Week 5, Winter 2016
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
Winter hours Mon-Thurs: 8am-7pm. Fri: 8am-4:30pm
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"People have the right to call themselves whatever they like. That doesn't bother me. It's other people doing the calling that bothers me."
~Octavia Butler
Program Spotlight

Craft Day at the LGBT RC
11-1pm: Decolonizing Love
1:30-3pm: Binder-Making Workshop
3:30-5pm: FemiKnitties

One Day. Three Workshops. A whole lot of fun.

Join the LGBTRC staff throughout the day as we use art and crafts to engage with topics of social justice, relax and de-stress during midterms, and learn the basics skills for zine-making, sewing, and knitting.

Decolonizing Love -Critically process your experiences with love from familial, platonic, to romantic into a zine. Hosted by Intern Fri. [QTPOC closed space]

Chest Binder-Making - Come to center for a workshop on how to make a chest binder while learning the basics of sewing with a machine. Make one for yourself or donate one to the Center for our trans community. Lead by Intern Evvan.

FemiKnitties - Come learn how to knit or join a fun circle of fellow crafters in reclaiming a historically undervalued art form with Intern Jaz.
Upcoming Events at the Center
QTPOC Wellness Wednesdays
12-1pm | LGBT Resource Center
Join us to be in community; Each week we have a different activity! These activities are specifically designed for queer and trans people of color. but welcome to everyone. They range from self-care projects to group discussions about important subjects.

Friday Funday - Finger Painting Edition
2pm | LGBT Resource Center

Friday Fundays are happening every week this quarter! This week, there will be a finger-painting extravaganza, a fun and totally relaxing way to spend the end of a week of midterms. There will also be snacks and tea and awesome people, so come check it out! 
Food for Thought
Monday, February 1st | 1pm |  LGBTRC

UC San Diego's LGBT Resource Center is excited to continue its ongoing series of weekly conversations regarding important topics in our community.  "Food For Thought" creates space for our community to explore dialogue, deepen understanding and engage with current issues.  Free snacks, too!
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
Afro-Centricities: Dreams of Blended Black Cultures
Reception: Feb. 5th, 2016 | 5:30pm-7:30pm
Cross-Cultural Center ArtSpace

This is a magnificent opportunity to see this art exhibit by Anya Hall-Flores. Light refreshments will be provided, and of course there will be art!

Art Exhibit on display January 8th until February 8th, 2016 and can be viewed during normal hours. 

Hispanic Association of College and Universities (HACU) Info Session and Application Jam
Feb. 3rd, 2016 | 6-7pm          Feb. 5th, 2016 | 12-2pm
Feb. 10th, 2016 | 5-6pm        Feb. 12th, 2016 | 12-2pm
Raza Resource Centro

The National Internship Program is a renowned internship program that allows students to intern in coporate offices and federal aganecies. All positions are paid. At the info sessions, students will gain information about the benefits and details of participating in the program. Students are encouraged to bring laptops, because it will be helpful for individual questions. 

F-Word Film Screening
Feb. 18th, 2016 | 5-7pm
Women's Center

Join us for a screening of Girlhood, a film that follows a young Black woman in Paris navigating growing up, sexism, and independence. There will be a conversation following the film screening, and free food will be provided.

Other Events and Resources... 

LGBT Scholarships on TritonLink
Deadline: Feb. 16th, 2016

A variety of LGBT scholarships are available online, one year awards up to $1,000. These awards are available to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students. They include the Christopher B. Arrott Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Scholarship (active service and involvement in gay and lesbian community ), Marx & Marshall Gay and Lesbian Scholarship  (significant contribution to gay and lesbian community), Russ Ty Gay and Lesbian Scholarship (academic merit and financial need), UCSD LGBT Resource Center Scholarship (significant experience with issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity), Tracee Parsons Scholarship for UCSD LGBT Students in Math & Science(demonstrated commitment to the fields of math and/or science), and Stephen P. L'Italien, Jr. Memorial Study Abroad Scholarship (community mentorship/leadership/service, recent or future study abroad participation).

The Asterisk Trans* Conference
Feb. 26-27th, 2016 | UC Riverside
Registration Deadline: Feb. 5th, 2016

Join us for a college conference 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 People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome!
For more information and to register, visit the website at asteriskconference.blogspot.com.

You should not pay to register. The UC San Diego LGBT RC has it covered via Group Registration! For transportation and lodging to the conference, please contact mpgomez@ucsd.edu.

