Week 4, Fall 2015
UC San Diego L GBT R esource  Center
Mon-Thurs: 8am-9pm. Fri: 8am-4:30pm
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What's happening at the Center?

*this meeting is not processional counseling. If you would like professionalcounseling or mental health services please call the CAPS central office at 858.534.3755 

New Electronic Resources

 New Accountability Dashboards - Important Stats

The UCSD Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion has launched the UC San Diego Accountability Dashboards. The Dashboards present demographic data of UC San Diego faculty, staff, and students. They're designed to help guide the university in tracking and sharing its progress, as well as strategically focusing on equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

The dashboards are available to view  here.

Understanding this data is critical for the university to assess strengths and weaknesses in the realms of access, recruitment, retention, and success, and having this information publicly makes the university more transparent and accountable. 

This is the first version. Comments, questions, or feedback of any kind is welcome at  ir@ucsd.edu. This feedback will be incorporated into later versions.

New Free App to Find LGBT Roommates: TUTUroomii

A UCSD team recently launched a new iOS app called TUTUroomii. This app is designed to help LGBTQ+ young people and allies find ideal roommates in their own community.

The functionality of the app enables customers to search for both roommates and available housing resources based on personal preferences. It also provides a chat platform to enable deeper communication between potential roommates, to better ensure compatibility. Even for people not currently in need of roommates, this app could be a useful way to make new friends in your community. 

TUTUroomii is entirely free, and available now in the App Store.

For further questions, check out  tuturoomii.com or email contactus@tuturoomii.com.  


Tune in... 
 Weekly Discussion Groups at the Center: 

Trans Discussion Group | Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00pm
Trans Discussion Group is a committed and organized support and discussion group designed for trans folks, including individuals who are questioning and/or identify outside their assigned gender.  There will be weekly group meetings on trans and gender related issues, group activities and group outings!  It's a good opportunity to meet new faces and share each other's experiences. This is a closed space.

Fluid Attraction | Wednesday, 5:00-6:00pm
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.

Femmes of Colour | Thursdays, 6:00-7:00pm
This is a closed space for Femmes of Colour.

Decolonizing Queerness | Thursdays 7:00-8:00pm 
A closed group for QTPOC (queer and/or trans-people of color) to get together, create space, and foster community to (re)learn about our identities through healing, non-Western, and decolonial community practices.

Office hours at the Center:

Career Meet-Ups
Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30pm | LGBT Resource Center 

Sonia Honne-Gonzalez, the Career Services Center Liaison to the Campus Community Centers, will be at the LGBT Resource center on Wednesdays to offer career advice. Come in and connect with Sonia regarding career readiness, job search strategies, professional development, professional planning, and/or resume review!

For more information email: cservices@ucsd.edu

Critical Gender Studies Community Office Hours
Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, 2015 | 10-12pm 
LGBT Resource Center

Interested in Critical Gender Studies? Considering a major or minor, or an extra course or two? This is the first of three office hours this year in which representatives from the Critical Gender Studies department will come to the LGBT Resource Center to answer any questions and chat with students!
last week at the Center...
Campus Community Centers' events:

Financial Literacy for College Students
Oct. 22nd, 2015 | 5-7pm
Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad Room

Yolanda Ramirez Escamilla, who comes with more than twenty years of experience in all aspects of student counselling and advising, will give out some good advice to help students learn to manage their own money. 

This is part of the Life Skills Series: What You Won't Learn in School, a collaboration with the five Campus Community Centers.

For more information, contact Violeta Gonzales at   violetag@ucsd.edu .  

Campus events... 

Film Screening "A Girl at My Door" with Q&A
Oct. 22th, 2015 | 4-7pm
Structural and Materials Engineering Building 149

An event co-sponsored by the Korean Studies department and the History Department, this intense film set in South Korea handles many issues relating to family, child abuse, and friendship. It has screened at many film festivals and been nominated for numerous award. The Director July Jung will answer questions after the screening. 

