Winter 2018, Week 6
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
Monday-Thursday 8am-7pm, Friday 8am-4:30pm

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"It is better to be hated for what one is than to be loved for what one is not" - Andre Gide
Rainbow Graduation


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 (

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 Upcoming Events 

Trans Collective
Tuesday, February 13, 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

Feburary 14, 2018; 11:00AM-2:00PM
The Hump, in front of Main Gym

Come celebrate all types of QTPOC love and relationships through visibility and awareness. We will be providing resources around consent, healthy relationships, and safe sex for QTPOC identifying folx. This event is in collaboration with the UCSD LGBT Resource Center.

Queer and Mindful: Animals and Affirmations
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
5:00-7:00 PM | LGBT Resource Center

Come make some felt animals with us for Queer and Mindful on Valentines day! Make one for your friend, your partner(s), yourself, your whoever! We'll also have materials to make cards to write whatever you please. 

Queer and Mindful is a bi-weekly program put on by the LGBT Resource Center emphasizing wellness, health, reflection, but most importantly, community!

Queer Poetry Night
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
5:00-7:00PM | LGBT Resource Center

Haiku everyone! Come share your poetry and prose during this spoken word event! Light refreshments will be provided. Make sure to sign up for a time slot so everyone has equal opportunity to present their work.

Time Slot Reservations:

Why Drag!? Makeup and Drag Culture
Thursday, February 22, 2018
1:00-2:30PM | LGBT Resource Center Conference Room

Come learn about drag culture, and learn some drag makeup tips and tricks! 
If you require accommodations to fully access the
event, please contact us at 858.822.3493 or

Without Shelter: Homelessness and the LGBTQ Community
Thursday, February 22, 2018
5:00-6:30PM | LGBT Resource Center

Learn about the issue of homelessness and the systematic barriers directly affecting the LGBTQ community. We'll also discusss resources, and ways to address the issue both on campus and at the local level.
If you require accommodations to fully access the
event, please contact us at 858.822.3493 or

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!

Window Art Committee
2:00-3:00PM Weeks 4-6| LGBT Resource Center

Bring life to our shades and come to our Window Art Committee! The UCSD LGBT Resource Center is looking to bring new, creative life to its windows.  There will be an open committee from weeks 4-6 to get input on what the community would like to see on their center's windows and decide how designs should be submitted.  

Bored Gaymers 
2:30-4:00PM | 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!

Queer Student Organizations and Affiliates  

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

 Queer Student Art Gallery

Queer Student Art Gallery

Submissions for the Winter Quarter Queer Student Art Gallery are now open! We want to share the voices of UCSD's LGBT+ community, so be sure to send an artist statement with your piece.  All mediums are accepted and contributions will be showcased at the end of Winter Quarter.  To contribute, please contact the LGBT Resource Center Art and Activism Intern at
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: 10-11AM; 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


BlackRock is seeking talented sophomores from diverse groups to apply for the Find Your Future Forum 
If you are interested in applying, click the link below:
Deadline to apply is March 4, 2018. 

Free Legal Clinic - Name and Gender-Market Changes
The Center in Hillcrest
First Tuesday of Each Month, starting February 6

Meet with attorneys and law students who can provide assistance and guidance filling out forms required to apply for a court order necessary to change your name and/or gender marker on birth certificates and other official documents.   The clinic will take place in the evening of the first Tuesday of each month, starting February 6th. Schedule appointments at 6:30PM, 7:30PM and 8:30PM at or 732-567-8394. Walk-ins will be assisted based on availability. 

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
Summit for Gay Latino Male Collegians
University of Southern California Fertitta Hall 125 LL
February 17, 2018

On Saturday, January 17th, we invite you to join the USC Race and Equity Center for the Los Angeles Summit for Gay Latino Male Collegians. T his day-long summit is intended to provide a safe and welcoming space for gay Latinos to network, share their experiences, and hear about the successes of recent gay Latino college graduates. Moreover, this summit aims to empower participants by centering their voices and highlighting important issues impacting gay Latino males navigating college and university life. Registration for the summit is free and lunch will be provided. To register, click here .
Player Evaluation Clinics 2018
February 18, 2018 / February 25, 2018; 10:00AM
Hourglass Field / Mira Mesa Park

America's Finest City Softball League, one of the oldest LGBT sports leagues,  is looking for new members! Player Evaluation Clinics will be held on February 18 and February 25. All Clinics start at 10AM! Bring your glove, cleats and be ready to have some fun! 