QuEST Winter LGBTQ Mixer
Feb. 9th, 2016 | 6-9pm
SIO Surfside

Meet QuEST: Queer Engineers, Scientists and Technical Professionals!

Please join us for our fall networking event for LGBTQ graduate students, postdocs and professionals at all career levels. We welcome guests from outside STEM professions and outside academia. This event is 21+ and IDs will be checked. Surfside is a beautiful beachside lounge on the campus of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, located at 8622 Kennel Way.

Facebook event here

Men's Relationship Forum
Mondays | 2:30-4:00PM | Women's Center 

Join us for conversations about our experiences as gay men, and connect with other gay men on campus.
The purpose of this forum is to empower gay men and provide a sense of community and support in their pursuit of establishing and maintaining long-term, stable gay relationships, especially in a heterosexist society that still largely frowns upon male/male partnerships and intimacy.
This forum addresses relationships, sexual health, community building and more.
We meet during Weeks 2-10 in the Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters on Mondays, 2:30-4:00pm, in the Women's Center Small Group Room.

For more information please contact:  Gregory E. Koch, Psy.D. at   858) 534-3585 or at 

Real World Career Series, Continued
Feb. 10th, 2016 | 3-6pm | Cross-Cultural Center

The Real World Career Series strives to build skills for a diverse interconnected community.

There will be a resume building presentation from 3-4pm, a resume critique from 4-5, and an art portfolio section that includes a panel, discussion, and critique from 5-6pm.

Bring your resumes! Bring your portfolios! Contact Violeta Gonzales at vigonzales@ucsd.edu.


UC San Diego Camp Summer Research Program
Deadline: Feb. 15th, 2016

Apply for this 10-week full-time research experience! Students will participate in seminars and workshops and will be trained to write a research proposal and paper. They will present their research at UCSD Summer Research Conference and at the CAMP Statewide Symposium. The program includes a $3,500 fellowship, free on-campus housing (or a housing alliance for students off-campus). 

This is open to UCSD students with junior or senior standing, at least a 2.75 GPA, and US citizenship or permanent residency. 

Apply at camp.ucsd.edu.

Candlelight Yoga

Feb. 4th, 5th, 11th, and 12th | 5-6pm
The Zone

Consider this an opportunity to stretch, relax, and release your day. You can enjoy an evening of stress-relieving yoga set to candle light, focusing on postures to refresh your body and mind, and putting yourself is better spirits. Self-care is an important part of a healthy, balanced life. 

RSVP required - sign up in person at the Zone. 

Student Satisfaction Survey
Jan. 11th - Mar. 11th

Fill out the student satisfaction survey! Let's let the school know what all different students are looking for, and would like to improve about the school. Let your voice be heard! 

Fill it out at studentsat.ucsd.edu

All participants will be given a 20% off UCSD Bookstore Coupon and entered into a raffle for an iPad Mini 4 or a $30 UCSD Bookstore Coupon. The undergraduate college with the most participants will be given a pizza party! 

Check out the promotional video

Check out the Chippr App

Chippr: A LGBT social network designed for people to engage, confess, connect and discover the LGBT community around them.

Made by your fellow UCSD student!

Sign up for San Diego exclusive beta access today.

Check out Chippr at www.chipprapp.com

Life with Ethnic Studies

Feb. 3rd, 2016 | 5-6pm
Career Services Center

This is a career panel discussion with Ethnic Studies alumni. 

Summer Job Opportunities with TRIO

Deadline: March 4th, 2016

UC San Diego's TRIO Outreach Programs has a variety of job opportunities to work with our Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science programs.  We are looking for motivated tutors, resident assistants, and teachers who can help build the dreams of young people. 

UCSD students apply on Port TritonFor questions, contact Carri Fierro at ucsdtrio@ucsd.edu.

CRASSH Conference
Feb. 19th, 2016 | 10am-3:30pm
Institute of the Americas

The Conference for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH) is looking for undergraduates to present research! The presentations may be posters, artwork, or performances.  The projects do not need to be completed by the day of the conference, just complete enough to share and open a dialog.

The conference will consist of first, a plenary session with faculty and alumni speakers, and the second half will consist of poster presentations by undergraduate researchers. Register as a presenter here

The conference will be open to the public and food will be provided. There is no charge, but registration is required. Register here

Check out the website here. For more information, contact Candace Wo at chwo@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-5791. 

