Week 3, Spring Quarter 2015
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
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it will make you free." 


-Nayyirah Waheed  


join us next week for out and proud week!  



UC San Deigo's Out and Proud Week 

April 20-April 24, 2015

The LGBT Resource Center will be on Library Walk all week from 10:30a-3p. We'll be tabling with folks from various LGBT student, staff, and faculty organizations. Each day out balloon arch will change! Click here for a full list of events.  

what's happening at the rc 


Fluid Attraction Group

Thursday 4/16 | 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 4/15 | 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. 


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.





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Rate Your Professor: LGBTQ Experiences at UCSD

Wed. April 15th | 5-7 p | LGBT Resource Center


Contribute your experiences with professors and other faculty to a "Rate My Professor"-esque database for LGBTQ students. The focus will be on positive interactions. Open-house/social style. Snacks and beverages provided! 


For more info, contact Lenny, the UCSD LGBT Resource Center's Sylvia Rivera Intern for Politics & Human Rights.  


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 Resource Center Spades Tournament 

Thurs. April 16th | 4:30-6p | Black Resource Center


The game of Spades just like academics is all about strategy, come play Spades and learn some strategies for academic success. If you think you have the greatest spades team? Come to the BRC for our spades tournament and put your skills to the test. Winning team takes all (bragging rights). 


brc.ucsd.edu | 858-534-0471



The Untold Story: Misogynoir in the Black Community

Mon. April 20th | 6:30-8p | Cross Cultural Center


Misogynoir: Specific anti-black misogyny where race and gender are factors in the oppression of black women. Come for a thoughtful discussion on exactly what misogynoir is, its origins, and how to combat it. There will be free food and drinks! 


ccc.ucsd.edu | 858-534-9689 

Provoking Knowledge                                                                                        Thur. April 16th through Fri. May 15th | Raza Resource Centro

Art Exhibit featuring Professor Hernandez's Latin@ Sexualities course and student artwork. With the Purpose to provoke complex understandings of Latin@ sexualities as a complex processes in flux, not static objects to be observed.


raza.ucsd.edu | 858-822-0072 




My Personal is Political: Reflections on Your Feminist Journey Through Art

Wed. April 15th | 5-7 p | Women's Center


What does feminism mean to you? At this art-centered event you'll get the opportunity to symbolically represent your feminist journey on blank canvases using a variety of mediums provided by the Women's Center. Come out for a discussion about your own feminist journey and how art activism in the feminist movement makes the personal political! Light refreshments provided.

women.ucsd.edu | 858-822-0074 
crowd-sourcing data: campus gender inclusive bathrooms

A complete campus survey is being preformed to develop a baseline and a To Do list to increase the number of gender inclusive bathrooms on campus ASAP.  I am writing to ask for your help with data. 

If you have a moment and would like to help us out, please write back to alevitt@ucsd.edu (NOT Reply All) with the following information about bathrooms, changing rooms, and/or showers in your area:


Do you know of any single occupancy bathrooms, changing rooms or showers in your area?  If so, please provide the following info:

(1) A precise description of the location
(2) The type of signage on the door (e.g. man/woman, triangle, "All Gender", men, women)
(3) Is it lockable?
(4) Does it appear to be wheelchair accessible?


We are a performing a walkthrough survey ourselves, but crowd-sourcing can go a long way.  Many thanks for your help. 


Please let me know if you have any questions or comments about this effort, be it better understanding the motivation, or asking why we're not going further, or whatever it may be.  As Shaun Travers likes to say, the only stupid question is the one that goes unasked.


Anna LevittChair
UCSD LGBT Staff & Faculty Association


community classifieds 

Apply today to join one of Advocates for Youth's programs!


Are you a young person (14-24 years old) who is: Passionate about fighting for young people's rights to sexual health information and services? Interested in connecting with youth leaders from across the country? Dedicated to developing skills to make a difference in your community? If selected, you will have opportunities to: develop new organizing and leadership skills; become informed on sexual and reproductive health issues; connect with passionate young people from across the country; and build skills to make a lasting impact in your community. You will also join more than 100 youth activists in Washington, DC for an intense four-day activist training institute free of charge!


Click here for more information!

Walk the Block Party

Sat. April 18th | 9a-12p


Walk the Block Party is the first dance party walk at UC San Diego benefiting the Triton Food Pantry. All students, staff, faculty, and alumni are encouraged to register for free at here. Students will gather on Ridge Walk near Revelle Plaza to do a 2 mile walk around campus. The course will include three Party Stations featuring Electric Dance Music from Deejay and Vinylphiles Club (DVC). The Walk the Block Party will encourage the UC San Diego community to come together at a fun and unique event while creating awareness for the Food Insecurity Program on campus.  Food insecurity is an issue that directly affects the students here at UC San Diego. The Triton Food Pantry is an initiative that was developed to combat food insecurity on campus, an issue which we know to be prevalent in over 20% of our UC San Diego undergraduate community.   


