Week 2, Winter 2016
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
Winter hours Mon-Thurs: 8am-7pm. Fri: 8am-4:30pm
858-822-3493 |  rainbow@ucsd.edu | lgbt.ucsd.edu
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"I could never trust anyone who's well adjusted to a sick society." 
~Andrea Gibson


Tune in... 

Intern Hiring Apps Due This Week!

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

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

Queer Talks

Femmes of Colour 
Tuesdays, 5-6pm

This space was created in order to create a stronger community here at UCSD for the queer femmes that come to the university. (Closed space)

Check out the Tumblr, Facebook, or email at ucsdfemmesofcolour@gmail.com.

Trans Discussion Group

Wednesdays, 4-5pm

This is a closed space for trans-identified individuals to talk about various trans-related issues. It's a good place to find community at UCSD.  

Fluid Attraction
Wednesdays, 5-6pm

Fluid Attraction is a discussion group that meets up every week on Wednesdays from 5-6 to have a supportive space to talk about fluid, bisexual, pansexual, queer, biromantic, panromantic, and questioning identities.

Check out the Tumblr and Facebook pages. 
Community Support Group

Please note that the Coming Out group started Tuesday, January 12th at a new time - 4:00-5:30PM at the Women's Center. 
Coming out Group 
Tuesdays |  4:00PM-5:30PM | Starting Jan. 12 
UCSD Women's Center  | Small Conference Room 
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 Agustin Orozco at aorozco@ucsd.edu .
If you are an individual with a disability who requires an accommodation, please contact Maribel Gomez at 858-822-3493 or at

Campus events and resources... 

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. Early access code: REGMEDS2016. 

For questions, email meds@ucsd.edu

Gender & Resistance in the Black Diaspora

Jan. 13th, 2016 | 3:30pm
The Great Hall at I-House

Black Studies Project @ UCSD presents a conversation with Carlos Decena (Associate Professor of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, Rutgers University), Amina Mama (Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, UC Davis), Keisha-Khan Perry (Associate Professor of Africana Studies, Brown University). 

I-House Photo Competition

Deadline: Jan. 17th, 2016

I-House is currently holding its first annual photo competition, and anyone can submit! Winners will be displayed in The Great Hall at Winter Sunday Supper as well as receive a $25 gift voucher. Viewers will be able to vote for their favorites after the submission deadline. There will be five categories for photos. Applicants may submit one photo per category.

Submit here.

I-House Language Conversation Tables
Thursdays, 6-7pm
Asante Classrooms B & C

Want to learn a new language? Want to share your language with others? The Language Tables are one of International House's most popular programs. Each quarter a variety of language tables are hosted and attended by students, staff, faculty, and anyone from the public willing to join. Language Tables provide the chance to teach and learn a language in a natural environment, through conversation with someone who is fluent in that language.

Success in '16
Jan. 20th, 2016 | Time TBA
Black Resource Center

Part two of the Student Success Institute is here! 
It is officially a new year. You're still at the beginning stages of your college career. We gave you some tools to help you in your transition. Now let's look at the progress you have made, and see what are the next steps for you this quarter.

Register here or at tinyurl.com/2016Success.

Beyond La Jolla: History and Hair Story: 400 Years Without a Comb
Jan. 23, 2016 | 9:00am-4:00pm

Meet at Cross Cultural Center

Join the Cross-Cultural Center at an art exhibit exploring the history of African American hair, and its role in our present culture. Meet at the CCC at 9am; we'll then go off-campus to the California Center for the Arts. Morning and afternoon light refreshments will be provided. Admission is free for UCSD students, and PID required. There will be a $5 deposit, but it will be returned the day of the event.  

Siblings Day

Jan. 23rd, 2016

This is a great opportunity to have a positive experience with family and spend time with a sibling. There will be various fun activities.

Register here by Jan. 15th.

For questions, email parents@ucsd.edu or call (858) 534-7273.  

Life Skills Series: Roadside Survival Workshop

Jan. 27th, 2016 | 12-1pm
Sungod Lawn

This workshop hosted by a local mechanic will cover the basics of roadside survival and give participants a close-up look of car maintenance.

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.

Early Access to Job Fair with T.O.P. Program

Get T.O.P. Student Status (Talented and Occupationally Prepared)! To do so you, attend three certified workshops/activities and receive stamps. Bring the completed stamp card to the 2016 Triton Career Fair and get access 1/2 hour early access to the job fair January 13th, 2016.

For more info, go to the website

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. Join us in honoring this year's scholarship recipients.

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 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
Queer College Review

Community Classifieds
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  

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

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.  

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
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 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.