Week 4, Spring 2016
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
Mon-Thurs: 8am-7pm. Fri: 8am-4:30pm
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"We all have to do our individual 'Pride Parades'. Visibility can have different meanings in different groups and societies, and ours should commence by telling the world we're here, broaden our discourse, work across languages, open a discussion about human rights, deliver our messages very, very clearly, and shout louder and more boldly."
~Haneen Maikey

  April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of  SAAM is to raise awareness of sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. Check out the SAAM 2016 Events calendar for all the events.   
Out and Proud Week Highlight
"Beyond The Rainbow: More Than Single Issue Lives" Artists of Color Keynote Panel
Weds, April 20th I 6-8pm 
LGBT Resource Center

This is the highlight of Out and Proud Week - a panel of artists of color speaking about their experiences. 

One panelist is Angelica Becerra, a pansexual Chicana artivist who focuses on painting Chicana women role models and believes in art as self care. Born and raised in Jalisco, Mexico until the age of ten, and thereafter as an immigrant in the city of Los Angeles, this bicultural upbringing has deeply influenced her interests. Check out their work here

Another is Amir Rabiyah, a  queer, trans, mixed race,  disabled poet and educator living in San Diego, who does spoken word and writes. Their work has been published in various journals and anthologies. Check out their work here.

Mar Pascual is a Filipinx, non-binary,  queer, traumatized, fat, femme inter-disciplinary art maker who centers decolonization, gender non-conformity, intimacy, and mental illness. Check out their work here

The Facebook event page is here Contact Maribel Gomez at  mpgomez@ucsd.edu  for more info. 
Other Out and Proud Week Events

Contact Maribel Gomez at  mpgomez@ucsd.edu  for more info. 
Out and Proud Week presents the largest opportunity for community visibility on the UC San Diego campus.  It is a week-long group celebration and private reflection on the achievements of LGBT-identified students, staff, faculty, and our allies. Check out a full list of events here !

Wednesday, April 20th
Open meeting - Committee on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Issues
2-4pm | Cross-Cultural Center Art Space

Community Vigil
7-8pm | Triton statue steps

Thursday, April 21st
Joteria Loteria
12-1:30pm | Raza Resource Centro 

Anonymous HIV Testing
2-4pm | LGBT Resource Center

Queer Passover Seder
4-6pm | LGBT Resource Center Family Room

Intergenerational Dialogue
4pm-6pm | LGBT Resource Center

Friday, April 22nd
Holla Back, I Got Your Back: Friends Supporting LGBTQIA Survivors
12-2pm | LGBT Resource Center

7pm-9pm | Sixth College Dogghouse
Upcoming at the Center
Aces Group: Open Meeting  
Mondays | 5pm
LGBT Resource Center

Aces Group will be hosting meetings this Spring Quarter on Mondays at 5PM in the RC's  Conference Room.

For more information you can email jumpingovertherainbow@googlemail.com

Trans Group Discussion
Friday, 2-4pm | Odd Weeks
LGBT RC Conference Room

The Trans Group is an intern-moderated gathering for transgender-identified individuals to have a designation place that is exclusively for trans people. It's a closed space. The new hours will allow for longer meetings, with more time to deeply delve into discussions or activities. 

Rainbow Graduation
June 4th, 2016 | 4-6pm
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 this form. If you have questions, please contact Shaun Travers at stravers@ucsd.edu.


LGBT RC Open for Submissions!

Interested in displaying your art at the LGBT Resource Center?  We're open to any medium, from paintings, doodles, prints, poetry, stories, zines, comics, film, animation, music, to 3-D art pieces. Be sure to keep the values of our space in mind when submitting your art work: Family, Community, Respect, and Social Justice.  
Contact Art and Activism Intern Fri Garcia at frigarcia95@gmail.com.
Keep in mind displaying some of these may require creativity; discuss with Fri to figure out how to best display it.
Campus Community Center Events

F-Word Film Screening: Towelhead
April 19th, 2016 | 6-8:30pm 
UCSD Women's Center

Stop by the Women's Center to watch Towelhead (2007), a film about a Lebanese-American teenage girl stuck in Texas as she navigates her way through sex, assault, racism, and more. There will be dinner and a critical dialogue following the screening. Check out the Facebook event!

A Talk with Black Faculty
April 19th, 2016 | 12:00-1:30pm
Black Resource Center

If you're an undergraduate or graduate student considering a career in academia, come check this out! Come for a talk at the Black Resource Center with some notable Black Faculty member and learn about their paths to the professoriate.

