campaign Training  and International LGBT Leadership Conference, plus one-on-one support from Victory staff and hand-picked mentors.


Applications are due Tuesday, February 17th - find out more and apply now here.


Careers in Student Affairs: Turning Your On-Campus Social Justice Experience into a Full-Time Career Panel & Mixer

Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6:00pm @ UCSD Black Resource Center 2nd Floor of the Old Student Center


Have you ever wondered how to turn your campus leadership experiences into a career? Are you passionate about issues of social justice, equity, and inclusion? Did you know social justice & equity are core values of student affairs? Come learn about how to turn your interest in educational equity into a career in Higher Ed! Food will be provided.

Directing Change 2015 -Calling All Student Film Makers and Change Agents!


UC Students throughout California are invited to Direct Change by submitting 60-second films in two categories: "Suicide Prevention" and "Ending the Silence about Mental Illness."  The winning teams will receive cash prizes, get to participate in a meeting with state legislators on these topics, and attend the award ceremony at the end of the 2014-15 school year.  Visit the campaign website for contest rules and information:  here.



HackOut, the preeminent hackathon for the LGBT community. Last year in Austin, 70 LGBTQA people came together for two days to seed great ideas for companies, with fantastic mentors including Tim Gill, Matt Richardson and Christa Tuttle. Participants came from all across the country and teamed up to start their personal entrepreneurial journeys together. Applications are due by 5:00 pm Central, January 31st, 2015. For more information visit us here

UCSD Dream Big Conference


Undocumented Student Services is hosting the first-ever UCSD Dream Big Conference.  UCSD Dream Big Conference.  This two-day event will bring together students, staff and faculty, and invited community guests to share information and to explore how UCSD can better support students who are undocumented and from mixed immigration status families.  The event will be Friday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 7.  For more information please visit our website here.  


Call for Performers


the YPO Gay & Lesbian Network is looking for performers (poetry readers, musicians, etc) for their upcoming dinner in San Diego on January 24. If interested, please e-mail here