Week 10, Winter Quarter 2015
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
858-822-3493 | rainbow@ucsd.edu | lgbt.ucsd.edu
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"I want my radical queer and trans communities to understand the violence we do to each other, I want us to understand it using our own words and stories. I want us to find healing in the ways we are doing it better and I want us to create spaces for healing all around us. I want us to not get ahead of ourselves in our quest for better community engagement models. I want us to build our capacity for complexity and to continue moving beyond the domestic violence movement catch phrases like 'you did what you needed to survive" and "it's not your fault" that we've relied on for far too long. I want us to stay connected with each other and to practice vigilance during the times our friends fall off the map. I've yet to see a structured community accountability model that I would want to recreate in my life and communities, but at the same time I've also seen so much growth in our movements and in the people around me. I'm excited about creating the conditions for loving each other the very best way we know how - beautifully, fully, and as people who can act powerfully and make choices on our own behalf."


 -Shannon Perez-Darby 

join us for our 24 hour study jam! 


24 Hour Study Jam

Sun March 15-Mon March 16| 6pm on Sunday-9pm on Monday| LGBT RC

Come study for finals at the LGBTRC, we'll have lots of coffee and tasty snacks for you!



what's happening at the rc 


Fluid Attraction Group

Thursday 3/12 | 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 3/11 | 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. 


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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An Evening with Calpernia Addams

Thurs. April 2nd | 6-8p 


Please save the date and join the Department of Education Studies for an evening with LGBT activist, writer and actress, Calpernia Addams.

Crafternoon: Nail Art

Wed. March 11th | 1-3p | LGBTRC


Come to the LGBTRC to de-stress through nail art with community! Materials will be provided, simply bring your creativity. 

Spring QCamp

Weds. April 1st |  5-7p | LGBTRC  


Spring Q Camp is different than Fall Q Camp, because it's a less formal way to re-connect with community members and with the LGBT Resource Center.  It's also our tradition for kicking off the new quarter together.  Come hang out, reconnect, and learn about everything going on at the LGBT Resource Center. 


QClass List Spring 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!


Healing from Childhood Sexual Assault

POSTPONED until next quater! | LGBTRC

Hello community, my name is sandra j. and I am the Library Intern here at the UCSD LGBT Resource Center. I identity as a survivor of childhood sexual assault and wanted to help create a healing space for all queer/trans identified survivors of childhood sexual assault, to bridge the gap in what it means to be a survivor of CSA (childhood sexual assault) and queer/trans identified, and to create space for those specific intersections of our identities in finding other folks to connect with.

This program will focus on healing through education and dialogue around CSA, healing from and through trauma, discussion, writing exercises, crafts, and plant potting. 

Please note:

1. This is a CLOSED SPACE for CSA survivors and Queer/Trans-identified members of community. 

2. This space can/will be triggering due to the nature of the content, please take the necessary time for yourself before, during, and after the event in the case of feeling triggered and overwhelmed. 
3. Please let me know during, before, after the event of any accommodations necessary. 

Please contact me with any questions, comments, and concerns here.

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



Counseling and Psychological Service

Every week: Monday | 12-1:30p & Wednesday | 11-12:30p


Join Dr. Doriane Besson from CAPS hangs out in the Black Resource Center twice weekly. Need someone to talk to? Have a question about CAPS? Come by and spark up a conversation.


brc.ucsd.edu | 858-534-0471


Arts & Crafts Breather Series

Thurs. Mar. 12th | 12-3p | CCC ArtSpace
Come to de-stress or take a break from worl or school. Take home what you create, whether it is a pciture fram, wooden boxm dcanvas, etc. All supplies are provided! All are welcome! 

ccc.ucsd.edu | 858-534-9689 



Arte and the Politics of Memory                                                          Wed. March 11th | 12-2p | Raza Resource Centro

What kind of messages can be shared through art? What does art produce for different spatial and historical contexts? What narrative are told and not told through art? Who has the power to produce art? Join us for a discussion and activity around the power of storytelling through socially conscious mural art. Light refreshments for all attendees! If you would like to engage in a conversation about a specific mural/art piece you can email us your suggestion! If there are any questions comments and concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us here


raza.ucsd.edu | 858-822-0072 




Open Mic Night - "Gender: Let's Talk About Sex"

Thurs. March 12th | 5:30-7:30p | Communidad Room at the CCC


Spoken word event that will explore genders, perceptions on what sex is, and learning how to bring these topics out into the community. To sign up, click here.