3rd Annual BlaqOUT Conference
April 8-9, 2016
University of California, Riverside

We cordially invite all folks who self identify as Black/AfricanAmerican or of African Descent and as Same Gender Loving, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning or somewhere on the LGBTQ Spectrum, to apply to attend.
If you are an ally to our communities, we encourage you to attend the QPOC Conference on April 29 - May 1 at the University of California, Berkeley. The QPOC Conference is open to all individuals.
Through this conference, we hope to create safe and courageous spaces that foster the discussion of issues relevant to those who self identify as Black/African American or of African Communities on the LGBTQ Spectrum. Various Workshops, keynotes, and activities will be designed to unite our community and equip us with the resources necessary to face issues that affect us as marginalized individuals.

Check out the website here, or Email blaqoutucr@gmail.com or email LGBT Resource Center Program Coordinator Toi  Thibodeaux at toi.thibodeaux@ucr.edu for questions. 

Applications will be online in January - apply by March 21st.

Career Services Position Info Session
Feb 4th. 2016 | 12pm
Career Services Center

The UCSD Career Service Center is currently hiring for Career Peer Educators for the 2016-2017 school year. The internship is an incredible opportunity for any student - it allows you to learn more about professional development and the resources available, plus work with other students.
Inter-Generational Walking Club
Saturdays, 10am
Meets at UCSD Emeriti Association Building, University Center - Building 400

The 2016 Public Health Inter-Generational Walking Club provides an opportunity to walk and
 talk with children, students, TA's, professors, faculty,
 staff, and retirees. Come enjoy the beautiful UCSD walking paths as you get to know fellow students, faculty and staff members, as well as build alliances with our San Diego community youth and retired members. The walk is wheelchair accessible.

Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: Feb. 16th, 2016

The Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship is a $10,000 award paid in spring quarter 2016 for undergrads majoring in computer science, electrical and computer engineering, public policy, communications and other programs touching on networked systems and who are active in supporting the LGBT community. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

Apply here. For questions, contact the UCSD Scholarship Office at scholarships@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-1067.

Black History Month's Night with Athletics
Feb. 26th, 2016
5:30pm (Triton Women) | 7:30pm (Triton Men)

Green Room (RIMAC Arena)

Come to the Green Room for food and fun, and then cheer on our Tritons as they take on San Francisco State at RIMAC Arena!

Complimentary tickets are available for faculty and staff who email gotritons@ucsd.edu to RSVP by 2/23/2016. Please email brc@ucsd.edu for special accommodations.

14th Annual Black History Month Scholarship Brunch 
Feb. 27th, 2016

Price Center Ballroom

The 2016 Black History Month national theme is "Hallowed Ground: Sites of African American Memory." The scholarship brunch serves to recognize, celebrate and show appreciation for the achievements of students who are instilling a memorable mark in history for the UC San Diego campus and communities. The keynote speaker will be Mr. Danny Glover.

Register here. Please email blackhistorymonth@ucsd.edu or call (858) 822-5248 for more information.

BSU Speak Up reporting project

Have you ever experienced microaggressions, discrimination, or even blatant racism within the UCSD community? Black Student Union wants to make sure your experiences never go unnoticed. Here is a Google Form for students to submit incidents that happen to them at UCSD. This is so that BSU can keep track of them and take these into account when advocating for students. This is not a replacement for OPHD (Office of Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination), but a supplement. 

Submit at tinyurl.com/BlackatUCSD or click here

Office hours at the Center:

Career Meet-Ups
Wednesdays, 2:00-3:00pm 
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

If you would like to submit relevant events to be featured in the newsletter, please email rainbow@ucsd.edu.
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

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.  
Victory Empowerment Fellowship
Deadline: Jan. 25th, 2016

The Victory Institute invites transgender people and LGBT leaders of color to apply to the Victory Empowerment Fellowship for Summer 2016.  

The program includes a stipend, housing in D.C., placement in a congressional internship and travel to/from Washington, D.C., as well as travel and registration to the 2016 LGBT Leaders Conference.

Apply here

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). 

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program @UW
Deadline: Jan. 29th, 2016

This a two-year conservation immersion program at the University of Washington is meant to broaden participation within conservation by selecting interested freshmen and sophomores. It's not necessary to come from a background in environmental studies. 

Application available here is requires two letters of recommendation. Contact ddcsp@uw.edu
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.
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.

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

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

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.
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.