CAPS ADVANCE Workshop Series

ADVANCE is a three part psycho-educational workshop series that can be conceptualized as a "Peak Performance Personal Training Program" that focuses on creating a foundation of strategies aimed at helping students improve academic success and overall student wellness

To sign up for ADVANCE, visit the CAPS website here

Tea with Tritons: An Interfaith Dialogue

Oct. 23rd, 2015 | 3:30-5pm | Price Center West Bear Room

Join us for an interfaith dialogue and refreshments, as we discuss our journey of spirituality, faith, and religion; learn from our differences, and discover our commonalities. Students from all faith and non-faith backgrounds are invited to participate.
Come prepared to learn from others, ask questions, and honor our shared humanity.


Film Screening "The Lemon Grove Incident" by noted filmmaker Paul Espinosa 

Oct. 23rd, 2015 | 7-9pm
Cross-Cultural Center

The UCSD library recently acquired the work of award-winning filmmaker Paul Espinosa, and in honor of him, the CCC is showing this film focusing on one of the earliest school desegregation cases in U.S. history. "The Lemon Grove" (1985) examines the response of the Mexican American community in Lemon Grove, CA, to a 1930 school board attempt to create a segregated school for the Mexican American children of the district.

Light refreshments will be served. 


Common Ground Call for Submissions

Fall 2015 Issue
Deadline: Oct. 24th, 2015

Common Ground is open to both academic and community submissions for this issue.

You are invited to submit your artwork, spoken word, poetry, videos, reflections, recipes, and other forms of conscious expression. Please provide a brief artist's statement or reflection with your submission. 

If you wish to submit academic work, all academic submissions with grade marks are welcome. Send your essays, research, senior honors thesis, and other scholarly work!

Send submissions to ccc.ucsd@gmail.com
Rocky Horror Picture Show Event
Oct. 27th, 2015 | 7pm | PC Theater

Let the spookiness begin before Halloween!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a cult classic, and an experience like little else. Doors open at 7pm for Time Warp Dance lessons, a costume contest, and more, and the movie itself begins at 8pm. The movie will be accompanied by a live performance of the story, the "shadow cast."

This event is free and open to the public. It's hosted by Thurgood Marshall College's Film Studies Minor. 

The story of Rocky Horror is of secondary importance to the experience of it, but it is the tale of the newly engaged couple Brad Majors and Janet Weiss who find themselves lost and with a flat tire on a cold and rainy late November evening. Seeking a telephone, the couple walk to a nearby castle where they discover a group of strange and outlandish people who are holding an Annual Transylvanian Convention. (Also, although somewhat outdated, it was one of the first times in a major movie a transgender character was seen on-screen.)

Find out more information at the event Facebook page.  
 Geisel After Dark Student Success and Safety Information Fair
Nov. 4th, 2015 | 8-10pm | Geisel Library Seuss Room

The event will be open to all UCSD students and will focus on student resources, services, and safety, particularly (though not exclusively) during nighttime hours.  

Community Classifieds
Tim Wise Lecture
"From Ferguson to the voting booth to the border - Combating racism in the post-Obama era."
Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 2015

Southwestern College 

Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States.

For more information visit the website.
Hiring Student Ambassadors
Deadline: Oct. 30th, 2015

Student Ambassadors are an important part of representing UCSD to new prospective students and families. give tours, sit on panels, and participate in special events. The Campus Tours Program depends on a large and diverse group of College Ambassadors to welcome prospective students from all walks of life. The position begins on Jan. 9th, 2016. 

The position is posted on Port Triton and the form is available here
HIV Positive Aging Forum
Monday,  Nov. 2, 2015
irst  Unitarian Universalist Church
4190 Front St., San Diego

The UCSD AntiViral Research Center and POZabilities present   'Help! I've Lost My Mind! There's an App for That!'
An HIV Positive Aging forum
What is HIV-associated memory loss? How can I cope with it?

