Week 10, Spring Quarter 2015
UC San Diego L GBT R esource  Center
858-822-3493 |  rainbow@ucsd.edu |  lgbt.ucsd.edu
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Hi ya'll!

This is my last time making the Rainbow Newsletter, so I wanted to thank you and say it's been great being able to be in your inbox once a week! Good luck on finals and congratulations to those graduating! :D 


-Marie, Rainbow Newsletter and Marketing Intern '14-'15



rainbow grad 


Rainbow Gradution

Sat. June 6th | 4-6p | UCSD 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 the form at 
here. Contact Shaun Travers at for more information or if you have questions!!

san diego lgbt pride parade 

San Diego LGBT Pride Parade

Sat. July 18th | Hilcrest, San Diego


Join the LGBT RC in San Diego's 41st LGBT Pride Parade

This year's SD LGBT Pride theme is "Liberty and Justice for All." However, through our participation in pride we'll engage the community to critically think about this statement and we'll be asking "Liberty and Justice for Who!?"

Join us in creating awareness about the experiences of those who continue to be marginalized within the greater LGBT movement.

Please register to receive more info and to ensure you get a t-shirt at: http://bit.ly/ucsdpride2015


Also join us for these two other pride events:

-  Ice Cream Social, Weds, July 1 | 12-2p | LGBTRC

-  Pride Work Party, Fri, July 17 | 11-3p | LGBTRC

what's happening at the rc 


Fluid Attraction Group

Thursday 6/4 | 5-6p | LGBTRC


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. This is a community space where confidentiality will be respected.


Contact ucsdfluidgroup@gmail.com for more info.


Trans* Collective 

Thursday 6/4 | 4-5p | LGBTRC

Trans* Collective is a support and discussion group designed for trans*, gender variant/fluid, intersex folks including individuals who are questioning and/or identify outside of their assigned gender/sex. 

Contact rainbow@ucsd.edu for more info. 


Preuss High School Intern project presentation

Wed. June 3rd | 1p | LGBTRC


Come say bye to our Spring Quarter High School interns and check-out their video project aimed focusing on LGBTQ youth.



24 Hour Study Jam

Sun. June 7th | 6p - Mon. June 8th | 9p


Come to the LGBT Resource Center to study for finals! We'll have lots of yummy snacks for you too! :D











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student orgs & staff announcements

Even Mondays, 7-9p | LGBT RC
LGBTQIA is committed to providing safe spaces for the community.  For more information please email lgbtqia@gmail.com.

Men's Group

Wednesdays, 7-9p | LGBT RC

Men's group is a social support group that strives to establish a safe, comfortable space for discussions being male and queer.

More Info: rainbow@ucsd.edu


Queer & Trans People of Color
Thursdays, 7-9p | LGBT RC
Connect with other Queer and Trans* People of Color!   Discuss issues around navigating homophobia and transphobia, resisting racism, and fighting misogyny among other things.


12 Step Recovery Group

Fridays, 3:15-4:15p | Heritage Room


The open 12 step meeting is a safe space for folks who are in, seeking, or have questions about recovery. We meet weekly to support one another as a non-judgmental peer group that respects each individual's privacy and process. Topics include, but are not limited to recovery from substance abuse, eating disorders, sex and love addiction, and codependency.


More info: rainbow@ucsd.edu 

campus community centers



3 on 3 Family Feud Cook-Off

Thurs. June 4th | 5-8p | Black Resource Center


Put together a team of 3 to see who can prepare the best meal! Each member of the winning team will receive a $25 Bookstore Gift Card. The meal must consist of Wings, Macaroni & Cheese, and Cake. Submit your team here!


During the Cook-Off, we will also break into teams for a Black Resource Center Family Feud!


brc.ucsd.edu | 858-534-0471


Arts & Crafts Breather Series

Thurs. June 4th | 12-3p | Cross-Cultural Center, ArtSpace


Come to de-stress or take a break from work or school. 


ccc.ucsd.edu | 858-534-9689 


Raza Graduation Ceremony 2015

Fri. June 12th | 5-11p | PC Ballroom West

Raza Graduation is an intimate, culturally inclusive and festive celebration that highlights the achievements in higher education for Chicano/Latino students here at UC San Diego. At this time we are seeking volunteers for this year's event. We ask that you please share this volunteer sign up form with your organization members. For more information visit here.


raza.ucsd.edu | 858-822-0072 



24 Hour Finals Study Jam 

Tues. June 9th | 4p-9a (Wednesday Morning) | Women's Center 


The Women's Center will be open 24 hours from Tuesday, June 9 th - Wednesday, June 10th . Join us for studying, snacks, and LOTS of caffeine. Be on the lookout for the full schedule of study locations for finals week.


women.ucsd.edu  | 858-822-0074  
community classifieds 


Call for Papers-"Curing the Queer: From Pathology to Resistance"


UCLA's 2015 Queer Graduate Student Conference will bring together the innovative and interdisciplinary research of graduate students in LGBTQ Studies. In April 2015, President Obama called for an end to conversion therapies for LGBTQ youth. QGrad 2015's theme, "'Curing' the Queer: From Pathology to Resistance," opens up a critical discussion on the (re)emergence of homo/queer/trans phobic culture under the guise of religious or medical restorative therapies and other queerphobic practices. We invite graduate students fromall fields to contribute and submit proposals.