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

QuEST (Queer Engineers, Scientists and Technical Professionals) Quarterly Mixer

Wed. March 18th | 6-9p


QuEST is throwing their quarterly mixer at Scripps Institution of Oceanography next Wednesday!Free food and beer (21+).


Thanks to GSA, SIO and TSRI Society of Fellows for funding!


Join the facebook event 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.


Requiem by Hector Berlioz

Friday, March 13 7:30 PM | Saturday, March 14 7:30 PM | Sunday, March 15 2:00 PM


Renewal is the nature of any requiem - it's less an acknowledgment of death as it is a celebration of what comes next. This is an enormous piece and we will have nearly 300 musicians on stage to perform it in all its glory. Best known for its Tuba mirum, when the trumpets sound and the dead are called, four brass bands will crank up around the audience as 16 timpani join the orchestra and chorus. 75 members of the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus will join the regular chorus members to make this a stunning production. For more information, visit us here





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.

Summer Interships at HCR 


The Human Rights Campaign is now accepting applications for our Summer 2015 internship program. Our internship program spans over 25 different department areas, including political, diversity, religion and faith, media and many others. There is a position for nearly every interest and career field. Each intern plays an integral role in their department, working closely with HRC supervisors and staff. In addition, we offer educational programming as well as the opportunity to meet some of the foremost LGBT and allied leaders from all over the world. Class credit is possible through our program, and there are full-time and part-time positions available. You can find more information, as well as the application itself 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! 

QPOCC 2015

May 1st-3rd


We hope to create a space to share knowledge, to celebrate lives, and to validate the experiences past and present of queer people of color. Through the creation of this space, we hope to provide access for folks to maintain self-care, connect with other QPOC, and remember our roots. For more information, visit us here



Queers & Comics Conference

May 7-8 2015,  9am - 9pm

CUNY Graduate Center, C Lower Level


The Queers & Comics Conference will celebrate, explore and analyze queer cartoonists and their work. It will offer LGBTQ cartoonists, comics writers and artists an opportunity to share information about their craft, to document the history and significance of queer comics, and to discuss how LGBTQ cartoonists navigate the comics industry. RSVP here!


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! 

Q-Summit @ CSUSB 

Sat. April 25th | 10a-6p


Q-Summit is meant to be a conference for queer identifying students across Southern California for a day of movement-building, skill-sharing, and best-practices development, with emphasis on building a stronger connection with local Gay Straight Alliances, youth groups and college campuses in the Inland Empire. The hope is that by providing this event with the help of local community partners, CSU San Bernardino can host its first Q-Summit to help LGBTQA students and youth find a place where they can not only be themselves, but also make sense of the multiple identities that many carry.

 For more information about registering or submitting a program proposal, please visit us here!


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. 


Building on a Positive Life Weekly Support Group

Thursdays 6-8p |  Mercy Gardens


An ongoing educational/social support group for HIV+ men who have sex with men. Learn to be positive about being HIV+. Be empowered, share and grow with other men who can relate to your journey.


Learn, Laugh, and love yourself

-          Living with HIV

-          Healthy Relationships

-          Sexual Health

-          Self Esteem

-          Normalizing Conversations about sex

-          Self-Disclosure (telling family, friends, and partners)

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!

Telling Out Stories-LGBT Q Oral History

Sat. March 21st | 2-4p | Diversionary Theatre


Presented by Lambda Archives of San Diego. See and hear about capturing the storuies of our LGBTQ family. Our presenters are Steven Dansky, Meredith Vezinan, Ellen Holzman, and Robert Lynn. Join the facebook event here See and hear about capturing the stories of our LGBTQ family. Our presenters are Steven Dansky, Meredith Vezina, Ellen Holzman and Robert Lynn. Join the facebook event here!