Week 5, Spring Quarter 2015
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
858-822-3493 | rainbow@ucsd.edu | lgbt.ucsd.edu
Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr 


"Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral." 


- Paulo Freire 

healing for childhood sexual assault 


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.

what's happening at the rc 


Fluid Attraction Group

Thursday 4/30 | 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 

Thursday 4/30 | 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. 


Challenging a Culture of Expectation: Re-Imagining the Queer Male Physique

+ "Do I Look Fat?" Film Screening

Mon. May 4th | 5-7p | LGBTRC


This aim of this program is to explore the ways in which gay male bodies are situated within the presumed culture of expectation that exists within the gay male community, specifically issues related to body image and eating disorders. By screening "Do I Look Fat?" (2005), a documentary film that explores the aforementioned topics, the hope is to engage in a dialogue that provokes and critically challenges the issues enveloped within the fat-phobia and shaming of particular body types that exists within the gay male community.






Graduate Student........................8







Centering (Femme)ininity: Selfies & Conversation!

Wed. May 6th | 5-7p | LGBTRC


Selfies, zine-making, snacks, and critical dialogue for queer and trans femmes! Open-house style. CLOSED SPACE. 


For more info, contact Lenny Nee, the UCSD LGBT RC Sylvia Rivera Intern for Politics & Human Rights - lennynee@gmail.com


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.


Career Resources for Transgender Students

Tues. May 12th | 5-6:30p | LGBTRC


Transgender students have a variety of considerations when navigating career planning. How can networking efforts assist in identifying environments that will be a healthy cultural fit? How can you explain a name change to an employer or graduate program? Join us for a hands-on, collaborative presentation between the LGBT Resource Center, the Career Services Center, and Student Legal Services for the answers to these questions and more.  


Q LEAGUE Queer Leaders' Summit

Sat. May 16th | 1-4p | LGBT Resource Center


Join us for a Spring Leadership summit for new and current LGBTQIA+ student organization leaders. Come share your experience as a student leader, have a chance to connect with incoming student org leaders and build community. Register at lgbt.ucsd.edu


Deadline to register May 11th

For more info contact: mpgomez@ucsd.edu 


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


Midterm Movie Marathon

Thurs. April 30th | 11a-6p | BRC Conference Room


Need a break from Midterms and the other stresses of college? Come to the BRC for our Quarterly  Movie Marathon where we play only the best of the best. Free food, refreshments, and most importantly popcorn!


brc.ucsd.edu | 858-534-0471


Everything Will Be Alright: A Panel on Anxiety

Thurs. April 30th | 5-7p | CCC Comunidad Room


Living with anxiety can be painful and lonely. Finding a support system is vital for coping with this condition and making sure anxiety does not interfere with your academic success and overall endeavors. Learn from a panel of UCSD alumni and students on what life is like with anxiety is like. Dr. Doriane Besson from CAPS will share resources and professional advice.  


ccc.ucsd.edu | 858-534-9689 

Raza Graduation Ceremony 2015

Fri. June 12th | 5-11p | PC Ballroom West

Raza Graduation is an intimate, culturally inclusive and festive celebration that highlights the achievements in higher education for Chicano/Latino students here at UC San Diego. At this time we are seeking volunteers for this year's event. We ask that you please share this volunteer sign up form with your organization members. For more information visit here.


raza.ucsd.edu | 858-822-0072 



Gender Buffet: Fat Positivity Panel Discussion

Fri. May 1st | 12-1:30p | Women's Center 


FREE FOOD                                                          


  • Margitte - fat activist, blogger, and director of "The Fat Body (In)Visible"
  • Keena - burlesque performer and author of "Buttah Love" blog
  • Kyla - fat activist and author of "Fat from the Side" blog
  • Ashley - plus size fashion designer
  • Myles - trans activist and body positive dancer  
women.ucsd.edu | 858-822-0074 
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!


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




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



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! 


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


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 


Community Conversation with Ari Shavit

Wed. April 29th | 7p | PC Theater


Ari Shavit is the author of the critically-acclaimed, New York Times bestseller My Promised Land: the Triumph and Tragedy of Israel. An outspoken columnist for Haaretz, Israel's newspaper of record, and a prominent commentator on Israeli Public Television, Shavit has become one of the strongest voices in the nation's public arena. He challenges the dogmas of both Right and Left with his unique insights into the roles of Israel and Zionism in the 21st century. Register online here

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 | Dolores Huerta


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.   





Call for Papers-"Curing the Queer: From Pathology to Resistance"


UCLA's 2015 Queer Graduate Student Conference will bring together the innovative and interdisciplinary research of graduate students in LGBTQ Studies. In April 2015, President Obama called for an end to conversion therapies for LGBTQ youth. QGrad 2015's theme, "'Curing' the Queer: From Pathology to Resistance," opens up a critical discussion on the (re)emergence of homo/queer/trans phobic culture under the guise of religious or medical restorative therapies and other queerphobic practices. We invite graduate students from all fields to contribute and submit proposals.


Visit here for more information. 


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!


GSDBA Scholarship

The GSDBACF established the Community Scholarship fund to further its mission of empowering and promoting LGBT businesses, professionals and supportive members of the community. The scholarships are granted to self-identified LGBT students and persons who have shown support and knowledge of the lesbian and gay community.

Visit here for more information.





Good Life Festival 

Sat. May 2nd | 7-11p | Mathews Quad and Town Square


The Good Life Festival is an exciting night designed to celebrate and promote healthy living! Enjoy an evening full of FREE activities including human foosball, live DJ, Zumba and line dancing sessions, photo booth, healthy food trucks and vendors, glow-flow yoga, human hamster balls, rock climbing and interactive well-being activity booths! This is sure to be a night to remember, so come out and enjoy the #UCSDGOODLIFE!

Visit goodlife.ucsd.edu for more information. 


Communality Engagement and Service Learning Awards Ceremony

Wed. April 29th | 5-6p | Comunidad Room


This awards ceremony is meant to recognize the contributions of individuals who strengthen our communities through the interconnecting of academics, service, and leadership. Dolores Huerta will be a guest speaker. RSVP here!



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.






Are you interested in being a part of the Fall 2015 New International Student Orientation to welcome almost 2,000 new international students to campus?


As a volunteer Orientation Assistant, you will:


GAIN hands-on experience in a cross-cultural setting

ENGAGE in dialogue with people from all over the world

SHARE your UC San Diego experience

HELP international newcomers adjust to their new environment


Learn more about volunteering with the program and/or apply to be an OA by visiting here



Are You Returning in the Fall?


If you will be returning next year and are planning to WAIVE out of SHIP (you have your own health insurance coverage), please first make sure that you have coverage for non-emergency medical care within 40 miles of UCSD.  This is one of the waiver criteria and will ensure that you have access to necessary medical care when you need it.  Avoid delay of health care and possible unnecessary bills by looking into this now, and transferring your coverage before you return in the Fall. For more inforamtion visit us here


Global Forum: Food Justice Forum

Wed. May 5th | 7p| The Great Hall


In today's food system, farm workers face difficult and hazardous conditions, low-income neighborhoods lack supermarkets but abound in fast-food restaurants and liquor stores, food products emphasize convenience rather than wholesomeness, and the international reach of American fast-food franchises has been a major contributor to an epidemic of "globesity." Prof. Keith Pezzoli, Director of Field Research from UCSD's Urban Studies and Planning Program, will discuss today's need for food justice in the world. Join the Facebook Event here