4th Annual Asterisk Trans* Conference
Occidental College
March 31, 2018

The 4th Annual Asterisk Trans* Conference will be held at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. Asterisks is a college conference intended to build community for trans* people and allies, to address trans* health and well-being, and to provide education and resources for trans* youth advocates. More information regarding the details of the conference will be avaliable at Also follow the Facebook page for more updates:
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:

16th Annual Black History Month Scholarship Brunch and Silent Auction
February 24, 2018; 10:00AM-1:00PM
Price Center Ballroom West

Please join us for brunch as we honor this year's theme: War and Peace: The Complexity of History, Service and Activism within the Black Diaspora

As part of our community, we invite you to participate in our annual Silent Auction Fundraiser.
For the future and prosperity of our students, we seek your support through a tangible auction item. In the past, we received unique art pieces, event tickets, vouchers, and gift baskets from individuals and organizations. Our goal is to help fund a critical need for more student scholarships. Your contribution will make a direct impact. 100% of the proceeds raised will go towards the UJIMA Black History Month Scholarship Fund.
To learn more and buy tickets go to

Native Wellness Initiative
February 23, 2018; 4:30-5:30PM
Price Center Eleanor Roosevelt College Room

Be a part of the Native Wellness Initiative!

Join us for our first event where we will be working out to a powwow sweat!


Breather Series: Therapy Fluffies
February 15, 2018; 6:00-7:30PM
Cross-Cultural Center

Take a breather and de-stress by interacting with some adorable pet therapy dogs! We will have 5 fluffies for you to pet! This program is in collaboration with the Love on a Leash Organization.

En Vogue: Capitalism & Cultural Appropriation
February 15, 2018; 5:30-7:00PM
Women's Center 

Join us in a conversation about the fashion industry and how it coopts the cultures of people of color. Learn about the environmental harms that are caused by fast fashion corporations and how you, as a style savvy and socially conscious individual, can contribute to remedying these harms. Free dinner will be provided! 
If you want to participate in our clothing swap and have clothes that you want to give away, please bring them in to the program!

Let it Out: Gender Molds
February 12, 2018; 4:30-6:00PM
Raza Resource Centro

Join the RRC for a kickoff to a new series "Let It Out." This event will focus on the topic of Gender Molds. Learn about how the patriarchy and other systems of oppression have constructed this idea on what gender should be. 

This space is also for people to speak about their own experiences, so be ready to share and learn.

Community Classifieds

Apply to work for TCLI!
February 12, 2018; 12:00AM-12:00PM
Center for Student Involvement, 3rd Floor Price Center East

Serve as a mentor for 120 incoming first-generation freshmen for a year-long social justice leadership and mentorship program, which begins with a 3-day, 2-night summer retreat and continues through the 2018-2019 school year. 

Apply by February 12, 2018! Visit

Islam Awareness Week
February 12, 2018; 6:00-9:00PM
PC East Ballroom

UCSD Muslim Student Association invites you to join us for a week of increasing understanding about Islam and its application in the lives of your fellow humans.

For more details, please visit our Facebook event page. 

Resources & Relaxation Squad
February 12, 2018; 5:00-6:00PM
Geisel Library East Commons

Resources & Relaxation Squad is a team of trained wellness peer advisers who give free low intensity back rubs!

Art and Soul: Paper Flower Bouquet
February 13, 2018; 11:00AM-12:00PM
The Zone

Create beautiful paper flowers for someone special in your life. Workshops are free, all supplies and materials provided. Space is limited and is first come, first served.

Financially Savvy: Budgeting with Bae
February 13, 2018; 12:30-1:30PM
The Zone

Learn fun and healthy relationship skills and tips on how to plan a date night or a trip with your partner! Hosted by CARE at SARC.
We Heart Philanthropy
February 13, 2018; 10:00AM-2:00AM
Library  Walk 1993

February is right around the corner and it is your Valen-time to give back to your friends and the UCSD community!

Join the Student Foundation on February 13th at Library Walk Block 1993 between 10am and 2pm to make Valentine's Day grams for your friends. All supplies will be provided and there will also be FREE food!!

While making Valentine's Day grams, find out how you can make a tangible impact on our campus. Come out and spread the love this Valentine's day! 

#TrustBlackWomen: A Celebration of Joy and Healing
February 14, 2018; 7:00-9:00PM
Digital Gym, 2921 El Cajon Blvd

CGS and Black Lives Matter San Diego invites you to an evening full of community, fun, and reflection as we collectively envision a world in which everyone trusts Black women. Since it will also be Valentine's Day the latter half of the event will include fun interactive stations where we'll get to show each other and ourselves some much needed love. This event centers the experiences of self-identified Black women, but is open to everyone.

