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

858-822-3493 |  rainbow@ucsd.edu | lgbt.ucsd.edu 
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"It's great to be out and proud."  - Greg Louganis
Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. For more information, please visit saam.ucsd.edu for special events held throughout the month.

Out and Proud Week!

Out and Proud Week presents the largest opportunity for community visibility on the UC San Diego campus.
Out and Proud Week is this week! You can find all of the programs at our website or Facebook

LGBTQIA+ Book Compilation Submission!
Rainbow Art and Book Faire!

Rainbow Art and Book Faire
Friday, May 4, 2018
1:00-5:00PM | Dolores Huerta Room

Heart art? Nothing as lit as literature? Come experience art and literature from your fellow queer/trans Tritons! Hosted by the LGBT Resource Center, the Rainbow Art & Book Faire is an event that is open to all UCSD students that wish to enjoy by observing and/or purchasing literature and art created by queer/trans students.

Audio Newsletter
         Check out this week's audio newsletter: https://youtu.be/c7O2ApA55lk
Upcoming Events 

Pizza Rolls, Not Gender Roles
Thursday, May 3, 2018
4:30-6:30PM | Dolores Huerta Room

Come learn about gender expression and the accessibility to the means of expression. After the program there will be a queer/trans clothing swap where people are encouraged to donate clothes or other products and take stuff that aligns with their gender expression. Things to think about donating include: clothes, makeup, deodorant, binders, jewelry/accessories, hair products, cologne/perfume, shoes, etc. This is an open space for anyone to attend and donate, however we ask that only folks in the LGBTQIA+ community receive the donated items. All leftover donated items will be given to a local trans/queer clothing swap. *You do not need to donate in order to receive, but donating is highly encouraged if you can*

Queer Dance Pt 2: Gay the 4th Be With You
Friday, May 4, 2018
9:00PM-12:00AM | 11th Floor of Tioga in Muir

Another queer dance is happening in Muir! This time the theme is Gay the 4th Be With You: Space Realness Eleganza Extravaganza! The dance will be held on May 4th on the 11th floor of Tioga in Muir! The dance is a closed space for LGBTQIA+ identifying folks, so come hang out for a fun time.

Tickets (which are FREE) are required for entry and can be picked up from the Muir Residential Life office or at the front desk of the LGBTRC starting Monday, April 23rd.

Art and Resistance: Wake Up and Resist Dystopia
Thursday, May 10, 2018
5:00-7:00PM | ERC Room Price Center West

Join us for a workshop with Edxie Betts, artist, autonomous organizer, and cultural producer. Learn how to organize art that supports social movements. If you require accommodations to fully access the event, please contact us at  rainbow@ucsd.edu or at 858-822-3493.

Trans Collective
May 2nd,  May 16, May 30th
12-1:30PM | LGBT Resource Center

Trans Collective is a discussion group for transgender, gender variant/fluid, genderqueer, nonbinary, & gender-questioning individuals.

Pride Parade Planning Committee
Thursdays, Week 3, 6 and 9
12:00-1:00PM | LGBT Resource Center
Every year UC San Diego's LGBT Resource Center has a contingent in San Diego's Pride Parade. Join us to discuss Pride's Theme, our connection to that theme and how we will challenge it.

UCSD Multi-identity Art Collective
7:00-9:00PM | 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!

Bored Gaymers 
12:00-1:30PM | 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!

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  http://lgbt.ucsd.edu/events/rainbow-graduation.html. Contact Gavin Granitto at  ggranitt@ucsd.edu or check out our Facebook event page for more information ( https://www.facebook.com/events/211380406097764 )

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
Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00pm
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 fluidgroupucsd@gmail.com.
Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm, every odd week
Conference Room | Cross Cultural 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 qtpocucsd@gmail.com or check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/qtpocucsd/

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 lesbiancollective@ucsd.edu.

