Week 9, Fall 2015
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
Mon-Thurs: 8am-9pm. Fri: 8am-4:30pm
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The Center will be closed this week on
Thursday 11/26 and Friday 11/27 


hat is most important is to cease legislating for all lives what is liveable only for some, and similarly, to refrain from proscribing for all lives what is unlivable for some." 

~Judith Butler

World AIDS Day


World AIDS Day
Dec. 1st, 2015

World AIDS Day is coming up soon! World AIDS Day is a big deal, and happens every year. There will be events all over campus, all day. All five Campus Community Centers will be holding events about how HIV/AIDS affects their particular communities. 

Raza Resource Centro: 10-11am
Black Resource Center: 11am-noon
LGBT Resource Center: 2-3pm. This presentation will focus on transgender youth.
Women's Center: 3-4pm
Cross-Cultural Center: 4-5pm. This presentation will focus on Asians and Pacific Islanders

The AIDS memorial quilt will be in Price Center Ballroom East from noon until 9pm. There will be free HIV testing from 9am-4pm by the Farmer's Market (between Center hall and Meyers). There will be a dance performance from 11:30am-2:30pm on the Triton Steps. There will be a PrEP talk with Dr. Kadakia in Price Center East from 12:30-2pm. Also, at the John Muir College Room in Price Center East, there will be a Poster Presentation from 2-6pm, and a talk on youth with HIV from 7-8pm. 
Apply to be an Intern!

Apply for the LGBT Resource Center Internship Program for 2016-2017 school year!
We are currently hiring eight undergraduate interns!

LGBT Resource Center Interns will develop skills and competency in the following areas:
  • Making referrals to campus and community resources
  • Group Facilitation
  • Event planning and management 
  • Self-reflection and identity development
  • Office Administration
  • Program Development and Evaluation
  • Ability to understand the connections between theory and praxis
  • Community building
  • Social Justice
During the course of the internship, students receive:
  • Mentoring and supervision from professional staff
  • Leadership Development opportunities
  • Social Justice Education

Download Application and Job Descriptions at lgbt.ucsd.edu
Applications due January 19th at 4pm

UCSD Professor In the News

Professor Interviewed by San Diego Union Tribune

Our very own faculty member, Jen Burney, Assistant Professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) at UCSD, was interviewed by the San Diego Union Tribune.

Professor Burney does important work in the field of designing public policies around how to manage climate change and environmental issues. Professor Burney is also out and queer, and both of those are important aspects of identity. Those aspects can both be seen in this direct quote:

"Q. What's the best advice you ever received?

A: For career: A great physics professor of mine in graduate school, Andre Linde, said 'don't do this (research) because it's easy. In fact, if you can not do it, don't. But if the thought of not doing it is so painful, then, then you should do it.' I definitely can't imagine not doing this; I have the best job in the world. For personal: 'Come out to your parents.'" 

Read the complete article here

"Indecent" at the La Jolla Playhouse
Nov. 13th - Dec. 10th, 2015

This powerful play explores themes of love, religion, truth, loyalty, loss, and the value of the written word. 

About 100 years ago, there was a Jewish play called God of Vengeance, a controversial play emerged. In that play, the romance between two young Jewish women is a beautiful and sacred thing, practically a pathway to redemption.

Indecent is a play about God of Vengeance, about the reception to it, about how it changed over time when it was translated from the original Yiddish into English, about those who loved the play and those who loathed it, and about idealism, and the pain of crushed dreams and lives lost.

The set is minimalist, the cast small, but the story conveyed is incredibly vivid, and the emotions evoked intense. It's well-worth seeing.

For more information or to buy tickets, go here

"Inocente" Short Film Screening
Dec. 3rd, 215

Dinner: 5:15 pm | Film: 5:30 pm (42 mins in length)
UCSD Medical Education Telemedicine Building

UCSD SOM hosts a screening of the powerful Academy Award winning documentary about a teenage girl's journey in San Diego. She is homeless and undocumented, but following her dream to be an artist.

Inocente, the subject of the film, will be present for discussion and has been asked to bring some of her art.