Visit here for more information.



Femme to Femme: Call for submissions

Deadline: 11/1/15


Femme to Femme is a literary non-fiction, varied anthology seeking to explore femme* identity in the 20thand 21st century through poetry, prose, essays, stories/narratives, illustration/art and photography. Femme to Femme seeks to challenge public discourse about and around femmeness because it often has a white, classed, cis-gender woman center, and is only discussed in relationship to masculinity - never each other. It is a project that prioritizes the lives, needs, and desires of femmes of all lived experiences; It is a call to action and celebration of the personal, political, and transformative self.


Email submissions to: here

For more information visit: here 


Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship

June 19th, 2015


This is a $10,000 award paid in the 2015-2016 academic year, for undergraduate students who are majoring in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, and who are active in supporting the LGBT community. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.


The online application can be found here


If you have problems, please contact the Financial Aid/Scholarship staff listed below:


Stephanie Asiddao(858) 822-1028
Becky Obayashi: (858) 534-1067

Esteban Marquez: (858) 534-1671 



Are you interested in being a part of the Fall 2015 New International Student Orientation to welcome almost 2,000 new international students to campus?


As a volunteer Orientation Assistant, you will:


GAIN hands-on experience in a cross-cultural setting

ENGAGE in dialogue with people from all over the world

SHARE your UC San Diego experience

HELP international newcomers adjust to their new environment


Learn more about volunteering with the program and/or apply to be an OA by visiting here.



Dark Sciences: A People of Color Dream Retreat: August 20-24th (Alma de Mujer, TX)


This is an opening gathering for a long-term collective process of valuing, honoring, archiving, sharing and listening our/each other's dreams, a ritual educational skill-share where we honor the dreaming practices of our ancestors and deepen our capacity to be present to our own and each other's dreams, a sacred space for queer affirming people of color to trust our intuition and be ourselves. For more information click here



Participate in a research project


My research project topic is on Latina Bisexuality, ages 21-40 years old, and who have or are pursuing a higher education. It would be an interview research project that would consist of asking questions that cater to understanding the intersection between the Latina culture and bisexuality. It would be strictly confidential and the interviewee's name would be completely anonymous in my research. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if you would like to participate as an interviewee. There is the exception of doing a SKYPE interview if we can't personally.

"According to My Mother" Kickstarter


After the death of his beloved aunt, Daniel, a gay, struggling actor visits his devout Christian, Korean mother. "According to My Mother" will be a short film that examines the personal relationship between Daniel, Korean American gay actor, and Esther, his religious mother. Does this project interest you?  Donate to this project here!








Talking Circles: Undocumented Students Weekly Drop-in

Thursdays | 4-5p | Undocumented Student Services Office


This group is for graduate and undergraduate undocumented students who are looking for community support. Talking circles are safe spaces where undocumented students can gather and discuss their intersecting identities, stressors that stem from being undocumented, and finding healthy ways to cope. 


For questions, e-mail Susana Martinez.  

UNIDAS Chicana/Latina Forum

Tuesdays | 3-4:30p | Dolores Huerta


This group is for graduate and undergraduate Chicana/Latina women who are looking for a safe space to cultivate support, discuss challenges, and honor individual life stories. Topics for discussion include: self-esteem, responsibility for others and need for self-care, intersecting identities, family, relationships, intimacy, discrimination, academic pressure, mentoring, and the impact that these have on their UCSD experience. 

For questions, e-mail Susana Martinez.   

Join us for ETHN 115

Fall 2015 | Wednesdays 5-7:50p


The title of this course is called Monsters, Orphans, Robots and is being taught by Professor K. Wayne Yang.  


The Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) Foundation Scholarship


GAPA is a scholarship that seeks to provide financial assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Asian and Pacific Islanders who are currently in high school or postsecondary school.  We award several scholarships of $2000 each to students who have demonstrated outstanding activism and leadership within the API LGBTQ community. For more information visit us here!

We trust kids to know what gender they are: An article about transgender children

This article was posted on the University of California website. Click here to read the full article written by Diane Ehrensaft from UC San Francisco!