Refreshments will be served. 

Denim Day Tabling
April 27th, 2016 | 11am-2:30pm
Library Walk

Join the Women's Center on Library Walk to learn more about Denim Day and make your pledge to help end victim blaming. Show your support by wearing your denim!

Intergenerational Queer/Trans of Color Mixer
May 4th, 2016 | 1:30-3:00pm
Cross-Cultural Center Communidad Room

QTPOC's We Are Family Retention Program and the Critical Gender Studies Program presents an intergenerational mixer space open to faculty, staff, grad students, and undergrads who identify as queer and or trans people of color. Refreshments provided.

RSVP here. For questions, contact Sandra at qtpocwearefamilyretention@gmail.com
Other Events and Resources... 

Students Against Mass Incarceration GBM
Tuesdays, 8-9pm all of Spring Quarter
Cross-Cultural Center Conference Room

Students Against Mass Incarceration will be meeting this Spring Quarter each Tuesday! They will be planning events for Spring quarter and making plans for SAMI's future including next year's board! 

If you're interested in countering mass incarceration or would like more info, contact   sami.ucsd@gmail.com or check out the SAMI Facebook page

Race Relations town hall
April 21st, 2016 | 5:00-8:30pm

Porter's Pub

The goal is to identify and address issues faced by our community with respect to racial discrimination and bias. We will also have a solution-oriented discussion about how to effect changes in the campus climate at UC San Diego at administrative, student, and social levels.

Food will be provided. The event is presented by the BGSA, GSA Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and the Diversity Advisory Council

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Grad Student Demographic Surveys

A collective of UCSD grads have created these surveys in an attempt to make your experiences, issues, ideas and needs heard by both fellow grads and the UCSD staff.
Please help offer an understanding of the UCSD graduate experience and campus climate through your responses regarding issues you face on campus, specifically as it relates to racial and/or gender identity. Your responses will help make a clear case for institutional reflection and change.

There is a survey for women here and one for racial minorities here. For questions, contact vpdiversity@gsa.ucsd.edu

Diversity Heatlhcare Virtual Fair
April 20th, 2016 | 7am-3pm (Pacific Time)

This virtual fair presents an opportunity for prospective students to meet health profession schools in real time! Premed or med students may be interested in checking out this recruiting event. It's open to students and alumni worldwide. 

Check out their website for more info.

Speak up, Make Change Workshop

April 21st, 2016 | 12-1:30pm
AS Forum Room, 4th Floor PC

Join the AS Women's Commission for a workshop presented by Sarah Mirk. Sarah Mirk, Bitch Media online editor and author of Sex From Scratch: Making Your Own Relationship Rules, will talk with students about politically engaged journalism, and discuss how to work with media to bring attention to the many ways that rape culture is perpetuated by mainstream media. Event here

Take Back the Night

April 21st, 2106 | 6:30-9pm
PC Lawn (adjacent to Library Walk)
Take Back the Night revolves around fighting sexual assault and all types of relationship violence by creating an open and brave space for survivors and their allies to speak out in order to empower themselves and the audience during an open mic portion of the event. The keynote speaker will be Sarah Mirk from Bitch Media whose activisms centers on the intersection of the media and rape culture. Special guests this year will be Therapy Fluffies courtesy of The Zone and CARE at SARC! Event here

Out for Undergrad Engineering Conference

Deadline: April 24th, 2016
Conference: Oct. 14th-16th, 2016

Palo Alto, CA 

Undergrad engineering students, check this out! Explore this chance to network with inspriring LGBTQ professionals and recruiters, hear about important fascinating roles in aerospace, engineering, energy, and manufacturing, and learn about life in the professional and academic worlds of engineering. You can also build friendships with LGBTQ peers nationwide. Full travel and lodging scholarships are available for all admitted students. Apply here

Kawasaki Disease: Is the answer blowin' in the wind?

April 26th, 2016 | 12pm
UCSD Medical Education & Telemedicine Building

A unique consortium of climate scientists, aerosol chemists, epidemiologists and medical doctors from Japan, the U.S., and Western Europe have joined together to tackle the mystery of Kawasaki disease, the most common cause of acquired heart disease in children. Speaker will be Jane C. Burns M.D., who specializes in this, and lunch will be provided to all attendees. This is part of the Climate Change and Public Health Speaker Series, sponsored by the Institute for Public Health and by I-House. 