This event is hosted by UCSD Yellow Academic Community and Latino Medical Association to raise awareness about homelessness and undocumented individuals in our community. They encourage donations to Monarch, a K-12 school exclusively for families affected by homelessness, where Inocente discovered her talent for art in an after school program. However, this is a free event.  

RSVP here. Trailer available here. For questions, contact Sunny Smith at sdsmith@ucsd.edu
Q-Class List is Out

Winter Q-Class List

Every quarter, the LGBT Resource Center complies a list of LGBT-related courses that will be offered. The Winter 2016 Q-Class course list is now available for your perusal as you sign up for classes. Check it out here
Intern Queer Student Action Project

This is a call-out for contributions to my program "I AM: Queer Femme of Color Realness," a collection of different items all showcasing the different ways queer femme of color survive, thrive, and live their unapologetically queer femme lifestyles. Whether it be through a story you wrote documenting coming to your femme identity, an article of clothing where you feel your most femme, or a napkin with that perfect, ass-kickin', hella rad shade of lipstick kiss print on it, this is a collection of how different the queer femme identity is to everyone.
This is open to undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, and community members who identify as queer femmes of color.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact shiyloh, the Audre Lorde Programming and Facilitation Intern at ucsdfemmesofcolour@gmail.com . The google form for the collection can be found hereDigital submissions (such as for art or photographs or other means) can also be submitted to ucsdfemmesofcolour@gmail.com.

Office hours at the Center:

**There will be no Career Meet-Up this week**

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.

Campus Community Centers' events...

Critical Gender Studies Office Hours
Dec. 2nd, 2015 | 1-3pm
Cross-Cultural Center

If you're interested in taking Critical Gender Studies (CGS) classes, but don't know where to start, or you've been meaning to talk to someone about exploring a major or minor in CGS, or otherwise want to talk someone from the CGS department, stop by Critical Gender Studies Office hours at the Cross Cultural Center. 

Arts & Crafts Event
Dec. 3rd, 2015 | 12-3pm
Cross Cultural Center ArtSpace

Come to de-stress or take a break from work or school. Take home what you create, whether it is a picture frame, wooden box, canvas, etc. 

All supplies are provided! All are welcome!

For more information contact Violeta Gonzales at vigonzales@ucsd.edu

Campus events and resources... 

BSU presents Kwanzaa
Nov. 30th, 2015 | 6:00pm
Price Center East Ballroom

Come join the Black Student Union in bringing together and upholding the values of community at the Celebration of Kwanzaa!

There will be food, performances, and plenty of community. 

BSU Bonfire

Dec. 5th, 2015
La Jolla Shores 

Come out to the Black Student Union's Bonfire!
This is a chance to de-stress before finals and build community amongst each other. Along with the letters there will be Bonfire Letters that can be written to anyone in the black community. Bonfire letters are letters of appreciation and support. At the bonfire, everyone will receive letters from their friends so we would appreciate if you try to write letters to as many people as possible. Even for those people you don't know that well, we encourage you to send a note attempting to connect with them as this is a community building event. The letters will be confidential, they are only for the eyes of the person you are writing to.

The link to fill out those letters is here

MEDS Conference

Jan. 30th, 2016 | 8am-5pm
Telemedicine Building, UCSD Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy

MEDS (Medical Education for Diverse Students) is a pre-med/pre-pharmacy conference for underrepresented minority and first-generation student from UCSD and local community college. MEDS covers all components of the application process and provides a hands-on look behind the scenes at UC San Diego Schools or Medicine and Pharmacy, See the schedule at meds.ucsd.edu

Pre-meds register at regonline.com/meds2016premed. Pre-pharms register at regonline.com/med2016prepharm
Early access code: REGMEDS2016. This will be open mid-November. 

For questions, email meds@ucsd.edu

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

African-American Studies Minor Upcoming Courses

For students who are interested in the intersection of history, culture, and the African American experience, the African American Studies Minor could be a perfect fit. 