Wed. April 15th | 3:30-5:00p | Social Sciences Building (SSB) 107


The presentation examines the ways that anal erotics and bottom positioning refract the meanings of race, gender, sexuality, and nationality in Asian/American visual culture. Nguyen argues that "bottomhood" simultaneously enables and constrains Asian American men in moving-image media. Conceived as a sexual position, a social alliance, and an aesthetic form, bottomhood affirms a politics that embraces risk, receptivity, and vulnerability. Gay male video pornography and sex cruising websites constitute case studies. The talk will be supplemented by a short video screening. Nguyen Tan Hoang is a videomaker and a scholar of queer cinema, experimental video, and Asian/American visual culture. This talk is co-sponsored by the Thurgood Marshall College Film Studies Minor.


The 2015 Nicholas Papadopoulos Endowed Lecture in Gay & Lesbian Studies Presents: Out in the Night

Tues. April 28th | 6p | Great Hall, ERC


Screening of the award-winning OUT IN THE NIGHT, a feature documentary by blair dorosh-walther that tells the story of four African American lesbians from Newark NJ, who became criminals after they defended themselves against a homophobic street attack in 2006 in the West Village of NYC. A conversation with the filmmakers and the four women featured in this film, who became known as the NJ4 , will follow the screening.


For more information click here! 




Femme to Femme: Call for submissions

Deadline: 11/1/15


Femme to Femme is a literary non-fiction, varied anthology seeking to explore femme* identity in the 20thand 21st century through poetry, prose, essays, stories/narratives, illustration/art and photography. Femme to Femme seeks to challenge public discourse about and around femmeness because it often has a white, classed, cis-gender woman center, and is only discussed in relationship to masculinity - never each other. It is a project that prioritizes the lives, needs, and desires of femmes of all lived experiences; It is a call to action and celebration of the personal, political, and transformative self.


Email submissions to: here

For more information visit: here

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




Test Anxiety Reduction Workshop

Tues. April 28th | 3-4:30p | Cross Cultural Center


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


For questions, email Ryan Stevenson or Joanna Boval.





Talking Circles: Undocumented Students Weekly Drop-in

Thursdays | 4-5p | Undocumented Student Services Office


This group is for graduate and undergraduate undocumented students who are looking for community support. Talking circles are safe spaces where undocumented students can gather and discuss their intersecting identities, stressors that stem from being undocumented, and finding healthy ways to cope. 


For questions, e-mail Susana Martinez.  



UNIDAS Chicana/Latina Forum

Tuesdays | 3-4:30p | Raza Resource Centro


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

For questions, e-mail Susana Martinez.   






UC Berkeley's 8th Annual Queer and Asian Conference

 Fri. May 1st - Sun. May 3rd | UC Berkley


This year's theme, "AMPLIFY", seeks to amplify our collective voices in addressing the perception that Asian Americans are silent on political matters and understand how queer and Asian bodies are perceived and influenced by society in relation to other marginalized identities. Participants are then able to engage in Workshops, share personal stories in intimate "Storytime" sessions, listen to Keynotes from prominent activists, watch Performances from of community members, and of course, mingle at the Afterparty!

For more information visit us here



Internship at the Getty Museum Summer 2015! 


The internships are intended specifically for outstanding students who are members of groups currently underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts. Students gain experience in key areas such as curatorship, conservation, education, publications, and related programmatic activities. Candidates are sought from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts. 



QuEST Meeting

Thurs. April 23rd | 4p | Home Plate @ UCSD, next to the RIMAC gym

We will be meeting to have our planning meeting/organizers meet and great. Please come if you can. Also, immediately afterwards (5-7) there will a queer happy hour event for UCSD graduate and professional students. FYI: This is a UCSD event, not a QuEST event. 

SAAM 3k Walk/Run: Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2015

Thurs. April 16th | 5p | Library Walk 

Join us for a fun 3k walk/run through campus and take a stand against sexual assault. For more information visit: here.

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!


The Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) Foundation Scholarship


GAPA is a scholarship that seeks to provide financial assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Asian and Pacific Islanders who are currently in high school or postsecondary school.  We award several scholarships of $2000 each to students who have demonstrated outstanding activism and leadership within the API LGBTQ community. For more information visit us here! 


UCSD Conference Services is Hiring! 


Looking for a FUN summer job? Over 40+ student positions available. Work on-campus and earn $10 to $14 hour. Some positions include FREE Summer Housing! Paid training begins in Spring Quarter.  All positions are exposed to fields of hospitality, conference and event planning, and office administration. Apply Today! Applications accepted until Friday, April 10, 2015. Apply Online: here


Questions? Contact Charlotte Curtis (858) 534-4226

2015 Family of the Year Award.


The Family of the Year Award was created to acknowledge that parents and family members play an instrumental part in the success and development of their student's academic journey.  Our hope is that the Family of the Year Award will remind the UC San Diego community that loving relationships and mutual support are important institutional values.  Please see the attached flyer and distribute it to any students that you believe would be interested in nominating their family.


For more information regarding the Family of the Year Award and for detailed contest instructions, visit: here


Thurs. April 30th | 6:30p | Porter's Pub


THEESatisfaction are Stasia Irons and Catherine Harris-White. They produce and perform their own material, funk-psychedelic feminista sci-fi epics with the warmth and depth of Black Jazz and Sunday morning soul, frosted with icy raps that evoke equal parts Elaine Brown, Ursula Rucker and Q-Tip. The event will include a q&a with the artists. DJ sets & selections before and after the show by: Heavy Denim, B.B. Rox, & Jillian Rococo.