A light meal will be provided for those who RSVP by October 30th. ASL and Spanish to English translation requests must be made by October 26th.

RSVP email
San Diego's Diversity Employment Day Career Fair
Nov. 4th, 2015 | 11am-3pm
Handerly Hotel San Diego
950 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108

Meet with San Diego's top 20+ employers. Hundreds of jobs and careers! Admission is free. 

Play "Precious Little"
Nov. 6-21st, 2015
Diversionary Theater Black Box
545 Park Blvd, San Diego

InnerMission Productions presents "Precious Little" by Madeleine George. Brodie, a gifted linguist, learns unsettling news about the baby she carries. Unable to get comfort from her girlfriend, she finds it in the two least likely sources imaginable: the elderly speaker of a vanishing language and a gorilla at the zoo. 

Buy tickets  her e.  

Alan Turing Memorial 
$10,000 Scholarship
Deadline Oct. 28th, 2015

The new Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship is for undergraduate students majoring in Computer Science or Computer Engineering who are active in supporting the LGBT community.

Apply here.

For further questions contact Becky Obayashi at 
robayashi@ucsd.edu or Eseban Marquez at 

T*Camp Applications
Deadline Oct. 30th, 2015

SoCal T*Camp brings together trans/genderqueer and gender questioning students for an exciting intercampus retreat in January 2016. Both undergraduates and graduates who are currently enrolled are welcome to apply. The UCSD LGBT Resource Center will work
with students  to cover retreat costs. 

Register at   bit.ly/tcamp16
Robert Giard Fellowship 
$7,500 Photography Award
Deadline: Nov. 15th, 2015

The Robert Giard Fellowship Award will be awarded in support of a new or continuing project that addresses issues of sexuality, gender, or LGBTQ identity. This award is presented to an emerging, early or mid-career artist from any country working in photography and still images. 

For more info, visit the website.
Duberman-Zal Fellowship
$2,500 Graduate Award
Deadline: Nov. 15th, 2015

The Duberman-Zal Fellowship Award is granted to a graduate student,  independent scholar, or an adjunct from any country doing scholarly research on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) experience.

For more info, visit the  website

Thinking Gender
Deadline: Nov. 20th, 2015

Submissions are open for the graduate student research conference on the topic of Spatial Awareness, Representation, and Gendered Spaces. Submissions can include papers, posters, panels, and films, as long as they engage with the politics of gender, race, sexuality, and space. We also intend to address international and transnational encounters, and colonization and decolonization practices.

Submission guidelines are here.
Send submissions  here.
Call for Articles: Outside the Gender Box
Deadline: Jan. 1st, 2016

SUNY Press is collecting articles for a new anthology, Outside the Gender Box , which will be the first anthology to focus on the experiences of trans and non-binary gender students, staff, and faculty. Articles should be 5,000-7,500 words and can be research or first-person narrative.

Formatting guidelines are here.  
Finished articles should be sent to 
LGB Attitudes & Experiences Survey

A team from the University of Tennessee is conducting an empirical study about the attitudes and lived experiences, and invites anyone over 18 who experiences some same-gender attraction to participate. It should take approximately 25-35 minutes. There will be a raffle for $20 Starbucks gifts cards among the participants.

The survey is available here.
Opportunity to Urge Gov. Brown to support AB 959

AB 959 would ensure that sexual orientation and gender identity data would be collected along with other important demographic information used to determine state policies and funding. A petition is circulating in favor of AB 959, to increase out visibility in state policies.

You can view and sign the petition here
Lesbian Body Image Survey 

The Department of Psychology at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville is doing a study on lesbian attitudes & feelings about your own body,gender identity and gender expression. Lesbians over 18 are eligible and $50 Amazon gift cards will be raffled for participants. The survey should take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.

The survey is available  here.