Week 6, Winter Quarter 2015
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
858-822-3493 | rainbow@ucsd.edu | lgbt.ucsd.edu
Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr 

"Give in. To your uniqueness. The very thing you've been fighting not to be your whole life. Is the very thing that is your genius." 


-Nayyirah Waheed 

become a speakers bureau panelist


Become a speakers bureau panelist!
FEB. 12th | 12-2p | LGBTRC

During training you will be able to:
* Experience personal growth
* Find a voice for your lived experiences
* Engage in community empowerment
* Learn how to communicate your story and truth with others
* Become a speakers bureau panelist

Contact Chris Datiles here for more info!


what's happening at the rc 


Fluid Attraction Group

Thursday 2/12 | 6-7p | LGBTRC


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 

Wednesday 2/11 | 4-5p | LGBTRC

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. 



 Queer Hip-Hop Revolution 

Tues. Feb. 17th | 5-7p | LGBTRC


This program hopes to create discussion and bring visibility to various gender and sexuality politics within different strains of hip-hop music and culture. While this program will discuss instances of misogyny, violence, and homophobia within hip-hop, it will also serve as an examination of ways that hip-hop culture is repeatedly targeted for its expression of homophobia and misogyny in ways that other genres of music are not.  Come and explore these pressing issues, and also discover QTPOC hip hop artists (and particularly queer and trans black artists) who do great work to address these problems within hip-hop and challenge the mainstream conception of the hip-hop artists. Finally, this program will explore ways that hip-hop has and will continue to be a site of resistance against varying systems of oppression.


This is an open-house-style event. There will be music videos playing, educational documents, conversations, and food! Join the facebook event here! This project is the Queer Student Action Project (QSAP) of Allison Py, a Community Engagement Intern at the UCSD LGBT Resource Center. 







 Weekly Statistics will be back next week :) 





Q LEAGUE: Queer Leaders' Summit. (POSTPONED)


LGBTQIA student organization leaders, you are invited to the Q LEAGUE: Queer Leaders' Summit on Saturday February 28th, 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 February 20th.


Out and Proud Week Call for Programs


Out and Proud Week presents the largest opportunity for community visibility on the UC San Diego campus. It is a week-long opportunity, to be in community, learn about the community, and reflection on the struggles and achievements of LGBTQIA-identified students, staff, and faculty and our allies. It is also a time for public awareness and discussion of current LGBT issues on our campus, as well as local, state and national levels. 


The LGBT Resource Center is doing a call out for programs, events, educational opportunities, and gatherings that represent the mission of Out and Proud Week. Out and Proud Week will take place Monday, April 20th - Friday, April 24th, 2015.

Last Day for Submissions: Friday April 3, 2015


To submit your program go here


LGBT Health Day

Tues. Feb. 24th | 12-3p | LGBTRC


This FREE event is all about YOU! There will be fun and interactive stations to support your well-being including chair massages, dietitian, sexpert & so much more!




Queer Black Social with author FrederickSmith 

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

Paris is Burning Film Screening

Wed. Feb. 18th | 6-8p | LGBTRC


Come join us while we screen the documentary, Paris is Burning! After we watch the documentary, we will have a discussion. Snacks will be provided!

student orgs & staff announcements

Mondays, 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



Black Resource Center's Peer Mentor Program

Fri. Feb. 27th | BRC 

Do you want to see incoming Black UC San Diego students begin their academic careers on the right foot?  Are you passionate about the success of our Black students?  If your answers were yes, then being a Peer Mentor may be in your future!  Apply to be a Peer Mentor today by clicking here!  For more information, feel free to contact Walter Torrence III.


brc.ucsd.edu | 858-534-0471



"Radical Love: Thinking Outside of the Norm"

Thurs. Feb. 12th | 5-7p | CCC Comunidad


What do you think of when you hear the word "love"? Let's challenge the norm and talk about different kinds of love: familial, platonic, communal, and queer. Join us as we discuss these topics, and learn about the most radical love of all ... SELF LOVE. Make yourself a candy gram while sipping on some hot chocolate and eating some desserts.

ccc.ucsd.edu | 858-534-9689 


Dating While Being Queer and Raza
Thurs. Feb 12th | 2-3p | Raza Resource Centro

The Raza Resource Centro will be providing a closed space for Raza students who identify within the LGBT community or are questioning to discuss navigating the dating world as Raza or Latino/a queer folks. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided.

raza.ucsd.edu | 858-822-0072 


Dining and Dialogue feat. Dr. Jillian Hernandez

Wed. Feb. 18th | 5-6:30p | Women's Center 


Dr. Hernandez will be talking about her work teaching art to girls in juvenile detention and how it connects to larger issues of gender, race, and the prison industrial complex. Good dialogue and food provided.


women.ucsd.edu | 858-822-0074 
community classifieds 

7th Annual UCSF LGBTQI Health Forum

Fri. Feb. 20th & Sat. Feb. 21st | 6-9p & 9-5p


What do LGBTQI patients need? What are their health risks and disparities? What can you do to help? Our goal is to have as many partners in heath present to participate and enrich the dialogue as possible. For more information e-mail us!

Oasis Job Fair 2015

Weds. Feb. 11th & Thurs. Feb 12th | 10a-3p | Oasis Main Lobby (Center Hall, 3rd Floor)


Find out about all the student staff positions OASIS will have available for Summer 2015 and academic year 2015-2016.

