Winter 2018, Week 9
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
Monday-Thursday 8am-7pm, Friday 8am-4:30pm

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"Honor the complexity of your vision and yourselves. "
                              - Audre Lorde
Call for Out and Proud Week Events

This year Out and Proud Week is week 4 of spring quarter April 23-27, 2018 and we need help to make it happen! The theme is "Out and Proud: More Than What You See", which has sub-themes of community, intersectionality, and visibility.

If you would like to host a program during out and proud week, please follow this link:

The deadline for program submissions is this Friday, March 9, 2018! 

If you have any questions please email Gavin Granitto at

Apply to BlaqOUT Conference! 

The 5th BlaqOUT Conference will take place on April 27-28, 2018 at University of California, Riverside. 

The 5th BlaqOut Conference is an annual conference for anyone who self identifies 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. UC San Diego students that are accepted get FREE REGISTRATION

Have Your Art on Our Windows!

Change Our Windows! 

The UCSD LGBT Resource center is looking for designs from student artists to replace our current window artwork.  Chosen submissions will be on the center for years to come and artists will be honored at rainbow graduation.  For more information about submitting designs please visit All submissions must be a 44x102 photoshop TIF file, 100 dpi, and CYMK mode.
Audio Newsletter
         Check out this week's audio newsletter:
 Upcoming Events 

Trans Collective
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
1:00-2:00PM | LGBT Resource Center
Come check out Trans Collective! Trans Collective is a discussion group for transgender, gender variant/fluid, genderqueer, non-binary, & gender-questioning individuals.

If you require accommodations to fully access the event, please contact us at 858.822.3493 or

Pan Dulce: LGBTQIA+ Chicanx and Latinx Community Mixer
Thursday, March 8, 2018
12:00-1:30PM | LGBT Resource Center

Come take a break from studying to hang out with community! We'll be prepping some finals care packages together and enjoying yummy treats while chismeando about queerness in the chicanx latinx community!

UCSD Multi-identity Art Collective
4:30-6:30PM | LGBT Resource Center

Multi-identity Artist Collective is an intersectionl art group geared toward no one in particular because we take just about everyone! Humans of all artistic skill levels, specialities and identites are welcome to join us. We hold art workshops and other social events!

Bored Gaymers 
3:00-4:30PM | LGBT Resource Center 

Come play board games with us weekly at the LGBT Resource Center! Feel free to see what games we have or even bring your own!
No experience required!

Rainbow Graduation Sign Up

Rainbow Graduation serves as the formal induction of the graduates into the family of the UC San Diego LGBTQIA+ Alumni. If you are graduating this year and would like to be recognized at the ceremony on June 9th, please fill out the form at Contact Gavin Granitto at or check out our Facebook event page for more information ( )

Queer Student Organizations and Affiliates  

Identity is FLUID
March 9, 2018; 5:00-6:00PM
Half Dome Lounge

The LGBTQIA+ LLC Council presents Free Smoothies and a Discussion Space about Identity and How Identity May Change Over Time. Come through for a great space to talk about changing identity in an accepting space.

Queer ERC

QuERC is an organization that strives to build a community for queer students and allies.  Come hang out and learn more! For more information and updates on events, click the link below: 

Fluid Attraction
Fridays, 4:00-5:00pm
Conference Room | LGBT Resource Center
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. For more information, please e-mail

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm, every odd week
Conference Room | LGBT Resource Center
QUEER/TRANS PEOPLE OF COLOR is a student org that creates a safe space to dialogue, educate, and socialize around LGBTQ+ identified people of color. For more information about QTPOC, contact or check out their Facebook page:

Mondays, 6:00-7:00pm
Conference Room | LGBT Resource Center
QSUN (Queer Students United) as an organization aims to provide an open, welcoming, and safe space for individuals in the UCSD College community who identify on the queer and/or LGBTQIAP+ spectrum, or are allies of such individuals. It is designed to offer an opportunity for a smaller and more close knit community. 

Black Queer Collective
Black Queer Collective is a group dedicated to finding and fostering Black queer community at UC San Diego. For more information about Black Queer Collective, please click here.

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm  
Conference Room | LGBT Resource Center
Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics is a national LGBTQ-affirming organization that aims to provide services and support for students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and to create a dynamic network between students and professionals in industry and academia. For more information, check out their  Facebook page!
Lesbian Collective 
Odd Wednesdays; 4:00-5:00PM 
Small Room | Women's Center 
The Lesbian Collective is UCSD's only lesbian-centered student organization! Join us every odd Wednesday from 4-5PM in the Women's Center small meeting room for discussion circles about lesbian life, feminism, and experiences among friends. For more information, contact

Aces and Aros
Odd Mondays; 4:00-5:00PM 
Conference Room | LGBT Resource Center 
Aces and Aros is meant to provide a space for those who identify on the asexual/aromantic spectrums or are on their journey to identifying with either/both communities. The group is designed to have room for discussions about ace/aro issues or experiences, as well as foster a stronger sense of community and support. For more information, contact