Facebook event here

Community Policing Town Hall
April 28th, 2016 | 5:00-8:30pm

Porter's Pub

The interactions between the police and the communities they serve great concern. The focus of this town hall will be to discuss how perceptions of both police and the policed on campus prevent the trust and communication which are necessary for a healthy space. Another aim of this event is to dedicate time and thought to envisioning what community policing should look like on campus.
It is our hope that we will break out of the crisis-mode/complacency cycle towards a more proactive and effective community policing (CP) strategy. Our suggestions will be implemented in UCSD PD training and included in a report to the administration. 

Refreshments will be provided. 

Queer and Asian Conference - In(di)visible

April 29th - May 1st, 2016

In(di)visible will be hosted at the University of California, Berkeley, from Friday April 29th to Sunday May 1st, 2016. Conference admission is open to any individual who expresses interest in the issues or the community; we encourage queer Asians and our allies from everywhere to come attend. Plus, the entire conference - registration, volunteer housing, keynote speakers, workshops, and two included meals - is completely free.

Register here. If you are interested in performing, click here. If you would like to volunteer, click here. For questions, email qaconference@gmail.com

QTPOC Conference: "QTPOC Mixtape"
April 29th - May 1st, 2016
UC Berkeley

In this conference, we hope to create a space where Queer and Trans communities of color are able to share knowledge, engage in critical dialogue, and celebrate our lived experiences. The theme "QTPOC Mixtape" reflects the reality that different lives are coming together, and rather than homogeneity, we strive for a harmonious medley. combining the tracks of our lives. 

Cost: $10. Register here. Propose a workshop here. Questions? Contact qtpocc.berkeley@gmail.com.


Dining Out for Life® San Diego
April 28th, 2016 

 On Thursday, April 28, 2016, more than 100 participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and nightclubs in San Diego will donate 25-100% of sales to The Center's HIV/AIDS services and prevention program. Grab a friend and go out to eat; you can get breakfast, lunch, brunch, coffee, afternoon tea, cocktails, or second supper.  The list of restaurants is available here

For more information, contact Ian Johnson at ijohnson@thecentersd.org or 619-692-2077 x247 or Tyler Renner at trenner@thecentersd.org or 619-692-2077 x209.


CGS Summer Session Classes

This summer, several courses are being offered through the Critical Gender Studies department.

Summer Session 1: 
CGS 104 - Advanced Topics: Transfeminism and/as Women of Color Feminism
CGS 105 - Queer Theory

Summer Session 2:
CGS 2A - Intro to CGS: Social Movements
CGS 113 - Gender & Sexuality in the Arts: Self-Representation & Photography

Check out the class details here.

Stonewall Athlete Awards
May 20th, 2016 | 6-9pm
Lafayette Hotel, 2223 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego

Join San Diego Pride for the first annual Stonewall Athlete Awards Reception as part of our OUT at the Park weekend! Mix and mingle with local and regional athletes! Join us for live music, a performance by Keith London, food, drinks and dancing with LGBTQ+ athletes.

Check out the Facebook event here and buy your tickets here!
OUT at the Park
May 21st, 2016 | 7:10pm
Petco Park, 1000 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Join thousands of people for a rainbow-filled event, taking over Petco Park for a night. All seats with come with an Official Pride Night Rally Towel, which is the most massively useful thing any queer interstellar hitchhiker can carry. 

Check out the Facebook event here and buy your tickets here!

HIV/AIDS Memorial Benefit Concert 

Aug. 4th, 2016 | 6-10pm | 206 Marina Park Way 
Embarcadero Marina Park South

Come to our benefit concert, hosted by San Diego's First Lady Katherine Stuart Faulconer. It will feature special guests the Fixx and the English Beat.
Spring office hours at the Center:

Study Abroad Advising with Andra Jacques  
Tuesdays, 1:00-2:30pm  
LGBT Resource Center
Andra Jacques is the Study Abroad Coordinator at UCSD. She recruits for and advises students on education abroad opportunities with a special emphasis on UCSD Global Seminars and diversity outreach.

Andra graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a B.A. in International Studies with a Peace Studies concentration. During her undergrad, she studied abroad in Siracusa, Sicily and has since traveled throughout Europe, Central America and Africa. Some of her most impactful experiences abroad have been performing on-site coordination for a faculty-led program for two summers in rural Akatsi, Ghana.

