Week 6, Spring Quarter 2015
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
858-822-3493 | rainbow@ucsd.edu | lgbt.ucsd.edu
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"Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. ... Writing, knowing in part that no matter how trivial your words may seem, someday, somewhere, someone may risk their life to read them." 


-Edwidge Danticat


san diego lgbt pride parade 

San Diego LGBT Pride Parade

Saturday, July 18 | Hilcrest, San Diego


Join the LGBT RC in San Diego's 41st LGBT Pride Parade

This year's SD LGBT Pride theme is "Liberty and Justice for All." However, through our participation in pride we'll engage the community to critically think about this statement and we'll be asking "Liberty and Justice for Who!?"

Join us in creating awareness about the experiences of those who continue to be marginalized within the greater LGBT movement.

Please register to receive more info and to ensure you get a t-shirt at: http://bit.ly/ucsdpride2015


Also join us for these two other pride events:

-  Ice Cream Social, Weds, July 1 | 12-2p | LGBTRC

-  Pride Work Party, Fri, July 17 | 11-3p | LGBTRC

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 5/14 | 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 5/14 | 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. 


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




For more info contact: mpgomez@ucsd.edu 






Weekly Statistics will be back next week! 

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!





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



"She Ain't Got A Man": Meet the Director

Wed. May 13th | 5-7p | Black Resource Center


Why can't a successful black woman find a man? A young female, African American, documentary filmmaker sets out to explore why a large demographic of successful Black women remain single despite desiring a relationship when she ends up finding herself man-less. Join us for this free informed screening and discussion with director Helen Banks. Refreshments will be provided. 


brc.ucsd.edu | 858-534-0471


Comedy of Color: A Screening of Fresh Off the Boat and Black-ish

Fri. May 15th | 6:30-8:30p | CCC Library


Join us for a screening and a critical discussion. Free food will be provided! 


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 




SMART GIRLS Zine Release Party 

Wednesday | May 13 | 5-7 p | Women's Center


Join us for the release of our creative Zine about the experiences of Women in STEM! We will have casual dialogue, sharing, and community building around STEM fields and underrepresented students. Copies of the Zine will be distributed! *FREE Food provided. Open to folks of all genders: if you do not identify with the focus you are welcome to attend and learn more about these experiences!  


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







Recruiting Undocumented Students for Focus Groups 

May 13-14 
Professors Tanya Golash-Boza and Zulema Valdez from UC Merced are currently working on a project that involves focus groups of approximately 30 undocumented students from four UC Campuses: UC Davis, UC San Diego, UC Merced, and UC Santa Barbara, with a total of 120 participants. Through these focus groups they seek to understand the barriers undocumented students face, the opportunities they have, and what still needs to be done to meet their expectations. They are currently looking for students here at UCSD who would be interested in being part of this project.
Contanct Mauricio Villaseņor for more information. 

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

Participate in a research project


My research project topic is on Latina Bisexuality, ages 21-40 years old, and who have or are pursuing a higher education. It would be an interview research project that would consist of asking questions that cater to understanding the intersection between the Latina culture and bisexuality. It would be strictly confidential and the interviewee's name would be completely anonymous in my research. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if you would like to participate as an interviewee. There is the exception of doing a SKYPE interview if we can't personally. 




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.



LGBT Students Needed for Interviews


For my ANTH 103 class I am conducting an ethnographic project on what markers we use to identify each other as members of the LGBT community. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender individuals as well as other members of the queer community are welcomed to sign up! Interviews will last approximately 15-30 minutes and I can meet you in the center of campus. No compensation provided and interviews are on a volunteer basis. Details may be cited in a field report but names will be kept confidential per request. Please contact Shannon Subers at ssubers@ucsd.edu to sign up!






Criminal Queers screening at UCSD

Wed. May 27th | 7-9p | Structural and Materials Engineering Building


Criminal Queers visualizes a radical trans/queer struggle against the prison industrial complex and toward a world without walls. Remembering that prison breaks are both a theoretical and material practice of freedom, this film imagines what spaces might be opened up if crowbars, wigs, and metal files become tools for transformation. Follow Yoshi, Joy, Susan and Lucy as they fiercely read everything from the Human Rights Campaign and hate crimes legislation to the non-profitization of social movements. Criminal Queers grows our collective liberation by working to abolish the multiple ways our hearts, genders, and desires are confined. y working to abolish the multiple ways our hearts, genders, and desires are confined. For more information please visit here. 


May is designated as Mental Health Matters Month

Mental health is an issue that concerns all of us. The goal of Mental Health Matters Month is to raise awareness of mental health issues and to build a community of hope for all those who are in need of support. Mental Health Matters Month also aims to draw attention to suicide prevention, while also reducing the stigma and discrimination against those affected by and getting help for mental health problems. UCSD, in collaboration with Each Mind Matters, California's Mental Health Movement, is sponsoring a series of workshops, events and awareness fairs.  A special week is devoted to those in recovery from mental health concerns and substance abuse. Wear a green ribbon this week to show your support for mental health. For a full lsit of events visit here 


LGBT Staff and Faculty Association

Thurs. May 21st | 4:30-6:30p | LGBTRC


The UCSD LGBT Staff and Faculty Association cordially invited you to our annual reception! Meet the current SFA board members, celebrate another wonderful year at CUSD, learn about the LGBT SFA and out community on campus! 


Join us for ETHN 115

Fall 2015 | Wednesdays 5-7:50p


The title of this course is called Monsters, Orphans, Robots and is being taught by Professor K. Wayne Yang. 



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!