Intern Office Hours

Looking for community? Get to know our interns! Stop by during their office hours:

Afi: Tues: 9:30AM-12:30PM
Alejandra: Wed: 9-10AM; Fri: 3-4:30PM
Gavin: Fri: 9:30AM-12:00PM
Jodie: Mon:1:30-4:00PM; Wed: 1:00-3:00PM; Fri: 12:30-3:30PM
Larra: Mon: 2:00-3:30PM
Marisa: Mon: 8-10:30AM
Noel: Tues: 2:00-4:30PM
Sallie: Wed: 9-11:30AM
Sam: Mon: 10:00AM-12:30PM

LGBT+ Community Events

PFLAG San Diego County Academic Scholarships

PFLAG  San Diego County has scholarships available for LGBT full time undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants must reside in San Diego County at the time of the application and must meet scholarship criteria. Selection is made based on demonstrating commitment to the applicant's chosen field, financial need and academic achievement. For more information, visit

An Introduction To Transgender Health

March 7, 2018; 12:00-1:00PM
CRSF 2nd Floor Conference Room 228 A and B

Come out to our Brown Bag Series on March 7, 2018! 
The GEH Brown Bag series is an opportunity for the campus community to present either works in progress or completed works in an informal setting. Our speaker for this Brown Bag series is Daniella Mcdonald, the first openly out transgender woman in the School of Medicine.  Daniella will be discussing transgender surgery as a transgender woman herself. The talk will be centered around health needs and disparities as it relates to the transgender community.If you have any questions email

"In Defense of Ourselves: Celebration of Trans Women's Organizing"
March 7, 2018; 7:00-9:00PM
Digital Gym (2921 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA 92104

Trans women around the world are fighting urgent and visible battles to secure their rights. In the process, these activists have built a global movement that continues to redefine what liberation must look like. In honor of International Women's Month we will be bring together trans activists from southern California to discuss trans women's activism within this particular place and time.

This event is free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be served.

For more information, click the link below:

FtM: Scouting the Unknown Ryan Sallans
March 7, 2018; 7:00-9:00PM
SDSU Student Union Theater

Since 2005, Ryan's transition story,  Scouting the Unknown,  has been captivating audiences on university campuses nationwide. Ryan first covers basic terminology and language surrounding sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. He then moves into terminology surrounding transgender and nonbinary identities, and explains gender identity development. His talk will also discuss the relationship between body image and sexuality, and the complexities of body acceptance and transgender identities. 
San Diego Pride Volunteer Youth Programs Coordinator Hiring

San Diego Pride is looking for students to fill the Volunteer Youth Programs Coordinator positions for the year! The Youth Programs Coordinator reports to the Youth Programs Manager and is responsible for overseeing various programs for LGBTQ youth. The coordinator will provide quality customer service and ensures a safe, fun and positive environment with the youth, their families and partnered LGBTQ youth-serving organizations. You must have one year of experience working with youth or teens to qualify.  To apply, send resume to
Community Support Groups

Coming Out Group

Tuesdays, 4:00-5:30PM

Small Meeting Room | Women's Center


The Coming Out group is a place to meet and gain support while discussing your sexual and/or gender Identities in a confidential setting.  This group is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, straight, or questioning folks who are coming out, considering coming out or may already be out.  Topics are determined by group participants and can include stress, fear, anxiety, loneliness, family/cultural issues, excitement and celebration with regard to coming out. The group is open to new members the first 4 meetings of each quarter and then closes to maintain safe space.


For more info, please contact Cat Thompson at  or Agustin Orozco at


Men's Relationship Forum
Weeks 2-10 (Fall, Winter & Spring Quarters)
Mondays, 2:30- 4:00PM
Small Meeting Room | Women's Center 

Join us for conversations about our experiences as gay men, and connect with other gay men on campus.
This group addresses relationships, sexual health, community building and more.

For more information please contact:
Greg Koch at
Rainbow Newsletter submissions: 
If you would like to submit relevant events to be featured in the newsletter, please email
Campus Community Centers


CAPAL Conference

The Conference on Asian and Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) is now accepting applications for the 2018 Public Service Internship and Scholarship Program. The programs include weekly leadership seminars, networking opportunities, Community Action Projects, and individual mentorship.

Apply by Wednesday, February 28th, 2018:

"Eat Well, Live Better"
March 6, 2018; 5:00-6:30PM
The Hub

The Black Resource Center is partnering with the Hub to put on a cooking and meal prep workshop to show students how to eat well while in college. All of the food items that will be used in the demonstration can be obtained through the Triton Food Pantry. Join us on  Tuesday, March 6th  at the Hub, for this Intern lead cooking demonstration that will show you how to cook healthy and cost effective meals. Space is limited to the first ten people who RSVP, so make sure you RSVP at 

Dream the Impossible Native Youth Concert
April 21, 2018; 9:00AM-4:00PM
California State University, San Marcos

Save the date! The Annual Dream the Impossible Native Youth Conference is around the corner. It'll be held at California State University, San Marcos. 