Career Meet-Ups
Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30pm  
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
Rainbow Newsletter submissions: 

If you would like to submit relevant events to be featured in the newsletter, please email rainbow@ucsd.edu.
last week at the RC:
Community Classifieds
Éxito! Latino Cancer Training

Éxito! will select 25 master's-level students and professionals-like Jimenez and Berrios-from across the nation to attend a five-day summer institute June 6-10, 2016, in San Antonio, offering research information, tools, tips, role models and motivation to encourage participants to pursue a doctoral degree and a career studying how cancer affects Latinos differently. 

Apply here
Beta Testers Wanted

Radbeh Ravaz, a student at SDSU, is building a projectbuild a service that connects LGBT travelers with locals from LGBT community for the purpose of creating a unique experience for people who don't want to see the usual tourist attractions, but rather to know more about the culture and locals' lives. He's looking for college students involved in the LGBT community who might want to be beta testers for this project. 

Write to radbehravaz@gmail.com
AVID Tutors Wanted

Full-time college students recruited to work tutoring middle and high school students in English, Math, Science, and/or Social Studies/History. This would happen Monday through Friday during school hours, in the Sweetwater Union High School District and the pay would be $12.63/hr. To apply, call Laura Ravelero at (619) 691-5534 for a processing appointment. There will be an application, drug testing, and evidence of enrollment as a student. For more info, call Jeanette Gonzales at (619) 600-3344.  
Healing Yoga for Trans Folks and Friends
Saturdays | 10:45am
3909 Centre Street, San Diego, CA 92103 

This class is free and open to Trans folks and allies. Class begins at 10:45 and is taught by Christine Taylor, who has generously donated her time. Healing Yoga teachings are derived from the self-empowering practices of yoga, utilizing a wide range of tools to help enhance well-being and health. For more information contact Connor Maddocks at trans@thecentersd.org.

Academic Writers on LGBTQ Topics Needed

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans at Risk: Problems and Solutions will be a 3-volume reference on LGBTQI history, politics, law, and culture in the US. Each contributor will write an essay of around 8,000 words on their choice of topics. This project is open to all writers.

For more information, check out the website or contact Chuck Stewart at
Trans* Studies:  an international transdisciplinary conference on gender, embodiment, and sexuality
Sept. 7-10th, 2016

This is an academic conference for any work relating to transgender issues, showcasing work in various fields. there will be panels and opportunities to meet in small groups. Submissions and proposals are welcome; please first submit 250 abstracts of proposed papers as well as a one-paragraph author's biography.

By Feb 15th, send materials to
HIV Discussion Group
Thursdays, 6-8pm
Mercy Gardens
540 Lewis Street
San Diego, CA 92103

An ongoing education and social support group for HIV-positive men who have sex with men. Learn to be positive about being HIV-positive. Be empowered, share, and grow with other men who can relate to your journey.

Topics include living with HIV,
healthy relationships, sexual health, self esteem, normalizing conversations about sex, and self-disclosure (telling family, friends, and partners). 

Nominate 2017 LGBT History Month Icons

Nominated LGBT Icons may be living or dead, national or international, and are selected based on one or more of the following criteria: a) They have distinguished themselves in their field of endeavor, b) the nominee is a national hero, and c) they have made a significant contribution to LGBT civil rights

Submit your nominee here.
Young Women's Discussion Group
Third Tuesday of each month

3909 Centre Street, San Diego, CA 92103 

This group is aimed at young women ages 18-30. We will discuss issues relevant such as politics, academics, careers, relationships, social media, pop culture, activism and ways to be involved in the LGBT community. We hope to provide a safe and comfortable place to meet and share experiences as members of the LGBT community.
It meets in The LGBT Center's library.
New Free App to Find LGBT Roommates: TUTUroomii

A San Diego 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. This app is available in the App Store. 

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

Survey of LGBTQ Military Personnel

A doctoral student at the University of Oklahoma is writing a dissertation on the identity process of LGBTQ people who have served in the U.S. military. They're interested in reaching LGBTQ U.S. military personnel, and heterosexual/cisgender
personnel who had a personal or professional relationship with an LGBTQ military service person (someone to whom an LGBTQ  service member disclosed their sexual or gender identity). 

Contact Bobbi Van Gilder at bobbi.vangilder@ou.edu or at (562) 714-5405.