Week 1, Spring Quarter 2015
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
858-822-3493 | rainbow@ucsd.edu | lgbt.ucsd.edu
Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr 


"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare." 
--Audre Lorde  
qcamp is today!  


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. 



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






Look for our weekly statistics next week! 




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.

Intergenerational Dialogues


Mon. April 6th |12-1p | LGBT Resource Center &

Tues. April 14th|12-1p | LGBT Resource Center 



Trans Day of Empowerment

Fri. April 10th | All Day | LGBT Resource Center


"Muxes: authentic, intrepid seekers of danger"
Film Screening

11:30-1p | Family Room 


Come watch this film that highlights the indigenous muxes third gender community in Juchitán, Oaxaca, Mexico. "Muxe" is a Zapotec word derived from the Spanish "mujer," or woman; it is reserved for people assigned male at birth who live as women and have specific roles within their community. Discussion to follow film screening.


Affirmation Booths
1-2:30p | Conference Room

Our conference room will feature various affirmation booths. This will be an open-house style event to encourage self- reflection, self-empowerment and community building.
Our Affirmation Booth event is aimed to center the experience of trans-identified individuals including people who identify as third gender, genderqueer, questioning and/or identify outside their assigned gender.

Booths will feature:

-Selfie Station- take digital and instant photos to take with you or post around our space.
-Affirmation Card-making station- come write love notes to yourself or those you love and appreciate.
-Aromatherapy Massage Oil station- come make your own massage oil blend for yourself to encourage self-care and reflection.

Healing from Childhood Sexual Assault

Wed. April 29th | 5p | 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.

OUT at the Game
UCSD Baseball vs. Cal State Monterey Bay
Sat. April 11th | 12p | UCSD Baseball Field


Join the LGBT Resource Center for our annual Out at the Game event. We'll be cheering our UC San Diego baseball team as they play Cal State Monterey Bay on Sat, Apr 11, 12:00 p.m.  

Our very own Director, Dr. Shaun Travers will be the honorary coach! FREE for Students and five dollars for everyone else.


Directions to baseball Field can be found here!

The Role of the UCSD LGBT Resource Center in Community Building:  An LGBT Community Town Hall

Thurs. April 16th | 4-6p | LGBT Resource Center


Join us for a community town hall with our LGBT Resource Center Advisory board. Your input will help inform the strategic direction of the UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center. This event is open to students, staff, and faculty.


Information about the LGBT Resource Center Advisory Board can be found here!

Volunteer Training

Weds. April 15th | 5:30-7:30p | LGBT Resource Center


Join us for our Spring Volunteer Training where you'll meet new folks, learn about our opportunities, and learn how to: provide front desk reception, greet visitors, provide tours, table, assist with special projects, and more!

Out and Proud Week Work Party
Fri. April 17th | 2-4p | LGBT Resource Center


Come help us prepare for our Annual Out and Proud Week at our Work Party. Come build community, jam out to cool tunes, make posters and have fun! 


student orgs & staff announcements

Even 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 Graduation Registration 


Pre register to be in Black Graduation 2015! The graduation application will be available by the end of week 2 in Spring quarter. Pre-register here!


brc.ucsd.edu | 858-534-0471


A Manila Profile directed by Elaine Raif

Sat. Apr. 7th | 6-8p | CCC Library


"A Manila Profile" follows the individual and collective stories of a family of 8, migrating to The United States from the Philippines in the early 1990s. In this *short documentary film, director, daughter, and sister, Elaine Raif, explores her family dynamics, financial conflicts, and the social and cultural assimilations that emerge along with transitioning into central Los Angeles. As a 1.5-generation Pinay, Raif aims to address these important conversations in hopes that communities will be encouraged and reassured that these experiences are valid. 

Film screening followed by Q&A with director, as well as open dialogue. Enjoy *FREE* food, conversations, and company!


ccc.ucsd.edu | 858-534-9689 



Raza Writing Collective                                                                       Every Friday | 12p | Raza Resource Centro

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


raza.ucsd.edu | 858-822-0072 




Calling All Women in STEM!


Be apart of an artistic ZINE:Express yourself, feelings, frustrations, successes, the good bad and ugly!Submit a creative work that represents your experience as a woman in STEM!

Can be in the form of: Sketch or Cartoon, Poetry or Prose, Comedy, Anecdote. Submit via email or as a hardcopy at the UCSD Women's Center!


For more information, email Corina Cadiz


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

Dear White People: Screening, Reflection, and Dialogue

A 5 year retrospective of the events from Winter 2010

Fri. April 10th | 5:45p | Peterson Hall 108 & Sat. April 11th | 8a | CCC


Join us for an informed screening of Justin Simien's Dear White People. The screening will be followed by a reflective dialogue led by USC Cinematic Arts Professor Christine AChem, and will include aluimni students leaders from 2010. On Saturday comntinue the cionversation with key UC San Diego faculty members and alums who will lead discussions and encourage dialogue within and across communities.

Refreshments will be provided on both days. This event is free and open to the UC San Diego community. Register 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.

Gender Talents by Carlos Motta 

Sun. May 3rd | 3p | New Museum New York


Carlos Motta to celebrate the launch of "Gender Talents," a web-based project by Motta that engages movements and discourses for gender self-determination within trans and intersex communities internationally. The event will feature a screening of selected video portraits drawn from the project as well as a conversation with the artist and invited guests.

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.

Myrlie Evers-Williams: Civil Rights Activist, NAACP Chairman Emeritus

Thurs. April 9th | 7p | PC West Ballroom


Tomorrow's Leaders: Building on the Legacy of Selma. From the moment Myrlue Evers-Williams faced the murder of her husband, civil rights actigvist MEdger Evers, she become a pivotal figure in the civil ruights movement. For over three decades, she has fought to carry on his legacy, bever relenting in her determination to change the face of race relations in this country. 


San Diego Pride Hiring: Marketing and Communications Manager


San Diego Pride is building its Dream Team. We seek an experienced professional dedicated to growing and improving our events and increasing our charitable contribution to the community. Job Summary: The Marketing and Communication Manager must have a true passion for navigating the spectrum of digital and traditional marketing and media communication strategies as tools to further the mission of Pride.

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume, and salary history or expectation electronically to: careers@sdpride.org





Walk the Block Party


Students helping studnets. Benefiting the UC San Deigo Triton Food Pantry. For more information visit here. For questions email us 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)

Flying Without A Helicopter: How to Prepare Young People for Work and Life

Tues. Apr. 21st | 11:30-1:30p | UCSD Career Services Center- Horizon Room


Forget academics for a moment, learn what is important to be healthy, independent, self-reliant employee who will thrive on your own in any career.


RSVP on Port Triton. For more details contact us  here!



MD? DO? DPM? PhD? PA?: Learn the best pathway to medicine for YOU!

Mon. Apr. 6th | 6p | Career Services Center


Hear from a panel of medical professionals and learn the differences between an AD, DO, DPM, PA, and PhD pathway to medicine. This Workshop is essential for all pre-med and pre-health students to gain a full understanding of the scope of clinical medicine. Dinner is provided for students who register on Port Triton!