Week 6, Spring Quarter 2015
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
858-822-3493 | rainbow@ucsd.edu | lgbt.ucsd.edu
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"You must see with eyes unclouded by hate. See the good in that which is evil, and the evil in that which is good. Pledge yourself to neither side, but vow instead to preserve the balance that exists between the two."


-Hayao Miyazaki


rainbow grad 


Rainbow Gradution

Sat. June 6th | 4-6p | UCSD Faculty Club


Please join the UC San Diego LGBT community as we come together to honor the students who are graduating, our volunteers, our scholarship recipients and all who have impacted our community over the last year.

The event serves as the formal induction of the graduates into the family of the UC San Diego LGBT Alumni. Although many people do get dressed up for the event, it tends to be a queer little get together, with all the trappings of our community, so be yourself.

If you are graduating, please complete the form at 
here. Contact Shaun Travers at for more information or if you have questions!!

what's happening at the rc 


Fluid Attraction Group

Thursday 5/7 | 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 5/7 | 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. 


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.








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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

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 


Crafty Film Time & Volunteer Appreciation

Wed. May 13th | 5-7p | LGBTRC


Every quarter the Operations Team has a film screening. This quarter we will be screening The Lego Movie, and have a discussion afterwards. During the film screening we will also have arts and crafts activities! Volunteers are especially invited to attend, as this will also be a special thank you to those who have volunteered at the center throughout the year!

Rainbow Book Fair!

Wed. May 6th | 1-4p | LGBTRC


Join us for the 2nd Annual UCSD LGBT RC Rainbow Book Fair! Over 50 LGBT authors and 80 LGBT titles will be represented at this unique, exciting event. Take pride in our literature and get a hold of these rare, hard to get books provided by the San Diego Multicultural LGBT Literary Foundation!

Books range from $7.99 to $19.95. Credit Cards Accepted.

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


Campus Black Forum: The Truth about Black Men and Depression

Wed. May 6th | 12p | Black Resource Center 

This week, the focus is on how cultural factors influence the development and subjective experience of depression for Black/African-American men, treatment for depression, and mental health stigma within the Black/African-American community. 


brc.ucsd.edu | 858-534-0471


Community Conversation: Baltimore 

Thurs. May 7th | 12-2p | CCC Library


The UCSD Campus Community Centers will be holding an open space for folks to come with questions, reflections, and/or thoughts regarding events in Baltimore and the broader US context/ Community Centers and CAPS staff will be available to support the discussion and to act as individual resources to whomever needs them. Please feel free to come through. 


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 



Do You See Me?: Invisible Stories of South Asian Women  

Thurs. May 5th | 4-6p | Women's Center


Join us for a discussion about South Asian women, feminism, and their representation in the media. There will be free Rubio's, great company, AND we will be raffling off a FREE boxed set of Season 1 of The Mindy Project! Come out if you want a chance to win.


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


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 fromall fields to contribute and submit proposals.


Visit 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 



Out for Undergrad Engineering Conference (OUEC)

October 2015 | Deadline May 18th


LGBT engineering students will have the opportunity to discuss being out in the engineering industry and hear from professionals who are out in their careers. Students will network with LGBT peers and professionals from top engineering companies from a wide range of industries across the country. Sponsoring companies will recruit students for jobs and internships at the career fair and throughout the conference. The conference will be FREE to any admitted students thanks to our sponsors. Apply here







SPACES Practicum Presents: Representations in the Media

May 7th-May 30th


Explore and deconstruct how identities are shown in media . In this workshop series, we hope to provide college students with an opportunity to learn about the representation of identities- particularly race, gender, ableism, and sexuality in hopes to demonstrate the impact of representation in media further challenging social norms. For more information, visit the facebook page 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


Special Free Youth Concert

Thurs. May 7th | 6p | 404 Euclid Ave., San Deigo


Our acclaimed Chamber Chorale presents the San Diego premiere of Tyler's Suite & A Celebration of Life, the musical retelling of the life and tragic loss of cyber-bully victim Tyler Clementi, combined with uplifting songs of hope. Tyler's Suite was created under the direction of Stephen Schwartz, the genius behind Wicked, Godspell and Pippin along with some of the most gifted song writers, lyricists and musicians today.




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.



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.   


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 

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.