The African American Studies Minor has a list of courses that will be coming up in the Winter and Spring that could count toward the minor, including but not limited to CGS 150: "Visuality, Sexuality and Race" and ETHN 183: "Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Class."  

For further information, check out the website.  

CARE at SARC Violence Prevention Initiative

CARE at SARC (Sexual Assault Resource Center) is developing a campus wide violence prevention initiative and wants student input. Are you interested in sharing your thoughts and suggestions about how students engage with the issue of preventing sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking? If so, join one of the focus groups.

Snacks will be provided.

To sign up, click  here

last week at the Center...


If you would like to submit relevant news or events to be featured in the newsletter, please email rainbow@ucsd.edu or submit it through the portal on our website, lgbt.ucsd.edu. The portal can be found here
Community Classifieds
California Alliance Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Apps
Deadline: Jan 4th, 2016

The California Alliance Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for
the 2016-2017 academic year. It is an initiative to increase diversity among STEM graduate students, postdocs, and faculty. These are postdoctoral awards for up to two years, with annual stipends from $55K to $70K per year in the mathematical, physical and computer sciences, chemistry, and engineering.

For more info, click here.
World AIDS Day Ceremony
Dec. 1st, 2015 | 6pm
Village Hillcrest, 3965 Fifth Avenue 92103

Please join Mama's Kitchen with presenting sponsor AIDS Healthcare Foundation for the Annual Tree of Life ceremony. There will be free admission and the event will be open to the public. 

There will be special guest speakers, a candlelight vigil, and holiday music by the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus. 

Service-Learning Abroad with One Heart Source 
Deadline: Dec. 4th, 2015

One Heart Source (OHS) is an entrepreneurial non-profit organization that designs and catalyzes education programs that empower vulnerable people and communities with choice and opportunity. The organization's model of international mentorship connects university students to vulnerable youth and communities across cultural, social, and economic boundaries. They are currently offering programs in Jamaica and South Africa.

Applications here.
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.
Annual Wreath Auction via The Center at Hillcrest 
Dec. 7th, 2015 
Martini's Above Fourth Table + Stage

We need wreaths of all shapes, sizes and colors, so create your spectacular artificial wreath and see it auctioned live on stage. Proceeds from the event benefit the Queen Eddie Conlon Youth Fund, which provides grants for youth scholarships, school supplies and housing.

Questions? Contact johnson@thecentersd.org.
Weekly Serenity Yoga
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:45pm
Joyce Beers Community Center
3009 Vermont Ave. #A211

Free weekly yoga for those living with HIV or living in Sobriety. 
Please contact Mj.Metz@hotmail.com for more information

SF State Univesity Sexuality Studies Department MA

The San Francicso State Sexuality Studies Department encourages students to apply for a masters. They seek applicants with some familiarity with sexuality studies as an academic field of study; an interest in sexuality as it intersects with race, gender, class, and other social differences and identities; and a commitment to sexuality studies as a means of understanding and challenging social inequalities and promoting social justice.

For questions, contact Jessica Fields at  jfields@sfsu.edu.
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). 

Young Women's Discussion Group
Dec. 15th | 7pm-8:15pm

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 every 3rd Tuesday of the month 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. 
Applications for 2016 YPC Academy
Deadline: Dec. 31st, 2015

The Center at Hillcrest's YPC Academy program is accepting applications for 2016. The Academy exists to help expand the ranks of young LGBT leaders ready to serve our community through board service for a variety of agencies, not-for-profit organizations and government commissions. The 2016 class will consist of 20 candidates ages 21-40. An information session will be held at The Center on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 6pm. 

More information here.
"Bright Half Life" at Diversionary Theater! 
Oct. 29th - Nov. 29th
4545 Park Blvd, San Diego CA 92116

From an anonymous elevator ride, through a steamy workplace romance, heartburn, children, family, skydiving and ferris wheels, Vicky and Erica's relationship is revealed through snapshot scenes ricocheting back and forth over a 40-year period. Time collapses, expands, flips and somersaults in this dynamic exploration of what comprises a life with another person. 

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 genny@umass.edu
Nominate 2016 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.
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.