Complicating Pop Culture: Cultural Appropriation vs Cultural Appreciation
March 15, 2018; 5:00-7:00PM
Cross Cultural Center

Join us for a discussion on how positionality frames cultural appropriation in pop culture. 

Women of the World Panel
March 8, 2018; 1:00-2:00PM
Huerta Vera Cruz Room

The Outreach Coordinators are hosting a "Women of the World" panel event to highlight the differences of women in cultures represented on our UCSD campus for International Women's Week. International Women's Week consists of programming across campus to celebrate and bring awareness to the struggles, strengths, and issues involving women of the world. 

University Centers and Raza Resource Centro Present: Coco
March 8, 2018; 6:30-10:00PM
Price Theater

Come to Price Theater to see Coco! 

Summary: Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

Seating is first-come, first-serve! Be sure to come early and grab a seat! Saving seats is not allowed.

Community Classifieds

M.E.Ch.A High School Conference/Volunteers Needed!

Come participate in MEChA de UCSD's 28th annual High School Conference on April 7, 2018, from 8AM-6PM! This year's theme is "Las Raices del Cambio" which translates to "The Roots of Change" where we will promote and empower under represented high school youth.

The purpose of this conference is for the students to receive access to resources necessary to attain higher education and success, despite coming from marginalized communities and backgrounds. As well as provide students with workshops and speakers to feel politically and culturally empowered.

Volunteer Sign Ups:
FUNcilitator Sign Ups:
Host a Workshop:

HSC website:

Affirmations and Artistry
March 5, 2018; 8:30-10:00PM
Fireside Lounge Conference Room

In honor of Women's Herstory Month, join us in Fireside Lounge for DIY stress balls, sweets, coloring and a poetry marathon from women and femmes of color!

Enroll in TMC 15 - Public Service Minor in America
March 7, 2018; 1:00-2:00PM

Enroll in TMC 15 - Public Service in America in the Spring Quarter and learn more about how you can turn your passions to action in service! In this course, you will discover the history and importance of the independent sector, develop your interests into purposeful practice, and meet experienced community leaders. The class will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-10:50AM.

Late Night With The Zone: Cardio Dance Night
March 7, 2018; 5:00-7:00PM
The Zone

Want to get your cardio workout and dance? Join us at The zone for a fun and interactive fitness class led by UCSD FitLife. Get your groove on with some sweet tunes and good company!

**Athletic shoes and attire are recommended**

QTPOC Talk: What Other Ways Can I Take Care of Myself
March 8, 2018; 6:30-8:00PM
Raza Resource Centro

Join us for a spiritual healing with Reiki Practitioner Katherine Elizabeth Jackson. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.   

My, Your, Our Story: A Spoken Word Event
March 8, 2018; 6:30-8:30PM
Middle of Muir

In the spirit of Women's Herstory Month, we want to open up space to question the histories we've been told and listen to those who too often are told to be silent. Join us in celebrating the stories of our community at My, Your, Our Story, a night of spoken word and community building. We invite all community members to share their stories of resilience, persistence, activism, love and finding their voice.

Federal Tax Workshop
March 13, 2018; 12:00-2:00PM
U409 - Dance Hall behind Study Abroad Office

Come out to the federal tax workshop, hosted by The International Students & Programs Office and the International Faculty & Scholars Office and presented by San Diego State University School of Accountancy (Federal) and the California Franchise Tax Board (State). 

UCSD Walkout for Gun Violence Prevention
March 14, 2018; 10:00-10:17AM
Silent Tree

Join us on March 14th in a school wide walkout as we stand in solidarity with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School community and all of those affected by gun violence across our nation.

The event will take place for 17 minutes in honor of the lives lost on February 14th. We will be meeting at 10:00 AM at Silent Tree and will have speakers and representatives from The Brady Campaign and Moms Demand Action.

We encourage all students, staff, and faculty to join us in saying #NeverAgain as we demand lawmakers create policy that makes MSDHS the last mass shooting of our generation and sparks an end to ALL gun violence. #Enough

Pi Day Mixer
March 14, 2018; 1:30-3:14PM
Women's Center

Let's celebrate PI day by coming together and recognizing the contributions of women and other gender marginalized people in STEM. We'll, of course, have pie, as well as some fun activities around the Women's Center.

Taking Care of Yourself
March 16, 2018; 5:30-6:30PM
The Zone

Come join Minority of Association of Pre-Med Students  as we make time for ourselves and also learn about healthier ways to manage stress. 

CASP Winter Study Jam
March 16, 2018; 4:00-11:00PM
Student Services Center Suite #555

Come join the Chancellor's Associates Scholars Program for our Quarterly Study Jam! We'll have an open study space, blue books, scantrons, food and snacks! We'll also be having tutors for Chem, Math, and Writing.

To RSVP, go to