Falling Forward: Bouncing Back and Exploring Your Passions
February 15, 2018; 3:30PM-5:00PM
Liebow Auditorium, School of Medicine

Triton Firsts will be hosting "Failing Forward: Bouncing Back and Exploring Your Passions." This event will provide an opportunity for first-generation faculty, staff, and students to connect and share their own stories of passion exploration and overcoming failures and setbacks.
American Heart Association Undergraduate Summer Fellowship 2018

Are you interested in doing research this summer? There are a number of opportunities to get paid to do research this summer. The American Heart Association is offering an undergraduate summer fellowship. The benefits include: $4000 stipend with possibility of support for travel and board, research with a UCSD faculty member, networking, seminars and presenting your work at the Summer Research Conference at UCSD.
The application deadline is February 16, 2018. 
To apply, click here.

Call Me By Your Name Film Showing
February 16-22, 2018
Digital Gym Cinema, North Park

Come out and see a showing of Call Me By Your Name, which 
follows two young men whose desire for one another awakens over the course of a sundrenched and unforgettable summer in the Italian countryside. 
Learn more about this film here:
Use promo code "DGCCP" during the checkout process when purchasing tickets online to get $2.50 off general admission price. 

Associate Students Fellowship Program
February 20, 2018; 5:00-6:00PM
UCSD Governance Chamber (Fourth Floor Price Center)

This group is comprised of first year students(freshman and transfer students) who are willing to gain leadership experience as well as understanding of student government(AS). Some of them are pre-law, pre-med or have a interest in business, social justice, sustainability.

The Student Foundation Scholarship Reception
February 20, 2018; 6:00-7:30PM
The Loft

The Student Foundation is hosting its third annual Scholarship Reception to recognize our 16 scholarship recipients of the year! 
Our Scholarship Reception is an opportunity to recognize and facilitate connections among recipients, Student Foundation trustees, student donors, UCSD staff and administration, Alumni Board of Directors, and UCSD Foundation Trustees. 
This will be an evening of networking over light appetizers, videos, presentations, and speeches. 
Join us and meet the students who are directly affected by your dedication to giving. 

Crisis and the Canon: Shifting Representation Regimes in the Black Mediterranean
February 21, 2018; 3:00-5:00PM
Social Sciences Building Room 103

Come out to this event to learn about the marginalized corpus of postcolonial and anticolonial East African and Black Italian writers to affirm ontologies of blackness in the wake of widespread dispossession of Black and migrant livelihood in Italy. Dr. SA Smythe will be speaking at the event. This event is sponsored by the UCSD Department of Ethic Studies. 

February 22, 2018; 9:00AM-3:30PM
UC San Diego Institute of the Americas

Academic Enrichment Programs and the Office of Research Affairs are organizing the Conference for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH).  The purpose of this conference is to recognize research done in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, as well as to encourage UC San Diego undergraduates. 

The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The first half of the conference will consist of a plenary session with faculty and alumni speakers, and the second half will consist of poster presentations by undergraduate researchers, as well as a plenary panel on the topic of humanity and technology. 

The Vagina Monologues and TheirStories 2018
February 23, 2018; 7:00-10:00PM
Price Center Ballroom East

The Vagina Monologues and TheirStories @ UCSD 2018
The 2018 production will have performances: 2/23, 2/24, 2/25, and 2/26. Tickets are on sale at the UCSD Box Office.  The Vagina Monologues & TheirStories is a series of monologues intended to educate, empower, and display the voices of diverse, intersectional identities. All proceeds from the shows go to two local charities: Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence, and License to Freedom.

Equity-Minded Leadership Seminar
Weeks 2-5, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 12:30-1:50PM
Marshall College Room Price Center

Communication and Leadership offers quarterly non-credit seminars to help students develop and expand their communication and leadership skills.  We will be offering the Equity-Minded Leadership seminar this quarter from Weeks 2-5 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from  12:30-1:50 PM. To register, go to

Undergraduate Student Strategic Plan Focus
We would like to invite you to Undergraduate Student-only Focus Groups in the next coming weeks to discuss the future of equity, diversity, and inclusion on campus. This is a great opportunity for you to get involved and make your voice heard! Click this link to find the calendar of focus group dates and RSVP to attend. You can also share your ideas about the future of equity, diversity, and inclusion on campus online through our IdeaWave campaign. Contact with any questions. 

Triton Recovery Group All Inclusive 
Mondays at the Zone from 5:00-6:00PM
Tuesdays at Roots from 12:00-1:00PM
Thursdays at LGBT Resource Center from 8:30-9:30AM
TRG is an all inclusive recovery student organization on campus. For more information go to or email

UCSD TRiO Outreach Programs Hiring

UCSD TRiO Outreach Programs is hiring for their summer 2018 program.  All positions begin  Monday, June 18th.  They are looking for:
* Math tutors $15.37/hour x 4-6 weeks (Port Triton #847549)
* Resident Assistants (RA's) $15.37/hour x 6 weeks (Port Triton #847550)
* Math, Science or Foreign Language Instructors $20/hour x 4-6 weeks (Email resume
Apply on Port Trition! Deadline is March 15, 2018!
For any other questions, contact Michael Kline at