Week 7, Winter Quarter 2015
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
858-822-3493 | rainbow@ucsd.edu | lgbt.ucsd.edu
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"Our deepest fear is no that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."


-Maryanne Williamson 



join us for lgbt health day!


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!



what's happening at the rc 


Fluid Attraction Group

Thursday 2/19 | 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 2/18 | 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. 


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







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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.


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




Van Downing:
SDSU Graduate Student/Therapist-In-Training, Transgender Community Member & Advocate, UCSD LGBT Resource Center Graduate Intern


Now available for free One-on-One conversations surrounding transition, gender identity and support for gender questioning/gender transitioning folks. UCSD LGBT RC Office Hours: Thursdays 11a-5p and Fridays 10a-4p. Please email Van for appointment.


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!



Crossing Lines: Hip-Hop, Culture, and Blackness Tues. March 3rd | 3:30-5p | CCC Comunidad

With Martin Boston, Dr. Fatima El-Tayeb, Dr. Gabriel Mendes, and Dr. Jillian Hernandez  


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


Therapy Fluffies Breather Series

Thurs. Feb. 19th | 1:30-2:30p | Cross-Cultural Center, Art Space
Take a breather and de-stress by playing with adorable fluffies!

ccc.ucsd.edu | 858-534-9689 


UNIDAS Chicana/Latina Forum                                               Tuesdays | 3-4pm | Raza Resource Centro

This group is for graduate and undergraduate Chicana/Latina women who are looking fpr a safe space to sulitiavte support, discuss challeges, and honor individual life stories. Topics for discussion include: self-esteem, responsibility for others, and need for self-care, intersecting identieis, family, relationships, intimacy, discrimination, academic pressure, mentoring, and the impact that these have on their UCSD experience.

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!

Calling all women in STEM!

Fri. March 6th | Women's Center

Be a part of a community ZINE: It will be a form of self-expression, and way of healing or dealing with misogyny in STEM fields! Submit a creative work that represents your experience! Share your feelings, frustrations, successes, the good bad and ugly! Can be in the form of: Sketch, Cartoon, or comic, Poetry, Prose, Comedy, Anecdote. 



 Make a Difference: EDS Info Session

Tues. Feb. 24th | 6-7p | Pepper Canyon Hall


Learn about a variety of education career options and the undergraduate and graduate programs offered by the Department of Education Studies. Meet with current & former EDS students, as well as EDS faculty and staff. Pizza and other refreshments provided. 

UC San Diego's Overnight Program


UC San Diego's Overnight Program is a special event that invites UC San Diego-admitted high school seniors from California to experience the university environment and campus life, network with other admitted high school seniors and current college students, and learn about campus resources. Sign Up to be a volunteer or to help plan! Meetings take place on Wednesday (Odd Weeks) from 3:30pm- 4:30pm in SPACES (2nd Floor PC West; right above Subway)!

If you have any questions please e-mail us 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.

We Alive: A Celebration of Black Lesbian Womanhood

March 8th | 6-9p | Diversionary Theatre
The Multicultural LGBT Literary Foundation presents a celebration of International Women's Day unlike any other in San Diego. Attendees will be treated to a reading and performance by Haitian American lesbian spoken word poet and performer Lenelle MoÔse as well as a reading by the award winning novelist, Chinelo Okaparanta. Join us as we celebrate the brilliance, struggle, and perseverance of Black lesbian women! 


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! 

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.


 Essay Contest Prompt

Friday, March 6, 2015, 11:59p


Cesar Chavez was a prolific community organizer and a champion of social change. He used ten core values to guide his life. Using one or more of these core values with which you most identify, please discuss how you have contributed to equity and social justice at UC San Diego. How will you apply Cesar's core values to create positive change in the Latina/o community and the greater society?

Deadline to Apply:


 Please email us here for any questions!



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.

2015 Gender Spectrum Conference and Professionals' Symposium Sat. July 11 and Sun. July 12 | Saint Mary's College of California in Moraga, CA

 Gender identity and expression isn't about a single child, a single family, or a single school. It's about all of us. Gender roles, stereotypes, and definitions shape how we understand ourselves and those around us. At the heart of this understanding are the stories we bring with us. The experiences we've had. The moments we've shared. In shaping the dialogue and conversation about gender inclusivity and acceptance, it is crucial that all of us have an opportunity to tell our gender story, and see ourselves reflected in the stories of others. For more information visit us here.



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!