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


Gamma Rho Lambda (GRL) LGBTQA Sorority Campus Expansion 

UC San Diego has acquired interest group recognition to become a fully recognized chapter.  This national sorority commits itself to "nurture a spirit of sisterhood among lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning or otherwise progressive women." There will be an info session on Wednesday 2/11 from 7-8p in PC West Green Table Room. Join the facebook pagehere! Contact Brisa Medina if you have any questions. 


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.


Are you interested in providing health education to your peers?

Do you want to develop your leadership skills?

If so, then apply to the Student Health Advocate Program!

Attend one of our Information Sessions during Week 4 and 5 to learn more about the program and to receive an application.

Visit here for dates, times, and location of our Information Sessions. 

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.

Second Annual Undergraduate LGBT Studies Research Symposium

Wed. Apr. 22nd | UCLA


The theme, Staging Queers: Identity, Performance, and Bodies of Entertainment will highlight the ways in which activism through performance and art has catalyzed the queering of popular culture and politics. The symposium will set the stage for presenters to focus on queer topics that spotlight challenges to heteronormative structures that work to appropriate, exoticize, and (mis) represent, the queer body. For any questions or concerns not addressed on this website, please email the Symposium Organizers at  here with any questions.


Spring Queertillion

Fri. Feb. 13th | 8:30p-12:30a | Montezuma Hall


We are so excited to invite you to our Spring Queertillion, as this is SDSU's first semi-formal gathering for the queer community! We wanted to make this a gathering not only for our own campus, but for the college and university campuses within San Diego County. The event is intended to create a sense of community between the schools and students within the county.

Faculty/Staff with inquiries about volunteering for the event or anyone with questions are encouraged to contact The Pride Center Coordinator, Anthony Keen, at 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!

John Muir College "Lift Your Voice" Reception 

Save the date and celebrate Black History Month at the Muir College "Lift Your Voice" Reception! This event features a key note speaker, a presentation made by the "Lift Your Voice" contest winner, and a delicious Soul food luncheon. The event will take place on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 12PM in the Mariposa Room. To RSVP to the event, please send an e-mail to here with your name and PID.



MEChA de UCSD presents 25th Annual High School Conference: Caminos

Sat. Feb. 14th | 8a-6p

M.E.Ch.A addresses issues of the greater community by providing support to all underrepresented and underserved groups and standing in solidarity with communities domestically and transnationally that face institutional injustice. As such, our conference is specifically tailored to provide adequate access to higher education that is usually denied to underrepresented and underserved students. Register here! 


Join City Year! 


City Year is an education focused nonprofit organization that employs young people of all backgrounds to help turn around high-need schools and get at-risk students back on track to graduation by working to improve their attendance, behavior and course performance. There is a strong need for service minded and motivated youth in the education field. All majors are accepted. There's biweekly stipends, partnerships with graduate schools, and an opportunity to travel the country. Visit the website for more information and the application or go to Career Services Center.

Application Deadlines are: February 15 and April 30th

BlaqOUT Conference on April 10-11, 2015 @ University of California, Riverside.

Apply by March 28th, 2015

We cordially invite all folks who self identify as Black/African American or of African Descent and as Same Gender Loving, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning or somewhere on the LGBTQ Spectrum, to apply to attend. Through this conference, we hope to create safe and courageous spaces that foster the discussion of issues relevant to those who self identify as Black/African American or of African Communities on the LGBTQ Spectrum. Various Workshops, keynotes, and activities will be designed to unite our community and equip us with the resources necessary to face issues that affect us as marginalized individuals. To submit a workshop click here!

To apply to attend, click here!

Lesbians Who Tech 

Feb. 26th- Mar. 1st | SF 


Are you a freelancer, young startup employee or student? Apply for a scholarship to attend the Lesbians Who Tech (and allies) Summit. This year Lesbians Who Tech, a community of queer women in tech (and allies) will come together February 26 - March 1 for our marquee event, the Lesbians Who Tech Summit in San Francisco. The event brings together over 1,200 LGBTQ women (and allies) across all areas of technology. It is the only event focused on increasing visibility and tech participation in the the women's and queer communities.




Justicecorps is for you!

Feb, 18th | 5:30-6p | Huerta Vera Cruz Room


Justicecorps is a hands-on, engaging program where members provide legal information to San Diegans without legal representation Justicecorps gives undergraduate students the opportunity to learn about the justice system and gain a unique addition to their resume, all while increasing access to the justice system.


More information about the program and application available here! Questions? contact: Cameron Towne.

25th Annual Asian Pacific Islander Issues Conference (APIICON) which will be held on Sat. Mar. 14th | 9a 


APIICON is a space for students, professors and community members to engage in dialogue about pressing issues and to discuss shared solutions. By bringing underrepresented issues to the forefront, the conference promotes awareness about ethnic diversity and fosters community building among API students from the Bay Area. The ultimate goal of this conference is to educate, empower, and organize our communities on API issues.

Click here for more information!

Immigrant Justice Corps is now accepting applications for the 2015 class of Community Fellows


In a nutshell, the Community Fellowship is a 2-year program designed for recent college graduates who are interested in immigration law, social justice, and public service. We are trained in immigration law and have paralegal-type responsibilities. It's a GREAT opportunity for those interested in pursuing law or public policy. The application is already live and will close on March 2nd at 8:59 PM PST. 

Click here for more information!