Aces and Aros
Odd Fridays; 4:00-5:00PM 
Conference Room | LGBT Resource Center 
Aces and Aros is meant to provide a space for those who identify on the asexual/aromantic spectrums or are on their journey to identifying with either/both communities. The group is designed to have room for discussions about ace/aro issues or experiences, as well as foster a stronger sense of community and support. For more information, contact acesandaros.ucsd@gmail.com.
Intern Office Hours

Looking for community? Get to know our interns! Stop by during their office hours:

Afi: Thurs: 11:30AM-2:00PM
Alejandra: Tues: 9:30AM-12:00PM
Gavin: Wed: 11:00AM-1:30PM
Jodie: Mon: 2:00-3:00PM; Tues/Thurs 2:30PM-4:00PM
Larra: Wed: 9:30AM-12:00PM
Marisa: Wed: 12:00-2:30PM
Noel: Mon: 1:30-4:00PM
Sallie: Mon: 8:00-10:30AM
Sam: Fri: 10:00AM-12:30PM
LGBT+ Community Events


Education for Liberation: Queer Feminist POC Pedagogies 
April 25, 2018; 7:00-9:00PM 
2921 El Cajon Blvd. 

Join us and our panel of scholars and community educators to talk about their provocative approaches to creating spaces that uplift, inspire, and challenge systems of power both inside and outside of the classroom. This event is for any person who believes that education has the power to transform our world.

The SDSU Center for Research on Sexuality and Sexual Health (SASH) presents: "I Love Female Orgasm" 
April 26, 2018; 7:00-9:00PM
SDSU Student Union Montezuma Hall
Laugh and learn about the "Big O," the most popular topic these sex educators teach about! This program brings a playful, honest approach to the topic of the female orgasm, and is inclusive to people of all genders, gender identifies and sexual orientations.  

11th Annual Queer and Asian Conference
April 27th-29, 2018
UC Berkeley

The 11th Annual Queer and Asian Conference will be taking place at UC Berkeley this year! The theme this year is "Limitless," which reflects upon our identities and boundless potential, and how we can push past boundaries to heal and empower our communities. The conference brings queer Asians and allies from across the nation to participate in engaging workshops, keynote speeches by prominent activists, performers, scholars, performances from our talented community and so much more. The conference is free of charge with Saturday lunch provided. You may also request free housing provided by our volunteers. To register, click here.  
Community Support Groups

Coming Out Group

Tuesdays, 3:30-5:00PM 

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 3 meetings of each quarter and then closes to maintain safe space.


For more info, please contact Cat Thompson at cathompson@ucsd.edu  or Luis Legaspi 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 gkoch@ucsd.edu.
Rainbow Newsletter submissions: 
If you would like to submit relevant events to be featured in the newsletter, please email rainbow@ucsd.edu.
Campus Community Centers

Fractures in AAPI Panethnicity
April 25, 2018; 5:30-7:30PM
Cross Cultural Center Comunidad Room
During this talk, Dr. Poon will trouble the long-established campaign for ethnically disaggregated data among AAPI college students, community organizations, institutional leaders, and researchers affiliated with the field of Asian American studies. Engage in a discussion about the implications of AAPI community conflicts over ethnically disaggregated data and their connections to the debate over affirmative action in selective college admissions.

Established in 2013, the Black Resource Center on the campus of the University of California, San Diego is a supportive community space for the general campus population which focuses on the African & African American experience of students.  

Midterm Refuel
May 9, 2018; 10:00AM-4:30PM
Intertribal Resource Center

Refuel after Spring Quarter Midterms!

Join us for donuts and coffee in the morning and snacks throughout the day.

De-stress with some coloring and arts & crafts.



The UCSD Cross-Cultural Center is dedicated to supporting the needs of UCSD's diverse student, staff and faculty communities. Our mission is to create a learnin ... g environment in which the entire campus community feels welcome.

Gender Buffet

A weekly, informal dialogue on issues connected to gender led by our Social Justice Interns. From elections to Disney Princesses, we discuss it all. Free snacks! 

These discussions happen weekly throughout the academic year on Fridays (12:00-1:30pm) starting Week 2.


The Raza Resource Centro is a space for all UCSD students, faculty, staff and community members to access resources and gather and join in comunidad.

Community Classifieds

UC Undergraduate Experience Survey

Take the UC Undergraduate Experience Survey. Every student has a voice. Tell us about life at UC San Diego and win prizes!! Visit ucues.ucsd.edu for more information.  

Arab American Heritage Month Events
April is Arab American Heritage Month. Please come to one of the events presented by one of our campus groups who support Arab American people on our campus! 

PASA Dabke Night 
April 30; 7:00PM 
PC Dance Studio

Growing a Multi-Faith Campus Movement for Racial Justice 
May 4; 3:00PM 
Cross Cultural Center
Disability, Intersectionality, & State Violence Symposium 
April 26, 2018; 11:00AM-7:00PM 
UC San Diego Atkinson Hall

JOIN THE CONVERSATION: The sites, practices, and mechanisms most commonly associated with state violence provide a powerful lens for analyzing intersectionality across identities marked by ability, race, ethnicity, gender, class, age and other groups who experience heightened levels of vulnerability. This one-day symposium features presentations and performances by artists, scholars, community advocates and representatives of social service organizations to foster dialog around concerns with forms of vulnerability to violence that are generated, under-addressed or ignored by state institutions.
More information can be found here:  https://tinyurl.com/DISV-symposium 
Faculty Speaker Series: Dr. Carol Padden 
April 26, 2018; 4:00-5:00PM 
UCSD Multipurpose Room

Join us for a talk with Dr. Carol Padden! Dr. Padden has been involved in the study of sign language, particularly American Sign Language. She has had the opportunity to study a new sign language developing in social and cultural circumstances quite different from that of North America where ASL is primarily used. This talk is open to everyone! If you have questions, contact casp@ucsd.edu.

Healing Yin Yoga for Trauma Survivors
April 26, 2018; 6:00-7:00PM
Old Student Center Large Conference Room

Yin Yoga is a meditative and gentle style of yoga which focuses on lengthening the the muscles surrounding the hips, pelvis, and lower back. No yoga experience is necessary and all levels are welcome. There are limited spaces available. To reserve a space, please email careinfo@ucsd.edu.

Oasis at The Zone
April 27, 2018; 10:00AM-12:00PM
The Zone

Stop by The Zone for free tutoring provided by OASIS. Subjects offered are Math, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, and Writing. Study supplies provided.

Legal Aid Society of San Diego Benefit Dinner 
April 27, 2018; 6:30PM Doors Open 
UCSD PC East Ballroom   

Come out to the Legal Aid Society of San Diego Benefit Dinner! The event is raising awareness about domestic violence. Proceeds benefit the Legal Aid Society of San Diego. There will be a performance by Stay for the Fireworks and distinguished speakers. Formal attire is required. To purchase tickets, go to www.boxoffice.ucsd.edu 

Paving the Way to Pay It Forward
May 1, 2018; 5:00-7:00PM
Student Services Center Multipurpose Room

Join us for the first-gen roundtable mixer and forum, the final Triton Firsts event of the year. You will be able to connect with other first-generation students, faculty, and hear the inspirational stories of first-generation Tritons who are paving the way and paying it forward.

Be Kind To Your Mind
May 2nd, 2018; 2:00-3:00PM
Student Services Center #554

Be proactive and talk about mental health and why it's important for academic success with Dr. Roberto Luna. This event is open to everyone!

Black Foodways and Food Justice
May 4, 2018; 3:00-6:00PM
Deutz Room, Institute of the Americas

Join us for a keynote panel on Black Foodways and Food Justice! Our speakers include: Hanna Garth (UCSD), Willie J. Wright (Florida State University), Analena Hassberg (CSU Polytechnic Pomona), Ashante Reese (Spelman College), Judith WIlliams (Florida International University) and Billy Hall (National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center).

Life at a Liberal Arts College: Faculty Presentation and Networking Lunch
May 8, 2018; 9:00AM-1:15PM
Career Center

Join us for a discussion and networking lunch with faculty and administrators from Gettysburg College and Williams College who represent the Liberal Arts Diversity Officers (LADO) consortium of 24 liberal arts colleges. Faculty will describe their careers and give advice about preparing applications for these types of institutions.
To register, click the link below: